Neoconservativism in a Nutshell

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by Jim Lobe I’ve been asked to give a kind of Neoconservatism 101 over the next 15 minutes or so, which is a big challenge for me. It took seven hours to get through the subject with the Institute for… Continue Reading  

Obama Boosts Syria Support as Congress Pushes Military Intervention

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by Samer Araabi via IPS News  As the Syrian uprising enters its third year, the United States and its allies are preparing to materially increase their support of the armed opposition in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an… Continue Reading  

Can Neo-cons Identify anti-Semites? Argentina as a Case Study

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by Jim Lobe As everyone knows, prominent neo-conservatives have been spending weeks insisting that Chuck Hagel is an anti-Semite. The most toxic of these charges have, of course, been leveled by the Council on Foreign Relations’ mendacious Senior Middle East fellow Elliott… Continue Reading  

2012 Predictions of war with Iran that didn’t Happen (20th Anniversary Edition)

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It’s June 15, 1992. A news nugget on page A-12 of the Washington Post reports that the chief of Israel’s Air Force believes military action might be necessary to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: Maj. Gen. Herzl Budinger told… Continue Reading  

Hagel and the Hawks

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Chuck Hagel hasn’t even been nominated for Secretary of Defense and yet rumors abound that he is a frontrunner for the job. The volume of the squawking from hard-line hawks opposing his nomination reveals much about the way the neoconservative echo… Continue Reading