Posted by: quiscus | August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011

1.  “The Tet Offensive’s parallels to Afghanistan

Such an analysis yields a single moral, legal and prudential imperative: when foreign intervention is losing out to determined national resistance, leave the country quickly, stop the killing immediately, and declare victory with pomp and circumstance. At this stage of the conflict in Afghanistan, this is the only “victory” within reach for the United States. Attaining it might also help avoid such misadventures in the future. This would require replacing the palace guard that has been calling the shots in US foreign policy in recent years. But I admit that a Beltway realist reading such musings might simply respond: “Dream on!”

And that is the problem.”

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/08/2011818133456460387.html

2.  “Human Activity Is Officially Acknowledged to Cause Earthquakes

Websites Ask Whether Fracking Caused the Virgina Quake”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/08/its-official-human-activity-can-cause.html

3.  “New Leaks Reveal Insider Tips on S&P’s U.S. Credit Downgrade to “Privileged Clients”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26113

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