Thursday, May 5, 2011

Osama down. Gaddafi next?

Osama down. Gaddafi next?

With the ousting of Bin Laden behind them, the ordeal over what to do with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi is once against the focal point of the western world. NATO is now looking at putting military troops on the ground to aid the rebels, but will that make things better or worse? Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar says that such a plan cannot end well, but in a new era where assassination is considered justice, international law is as good as dead, anyway. According to Escobar, NATO is hoping for a Hail Mary pass with a rather predictable target: another assassination.

Abolishing the Electoral College

Abolishing the Electoral College

As the UK looks toward changing their voting system, will America follow suit by abolishing the Electoral College? Former Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney thinks that the current system set up in America needs to be abolished, as its brimming with obstacles that create problems for those looking beyond a two-party system. According to McKinney, the current system in place does not allow voters who want peace, justice and change proper representation.

White House flip flops on Bin Laden killing. Again

White House flip flops on Bin Laden killing. Again

Four days after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the story continues to change as the American government flip-flops on the events of Sunday's assassination. As the tale continues to take on new forms daily, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer says the US needs to "clean this up, one way or another." Shaffer champions the release of the Bin Laden death photos that President Obama has decided to remain classified, saying "This was done in the name of the American people. They have the right to know what they did."

Ron Paul: 'Government invites conspiracy theories'

Ron Paul: 'Government invites conspiracy theories'

Adam Kokesh, the host of RT's "Adam vs. the Man" show, sits down with Representative Ron Paul in the Cannon Rotunda on Capitol Hill. Ron Paul is a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

Afghan withdrawal to start this summer?

Afghan withdrawal to start this summer?

RT Blogger Jake Dilliberto served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Now with the death of Osama Bin Laden, this co-founder of Veterans for Rethink Afghanistan ponders what strategy the US should take in the Middle East. According to Diliberto, he thinks withdrawal by troops, at least to some degree, is certain.

Obama's afraid of dead Bin Laden?

Obama's afraid of dead Bin Laden?

President Obama surprised the American public today when it was released that the White House would not be making photos of a dead Osama Bin Laden available to the media. Obama has said that he doesn't want to incite retaliation from terrorists, but according to radio host TJ McCormack, it's a little too late. "They don't need any more inciting. They are terrorists—terrorists are professional incited," he says. Did Obama make the right decision? McCormack says no, and that the release would provide a sense of both closure an allow for a certain amount of, as he puts it, "animal gratification."

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