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What would happen if we took away their fancy speechwriters, their campaign directors and all their media â€œspin-doctorsâ€ so that all that remained was the human being?
Maybe it wasn't Jon-Stewart-worthy, but I posted it anyway as my commentary of the week and thought no more about it until the first angry emails began appearing in the TomDispatch mail box. A number of readers claimed I had been "gulled." I shoulda known! The President could never have written such a document! It had obviously been produced by the CIA! No, the Secret Service! Noâ€¦
A total of twenty-three (23) apartments, houses and offices were searches in Vienna, Lower Austria, Styria and Tirol. In many of the apartments the WEGA kicked in the doors. The officers stormed the apartments like in bad Hollywood movies.
Although this part of the story has received national news attention over the past 30 years, another group of Anishinaabek people have also been quietly suffering with the tragedy, unaware they had also been exposed to the very same contamination until the 1980s.
One sign is the recent court order where the army will be brought in when 6 Nations demonstrate against illegal development on Haudenosaunee Territory. War games are being practiced on the main resisters, the Indigenous People.
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Latin America, in fact, has been indispensable in the evolution of U.S. diplomacy. The region is often referred to as America's "backyard," but a better metaphor might be Washington's "strategic reserve," the place where ascendant foreign-policy coalitions regroup and redraw the outlines of U.S. power, following moments of global crisis.
But the larger reality should be clear: McCain is a hard-line neoconservative who buys into Bushâ€™s â€œpreemptive warâ€ theories abroad and his concept of an all-powerful â€œunitary executiveâ€ at home.
Which leaves open the question, why did our government choose to respond by invasion and war?