The War on Terrorism … or whatever. by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 8, 2013

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group.” 1

Pity the poor American who wants to be a good citizen, wants to understand the world and his country’s role in it, wants to believe in the War on Terrorism, wants to believe that his government seeks to do good … What is he to make of all this?

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Michael Parenti: The Empire Feeds Off The Republic

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
March 16, 2013

Capitalism is Crisis

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Radio Akasha
February 25, 2013

Brian Stetten and Ruthan Amarteifio, still hopeful——
Somehow, somewhere, we’ll make a democracy!!

Michael Parenti,, is our guest!
Notable political commentator, international award winning author and lecturer, he will be speaking of his latest book “The Face of Imperialism”.  He’ll discuss the Bosnian Genocide which many are not aware of.   Continue reading

Pentagon Consolidates Control Over Balkans by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 30, 2012

Ahead of, during and after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 25th summit in Chicago on May 20-21, the Pentagon has continued expanding its permanent military presence in the former Yugoslavia and the rest of the Balkan region.

The military bloc’s two-day conclave in Chicago formalized, among several other initiatives including the initial activation of its U.S.-dominated interceptor missile system and Global Hawk-equipped Alliance Ground Surveillance operations, a new category of what NATO calls aspirant countries next in line for full Alliance membership. Continue reading

Paul Thompson: 9/11-A mind-boggling journey + Sibel Edmonds: 9/11, Ron Paul, Israel and more

Updated: Sept. 17, 2011; added Part 3. Sept. 6, 2011; added Part 2 of the interview

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
Sept. 1, 2011

9-11 was an inside job

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This is Part I of our three-part one-of-a-kind interview series with author and researcher Paul Thompson. For additional background information please visit the complete 9/11 Timeline Investigative Project at HistoryCommons.Org and Richard Clarke’s interview by John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski at SecrecyKills.Com.

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The Weight Of Chains (2010)

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Note: replaced video Sept. 6, 2016

An animated series of maps showing the breakup...

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The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US, NATO and the EU played in the tragic breakup of a once peaceful and prosperous European state – Yugoslavia.

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Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail by Chris Hedges

Crowding the White House Fence

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by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 20, 2010

The speeches were over. There was a mournful harmonica rendition of taps. The 500 protesters in Lafayette Park in front of the White House fell silent. One hundred and thirty-one men and women, many of them military veterans wearing old fatigues, formed a single, silent line. Under a heavy snowfall and to the slow beat of a drum, they walked to the White House fence. They stood there until they were arrested.

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Chris Hedges: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning (2004; must-see; transcript)

Updated: added transcript

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad

UCTV – University of California Television

59 minutes

Veteran New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges has covered conflicts in Bosnia, El Salvador and Israel. Tune in for this thought-provoking lecture based on his best selling book that argues life is lived most intensely in times of war, often with tragic consequences. (#9109)

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An Imperial Strategy for a New World Order: The Origins of World War III, Part 1 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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Dandelion Salad
October 22, 2009


In the face of total global economic collapse, the prospects of a massive international war are increasing. Historically, periods of imperial decline and economic crisis are marked by increased international violence and war. The decline of the great European empires was marked by World War I and World War II, with the Great Depression taking place in the intermediary period.

Currently, the world is witnessing the decline of the American empire, itself a product born out of World War II. As the post-war imperial hegemon, America ran the international monetary system and reigned as champion and arbitrator of the global political economy.

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Aftermath: The Remnants of War by Daniel Sekulich (2001)

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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