Posts Tagged ‘imperialism’

Noam Chomsky discusses U.S. political class ‘fears’ relating to China as an emerging superpower.

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Daily Briefing—4th Aug 2010

Posted: 4 August 2010 by Editors in Daily Briefing
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With 70,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, President Obama yesterday dropped his 2009 pledge to remove all combat troops before September, extending the target date 15 months, Gareth Porter reported today at Inter Press Services. The drawdown is intended by the Administration to leave 50,000 ‘residual troops’ indefinitely, but investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill notes the so-called “withdrawal” is a replacement of combat troops with ‘private’ mercenary firms. Earlier today, he spoke with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now! (11:48):

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A 2001 recording shows the Israeli prime minister telling a family he never intended to meet the goals of the Oslo Accords, of Washington’s ignorance and his conscious deceit of then-President Clinton in the 1990s and that policy to the ends of ‘collapsing’ the Palestinians as his preferred strategy in the occupied territories (8:44):

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A study confirms Pakistan intelligence is pulling the strings of the primary resistance networks in Afghanistan as an internal Pentagon document states it could be the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”, as a geological survey ‘conservatively’ estimates over $908bn in untapped resources.

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Kevin Carson on the root of the American Empire.

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The E.C.B.-I.M.F. bailout being compared to TARP and the fall of the Greek’s government’s solvency capacity’s parallels to the domino fall that became the Great Depression.

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42 men interviewed describe similar accounts of being extensively tortured while in captivity at a Baghdad prison, secret until recently.

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Jack Hunter, a.k.a. “The Southern Avenger”, doesn’t think to nonsensically disagree he was. But adds that understanding terrorism isn’t condoning it, but imperative to ending it—no matter what dirt on what hemisphere on which the terrorist was born (5:24):

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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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