Tag Archives: WAR ON TERRORISM

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Victory in Our Time (The U.S. Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!)

Expressed differently, the United States has not won a major conflict since 1945; has a trillion-dollar national security budget; has had 17 military commanders in the last 17 years in Afghanistan, a country plagued by 23,744 “security incidents” (the most ever recorded) in 2017 alone; has spent around $3 trillion, primarily on that war and the rest of the war on terror…

Coleen Rowley | FBI Stings: Down the Slippery Slope

It cannot be known with any degree of certainty what percentage of FBI “stings” consist of targeted individuals who were induced or “entrapped” to agree to commit crimes and who would not have otherwise committed such crimes, but in my opinion it’s a large majority.

America’s Legacy Will Be Its Downfall: Empire Always Comes Home

Amidst the screaming of women and children, the silence of the dead, and the blaring sirens trying to respond to the fires and carry away the injured, viewers can hear the shouts of men, some in anger and some in frenzied attempts to rescue those buried under rubble or critically injured by the bombs.

Noam Chomsky: American Power Under Challenge and The Costs of Violence| Masters of Mankind (Parts 1, 2)

Yet “concern” over what the U.S. has done in our distant war zones — from the killing of civilians at weddings, funerals, and memorial services to the evisceration of a hospital, to kidnappings, torture, and even the killing of prisoners, to drone strikes so “surgical” and “precise” that hundreds below died even though only a relatively few individuals were officially targeted — seems largely missing in action. –Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction

▶ Sara Thomsen singing “Is it for Freedom”

“Children of the world you have the right To laugh and play, let your dreams take flight….” Published on Nov 14, 2012 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. […]

Henry A. Giroux; ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism—Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric. This is a dangerous binary because it closes down questions of history, politics, power, justice and the […]

▶ Noam Chomsky “The War in Afghanistan” [Fascinating Lecture!]

“Obama is running the biggest terrorist operation that exists, maybe in history.”  — Noam Chomsky (2013) Published on Dec 4, 2013   (Date:  December 8, 2001) In response to US declarations of a “War on Terrorism” in 1981 and the re-declaration in 2001, Chomsky has argued that the major sources of international terrorism are the world’s […]

Charlie Chaplin, Victim of McCarthyism, Had MI5 File> Video

(photo: Wikimedia Commons) Charlie Chaplin, Victim of McCarthyism, Had MI5 File Kevin Gosztola   February 16, 2012    Firedoglake He is known to have been prevented from returning to the United States by J. Edgar Hoover in 1953 when he went to London for the premiere of his film Limelight in London. Now, tens of thousands of files […]