fix articles 128713, dilip hiro
Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)
Long Knives Target Iran (tags)
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban (tags)
The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban's reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was "actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA," according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. "The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul," adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw "nothing objectionable" in the Taliban's plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: "The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan." "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that," said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.
Iraq, Bush's God-Emboldened Narcissism and Parasitic Militarism (tags)
The moral priority is to dismantle the warfare state or the socio-economic structure that elevates the likes of GW Bush and Dick Cheney to positions of power..Arguably finding God further warped his character.
The Torture Administration (tags)
The Geneva Convention is not being followed by the Bush Administration.
DESTROY AIPAC (tags)
WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!
BTL:Critics Warn Iraq War Will Provoke Increased Terrorism... (tags)
...Ethnic Conflicts and Global Economic Instability. Interview with Dilip Hiro author and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris