MENA Mashup: Israel ‘Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’, ‘Institute for Scary Iran Stories’, And, Mali

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 4:51 pm

“The modern liberal state … often uses deception to gain its ends — not so much deception of the foreign enemy, but of its own citizens,who have been taught to trust their leaders.” – Howard Zinn

French-Led Military Intervention Supported by US Destined to Transform Mali Into Bigger Quagmire

By: Monday January 14, 2013 12:20 pm

France and eight other countries, including the United States, are escalating an intervention in the African country of Mali. The offensive, according to French authorities, is being mounted to target Islamic extremists or al Qaeda-linked rebels who have “grabbed more territory in Mali, inching closer to the capital.”

We Don’t Have an American Foreign Policy Debate

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 9:10 am

While Mitt Romney hid behind Barack Obama and displayed about as much independent thought as a college student who didn’t cram enough the night before the test and spent the whole time looking at his neighbor’s paper, his neighbor Barack Obama reflected so strongly the smoldering wreck that is this nation’s foreign policy consensus.

Administration Wrestles With Another Round of the Drone Wars in Africa

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 12:15 pm

Today the US State Department pulled out all of their government personnel from Benghazi – essential personnel and non-essential alike. In the wake of the attack on the US consulate, they have determined the city too unsafe, even after residents drove militia groups operating in Benghazi from their bases. The FBI has still not reached the site of the consulate attack as part of their investigation.

Military Crash in Mali Reveals Special Operations Work

By: Monday July 9, 2012 2:30 pm

As a reminder that the United States is still at war, 6 US soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. As a reminder that the United States is still at war in countries you don’t even know about, there’s this from the Washington Post about US soldier found dead after a vehicle crash in Mali.

Lakeside Diner

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

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By: Monday April 9, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

Lakeside Diner

By: Friday March 23, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

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