Tag Archives: Military

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

…I saw a white ladder all covered with water I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s … Continue reading

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It Is What It Isn’t: Fake News Comes of Age as Ideology Trumps Evidence

Our deeds still travel with us from afar; and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot, Middlemarch We have arrived, in my opinion, upon the moment in the course of human history which marks the nadir … Continue reading

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A Trial of Spiritual Resolve: Sergey Lavrov’s Speech to the Military Academy of the General Staff

“Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root… Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle … Continue reading

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Get in There and Win One For Mom and Apple Pie: Non-Combatant Molly McKew Pounds the War Drum

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the … Continue reading

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The Quality of Mercy

“Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time everywhere” -George W. Bush The western press, and the political systems it serves, are rousing themselves to a frenzy of effort to stop the Syrian government forces from re-taking … Continue reading

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Putin is Weaponizing Popularity: Newsweek is not Amused.

“The mind, placed before any kind of difficulty, can find an ideal outlet in the absurd. Accommodation to the absurd readmits adults to the mysterious realm inhabited by children.”  – André Breton How appropriate, to say nothing of au courant,  … Continue reading

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Red Hot Jingoism, With a Side of Apple Pie

Peruse, if you will, this sabre-rattling pile of poop. Coming on the heels of recent articles which warn that the west sees a nuclear war as both winnable and possible, even probable, and the conviction that a new western strategy … Continue reading

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