Ivan Eland

  • The Christian Science Monitor and the Huffington Post have exposed lobbying efforts by the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) to hire for big bucks former high US government officials to give speeches to, either explicitly or implicitly, endorse their efforts to get taken off the US governments list of ...

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  • The mass slaughter of innocents by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway has highlighted the selective perception of such heinous acts of terrorism by the US and Western media. Although those who study terrorism cannot seem to reach a standard definition of terrorism - perhaps because past actions of ...

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  • The jockeying for position on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq continues. Recently, departing Secretary of Defence Robert Gates and the US military have tried to box the Obama administration into leaving as many troops in Afghanistan as possible. Gates argued that a rapid withdrawal ...

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  • The killing of Osama bin Laden reminds us that there are only two disciplines in which uncaused events occurquantum physics and the history of U.S. foreign policy. According to the version of history expounded by the American media and politicians, the passenger aircraft hitting the World Trade ...

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  • The WikiLeaks documents released on Guantanamo prisoners indicate appalling military incompetence in haphazardly patching together sketchy and contradictory information that has allowed many high-risk terror suspects to go free, while low-risk or innocent detainees continue to be incarcerated. Yet ...

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  • Things are bad when a president who says he wants out of Iraq and claims American soldiers will soon start to withdraw from Afghanistan succumbs to international and domestic pressure to do the heavy lifting in yet another civil warthis time in Libya. Its as if there is a 'buy two wars and get the ...

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  • Unbelievably, after experiencing 10 years of quagmire in Afghanistan and Iraq, the American foreign policy establishment is now clamouring for the institution of a no-fly zone in Libya. Luminaries on both the Left and the Right have endorsed the concept: for example, Senators John Kerry, Joe ...

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