Backtalk, March 14, 2008

Confessions of an Obama Cultist Dear Mr. Raimondo, I just read your most recent piece on Obama and wanted to thank you for it. I myself am a leftist (far leftist) and most likely have very little in common with many of your political stances; however, I wholeheartedly agree with your position that there are … Continue reading “Backtalk, March 14, 2008”

Backtalk, March 3, 2008

End the Cuban Embargo [T]he United States’ policy is based on the carrot and stick approach. The embargo is stick, and removing it is the carrot. We want something from Cuba that only the Castro brothers can give, and that’s the release of political prisoners and respect for basic human rights and civil liberties. Many … Continue reading “Backtalk, March 3, 2008”

Backtalk, February 25, 2008

Cuba Fidel has been and is a perennial source of inspiration for all those who struggle for the emancipation of the mankind from the clutches of the world-gendarme, viz. U.S. imperialism, which, in the name of democracy and freedom, is killing and maiming tens of thousands of hapless children and civilians in the AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES. … Continue reading “Backtalk, February 25, 2008”

Backtalk, February 19, 2009

The Dragon or the Snake? After reading this article and others by Mr. Sascha Matuszak, one can only conclude that he is only interested in smearing China, be it its government, its people, its culture, its food, its anything. I wouldn’t be so dismayed by his articles if he were to give us more in-depth … Continue reading “Backtalk, February 19, 2009”

Backtalk, February 9, 2009

Suharto, the Model Killer, and His Friends in High Places John Pilger’s article is stunning in its description of the brutality of Suharto and the venality of western corporate interests. There is no nation of Indonesia, only a Javanese Empire (see George Szamuely’s article “Gangster Nations“). Examples of Javanese hegemony and corporate connivance include the … Continue reading “Backtalk, February 9, 2009”

Backtalk, January 23, 2008

The Hormuz Hoax Regarding the spoof radio messages heard by U.S. Navy ships in the Gulf of Hormuz, cannot they use D/F on such transmissions on the international inter-ship frequency and get a good idea of where they are coming from? This was done regularly by the British during World War I, 90 years ago. … Continue reading “Backtalk, January 23, 2008”

Backtalk, December 31, 2007

The Shocking Stories of the Aid Workers Just Released From Gitmo Andy Worthington’s fine article “The Shocking Stories of the Aid Workers Just Released From Gitmo” is just one more indication that there is a secret agenda, which has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, at Gitmo. As shocking as his account is, I have … Continue reading “Backtalk, December 31, 2007”

Backtalk, December 24, 2007

Hillary Clinton’s Illiberal Belligerence Dear Professor Zunes: Thank you for “Hillary Clinton’s Illiberal Belligerence.” However, I must take serious issue with your characterization of her belligerence as “illiberal.” There is absolutely NOTHING that has happened in or to this country or planet since Sept. 11, 2001 – particularly including the invasion and occupation of Iraq, … Continue reading “Backtalk, December 24, 2007”

Backtalk, December 18, 2007

Creating Crisis: Another War in the Balkans? In past articles, Doug Bandow has pointed to the hypocrisy of the United States government in encouraging secession in the Balkans and elsewhere, despite its own history of launching a bloody war costing 630,000 lives in order to prevent secession within its own borders. But Mr. Bandow displays … Continue reading “Backtalk, December 18, 2007”

Backtalk, December 4, 2007

Interest Group Foreign Policy Doug Bandow writes that the recent controversy surrounding the recent Armenian genocide resolution (1) did not have any “conceivable relevance” to the U.S. government and (2) modern-day Turkey has nothing to do with the genocide perpetrated by the predecessor Ottoman Empire, and is unlikely to stage a “repeat performance.” One could … Continue reading “Backtalk, December 4, 2007”