Obama’s budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

August 23, 2014 by  
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By Juan Cole Former British ambassador to the United States Sir Christoher Meyer is advocating that the US and Western Europe stop advocating the overthrow of the Baath regime of Syrian dictator…

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Sean Hannity Pwned by Patricia Bynes when he tries to “Educate” Her

August 22, 2014 by  
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The Young Turks: “A Ferguson, Mo. official was having none of Fox News host Sean Hannity’s attempt to “educate” her on police brutality Wednesday night. Hannity kicked off an interview with Democratic…

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It’s not Fergustan: Ferguson is what America Looks Like

August 22, 2014 by  
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AJ+ People around the world have watched Ferguson, Missouri in disbelief that what they’re seeing is taking place in the United States. But Ferguson is actually quite American. AJ+ host Dena Takruri…

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Gaza needs UN Peacekeepers, Now! How to Break the Israel/Palestine Stalemate

August 22, 2014 by  
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By John V. Whitbeck After the breakdown in the six-day “pause” to permit negotiations on a long-term Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire and the resumption of Israel’s onslaught against the caged people of Gaza, concerned…

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Can You pass the Iran Quiz?

August 21, 2014 by  
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By Jeffrey Rudolph What can possibly justify the relentless U.S. political and economic aggression against Iran? It cannot be argued that Iran is an aggressive state that is dangerous to its neighbors,…

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Democracy, in India as elsewhere, is not a tyranny of the Majority

August 21, 2014 by  
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It’s Not About The Numbers There is a broader—and deeper—meaning to democracy. Part of that ideal is the idea that every tessera in the mosaic can sparkle. By Gyanendra Pandey Democracy, it…

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Iraq: If Terrorists hit Southern Iraq oil fields, $5-$7 a gallon Gas?

August 21, 2014 by  
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By Juan Cole Iraq’s former oil minister, Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, warned on Thursday that the so-called “Islamic State” terrorist organization could hit the Iraqi oil fields in the south around Basra. Basra…

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Failed US War on Terror resulted from bizarre search for Moderate Jihadis

August 21, 2014 by  
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By Patrick Cockburn via Tomdispatch.com [This essay is excerpted from the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising, with special thanks to his publisher, OR Books. …

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How will Obama and the US respond to IS’s murder of James Foley ?

August 20, 2014 by  
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Channel 4 News: “Islamic State releases a video showing the murder of US journalist James Foley, apparently at the hands of a British jihadi fighter. Barack Obama says he will continue to…

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Why has Egyptian Youth Activist, Punished by last 4 Presidents, gone on Hunger Strike?

August 20, 2014 by  
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AJ+ Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was in prison when his son was born, and is now in prison as his father lies in the ICU. He’s fed up and is taking…

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