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May 09 2012

surveyork
01:56
Now you can be the protagonist of the petroleum era: explore and drill around the world, corrupt politicians, stop alternative energies and increase the oil addiction. Be sure to have fun before the resources begin to deplete.
Oiligarchy | Molleindustria

May 06 2012

surveyork
22:34
Just days before defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin officially delivered the final stealth F-22 fighter to the U.S. Air Force, Sen. John McCain told ABC News that the jets, which the Air Force call the future of American air dominance, are a waste of their $79 billion price tag and serve no role in today's combat environment.

May 04 2012

surveyork
18:03
This cell phone photo was shot by a resident of Ishaqi on March 15, 2006, of bodies Iraqi police said were of children executed by U.S. troops after a night raid there. Here, the bodies of the five children are wrapped in blankets and laid in a pickup bed to be taken for burial. A State Department cable obtained by WikiLeaks quotes the U.N. investigator of extrajudicial killings as saying an autopsy showed the residents of the house had been handcuffed and shot in the head, including children under the age of 5. McClatchy obtained the photo from a resident when the incident occurred. |

May 01 2012

surveyork
17:23
As many commenters correctly noted, the torture-defending Rodriguez is clearly a crazed sociopath (of the distinctly banal type identified by Hannah Arendt). At Esquire, Charles Pierce has a perfect post about all of this, writing: “I’m pretty convinced that Rodriguez is both a sociopath and a maniac” (his first paragraph, on the Obama administration’s serial protection of these war criminals, is a must-read). The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson notes that Rodriguez did not even bother to defend torture as a necessary evil but rather “bragged about its use in proving the manhood of the torturer” (indeed, Rodriguez’ claim that authorizing torturing meant people in government were willing to “put their big boy pants on” exposed a whole new level of psychosexual creepiness). Andrew Sullivan says Rodriguez is “a war criminal” who “has no shame about any of this, and intends to make money off it.”

April 23 2012

surveyork
06:00

April 10 2012

surveyork
02:55
series of videos from Blackwater that are basically a highlight reel of guns-blazing driving throughout the streets of Iraq.
Grand Theft Auto in Real Life: The Blackwater Guide to Driving in Iraq | Motherboard

March 24 2012

surveyork
13:23

March 23 2012

surveyork
14:08
"The suspicion in Israel," the AP report continues, is (get this) "that the Iranians have held off on a decision in order to deny Israel -- and other countries -- the pretext for an attack." The cunning devils.
Gene Lyons: The politics of Netanyahu's war talk - Galesburg, IL - The Register-Mail

March 21 2012

surveyork
10:07
Jeremy Scahill, The Nation‘s national security correspondent, is easily one of America’s best and most intrepid journalists. He spends his time in dangerous places in order to uncover what the U.S. Government is doing around the world. He often produces vital scoops that, during the Obama presidency, are — for reasons often recounted here — largely ignored by the American establishment media and both political parties. In July of last year, he returned from Mogadishu and documented the Obama administration’s maintenance and proxy operation of secret CIA-run prisons in Somalia of the type that caused so much controversy during the Bush administration and which Obama supporters like to claim the President ended, and last month he returned from tribal regions in Yemen and detailed how U.S. civilian-killing drone strikes (along with its support for Yemeni despots) are the single most important cause fueling Al Qaeda’s growth in that country. But his newest article – describing President Obama’s personal, direct role in ensuring the ongoing imprisonment of a Yemeni journalist  – may be his most important one yet; even for those inured to the abuses of the Obama administration, it’s nothing short of infuriating.
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March 17 2012

surveyork
01:05
Seth Jones of the Rand Corporation, a former Special Forces officer in the Pentagon, embraced this blood thirsty image of the United States at war when he said March 12 on PBS News Hour, “This is not as out-of-the-norm as it’s appearing in the media. … Afghans are used to being killed.”

December 09 2011

surveyork
12:50

July 08 2011

surveyork
20:09

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June 28 2011

surveyork
14:20

The amount the U.S. military spends annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan: $20.2 billion.

That's more than NASA's budget. It's more than BP has paid so far for damage during the Gulf oil spill. It's what the G-8 has pledged to help foster new democracies in Egypt and Tunisia.

Among The Costs Of War: $20B In Air Conditioning : NPR

June 18 2011

surveyork
20:10
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama decided he could continue the air war in Libya without congressional approval despite rulings to the contrary from Justice Department and Pentagon lawyers, according to published reports.
Libya Advice From Justice Department, Pentagon Lawyers Reportedly Was Overruled By Obama
Tags: war obama

June 02 2011

surveyork
23:04
Lifting the Veil - Vimeo.com

April 20 2011

surveyork
03:13
Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.
Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq - UK Politics, UK - The Independent
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