Will Griffin: The Three Main Reasons Why The U.S. Invaded and Occupied Afghanistan

Will Griffin: The Three Main Reasons Why The U.S. Invaded and Occupied Afghanistan

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Updated: August 14, 2019

by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
August 13, 2019

“A general line of advice to stick with is to never believe the US government or the Pentagon when it comes to interventions in war. I can’t think of a single war the US has been involved with where they actually told the truth on the reasons behind their involvement, not even World War II.” — Will Griffin

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Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy by Michael Hudson

The Burning of the Sky

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 12, 2019

Control of oil has long been a key aim of U.S. foreign policy. The Paris climate agreements and any other Green programs to reduce the pace of global warming are viewed as threatening the aim of dominating world energy markets by keeping economies dependent on oil under U.S. control. Also blocking U.S. willingness to help stem global warming is the oil industry’s economic and hence political power. Its product is not only energy but also global warming, along with plastic pollution.

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Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion Has Called For A Global Strike By Workers Around The World

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RT America on Aug 10, 2019

On Contact host Chris Hedges talks to Roger Hallam, co-founder of the British-based group Extinction Rebellion. The global grassroots movement uses nonviolent acts of civil disobedience by occupying areas of capitals of major industrial countries in protest, to reverse what they argue is a one-way track to global extinction. Activists are demanding the ruling elites state the truth about the climate emergency and implement radical measures to halve carbon emissions by 2025 and terminate the 150-year binge on fossil fuels.

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The Pentagon’s Carbon Boot Print + Dahr Jamail: A World Without Ice

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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Updated: July 17, 2019

TheRealNews on Jul 10, 2019

Two new studies show that the U.S. military consumes more fossil fuels—and emits more greenhouse gases—than many countries.

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Idiots Driving World to War by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Sputnik
July 16, 2019

Like a person going up in an escalator while asserting they are going down, the British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has a bizarre way of trying to assure Iran that war is not on the cards.

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Piracy on the High Seas… US and British Aim to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal by Finian Cunningham

Piracy on High Seas… US and British Aim to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
July 8, 2019

The seizure of two million barrels of Iranian crude oil by British commandoes is a blatant act of piracy aimed at provoking Iran into war. Also, confiscation of the supertanker in Britain’s Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar seems aimed at sinking the last chances for the international nuclear accord being upheld.

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Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway: Future Resource Wars

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TheRealNews on Jul 7, 2019

The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change.

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I’m Sick and Tired of This Thing Called “Patriotism” by William Blum

Patriotism

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published July 5, 2010
July 4, 2019

Some thoughts on “patriotism” written on July 4

Most important thought: I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism”.

The Japanese pilots who bombed Pearl Harbor were being patriotic. The German people who supported Hitler and his conquests were being patriotic, fighting for the Fatherland. All the Latin American military dictators who overthrew democratically-elected governments and routinely tortured people were being patriotic — saving their beloved country from “communism”.

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Michael Hudson, David Harvey and Bertell Ollman: Three Marxist Takes On Climate Change, Left Forum 2019

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 3, 2019

Left Forum 2019

Essential Dissent on Jun 30, 2019

Panelists: David Harvey, Bertell Ollman, Michael Hudson

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Who Actually Believes America and Its Flagrant Attempts To Corner Iran? by Finian Cunningham + Vijay Prashad: Where Are the Skeptics? + Wilkerson: US Further Isolates Itself

No War On Iran NYC March

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Sputnik
June 20, 2019

The drama of attacks on oil and tanker assets in the Middle East can’t seem to get any more tense. The danger of war breaking out between the US and Iran is reaching a crescendo. However, if this goes down, it is a war scripted by Washington.

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Chris Hedges: From the Bolivarian Revolution and Hugo Chavez to US sanctions and the Overt Attempt to Overthrow Venezuela

Will Griffin: The History of U.S. Imperialism in Venezuela + Max Blumenthal: How US trained Juan Guaido for Regime Change

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 27, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses Venezuela with reporter Ben Norton, from the history of the Bolivarian Revolution and legacy of Hugo Chavez to US sanctions and the overt attempt to overthrow the leadership in Caracas.

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What Weapon Has Killed The Most In Recent Wars? + Exported U.S.-Made Dictator Struggles to Seize Libya

What Weapon Has Killed The Most In Recent Wars? + Exported U.S.-Made Dictator Struggles to Seize Libya

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
World Beyond War
April 24, 2019

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What Price a Livable Planet? by Paul Street

London November 16 2018 (23) Extinction Rebellion Climate Change

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 23, 2019

I suppose we all owe UCLA economist and Hoover Institution senior fellow Lee Ohanian a debt of gratitude for telling us how it is. The “free market” propagandist recently took to the pages of The Hill, a Washington, D.C., journal for political insiders, to explain that the holy laws of economics dictate that humanity must consent to its own extermination. In a piece titled “The Green New Deal is a Pipe Dream,” Ohanian drowned climate activists’ overheated dreams of ecological salvation in the icy waters of bourgeois reality, arguing that the proposed legislation’s advocates are, in fact, nefarious, big-government “command-and-control” zealots—eco-Stalinists—who want “to impose their social and economic preferences on others at an extravagantly high economic cost.”

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I don’t like the phrase “Climate Change.” It’s too mild. Try Climate Catastrophe. by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 10, 2019

In the last years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King spoke against what he called “the triple evils that are interrelated” – economic inequality, racism, and militarism. If King were alive today, he’d be talking about the five evils that are interrelated, adding patriarchy and Ecocide, the destruction of livable ecology. He’d also be noting the dangerous rise of a new national and global fascism linked to the presidency of a malignant racist who glories in accelerating humanity’s environmental self-destruction while the media obsesses over matters of far slighter relevance.

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Greg Palast: Koch Brothers Behind US Coup In Venezuela

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Greg Palast’s website
March 27, 2019

RT America on Mar 26, 2019

For more on the role oil plays as well as the racial dynamic of the US attempt at a coup in Venezuela, we turn to investigative journalist Greg Palast. He discusses the latest developments with RT America’s Manila Chan.

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