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Isis: In a borderless world, the days when we could fight foreign wars and be safe at home may be long gone – Robert Fisk

Early in 2014, Isis released one of its first videos. Largely unseen in Europe, it had neither the slick, cutting-edge professionalism of its later execution tapes nor the haunting “nasheed” music that accompanies most of its propaganda. Instead, a hand-held … Continue reading

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Who’s Making A Killing From the Paris Terror Attacks?

Terrorism is great for business if you’re in the business of growing the government leviathan. The bodies in Paris are not yet buried, while the vultures with dollar signs (and pounds and Euros, etc) in their eyes have already swooped … Continue reading

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Non-French War Deaths Matter by David Swanson

We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places. We are led to believe that U.S. wars are not tolerated and cheered because … Continue reading

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Paris Attacks Highlight Western Vulnerability, And Our Selective Grief And Outrage – Chris Graham

As France enters yet another period of mourning, Lebanon is just emerging from one. Not that you probably heard anything about it. Chris Graham reports. If you didn’t know better, you could be excused for believing that the planning behind … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and the hypocrisy of pencils – Corey Oakley

It was Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight who tipped me over the edge. To be fair, he wasn’t wholly responsible. If it wasn’t for all the lunacy that preceded him, I probably would have dismissed his cartoon as just anotherHerald Sun atrocity, more … Continue reading

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An Invalid Reason to Rescue Mali – Paul Pillar

Here we go again—another unstable Muslim-majority country wracked by violence and the excesses of Islamic extremists, and another round of anguishing over what the United States can do to keep the extremists from gaining more ground. We have been through … Continue reading

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Yasser Arafat: France opens murder inquiry – BBC – 29.Aug.12

French prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004. His family launched a case last month over claims that he was poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive element.

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