Politics

The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?

An August 12th headline from Fox News read “Islamic State’s shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act.” The sub-heading of the article went on to claim that this “fanatical Islamic group” uses “medieval brutality” and “savagery” against its enemies by severing people’s’ heads and mowing down helpless civilians with guns at point-blank range. Fox News is right. The Islamic State is a…… Continue reading The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?

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U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

By this time you have likely heard of the atrocity that recently took place in which over 1,000 Syrian civilians reportedly died at the hands of a chemical weapon attack. Seeing the video and images of dead or helpless Syrian civilians struggling for life reminds me of another terrible weapon of war – depleted uranium.…… Continue reading U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

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Politics: Double standard in war crimes

From Desmond Tutu’s Why I had no choice but to spurn Tony Blair: ‘On what grounds do we decide that Robert Mugabe should go the International Criminal Court, Tony Blair should join the international speakers’ circuit, bin Laden should be assassinated, but Iraq should be invaded, not because it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as…… Continue reading Politics: Double standard in war crimes

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Politics: Help our veterans with their mental issues

Chris Fields, a disgruntled, if not delusional veteran of the Iraq War, is running against Congressman Keith Ellison for a spot on Capitol Hill. Fields had the following to say in a letter to the City Pages that was directed towards Ellison: Dear Patriot, While I was fighting on a battlefield in Iraq, my opponent…… Continue reading Politics: Help our veterans with their mental issues

Journal

Failing democracies and rationality

It is early, not too early, on the morning of the tenth of January.  I have been, unfortunately, neglecting this journal mostly because of time with friends and our extravagant journey’s.  Tomorrow morning, I head to Amsterdam. The purpose of this entry is to recap events of yesterday, for there are surely many.  I am…… Continue reading Failing democracies and rationality