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Entries by John Feffer from 04/2011

The Geopolitics of Stupidity

| Posted 04.05.2011 | World

Frankly, I would prefer that crowds in the Muslim world came together in angry, peaceful protest not when Terry Jones issues his video plea for attention, but when the U.S. president submits the annual budget proposal for military spending.

Breaking the Deadlock With North Korea

| Posted 04.08.2011 | World

Relations with North Korea these days are as cold as could be. There haven't been talks between Washington and Pyongyang for many months, and it's going to take more than silver-tongued rhetoric to resolve this problem.

Libya War Is No Pentagon Lifeline

| Posted 04.11.2011 | World

If you believe the Libya operation justifies current U.S. military spending levels -- or even an increase -- think again.

No-Drama Obama Is Also No-Doctrine Obama

| Posted 04.12.2011 | World

When it comes to Barack Obama, political zoologists remain undecided whether he is a new kind of political animal and if his foreign policy represents a unique departure from the same old, same old.

Worshiping the Sacred Pig of the Pentagon

| Posted 04.19.2011 | Politics

We've designed an entire religion around the Pentagon's untouchability. When the U.S. government nearly shut down, both parties agreed to exempt the Pentagon from a spending freeze and actually added $5 billion to its budget.

Libya and the Undead Chicken

| Posted 04.26.2011 | World

The U.S. has shaped its policy toward the Middle East according to the Chinese proverb of "killing the chicken to scare the monkey." Gaddafi is the undead chicken. Bashar al-Assad and Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa are the unscared monkeys.