Tom Engelhardt

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Name: Tom Engelhardt
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours

Tom EngelhardtWhatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now.  After all, there’s Ferguson (the  whole world  was watching!), an  increasingly unpopular  president, a Congress whose approval ratings  make the president ... [Published RINF.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

America created the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? Meet the ISIS 'truthers'

In June, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militia swarmed across Iraq, conquering huge swaths of territory and even threatening to topple the government in Baghdad. ISIS is now in charge of a self-declared caliphate and is fantastically flush with ... [Published The Week Magazine - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Eduardo Galeano: A Lost and Found History of Lives and Dreams (Some Broken)

Excerpts selected by Tom Engelhardt Who isn’t a fan of something — or someone? So consider this my fan’s note. To my mind, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is among the greats of our time. His writing has “it” — that indefinable quality you can’t ... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq: 'send in the drones'

Imagine the US president, speaking on Iraq from the White House Press Briefing Room last Thursday, as the proverbial deer in the headlights -- and it’s not difficult to guess just what those headlights were.  Think of them as Benghazi on steroids.  If ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Are the 17 Intel Agencies now the Fourth Branch of Government?

By Tom Engelhardt via Tomdispatch.com The Fourth Branch The Rise to Power of the National Security State By Tom Engelhardt As every schoolchild knows, there are three check-and-balance branches of the U.S. government: the executive, Congress, ... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Tom Engelhardt: The Rise to Power of the National Security State

As every schoolchild knows, there are three check-and-balance branches of the U.S. government: the executive, Congress, and the judiciary. That’s bedrock Americanism and the most basic high school civics material. Only one problem: it’s just not s ... [Published naked capitalism - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Future Is Not Ours (and Neither Is the Past)

A reflection on 70 years of history and life. Requiem for the American Century Turning 70, Paragraph by Paragraph By Tom Engelhardt First Paragraphs on Turning 70 in the American Century That Was * Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, ... [Published Firedoglake - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the American Century – Paragraph by Paragraph

* Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to “create the first great American Century.”  Luce died in 1967 at age 69. ... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Tom Engelhardt: An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional County? The Empire as Basket Case

Yves here. Engelhardt argues that the official US empire, that of state/national power, has been hollowed and largely supplanted by the two real American empires, that of the surveillance state and of major corporations. ... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 2 reports

US Military Fail: Long Asian Land Wars a Route to Disaster since 1963

By Tom Engelhardt via Tomdispatch.com The United States has been at war — major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert ... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 11 2014]
First reported May 23 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 2 reports

Shouldn’t the “1% Doctrine” Apply to the WMD of Climate Change?

(By Tom Engelhardt via Tomdispatch.com) Who could forget?  At the time, in the fall of 2002, there was such a  drumbeat  of “information” from top figures in the Bush administration about the secret Iraqi program to develop weapons of mass destruction ... [Published Informed Comment - May 23 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

(By Tom Engelhardt via Tomdispatch.com) How the mighty have fallen.  Once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” James Cartwright will soon don a prison uniform and, thanks to a plea deal, spend 13 months behind bars.  Involved in setting up the earliest ... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 21 2014]

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How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours [Published RINF.com - 6 hours ago]
America created the Islamic State of Iraq and S... [Published The Week Magazine - 21 hours ago]
Men Explain Things to Me [Published ZNet - Aug 30 2014]
Border Police Militarization and the Immigrant ... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 25 2014]
Failed US War on Terror resulted from bizarre s... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 21 2014]
The American Cult of Bombing [Published Informed Comment - Aug 20 2014]
Eduardo Galeano: A Lost and Found History of Li... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 18 2014]
Iraq: 'send in the drones' [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 12 2014]
The US helped Break up the Sudan, and now South... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 08 2014]
Hiroshima Taught us that the “National Security... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 06 2014]
Tom Engelhardt: The Rise to Power of the Nation... [Published naked capitalism - Aug 04 2014]
Are the 17 Intel Agencies now the Fourth Branch... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 04 2014]
Global Elite Agitating for War Against Russia [Published PrisonPlanet - Jul 29 2014]
Natural Gas isn’t the Global Warming Solution: ... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 28 2014]
Real-Life House of Cards: DOJ says President is... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 25 2014]
The Future Is Not Ours (and Neither Is the Past) [Published Firedoglake - Jul 22 2014]
Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the American Centur... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 21 2014]
Tom Engelhardt: An Exceptional Decline for the ... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 14 2014]
Helpless Giant: How Imperial US Elites Tied Ame... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 14 2014]
What the Arab Youth Movements have Wrought: Don... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 30 2014]
Links 6/20/14 [Published naked capitalism - Jun 20 2014]
How US Hawks Created an Arc of Instability in t... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 20 2014]
US Military Fail: Long Asian Land Wars a Route ... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 11 2014]
A Record of Unparalleled Failure [Published Firedoglake - Jun 11 2014]
Gov’t to Class of ’14: Getting to Know You, Get... [Published Informed Comment - May 30 2014]
High speed silk roads: the birth of a Eurasian ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 23 2014]
Shouldn’t the “1% Doctrine” Apply to the WMD of... [Published Informed Comment - May 23 2014]
Is Climate Change a Crime Against Humanity? [Published Firedoglake - May 23 2014]
The US military's new normal in Africa [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 15 2014]
What, Me Worry? [Published Firedoglake - May 07 2014]
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Border Police Militarization and the Immigrant ... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 25 2014]
By Aviva Chomsky via Tomdispatch.com Call it irony or call it a nightmare, but the “crisis” of Central American children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, which lasted for months amid fervent and angry debate, is now fading from the news.  The media ...
Failed US War on Terror resulted from bizarre s... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 21 2014]
By Patrick Cockburn via Tomdispatch.com [This essay is excerpted from the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book,  The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising , with special thanks to his publisher,  OR Books .  The first section is a ...
The American Cult of Bombing [Published Informed Comment - Aug 20 2014]
By William J. Astore via Tomdispatch.com When you do something again and again, placing great faith in it, investing enormous amounts of money in it, only to see indifferent or even negative results, you wouldn’t be entirely surprised if a neutral observer ...
Eduardo Galeano: A Lost and Found History of Li... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 18 2014]
Excerpts selected by Tom Engelhardt Who isn’t a fan of something — or someone? So consider this my fan’s note. To my mind, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is among the greats of our time. His writing has “it” — that indefinable quality you can’t ...
The US helped Break up the Sudan, and now South... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 08 2014]
By Nick Turse [This story was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Additional funding was provided through the generosity of Adelaide Gomer.] Juba, South Sudan — The soft glow of the dancing white lights ...
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