War-hawks from the Right and the Left are Chomping at the Bit for a Clinton Presidency and More Endless War

by Scott Creighton

Over at the Washington Post, Greg Jaffe has posted an article explaining how there is a bi-partisan movement afoot in Washington to redirect the Obama foreign policy practices in the Middle East with an eye on making things far, far more aggressive.

Apparently all the former Bush and Clinton advisors are getting together to scribble a new foreign policy doctrine they fully expect Hillary Clinton to follow which includes bombing Assad forces in Syria if he doesn’t behave (read as “leave the country”?) and finally putting an end to that pesky resistance in eastern Ukraine.

And don’t think this is just the neocon republicans pushing this stepped up mass murder agenda on the next president:

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Young Japanese stage nationwide protests against security bills being debated in Upper House

from Japan Times

Thousands of young people rallied Sunday throughout Japan, protesting the security bills that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to pass during the current Diet session.

Demonstrations and gatherings took place at more than 60 locations around Japan — in Hokkaido, Aichi, Osaka, Fukuoka and other prefectures — in response to a call by a group called Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy, or SEALDs.

The bills are now under deliberation at the Upper House, after being railroaded through the Lower House by the ruling coalition, sparking public opposition. The bills would significantly expand the scope of Self-Defense Forces missions overseas.

In Tokyo, about 6,500 protesters gathered to march toward the popular Shibuya shopping and entertainment district, chanting slogans such as “No War” and “No Change in the Law.”

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