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Glen Greenwald: They hate us for our occupations

In 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld commissioned a task force to study what causes Terrorism, and it concluded that “Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies”:  specifically, “American direct intervention in the Muslim world” through our “one

Posted in History, Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, War on Terror

Japan can’t stay postwar forever

It became rich as America’s compliant vassal state. Now Japan’s efforts to move on are being thwarted by the US Revolutions, it is often claimed, do not happen when people are desperate. They occur in times of rising expectations. Perhaps

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Posted in Asia, Dipomacy, History, Imperialism, Op/Ed, Politics

Glenn Beck’s Apology to Libertarians

Glenn apologizes for saying he’s a Libertarian in the past, but spells out how he’s leaning even more toward their way.

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Posted in History, Imperialism, Politics, United States

Secret US plan for military future in Iraq

Document outlines powers but sets no time limit on troop presence by Seumas Milne A confidential draft agreement covering the future of US forces in Iraq, passed to the Guardian, shows that provision is being made for an open-ended military

Posted in Imperialism, Iraq War, Military, Reports/Studies/Books, Suspect Legislation, Top Secret, United Kingdom, United States

What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire

Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire By Howard Zinn Source: ZNet Howard Zinn’s ZSpace Page     With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying

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Posted in Afghanistan, Bush Adminisration, History, Imperialism, Iraq, Iraq War, Legal, Military, Money, People, US Foreign Policy, War, War on Terror

Those who control oil and water will control the world

New superpowers are competing for diminishing resources as Britain becomes a bit-player. The outcome could be deadly by John Gray About this article Close This article appeared in the Observer on Sunday March 30 2008 on p33 of the Comment

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Posted in Defense, Energy, Environment, Globalization, History, Imperialism, International Relations, Op/Ed

Iraq is a country no more. Like much else, that was not the plan

The death rate in Baghdad has fallen, but it is down to ethnic cleansing ‘It reminds me of Iraq under Saddam,” a militant opponent of Saddam Hussein said angrily to me last week as he watched red-capped Iraqi soldiers close

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Posted in Bush Adminisration, Civil liberties and human rights, Defense, George W. Bush, Humanitarian, Imperialism, Iraq, Iraq War, Military, Money, Neocons, Oppression, United States, US Foreign Policy
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