Category: WAR Mongers & Profiteers

Of Fake News and History Suborned (In War and Peace)

GREG MAYBURY—The reality though is this: We should all try to open our eyes to how we as ordinary people allow our political, financial, intellectual, media, and corporate ‘elites’ hoodwink then railroad us into supporting—mostly without question as if collectively driven by some inner, yet inexplicable, Pavlovian suicidal impulse—their grandiose, self-serving, and wholly disastrous schemes.

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Art of the Dealbreaker: Trump’s Cancellation of the Summit with Kim

GARY LEUPP—Whether this is a temporary setback or the collapse of diplomatic efforts, Trump looks bad in this situation. He seems petulant and hypocritical. Yes the North Korean statement by a high-ranking woman in the Foreign Ministry is defiant, but many Koreans are like Trump in that when attacked rhetorically, they counterattack rhetorically. In this case the insulting language was intended to echo Trump’s language vis-a-vis the DPRK.

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Why You Should Celebrate Loudly And Unapologetically When John McCain Dies

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—In a healthy world, war-peddling neoconservatives like John McCain would be treated with the same social stigma as child molesters and serial killers. So let’s create that world. Abnormalize war. Abnormalize the campaigns of mass slaughter for power and profit by the US-centralized war machine. Abnormalize the system which tries to normalize John McCain.

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Same Old Media Parade: Why Are Liberals Cheering?

JEFF COHEN—I witnessed the parade of disinformation from inside cable news, where I worked as an on-air contributor at Fox News and MSNBC at the beginning of the War on Terror. In fact, this parade eventually knocked me off the air – and out of my job at MSNBC, three weeks before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It’s now the 15th anniversary of the tragic invasion of Iraq. The huge mainstream media failure in the run-up to the invasion is taught in college journalism courses, including mine.

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My Lai and the Bad Apples Scam

PAUL EDWARDS—The true horror of this grossly dishonest ploy by lying military top brass and powerful civilian criminals responsible for these travesties is that, in focusing the attention of our deeply ignorant public on what is represented as proper justice for a rare and regrettable crime, they mask and conceal the fact that our massive, wealth-devouring military machine is a mass murder juggernaut that kills, and has killed for decades, millions of ignorant, innocent people around the world for the benefit of American Capitalism.

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How Can We Live With All of This Rage?

JOHN ESKOW—Today, for example, I found myself raging against war profiteers—the ones in government, the ones in business, and all the well-barbered Christians who float joyfully between the two worlds. In the early 1990s I spent some time in Thailand “interviewing” a variety of shady “ex”-CIA characters; I put “interviewing” in quotes because it mainly consisted of watching them get drunk among throngs of teenage prostitutes, and I put “ex” in quotes because…who knows? I met my main informant in a bar in the northern city of Udon Thani, about an hour’s drive from the Laotian border.

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LETTER TO AMERICA – AN OPPORTUNITY AND A WARNING. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

RUSSELL TEXAC BENTLEY—After V. V. Putin’s historic speech on March 1st, 2018, and the revelations of Russia’s formidable new weapons, I wrote a letter to my friends and family, and all the good people in the USA. I wanted them to know that Russia isn’t threatening them, or anyone, that there is an opportunity as well as a warning for them, and that they are the only ones who can stop the 3rd World War before it starts.  I explained the responsibility they have, as well as the benefits if they rise to the occasion, and the price they will pay if they do not.

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