MidEast Dispatches: Under Curfew, This Is No Life;and, a Chalmers Johnson must read

Under Curfew, This Is No Life

Inter Press Service


By Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail*

BAQUBA, Jan 24 (IPS) – Continuing curfew has brought normal life to a standstill in Baquba, capital of the restive Diyala province north of Baghdad.

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Going Bankrupt

Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic


By Chalmers Johnson

The military adventurers of the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups of men thought that they were the “smartest guys in the room,” the title of Alex Gibney’s prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination.

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To view a clip from a new film, “Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony,” in which Johnson discusses “military Keynesianism” and imperial bankruptcy, click here


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