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Blair Promised Military Support, Manipulated Opinion for Iraq War

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The article is reprinted under the creative commons share-alike non-commercial license of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.   By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer at Common Dreams Memo shows Blair ‘was happy to launder George Bush’s policy on Iraq and sub-contract British foreign […]

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Bye Bye Bashar (II)

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The Return of Mad Dog McCain Senator John McCain today called for the United States to begin active intervention on behalf of Syrian rebels to assist them in the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government. (1) The Republican Senator called for airstrikes against government forces as well as military equipment and training for the rebels. This comes […]

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The Fall of Europe

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The 2008 financial crisis was the worst global downturn in more than seventy years, since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Four years on, much of the world has moved on. The United States private sector has aggressively deleveraged even as banks have recapitalized themselves, and as a consequence, private consumption, lending and job creation have begun […]

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Kim Jong Il dies and it’s starting to look alot like Christmas…

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2011 has been a very hard year for tin-pot dictators. The roll call of dishonor continues to grow: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (Tunisia)  – in exile; Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) – under arrest; Muammar Qaddafi (Libya) – dead; Ali Abdullah Saleh (Yemen) – in exile; Kim Jong Il (North Korea) – dead. There is reason to […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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