Report shows horrific and totally illegitimate, illegal torture by U.S. This is coming out of a lame duck Congress and is already under attack by Cheney and other fascists. The U.S. is in trouble over all the exposure of its crimes in the context of failing to accomplish their objectives in horrific wars for empire.
No more imperialist pigs murdering our youth all over the world!
Robot warfare combined with craziness right out of some really bad Armageddon movies is what the world is about under this system. The you know who's just won the U.S. midterm elections and will be demanding a more open war on the world. The dialogue below is a must check out!
The U.S. empire is in a bind-- caught between opposing sets of enemies with few reliable allies in Syria and Iraq. They are unable to take a rational course and only seem to have the option of more violence to enforce not very clear objectives. The GOP winning the U.S. senate makes things crazier and more potentially explosive...
There is a growing war advocacy being created in the form of "who lost Syria and Iraq" attacks on the Obama administration for not being aggressive enough. We should be very concerned about this.
The PBS program below on the rise of ISIS had this as a running theme. Along with ex officials, the Soufan Group, a security firm, provided commentary. Nothing good for the people can come if the imps (imperialists) are the only ones setting the terms of this debate.
Global contention is setting the stage for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, China. There is the question of the relative weight of U.S. imperialist intervention in the protests. Are they principally based on the people's legitimate aspirations or on imp machinations?
The U.S. is facing a difficult situation-- a cobbled together power sharing between ruling warlords. The Status of Forces Agreement which even Karzai would not agree to now in place to allow indefinite U.S. forces in the country.
This war is blatantly illegal-- the second link documents this. Rules against bombing civilians are being relaxed-- see first link.
14 years after Israel stomped out the camp David agreement and 11 years since the Amerikkkan invasion of Iraq, the Middle East is like a box of grenades with the pins pulled. The good news is that Amerikkka vs Jihad isn't the only game in town (see third link). The bad news is that real anti-imperialism is no where near where it needs to be and some left forces may see no other option besides collaborating with imperialists (see second link).
It Links to the religious letter which has the problem of trying to tell the imperialists how to do their job. Won't work, at least for the people. Same problem with Chelsea Manning's suggestions in her article.
Addressing this with eyes open means running into a real conflict with the capitalist--imperialist system.
We are regularly discovering new ways in which whistleblowers have been part of changing the world.
When you violate a country's airspace to bomb its people, you lose the right to claim self-defense. I watched the speech live and saw McCain's setting the terms to justify aggression at a whole other level. Note: Obama lied as we can see from the second article below:
two sets of resisters we've heard about. Basic reservists mostly women who represent a diverse group of anti-war sentiment. Another more "professional" sensitive to global public opinion. At the same time torture under brutal apartheid laws continue...
Aljazeera.com: Israeli reservists refuse to serve
Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israeli intelligence unit publicly declare their refusal to operate in Palestine.
CourageToResist.org: We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.
ElectronicIntifada.net: Israel tortures prisoners captured in Gaza invasion