Sue Saudi Arabia For 9/11, and U.S. For All Its Wars by David Swanson

9/11 Was an Inside Job

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
American Herald Tribune, April 18, 2016
April 20, 2016

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say that allowing family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its complicity in that crime would set a terrible precedent that would open the United States up to lawsuits from abroad.

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Recipe for Endless Profits to War Profiteers and Their Legally-Bribed Politicians by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
February 10, 2013

War profiteers not welcome

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Ingredients (or should it be Ingreedients?):

Imperialist ideologues of all political parties

Arms manufacturers (war profiteers)

Politicians with no conscience nor regard for international laws or the Constitution

Corporate media

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Chris Hedges: War Exposes The Lies Of Patriotism

Beware of military recruiters

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Transcript: The Maimed by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 10, 2012

Oct 8, 2012 by

55 Water Street NYC at the Veterans Memorial. The Vets for Peace had a gathering to send a message to end these unjust wars. Just as Chris Hedges began his very inspiring and moving speech, fireworks started and continued throughout his talk adding poignantly to his message.

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The Maimed by Chris Hedges

Video: Chris Hedges: War Exposes The Lies Of Patriotism

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
October 8, 2012

Occupy Military Recruiters!

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Chris Hedges gave this talk Sunday night in New York City at a protest denouncing the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. The event, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was led by Veterans for Peace.

Many of us who are here carry within us death. The smell of decayed and bloated corpses. The cries of the wounded. The shrieks of children. The sound of gunfire. The deafening blasts. The fear. The stench of cordite. The humiliation that comes when you surrender to terror and beg for life. The loss of comrades and friends. And then the aftermath. The long alienation. The numbness. The nightmares. The lack of sleep. The inability to connect to all living things, even to those we love the most. The regret. The repugnant lies mouthed around us about honor and heroism and glory. The absurdity. The waste. The futility.

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War Is A Racket – A Song by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
April 18, 2012

Corporate Greed

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“War is a racket,” warned the retired Marine,
Veteran of wars, sick of what he’d seen.
Planned and ordered by the callous and mean,
It’s brutal and savage, and truly obscene.

“A gangster for capitalism” is what he became,
In his own words, years later, after his fame,
The book “War Is A Racket”, above his name,
Told how he was used in that deadly greed game.

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William Blum: The corporations are the beneficiaries of the wars, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

with Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox

and with William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
Nov. 6, 2011

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Today, (November 6th), Cindy welcomes William Blum, who is an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy.  He studied accounting in college.  Later he had a low-level computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s.  Initially an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he said he became disillusioned by the Vietnam War.  Continue reading

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

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Dandelion Salad

Updated: Sept. 5, 2011

on Sep 2, 2011

Mahdi Nazemroaya was one of the few Independent journalists in Libya, he just left a few days ago – and his life had certainly been in danger.

Details of the humanitarian boat that took people out of Libya.

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Pakistan in Pieces, Part 2: Punishing Pakistan and Challenging China by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 30, 2011

This is Part 2 of “Pakistan in Pieces.”

Part 1: Imperial Eye on Pakistan

The AfPak War Theatre: Establishing the New Strategy

As Senator Obama became the President-elect Obama, his foreign policy strategy on Afghanistan was already being formed. In 2007, Obama took on veteran geostrategist and Jimmy Carter’s former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski as one of his top foreign policy advisers,[1] and he remained his foreign policy adviser throughout 2008.[2] Continue reading

When Will The Killing End? by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published at http://proactvoice.wordpress.com, May 8, 2011
May 9, 2011

VietnamMural

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Sunday night when I learned of the death of Osama Bin Laden I did not feel elated, I did not hop on the #1 subway and head to ground zero, nor did I celebrate in the streets, drink champagne or chant USA, USA, USA!   Honestly, I wish he’d been brought in alive and put on trial like we did at Nuremberg.  I’d like to hear what he had to say and expose him for who and what he was.  I prefer justice to murder or assassination.  So instead of reveling in his demise I took a moment to reflect on what this has cost our country and our souls.

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Arrest of CIA Agent Sheds Light on American Covert War in Pakistan, Straining U.S.-Pakistani Relations

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Democracy Now!
Feb. 23, 2011

Arrest of CIA Agent Sheds Light on American Covert War in Pakistan, Straining U.S.-Pakistani Relations

U.S. officials have admitted an American detained in Pakistan for the murder of two men was a CIA agent and a former employee of the private security firm Blackwater, now called Xe Services. Up until Monday, the Obama administration had insisted Raymond Davis was a diplomat who had acted in self-defense. The arrest of Davis has soured relations between the United States and Pakistan and revealed a web of covert U.S. operations inside the country, part of a secret war run by the C.I.A. The Guardian of London first reported Davis’s CIA link on Sunday and noted that many U.S. news outlets knew about his connection to the CIA but did not report on it at the request of U.S. officials. We speak with Declan Walsh, the Pakistan correspondent for The Guardian, who first broke the story. [includes rush transcript]

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US Double Standards Over Diplomat Killing in Pakistan Puts Another “Important Ally” at Risk by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
9 February, 2011

The US has threatened to cut off a multi-billion-dollar aid package to Pakistan if an American diplomat being held on murder charges is not immediately released from custody.

The case has sparked widespread public fury across Pakistan, with accusations that it is yet another example of American personnel having a “licence to kill” in their country. Also, the rapid diplomatic intervention by senior US officials in the case, which has now raised the threat of immediate suspension of aid from Washington to Islamabad, is in stark contrast to the refusal by the US government to cut off similar aid flows to the Mubarak regime in Egypt where more than 300 civilians in pro-democracy protests have been killed by state forces.

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Will the Last Mercenary Turn Out the Lights On U.S. Empire by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Report
25 January 2011

The United States’ use of mercenaries is unprecedented in scope for a major power in modern times, and further weakens a decaying empire. Unable to defeat the resistance in two of the poorest nations on the planet, America increasingly depends on high-paid killers-for-profit to man the battlements. In Iraq, where the U.S. is reluctantly making an exit, “President Obama plans to substitute outgoing U.S. troops with mercenaries.” The same may happen, soon, in Afghanistan.

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Afghani-Scammed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
January 23, 2011

Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.  — Mark Twain, “Chronicle of Young Satan”

The current president of the USA is no less skilled at being the Liar-in-Chief than the last one—after all, to be fair, that is the job description of the CEO of the Empire. Continue reading

Spogmai Akseer: A View from the Inside of Afghanistan, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
January 23, 2011

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Gareth Porter: US keeps Americans in the dark about secret wars

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Presstvusdesk | January 20, 2011

Military industries are posing an increasing threat to the United States due to the sector’s mounting pressure for higher military budgets and larger military programs, says investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter.

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