Provávelmente de vez em quando, para registo, colocarei aqui os respectivos posts relevantes.
"Was the Civil War a Terrible Mistake?"
By Jim Powell , Mr. Powell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, is the author of The Triumph of Liberty (2000), FDR’S Folly (2003), Wilson's War (2005) and Bully Boy (2006). His latest book, Greatest Emancipations: How Slavery Ws Abolished in the West, will be published in 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan.
"During Dr. Ron Paul’s recent appearance on FACE THE NATION, he suggested that the Civil War was a mistake, and he has been criticized for saying that. The topic was a minor part of the interview, and he didn’t have time to present much of a case, but fascinating questions were raised. How else would American slaves have gained their freedom if the Civil War hadn’t forced the issue? How could important social reforms of any kind be achieved against stubborn opposition? (...)"
"Colin Powell made his Iraq presentation at the UN five years ago, on February 5, 2003."
"Somehow" os enganos dos pro-war nunca resultam em descrédito, nem quando se enganam redondamente nem mesmo quando a sua base é em parte mentiras. É sempre os que se opõem que são os utópicos e maluquinhos.
Podemos considerar o assunto como conspiração para justificar uma guerra? Creio que sim. Nuremberga até o considera formalmente um crime punivel internacionalmente. Não sei se na era pós-Bush, passado algum tempo a coisa não será mesmo investigada e mais tarde quem sabe punida.
Any thoughts? Gostava de ouvir alguns comentários.
"Colin Powell made his Iraq presentation at the UN five years ago, on February 5, 2003.
As much criticism as Powell has received for this—he calls it "painful" and something that will "always be a part of my record"—it hasn't been close to what's justified. Powell was far more than just horribly mistaken: the evidence is conclusive that he fabricated evidence and ignored repeated warnings that what he was saying was false.
Unfortunately, Congress has never investigated Powell's use of the intelligence he was given. Even so, what's already in the public record is extremely damning. So while the corporate media has never taken a close look at this record, we can go through Powell's presentation line by line to demonstrate the chasm between what he knew, and what he told the world. As you'll see, there's quite a lot to say about it.
Powell's speech can be found on the State Department website here. All other sources are linked below."
Ler o artigo.
É só ver na Atlântico: Buttho, NATO e o ano de 2008.
"A morte de Benazir Buttho significa a radicalização interna do Paquistão levada ao extremo. O caos no Paquistão interessa sobretudo à al-Qaeda, que joga nas fronteiras incipientes com o Afeganistão o seu renascimento pós-invasão. Ora este caos regional obrigará a duas situações de emergência. A primeira é um reforço substancial dos contingentes militares da NATO no Afeganistão "
E claro, ao reforço no próprio Paquistão.
"Invade the world" e acabem com todo o mal na Terra. Please.
Rothbard e a National Review
"For the first five years of its existence I moved in National Review circles. I had known Frank Meyer as a fellow analyst for the William Volker Fund, and through Meyer had met Buckley and the rest of the editorial staff. I attended National Review luncheons, rallies, and cocktail parties, and wrote a fair number of articles and book reviews for the magazine. But the more I circulated among these people, the greater my horror because I realized with growing certainty that what they wanted above all was total war against the Soviet Union; their fanatical warmongering would settle for no less.
Of course the New Rightists of National Review would never quite dare to admit this crazed goal in public, but the objective would always be slyly implied. At right-wing rallies no one cheered a single iota for the free market, if this minor item were ever so much as mentioned; what really stirred up the animals were demagogic appeals by National Review leaders for total victory, total destruction of the Communist world. It was that which brought the right-wing masses out of their seats.
It was National Review editor Brent Bozell who trumpeted, at a right-wing rally: "I would favor destroying not only the whole world, but the entire universe out to the furthermost star, rather than suffer Communism to live."
It was National Review editor Frank Meyer who once told me: "I have a vision, a great vision of the future: a totally devastated Soviet Union." I knew that this was the vision that really animated the New Conservatism. Frank Meyer, for example, had the following argument with his wife, Elsie, over foreign-policy strategy: Should we drop the H-Bomb on Moscow and destroy the Soviet Union immediately and without warning (Frank), or should we give the Soviet regime 24 hours with which to comply with an ultimatum to resign (Elsie)"