Tag Archives: Iraq

172 Countries and Territories?!!

AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN WARS New York Times Editorial/ October 23, 2017 The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. … Continue reading

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The Pandora’s Box of War

By Chris Hedges/Truthdig/April 7, 2017   Victims of this week’s chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria. (Alaa Alyousef / AP)   War opens a Pandora’s box of evils that once unleashed are beyond anyone’s … Continue reading

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Move Along, Nothing to See Here

President Gollum’s ‘Precious’ Secrets Exclusive: Despite promises of “openness,” President Obama has treated information that could inform American democracy like Tolkien’s character Gollum coveted his “precious” ring. Obama is keeping for himself analyses that could change how the public sees the crises in … Continue reading

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The American Injustice System

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report ** Willie Smith Ward, 43, a habitual offender, attempted to steal a $35 rack of pork ribs from a grocery store in Waco, Texas. SENTENCE:  50 years in prison. He must serve at least a … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn on the American Empire

What the classroom didn’t teach me about the American Empire By Howard Zinn originally from TomDispatch.com, 2008

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Ron Paul on WikiLeaks: “Killing the Messenger”

This speech by Ron Paul is almost a year old, but well worth watching. Why can’t other Republicans think more like Paul? In fact, when it comes to foreign policy, why can’t Democrats think and speak out  like Rep. Paul?  … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Iraq War & Oil

‘I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.’ —Alan Greenspan in his memoir, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World,  2007.

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Collateral Murder (Video)

Collateral Murder shows one soldier’s account of his involvement in a 2007 “Collateral Murder” of civilians and journalists in Iraq, exposed by WikiLeaks (with the alleged help of Bradley Manning). I had to avert my eyes several times because parts of … Continue reading

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Huh?

Speaking to American troops in Iraq: “The reason you guys  are here is because of 9/11. The U.S. got attacked and 3,000… human beings got killed because of al Qaeda.” U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta This is news to … Continue reading

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