• Why do I suddenly think of “Michael Scott” from “The Office” when I read this and look at his picture. You really can constantly fail upwards when you are white and wealthy.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Is Opposing War Without Understanding the Truth in Vain, or Worse? by Big Al .

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    “The truth is that military men of all countries have a common interest in ensuring that a military function and a warrior culture are institutions in all societies. That the civil religions of each nation with its flags, national anthems, civic holidays, cult uniforms, badges of rank and service, honors of “prowess”, and national shrines [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post A Different “War Is Good For Us” Argument by David Swanson.

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    Caverley:”So in my business, some people think that the problem is that elites get together and, for selfish reasons, they want to go to war. That’s true whether it’s to preserve their banana plantations in Central America or sell weapons or what have you. Caverley wants to ignore truth and come up with some tortured, complicated [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post A Different “War Is Good For Us” Argument by David Swanson.

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    Caverley is the type of academic confounded by the obvious He is the type of academic that Upton Sinclair had in mind when he said “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Caverley:“You can think of it as a redistribution exercise, where people who [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Peter Van Buren: Seven Bad Endings to the New War in the Middle East by Tom Engelhardt.

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    “Peter Van Buren: Seven Bad Endings to the New War in the Middle East”

    Why the hell do supposed journalist keeping framing this ISIS garbage as a “new” war? If anything this nothing more than a continuation and expansion of the illegal policies that have kept that region of the world in chaos for decades.

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post Obama Administration Wants New Fantasy Rebels In Syria

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    Plymouth and Jamestown colonies were intended as a commercial ventures first and foremost.

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post Obama Administration Wants New Fantasy Rebels In Syria

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    Some would say that coup happened during the Kennedy assassination, others point to the fall of Nixon however the pattern has been the same since the first Europeans, who within a generation massacred the very same people who helped them survive, arrived on this continent, therefore Wall Street(Money) and the War Department(Weapons) have always ran the show in the American Empire.

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post Obama Administration Wants New Fantasy Rebels In Syria

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    Allen said, the United States and its allies will work to strengthen the political opposition and make sure it’s tied to “a credible field force” that will have undergone an intense vetting process. “It’s not going to happen immediately,” Allen said. “We’re working to establish the training sites now, and we’ll ultimately go through a vetting process and beginning to bring the trainers and the fighters in to begin to build that force out.”

    Prima facia war crime.

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post Obama Administration Wants New Fantasy Rebels In Syria

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    The most astounding fact about the American Empire’s foreign policy is that it openly admits without a doubt that it interferes in the internal affairs of sovereign nations. An an act that is clearly illegal according to international law and norms, a prima facia war crime. It goes completely against the U.N. Charter. Yet the mainstream media doesn’t even broach this subject or call out the people who are spouting this illegal doctrine as normal. Western media echoes the lie of humanitarian war constantly to the masses creating a sense of inherent superiority of the Western(Anglo-American) powers reinforcing racist/culturally superior ideology.

    Every time there is a foreign policy article on FDL, it should always remind the readers that US. policy is completely against international law. The talking heads on t.v. and leading pundits will never do it, they only talk in paternalistic neocolonial terms.

  • “That blood red actually takes on additional meaning for Cardinals fans, who have made red shirts that say, “Go Cards!” and on the back, “Darren Wilson – 6.” The six stands for Brown being shot six times by Wilson.
    To the extent that Cardinals fans push back against a groundswell of people seeking accountability for a killer cop, the fans are not only making their fandom synonymous with police violence but they are transforming the very colors for their team into something grotesque. They are proudly donning red-colored shirts that becomes the blood of black people, who they dehumanize and rationalize as deserving of execution on the street.”

    Here is proof of that grotesque behavior.

    http://deadspin.com/cardinals-fans-get-ugly-in-clash-with-ferguson-proteste-1643282285
    http://deadspin.com/some-fools-are-selling-darren-wilson-cardinals-shirts-1644787190

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post #FergusonOctober Day 2: Live Tweets and Links by wendydavis.

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    Thanks, WD for putting this up for those who only frequent this little corner of the internet.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post #FergusonOctober Day 2: Live Tweets and Links by wendydavis.

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    “From Palestine to Ferguson, end racism now” it will a great day for humanity for this to transform from a local/ national remonstration to a worldwide peace and equality movement.

  • From what I gathered from the interview, I don’t think Bennett validates Snowden as a “real deal” whistle blower, he just connects his information to Snowden by the Booze Hamilton connection and the timing of Bradley Birkenfeld at UBS and Snowden’s time in Switzerland. Bennett even expressed his reservations about Greenwald and his folks in [...]

  • A larger version of the ‘Fast and Furious’ model. It is interesting that Bennett admits he started out as a cog of the neo-con propaganda machine.

  • He definitely has an interesting story. His book was just published a few days ago, some speculate this is the reason Holder is resigning and announced it a few days prior. If his story is true, it reaffirms what other whistle blowers and investigators have been saying: “terrorist groups” such as ISIS are manufactured on [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Postcapitalist economic imagination by cassiodorus.

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    “What puzzles me, then, in light of what I’ve been saying, and in light of what Sam Bliss said (above), is this: why are the alternative energy people, the climatologists, the nearly 400,000 who showed up in NYC for the climate march, and others who are concerned about the coming disaster so shy about talking, [...]

  • “Pro-democracy protesters” was the term given to the Ukrainian fascist during the riots in Maiden Square.

  • FSA, ISIS, Al Ciada(redux), are all the same convicts who escaped the mass jailbreaks that happen in that part of the world in multiple countries in 2013 and then hired as mercenaries. They were created with the intention of throwing that part of the world into chaos and destabilizing sovereign nations which in turn makes it easy to steal their resources.

  • “Now members of the Free Syrian Army have told Foreign Policy that they want Washington to send its planes back home.”

    Because the FSA is ISIS. And yet another thread devolves into which Doge of the empire has been worst, when in fact the 44th Doge is just continuing the work of the first Doge.

  • “If only people in the U.S. would engage in that kind of activism and solidarity in the streets,…”

    They do, the real last one was in Ferguson MO and we all saw how the government responded. If it were not for the racist attitudes inculcated in American culture those protest in MO could have swelled into millions demanding action.

    As is Occupy here in the U.S. does anyone know what exactly the protesters in Hong Kong are demanding? “Pro-democracy protesters” is an ambiguous term it has the smell of NED at work. In the protest that occurred around the slaying of Michael Brown, Trayvonn Martin and countless others, these folks are demanding something concrete, i.e. a fair and honest investigation of these killings, stopping police brutatily and violations of consitutional rights and actual ovesight of the police force.

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