Tagged american empire

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The Flawed Islamophobia Of The New Atheists

Bill Maher thinks he knows exactly why they hate us. In the world according to Bill, all those agitated Muslims on the receiving end of multiple interventions, numerous “double-tap” drone strikes, countless tons of falling bombs, the systematic imprisonment of “rendered” individuals and the widespread use of lawless torture are, simply put, the outgrowth of…

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American Drones: Hitmen For Hire

What if Tony Soprano had drones? Imagine the possibilities—to closely monitor your protection racket, to efficiently clip your enemies and to perpetually project your power throughout your family’s territory. And it could all be done with push-button ease from the Bada Bing. But you don’t have to wait for the J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi “re-boot” of…

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Fun and Games and War

War! Good God ya’ll, what is it good for? Profits. Domestic political control. Distraction. Artificial scarcity in the oil market. Shaping a New World Order. Many reasons, really. It just depends on your perspective and goals. Rebuilding America’s Defenses, by the Project for a New American Century, lays it all out in easy-to-read type. But…