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Violence: An American Tradition (6 part playlist)

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Chris Hedges – War

October 31, 2010 Leave a comment
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George Carlin – War

October 31, 2010 Leave a comment
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Stephen Glover – Murder, rape and the final proof that Britain should never have fought this shaming war

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment

From the Mail Online:

Murder, rape and the final proof that Britain should never have fought this shaming war

By Stephen Glover
Last updated at 4:43 PM on 25th October 2010

The Iraq war was fought in the name of ­civilised values and ­common decency. The British and Americans presented themselves as the good guys, bringing ­democracy and the rule of law and ­humanity to a dysfunctional country ruled by a lunatic ­genocidal tyrant.

Saddam Hussein’s many crimes against humanity, including his brutal ­persecution of the Shia ­population and his murder of tens of thousands of Kurds in northern Iraq, were ­repeatedly emphasised by the U.S. and British governments before the invasion, though perhaps sometimes exaggerated.

If this neat contrast between good and evil has already worn pretty thin in the seven-and-a-half years since the invasion of Iraq, it has now finally been blown apart by a massive leak of nearly 400,000 official ­American military ‘field reports’ by WikiLeaks.

Innocent victims: Baghdad shop owner Abu Abdullah, right, cried following 2007 U.S. bomb strike which killed two of his son

Innocent victims: Baghdad shop owner Abu Abdullah, right, cried following 2007 U.S. bomb strike which killed two of his sons

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Lies, War, and Empire

September 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Lies, War, and Empire – Part I

Lies, War, and Empire – Part II

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