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Afghanistan War Resister to ‘Put the War on Trial’ * Latest Posts Alternative Reader International 

Afghanistan War Resister to ‘Put the War on Trial’

By DAHR JAMAIL truthout International Posted by Bulatlat US Army Specialist Victor Agosto served a 13-month deployment in Iraq with the 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. “What I did there, I know I contributed to death and human suffering,” Agosto told Truthout from Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas, in May, “It’s hard to quantify how much I caused, but I know I contributed to it.” His experience in Iraq, coupled with educating himself about US foreign policy and international law, has led Agosto to refuse to deploy to Afghanistan. “It’s a…

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Fighter jet signals China’s military advances * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

Fighter jet signals China’s military advances

China unveiled the locally built Jian-10 last week, saying it narrows the gap with advanced nations. By Peter Ford The Christian Science Monitor BEIJING – A sleek, swept-wing fighter-bomber dubbed the “Jian-10,” unveiled here last week, is more than just another jet plane. It is China’s calling card, announcing Beijing’s arrival among the top ranks of military manufacturers. Powered by Chinese engines and firing Chinese precision-guided missiles, the locally built Jian-10 has “allowed China to become the fourth country in the world” to have developed such a capability, “narrowing the…

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The US Missile Defence System Is The Magic Pudding That Will Never Run Out * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

The US Missile Defence System Is The Magic Pudding That Will Never Run Out

Poland is just the latest fall guy for an American foreign policy dictated by military industrial lobbyists in Washington BY GEORGE MONBIOT The Guardian ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 29, August 24-30, 2008 It’s a novel way to take your own life. Just as Russia demonstrates what happens to former minions that annoy it, Poland agrees to host a US missile defence base. The Russians, as Poland expected, respond to this proposal by offering to turn the country into a parking lot. This proves that the missile…

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The Global Economic War * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

The Global Economic War

From Nigeria to the Philippines, Mexico to India, insurgents are finding new ways to mobilise rage. It is in Afghanistan that the tactical impact will be most sharply felt. BY PAUL ROGERS Open Democracy ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 29, August 24-30, 2008 From Nigeria to the Philippines, Mexico to India, insurgents are finding new ways to mobilise rage. It is in Afghanistan that the tactical impact will be most sharply felt. The five-day war between Georgia and Russia, and the opening week of the Olympic games…

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From Stupid to Moronic to Evil * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

From Stupid to Moronic to Evil

BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS Information Clearing House ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 “Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.” — John Stuart Mill 11/08/08 “ICH” Many years ago, during the 1970s if memory serves, neoconservative Irving Kristol, echoing John Stuart Mill, called his conservative party, the Republican Party, “the stupid party. Kristol was referring to the Republicans’ inability to compete on the policy front. Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan led…

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Hands Off Iran! * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

Hands Off Iran!

BY WORKERS WORLD www.workers.org ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 26, August 3-9, 2008 Another moment of truth approaches. While Washington finally joined talks with Tehran, Congress is still considering a resolution calling for an air, sea and land blockade of Iran, opening one path to war. What is the relationship between U.S. imperialism and the Islamic Republic of Iran? Will the talks lead to an agreement or will the U.S. warships in the Gulf— or the Israeli military—unleash a massive air attack against the Iranian people? What…

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Ron Paul: “Some Big Events Are About To Occur” * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

Ron Paul: “Some Big Events Are About To Occur”

The congressman warns of “chaos about to be unleashed” on economic and political system by globalist intervention and world empire BY STEVE WATSON Infowars.net ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 Texas Congressman Ron Paul has warned the House that he is “convinced the time is now upon us that some Big Events are about to occur.” that will cause liberty to go “into deep hibernation”. Paul told the House, “These fast-approaching events will not go unnoticed. They will affect all of us. Theconomy…

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Status Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

Status Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy

BY RICHARD C. COOK Global Research, July 16, 2008 Posted by Bulatlat ALTERNATIVE READER Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 With the economic news of the week of July 14—the continuing crisis among mortgage lenders, the onset of bank failures, the announced downsizing of General Motors, the slide of the Dow-Jones below 11,000—we are seeing the ongoing collapse of the U.S. economy. Even the super-rich are becoming nervous as cries for an emergency suspension of short selling ring out. What is really taking place, however, is that the producing…

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War Crimes Paradox * Latest Posts Alternative Reader 

War Crimes Paradox

BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS Counterpunch Posted By (Bulatlat.com) ALTERNATIVE READER Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 National Public Radio has been spending much news time on Darfur in Western Sudan where a great deal of human suffering and death are occurring. The military conflict has been brought on in part by climate change, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Drought is forcing nomads in search of water into areas occupied by other claimants.  No doubt the conflict is tribal and racial as well. The entire catastrophe is overseen by a…

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