Views for 2013-09-05

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Adil E. Shamoo
Forget Red Lines: Obama Should Eat His Words on Syria
The good news? President Obama’s surprise decision to consult Congress about launching a U.S. strike on Syria has returned crucial powers to the people’s representatives, allowing a much-needed...
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Ezekial Edwards
Drug Agents Have an NSA-Style Spying Problem
Over the last few months, we've been bombarded with revelation after revelation about the NSA's unprecedented spying on Americans. But, according to The New York Times , the NSA's untethered snooping...
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Jeanine Legato
Are Colombian Protests the 'Opening Salvo in a Full-Frontal Attack' on Free Trade?
After shutting down major highways and key trucking routes for nearly two weeks, two million farmers and workers brought the Colombian government to the negotiating table to reform trade policy.
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Nick Turse
AFRICOM's Gigantic 'Small Footprint'
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Medea Benjamin
John Kerry Sells a War That Americans Aren't Buying
It was September 19, 2002, and US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was scheduled to address the Senate Armed Services Committee about why it was necessary to invade a country that never attacked...
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Amy Goodman
Obama and Putin: Time For Diplomacy on Syria
“Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square. He...
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Howard Friel
Lawless President + Lawless Congress ≠ Legal Use of Force in Syria
On August 7, 1964, the United States House of Representatives voted 416–0, and the U.S. Senate voted 88–2, to support President’s Johnson’s decision to bomb targets inside North Vietnam in response...
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Ira Chernus
Will the Global Policeman Hang Up His Badge?
“I didn’t set a red line,” Barack Obama now insists .
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Robert C. Koehler
Stopping a War Before It Starts
Who’s up for stopping a war? This is the time, as the next war strains to be born, amid the same old lies as last time, amid the same urgency and pseudo-debate and pretensions of seriousness:
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