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Smedley Butler and the Racket that Is War

Smedley Butler

From 1898 to 1931, Smedley Darlington Butler was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. By the time he retired he had achieved what was then the corps’s highest rank, major general, and by the time he died in 1940, at 58, he had more decorations, including two medals of honor, than any other Marine. During his years in the corps he was sent to the Philippines (at the time of the uprising against the American occupation), China, France (during World War I), Mexico, Central America, and Haiti.

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4% Annual Global Wealth Tax

Wealth TaxThere is an horrendous but largely ignored Global Avoidable Mortality in which currently 17 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease in the Developing World.

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ISIS insurrection serves Israel’s interests

Benjamin NetanyahuOn the June 22 edition of NBC’s Meet the Press, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let slip his government’s intention to divide and conquer the Middle East.

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Corrupt to the Core

Rebecca BrooksWhen the Chilcot Inquiry delivers its report, if ever it does, we can be quite certain already that there will be nothing in it more revealing and informative than the very fact of it having taken four years to arrive – a lot of public memory erasure and dust settling has had to occur.

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US-Egyptian 'Historic Partnership' Reeks with Hypocrisy

US,EgyptLargely overshadowed by events in Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration is dropping its pretense at displeasure with the military junta in Egypt and restoring full support for the regime that so recently quashed the country’s faltering attempt at democracy.

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