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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘military’

War with Iran, Syria?

War with Iran, Syria?

                  By Larry Everest Threats, Aggression, War Preparations...and Lies--U.S. and Israel Accelerate Campaign Against Iran Just what is it the U.S. and Israel are really defending and seeking to preserve? They're working to preserve U.S. domination over this whole region in service of a global empire of exploitation imposed and maintained by massive violence. And if there's a debate among them, it's over ... Full Story

Why Religion Should Not Dictate Our Politics

The Best of OpEd News, Feb 18, 2012   Moyers: Why Religion Should Not Dictate Our Politics Bill Moyers The battle over contraception no longer seems apocalyptic. No heavenly hosts pitted against the forces of Satan. It's a political brawl, not a crusade of believers or infidels. The president skillfully negotiated the line between respect for the religious sphere and protection of the spiritual dignity and freedom of individuals.   The Great Contraceptive Slip ... Full Story

Privatizing the War on Terror

Privatizing the War on Terror

January 16, 2012 By John W. Whitehead   “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison America’s troops may be returning home from Iraq, but contrary ... Full Story

Americans Are Less Nationalistic than Flag-Waving

  By Lawrence S. Wittner Are American politicians out of sync with the public when it comes to foreign policy?  There is considerable reason to believe so. Throughout the scramble for the GOP presidential nomination, the major candidates have certainly been rabidly nationalistic.  In a major foreign policy address on October 7, 2011, Mitt Romney proclaimed that “the twenty-first century can and must be an American Century.”  Championing a vast military buildup, he argued ... Full Story

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

  Looking at the Patriot Act and the NDAA We, that is We The People, of the United States have lost many of our freedoms and much of our civil liberties in the 20 years since I retired from the military. The attacks of 9/11, which Ron Paul so aptly points out were retaliation for some of our interventionist policies in the latter half of the 20th Century. While changing the way the United States does business would probably solve the terrorist problem, the government has instead ... Full Story

OpEd News: December 14

OpEd News: December 14

  OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be Fifty-seven provocative articles that you will not find in the main stream media. Is the president in danger, can we save the spirit of Christmas, and more. You may not agree with the writers, we don't,  but you will have food for thought. Read "A Dangerous Woman: Indefinite Detention at Carswell" to see what can happen. Think you are not a threat, read "10 Ridiculous Things that Make you a Terror Suspect." It these articles ... Full Story

War looms, torture and more

War looms, torture and more

Congress promoting un-American ideals By Gary Wamsley Senate Republicans are using the Defense Authorization Bill to advance some very un-American ideals. These amendments should have you worried. In the first is an amendment that would authorize the military to operate on American soil and detain American citizens. It has long been on of the cornerstones of our democracy that the military is only to defend the country from outside sources. Under the guise of ... Full Story

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

      By John W. Whitehead July 11, 2011     “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison   “When a nation becomes ... Full Story

Boehner and Republicans to support Gaddafi

Blomberg Boehner Says Lawmakers May Seek to Deny Funds for U.S. Operations in Libya By Margaret Talev and James Rowley House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama’s explanation of why he can continue the U.S. mission in Libya without lawmakers’ approval “doesn’t pass a straight-face test” and that lawmakers will consider options to constrain the president, including withholding funds. Read More

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

    Friends in High Places Judy Bachrach With their invasion of Libya, the US, France, and Britain have entered into a risky, multi-dimensional conflict that could stretch well beyond a few weeks. Where, wonders Judy Bachrach, is the military assistance that the Arab League, who so vehemently petitioned the allies to launch their attack and who will be so clearly affected by the fallout from the Libya crisis? Read More       Fantasies ... Full Story

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