Noam Chomsky talks about Gaza and the International Flotilla


April 19, 2010

Noam Chomsky chats about Gaza, Palestine and the upcoming international flotilla sailing in May 2010.

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Chomsky: Iran does not obey US

April 28, 2010

Philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky says the US is propagating the idea that Iran is a threat because the Islamic Republic does not obey Washington’s orders.

“Iran is perceived as a threat because they did not obey the orders of the United States,” Chomsky said in an interview with Germany’s Freitag weekly, which was published on Thursday.

“Militarily this threat is irrelevant,” he added, noting that the country has not acted aggressively towards any other country for centuries.

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US War Crimes Exposed: Revelations of an American Soldier by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
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29 April, 2010

Ethan McCord, a former US soldier, has shown great courage and integrity by exposing and condemning US war crimes in Iraq.

McCord’s courage and integrity has nothing to do with his US army training. In fact, his virtue and trenchant humanity is in spite of his US army training which, he says, systematically tried to turn him into a cold-blooded killing machine bereft of any morals or conscience. (1)

What his testimony shows beyond any shadow of a doubt is that US involvement in Iraq has got nothing – nothing – to do with a “war on terror”. It is in fact a war of terror perpetrated on civilians: a war crime involving daily crimes against humanity. Continue reading

Sowing The Seeds Of Violence by Bruce Gagnon

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by Bruce Gagnon
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April 29, 2010

A Mad Tea Party
by Helen Cox, used with permission

I am on the train to NYC and the wireless connection seems to come and go on this “Downeaster”.

I got an email this morning from a Tea Party list that somehow got my name. One line in particular that stands out is “Arizona is being targeted by millions of illegal aliens for race riots!”

A virtual call to arms is now being sounded by some Tea Party organizers. One of them says:

“How many more Citizens must die before Washington realizes America is under a full scale attack? will NOT negotiate our values. We will NOT stand down and we will NOT go silently into the night. ”
Stephen Eichler J.D. Executive Director –

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Inside Junior’s War Room by Philip A. Farruggio (2003)

by Philip A. Farruggio
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Originally published on Counterpunch on January 28, 2003
28 April, 2010

Deep deep deep inside the bowels of the White House is this private, very private chamber. Some say its the place where REAL PRESIDENT Cheney stays, and operates the REAL government. Today, on this cold, bitter cold Sunday, Super Sunday, the top elite from the cabinet are conducting a very important meeting–the prospect of war with Iraq, or rather the need to have a war with Iraq. Let’s be a “fly on the wall” and listen in.

Powell–“Mr. President…”

Junior–“Ah yes Colin…”

Cheney (over Junior’s voice)–“Yes General Powell…. please Junior..”

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