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Bogus Justifications for the National-Security State

CIAby Jacob G. Hornberger

Interventionists justify the existence of the vast military and intelligence establishment in America by telling us that there are “radical Islamic elements” in the world.

But the question is: Should that be a justification for continuing the U.S. national security state — i.e., a permanent military and intelligence establishment — that was brought into existence in 1947?

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AIPAC Wants War on Iran

aipac-obamaAIPAC is an unregistered foreign agent. It calls itself "America's Pro-Israeli Lobby." It's represented Israeli interests since 1953.

Virtually no one in Congress confronts it. Doing so is a career-ender. It has enormous influence over US Middle East policies affecting Israel, including war and peace.

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A Frankenation in Iraq

Iraqby Jacob G. Hornberger

I wonder how many U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq, or have who lost arms or legs or mental stability from their invasion or occupation of the country, figured that the reason they were making such an enormous sacrifice was so that Iraq could ultimately get to the point where it would be helping Iran secretly avoid the economic sanctions that the U.S. government has placed on Iran.

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The Bold Choice

Mitt Romney,Paul RyanWith the election slipping away like a handful of mercury on a turbocharged Merry- Go- Round, Mitt Romney managed to change the conversation from unreleased tax returns and foreign misadventures by plucking Paul Ryan out of the Wisconsin wilds to be his running mate. “Romney- Ryan.” Short, alliterative and one syllable more conservative than “Obama- Biden.” 

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The World Turned Upside Down

Bob Boldt After the defeat of Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown (October 19, 1781), the band is said to have played the Surreal British song “The World Turned Upside Down:”

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