Nile Bowie writes:

“There is no surer sign of a pathological mind than when one credits others with the blood on their own hands.”

Do you seriously believe that the Assad government of Syria has deliberately set out to kill over 70,000 of its own citizens?  That US, NATO countri… Read full post »

So tell me, as the years have gone by and more and more has become known about the colossal mendacity used to justify and trigger the Iraq War, which some of us knew from the get-go, how come the shock, awe and gratuitous killings, overt and covert, have steamrolled onward withinRead full post »

Word has it 100 of the 166 inmates of Guantanamo are participating in a hunger strike.

The innocent detainees (“officially” 86 but God only knows how many more) of Guantanamo apparently still think there is a snowball’s chance in hell that if Zero Dark Americans -- especially the deRead full post »

The new Pope Francis is 76 years old. He is the former cardinal of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio and now spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, 40% of whom live in Latin America.

He appeared on Wednesday on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, an hour

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Chris Hedges’ eloquent, heart-breaking account entitled “The Crucifixion of Tomas Young” is worth a full reading.

Hedges recently traveled to Kansas City to visit the disabled 33-year old Army veteran, Tomas Young, who had been the subject of a movie documentary entitled &ldquoRead full post »

The CIA Director will be John Brennan.

Norman Pollack in “Architect of Terror” points out some of the dimensions of Brennan’s oversight (familiar territory already to him): armed drones, targeted assassinations, rendition, black holes, subsidies to domestic fascist groups for b/Read full post »

Rand Paul’s Message to Obama: Don’t Drone Me Bro
by Medea Benjamin

[Benjamin comments on how Rand Paul brought up the question that if drones had existed back in the tumultuous anti-Vietnam War 60’s and 70’s, would Jane Fonda and students at Kent State college have been d

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MARCH 8, 2013 1:27AM

"It Must Have Been the Wind ..."

I came across this journal entry from late April 2008 the other day. A true account.

I get out of work at 8pm in NYC midtown. It is Saturday. I don’t want to go straight home even though I am dog-tired and I have made no plans.

It is

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CLICK HERE TO SEE RAND PAUL’S FILIBUSTER, LIVE ON CSPAN-2:

Ashley Parker of the NYT writes:

Mr. Paul, who opposes the nomination of John O. Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, had previously said he would filibuster President Obama’s nominee after receiving a letter this

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Bill Van Auken reminds us that the US-French intervention in Mali has been touted as “humanitarian”, “aimed at rescuing Malian people from Islamists.” He declares, “the reality is that the war has unleashed immense human suffering.”

Van Auken:

The United Natio

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If you don’t think this is worrisome, you are not thinking!

Ali Gharib in “Senators Press Resolution to Green-Light Israeli Attack on Iran”:

A joint resolution set to be introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) and Robert Menendez (NJ), a Republican and Democrat, respectively, d

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MARCH 2, 2013 6:32AM

More NYC Pix

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FEBRUARY 28, 2013 10:41PM

John Kerry Lipsticks the Syrian War Pig

 

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is an indictment of the United States, Britain and the other major powers that have deliberately stoked the sectarian civil war, and given support to a rag-tag opposition, dominated by reactionary Islamist tendencies, in a bid to oust the Assad regime and insta

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FEBRUARY 25, 2013 2:03PM

Beyond Vomiting, Obama/Dem Fascism

Norman Pollack in an article entitled “Democrats’ Complicity in Political Murder” morally “calls out” Obama and Democrats. Pollack writes:

Why even try to reason with Obama supporters, they have abdicated all moral responsibility for a bloodthirsty president and adminis

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FEBRUARY 22, 2013 7:07AM

Some Poems

Nature Bushwhack

Sky-cracking storm strikes.
Monster sea of swirling trees,
wild wind lambasted.

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The Car Accident

Suddenly it swung
facing a new direction.

The moment of disbelief
that it only happens to others
and it will stop.
And then you know it won’t —
and there is no time to re/

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After Obama’s SOTU message on February 12, 2013, Jill Stein, Green Party 2012 presidential candidate, addressed a national video audience with "Our Green State of the Union" assessment -- what Jill Stein herself called the “REAL state of our nation.”

Stein:

We need a real discussion

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FEBRUARY 18, 2013 5:58AM

Sky Shots

 

 

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Here are some “realpolitik” excerpted takes on Obama’s State of the Union Address from Glen Ford, Norman Solomon, Barry Grey, Pepe Escobar, Matthew Rothschild:

Glen Ford of BAR in “Obama’s State of the Corporate Union”:

It was an impassioned performance by a cy

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Ludwig Watzal in “U.S. Military Casualty Statistics Not the Senators’ Main Concern” calls out the Senate Armed Services' Committee hearing vetting former Republican Chuck Hagel for U.S. Secretary of Defense:

They only asked silly and irrelevant questions such as whether Hagel w

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FEBRUARY 10, 2013 2:12PM

Anti-U.S. Hegemony Haiku

Unnecessary End

Sky falling down soon.
Avaricious idiots
ruin Earth and Man.

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Soldiers’ Soon Enough Epiphany

Needing illusion,
they trust one cares there on high
brass totem. Dream on.

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enough.

Under coffin's lid
lies still another stiff kid
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From the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Government

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FEBRUARY 8, 2013 9:32PM

U.S. Slouching to Dictatorship

No one is safe from assassination by the American President, including American citizens -- ANYWHERE on the globe.

The American President and his small cabal of operatives are immune from any oversight and accountability of said assassinations.

Thus sayeth the American President and his small cabal oRead full post »

The U.S., supposedly the world’s only “superpower” with a defense budget over a trillion dollars this year (according to Jim Lobe greater than the combined budgets of the 10 next-most powerful militaries), recently held confirmation hearings conducted by its Senate Armed Services CoRead full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 7:16PM

Not Without Shame - poem (a re-post)

I look into human eyes
and close my heart.

I look into human eyes
and close my heart
as I goose step by
with sudden-dead eyes.

I, never Mother-Teresa bold,
too often join the ranks of the cold
who every day pray
God's looking away
those seconds it takes
to make one's escape
(eyes extinguished and averting)
from/
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FEBRUARY 2, 2013 11:17PM

U.S. Hearts Saudi Despots

Have we as a citizenry ever gotten a good answer on why the U.S. went after Iraq when a whopping 15 of the 19 Al Qaeda hijackers in the 9/11 attacks (according to wikipedia) were citizens of Saudi Arabia? (The four others were from Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE.)

Have weRead full post »