Posts filed under “War/Defense”

Colbert on the Torture Report

Category: Video, War/Defense

Dana Preist: CIA terror report “makes us stronger”

Category: Video, War/Defense

New Evidence: US Government Intentionally Lied Us Into Iraq War

Alleged Meeting Between 9/11 Hijacker and Iraqi Official Was Debunked by U.S. Intelligence Agencies Before It Was Trumpeted As War Justification … U.S. Pressured Czech Government to Lie There is extensive evidence that the U.S. government intentionally lied us into the Iraq war. Here’s a quick refresher: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind reported that the…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Oil As A Weapon

Art Cashin of UBS shares the following observations from Don Coxe this past week. I thought it was interesting, and wanted to pass it along: “The incomparable Don Coxe, one of the very best observers and analysts of global commodities recently wrote this: Most observers thought the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would cut…Read More

Category: Energy, War/Defense

Torture: An Executive Summary

What You Need to Know .. There’s a media storm regarding the Senate torture report … appropriately. But much of the report was redacted by the CIA and White House. Here’s what you need to know … Initially, the torture was widespread and systemic. And it wasn’t just bad guys who were tortured: The commander…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Debunking the Myth: War Is Bad for the Economy

Nobel Prize Winning Economists, Federal Reserve Chair and Other Top Experts: War Is BAD for the Economy   About.com notes: One of the more enduring myths in Western society is that wars are somehow good for the economy. It is vital for policy-makers, economists and the public to have access to a definitive analysis to…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

3-Star General: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq & Afghanistan

3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan “That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again” 3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first sentence of his new book - Why We Lost:…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Govt Spending: Jobs & Education vs War & Social Security

Shocking what many people support is a function of age:   Via Vox

Category: Employment, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income, War/Defense

Longest Continuous Period of War In American History

Endless War Is the Agenda Pulitzer-prize winning reporter James Risen reminds us: We are now in the longest continuous period of war in American history. And yet there is remarkably little debate about it. Many Americans assume “because 9/11″. But regime change in Iraq, Lybia, Syria and Afganistan (and see this) was planned before 9/11….Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Foreign fighters flow to Syria

Source: Washington Post

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls, War/Defense