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Robert Fisk: This is not about ‘bad apples’. This is the horror of war

On January 13, 2012, in Military, by Editor

How many other abuses took place off camera? How many Hadithas? How many My Lais? – By Robert Fisk, The Independent, UK So now it’s snapshots of US Marines pissing on the Afghan dead. Better, I suppose, than the US soldiers pictured beside the innocent Afghan teenager they fragged back in March of last year. […]

 

Report: Army targeted U.S. senators with psy-ops

On February 23, 2011, in Military, by Editor

- MSNBC.com The U.S. army reportedly deployed a specialized “psychological operations” team in 2009 to help convince American legislators to boost funding and troop numbers for the war in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell ordered a specialized “psychological operations” team to manipulate dignitaries visiting Afghanistan and convince them to boost funding and troop numbers, Rolling […]

 

Ike was right all along: The danger of the military-industrial complex

On January 17, 2011, in Military, by Editor

Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower warned of the danger of the ‘military-industrial complex’. The huge budget and reach of America’s modern defence industry has proved him correct. – By Rupert Cornwell, The Independent, UK If you doubt, half a century on, that Dwight Eisenhower had it right, then consider the advertisements on WTOP, the Washington […]

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