We have failed as both a nation and a people. True, there are those of us out there who see through the hype and the rhetoric. Sadly, it is but a small minority, a tiny club of citizens who refuse to accept the disinformation and outright lying that has been our national inheritance for so long. Teddy Roosevelt, in history books as the great ‘progressive ‘who took on the big corporate trusts, was also a devout imperialist and war monger (Remember the Maine). His colonial plan for the Philippines was savage and inhumane. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, Jul 14, 2011 (IPS) – The big question looming over U.S.-Iraqi negotiations on a U.S. military presence after 2011 is what game Shi’a leader Moqtada al-Sadr is playing on the issue.
U.S. officials regard Sadr as still resisting the U.S. military presence illegally and are demanding that Sadr call off his Promised Day Brigades completely.
After 17 years, two Royal Air Force pilots were finally cleared this week of any wrongdoing in the fatal Chinook helicopter crash that wiped out Britain’s top counterinsurgency personnel in Northern Ireland in the summer of 1994.