Because every day is “Opposite Day”

By: Wednesday March 5, 2014 1:30 am

Another stellar day for logic in ‘Murica and the world yesterday.

US Border Patrol Insists on Secrecy for Agents Who Kill People on Mexican Side of Border

By: Monday March 3, 2014 3:30 pm

A review by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) of violence by US Border Patrol Agents responsible for more than forty “border-related deaths” was completed after Congress ordered US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to examine its “use of force policies and practices.” However, the result of this PERF review is being kept secret by the government.

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00 pm

IAEA denies Israeli accusations of concealing report on Iran’s nuclear program.

Undercover FBI Agent Tried to Get Activists to Send Money to PFLP, a US-Designated Terrorist Organization

By: Friday February 28, 2014 5:38 pm

Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The files reveal a persistent effort by an undercover FBI agent to get activists to send money to the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) so the government could charge them with material support for terrorism offenses.

MENA Mashup: AIPAC, CIA, the Deep State, and, the House of Saud

By: Sunday February 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Pepe Escobar has also been screaming about the House of Saud’s recent perfidy… Warning: Saudi mayhem ahead

MENA Mashup: House of Saud, Iran, Israel, and Syria

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 7:15 pm

While Prince Charles boogied down in Riyadh…

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Al-Assad, Kerry, Khamenei, and, McCain

By: Monday February 17, 2014 8:00 pm

It seems the cocktail circuit crew has a new ‘leader’.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Gareth Porter, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

By: Sunday February 16, 2014 1:59 pm

In his precise and definitive account, Porter dissects the politics of the Iranian nuclear scare – how the U.S. national security complex needed a new threat after the collapse of the Soviet Union, how Israeli politicians invoked the “existential” threat from Iran to deflect attention from the Palestinian issue, how the Iranians, though rejecting the notion of building a bomb, nevertheless believed that a nuclear enrichment program would be a “latent deterrent” against threats from outside.

Podcast: The Iran Nuclear Deal, AIPAC Losses & the Charade Around Iran Being ‘Looming Threat’

By: Sunday February 16, 2014 8:07 am

An intensive effort by Israel and its backers has been underway to scuttle an international deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Israel and its major lobby in the United States, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), has been suffering defeats as it tries to fight a deal, which it does not want because, if the issues over Iran’s nuclear program are resolved, focus will inevitably shift to the country’s treatment of Palestinians.

According to Nima Shirazi, an analyst of US foreign policy toward the Middle East who blogs at “Wide Asleep in America,” what the world has seen for the past thirty years of US and Israeli policy is what could be called a charade.

New Presbyterian Study Guide: Zionism Is a “false theology”

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 6:40 pm

In mid-January, the Presbyterian Church (USA) announced publication and distribution of a new package titled Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. The 74-page booklet with accompanying CD-ROM is intended to be a “how-to guide for class leaders and focused discussion prompts make it an ideal resource for multi-week exploratory education programs in churches, mosques, synagogues, and all classroom settings.”

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
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