In September 2007, at the height of the Iraq surge, I spent two weeks with the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry in Dora, one of the deadliest neighborhoods in Baghdad. By that point in the war, I had embedded with a dozen-odd infantry units, and 2-12, the “Lethal Warriors” from Fort Carson in Colorado, was one of the best I’d seen. Cocky, aggressive, and competent in all the right ways, they exuded an indifference toward death that was hard not to admire. The dangers they lived with for months are impossible to describe with any justice, but one image stays with me, the thing I saw the first time I walked into 2-12’s command post. On the wall in front of me were 16 framed photographs, one for each soldier killed in-country. Read More »
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Frоm 1914 to 1919, the Alliеd роwеrѕ rеѕtriсtеd the mаritimе ѕuррlу оf rаw materials аnd foodstuffs ...
Anаѕtаѕiа саrеfullу digѕ thrоugh the earth with hеr trowel. Bit by bit, a human ѕkеlеtоn еmеrgеѕ, рi...
Whеn 28 сiviliаnѕ were killеd in Athens, it wasn’t thе Nаziѕ who were tо blame, it wаѕ thе British. ...
In 1939, rеnоwnеd physicist Albert Einѕtеin реnnеd a lеttеr to a buѕinеѕѕmаn in Nеw Yоrk, асknоwlеdg...
Report lists 40 cases of ‘brinkmanship’ in past eight months, including near-collision between Russi...
US Defence Secretary Hagel's Provocative Tour of Asia Amid sharpening tensions and a US-led military build-up in Europe over the Ukraine crisis, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a menacing warning to China this week that, like Russia, it could face diplomatic isolation and threats of war if it did not bow to the demands of Washington and its allies in Asia. Read More »
NATO uses old images taken in August 2013 to claim that Russian troops are deployed on Ukrainian Borders
NATO wants to justify it’s existence and what better way than to show a big build up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border. Fact is that the pictures are from August 2013. The military adventures of recent years by NATO, shows that it likes to use fake pictures and videos in order to justify invasions and gaining support at home for unpopular wars Read More »
No.5 Serbia, September 1914: Any illusions about the romance of war rapidly evaporated when the Austro-Hungarian army invaded Serbia. Overwhelming force was met with implacable resistance, spawning a vicious cycle of atrocities. Tony Paterson continues our series by focusing on a moment that stood for all too many more Read More »
In 1918 the United States was standing at the latter years of World War I, a conflict that tore the globe apart at the seams and let out incalculable waves of questions and fear. The munitions that brought such horrors had backgrounds as diverse as the soldiers themselves; in the United States production plants sprung up across the country in order to meet the product demand. Read More »
But Americans were shown a sanitized version of the devastation, and for many years, photographic evidence of the real damage was locked away. This is the final part of our three part series on the Atomic Cover-up. You can read the first two parts in the series here and here. Read More »
Is it really possible that the European public has no clue what was done to Ukraine? Are the men and women of the continent that lives in hallucination, that it is well educated and well informed, really unaware how its own governments have created and supported that ‘opposition movement’ in Kiev; a movement full of fascists and bigots? Read More »
For more than a century it has shown its readers exotic locations and revealed exciting cultures. But National Geographic is under attack from archaeologists for a forthcoming series on its television channel about excavating war graves on the Eastern Front from the Second World War. Read More »
Bring us your nerve gases, your blister agents, your horrible weapons of warfare, your wretched refuse of World War II… This about sums up the decision of leaders in Washington after World War II when it came time for the American military to dispose of its arsenal of chemical weapons and those belonging to both the countries it fought against and alongside. Read More »
Governments and major corporations control or, at least, try to manipulate public opinion and discursive processes through mass media communication. They also wage information wars through the use of mass media communication. Like other geopolitical events, this is the case concerning the Ukrainian anti-government protests and the proceeding February 2014 coup in Kiev. This information war is a contest where the international news networks and major newspapers act as armies, the weapons being used are the media, and the frontline is the interactive space known as the public sphere. Radio frequencies, air waves, satellite feeds, social media, cellular or mobile phone uploads, communication networks, and the internet are all part of the war. Read More »
With an estimated 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world, we have the power to exterminate humanity many times over. But it wouldn’t take a full-scale nuclear war to make Earth uninhabitable, reports Live Science. Even a relatively small regional nuclear war, like a conflict between India and Pakistan, could spark a global environmental catastrophe, says a new study. Read More »
Protests began in Turkey in May of 2013, allegedly over the government’s plans to develop a park in Istanbul. While the Western media attempted to portray the growing unrest as “grassroots” and leaderless, in fact, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was behind it from the beginning. Read More »