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Noam Chomsky: My Hopes for the Future

Destruction of ISIS by any means that can be imagined might lay the basis for something worse, as has been happening quite regularly with military intervention. The state system in the region imposed by French and British imperial might after World War I, with little concern for the populations under their control, is unraveling.

 ▶ Chaos in Iraq: Bill Moyers interviews Andrew Bacevich

Let’s look at what U.S. military intervention in Iraq has achieved, in Afghanistan has achieved, in Somalia has achieved, in Lebanon has achieved, in Libya has achieved. I mean, ask ourselves the very simple question. Is the region becoming more stable? Is it becoming more democratic? Are we alleviating, reducing the prevalence of anti-Americanism? [vimeo More

Coleen Rowley: Calls for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria Re-surfacing

Once again, R2P — responsibility to protect — is being used as a pretext for attacking Syria.    By Coleen Rowley  Foreign Policy in Focus  February 24, 2014 Homs. Image Wikimedia Commons On February 15 at FPIF Focal Points, Rob Prince wrote, “At a moment when the only viable path open to resolving the Syrian conflict lies in More

Philip Greaves, Counterpunch: Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Priorities in Syria

Manufactured Antagonism by PHILIP GREAVES  counterpunch.org  February 19, 2014 Current developments both inside and outside of Syria have shown that the primary sponsors of the extremist-dominated insurgency – namely, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and Turkey – aren’t quite ready to throw in the towel. One may be More

Rob Prince: Military Humanitarian Intervention: the Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria

What’s needed in Syria is not military intervention, but a global peace offensive. By Rob Prince  Foreign Policy in Focus  February 14, 2014 (Note: Rob Prince teaches at the Korbel School of International Studies. Although tangentially, he has been associated with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies and has participated in a number of More

Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate

Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law. December 13, 2012  |    CIVIL LIBERTIES  AlterNet.org Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives / By Eric Bailey, Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky and Eric Bailey of Torture Magazine discuss America’s human rights record under President Obama, and the military More

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