Monthly Archives: January 2015

Endless American wars have been good business for Amman

[E]ndless American wars have been good business for Amman and many of the Middle East’s other newly gleaming cities.  Money from taxpayers in Wichita and Denver and Phoenix gets routed through the Pentagon and CIA and then ends up here, … Continue reading

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Richest 1% to own more than rest of world, Oxfam says

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30875633 Reading James Risen’s Pay Any Price and revisiting Bush Administration pronouncements about sacrifices by “the American people” in wake of 9/11.

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US to France: you’ve got a placating, condescending friend in us

I love this headline! http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jan/16/james-taylor-youve-got-a-friend-john-kerry-france

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Obama Apparently Virtual Prisoner

The BBC writes today: On Sunday, as more than a million marchers took to the Paris streets and 44 heads of state joined arms on Boulevard Voltaire, there was one notable absence. In a Monday afternoon press conference, White House … Continue reading

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Pakistan Taliban: US drone ‘kills militants’ in tribal region

This morning on the BBC I read this story, which briefly reports on a US drone strike reportedly killing six in Pakistan. There’s no explanation of why the US attacked. I’m reading Camilo Mejia’s Road From Ar Ramadi, and was struck by … Continue reading

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