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Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

The Disaffected Lib: When My Enemy’s Enemies Are Still My Enemies

One of the greatest mistakes we make in the conduct of modern warfare is to make our conflicts suit a politically palatable narrative.  It can seem as though the spin doctors are as powerful as the generals which might explain why they seem to do an equally marginal job at it.

We went to . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: When My Enemy’s Enemies Are Still My Enemies

drive-by planet: Vijay Prashad on anti-imperialism [video]: the ‘third way’ on Syria

I concur with most of what Vijay Prashad is arguing in this video talk except to say that there is a lot more at stake in Syria than for example Libya, in terms of the power balance in the Middle East.

When the NATO attack on Libya got underway some on the left took the . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Vijay Prashad on anti-imperialism [video]: the ‘third way’ on Syria

The Disaffected Lib: While We’re Focused on Chemical Warfare

It’s interesting how selective the United States can be about weapons of mass destruction given that the U.S. continues to be responsible for widespread death and destruction from its own chemical and nuclear weapons.

The gas that Obama-Kerry are blaming on Assad appears to have killed somewhere between a few hundred and a thousand . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: While We’re Focused on Chemical Warfare

RedBedHead: Gaza & The Not So Slow Decline Of Israel

Not alone any more: Egyptian protestors in Tahrir last year

In some ways what just went down in Gaza was business as usual. Israel provoked a mini-war with Gaza killing a leading Hamas politician (who was, in fact, the chief negotiator for a long term ceasefire with Israel) after engaging in its “normal” policies of . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Gaza & The Not So Slow Decline Of Israel

World Headlines Review: Egypt, Tunisia, Thailand… Top 10 destinations for Social Upheaval

A Tide of civil unrest has swept through at least 11 nations in just the past week.  Media focus has been on the successes of the “Jasmine Revolution” and developments in Egypt, which is populous, geopolitically significant, and in total upheaval; but nations far and wide are experiencing mass-protests and anti-government demonstrations. 

Cairo, . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Egypt, Tunisia, Thailand… Top 10 destinations for Social Upheaval