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Obama, Hollande and Putin Views
The Big Snub in Paris
Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin were ships passing in the night while in Paris for the G-7 meeting. The American president reportedly refused to dine with Putin, who was being hosted by France’s president Francois Hollande as part of the D-Day commemoration. So Hollande, who is on a diet...
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The city of Sarajevo after the siege lifted in 1995. (Credit: Wikimedia) Views
A Common Vision – The Abolition of Militarism
The following are the prepared remarks by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire to be delivered at the international Sarajevo Peace Event which begins in Bosnia and Herzegovin on Friday: Today, June 6, people from all corners of the world gather here in Sarajevo, Bosnia, to explore a...
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Hillary Clinton Views
Hillary Clinton and the Weaponization of the State Department
In May 23, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went to the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) trade show in Tampa, Florida to share her vision of “ smart power ” and to explain the State Department’s crucial role in extending the reach and efficacy of America’s growing...
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In a sign of how absurd U.S. Middle East policy has become, the White House has characterized Palestine’s membership in international human rights conventions–which would entail new human rights obligations for the Palestinian Authority–as a “threat to Israel.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
US Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
The failure of John Kerry's Israeli-Palestinian peace talks showed just how extreme U.S. policy on the conflict has become.
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President Obama with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the White House earlier this week. (Screenshot) Views
Warmonger Media Storm Against Saving Sgt. Bergdahl Shows Why We Have So Much War
If you want to understand why it's the case that on the one hand, the U.S. public and the majority of Congress turned against the war in Afghanistan a long time ago, and yet on the other hand, it's been so hard to end the war, this week's warmonger media storm against the diplomatic rescue of U.S...
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US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (right) was released at the Afghan border by Taliban soldiers. Views
Bergdahl, Afghanistan, and the Darkening of the American Soul
When Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan on the morning of June 30, 2009, a crack formed in the U.S. narrative about the longest war in our nation’s history. Bergdahl’s release this week, as part of a prisoner-of-war swap with the Taliban, has provoked the partisan pundits to hurl...
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President Barack Obama and President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine talk after statements to the press following their bilateral meeting at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel in Warsaw, Poland, June 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Views
The Only Standards Are Double Standards for the US in Ukraine
President Obama is still embracing Official Washington’s false narrative on Ukraine as he hypocritically blames the crisis entirely on Moscow and ignores the West’s role in toppling an elected president and provoking a nasty civil war
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From left: Rumsfeld, Cheny, Bush, Rice, and Powell. (Photo: Ron Edmonds / AP) Views
The Real Villains of the Bergdahl Tale
For me, the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl affair brings back angry memories of how, in 2009, President Barack Obama caved in to be-medaled and be-ribboned generals like David Petraeus and ordered a modified-limited-hangout-type “surge” of 33,000 troops into Afghanistan. Consequential cowardice at work –...
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Keystone XL is an Easy Terror Target Says Retired Navy SEAL Chief
Seal Team 6 commander commissioned by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer to conduct 'threat assessment' to tar sands pipeline
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Hundreds of Ukrainians Killed as Obama Pledges Even More Support for Military
Families fleeing eastern Ukraine to escape military siege
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