Posts Tagged ‘military’
Tags: Bahrain, fraud, human rights, mass murder, military, Saudi Arabia, support for terror regimes, Trump regime, war profiteering, Weapons sales
Tags: military, military culture, misoginy, Navy, sexism, short film, training film
Tags: encroachment, military, NATO, NATO aggression, provocations, Russia, threats, War Games
Perhaps humanity is just too stupid to continue? We may find out during Hillary Clinton’s reign.
Tags: apartheid, atrocities, Eran Krim, Israel, leaders, Liberman, military, pariah nation, psychopaths, rape, rogue state
Can we stop sending our tax money there NOW???
His main claim to infamy is that in a religious publication (Hebrew), he was asked how he would balance the portrait in the Book of Deuteronomy regarding the conquest of ancient Israel with modern military policy. He told readers that it would be permissible for the army to rape attractive women (Krim’s statement is translated into English here) among the enemy because it would improve military morale and redound to the greater good of the nation in pursuing its military objectives:
Tags: execution, Marcbot, militariztion, military, murder, Packbot, police, police state, precedent, robot, Talon, war on citizens
We now all know where it started.
Where does it end?
The robots used by the US police come from the US military under a Defense Department program. Law enforcement agencies across the country have Packbot robots made by Endeavor Robotics, the Talon from QinetiQ and the MARCbot made by Exponent, the model used in Dallas.
Tags: dumbed down, empire, exceptionalism, heroism, Iraq War, masses, military, myth, propaganda, recruitment, Star Wars, Viet Nam
I also discuss Star Wars as American war propaganda in my short book on allegory and metaphor (free).
The bloody track of American history, from slavery to genocide to empire, is plain for all to see. But reckoning with the violence itself was the appeal: I thought I could confront our dark side, just like Luke Skywalker, and come away enlightened.
The most frustrating reality of all, American youth who join the military despite knowing they are agents of immoral empire. They do it anyway, like mercenaries, content with swallowing any and all bullshit myths, even those from popular movies.
And that’s why this blog is here.