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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

If I read one more time that President Obama thinks Russia’s support for a referendum on the status of Crimea “violates international law,” I’ll scream. This will mean nothing, because I live in a swamp and only my friend Swamp Rabbit and a few birds will hear me. But still, where is the mainstream media […]

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One of the many reasons I detest drones is the moral remove they provide to those who order their use. When you’re a politician or a general, it’s very easy to detach yourself from what happens from an eye in the sky (unlike the people who have to witness the results), which is what makes […]

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Oops

It really saddens me when I read these stories. I’m so determined to do some good in the world, maybe to balance out all the evil performed by our government: (Reuters) – Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an […]

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‘Leaving’ Afghanistan?

Up to 15,000 foreign troops could stay in Afghanistan: Karzai (via AFP) Afghan President Hamid Karzai gave his backing Thursday to a proposed security pact with the United States that will see up to 15,000 foreign troops stay in the war-torn country. But he said it would not be signed until after next year’s election. […]

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Sure sounds like it. This is a VERY interesting story. Oh, and here’s the “official” story that appeared in the Washington Post last year. Bookmark It

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Kill for peace

Most members of Congress didn’t bother to show up for this briefing last week: Despite being heralded as the first time in history that U.S. lawmakers would hear directly from the survivors of a U.S. drone strike, only five elected officials chose to attend the congressional briefing that took place Tuesday. Nabila Rehman, 9, holds […]

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This was moving. The honoree was on the verge of tears the entire time: Afghan War Vet Awarded Medal of Honor (via AP Video) A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at […]

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Four American citizens were killed in drone strikes. In other news: Several hours ago, Barack Obama nominated David Barron, author of the notorious OLC memos authorizing the assassination of an American citizen with the kind of “due process” the Executive Branch gives, by itself, in secret, to serve on the First Circuit. Yet even while […]

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Jeremy Scahill: Jeremy Scahill, an investigative foreign correspondent whose first documentary, “Dirty Wars,” opens Friday, writes for The Nation and achieved his biggest success with “Blackwater,” a best-selling book critiquing security contractors hired by the George W. Bush administration. Neither of which keeps him from being labeled a right-wing stooge by detractors. “Most of my […]

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From 2009: It just makes you feel so proud to be an American, doesn’t it? Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel’s extensive use of US-made weaponry during its war in Gaza last month, including white phosphorus artillery shells, 500lb bombs and Hellfire missiles. In a report released today, Amnesty International listed the weapons used and […]

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