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  • Ret'd. CIA Official Alleges Bush White House Used Agency to "Get" Cole
    • Those who post comments saying "Ho hum, what's new?" do us all a disservice. If we do not get outraged by this, what will it take?

      OTOH it's clear that a story like this would have had more impact in 2005 than it does now. The US is in a steep descent towards Fascism.

      Prof JC, I hope you can see the silver lining on this cloud: this is a chance for you to make your voice heard loud and clear! You might even get invited to speak at Yale! :=)

  • Bahrain: US Naval Base or Iranian Asset?
    • Thanks for this insight, Prof J. Very timely and (as per usual) highly informed.

      By the way, where's George Bush? Shouldn't he be on live TV, cheering all these pro-democratic uprisings across the Middle East? Isn't this exactly what he (and Cheney and Rumsfeld) wanted?

      Maybe he's busy picking up doggy poo?

  • Egypt: I ask Myself Why
    • I ask myself why Blair and Bush don't DARE take credit for #Egypt #Jan25 #sidibouzid? Isn't his what they wanted?

  • Bush could be Arrested in Europe: Turley to Olbermann
    • It is to the British people's great credit that Blair is not able to do book signings in the UK. Here in Australia, former PM John Howard is promoting HIS book and so far only one shoe-throwing incident reported. For shame! We should all be throwing boots!

  • Bush-Cheney Use of Torture Derails Ghailani Prosecution
    • Thank you Prof J. for calling the US Right what they are - Fascists! It's time this was more widely recognised and spoken about.

      "The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling power. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing."

      -- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      More here: link to tinyurl.com

  • Mission Impossible: Iraq
    • Iraq has been Mission Impossible since the day Bush began to demand evidence of non-existent WMDs.

  • Suzuki: Our Global Economy is not Sustainable
    • I've read it too, and it's a great summation of a lifetime's work in simple, easily understood language. It should be recommended reading for high school students, but it's also an excellent way for adults to gain an overview (or get a quick refresher) of various inter-linked problems on a global scale. You will most definitely learn something along the way - Suzuki has many fascinating anecdotes and statistics on call.

  • Could Wikileaks leave Iraq without a Government?
    • I would think Allawi is also damaged by the wikileaks fallout, especially given the reports of indiscriminate Iraqi gang torture and killings.

      Remember that Paul McGeogh story about Allawi shooting prisoners dead in cold blood as a lesson to his officers? Seems even more credible now eh?
      link to smh.com.au

  • Historic UNSC Condemnation of Israel, and of Gaza Blockade;
    World Body Demands release of Aid Activists, Ships
    • I am sure the Israeli commandos provoked a response from those on the ship. This was after all a media exercise, with lots of time to plan. It was important to get video of the crew attacking Israeli soldiers, because Israel must always be the victim.

      Curiously, that "victim mentality" seems very prevalent in modern life. Look at the Duchess of York on Oprah, for example. The idea that people are responsible for their own actions seems terribly old-fashioned.

  • Blog Migration
    • Prof. Juan, I wish I had professors like you when I was at Uni. I might have done more than 8 hours study per week. You rock the Kasbah.

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