Posts tagged war
Posts tagged war
This is why we have nice things.
How Americans don’t realize America is one of, if not the, biggest terrorist group in the world is beyond me. But sure, let’s blame the Muslims.
equating terrorism with religious fundamentalism gives foreign policy a foundation of power to ruthlessly kill an entire group of people at will, with no transparency, accountability, or conscience.
it also allows President Obama to expand the definition of “militant” to quite literally mean all military-age males in a designated strike zone, with no regard or care as to who these males might be, in order to reduce the number of reported civilian casualties to zero every time he blindly orders a drone strike in countries he does not even have the explicit approval from Congress to be in a military conflict with.
american imperalism/authoritarianism at its finest.
“Militants”: Media Propoganda
To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defines “militant” to mean “all military-age males in a strike zone”
Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed. They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true.
This practice continues even though key Obama officials have been caught lying, a term used advisedly, about how many civilians they’re killing. I’ve written and said many times before that in American media discourse, the definition of “militant” is any human being whose life is extinguished when an American missile or bomb detonates (that term was even used when Anwar Awlaki’s 16-year-old American son, Abdulrahman, was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen two weeks after a drone killed his father, even though nobody claims the teenager was anything but completely innocent: “Another U.S. Drone Strike Kills Militants in Yemen”).
People who steal land and start wars are terrorists. #Just Sayin
Presidents can’t wage war on or drone strike countries unless they send their family to live in that country first.
"Why don’t presidents fight the wars, why do they always send the poor?" - System of a Down
droneBAMA is always striking…
syeddahjan: Abbottabad, Pakistan
Stop and think about phrase “they hate us for our freedom”… now really REALLY consider it…
yeah, I think it’s much more likely that our conflicts have nothing to do with freedom, and everything to do with sustaining capitalism…