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Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific kind of bang, in fact: the type you get when you drop a US bomb on an Iranian nuclear facility, which experts believe could upend months of delicate negotiations and spark even more conflict in the Middle East.

14 December 2014read on...

As Expected, Neocons Defend Torture
In the realm of predictability, it was a sure bet: The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture released today was vigorously rejected by the coterie of neocon armchair warriors whose lives are a constant loop of the television program "24."

9 December 2014read on...

Anne Applebaum Hates Your Opinion
Neoconservative newspaper columnist Anne Applebaum is angry and upset. In the days when print was king, she could dash off her pro-war opinions and never have to worry about the common people taking apart her arguments. In those days only a very few would be dedicated enough to write a letter to the editor, and only a tiny fraction would be printed. All of them would be subject to approval by the newspaper editor, of course.

30 November 2014read on...

NED's Regime Change Tsar Eyes Czech Republic
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a most troublesome entity. It is funded nearly entirely by the US government, but as a non-government entity it is not at all answerable to the hand that feeds it (nor the pockets picked to provide the food). The relationship is mutually beneficial: the US government can task it with regime change overseas while keeping the appearance of clean hands; the NED has free reign to pursue its mission (regime change) with zero governmental oversight.

17 November 2014read on...

Neocon Pundit Max Boot's Post-Election Demand: 'Start a War Now!'
Now that the US midterm elections are over, with Republicans making gains in the House and especially the Senate, neocon desktop bombardier Max Boot takes to Commentary Magazine to explain to President Obama what the results really mean.

5 November 2014read on...

Rep. Pete King Wants 'All Out' Surveillance Of Muslims One would have hoped that after Ron Paul schooled Rudy Giuliani on the concept of “blowback” in front of a national audience, US politicians would have paid attention. Sadly, it was back to foreign interventionism as usual.

24 October 2014read on...

McCain Seeks to Protect US-Backed Terrorists From Other US-Backed Terrorists?

 

Today, Senator McCain makes Neocon Watch for his letter to John Kerry expressing concerns that one US-supported terrorist group may soon be threatening another US-protected terrorist group.



22 October 2014read on...

McCain: 'Vote For Us and We'll Start Another Bigger War!'

 

With the majority of Americans still opposed to sending US troops back to Iraq and into Syria — despite months of scaremongering from the White House and mainstream media — Senator John McCain has come up with an unusual idea to appeal to voters: the promise of a much wider war.



22 October 2014read on...

Where Does John McCain Want to Attack? MotherJones may not be a bastion for the ideas of freedom, but it sure does knock one out of the park with this map.

Here’s a view of all the nations neocon Senator John McCain has called the U.S. government to attack...

13 October 2014read on...

Neoconservatives Stand for Anti-American Foreign Policies and Empire
Both the Democratic and Republican parties today house neoconservatives, and whatever their differences, they coalesce on foreign policies of war, empire, support for Israel, foreign interference, sanctions, an anti-Iran stance, and American exceptionalism. The Democratic Party has its left-neoconservatives like Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

9 October 2014read on...

Neocon Watch

Bill Kristol's Empire of Death


Non-interventionists can learn a great deal by observing when the differing factions of the neo-conservative enterprise take to exposing each other.

Take the Left-neocon New Republic, a magazine that hemorrhages money at such a rate that it literally had a hard time being given away until Facebook kid mega-millionaire Chris Hughes decided to snatch it up with pocket change as a child's toy. Hughes was a deep-pockets campaign supporter of the hyper-interventionist Obama, and in his new "serious" publishing toy no-doubt sees endless opportunities to feature "serious" writers on the faux Left to explain to us barbarians how wonderful the next deadly "humanitarian intervention" is turning out to be.

Nevertheless, the New Republic today features an enormously instructive graphic explaining to its readers "Bill Kristol's Galactic Empire." In this colorful chart we see the endless projects and think tanks and publications and "emergency committees" and "liberation committees" that count Bill Kristol as either a very influential member or leader. No doubt each of these comes with a healthy paycheck for Kristol.

Never mind that every position he has advocated has turned out to be a disaster for the United States. Never mind that nearly every one of his predictions has turned out to be outrageously and even hilariously incorrect. Being a neo-conservative means never being wrong, no matter how wrong you are.

What do Bill Kristol's enterprises all have in common?

They traffic in murder and mayhem worldwide.

They provide well-paid sinecures to "intellectuals" to argue the case for a permanent revolution to be fought by the US to the benefit of the military industrial complex.

They are heavily subsidized by the mega-wealthy who have an international agenda that does not necessarily reflect US interests.

They are oblivious to public opinion in the US and are impervious to market forces.

Though purporting to advocate the spread of democracy worldwide, they are disdainful of majority opinion in the US, preferring to adhere to the Straussian view that the non-elites must be lied to continuously.

Strangely, we owe a debt of gratitude to the New Republic for helping us picture the expansive grotesqueness of Bill Kristol's evil influence over the US body politic.
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