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Category Archive for 'The Regime'

Via Juan Cole’s Informed Comment. I strongly urge you to read the rest, this is such an important issue: In a radio interview, former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak revealed that the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was on the verge of attacking Iran on 3 separate occasions in 2010-2012, but was consistently blocked […]

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Trumped!

We are in a very dangerous place in this country: Two Boston men have been charged with assault after attacking a sleeping homeless Hispanic man and telling police that “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.” The Boston Globe reports that brothers, Scott and Steve Leader of South Boston, cited the […]

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It’s truly appalling to see how this nation swings over the span of 6 years from being war-weary to having a bloodlust for more of it. I’m sure Roger Ailes is patting himself on the back for his contribution to the war effort. A recent Fox “News” poll showed that 65 percent supported military action […]

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Subtle, ain’t they?

They just want to keep torturing her, and the rest of us don’t stop them: Railroaded into a military prison for 35 years, whistleblower Chelsea Manning is now facing “indefinitely solitary confinement” for a handful of trivial charges, which stem entirely from allegations by one of the guards (termed “specialists”) that she swept food on […]

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This is always the problem. You give a prosecutor a tool, and he’ll stay up nights, figuring out new ways to rationalize using it: WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, […]

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The great game

I don’t pretend to understand American empire or why the U.S. does anything at all. I don’t have any special knowledge. But for some reason, I’ve never believed the U.S. version of what’s happening in Ukraine. I look at this stuff now and think, Well, there may be activity on Russia’s borders or inside Ukraine, […]

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We don’t know how recent they are, of course, but it’s better than nothing: WASHINGTON — The latest trove of secret trade documents released by Wikileaks is offering opponents of the massive deals currently being crafted by the Obama administration more fodder to show that such agreements can impact United States laws and regulations. The […]

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I can hear neocons’ heads exploding now. It’s a compromise measure, but it’s progress toward getting rid of our national paranoia over time. The next set of reforms will likely move closer toward that goal. CNN reports: The Senate approved on Tuesday a bill to reform National Security Agency domestic surveillance programs, ending a drawn-out […]

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Blowback

A lot of things are strongly suggestive of the Boston Marathon bombers being under the wing of someone working for the feds. They’ll never admit it, because of what happened, but this is exactly the kind of shit they stir up with this stuff. Bookmark It

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How to discredit Seymour Hersh

There are two kinds of information journalists learn if they hang around long enough: They learn “facts” — that is, things they can actually print without being sued, and “truth” — which they can never print, but they have the satisfaction of knowing. Seymour Hersh is one of those reporters who tries to bridge those two […]

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