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Tomgram: Karen J. Greenberg, The Mass Killer and the National Security State

Greenberg: Given the staggering array of tools granted to the national security state domestically since 9/11, it’s a wonder (not to say a tragic embarrassment) that such killings occur again and again. They are clearly not being prevented and at least part of the reason may lie in the national security state’s ongoing focus on “counterterrorism,” that is, on Islamic extremism.

Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack More

Uzma Kolsy> Eight attacks, 11 days> Is something sinister at work?

Eight attacks, 11 days There’s a crime wave targeting houses of worship, most of them Muslim. Is something sinister at work? BY UZMA KOLSY    August 14, 2012    Salon.com The remains of the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque(Credit: Islamic Society of Joplin/Facebook) David Conrad, a resident of Morton Grove, Illinois, was likely peeved by the noise from More

Uzma Kolsy> Eight attacks, 11 days> Is something sinister at work?

Eight attacks, 11 days There’s a crime wave targeting houses of worship, most of them Muslim. Is something sinister at work? BY UZMA KOLSY    August 14, 2012    Salon.com The remains of the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque(Credit: Islamic Society of Joplin/Facebook) David Conrad, a resident of Morton Grove, Illinois, was likely peeved by the noise from More

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