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Geopolitics and Greed Explain a Lot

Media and governments tell us what they want us to know. Exactly as you would do in their place, not so? Really?  we’re being honest? 491 more words


Ahmed Shah Massoud on Islamic radicalism in Afghanistan, circa 1996

In September 1996, Gary Schroen, the CIA Station Chief in Pakistan, visited Afghanistan to talk with Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Minister of Defense, about Osama bin Laden and his recent movements around the country. 139 more words

The Story Line Dissolves, by James Howard Kunstler

From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

Sometimes societies just go crazy. Japan, 1931, Germany, 1933. China, 1966. Spain 1483, France, 1793, Russia, 1917, Cambodia, 1975, Iran, 1979, Rwanda, 1994, Congo, 1996, to name some. 490 more words


The Phony War on ISIS, by Justin Raimondo

From Justin Raimondo at antiwar.org:

The downing of a Russian warplane by the Turks raises several questions, which can all be rolled into one big one: 681 more words


Paris is Prologue, by Worth Wray

From Worth Wray at evergreengavekal.com:

“Europe only succeeds if we work together.”
~ Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany since 2005


– The recent attacks in Paris evoke strong emotions for many people, but investors need to look through those feelings to the short, medium, and long-term implications. 419 more words


1 Journalist Dead, 3 More Arrested After Exposing Turkey Arming Syrian Extremists, by Claire Bernish

From Claire Bernish at theantimedia.org:

(ANTIMEDIA) Istanbul, Turkey — Just over a week after Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief, Can Dündar, represented the Turkish daily news outlet in receiving a press freedom award, he and another top editor were arrested and jailed on charges of espionage… 405 more words

Civil Liberties

Two Reasons The 'War On Terror' Will Always Fail, by Justin Pavoni

From Justin Pavoni at ronpaulinstitute.org:

If we want to get to a world where terrorism isn’t such a regular tragedy, governments need to start recognizing the fact that the so-called “War on Terror” is a self-fulfilling prophecy destined to foment one thing and one thing only: more terrorism. 274 more words