American Exceptionalism: Monopoly on Democracy?

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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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

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Did Washington Ever Tell A Lie? by Siv O’Neall

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by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
September 1, 2013

A democracy is a country where the all-powerful President does what he alone knows is good tor the people.

Stand up! The United States of America, our fatherland, the only moral nation in the world. And the only powerful nation. Together we stand. Flag at the top. We have the moral right to invade and kill millions in any country that does not abide by our rules. We are the world leaders. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Syria is in a Toe-To-Toe Conflict Between Russia and U.S. + U.S.-Russia Conflict Over Syria: Diplomacy Versus Infantilism

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
August 12, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
August 12, 2013
Recorded on August 9, 2013

Reactions to recent statements by the outgoing deputy director of the CIA recently regarding the supposed threat to U.S. security from the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have caused and precipitated reactions and debate far and wide. The seeming 360-degree complete about-face, after more than two years of known U.S. efforts to topple the government of Bashar al-Assad has many wondering as to the mental fortitude of Washington’s geopolitical architects.

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Vijay Prashad: International Law and “The Responsibility to Protect”

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TheRealNews on Aug 10, 2013

In the final segment of Paul Jay’s interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights.

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Britain: “A Retirement Home For War Criminals” by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
July 31, 2013

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“Let me ask you one question. Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could?” (Bob Dylan, b: 1941)

Figures just obtained by the BBC under a Freedom of Information request, show that last year the UK Home Office identified nearly one hundred suspected war criminals, the majority of cases believed to be already having been living in the UK for a number of years. (i)

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Cheerleading Another Bloodbath in the Name of Peace by Felicity Arbuthnot

War is Peace. Obama and his Nobel "Peace" Prize

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
June 24, 2013

“Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terrorism.” President Barack Obama 15th February 2013. (Re Boston bombings.)

Having learned nothing from the catastrophes of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, it seems President Obama, the equally clueless UK Prime Minister Cameron and his culturally challenged Foreign Secretary William Hague are cheerleading another bloodbath in formerly peaceful, secular, outward looking Syria.

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Rick Rozoff: NATO Is Antithetical To The Spirit Of The United Nations

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
June 10, 2013

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
June 9, 2013

Colombia may be on a list for membership in NATO further expanding what was originally a North Atlantic defense organization, into a global offensive military bloc, in effect taking over the world. Rick Rozoff spoke about this and more in an interview with the Voice of Russia.

Hello! This is John Robles. I’m speaking with Mr. Rick Rozoff the owner of the Stop NATO website and international mailing list.

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Barack Obama’s Letter — Regarding the War Powers Resolution

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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A little wrap-up on the status of permanent war.

Propaganda Alert!

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 14, 2013

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat.

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David Swanson: Obama Nominee to the UN, Samantha Power Advised Violating UN Resolution on Libya

U.S. Out of Libya

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://warisacrime.org
June 6, 2013

TheRealNews Jun 6, 2013

David Swanson: Samantha Power advocated regime change in Libya when UN resolution was specifically restricted to defense of Benghazi.

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Western States: A Gang of Arsonists Setting Countries on Fire by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
May 30, 2013

How to describe the actions of Britain and France towards Syria and by extension, the wider Middle East and Africa regions?

This week, the insane British and French mis-rulers gave notice that they intend pouring fuel on the Syrian crisis – a crisis that they largely instigated – by openly sending more heavy weapons to the Western-backed mercenaries tearing that country apart.

It should be patently obvious that the murderous rampage against Syrian civilians that is entering its third year could not be sustained if it were not for the relentless Western government and media support. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: European Guantanamo: Why The U.S. Wants Serbia To Give Up Kosovo

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
May 17, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
May 17, 2013

The U.S. military base in Kosovo was constructed in 1999 without consulting with the government of Serbia and is the largest U.S. military base built outside of the U.S. since the Vietnam War. The site was apparently used for extraordinary renditions and has been referred to as a “little Guantanamo”. Continue reading

Stay Out of Syria! by Leah Bolger and David Swanson

Hands off Iran and Syria

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by Leah Bolger and David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://greenshadowcabinet.us
May 5, 2013

Statement of Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace, of the Foreign Affairs Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet:

The Obama administration has seemingly painted itself into yet another military corner by announcing that use of chemical weapons by Syria would constitute a red line that would mandate military action on the part of the United States. Now we are hearing reports that the red line may have been crossed, and some prominent officials are calling for the U.S. to step up its aid to the rebels and/or impose a no-fly zone. Continue reading

US, NATO Using Proxy Terrorism to Achieve Neo-Colonialistic Goals by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
May 2, 2013

A failed coup in the North African country of Chad this week is just another repercussion from the wave of Western state-sponsored violence and destabilization, stretching from Central Asia, through the Middle East and across Africa.

The Chadian regime of President Idriss Deby said it had thwarted a coup attempt after it arrested an unknown number of army personnel and at least one opposition politician. Continue reading

Generalissima Clinton Expanding the Empire by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 8, 2013

Hillary Clinton has completed her four-year tenure as Secretary of State to the accolades of both Democratic and Republican Congressional champions of the budget-busting “military-industrial complex,” that President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address. Behind the public relations sheen, the photo-opportunities with groups of poor people in the developing world, an ever more militarized State Department operated under Clinton’s leadership.

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Rick Rozoff: Pentagon’s Global Expansion Plans for 2013

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
January 28, 2013

anti-NATO protest, Krakow, 19.02.2009

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
January 28, 2013

Regular Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff discusses Syrian defenses and how they are preventing a Western invasion, Russian-Syrian cooperation, the pretext of the war on terror to invade countries which he says was part of phase 2 of the US/NATO global expansion, other pretexts used to justify military expansion, the ties between al-Qaeda and the US and the massive expansion by US/NATO into the African continent which will, in effect, bring all of Africa under US/NATO control.

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