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BBC says “life in Kabul better since Taliban”

I guess it would be for the anti-Taliban extremists who huddle in their extended fortress behind a very expensive shield. They get to take advantage of not having to fight the Taliban themselves, instead using the U.S. and NATO (same difference) Corporate thugs to do their killing for them. Apparently biding their time until the NATO installed Corporate Puppet Regime fails, Reminds me of vultures and jackals, eating the leftovers from the kill of more aggressive predators. And yes, I just DID call the U.S. Army "predators". You no likey, me no givey damn you no likey. Simple as that. The Karzhai Puppet Regime slaves and lackeys will enjoy their scraps of Human meat, even, you know, when the more aggressive predators kill a few of the carrion fowl and jackals, the jackals and vultures will feast on the flesh of their on pack just as heartily as they do on the flesh of "The Other Side". But then, they were always like that, and did the same kind of subservient boot-licking for the Soviets and the British during past failed conquests. And one needn't worry about their survival after America limps off the fields defeated. They know how to exist in a cockroach style colony, or a rat pack. They made their pathetic "living" eating the garbage and sewage of the Taliban when the Taliban were their masters. Boot polish tastes the same no matter which set of masters wears the boots.

War is over, so they say…

Said, in different words, that the illegal conquest Iraqi Oilfields and National Prison-camp Ghetto Rebuilding has been secured and that the Iraqi Puppet Army and Police are sufficiently trained in Western Style Police Brutality. What a victory for Righteousness and Decency! Strange that they never found all those WMDs, though, ain't it? Meanwhile neighboring Syria and Iran are targeted and Guess Which Really Stupid Lie They're Telling Us to justify that? Go on, guess... Ok I'll tell you. WMDs. Apparently a nation like the U.S. which employs torture and assassinations that have historically killed about twenty times as many non-combatants as they do "terrorists" and many of whose political leaders believe they should establish a fundamentalist religious dictatorship worldwide, is the only nation morally fit to have WMDs. Add in that the U.S., which has more of every class of weapon than the entire rest of the world combined, is also the only nation to have used all three classes of WMD, Biological, Nuclear and Chemical. And routinely uses gas and is experimenting with mass Pain weapons against "their own" citizens. Sort of a high-tech version of what they accuse Gadafi and Hussein of doing. And make no mistake, the American Cop or Soldier using torture or killing anybody anywhere in the world, gets just as big a sadistic thrill from his use of violence as any of Saddam or Moammar's worst Gestapo-esque Goon Squad member. They get a bigger thrill when the victim is a Child, elderly or disabled. Yeah. Even the CSPD. I bet they show the Explorers videos of their torture sessions to weed out those who aren't as depraved as Real Cops. There's also the matter of Afghanistan.... And leave us not forget Pakistan. Which General Betray-us has in his sights now that he's the chief of the Central Global Intelligence Agency. The military and Intelligence services have united, wholeheartedly, behind the Conquest of The World for the profit of the 1%. Afghanistan, which they cheerfully predicted would be a cakewalk, like Iraq, which neither of them actually WAS a "cakewalk"... because of their relative poverty, really small populations and lack of actual Weapons of Any Destruction... Afghanistan was ranked the poorest country on earth, had 5 aircraft in the entire country which were destroyed within the first several minutes of the intensive bombing. The second and subsequent waves of bombing were, as one analyst boasted, "stirring up the rubble from the first". I'm not going to apologize for saying this, if any of the Right Wing Trolls who read this haven't figured that out, too damn bad, but Aerial Bombardment is Babykilling and always has been. What the U.S.A.F. has done in Afghanistan and Iraq and Libya is morally equivalent to what the Italian, Spanish and Luftwaffe "volunteers" did in Guernica and Ethiopia. Now some of the Educated Morons in the State Department and Military are making plans Open Threats to do the same to Pakistan and Iran. Let's do some comparison figures to show the accuracy of my next statement shall we? Iraq (by CIA estimates) 30

The foot-glove banned by the military.

Yeah, these things. For a long time shoemakers have known that the best configuration for a shoe sole would be a bare foot. Which doesn't hold up as well on jagged rocks and hot or cold concrete etc.   So Vibram made shoes that mimic the human foot as closely as possible and they really are good shoes. One would think that the Army, which spends a whole bunch of time and money treating feet and ankles injured by marching or simply standing in the regular boots, would welcome something that would give you a tactical advantage. A HUGE tactical advantage.   Well, there's Military Tradition, you see, and Military Tradition dictates shiny black boots. They finally "got religion" on that score when they discovered that Polished Black Boots show up bigger than shit on infrared imaging. They were spending beaucoup d'argent on camouflage fatigues that didn't show up on Infrared cameras and (ahem) rifle sights but making the soldiers wear what amounted to great big signs screaming "Here we are, shoot us!" Actually it took them about a decade after that was leaked to the general public and two decades after the Army knew about it. It's like the British tradition of wearing bright red shirts with a freakin' white "X" right over the prime target region of the human torso. The U.S. Army with one-quart canteens in battle zones where the temperature is hotter than Texas and dry dry dry and you need to drink a quart every half hour or so. The British discovered their error sometime in the 5th decade of their losing campaign to secure the north-west boundaries of The Raj, aka Afghanistan. They discovered Khaki, which is a generic Indo-european word for "dirty" or "the same color as the dirt so the enemy can't see you very well nor have a big freakin X on your target zones with which he can fine tune his rifle sights" The U.S. Army allowed the camelback water pack to be used, but not issued, in Iraq. You had to buy your own. A Confederate General, name of Pickett, gave his name to another Big Goof at Gettysburg when a massed infantry charge against large numbers of repeating rifles ordered by none other than the esteemed Robert E Lee. The only cadet ever to graduate West Point with exactly no demerits. Military Genius. Charges like that had been cut down already in the Crimean War a decade earlier. The Charge of the Light Brigade being a spectacular example. Nobody seems to have learned anything because Military Tradition says you have to uphold the Old Ways especially if they don't work and even if it's going to get you KILLED or just badly fucked up. In World War One men were ordered to basically form ranks, march into concentrated fire from belt-fed water-cooled machine guns making much noise about God and King! or Gott Mit Uns! and they still teach Boy Scouts to use the words "Do my duty to God and Country". The routine became so

Buy our elephant repellent, write us a blank check…

There's an old joke about an "Elephant Repellent" that's guaranteed to keep elephants away from you. When it's noted that there's not an elephant for hundreds of miles around, the punch line, from the person who has already taken the money, "See how well it works?" So, this weekend the Homeland Insecurity Thieves conned many Americans, bigger than shit. Told us there was "credible evidence" Friday morning of three recent travellers from the Middle East who were supposed to make car bombs and make them go BOOM and kill up a whole buncha people and we have to be diligent and keep looking for these guys even though there's no picture, no names, just "beware of Arabic looking fellows" and other racist crap. We're supposed to profile every dark skinned individual, look at every dark person as a potential murderer. What are we supposed to do, dial 9 1 1 every time a Negro enters the general area? I mean, it sure sounds like that's the general "non-racist" intent, right? But anybody who notices that the threatened by unknown, un-named anonymous Terrorists and tipped off by an anonymous snitch... man, that's mighty convenient ain't it? And the threat never was carried out, my what a surprise... but the High Paid Liars at Homeland Security get to say "See? we prevented a terror attack and did it so well that you don't have to know any of the details, not even how much we got paid to skin you gullible bastards outta your bread errr 'protect you', yeah, that's the ticket". It's called "selling a Hog", people. It's one of the oldest confidence games there is. The government is taxing us to build super-secret Magic Invisible Shields to keep out the giant fire-breathing mutant flying earthworms. You say you've never seen any of those giant fire breathing mutant flying earthworms? See how well it worked... now pay up....

They hanged Pinocchio and let Gepetto walk… 12/30/2006

As is so often true in death penalty cases. From 1979 til 1991 he was propped up by mostly the Reagan Regime as a counter to the Iranian revolution. Who are also the chief "witnesses" against him in the matter of killing a few thousand Iraqi citizens. With their active involvement. Their active PAID involvement, because they a) don't work cheap and b) don't actually work. "They" being a cast of villains like Reagan, Bush the Elder, Ollie North, the Miami Cuban Cartel, Richard Secord, Donald Rumsfeld, Admiral Poindexter, traitors and murderers all. Selling stolen arms for stolen money and getting Americans killed in the process, like the Marines in Beirut. (Lt Col North, three words, Ollie... Semper... Fi... Bitch) They got several times as many people killed by their Other Puppets, like the Salvadoran death squads, the Contras, the Medellin Cartel, to bring more people into Capitalist Slavery in the name of "Freedom". And they're still sending their brainless minions to kill for their own profit. Any of y'all soldiers assigned to read our blog, dudes, get smart and desert. Split, boogie, depart, sortez... Get Out Of The Slaughter Machine. Your Military is owned by the same Rich Bitches who owned Saddam's Army and financed al Qa'eda. They don't give a rat's ass about your lives any more than they did the 2800 they had killed on 9/11 or the 300 Marines they had murdered in Beirut or the uncounted thousands of Nicaraguan priests, nuns, nurses, doctors, teachers, orphan children and other civilians they "liberated" with American-bought bullets to the heads. They won't give any more of a damn about your lives than the lives of the Iraqi and Afghan civilians they had you murder. If it comes down to a choice of them facing the hangman themselves or scapegoating you the way they did their Other Puppets, you'll be stretching the rope. It's just the way the coward bitches do business. Ollie North has been rewarded for his selling out "his fellow" Marines by being paid several million dollars a year to LIE for his whoremasters, on a Fox News show. Gunny Bob Newman has a similar Whore deal for much less money on Hate Talk Radio. If either of them were to actually, for the first time in their sorry worthless misspent lives, MAN THE HELL UP AND TELL THE GOD-DAMN TRUTH, they would be sold out the way their Masters sold out Manny Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Osama, the top level financiers of the Medellin Cartel... Betraying your countrymen and your oaths is Okey Dokey with them, but betraying the Whoremasters isn't permitted.

No evidence to hold Sabar Lal Melma in Guantanamo, but enough to kill him?

Hard to imagine we'd come to look at Guantanamo as a lesser evil. Gitmo held terror suspects without charges, indefinitely, secretly, and tortured them, to death sometimes. At least they and their families back home were safe from the pretext of a drone strike or special ops night raid. The targeted assassination of released 5-year Guantanamo alumn ISN 801 Sabar Lal Melma in Afghanistan raises the question: what constitutes enough cause to send a death squad after a suspected illegal combatant? The US didn't have the evidence to bring charges against Melma, who was finally released in 2007 after an outpouring of Afghan voices vouched for his innocence, yet the US military retained suspicion enough to send NATO commandos into his home this weekend to execute the former detainee in front of his kids. It would seem if Obama has a problem with Guantanamo, it's that illegal rendition and imprisonment is not extrajudicial enough.

My Lai every day

From Wikipedia: The My Lai Massacre (Vietnamese: th?m sát M? Lai [t????m ????t m?? l??j]; English pronunciation: /?mi??la?/ ( listen), also /?mi??le?, ?ma??la?/,[1] Vietnamese: [m??l??j]) was the mass murder of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, conducted by "Charlie" company, 1st battalion, 20th infantry, 11th infantry brigade, of the Americal Division, United States Army. All of the victims were civilians and most were women, children (including babies), and elderly people. Many of the victims were raped, beaten, tortured, and some of the bodies were found mutilated.[2] The massacre took place in the hamlets of M? Lai and My Khe of S?n M? village during the Vietnam War.[3][4] While 26 US soldiers were initially charged with criminal offenses for their actions at M? Lai, only 2nd Lt. William Calley, a platoon leader in charlie company, was convicted of killing 22 villagers. Originally given a life sentence, he served three and a half years under house arrest. When the incident became public knowledge in 1969, it prompted widespread outrage around the world. The massacre also increased domestic opposition to the US involvement in the Vietnam War. Three US servicemen who made an effort to halt the massacre and protect the wounded were later denounced by US Congressmen. They received hate mail, death threats and found mutilated animals on their doorsteps.[5] It would take 30 years before they were honored for their efforts.[6] The massacre is also known as the 'S?n M? Massacre' (Vietnamese: th?m sát S?n M?) or sometimes as the 'Song M? Massacre.'[7] The US military codeword for the hamlet was Pinkville.[8]"   If you only type in My Lai into google search, you'll also get a bunch of right-wing horse-shit like "Lt Calley was framed" and the chorus that any VietNamese killed in the war were Unlawful Combatants. I used to hear that crap all the time because I lived very near Ft Bliss. I don't speak much Annamese, the official language of both VietNams, More people spoke French than Annamese anyway. The one word I recognized in that whole descriptor was "sát" which means "kill". VietNam is one of the Disunited Nations hacked together to please the European and American and Australian colonialists who claim hegemony over Asia. The non-Annamese tribal people are described by the French term "montagnard" which literally means hillbilly. Much like the terms "pagan" and "heathen" are a Greek and a Gaelic word meaning "somebody who lives so far out in the tall weeds that he's beyond the bounds of civilization" The old French word for that is "peasant" and most of the latin languages use the word "paisano", literally somebody who is property of the aristocracy and bought or inherited or conquered along with the land and animals, domesticated or wild. The Scots have an ongoing war between the gamekeepers and the poachers, poachers meaning anybody who isn't the landlord who kills a wild animal bird or fish. All the fish in the streams, etc... belong to the English appointed nobility. Every tree in the National Forest here belongs

Things to De-Celebrate this National Hate Week

Which is a smack to the back of the head to all those who told us in 1984 that the Police State setup from the BOOK of the same name couldn't possibly happen in America because it was all about Socialist Dystopia and nobody, no not ever, could set up a CAPITALIST dictatorship. God, they're stupid.   But here's what the post 9/11 "patriotism" has gotten us. Eight years of a moron for president, an evil moron but a moron. His crew of more intelligent evil people used the occasion to make it unpatriotic to question their plans to deregulate American industries. We've seen a 9/11 worth of dead Americans every single month due to denial of Health Care. We've seen pollution that al Qa'eda could only hope to inflict on any one small town, done daily and across the nation. We've seen our national surplus turned upside down, and many multiples of the amount of that surplus in debt, due to the Wars started by the aforementioned Moron in response to 9/11. The badly misnamed USA PATRIOT Act is being invoked against Julian Assange and Wikileaks in response to their telling the TRUTH about 9/11 and the aforementioned wars, the moron who started them and the morons who still follow his leadership even though it's destroyed what used to be America. Those Morons have banded together into Right Wing Terrorist Groups such as the TeaParty, Minutemen and other "patriotic" front-ends for the Ku Klux Klan. They'll be flying plenty of the Hate Flag. By Tea-Klan MORONS such as this couple who made their Wedding into a Hate-fest. Yep, that's right, they're celebrating their wedding with symbols of Starting A Racist War which killed half a million Americans in order to keep according to the 1860 census 3,950,528 Americans in perpetual bondage based on the color of their skin. To deny AMERICANS the rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness spoken of, ever so nobly, in a revered document written by a Slaveowner. So much for the "original intent", Jefferson spoke of Liberty in one paper then wrote whole books demonizing Black Americans and condemning them to slavery. You find that a lot in the "original intent" doctrine espoused by those who want to return America to an official slave nation. Emboldened by the level of pure ignorant and racist Hatred engendered by 9/11. So, De-Celebrate it by burning the Racist Flag. And, not just those of us who are of Darker Skin, or mixed "race". Every WHITE person in the world has a stake in this as well, a huge stake because it will only be by the WHITES rejecting the label the Racist PurkMeisters like the Tea-Klan want to place on All White People. They would have me and thee and she and he and we and everybody in the whole world believe that all white people are as stupid, ignorant and hate filled as they are. So I'm calling on the so-called "white race" to step up and redeem and reclaim the dignity

FOX broadcasting at it again, Gullible Travails and A Modest Proposal

CW57, one of the local DumFox stations, aired an "infomercial" for a seminar, books and training videos on how to take advantage of the housing market crash, telling the Gullible that if they buy the properties ON CREDIT (even though they're targeting people who are already in bankruptcy and facing foreclosure) then sell them to rich real estate developers for tens of times what the houses are currently priced, financed on both transactions with an Adjustable Rate Mortgage by the same investment banks which wrote a blank rubber check for the last time this scam was perpetrated. Now, the paper they hung on us last time, it wasn't the primary cause of the Recession Massive Economic Collapse it was just (normally, as everybody knows, I avoid cliché like the plague, but I'm going out on a limb and doing it anyway) the straw that broke the camel's back. 30 straight years of unfunded Reaganomics, the collapse of the infrastructure, such as levies, bridges, roads, other privately owned public utilities, unfunded war-for-profit where those who made the profit from other people dying paid no taxes on the blood money, destruction of the unions, done at public expense and again for private profiteers, and the legalization of Predatory Capitalism and relaxing every rule set in place to correct These Same Causes during the Great Depression of the 1930s... provided both the rest of the burden that poor camel was carrying AND starved and beat the living Hell out of him so he was incapable of carrying the burden. Fox uses the standard disclaimer that "The views expressed in this broadcast do not reflect those of NewsCorp" what a bunch of lying pukes. Fox News has spent BILLIONS of dollars ranting that this type of unfunded speculative investment could not possibly have harmed the economy. Nor that the Corporations getting welfare subsidies AND huge tax breaks, would increase the budget and double-trouble it by their obscene tax breaks. Instead, they blame the 51% of the people who make less than $22,360 a year for a family of four and thus are at poverty level. Or below. Couldn't possibly be the multi-Trillion Dollar giveaways to the Rich. The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has recently been estimated at 1.5 Terabucks, or, for those who no speak geek, trillion dollars. That would have to ignore the at least 5 Trillion paid out to private corporations to "rebuild" Iraq and completely dismiss all the money spent on Afghanistan. And the fact that before 1991 Iraq had the strongest economy and best infrastructure on the Arabian Peninsula, even more than the Subsidized (by us) Sovereign State of Israel. That they had more female graduates from universities per capita than anybody else on the Peninsula, that their literacy rate even now surpasses that of the United States, More female Doctors. And that they weren't allowed to use what money they had (which was considerable) to rebuild their country for more than a decade, based on the "They're Developing WMDs"

Another military victory where the Poor “socialized” their blood for Capitalism

Tripoli, the site of the FIRST U.S. Military engagement to prop up capitalism, is apparently fallen, not to economic "free" market forces, but to the Armed Forces. In a book titled "Liberty Reclaimed", often described as the libertarian bible, the statement is made and reiterated "the only substantial difference between the Soviet Union and the United States isn't one of raw political power or the freedom of the subjects but one of economic policy."   So, when the Military claimed and still claim that they were and are fighting for freedom, they're lying. Just as the Pentagon and their contractors lie about Agent Orange, which killed Miss Johnnie's husband and a countless number of others. Countless because the Pentagon, bowing to their Corporate Masters, denied for more than a decade that Agent Orange actually causes human death. They also have recently claimed in a lawsuit that locks out the people of VietNam from any lawsuits that the people of the Republic of VietNam (Saigon government) sprayed with A.O. (and lots of other Military hardware sold at massive profits by the Corporations who now claim a moral exemption to taxation) were enemy combatants thus not eligible for compensation for their kids being killed. Hmmm... I was told, as was everybody else in America, in Boy Scouts, at Church, in ROTC and later in the Air Force that the U.S. actions in VietNam were for the freedom of the PEOPLE in the R.V.N. Just like the lies told to justify the war in Libya. And Iraq. And Afghanistan. And Nicaragua. And Honduras. And insert the next several "dictatorships" which dare to put their own national interests above the Capitalist Powers. Funny how the word "dictatorship" gets thrown around by the Corporate Empire, saying that scenes like this where a General in a puppet dictatorship killing a POW. OOPS. That's a client of the American Corporate Empire murdering a POW. Our bad. All y'all who display that ignorant POW-MIA you are not forgotten flag, putting money into John McCain's greedy hands, remember that now, y'all hear? In a war to prop up a supposedly "superior" economic system. If socialism or communism were so inferior they would have fallen on their own, especially to such a massively successful "free" market system, yes? Only, it didn't happen like that. According to the Reagan Disciples, who worship a dead actor who never once fought for ANYTHING, the Military defeated the Soviet Union and not the Economic "superior free market" Turns out the "free" market has been subsidized from the word go by military power, and, in the VAST majority of cases, the people holding the guns were poor people, working class, shedding their blood and the blood of other working class people for NOTHING other than the economic gain of people such as our friend Publius, who sneers at the workers and soldiers as being "stupid" for putting money in his pockets. You hear that, soldiers, workers? The Rich Think You're Stupid If You Give Them Your Labor, Your Lives and Those

The US Special Forces as a lily-white military career, a post-mortem survey

The US Department of Defense finally released the list of US soldiers killed on the NATO MH-47 Chinook helicopter downed in Afghanistan. Median age was in high 30s, which is unsurprising for highly trained Special Ops, but isn't it interesting that the usual disproportionate percentage of Americans of Color as cannon fodder (see casualty figures) doesn't extend to the higher-paid military career jobs?   Huge props of course to African Americans who decide against being career hitmen. And let's not neglect the exclusively white composition of the Abu Ghraib snap shot perps, and the docket, however sparse, of other US soldiers accused of war crimes.

US casualties: better sooner than later, it’s the only way they’re coming home

Massive setback in Afghanistan, Special Forces Chinook shot down causing a record number of American deaths, thirty, two dozen of them Navy SEALs. Is this Obama's plan to draw down our forces, by attrition? The night raid truncation is the biggest withdrawal over ten years. Plus side of course, it's fewer Afghan civilians those soldiers would have killed. A record number of US soldiers killed at once. Yeah, we don't usually get confirmation so early, but Afghan President Karzai bypassed the usual censors and announced the catastrophe. So war-cheerleaders are scrambling for a silver-lining, and this is what they found. They assure war fans that the shoot-down of the Chinook didn't kill any of the SEAL Team 6 patriots who bum-rushed Osama bin Laden. Because, I don't know, would that have made it worse? Because we don't want it to look like Osama was avenged? Unfortunately the specificity would seem to imply that Navy SEALs are more valued than ordinary soldiers. Actually, it's curious, because we're not told who was on that team, nor who died yesterday, so who's to know? The military doesn't even know if they were gay or not. Karzai circumvented the usual casualty reporting protocol that's succeeded for a decade now in obfuscating the US death toll in our wars. Deny early reports, pretend you need more time to confirm the deaths, wait until actual expiration of fatally injured casualties, and if they're under the command structure of NATO, pretend they're not American at all. Such a process draws out the impact of having to declare the death toll when it occurs. If Karzai hadn't intervened, the Chinook casualties could have dribbled out over a week. Three or four a day would be no great shakes for Afghanistan these days. Remember when a truckload of female MPs hit an EID the first year in Iraq? I didn't think you would. It was the largest group loss of female soldiers in US history, but it wasn't, because the DoD confirmed the deaths individually over days. If journalist wanted to report US casualties in Afghanistan honestly, they need only check with the other nations participating in the occupation. The US is the only partner which has declared a policy of not acknowledging its dead. In the event of unclaimed NATO casualties, they're American.

The Afghanda…. U.S. Paternalism with a touch of Manifest Destiny.

President Obama made much glowing talk about all the "help" that "we're giving" Afghanistan, building roads for the use of "our" military transports, schools where "we" get to teach their kids to be Corporate Slaves just like the kids in Amerika. A centralized Police State government which is under "our" control. The wonderful security enjoyed by prisoners everywhere. Rescuing the Afghans from having to make decisions based on their needs rather than "our" corporate needs. But, of course, "we" didn't bomb them into rubble and then bomb the rubble and invade and control and kill any who "we" can't control for the Glowing Purpose Mr Obama praised so highly, to help the Afghan people in any way. It's been said by many politicians in America that "we" need to control commerce in the world, that "we" need to have a global economy under "our" management. Capitalism, it seems, isn't strong enough to stand alone, it requires Mandatory Participation by everybody, propped up by the expenditures of Government Money, obtained either through taxation of the citizens of the United States or, like in Iraq, Tribute Monies in the form of exclusive contracts for extraction of Oil and other resources. Already there are many Desk Pilots on Wall Street practically wetting themselves over the prospect of mineral riches in Afghanistan "paying for the liberation of those Resources errr People", yeah, that's the official story line, People. After all, if God hadn't intended for "us" to be their Masters and Rulers Liberators and Guardians, why would He have put "our" oil and other resources under their ground? And of course they're too stupid to be trusted with the majority or even a sizable minority of the profits to enrich their own people, no, they'll be given the same consideration "we" give other Puppet Dictatorship "citizens", a wage scale so low they'll never have the opportunity to compete with their Masters. The most cogent reasons given for invading err "liberating" Afghanistan were given over the decade preceding the takeover and are very stark, very honest. Very Brutal. In the documentation of the Project for the New American Century. Pure economic domination of the entire world. Tribute paid from all the world to the Mighty 1%, Economic Development directed by, and for the benefit of, Only The Wealthiest. Who believe that their wealth comes not from convincing other people to go and fight and kill in order to rob other people of THEIR OWN RESOURCES but somehow, it's their own industriousness. Those who wouldn't stoop to pick up a hundred dollar bill because it's chump change to them, demanding that the people of the world, including America, accept whatever slave wages they offer, in order to produce the wealth that only The Richest will share. Trickle Down "free market" Reaganomics at its naked core.

Kill Team shots were censored to keep you from seeing victim was so young

Remember this damning photo, the American GI grinning as he posed with his haphazard victim? You saw the version with the Afghan's identity obscured, and you thought it was bad enough. Not hardly. The USG pixelated the faces out of respect for the victims we were told -- not to keep everyone from grasping how young was this victim, told to stand still while our soldiers lobbed a grenade his way and ducked for cover.

Local Paper headline:”Ft Carson Boys died while Afghan Army Hiding”

Meaning, the Afghans who have a LOT more experience with this sort of things keep their heads down while being shot at. So, since all I saw was the headline I wonder if the Yellow Journalists at the Gag-Zette took that into account, mentioning perhaps that going John Wayne on people who are shooting at you gets you killed faster? I bet not, though. I bet it's a slam against those "ungrateful heathens" not appreciating being Slaughtered in drone strikes, police state home invasion actions and general mayhem associated with being an invaded but not yet conquered state errr I mean "Liberated". Why, that ingrateKarzhai actually meekly requesting that the Chair Force stop bombing the living dogshit out of the citizens he allegedly represents, How Dare He? (For about a half hour it looked like he was) standing up to his Lord High Masters at the Pentagon and State Department? Maybe he better learn the lessons of Mannie Noriega and other Puppets who tried to cut their strings. As to the myth the Warmongers still insist on putting out, no... no... not a "myth" but since they know it's not true, an Outright Lie, that the soldiers are there fighting for the Afghan people... Bullshit. They're not even fighting for the AMERICAN people, they're fighting for "American" hegemony, economic dominance, preeminence and supremacy, in which they themselves, like the vast majority of Americans, just ain't gonna share. The BigPigs at British Petroleum will, not that they're Americans. Wikileaks did their famous number, what they're really good at doing, with diplomatic messages between then-head of Britain's Foreign Ministry Gordon Brown and fellow BP'er and BushPoodle Blair, while the Bu/ush Regime were still saying it had nothing to do with oil or the Project for the New American Century, citing concerns that they (British Petroleum, not the British and certainly not the Iraqi People) "got their fair share of Iraqi Oil" in exchange for selling the lives and fortunes of their countrymen. Judas and Judas, the Iscariot brothers, haggling over the Thirty Pieces. And, lying through their pristine expensively maintained dental work about "weapons of Mass Destruction" and a "probable link to 9/11"

Lannan liberals ensure John Pilger’s THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE remains a documentary Americans won’t see

John Pilger's documentary THE WAR YOU DON'T SEE was due to make its US debut this week, before its Santa Fe venue, the Lannan Foundation, abruptly cancelled the event. Given less than two days notice, plane tickets cancelled on the personal direction of the foundation's funder Patrick Lannan, with no explanation offered. Pilger details on Zcom his concern for what just days ago had been an enthusiastic venue. The Lannan organization still boasts it will be hosting Tariq Ali and Norman Finkelstein among others, so it's hard to deduce where Pilger's film crossed the line. My guess? Not just the role the US media plays in promoting war, but its bias toward you know who. Here's the trailer, available on johnpilger.com. The War You Don't See (trailer) from John Pilger on Vimeo.

Pentagon says bombing civilians necessary, will continue.

Of Course. Then we'll have Nut-Jobs like Charlie from the dead soldier picture comments saying that "No Marine he ever knew ever killed a baby", well, Charlie, Your Comrades Sure The Hell Do, Daily, and the Pentagon says it's "necessary" because mommy and daddy didn't surrender, didn't bow down and lick the jackboots of the NATO Imperial Stormtroopers like you. Some "freedom" y'all are fighting for, Free to submit to Corporate American rule or die, and your kids with you.

W.A.S.P. Triumphalism, Memorial Day and The Wingless Vultures

I swear the Territory Days Triumphalism celebration (Like the so-called "Islamic Triumphalism" rally around the world last September 11th, remember that? They were celebrating Eid, one of their holidays they celebrate every damn year using the same Lunar Calendar the Israelis use. It's like Famous Racist Jerkoff Mel Gibson if he would actually go so far as saying that Passover is Jewish Triumphalism for killing Jesus) is getting More Racist every year. Anyway, at Territory Days they're celebrating Custer, Kit Carson, Gen Palmer, Colonel Chivington... claiming once more that the Sand Creek Massacre was instead a necessary battle because the Cheyenne and Arapaho, who had a legal right to be there, were Threatening Being Bad Indians And Not Doing What Their Newly Self-Appointed White Overlords Told Them To Do. The White Overlords who didn't have a legal right to be there. They had separate treaties with the Ute chief Ouray to be in Colorado City and Denver, but not where downtown C.S. is now. Ouray, according to the Brochure the Modern Klan organizers of the event are passing around, was a "Good" Indian for honoring the treaties even though Chivington and later Palmer consistently refused to honor. And, the Military Recruiters are using all the massed White Supremacist Triumphalism AND Memorial Day to get more kids to join up and go fight the New Indian Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, perhaps soon Iran and Pakistan...Libya, the Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, They're two-legged jackals, vultures without wings. They're chosen to be recruiters because they look pretty in their uniforms and can therefore sell the Pentagon Bullshit effectively. They even get paid annual bonuses for every twenty souls they broker selling them to The Beast. Using a memorial to the Dead to sell more people unto Death. My assessment runs from "Tacky" to "Full-on Evil". Some will disagree, of course. The difference between my free speech and theirs is that I don't threaten them with arrest or other forms of violence when they exercise theirs. Oh, and they rewarded Chief Ouray for honoring the treaties, by passing a law while he was still alive that effectively made it a death penalty offense to be Indian. It's probably still on the books. Forbidding anyone to possess the regalia or implements of a Medicine Man. The picture posted above says "ama-yetli de sdya da ni ludk, Ka no kwo 'uhwana hisd Tsalagi"

Oh Come THE HELL ON! Get Your Damn Story Straight, SEALs!

First they said that Usama had "died like a coward" throwing a woman at the SEALs as a "human shield" and The Denver Post and the GagZette and every other Blood-thirsty "news" Propaganda agency in the country bought it, ate it up like a scoop of ice cream. NOW, typical of Cop behavior when they blow away an unarmed suspect, the PIGS are saying they thought he was going for a weapon. Which is it? Did he have both hands full of Female Human Shield or was he going for a gun You Lying Sons Of Bitches? This isn't your average midnight Terror Police Raid, this one has hanging on it all the idiotic War Drum Beating about taking over Pakistan in addition to the two unwinnable wars you already have going. Iraq still isn't ruled by the Iraqi people, they still have the Puppet Nouri al Maliki using U.S. Soldiers to keep the Iraqi people from storming his castle. The Warmongering Profit-hungry GreedPigs are still raking in the do-re-mi over that and other actions they can sell the Weapons of Conquest to "Mission Accomplish". How much fatter must we allow the Daddy Warbuck Hogs to get? The Navy and anybody else in the loop have been changing their stories more often than changing partners at a square dance. A regular Snake Orgy of tangled lies.

Brits on Kenya: “Oopsies!!”

Turns out that the common knowledge of the past 50+ years was right, the American backed British colonial government was, despite American and British denials, murdering, torturing and "disappearing" people, just like they did in every other nation where they sent in the Royal Marines to take over the local management and "bring civilization to the Wogs" I'm sure the redcoats would love to see that particular word disappear, but hey, it shows the true nature of Imperialism and Colonialism in all its ugly inglory. What that means HERE, you know how the TeaBags and other Right Wing Extremists like the Klan and their "unofficial" affiliates the Minutemen like to harp on President Obama's Dad being a MauMau? And that the term "freedom fighter" is just a Liberal euphemism for barbaric terrorist? Like how the MauMau were supposedly preying on the defenseless and weak Colonial Overlords, the Darkie Horde (the stupid bastards say the same thing about the Nat Turner Rebellion in American Slavery) rising up against their lawful White masters with no reason, because they had been well treated, and given as much Human Rights as one could appropriately give Savages... I capitalized that last because Michael "Savage" Weiner likes to do that stupid racist bullshit, depicting any "savages" who defy the Natural White Order as brutal, vicious and stupidly bloodthirsty. The British also depicted his Irgun cousins the same way. Guess there's an Uncle Tom in every group. But the notion, for the past more than 50 years, was that the British were a benevolent Master Race and merely "misconstrued" as being The Actual Bloodthirsty Vicious Savages in the equation. Well, TeaBags and other Racist organizations, "Eat and smile, byotches!" Ok so that sounds unnecessarily harsh. No Indeed. It's Necessary. "Oh, Jonah with his Whitey Bashing again!" not really. I AM half white myself. I could point out that Indigenous Rebellions including oh, let's see, every American Indian nation/tribe fighting back against people who came in, took everything and decided to kill up a mess of folks for not getting off "their" land. But that would be yet another episode of overkill. And we're not supposed to report on things that happened in the past, but since "the past" starts anew at every heartbeat that would conveniently silence people. Also it's supposed to be bad manners and just plain Tacky to point out when "the past" is still happening. And enabled by Historical Hysterical Revisionists like Fox News, Heritage Foundation and the TeaTards and MinuteMurderers. Sure, they like to dress up and re-enact scenes from the Revolution and the Civil War ooo bad me! Naughty Wicked! I didn't call it "the war between the states". Scenes where British Colonialists rebelled over paying taxes which supported the very Colonialist armies which enabled them to remain in America in the first damn place. And killed mostly Other Colonials and British Soldiers, with a few Hessian mercenaries and of course as many American Indians as they could fit into the killing spree. I mean, that IS what the original Tea Party and Minutemen

‘Call us when WE behead somebody’ …again.

So, what happens when we do WORSE than behead somebody? Say, for instance, gut-shoot a third-world person knowing full well that the only place in town which can treat an abdominal wound is a hospital associated with whatever torture regime we're propping up, or a US Military Hospital who will patch the dude up and then turn him over to somebody like the Saigon Torture Regime? Which is what these rifles were designed for doing. Not for a humane quick kill. The AR series, including the most infamous of all the M16A1 and its assorted A numbers derived therefrom, was designed specifically to gut-shoot. The bullet-barrel-powder combination was ordered so that it would cause massive rips inside the intestines with a very small entry wound. Until Dr Joseph Lister discovered a way to use antiseptic surgical techniques, a gut wound was an automatic death sentence. A slow, painful one that could last days. The theory behind the AR series is that in Third World countries, the Guerrilla Theater, (guerrilla is the Spanish word for "little war" not the fighter therein, A common misuse of the word) the fighters with a comrade so afflicted had a very few nasty choices. Take their wounded comrade with them, slowing them down so the Army would have an easier time capturing or exterminating them, killing him, or leaving him to be captured and his life saved long enough to be turned over to the Torture Regime. We had a candidate for president in the last election, an Admiral's Kid naviy pilot who was most famous for being a screwup, protected by his daddy's rank. Wrecked his third Very Expensive U.S. killer aircraft and the DRVN government took him prisoner. Technically, what he and his fellow pirates err Pilots were doing was an act of terrorism, not a war crime per se because nobody from either the Hanoi government, the Saigon government or the U.S. government had ever formally declared war. It was on the level of 9/11 only using more planes and the killers, instead of dying to accomplish their deeds, would fly back to their carriers or their bases in Thailand or Singapore, neither of which had ever declared war, have a steak dinner, get drunk at the O club and congratulate each other on what brave pirates err Pilots they were. The DRVN claimed to have shot him down, but with his flight record the notion that they were exaggerating sounds plausible. He was given Prisoner Of War Status. The Viet Minh "cong" soldiers were not given such status. McCain bitches a whole lot about the treatment he received as a prisoner, but never once mentions that the prisoners in South VietNam were treated even worse. By the same legal traditions and conditions the U.S. Puppet government in Saigon used, the DRVN could have just as easily executed them as terrorists. Saigon did it routinely, with the help of the U.S. The U.S. Army said they didn't torture prisoners, which is bullshit, but let's

Afghans mutilated by US kill teams are then disfigured by Der Spiegel editors

You're shot up at random by a US kill team eager to engage Call Of Duty in the full-gore mode, who pose with you for a trophy pic, then when it sees the light of day, photo editors decide it best to shield your identity, they say to not dishonor your survivors, but likely to lessen the damning impact of the image. The US soldiers posing with their bloody victims were not holding the heads aloft intending to pixilate the identity of their kill. Why should Der Spiegel rob the unfortunate Afghan victim of his humanity, and the scarce opportunity he has for redress from the systemic brutality being visited upon his people by an invader culture, whose average interaction with his, might be this glimpse of a candid Kodak Moment?

Corporate personhood: unintended consequences

yes/no: are corporations persons? Are Corporations composed of shareholders? Do Corporations act on behalf and with the explicit consent of the shareholders? Has the corporation, with said consent, used any consideration of value including the intellectual property of the corporate officers or of salaried employees or contractors ever made statements supporting the Death Penalty or joined as paying members any organization supporting the Death Penalty? Do they accept without question the definitions of Capital crimes including giving false testimony which results in the death of another human being, killing for money, treason? Of the shareholders holding a majority of the stocks bonds or other assets of the corporation, do ANY have stocks in Advertising AND firearms corporations AND Data/Software Corporations which publish movies or video games glorifying violence? Do any of the corporate Persons advocate the notion that firearms are necessary for self defense? Have any of the corporate persons made statements advocating lenience in the cases of persons condemned to death as accessories to capital murder, such as the "getaway driver"? Does the corporation support acts of retaliation against the perpetrators of 9/11? Does the Corporation support such acts even against nations which were NOT the perpetrators, such as Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Afghanistan? Combine the answers with facts such as Advertising for guns, like SUV ads, are directed to people who feel powerless and victimized, that firearms are used by Americans in either accidental or intentional homicides which are NOT self defense many times more than any adjudicated cases of Self Defense, that the violent movies and video games teach that killing is not only acceptable but fun, and NewsCorp and its subsidiaries such as FOX News and the Republican and Tea Parties are guilty of many more capital murders Every Year than the number of victims of the WTC attacks.

NATO vows to investigate leaks of their kiddie-porn…

Actually NATO/ISAF are vowing to investigate reports of civilian deaths, 64 (updated while I was typing earlier) in recent days. NATO, in their TYPICAL LYING MODE, said that their operations killed an unknown number of "insurgents". You know how the U.S. and NATO turn a civilian into an "insurgent"? THEY POP A BULLET INTO HIS SKULL. AND IF THE "INSURGENT" IS BEING NURSED AT HIS MOMMA'S BREAST THEY GET TWO "INSURGENTS" WITH ONE BABYKILLING BULLET. Does that sound unnecessarily harsh? Hmm? To borrow a trench expression from another long-ago war being fought for the same God-Damned imperial cause, was it "over the top"? Ask yourselves this question, M'kay? IF THE LYING BASTARDS DON'T KNOW HOW MANY "INSURGENTS" THEY KILLED, THEN THEY ALSO WOULD NOT KNOW THEIR NAMES, AGES, POLITICAL STATUS OR WHETHER THEY WERE ACTUALLY INSURGENTS, NOW GOD-DAMN WOULD THEY, M'kay?" All y'all "Back the Badge, Support the War No Matter What, Big Brother is Always Right especially when they're WRONG" Morons who just made your legs break when your knees automatically jerked to the Right, while standing to attention, making the stiff arm Bellamy Salute undt mach mit der Sieg Heil, I bet you're saving this picture so you can, late at night, look at it and give yourselves the inspiration you need to spank your tiny little monkeys. NATO, true to form, is probably going to pursue all those who reported child deaths and kill them. And then convict them of insurrection later. Take four of those Stupid Magnetic Walmart Special $1.93 Instant Patriot Yellow Ribbons and a copy of this picture, and stick them up your SUV.

The Memorial Park Grenade and Drugs

The CS Fuzz Dept isn't squeaking very loudly about the grenade they found at Prospect Lake a couple of days ago. There's ways to make a booby trap from a hand grenade, take one and set it down, prop a rock onto it and set the rock on a small stick, so the rock will fall off if the stick is disturbed, lots of ways to make the stick fall out. Test the rig to make sure. assemble it and extract the safety pin then leave, and never go back. That doesn't seem to be the case with the Lake Grenade. But it's Apparently a U.S. Army hand grenade of which there are several types, standard enough in triggering style, weight and size of the device, many made by an Israeli based firm called LGB Ltd. The cops would have a database on who supplies them. NOW... Drugs. The numbers are numbers of deaths attributed to various causes., Tobacco 435,000, Diet/Lifestyle 365,000, Alcohol 75,000, Accidental exposure to toxins 55,000 ALL Illicit drugs, direct and indirect 17,000 Aspirin, Tylenol, Midol, Motrin 7000 Cannabis 0 Some results omitted, like prescription drugs. Homicide, Suicide and Gun Related deaths naturally overlap. But there's Innkeeper laws that hold bartenders responsible if they allow an intoxicated patron to drive away. There's homicide laws that hold the supplier of the drugs responsible if the product causes the death of a user. Charge would be Murder actually. Somebody building a home-made grenade or gun would be charged with various wordings of Making an Infernal Device. Manufacturers of small arms, hand grenades, rifles, pistols-Not liable. Tobacco manufacturers-not liable Fat Food Restaurants who encourage patrons to eat more calories in one meal than they need in a week, and discourage walk-up or Bicycle up Business (try riding a bicycle in the Drive Thru lane at McToxins, they'll call the pigs on you, and the Pigs will gladly serve their Corporate Masters) Not Liable. Prescription drug overdoses and accidental mis-dosing and toxicity, Bayer, Baxter, Abbott, Lilly, ... not liable. The manufacturer of the Prospect Lake Grenade... not liable. The corporations who put out the small arms also put out propaganda designed to provoke, incite and prolong wars, mass murder actually, yet they're not liable. Their Propaganda Protectors at (worst offender, there are others) Fox HateSpeech Networks make sure they get to sell their Death Products AND create the market for them, uninterrupted by any silly little old laws like Thou Shalt Not Kill. United States religious leaders can incite their followers to wars with impunity, tell their followers that the sixth commandment actually doesn't include wars or death penalty, Because They Say So and if you question their holy word you're an antichrist and a blasphemer. They tell their followers that if somebody dies while killing for them, in their Holy Crusade, that person goes immediately to Heaven to enjoy the blessings and adoration of God and all His host. Somebody saying a mirror image of that same statement AGAINST the "crusaders" is judged as a terrorist and can be (according

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