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Lady McBeth Before Her Magic Mirror

JUNE 6, 2016 by GARY LEUPP Rachel Maddow,  the famously progressive MSNBC show host, pronounced it “her greatest speech of the campaign.” Chris Matthews agreed, adding that it would “have a very strong appeal to the neocon movement.” He mentioned in particular Bill Kristol, the Weekly Standard editor and TV commentator, as someone likely to …

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Asymmetric means: Russia, China, And Iran Are Mastering Unconventional Warfare

  US PARATROOPERS   Russia, China, Iran, and Islamists are waging unconventional warfare around the world, and the United States currently lacks a clear strategy to counter the threat, according to a recent report by the Army Special Operations Command. “This challenge is hybrid warfare combining conventional, irregular, and asymmetric means, to include the persistent …

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ISIS using America to leverage Power and Terror…

  “O crusaders, you have realized the threat of the Islamic State, but you have not become aware of the cure, and you will not discover the cure because there is no cure. If you fight it, it becomes stronger and tougher. If you leave it alone, it grows and expands… So mobilize your forces, …

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July was the deadliest month in Iraq in the last five years….Who is creating the killing ground ?

Iraq’s deadliest month: Who’s behind the bloodshed? By Arwa Damon, CNN August 12, 2013 — Violence marks end of Ramadan in Iraq STORY HIGHLIGHTS The past year has seen a marked increase in attacks in Iraq, writes Arwa Damon Despite occasionally diffusing bombs, the government cannot stem the violence, she says July was the deadliest month in …

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Iraqi government is Institutionalized Kleptomania

Iraqis are not naïve. Grim experience of their country’s rulers over the past 50 years leads many to suspect them of being self-serving, greedy, brutal, and incompetent. Ten years ago, some had hoped Iraqis might escape living in a permanent state of emergency as the US and Britain prepared to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Others were …

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Noam Chomsky: America’s “yearning for democracy is a bad joke”

                                           This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. This piece is adapted from “Uprisings,” a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, Noam Chomsky’s new interview book with …

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If the Rich get richer, they will spend more on Art

Charley Gallay/Getty Images North America Lady Gaga performing with Francesco Vezzoli You probably don’t want to read another article on art and money. I don’t really want to write one. But then again, I don’t really want to read another article about how humans are destroying the planet. But it’s a fact that they are, …

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Obama Agreement With Iran

  Reza Kahlili Reza Kahlili served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board authorized by Congress. He is the author of the award winning book “A Time to Betray” and regularly appears in …

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