What if everything you know about 9/11 is a lie

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What if everything on 9/11 is a lie

What if everything we’ve been told about 9/11 is a lie?

Understanding the business of war

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The price tag on wars: how it works

A brilliant piece lays bare how military budgets are ballooned and why it has nothing to do with saving lives. 

Wonder why US doesn’t win any war

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Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: if you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.

The future headlines which await you!

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One of the charms of the future is its powerful element of unpredictability, its ability to ambush us in lovely ways or bite us unexpectedly in the ass.

US could be in Middle East for generations

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Muslims have no love lost for US: pic courtesy AP

US wants to build more bases in and around Middle East despite little evidence it has worked in its favour. All it would do is to fuel more anti-Americanism, rising out of strewn corposes and fleeing humanity.