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The Cold War Never Ended

putin-crimeaWhile the Cold War ended in 1989 for most of the world, not so for the U.S. national-security state, the apparatus that was grafted onto our governmental system after World War II to fight the Cold War against the Soviet Union, which had been America’s partner and ally during the war.

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T minus 28 months and counting

white-houseBust out the gin and tonics because this is shaping up to be one heck of a long hot summer. Weather- wise and politics- wise. All over the world, hostilities are flaring like out of control wildfires. While here at home, it’s the words that have grown from fiery to scalding. And the only way to describe the actions- incendiary.

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US plays decisive role in Israel’s attack on Gaza

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by Jonathan Cook

Two reporters for major US TV channels were summarily “removed” last week from covering Israel’s attack on Gaza, moments before Israel launched a ground invasion.

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When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer..

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That is, don’t answer, if you are a certified critic of Israeli policies and practices.

The siren lure of big time media is partly a romancing of the ego, partly a rare moment to intrude a moment or two of truthfulness into the endless spinning of the Israel’s narrative that stresses its extravagantly humane response to Hamas flurries of rockets and alleged human shield tactics.

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The 17th day – may it be the last

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by Adam Keller

The following was written down during two hours of this morning, interrupted by intensive listening to the news and one air raid alarm and a bit of weekend  shopping. And perhaps there will after all be a cease-fire and everything I have written in the morning will become outdated, a museum piece, before I had a chance to post it. May it be so!

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