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A Caterpillar’s Life-Cycle: How The American War Machine Gets Its $$$$

September 13, 2014

Back when we took biology classes in high school, we all studied the life-cycle of the caterpillar, right?  Where it went from being a caterpillar to spinning a cocoon to becoming a butterfly to laying its eggs to hatching back into a caterpillar again, right? I’m thinking that this life-cycle is rather similar to the life-cycle of Wall Street & War Street’s huge, scary war machine — which started out being mostly financed by American taxpayers, right?  But then as the “world’s greatest... Read article

“Untouchable”: Ferguson & The American Caste System

September 6, 2014

When I was in India several years ago, I learned a lot about its historic caste system and the role of its “untouchables”.  But I never put two and two together — that we might have “untouchables” and a caste system here in America too — until I saw photos of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, this August. http://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/special/ferguson-in-pictures/html_24b2b105-90e3-5ef0-9c65-769e848c0d31.html When I was in the Peace Corps in South Africa, I learned all about... Read article

Wall Street & War Street Need To Keep Their Pants Zipped

August 30, 2014

In almost every country in the world where America’s notorious “Wall Street and War Street” gang of thugs have tampered and interfered with its internal workings, things have always turned out badly for each country involved.  Almost every country that this infamous WSx2 gang has tampered with so far has pretty much seen their way of life turn to dookie.  http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24710-noam-chomsky-whose-security-how-washington-protects-itself-and-the-corporate-sector You want some examples? ... Read article

Tired of Writing About Genocide? Then Write About FOOD!

August 16, 2014

OMG, I am so sick and tired of writing about American-sponsored neo-Nazis in the Ukraine, American-financed genocide in Gaza and American-backed ISIS murderers in Syria and Iraq.  Geez Louise.  It’s enough to make me sick! But not sick enough to stop eating. Even though women and children are starving in Gaza and refugees in Erbil are hunkering down in city parks and Ukrainian babies are being shot by swastika-waving skin-heads, I still gotta have three or four square meals a day. And all the average American can... Read article

“Brutality Gone Wild”: America Now Sheds More Blood Than Attila

August 9, 2014

In this article, I had first wanted to claim that America’s military-industrial complex has shed more blood in the last 53 years than anyone else in the history of the world, even Attila the Hun!  But then I remembered World War I and World War II in all their grisly splendor.  At the battle of Verdun alone, approximately 300,000 people died brutal and violent deaths.  And at Hiroshima, there were approximately 100,000 dead.  However, my point here is still legit — that American taxpayers have been paying... Read article

Obama & Congress: Spending Our Money To Kill Babies

July 27, 2014

[Author's note:  Yes, I know that I should be grateful that John McCain wasn't elected in 2008 because he would have had America in the middle of WW III by now and there probably would have been bunkers and anti-aircraft missile launchers (and also lots of American dead babies) outside my bedroom window instead of just robins, but still...we are already up to our necks in wars, proxy wars and dead babies as it is -- and I'm sick of it.] President Obama and Congress may hate each other’s guts regarding a whole... Read article

Ukraine, Negroponte & Missiles

July 27, 2014

Poor Ukraine just can’t seem to catch a break. Its ancient history reads like a whole patchwork quilt of disaster stories and its modern history gets even worse.  First there was that insanely terrible Ukraine famine of 1932-33, artificially manufactured by Joseph Stalin in order to forestall a revolt.  And in just those two short years, 25,000 Ukrainians a day died of starvation — until more than 10 million people were dead. Then Hitler’s Nazis killed 150,000 Jewish Ukrainians at Babi Yar and used... Read article

Bibi Netanyahu, Palestine’s Next King Herod?

July 20, 2014

How can I say this politely?  Not really sure, but here goes.  “Bibi Netanyahu certainly has killed a whole bunch of children in Palestine lately.  Does that remind you of anything that happened in the Bible, in this same Palestine, except years ago?  ‘When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old or under.’  Does Matthew 2:16-18 come to mind?” How many kids has Netanyahu... Read article

Tracking ISIS’s Supply Line: Even The Devil Has To Eat

July 19, 2014

Anyone watching the nightly news in America these days has surely seen some of those in-your-worst-nightmare videos showing hair-raising images of the fire-breathing minions of ISIS as they invade Syria and Iraq — blazing across bone-dry deserts in brand new Toyota trucks, brandishing AK-47s and looking like something out of a Hounds of Hell horror movie.  And we all shudder involuntarily, imagining the chaos and terror being spread by these horrible men-in-black, waving pirate flags and screaming for blood. And... Read article

Comedy Central: America’s Foreign Policy Is Laughable!

July 7, 2014

Almost nobody remembers the Keystone Kops any more — those hilariously bewildered, confused and zany silent-movie clowns who ran around in circles like chickens with their heads cut off and whose crazy antics were shown on theater screens all across America, exactly 100 years ago today.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVNSQ72wvlc. But I remember the Keystone Kops because they used to be on TV in the 1950s when I was a kid.  Boy did I laugh! And now, one hundred years later, the Keystone-Kop-wannabe antics of America’s... Read article

Not Another Article On Syria? Well, Yeah

June 28, 2014

“Just exactly how many articles on Syria and Iraq can you actually churn out?” a friend of mine asked me recently.  “You were only over in Damascus for five freaking days.  And you haven’t been to Iraq since 2008.  So what makes YOU such an expert on these two countries?” Even after less than a week spent in Damascus and after only having been to Iraq four-and-a-half times, I apparently already know more about Syria and Baghdad and Al Ambar than all those dingbats in the U.S. State Department,... Read article

Eye-Witness Syria: (America’s) Barbarians At The Gate

June 15, 2014

Now that I’m back here in America after personally observing Syria’s recent presidential elections, I’ve been totally amazed at some of the fabrications, gross exaggerations and out-right lies that my country’s mainstream media has come up with regarding these vote results. “Election fraud in Syria!” the newspapers cry over and over again.  “Assad forces Syrians to vote for him!  The elections were coerced!” plus many many other words to that effect.  And even President... Read article

My Syria Report #2: How To Outsource A War

June 11, 2014

While staying here in Damascus, I have heard the same thing said again and again from a whole array of sources, including foreign journalists, Syrian citizens and even Christian nuns.  “This war on Syria is being fought by Al Qaeda operatives, fanatic Islamist jihadis, foreign fighters, terrorists and mercenaries for hire.  And they are being financed by American money and given American weapons.”  Yikes!     What this means to me personally is that my very own head (which I have actually become quite... Read article

My Report From Syria: And Another Country Bites The Dust

June 4, 2014

I’m here in Syria right now, and one of the big questions that journalists are asking both here and in America seems to be, “Is President Bashar Assad a good guy or a bad guy?” Hard to tell. Some people love him and some people hate him. As for me? I have mixed feelings about Assad. I’m over in Damascus this week to serve as an observer for Syria’s presidential election. And I have discovered a few things so far: First, under Assad’s government, anyone can get... Read article

“Engineering Chaos”: Mother Agnes-Mariam Lectures Elites On Their Bad Behavior

May 13, 2014

I just went to hear Mother Agnes-Mariam, a Syrian nun dressed in a serious nun outfit, give a talk on the horrible situation that her country finds itself in today — and I ended up with ten pages of notes on the shocking details of what she said. However, the main gist of her talk can be summed up in just a few words. “[Western neo-colonial] powers have been engineering chaos in Syria — and they need to stop this disruptive behavior right now so that peace and reconciliation can safely proceed.” ... Read article

America & Israel: “War Is Our Most Important Product”

April 5, 2014

I just finished reading an article about how guns and munitions have become Israel’s most important export — and immediately I started thinking, “Hey, that is America’s most important export too!”   America and Israel now have so much in common.  No wonder AIPAC is so popular here and Israelis love Americans so much.  They are practically twins. And how many other countries in the world today can make this claim:  “War is our most important product!”  I can’t think... Read article

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