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Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)

Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)

Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)

A review of the past year and review of year ahead.

The Troop Question (tags)

As the shaky ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel lumbers on, the European governments expected to ‘enforce the peace’ have been stuttering and stalling in the face of actual commitment. It was France who took the initiative originally, who as head of UNISFL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), promised 3000 troops. After analyzing the situation further, an about-face occurred, and the troop level was reduced to 400 non-combatant personal. Italy saw opportunity and declared itself the replacement, promising 2000 troops; France, not to be outdone, reasserted leadership responsibilities, but with 2000 troops this time; Italy was then, thanks to its charitableness, awarded France’s old job as head of UNISFL. After all this, the seesawing attitude of the rest of Europe continues. These governments are demanding more definitive ‘rules of engagement’; they’re curious about the prospects of actual fighting, and are rightfully scared of being viewed as a foreign occupier in Hezbollahland. Bush is intent on seeing that his backfired war-effort is partially salvaged, and has insisted that Europe “hurry up” with military aide, since the U.S. has none to spare. It may be prudent to examine why Europe— who views Israel and the U.S. with apt distrust— is both eager and terrified to help them pursue their interests. Note: a working assumption will be that ‘humanitarian reasons’ is a sophistic answer, meant to lure citizens into obedience.

A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)

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First the Back-Door Draft, Next the Foot-in-the-Door Draft (tags)

Beware presidents asking for a few good women to tend the troops. If they push the door open a little way, the draft will come right on through.

There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)

Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.

The draft platform of the REVOLUTIONARY PARTY, comments encouraged (tags)

The draft platform of the REVOLUTIONARY PARTY, comments encouraged

Political elite moving toward reactivating draft (tags)

In a speech delivered on February 29 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Kerry declared that “to replenish our overextended military, as president, I will add 40,000 active-duty army troops, a temporary increase likely to last the remainder of the decade”. While Kerry has not spelt out how he thinks the US Army could add 40,000 combat troops to its ranks, there are currently two bills before the US Congress which authorise the US president to activate a military draft of men and women between the ages of 18 and 26.

Latest deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq (tags)

TIKRIT, Iraq - The number of American service members who have died in the Iraq conflict since war started last March reached 500 Saturday after a roadside bomb exploded near Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi civil defense troopers.

Prepare your Draft/CO Files NOW! (tags)

America is at war and I think they are going to need the Draft soon. Men who cannot buy alcohol are required by law to register for the Draft. You may have 9 days once called up for the Draft to prove you are a Conscientious Objector. Prepare your file NOW!

Bush's War Machine Demands You (tags)

"I wanted to get out of this kicking-in-doors-with-guns kind of thing," said Hinman, who was looking forward to more time with his two children but is now serving at Camp Doha, Kuwait. "It was a real surprise."

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