Sunday, August 28, 2011

NATO’s Libyan Triumph

By Ben Schreiner

After six protracted months, and well over 7,000 sorties, the NATO “humanitarian” mission in Libya has finally achieved its principal objective: the deposing of Colonel Mohmar Gaddafi.  The ousting of Gaddafi—who once upon a time was heralded as an anti-imperialist—is definitely not to be mourned.  Gaddafi ruled Libya with an iron fist, having readily succumbed to the corruption of unchecked power long ago.  However, his overthrow at the hands of Libyan rebels (the title bestowed upon all “good-guy” insurgents) and their NATO backers is not to be celebrated either.  For the downfall of the Gaddafi regime signals not a victory for democracy, but rather one for imperialism.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Media’s Narrowed Presidential Field: Handicapping The “Real” 2012 Contenders

By Ben Schreiner

We still have over a year till the 2012 presidential election.  Yet, eager to whittle down the still long list of presidential candidates to a short list of contenders—making the campaign more viewer and rating friendly in the process—the US media establishment has gone ahead and painstakingly determined just who the “real” 2012 contenders really are.  Hence, we learn that facing off against President Obama in November 2012 will be one of the following: Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, or Texas Governor Rick Perry.