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Category Archive for 'Military coup'

Deja vu all over again! My, I’d forgotten how supportive the Very Serious People get when it’s time for another war. I wonder how enthusiastic they would be if it was their children on the front lines. Sis boom bah! How long until they put on their American flag pins again? Secretary of State John […]

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Egypt

545 dead, over 200 injured.

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I’ve always assumed so, and when it comes to issues like this, I believe he’s too afraid of being killed to change the status quo. (I don’t see that as a character flaw, simply a fact.) It will take a sustained public insistence to break up the intelligence apparatus, and this leak may be the […]

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Fifty years later, why are the National Archives still refusing to release the rest of the documents from the Kennedy assassination?

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The coup

Not that we didn’t already know, but it’s nice to be validated. Via WhoWhatWhy: In this stunning but little-known speech from 2007, Gen. Wesley Clark claims America underwent a “policy coup” at the time of the 9/11 attacks. In this video, he reveals that, right after 9/11, he was privy to information contained in a […]

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In which he asserts our right to kill anyone we want without any pesky legal trappings. Charlie Pierce explains just how lawless this is.

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Pushing back

Egyptian women against the military’s treatment of female protesters.

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Tahrir Square

The Egyptian army just went through the square, beating protesters and setting tents on fire.

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It was a nice surprise to see a smidgeon of actual history in a newspaper — an explanation in the NYT for Iran’s deep hostility toward Britain, providing context for the story of the storming of the British Embassy earlier this week. More here.

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