War

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers does the same for the House. Their committees supposedly provide oversight of the U.S. intelligence community, although it appears for all the world that these two are a pair of suck-up sock-puppets for the spook industry. Thanks to some guy named […]

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So Much For An Economic Recovery…

by bdunn on August 28, 2013

in Be Afraid, Government, War

The big media outlets are reporting as if it’s a given that the U.S. is about to play Shock and Awe with Syria, which I suppose means the defense industry political bribery machine wins again. Even though this is yet another civil war hunt in which we have no dog. Even though there is no […]

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Freedom’s Just Another Word…

by bdunn on August 6, 2013

in Be Afraid, Government, War

How much fear would you say is the appropriate amount to take with you in your head as you go about your day-to-day activities? I ask this question as I read news today that one angry al-Qaeda man in Pakistan sent a message to another angry al-Qaeda man in Yemen saying that the Yemen man […]

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Lots of people, me included, lashed out, figuratively, against the Goldmans and BOAs who colluded to turn the nation’s mortgages into casino chips before essentially robbing U.S. homeowners collectively of about 40% of their built-up equity, on average. Needless to say, that episode, in which virtually none of the robber barons have been held responsible, […]

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Back at the Dept. of Endless War

by bdunn on March 17, 2013

in Be Afraid, Government, War

Back in October the United Nations asked an independent British counter-terrorism expert to investigate the legality of “targeted assassinations” conducted on behalf of the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere. So it turns out the investigator, a.k.a. the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, a.k.a. Ben Emmerson, visited Pakistan the other day, and […]

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Please Don’t Shoot The Messenger

by bdunn on February 22, 2013

in Be Afraid, Government, War

The other day I expressed dismay over President Obama’s continued stonewalling and failure to address how it is he thinks it’s legal for the Executive Branch to designate an unnamed handful of “senior officials” as being qualified to create a list of humans they consider terrorists of such dangerous magnitude that they may be assassinated […]

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Another Fine Mess, 2012 Edition

by bdunn on March 13, 2012

in Government, Politics, War

So now the Obama administration is wringing its collective hands over the latest war atrocity – the apparent fact that a U.S. soldier went ape-shit and murdered 16 Afghan civilians – and wondering aloud whether they ought to order withdrawal of our sons and daughters from this moronic war. But their conclusion is “nah,” we […]

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