Posts Tagged ‘war crimes’

1947:  The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the headquarters of the Department of Defence.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

1947: The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the headquarters of the Department of Defence. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Pentagon Admits that War is Illegal

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Doug Valentine was very critical of Scahill. Scahill is a darling of the foundation-funded faux left. The film concerns the covert war in YEMEN for years before our democracy-loving allies, the Saudis, invaded and destroyed the country.

Scahill was called a conspiracy theorist for his reports, straight from the White House’s spokesgoon. Obama is shown on record demanding a Yemeni reporter be falsely imprisoned for reporting US atrocities. The military empire is out of control and even threatening Scahill with covert surveillance and threats not to publish.

Whatever you think of Scahill, he has unearthed some important information.

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George Monbiot and the Iraq War bullshit brigade

Of course the reptilian George Monbiot comes up.

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The feature-length film, “We are Many,” tells the story of the biggest protest in history and its enduring legacy.

‘We are Many’: anti-Iraq War documentary showered with plaudits

Demonstrator Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in Washington November 5, 2007. The confirmation of Bush nominee Michael Mukasey as attorney general is in jeopardy after his refusal to state whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding violates U.S. laws banning torture. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES) - RTR1VOX2

Demonstrator Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in Washington November 5, 2007. The confirmation of Bush nominee Michael Mukasey as attorney general is in jeopardy after his refusal to state whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding violates U.S. laws banning torture.
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1 Hour PBS/Frontline documentary*:

Secrets Politics and Torture

* Nowhere in the so-called respectable mainstream journalism is it shown that CIA tortured people to cover up the 9/11 attacks, specifically the links to Saudi royals and Pakistani generals. The “failed” policies and mistakes-were-made meme permeates all imperial whitewashes, such as this one. More later…

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‘CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide’ – Guantanamo guard

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Pope Francis continues to surprise the world.

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

PS.

Fuck the Israelis.

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Chris Kyle built his reputation as a sniper during one of the most criminal operations of the entire occupation of Iraq, the 2nd siege of Fallujah.

This process, known as “moral disengagement”, is extremely common in militaristic societies. But what is fascinating about American Sniper is how these omissions survive in the face of overwhelming evidence of the crimes that Chris Kyle participated in. The fact that a man who participated in the 2nd siege of Fallujah — an operation that killed between 4,000 to 6,000 civiliansdisplaced 200,000, and may have created an epidemic of birth defects and cancers — can come home, be embraced as a hero, be celebrated for the number of people he has killed, write a bestselling book based on that experience, and have it made into a Hollywood film is something that we need to reflect on as a society.

More on the atrocities in Fallujah.

All hail the glorious mass murderers.