NY Times Takes on Pentagon Spending With Two Hands Tied Behind Its Back

By David Swanson The New York Times has posted seven super-short columns on how to cut the U.S. military.  All seven seem to support cutting the military in one way or another.  That’s excellent, and I don’t mean to complain, … Continue reading

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This World and the World Without War

By David Swanson The New York Times published an op-ed on May 7th by a professor here in Charlottesville, Va., arguing that celebrating the killing of Osama bin Laden is actually a good thing, because in so celebrating we are … Continue reading

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What Osama bin Laden, Troy Davis, and You Have in Common

By David Swanson So, the United States invaded Mexico, lied about it, killed, raped, pillaged, and stole half the country for the cause of expanding slavery in our growing continental empire.  Then a devastated rump Mexico was invaded by the … Continue reading

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After Bin Laden Hit, U.S. Aides Raise Dubious Hopes for Peace

Analysis by Gareth Porter* WASHINGTON, May 8, 2011 (IPS) – Barack Obama and top administration officials have taken advantage of the killing of Osama bin Laden to establish a new narrative suggesting the event will pave the way for negotiations … Continue reading

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Obama kills Osama to remain alive

Aysha Taryam   The Gulf Today, May 4, 2011 Almost a decade after Osama Bin Laden’s inauguration as the most wanted man on the planet it took American soldiers 40 minutes to kill him. Today the American people rejoice with … Continue reading

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U.S. Refusal of 2001 Taliban Offer Gave bin Laden a Free Pass

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 (IPS) – When George W. Bush rejected a Taliban offer to have Osama bin Laden tried by a moderate group of Islamic states in mid- October 2001, he gave up the only opportunity … Continue reading

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النجادية في مواجهة الولي الفقيه: معارك تحديد النفوذ بين المرشد والرئيس

بقلم: علي حسين باكير اندلعت خلال الأسبوع الماضي معركة أخرى من معارك تحديد النفوذ داخل النظام الإيراني بين رئيس الجمهورية أحمدي نجاد وبين المرشد الأعلى علي خامنئي. واحتدم السجال بين الرجلين ومعسكرهما على خلفية قبول الأول لاستقالة وزير الاستخبارات حيدر … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Lynched

David Swanson I’m going to give this speech tonight to a crowd of drunk young people.  If I’m not back by morning, ask around if there have been any “Islamic burials.”   About 10 years ago a bunch of psychotic … Continue reading

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Killing Resolves Nothing

By David Swanson The plane I was on landed in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, and the    pilot came on the intercom to tell everyone to celebrate: our    government had killed Osama bin Laden.  This was better than winning    the Super … Continue reading

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Four Million Refugees From a Liberation

David Swanson    Of all the 95% of humans who live outside the United States, or any of those within it for that matter, who do you think is most invisible? Whose existence, did we come to hear about it, … Continue reading

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