Washington and the Egyptian Tragedy

Stephen Zunes Foreign Policy In Focus http://fpif.org/washington-and-the-egyptian-tragedy/ The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer. As in El Salvador, Nicaragua, East Timor, Angola, Lebanon, and Gaza in previous years,...

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Egypt’s Dirty War?

If the Egyptian military’s violence against its own citizens is unacceptable, President Obama has no choice but to take the only moral action that remains available to him: cut military aid to Egypt entirely. by Jon Lee Anderson The New Yorker When Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist President of...

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The Moment the US Ended Iran’s Brief Experiment in Democracy

Robert Scheer TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_moment_the_us_ended_irans_brief_experiment_in_democracy_20130819/ Sixty years ago this week, on Aug. 19, 1953, the United States, in collaboration with Britain, successfully staged a coup in Iran to overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh that a newly declassified CIA document reveals was designed to preserve the control of Western companies...

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The Police Keep Firing; The Bodies Pile Up.

Robert Fisk The Independent/UK http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/the-police-keep-firing-the-bodies-pile-up-in-cairo-bloodbaths-are-now-a-daily-occurrence-8771529.html In Cairo, Bloodbaths Are Now a Daily Occurrence It was a disgrace, a most shameful chapter in Egyptian history. The police – some wearing black hoods – shot down into the crowds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters from the roof of Cairo’s Ramses Street police station...

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Any Other ‘Statesman’ Who Negotiated Peace Like John Kerry Would Be Treated as a Thief

Robert Fisk The Independent/UK http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/robert-fisk-any-other-statesman-who-negotiated-peace-like-john-kerry-would-be-treated-as-a-thief-8760028.html Has John Kerry no shame? First he cuddles up to both Palestinians and Israelis and announces the renewal of a “peace process” which the Palestinians don’t trust and the Israelis don’t want. Then Israel announces that it will build 1,200 new homes for Jews – and Jews...

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5 Myths Used to Justify Death By Drone and America’s Assassination Policy

Robert Greenwald AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/world/5-big-myths-used-justify-death-drone-and-americas-imperial-assassination-policy?paging=off Obama’s drone war relies on propaganda to keep the American public from understanding the inhumanity of high-tech drone killings. America’s never-ending war on terrorism is almost always depicted in the mainstream media as a military and intelligence agency fight on a global battlefield. But it is...

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Israel Mocks ‘Peace Talks’

Juan Cole Informed Comment http://www.juancole.com/2013/08/announcement-squatter-palestine.html The Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that it would take bids on nearly 1200 new housing units on Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. The news from Tel Aviv further underlines what a charade the John Kerry-pushed “peace talks” are between a powerful Israel...

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The Courage of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others to Seize Their Moment of Truth

John Pilger Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18046-the-courage-of-bradley-manning-will-inspire-others-to-seize-their-moment-of-truth The critical moment in the political trial of the century was on February 28, 2013, when Bradley Manning stood and explained why he had risked his life to leak tens of thousands of official files. It was a statement of morality, conscience and truth: the very...

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10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

Medea Benjamin Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/06-3 This 10-point plan would significantly reduce terrorist threats, save taxpayers billions of dollars and make Americans more loved and admired in the world. After a decade of wielding the military stick, it’s time for some carrots. Declare a moratorium on drone strikes: The head of Al-Qaeda,...

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