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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

They must hate witnesses: JERUSALEM (AP) — Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range by an Israeli border policeman. Neither photographer was seriously hurt in Sunday’s incident, which came during protests that followed the funeral of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy killed in a clash […]

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Why, I know exactly what we’ll do — we’ll pretend it never happened! Because it muddies the narrative, don’t you know: DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian Army appears to have fired cluster munitions on several occasions into the heart of Donetsk, unleashing a weapon banned in much of the world into a rebel-held city with […]

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The casualties no one wants to admit

No, this does not mean Bush was right. They were old chemical weapons, improperly disposed of during the first Gulf invasion. But it is a harrowing story, not the least of which is the concept that we “support the troops.” Now let’s see if they ever write about the depleted uranium.

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Link: If only those damned Palestinians hadn’t resisted when Israelis tried to take their land, we wouldn’t have to keep killing them! Alex Pareene on Richard Cohen, 2013: “I am a deeply ignorant and cloistered old man,” should be the next sentence, “and no one should pay me for my views and opinions, because they […]

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Coleen Rowley: Why do Americans hate beheadings but love drone killings? What accounts for our irrational response to these two very different forms of illegal execution, one very profitable and high-tech, usually resulting in many collateral deaths and injuries, and the other very low-tech, but provoking fear and righteous condemnation from the citizens whose country […]

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Ah yes, I remember when the Obamabots kept explaining to me how much we needed the constitutional law professor in the White House, so fake wars would never happen again! Funny, how few of them admit they were wrong. Glenn Greenwald: Even more remarkable, it turns out the very existence of an actual “Khorasan Group” […]

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God, I love this guy: In a Congressional hearing last year, Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown professor and former Pentagon official under President Obama, explained how the administration sees drone strikes thusly: “Right now we have the executive branch making a claim that it has the right to kill anyone, anywhere on Earth, at any time, […]

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Three-tour veteran commits suicide

Via Truthdig, some sad news: U.S. veteran communities are reportedly grieving at news of the suicide of Jacob George, a three-tour veteran of America’s last decade-plus of war, after he failed to find relief from physical and mental injuries he sustained in battle. In a clip from a veterans event last year, he spoke of […]

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Because if we acknowledged that Israel has illegal nukes, we’s look pretty silly going after other Middle Eastern nations for the same thing, amirite? Israel has a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons. Former CIA director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted — while serving […]

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Blinded them with science

Your tax dollars at work! Isn’t this nice: The subject gets little publicity nowadays, but until the mid-1990s, the US Air Force openly funded research on how to destroy human eyeballs at a distance with lasers. At the time, the justification was that such a technology—causing permanent blindness—was no worse than burning people with napalm, […]

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