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Step aside, Sam Spade. Move over, Philip Marlowe. You want noir? Skip the famed private eye novels and films of the 1930s and 1940s and turn to our present American world and to neighborhoods where the postman doesn’t ring even once, but the police are ready to shoot more than once, often on the slightest excuse. It’s a world that TomDispatch regular Judith Coburn, whom I’ve known since the Vietnam era when she was a war correspondent, enters regularly. It’s her job. It may not be Afghanistan or Iraq, but in its own way, it’s close enough.

Think of Coburn as today’s Sam Spade and let her take you deep into an American world in which justice couldn’t be blinder.

(Republished from TomDispatch by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Rehmat says:

    American police officials, trained by Israeli military officers in Israel and the US, are brainwashed that the real terrorists in America are Muslims and Blacks, while FBI in its report has claimed that during 1990-2004, Jew extremist committed more terrorism (7%) in the US than Muslim extremists (6%).

    Jews make less than five millions among America’s 305 millions population as compared to 7-9 millions Muslims in America.

    American Jewish author Elias Davidsson in his 2013 book, Hijacking America’s Mind, rejected the official claim that so-called Muslim terrorists pulled the September 11 attacks…

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