Tag Archives: American Hegemony

Harry Targ :
Should we make more war? Where? How?

Obama’s foreign policy reflects the contradictory approaches of U.S. leadership since the country’s emergence as a superpower. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2015 Both unity and contradiction are reflected in the history of United States … finish reading Harry Targ :
Should we make more war? Where? How?

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

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Jack A. Smith : Obama and Romney Differ Little on Foreign Policy

Obama and Romney: Birds of a feather? Caricature by DonkeyHotey.Birds of a feather? Obama and Romney havesimilar views on foreign policy The back and forth between the candidates on international issues is largely about appearance, not substance. By Jack A. … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Obama and Romney Differ Little on Foreign Policy

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Extraordinary Rendition: Not Yet Obsolete

Lebanese man is target of first rendition under Obama Contractor Raymond Azar is arrested in Afghanistan, hooded, stripped and flown to the U.S. His alleged crime? Bribery. A human rights activist calls the case ‘bizarre.’ By Bob Drogin / August … finish reading Extraordinary Rendition: Not Yet Obsolete

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Colonial Afghanistan to Receive New Leader

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Photo: Shah Marai/AFP.US will appoint Afghan ‘prime minister’ to bypass Hamid KarzaiBy Julian Borger in Brussels and Ewen MacAskill / March 22, 2009 White … finish reading Colonial Afghanistan to Receive New Leader

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Thanksgiving: No Reason for Indians to Celebrate

See video “Thanksgiving: A Native American View” below. Native Blood: The Myth of ThanksgivingBy Mike Ely It is a deep thing that people still celebrate the survival of the early colonists at Plymouth — by giving thanks to the Christian … finish reading Thanksgiving: No Reason for Indians to Celebrate

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The Problem Is US Interventionist Foreign Policy

Interventionism, Not Muslims, Is the ProblemBy Jacob G. Hornberger / October 27, 2008 One of the popular post-9/11 sentiments has been the one that holds that Muslims are bent on conquering the world. The notion is that Muslims hate Christianity … finish reading The Problem Is US Interventionist Foreign Policy

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The Problem with Projecting Power

Blowback from AfghanistanBy Rick Salutin / October 10, 2008 In the U.S. “debates,” it was the bleakest moment for me so far when Barack Obama said he lamented the war in Iraq because it “weakened our capacity to project power … finish reading The Problem with Projecting Power

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How Will We Stop These Illegal US Incursions?

U.S. forces conducted one such raid in South Waziristan, a tribal area, on Sept. 3. Here, Pakistanis protest that action two days later in Lahore. On Wednesday, Pakistan’s army chief said he wouldn’t allow foreign troops to fight on his … finish reading How Will We Stop These Illegal US Incursions?

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US Arrogance: Exported Around the World

Charles Glazer (left), US Ambassador to El SalvadorMeddling in Elections, Central America-StyleBy Burke Stansbury / August 21, 2008 During a recent heated meeting at the US Embassy in El Salvador, Ambassador Charles Glazer admitted that the US government had intervened … finish reading US Arrogance: Exported Around the World

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Yugoslavia : Precursor to the Bloodbaths in Afghanistan and Iraq

Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) regulars John Pilger digs beneath the received wisdom for the break-up of Yugoslavia and points to a largely ignored memoir by the former chief prosecutor in The Hague – and an echo from current events in … finish reading Yugoslavia : Precursor to the Bloodbaths in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Assessing the Meaning of the Confict in Ossetia

Credit: ABC NewsBush’s war in Georgia: Will it be the flyswatter or the blunderbuss?By Mike Whitney / August 11, 2008 “I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings and in cars. It’s impossible to count them now. There’s … finish reading Assessing the Meaning of the Confict in Ossetia

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