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Shock and Awe revisited, as fighting drags on in Syria’s Ghouta

Fifteen years ago, “Shock and Awe” was unleashed over Baghdad as the preferred method of bombing Mesopotamia into “democracy” – thus fashioning what would later be hailed as the birth pangs of a New Middle East. I tried, in a report for Asia Times in 2003, to explain the geopolitical power play behind the US invasion of […]

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