Is the US the Biggest Threat to Middle East Stability?

An opinion piece in Forbes by Doug Bandow claims that the biggest threat to Middle East stability is actually the intrusive involvement of the US military: The situation is serious, but Washington policy is almost beyond parody. Announced Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. was “not going to stand by while the region is […]

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The Final Price of War in the Middle East … $6 Trillion!

There are many reasons we shouldn’t be waging wars in the Middle East. But one of the most compelling at this point should be that we just can’t afford it. According to a recent study, our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a final cost of nearly $6 trillion: “As a consequence of these […]

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Should We Declassify the Redacted 9/11 Report Pages?

Recently, House Resolution 14 has been forwarded to declassify about 28 redacted pages of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 9/11 Report: Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) met on January 7 with families of those who were killed in the 9/11 attacks as well as representatives from the […]

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Viral Videos Palestinian Style: “How to Stab a Jew”

Some apparently serious things are so absurd in themselves that it is hard to determine whether to laugh heartily at them, or cry for humanity. Or something of both. Religionists tend to produce some of the more compelling “parodies of themselves.” Like the new Palestinian viral video “How to Stab a Jew”. You just can’t […]

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Pentagon Doesn’t Negotiate with Terrorists or Pay Ransoms … Except for When it Does

In a recent revelation, the Pentagon apparently tried to pay a ransom for Bowe Bergdahl, and the money went to an Afghan con man instead: The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made the payment […]

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Clear Winner in Middle East Conflicts: Military-Industrial Complex

In an interview with Abby Martin on Breaking the Set, former Senator Ron Paul explained the rationale for what he calls our “bellicose” policy in the Middle East, and explains that the military-industrial complex is the only clear winner: Abby Martin: . . . You were put in the middle of this, where you have […]

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Going the Way of Rome: Illegal Immigrants in the Military

Want more proof that the United States is a decadent empire in its twilight years? Here it is. We’ve decided to allow a select group of illegal immigrants (as many as 2 million fit the description) to enlist in the military. This seems to be the first step in Obama’s promise to find other paths […]

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