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     Issue No. 2(30)                                                                                                      AUGUST  28, 2013
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Drumbeat for war could be an unfamiliar terminology for Koreans since the nation has been busy for defending attacks from outside. The word originated from the use of drum for military purpose. In modern times, the term "war drums" is used as a metaphor for preparation for war.  So when there were media demonizing a regime, turning your attention to human rights and raising patriotism, then you can count on these as the drumbeat for war. If there were immanent danger, there must be no need for drumbeating. Therefore, the word often implicates a government's media campaign to manipulate public opinion for justifying its war agenda in which other strategic goals were usually hiding. Within days of September 11, a campaign was launched to link Iraq to the attacks. With no evidence was found, government officials and mainstream pundits switched gears, claiming that Iraq posed a grave danger because it supposedly possessed weapons of mass destruction. Waging war on Iraq based on this information costs US taxpayers $2 trillion. This week an alleged chemical weapons attack by its own government in Syria raised international anger. We can hear drumbeat for war everyday. But US military intervention in Syria should be careful if it's strictly for the purpose of international sanction for the action.  In fact Syria's sectarian civil war has been going on for years. Therefore, it is not sure if the Syrian military was responsible or if the attack was pre-fabricated in order to frame the government. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, only 9 percent thought President Obama should intervene. People don't want its government to make the same mistake again especially in this economic hardship. 
U.S. intelligence agencies are preparing a report laying out the evidence against Assad's government in last week's alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians. The classified version would be sent to key members of Congress and a declassified version would be released publicly.(AP)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, vowed in an interview to stay on the Supreme Court as long as her health and intellect remained strong, saying she hoped that some of her sharp dissents "will one day be the law." (NYT)
The Rim Fire, which has devoured 160,980 acres, has scorched an area about the size of the city of Chicago while more than 3,600 firefighters try to rein it in. (CNN)
In an effort to visualize what wealth inequality looks like, Lamm superimposed bar graphs representing median household net worth onto a map of New York City. (HP)
The report, "The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap," projects that by 2030 there will be only four potential caregivers available for each person 80 or older, down from a high of more than seven in 2010. (WP)
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