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Iran: Dovere Tuo, Non Mio
Di Mila Ghorayeb. Originale pubblicato il 3 giugno 2019 con il titolo Iran: Compliance for Thee, but Not for Me. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’obiettivo degli Stati Uniti dopo l’undici settembre 2001 non era solo il rovesciamento del governo iracheno. Nel piano del segretario alla difesa, Donald Rumsfeld, rientravano sette paesi: Iraq, Siria, Libano, Libia,…
Iran: Compliance for Thee, but Not for Me
After 9/11, the United States did not only aim to overthrow the government of Iraq. Its Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, sought to overthrow the governments of seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finally — Iran. Predictably, these are countries whose governments were not on ideal terms with the United States, Saudi…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Fabio Rojas on Common Objections to Open Borders
You can now subscribe to Mutual Exchange Radio on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. SoundCloud distribution is coming soon!  Sorry for the delay! May’s episode is out now and features Fabio Rojas, a professor of sociology at Indiana University. Dr. Rojas is an expert who works on the sociology of political movements and social theory. We are exploring…
Gli USA Premiano la Crudeltà di Israele
[Di Sheldon Richman. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 23 settembre 2016 con il titolo US Rewards Israel’s Bad Behavior. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Benjamin Netanyahu è stato forse il più anti-palestinese tra i primi ministri israeliani in una lunga serie di farabutti che si sono dedicati a cacciare i poveri palestinesi…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 131
Trita Parsi discusses the results of the nuclear deal with Iran. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses supporters of the recent coup attempt in Turkey and compares them to backers of the 1973 Chilean coup. Murtaza Hussain discusses not giving ISIS what it wants after the recent terror attack in Nice, France. Alex Emmons discusses why the…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 122
Peter Van Buren discusses U.S. foreign policy. Roderick T. Long discusses Ancient Greece and liberty. Stephen Kinzer discusses the Iran nuclear deal and the forces working to derail it. Shay Lafontaine discusses NATO and the humanitarian disemberment of Yugoslavia. Dan Sanchez discusses superhero movies and post-9/11 themes. Ivan Eland discusses U.S. foreign policy. Binoy Kampmark…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 121
Peter Van Buren discusses a new documentary on drones. Noam Chomsky discusses who rules the world. Dan Sanchez discusses schooling and war. Sarah Leah Whitson discusses the U.S. backed Saudi war on Yemen. Noam Chomsky discusses the state of the world. Roderick T. Long discusses Thucydides and the language of power. Ivan Eland discusses Trump…
The CIA’s Legacy of Ashes
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, by Tim Weiner. 2007. Doubleday. For those interested in learning about the blunders, deceptions, crimes and disasters of the Central Intelligence Agency, Tim Weiner’s 2007 book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA is an excellent place to start. The book presents a highly critical history of…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 116
Conor Friedersdorf discusses civilain dead from drone strikes. Dan Sanchez discusses peace and liberty. Daniel Larison discusses the U.S. backed Saudi war on Yemen. Sheldon Richman discusses Trump’s nationalism. Ted Galen Carptenter discusses civil liberties and liberty during wartime. Yves Engeler discusses the myth of Canadian govt opposition to the Vietnam War. Thomas Harrington discusses…
When are Crimes Against Humanity “Arcane References”?
When are crimes against humanity “arcane references”? When the United States government commits them. According to Politico (Michael Crowley, “Sanders once urged abolishing CIA,” Feb. 22), in a debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders “befuddled some viewers with an arcane reference to a 1953 U.S.-backed coup in Iran, which Sanders called an example of America’s…
Sanders & Trump are too Establishment on Syria
Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton both want the U.S. government to set up a “safe zone” in Syria to care for refugees from the raging civil war. You may assess their judgment by noting that Secretary of State Clinton and Sen. Rubio also pushed for bombing and regime change in Libya, which was crucial in spreading bin…
Cruz and Rubio: Heirs to Bush-Obama Militarism
I see no point splitting hairs over whether Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio is the more egregious warmonger. Both love the bloody and costly U.S. empire. Both believe in American exceptionalism. (Rubio arrogantly calls for a “New American Century.”) Both want to make war in the Middle East (and beyond) and “stand behind Israel,” though…
Why Won’t Iran Act Like Our Enemy?
What a bad week for the war party. Darn you, Iran! The country that the armchair warriors most love to hate refuses to play the villain’s role assigned by the neoconservatives, “humanitarian” interventionists, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the establishment media. First Iran quickly released 10 U.S. sailors whose armed boats had violated Iran’s territorial waters near…
The Pernicious State
Government is more than a territorial monopoly on aggressive force. It’s also the heir to a centuries-old manufactured mystique, reinforced through its schools and other institutions, regarding its sanctity and sacrosanctity. The mystique is generated by and tends to manifest itself in the dogma that one’s State is uniquely virtuous and deserves to be judged…
Is Instability the Goal of U.S. Mideast Policy?
Donald Trump’s indictment of the Bush II administration for failing to prevent the 9/11 attacks presents an opportunity for more of a bird’s eye view of American foreign policy in the Middle East, a policy that has killed many hundreds of thousands, maimed countless more, and laid waste to entire societies. As Peter Beinart reminds…
#NeverForget911 For the State Blowback is a Feature, Not a Bug
Every year, we’re subjected to another round of mawkish, smarmy 9/11 memorial ceremonies whose main purpose is to maintain loyalty to the very national security state whose aggression brought the terror attacks of September 11 on us in the first place. It’s all part of an endless cycle, repeated over and over, dating back to…
“Peace Through Strength,” And Other Lies
This column was inspired by one of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets on September 6: “Big military brings peace through strength.” A cliched tweet by Murdoch isn’t what most people would consider a news hook. But it’s just the latest expression — caveman syntax perhaps included — of an insidious idea that anyone born in the United…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 97
Uri Avnery discusses Bibi. Uri Avnery discusses Israel’s aborted strike on Iran. Lucy Steigerwald discusses the inevitability of a war president. Simon Jenkins discusses the drumbeat for sending troops back to Iraq. Laurence M. Vance discusses Reagan Republicans. Laurence M. Vance discusses Christianity, libertarianism, and the War on Drugs. Butler Shaffer discusses why you shouldn’t…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 96
Philip Giraldi discusses whether Iranian weapons are really killing American soldiers or not. Ted Galen Carpenter discusses the U.S. government’s love of dictators. David Gordon discusses the notion of libertarian paternalism. Gene Healy discusses who the most militarist of the candidates is. Robert Golan-Vilella discusses law in a time of endless war. Matt Peppe discusses…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 95
Ira Stoll discusses how Trump and Sanders are similar. A. Barton Hinkle discusses libertarian approaches to dealing with income inequality. Tom Engelhardt discusses the U.S. antiwar movement. Richard Ebeling discusses the views of John Stuart Mill. Justin Raimondo discusses Hilary Clinton, Chelsea Manning, and double standards. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses Jeb Bush’s confused mindset on…
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