Here’s an exploration of an aspect of Arab Spring that hasn’t been properly discussed: Whether skyrocketing food prices underlie the public’s anger that led to the spate of uprisings.
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Is the US preparing the public for war with Iran? You bet.
The noisy fight over Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony about the Benghazi attack tells us the one thing we know about the 2012 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens and three others: we’re no closer to the truth. And that’s not likely to change, even with a fifth Congressional probe on the way.
Undeclared US wars fought against phantom or created enemies for profit; illegal and covert CIA interference in foreign countries — these familiar echos find their antecedents in a long and bloody history, going back to Iran-Contra, further back to Vietnam, and further back still. Will history repeat itself again?
The Trump administration’s contempt for international courts deepens American unilateralism and emboldens rogue action.
The Western coup against Syria’s Assad marches along under humanitarian cover, the lemming-like media does its part, and the rest of us miss the whole thing. George Orwell would be so, so impressed.
Really interesting material on Syria flies by, largely unnoticed and unremarked upon. Here’s a grab bag of potentially consequential items from the past couple of months.
In the drama over who controls Ukraine, Americans know exactly which side we are on. Or do we?
Who Really Used Chemical Weapons in Syria? Journalist Reese Erlich digs into that question in this exclusive excerpt from his new book “Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect”.
Weird just keeps getting weirder. A close read of the New York Times’s profile of a mysterious top Obama speechwriter and advisor raises questions about the media, the presidency, and power itself.
Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.