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Posts Tagged ‘War’
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: 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: Barack Obama, Blackwater, Bush Administration, CNN, combat troops, corporatism, Dick Cheney, FAIR, FOX News, Halliburton, Iraq, Iraq War, Iraqi oil, Jeremy Scahill, media, mercenary firms, Michael Corcoran, Middle East, military industrial complex, MSNBC, New York Times, Newspeak, Obama Administration, oil, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, PSCs, Rachel Maddow, residual forces, War, War on Terror, Washington Post, Xe
Michael Corcoran: Just as the media lied to help us get into a war, they are now lying us out of one.
Tags: Ariel Sharon, Eden Abergil, Facebook, IDF, Islam, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Israel-Lebanon War, Middle East, nationalism, Newspeak, Palestinians, religion, torture, War, Warfare and Conflict, Zionism
Eden Abergil, former Israel government militant, proudly posted pictures with bound and blindfolded prisoners to her Facebook profile. She is defending her pride and went so far to say she would “gladly kill Arabs—even slaughter them”, adding: “In war there are no rules.”
Yousef Munayyer, executive director at The Jerusalem Fund & The Palestine Center, debated this is much bigger issue of racism and dehumanization with Richard Hellman, president at the Middle East Research Center on “The Alonya Show” at RT where host Alonya Minkovski goes a bit fair, asking if this is Israel’s Abu Ghraib. The images were extraordinarily graphic from Abu Ghraib, but more importantly, more people paid attention to it, yet not enough. Her point that the “dehumanization” aspect is striking and goes to the root of the problem (8:41):
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan National Police, Afghanistan, Blackwater, Central Asia, Dyncorp, Hamid Karzai, Iraq, Obama Administration, Politics of Afghanistan, private military contractors, PSCs, Triple Canopy, United States, United States Department of Defense, War, War in Afghanistan (2001–present), War on Terror, Xe
Kabul today announced it plans to replace U.S. militant contractors with Afghan militants. Jack Rice—criminal defense attorney, journalist and former C.I.A. analyst—discussed why he doesn’t expect U.S. military contractors out of Afghanistan soon. He stressed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s puppet status, the size of the corporate force machine occupying the country and political motivations igniting recent Newspeak at RT, yesterday evening (6:13):
Tags: culture, human rights, libertarian, Newspeak, War
Man is coward. He is.
The man who chooses to not stand against war chooses to stand for nothing and is the vilest coward of all mankind. He is the sociopath that plagues the zeitgeist.
He ought to be ostracized from any community pursuing anything near virtue.
He is the hate.
He hates humankind for the Truth of humankind.
He is below the Neanderthal.
Caring not for the undead, he doesn’t deserve to kiss the dirt upon which the hypothetical zombie walks.
He’s never surpassed the machine of the flesh.
Is he even Man?
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Tags: Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Asim Qureshi, Bagram Air Base, Bush Administration, civil liberties, criminal justice, electoral politics, fascism, Geneva Conventions, Guantanamo Bay, human rights, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi, international law, law, libertarian, mainstream media, military commissions, MSM, Newspeak, NY Times, Obama, Obama Administration, Omar Khadr, Osama bin Laden, rendition, Sunny Hundal, Teymoor Nabili, Todd Kent, torture, US, War, War on Terror
The first military commission of a detainee renditioned to the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay under the Obama Administration opened Tuesday. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped eight years ago in Afghanistan at the age of 15 by the U.S. military, threatened with rape in detention at the U.S. air base at Bagram, transferred to Guantánamo where he was tortured until he confessed that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. Monday evening, Texas A&M at Qatar associate professor Todd Kent noted that it will likely not be a political issue for the Adminsitration because the mainstream media is downplaying it, though criminal justice is a large part of the president’s avatar, at Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story”—which focused on the coming so-called ‘trial’ (23:41):
Tags: Af-Pak War, Andrew Napolitano, corporatism, fascism, Federal Reserve, fiat money, Iran, Iraq War, Lew Rockwell, libertarian, monetary policy, national debt, Newspeak, Ron Paul, US, War, War on Terror
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Mises Institute President Lew Rockwell, Jr., earlier today, discussed the connection between the U.S. government’s war and monetary policy with Judge Andrew Napolitano on his FOX Business Network program, “Freedom Watch.” Dr. Paul notes that consent is manufactured for the Fed because it’s tyranny is necessary for the Republicans’ war fetish and Democrats’ welfare illusion. Mr. Rockwell notes the ‘dictatorship’ of the presidency and Washington’s quest for global domination and usurpation (5:23):
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, Afghanistan War Diary, Amy Goodman, Baghdad, Blackwater, Bush Administration, corporatism, covert operations, Dyncorp, economic sanctions, EPPs, fascism, Gareth Porter, Hillary Clinton, Horn of Africa, human rights, imperialism, Iraq War, Iraq withdrawal, Jeremy Scahill, JPEL, JSOC, Julian Assange, libertarian, Middle East, military industrial complex, Newspeak, Nuri al-Maliki, Obama, Obama Administration, oil, Saddam Hussein, SOF, SOFA, Special Operations Forces, State Department, Status of Forces Agreement, Take Force 714, Task Force 373, TF 373, TF 714, Triple Canopy, US, US military, War, War on Terror, war spending, Wikileaks, Xe
With 70,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, President Obama yesterday dropped his 2009 pledge to remove all combat troops before September, extending the target date 15 months, Gareth Porter reported today at Inter Press Services. The drawdown is intended by the Administration to leave 50,000 ‘residual troops’ indefinitely, but investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill notes the so-called “withdrawal” is a replacement of combat troops with ‘private’ mercenary firms. Earlier today, he spoke with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now! (11:48):
Tags: Adrian Lamo, Afghanistan War Logs, AntiWar radio, Bradley Manning, COIN, counterinsurgency, Ethiopia, Farah Massacre, Garani Massacre, Granai Massacre, insurgenct, ISI, JSOC, Julian Assange, Kenya, Pakistan, Philip Shenon, rendition, Scott Horton, Seymour Hersh, Somalia, US, US military, War, War on Terror, Wikileaks
Last week, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief discussed the video footage of the Garani Massacre committed by the Obama Administration in May 2009, the U.S. government hunting him down, the ‘rendition’ of alleged leak-source PFC Bradley Manning, the effects of Collateral Murder leading to more leaks, renditions from Somalia to Kenya and Ethiopia, and the recently leaked Afghanistan War Logs with Scott Horton at AntiWar Radio (14:46):
Watered-Down ‘Regurgitated Pulitzer Campaign’ Called ‘Top Secret America’ and ‘Blowback’ in Somalia (mp3)Posted: 27 July 2010 by Editors in International Affairs, National News, Political Science, Somalia
Tags: 9/11, Al Shabaab, AMISOM, AntiWar radio, arms trading, blowback, CIA, corporatism, Costa Rica, domestic surveillance, drug war, extrajudicial assassination, Horn of Africa, human rights, humanitarian crisis, Islamic Courts Union, Israel, Jeremy Scahill, Latin America, libertarian, Mohammed Atta, National Surveillance State, Osama bin Laden, Palestine, Ramsey Yousef, Scott Horton, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia, South America, TFG, think tanks, Top Secret America, Transitional Federal Government, Uganda, UN, UN food aid, US, WaPo, War, Washington Post
Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on the Pentagon’s military contracting, discussed the “incredibly disappointing” Washington Post series on giant system of ‘top secret’ operations of the U.S. government with AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton at Pacifica. He discussed “preparing the battlefield” operations, the WaPo as a “dumping ground” for the C.I.A. and the ‘system intended to give cover to clandestine operators in the private sector acting on behalf of the government’.
Later, Mr. Horton discussed blowback in Somalia against foreign intervention in Somali society perpetuating the horror in the Horn of Africa, giving a great summary of the recent history that led to the current state of affairs in the territory from the Bush Administration’s invasion to the Obama Administration shipping in arms, but blocking food entry. He also discussed 9/11 as blowback for Washington’s enabling of Israel’s ‘war crimes’ (25:50):