Thought for the day… What has the US Government done, in your life time, that you can be proud of?

March 20, 2020 § Leave a comment

Vietnam?

Afghanistan?

Libya?

Cambodia?

Honduras?

Cuba?

Venezuela?

Nicaragua?

Syria?

Iran?

Iraq?

Guatemala?

Ecuador?

Worst government on the planet.

Doing Badly Something that Shouldn’t be done at all. The costliest, losingest military in human history…

August 5, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.propublica.org/article/iran-has-hundreds-of-naval-mines-us-navy-minesweepers-find-old-dishwashers-car-parts?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations

This goes on the Obama-Clintion II death card–Honduras

July 13, 2019 § Leave a comment

US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization

One part of the long history of US Government international terrorism 1854

July 13, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.lawfareblog.com/remembering-bombardment-greytown

 

replace commerce with piracy or empire when reading.

All these murderous governments were US supported…

July 10, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/08/italian-court-jails-24-over-south-american-operation-condor?CMP=share_btn_link

Simple Murder, or US foreign policy?

April 30, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/24/unprecedented-un-finds-us-backed-forces-killed-more-afghan-civilians-taliban-and

This is what a criminal regime would do, wouldn’t it? Hamper the investigation.

April 5, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1RG2NP

Welcome to “Named after sexual predator International Airport” Have a nice day.

March 28, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/03/why-the-adulation-for-michael-jackson-or-dan-inouye/?utm_source=Civil%20Beat%20Master%20List&utm_campaign=f4fa8d8f64-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_27_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51c2dd3cf3-f4fa8d8f64-401788261&mc_cid=f4fa8d8f64&mc_eid=b4b65c937c

 

Surely this a sensible recommendation: “Why not name the airport after Mark Takai or Dan Akaka or Patsy Mink, all of whom served us well? Or what about astronaut Ellison Onizuka, a man who gave his life in search of the stars?”

But one way to avoid the problem of post-morten [or pre-mortem for that matter] bubbling to the surface of ugly truths about persons who have done ‘some good’ is to simply not name things after people at all as it avoids the a couple of problems: changing attitudes towards what is ‘admirable’; newly discovered facts; new cogency of previously known facts.

Five generations ago William McKinley presided over the beginning of the US war Philippine independence which may have resulted in the death of 10% of all Filipinos [yes, there is some uncertainty]; seems to have been where the US military first learned the techniques practiced in Abhu Ghraib [and like the abuses in Iraq, were covered up; yet he got a High School named after him in Honolulu. Coming up on twenty generations ago Andrew Jackson ethnically cleansed Native Americans in a manner little different from modern day genocidists.

Honolulu High is a fine name.

Honolulu International Airport is a fine name.

US Foreign policy consists of robbery at gunpoint and the murder of innocents, usually non-Christian and usually non-white…

March 23, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-23/andrew-gray-iraq-invasion-boy-on-a-bike-war-crime/10905620

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