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  •  Thanks for bringing Juan Cole's (4+ / 0-)
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    Tamar, Don midwest, highacidity, Smoh

    article to our attention. It was, indeed, well worth the read! There is something seriously sick about a bunch of people voting that Continuing Resolution out of the House a day or so ago and then appearing in front of tv cameras smirking followed by their wild celebrating behind closed doors as though they'd done something worthy of praise.  Professor Cole is right about them and his words should give our Democratic politicians words to use in the run-up to the 2014 elections.  And here's something I am definitely going to remember and use:

    GOPS = GRAND OLD PARTY OF SCROOGE
    From now on, no more "GOP"---it's the "GOPS"!

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 02:23:22 PM PDT

    •  first thing AM I read juan cole (3+ / 0-)

      have done it for over a decade

      lots of middle east news

      but in reading Jeremy Scahill's well researched and well written book, I realize how little I know about some countries, especially countries where we are waging war already

      we are waging wars through the special ops units, e.g. JSOC and one of the units in there, Seal Team 6

      Cole pointed out that the US/Russia deal on chemical weapons may be the start of moving to a multi polar world for foreign policy and thus moving away from US's role for the last 60 years

      •  I think I'm going to have to make Prof. Cole (0+ / 0-)

        part of my daily AM read too.  I knew of him but haven't visited his website in ages.  I was delighted today to find the list of books there that he suggests about the Middle East.  

        Interesting possibilities if what Cole points out re: multi-polar world for foreign police and away from US dominance in that arena comes into being.  I've come across writings on various econ blogs I check that the US may also be seeing less dominance in the financial/economic sphere as well one day.  There's some interest in world currency no longer being pegged to the dollar but instead to a basket of currencies.  That could also have interesting repercussions to US/British dominance in the financial arena.

        PS I haven't even gotten a copy of Scahill's book yet and your comment made me put it at the top of my "book shopping" list.  Placing an order at Barnes and Noble in a few days.  Can't wait to get it.  The more I hear from Scahill, the more thankful I am for him.  

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 05:11:31 PM PDT

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