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April 2011

Libya: Illegalities of Humanitarian Intervention

April 30, 2011 // Brasil de Fato - Brazil - Portuguese

Experts disagree on the legality of the intervention in Libya by the U.S. and its “allies” without even getting to the bottom of the issue, which goes beyond the actions of the dictator (until then “president” for the Western powers and the media), but falls on the international hypocrisy of hand picking the [Read more]

Guantanamo: A Public Shame

April 30, 2011 // Elespectador - Colombia - Spanish

After the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, the George Bush Administration authorized military intervention in Afghanistan for so-called reasons of state. The intervention in Iraq was also for reasons of state. The alleged weapons of mass destruction have yet to be found, as are the leaders’ ties [Read more]

It’s about Politics, Not Values

April 30, 2011 // der Standard - Austria - German

WikiLeaks documents have exposed what goes on in America’s Guantanamo prison camp. This chapter should have ended long ago, but the realpolitik demands tribute from Barack Obama. It was not only a symbolic act, it was an early sign of how the newly elected U.S. president envisioned his much-promised “change.” [Read more]

New Warrior Lineup

April 30, 2011 // der Tagesspiegel - Germany - German

<b>President Obama spins the personnel wheel and refills the most important security and defense jobs — albeit with old faces. He has one single goal in mind: As smooth a withdrawal from Afghanistan as possible.</b> America is the mightiest military power on Earth. Whoever is Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the [Read more]

The Republican Troupe: Post-2008

April 30, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

What would we, the media, do without ineffable characters like Donald Trump? The latest madcap idea of the “enfant terrible” with the toupee is his interest in running for the Republican primaries. Surprisingly, polls place him among the top contenders, and even ahead of more experienced politicians like Tim [Read more]
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