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Tag: Robert Gates
  • Does Rising Violence in Pakistan mean more U.S. Involvement?

    I posted only half a day ago that the United States appeared to be getting ready to ramp up its potential presence in Pakistan, as Hillary Clinton expressed concern over Pakistani sovereignty.  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has affirmed the assertion today while making a visit to the neighboring country of Afghanistan.  Will 30,000 additional …

  • Clinton discusses threats to Pakistan’s sovereignty

    It appears that our Secretary of State is preparing Americans, in a very sly way, for potential military involvement in Pakistan: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Pakistanis have experienced a change in attitudes about fighting terrorism as they see a growing threat to their own nation. Clinton tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that …

  • Anyone Else Getting Tired of the Lies?

    In 1928, Arthur Ponsonby wrote in his book Falsehood in Wartime, “When war is declared, truth is the first casualty.” Sadly this truism also applies to undeclared wars as well. On Tuesday, when President Obama officially announced his deployment of 30,000 more troops, the country felt a bit betrayed. The “hope” for “change” that many …

  • Nightly Roundup 11/12/09

    Ames is excited for Ron Paul’s visit to ISU tomorrow. The US Dollar depreciated by 4.4%, concedes the NY FED. Neocon Robert Gates is assuring us that Obama’s Af-PAK “choices” will be wise.  A Facebook status saved a man from being incarcerated by the unaccountable state “beyond reasonable doubt.” In addition to carrying out unjust incarcerations, the state assures …

  • Don’t Waste a Crisis

    In a further abuse of power, the U.S. military wants to help citizens in the event of a Swine Flu outbreak, according to the Department of Defense. The proposal is awaiting approval from Robert Gates – the Defense Secretary of both Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.  It includes working with FEMA and …

  • We’re Here to Stay

    President Obama’s new focus on Afghanistan promises to keep American involvement in that country going for a long time, reports AntiWar.com. “At one point forgotten as America’s other war, nearly eight years after the initial US invasion of the nation signs are that the government’s commitment to continuing the war in face of seemingly indefatigable …