The unaccounted for would now publicly be described as “POW/MIA,” implying that any serviceperson missing in Vietnam could also be a prisoner of war. This transformed the war from a political issue into a humanitarian one, trading public support for sympathy. It didn’t matter why we were there in the first place: Our boys were there, and by God were we going to do anything to get them home.
ASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALS
ANTI-MILITARISM & PACIFISTASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALSBLACK OPS & FALSE FLAGSUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS MILITARYUS/UK PSYOPSVIETNAMVIRTUALUNIVWAR CRIMES & CRIMINALSWARS & MILITARY
ASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALSCAPITALIST SICKNESSISRAELI EXCEPTIONALISMJEWISH QUESTIONSVASSAL STATESZIONISM
YASHA LEVINE—Born in Moscow in 1960, Avigdor Eskin escaped to Israel as a teenager and drifted toward Arab-bashing extremists like Meir Kahane. After a string of brushes with the law as a young man, Eskin emerged as a prominent far-right wacko in his own right. In 1995, enraged by Yitzkak Rabin’s signing of the Oslo Accords with Yassir Arafat, Eskin made a public show of laying a kabalistic curse on the Prime Minister. He led a ceremony in front of the prime minister’s house, and intoned a curse: “Angels of destruction will hit him. He is damned wherever he goes. His soul will instantly leave his body … A disaster he has never experienced will beget him and all curses known in the Torah will apply to him. I deliver to you, the angels of wrath and ire, Yitzhak, the son of Rosa Rabin, that you may smother him. Put to death the cursed Yitzhak. May he be damned, damned, damned!”
ABOMINATIONSASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALSRAVING LUNACY & IMBECILITYRIGHTWING & WACKOSROTTEN ESTABLISHMENT
Harding’s support for the coup plot of 14 fascist militiamen to kidnap and murder a government official is telling and raises concerns about how many people with possible ties to the Trump administration share his views. He has accused Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters of being “psychopaths who are inciting riots,” further stating that “I don’t know why that isn’t treason, I don’t know why they aren’t being arrested.”
ABOMINATIONSANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCEASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALSAUSTRALIAUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVASSAL STATESVIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
TONY KEVIN—It is hard to explain Australia to foreigners: a complicated former British colonial society that likes to think of itself as simple and honest, and sometimes persuades others that this may be true. The Australia of the “Dustyesky Russian Choir” that recently became a brief sensation on Russia’s mainstream Channel One is a reassuring image: one in which some Russians might still sentimentally like to believe.
AMERICAN PROPAGANDAASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALSTURKEYWAR CRIMES & CRIMINALS
ARAM MIRZAEI—Tensions with Ankara, a key backer of the jihadist forces, have risen. The Russian-Turkish understanding has deteriorated over the past weeks as both sides accuse eachother of breaking their agreement. The Sochi agreement of 2018 stipulated that a demilitarized zone was to be created in Idlib and Ankara was tasked with separating the “moderate” rebels from HTS militants. After almost 18 months of stalling by the Turkish side and repeated attacks and violations of the agreement by the Jihadist forces, Moscow’s and Damascus’ patience finally ran out.