If Iraq Were in Central America

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 4:15 pm

Just as in discussions of bombing nations for women’s rights it’s hard to bring up the subject of the right not to be bombed, in discussions of shipping so-called illegal children away from the border where you’ve been terrorizing them in reenactments of Freedom Ride buses it’s hard to bring up the subject of not having your government overthrown and your nation turned into a living hell.


You stay classy!

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:30 am

Overcompensating assholes…on the march!

Obama’s Answer to Child Refugee Crisis at US-Mexico Border: Speed Up Deportations

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:02 am

Tens of thousands of children from Central American countries are crossing the United States-Mexico border. They are being apprehended and processed into America’s immigration system. And, according to President Barack Obama, the answer to this crisis is to send a message to children and their parents that they should not be sending their kids to America and ship them back home.

Humanity…always seemingly lacking in the “human” part

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:30 am

If there’s anything worse than being made a refugee, it may be actually being a refugee. Behold the “civilization” at work.

Oppose Force to Save Starving Syrians

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 4:40 pm

I’ve been asked to debate Danny Postel on the question of Syria, and so have read the op-ed he co-authored with Nader Hashemi, “Use Force to Save Starving Syrians.” Excellent responses have been published by Coleen Rowley and Rob Prince and probably others. And my basic thinking on Syria has not changed fundamentally since I wrote down my top 10 reasons not to attack Syria and lots and lots of other writing on Syria over the years. But replying to Postel’s op-ed might be helpful to people who’ve read it and found it convincing or at least disturbing. It might also allow Postel to most efficiently find out where I’m coming from prior to our debate.

So, here’s where I’m coming from.

Fatster’s News Roundup from July 30, 2012

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 6:15 am

Fatster rounds up news stories and links you might have missed, including updates about Syria’s civil war, refugees, Brazil’s indigenous, gas fracking, tidal power, union strikes, Paul Ryan’s Randism, Mitt’s VP pick, fat cat donations, Cheney vs McCain, JP Morgan’s banksters, wasted money in Afghanistan and much more.

US Deports Guantanamo Prisoner to Possible Torture or Death

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 6:59 am

Even though 35 year-old Abdul Aziz Naji said he’d rather stay at Guantanamo than be deported to his home country of Algeria, the Obama administration forcibly deported him anyway, despite Mr. Naji’s fears that “he would be targeted by violent groups who would kill him if he refused to join their battle against the country’s government.” The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the deportation in a ruling last week. Now Naji takes on the notoriety and the tragic fate to be the first involuntary transfer from Guantanamo.

Farewell “American Torture”

By: Sunday July 18, 2010 7:45 am

After three-and-a-half years, author Michael Otterman is closing shop over at his “American Torture” blog. The site was named after his book of the same title. Much of what I have wrote about over the years first found its expression in Michael Otterman’s incredible history of U.S. torture experimentation and implementation. While his website isn’t accepting or posting new submissions, Mike isn’t dropping off the radar. Along with Richard Hil and Paul Wilson, he just published another amazing work of political journalism. In his new book, Erasing Iraq: the Human Costs of Carnage, Otterman again traces the history of U.S. intervention in Iraq.

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