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How did Germany and the German people become the Mrs. O'Leary's cow of an entire continent? How could a culture re-formed during the Renaissance create a horror like Auschwitz?
Petras is also a prolific author. He's written hundreds of articles and 63 books (and counting), published in 29 languages, including his latest one and subject of this review - "Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire."
Thus both the land and the agrarian-based economy that most Afghans depend upon will be blighted, and multitudes will be plunged into further despair: ripe fruit for the Taliban and other extremists.
This tug of war has profound implications for both U.S. foreign policy and the critical Catholic vote in 2008â€™s presidential race.
Not necessarily too late to try and do something about it, but too late to think we can stop it. At best, the recently emerged view is that global warming, no matter what we do, will increase for some decades before it is even slowed down, let alone stopped; at best that means the varying societal interests need to actually do something about the process rather than throw out political homilies and platitudes that mean little.
At root, however, much of what we see and hear in the corporate media has been shaped by money, power and greed. What passes for vibrant public debate is often a sham.
What often happens, however, is that once the Democrats slip into their four-corner stall offense, their lack of a clear purpose â€“ or discernable principle â€“ can become the lethal political issue that they so desperately wanted to avoid. John Kerryâ€™s â€œflip-floppingâ€ or Hillary Clintonâ€™s â€œtriangulationsâ€ can prove just as deadly as a controversial stand.
These countries were targeted, we were told, because they were developing â€œweapons of mass destruction.â€ In the case of Iraq and Iran, this was only a cover. More likely, the two countries were targeted because they opposed Israeli hegemony. Perhaps, too, the US wanted their oil.
In what alternative universe would Washington allow another nation to direct attacks that kill U.S. troops without responding?
Vigilant Shield 2008 (15 to 20 October, 2007) is designed to deal with a "terrorist" or "natural disaster" scenario in the United States. The operation will be coordinated in a joint endeavor by the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security.
We must engage in the Long Resistance to this current world war, using every nonviolent means to bring about its end.