Tag Archives: Syria

A picture sticks in my mind–Angela Merkel

This is a couple weeks ago, but it occurred to me that it should still be part of our discourse. The Donald’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a few weeks ago was disastrous. And as badly as it went for what the media actually SAW, there were things behind the scenes that must have […]

Turkey invades Syria

I like to think that I keep up with the news. But the morning news I get courtesy of MSM isn’t doing the trick anymore. If it weren’t for my friends in the Near Term Human Extinction movement, I wouldn’t have known about the deadly fires burning out of control in much of the American […]

You read it here first–W is a war criminal

A group in Germany has crossed the Rubicon and formally filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the Bush Torture program: The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint against U.S. torture program architects and members of the Bush Administration.  The charges follow the long-delayed release of the Senate Report on Torture, […]

Whatever happened to the American peace movement?

Whatever happened to the peace movement?.

Whatever happened to the peace movement?

Today was Tax day, so it was also War Tax Day. As I reported a few days ago, the venerable War Resisters League tax day protest kicked off in front of the IRS offices at 110 West 44th Street.  It’s the largest anti-war protest I’ve seen in awhile–and that’s part of the problem.  I don’t […]

What is really at stake in Syria? Natural gas or Sarin?

Fair warning–the links on chemical weapons include some graphic photographs.  I’ve always suspected that our moral outrage about Syria’s alleged use of poison gas against its own people was not the real reason the US is spoiling for a fight in that part of the world. Let’s face it, the US has very little justification […]

Don’t Know much about History: Ron Reagan, War Criminal

Finally–someone (in the form of Stephen Colbert) called out Bill O’Reilly for constantly bringing up Ronald Reagan in all the discussion of Obama’s reaction to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack. I don’t take Bill-o terribly seriously anyway, but since the memes about Reagan are constantly being picked up, let’s be clear: Reagan inarguably made the […]