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Inside the Growing Conflict in South Sudan -- Blood, Oil and Cattle
Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: PandoDaily
The war in South Sudan is about ethnic identity and wealth, but the wealth is in two totally different forms: oil and cattle.
Saudi Arabia's Brilliant Recipe for Dominating the Middle East
Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: PandoDaily
Let’s total up the number of Saudi Sunni killed by “blowback” from the Afghan jihad or its adventures in Syria: 0
Sleazy Military Contractors Are Crying Foul Over Drones -- They Stand to Lose Billions
Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation
A lot of very sleazy DoD contractors and their pet congressmembers have their own reasons for being so outraged over the threat of drone warfare.
The Al Qaeda Most Americans Know Is Basically a Myth at This Point
Posted on: Feb 24, 2013, Source: Not Safe for Work Corporation
The world recently got a good taste of how al Qaeda operatives have a lot in common these days with cubicle-dwelling bureaucrats.
Tribal Plate Tectonics: The Supposed Christian-Muslim Vendetta in West Africa Is a Front for a Much Simpler Story
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: eXiled Online
What the election riots in Northern Nigeria, a military mutiny in Burkina Faso, and massacres in Ivory Coast have in common.
XM25 'Super Rifle' -- The Pentagon's Latest Toy That Won't Do Anything to Avoid Disaster in Afghanistan
Posted on: Dec 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Introducing the new super-weapon that will change absolutely nothing about why we're losing in Afghanistan.
Navy's Big Weakness: Our Aircraft Carriers Are (Expensive) Defenseless Sitting Ducks
Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: eXiled Online
Every single change in technology in the past 50 years has had "Stop building carriers!" written all over it. But the Navy paid no attention.
Rumsfeld's Attempts to Rewrite Himself on the Right Side of History Are Laughable
Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The failed defense secretary pens a historical cover-up on Iraq and reveals more wild stupidity with his advice on Afghanistan.
How Did We Ever Let This Guy Get Away with Being a War President?
Posted on: Nov 16, 2008, Source: eXiled Online
Only a fool like Bush could pick an anti-American Arab country, add an invading army, and expect a nice fluffy democracy souffle.
What's with These Stupid War Pundits Telling U.S. Allies to Commit National Suicide?
Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Telling Georgia to keep attacking Russia is like telling a 98-pound weakling to rematch with the hulking thug who just put him on the floor.
Georgia Tries out the Bush War Doctrine, Loses Badly
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: eXiled Online
The president of tiny Georgia must have caught a case of his pal Bush's war lust to attack a Russian ally and think he'd win.
The Taliban Strikes Back
Posted on: Jul 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet
After six years of ignoring Afghanistan, things have gotten bad enough to force American officials to pay attention.
Bringing Ireland to Baghdad: How the Resistance Will Eventually Kick the Americans Out
Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet
One thing the United States doesn't get about guerrilla warfare: It's not over until the guerrillas win.
The Roots of 'Necklacing': Why White Farmers in Zimbabwe Are Responsible for the Killings in South Africa
Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet
South Africans wouldn't be killing Zimbabwean refugees if it weren't for the stranglehold Zimbabwe's whites have on its farmland.
How Birthrate Is Turning Modern Conventional Warfare on Its Head
Posted on: May 25, 2008, Source: eXiled Online
A bizarre new trend is emerging: traditional armed conquests are increasingly less effective, and countries with high birthrates have the edge.
How the U.S. Just Got Schooled by a 'Rag-Tag' Neighborhood Army in Iraq
Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: The eXile
A week ago, Bush called the offensive in Basra a "defining moment" for Iraq. Suddenly he's gotten very quiet.
Who Won in Iraq? Iran Did -- Big Time
Posted on: May 6, 2007, Source: The eXile
From the enormous advantage gained by Iran via our invasion of Iraq, you would think that Dick Cheney is a mole for the Ayatollah.
The Insurgency: Neighborhood Watch
Posted on: Aug 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet
The Pentagon won't own up to the fact that it takes a village to run an insurgency.
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