Category Archives: military

WAR, EMPIRE AND FIREWORKS

July 4th Militarist Bunkum (an encore by request) By Paul Craig Roberts/paulcraigroberts.org/ July 3, 2014 Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war’s casualties are non-combatant civilians? That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team in the … Continue reading

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Recipe For Violence

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report The never-ending circular logic of America’s Mid-East Foreign Policy: (1) Many Muslims hate the U.S. because we interfere in the affairs of Muslim countries (2) In reaction to this interference, Muslim extremists fight … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

It’s Time to Finally Admit We’re an Empire By David Sirota/ AlterNet/ September 28, 2013 Is America an empire or not? It is a loaded question because in the modern age, that word — empire — is not a moniker … Continue reading

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Truth: A Casualty of War

Top 45 Lies in Obama’s Speech at the U.N. By David Swanson/ davidswanson.org/ September 25, 2013 1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was … Continue reading

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Patriotism & Propaganda Falling Short

THE DEAD RHETORIC OF WAR By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 16, 2013 The intoxication of war, fueled by the euphoric nationalism that swept through the country like a plague following the attacks of 9/11, is a spent force in the … Continue reading

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FALLING INTO LINE

Rewarding “Group Think” on Syria By Robert Parry/ Consortium News/ September 13, 2013 “Group think” is alive and well in Official Washington, with virtually all the important pundits marching in lock-step with the Obama administration’s accusations against the Syrian government … Continue reading

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Reflections on 9/11

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report No, we mustn’t forget 9/11 and the thousands of unfortunate victims of that fateful day. I just wish we didn’t dwell on it. The aftermath of that horrendous attack changed our country in major … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Protesters Gone?

What Happened to the Anti-War Movement? By David Sirota/ Nation of Change/ September 6, 2013 A mere 72 hours after President Obama delivered an encomium honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, he announced his intention to pound yet … Continue reading

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Some Things Never Change

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You’ll Have a Blast

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