The media: weapons of war?

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Neither Julius Caesar nor Attila the Hun had to worry about the news media, but George W. Bush apparently does. In the memory banks of his officials, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his fellow unilateralists and world conquerors, are remembrances of Vietnam past, among them the conviction that the United States lost the war in 1975 because of the six o

Made in USA

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The Philippine government declared last week its support for the US attack on Iraq after a few days of feigned agony over the issue. That its agony was feigned was evident from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

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Over television the other day I saw a newsbar report in which Senator Joker Arroyo was quoted as saying that the United States did not have anything to do with the

Coalition of the shameless

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In its attempt to fig-leaf its illegal war on Iraq by making it look like the work of a coalition rather than a unilateral drive for world dominance, the United States government now claims that several countries have joined the

Peace through war

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President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the other day during a TV interview that the Philippine government had created a P500 million fund. Called the Mindanao Peace and Development Fund, Mrs. Arroyo made it clear that the Fund would be used for

Coincidences

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It must be a coincidence that the bombing of the Davao airport occurred shortly after the Arroyo administration was found out, and then backtracked, on its plan to have US combat troops in Sulu.

It must be a coincidence that the same administration did not rule out the coming of US troops, but instead declared that it was moving the Balikatan