Category Archive: Iraq

Dec 15 2016

Another odd element to our western outrage

It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America’s name

By Robert Fisk, Thursday 15 December 2016 10:00 BST

 

So there was Samantha Power doing her “shame” bit in the UN. “Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin, that just creeps you out a little bit?”, America’s ambassador to the UN asked the Russians and Syrians and … [more]

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Sep 21 2016

The full measure of its guilt

Important!

Just a little over 15 years ago, one day after September 11, 2001, Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, wrote the following essay.  He was roundly condemned for his troubles by media pundits, who called for his resignation and deemed him unfit to teach. The university’s Board of Regents publicly apologized for Churchill’s writings about the 9-11 attacks, investigated him for academic misconduct, and then fired him.  Churchill filed a lawsuit against CU and … [more]

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Jun 03 2016

He was despised and we esteemed him not

After the Chilcot report, we’ll hear the New Testament – the gospel according to Saint Tony

By Robert Fisk, Friday 3 June 2016 08:25 BST

 

So, Sir John Chilcot’s report is going to be “four times as long as War and Peace”, is it? My weariness comes not with the cliché, credited to the usual tiresome “officials”, never mind the insult to poor old Tolstoy. The implication is that the Russian novel is so massive, its characters … [more]

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Dec 19 2015

The rash

Important!

It’s always interesting when regressives either call you an anti-Semite when you criticize Israel, or suggest you leave America if you cannot love it uncritically.  Here in an uncharacteristically brief letter to the editor (in today’s Hot Spring Sentinel Record) from our one and only Lloyd Hoffman.  It practically oozes with Christian charity...

 

Dear editor:

After reading the rash of liberal letters recently that sympathized with the Muslims so much (while mocking the rest of us for … [more]

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Dec 13 2015

An embarrassing reflection of us

 

By Jacques, d’Nalgar, December 13 2015

 

Why all the sanctimonious hand-wringing over Donald Trump’s latest bombastics?  Are we really that shocked when this unfiltered braggart harrumphs that the world’s Muslims must not be allowed to sully our exceptional, Christian America?

After all, isn’t that what most of us really want?  Sure, we may not say it in polite company, but eloquent mendacities are always lost in the cacophony of real-world actions.  And we’ve been loudly acting out our … [more]

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Dec 04 2015

Beyond bomb, bomb, bomb

A Brief History of ISIS

By , 12.3.15

 

In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the deepening imperialist violence in the Middle East.

War and imperialism, on one side, and the growing reach of jihadist terrorism, on the other, are said to be locked together in a mutually reinforcing embrace of violence and destruction. … [more]

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Dec 03 2015

What if he’s right?

What If We Really Are Defeating ISIS?

By Jeffrey Hutchins, 2015

 

As soon as the first big snowstorm of 2015 hit, there were people who said it is proof that “global warming” is a hoax. Of course, it’s no such thing. One storm, one cold spell, even one lasting many days, or even one brutal winter does not overturn a mountain of evidence that the globe’s climate is changing and generally growing warmer.

And so it is with terrorist attacks. … [more]

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