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Peace in Space: Why Obama Is Right (and the Far Right Is Wrong)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2012

There’s been a lot of light-saber rattling recently, but our aspirations in the galaxy have always been and will remain peaceful
John Bolton and Darth Vader

From left: John Bolton, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Darth Vader, commander of the dark side

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What is it about space that makes the hard right go goofy? First it was Newt Gingrich and his promise of a lunar colony before the end of his second term (which looks especially bad now that the moon base is actually a better statistical bet than the Gingrich campaign). Now it’s John Bolton and John Yoo taking to the pages of the New York Times to argue against the Obama Administration’s plans to limit the militarization of space.

Bolton, you’ll remember, is America’s oddly Lorax-like former ambassador to the U.N. who was perfectly suited to his job except for the fact that he didn’t actually like the U.N. Yoo is the waterboarding apologist who helped author the Bush Administration’s so-called “torture memos” in 2003, arguing that what American war planners called “enhanced interrogation techniques” and what much of the rest of the world called “against the law” was really, truly O.K. But that was then.

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What’s got Bolton and Yoo unsheathing their light sabers this week is President Obama’s decision to follow the European Union’s code of conduct for space, an accord that calls for “prevent[ing] outer space from becoming an area of conflict.” It would achieve this through such probably not-crazy measures as preventing interference with another nation’s space assets, enhancing the “safety, security and predictability of outer-space activities,” and encouraging “transparency and confidence-building measures.” It would also try to limit the increase in space debris — which is the cosmic equivalent of laws against littering. So you wouldn’t think there’s much to object to here. But you’re not Yoo — or Bolton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mujahideen-e Khalq: Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 8, 2011

The world is divided too much unnecessar­ily and I would not surprise even if one day one US (former) President blame another US (former) President as terrorist and there could be the same response from the blamed one.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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