Archive for the ‘US government’ Category
Turns out if you want a country bombed to Kingdom Come, call the Pentagon. If you wish to extend your power base into the world, call the Pentagon. If you have your eye on some resources that don’t belong to you, call you-know-who.
And if you want death-dealing drones that can be hacked, call our Death Star, the Pentagon.
But if you want to know where outrageous amounts of our money went, Do Not Call the Pentagon.
Tom Tomorrow’s The Republican War on Women comic strip makes some very good points, in case you missed this one.
Not WikiLeaks this time but a lawsuit over US drone strikes in Pakistan killing innocent people has revealed the name of an American spy.
He has fled for safety after receiving death threats.
Well, this may be the largest Article-Round-Up I’ve ever posted for your consideration for there’s so much going on and situations are fluxxing fast:
Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 1559 websites.
Why Are Wars Not Being Reported Honestly?
By John Pilger
The public needs to know the truth about wars. So why have journalists colluded with governments to hoodwink us?
Lebanon Holds its Breath Over Leaked Revelations
By Robert Fisk in Beirut
The Hezbollah party is using the cables as proof of UN involvement with Washington- and thus, by extension, with Israel – and politicians are desperately denying that they gave intelligence information to the Americans about Hezbollah’s secret communications system.
WikiLeaks Cables Show Deeper U.S. Military Role in Muslim World
By SHASHANK BENGALI
From the Saudi-Yemen border to lawless Somalia and the north-central African desert,the U.S. military is more engaged in armed conflicts in the Muslim world than the U.S. government openly acknowledges, according to cables released by the WikiLeaks website.
What’s Behind the War on WikiLeaks
By Ray McGovern
WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in.
Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States
By Naomi Wolf
This week, Senators Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein engaged in acts of serious aggression against their own constituents, and the American people in general.
Halliburton May Pay $500 million to Keep Cheney out of Prison: Report
By Daniel Tencer
Oilfield services company Halliburton is in negotiations with the Nigerian governmentto keep its former CEO, Dick Cheney, out of prison, according to a news report.
Lying is Not Patriotic Video
Congressman Ron Paul speaks on the house floor. December 9, 2010.
Well, as a long-time fan of Mark Twain, I do suspect that it’s his restless squirming in his grave that we’ve been hearing for decades now given the sorry state of journalism which worsens by the minute.
And now it seems journalist Twain knocks upon his coffin lid, begging to jump out and give our current batch of Orwellian propagandists and media monopolists and moguls some sharp punches in their lousy, warmongering, anti-societal, ‘one world government’ snoots!
But mostly by way of his mightier-than-the-sword pen, of course.
The announcement of Superbombs and Secret Jails: what to look for in WikiLeaks Iraq Docs has me mired in an emotional quandary because next week’s promised documents release makes its timing perilous (though when would be a good time to uncover the shadowy machinations of the Bush-Cheney regime?) and yet I feel that an end to US imperialistic war and strong-arming would do the entire planet a world of good if it could be accomplished.
Yet WikiLeaks or no, US arrogance churns on, bankrupting our nation as it beggars we-the-people, and exporting the terrorism it purports to address.
And while my Flower Power Generation took to the streets to voice our strong opposition to the Vietnam fiasco and carnage, I keep wondering whas’up with our current generation of canon fodder – is it the cool techie games they grew up playing that have them so enthralled with going to war for oil, the globalist agenda, politics, and profits-for-the-rich in this too-real world of drones and pain?