Seymour Hersh on death of Osama bin Laden

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Seymour Hersh on death of Osama bin Laden 'It's one big lie, not one word of it is true' He is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth. Don’t even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they … [Read more...]

Lawrence Davidson: US presidents, war and institutionalizing abuse

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In the halls of Congress and confines of the Oval Office, the perception is that the US is at war with an enemy called Al-Qaeda. Is this actually the case or is the claim an exaggerated piece of propaganda that has conveniently captured the minds of leaders whose abuse of power has become institutionalized? What’s war? In modern history “war” most often describes a condition … [Read more...]

Richard Falk: Zero Dark Thirty & American Exceptionalism

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ZD30 is the film narrative that tells the dramatic story of the special forces operation that on May 2, 2011 located and killed Osama Bin Laden in a compound on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, which is not far from Islamabad. It is directed by the prominent director, Kathryn Bigelow, who had won big Hollywood awards for her brilliant 2008 film, Hurt Locker, … [Read more...]

Wiping Countries off the Map? Iran or the United States?

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"Wiping Countries Off the Map": Who's Failing the "Failed States" Washington is in the "business of destroying" a very long list of countries. Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran's President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map". Contrary … [Read more...]

Israel’s War on Palestinian Children

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Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Down By Vijay Prashad On 18 November, the Israeli armed forces bombed a house and killed the al-Dalou family, all ten members that were present and two neighbors. When the dust and fires settled, it became clear that amongst the dead were five children and five women. Among them was Mohammed Jamal al-Dalou, 29, who his neighbors said worked at … [Read more...]