Citizen Diplomacy Against Drones Over Pakistan

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*+-Tom Hayden: A delegation of American peace activists has succeeded in directly engaging the US ambassador to Pakistan over the drone attacks, which have killed civilians and inflamed anti-US opinion in South Asia and around the globe.

The “Sam Bacile” Election

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*+-Joseph Palermo: The destruction that “Sam Becile’s” little Youtube movie caused could in comparison to the potential damage that outside groups could do to American politics.

The Religion That Cried “Wolf”

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*+-Jim Rhodes: To my knowledge, Vietnam is the only country where citizens have a Constitutional right to believe or not believe sets of religious dogma; elevating one faith based value system over another is simply not allowed.

The Terrorism Issue That Wasn’t Discussed

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*+-Gareth Porter: Absent from the torrent of opinion and analysis was any mention of how the U.S. military occupation of Muslim lands and wars that continue to kill Muslim civilians fuel jihadist sentiment that will keep the threat of terrorism high for many years to come.

Obama Still Doesn’t Quite Get It

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*+-U.S. meddling in the Muslim world and elsewhere continues because politically powerful interest groups benefit from the policy at the expense of the general public.

Obama Versus Osama

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*+-Fearing a new, more formidable opponent than the often buffoonish and macho cowboy George W. Bush, the two leaders of al Qaeda have tag teamed Barack Obama with twin audiotapes condemning him. Unlike Bush—who made little effort to understand the Islamic world and whom al Qaeda could easily bait into reckless acts that raised its […]