China: The New Bin Laden

by Paul Craig Roberts

George Orwell, the pen name by which Eric Blair is known, had the gift of prophecy, or else blind luck. In 1949 in his novel, 1984, he described the Amerika of today and, I fear, also his native Great Britain, which is no longer great and follows Washington, licking the jackboot and submitting to Washington’s hegemony over England and Europe and exhausting itself financially and morally in order to support Amerikan hegemony over the rest of the world.
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The Toll 5/1/11: War Deaths at 6018 and Counting

by Dave McGill

With the release of 26 obituaries by the Department of Defense last week, the total number of Americans that have been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones soared past the 6,000 level, according to statistics maintained by the website icasualties.org. Since the last Toll was published in December, 128 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan and 22 in Iraq.
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The Toll 11/28/10: The War to Nowhere

by Dave McGill

We are now in the 10th year of the war in Afghanistan, a guerilla conflict in which the enemy makes an appearance one minute and is gone the next, only to show up somewhere else – if, in fact, it can even be identified. A few months ago this became the longest war in U.S. history and on Friday, our military operation there became longer than the one conducted by the Soviet Union in the 1980’s.

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