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New Book Is A Must Read For Iraq War 2 Enthusiasts

Iraq War 2 is ancient history, like Athens’ defeat at Aegospotami or the NATO-Russia Founding Act. But for some of us, it seems like only yesterday we were being lied into one of the greatest geopolitical disasters of the Western imperial order. There’s a new book...

Fat Amy Can’t Catch a Break

Fat Amy is a nickname for the F35 Lightning II. As long as an F16 and comparable in weight to a heavy class F15, the F35 isn't necessarily a light aircraft. Flying cost per hour may have been reduced to $34,000 per hour. Maybe. The mission capable rate, the percentage...

US Signs $23 Billion F-16 Deal with Turkey

US Signs $23 Billion F-16 Deal with Turkey

The US has inked a $23 billion deal with Turkey for 40 F-16 warplanes. Washington promised to sell dozens of the advanced fighter jets to Ankara and upgrade scores of Turkish F-16s in exchange for Turkey approving Sweden's NATO membership.  The AFP reported the deal...

Consensual Dueling: Bring Back Single Combat

I happen to think that consensual dueling has many positive aspects for civilized societies that would make our lives better. Politicians especially liked to take part in these martial contests, the possibilities in the contemporary milieu are delightful. For those...

Up Against The War – Anti-War Blog

In her 1970 book, Up Against The War, Norma Sue Woodstone gives voice to those who refused conscription and campaigned against the US war in South-East Asia. Men who refused the draft were tarred by polite society as being cowards, ‘Draft Dodgers!’ A slur to be thrown...

Rights for the Synthetic

Rights for the Synthetic

"The future of human-AI coexistence depends on acknowledging the potential for sentient machines and reevaluating responsibilities towards them. It's crucial to consider the ethical implications of creating beings that may possess their own interests, desires, and...

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Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

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