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Socrates discusses death of democracy, hubris of empire, devolution to civil war. ‘We the People’ of the US’ choice: follow that path OR demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes of war, looting, lying

Source: Washington’s Blog by Carl Herman “The strong do what power allows. The weak accept what they must.”  – Athenian 415 BC envoy to the small government of Melos, with the offer to either join Athens’ empire with paying them tribute, or have all men executed, and everyone else sold …

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US Sanctions Symptomatic of a Failing Empire

Source: New Eastern Outlook by James ONeill On 26 July 2017 the US Congress overwhelmingly approved a Bill providing for fresh sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Iran. The passage of this Bill , and its level of support in the US Congress, is instructive on a number of levels. …

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The Terrorism of Moral Indignation

Source: counterpunch by Luciana Bohne To be sure, the whole of Western culture is complicit, but what astounds is the complicity of what defines itself as left.  Notably, the complicity of those among the left’s comfortable and intellectual “tendencies,” usually called “liberals.”  But in general, a whole language has vanished …

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U.S. Troop Deployment To Yemen Has Little To Do With Al-Qaeda

The U.S., which has all but ignored the catastrophic humanitarian aspects of the Yemeni conflict, is now stepping up its involvement by sending troops to the war-torn nation. Masked as an extension of the fight against al-Qaeda, the deployment is about the Saudis, Iran, and building U.S. regional power. Source: …

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On the Beach 2017

Source: counterpunch by John Pilger The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about …

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US Foreign Military Bases Aren’t for “Defense”

Source: counterpunch by Thomas Knapp “U.S. foreign military bases are the principal instruments of imperial global domination and environmental damage through wars of aggression and occupation.” That’s the unifying claim of the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases (noforeignbases.org), and it’s true as far as it goes.  But as a …

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US Military Establishment Study: The American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

Written by Darius Shahtahmasebi A new study conducted by members of the U.S. military establishment has concluded that the U.S.-led international global order established after World War II is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing” as the U.S. continues to lose its position of “primacy” in world affairs. “In brief, the sta­tus …

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Why I Did Not Go to Vietnam

by Terry Simons Wars are folly.  Rudimentarily, we know why wars happen.  We know they spring from inhumane impulses and ignorance.  We know the corrupting nature of avarice and the geopolitical realities that propel conflict.  We know that the lust for power is systemic and that unrestrained nationalism plays a …

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Barack Obama: The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Who’s Bombed 7 Countries

U.S. jets are bombing Syria again this month, part of an overall pattern of military expansion during the Obama administration that’s seen military involvement in dozens of conflicts. By MintPress News Desk | August 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — As the United States renews a bombing campaign against ISIS forces in …