As Indonesia’s former President Suharto lay ill in 2008, a supporter displayed a portrait of him outside the Jakarta hospital where the military dictator died two weeks later. It was in Suharto’s brutal three-decade reign that Indonesia invaded East Timor, where investigative journalist Allan Nairn covered atrocities the general’s troops committed. (Vincent Thian / AP) Terror, intimidation and violence are the glue that holds empire together. Aerial bombardment, drone and missile attacks, artillery and mortar strikes, targeted assassinations, massacres, the detention of tens of thousands, death squad killings, torture, wholesale surveillance, extraordinary renditions, curfews, propaganda, a loss of civil liberties and pliant political puppets are the grist of our wars and proxy wars. Countries we seek to dominate, from Indonesia and Guatemala to Iraq and Afghanistan, are intimately familiar with these brutal mechanisms of control. But the reality of empire rarely reaches the American public. The few atrocities that come to light are dismissed as isolated aberrations. The public is assured what has been uncovered will be investigated and will not take …
(144 words) “And so I said, ‘We came, we saw, he died!’ And now they’ve got death and chaos up the wazoo! Have I not done well, Master?”
(600 words) Appeal court says detention of Miranda was lawful but clause under which he was held is incompatible with European human rights convention
(2000 words) There’s a bipartisan effort to justify the killing of civilians in the “war on terrorism.”
(1300 words) Yet more lies from the USGovt, reported by the MSM, changed by the USG, never retracted by the media.
It was interesting to hear Trump and his supporters’ viewpoints for more than just the few seconds offered by most soundbites, even though I disagreed…
(3400 words) War crimes are back on the American agenda. We really shouldn’t be surprised, because American officials got away with it last time—and, in the case of the drone wars, continue to get away with it today.
Germany, the leading EU exporting nation is flexing its muscle in the Middle East. See several articles below on Germany/Saudi Arabia, Germany/Iran and Germany Syria Source: http://www.german-foreign-policy.com Bloody Alliance (II) 2016/01/06 RIYADH/BERLIN (Own report) – With its own anti-Iranian policy, the West had prepared the basis for the aggressive stance Saudi Arabia is currently taking in relationship to Teheran. This becomes clear, when looking at the Middle East policy pursued by the West over the past 13 years. more