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Party of God and Reagan: A Hezbollah History Lesson

Greg Palast 

OK, class, answer this question — and let’s not see the same hands:

President George W. Bush says, “Syria has been a primary sponsor of Hezbollah and it has helped provide Hezbollah with shipments of Iranian made weapons…[which] threaten the entire Middle East.”

This month marks the twenty-first anniversary of a shipment of 508 anti-tank missiles to Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in support of Hezbollah. Who approved that shipment? …more

Lawyers, Guns and Money

Greg Palast 

There are 200 million guns in civilian hands in the United States. That works out at 200 per lawyer. Wade through the foaming websites of the anti-Semites, weekend militiamen and Republicans, and it becomes clear that many among America's well-armed citizenry have performed the same calculation. Because if there is any hope of the ceasefire that they fear, it would have come out of the barrel of a lawsuit. And that is why a shoot-to-kill coalition in the Senate, led by Wild Bill Frist (R-Tenn) and his short sidekick, Scary Harry Reid (D-Nev), voted yesterday to grant immunity to gunmakers. ...more