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Tag: Aggressive War
  • A Ridiculous Defense of Pre-Emptive War

    One day, while passing a group of professors at school, I heard the most ridiculous defense of preemptive war from one of them. Mind you, this argument came after he criticized the United States for waging a war of aggression against Iraq. Anyways, he essentially stated that, “If you find out that someone has it …

  • Foreign policy rhetoric or death metal lyrics?

    Hyperbole and politics hardly ever come together in a more explosive fashion than during a foreign policy debate between two candidates who both see the world as a place that needs to be managed largely using American military force.  With that theme in mind, I invite you to play today’s political game — foreign policy …

  • Iran Sanctions Continue to Hurt the Wrong Target

    Millions of Iranians are struggling to afford basic food necessities thanks to a spike in food prices caused by US sanctions. Those sanctions continue to be implemented despite the fact that “Washington admits Iran has no weapons program and has not made the decision to start one.”   In short, these sanctions: Hurt average Iranians, …

  • “Socialist” French president turns out to be yet another imperialist

    After promising to withdraw all troops out of Afghanistan, French President Francois Hollande pulls an Obama as he backpedaled on that alluring campaign promise and pledged that 1,400 French troops will remain in Afghanistan. Just do not call them “combat troops!” On a surprise visit to Afghanistan, Hollande announced that France is actually withdrawing just …

  • War and Freedom

    Alexis de Tocqueville once said: No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. . . . War does not always give over democratic communities to military government, but it must invariably and immeasurably increase the powers of civil government; it must almost compulsorily concentrate the direction of all men and …

  • America’s Convenient Military Scapegoats

    No one really knows what possessed Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales to go out into that cold Afghanistan night and — as he is accused of allegedly doing — kill 17 innocent Afghan civilians, more than half of them children. However, we do know that the military acted swiftly and within days had detained, transported, and …

  • US and Israel [Cyber] Attack Iran

    From VOA News, an agency of the US government, comes a story titled, “US, Israeli Computer Program Slows Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions.”  It reports: A published report says a joint U.S.-Israeli project designed to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program has apparently shut down a fifth of that country’s nuclear centrifuges. The report in The New York Times …