Saturday, March 23, 2013

Iraq War deaths exceed Vietnam War numbers -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net

Iraq War deaths exceed Vietnam War numbers -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net: More Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans. This probably is news to you. But the truth has been hidden by a technicality. So here is the truth.

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Continues - No Legal Basis for Holding Prisoners

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Continues - No Legal Basis for Holding Prisoners: And, you know, you have to sit there and say, this is just an outrage. I mean, you had 86 people there who even the U.S. says shouldn't be there, and they've been there going on, some of them, into their 11th year, probably 12th year soon. It's just an outrage. And you have to ask yourself, if any other, quote, civilized country in the world did this, wouldn't the people be screaming if a country did this and had an offshore facility where they kept people without trial, people who were cleared for release, and there was literally no movement to get them out? What would we be saying? Shouldn't we be screaming? Isn't it all our fault that we're not?

Friday, March 22, 2013

10 Years After the Invasion: America Destroyed Iraq But Our War Crimes Remain Unacknowledged and Unpunished | Alternet

10 Years After the Invasion: America Destroyed Iraq But Our War Crimes Remain Unacknowledged and Unpunished | Alternet: March 15, 2013 |Since the end of the Second World War, American political leaders and opinion-makers have led the public to believe that the aggressive use of overt and covert military force are essential tools of US foreign policy. As we reel from one military disaster to the next, sending our loved ones off to war, killing millions of innocent people and destabilizing one region after another, each new administration assures us that it has learned the lessons of the past and deserves our support and sacrifice for its latest military strategy.

Glenn Greenwald: "The Rule Of Law Is Dead In America" - Home - The Daily Bail

Glenn Greenwald: "The Rule Of Law Is Dead In America" - Home - The Daily Bail

MI6 and CIA heard Iraq had no active WMD capability ahead of invasion | World news | guardian.co.uk

MI6 and CIA heard Iraq had no active WMD capability ahead of invasion | World news | guardian.co.uk: Fresh evidence has been revealed about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein's foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.

OpEdNews - Article: U.S. Media Helped Keep Debra Milke on Death Row for 20 Years

OpEdNews - Article: U.S. Media Helped Keep Debra Milke on Death Row for 20 Years: Police and prosecutors behaved egregiously in the Milke case, but it was the media that failed by going along with it for two decades.

OpEdNews - Article: Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition

OpEdNews - Article: Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition

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How Barrett Brown went from Anonymous's PR to federal target | Technology | guardian.co.uk

How Barrett Brown went from Anonymous's PR to federal target | Technology | guardian.co.uk: Until the moment the FBI burst through his door, it had been much like any other day for Barrett Brown.

Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Journalist Rotting in Prison for Crossing the FBI | Alternet

Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Journalist Rotting in Prison for Crossing the FBI | Alternet:
"Prosecutorial abuse is a drastically under-discussed problem in general, but it poses unique political dangers when used to punish and deter online activism. But it's becoming the preeminent weapon used by the US government to destroy such activism."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

James Petras: President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man

James Petras: President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man: March 16, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - President Hugo Chavez was unique in multiple areas of political, social and economic life. He made significant contributions to the advancement of humanity. The depth, scope and popularity of his accomplishments mark President Chavez as the ‘Renaissance President of the 21st Century’.

Chavez: the Man and His Dream | venezuelanalysis.com

Chavez: the Man and His Dream | venezuelanalysis.com: Que viva el President Chávez!I want to speak a bit about Chávez the man. He was born into a family of very modest means in 1954 in Sabaneta de Barinas. A small town in the Venezuelan plains: a town that had only three streets, none of them paved.

OpEdNews - Article: Pentagon Papers Lawyer On Obama, Secrecy And Press Freedoms: "Worse Than Nixon"

OpEdNews - Article: Pentagon Papers Lawyer On Obama, Secrecy And Press Freedoms: "Worse Than Nixon"

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Human Stupidity Is Destroying the World | Alternet

Human Stupidity Is Destroying the World | Alternet: But who's more naive -- the ignorant, or the educated who can't deal with the idea that there are ignorant people in the world

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Don't Look Away: We Must Confront the Horrific Industrial Violence the American Military Is Capable of | Alternet

Don't Look Away: We Must Confront the Horrific Industrial Violence the American Military Is Capable of | Alternet: March 14, 2013 |

Nick Turse’s “ Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam” is not only one of the most important books ever written about the Vietnam conflict but provides readers with an unflinching account of the nature of modern industrial warfare. It captures, as few books on war do, the utter depravity of industrial violence—what the sociologist James William Gibson calls “technowar.”

OpEdNews - Article: Iraq After Ten Years

OpEdNews - Article: Iraq After Ten Years"The bulk of the American population is too misinformed to catch on, and the few who do understand and are attempting to warn others will be silenced. The 21st century will be one of the worst centuries in human history. All over the Western world, liberty is dying."

Truthdig - The Last Letter

Truthdig - The Last Letter: To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young

I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.

Monday, March 18, 2013

You Wouldn't Believe How Fast Americans Are Losing Their Religion -- But the Fundamentalists Have a Plan | Alternet

You Wouldn't Believe How Fast Americans Are Losing Their Religion -- But the Fundamentalists Have a Plan | Alternet: Sometime last year, the US quietly passed a milestone demographers had long been predicting: for the first time in its history, this country is no longer majority Protestant. Fewer than 50 percent of Americans now identify as Protestant Christians of any denomination.

A Brief History of the United States From Beginning to End

Fred On Everything: March 21, 2011. In 1492 Columbus rediscovered America, and the settlers, destructively exploiting its vast resources...

Who's Hiding What and Why-Fred Reed

Fred On Everything: "Two ways exist of looking at Wikileaks, the site that publicizes secret military documents and videos. The first is held self-interestedly by the Pentagon and by Fox News, the voice of an angry lower-middle class without too much education. These believe that Wikileakers are traitors, haters of America, who give aid and comfort to the enemy and endanger the lives of Our Boys."

The View from Abroad: The World is not Billy Bob's Rib Pit

The View from Abroad: The World is not Billy Bob's Rib Pit: By Fred Reed

March 16, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - The United States is the most hated country in the world, followed closely by Israel, and then by nobody. Why? Why not Ecuador? China? Russia? East Timor? The hostility puzzles many Americans, who genuinely believe their country to be a force for good, a pillar of democracy, a defender of human rights.

To the rest of the world, none of this is even close.