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ISIS, Militarism, and the Violent Imagination

ISIL

Before ISIS

The beheading of American and British journalists who were being held hostage by ISIS creates a truly horrifying spectacle, and quite understandably mobilizes the political will to destroy the political actor who so shocks and frightens the Western sensibility, which is far from being free from responsibility for such lurid incidents. Never in modern times has there been a clearer example of violence begetting violence.

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India-China Tango

India- China

Part 1

Hurdles and differences highlighted by ignoranti and speculative expectations dilute positive outcome need for patience and resolve to overcome hurdles and perceptions.

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Israel's Ruthless Agenda

Israeli bombing

State terrorism is official policy. So is institutionalized racism, persecution, apartheid worse than South Africa's, and colonization. Israel's occupation is lawless. It's the longest by far in modern times. Military orders control virtually all aspects of Palestinians' lives. They have no rights whatever. They're not wanted. They're considered subhuman. Efforts are made to eliminate them. Israel seeks total Judaization.

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Is the Foreign-Policy Elite Clueless?

hillaryobama

The American foreign-policy elite seems to have no idea what it’s doing.

Americans may believe the government — especially the foreign-policy side — is at least minimally competent, but when one surveys decisions from the last few decades, one has to wonder.

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Ukraine and neo-Nazis

neo-Nazis

by William Blum

Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.

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