and thank god for blessings
On the ground in Afghanistan, a U.S. Marine officer is reported saying, “You can’t just convince them [Afghans] through projects and goodwill; you have to show up at their door with two companies of Marines and start killing people. That’s how you start convincing them.”
Though not yet solidly confirmed, a member of Bahrain’s leading Shia Muslim opposition group, Wefaq, has died in police custody. Officials in the Arab Gulf kingdom made no comment on the reported death of Bahraini business executive Kareem Fakhrawi.
The United States and other countries have muted any criticism of the government.
World powers called on Syria to end the violence. “Syria responded angrily to the U.S. president's comments, saying they lacked objectivity.”
Itamar was one of dozens of settlements built on occupied Palestinian territory deemed illegal under international law. “On Sunday, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees said Israel demolished 76 Palestinian homes in the West Bank in March — compared with 29 in January and 70 in February.”
“Across the land, the image of an ‘outside enemy’ is instilled in the consciousness of Americans. Al Qaeda is threatening America and the world. The repeal of democracy under the Patriot legislation … is a means to providing ‘domestic security’ and upholding civil liberties.
… When people across the U.S. and around the World find out that Al Qaeda is not an outside enemy but a creation of U.S. foreign policy and the CIA, the legitimacy of the bipartisan war agenda will tumble like a deck of cards.” Chossudovsky
This play of potential and promise, fact and truth, the unconscionable irony of it all is the message missed by WAR.
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