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Those Old Colonial Lusts

Those Old Colonial Lusts

photo: Zachary BaumgartnerThat old colonial impulse keeps coming back. This past week, Britain and France pushed the rest of the European Union to lift the arms embargo in Syria – which in plain English means outright military intervention in that nation’s civil war.Let’s recall that Britain once ruled a quarter of the earth’s surface and most of its oceans. France ruled much of West Africa, the Sahara and, after Word War I, what are today Syria and Lebanon. Britain ruled much of the rest of...

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McCain’s ‘Moving Experience’

After meeting with Al Qaeda-aligned rebels in Syria, McCain describes the “moving experience” that he had: “It was a very moving experience to meet these fighters who have been struggling now for over two years.” McCain then followed with a plea for more U.S. assistance to the rebels: “Their message was, to be frank with you: they do not understand,” he said. “They do not understand why we won’t help them. McCain also cannot understand why Americans are against intervention in Syria. Here are...

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McCain Spends Memorial Day with Al-Qaeda Allies

Senator John McCain snuck into Syria this Memorial Day to spend the day with the terrorist-affiliated Free Syrian Army, in violation of both Syrian Law and likely of international law. While meeting with the Syrian insurgents and FSA Commander, Gen. Salem Idris, McCain likely assured his allies that it was only a matter of time before the US began overtly transferring the weapons it is currently facilitating covertly.Gen. Idriss is the conduit for hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid, and...

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Beating the Benghazi Horse

Jennifer Rubin, one of Washington Post’s neoconservative gate-keepers, is still trying to obfuscate the real issue behind what happened in Benghazi in 2011. Over the weekend, Rubin wrote: “The biggest scandal regarding Benghazi may be that the president was not at the helm on 9-11-2011 and was not directing the response to an attack.” Yet, one must look beyond the superficial to locate the heart of what happened in Benghazi. As Ron Paul pointed out: "there was little extremism in Libya before...

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WaPo’s Fred Hiatt: Obama’s ‘Turn Inward’ Puts Us All At Risk!

In yesterday’s Washington Post, neo-conservative editorial page editor Fred Hiatt has a panic attack over the (imagined by him) possibility that President Obama is in his second term beginning to ponder some of the limitations of US interventionism world-wide. On the proposed withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan next year, after 13 years of war, Hiatt claims: “To say the war will end because U.S. troops are gone is like the toddler who imagines no one can see him when he closes his eyes....

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Bill Kristol’s Empire of Death

Non-interventionists can learn a great deal by observing when the differing factions of the neo-conservative enterprise take to exposing each other. Take the Left-neocon New Republic, a magazine that hemorrhages money at such a rate that it literally had a hard time being given away until Facebook kid mega-millionaire Chris Hughes decided to snatch it up with pocket change as a child's toy. Hughes was a deep-pockets campaign supporter of the hyper-interventionist Obama, and in his new...

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Neo-Cons Jump On Red Line

Shortly after the US Secretary of Defense weakly claimed that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, the neocons went directly onto warpath mode. Never mind that no evidence was presented at all to substantiate the claims and the US intelligence community appears to have been blindsided by Secretary Hagel, who was himself blindsided by claims from an Israeli general immediately after he departed the country. Truth has never impeded the neo-cons at all, and they have been pining for war with...

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Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Sequester – Trust?

Syria: So now we have the emergence of supposed proof of Assad's government being in violation of the self assigned "red line" of poison gas use against the rebels. Let's see the proof. Let's see and hear something beyond Andrea Mitchell beating her drum for war. This is especially important on this week when the arch deceiver is fawned over at his presidential library. He still does not admit that his administration chose to believe fabricated information in the matter of Iraq's posession of...

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Neocon High Priest McCain On Why We Must Bomb Syria

Senator John McCain warns us that if we do not start bombing Syria, pronto, on behaf of the Islamist extremists who run the insurgency, the average Syrian who is terrorized by these foreign funded fighters will seek us out and...well, do something bad to us. It is the big lie that the neocons peddle that people overseas are just itching for a US bombing campaign or drone strike to "liberate" them: "The Syrian people are angry and bitter at the United States. I was in a refugee camp in Jordan,...

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Another Nail in the Neocon Coffin

The recent opening of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity was a watershed moment in American history. There has never been anything quite like it. Ideologically diverse, the Ron Paul Institute reaches out to all Americans, and indeed to people all over the world, who find the spectrum of foreign-policy opinion in the United States to be unreasonably narrow. Until Ron Paul and his new institute, there was no resolutely anti-interventionist foreign-policy organization to be found....

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What Jennifer is Whispering in Obama’s Ear

When looking at Obama’s foreign policy moves compared to what we would be seeing with a John McCain or Mitt Romney presidency, we see things could have been worse.That's not to say that Obama is a non-interventionist in any sense of the word. But it appears that his primary focus is on intervening domestically.Neocons, who are at all times salivating for war, are not happy. It’s one thing to wait four years to get your agenda on the front burner, but having to wait eight gives rise to some...

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Oh That Smell: CISPA Returns from the Dead

A new and much unimproved CISPA bill heads for the House Floor for a vote this week. The new measure strips what little privacy measures and makes it even more mandatory that the private company you trust with your business be forced by the government to spy on you. CISPA died the ignoble death it deserved when it was first brought up in 2011, but Washington being Washington, like a bad zombie film bad legislation rises from the grave even more odious and odorous than when it was first buried....

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Israeli Bombshell: Fourth Shot 'Not Good Enough'

Israel's hyper-vaccine policy has hit the skids with a new study showing that the fourth booster is "not good enough" against current covid. Suddenly the vax mandate makes no...

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