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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Fantasy World

"If you take out Saddam, Saddam's regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region," said Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in 2002, urging the US to invade Iraq. Credit: Creative Commons.

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was brilliantly deceitful because it played to the fantasies that Israeli propaganda and right wing militarists in the US have been popularizing for the past thirty years. The biggest fantasy: that we can coerce others through ...

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Netanyahu blasts ISIS, Iran before US Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his fierce opposition to Iran’s nuclear program in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday, a speech in which he said the world’s greatest danger is the meeting of militant Islam with nuclear ...

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Why Netanyahu’s Congress Speech Will Fail

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The conspiracy hatched by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to undermine President Obama’s negotiations with Iran over its civilian nuclear weapons program has a false premise that dooms it. Many Republicans, and Netanyahu, ...

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The Real American Exceptionalism

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“The sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in 1922, meaning that a nation’s leader can defy the law to serve the greater good. Though Schmitt’s service as Nazi Germany’s chief jurist and his ...

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US “Pivot” Sends Asia Fleeing Toward China

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When former-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the US “pivot to Asia,” she and the policy wonks who dreamed it up probably imagined it as a well choreographed geopolitical masterstroke. In reality, it was more like an elephant crashing ...

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The Israel Lobby Shows Its Clout

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Gareth Porter Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation to speak to the U.S. Congress on March 3, two weeks before the Israeli election and without any consultation with the White House, is aimed at advancing both Netanyahu’s ...

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Greece at the Crossroads: the Oligarchs Blew It

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Reprinted with permission of Washingtons Blog Once one oligarchy falls, it will threaten to topple a long line of oligarch dominoes. A great many narratives invoking Greece are being tossed around, but only one really encapsulates the unvarnished truth: the ...

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Fixing a Broken Justice System

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Manhattan on Saturday, December 13 demanding accountability for police brutality and speaking out against broader racial injustice. (Photo: Terrence McCormack/flickr/cc)

When a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Brooklyn resident Jon Robinson declined to join the public protests. Two weeks later, when a Staten Island grand jury ...

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Gorbachev and Lavrov on US/Russian Relations

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Stephen Lendman  RINF Alternative News Since Soviet Russia’s 1991 dissolution, Washington tried imposing its will on all 15 former republics and Warsaw Pact countries. Wanting pro-Western stooges in charge. Turning independent states into virtual US colonies. Without sovereign independent rights. ...

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Cash Register Politics Destroys Democracy

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“The mid-term elections are over. After spending hundreds of millions of business dollars, the Republicans now control the Senate and hold on to the House of Representatives. It is amazing that the Democrats did not do worse.” If those sentences ...

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Americans Losing Faith in Democracy

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Paul R. Pillar Kurt Campbell, who was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs until last year, had an interesting op-ed the other day that relates the growing inequality of income within the United States to a ...

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The Illusion of Debate

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JASON HIRTHLER A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in both Iraq and Syria. Perhaps ...

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The Price for Criticizing Israel

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Lawrence Davidson Of late there has been news about attacks on academic freedom, much of it the result of aggressive efforts by Zionist organizations and individuals to silence those academics they see as enemies of Israel. The latest example of ...

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Washington Plays Russian Roulette

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PEPE ESCOBAR These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a ...

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Academic Madness and the Politics of Exile

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Henry A. Giroux Ideological fundamentalism and political purity appear to have a strong grip on US and Canadian societies as can be seen in the endless attacks on reason, truth, critical thinking and informed exchange. In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen ...

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Re-Polarization of the World Structure

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Norman Pollack RINF Alternative News Obama’s Pacific-First strategy, the so-called “pivot” to Asia, implemented through a shift in military assets to a theater of operations designated in geopolitical planning and strategy as America’s major arena for political-economic-ideological EXPANSION, and therefore, ...

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