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Archive for March 2012

Protesting the US Homeland Battlefield Bill

March 31, 2012

A group of political activists and journalists launched a legal challenge to stop an American law they say allows the US military to arrest civilians anywhere in the world and detain them without trial as accused supporters of terrorism. The seven figures, who include ex-New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, professor Noam Chomsky and Icelandic […]

Experts say US ignorance is major threat to US security

March 30, 2012

At a hearing to discuss irregular warfare, it wasn’t the threat of terrorists, drug cartels or violent global activists that prompted the biggest warning. Rather, the greatest threat is the hubris of U.S. leaders who believe the whole world loves America and its message of peace, strength and stability, a panel of warfare experts told […]

Israeli Double Speak Propaganda

March 30, 2012

The Israeli government was in a rage at a comment made by the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton relating to the killing of three Jewish children in Toulouse France. Ashton decried the killing but then tied it in to equally unfortunate deaths of children in other places, including Gaza. Her comment caused Israeli […]

Was Toulouse killer a police informant?

March 29, 2012

Based on comments by the head of the French internal security service, there is speculation in the Italian and French regional press that the Toulouse gunman was a police informer. Bernard Squarcini, head of the Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur (DCRI), took the unusual step of intervening personally to quash speculation that Mohamed Merah, 23, […]

How quickly a nuclear World War III could be underway

March 29, 2012

Excerpts of an article by David Krieger, president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Daniel Ellsberg a former strategic analyst for the Department of Defense who released the Pentagon Papers, now a senior fellow at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. President Obama and other world leaders gathered at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, […]

US Military again gets away with murder

March 28, 2012

The United States military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for their involvement in a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, an accident that plunged relations between the two countries to new depths and has greatly complicated the allied mission in Afghanistan. “We found nothing criminally negligent on […]

Third World and when do you qualify?

March 27, 2012

Several things characterize countries of the Third World, whatever precisely “Third World” means. The first is corruption. America is rotten with it, but American corruption is distinct from corruption in, say, Guatemala or Thailand, being less visible and better organized. In most of the Third World, corruption exists from top to bottom. Everyone and everything […]

The March 11 Massacre of 17 Afghan citizens

March 27, 2012

The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues. And this massacre is just one of several hundred committed by US armed forces according to the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. After the cold-blooded murder in Kandahar Province the US military and the Obama […]

America the Incarceration Nation

March 26, 2012

Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today. There are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height. The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. That’s not […]

Droning on about American Drones

March 26, 2012

A commentary on Medea Benjamin’s new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control: Killing individuals (and whoever is near them) via drones (“unmanned aerial vehicles”) has become the primary substitute in U.S. public policy for capture/imprisonment/torture. As Medea Benjamin documents, the United States has avoided detaining people, only to murder them with a drone days […]