Posts Tagged ‘foreign aid’

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Prof. Noam Chomsky on “Washington Report”, a Pakistani program, expands on how:

  • the so-called ‘War on Terror’ is a literal war of terror from the Reagan Administration’s declaration to the Bush Administration’s ‘re-declaration’;
  • the motivations behind the slogans of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ coming from little more than ‘selling toothpaste and why issues are marginalized in electoral politics;
  • Obama’s continuity of U.S. ‘consistent support of the militarization of Pakistan’ over liberating Pakis to ‘maintain control of the region’ using the Pak government as ‘one of its agents’;
  • Obama’s strategy in expanding the war into Pakistan will obviously radicalize the population;
  • the ‘methods of subversion’ imperial powers are reliant on the submission of occupied populations to deliberately ‘undermine democracy’.

Part One (9:53):

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Prof. Chomsky delivers the 5th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University School for International Affairs for the Heyman Center for the Humanities. After paying homage to Edward Said stressing imperialism as central to our culture, Prof. Chomsky builds his case with telling quotes of American leaders rationalizing and denying genocide of indigenous ‘new worlders’ through U.S. terrorism in Latin America—Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia—and the Middle East (1:03:46):

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Gareth Porter reports the Obama Administration pushed the Congress to extend assistance to the Pakistan military without assurances its intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will prevent smuggling aid to the ‘militant Taliban’ it’s being paid to combat. ISI is also connected to the suspected perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai Attacks.

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More on Obama’s plans to declare an executive order allowing him to detain anyone indefinitely; Bernie Madoff and GE robbery; Israel’s nuclear weapons; Israel erecting more settlements in the West Bank; Ahmadinejad declared the official winner of Iran’s highly disputed presidential election; SCOTUS rejects 9/11 survivors’ claim against the Saudis for funneling money to al-Qa’ida. (more…)

Iran protests described as a “massacre” today; Gareth Porter on the Saudis protecting bin Laden; BBC interview with former detainees at Bagram describe being tortured; $48.8 bn more money that doesn’t exist for international state cronyism; U.N. report on drugs; and more… (more…)