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It's Not All About Democracy: The Very Dark Side of American History
Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: Consortium News
This tradition goes back to the treatment of Native Americans in the 19th century.
Surprise -- The Very Dark Side of U.S. History
Posted on: Oct 8, 2010, Source: Consortium News
Many Americans view their country and its soldiers as the "good guys" spreading "democracy" and "liberty" around the world. It just ain't so.
Eighties Surveillance Revival
Posted on: Jan 5, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service
Illegal eavesdropping and detentions of U.S. citizens may have grown from a secret program in the 1980s that planned to suspend the U.S. Constitution in the event of a national emergency.
The Ali Mohamed-FBI Bungle
Posted on: Jun 24, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service
The name "Ali Mohamed" came up briefly in 9/11 Commission hearings, but his embarassing relationship with the FBI – and al Qaeda – was brazenly covered up.
The U.S. Dilemma: Bombs or Blackboards
Posted on: Jun 15, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service
In Iraq, the U.S. faces the difficult choice between gaining popular support or taking military action to eliminate resistance.
It's the Oil Pipeline, Stupid
Posted on: Mar 4, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service
The proposed deployment of 200 Special Operations forces to the former Soviet republic of Georgia is about more than pursuing al Qaeda terrorists around the globe -- it's also about oil.
Heroin, Drug Warlords Reappear on Afghan Scene
Posted on: Dec 19, 2001, Source: Pacific News Service
Engaged in the shooting war, Washington may be turning a blind eye to a favorite income source of its allies -- bad news for those who want to reduce global heroin production.
History Warns Against Simply Arming Afghan Insurgents
Posted on: Oct 1, 2001, Source: Pacific News Service
U.S. leaders prefer using covert forces against the Taliban which reduce anti-U.S. protest and violence in other Moslem countries. Recent history says such efforts from abroad are doomed.
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