Major U.S. Debate Over Wisdom of Syria Attack

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News While some kind of U.S. military action against Syria in the coming days appears increasingly inevitable, the debate over the why and how of such an attack has grown white hot here. On one… Continue Reading  

The American Right’s Holy War in Egypt

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by Daniel Luban For the last few weeks, Lobelog has been noting the continued disagreements among US neoconservatives over how to respond to the military coup in Egypt, with a few prominent neocons such as Robert Kagan denouncing it while many… Continue Reading  

The NSA and the One Percent

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by Bernard Chazelle Daniel Ellsberg, a man well versed in the matter, calls it “the most important leak in American history.” The scale of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program is indeed staggering. Not to put too fine a point on it,… Continue Reading  

How Booz Allen Made the Revolving Door Redundant

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by Pratap Chaterjee via IPS News Edward Snowden, a low-level employee of Booz Allen Hamilton who blew the whistle on the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), unexpectedly exposed a powerful and seamless segment of the military-industrial complex – the world… Continue Reading  

PRISMatic Global Surveillance

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue,… Continue Reading