Rare earths – a hidden but strategic battleground between the US and China

While the trillion-dollar US military and intelligence apparatus dissipates our wealth fighting lightly armed men in the Middle East, China makes wise and large moves to become a great power.  Here we see the modern form of interstate conflict -- and insights about the characters America and China. Rare earths are obscure, vital, and scarce light … Continue reading Rare earths – a hidden but strategic battleground between the US and China

Think-tanks bribe journalists to promote our wars

Slowly folks begin to realize that most of our geopolitical experts advocate war because its their job to do so.  They're just working their rice bowls.  For today's lesson see this excerpt from "Danger Room What’s Next in National Security Think-Tanks and the Reporters Who Heart Them", Nathan Hodge, Wired, 18 December 2009: The relationship … Continue reading Think-tanks bribe journalists to promote our wars