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Scapegoating Bergdahl for Unpopularity of US War Crimes

Justin Raimando in “Hating on Bowe Bergdahl” broke me out of my cognitive dissonant nausea over the trial by media, chicken hawks, political gamespeople, lynch-mob/firing squad jingoists of the recently rescued American POW from Afghanistan. Raimando refreshingly writes: Read below the fold...

‘Always Look on the Bright Side of War’ Part 2 of 2

['Always Look on the Bright Side of War' Part 1 of 2]

The illegitimate coup in Ukraine has triggered a dangerous international situation according to Michel Chossudovsky in “The Neoliberal Neo-Nazi Coup in Ukraine. The World is at a Dangerous Crossroads”: Read below the fold...

Ukraine: Propaganda Hides Imperialist Rape/Fascist Violence

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So, let us of the global 99% watch the war of the Olympic-god-like oligarchs and their pimped out Western AND Eastern political leaders devastate more and more of our collective welfare in the Ukraine, Europe, Russia, here. Let us note the colossal devastation done and still being done in the Middle East, Africa, etc. Read below the fold...

Robert Parry: Latest US Govt/Media Demonization Game re Ukraine

Robert Parry writes in “Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine”:

There was always a measure of hypocrisy but Official Washington used to at least pretend to stand for “democracy,” rather than taking such obvious pleasure in destabilizing elected governments, encouraging riots, overturning constitutional systems and then praising violent putsches.

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Probability of Rebel Chemical Weapons Usage in Syria

Bill Van Auken in “Growing calls for attack on Syria follow chemical weapons” points out:

When Carla Del Ponte, a leading member of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, reported last May that there was “strong, concrete” evidence that sarin had been used by the Western-backed forces, Washington and its European allies simply ignored these findings. Such crimes are viewed as necessary in the prosecution of a vicious war for regime change that these powers have provoked and sustained.

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US Joins Genocidal Jihad Against Middle Eastern Shia! WTF?

Criminal hegemonic war-mongerers, including Obama with his charming PR speech, are among the G-8 power leaders meeting in Northern Ireland to discuss the fate of Syria.

The Obama administration, just as Bush used WMDs for the pre-emptive war with Iraq, is using the bogus “highly confident” (wink, wink) “chemical weapons accusation” to justify officially supporting the supposedly “rebel” forces in Syria. Read below the fold...

Predatory US Veils ‘Disaster Capitalism’ w/ ‘War on Terror'

US drones are destroying many “collateral damage” civilians in Yemen and thus inspiring more and more Yemenis to bitterly and momentously side with Al-Qaeda against the US. Declares Glenn Greenwald, the droning is not only amoral but strategically STUPID. Read below the fold...

Post Empire Survival Guide by Sam Smith

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Sam Smith is one of my favorite thinkers and commentators. He has been editing the Progressive Review since 1964. Every Monday he is on the Mark Thompson radio show on Sirius Left. Each Monday he comes up with original ways of looking at the week's events and has a generous and positive way of criticizing the Democrats as well as Republicans. He can put down Obama with such grace and sweetness that he does not get the blow back that Glen Ford gets when he does the same thing on Wednesdays. (Glen is another favorite of mine and speaks truth in a powerful voice.) Read below the fold...

Does anyone else have a problem with this?

Well, let's just put the constitution in the corner and show it that we mean business:
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton told the House of Representatives that "the White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission."
h/t Glenn Greenwald:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_... Read below the fold...

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Who has Obama's ear on Foreign Policy?

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Quite a list here of who he's meeting with and learning from, and those supposedly "sensible Republicans" are far outnumbered by the usual warmongering criminal ones -- but all is not lost: he's actually read 2 whole books by non-warmongers! (but not spoken to them or met with them or asked them for advice)

A World of Issues Waiting, Obama and His Foreign Policy Squad Brush Up --

... Besides reaching out to Mr. Scowcroft, Mr. Obama has also called former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a Reagan administration official who is known in some foreign policy circles as the father of the Bush doctrine because of his advocacy of preventive war. It is unclear what the two men talked about.

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Village horrified at the prospect of saving African lives

More evidence that the Village really is a sack of pus comes from Saturday's Washington Post:
AIDS Funding Binds Longevity of Millions to U.S.
Open-Ended Commitment of Money Is Implied

President Bush plans to sign a bill next week that commits the United States to spending about $40 billion over the next five years to fight AIDS overseas, a major expansion of what many consider his most successful foreign policy initiative.

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Ending America's imperial role and restoring Constitutional government

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ImperialMargarineThe creamy delicious taste of empire is turning oily and rancid. Chalmers Johnson, in a review of The Matador's Cape, by Stephen Holmes: Read below the fold...

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Remembering Chile, Thinking about Our Future

Aqui is an mp3 that is supposedly Allende's last words. My Spanish really sucks, so I have no idea if it's real. But I'm just going to run with the translation I found over at Moon of Alabama which is a really informative blog if you've not read it before and worth some time, particularly the comments, which are very lively and link-rich. Anyway, the coffee is just kicking in, and this made me really tear up:

Surely, this will be the last opportunity for me to address you. The Air Force has bombed the antennas of Radio Magallanes. My words do not have bitterness but disappointment. May they be a moral punishment for those who have betrayed their oath: soldiers of Chile, titular commanders in chief, Admiral Merino, who has designated himself Commander of the Navy, and Mr. Mendoza, the despicable general who only yesterday pledged his fidelity and loyalty to the Government, and who also has appointed himself Chief of the Carabineros [paramilitary police]. Given these facts, the only thing left for me is to say to workers: I am not going to resign!

Placed in a historic transition, I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever. They have force and will be able to dominate us, but social processes can be arrested by neither crime nor force. History is ours, and people make history.

Workers of my country: I want to thank you for the loyalty that you always had, the confidence that you deposited in a man who was only an interpreter of great yearnings for justice, who gave his word that he would respect the Constitution and the law and did just that. Read below the fold...

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