Monthly Archives: March 2012

Decline and Fall

“If there is no rolling back of the NDAA law [aka the Homeland Battlefield Bill] we cease to be a constitutional democracy.” -Chris Hedges lays it out.

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March 29, 2012

US military occupation forces in Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 32 casualties in the period ending March 28, as the official casualty total for the Iraq and AfPak wars* rose to 112, 631. The total includes 79,479 casualties since the … Continue reading

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March 22, 2012

US military occupation forces in Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 31 casualties in the period ending March 22, as the official casualty total for the Iraq and AfPak wars* rose to 112, 599. The total includes 79,479 casualties since the … Continue reading

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Freedom for me

“‘Freedom’ for [American conservatives] isn’t about everyone in this country having the opportunity to live life as they see fit. It’s about making sure that the most powerful private individuals, be they CEOs or church leaders, get to make the … Continue reading

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Power Drill

“For the truth is that we’re already having a hydrocarbon boom, with US oil and gas production rising and US fuel imports dropping. If there were any truth to drill-here-drill-now, this boom should have yielded substantially lower gasoline prices and … Continue reading

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March 13, 2012

US military occupation forces in Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 25 casualties in the week ending March 13, as the official casualty total for the Iraq and AfPak wars* rose to 112, 567. The total includes 79,479 casualties since the … Continue reading

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Ministry of Truth

Despite that important journalism — or, more accurately, because of it — Shaye is now in prison, thanks largely to President Obama himself. For the past two years, Shaye has been arrested, beaten, and held in solitary confinement by the … Continue reading

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Messaging

“Little of that [bad news] is expected to be mentioned publicly at the Chicago meeting [of NATO]. Mr. Obama and the NATO allies, European and American officials said, must instead present a picture of success that includes the possibility of … Continue reading

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Moral Distinction

“There is no moral distinction between a drone strike and the explosion of the improvised explosive device, between a suicide bombing and a targeted assassination.” -Chris Hedges in another lucid explanation of how war works.

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This Times is Different

“This time, the Times has to show the readers everything. You guys not only aren’t allowed to screw it up, again, you also aren’t allowed to complain that the coverage criticism isn’t fair. You people blew through all our good … Continue reading

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