WHOSE NEXT AND WHY? By William Bowles

15 April 2003 — williambowles.info

‘Fuck Saddam,’ Bush said. ‘We’re taking him out.’

I predicate this essay on the fact that there is no basis whatsoever for the reasons given by the Bush/Blair Axis as to why they invaded the sovereign state of Iraq. As with virtually all the dictators of the 20th century, Saddam Hussein was wholly ‘our’ man from the very beginning of his reign to his ignominious end. Hence our starting point for any serious investigation has to be, what are the real reasons?

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The New Imperialism or the Iron Heel By William Bowles

16 March 2003 — williambowles.info

Welcome to the World of Double Standards

“The challenge to the post-modern world is to get used to the idea of double standards. Among ourselves, we operate on the basis of laws and open cooperative security. But when dealing with more old-fashioned kinds of states outside the post-modern continent of Europe, we need to revert to the rougher methods of an earlier era – force, pre-emptive attack, deception, whatever is necessary to deal with those who still live in the nineteenth century world of every state for itself. Continue reading this...

Iraq – The War, the Real Reasons By William Bowles

14 March 2003 — williambowles.info

One thing is clear, this awful war has absolutely nothing to do with Saddam Hussein’s tyranny nor with ‘weapons of mass destruction’ as I will show in this essay. Indeed, Hussein’s regime owes its very existence as far back as the 1970s when Hussein’s military coup was supported by USUK against the left-wing, anti-western government of the time. Continue reading this...

It’s a Proxy World -Reporting the War in Angola By William Bowles

Extra!   — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting – November/December 1988

In March of this year South Africa suffered a momentus military defeat at Cuito Cuanavale in southeastern Angola at the hands of Cuban and Angolan forces. Described by the Christian Science Monitor (3-3-88) as “South Africa’s Stalingrad,” this battle belied earlier reports of the “dwindling resistance” of the Angolan Army and its “Soviet Bloc advisers” (Washington Post, 1-27-88).

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The Macintosh Computer – Archetypal Capitalist Machine? By William Bowles

October 1987 — williambowles.info

Pre-amble: This essay was written in 1987 before the domination of Microsoft, at a time when I thought that the people running Apple computer had their act together. How wrong can you be! In other respects however, many of the ideas and concepts advanced in this essay have come to pass in a most fundamental way. I might add that unknown to me between 1987 and as late as 2002, thise essay has been reprinted many times, the latest being as part of an anthology titled ‘Engineering Culture‘, Autonomedia, NY, 2005.

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