Not that I think it will persuade anyone whose mind is already made up to believe the gov. conspiracy theory about 19 Islamic Terrorists, it’s still worth watching. Snowden is discussed. One wonders, of course, how Lindauer is allowed to get around and talk about this and be a cheerleader for Snowden??? Most curious.
It was 10 years ago this week — as the country was barreling toward war with Iraq — that Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, stood in front of a packed house in London and said:
“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence. And we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”
It didn’t matter that the evidence to invade Iraq was questionable or that Maines later apologized. The damage was done, and one of the most popular acts in the country became its most hated. Its music was banned from radio, CDs were trashed by bulldozers, and one band member’s home was vandalized. Maines introduced “Soldier” with a call for peace, but she would soon find that the group needed metal detectors installed at entrances to shows on its stateside tour because of death threats.
Yes, they were right all along. A great interview extract here. Watch and share! I probably never would have listened to them if it hadn’t been for that incident. Now I’m a big fan of their music, too!
Bush’s legacy? War crimes: 10 years after invasion, U.S. depleted uranium continues to devastate Iraq
A radioactive heavy metal found in weapons used by the U.S. military and other forces in the war on Iraq continues to plague the country as hundreds of sites are still contaminated and causing the spread of the radioactive substance, according to a new report by Netherlands peace group IKV Pax Christi.
Tens years after the invasion, the U.S. has done almost nothing to clean up the toxic legacy of the war and continues to deny the well-documented harms caused by the radioactive residue that remains.
- Staggering Increase in the Cost of Elections, with Dubious Campaign Funding Sources
- Politics as the Road to Personal Wealth
- Continuous War
- Foreign Powers Lavish Money/Attention on the Republic’s Leaders
- Profits Made Overseas Shape the Republic’s Internal Policies
- Collapse of the Middle Class
- Loss of the Spirit of Compromise
Everything he says is true. He just doesn’t mention that Rome fell due to comet bombardment and plague. I’ll be taking a close look at the Fall of Rome in the next volume of my Secret History of the World series.
In short, the [Iraq] war was one of the world’s greatest cons. It had nothing to do with Iraq’s WMD or the removal of a dictator; it was part of a greater neoconservative plan to ensure America’s global domination as General Wesley Clark confirmed in his book Winning Modern Wars: Iraq, Terrorism and the American Empire. … Up to a million Iraqis lost their lives as a result of the war and subsequent invasion and occupation; according to the respected journal The Lancet, over 600,000 had been killed as of July 2006, not to mention thousands of US and coalition military personnel.
“The deadly duo should be sharing a cell in The Hague awaiting trial for war crimes” … along with quite a number of others. What this world needs is War Crimes trials with swift and effective justice.