War

2 votes

Beautiful antiwar poem from the Norwegian poet Nordahl Grieg (1936)

A direct English translation of a poem from 1936 by Norwegian poet and writer Nordahl Grieg. (Translation by Rakafanten - 2011)

"Johan Nordahl Brun Grieg, known as Nordahl Grieg, (1 November 1902 – 2 December 1943) was a Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political activist. He was a popular poet and a controversial public figure in his lifetime."

And although he was a convinced Stalinist, I think his poem is both beautiful and as relevant today as ever. I suspect that Nordahl Grieg would have been been an ardent Ron Paul supporter had he been alive today.

2 votes

Congressmen Ron Paul . Right again

BAGHDAD – An anti-American cleric is urging his followers to stop attacking U.S. troops in Iraq so that their withdrawal from the country isn't slowed down, a call meant to ramp up pressure on Baghdad's political leaders who are considering asking some American forces to stay.
In a statement posted on his website, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr told his militias to halt attacks against U.S. forces till the withdrawal is finished at the end of the year as required under a security agreement between Washington and Baghdad.

4 votes

We're NATO troops now, not American soldiers

Have you been noticing story after story about how NATO troops have been injured, killed or attacked, just to find out they were really American soldiers? Terms like coalition troops, NATO troops is a political attempt to be deceptive at best, but, at worst it's a sign of our reduced sovereignty.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/world/asia/12afghan.html?_...

2 votes

9/11 a Very Sad Day Indeed

On 9/11's anniversary, firstly and most importantly, I mourn the American lives lost that day.

But I also wonder will history mourn the millions of other lives that were taken using it as a justification for war? Will we finally wake up and realize our overseas intervention was the CAUSE of 9/11 and that our wars make us LESS safe as we continue to spend American lives and money? Sad sad day.

As to what happen that day, I have no conspiracy theory. I just simply know I am being lied to.

3 votes

Today, instead of reliving the events of 9-11.

This is my Facebook status and wanted to share:

"We will "Never Forget" 9-11. No need for reminders, America. But instead of reliving the tragic experience, today let's make a special effort to remember those who've so richly profited from it. Here's lookin' at you Xe (aka Blackwater), DynCorp, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, L-3, Halliburton, Larry Silverstein, Dick Cheney, Wall Street put traders, and the 1,271 government entities and 1,931 private firms who are seeing green on this day of red, white, and blue. We will "Never Forget" you either."

4 votes

Great Buchanan article mocks the stupidity of US foreign policy

NOT SINCE PEARL HARBOR, 60 years before, had we been as united as in that September after Islamic terrorists brought down the twin towers. The nation stood behind the president in his resolve to exact retribution on the men who had done this, and those who abetted the mass murder of 3,000 innocents. And George W. Bush rose to the occasion.

0 votes

Primetime Terror: How TV Dramas Depict the War on Terror

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PRIMETIME TERROR: How TV Dramas Depict the War on Terror
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XIUcJ9ymrs

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/terror-on-tv...
What was the first finding?
Most terrorists are white, American citizens.

5 votes

Why They Hate Us

Why They Hate Us

"Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. . . . America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world." ~ George W. Bush, address to the nation, September 11, 2001

"They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other." ~ George W. Bush, address to Congress, September 20, 2001

0 votes

Contrasting Obama’s Anti-War Platform and Dr. Ron Paul’s Platform of Nonintervention

I find it amusing the similarities between Obama’s “Change” platform that won him the presidency versus Ron Paul’s noninterventionist ideology, and how they garner very different responses. The popular “Anti-War” platform, not dissimilar to George Bush Jr.’s winning platform in 2000, has been used for years. Presidential candidates often speak of a humble foreign policy and peaceful trade; they rally the people together on the notion of peace and ride the waves of praise all the way into the White House.

0 votes

9/11 and the War on Terror: Polls Show What People Think 10 Years Later

Six in ten Americans believe that that the United States weakened its economy by overspending in its responses to the 9/11 attacks. In particular, respondents felt this was especially true of the U.S. mission in Iraq. Two out of three Americans perceive that over the decade since 9/11, U.S. power and influence in the world has declined. This view is highly correlated with the belief that the United States overspent in its post-9/11 response efforts – the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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29 votes

Congresswoman Lee Introduces Bill to Repeal the Authorization to Use Military Force

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, like Jeanette Rankin before her, bravely stood alone in Congress against a vote for war, the vote in 2001 for the so-called Authorization to Use Military Force, a Constitutionally dubious passing of the war decision buck to President Bush and his successors. A majority of Americans now believes that the Afghanistan War that followed that authorization never should have been begun and should, in fact, be ended. So, the Congresswoman, along with initial cosponsors Jones, Woolsey, Grijalva, Conyers, and Honda, is offering us a second chance, a chance to get our response to 9-11 right, to restore war powers to the Congress, and to impose the will of the people on that body.

http://www.truth-out.org/congresswoman-lee-introduces-bill-r...

2 votes

Why We Fight

Anyone ever seen this documentary?

Very powerful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_VD0pE37vo

1 vote

Ron Paul winning people's minds in the UK

Ron Paul is right. Military adventurism is a luxury we can no longer afford

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100103756/...

Republican debate: Perry and Romney lock horns, Bachmann fades – and Ron Paul springs a surprise

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100103658/repub...

0 votes

Ronald Reagan on Foreign Policy

Reagan’s Foreign Policy

Reagan was not the interventionist that the preemptive warfare crowd attempt to mis-portray him as. The only land conflict Reagan ever got involved in was Grenada. It lasted two days. Reagan’s only air strike was the 1986 bombing of Libya, lasting a day.

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