Tag Archives: Warfare
“Masters of War.” Art from Society of Wood Engravers. U.S. foreign policy: The ‘Masters of War’ are firmly in control Diplomacy and fairly negotiated economic agreements have taken a back seat to violent military action as the primary way to … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Masters of War’ Target Syria
Image from ccsd.org.Techniques of empire:What is new and what is the same old stuff? By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2010 Empires past Nations, tribes, armed members of messianic religions from time to time have engaged … finish reading Harry Targ : The Evolving Techniques of Empire
The MQ-9 Reaper taxies into Creech Air Force Base, Nev., home to the newly reactivated 432nd Wing. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.Source: USAF.Down Where the Predators Live: Getting a Closer Look at the Killer DronesBy Kathy … finish reading Ground the Drones … Lest You Reap the Whirlwind
A Powerful Peaceby Jonathan Schell If the nuclear powers wish to be safe from nuclear weapons, they must surrender their own. With each year that passes, nuclear weapons provide their possessors with less safety while provoking more danger. Possession of … finish reading A Deal of Stunning Simplicity
End the Occupation of Iraq — and Afghanistanby Marjorie Cohn / July 29, 2008 So far, Bush’s plan to maintain a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq has been stymied by resistance from the Iraqi government. Barack Obama’s timetable for … finish reading Settling International Disputes by Peaceful Means
War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too … finish reading Quote of the Day – George Orwell
Here’s the “nice” picture of warfareMemo to Obama, McCain: No One Wins in a WarBy Howard Zinn / July 17, 2008 Barack Obama and John McCain continue to argue about war. McCain says to keep the troops in Iraq until … finish reading Howard Zinn: Is Not War Itself Terrorism?
Iraqi policeman Amjed Najen lost his leg in a bombing. “When I lost my leg, I lost my future,” he said. Photo: Michael Kamber for The New York TimesWounded Iraqi forces say they’ve been abandonedBy Michael Kamber / July 1, … finish reading Does This Sound Familiar, Or What ??
Horrors Of War Hit Home Kelly Kennedy, George Carlin, and the Reason for Traumatized Iraq VeteransBy Juan Cole / June 25, 2008 The late George Carlin did not like the phrase “post-traumatic stress disorder.” He famously said, ‘ I don’t … finish reading Shell Shock, Battle Fatigue, and Wor(d)se
And he shreds the MSM while he enumerates the litany of horrors and grief in Iraq. It is disgusting how the American press chooses the things we are allowed to know. And their complicity in the lead up to this … finish reading Juan Cole’s Requiem for Iraq
Bomb Iran? What’s to Stop Us?By Ray McGovern / June 20,l 2008 It’s crazy, but it’s coming soon – from the same folks who brought us Iraq. Unlike the attack on Iraq five years ago, to deal with Iran there … finish reading A Perfect Storm Seems to Be Gathering Over Iran
In The Great Tradition: Obama Is A HawkBy John Pilger / June 14, 2008 In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger reaches back into the history of the Democratic Party and describes the tradition of war-making and … finish reading It Is Time the Wishful-Thinkers Grew Up Politically