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How Many Dead “Terrorists” is the US Budget Worth?

April 16, 2017

Recently the Trump administration ordered (or allowed) the U.S. military now headed by the certifiable loon Mattis to drop their most powerful non-nuclear bomb, the MOAB, on some mountain in occupied Afghanistan.

The bomb caused a minor earthquake and allegedly succeeded in killing 34 IS “terrorists”.

Aside from the moral of labeling people terrorists and killing them indiscriminately by some dumb, if powerful, bomb, here is what else transpires.

A bomb costing US$ 314 million kills 34 IS “terrorists” which makes it US$ 8.7 million per “terrorist” which means the 2017 US budget is good for killing… 6,880 “terrorists”!

I trust you will find there’s many more.

Also, China has nothing to worry about, not now, not ever.

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A Brief History of U.S. Fuckery: Over 100 Interventions Since 1890

February 15, 2017

Quoting below from Dr. Zoltan Grossman’s History of U.S. Military Interventions, an important piece of research that puts things into perspective.

FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA:

A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS

by Dr. Zoltan Grossman

The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2014.

Below the list is a Briefing on the History of U.S. Military Interventions.

The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation.

This guide does not include:

  • mobilizations of the National Guard
  • offshore shows of naval strength
  • reinforcements of embassy personnel
  • the use of non-Defense Department personnel (such as the Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • military exercises
  • non-combat mobilizations (such as replacing postal strikers)
  • the permanent stationing of armed forces
  • covert actions where the U.S. did not play a command and control role
  • the use of small hostage rescue units
  • most uses of proxy troops
  • U.S. piloting of foreign warplanes
  • foreign or domestic disaster assistance
  • military training and advisory programs not involving direct combat
  • civic action programs
  • and many other military activities.

Among sources used, beside news reports, are the Congressional Record (23 June 1969), 180 Landings by the U.S. Marine Corp History Division, Ege & Makhijani in Counterspy (July-Aug, 1982), “Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798-1993” by Ellen C. Collier of the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, and Ellsberg in Protest & Survive.

Versions of this list have been published on Zmag.org, Neravt.com, and numerous other websites.

Translations of list: Spanish French Turkish Italian Chinese Greek Russian Czech Tamil Portuguese

Quotes in Christian Science Monitor and The Independent

Turkish newspaper urges that the United States be listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the Country with the Most Foreign Interventions.

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How America will Never Have a White Male President Again

November 8, 2016

Today is the election day 2016, and America is likely to “elect” a corrupt white Lesbian woman president but will never have a white male president again if Trump fails to win tonight.

The ethnic minorities combined now being in a majority over the white population, they now have a choke-hold on the presidential election and will be able to deny election to candidates seen as hostile to them.

And that means no more white male presidents for America, certainly no more w.a.s.p or sumshit like that.

What started in 2008 now looks like a long succession of colored or ethnic or female or LGBT or some such otherwise-defined presidents, with the principal defining feature being no white males anymore.

Well, at least, it is my cheerful projection.

Marine killed in rocket attack in Iraq

March 22, 2016

Marine killed in rocket attack identified; Detachment sent to Iraq

Forgotten Horrors: Ant-Walking Alligators of Hiroshima

July 22, 2013

Forgotten Horrors: Ant-Walking Alligators of Hiroshima.

In a Nutshell

After the bomb went off, Hiroshima was transformed from a dull backwater city into a momentary vision of Hell. Among the horrors witnessed by survivors were the ‘ant-walking alligators’—creatures of the blast that seemed neither human nor animal, neither living nor dead.

The Whole Bushel

When the ‘Little Boy’ exploded 750 yards above Hiroshima during the Monday morning rush hour, no-one had ever seen anything like it. A great light filled the sky, a sound that could flatten buildings rolled across the city and 80,000 people died instantly. The statistics are rightly famous: up to 40% of the population dead, two thirds of the city destroyed and fires burning at 4,000C. But the experience of survivors in the immediate aftermath is less well-known, and far more disturbing.

In his book, Last Train to Hiroshima, Charles Pellegrino combed through thousands of eyewitness statements. Among the horrors of radiation poisoning and the initial firestorm, he uncovered one ‘creature’ unique to the atomic wasteland: the ‘ant-walking alligators’. They had once been human. When the sky exploded, they’d had the misfortune to survive. Faces turned to the blast, the skin had been seared from their skulls; leaving only a black, leathery substance without eyes or features. All that remained was a red hole where their mouths had once been. They staggered about the outskirts of Hiroshima, avoided by other survivors – but the real horror was the sound they made. According to Pellegrino: “The alligator people did not scream. Their mouths could not form the sounds. The noise they made was worse than screaming. They uttered a continuous murmur — like locusts on a midsummer night. One man, staggering on charred stumps of legs, was carrying a dead baby upside down.”

None of them survived for long. In most modern accounts of the bombing they’re noticeably absent. But the alligator people are a reminder of the human cost of our victory in the War – one we should never allow ourselves to forget.

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