Posts Tagged ‘ Afghanistan ’

Americans Should Walk a Mile In Iran’s Shoes

February 10, 2012
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Americans Should Walk a Mile In Iran’s Shoes

I’m no fan of Iran, but if Americans stopped for a second and reversed the roles, we might approach the relationship differently. Image Iranian spies had instigated and funded a successful coup against the President Eisenhower in 1953 and replace...

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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

June 15, 2011
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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

Suddenly Afghanistan is closer and more dangerous At lunch I bumped into an old bike racing buddy, who tells me over a parting handshake that he is leaving for Afghanistan tomorrow to take a job with a defense contractor. The recession has devastated his small business. “Good money, I hope?” “Oh yeah,” he smiles. “Money’s…

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The Breakdown Examines US Targeted Killing Policy

May 8, 2011
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The Breakdown Examines US Targeted Killing Policy

Worth a listen: In his latest podcast of The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes talks with Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army about the evolving US fight against terrorism and how the killing of Osama bin Laden might affect the fight. Here’s Scahill on Democracy Now Jeremy Scahill discusses…

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Koran Burning, Bible Burning, Flag Burning

April 3, 2011
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Koran Burning, Bible Burning, Flag Burning

Just Because You Have the Right to Be an Obnoxious Moron Doesn’t Mean You Have To Be an Obnoxious Moron The violent “Muslims” who reacted to Jone’s infantile act by killing 8 and injuring 61 – mostly Muslims – and burning an Afghan girls’ school are even bigger morons and haters than Terry Jones. Rioting…

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