Friday, April 30, 2010

Lazy Man's Post

More Obama DOJ Attacks on Whistle-Blowers

Read it.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week-Long Leave

Too much going on to blog - about a week or so, I imagine. Keep up via the excellent blogs in the sidebar, and enjoy yourself.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Kind of Thing That Happens in War

Glen Greenwald posts the leaked video of a US helicopter attack on civilians in Iraq (2007) and a discussion...if you have the time...and reminds us that our freedom is what makes them hate us.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

No One Could Have Predicted...

In an attempt to garner public support, US Marines engaged in an intense battle with the Taliban in Marja, have been offering thousands of dollars a week to the local residents as compensation for property damage, but the move has backfired as the insurgents are using the same money against the international forces stationed in Afghanistan.

  One India


....but hey, do what you will anyway.

If You're White, Can You Still Be a Terrorist?

An East Texas man who federal prosecutors allege left explosive devices including pipe bombs in multiple area mail boxes, was motivated in part by anger at the government.

52-year-old Larry North […] was indicted Wednesday on a charge of illegally possessing a pipe bomb.


No charges of terrorism, of course.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

Anybody Still There?

Here's your change.

Let us hear no more excuses for Barack Obama. Let us hear no more defenses, no more special pleading, no more extenuations. Let us have no more reciting of the "pressures" he is under, of the "many obstacles" that balk him in his quest to do us good, of the "bad advisors" who are swaying him to unworthy acts against his will. Let us be done at last with all these wretched lies, these complicitous self-deceptions that are facilitating atrocity and tyranny on a monstrous scale.

Barack Obama has ordered the murder of an American citizen, without trial, without due process, without the production of any evidence. All it takes to kill any American citizen in this way is Barack Obama's signature on a piece of paper, his arbitrary designation of the target as a "suspected terrorist." In precisely the same way -- precisely the same way -- Josef Stalin would place a mark by a name in a list of "suspected terrorists" or "counterrevolutionaries," and the bearer of that name would die.

  Empire Burlesque

The Obama administration [oversees a] "presidential assassination program," whereby American citizens are targeted for killings far away from any battlefield, based exclusively on unchecked accusations by the Executive Branch that they're involved in Terrorism. At the time,The Washington Post's Dana Priest had noted deep in a long article that Obama had continued Bush's policy (which Bush never actually implemented) of having the Joint Chiefs of Staff compile "hit lists" of Americans, and Priest suggested that the American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was on that list. The following week, Obama's Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair, acknowledged in Congressional testimony that the administration reserves the "right" to carry out such assassinations.

  Glenn Greenwald

George Bush's decision merely to eavesdrop on American citizens without oversight, or to detainwithout due process Americans such as Jose Padilla and Yaser Hamdi, provoked years of vehement, vocal and intense complaints from Democrats and progressives. All of that was disparaged as Bush claiming the powers of a King, a vicious attack on the Constitution, a violation of Our Values, the trampling on the Rule of Law. Yet here you have Barack Obama not merely eavesdropping on or detaining Americans without oversight, but ordering them killed with no oversight and no due process of any kind. And the reaction among leading Democrats and progressives is largely non-existent

  Glenn Greenwald

....but hey, do what you will anyway.