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Jim

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  • Visiting Liberty Square (Occupy Wall Street)
    • Very nice report, professor! Too many "professionals" have refused to attend or report on this great gathering because, they claim, "not enough people are there!" Even progs have scorned it! Kudos to you for showing up! I'll be at the October 6 gathering in DC with my sleeping bag along with thousands of others. The movement is growing! http://October2011.org

  • On Panetta and Defeating al-Qaeda
    • I wish (and hope) the next "Daniel Ellsburg" in the intelligence establishment will have the courage to release documents proving that our military intentionally sought to hype and lie about the al-Qaeda "threat."

  • The End of the Beginning in Afghanistan
  • Ridge Alleges Bush Political Pressure for Terrorism Alert
  • Congress: Yankee Come Home; Iraq, Pakistan: Yankee Go Home
    • For America, war is business. War is a jobs program. It is necessary. Ending this lucrative business would be like privatizing Social Security. I believe this business will end when America is hit by a nuclear bomb, which I sincerely believe will happen within a few decades. As new and improved technology makes it easier to kill people, the next 9/11 will look more like Hiroshima. It will be the ultimate blowback that we, again, brought upon ourselves.

  • Saif admits Qaddafis are Brutal Foreign Occupiers
    • Juan, I like you. You're a good man. But I find you to be just as much a propagandist as the spoiled brats of Libya, Just because Saif is an S.O.B. doesn't mean the protesters are wonderful people. You and the liberal intelligentsia in America have gotten us into an unnecessary war in Libya. The protesters are no different than Saif. They are all idiots. Get America and NATO out of there.

  • Westbrook: Half-Measures in Libya will Fail
    • Agree completely! Another limited "war" was Reagan's attack on Libya in April 1986. The attack was the direct cause of the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing that killed a few of us civilian American suckers who pay for empire. If we don't like Gaddafi, then go to war with him, get rid of him. Half-measures won't do and actually make us LESS safe (as in 1986 when Gaddafi was left in power to plot the bombing of Pan Am 103, assuming he was the culprit). But Americans prefer quick "fast food" wars where our guys are almost 100% safe from dying. We should call such policy "McWar Making." By only going to all-out war, not McWar, I believe most Americans would have opposed the action in Libya as I have at the outset.

  • An Open Letter to the Left on Libya
    • Pick your fights wisely, DOUGH. Most of the fights America has engaged in the last 30 years have been unnecessary and promoted MORE, not less, violence against American civilians. Saddam's invasion of tiny Kuwait did not threaten U.S. interests. He had no intention of invading other nations. His dispute was with Kuwait only.

    • My opposition isn't based on pacifism. I'm not a pacifist. For example, I was opposed to the 1991 Gulf War not out of "pacifism". I protested outside the White House in 1991 before imminent military action took place to expel Saddam from Kuwait. The reason? Because I knew our actions would come back to bite us in the ass. I was proven correct on Sept. 11, 2001. As you know, one of the three stated reasons for the 9/11 attacks was stationing US troops on the holy land (Saudi Arabia), troops that were put there in order to execute the 1991 Gulf War. In addition, Reagan bombed Libya in 1986, something everybody thought was just wonderful. I remember thinking, "This will come back to bite us in the ass." I was proven correct (again) on December 21, 1988 when Pan am 103 was bombed out of the sky. You and my fellow libs are making a huge mistake because more American civilians will have to die in retaliation for our actions in Libya today. Somewhere there's an angry Muslim (probably male) who is so pissed off right now that he'll take revenge. If Libya was central to America's national security, I would support your views here, Mr. Cole. But I don't.

  • How the No Fly Zone Can Succeed
    • We're going to need a military draft to babysit so much of the world. We're still babysitting Kosovo. In 3 years, we'll be asked to babysit yet another nation, and three years after that yet ANOTHER nation. And on it goes. At what point do the American taxpaying suckers say "enough!"? It is unfair of the world to constantly look to us taxpayers to BAIL nations out of their misery. NATO, UN ... whatever. It's all primarily the USA. Not good. We're screwed.

  • Olbermann Departs, as Media Consolidate Further
    • Scary stuff. America is heading into the abyss. Check internet chat boards: the discussion is often about how Obama is a "communist." LOL. If the size of talk radio is 15 to 25 million people, we can assume that up to 25 million honestly believe Obama is a "communist." Never mind that Obama received more campaign donations in 2008 from the commercial banks and the defense industry than all other candidates, including McCain. He hired Goldman Sachs alumni and just hired GE's CEO. America is becoming a farce and cannot compete in the world with such idiocy dominating the mindset of millions of American voters.

  • Mubarak: We will Cut off the Head of the Snake; Al-Azhar: This was an Attack on all Egyptians
    • I'm surprised to see that you don't think Egypt collaborates with U.S. imperial interests. As a U.S. taxpayer, I think it's obvious Egypt collaborates with U.S. imperialism. Egypt's dictator is a strong ally to Israel, for example, and Israel is central to America's imperial designs in the Middle East. Maybe one day you can explain your assertion, which baffles me.

  • Swanson: "'Freedom Watch' Threw a War and Nobody Came"
    • These neoCon fanatics will get their war. Average Americans will allow it to happen, just as they allowed the Iraq catastrophe to happen in 2003. Obama will feel compelled to thwart claims he's "weak" and, like LBJ, will seek a war to placate the right wing. We already know Obama feverishly wants to be respected by conservatives.

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