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Fall of Berlin Wall Began Eastern Expansion of NATO
Putin said explicitly -- you know, we don't want Ukraine in NATO, but even more and what weighed even more heavily in our decision to reincorporate Crimea was the notion that U.S. or NATO ships would be sailing into Sevastopol, that missile-defense systems would be emplaced in the Black Sea. I really much prefer to have it the way it is now, where they're free to visit us in our base in Sevastopol.
Gates Memoir Omits Key Facts on Obama's Afghan War Strategy
The storyline that is referred to in the memoirs of Robert M. Gates about the president saying that -- referring to being gamed, apparently, by Petraeus, what that was really about was Petraeus, supported, again, by Gates and other top officials in the national security team of Obama, trying to get Obama to relent on his insistence that the withdrawal of U.S. troops should start in mid 2011.
Ratner: NSA Surveillance Program Needs to be Torn Apart from Branch to Branch
The NSA has to be torn apart root and branch. It basically has to be gotten rid of. We have to start over and say, what's necessary here? And what's necessary can only be necessary in terms of surveillance with a court order, a warrant that allows such surveillance under the stringent standards of our Fourth Amendment. We can't have this open and notorious mass spying.
Part 2 -- McGovern: NSA Consistently Violates its Oath to Uphold the 4th Amendment
General Alexander doesn't have the power to violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You know? He admits it's intrusive. The judge has now said it's unconstitutional. Where does he get off saying, well, if you come up with a better way, then I'll do that? You can't do unconstitutional things, even if people like Dianne Feinstein are willing to let illegal laws.
Saturday, February 5, 2011(3 comments)
Reagan Celebration Hides Brutal History
The Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay discusses the February 6 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan with two men who know what they're talking about -- Lawrence Wilkerson and Robert Parry.
Thursday, January 27, 2011(1 comments)
US Supports Mubarak as Thousands Call For His Ouster
These were the biggest demos Egypt has witnessed in decades. They were orchestrated by informal youth movements, as one called the April 6 Youth Movement, which urged Egyptians to join what they called a day of revolt.
Past is present in Latin America
The story of the Left in El Salvadore is one example of the anti-imperialist struggles that have led to the victories of the various leftist leaders present at this weekend's summit. Obama's got his head in the sand to ignore that history.
Friday, January 16, 2009(3 comments)
A Carthaginian Peace for Gaza
In this three-part video interview, conservative author Eric Margolis (American Raj) analyzes Western actions in the Muslim world, focusing on the current Israel-Gaza conflict.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Can Chávismo survive without Hugo?
The tension between participatory democracy vs. representative democracy is being played out in Venezuela, where widely loved Hugo Chávez again seeks a constitutional amendment to allow him to run for reelection in 2012.
Friday, January 9, 2009(2 comments)
Israeli Intel Targets Israeli Protesters
Israel and West Bank freelance journalist Jesse Risen Rosenfeld reports on the demonstrations occurring inside Israel, predominantly against the offensive against Gaza.