Speaking of Abrams, What Did He Know About Genocide in Guatemala?

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by Jim Lobe A Guatemalan court this afternoon found former President Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the indigenous Mayan Ixil population as a result of the counter-insurgency campaign he directed as president from… Continue Reading  

Declassified CIA Document says Reasons for Iraqi deception about WMDs were misread

Considering the misleading claims made about non-existent Iraqi and Iranian nuclear weapons, and the ramifications of another costly and catastrophic war, there should be more analyses like Scott Peterson’s highlighting of lessons from the lead-up to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. A declassified… Continue Reading  

Book Review: “Original Sins” Fuelled U.S.-Iran Enmity

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By Gary Sick via IPS News NEW YORK, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) – I have never read a book quite like this. “Becoming Enemies” is the latest product of the indispensable National Security Archive, the Washington non-profit that has given new… Continue Reading  

50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis Offers Lessons for Iran

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via IPS News It was exactly 50 years ago when then-President John F. Kennedy took to the airwaves to inform the world that the Soviet Union was introducing nuclear-armed missiles into Cuba and that he had ordered a blockade of… Continue Reading