Tag Archives: war on terror

The Orb

  We live in a post-satire world. There is no more glaring example of this than the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, where US president Donald Trump visited to participate in this Orwellian photo-op. Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Weathervane Bares All

  As I’ve stated repeatedly, the recent presidential election and its aftermath have been amazingly clarifying. Come to find out that the torrent of propaganda spewed out by the corporate media in the run up to the invasion of Iraq, … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy is thy name

  Only our unique American exceptionalism could create hypocrisy so great that it threatens to blot out the sun. Historians have documented that empires fail when the discrepancy between what elites say and what they do grows too large. It’s … Continue reading

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The Deep State Goes Rogue

  It appears that the military/intelligence arm of the deep state has gone rogue, bombing Syrian Army positions, and potentially jeopardizing the truce agreement with Russia that Secretary of State, John Kerry negotiated, and President Obama signed off on. Here’s … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  While it’s useful to focus on what we can all do to make things better, going local will only go so far. Entering a presidential election between two deeply unpopular candidates, we are faced with problems that require a national … Continue reading

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The Memory Hole

  The successful Russian intervention in Syria’s civil war is causing a great hue and cry within US media and think-tanks. The latest outburst is, The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency, by Charles Lister, a visiting Fellow … Continue reading

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Salvaging the Narrative

Even our elected representatives are starting to figure out that the war on terror narrative is bull-shit. Here Tyler Durden, at Zero Hedge laying out the grisly details. “One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning … Continue reading

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