Syria/Libya versus Bahrain: A BBC factoid? by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
22 June, 2011

Protest at Pearl Roundabout

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Facts are wonderful things, ignore them at all cost

“Was the decision taken [by NATO] that killing civilians here would save others elsewhere?” — Libya: Funerals fuel controversy over Nato airstrikes‘, Jeremy Bowen, BBC News Website, 22 June 2011

The BBC which makes much of its ‘objective’ and ‘balanced’ news coverage, when challenged by the facts of its biased coverage of events in the Middle East and elsewhere, cites examples of where it has given voice to all sides of the issue. Continue reading

The Military as a Jobs Program by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 22, 2011

There Are More Efficient Ways to Stimulate an Economy

Protest against US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. . . . We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.” — Dwight David Eisenhower, “The Chance for Peace,” speech given to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Apr. 16, 1953

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