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Meet Zbigniew Brzezinski, Conspiracy Theorist

Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Corruption with 0 Comments

Conspiracy theorists are realistic observers of world politics, just like Zbigniew Brzezinski. Conspiracy theorists believe that organizations of interest work behind the scenes to manipulate world politics.

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No Details Allowed on Al-Awlaki Drone Killing

Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
No Details Allowed on Al-Awlaki Drone Killing

Anwar Al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, was killed in a drone strike. Under what circumstances? We aren’t allowed to know, the Freedom of Information Act apparently doesn’t apply. Why not? Cenk Uygur explains.

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Drone War Escalates; Blowback Breeds New Enemies

Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Military, Politics with 1 Comment
Drone War Escalates; Blowback Breeds New Enemies

The constant bombings by American drones of Yemenis, Pakistanis, and other civilians is creating more enemies for the U.S. It is a deadly development known as blowback.

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President Obama Has Failed to Deliver Promise of Government Transparency

Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
President Obama Has Failed to Deliver Promise of Government Transparency

We had every reason to think that Obama would reverse course on secrecy. But he and Attorney General Eric Holder have done little. What is especially troubling is that the bulk of the increase in lawsuits falls in the realm of national security — the very place where Obama promised the most tangible difference from Bush and Cheney.

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Obama Promised Public Policy Negotiations. Secrecy Has Failed. So, Why Not Try YouTube?

Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Government with 0 Comments
Obama Promised Public Policy Negotiations. Secrecy Has Failed. So, Why Not Try YouTube?

One universal silver lining to any abject failure is that it presents the opportunity to test out radically different ideas. President Obama has largely ignored his campaign promise to hold policy negotiations in public. But after yesterday’s epic budget compromise fail, it seems like a reasonable time to revisit that campaign promise and livestream talks over YouTube– because the federal government can’t do any worse than failing to perform one of its only mandated responsibilities.

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Dennis Kucinich Questions Drone Strikes, Civilian Deaths

Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Military with 0 Comments
Dennis Kucinich Questions Drone Strikes, Civilian Deaths

In his last hours on the floor of Congress, Cleveland Rep. Dennis Kucinich took on the CIA and drone strikes: “I’m very concerned about the shift that occurred in our national security policy, where the Central Intelligence Agency has increasingly played a very powerful paramilitary role with the execution of drone strikes. There are many innocent civilians being killed by drone strikes…And there have been studies that suggest.. that drone strikes are stirring up anti-American sentiment to the point where al-Qaeda is actually being empowered.”

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