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Posts Tagged ‘Death of neo-conservatism’

Neo-cons, hawks fail to gain Iraq traction

Posted by seumasach on June 23, 2014

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

23rd June, 2014

WASHINGTON – Despite their ubiquity on television talk shows and newspaper op-ed pages, neo-conservatives and other hawks who propelled the US into war in Iraq 11 years ago are falling short in their efforts to persuade the public and Congress that Washington needs to return. Indeed, in contrast to the uncritical position taken by virtually all of the country’s media in the run-up to the 2003 invasion, a number of mainstream outlets are openly questioning the advice now being dispensed by the hawks about what to do about the dramatic advances by radical Sunni Islamists across northern and central Iraq over the last 10 days.

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The uses of Ukraine in crisis

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2014

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

25th March, 2014

WASHINGTON – The observation that the Chinese characters for the word “crisis” combine the characters for “danger” and “opportunity” has become a staple of Washington foreign policy discourse for years. So it’s no surprise that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine – and Russia’s de facto absorption of Crimea – provides lots of “opportunities” for various interests to push their favorite causes.

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Neo-cons shocked by loss of awe

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2013

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

WASHINGTON – Ten years after reaching the height of their influence with the invasion of Iraq, the neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks are fighting hard to retain their control of the Republican Party.

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Prince of Darkness Denies Own Existence

Posted by seumasach on February 22, 2009

Reports of the death of neo-conservatism are not exagerated!

Washington Post

20th February, 2009

Listening to neoconservative mastermind Richard Perle at the Nixon Center yesterday, there was a sense of falling down the rabbit hole.

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