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Sunday, 03 August 2008

Tariq Ali discusses the reasons for the US and NATO's stalemate in the Afghanistan War, and the role of NGOs. Michael Klare looks at the Carter Doctrine which militarized the US's regular supplies of imported oil, arguing that it's time to demote petroleum and bring the troops home. Jim Stanford explains how risky financial speculation created a bubble that has now burst, arguing for the need to refocus attention on a real economy founded on the production of actual goods and services.
"Afghanistan: Mirage of the Good War" by Tariq Ali

Reasons for the West’s stalemate in Afghanistan sought neither in lack of troops and imperial treasure, nor in Pakistani obstruction, but in the very nature of the occupation regime. Tariq Ali writes on the actual results of ‘state-building’ in the Hindu Kush, as a broken country is subjected to the combined predations of NGOs and NATO.

New Left Review (March/April 2008)
http://www.newleftreview.org/?page=article&view=2713

"Energy Self-Sufficiency Not Military Escorts for Oil" by Michael Klare

The Carter Doctrine, established 28 years ago, put the US military in service of assuring the nation's regular supplies of imported oil. This has near-bankrupted the US and corrupted the military, yet left the US insecure in energy sources and globally loathed. The time has come to demote petroleum and stand down the troops.

Le Monde Diplomatique (July 2008)
http://mondediplo.com/2008/07/02usgas

"When the Bucks Stop" by Jim Stanford

The current financial crisis highlights fundamental failings in a global economy run for private profit rather than broader social opportunity. Jim Stanford explains how risky financial speculation created a bubble that has now burst, and argues that we need to refocus attention on a real economy founded on the production of actual goods and services.

Red Pepper (July 2008)
http://www.redpepper.org.uk/when-the-bucks-stop
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