Geopolitics

How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government with 0 Comments
How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whoseapproval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising poverty, weakening wages, and a growing inequality gap just to start what could be a long list. Abroad, from Libya and Ukraine to Iraq and the South China Sea, nothing has been coming up roses for the U.S.

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HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
HOW THE NSA HELPED TURKEY KILL KURDISH REBELS

In true “Spy v. Spy” fashion, Turkey is itself is the target of intense surveillance even as it cooperates closely with the U.S.— one NSA document describes the country bluntly as both a “partner and target.”

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Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, Politics, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria (Glenn Greenwald)

The Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

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How the Brutalized Become Brutal – Chris Hedges

Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military with 0 Comments
How the Brutalized Become Brutal – Chris Hedges

The images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are the end of a story, not the beginning. They are the result of years, at times decades, of the random violence, brutal repression and collective humiliation the United States has inflicted on others.

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We’re Human Fodder Caught in the Crossfire of Armed Groups and Armed Governments

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, War on Terror with 0 Comments
We’re Human Fodder Caught in the Crossfire of Armed Groups and Armed Governments

The current leaders of the world, whether leaders of democratic or socialist governments or leaders of ‘extremist’ groups, have the same simplistic responses to wars, to the global refugee crises, and even to antiwar protesters: spying and surveillance, imprison, shoot and bombard, or Hillary Clinton’s slogan in Afghanistan to ‘fight, talk, build’!

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Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, War on Terror, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Greenwald: NSA Docs Show ‘Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It’

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden show how intelligence cooperation enables repeated Israeli aggression against Palestinians

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Australia, ‘Better Slave than Dead’

Australia, ‘Better Slave than Dead’

Australia is now more deeply embedded strategically and militarily in US global military planning, especially in Asia, than ever before…“The Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap outside Alice Springs remains the most important US intelligence base outside the US itself.”

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What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

What Happens When You Criticize Israel: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (Video)

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel. A comedic view of a common American reaction to questioning Israel’s military tactics.

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Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government with 1 Comment
Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

Hamas is cruelly and frighteningly destroying the traditional double standards mentality that Israel is a master at. All of those brilliant intelligence and Shin Bet brains really don’t understand that we ourselves have created the perfect recipe for our very own version of Somalia?

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This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

This Revolutionary Moment: Action Around the World

We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!

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On the Ground in Iraq: Something Doesn’t Add Up Here

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, War on Terror with 0 Comments
On the Ground in Iraq: Something Doesn’t Add Up Here

Presuming that IS would eventually beat the pants off the Iraqi military, the speed with which they accomplished this is hardly credible, especially compared to the 2003 US campaign.

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Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Military, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood.

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It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, War on Terror with 0 Comments
It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil

Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.

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Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you’re being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media. The public must come to terms with the fact that the current chaos is directly related to a half century of US military interventions and covert operations in the middle east. Bombing for peace never has, and never will, work.

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Ron Paul: Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Geopolitics, Politics, Videos, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?

Ron Paul: Because of the government’s foolish policy of foreign interventionism, the U.S. is faced with two equally stupid choices: either pour in resources to prop up an Iraqi government that is a close ally with Iran, or throw our support in with al-Qaeda in Iraq (as we have done in Syria). I say we must follow a third choice: ally with the American people and spend not one more dollar or one more life attempting to re-make the Middle East. Haven’t we have already done enough damage?

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