WAR

BOMBS AWAY!

April 5 2013
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KOREAN MISSILES Range Hwasong 5 – 300 KM (apx 186 miles). Cannot reach Japan. Hwasong 6 – 500 KM (about 310 miles) Musudan – 3000 KM (10 x Hwasong 5′s 186 miles range – you do the math.) Taepodong 1 – 2,500 KM Cannot reach Hawaii or Guam. Taepodong 2 – 6,700 KM Could threaten…

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Kill ‘Em All

February 28 2013
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PEW Research Center reports this: Only 44% of American women approve of drone strikes but 40% don’t give a hoot or holler whether they endanger civilian lives. Their concern is whether such strikes will lead to retaliation and/or damage America’s reputation. Men love drone strikes – only 21% disapprove and 11% are bored out of…

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At The Oscars

February 26 2013
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If what you like is plenty of action, thrilling escapes sans verisimilitude, then ARGO is for you. It is a loosely based, highly contrived account of an incident in Iran that is not worth describing. You probably know what it is, anyway. Ben Affleck was in charge of falsities and he is entirely unapologetic. I…

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DESERT DRAMA – ISLAMISTS TAKE HOSTAGES IN ALGERIA

January 17 2013
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This article really puts all the nonsense about deficits, trade ceilings and other such garbage that dominate the TV news into perspective. ********************************** ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a desert standoff deep in the Sahara, the Algerian army ringed a natural gas complex where Islamist militants hunkered down with dozens of hostages Wednesday night after…

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BLOWHARDS, BLOW EARLY, BLOW OFTEN, BLOW LONG

December 7 2012
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Worries about chemical warfare that could be introduced by Syria have caused President Barack Obama to warn Syria that “[t]he use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable” — a comment echoed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, both of whom said that use of the arsenal…

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Downtown Gaza

November 20 2012
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also referred to as Congo-Kinshasa, is the eleventh largest country in the world by area (over 900,000 square miles) and the 19th largest by population with 71 million people. In 1998, 5.4 million people died in the deadliest conflict since WW II. It was once famously known as the…

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GAZA CONFLICT

November 16 2012
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Noam Chomsky describes Gaza as the world’s largest open-air prison, where some 1.5 million people on a roughly 140-square-mile strip of land are subject to random terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade. Such cruelty is to ensure that Palestinian hopes for a decent future will be crushed, and…

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AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN SIDNEY GENDIN AND NOAM CHOMSKY

September 30 2012
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August 24, 2007. SG: Is it true that Nasrallah and several other important Middle East persons maintain that Israel has no right to exist? Is this only a mischaracterization by pro-Israeli press? NC: No state claims a right to exist (except Israel). There is no such concept in international law. States are recognized, but not…

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WHY DOES SYRIA MATTER?

August 31 2012
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For an analysis of Russia’s interest in the bloody revolution in Syria, see this: http://www.usak.org.tr/EN/myazdir.asp?id=2129 For why Americans should care, see this: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/10/world/syria-why-care/index.html For The Economist take on it all, go here: http://www.economist.com/node/21561897?fsrc=nlw%7Cwwp%7C8-30-2012%7C3296332%7C38566178%7C For the Romney/Ryan point of view, go to your dreams.

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OBAMA’S DRONES

June 11 2012
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From propublica.org……………In a lengthy front-page story last week exploring President Obama’s use of drone strikes in countries including Pakistan and Yemen, the New York Times reported that the president had “embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in.” Citing “several administration officials,” the Times reported that this method…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 MINUTES

April 20 2012
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1. A WAVE of headline-grabbing assaults across Afghanistan has drawn attention back to the Haqqani network. The group, part crime family, part militant force, is the chief suspect in the assaults on April 15th in Kabul, Nangarhar, Logar and Paktia (see map). The network is led from the border region of North Waziristan in neighbouring…

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KILL ‘EM BEFORE THEY KILL YOU

March 17 2012
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Also printed in today’s www.Gendin’s Journal Barracks O’bama and his henchman, Eric Holder, believe war justifies everything. In a NY Review of Books article this week, David Cole writes: “The President of the United States can order the killing of US citizens, far from any battlefield, without charges, a trial, or any form of advance…

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WORLD WAR TWO

December 8 2011
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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 EDITORIAL 70 years since Pearl Harbor attack Seventy years have passed since Dec. 8, 1941 (Japan time), when more than 300 Japanese bombers, torpedo bombers and fighters from an aircraft carrier task force attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack exploded, sank or severely damaged five U.S. battleships, among other seacraft,…

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KILLING THEM HARSHLY WITH OUR DRONES

October 8 2011
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The following is an excerpt from an article in The Economist. Readers who want more can link here. THE killing in Yemen of Anwar al-Awlaki and three al-Qaeda associates by a drone on September 30th has caused far more fuss in America than previous drone attacks. The reason is that al-Awlaki and one of his…

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KILL ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE STILL DEAD – WHY WE BOMBED HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

August 29 2011
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Excerpted from The Japan Times, August 29, 2011 Article written by Hiroaki Sato. This month 66 years ago the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Back in 1995, I had attended another ICP panel discussion on Hiroshima, which was part of the exhibition “The Pacific War.” That year was the 50th anniversary of…

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THE HAMAS CHARTER

June 20 2011
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The Hamas Charter quite simply calls for the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jewish pigs. The Charter dates from 1988 and Hamas apologists insist that it is out of date and Hamas is now a bunch of good guys. The fact remains that nothing prevents the leaders of Hamas from saying “WE…

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LET GOD AND BARACK OBAMA SORT THEM OUT

June 18 2011
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The alleged purpose of UN Security Council resolution 1973, passed on 17 March, was to seek to protect Libyan civilians from violent attacks by both sides. It doesn’t work that way. It has rapidly mutated into an overt bid to destroy Gaddafi’s regime, specifically to murder Gaddafi, by missile or bombardment with land-based teams of…

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A Time to Love, A Time to THINK

April 2 2011
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1917- Robert LaFollette: “Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. … If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another.” 1917 –…

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RWANDA VERSUS LIBYA/TWO TAKES

March 31 2011
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Here is Atlantic magazine’s take on the so-called genocide in Libya that is so driving Barack Obama to fury. Rwanda was genocide. Libya is a civil war. The Rwandan genocide was a premeditated, orchestrated campaign. The Libyan civil war is a sudden, unplanned outburst of fighting. The Rwandan genocide was targeted against an entire, clearly…

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…TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI

March 21 2011
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Why is Obama so intent upon killing Libyans? Enough of TV pap. Gendin will give you the LONG ANSWER. Why bother with pictures or a few words when an essay is always better? We [a euphemism for the U.S. government under the pretext that it is for, by, and of the people] began our campaign…

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BULLETIN – REVISED STATISTICS CONCERNING OBAMA’S WAR

October 23 2010
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Report by Jeanne Whalen [This should be read in conjunction with the preceding post on Statistics and Damn Statistics.] A cache of nearly 400,000 U.S. military documents from the Iraq war has revealed about 15,000 civilian deaths that were not previously documented, the publisher of the documents, WikiLeaks, said Saturday. The civilians died from a…

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STATISTICS, DAMN STATISTICS AND LIES/OBAMA’S WAR

October 23 2010
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Afghan authorities claim that drones kill 25 civilians for each Taliban fighter eliminated. I have been warned – even admonished- by one former government insider to take these statistics with a grain of salt. On reviewing the matter, I decided he was right. However, where does one turn for credible numbers? We do know that…

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OBAMA’S WAR

September 30 2010
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The International Court of Justice may have to consider Barack Hussein Obama’s Pakistan policy as a crime against humanity. On January 24, 2009, an article in the Washington Post said, “Two remote U.S. missile strikes that killed at least 20 people at suspected terrorist hideouts in northwestern Pakistan yesterday offered the first tangible sign of…

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“READ MY LIPS”

September 1 2010
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With those famous words at the 1988 Republican National Convention, soon-to-be President George H.W. Bush promised there would be no new taxes. He kept his word. That is, we did not get taxes on taking showers, eating ice cream or going to baseball games. But he never promised he would not raise the existing taxes.…

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