Posted on May 4, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 4, 2013
Image by World Can’t Wait via Flickr
Boston Marathon, this thing called terrorism, and the United States
What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?
I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada.
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Posted on January 29, 2012 by dandelionsalad
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
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The Panama Deception is a 1992 documentary film that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film is critical of the actions of the US military during the 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States, covering the conflicting reasons for the invasion and the depicting of the US media as biased. It was directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project and was narrated by actress Elizabeth Montgomery.
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Posted on January 22, 2011 by dandelionsalad
A leading QC tells Channel 4 there is enough evidence for the International Criminal Court to mount a case against Tony Blair.
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Posted on December 20, 2010 by dandelionsalad
with Michael Parenti
December 20, 2010
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RTAmerica | December 20, 2010
December 20th marks the 21st anniversary of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama. An Incident, known as ‘Operation Just Cause,’ that erupted after CIA client Manuel Noriega charted and independent path from the US and threatened to close down US bases. The drum beat for war against Panama would eventually play out again in US military interventions that followed. The media coverage of the invasion of Panama became the blueprint in rallying public support for war through the mainstream media.
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Posted on September 3, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by Philip A. Farruggio
- August 27, 2010
September 3, 2010
So, here we have it. Our cities and towns are facing bankruptcy! State governments cannot help, because they too are in terrible shape, as Uncle Sam stopped Federal Block Grants years ago. These were funds that the Feds send along, gratis to the states, to help with their localities; things like infrastructure repairs, schools, paying first providers ( police, fire , emergency services ) and many other budgetary needs. Since our invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq…… No more money! Zippo! Nada! Americans rallied behind the flag and worried not about local needs. After almost 9 years occupying Afghanistan, and over 7 years occupying Iraq, to the tune of over one trillion dollars , our nation is …….broke!
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Posted on May 12, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by William Blum
12 May, 2010
Terminally-dumb people have always been with us of course. It can’t be that we’ve suddenly gone stupid.
If you shake your head and roll your eyes at the nonsense coming out of the Teabagger followers of Sarah “Africa is a country” Palin and other intellectual giants like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh … If you have thoughts of moving abroad after the latest silly lies and fantasies like “Obama the Marxist” and “Obama the antichrist” … If you share Noam Chomsky’s feeling: “I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime” … keep in mind that the right wing has long been at least as stupid and as mean-spirited. Consider some of the behavior of the same types for half a century during the Cold War with its beloved — albeit imaginary — “International Communist Conspiracy”.
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Posted on February 10, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by John Pilger
Global Research, February 10, 2010
Why are so many films so bad? This year’s Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty. The dominant theme is as old as Hollywood: America’s divine right to invade other societies, steal their history and occupy our memory. When will directors and writers behave like artists and not pimps for a world view devoted to control and destruction?
I grew up on the movie myth of the Wild West, which was harmless enough unless you happened to be a native American. The formula is unchanged. Self-regarding distortions present the nobility of the American colonial aggressor as a cover for massacre, from the Philippines to Iraq. I only fully understood the power of the con when I was sent to Vietnam as a war reporter. The Vietnamese were “gooks” and “Indians” whose industrial murder was preordained in John Wayne movies and sent back to Hollywood to glamourise or redeem.
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Posted on January 26, 2010 by dandelionsalad
January 02, 2010
Network X – 12/08/95 – Guest Michael Parenti author of “inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media”, “The Sword and the Dollar: Imperialism Revolution and the Arms Race” and “Against Empire”.
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Posted on January 18, 2010 by dandelionsalad
18 Jan 2010
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the United States of taking advantage of the deadly earthquake in Haiti to occupy the Caribbean country.
Chavez on Sunday scoffed Washington’s move to send thousands of American soldiers to Haiti, describing them as “Marines armed as if they were going to war.”
“There is not a shortage of guns there, my God. Doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that’s what the United States should send,” Chavez said on his weekly television show.
“They are occupying Haiti undercover,” he warned.
via Chavez: US uses earthquake to occupy Haiti
[also posted on Ansel Herz: Earthquake Immediate Aftermath On the Ground + The Morning After – The Haitian People Have Mobilized]
Ortega warns of US deployment in Haiti
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Posted on January 17, 2010 by dandelionsalad
January 17, 2010
It is five days since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, spreading fear and misery across an already fragile nation.
After a relatively slow start, US forces appear to be taking the lead in organising international aid efforts on the ground.
But there is a long way to go. Residents outside the capital complain they have been forgotten.
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Posted on January 15, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, January 15, 2010
Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. US interventionism has contributed to the destruction of Haiti’s national economy and the impoverishment of its population.
The devastating earthquake is presented to World public opinion as the sole cause of the country’s predicament.
A country has been destroyed, its infrastructure demolished. Its people precipitated into abysmal poverty and despair.
Haiti’s history, its colonial past have been erased.
The US military has come to the rescue of an impoverished Nation. What is its Mandate?
Is it Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?
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Posted on January 1, 2010 by dandelionsalad
By Timothy V. Gatto
January 1, 2010
I was watching the History channel for lack of something better to do yesterday, and the program airing was Gangland. I don’t usually watch this show as it seems to glorify gang warfare and the interviews with gang members always make me recoil with horror at what passes for acceptable behavior inside the gangs themselves. However, the show yesterday made me think of the world in a newer light.
In an interview with a gang member, the interviewer was told that the gang would always retaliate if it were “dissed” by another gang. That, in this case, meant that the “dissed” gang would go into the offending gang’s territory and generally kick ass and take names. When asked about the situation, a law enforcement officer told the interviewer that this kind of behavior by gangs would not be tolerated and that law enforcement was obliged to try to stop this violence by any means possible.
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Posted on October 21, 2009 by dandelionsalad
Updated: Oct. 24, 2009
October 21, 2009
Erlich: The US massacre at Al-Sukkariya, Syria in 2008 was a clear violation of international law
Reese Erlich: Terrorist attack in Iran
from the archives:
Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda in Many Countries
Kucinich Questions the Timing of the Syrian Attack
Timing of Attacks in Syria Questionable by Dennis Kucinich
Report: US choppers attack Syrian town + videos (updated)
Israeli Bombing of Syria (nukes)
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Posted on October 6, 2009 by dandelionsalad
By Noam Chomsky
Oct. 6, 2009
Every powerful state relies on specialists whose task is to show that what the strong do is noble and just and, if the weak suffer, it is their fault.
In the West, these specialists are called “intellectuals” and, with marginal exceptions, they fulfill their task with skill and self-righteousness, however outlandish the claims, in this practice that traces back to the origins of recorded history.
As Barack Obama came into office, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice predicted he would follow the policies of Bush’s second term, and that is pretty much what happened, apart from a different rhetorical style that seems to have charmed much of the world.
via Barack Obama and the ‘Unipolar Moment’ — In These Times
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Posted on October 6, 2009 by dandelionsalad
[Note: Russia Today pulled the video. When or if they replace it, I'll post it here. Sorry about that.]
Update: found the replacement one and added Part 2 of the interview
October 06, 2009
In an exclusive interview with RT, “Rescue Me” Actor Daniel Sunjata explains his demand for a new 9/11 independent investigation. He says truth will reveal September 11th was an inside job.
Part 2 RT Exclusive: Actor Daniel Sunjata…9/11 was an inside job
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