Category Archives: Afghanistan

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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“CORPORATE TOTALITARIANISM” EXPOSED

Bradley Manning and the Gangster State By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/August 22, 2013 AP/Patrick SemanskyArmy Pfc. Bradley Manning after a                                           … Continue reading

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Chinese Soldiers in America-How Would We Feel?

“Imagine” was an independent Ron Paul commercial from the 2012 election. It packs a lot of punch and a lot of truth:

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American Soldiers: Heroes or Victims?

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report “There was never a good war, or a bad peace.” — Benjamin Franklin Clint Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor Monday by President Obama, but with “mixed emotions” as he thought about … Continue reading

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SPREADING DEMOCRACY OR MANURE?

The US – alongside Saudi Arabia – fights for freedom and democracy in the Middle East The ability to persuade people that the US opposes tyranny is a testament to the potency of propaganda By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ January … Continue reading

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Killing With a Joystick

Good luck finding this story in the American corporate media…….. Dreams in Infrared The Woes of an American Drone Operator By Nicola Abé/ Spiegel Online International/ December 14, 2012 A soldier sets out to graduate at the top of his class. He succeeds, … Continue reading

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THOSE PESKY KID TERRORISTS

The U.S. Military Approves Bombing Children By Robert Dreyfuss/ The Nation/ December 4, 2012 In October, I blogged about an incident in Afghanistan in which three small children were killed in a US airstrike. In that one small incident, which drew little … Continue reading

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WHAT BRADLEY MANNING’S FATE TELLS US ABOUT AMERICA

Bradley Manning: A Window Into the American Soul By Paul Craig Roberts/Institute for Political Economy/ December 3, 2012 Liberty consists of government being ruled by law and citizens having control over law. This was the way our founding fathers set … Continue reading

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Of Course They Don’t Like Us

My letter published today in the Monterey County Herald: I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb in suggesting that the reason Americans are being targeted and killed in Afghanistan, Libya and other countries in the Middle … Continue reading

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