(6/3/2020 – I don’t feel the same way at all about “free trade” as I used to, as the post below indicates. These “free trade” agreements have been designed to benefit the agendas of the oligarchy and its large corporations. Trade should be free–especially domestically–but local and national governments should not have given up the ability to build up their own industries and allow their nations to be as independent as possible and have their own identities. That’s why we are in trouble with global authoritarianism–which has demolished our traditional life-supporting values, cultures and religions.)
December 4, 2003
Showdown In Samarra
by Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, December 3, 2003
Iraqi insurgents raise their heads, U.S. claims ‘victory’ – but what really happened?
Canadian detained by US denies terror charge
by DeNeen Brown, Sidney Morning Herald, smh.com.au, December 3, 2003
A Canadian [Abdur Rahman Khadr, Toronto], who was held as an “enemy combatant” and released from US custody in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has admitted being trained at an Afghanistan camp linked to al-Qaeda, but denied being a terrorist…
Says it was normal for boys to attend the training camps, and that the Americans started the training camps to fight the Russians.
Wants the Canadian government to free his 17-year old brother, Omar, from Guantanamo.
Comment: Most of these people should be treated as prisoners of war.
George W. Bush, Protectionist
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., The Free Market, Mises.org, October, 2003
The irony is unmistakable: claiming that its foreign competitors unfairly benefit from government help, the domestic competitor seeks and achieves special government help to keep its profits high! It is the ultimate hypocrisy…
For example, Vietnamese catfish.
A Coverup That Won’t Stay Covered
by Paul Craig Roberts, LewRockwell.com, December 3, 2003
CNN recently reported that “the Justice Department is re-examining its investigation into the 1995 death of a federal prisoner that the victim’s family alleges was murder at the hands of the government.”
The victim was Kenneth Michael Trentadue…