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Syria – a case study in propaganda, by Chris Kanthan

The most important thing is that people are gullible and malleable, since that allows us to keep the war going and eventually achieve our goals. 1,243 more words


Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

I do want to suggest that obsessing about this administration’s stupefying tomfoolery finds the Times overlooking one particular issue that predates and transcends the Trump Moment.

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Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar

Because some readers will instantly jump to the conclusion that my criticism of Assad and Putin’s brutal war on Syrians must imply that I am in favor of the U.S. 1,983 more words


The Road Around Troy: The Tally of the Truly Punished


Consider Hector,
How noble, powerful,
Secure in honor, beloved in the hearts of men,
Both Greek and Turk, 164 more words

INSTANT DRAFT SERIES (with Jason B. P. Mierek)

Recipe for Perpetual War by Coleen Rowley and Robert Wing

Unsurprisingly, we tend not to concern ourselves with our government’s harming of distant others when we do not see it. If those harmed are effectively demonized by our compliant… 1,661 more words

Military Madness

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Memo to the Publisher of the New York Times

Roughly speaking, in what year, decade, or century might this war end?  Even if only approximately, it would help to know — and the American people deserve to know — when the front page of the Times might possibly carry a headline reading “Peace Secured” or “Hostilities Ended” or even merely “It’s Over.”    2,696 more words

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