US and NATO imperialism in South Asia: The developing Pakistan quagmire by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Written on June 15, 2009
Nov. 18, 2010

Pakistan map (1990 version)

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After some nationalist and anti-imperialist elements succeeded in defeating the elaborate US and British plans to install two of their puppets- Parvez Musharraf and the late Benazir Bhutto-in the highest government offices in Pakistan, another puppet, Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir’s husband-also known as Mr. Ten Percent, because of his corruption and demanding and taking systematic bribes on contracts with national and international companies- during Benazir’s premiership, in which he was one of the members of her cabinet, managed to substitute both of them and has proven that he is a bigger puppet than both of them combined. Both he and his wife were methodically groomed for their roles by various organs and representatives of US imperialism. During their government, they had stolen an estimated one and a half billion dollars from the poor people of Pakistan and had deposited those in foreign bank accounts. Continue reading

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I Cry Instead by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 18, 2010

With kudos to the Beatles and a little poetic license: ‘I got every reason on earth to be sad, cause I just lost the only country I had. If I could get my way I’d try to get her back someway, but I can’t so I cry instead!’ That is exactly what this writer has been experiencing more and more. I cry. I see the foolishness, the utter contempt for we who labor, by our government leaders and the large corporations… And I am reduced to tears. First comes the anger, the outrage, and then… The tears.

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The Lesson of Repression By Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://www.gpln.com
Nov. 18, 2010

If you want to fly these days, there’s a high probability that you will be given two choices.  The choices are:  subject yourself to potentially harmful x-rays as you allow a stranger to view your naked body or,  be patted down by someone you don’t know in a manner that others have described as humiliating, demeaning, and emotionally debilitating.  To touch someone the way a TSA official touches people (http://www.ourlittlechatterboxes.com/2010/11/tsa-sexual-assault.html) would be a crime in any other setting, but no longer is classified as such when a TSA employee does it.  How America is being protected by having a TSA agent touch your penis, vagina or breasts is not explained.

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Our National Symptoms-Chasing Yoyo Syndrome by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
18 November, 2010

…And Corrupt System of No-Checks & Many-Imbalances

I go on line and check out the major newspaper headlines, and to my delight there is a TSA related headline or two in every one. In the last few days two in every three e-mails I’ve received (and I receive hundreds a day) carry TSA related heads up or action items in their subject lines. The blogosphere has been simmering with the same outrageous issue. Yet the entire thing gives me pause. A long one. The pattern, the order, the intensity, the lingo, the reaction…all remind me of something or some things. It is a bit, maybe more than a bit, like a sense of déjà vu. The feeling that we’ve been here; more than once, actually many times. Make that too many times. I keep thinking of a yoyo. In fact, I can’t get the image of a yoyo out of my head. I am asking myself, and you, the following question: Are we Americans exhibiting yoyo-like and short-lived reactions? In short-lived jerky motions?

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“Winning” A Nuclear War By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
liberalpro.blogspot.com Nov. 15, 2010
Nov. 18, 2010

We have a situation in the United States and NATO, along with the belligerent State of Israel, where the ruling elite believe that it is ultimately possible to win a nuclear war. Think about that “To win a nuclear war”. Anyone with half a brain should consider this, and ask themselves the question of how is it possible to win a nuclear war?

Maybe, and this is a very small maybe, if just one or two nuclear weapons could subdue Iran, well maybe the it would be possible to “win” a nuclear war. The facts just don’t support this however. One or two nuclear devices would not put a dent in the conventional capability of Iran. Iran is a nation that has the power to mobilize almost three million soldiers. Think about the fact that Afghanistan is beating the U.S. and NATO Forces with only 24,000 Taliban fighters. What makes the civilian and military leaders of NATO believe that we could take an Army, fighting for its homeland, which is millions strong?

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