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TSA has no excuse to continue the groping / Chertoff’s role in “security”

James Bovard, USAToday – Last August, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole attacked an article I wrote, stating that it was “Misleading, inaccurate and unfairly disparages the dedicated (TSA) workforce. … We will not sit back and allow misinformation and conjecture to malign our employees.” Pistole resigned last December — in time to miss the […]

Nina rosenwald, Sears heiress, funds groups creating Islamophobia

In 2013, the most recent year for which tax figures are available, Sears heiress Nina Rosenwald channeled $1,057,000 to groups that exist to make people fear and hate Islam. Photo: 2011 gala for American Friends of the Open University of Israel: Board member Nina Rosenwald, center.    

Neo-Conservatives And The Israeli Lobby Are Promoting War With Iran, As They Did With Iraq

Many neo-conservatives have close ties with Israel’s right-wing.  Prominent neo-conservatives Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, James Colbert and David and Meyrav Wurmser wrote a memo to Netanyahu in 1997 entitled “Clean Break,” which recommended the reordering of the entire Middle East to the benefit of Israel. By Allan Brownfeld. Neo-conservatives, together with other elements of the […]

Invite the world to fight ISIS but help it militarily – Indo-Asian News

Indo-Asian News Service, Saeed Naqv – West Asia becomes more mysterious by the minute. Who is fighting whom on whose behalf? The lines were always blurred. Now they are more so. Iraq’s army has just shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons to the ISIS in Al Anbar province. How do we […]

Why is US holding Palestinian charity workers in “little Gitmos”?

By Charlotte Silver. Electronic Intifada – Noor Elashi has not been able to hug her father for more than five years. Each time she visits him at United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois, they must communicate through a wall of Plexiglass. “It is unnecessarily cruel,” she told The Electronic Intifada. Her father, Ghassan Elashi, is one of […]

Understanding the ISIS Threat

Talk show rhetoric doesn’t equal good intelligence on the domestic danger posed by Iraq’s terrorists. By Philip Giraldi. The American Conservative – Americans have become so accustomed to going to war based on lies that they hardly flinch when the latest round of bellicose innuendo surfaces. The public knows that Iraq was a foreign policy disaster, […]

Two French Jews Jailed for 2012 “Terror” Plot Against Journalist

The Jewish Daily Forward –  Two French Jews were sent to prison for placing a bomb in 2012 under the car of an anti-Zionist journalist in Paris. The two men, identified only by their last names, Bismuth and Benhamou, were sentenced on June 20 by a judge from the Versailles Correctional Tribunal to six months […]

Iraq delivers bloody lesson on blowback

John Whitbeck’s commentary: Transmitted below is a thoughtful article by Stephen Kinzer on America’s destructive role in the world and its consequences for the United States and the world. My only quibble with this article is the assertion that the “intended result” of America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq was “to prevent Iraq from becoming a […]

It’s all for Israel

By Mike Whitney. Eurasia Review – “It is no longer plausible to argue that ISIS was a result of unintentional screw ups by the US. It is a clear part of a US strategy to break up the Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah alliance. Now that strategy may prove to be a total failure and end up backfiring, but […]

7 Myths about the Radical Sunni Advance in Iraq

By Juan Cole. Informed Comment – Already in the past week and a half, many assertions are becoming commonplace in the inside-the-Beltway echo chamber about Iraq’s current crisis that are poorly grounded in knowledge of the country. Here are some sudden truisms that should be rethought. 1. “The Sunni radicals of the Islamic State of Iraq […]

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