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Spoiling for a fight

"It is clear that neither party to the conflict has the interests of the Iraqi people at heart. The US invaded and occupied Iraq to satisfy strategic calculations to do with the security of Israel and the free flow of cheap oil."

Sincerity or Somersault?

"With his typical outlook, the Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has—eventually—beamed a hazy hint—that he will meet apex leadership when he lands onto the soils of Pakistan for the ensuing SAARC summit—in January next."

Courting trouble to buy votes

"What lies behind Washington's declared intentions, then, is less a desire to placate Iraq than to domesticate the conflict set in motion by the invasion and subsequent occupation. The US administration is seeking to transform the conflict into an Iraqi-Iraqi war in which Washington will support one of the two sides."

Pakies vs Porkies

"Islamophobia has been part of western culture since the Crusades, with Saddam and Osama only the latest in a long line of Arab bogymen."

America’s Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt

"After the horrific 9/11 tragedy, the “Wire Pullers” began shredding the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Congress then quickly passed the “USA Patriot Act” in the middle of the night, without a public hearing. Later, the draconian “Homeland Security Law” was enacted. And, on March 20, 2003, the Bush-Cheney Gang started, without any just cause, the war with Iraq."

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