…from vietnam to kunduz, ‘accidents’ do happen…

…once we say so…

As the US citizenry remains pacified at the thought that their President would commune each Tuesday, ‘Bugsplat Tuesday’, with august personages such as Thomas Aquinas and St Augustine before unleashing death from on high, facts would fail to cooperate, and often. The release of drone files put paid to this precise targeting of ‘bad guys’, an asinine term so beloved of the US corporate media.

With the likely premeditated bombing of that hospital in Kunduz, the US would issue a flurry of contradictory, and even preposterous, excuses with its President finally and glibly proffering some weak tea, ‘a tragic accident’. Again, facts fail to cooperate with the exceptional US policy. Read the rest of this entry »

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…somebody ttipsy?… tpp, sen warren and who? who?…

…or now a ‘pivot’ – ralph nader, sizzingly new comic?…

Ralph Nader, lawyer, author and activist, who has accomplished – in both word and deed – has us wondering: Is he tipsy? Or testing the waters as comic?

Surely he jests? Nader suggests that the US President Obama debate, yes, debate, the topic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Sen, former Law Professor and high public official, Warren. The very Sen Warren? In the post of a copy of his letter to the US President, Obama: Debate Senator Warren on Global Economic Pact, at common dreams, Nader states in his letter, Read the rest of this entry »


…still october – nabila, us president, us media, malala…

On 29 October, a terrific Tuesday in Washington, DC, not to be confused with Terror Tuesday of the US President, five members of the US Congress jeopardized their careers by participating in hearings on the US use of drones and the resulting victims in Pakistan. One indicator to these members should have been clear enough: the US had earlier denied a visa to the human rights lawyer scheduled to appear since he represents the families of many of the killed and injured by drones – more bad PR for the US.

The skies that Tuesday of the hearings were blue, just as were the skies the day the grandmother of two was to be murdered and her two grandchildren injured by a US drone strike – the children’s father would then have incur all the costs, emotional and financial, for this sudden, undeserved and permanent disruption in the lives of an innocent family. And the cost of one of those missiles let loose on that grandmother from that drone?

But for the blogs and their dogged determination to provide timely, accurate and reliable news, however unpalatable it may be for the still trusting in the benevolence of their government, little of the dysfunction of a corporation-influenced US government would be known. A representative sampling of postings… Read the rest of this entry »