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Get Your Hands Off My War on Terror! | Prospect.org

The war on terror was pretty good for conservatives. They won’t give it up without a fight. President Barack Obama’s speech at the National Defense University last week represented the latest and probably most significant rhetorical shift away from the “war on terror” since he took office in January 2009.  “Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue,” he ...

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Washington gets explicit: its ‘war on terror’ is permanent | Glenn Greenwald | guardian.co.uk

Last October, senior Obama officials anonymously unveiled to the Washington Post their newly minted “disposition matrix”, a complex computer system that will be used to determine how a terrorist suspect will be “disposed of”: indefinite detention, prosecution in a real court, assassination-by-CIA-drones, etc. Their rationale for why this was needed now, a full 12 years after the 9/11 attack: Among ...

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Obama Bombs Yemen Hours After Winning Reelection | Antiwar.com

Not even a full day had passed before newly reelected President Obama ordered another drone strike in Yemen. A U.S. drone strike targeted a group of al-Qaida militants on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday night, killing at least three terrorists, government officials said. For more on this story, visit: Obama Bombs Yemen Hours After Winning Reelection ...

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Humiliation and Rage in Libya: The Driving Force Behind Anti-Americanism | Counterpunch

by VIJAY PRASHAD Al-Nass (The People), and other television channels of “Satellite Salafism,” broadcast news of a year old mediocre film trailer about the life of the Prophet Mohammad, made by an Israeli-Californian and championed by a Florida-based Christian pastor. Across the waters, radicals spurred each other on. The reactions in Cairo and Benghazi were swift. Crowds formed in front ...

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Sections of Taliban ready to accept US presence in Afghanistan: report | guardian.co.uk

Some senior Taliban figures are ready to negotiate a ceasefire and might be ready to accept a long-term US military presence in Afghanistan as part of a comprehensive peace deal, according to a report to be published on Monday based on interviews with Taliban officials and negotiators. The report, published by the Royal United Services Institute, finds that the Taliban ...

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