Posts tagged with ‘military’

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Protecting the Children of Gaza

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Protecting the Children of Gaza Clive Hambidge Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over a […]

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

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 The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability Clive Hambidge. Part One Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’ “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate systems. […]

And the land cried tears of blood

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And the land cried tears of blood Soraya Boyd   Heaving with revulsion, the defiled and mutilated land suppurates Bloodied tears borne out of grief inconceivable only inaudible sighs each pang separates   And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation   A vicious war-faring theatre testing out illegal biological weapons of mass obliteration […]

The American Manifest Destiny

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The American Manifest Destiny Clive Hambidge Killing from afar Americans and their European poodles coiffeured red white and blue in American power salons  are unlawfully targeting, and killing from afar, suspected militants  innocent bystanders, and helpers, labelled “collateral damage,” whilst avoiding more politically toxic body bags containing  returning American “heroes” to military bases and more […]

Manipulating History: The Different Faces of ‘Popular Resistance’ in Palestine

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Manipulating History: The Different Faces of ‘Popular Resistance’ in Palestine Ramzy Baroud Apparently, ‘popular resistance’ has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and deepening rift between various factions and leaderships. Addressing a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) meeting […]

A Deadly Déjà Vu

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A Deadly Déjà Vu  Clive Hambidge  Operation Pillar of Cloud “Now we can sense the sweet scent and the soulful breeze of the spring, a spring that has just begun and doesn’t belong to a specific race, ethnicity, nation or region, a spring that will soon reach all territories in Asia, Europe, Africa and the […]

An American Narcissist

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An American Narcissist  Clive Hambidge  It would seem unfair to single out Mitt Romney as a modern day narcissist when the insufferably long American election campaign crowds to a rowdy and inglorious finale with both men and their teams equally aware that the only change that Americans have experienced has meant being short-changed, whilst being […]

After U.S. Uproar, Another Syrian “Civilian Massacre” Story Falls Apart

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After U.S. Uproar, Another Syrian “Civilian Massacre” Story Falls Apart Alex Newman Yet another alleged “massacre” of “civilians” by the Syrian regime was in the establishment-press headlines this week, supposedly a brutal killing spree by dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the village of Tremseh that left up to 250 people dead. As has become typical, […]

State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors

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State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors Lilian Nyamwaro Are the International Law Commission’s 2001 Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts sufficiently robust in the context of non-state actors who commit acts of terrorism? The principle of state responsibility under international law was created to protect the rights of all sovereign states […]

President Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals

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President Obama and His key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals Dave Lindorff February 29, 2012 “Information Clearing House” —- If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect […]

US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

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US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law Tom Carter A bill passed Monday in the US Congress and Thursday in the Senate would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators have dubbed […]

Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo

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Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo Stuart Whatley The Pentagon allegedly endangered U.S. soldiers by implementing and covering-up dangerously toxic waste-incineration practices at Balad Airbase in Iraq during years past, as revealed in a leaked Air Force memo [PDF]. Raw Story, which first reported the leak, writes this: The document, written […]

Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous

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Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous Medea Benjamin The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East. Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous. 1. AIPAC is lobbying Congress to […]

Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2)

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Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2) The principles of imperial domination have undergone little change, but the capacity to implement them has markedly declined. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. The following article is part 2 of Noam Chomsky’s series on […]

Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

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[part 1] Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, in […]