Category Archives: War of Choice

Cornel West: America is Spiritually Bankrupt. We Must Fight Back Together

14 January, 2018 Gentle Reader – In the middle of the corrupt Senate Impeachment Hearings – no data, no witnesses – this masterful piece from a year ago is worth reading. AJL =======================  From Cornel West in The Guardian (Opinion): … Continue reading

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Quora Query: If Sepsis Requires Immediate Medical Attention, How Does One Live with it for Weeks, Months, and Even Years?

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…[*] Sweeping through our country today is a serious menance. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents – … Continue reading

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Quora Query: How Likely is an Authoritarian State if the US Gets UBI, Universal Healthcare, and Universal College?

What an odd query! How likely is an authoritarian state – in the United States – if we, finally, get a national health system, a rational educational system, and UBI? Really? Firstly, in case you haven’t noticed, the present US … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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UK Iraq Strategy 1990 to 2000

SECTION 1.1 UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000 Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………….23 Acknowledgements ………………………………………………………………………………………23 UK Iraq strategy ……………………………………………………………………………………………23 Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait …………………………………………………………………………….24 Resolution 678 (1990) …………………………………………………………………………………..25 The 1991 Gulf Conflict ………………………………………………………………………………….27 Resolution 687 (1991) …………………………………………………………………………………..28 Legacy of the 1990-1991 Gulf … Continue reading

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Development of UK Strategy and Options, September 2000 to September 2001

SECTION 1.2 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2001 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..188 Before September 2000 ……………………………………………………………………………….188 Review of the UK’s strategy on Iraq, autumn 2000 ……………………………………………..192 JIC Assessment, 1 November 2000: ‘Iraq: Prospects for Co-operation’ …………………….197 … Continue reading

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Decision-Making Within Government

SECTION 2 DECISION-MAKING WITHIN GOVERNMENT Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..267 Roles and responsibilities …………………………………………………………………………….267 Cabinet ……………………………………………………………………………………………………267 Role of the Civil Service ……………………………………………………………………………….269 The Cabinet Secretary …………………………………………………………………………………269 Permanent Secretaries ………………………………………………………………………………..271 No.10 Chief of Staff ……………………………………………………………………………………271 The Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator ……………………………………………………..272 Departmental roles … Continue reading

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Development of UK Strategy and Options, 9/11 to Early January 2002

SECTION 3.1 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 9/11 TO EARLY JANUARY 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..312 UK policy on Iraq in early September 2001 ………………………………………………………..312 The impact of 9/11 ………………………………………………………………………………………320 The immediate response to 9/11 …………………………………………………………………….320 Resolution … Continue reading

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