Joe Lauria: Why Muslims Hate the West…Understanding Legitimate Grievances that Explain Terrorism as a Tactic

Why We’re Never Told Why We’re Attacked Joe Lauria, ConsortiumNews.com, 9 April 2016 It seems to be an effort to cover up a long and ever more intense history of Western military and political intervention in the Middle East and the violent reactions it provokes, reactions that put innocent Western lives at risk. Indirect Western …

BLOWBACK, Legitimate Grievances, & Integrity Lost

Phi Beta Iota: The announcement of the Egyptian Army that it recognizes the “legitimate grievances” of the public and that it will not use force is in fact a recognition of both the substance of the public grievances, and the fact that force would backfire–there are not enough guns on the planet to repress the …

Reference: Legitimate Grievances by Robert Steele

As we all observe with stunning detachment the symbiotic continuance of Bush-Obama Democratic-Republican support to the Wall Street looting of America led by Goldman Sachs, whose executives continue to “own” the Department of the Treasury and the Bank of New York (Federal Reserve), I believe it helpful to itemize some legitimate grievances that could inspire …

Election 2008 Chapter: Legitimate Grievances

This chapter is in two sections.  The first section draws, with permission and respect, from the work of Kirkpatrick Sale and others devoted to the study of secession as an ethical, legal recourse for elements of the United STATES of America that feel the Constitution has been violated beyond repair, and that the Federal Government, …

Mini-Me: Uzbekistan Wants to Join NATO, Conquer Eurasia [We Do Not Make This Stuff Up] — Full Reading [English Below the Line] Makes Clear This Is A Manifesto — From Water to Genocide to Labor to Historical Grievances

Huh? Uzbekistan Media: We Should Join NATO, Conquer Eurasia A recent piece in Uzbekistan’s state-sanctioned media has advocated joining NATO and taking over the territory of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and most of the rest of Eurasia. The piece, published on 12news.uz, was taken down shortly after being published, but was preserved on inoSMI.ru.  [PBI: English translation …

Berto Jongman: Lisa Stamnitzky on Terrorism Research — Neither Scientific nor Legitimate

Disciplining an Unruly Field: Terrorism Experts and Theories of Scientific/Intellectual Production Lisa Stampnitzky Qual Sociol DOI 10.1007/s11133-010-9187-4 Abstract “Terrorism” has proved to be a highly problematic object of expertise. Terrorism studies fails to conform to the most common sociological notions of what a field of intellectual production ought to look like, and has been described …

CounterPunch: Gerald Sussman on Political Myth-Making and State Legitimacy

Political Myth-Making and State Legitimacy by Gerald Sussman First off, it is quite evident that the United States, which for years has been losing internal state legitimacy, is in crisis. (It’s already lost external state legitimacy, the Trump brand reportedly now distrusted by three-fourths of the world.) This means that a majority of American citizens …

Did Clinton Have a Stroke? Will Biden Replace Her? Game Plan for Biden Winning by Championing Reform & Engaging Main Street

UPDATE: Former DNC chairman calls for Clinton contingency plan (Politico) UPDATE: Will Hillary Clinton Drop Out? How Joe Biden Could Become The Next Democratic President (International Business Times) Phi Beta Iota: The media could not be more worthless. Clinton is not suffering from pneumonia, all video and historical evidence points to a severe stroke, rapid …