Joe Biden goes to war:

It Didn’t Take Long for This New President to Play Commander in Chief

  Well, here we are just over a month into the new Joe Biden presidential administration and he’s already launched a bombing attack in Syria. That seems to be a required action for presidents these days, certainly dating back at least to the Barack Obama administration. Biden personally ordered the bombing of a border crossing …

Almost every income tax dollar goes straight to the military:

Spending and Sleepwalking Our Way to Armageddon

  As of January 1 of this year, under the UN Charter, nuclear weapons have been declared illegal — both their possession and their use — putting them in the same status as chemical and biological weapons, but because none of the 86 signatory nations have nukes, and because all of the nine nations that …

Who's the US to demand that Russia free anyone?

Back to Cold War 2.0 with Biden and His ‘Diplomacy-Favoring’ Secretary of State Blinken

  A fawning liberal media and a passel of well-endowed ‘peace’ organizations like Plowshares and Council for a Livable World and self-described “progressive” organizations like MoveOn have been hailing Biden’s cabinet picks, many of them veterans of the Obama administration, claiming they will steer the US in a new direction under which diplomacy, not bluster …

What a difference a half century makes (not!)...

Hundreds of 2021 ‘Insurrectionists’ may Get Off while 700 Peaceful Pentagon Protesters got Arrested and Jailed in 1967

  As I wrote in a letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer published today under the headline:  ‘Punish All Rioters”: An article in the Sunday Inquirer said that federal prosecutors are discussing not prosecuting all who participated in the fatal U.S. Capitol insurrectional assault on Jan. 6. The reason: Fears of “overloading” the courts.     …

Pence calling the shots when it comes to the Pentagon:

Has Trump Already been Removed as Commander in Chief?

  Little noticed during yesterday’s bizarre storming of the Capitol building by armed and violent Trump-incited American “brownshirts,” was the fact that National Guard troops, called for by Washington’s mayor, but not authorized by President Trump, were finally authorized by Vice President Pence.  The significance of this chain of authority cannot be understated, as the Trump presidency begins …

US prison system seen as a death threat:

UK Judge Rejects US Extradition Request for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

  It is certainly a great relief that the district court judge in London considering the US government’s extradition request for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing espionage and other lesser counts in the United States for his organization’s expose of US war crimes and other embarrassing misconduct, has been denied. Throughout the hearing …

Danish Journalists Could Be Imprisoned in US for Whistleblower Revelations

Outposts of the US Surveillance Empire: Denmark and Beyond

Danish Defense Intelligence Service property collects massive data for the NSA. Sandagergaard, Amager Island, close to Copenhagen. [Source: computerworld.dk] Data acquired by the NSA has been used to convince the Danish government to buy fighter jets from Lockheed-Martin. Denmark’s military allows the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on the nation’s Finance Ministry, …

Withdraw? You can’t do that!

For the US in Afghanistan’s Endless War, Surrender is Apparently Not an Option

The US War in —or on—Afghanistan has rightly been called the “Forever War.” Launched on October 7, 2001, while the ruins of the World Trade Center were still smoldering from the 9/11 attacks five weeks earlier, the war is now in its 19th year, making it almost nine years longer than the Vietnam War. And …

'They should be beheaded!'

Trump and Giuliani Go Full IS in attack on Biden and Democrats

  It’s often been noted that countries that go to war tend to adopt the behaviors of their enemies in fighting them, and then bring that war and the techniques they have appropriated home where they begin to apply them domestically. For at least two decades, since the US in 2001 launched its so-called “War” …