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Meeting Resistance

Meeting Resistance trailer, and the US military trying to perhaps? better understand itself by watching the film Meeting Resistance.

Putin draws the line

Putin's visit to Iran appears to be Russia finally drawing the line as to what it will passively allow the US to do against Russian interests. 2030

‘The Decider’ on Iran

The youtube video Bush on Iran might help somewhat to cut through the American liberal head-buried-in-the-sand view of what's coming up with the US and Iran. This war is just waiting to be begun and the Democratic Party top dogs have already given their go-ahead approval.

Stop Them From Beginning a Terrorist War Against Iran!

This Thursday at Shove Memorial Chapel, a terrorist will be addressing Colorado College students, for that's what R. James Woolsey is.   This ex-director of the CIA and now current Chair of The Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) is one of the leading architects of the Iraq War and Occupation, and is perhaps the most prominent advocate for spreading this American-made disaster into Syria and Iran. In short, he advocates, and has advocated for the longest time, a continual regional war to help better loot Middle East oil for American corporations. 1976

Neo-liberal translations of Arabic

Does the Arabic at left mean anything to you? It could spell Tanzim Qaedat al-Jihad fi Balad al-Rafidin for all you know. Would that translate to "al-Qaeda in Iraq" if there was no such thing? AQI is a CIA coined term. Much as if the police searched your home, planted a stash, and labeled it "pot of your home." 1873

Iranians and Americans say no to war

  Barnett Rubin of Informed Comment Global Affairs, picked up by the New Yorker, quoting source from an unnamed Neocon think tank:   "They [the source’s institution] have “instructions” (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be heavy sustained assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they don’t think they’ll ever get majority support for this—they want something like 35-40 percent support, which in their book is “plenty.”

See you in prison

Quietly, with little mention in the press, the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive was signed in May 2007. This directive places all governmental power in the hands of the President in the case of a catastrophic emergency (as defined by him alone). It also allows him to take control of the private and nonprofit sectors. It effectively abolishes the checks and balances built into the Constitution and demolishes the Bill of Rights. This is, of course, necessary to keep us safe in case of a national disaster. The "Unitary Executive" would be able to act quickly and decisively, without any interference from those other two annoying branches of government, slow-moving and contentious as they are. 1784

Iraq in large even numbers

An uncelebrated milestone: this week marked the 1,000th mercenary death in Iraq. The casualty figure for US military soldiers moved up four in one blast to 3688. This week also saw the highest number of US troops in Iraq, 162,000. Counting the estimated 180,000 contractor-mercenaries that figure is 342,000.   Also this week: extrapolating from last year's Johns Hopkins estimate for Iraqi deaths due to the US invasion, the current number of Iraqi casualties is estimated to be rounding ONE MILLION. One million Iraqi lives lost, in violent deaths, as a result of the US illegal war. One million Iraqis definitely better off with Saddam deposed.

Operation Quagmire, 1994

You know, the times come around and around and around... So this has been resurrected, I give you: Dick Cheney, advising NOT to invade Iraq. 1641

Iraq Parasite invades Colorado Springs

My landlady has had a growth under her arms. We thought it was a return of lymphoma, not so.   My landlady just got back from the doctor.   What she thought and feared, that it was a lymphoma, wasn't.   It's a microscopic parasite native to the Euphrates river basin. 1598

Not Tehran Not Nagasaki Not Hiroshima

Today is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. We've hung a banner at Toons to commemorate the week. It reads NO MORE HIROSHIMAS -AND NAGASAKIS (Don't run over to see it right now, I had to take it down in the rain, it's hand sewn.) Nagasaki was bombed August 9. The Sisters Witness Against War vigil at Peterson AFB serves as an annual reminder of those bombings.   Who could have envisioned that today we'd be begging our government not to use a nuclear bomb for a punitive expedition against Iran? 689


Think we can reduce suicide bomber attacks? How about US casualties? How about civilian casualties which show up at hospitals? Of course we can. In this respect a surge is already working. We're bombing the hell out of Iraq. Here's a landscape which leaves no suicide bomber, or child, unburied. We don't have to count them, they go away. Air strikes reduce having to expose our ground troops to combat. The Air Force has been ramping up its presence at our permanent airbases and today announced the impending deployment of robot attack aircraft, labeled diplomatically enough, Reapers. Here's how The Scotsman introduced the story: 1368

Hateful Hamas and Friendless Fatah

Hamas and Fatah. Do you know which is which? I try to keep abreast of the people's struggle, so I find it strange and disappointing that in the news I so often cannot differentiate the two. I blame a slanderous media intent on confusing us about which are the Honest representatives of Palestine, and which are the Fake. 1474

The obscene IMF and Afghanistan

How obscene is the IMF? How obscene is international capitalism? Pretty damn obscene and Afghanistan is just one case of why and how. The BBC has an absolutely idiotic report today called Afghanistan to Obtain Debt Relief. 1451

US government breeds terrorism everywhere

Our government is the #1 breeder of terrorism across the planet, same as it is the #1 world breeder of drug trafficking. The latest from Iraq is news of how a car bomb went off in a Kurdish market where people buy their food, with hundreds killed and wounded. Who did it? The short answer is that you and I did. 1435

US helicopter gunships threaten Pakistan mosque in siege

The embattled US military puppet regime of Musharraf is using US made helicopter gunships to threaten continued attack on an Islamabad mosque where young students are holed up inside. What an image for the entire Muslim world to see. 1428

Farfour Mouse vs Mickey

It's hard to believe how lost in LaLaLa Land are America's proZionist conservatives. One big issue for some of them is the supposed 'hostage taking' of Mickey Mouse by Gaza Strip's Farfour Mouse. I'm not making this stuff up either! See Farfour for yourself. 1417

The Warsaw Ghetto was a two-state solution and so is Gaza

For many years the world got hood winked into thinking that a two-state solution was supposedly the viable option in the Middle East. The thinking went that this was the only thing that the Jewish population of Israel would agree to in order to make peace. 1408