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Posts Tagged ‘american

Why Americans join the military

July 17, 2012

The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff views military recruitment through a distorted lens that glosses over such socio-economic discrepancies and the failure of the American education. He remarked that this generation is “wired to serve, and we just have to figure out how to give them the paths to serve.” He affirms […]

Three billion dollars annual military aid to Israel funded by American taxpayers

April 19, 2012

The nondescript warehouse-like buildings in rural Pennsylvania are the headquarters of Combined Systems, Inc.—one of the largest manufacturers and international suppliers of teargas, stun grenades and other “non-lethal” crowd control devices in the world. Israel, or more accurately, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is their most frequent client. And Combined Systems’ relationship with the IDF […]

The human cost of war

April 13, 2012

Over 6,400 uniformed American service-members and 2,330 mercenaries have died in the Global War on Terror since 2001. 47,740 American men and women have been wounded in action since the War on Terror began. A casualty traditionally refers to anyone wounded or killed in combat, but this term doesn’t articulate the variety of war’s victims. […]

American Military Atrocities and War in General

March 16, 2012

I remember being a young Marine recruit. We unlearned civilization. How to clap a hand over a sentry’s mouth while inserting your Kbar in his kidney; agony, shock and instant blood loss prevent a struggle. We ran in formation shouting “Kill! Kill! Kill!” We learned flame throwers, how to burn the enemy alive. We learned […]

The American Arc of Instability

March 4, 2012

We have a system that bails out just one bank with $180 billion – enough to eliminate malnutrition in the world, and provide education for every child, and water and sanitation for all, and to reverse the spread of malaria. On September 11th, 2001, the United Nations reported that 36,615 children had died from poverty […]

British MP George Galloway on Bill Clinton

February 24, 2012

British MP George Galloway on Bill Clinton: A decade ago I had a boilerplate gag in my speeches, which went something like this: “I’m in favor of us having a special relationship with the United States, I just don’t want us to have the kind that Miss Lewinsky had with President Clinton. One sided, undignified, […]

Perspective on the decline of America by Noam Chomsky

February 16, 2012

American decline is real, though despite piteous laments, the U.S. remains the world dominant power by a large margin. China and India have recorded rapid (though highly inegalitarian) growth, but remain very poor countries, with enormous internal problems not faced by the West. China is the world’s major manufacturing center, but largely as an assembly […]

Corruption of American Democracy

February 15, 2012

As a not particularly credible trader once infamously (but correctly) claimed live on the BBC: “The governments don’t rule the world; Goldman Sachs rules the world”. And not only Goldman Sachs, but also the other top banks and financial institutions, big corporations and certain billionaires. The Democrat versus Republican narrative is utterly out of touch […]

Iran being surrounded by hundred thousand US troops plus aircraft carriers

February 2, 2012

Western military sources familiar with the American buildup on the two strategic islands near Iran tell DEBKA-Net-Weekly that, although they cannot cite precise figures, they are witnessing the heaviest American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in 2003. President Barack Obama is reported by military and Washington sources to have […]

Thoughts on American wars and aggression

January 16, 2012

Thoughts on American wars and aggression: • If, in 2002-3. the US really believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, then why did they send in more than 100,000 U.S. troops who would therefore certainly be annihilated? • During the Vietnam War some University of Michigan students created a brouhaha when they threatened to […]