Michel Collon: US Fabricates and Finances Arab Opposition Groups

Dandelion Salad

 on Jun 23, 2011

The UN Security Council is examining France and Britain’s draft resolution, which condemns the ongoing violence in Syria. Russia and China said they would oppose any toughly-worded documents or hasty action.

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An Open Letter to the Tea Party from a Concerned Liberal by Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
liberalpro.blogspot.com
June 23, 2011

fuck the patriot act

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This country is in a mess right now. You can blame it on Clinton, Bush or Obama, but the reality is that it’s more like all three, along with most of the people that they brought into their administrations. It also was not only those that worked for and with the executive branch,  included were Congressmen, Senators, and lobbyists, along with just about anyone else that has had any influence in Washington for the last twenty years.

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This is what empires do by William Bowles

by William Bowles
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Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
23 June, 2011

yankee go home found in firenze.JPG

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I’m sure that somewhere, in a university or institute, researchers have produced an analysis that measures the rise in the number of armed conflicts as a ratio of the increase in economic instability as capitalism goes into one of its periodic meltdowns. Meltdowns that almost invariably end in large-scale war/s as a means of consuming surplus capital, taking out competitors, getting rid of surplus labour, grabbing new markets, extending the sphere of empire… yada, yada, yada…

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Obama Leaves Door Open to Long-Term U.S. Afghan Combat by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
23 June, 2011

Eight is (More Than) Enough: End the Wars!
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WASHINGTON, Jun 23, 2011 (IPS) – President Barack Obama’s speech announcing that the 33,000 “surge” troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn by “summer” 2012 indicates that he has given priority to the interests of the military and the Pentagon over concerns by key officials in his administration over the impact of the war’s costs on domestic socioeconomic needs.

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Obama’s Afghanistan Speech by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
June 23, 2011

[Ed’s annotations in green.]

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 22, 2011

Remarks by the President on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

East Room
8:01 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Nearly 10 years ago, America suffered the worst attack on our shores since Pearl Harbor.  This mass murder was planned by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network in Afghanistan (bin Laden NEVER accepted responsibility for this terrorism, in contrast to his other acts of terrorism.  Continue reading

Max Keiser: Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation

Dandelion Salad

with Max Keiser
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
June 22, 2011

Athens protest - May 12 (1)

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Financial occupation of Greece; IMF Greek Memorandum; financial terrorism; controlled demolition of European economies; asset grab; lawsuits against bankers and government; Pirate My Film, including crowd funding and copyright free media; new European funding facility in the planning stage; global bank; coming housing collapse and banking disaster; devaluation of the dollar; the wild card.

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Gary Null and Chris Hedges: The Gut Wrenching Truth on Homeless Vets

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 23, 2011

Homeless Vet @ Ferry Building Farmer's Market

 on Jun 21, 2011

Gary Null and Chris Hedges fascinating look inside this sad subject and more.

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