The Rise of Disaster Capitalism: "Last summer, in the lull of the August media doze, the Bush Administration's doctrine of preventive war took a major leap forward. On August 5, 2004, the White House created the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, headed by former US Ambassador to Ukraine Carlos Pascual. Its mandate... Continue Reading →

Iran: Next Target of US Military Aggression: "The Bush administration has officially identified Iran and Syria as the next stage of ?the road map to war?. Targeting Iran is a bipartisan project, which broadly serves the interests of the Anglo-American oil conglomerates, the Wall Street financial establishment and the military-industrial complex. The broader Middle East-Central... Continue Reading →

Laying the Groundwork for War With Iran - by Aaron Glantz: "WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes on John Bolton's appointment as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday, they will do so having never asked him about his support for a group called the Mujahedin-e-Khalq, an Iranian dissident group that was... Continue Reading →

The New York Times > International > Middle East > Closer Look at Falluja Finds Rebuilding Is Slow: "In the meantime, Mr. Zoellick asked Mr. Jamily where the council got its money, because budget authority is power. 'We have no communications; we have no money, no vehicles, nothing,' Mr. Jamily acknowledged. 'But we were elected... Continue Reading →

Between the Mullahs and Bush | Nicholas Schmidle | April 2005 issue: "With Bush's belligerent rhetoric toward Tehran on the rise, many students have turned to embrace Iranian nationalism, their country's nuclear aspirations, and, by a twist of irony, the mullahs they have long despised. The population, Semati said, 'has come to identify the nuclear... Continue Reading →

Between the Mullahs and Bush | Nicholas Schmidle | April 2005 issue: "We don't want Bush's support,' Bijan said, becoming angry. 'Did you know that 4,000 people were arrested the night after Bush's statement? It only gives them [the regime] another reason to crack down.' "

Bewildered Herd: In Reporting Sharon Visit, Post Proves "Unwavering Defender" of Israeli Policies: "Perhaps the best true summation of U.S. official views of Palestinians can be found, inadvertently, in the WSJ account published yesterday. In recounting a 1998 trip to Israel, WSJ editors report then-Governor Bush as 'impressed' by Israeli settlements: 'What struck me,' he's... Continue Reading →

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Arabs Lift Their Voices: "But the important thing about this report is that political reform is now being put on the Arab agenda by Arabs. Yes, it's scathing about the Western and Israeli roles in retarding Arab democratization, but it's equally scathing about what Arabs have... Continue Reading →

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