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Category Archives: US military

Petraeus: Israel is putting American lives at risk (updated)

Update I: All this is interesting given that General Petraeus has been named as the 2010 recipient of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)’s Kristol Award — is this a neocon … Continue reading

15 March, 2010 · 12 Comments

Terrorists R US

An excellent short testimony from Mike Prysner, an Iraq war veteran connecting the dots between corporatism and militarism. To learn more about Michael Prysner and the organization he helped co-found, … Continue reading

7 January, 2010 · 8 Comments

On PTSD, Fort Hood, Afghanistan, Iraq and Empire – Dahr Jamail

An excellent and wide-ranging  interview with Dahr Jamail on US foreign policy, conducted by Cindy Piester. (The only quibble with the interview would be the claim that the occupation of … Continue reading

16 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

Robot wars: a 'killer' application

With unmanned, remote-controlled drones increasingly in use from Pakistan to Palestine, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan, we are grimly reminded about the latest lethal machines from the high-tech military-industry … Continue reading

6 November, 2009 · 3 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"