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Posts Tagged ‘Washington

Citigroup Replaces JPMorgan as White House Chief of Staff

January 25, 2012

We’ve already made our choice for the best headline of the year, so far: “Citigroup Replaces JPMorgan as White House Chief of Staff.” There’s simply too much truth in that headline; it says a lot about how Wall Street and Washington have colluded to create the winner-take-all economy that rewards the very few at the […]

US rejects Pakistan demand to vacate base from which it launches drone warfare

July 1, 2011

The United States is rejecting demands from Pakistani officials that American personnel abandon a military base used by the CIA to stage drone strikes against suspected militants, U.S. officials told Reuters. U.S. personnel have not left the remote Pakistani military installation known as Shamsi Air Base and there is no plan for them to do […]

Orchestrating a flawed transition for Egypt

February 6, 2011

As the Mubarak regime turns to violence in a vain attempt to repress the peaceful protests that have swept Egypt’s streets, the risks associated with current U.S. strategy for Egypt and the wider region continue to grow. Washington’s response has departed little from its original script. This script involves repeatedly invoking the language of “moderation” […]

A curtailing of American influence in the Middle East?

February 2, 2011

What is happening in Egypt, like what happened in Tunisia, tightens the noose that unless Israel and Washington radically change their policies toward the Palestinians and the Muslim world, it threatens to strangle the Jewish state, as well as dramatically curtail American influence in the Middle East. The failure of the United States to halt […]

Washington’s policy toward democracy in Haiti

January 21, 2011

Haiti’s infamous dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier returned to his country this week, while the country’s first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is kept out. These two facts really say everything about Washington’s policy toward Haiti, and our government’s respect for democracy in that country and in the region. Asked about the return of Duvalier, who had […]

Many Arab officials linked to CIA through WikiLeaks

December 30, 2010

Top officials in several Arab countries have close links with the CIA, and many officials keep visiting US embassies in their respective countries voluntarily to establish links with this key US intelligence agency, says Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks. “These officials are spies for the US in their countries,” Assange told Al […]

Medal of Honor to band of brothers fighting America’s senseless wars

November 22, 2010

An extraordinarily brave American, Spc. Salvatore Giunta of Hiawatha, Iowa, the first live American to win the Medal of Honor since the war in Vietnam, said this after his heroism was recognized in a battle far from Kandahar, in the Korengal Valley three years ago: “These people won’t leave this valley,” he said of the […]

QE quantitative easing same old government fraud

November 16, 2010

One day, the king of ancient Babylon summoned his treasury overseer and exclaimed, “I need more money to wage war on those Hittite terrorists! I looked in the great treasure chest and it’s nearly empty. There are hardly any gold coins left,” he thundered. “Oh Light of the Euphrates,” groveled his terrified minister, “we are […]

Voluntarily lowering the flag on the American Empire

August 18, 2010

An excerpt of an article by Chalmers Johnson [America finds itself in] August of 2010 with guns blazing in one war in Afghanistan, even as we try to extricate ourselves from another in Iraq. I wish I had a crystal ball to peer into and see what historians will make of August in 2060. Let […]

U.S. Masters of War No More

August 9, 2010

Once begun, wars devour everything, inflicting staggering material, psychological, and moral damage. Pain vastly exceeds gain. When fighting eventually stops, the victors are left not to celebrate but to mourn. The Western way of war has run its course. After 9/11, Washington’s efforts to transform (or “liberate”) the Greater Middle East kicked into high gear. […]