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ei: Politics of fear

ei: Politics of fear
Founded in 2003, the ATFP's website states that it is "a not-for-profit organization that advocates to the American people the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state." [3] Hoping to replicate the success of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Iraqi National Congress in aligning their policy goals with US national interests, the ATFP believes this can be achieved through a program that reflects the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) strategy adopted in 1988 of a peaceful solution based on existing UN resolutions, international law and human rights. That this approach suffers from an inherent and fundamental contradiction appears to have been lost on the ATFP. Namely, that while an independent Palestinian state may be in America's national interest, it has demonstrated absolutely no inclination to support the creation of a Palestinian state based on UN resolutions, int…

Has the US Ceded Southern Iraq? - TIME

Has the US Ceded Southern Iraq? - TIME: "U.S. military officers in Iraq often wonder about the possible presence of Iranian operatives in cities south of Baghdad like Karbala and Najaf, two key strongholds for Shi'ite militias thought to have links to Tehran. Many soldiers believe those two cities, home to more than 1.5 million people altogether, are where Shi'ite militants gather, train and arm themselves with help from Iran for attacks against U.S. forces farther north. Some intelligence even suggests that Iran's elite military force, the Revolutionary Guard, has opened training camps in the area for Iraqi guerrillas. But getting a clear picture of the happenings there and in other cities in that region is hard for one simple reason: U.S. troops don't go there anymore."

Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place: "If only Jack Abramoff had known the kid he beat up in high school was going to win a Pulitzer Prize and 'out' him on This American Life (listen). Perhaps Jack might've done something a little more useful with his life than lie, cheat and steal in the halls of power. Maybe it would've scared him straight. Who knows."

Supreme Court For Torture: America can kidnap and torture innocents.

Al Jazeera English - News - Us Court Dismisses 'Rendition' Case: "The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a Lebanese-born German citizen who said he was kidnapped and tortured by the CIA. The case of Khaled el-Masri was a high profile case of the CIA's 'rendition' programme under which people regarded as terror suspects by the US are seized in one country and taken to another for interrogation."

The Language That Satisfy America: Hating Muslims.

Al Jazeera English - News - Thompson Warns Of 'Islamic Fascism': "Fred Thompson, the actor and ex-senator who has joined the Republican race for the US presidency, has vowed to halt the spread of 'Islamic fascism' during a televised debate with his party rivals. Thompson said 'It is a global war - Islamic fascism has declared it upon us,' during the debate with his eight rivals in Michigan on Tuesday. "