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Commentary, March, 08 2002
Monbiot's ZSpace page
Those of us who opposed the bombing of Afghanistan warned that the war between nations would not stop there. Now, as Tony Blair prepares the British people for an attack on Iraq, the conflict seems to be proliferating faster than most of us predic...
Commentary, March, 01 2002
Author's ZSpace page
Though no connection between Iraq and the terrorist attacks of September 11 has been found, the Bush administration has raised expectations significantly that it will again bomb Iraq as it extends its Òwar on terrorismÓ into new countries.
Commentary, February, 28 2002
Richard Du boff
Du boff's ZSpace page
Most people believe that their own country is virtuous and that only others misbehave enough to qualify as international outlaws. But the United States has elevated this popular sentiment to the level of national policy, by designating certain cou...
Znet Article, February, 28 2002
Edwards's ZSpace page
In a recent article, Nick Cohen commented on the rationale behind the extraordinary media obsession with predicting the future. Cohen compares BBC journalists with TV crystal ball-gazer, Mystic Meg: "Instead of being honest, broadcasters pose a...
Commentary, February, 19 2002
Choudry's ZSpace page
Now that weâ€™re all supposed to be Americans as the fight against â€œthe evil onesâ€ expands, a recent incident has reminded me that some of us, wherever we may live, are just, as George Bush said recently, â€œPakisâ̈́...
Znet Article, February, 17 2002
Fisk's ZSpace page
Scott Ritter, America's former top arms inspector in Iraq, has a neat phrase for Saddam's regime. The "phantom threat", he calls it. And he backs up his argument with an impressive assault on the credentials of Ahmed Chalabi, the head of Iraq's op...
Znet Article, February, 14 2002
Julian borger & ewen Macaskill
Macaskill's ZSpace page
The Pentagon and the CIA have begun preparations for an assault on Iraq involving up to 200,000 US troops that is likely to be launched later this year with the aim of removing Saddam Hussein from power, US and diplomatic sources told the Guardian...
Znet Article, February, 13 2002
Morris's ZSpace page
Analogies are difficult given world power realities, but consider the following. "The Chinese News Agency reported today that the Chinese Government has decided to oust US President George W. Bush.the debate is over. China has decided that the U...
Commentary, February, 10 2002
Flanders's ZSpace page
A couple of weeks back, Human Rights Watch announced in their annual World Report that repressive governments around the world are exploiting the "war against terrorism" to clamp down on domestic dissidents.
Commentary, January, 20 2002
Podur's ZSpace page
Years ago I interviewed someone who had traveled all over Central and Eastern Europe and Central and South Asia studying states and civil wars and how and why states failed. 'People ask me what's worse, an authoritarian state or no state,' he said...
Commentary, December, 30 2001
Prashad's ZSpace page
This is the dawning of the Age of Scorpio, or as our Sanskrit texts have it, the Age of Vrishchika.
Commentary, December, 28 2001
Brecher's ZSpace page
The Bush Administration is blundering into a global conflagration. There is currently no force within the U.S. likely to stop it. It is up to the rest of the world, and especially AmericaÕs friends and allies Ð both governments and their citizen...
Commentary, December, 24 2001
Herman's ZSpace page
When the United States pummels tiny states like Grenada and Panama, the U.S. media and public have no apparent embarrassment at the imbalance of power and the bully-boy aspect of the incursions; in fact, there is pride at super-Goliath beating up ...
Commentary, December, 20 2001
Jensen's ZSpace page
My clearest memory of the 1991 Persian Gulf War is a few moments on a bus when the world melted in front of me.
Commentary, December, 16 2001
Wise's ZSpace page
Traveling through airports, as I often do, can prove to be quite an educational experience. Therein, one can engage in people watching, examine the culinary habits of corporate types and tourists, and occasionally gain insight into the mindset of ...
Commentary, December, 09 2001
Cromwell's ZSpace page
A few weeks ago, while awaiting a flight from Heathrow to Glasgow, I encountered an alleged war criminal walking around freely. His name? Robin Cook. Yes, the former British foreign secretary, now leader of the House of Commons. Iraq, Serbia, East...
Commentary, December, 03 2001
Author's ZSpace page
In the aftermath of September 11, powerful forces within the U.S. establishment have been engaged in a campaign of lies, disinformation, and speculation to pin blame for the World Trade Center attacks and the anthrax mailings on Iraq and Saddam Hu...
Commentary, November, 20 2001
Marable's ZSpace page
The bombing campaign against the people of Afghanistan will be described in history as the "U.S. Against the Third World." The launching of military strikes against peasants does nothing to suppress terrorism, and only erodes American credibility ...
Commentary, November, 19 2001
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
In a recent interview with the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, Osama bin Laden justified the killing of innocent Americans this way :
Commentary, November, 10 2001
Herman's ZSpace page
The Bush Afghan war calls up memories of the Vietnam war in both actions and rhetoric: the massive use of superior arms heavily impacting civilians, deliberate food deprivation, wholesale terror allegedly combatting "terrorism," but always "sincer...