Saturday, April 20, 2013

America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers: Henry Kissinger | Alternet

America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers: Henry Kissinger | Alternet: "Henry Kissinger's quote recently  released by Wikileaks," the illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer", likely brought a smile to his legions of elite media, government, corporate and high society admirers. Oh that Henry! That rapier wit! That trademark insouciance! That naughtiness! It is unlikely, however, that the descendants of his more than 6 million victims in Indochina, and Americans of conscience appalled by his murder of non-Americans, will share in the amusement."

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Can the Boston Bombings increase our Symp'athy for Iraq and Syria, for all such Victims? | Informed Comment

Can the Boston Bombings increase our Symp'athy for Iraq and Syria, for all such Victims? | Informed Comment: So I’d like to turn the complaint on its head. Having experienced the shock and grief of the Boston bombings, cannot we in the US empathize more with Iraqi victims and Syrian victims? Compassion for all is the only way to turn such tragedies toward positive energy.

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - Bruce Schneier - The Atlantic

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - Bruce Schneier - The Atlantic: It is easy to feel scared and powerless in the wake of attacks like those at the Boston Marathon. But it also plays into the perpetrators' hands.

The Boston Bombing Produces Familiar and Revealing Reactions

The Boston Bombing Produces Familiar and Revealing Reactions: The widespread compassion for yesterday's victims and the intense anger over the attacks was obviously authentic and thus good to witness. But it was really hard not to find oneself wishing that just a fraction of that compassion and anger be devoted to attacks that the US perpetrates rather than suffers. These are exactly the kinds of horrific, civilian-slaughtering attacks that the US has been bringing to countries in the Muslim world over and over and over again for the last decade, with very little attention paid. My Guardian colleague Gary Younge put this best on Twitter this morning:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

In “History Reversed”, Vietnam’s Crimes Against Humanity In America Would Be Prosecuted | Global Research

In “History Reversed”, Vietnam’s Crimes Against Humanity In America Would Be Prosecuted | Global Research: If Vietnam had bombed the United States for fifteen years bringing death to some three million Americans in cities, towns and countryside across America during a brutal occupation by a half-million heavily armed Vietnamese soldiers, there is no way that the US would not have brought Vietnam before the International Court of Justice.