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Posts Tagged ‘war on terror

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. […]

US Great Britain and France assisting al-Qaeda in Libya

March 26, 2011

The war on Libya now being waged by the US, Britain and France must surely rank as one of the stupidest martial enterprises, smaller in scale to be sure, since Napoleon took it into his head to invade Russia in 1812. On March 11, French President Sarkozy declared the Libyan National Transition Council the only […]

CIA agent Raymond Davis and the Fraudulent War on Terror

February 25, 2011

When CIA-agent Raymond Davis gunned down two Pakistani civilians in broad daylight on a crowded street in Lahore, he probably never imagined that the entire Washington establishment would spring to his defense. But that’s precisely what happened. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Mullen, John Kerry, Leon Panetta and a number of other US bigwigs have […]

WikiLeaks Internet Freedom and the Free Press

February 17, 2011

“The free press is the mother of all our liberties and of our progress under liberty” – Adlai E. Stevenson, Illinois Governor and Ambassador to the United Nations. 1900 -1965) “Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to […]

Cindy Sheehan on Wikileaks diplomatic cables

December 1, 2010

An excerpt of an article by Cindy Sheehan and the Peace Movement: While only a tiny fraction of the U.S. diplomatic cables scheduled for publication by Wikileaks have thus far been made available, some conclusions can already be drawn. Much of the pressure for war appears to come from within the United States, whose representatives […]

What TSA full body scanners, searches and patdowns are really all about

November 28, 2010

The TSA and all relevant officials tell us that they’re really for our own protection. But are they? In truth, the searches have virtually nothing to do with increased airport security. Several years ago, my four year-old daughter was pulled aside in one such screening because she happened to be the Nth person in the […]

US launches giant eavesdropping satellite

November 24, 2010

The United States has just placed in orbit a vast reconnaissance satellite reputed to be the largest eavesdropping device ever launched into space. The largest unmanned American launch vehicle, the Delta-4 Heavy rocket, roared into the night sky in Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying the mysterious satellite on a mission dubbed NROL-32.

Common Myths about Muslims and the War on Terrorism

November 21, 2010

Is it true that ‘while not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslims’? Plenty of non-Muslims have carried out terrorist acts. Here’s a partial list. • Timothy McVeigh was convicted of detonating a truck bomb in front of the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, which resulted in 168 deaths. He was Catholic. • […]

CIA and American post 9/11 support for radical Islam

October 22, 2010

After the end of the Cold War, Osama bin Laden turned against the West and we no longer had any use for him. His persistent terrorist attacks against us for more than a decade, culminating in 9/11, provoked our own response, in the form of the ‘War on Terror’. This is the official narrative. And […]

The Very Dark Side of U.S. Military History, Part 2

October 12, 2010

Under the pioneering strategies of the CIA‘s Maj. Gen. Edward G. Lansdale, psy-war was a new spin to the old game of breaking the will of a target population. The idea was to analyze the psychological weaknesses of a people and develop “themes” that could induce actions favorable to those carrying out the operation. Following […]