Backtalk, July 8, 2008

Stephen Zunes’ Backtalk Stephen Zunes wrote: “In reality, ‘the Iraq War, the threat of war with Iran, and the policy of non-engagement with Hamas and Hezbollah’ have actually hurt Israel.” Now you’re arguing semantics. For that matter, almost everything Israel has done since 1948 has “hurt Israel.” “In terms of U.S. taxpayer-funded military aid to … Continue reading “Backtalk, July 8, 2008”

Backtalk, June 24, 2008

Enough Already! Dear Mr. Raimondo, Your caveat about Tim Russert is well taken, painful as it is in a time of grieving. But the problem goes much deeper than a self-congratulatory press corps. The problem, it seems to me, is that our so-called free press is in fact a commercially censored press that receives advertising … Continue reading “Backtalk, June 24, 2008”

Backtalk, June 11, 2008

Intelligence [sic] Committee Report Gordon Prather, Congratulations and thank you for being the first writer to provide a link to the actual report [.pdf] in your comments. I had found it for myself via Google searching, but nowhere in the many articles I’ve read on the subject. Does anyone but you make it easy for … Continue reading “Backtalk, June 11, 2008”

Backtalk, June 09, 2008

Give China Some Face It is interesting that the author talked about “the world” throughout the article. It really should be “the West” instead. I’d say it’s typical for a Westerner to consider himself representing the world. The West does not represent the world. It never has and is becoming less so. I hope this … Continue reading “Backtalk, June 09, 2008”

Backtalk, April 22, 2008

Israel Loves Mugabe Justin Raimondo’s memory has failed him. I have never supported Robert Mugabe. Even during the war of liberation I supported his then rival Joshua N’Komo. I have many times criticized Mr. Mugabe, in print and on my radio shows. I have never met Mr. Mugabe, and during the conference in Kuala Lumpur … Continue reading “Backtalk, April 22, 2008”

Backtalk, April 3, 2008

Why They Hate China I must take issue with Justin Raimondo’s characterization of China’s changes over the past decade or so as the development of a free market and an unleashing of the “entrepreneurial sprit.” China’s reforms have indeed been capitalist, but hardly laissez-faire. Rather, the Communist state is simply using the same old apparatus … Continue reading “Backtalk, April 3, 2008”

Backtalk, March 23, 2008

Why Did the US Invade Iraq? Mr. Lobe discussed and dismissed the role of Big Oil, but he does not consider (for want of a good term) peripheral oil. I mean companies that are ancillary to the big oil companies, such as Halliburton and Bechtel. These are companies whose economic fortunes are heavily tied to … Continue reading “Backtalk, March 23, 2008”