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Wandering 40 Years in Afghanistan's Desert

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Assumption that the Taliban can, by itself, effectively govern a nation divided by conflicting tribal loyalties and a partially  reconstituted population, with a sharply contrary mindset, needs more validation.

More than an Assassination of Qassim Soleimani

Is the reason for the assassination of Qassim Soleimani an act of revenge, or is it one part of an offensive policy of subduing those who could undermine US hegemony in the Middle East?

It is not the non-existent Iranian bomb; it is the other existing bombs

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Tehran senses it is in a no-win situation.  Regardless of its decisions and directions,the centuries old Persian lands will be pulverized

Last Nation Standing - Iran

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Due to US aggressive tactics,
the antagonists to Israel have
fallen, and Iran is the last nation standing.

Does Capitalism Mean War?


Chinese troops attaack in Korea War

Add to the mix, the economic
warfare that has decimated
populations, and the question
"Does Capitalism Mean War?"
leans to a positive answer.

 

 Trump's Lesser Economy

When a multitude of factors, rather than a few handpicked factors, are considered, during Trump's term in office, U.S. economic progress has been meager, and China’s economic power might have eclipsed that
of the United States.


Democratic Socialism Will Soon Replace Capitalism 

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Capitalism will slowly evolve into a Democratic Socialist system that will
be able to provide the structures for maintaining democratic substance
and resolving the challenges of a
difficult future.

Democratic Socialism Can Prevent
the Catastrophe

"Better Pink than Sink," is the new slogan for the Democratic and Socialist communities, pushed to leadership in order to prevent Capitalism's latest offering
 -- human extinction.


Demystifying the Mystery
of Debt


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Providing answers to a few questions enables improved understanding of debt, of how it shapes the economic system, and the magnitude of its perceived problem.

Is the Keynes Investment Multiplier Actually a Divider?

A careful and complete examination
of Keynes' investment multiplier
and the contradictions concerning it
is required. If analysts cannot refute the presented arguments, then the "multiplier's" significance may have
to be re-evaluated.

Whom Did Tax Reform
Benefit
?


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Characterizations of the Tax Cuts
and Jobs Act
 have followed
agendas – its opponents
maintaining it is a bill for the
wealthy, and its supporters arguing that the bill fairly satisfies all economic levels.
Whom Did Tax Reform Benefit?

Failure of Trump Tax Cuts



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President Trump's corporate and
income tax cuts enriched corporations, satisfied those already
employed and
flush with money, and did little to
stimulate the economy.

Remember the Name – Sheikh Jarrah

Sheikh Jarrah has left a permanent imprint on history. The world will long remember the name – Sheikh Jarrah.

Combating the False Anti-antisemites

Attempt by Israel supporters to engineer a self-serving International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism into a tool for silencing legitimate criticism of Israel provoked a series of webinars from those offended by the insidious behavior.

The One State – A Critique

Aware that the One-state is a contentious issue and no plan will satisfy a majority of contenders, Jonathan Kuttab solicited comments to his book, Beyond The Two-State Solution.

Israel as a Criminal Enterprise 


Examination of Zionist behavior supports the label of criminal enterprise.

The One-State - Deposition Before Imposition

One-state cannot be achieved without changing Israel’s legal and administrative structures -  difficult tasks.  Deposition precedes imposition; destroying the framework that supports Israel allows a new foundation for constructing a one-state,the natural state.  

Crisis Solution – Return the Region
to United Nations Resolution 181

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If the thesis that Israel views the situation as “all or nothing” is correct, then the world has a choice - allow Israel to gain all, or right the injustices committed by Israel, which means returning to a more proper 1947 Partition Plan 181.


The Steal of the Century



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Touted as a fresh approach to Middle East Peace, the plan is a stale continuation of Israel’s peace policy, which captures Palestinian lands and forces the remaining land holders into a surrounded enclave, where they will be carefully guarded.

Changing Israel
A five-part article presents a refreshing discourse that strives to be original
and add more to the discussion than has already been said.


Part 5
A Changed Israel

Only route to Middle East peace
Finally, falteringly, and with some
strife, the new Israel will be a democratic and just state, composed of a Palestinian majority, and with Jews sharing control of the government and infrastructure.

PART 4
Israel Promotion of Anti-Semitism
Due to its awkward characterization and specific reference to Jewish people. modern anti-Semitism is a term that has been criticized. Is it a condition, or a response to Israel's oppressive policies toward the Palestinians,


PART 3
The Failure of Zionism 

Zionism succeeded as a mission and failed as a concept, a failure that might eventually spell doom for the entire Jewish community.

PART 2
Is Israel a Democracy or a Kleptocracy?

This Israel is not a democracy and never can be -- the rule of law will create another Israel that reverses theft of Palestinian lands, resources, and patrimony, all of which began in 1948, and is proving to be non-ending.

PART I
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

BDS has been able to gather together those who sympathize with the Palestinian cause and those opposed to Israel actions into a common activity that has captured worldwide attention.

 

 

 
 

 

The Democratic Party’s Big Mistake - Support for Israel

By improperly attending to the urgent situation in Gaza, the Democratic Party may lose sufficient voters to jeopardize its commanding position in national governance.

America is Now Democratic Socialist
Failure of Neoliberal Free Enterprise


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As of March 2020, the United States is operating as a more than strict Democratic Socialist system,
regulating aspects of American life.
Disappointing  that Democratic Socialists failed to capitalize on this historical moment, which shows a desperate need for Democratic Socialism.

The New Politics of Starvation
An Updated Survey


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President Donald Trump's use of
the most vicious
aspects of economic warfare prompt another examination of the politics of starvation.

Debasement of America

Expansion of knowledge sources and ease of access have brought familiarity with an overload of content without ability to authenticate, successfully analyze, and capably use the content. Sources are controlled, access is subtly directed, and content is deliberately shaped. The knowledge revolution has manufactured the debasement of America

Illogical Thinking Leading to Illogical Actions



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Preventing the assault on America’s capitol was not exclusively a policing failure; the twisted behavior culminated from inadequate response to Trump and his supporters’ unsubstantiated attacks
on the validity of the 2020 election.

The Film Knives Out
What You See Cannot  be What is  

 

Knives Out’s twists are conveniently manufactured to engineer a twisting plot. Combine these failures with errors in the film narrative and Knives Out does not satisfy The film can be rescued if what we think we see is not what is actually happening; maybe there is another explanation to “who dunnit.”

 

 

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