Saturday, February 26, 2011
OpEdNews - Article: The Widely Accepted Darkness of Human CrueltyToday, I received a small clip from a friend. It was titled, "exotic food", and of all the things I may have expected, what I saw was absolutely the last: the clip showed a cuisine contest, Chinese style, where snakes and fish had to be prepared by competing chefs. Oh, the displays were beautiful, but the details were gruesome: the major prerequisite of the contest was that the "meals" still had to be alive when served! Imagine: a snake with a head chopped off, outer body layer skinned, but with pieces that were still moving and a heart that was still pulsating. Imagine: a fish, dipped in water just warm enough not to kill it, then unshelled, and slightly chopped, but only to the point that under the layer of onion, tomato and other colorful veggies, he was still breathing.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Davis Case Has Thrown Overboard America’s Rules On Terrorism:Information Clearing House: ICH: "As per Paul Craig Robert, hypocrisy in America is now so commonplace it is no longer noticed. While it enjoys torturing other peoples for American sins, it objects to human rights abuses of countries it despises such as Burma, Pakistan, Iran, Syria. In USA if a person tortures a dog he is sent to jail, but a government functionary indulging in torture against fellow beings is ignored."
Gen. David H. Petraeus: Afghans burned their own children:Information Clearing House: ICH: "'The United States is evil ... it is the canker of the world. A single nation that has succeeded in lowering the intelligence, the morality, the quality of the human race almost throughout the globe is a phenomenon never before experienced since the beginning of time. I accuse the United States of being in a constant state of crime against humanity ... Catholicism has made man stupid, but it has not degraded him; it has introduced as many good and beautiful things as bad things. The United States have simply degraded humanity. Catholicism has done less harm in two thousand years than the United States in two hundred.' — Henry de Montherlant (Chaos and Night, 1963)"
Monday, February 21, 2011
The NYT's journalistic obedience - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: "Now it turns out that The New York Times -- by its own shameless admission -- was one of those self-censoring, obedient media outlets. Now that The Guardian published its story last night, the NYT just now published a lengthy article detailing Davis' work -- headlined: 'American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With the C.I.A.' -- and provides a few more details:"
Sunday, February 20, 2011
OpEdNews - Article: WikiLeaks Cables: US Lied About Bala Baluk Massacre, Red Cross Concealed TruthThe Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has published an article on NATO, US, and the Red Cross and the Bala Baluk massacre on May 4, 2009. The article features a cable that shows the Red Cross put together a report that raised significant doubt about military reports on the number of civilians killed. The cable reveals how a PR campaign kicked into gear to sell the idea that the deaths were not intentional and to skew coverage of the event to fit the interests of NATO and US forces in Afghanistan.