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A NAZI EMPIRE (How can this argument be wrong, when it feels so Reich?)

From David Talbot’s critically acclaimed history, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government: “Gehlen’s dream of reconstituting Hitler’s military intelligence structure within the U.S. national security system was about to be realized.” (p. … Continue reading

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John Bolton is behind the times.

NSA John Bolton’s recent threats to the International Criminal Court are appallingly bellicose and obscene, but in truth his threats of sanctions and travel restrictions fall well short of what U.S. law permits. Does no one remember the “INVASION OF … Continue reading

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Good journalism about the Syrian conflict is rare (so treasure this wee compendium).

I’m happy to share Vijay Prashad’s excellent article, which provides a useful overview of the current situation, politically, with Syria and its neighbors, as the next horrific battle looms in Idlib — the last stronghold of al Qaeda, ISIS, and … Continue reading

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Courting WWIII, and the world STILL doesn’t know who is in charge of U.S. foreign policy…

Near the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, his administration made real strides toward ending the carnage that Washington had unleashed in Syria with Mujaheddin 2.0 — arming, coordinating, and supporting ethnosectarian militias in Syria, including some of the world’s most … Continue reading

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ANONYMOUS MODERN FASCISTS, INFANTILE PRESIDENTS… and JAR-JAR BINKS.

Surprisingly, the anonymous op-ed in the NYT that’s got everyone buzzing actually supports what a few of us foreign policy wonks have been saying from the start: It’s not a bunch of responsible, principled statesmen versus a neo-Nazi/caveman president that … Continue reading

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OUR SELF-DISCREDITING, KOCH-SUBSERVIENT MEDIA

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair Thank you to the Jimmy Dore Show for this excellent segment! Here we have CNN, the Washington Post, and FactCheck.org … Continue reading

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A Space-Opera Interlude Part 2: The Force Continues (because man cannot live on politics alone)

Invitation2Artivism — This time, it’s personal. A SPACE-OPERA INTERLUDE — PART 2 Three years later, the Empire struck back… and like the rest of the world, I was gob-smacked. Not only do tauntauns “smell bad” (bombshell), but Darth Vader turns … Continue reading

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“Please USA save us from Russia!”

Thank you, Washington Post, for what might turn out to be the most incredible RussiaGate story of all! Like the Steele Dossier* with its “pee pee” tales and the (far more credible) hush-money-for-sex reports, this scoop has salacious details — … Continue reading

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Worst. Citizens. Ever.

Responding to a comment at CommonDreams.org, I may have finally articulated something intelligible, as follows (earlier in the thread I may have face-planted a bit, rhetorically, but here’s where I redeemed myself): You’re entirely correct about the proclivity of the … Continue reading

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SILENCED BY NEOCONS.

“Those who have been truly silenced in the ‘Trump era’ are those who were critical of the seemingly perpetual U.S. government war machine since the invasion of Iraq.” Spot-on, Mr. Husseini. The anti-war left has been silenced. That’s precisely what … Continue reading

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