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How the U.S. War Propaganda Machine Gets Us to Forget About the Iraq WMD Hoax

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  • As any politician knows, no evidence of any kind is ever required. It is only necessary to make a statement — any statement — forcefully enough to have an audience believe it. No one will check the lie against the facts, and, if they do, they will disbelieve the facts. Do you think the German people in 1939 pretended that the Poles had attacked them and started World War II? No! Since they were told that was so, they believed it as seriously as you and I believe that they attacked the Poles. --Isaac Asimov, Review Of 1984
  • Related: 7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident

Rainer Shea, Ghion Journal

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https://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/dropzone/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-09-at-6.31.38-PM.png /May13,2019 | Despite the reflexive disbelief from pundits who’ve promoted Russiagate when faced with the part of Mueller’s report that finds no Trump-Russia collusion, these pundits have seized upon a statement from the report that claims Russia hacked into Democratic Party emails in 2016. For context, let us remember that the purpose of Russiagate has never really been to destroy Donald Trump, but to manufacture the anti-Russian sentiments the U.S. empire needs to carry out its plans for great power competition. So it’s predictable that Russiagate conspiracy theorists are now pivoting towards a message that more generally emphasizes Russia as an aggressor that’s “attacked our democracy.”

The puzzling development is that so many Americans continue to believe this clear deception. The claim that Russia hacked the DNC has been thoroughly debunked by forensic evidence that shows WikiLeaks got the emails through an inside leak instead of a hack, and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity has even chastised Mueller directly for his irresponsible omission of this information from his report. Then there’s the issue that looms behind all of this, which is the fact that the intelligence officials, media outlets, and politicians who now say that Russia is a threat are the same people who lied us into war in Iraq sixteen years ago.

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7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident, Caitlin Johnstone, Activist Post


https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Screen-Shot-2019-06-14-at-9.32.19-AM-777x437.jpgWe have seen exactly zero evidence supporting Pompeo’s claims, so anyone you see hastening to blame Iran for the Gulf of Oman incident is either a war whore or a slobbering moron, or both. Knowing what we know about the US-centralized empire and its pre-existing regime change agenda against Iran, there is no reason to believe Pompeo and many reasons not to.
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How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons

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A new report from PAX, a Dutch peace organization, both illuminates how profitable it can be for multinational corporations to manufacture Armageddon and provides a roadmap for taking the money out of mass death.


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Jon Schwarz, the Intercept

May 4 2019 | The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists currently has its Doomsday Clock set to two minutes to midnight — the closest we’ve been to self-obliteration in nuclear history.

But nuclear weapons are more than just a terrifying threat to every living thing on earth. For decades, they’ve been a terrific way to make money.

Jon Schwarz worked for Michael Moore’s Dog Eat Dog Films and was a research producer for Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.” He’s contributed to many publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and Slate, as well as NPR and “Saturday Night Live.”
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Best of TomDispatch: Andrew Bacevich, The American Military Crisis

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  • Illusions of Victory 

  • How the United States Did Not Reinvent War But Thought It Did 


Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Andrew%20Bacevich%20%7C%20Twilight%20of%20the%20American%20Century%20jacket%20illus.jpgMay 5, 2019  | "War is the great auditor of institutions," the historian Corelli Barnett once observed. Since 9/11, the United States has undergone such an audit and been found wanting. That adverse judgment applies in full to America's armed forces.

Valor does not offer the measure of an army's greatness, nor does fortitude, nor durability, nor technological sophistication. A great army is one that accomplishes its assigned mission. Since George W. Bush inaugurated his global war on terror, the armed forces of the United States have failed to meet that standard.

Andrew Bacevich, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East:  A Military History, which has been published by Random House.

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Help enlighten others. Be sure to pass this on to friends and kin. We must break the system's  ability to lie with impunity.

 

Rosario: Book about a ‘lost’ combat veteran now found is a grim but moving read.


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  • Lost Man Found, Crime, Punishment & Growing a Soul is a story of internal anarchy, external evils, and a hard-won peace.
  • Related: Honoring All Those Scarred by War

Rubén Rosario, Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

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/ April 28, 2019 | Mike Ricci of St. Paul was undergoing a middle-age, purpose-of-life examination of conscience a few years ago. His personal finances were hardly the problem — he was a successful principal partner for a half-billion-dollar-plus wealth management firm. But a very close friend and client had died of a brain tumor, and before that, his late mother was mired in the tragic grip of Alzheimer’s disease.

“It was through these struggles that I began to wonder what life was truly all about,” Ricci recalled last week. “I would ask myself, what is it we are here to do? What is my purpose and what was it that I was supposed to be doing?”

https://www.twincities.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ruben-3-Staff-photos-2016514-1-e1454111005527.jpg?w=85 / From smoking crack in a Harlem drug den for a front-page exposé to covering the deaths of 86 people in a Bronx social club fire, Rubén Rosario spent 11 years as a writer for the New York Daily News before joining the Pioneer Press in 1991 as special correspondent and city editor.

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Honoring All Those Scarred by War, Cynthia Orange, I Married the War <http://imarriedthewar.com>


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Cynthia Orange ponders Memorial Day and its far-reaching meaning. Cynthia’s work stems from her own personal experience as the wife of a combat veteran.

May 21, 2019 | History tells us that the two major events we observe in May—Memorial Day and Mothers’ Day—are both linked to the Civil War. In 1868, May 30 was originally called “Decoration Day,” a day to decorate the graves of soldiers who lost their lives in that bloodiest of our nation’s wars. And in 1870, five years after the Civil War ended, Julia Ward Howe conceived Mothers’ Day as a day in which mothers could come together and protest their sons killing other mothers’ sons. It seems our wise ancestors gleaned how important it is to acknowledge the inevitable grief, loss, and cries of women that burst forth in the wake of war. Any war.

Each Memorial Day, I am reminded of the famous lines from Archibald MacLeish’s poem, “The Young Dead Soldiers:”

The young dead soldiers do not speak. . . . They say: Our deaths are not ours; they are yours; they will mean what you make them. They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say; it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.

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