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Posts on Mar 31, 2015

Can China "Call In" Its Loans to US? More on the "Long Game"

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 03/31/15 5:48 pm) When commenting Robert Whealey's post of 23 March, JE asked: "Can anyone sketch out a scenario by which it would be in China's interest to call in its US loans?" China cannot ...

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(Nigel Jones, UK, 03/31/15 3:40 pm) Since they both criticise me, I would like to take issue with Paul Preston and Ángel Viñas on several points in their respective posts on the Spanish Civil War (31 March). Paul d ...

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Political Solution a Must for Syria

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 03/31/15 1:13 pm) Can it be possible to end the Syrian quagmire through some sort of a proxy war against a ruthless dictator by a coalition of not-so-clean democratic actions or an imperialist, hegemonic "coalitio ...

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Significant Centennials: Magna Carta, Armenian Genocide

(David Pike, France, 03/31/15 12:47 pm) It is one more great year for centennials. Magna Carta (1215) is coming up. I remember the 750th commemoration held in London's Westminster Hall, with Earl Warren, as US Chief Justice, chief among ...

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Execution of Andreu Nin

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 03/31/15 7:50 am) John E asked about the possibility that Andreu Nin was taken to Moscow for execution. Well, it is never possible to state anything for sure in such matters, but to the best of my knowledge, and ...

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Regime Change: Iraq, Yemen, Ukraine

(Massoud Malek, USA, 03/31/15 7:26 am) According to sources inside the Bush administration, George W. Bush was planning to invade Iraq and remove its government well before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Such an invasion violated Article 5 ...

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US Presidents and the Middle East

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 03/31/15 4:48 am) Richard Hancock's arguments of 30 March remind me of Churchill's quote about how bad democracy is, except that it's better than the alternatives.  (Google "Churchill democracy,&q ...

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American-Israeli Rabbi Criticizes Obama

(Randy Black, USA, 03/31/15 4:31 am) It seems that President Obama may be losing the support in Israel of the rank and file and at least one synagogue in New York City. Knowing how American Jews traditionally support Democratic Party can ...

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Violence in the Spanish Civil War; on Franco`s Wealth

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 03/31/15 3:52 am) I beg to disagree with Nigel Jones (30 March). Please do not mix chestnuts and ducks. They don´t belong necessarily together. I was taught when I was a freshman that historical analogies must b ...

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on "Bloodthirstiness" in Spanish Civil War

(Paul Preston, UK, 03/31/15 3:31 am) In response to Carmen Negrín, Nigel Jones (30 March) wrote, "So Carmen Negrín believes that 'government-sanctioned' killings are terrible, but killings by 'uncontrolled ...

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