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“To put such a figure in perspective, the $75 billion in Pentagon contracts awarded to Lockheed Martin that year was significantly more than one and one-half times the entire 2020 budget for the State Department and the Agency for International Development, which together totaled $44 billion.”
“The stunning Taliban victory last month in Afghanistan is drawing attention now to even graver consequences: the extent to which the US reliance on contractors may have heightened the difficulties of the Afghan security forces.”
“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”
From the article: “Unless you have been strapped down to the board, have endured the agonizing feeling of the water overpowering your gag reflex, and then feel your throat open and allow pint after pint of water to involuntarily fill your lungs, you will not know the meaning of the word.
From the article: Above all, they want Ukraine’s mighty neighbour, Russia. They want to Balkanise or dismember Russia and exploit the greatest source of natural gas on earth. As the Arctic ice melts, they want control of the Arctic Ocean and its energy riches, and Russia’s long Arctic land border. Their man in Moscow used to be Boris Yeltsin, a drunk, who handed his country’s economy to the West. His successor, Putin, has re-established Russia as a sovereign nation; that is his crime.
Kim Barker, ProPublica: Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets
Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its appeals often rely on images and stories borrowed without permission, and its assets have been used to benefit political consulting firms and PACs. By Kim Barker ProPublica August 5, 2014 | This story was co-published with The Daily Beast In February […]
Fiore: The rear echelon politicians, cheerleaders and war planners seem to have another sort of selective memory [from the fog of war], that’s where the Frog of War comes in. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to check out the links behind the cartoon.
Raw Story: New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and prosecuted for torture
“These are, simply, crimes. They are prohibited by federal law, which defines torture as the intentional infliction of “severe physical or mental pain or suffering.” Former Vice President Dick Cheney (ABC TOM BOGGIONI RawStory.com December 22, 2014 In a blistering editorial published in the Monday [sic] edition of the New York Times, the editorial page […]
With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s use of torture, it becomes clear that in the aftermath of the loathsome terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States entered into a new and barbarous stage in its history, one in which acts of violence and moral depravity were not […]
Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security State “Works,” Even If Nothing It Does Works By Tom Engelhardt tomdispatch.com December 18, 2014 It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long fought-over, much-delayed, heavily redacted report on […]
‘We Have A Constitutional Crisis’ American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood Who profits from our new war? Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post President Barack Obama had little trouble convincing Congress — even Republicans who usually fight tooth and nail against his policies — to go along with his plan to […]
Ted Asregadoo speaks to Truthout staff writers William Rivers Pitt and Dahr Jamail about their new book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq, as well as the lead-up to the war, the devastation it wrought and the current conflicts that are tearing the country apart. By Ted Asregadoo Truthout.org | Video Interview 17 August 2014 (Image: […]
As part of its investigation into the false statements made by top Bush administration officials leading up to the Iraq war, the Center for Public Integrity has just released an interactive database where you can search who said what, when. WAR & PEACE Moyers and Company June 26, 2014 Iraq: The War Card (Photo: Center for Public Integrity) The Center […]
Mark Fiore’s new hilarious animation features a hot summer “I Raq” concert, starring Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Ahmed Chalabi, and more neocon war criminals parading all over the news discussing the crisis in Iraq. Read about Fiore’s inspiration for “Neocon Reunion Tour” and watch the animation. To watch the animated cartoon, click here. By Mark Fiore […]
The current mainstream debate regarding the crisis in Iraq and Syria offers a near perfect example of both the death of historical memory and the collapse of critical thinking in the United States. It also signifies the emergence of a profoundly anti-democratic culture of manufactured ignorance and social indifference. By Henry A. Giroux Truthout.org | News Analysis […]
John Kerry and the “last resort” rule as a cause for optimism From: The Vineyard of the Saker OrganizingNotes Posted by Bruce Gagnon April 26, 2014 Listening to Kerry today I went through a series of rather contradictory emotions. First, I felt disgusted, then my disgust turned to anger, then to outright amazement and, by the […]
▶ Democracy Now! ALEC’s “Institutional Corruption,” From Backing Apartheid to Assault on Clean Energy, Public Sector
Published on Dec 11, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – The secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has just ended a week-long meeting in Washington where corporate lobbyists worked with state lawmakers on model bills that will later be introduced in states nationwide. ALEC has reportedly drafted a number of new bills designed to prevent President Obama from cutting emissions, […]
Is there an international manhunt being organized to bring to justice Dick Cheney, the then-vice president who seized upon the pain and fear of 9/11 to make lying to the public the bedrock of American foreign policy? ♦ By Robert Scheer Posted on Jun 25, 2013 truthdig.com ♦ What a disgrace. The U.S. government, cheered on by much of the media, […]
Occupy Canada Dick Cheney’s Halliburton “sold nuclear technology to Iran” http://bit.ly/vsG6Q Senate hearing on foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies dealing with Iran Halliburton, the notorious U.S. energy company, sold key nuclear-reactor components to a private Iranian oil company called Oriental Oil Kish as recently as 2005, using offshore subsidiaries to circumvent U.S. sanctions. This clip […]