Nixon’s Treason Now Acknowledged

By: Friday August 8, 2014 8:16 am

A George Will column this week, reviewing a book by Ken Hughes called Chasing Shadows, mentions almost in passing that presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon secretly sabotaged peace talks that appeared likely to end the war on Vietnam until he intervened. As a result, the war raged on and Nixon won election promising to end the war.

Will treats the matter as a technicality, citing the law against private diplomacy rather than the principle that one shouldn’t undermine a government’s attempts to halt an episode of mass-murder.

 

Obama Bombing Iraq to Protect Advisors He Sent in, Prevent Ethnic Killing, Secure US Oil Contracts

By: Friday August 8, 2014 6:59 am

Is this Iraq War III? President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS forces officially entering America into the civil war in Iraq. The bombing is supposed to stop an ethnic cleaning campaign of the Yazidis by ISIS and protect military advisors that Obama sent into the country a few months ago. Also at stake are US oil contracts in northern Iraq made between the Kurds and US energy companies though that reason for intervention is not being trumpeted.

The Roundup

By: Friday August 8, 2014 5:45 am

- The situation in Libya is a consequence of the 2011 Western intervention where there were no other plans to help it after the fall of Qaddafi

- The so-called “freedom fighters” former President Bill Clinton stood behind in the conflict back in 1999 in Serbia were, according to a study, engaging in massacres, organ trafficking and other atrocities

- Molly Crabapple: “Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art”

He’s also the Queen of Hearts and the awesomest member of Manudo!

By: Friday August 8, 2014 1:30 am

Still the deadliest pathogen in the room.

Late Night: Exhuming McCarthy

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 8:00 pm

College activism brought down Apartheid in South Africa, and it will, eventually, bring down Apartheid in Israel, too.  The Israel Lobby recognizes this, and that’s why Salaita had to go.

Shouldn’t We Laugh When Right Wing Groups Rip Off Tea Partiers?

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 6:35 pm

he first answer to my headline questions would be, YES! We should laugh and rub our hands together in glee. “HA ha! Suckers!” But there is something more to do when we read about conservatives financially conning conservatives.

Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly Has Cozy Relationship With Anti-Gay Family Research Council

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 5:15 pm

In spite of the Family Research Council being declared an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center due to its long history of attacking the lgbt community via lies, bad science, and unsubstantiated charges, according to Equality Matters, (FRC president) “Tony Perkins has appeared on Megyn Kelly’s shows more than all other Fox News programs combined over the past two years.”

Disaster at the Polley Mine in British Columbia

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 3:50 pm

Ecological disaster struck Sunday morning when “4.5 million cubic meters of toxic silt and 10 million cubic meters of water” were released due to a breach up at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine tailings dam in British Columbia. BC Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip comparied this event to the Exxon Valdez disaster, saying: “The frightening fact is both environmental disasters could have been prevented by vigorous government oversight by an effectively resourced agency bound by robust legislative and environmental safeguards.”

The liquid effluent containing “nickel, arsenic, lead and copper and its compounds” from the open-pit copper and gold mine leaked into nearby Polley Lake.

5,000 Texans March for Gaza

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 2:25 pm

On Aug. 2, Sheikh Islam Mossaad ended his speech at the Texas Stands With Gaza rally by quoting these words of Martin Luther King, Jr. The quotation was preceded by a passionate speech invoking the spirit of dead Palestinian children and calling on the living youth of the world to take up their struggle:

“But we do not have much time. The revolutionary spirit is already worldwide. If the anger of the peoples of the world at the injustice of things is to be channeled into a revolution of love and creativity, we must begin now to work, urgently, with all people, to shape a new world.”

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