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Ron Paul: They Hate Us Because of Our Global Military Footprint

During the Sept. 12, 2011, Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Ron Paul  — a staunch advocate of limited government and a more modest military footprint — offered a surprising statistic about the reach of the US armed forces. In fact, the US’s military footprint is more extensive than Paul had thought. Read about it at Politifact.…… Continue reading Ron Paul: They Hate Us Because of Our Global Military Footprint

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U.S. Trained and Aided Islamic State Rebels, According to Washington Post Author

Souad Mekhennet, co-author of “The Eternal Nazi” and visiting fellow at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the Geneva Centre for Security policy, claims that the U.S. government trained the Islamic State rebels who they are now bombing in Iraq. According to Mekhennet, rebels that the US government trained when trying to topple Syrian president Bashar al Assad have joined the Islamic State.…… Continue reading U.S. Trained and Aided Islamic State Rebels, According to Washington Post Author

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How Would America’s Founding Fathers React to Syria?

In all likelihood, President Barack Obama will soon bomb Syria in the hope of dealing a blow to Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s regime. This dangerous act of war is a betrayal of the foreign policy vision of America’s founding fathers and will only serve to further weaken the US’s floundering moral credibility around the…… Continue reading How Would America’s Founding Fathers React to Syria?

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Blaming “America’s Global Domination” for the Boston Marathon Bombing

Richard Falk, an American professor of international law at Princeton University, recently suggested that US foreign policy is to blame for the Boston Marathon bombings. His sentiments remind me of Noam Chomsky’s famous quote about terrorism: “Everybody’s worried about terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way; stop participating in it.” Do you agree with Falk’s words?…… Continue reading Blaming “America’s Global Domination” for the Boston Marathon Bombing