We had a lively, wide-ranging show. Steve Hynd, who is Scottish, details the hows and whys of the huge win by the populist Scottish National Party last week when they won a majority in parliament. The SNP describes itself as center-left, which by US standards would be considered far left. They favor no fees at […]
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Topics are Pakistan, Libya, Scotland elections, True Finns, Republican debate, more. The podcast is hosted on BlogTalkRadio. Call in to listen live at 626-414-3492 tonight at 8:30 PM PT (9:30 MT, 10:30 CT, 11:30 ET.) You can also download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done. With Steve Hynd of Newshoggers, […]
US sends two warships through Suez. Qadaffi attacking rebels with jets and bombing. While arming the insurgents seems like a good idea in theory, how can it be done without US troops being fired upon? When that happens, the US will almost certainly shoot back. Taliban assassinates reformist politician in Pakistan. Saudi stock market drops […]
Topics: Maybe Qadaffi should be assassinated. But the US shouldn’t do it. Libyans don’t appear to want outside help and may well be able to do it themselves. This is as it should be. But what if US military made available to all photos of Libyan troop movements? CIA operative Raymond Davis was arrested in […]
Middle East protests may topple more governments but the underlying problems of poverty, rising prices, and income disparities will remain. Will the outcome for many of these countries be something like Pakistan is now? And who is Raymond Davis, supposed diplomat who killed two Pakistanis with highly accurate shots and is now jailed there? Labor […]
Joe Klein urges Obama to play chicken with Congress over the war in Afghanistan.
War is not politics, it is violence – murder – on an enormous scale. It does not lead to democracy, security, or good governance, it leads to anger, humiliation, and above all else, more violence.
A response to Spencer Ackerman’s opening gambit on Pakistan diplomacy
The propaganda tour has failed – 6 in 10 Americans want an end to the war in Afghanistan. Will Obama stick to his timeline, or will congress be forced to take drastic measures?
The ability for the United States to project power abroad – to protect its national security interests – is broken.