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Sunlight as a disinfectant.

by Daniel Russ on January 17, 2014

      Traitor or hero, no one person has done more to upend a growing police state infrastructure than a single insider named Edward Snowden. Five years ago when Julian Assange opened a website that revealed US government secrets, the US government reacted like a bit snake. Rattling and arresting and japing at every […]

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 PLA Honor Guard Just weeks after a surprising if not risible announcement on the part of the Chinese government that the South China Sea in under its purview, a US warship plays chicken with the PLA Liaoning and they almost collide. In the past decade or so, the United States and its Allies have agreed […]

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The Europeans Are Demanding Privacy Assurances From The US Government That Even We Don’t Ask For Ourselves.

October 26, 2013

. . Angela Merkel     You have to feel a little bit for Barack Obama. Here he is administering the world’s largest police state, and an intelligence apparatus that is apparently beyond the reach of even the president. He did not put it into place. And on his watch, a whisteleblowing intelligence operative unveiled […]

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This Stinks To High Heaven.

September 10, 2013

          First of all, no one here really knows what is going on over there.       Let’s begin this by admitting that Americans are about the least informed and the most misinformed citizens in the industrialized world. Most Americans couldn’t find Syria on a map with two hands and […]

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Why The Issue of Surveillance Matters More Than You Know.

June 13, 2013

        When we learned that the kids sitting in public parks protesting income inequality were being monitored by the FBI, you had to wonder why. I mean it’s not like young kids filled with idealism beating drums in parks that they purportedly own as citizens, pose any threat to the national security. […]

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Astronauts Criticize Obama’s NASA Budget.

November 17, 2012

  Gene Cernan     Gene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17 had this to say about Obama’s NASA budget:   “For The United States, the leading space faring nation for nearly half a century, to be without carriage to low Earth orbit and with no human exploration capability to go beyond Earth orbit for an […]

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The Growing Absolute Power Of States.

August 20, 2012

  The world is reacting with shock and outrage over the jail sentence given to a Punk Rock band out of Russia. What’s shocking is not just the outright smothering of what we might term inalienable rights; it is the hypocrisy in the notion that a purportedly Communist and thusly non-religious state, would defend church […]

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How To Use War Coverage As Cover.

August 17, 2012

Last month indigenous insurgents from the Haqquani network staged a mini Tet Offensive in the Kabul area, hitting a couple dozen targets from embassies to airports, the insurgents struck and engaged defenders for hours. The defenders were Iraqi National Police trained and abetted by US troops close by. The story out of the area is […]

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Gitmo. (Click To Enlarge).

March 2, 2012

Related Posts:Bush Counterterrorism Officials Unofficially Approve of Obama’s Counterterrorism Plans.Sunlight as a disinfectant.The Year In Review. Some Topics Poorly Covered By The Media.The Europeans Are Demanding Privacy Assurances From The US Government That Even We Don’t Ask For Ourselves.This Stinks To High Heaven.

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The Arc Of Instability.

December 12, 2011

The Daily Beast featured an article about the United State’s involvement all over the map in tiny wars of insurgency, in a geographic arc described as the “arc of Instability”. This is another cryptic neo-con term that secretly adumbrates a gigantic swath of the globe that includes about half of the nations on Earth. It […]

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We Will Most Likely See A Palestinian State Before The End Of The Year.

September 20, 2011

By the end of 1945, the paroxysms that slaughtered more than 60 million people and left cities in smoking charred ruins ended with 100 nations in the world. By 2005, there were roughly 200 nations depending on whom you asked. Since 2005 we have seen Sudan split into two nations and Montenegro movie away from […]

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The War No One Knows About.

August 5, 2011

Al- Shabaab means the “youth” in Arabic. It refers to the Radicalized Islamic political organization that we really should fear and keep a watch on. This group is the Al-Quaeda of the Horn of Africa, and they are represented in the anarchic daimyo known as The Islamic Courts. The Islamic Courts and the Transitional Federal […]

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The Empire Strikes Back

May 1, 2011

Mission Accomplished. And what this all means.   For Obama: He delivered the coup de grace in the war on terror that Bush started and couldn’t deliver in eight years. This is a feather in his cap that portends, barring a massive retaliatory strike on US soil, that he will win the next presidency. You […]

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Excerpts From President’s Speech

April 15, 2011

“….A belief that we are all connected; and that there are some things we can only do together, as a nation. We believe, in the words of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, that through government, we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves. And so we’ve built a strong military […]

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Democrats, Obama Failed by Abandoning Core Consumers

November 28, 2010

This has been a handy couple of weeks to be in the world of marketing, because you understand implicitly what the whole world of politics is still marveling at incredulously: how two years after a historic victory the Democrats were routed so piteously. You’re advantaged and probably astonished, too — not to mention horrified — […]

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Confidence In Afghanistan Mission Reflects Reality, Defies Spin.

July 25, 2010

For two months, Democrats in Congress have been holding up billions of dollars in additional financing for the war, longer than they ever delayed similar requests from President George W. Bush. Most Republican leaders have largely backed a continued commitment, but the White House was surprised the other day when one of Mr. Obama’s mentors […]

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Robert Kuttner From The American Prospect On Obama’s Continuing Inability To Get Anything Done

July 7, 2010

We in the progressive community have projected our own visions onto Barack Obama ever since we first noticed him as a remarkable political novice. It was clear from the 2008 campaign that he was a basically a centrist and seeker of common ground. But sometimes a crisis makes a presidency. And history has seldom delivered […]

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McChrystal Out As Afghanistan Commander

June 22, 2010

” ‘WASHINGTON (AP)— A furious President Barack Obama weighed whether to fire his Afghan war commander at a perilous time in the conflict as he summoned Gen. Stanley McChrystal to Washington to explain disparaging comments about his political masters. McChrystal’s complaints about his commander in chief and Obama’s aides put his job in jeopardy. Obama […]

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Why Do Neocons Always See Reasonable Action As A Sign Of Weakness?

April 9, 2010

Tunku Varadarajan write in today’s daily Beast about the problems with the Obama foreign policy. As has been pointed out by a prominent parser of all things nuclear, the new policy actually changes very little: We weren’t going to nuke Brazil before the review and we’re still asserting the right to nuke North Korea if […]

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Obama, Medvedev Sign Nuclear Arms Agreement

April 8, 2010

“President Obama signed an arms-reduction treaty with Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev in Prague Thursday morning. “I believed then-as I do now-that the pursuit of that goal will move us further beyond the Cold War, strengthen the global non-proliferation regime, and make the United States, and the world, safer and more secure,” Obama said after signing the […]

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