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Scott interviews Matthew Hoh about the apparent peace deal in the works between the United States and the Taliban in Afghanistan. The American side has announced such a deal as basically finalized, but as yet nothing has come from the Taliban to officially confirm that. The usual clamor has been coming from prominent neocons about how withdrawing now would be the same as admitting defeat. Scott and Hoh don’t totally disagree with that, but they know that if American troops stay in Afghanistan for another 20 years, or even longer, the same “defeat” would probably happen if they left then. The name of the game now is to leave before more Americans have to die for nothing, and hope for as much stability as possible when they’re gone. “Victory” just isn’t possible.

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Matthew Hoh is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and formerly worked for the U.S. State Department. Hoh received the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling in 2010. Hoh is a member of the Board of Directors for Council for a Livable World and is an Advisory Board Member for Expose Facts. He writes on issues of war, peace and post-traumatic stress disorder recovery at matthewhoh.com.

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  • Hey All, We will be having an #AntiwarHaiku contest this holiday season to show our support for peace and Antiwar.com. We will announce the full details and prizes on Monday the 16th and the contest will run until the 16th of December. An email address will be used for official entry but simply use the hashtag #AntiwarHaiku to have your entry seen and shared on twitter. Look for the full details on BitcoinNotBombs.com on Monday. Peace! ~Drew

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  • Vince Poscente wrote a book, “The Ant and the Elephant,” a parable with the ant representing the conscious mind, and the elephant representing the unconscious mind. The obvious implication and preponderance of evidence is that the unconscious mind is in control, and the ant (conscious mind) takes us wherever the elephant (the unconscious mind) wants to go. I, personally, see myself doing behaviors that I would consciously prefer I not do. I work on programming the unconscious mind. I also look toward the behaviors of animals for clues to my own and other people’s behavior. For instance, I walk 2 dogs. One dog is big, pulls me along where HE wants to go. (He needs better training, I know.) But, in the end, he is the most loving animal Soul I know. He is, true to his nature, a male dog, marking his territory. At the same time, I know he adores me and would stand between me and any danger. The other dog is a small, but dominate female. She is a biter, so I handle with care. She appears to see the world as a hostile environment, and will take on any dog that threatens her dominance, no matter the size. I see counterparts of both animals in human behavior. What do you think, is the ant or the elephant in charge? Do people, like animals have different personality makeups that make them either peaceful lovers or competitive dominators? Whatever our nature, how do we learn to all get along together?  

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  • Regarding this video from @akokesh: LiveLeak.com – The Restraint of Muslims (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE) | Adam Kokesh I created a LL account for the first time to get involved in the discussions over there. Pretty interesting responses. Everyone there is assuming Adam is a Muslim or a Jew, or claiming he “forgot” 9/11 (when he referenced it in the video), or calling it “bullshit” without substantiation. I’m interested as to the Lme userbase’s response. Please watch the whole thing before commenting.

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