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Memorial Day hypocrisy

I can’t wave the American flag, sing the American anthem, or wear red-white-blue paraphernalia this Memorial Day holiday.

It’s not that I don’t want to. Everyone wants to feel proud, and to cheer their “side.” 388 more words

Trajectory of US Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap for the Mideast

From Antiwar.com, by  Ivan Eland

As President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam and the lifting of the arms embargo to that country represents his “pivot to Asia,” his simultaneous killing of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the Taliban leader in Pakistan, and the U.S.-backed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement of an assault to free Fallujah in Iraq illustrate why the pivot has not been realized. 649 more words

World At WAR

Kingdom of pawns

(To be published in Arabic for Arrabi21)

Saudi Arabia is in the Neoliberal crosshairs.  I remember when the US invaded Iraq in 2003, I remarked that they will not stop until they fly the American flag on top of the Ka’abah.  550 more words

Neoliberalism

Massacre equity management

(To be published in Arabic for Arabi21)

Comparisons are being made between what Assad and his Russian-backers are doing in Aleppo, and the worst crimes of the Bosnian war.   528 more words

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"Is That Clean?" and Other Adventures

It’s been six months since I made the transition from my father’s daughter to his roommate.

Well, I’m actually somewhere in the middle. Not quite daughter enough to get the clean version of the joke his buddy told him, but totally daughter enough to do his laundry. 819 more words

Sudan

التدمير = الانتصار.. هذا عند الولايات المتحدة                           For the US, destruction = victory

من فييتنام إلى العراق هناك انطباع شهير بأن التدخلات العسكرية الأمريكية باءت بالفشل، فهم يحولون البلاد إلى أسوأ بكثير مما كانت عليه قبل التدخل، ولا  يؤسسون ديمقراطيات، بل إنهم يذرون البلاد خرابًا، وينشئون التطرف ولتشدد، فيتم قتل الآلاف وجرح مئات الآلاف وتمدير البنيات التحتية.

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طموح الخائنين --- The ambition of traitors

هناك جزء مفهوم وراء أي مساعدات عسكرية أمريكية وهو أن أي عقد يتم إبرامه مع أي حكومة أجنبية ستشتري أو تُمنح أسلحة أميركية أنها يجب أن تلتزم  …

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