To better manufacture consent, U.S. Army soldiers are embedded as intern and fellows at local TV affiliates, along with previously reported newspapers and national outlets.
Tags: ABC, Af-Pak War, Bush Administration, CBS, Chicago Tribune, CNN, David Barstow, Defense Department, FOIA, FOX News, Iraq War, John Cook, military industrial media complex, MSNBC, Newspeak, Obama Administration, PSYOPS, US, US Army, War, War on Terror, WRAL, WTOC
Tags: Afghanistan, airstrikes, Boeing, drones, extrajudicial assassination, Israel, Ivan Eland, Lockheed MArtin, military industrial complex, military welfare, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Pentagon, Robert Gates, War on Terror, war spending
Ivan Eland sat with RT to discuss the astronomical political clout held by the welfare queens of the military-industrial complex that will thwart any translation of the Pentagon’s rhetoric into actual policy (7:04):
Tags: Afghan elections, Afghanistan, Al Jazeera, Ballot stuffing, Dion Nissenbaum, McClatchy, Spin Boldak, Warfare and Conflict
Yes, people videotaped it and Al Jazeera broke the story (2:26):
Tags: BP, BP escrow fund, BP Exploration & Production, corporatism, Deepwater Horizon, eco-terrorism, environment, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf oil spill, Newspeak, NOAA, Obama Administration, Rainer Amon, Suzanne Goldberg, US
With 90% of up to 4.4 million barrels of oil ‘unaccounted for’, it’s now… still unaccounted for.
Tags: Afghanistan, airstrikes, CIA, civilian casualties, COIN, CT, drone, extrajudicial assassination, FATA, Hamid Karzai, Haqqani Network, Laghman Province, NATO, night raids, North Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan, Quetta Shura, War on Terror
Locals of the Laghman Province claim civilians were killed in a NATO raid, contrary to NATO claims, and that they are not “insurgents”, but people defending their home against NATO’s ‘broken promises’ to not raid their village (2:00):
Tags: antiwar activists, Arab American Action Network, Bush Administration, Chicago, civil liberties, criminal justice, FARC, FBI, Hatem Abudayyeh, Jason Ditz, Jim Fennerty, Joe Iosbaker, Minneapolis, Obama Administration, Patrick Martin, peace movement, SCOTUS, Stephanie Weiner, The Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, thoughtcrime
F.B.I. raids over the weekend in Minneapolis and Chicago aimed to “quiet activists”.
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, civilian casualties, Jeremy Morlock, military tribunals, United States armed forces
Monday, the first of 12 soldiers charged with murder of civilians faced military tribunal.
Tags: Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, civil liberties, conservatives, constitutional rights, Guantanamo Bay, John Grisham, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, NY Times, tea party movement
A Gitmo detainee expressed support for U.S. civilian courts over military tribunals, so they must be evil.
Tags: ACL, al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Charlie Savage, civil liberties, constitutional rights, counterterrorism, CT, Eric Holder, extrajudicial assassination, Glenn Greenwald, Jason Ditz, libertarian, Obama, Obama Administration, Obamaphilia, terrorism
The Justice Department is playing hardball against the ACLU’s efforts to block an executive order to assassinate an American citizen charged with no crime.
Tags: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, IAEA, Iran, Israel, Middle East, NPT, Scott Horton, US, Warfare and Conflict
Were Iran to retaliate to a hypothetical military strike by Israel, Americans oppose U.S. military involvement.
Tags: Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, civilian casualties, counterterrorism, CT, Iraq, Iraq War, Middle East, Newspeak, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama Administration, Operation New Dawn, US, War
A U.S.-Iraqi night raid results in the deaths of eight civilians weeks after U.S. combat operations were announced as over.
Tags: Abd al-Qadr Muhammed Jassim al-Obaidi, Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, AQI, Bush Administration, COIN, Hudaiay, Iraq, Iraq War, Iraq withdrawal, Iraqi security forces, Isam Shakar Mizher, Jason Ditz, Middle East, Obama Administration, SOFA, Timothy Williams, War on Terror
Weeks after Obama announced the end of combat operations in the Iraq War, ‘residual troops’ engaged in lethal combat reportedly for the second time over the weekend.
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan surge, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Study Group, al-Qaeda, CNAS, COIN, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, electoral politics, Iraq Surge, ISAF, Matthew Hoh, NAF, NATO, New American Foundation, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Stephen Walt, Taliban, United States, US, War on Terror
The Afghanistan Study Group outlined and refuted the myths misguiding the ‘Afghan debate’.
Tags: Alabama, Alcoholic beverage control states, anarchism, Idaho, Kentucky, libertarian, Mitch McConnell, privatization, prohibition, public goods, Utah, Virgina, Virginia
Utah, Alabama, Idaho and six other states in the Union have a monopoly on alcohol.