Wars That Aren’t Meant to Be Won By David Swanson

2 February, 2013 — Global Research

I looked at pretended and real reasons for wars and found some of the real reasons to be quite irrational. It should not shock us then to discover that the primary goal in fighting a war is not always to win it. Some wars are fought without a desire to win, others without winning being the top priority, either for the top war makers or for the ordinary soldiers.

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FAIR TV: The Beltway Bubble, Syria Stenography, Iran's "Meddling" By Peter Hart

1 February 2013 FAIR Blog

This week on FAIR TV, we look at the bubble that Joe Scarborough and David Gregory live in– where the government must make “big” spending cuts, and Paul Krugman doesn’t know economic. Also, does ABC‘s Martha Raddatz understand what the government is telling her about Syria? And Reuters grants a U.S. government official anonymity to complain about Iran meddling in other countries.

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Political life after the Communist Party By Kate Hudsen

31 January, 2013 — Left Unity

<img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-601″ style=”border-style: initial; border-color: initial; float: right; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 15px; height: auto; max-width: 659px; border-width: 0px;” alt=”party” src=”http://leftunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/party.jpg” width=”198″ height=”255″ />In 1991, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Kate Hudson was one of the leaders of the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>left opposition within the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Communist Party of Great <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Britain that unsuccessfully attempted to prevent that organisation’s dissolution. Here she writes on political life after the Party. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 1 February 2013:

1 February 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Four Palestinians Kidnaped In Bethlehem And Jenin
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, several areas in the occupied West Bank and kidnapped four Palestinians in Bethlehem and Jenin; several Palestinians were injured in clashed with the army in Jenin. …

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ICH 1-2 February 2013 Weekend Edition

2 February 2013 — Information Clearing House

All That Pivots is Gold

By Pepe Escobar

What Beijing actually wants is to get rid of the US dollar peg. For that to happen, it needs vast gold reserves. So here’s Beijing pivoting from the US dollar to the yuan – and trying to sway vast swathes of the global economy to follow the path.



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New at SCF 27 January – 2 February 2013: Israel / EU / Venezuela / Syria-UK / Iraq / Big Brother / Serbia / China

2 February 2013 Strategic Culture Foundation

Yair Lapid: The New Star on the Israeli Political Scene

02.02.2013 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The main surprise of Israel’s latest elections for the19th Knesset was the Yesh Atid party («There is a future»), established less than a year ago it came in second with 19 seats, and is led by 49-year-old Yair Lapid. Some (political opponents) predict it will soon collapse, others (supporters) unquestionably see him as a future leader of the country, still others view Lapid as a product of political technologies grown overseas and grafted onto Israeli soil, similar to the leaders of the «color revolutions» in Eastern Europe, but more subtly so: «no protruding ears» or visible external shocks… Continue reading