We are recruiting the next generation of 9/11 hijackers by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
Sept. 5, 2011

US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

Image by Mohammad A. Hamama, A reflected version! via Flickr

Here we go again. The cheering crowds. The deposed dictator. The encomiums to freedom and liberty. The American military as savior. You would think we would have learned in Afghanistan or Iraq. But I guess not. I am waiting for a trucked-in crowd to rejoice as a Gadhafi statue is toppled and Barack Obama lands on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit to announce “Mission Accomplished.” War, as long as you view it through the distorted lens of the corporate media, is not only entertaining, but allows us to confuse state power with personal power. It permits us to wallow in unchecked self-exaltation. We are a nation that loves to love itself.

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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Classand The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

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Looming Tragedy: As NATO Members Eat, Libyans Starve by Felicity Arbuthnot

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Libya is Not Collective Punishment but it is Collective Massacres + Don DeBar: Propaganda War

Rick Rozoff: Libya: NATO Acquires Military Outpost In Third Continent

Michael Parenti: Privatization of Libya + The Face of Imperialism + Christian Parenti: Tropic of Chaos

Don DeBar: The Qatari invasion of Tripoli for NATO

 

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