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The desperate U.S.-UK relationship: Barack Obama, David Cameron, and the NSA/GCHQ issue

“We can neither endure our vices nor face the remedies needed to cure them.” Titus Livy Over the past months, media commentary on the massive and aggressively intrusive electronic collection effort being mounted by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) … Continue reading

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Lies in the air of Libya’s spring – The return of “unintended consequences”

The rising concern in Washington, London, and other allied capitals over what is happening in Libya is reminiscent of concerns about Iraq once it became clear that the aftermath of removing Saddam would not be a cakewalk for the U.S.-led … Continue reading

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In the “Obama-vs-History” contest, Obama and America are sure losers

I started out to write a piece about the whole of President Obama’s predictable and deceitful speech last night about Iraq. On reflecting a bit more, however, I came to focus on the president’s phrase: “It is time to turn … Continue reading

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America again defeated in New York … a portent of the future

Almost before the car bomb in Times Square was defused, the city’s mayor, its police commissioner, and sundry politicians were heaping praise on the New York Police Department (NYPD) for “stopping” the attack. This spin will quickly take hold and … Continue reading

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Lethal deafness:Osama trumps Obama and all U.S. leaders – save Rep. Paul

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden last week issued a short statement saying that his forces would kill captured U.S. personnel if Khalid Shaykh Muhammad and his al-Qaeda colleagues were executed after trial. This threat should be taken to the bank … Continue reading

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