U.S. policy in the Middle East since the 1950s:
- Who isn’t for us is against us.
- Oil, oil, oil.
- Lies, lies, lies. (remember Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, for example?)
- War mongering for war profiteering and for painting our worst politicians as heroes.
- Different parts of the government pursue different goals, even supporting foreign groups which fight EACH OTHER.
- We created Al-Qaeda.
- We created ISIS.
- Islamist terrorism as a whole is mostly our creation.
- War, war, war, terrorism, deaths and refugees galore.
- A huge portion of the weapons (even chemical ones) are supplied by us.
All this in a region which is a powder keg because Islam has never undergone a modernizing reform (only the reverse: fundamentalist turn-back-the-clock reforms) and therefore is steeped in medieval mentality with all its superstition and barbarity.
Bravo! (←sarcasm) Continue reading
Another worthwhile Chris Hedges clip about how we got to our current state of affairs:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over”)
For a list of key points, Continue reading
Report: Despite US Propaganda, Fidel Castro Beloved Worldwide
(Note: if the video to which this article links gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Despite US Propaganda, Fidel Castro Beloved Worldwide”)
This week, we have seen despicable footage of people celebrating the death of another human being. Personally, I find death from “old age” after a few decades on Earth – which is barely enough for most people to even grow up – a great tragedy built into the human condition and something we should perhaps do something about instead of constantly fighting among ourselves. To celebrate someone’s death, I must be certain he or she was a mass murderer, torturer, or such. I cannot establish this state of affairs for Castro. Continue reading
Short answer: The Sious Nation
Source, as well as a deliberation on the complexities:
(Note: if the video to which this article links gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Incredible Story of How Sioux Nation Has Stood Strong Through Time”)
Title: “Chris Hedges Greatest Speech Ever Made” (in case the link gets deleted)
The post to which I am linking below is a fine acknowledgment of a true American hero, a politician who has represented us the people during decades of advancing corruption in politics. I only must take exception to its endorsing of the corporate media’s lie that he “lost” his current campaign. Doing so only helps the establishment, even if that help is not intended. Any of us who adopt and echo the media’s newspeak should stop doing so. Continue reading
Bill Maher tells it like it is about Ronald Reagan (6.7.13):