Views for 2012-02-04

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Gareth Porter
US Leak on Israeli Attack Weakened a Warning to Netanyahu
When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Washington Post columnist David Ignatius this week that he believes Israel was likely to attack Iran between April and June, it was ostensibly yet another...
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Robert Fisk
An Attack on Tehran Would Be Madness. So Don't Rule It Out
If Israel really attacks Iran this year, it – and the Americans – will be more dotty than their enemies think. True, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a crackpot, but then so is Avigdor Lieberman, who is...
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Emil Guillermo
A War Anniversary the US Wishes to Forget
Feb. 4 marks the anniversary of a war America won — but doesn’t care to crow about. When the memory only produces shame and regret, you can understand why. Such is the fate of the Philippine-American...
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Brooke Jarvis
Big News on Bank Transfers
Two summers ago, at the U.S. Social Forum, I attended a panel discussion about ways to expand the use of credit unions as alternatives to the “too big to fail” banks whose risky investments had...
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Andrew Murray
An Attack on Iran Must be Stopped
The Anglo-American aggression addicts haven't kicked the habit.
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Robert Reich
America’s Jobs Deficit More Important than the Budget Deficit
The most significant aspect of January’s jobs report is political. The fact that America’s labor market continues to improve is good news for the White House. But as a practical matter the...
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Pepe Escobar
Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria
Here's a crash course on the "democratic" machinations of the Arab League - rather the GCC League, as real power in this pan-Arab organization is wielded by two of the six Persian Gulf monarchies...
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David Morris
Is the Super Bowl Socialist?
Is the Super Bowl a socialist enterprise? Yes the language is provocative but not, I believe, inappropriate. After all Indiana, the site of the next Super Bowl, is currently governed by those who...
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Frida Berrigan
No Retirement for the Good: A Testimonial for (Uncle) Dan Berrigan
Last weekend, Pax Christi Metro NYC honored Father Daniel Berrigan, SJ as part of its Peacemaking Through the Arts Winter Benefit. Outside, the weather was icy, but, inside, friends gathered from as...
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Peter Hart
Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars
The conventional understanding you get from the media is that Israel is worried that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a serious threat to the country's existence.
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Glenn Greenwald
The Growing Iranian Military Behemoth
The tranquility of my Saturday morning was disrupted — and that’s putting it mildly — when I read on Glenn Reynolds’ popular right-wing “Instapundit” blog that we can learn important “ Lessons About...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Undercover Drone
Like one that stands upon a promontory, And spies a far-off shore where he would tread, Wishing his foot were equal with his eye. —Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth
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