Mosul’s “Liberation”: Another Fallujah, Dresden or Hiroshima? by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England June 1, 2017 “In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.” — Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 When the US, UK and their fellow destroyers of nations embarked, in October last year, on erasing Iraq’s ancient Mosul in order […]

Noam Chomsky: From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Vietnam to Fallujah, State Power Ignores Its Massive Harm

Dandelion Salad with Noam Chomsky democracynow on Mar 11, 2014 democracynow – World-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky traveled to Japan last week ahead of the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima crisis. Chomsky, now 85 years old, met with Fukushima survivors, including families who evacuated the area after the meltdown.

Fallujah: “It Wasn’t a War, it Was a Massacre” by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England January 24, 2014 “The United States Marine Corps … its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor …”  — Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997 As the US-unleashed Grim Reaper continues to cull Iraqis in ever rising numbers, this month of the twenty third anniversary […]

Fallujah, Symbol of Iraq’s Unending Tragedy + Profiting from the Destruction of Basra by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England January 4, 2014 If war should come, whichever side may claim ultimate victory, nothing is more certain that victor and vanquished alike would glean a gruesome harvest of human misery and suffering. – UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, July 31, 1939, to the House of Commons Fallujah […]

Depleted Uranium: The BBC’s John Simpson does a hatchet job on Fallujah’s genetically damaged children by William Bowles

by William Bowles Writer, Dandelion Salad 1 April 2013 Under the title ‘Fallujah’s children’s ‘genetic damage’ that old war horse ‘literally’ of the BBC’s foreign propaganda service, John Simpson, manages not to mention the phrase ‘depleted uranium’ when allegedly reporting on the alarming rise in birth defects that include cancer, leukaemia and a horrific […]

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Loyalty Oath, War Crimes in Fallujah, and more AntonBatey | October 13, 2010 Interview with Professor Noam Chomsky. Topics in this interview: – “Bias” in teaching at the high school/college level Fallujah, Iraq cancer rates higher than Hiroshima and Nagasaki due to the U.S. bombing – The United States violating international law, the U.N. Charter – United States being the ONLY country to […]

Noam Chomsky: Fallujah and other war crimes Chomskyan | October 06, 2010 The Justice For Fallujah Project Fundraiser, 9/16/2010 Paulist Center, Boston, MA Recorded and edited by Charngchi Way Additional audio by Jason Pramas

Fallujah, Tony Blair and a Man with a Mission by Felicity Arbuthnot

Warning This article and links to other websites may contain words/graphics depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read/viewed by a mature audience. by Felicity Arbuthnot Featured Writer Dandelion Salad 27 September, 2010 “The reason governments have secrets is not because the public won’t understand, it’s because the public will.” (A friend.) Dr Bill Wilson, […]

Patrick Cockburn on Missing Billions in Iraq and Soaring Cancer & Infant Mortality Rates in Fallujah Democracy Now! July 29, 2010 Patrick Cockburn on Missing Billions in Iraq and Soaring Cancer & Infant Mortality Rates in Fallujah In Iraq, an official audit by the US Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction found that the Pentagon cannot account for almost $9 billion taken from Iraqi oil revenues between 2004 and 2007 for […]

Fallujah by the Sea: Aping America, Israel Unleashes Chemical Weapons in Gaza

Dandelion Salad by Chris Flyod Empire Burlesque 1.5.09 The Israeli military is reportedly using napalm-like white phosphorus shells in its all-out attack on Gaza, according to the conservative Times of London. The phosphorus in the smoke-emitting shells causes agonizing, unquenchable burns, sometimes searing flesh right down to the bone. These savage tools of terror are […]

Leaked classified U.S intelligence report into Fallujah Assault

Dandelion Salad By WIKILEAKS After Downing Street Tuesday Dec 25, 2007 Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld launched the failed April 2004 assault on the Iraqi town of Fallujah before marines were ready because it had become “a symbol of resistance that dominated international headlines” and similar considerations eventually destroyed the operation — both […]

Curfew-Bound Fallujah On The Boil Again By Ali al-Fadhily

By Ali al-Fadhily* Inter Press Service June 27, 2007 FALLUJAH, Jun 27 (IPS) Strict curfew and tight security measures have brought difficult living conditions and heightened tempers to residents of this besieged city. The siege in this city located 60km west of Baghdad has entered its second month. There is little sign of any international […]

A 9/11 Reflection: Remember “Their” Crimes, Forget “Ours” by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street September 14, 2021 So much we are supposed to forget or not know and/or care about, so little we are supposed to remember. “We must never forget” 9/11, when “America was attacked” (when, as cannot be said without sounding “controversial,” the United States […]

The Myths of Empire and the Real Message of Dune, by Kenn Orphan

by Kenn Orphan Writer, Dandelion Salad Halifax, Nova Scotia August 24, 2021 This fall, the much-awaited remake of Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic Dune will hit theatres. Dune tells the complex and multi-layered tale of a feudal interstellar empire in the future, where noble houses compete, often violently, for dominance over the planet Arrakis, a […]

Memorial Day Myths by David Swanson

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy Originally published May 30, 2018 May 27, 2019 “Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is […]