Posted on June 17, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Rick Rozoff
June 12, 2012
As the U.S. begins to wind down more than ten consecutive years of combat, mainly counterinsurgency, operations in what has variously been labeled the Broader, Greater and New Middle East, war-tested troops are being prepared for redeployment to Africa and Latin (largely South) America.
Last September President Barack Obama hailed the five million U.S. soldiers that have served in the so-called global war on terror, what he called the 9/11 generation, in the preceding decade.
Filed under: Africa, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Military, NATO, Politics, Soldiers - Troops, South America | Tagged: AFRICOM, Barack Obama on Dandelion Salad, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Rick Rozoff on Dandelion Salad, South Sudan, Uganda | 1 Comment »
Posted on April 24, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Finian Cunningham
April 23, 2012
President Barack Obama discusses the situation in Sudan with actor George Clooney during a meeting outside the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s a sign of the times: Hollywood heart-throbs, pop divas and TV chat show celebrities are turning on the mood music for America’s never-ending global war.
In a world of lawlessness, state terrorism, rank mendacity and war criminals masquerading as government leaders, what better than to engage the glamour of reassuring celebrities to add a certain “star appeal” to otherwise barbaric endeavours?
Filed under: Africa, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Death-destruction, Military, Politics, War | Tagged: Barack Obama on Dandelion Salad, Cunningham-Finian, George Clooney, Joseph Kony, Kony 2012, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda | 6 Comments »