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Tomgram | Patrick Cockburn, An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

…no less crucial for being obvious: in most of these countries, where Islam is the dominant religion, ... al-Qaeda, and the Taliban are essentially the only available vehicles for protest and rebellion. By now, they have completely replaced the socialist and nationalist movements that predominated in the twentieth century; these years have, that is, seen a remarkable reversion to religious, ethnic, and tribal identity, to movements that seek to establish their own exclusive territory by the persecution and expulsion of minorities.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A New World Order?

Missing in Action . . . What Happened to War and the Imperial Drive to Organize the Planet?  By Tom Engelhardt  TomDispatch.com   March 2, 2014 There is, it seems, something new under the sun. Geopolitically speaking, when it comes to war and the imperial principle, we may be in uncharted territory.  Take a look around and More

Land Destroyer> Western Geopolitical Blitzkrieg in Sudan

Western Geopolitical Blitzkrieg in Sudan Sudan: Protests and the Politics of Regime Change Eric Draitser   Land Destroyer    July 23, 2012 StopImperialism.com  (Images & captions added)  The protests that have broken out in Sudan are, on the surface, the manifestation of legitimate grievances.  Portrayed in the Western media as a direct response to austerity measures implemented by More

Land Destroyer> Western Geopolitical Blitzkrieg in Sudan

Western Geopolitical Blitzkrieg in Sudan Sudan: Protests and the Politics of Regime Change Eric Draitser   Land Destroyer    July 23, 2012 StopImperialism.com  (Images & captions added)  The protests that have broken out in Sudan are, on the surface, the manifestation of legitimate grievances.  Portrayed in the Western media as a direct response to austerity measures implemented by More

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