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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 11:31 AM
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New Bill Blum interview
Edited on Tue Oct-30-07 11:47 AM by G_j
great interview:
The Other Side, An interview with William Blum
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-58757657401784...

as an aside, yours truly contributed the music and the I met these film makers via DU.

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http://members.aol.com/superogue/homepage.htm

Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

by William Blum, author ofKilling Hope:US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War 2

If you believed that the NATO (read U.S.) bombing of Yugoslavia for
78 days and nights in 1999 was a "humanitarian" act, Rogue
State hopefully can serve as a wake-up call to both your intellect
and your conscience. It is a mini-encyclopedia of the numerous
un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the
end of the Second World War.

Never before in modern history has
a country dominated the earth so totally as the United States does today.
America is now the Schwarzenegger of international politics: showing off muscles, obtrusive, intimidating.
The Americans, in the absence of limits put to them by anybody or anything, act as if they own a kind of blank check in their McWorld.
Der Spiegel, Germany's leading newsmagazine, 1997

The United States is good.
We try to do our best everywhere.
Madeleine Albright, 1999


A world once divided into two armed camps
now recognizes one sole and pre-eminent power, the United States of America. And they regard this with no dread. For the
world trusts us with power, and the world is right. They trust us to be fair, and restrained. They trust us to be on the side of decency. They trust us to do what's right.
George Bush, 1992

How can they have the arrogance to dictate to us where we should go or which countries should be our friends? Gadhafi is my friend. He supported us when we were alone and when those who tried to prevent my visit here today were our enemies. They have no morals. We
cannot accept that a state assumes the role of the world's policeman.
Nelson Mandela, 1997


When I came into office, I was determined
that our country would go into the 21st century still the world's greatest force for
peace and freedom, for democracy and security
and prosperity.
Bill Clinton, 1996

Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced,
tortured, killed or "disappeared", at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.
Amnesty International, 1996
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"Rogue State forcibly reminds us of Vice President Agnew's
immortal line: 'The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country'."
Gore Vidal, author, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

"Critics will call this a one-sided book. But it is an
invaluable corrective to the establishment portrait of America as the world's greatest force for peace. Even confirmed opponents of U.S. interventionism can find
much in this important book that will both educate and shock them."
Peter Dale Scott, former Professor at UC Berkeley, poet, and author, Deep Politics and The Death of JFK

"Bill Blum came by his title easily. He simply tested America by the same standards we use to judge other countries. The result is a bill of wrongs -- an especially
well-documented encyclopedia of malfeasance, mendacity and mayhem that has been hypocritically carried out in the name of democracy by those whose only true love was power."
Sam Smith, Editor, The Progressive Review, Washington, DC

"Bravo Blum! A vivid, well-aimed critique of the evils of US global interventionism, a superb antidote to officialdom'slies and propaganda."
Michael Parenti, author of History as Mystery and To Kill
a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia

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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 11:35 AM
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1. K&R and bookmarked. A link to Blum's book "Killing Hope"
is in my sig line. He opened my eyes.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 05:01 PM
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3. Killing Hope
good sig line!

:applause:
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 12:05 PM
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2. K & R n/t
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-31-07 01:21 AM
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4. k
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-31-07 06:15 AM
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5. West-Bloc Dissident:
:hi:

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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 06:48 AM
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6. ---
:hi:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 07:10 AM
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7. thank you G j!
I love Blum. :)
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