(1700 words) The USMilitary intentionally bombed a French Medecine Sans Frontieres (MSF) Hospital on October 3rd 2015, and as usual, immediately began lying about it. Some US media (NYT, CNN) attempted to gloss over it. Fog of War..Collateral Damage and so on.
(900 words) Swanson ruminating on Presidents Carter, Reagan and Obama comments on the Vietnamese war, and what the remembrance should be.
Jonathan Turley writes in Information Clearing House: Congress Investigates “Slush Fund” At USAID Used To Get Lawmakers To Pass Reforms By Jonathan Turley April 16, 2014 “ICH” – Our government has long seemed to be descending into a type of Orwellian universe of double speak. The Libyan War was not a war but a “time-limited, scope-limited military action” under Obama. Torture of detainees was not torture but “enhanced interrogation” under Bush. Now it appears open bribery of foreign officials is not bribery but “incentives” to implement policies favorable to their own people. Congressional members are moving to address what is being called a “slush fund” with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where millions are paid to political figures in foreign countries. We have previously discussed such payments by the CIA to the openly corrupt Afghanistan government, including suitcases of cash to President Helmit Karzai. What is most interesting is that an act that is a federal crime for citizens doing business abroad can be not only legal but an official program by …
Obama apologizes for killing two western hostages
The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) told Reuters that more than 4.8 million people in Vietnam have been exposed to the herbicide and over 3 million of them have been suffering from deadly diseases.
( 800 words) Three times the drones came for al-Zawahiri. He is still alive. 76 children and 29 adults are not.
“Brave New Films” is one of the newer activist, independent media organizations, focusing on Inequality, Security and Justice. I have attached the founder, Robert Greenwald’s, bio below. The video is from Brave New Films latest post. The art work above is a drawing of a U.S. drone by 9-year-old Nabeela ur Rehman from Rolling Stone