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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Politics

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Iraq Troop Surge and US-Iran Policy Dynamics / Politics / Iran

By: Noam_Chomskey

In crude and brutal societies, the Party Line is publicly proclaimed, and it must be obeyed, or else. What you believe is your own business, of lesser concern. In societies where the state has lost the capacity to control by force, the Party Line is not proclaimed. Rather, it is presupposed, and then vigorous debate is encouraged within the limits imposed by unstated doctrinal orthodoxy.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Osama bin Laden Video – Is this a joke? / Politics / Middle East

By: Ian_Brockwell

It has been claimed that this is the first appearance of Osama bin Laden (in a new video) since 2004, although his voice has apparently been heard on a tape more recently. As most will clearly see at a glance, his beard shows no sign of grey hairs anymore (the result of dye we are told), and seems to be more curly/bushy than before. There are of course other facial differences, like the position of his ears, mouth and eyebrows, and if I am not mistaken, his nose looks like it belongs to a boxer who has been on the receiving end of far too many punches! Talking of boxers, can anyone else see a resemblance to Rocky Balboa?

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Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sept 11th Video Address - Bin Laden's Final Call To Islam / Politics / Middle East

By: Emil_Bailey

The anniversary address of Osama bin Laden to mark the attacks of September 11th should be raising alarm bells; however, the Department of Homeland Security is not issuing any new warnings, and instead seems focused on ramping up security for airliners as if to prevent the attack of six years ago.

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Politics

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Macro Musings: The Dogs of War / Politics / Russia

By: Justice_Litle

Invisible transfers and long distance calls Hollow laughter in marble halls Steps have been taken, a silent uproar Has unleashed the dogs of war... -- Pink Floyd, Dogs of War

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Politics

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Painful 9/11 Truth / Politics / US Politics

By: Joel_S_Hirschhorn

Many technical analyses cast doubt on the official explanation of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings, including those presented by an impressive new group: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. More difficult than discovering the truth, however, is convincing most of the public to accept the bitter truth.

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Politics

Monday, September 03, 2007

CIA Faked Photos Helped Lead US to Invade Iraq / Politics / Iraq War

By: Walter_Brasch

Add faked photos to the list of lies told by the Bush–Cheney Administration before its invasion of Iraq.

In a town hall meeting in Bloomsburg, Pa., this week, Rep. Paul Kanjorski, a 12-term congressman, said that shortly before Congress was scheduled to vote on authorizing military force against Iraq, top officials of the CIA showed select members of Congress three photographs it alleged were Iraqi Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones. Kanjorski said he was told that the drones were capable of carrying nuclear, biological, or chemical agents, and could strike 1,000 miles inland of east coast or west coast cities.

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Politics

Saturday, September 01, 2007

US Iraq War Policy "Intellectually Bankrupt" / Politics / Iraq War

By: John_York

In a scathing attack on Donald Rumsfeld and the US failed policy of invasion and occupation of Iraq by the former head of the British Army in Iraq, General Sir Mike Jackson stated :

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Politics

Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day Hypocrisy / Politics / Social Issues

By: Stephen_Lendman

Labor Day is commemorated on the first Monday in September each year since the first one was celebrated in New York in 1882. Around the world outside the US, socialist and labor movements are observed on May 1 to recognize organized labor's social and economic achievements and the workers in them. This day gets scant attention in the US, but where it's prominent it's commonly to remember the Haymarket Riot of May 4, 1886 in Chicago. It followed the city's May 1 general strike for an eight hour day that led to violence breaking out on the 4th.

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Politics

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Case Against Nuclear Fission / Politics / Energy Resources

By: Brian_Bloom

“… Iran 's active pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust. Iran 's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere."

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Politics

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The War on Working Americans - Part I / Politics / US Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

As Labor Day approaches, what better time to assess the state of working America. It's under assault and weakened by decades of eroding rights in the richest country in the world once regarded as a model democratic state. It's pure nonsense in a nation always dedicated to wealth and power, but don't try finding that discussed in the mainstream. Today, it's truer than ever making the struggle for equity and justice all the harder. That's what ordinary working people now face making beating those odds formidable at the least.

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Politics

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Open Letter to Congressman Ron Paul / Politics / US Politics

By: Brian_Bloom

Sir,

Arising from a recent interview which I enjoyed with Pat Gorman of Wake Up America at Free Mark et News Network, your name has been brought to my attention many times in the past couple of weeks.

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Politics

Saturday, August 25, 2007

VOTE NOW - Rate Your NHS GP Doctor Surgery Service / Politics / NHS

By: N_Walayat

Every other week, results of independent studies reveal that Britain's NHS right from the GP surgeries straight to hospital wards delivers extremely poor value for money.

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Politics

Friday, August 24, 2007

Aging US Infrastructure / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

The recent and tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota raises many questions in Americans' minds about our aging infrastructure, and what is being done to maintain it. Questions such as: "Was I-35 an isolated accident or are we approaching days when crumbling bridges and bursting pipes will be regular features on the evening news?"

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Politics

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

GP's to Blame for Britain's Worse Cancer Record than Eastern Block Countries / Politics / NHS

By: N_Walayat

An in depth study by Euro care into cancer treatment across Europe reveals that despite Britain spending a record amount on cancer treatment, it fails abysmally coming in below many former eastern block countries that spend as little as one third that of the UK on cancer treatment.

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Politics

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

High Risk Government Spending / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week this column addressed the train wreck that federal spending has become. To score political points politicians will make loud noise about fairly small matters such as earmarks, even while refusing to address the real problem. Namely, that our federal government is too big and does too much. Politicians prefer to pass a bill or create a program every time somebody points to a new social problem, this way they can tell their constituents how much they are doing to help. Instead of rationally explaining the proper role of government, politicians have attempted to play the role of friend, preacher, parent, social worker, etcetera-- in essence, whatever any organized special interest can demand.

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Politics

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Major Diplomatic and Strategic Evolution in Iraq / Politics / Iraq War

By: John_Mauldin

This week in a Special Outside the Box good friend George Friedman addresses the Byzantine geopolitical ramifications of recent three party discussions between the Americans, Iraqis, and Iranians. With no obvious reason to trust one another and a good deal of reasons not to, why are we seeing evidence of more discussions.

As George tells it, there is more than meets the eye to these talks. The different parties all strive to extract the most favorable concessions from the Iraq War befitting their respective, and divergent interests; alas, both Iran and the US have come to the realization, albeit belated, that neither party can achieve their objective and the even far more politically grievous realization that no single party can aspire to control or stability in Iraq without the explicit cooperation of all parties, working in unison toward collective initiatives. Further, the risk that everything spins out of control is forcing negotiations among enemies.

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Politics

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Bourgeoisie Of America / Politics / US Politics

By: Captain_Hook

To say these are interesting times is undoubtedly an understatement in my view, as I am a conservative by nature. And the dichotomies – don't get me started on them. In the US, supposedly the exemplar of free enterprise in the world, never have so many owed so much to the state, while at the same time it appears those in power have embraced capitalism to its fullest degree , spending money here and there as long as kick-backs in the form of political contributions keep coming. What do we call this – selective capitalism? What's scary is current circumstances in America are very similar to the period preceding the French Revolution , where it appears we are witnessing the proliferation of a Bourgeoisie class of ‘well to-do's' in knowing the right people. Isn't that a scary thought for some! If this is true, business leaders, bankers, and politicos should beware.

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Politics

Monday, August 06, 2007

Removing A Failed President Without Impeachment / Politics / US Politics

By: Joel_S_Hirschhorn

Removing A Failed President Without Impeachment We no longer can trust Congress to impeach and remove a terrible president. The Washington Post has published an op-ed piece by Robert Dallek that proposes a constitutional amendment to allow “ouster by the people” for removing a president other than by impeachment or because of incapacity. Considering the dismal performance of George W. Bush and his administration and the difficulty in obtaining impeachment, this is a fine idea.

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Politics

Friday, August 03, 2007

Polonium, Politics and $100 Crude Oil / Politics / Crude Oil

By: Adrian_Ash

"...If you fear that we're only a couple of headlines away from $100 oil, be careful how you buy into Russia's huge energy reserves..."

A RISK CONSULTANCY firm based in Canary Wharf 's gleaming financial district emails us here at BullionVault to ask:

"We are keen if possible to get a view from you on the recent heat between the UK and Russian governments.

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Politics

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A Metallurgist's Insights Into the Minneapolis Bridge Disaster / Politics / Social Issues

By: Joel_S_Hirschhorn

The incredible collapse of the Minneapolis bridge will send a message to the nation that has been repeatedly sent for decades, but that our political system has refused to effectively respond to. America's physical, engineered infrastructure has been in desperate need for massive spending to repair and replace, but the multi-trillion-dollar cost has been rejected by local, state and federal politicians.

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