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June 2011

No Beheaded Corpses In Arizona

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

<b>Hackers release police reports: no increase in Mexican border violence.</b> The border between Mexico and Arizona is 370 miles long. Illegal immigration is therefore a major controversial issue in the state. Republican Governor Jan Brewer never tires of warning of the supposed danger from Mexico: “We cannot [Read more]

Barack Obama’s Swan Song

June 30, 2011 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

One of the main reasons for Nazi Germany’s disaster during World War II was that there were too many open military fronts. This seems logical and reasonable because no army, no matter what its demographic resources, is able to wage war in so many regions of the world. From 1939-1945, this was especially clear in one [Read more]

Afghanistan (or Madrid), There Is No Money

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

The glass is either half full or half empty. The report of the International Monetary Fund is a good example. It says that Spain has taken steps in the right direction, but there is much left to be done on important issues and requires courage, not doubts. The Finance Minister has seen the rose-colored side and appears [Read more]

Afghanistan

June 30, 2011 // De Morgen - Belgium - Dutch

President Obama plans to withdraw 33,000 soldiers from Afghanistan. Cynics will point out that political motives due to the coming election play a role in this, and they are right. Nevertheless, there is an understanding that one cannot change a country against its will, even after years of occupation. [Read more]

Europe, the Military Pygmy

June 29, 2011 // Wprost - Poland - Polish

What will happen when Washington reaches the conclusion that Europe is too weak and worthless and takes down the military umbrella? Will Russia, with its neo-imperialist aspirations, see Europe as a viable partner?

The Enigma of Sarah Palin

June 29, 2011 // El Pais - Spain - Spainsh

The United States has something, among many other things, that is very good. Public opinion has a natural right to know the things that a leader does or says within the exercise of their functions. This is how more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from the 2006-2008 period, when she was governor of Alaska, have [Read more]

John Wayne, the Mother of 28 and the Republicans

June 29, 2011 // der Standard - Austria - German

<b>Michelle Bachmann must first prove that her appeal extends beyond the tea party movement.</b> Tim Pawlenty tried it on Tuesday with foreign policy. The ex-governor of Minnesota announced that President Obama has no “effective strategy” for the Arab Spring. "He's been timid, slow and too often without a clear [Read more]

Is America at War with Libya?

June 29, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

For the White House, the answer to this question is very clear: No. And it was justified before Congress' demand for an explanation like so: “We're not engaged in sustained fighting. There's been no exchange of fire with hostile forces. We don't have troops on the ground. We don't risk casualties to those troops.” [Read more]
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