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Juan Cole | In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

A reactionary is worse than a conservative.

What Did We Buy With the $5 Trillion That the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Have Cost Us?

We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.

Marjorie Cohn: Netanyahu, ‘Censored Voices’ and the False Narrative of Self-Defense

Cohn: The United States continues to support Israel by sending it $3 billion per year in military aid, even when Israel attacks Gaza with overwhelming firepower, as it did in the summer of 2014, killing 2,100 Palestinians (mostly civilians). Sixty-six Israeli soldiers and seven civilians were killed.

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, The New Oil Wars in Iraq

It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil By Michael Schwartz   TomDispatch.com   June 24, 2014. Read Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction here. Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media is flooded with debate […]

▶ Juan Cole: Top 6 Pulitzer Prize ‘Traitors’ in American Journalism

The Pulitzer Prize committee’s opinion that Edward Snowden is a public servant rather than a traitor or criminal, as evidenced in its award to The Guardian and The Washington Post for their reporting from his trove of government documents, is a scandal on the American Right. But it is not a new scandal.      Former Guardian […]

Juan Cole: 4 Darknesses, Internet Trolls

The mantra of these dirty tricks units is the “4 D’s”:  deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. By Juan Cole  Informed Comment   ZCommunications  February 26, 2014 thewrap.com Researchers on online behavior have shown that internet trolls (people who use insincere techniques to disrupt conversations) really are psychopaths, marked by narcisssism, sadism, Machiavellianism. Professors Eric Buckels, Paul Trapnell, and Delroy Paulhus administered surveys […]

Juan Cole On Syria: The U.S. Is No Lone Ranger and Should Put That Six Shooter Away

Now that we’re in the 21st century, moreover, it is time to cease using the supposedly macho language of violence in response to political challenges. By Juan Cole  Posted on Sep 2, 2013  truthdig.com The odd discourse in Washington around President Barack Obama’s determination to bomb Syria over the country’s use of chemical weapons assumes a moral superiority on […]

Juan Cole: Top 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About NSA Surveillance, Drones and Al-Qaida – Truthdig

 If the NSA and ATF have the telephone, credit card and internet records of all Americans, why don’t they stop mass shootings?  NSA  By Juan Cole  Posted on Aug 6, 2013  truthdig.com This piece first appeared on Juan Cole’s website, Informed Comment. In a Reuters Exclusive, John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke reveal that the National Security Agency shares information it gleans […]

Juan Cole> Iraq Redux: Top Ten Ways TV Networks Are Screwing Us Again

David Gregory’s attack on Glenn Greenwald is an example of how the media is acting as a government propaganda machine against Edward Snowden. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) By Juan Cole  25 June 13  Informed Comment via ReaderSupportedNews.org U.S. television news is a danger to the security of the United States. First, it is so oriented […]

Juan Cole> Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster What History Should Teach Us About Blockading Iran By Juan Cole    April 12, 2012    TomDispatch It’s a policy fierce enough to cause great suffering among Iranians — and possibly in the long run among Americans, too. It might, in the end, even deeply harm […]

Video> A history lesson on American relations with Iran

History Lesson on US-Iran Relations Posted on 02/19/2012 by Juan Cole A history lesson on American relations with Iran Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.