Category: War

  • US to Brits RE: Iran – LYLAS

    The Guardian reported this weekend that, “The US offered to take military action on behalf of the 15 British sailors and marines held by Iran, including buzzing Iranian Revolutionary Guard positions with warplanes.” The article added, “The British declined the offer and said the US could calm the situation by staying out of it.”

  • Ken Burns Ignores Latinos in WWII

    Gus Chavez, a retired university administrator from San Diego who participated in a recent meeting with PBS execs, echoed her fighting words. The War documents a “major national experience and we’re not part of it and we don’t want it to be shown until it’s corrected,” said Chavez. “We are not going to sit still […]

  • Laura Bush Advocates for Non-Violence

    I heard she actually vomited blood as she spoke: Mrs. Bush made her comments during a violence prevention summit in Chicago. She said when young people have jobs, it gives them the self-respect to stay out of gangs. “Local businesses provided hundreds of CeaseFire clients with meaningful employment. One CeaseFire outreach worker, Xavier, said that […]

  • Our Secret War in Iran

    ABC News: Since 2005, U.S. officials have been advising a Pakistani tribal militant group with ties to the Taliban on how to carry out deadly guerilla raids inside Iran. The Pakistani group – called Jundullah — has taken responsibility for the deaths and kidnappings of more than a dozen Iranian soldiers and officials…. Officials say […]

  • 40 Years Ago Today: Martin Luther King, Jr Goes ‘Beyond Vietnam'

    1 year before he was assassinated MLK gave a speech that Time magazine called ‘demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi’ and the Washington Post said ‘diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people.’ If we do not stop our war against the people of Vietnam immediately, the world will […]

  • Eliminating the Economic Incentive for Peace

    Naomi Klein on the Davos Dilemma: Thomas Friedman told us less than a decade ago that no two countries with a McDonald’s have ever gone to war. Now, we go to war with McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, in tow. … What we are losing is the incentive, the economic incentive, for peace, the economic […]

  • Army Recruiter to Jersey Resident: 'GO BACK TO AFRICA AND DO YOUR GAY VOODOO LIMBO TANGO”

    From Pam’s House Blend: Corey Andrew had his profile and resume posted at, and it caught the eye of Army recruiter Marcia Ramode, who contacted him. When Andrew informed Ramode that he is gay, and believed that the DADT policy was wrong, the two engaged in a three-day email exchange that included statements by […]

  • Reminder: US Soldiers Don't Care About Gays

    I’ve been too pissed to think clearly regarding the asshole general saying that homosexual behavior was immoral. Talk about the pot calling the kettle a war criminal! Last December, a Zogby Interactive poll of servicemembers who had served in Iraq or Afghanistan found 73 percent of those polled were “comfortable with lesbians and gays.” A […]

  • The Other Martin Luther King, Jr

    Every year the media enshrines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and always conveniently forgets the last several years of his life where he moved from race relations to class structure and poverty. In the early 1960s, when King focused his challenge on legalized racial discrimination in the South, most major media were his allies. But […]

  • US Storms Iran Consulate in Iraq

    US forces have stormed a building in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil and seized six people said to be Iranians, prompting a diplomatic incident. Iranian and Iraqi officials said the building was an Iranian consulate and the detainees its employees.