It always resonates the pace of “Lucy and the chocolate factory” manic-ness, US-government, often with NATO, produced chaos and misery around the world, not to mention the chaos and misery from our own government on us domestically.
We collectively are easily numbed out by the "velocitization" of global and domestic tragedies our government is responsible for, though that responsibility rarely is dwelled upon if admitted to by a colluding and propagandizing mainstream media. Read more about Libya Today, If Any Americans Remotely Care
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 more about Scapegoating Bergdahl for Unpopularity of US War Crimes
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 more about ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of War’ Part 2 of 2
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 more about Ukraine: Propaganda Hides Imperialist Rape/Fascist Violence
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.
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.
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 more about US Joins Genocidal Jihad Against Middle Eastern Shia! WTF?
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 more about Predatory US Veils ‘Disaster Capitalism’ w/ ‘War on Terror'
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 more about Post Empire Survival Guide by Sam Smith
h/t Margaret Flowers for bringing it to my attention:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/us-flag... Read more about "US flag recalled"-this would be funny if it wasn't so true...
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 more about Does anyone else have a problem with this?
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)
... 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.
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.
The creamy delicious taste of empire is turning oily and rancid. Chalmers Johnson, in a review of The Matador's Cape, by Stephen Holmes: Read more about Ending America's imperial role and restoring Constitutional government