Category Archives: Warfare and Conflict

The Poster Boy For Unending War

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U.S. Army Pfc. Steven Dale Green was found hanging in his cell at the federal maximum security prison in Tucson last week. The name may mean nothing to you, but his crimes probably ring a bell:  He’s the guy who raped and killed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl in 2006 after shooting and killing her parents [...]

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Dear Aristocratic Armchair General…

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Q: HELP! Like you, I’m always wrong about everything! I’m sick of my non-Fox News-watching, clever friends always nonchalantly offering their “correct” and “accurate” information. I’d like to force people to listen to me when I shout my misinformed propaganda into the ether even though my accuracy rate is abysmal. I know there’s no proof [...]

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Less liberty always equals more safety

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Michael Smerconish, well known for filling the Loud White Guy slot when Chris Matthews can’t sustain his level of incredulous outrage any longer, today declared that these full-body scanners are necessary because they would have stopped the Christmas Day failed terrorist attack. Actually, Smerconish is repeating the narrative pimped by Michael Chertoff, former Bush national [...]

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‘They have killed a lot of people, but they do not seem to have killed the group’s key leaders’

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That’s a quote from New York Times journalist, Robert Worth, who was interviewed today by Fareed Zakaria, about our role in Yemen’s corner of the Forever Wars. Yemen, like Pakistan, is where the U.S. is officially unofficially at war. We provide support on the down-low, and occasionally kill people with our flying robots. For some [...]

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Not like all those other silly empires

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Scarborough and (sigh) Donny Deutsch got into a bit of a tift this morning on the teevee. You see, Donny harbors the foolish notion that the American empire is in decline, while Scarborough believes America’s greatness has only just now reached its genesis. Joe could barely keep his shit together as he sputtered and smirked at [...]

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The war against Iran begins

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Jeffrey Goldberg’s recently published “Time to murder the filthy Persians” musings completely skip over the parts where he perviously made the opposite claim (bombing the Iraqis actually catalyzed Saddam’s nuclear ambitions,) and the fact that the official US intelligence community’s position mirrors the statements made by the NIE: there is no proof Iran is building nuclear weapons (energy facilities for civilian [...]

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