Tag Archives: Iraq

Stage–2

  US neoliberal and neoconservative elite are going through the stages of grief in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Judging by the recent McCarthy-style smear campaign in the Washington Post, they’re still stuck at anger. On Thursday, the … Continue reading

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QE for you and me

  Donald Trump is many things–racist, reality TV star, torture advocate, strong leader with fascist tendencies. However, Trump is also a truth-teller, in that he has repeatedly challenged conventional wisdom, as articulated by the American political and media elite. He’s kind of … Continue reading

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Queen of the Neocons

  Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a neocon problem. Clinton has just been endorsed for president by neoconservative intellectual, Robert Kagan, a longtime Republican who recognizes that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the presumptive favorite, would be hostile to neoconservative … Continue reading

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We’ve Always Been at War With Eastasia

Behind the smokescreen of American exceptionalism, the US is the dominant world-wide empire, working assiduously to prevent other countries from threatening their status. To the uninitiated US foreign policy appears to be a sea of absolute incoherence, but there is a method … Continue reading

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Sowing the Wind

Recently a friend asked me about the refugee crisis in Europe. “What’s it all about? Why are these people fleeing their countries with their children? I explained that the existential refugee crisis in Europe is directly caused by US wars … Continue reading

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Not a Bug but a Feature

Watching the media coverage of  jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rampaging across Iraq has been like a flashback to 2003. There’s Wolfowitz, Cheney, and Feith, invited on the “serious” news shows to share their expertise. As … Continue reading

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A clean get away

Anyone who says “crime doesn’t pay” hasn’t been paying attention to the behavior of the American elite in the 21st century. Historians of the future, when the study this era, will marvel at the rampant criminality and official impunity, that … Continue reading

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