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The only surprise is there aren’t more violent protests in the Middle East | Seumas Milne, The Guardian

The Muslim eruption reflects a deep popular anger and blowback from US intervention in both Libya and Afghanistan by Seumas Milne Eleven years after it began, Nato’s occupation of Afghanistan is crumbling. The US decision to suspend joint Afghan-Nato operations in response to a wave of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on Nato troops cuts the ground from beneath ...

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Reinforcing Washington’s Asia-Pacific Hegemony | by Joseph Gerson, Antiwar.com

A year ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signaled a major transformation in U.S. foreign policy in an article titled “America’s Pacific Century,” which announced the U.S. “pivot” toward Asia, the Pacific, and the strategically important Indian Ocean. “One of the most important tasks of American statecraft over the next decade,” she wrote, will be “to lock in a substantially ...

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Monopolizing War? by Tom Engelhardt | Antiwar.com

by Tom Engelhardt It’s pop-quiz time when it comes to the American way of war: three questions, torn from the latest news, just for you. Here’s the first of them, and good luck! Two weeks ago, 200 U.S. Marines began armed operations in…?: a) Afghanistan b) Pakistan c) Iran d) Somalia e) Yemen f) Central Africa g) Northern Mali h) ...

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Owen Jones: Getting rid of George W. B7ush wasn’t enough. The US remains a bully | The Independent

How easy it was to scrutinise US power when George W. Bush was in office. After all, it was difficult to defend an administration packed with such repulsive characters, like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, whose attitude towards the rest of the world amounted to thuggish contempt. Many will shudder remembering that dark era: the naked human pyramids accompanied by ...

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US Provoking China Militarily, in Both Rhetoric and Policy | Antiwar.com

Recent US statements criticizing China for militarizing the South China Sea area have been bitterly rejected by Chinese authorities, who view Washington as doing the militarizing and trying to provoke China. Tensions between various Asian countries have been on the rise over territorial disputes and Washington keeps sticking its nose in where it doesn’t belong in an attempt to undercut ...

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The Logic of Israel’s War Talk | Counterpunch

Aiming for a Tougher US Policy on Iran Two recent interviews apparently given by Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak provide evidence that the new wave of reports in the Israeli press about a possible Israeli attack on Iran is a means by which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barak hope to leverage a U.S. shift toward Israel’s red lines on ...

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Washington Aggravating Asian Territorial Disputes | Antiwar.com

The Obama administration aims to undercut China’s economic and military rise by John Glaser Tensions between various Asian countries have been on the rise over territorial disputes and Washington keeps sticking its nose in where it doesn’t belong in an attempt to undercut its global competitor, China. Source: BBC Late last year, President Obama announced a strategic shift into Asia-Pacific. ...

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Obama’s adventures in Africa | WashingtonExaminer.com

Promiscuous war-making leads to unintended consequences. For example, U.S. intervention in Libya stoked the civil war in Mali, as Tuaregs serving in Gadhafi’s army joined the fight after the dictator’s fall. It’s not clear that our expanded military presence in Africa serves any pressing U.S. national security need. But interventions have a way of generating their own justifications. Before long, ...

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Confronting American Chauvinism: American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People’s Lives | Counterpunch

… Because the capitalist-imperialist system has remained in place, the U.S. continues to rain death and destruction across the planet—via ecological damage and climate change, wars, and imperialist-driven impoverishment and dislocation. And with their system facing new challenges and stresses, the U.S. rulers—whether Democrats or Republicans—are even more stridently promoting America No. 1 exceptionalism and the baseless notion that American ...

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