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The Czar would Risk Everything in War in Ukraine

Carl von Clausewitz Tuesday, 18 November 2014 (20 hours ago) Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT*BERLIN* — As German military theorist Carl von Clausewitz once wrote, the aggressor is always peace-loving. He wants to take over our land, our people, our resources without firing a single shot. By this same logic, the defender is always the aggressor.This truth has …

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Call Millennials pampered and spoiled if you want, but the country they’ve inherited is broken

    10 reasons millennials are screwed   Generation gaps are nothing new. Back in the 1930s, members of the World War I generation complained bitterly about their World War II generation offspring and all the swing-dancing, noisy big bands and awful crooners they were into (many of those jitterbugging teenagers of the 1930s went …

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The Tribal Truths Of Afghanistan Failure Of Democracy

  THE WAR THAT COULD NOT BE WON   In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns,” wrote legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu in The Art of War. In Afghanistan, Western politicians should have heeded this two-and-a-half-thousand year old axiom from the oldest known book on the strategy of war. …

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Time To Confiscate Taxes On The Blood Of War

Those coining the blood of war should have to sacrifice too, even if it is only their profits from war.         Immediately after World War One but still during the United States’ military occupations of Russia and China, Hiram Johnson, the former reform governor of California who served in the Senate, spoke …

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One decade after the 9/11 attacks, Americans continue to pay for damages

One decade after the 9/11 attacks, Americans continue to pay for damages. The costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hidden costs of intelligence wars reportedly underway in Pakistan and elsewhere, and the price of increased security within American borders have now far exceeded early predictions and continue to grow as global counter terrorism …

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Tea Party Fanatics Make Constitutional Fabrications

Here are a few things the framers did not know about: World War II. DNA. Sexting. Airplanes. The atom. Television. Medicare. Collateralized debt obligations. The germ theory of disease. Miniskirts. The internal combustion engine. Computers. Antibiotics. Lady Gaga.       People on the right and left constantly ask what the framers would say about …

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It is time to question armies and wars and killing

  A Think Piece   In the last chapter of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Paul Baumer, a young German soldier, sits alone in a garden trying to recover from a poison gas attack and the deep emotional scars and psychological wounds of war. At the age of 21, he is already a veteran …

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The Pakistani army adopts ‘eye-for-an-eye’ against the Taliban

SUMMARY executions, torture, humiliation; several videos have recently appeared on the Internet which reveal the dark side of the Pakistani army struggle against the Taliban. These videos were filmed during an assault launched against the Taliban in the Swat valley a little under a year ago. One of them (below) shows the execution of a …

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No war likely on Lebanon-Israel border – for now

No war likely on Lebanon-Israel border – for now Photo released by Hizbollah’s press office on Thursday shows the Shiite Party Secretary General Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah (3rd right) meeting in Beirut with Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser for international issues to Iran’s Supreme Religious Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (AFP photo) By Rana Moussaoui Agence France-Presse …

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