- “We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. – Harold Pinter
- Noam Chomsky | The Long, Shameful History of American Terrorism
Gary G. Kohls <email@example.com>, Duty to Warn
December 28, 2014 | British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. His powerful acceptance speech exposed the United States for its fascist, imperialist policies since World War II. His speech (delivered three years before he died in 2008) was an important glimpse into – and a reasonable summary of — the innumerable documentable US imperialistic crimes that have been secretly facilitated by our multinational corporations, our national security apparatus, our military leaders, our wealthy elites and the craven politicians who are beholden to those four realities that have shaped American foreign policy over the past 60 years.
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True American patriots, if they really love the United States, must be honest about the dishonorable, dark side of their nation’s history, a history that the rest of the world, especially Pinter, sees so clearly. Understanding that history will clear up any mystery about why the rest of the world fears and hates us.
Gary G. Kohls <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a retired physician who writes about issues of war, peace, justice, mental health and nonviolence and feels it is important to mix religion and non-partisan politics.
Noam Chomsky | The Long, Shameful History of American Terrorism, Noam Chomsky, Alternet
- It’s official: The U.S. is the world’s leading terrorist state, and proud of it.
- Torture Is Who We Are
- Revelations in Senate torture report demand prosecutions.