Posts filed under “War/Defense”
Senate: Which Groups Are We At War With? Admin: That’s Classified
The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing today on renewing the Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senators repeatedly asked representatives from the Department of Defense which groups we are at war with. And the DOD refused to answer.
As the ACLU’s deputy legal director and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy (Jameel Jaffer) tweets:
Senate: Which groups are we at war with? Admin: That’s classified. http://t.co/olW6B6Wy35
— Jameel Jaffer (@JameelJaffer) May 21, 2014
In response, people tweeted how Orwellian this is:
— Steven Bellovin (@SteveBellovin) May 21, 2014
— Jay Schiavone (@jaytingle) May 21, 2014
“@JameelJaffer: Senate: Which groups are we at war with? Admin: That’s classified…” Prob b/c we supportAl Qaeda even as we ‘fight’ them.
— Anthony Bisotti (@drbisotti) May 21, 2014
@JameelJaffer don’t ask who, or why. It’s your job to Clap Louder!
— Patrick Brennan (@pmbrennan) May 21, 2014
— Brian James (@bjames50) May 21, 2014
Painting by Anthony Freda He Won’t Be Able to Tell His Side of the Story SecState John Kerry said that Ed Snowden really needs to “stand up in the United States and make his case to the American people.” Kerry declared that “A patriot would not run away. … He can come home but he’s…Read More
The Terrorism Statistics Every American Needs to Hear: Calm TF Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism McClatchy reported in 2010: There were just 25 U.S. noncombatant fatalities from terrorism worldwide. (The US government definition of terrorism excludes attacks on U.S. military personnel). While we…Read More
American Public Turns Anti-War … Warmongers Desperately Reply, “But War Is GOOD for Us!” The American people are now overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere. Those who get rich from war (the military-industrial complexers and big banks) and their lackeys are desperate to reverse this trend. As such, they are…Read More
Here are a few clips from today’s Bloomberg TV appearance:
Sanctions Won’t Change Russian Policy (but I dont care)
Source: Bloomberg, May 5 2014
Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath and Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz examine the increasing violence in Eastern Ukraine and limits for potential responses from the United States and Europe on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers
Why Now Is the Time to File Charges Against Banks
Source: Bloomberg, May 5 2014
Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath, Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg’s Cristina Alesci discuss possible criminal charges against Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”
Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com “We Are No Longer a Nation Ruled By Laws” Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges – along with journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, activist Tangerine Bolen and others – sued the government to join the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans. The trial judge in…Read More
Image courtesy of Steve Hess Top Economists Say War Is Bad for the Economy Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads – still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. Many congressmen assume that cutting pork-barrel military spending would hurt their constituents’ jobs. As demonstrated below, it isn’t true. Nobel-prize…Read More
Containing Ukraine David R. Kotok April 25, 2014 The process is simple. Look at the front page of the Wall Street Journal and then the markets. Will Russia move troops across the border and seize Eastern Ukrainian territory? If so, what will be the consequences? There are several geopolitical scenarios being discussed. Punditry…Read More
Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com Peddler of Iraq War Lies Now Pushes Lies On Ukraine to Drum Up Confrontation with Russia Intelligence regarding Syria is arguably being manipulated even more blatantly than intelligence on Saddam and Iraq. Media coverage of Syria and Ukraine is as bad as it was of the Iraq war … or…Read More