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Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – A Tangled Web: How the Media Misleads the Public on Terrorist Threats

Public perception about the so-called “Global War on Terror” is manipulated in various ways by a trail of misinformation and disinformation. This article is a case study on the October 22, 2015 lone gunman rampage of Parliament Hill in Ottawa that was used by the  government of Steven Harper to justify Canadian entry into the US war in Iraq and, later, the …

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Andrew J. Bacevich – On Building Armies (and Watching Them Fail)

First came Fallujah, then Mosul, and later Ramadi in Iraq.  Now, there is Kunduz, a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan.  In all four places, the same story has played out: in cities that newspaper reporters like to call “strategically important,” security forces trained and equipped by the U.S. military at great expense simply folded, abandoning their posts (and much of their U.S.-supplied weaponry) without even …

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The new global arms race – Thomas Gaist

Since the 1980s, in an effort to maintain the position of unchallenged global primacy it achieved during and immediately following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the US ruling elite has spearheaded a global arms race and militarization drive that now threatens to produce a third imperialist world war. After a superficial and short-lived drawdown during the “peace dividend” years …