A Mysterious Attack Across the LoC

NB: Claims and counter-claims by India and Pakistan about an August 23 intrusion across the border raise disturbing questions about their communication links and their deterrent equation. Ten days ago, India’s new foreign minister Yashwant Sinha and Pakistan’s recently appointed minister of state for foreign affairs Inamul Haq warmly shook hands in Kathmandu on the … Continue reading “A Mysterious Attack Across the LoC”

Arming the World: What the US Fears

A recently published book by two US Department of Defense insiders and Cold Warriors, Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II provides an extremely one-sided yet nevertheless sobering account of China’s arms dealings. In Red Dragon Rising, Timperlake and Triplett point to "Communist China" as the chief threat to World Peace (i.e. Pax Americana), surpassing … Continue reading “Arming the World: What the US Fears”

Global Interventionism: The Price We Pay

While the United States government is touting the so-called Clinton Doctrine, which projects American power all over the world in the name of \”human rights,\” the right of Americans to feel safe in their own country is rapidly being diminished. In a recent op-ed piece for the Washington Post [July 26, 1999], Secretary of Defense … Continue reading “Global Interventionism: The Price We Pay”

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August 28, 2002 Justin Raimondo is on vacation. Today we present an appropriate classic from three years ago. This column demonstrates, once again, how accurate Justin’s predictions have been about the then-coming Bush Administration. Now, with Condoleezza Rice whipping up the hysteria over Iraq, how telling is this quote?: "how different from Mad Madeleine will … Continue reading “DUBYA DUBYA DUBYA DOT WARMONGER DOT COM”

Bush Cutting Legal Corners: A Wartime Pattern

I can’t claim to know whether the Washington Post story was an intentional leak or represented enterprising reporting. But the news that lawyers for the Bush administration believe that a 1991 congressional resolution authorizing President Bush’s father to wage war in the Persian Gulf provides ongoing legal justification for the current administration to launch an … Continue reading “Bush Cutting Legal Corners: A Wartime Pattern”

War in Iraq, War on the Rule of Law

The chorus of voices calling for the United States to attack Iraq grows louder. Recent weeks had seen growing controversy concerning the wisdom of such an attack, including controversy over the need for congressional approval for an invasion. The war hawk TV pundits have been busy working to quell the controversy by insisting the President … Continue reading “War in Iraq, War on the Rule of Law”

If This Man is a War Criminal Where is All the Evidence?

In the great film with Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton, the "Witness for the Prosecution" appears in court and gives exactly the opposite testimony from what was expected. You would not know it from our media – which passed over the event in silence – but the same thing happened at The Hague recently, in … Continue reading “If This Man is a War Criminal Where is All the Evidence?”

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, NEOCON

Christopher Hitchens continues his devolution as the War Party’s favorite leftist, and by the time he’s done he may have invented a whole new school of thought: but, hey, come to think of it, he’s about 30 years too late: the neoconservatives beat him to it. It’s pathetic, really, to read his latest rationalizations for … Continue reading “CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, NEOCON”

How Tony Blair Saved Britain

Despite having the money, the think tanks, and the media outlets, does it ever strike you what a pitiful ‘case’ the smack Iraq lot make for it? And add to that the small, but useful thing they have going for them – the fact that these somewhat tuneless praise-singers holler in support of American and … Continue reading “How Tony Blair Saved Britain”