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5 Ways the U.S. Enabled the Radical Islamic State
Posted on: Sep 7, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
ISIL, now the Islamic State, has become the stuff of nightmares, and the US is, at least partially, to blame.
After OBL Raid, Pakistan Fears U.S. Will Grab Nukes -- What if We Tried?
Posted on: May 14, 2011, Source: FPIF Focal Points
Experts say the outcomes would be disastrous.
Tea Party Republicans Go Over the Cliff in Opposing Nuclear Arms Treaty Their Traditional Allies Want
Posted on: Dec 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Jon Kyl and other Republican senators opposing New START are bucking the national defense establishment to which traditionally they've been joined at the hip.
Getting to Zero: A Future of No Nukes and a Death-Free Definition of National Interest
Posted on: Oct 17, 2009, Source: The Faster Times
"Slowly but surely, not only the United States, but much of the world, seems to be walking back the number of deaths it accepts in the interest of national defense."
Oprah: the Un-Hillary
Posted on: Dec 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet
In contrast to Hillary, Oprah, whatever her flaws, is endowed with a bounty of humanity.
Is the Iran NIE a Trojan Horse?
Posted on: Dec 6, 2007, Source: Scholars and Rogues
Russ Wellen: "Rather than adjusting policy on Iran in accordance to the reality-check provided by the NIE, the President moved the goal post on Iran."
The Administration Is Coming at Iran from Every Which Way
Posted on: Sep 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Russ Wellen: Nuclear weapons is just one among many reasons the US seeks to attack Iran.
Fear Mongering On Iran, Bush Warns of "Nuclear Holocaust"
Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Russ Wellen: Iran may be a once and future threat, but Al Qaeda is a clear and present danger.
Cheney Itches For a War With Iran
Posted on: Aug 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Russ Wellen: Cheney & Co. are using the introduction of nukes into the discussion as a flash-bang grenade with which to distract us.
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