Leaked Pentagon Documents: A Thread

Leaked Pentagon Documents: A Thread

What follows are highlights from the trove of leaked US government documents that appeared on the internet sometime last month, including a handful of the documents themselves, reporting on the material, my own observations, as well as official statements and...

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From Terrorist Bagman to Homeland Security Overlord: The Curious Career of Peter King

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 From Terrorist Bagman to Homeland Security Overlord: The Curious Career of Peter King There’s only two things wrong with him — his face: Congressman Peter “Janus” King In the person of Congressman Peter King (R-New York), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, the abstraction called “hypocrisy” has acquired […]

The Cult of Sanctified Violence

Monday, January 10, 2011 The Cult of Sanctified Violence A Mundane kneels  before a royal carriage bearing the Sanctified Personage of the Killer-in-Chief. Force — Force to the utmost; Force without stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant Force which shall make Right the law of the world and cast every selfish dominion down in […]

Who Gave You Permission to Notice?

Monday, January 17, 2011 Who Gave You Permission to Notice? Bizarre totem: Jared Loughner’s notorious skull altar.  Among the “warning signs” of  Jared Loughner’s derangement, Time magazine instructs us, was his criticism of Federal Reserve Notes as “worthless.” According to the custodians of acceptable opinion, this isn’t a rational assessment of the intrinsic value of […]

About that “War on Cops”….

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 About that “War on Cops”…. The War on the Streets: This is Miami, not Mogadishu. What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive?…. The [Security] Organs would very quickly have suffered […]

Saviors in Uniform? (Updated, 2/2)

Monday, January 31, 2011 Saviors in Uniform? (Updated, 2/2) “The Army and the People Are One!” Don’t count on it. “The army is all good men but the police, every policeman is bad,” explained Egyptian demonstrator Mustafa Abdel Wahab to Time magazine. Mr. Wahab is as tragically mistaken in the first assessment as he is […]

Ave, Imperium!

Monday, February 7, 2011 Ave, Imperium! Officer Dianobol, I presume? Yes, this pic (from the 2010 Super Bowl) just screams “Freedom!”  Superbowl Sunday, the High Holy Day of our de facto state religion, has become such a brobdingnagian spectacle of militarist self-worship that Leni Riefenstahl would probably find the proceedings a bit excessive. The Caligulan […]

Let’s Play “Name That Arab Despotism”!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Let’s Play “Name That Arab Despotism”! There is a large and powerful Arab state ruled by a Soviet-trained military dictator. The figure he has chosen as a successor, the head of the secret police, was also trained in the Soviet Union, and the apparatus of terror and repression he supervises was […]

The War Party’s Atrocity Porn

Sunday, February 27, 2011 The War Party’s Atrocity Porn “This is a massacre,” the frantic Libyan woman, speaking by telephone while cowering in her apartment in Tripoli, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I hope you know that people around the world are watching and praying and wanting to do something,” Anderson told her, as if he […]



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