Alexander Cockburn

  • Denied post mortem imagery of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, the world now has at its disposal photographs of Muammar Gaddafi, dispatched with a bullet to the head after being wounded by Natos ground troops outside Sirte. Did the terminal command, Finish Him Off, come via cell phone from the ...

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  • Even by the forgiving standards of American credulity, the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US is spectacularly ludicrous. That doesnt mean it isnt a sinister harbinger of a new crisis, possibly war. Why would Iran want to kill the Saudi envoy - not the colourful and ...

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  • Was there ever a nation so marinated in hypocrisy as America? At home and abroad President Barack Obama trumpets Uncle Sams virtues and dispenses patronising homilies to other nations on how to behave themselves and honour freedom and democracy. This last week its been Europes turn to hear these ...

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  • The war on Libya now being waged by the US, Britain and France must surely rank as one of the stupidest martial enterprises, smaller in scale to be sure, since Napoleon took it into his head to invade Russia in 1812. Lets start with the fierce hand-to-hand combat between members of the coalition, ...

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