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Who are you calling anti-soldier?

The pro-death contingent appear to have targeted Tribe as "anti-soldier", imagine that if you will.  Just can't BUY better publicity, but they're giving it free of charge. They keep regurgitating the same vomit they've spewed last month, and the month before and the months before, ad infinitum, but they can't be Pro-Death AND Pro-Life, be it of soldiers or the unborn. One of the most remarkable journalistic "oopsie" moments of the Operation Iraqi Freedom Removal was the admission live on camera, about two hours before the bombs started dropping and six hours before the official deadline, that the ONLY businesses open in Baghdad were gun stores and obstetricians.  Striking a triple whammy to Extremist Dogma.   32476

Wikileaked: US soldiers are babykillers

A document released last week by Wikileaks tells of a 2006 raid by US troops on a farmhouse near Balad, Iraq, where the American soldiers handcuffed a household of ten, and executed them with gunshots to the head. Killed: one male adult, three female relatives, an elderly woman, four children aged 3-5, and a 5 month-old infant. Then the raiding party called in an airstrike to cover the crime. Perhaps cross referenced with the Iraq War Logs, reporters will identify which outfit committed the murders, because that's the only way light is being shed on US war crimes, via Wikileaks. Incidentally, the Ishaqi Incident was reported on in 2006 with the Pentagon dismissing accusations that its actions were anything but appropriate. But this recent cable reveals that the USG knew what they'd done. You'd think the Department of Defense would have an interest in cooperating, because until the killers of zip-tied babies are fingered, all American soldiers are babykillers.

Capital is a Treasonous offense.

So now Britain got "Shell"ed in their own territory waters and the once-proud Royal Navy is facing the same kind of humiliation handed to the once-proud U.S. Navy in OUR territorial waters. Our navy got bitch-slapped by the British, told to scurry off and mind their own affairs and let the Grown Ups handle the mess. Turnabout being fair play, as Shakespeare said, but damn it the oceans don't belong to any nation any more than they do to any group of arrogant oil company scheiss-kopfen. They don't rightfully belong to the Human species either. As if the Big Pigs were going to Shell out any of the dividends to the rest of the world in the first second or last place. I bet the Murdoch puke-meister is breathing a sigh of relief that something came along to divert attention from his manipulations. No sense of even a little bit of gravedancing joy over it, though. The oceans provide the life of the planet, and destroying the food, water and air supply that supports the rest of us will destroy the Rich as well... but then, it'll destroy the rest of us along with them.

John Pilger – The War You Don’t See

We call it the Iraq War, as we did the Vietnam War, but America's wars aren't so-named in the host countries. It's the Iraq Invasion, not War, and Afghanistan Invasion really, now Occupation, Decimation and Holocaust. Journalist filmmaker John Pilger subscribes to the theory that if a public is let to see the horrors of war, it will refuse to participate. His new documentary THE WAR YOU DON'T SEE traces US and UK efforts since WWI to propagandize war. Amid interviews with news bureau chiefs who he holds culpable for hyping war, Pilger shows censored footage which could have turned public opinion. I have to wonder if a simple sequence of an Iraqi home subjected to a US raid, in particular the focus on a young daughter's anxiety, would not have broken just enough American hearts.

In Iraq, “willful killing, torture and enforced disappearance” is a crime

Former Iraq Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz has been sentenced to death by the US Iraqi puppet regime. Pending an automatic appeal, the internationally popular diplomat will hang with other henchmen/assistants of Saddam Hussein for the crimes of "willful killing, torture and enforced disappearance of persons." Do they have the wrong man? Men? Nation? Expeditionary Force? How many consecutive sentences of hangings must the Bush-Obama Team America Junta receive, justice being proportional?

Wikileaks has crippled US warmaking, now, what you can do for Wikileaks

Wikileaks has blood on its hands, says the US military, red-handed. No kidding. Wikileaks killed the war in Afghanistan is what it did, and all those who informed on the resistance or might have been thinking to collaborate with the US/NATO occupiers. 15,000 of the records were held back pending redaction, but Wikileaks informs us that even their full content will eventually be unveiled at a later, less sensitive date. In France there's still contention about identifying those who betrayed the resistance during WWII. Wikileaks has struck a mortal blow to US war-making, as much as the media are trying to drum against it. Here's what you can do to INSURE this great equalizing tool alive. 19284

With Obama reversing Iraq withdrawal, Obamapologists put sissy in Sisyphus

Was it news to you? The Iraq withdrawal is off. The war that launched America's first black president GOES ON. Didn't the new Dissembler in Chief campaign to end the Iraq War, sort of, or uh, eventually? Skeptics were ostracized and accused of not stepping up, hope-wise. What's next, Obama's Tink dies if we all don't clap our hands in obeisance, chanting "we believe"? If American voters were upset about Guantanamo, Endless War on Terror, torture, rendition, corporations indemnified of their abuses --take your pick-- you wouldn't know it now. Were you hoping to see Bush and Co prosecuted? What did you think of the President standing by as his SCOTUS nominee gushed about the preeminence of the rule of law.

Imperialism, a tomb for humanity

Earlier this year we passed the 4,000 mark for US troop casualties in Iraq, and we're within a week of hitting the 1,000th US soldier death in Afghan- Pakistan. It seems as good a time as any to rediscover this Vietnam War era poster.   Western imperialism didn't meet its match in Indochina. Few could probably have imagined the voracious E Pluribus Empire would collapse instead into an intractable doomsday machine.

On the subject of remote kontrol killing

I occasionally raise this extremely bad example from its Undead Crypt. There is, to paraphrase the Tee Shirts, A Ranch in Texas that's missing its ass-kicking, and I really should go back down there and help them find it. It was a mini-storm on the internet about the time of the Bush Cartel starting the Iraq War.  A Texas "game" ranch was promoting a point and click kill a deer game online. 10143

US journalists! Visit scenic Kurdistan!

US media correspondents, reporters, tv anchors and news directors, get yourselves to scenic Kurdistan asap, visit the mountains of Sulaimania, the waterfalls of Ahmed Awa are apparently recommended. Embeds, lead the way! It may be the only way all you war propagandists will reap what you so justly deserve. 8340

National Assembly is antiwar exclusively

Reports are emerging from July's National Assembly, the vital effort to unite antiwar forces into a common movement. Delegates from the major peace organizations hammered out a strategy to address Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine. Missing from the consensus? Nonviolence, and good riddance. It goes without saying that humanitarian activists are peaceful. To legislate a dogma of non-confrontation plays right into the hands of the authoritarians. Here's the official report: 8263

Hugo Chavez has message for Obama

Hugo Chavez met Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas, and presented this gift to the American president: "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. At the United Nations General Assembly in 2006, Chavez held aloft Noam Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance," encouraging everyone to read it. Is there a common theme to the dark-skinned Chavez's book recommendations? Chavez' critics from the Venezuelan upper middle class think he's no brighter than a monkey. His message, educate yourselves. 7456

Israeli ‘Hasbara’ spam alert

Remember when the defense department was paying public relations companies and Iraqi newspapers to insert articles praising the Iraq war? The companies also attempted to plant coverage favorable to the US military in US newspapers. There rightly was a media uproar about the manipulation. We'll see whether the same happens over this (Hasbara spamming of blogs?) 7174

Springs peace community still kicking

COLORADO SPRINGS- I received reports that some participants felt ostracized, while others were directly requested to curb their enthusiasm. Fortunately the infighting was kept from public sight, on Armstrong Quad at CC, while school was on break, on a Saturday when downtown was vacant.

Things to do in March

MAR 2009 2- Edward Prescott: Economic Integration of Sovereign States, Gaylord Hall, CC, 7:30pm 4- Russell Hittinger: the Modern State: Devolution or Subsidiary, Gaylord Hall, CC, 3:30pm 5- Bill Ayres, Derrick Jensen FORBIDDEN EDUCATION, Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, 7pm 6- PARADE SFPJ/Backbone Campaign, CU Boulder, 3-4:30pm 8- (International Women's Strike) 9- Ward Churchill vs CU, Denver State Court, Courtroom 6, 9:30am 13-19 -GENERAL STRIKE Stop bankers from plundering treasury 14- St Patricks Day Parade, Tejon Ave, 12noon 15- Day Against Police Brutality 20- UFPJ Iraq War Moratorium 21- A.N.S.W.E.R. antiwar demonstrations 26- Poet XJ Kennedy, Gates Common Room, CC, 7pm 30- PROTEST 25th Annual Space Symposium, Broadmoor Hotel (thru April 2) 31- Robin Bell: Antartica's Hidden Mountains, Armstrong Theatre, CC, 7:30pm

Israel’s use of White Phosphorus in Gaza

An Italian director has a film about military use of White Phosphorus called The Hidden Massacre on youtube well worth watching to get an idea of what Israel's use in Gaza of this chemical weapon is likely producing now. The US used this weapon against Fallujah in Iraq and Israel has used it already previously in Lebanon. Israel Using White Phosphorus In Gaza Nothing much in our country has changed since US use of napalm against the Vietnamese. 6004

UNDO THE COUP begins at home

COLORADO SPRINGS- Rita wants to remind local Democrats about which way to push Barack Obama, come January 20 after the inauguration, and before then, at the local Democratic Party precinct meetings. Whether we have expectations of Obama or not, if he doesn't know what we want, how's he supposed to deliver? 5974

Harold Pinter on drama and US banditry

"What has happened to our moral sensibility? Did we ever have any? What do these words mean? Do they refer to a term very rarely employed these days - conscience? A conscience to do not only with our own acts but to do with our shared responsibility in the acts of others? Is all this dead?" -Harold Pinter (1930-2008) 5861

Bush Iraq press conference hits the fan

"THIS IS A FAREWELL KISS, YOU DOG!" --yelled al-Baghdadia news journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, as he hurled his first shoe. Finally someone brave enough to have at our obscene Reprobate-in-Chief! What does this say about reporters, officials and celebrities who have access to President Bush but take their shoes off only to show fealty? Homeland Security has all of us removing our shoes, but it took an Iraqi to know what to do with them. If the world needed a sign of hope, that someone would at last stand up to America's miserable criminality, new-detainee al-Zaidi is the one. 5748

The Barack Plan to re-brand and re-market US occupation of Iraq

Obama Doesn't Plan to End the Iraq Occupation There in the title to his commentary, Jeremy Scahill puts it quite simple for people to understand. Of course, there are plenty of people who simply do not want to understand The Barack Plan at all, because those people invested a lot of themselves in justifying their vote for Barack Obama. They prefer to be pretend 'counsellors' for the President instead of actually admitting what his true plan for Iraq actually is, a re-marketing of the occupation of that country to the American people. 5698

Once an unrepentant soldier, always a…

A bumper sticker ahead of me read ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE. Next to it was LESS MEAN, LESS LEAN, STILL A MARINE. It got me thinking about the soldiers who come back from war, in light of later revelations of their true brutality. A suppressed investigation in the Mekong Delta 1968-1969, resurfaced in this month's Nation: "A My Lai a Month." Operation Speedy Express produced a casualty ration of 40:1, with Vietnamese civilians accounting for an estimated 92%. In view of atrocities which turn out to have been pervasive, what are we to conclude about our veterans? These men are still what? are always what? 5550

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