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Benghazi Is Not A Conspiracy/Cover-Up/Whatever. Period.

Think about this for a moment: what did the Obama Administration have to gain from covering up the nature of  the attack on our consulate in Benghazi? The answer: Nothing. Historically the people rally around a president after a terrorist attack. This is why the Republican obsession with Benghazi is an obvious, shameful and hypocritical political maneuver. … Continue reading

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Disconnectedness Defines Dangers

The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan Thomas P.M. Barnett‘s overarching thesis is that the areas in the world that produce threats to American national security are the areas of the world least connected to the global economy. How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida, examined 268 terrorist groups that ended between 1968 and 2006. … Continue reading

U.S. Admits to Waging War Against Iran

Thomas P.M. Barnett on our now de facto state of cyber war with Iran brought on by President Obama’s strong adoption of pre-emptive strategies. IMO pre-emption is not really anything new. We have had a pre-emptive strategy since we created the OSS in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

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