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Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes by Gareth Porter

Marching Against Drones

Image by World Can’t Wait via Flickr

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
October 25, 2013

The Washington Post on Thursday reported what it presented as new evidence of a secret agreement under which Pakistani officials have long been privately supporting the U.S. drone war in the country even as they publicly criticised it.

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American Exceptionalism: Monopoly on Democracy?

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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Dandelion Salad

Featuring Chris Hedges and Gareth Porter.

RT on Oct 14, 2013

What is American exceptionalism? Where does the US’s world monopoly on democracy come from? How does the US give itself license to do as it pleases? “Exceptionalism” is a film by RT correspondent Anissa Naouai. Continue reading

Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased U.S. Intel by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
October 11, 2013

In an effort to provoke any possible opposition in U.S. political circles to a nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to exploiting an old claim that Iran is building intercontinental ballistic missiles that could hit the United States.

The Netanyahu claim takes advantage of the extreme position that has been taken on the issue by Pentagon and Air Force intelligence organisations but goes even further.

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Chris Hedges and Rania Masri on Obama’s Syria Address + Gareth Porter: White House Culled Points in Released Intelligence Report on Syria

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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TheRealNews on Sep 11, 2013

Pt 1: Scholar Rania Masri and writer Chris Hedges respond to President Obama’s Major Syria Address Continue reading

Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria “cherry-picked” by proponents of proposed strike

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Sept. 10, 2013

Some in US Intel. Community Reject Obama Admin Case for Syria Attack

TheRealNews on Sep 9, 2013

Pt 1: Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria “cherry-picked” by proponents of proposed strike  Continue reading

Obama’s Case for Syria Didn’t Reflect Intel Consensus by Gareth Porter

NO  U.S.  BOMBING  OF  SYRIA   /  Hands Off Syria  /   NO  WAR    -    Protest march  from Times Square  to  Union Square,  Manhattan  NYC   -   09/07/2013

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
Revised September 9, 2013

Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.

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Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria by David Swanson + Gareth Porter: US intelligence has no hard proof Assad used chemical weapons

Syria

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
August 29, 2013

Evidence of “weapons of mass destruction” is “no slam dunk,” U.S. officials are saying this time around, reversing the claim made about Iraq by then-CIA director George Tenet.

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