Fading Superpower, Rising Rivals

By Bernd Debusmann

In the Great Power game in the region, the score so far is Russia 1, US nil. Does all this mean that the oft-predicted end of America's role as the world's only superpower is near? Depends on the definition of "near". Political power grows from the barrel of a gun, as China's Mao Tse Tung observed, and the United States spends more on its armed forces than the rest of the world combined. There are more than 700 US military bases in some 130 countries.

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Stars, Stripes, War and Shame

By MISSY COMLEY BEATTIE

In the wake of the barbarity in Afghanistan and the continued suicide bombings in Iraq, the revelry and flag waving in Colorado seemed inappropriate. Sure, I understand that hope was and is in the air, but I reached for the remote and powered off.

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The Dark Side Of The "Free World"

By Rob Gowland

A society that bases itself on force and brutality, on state terrorism, while simultaneously indulging in the most hypocritical lip-service to the ideals of humaneness and justice, cannot but find excuses for torture.

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The Democrats Endorse the "Global War on Terrorism": Obama "goes after" Osama

By Michel Chossudovsky
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