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“The late political scientist Kenneth Waltz argued that nuclear weapons can generally be a good thing because fear of the cataclysmic consequences of a war breaking out can make resort to war less likely. But that always has been a minority view.”
“They would also have to reckon with the humanitarian impact of sanctions, which Congress largely ignores at this point, and it has led to some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as we’re seeing in Venezuela, and North Korea, and Iran.”
How has information been suppressed so that many Americans have failed to grasp their true history? We know that corporate owned mass media reflects the power structure of our times. But education is also an issue. By Don Irish WAMM Newsletter Fall I 2015 Published under the title, “Hypocrisy.” Mary Beaudoin and Tom Dooley […]
Richard Silverstein: It’s Time To Hold Israel, Israelis and American Zionists Financially Responsible For Terrorism
Silverstein: Press reports this week speak of an imminent deal in which Israel and Turkey would resolve their differences, resume diplomatic relations and Israel would end the siege against Gaza. It’s not known what the final outcome will be regarding damages, but certainly Israel will be forced to acknowledge responsibility for the attack and pay compensation to the victims.
From the article: Islam is not the issue. The issue is Israel’s human and civil rights record, on which Israel should be measured with the same yardstick by which other countries are measured.
Behind all the bellicose rhetoric spewing from both sides there is a very disturbing reality: The International Criminal Court is a fledgling and fragile institution. Its mission is to do justice in a world governed by craven political interests and the exercise of raw power. As the sun sets, Palestinians walk through the ruins […]
▶ Democracy Now! Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Committed War Crimes
Published on Jun 2, 2014 http://www.democracynow.org – Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]
U.S. government hypocrisy toward the Ukraine crisis has been breathtaking, as has the U.S. press corps’ stubborn refusal to see the hypocrisy (i.e. the Iraq War and many other U.S. interventions). William Blum looks at the reasons behind the double standards. By William Blum ConsortiumNews.com March 8, 2014 When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re […]
The World War on Democracy Thursday 19 January 2012 truthout by John Pilger, Truthout | News Analysis B-1B Lancer Bombers on a runway at Diego Garcia, November, 2001, during the bombing campaign in Afghanistan. (Photo: Senior Airman Rebeca M. Luquin, U.S. Air Force) Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent […]