Let’s Extend Our Grief to the Deaths of ALL Innocent Children

Professor Juan Cole made these remarks yesterday in his blog, Informed Comment: Thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion: Of the some 3000 persons killed by US drones, something like 600 have been innocent noncombatant bystanders, and of these 176 were children. In some instances the US drone operators have struck at a target, […]

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

Reprinted from TomDispatch.Com Special Ops, Drones, Spy Games, Civilian Soldiers, Proxy Fighters, and Cyber Warfare By Nick Turse It looked like a scene out of a Hollywood movie.  In the inky darkness, men in full combat gear, armed with automatic weapons and wearing night-vision goggles, grabbed hold of a thick, woven cable hanging from a […]

In Praise of Warriors, Not War

By Don Pelton On this Memorial Day, I must speak a few words in support of warriors, and in opposition to war. Despite reaching my formative young adulthood during the anti-war 1960s, and despite my minor experience with something remotely similar to combat – in the National Guard at the Watts riots in August of 1965, […]

How to Forget on Memorial Day

Reprinted from TomDispatch.com (May 24, 2012) Whistling Past the Graveyard of Empires By Tom Engelhardt It’s the saddest reading around: the little announcements that dribble out of the Pentagon every day or two — those terse, relatively uninformative death notices: rank; name; age; small town, suburb, or second-level city of origin; means of death (“small […]

Beautiful Homecoming Greeting for U.S. Soldier Back From Afghanistan

Get out your hankies: From Welcome Home Blog: “Alexis had no idea her daddy would be home from Afganistan when she went to school on June 1, 2011. After lunch her daddy showed up for the surprise of her lifetime!!!”

America and Oil Declining Together?

Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.com by Michael Klare America and Oil.  It’s like bacon and eggs, Batman and Robin.  As the old song lyric went, you can’t have one without the other.  Once upon a time, it was also a surefire formula for national greatness and global preeminence.  Now, it’s a guarantee of a trip to […]

Obama Continues Bush Practice of Shredding the Constitution

From Chris Hedges, former New York Times Middle East Bureau Chief: “Stopping Gadhafi forces from entering Benghazi six months ago, which I supported, was one thing. Embroiling ourselves in a civil war was another. And to do it Obama blithely shredded the Constitution and bypassed Congress in violation of the War Powers Resolution. Not that […]

In Praise of Warriors, Not War

By Don Pelton On this Memorial Day, I’d like to speak a few words in support of warriors, and in opposition to war. Despite reaching my formative young adulthood during the anti-war 1960s, and despite my minor experience with something remotely similar to combat – in the National Guard at the Watts riots in August of […]

In Praise of Warriors, Not War

Reprinted from sierravoices.blogspot.com May 25, 2009 On this Memorial Day, I’d like to speak a few words in support of warriors, and in opposition to war. Despite reaching my formative young adulthood during the anti-war 1960s, and despite my minor experience with something remotely similar to combat – in the National Guard at the Watts riots […]

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