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Category Archives: Afghanistan

Hersh: Lebanon violence US-Saudi-Lebanese government blowback

See also Who’s Behind the Fighting – the Welch Club? In an interview for CNN International, Seymour Hersh has posited a blowback explanation to the current violence in Lebanon involving new … Continue reading

23 May, 2007 · 2 Comments

Greenback and the Capital of Empire Part I

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. –Alexander Solzhenitsyn War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly … Continue reading

12 April, 2007 · 8 Comments

Fingerprints Of History: Fisk interview

A topically wide-ranging interview with Robert Fisk in the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram. While I do not always and uncritically agree with Fisk, I do appreciate and consider his journalism indispensable. … Continue reading

26 March, 2007 · 11 Comments

A dozen Guernicas: western war crimes

Richard Neville features a striking and sobering photo-poem entitled Merciless Savagery From The Sky: The Future of Bombing. Behold western war crimes: Neville enumerates the trail of death and destruction … Continue reading

22 March, 2007 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"