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The Libya War argument - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    Gadaffi's predictable demise no more resolves concerns about the Libya War than Saddam's fall did about Iraq
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Iraq War veteran on Manning, the media and the military - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    A former Army Specialist in Baghdad explains why the leaker of the WikiLeaks documents is a hero
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On War and Activism, Noam Chomsky interviewed by Charngchi Way - 0 views

  • Why do you think that the privileged people miss the obvious truths?

    Well, several reasons. For one thing, the more educated you are, the more indoctrinated you are. After all, propaganda is largely directed towards the privileged. For the mass of the population, there is propaganda, but it's mostly to try to get them out of our hair, you know, it is distraction. Get them involved in professional sports, or sex scandals, or anything. Just keep them away from us. That's why the political system in the United States has now degenerated to the point where the only issues that are talked about are what are called "the culture wars."

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The universality of war propaganda - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    Jeffrey Goldberg responded yesterday to my post detailing his long list of journalistic malfeasance by telling me that he and the Prime Minister of Iraqi Kuridstan would like me to travel there to hear how much the Kurds appreciate the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Leaving aside the complete non sequitur that is his response -- how does that remotely pertain to Goldberg's granting of anonymity to his friends to smear people they don't like or the serial fear-mongering fabrications he spread about the Saddam threat prior to the invasion? -- I don't need to travel to Kurdistan to know that many Kurds, probably most, are happy that the U.S. attacked Iraq. For that minority in Northern Iraq, what's not to like?

    They had foreign countries (the U.S. and its "partners") expend their citizens' lives and treasure to rid the Kurds of their hated enemy; they received semi-autonomy, substantial oil revenues, a thriving relationship with Israel, and real political power; the overwhelming majority of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis whose lives were snuffed out and the millions of people displaced by the war were not Kurds, and most of the destruction took place in Central and Southern Iraq away from their towns and homes, while they remain largely free of the emergent police state tactics of the current Iraqi government. As Ali Gharib put it to Goldberg: "there are at least 600,000 Iraqis who, I imagine, are not too thrilled about the way it all turned out and with whom Greenwald will never get a meeting."
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Those irrational, misled, conspiratorial Muslims - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    The New York Times this morning has a particularly lush installment of one of the American media's most favored, reliable, and self-affirming rituals -- it's time to mock and pity Those Crazy, Primitive, Irrational, Propagandized Muslims and their Wild Conspiracy Theories, which their reckless media and extremists maliciously disseminate in order to generate unfair and unfounded hostility toward the U.S.:
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The Costs Of War « An independent voice of reason - 0 views

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    Some numbers and thoughts on the cost of war
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'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

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    language = war
    "global war on terror" is now renamed to "Overseas Contingency Operation"
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Google Cache of Haaretz.com's: Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men - Haaretz... - 0 views

  • Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men
  • In the past two days, Beit Lahia residents forced from their homes said soldiers were posing as members of Hamas' armed wing while advancing on the ground
  • .A Gaza radio station warned that troops posing as locals were driving a vehicle normally used by paramedics. Residents said the radio broadcaster listed the vehicle's license plate number and color

    .Haaretz has also learned that one of the army's methods for evacuating a home is to fire a missile toward its upper level. That is how B.'s house in Sajaiyeh was destroyed. It was bombed just a few minutes after a missile struck and 40 shell-shocked family members walked out of the house
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    Censored news story from Israelian newspaper Haaretz: "Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men"
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