One can only hope.

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The British parliament’s vote against going along with the United States’ attack on Syria is a direct result of that country’s attempts to come to terms with the lies of the Iraq War. Unlike the United States, the people in the United Kingdom forced their government to convene a commission where former Prime Minister Tony Blair and other Iraq War luminaries were asked some uncomfortable questions. (When was the last time you saw George W. Bush or Dick Cheney grilled for their roles in fomenting the Iraq War?) Thevote in the U.K. shows that there are just enough people there who have apparently wised up to make a difference and aren’t willing to let their elected representatives hoodwink them into another precipitous military action based on dubious “intelligence.”

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And so…the Cold War returns

Assad: Russian Missiles Have Arrived In Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad said the regime has received the first shipment of sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft missiles, and the main Western-backed opposition group announced Thursday that it will not participate in peace talks — a double blow to international efforts to end the country’s devastating civil war. - http://huff.to/1aD4gYJ

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Welcome to the future: the U.N. is debating whether to halt the fast-growing business of machines that can shoot without human intervention—before it’s too late.

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8 striking parallels between the U.S. and the Roman Empire

monserratluna:

kickstartforever:

Everyone please reblog this. I want all of tumblr to see this.

True.

monserratluna:

kickstartforever:

Everyone please reblog this. I want all of tumblr to see this.

True.

(Source: torevolution, via emeralddreamer)

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“A deeply militarized mindset and the global maneuvers that go with it are by now just part of the way of life of a Washington eternally ‘at war.’ They are the tics of a great power with the equivalent of Tourette’s Syndrome.  They happen because they can’t help but happen, because they are engraved in the policy DNA of our national security complex, and can evidently no longer be altered.  In other words, they can’t help themselves.” ~ Tom Engelhardt on our “Overwrought Empire.”

“A deeply militarized mindset and the global maneuvers that go with it are by now just part of the way of life of a Washington eternally ‘at war.’ They are the tics of a great power with the equivalent of Tourette’s Syndrome.  They happen because they can’t help but happen, because they are engraved in the policy DNA of our national security complex, and can evidently no longer be altered.  In other words, they can’t help themselves.” ~ Tom Engelhardt on our “Overwrought Empire.”

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