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How Iran won Bush's Iraq War

By Peter Van Buren | ( Tomdispatch.com)<p>The U.S. is running around in circles in the Middle East, patching together coalitions here, acquiring strange …

Middle East

The Untold Story of Mussolini’s Fake Diaries

Before the war, Churchill offered Il Duce a deal. After the war, British intelligence tried to destroy their correspondence. Years later, a mystery …

When Lincoln died, a nation mourned -- or did it?

Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered orator-oracle and the victorious commander in …

Black History

In 'Distant Marvels,' A Witness To Revolutions Tells Cuba's Story

It's 1963 Cuba and a woman named Maria Sirena is taking shelter from a hurricane inside the former governor's mansion, along with a small group of other Cuban women. Maria distracts the women at their request by recounting stories of her childhood — personal stories that trace the history of Cuba's …

'No consensus' in Japan about wartime past | DW | 08.04.2015

Even almost seven decades after the end of the World War II, Japan continues to be accused by neighboring countries such as China and South Korea of …

Japan

Cheyenne Mountain Complex To Re-Open, Prompting EMP Attack And World War 3 Fears

Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a prominent icon of the Cold War, will soon be re-opened by the Pentagon. The “self-sufficient town” was buried beneath …

Moscow's Memories of World War II

<i>Note: With the upcoming 70th anniversary of the end of The Second World War just around the corner we will try to run more material related to that</i> …

Remembrance Day

Would New Borders Mean Less Conflict in the Middle East?

The region is living with the combustible legacy of states artificially carved from the remains of the Ottoman Empire.<p>Shortly after the end of World War I, the French and British prime ministers took a break from the hard business of redrawing the map of Europe to discuss the easier matter of where …

Middle East

The real World War I: 13,000 years ago

History had it all working apparently… the first world war happened thousands of years ago according to researchers who have found evidence of the …

The Netherlands in World War II

To say that the Dutch were unprepared for the Second World War would be something of an understatement. The military was extremely small and woefully …

The Modern Savage : A New Book Questions Why We Eat Animals

<b>There's a very good life beyond beef and after meat</b><p>Dr. James McWilliams' new book called <i>The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals</i> is a very thoughtful work about our meal plans in which he covers the ecological and ethical reasons for not eating nonhuman animals (animals), and shows …

Putin returns Nazi-looted icon to Greek prime minister

A Greek icon stolen by German occupiers handed back to Alexis Tsipras in a sign of good will between countries<p>In a sign of a blossoming friendship, Russian President Vladimir Putin has given visiting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras an historic Greek icon stolen by Nazis during the German …