Posted on September 24, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2014
Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue. It is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today.
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Posted on April 26, 2014 by dandelionsalad
by Greg Butterfield
April 25, 2014
April 25 — Pushed and prodded by U.S. officials, the far-right coup regime in Kiev is now in the twelfth day of an on-again, off-again military offensive against the rebellious working-class cities of southeastern Ukraine.
The so-called “anti-terrorist campaign” was launched after a visit by CIA Director John Brennan to Kiev on April 12-13. Following humiliating setbacks, including the desertion of many troops the regime had believed loyal, the attack resumed immediately after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to Kiev on April 22 to apply more pressure and promise more aid. Continue reading
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Posted on April 4, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Crossposted from PressTV
April 1, 2014
When a country’s military has been turned into nothing more than a criminal killing and torture machine we should not be surprised when its own ranks in turn become seized with all sorts of psychosis and pathology.
The latest mass killing this week at the US army base in Fort Hood, Texas, in which four personnel were shot dead and 16 others injured is but another symptom of how the American military is at war with itself. Continue reading
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Posted on December 22, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, December 18, 2013
December 22, 2013
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“Why has this not made national headlines??? The Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan is nuclear powered. Radiation detection equipment did not pick up on this?? Why have these sailors and marines medical records been removed from permanent tracking. Criminal implications galore. This should be all over mainstream media. Someone please forward all these ene reports to the media…. Tepco is the lowest of snakes. Hari Kari for the lot of em!!” – Comment on enenews, August 15, 2013, by “timemachine2020″
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Posted on December 12, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 12, 2013
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With 196 nations in the world and U.S. troops already in at least 177 of them, there aren’t all that many available to make war against. Yet it looks like both Syria and Iran will be spared any major Western assault for the moment. Could this become a trend? Is peace on the horizon? Are celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s nonviolence sincere?
Filed under: Afghanistan, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Military, Politics, Soldiers - Troops | Tagged: Hamid Karzai, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Swanson-David | 8 Comments »
Posted on September 28, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 27, 2013
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The UK Ministry of Defence is worried; worried that the public have become ‘risk averse’ to the point that we won’t want to go to war anymore; so worried that in November 2012 they wrote a report – The Implications of Current Attitudes to Risk for the Joint Operational Concept – made public today by the Guardian. The report, while purportedly studying ‘risk’, is really asking ‘How do we sell war to the public’? Continue reading
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Posted on July 6, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 2, 2013
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“I am sorry that it has come to this.” Thus began the searing suicide note by 30-year-old Iraq War veteran, Daniel Somers on June 10, 2013 to his wife and family.
On the other side of the violent divide are video messages from the suicide bombers – the oft-described “weapon of the weak” against U.S. soldiers and their presumed local collaborators.
In 2012 suicide by active duty American soldiers exceeded the number of U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan. Why?
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