On Sunday, the London Review of Books published a new account of the killing of Osama Bin Laden by Seymour Hersh. His article shows that the story told by the Obama Administration is total fiction. Hersh says it was nothing but “a blatant lie” and rebuts the official narrative point by point. See 'The Killing of Osama bin Laden', by Seymour M. Hersh … [Read more...] about One More in the Long History of Lies by U.S. Leaders
I remember when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, and it was another dark moment in 1968, following the assassination of MLK a couple of months earlier. Much of the hope he inspired has been laid to waste. Some of you who are closer to my age no doubt remember this too. Unfortunately, the article identifies Sirhan Sirhan as the killer, despite a wealth of forensic evidence … [Read more...] about William Rivers Pitt, via pkc: ‘The Lost, Lingering Legacy of RFK’
By Gary Olson — It may be too early to draw absolute lessons from the U.S. military's assassination of Osama bin Laden, but here are a few observations and questions. First, why have 7,000 Americans died in Iraq and Afghanistan and hundreds of thousands of civilians been killed, only to have bin Laden executed by Navy SEALs in a location only 35 miles north of Islamabad, … [Read more...] about Killing bin Laden leads to questions…
Why is there so much fuss about this Wikileaks release? The latest round of leaks doesn't reveal much that's new or even shocking, unless you believe that what governments and government officials say is usually true. The reaction reveals a lot though: Most of the outcry seems to be from the right wing, which suggests that these people are upset by the simple act of people … [Read more...] about What’s all the Fuss About Wikileaks?
Once again, Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange are being assailed for putting lives at risk or damaging the diplomatic process. The Express-Times even had an editorial today condemning Assange for ‘placing some people, relationships, and military operations at risk.’ I don't know about you, but I find it bizarre that anyone—but especially a newspaper—should blame the … [Read more...] about Wikileaks