Young People of America...Rise Up and Rebel!

...So many of our children, the vast majority of them Black, Hispanic, and poor, having been cajoled into joining the ranks of the military, all in order to support a country out to "right a world of wrongs." However, what these young folks are never told is that their primary job will be that of killing people, most often that of the enemy, but sometimes even those of their own buddies...

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Steady game of brinkmanship in Lebanon

... It's the weak and defenseless who die in any conflict; seldom the ones who either spark or perpetuate the spilling of blood. The hunt for Hezbollah leaders is translating into civilian casualties, and even if Nasrallah Hassan dies tomorrow, someone else will take his place. Terrorists come and go. It was only a few weeks back when the dreaded Abu Musab al Zarqawi was dispatched to virgin's paradise, only to be replaced by "what's-his-name." ...

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Betrayal of the Empire or Fealty to Humanity?

...In Bush's alternate universe beyond the looking glass, logic, proportion and morality cease to exist. Israel has no more obligation to abide by the Geneva Conventions or UN Resolutions than the United States. Immunity and impunity are special privileges bestowed upon Washington and Tel Aviv. United States aid to Israel is $3 billion per year for a nation where the average income is $25,000 per year. Lebanese people earn an average of $6,000 each year and America "generously" disperses $40 million annually to their country. 75% of Palestinians live in poverty. They had been averaging a paltry $95 million per year in financial support from the United States since 1993...

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The War has been over for years, End the Occupation

...The story is the same in many countries and many times. Whenever a conqueror becomes an occupier, if he stays, he faces resistance. The same would pertain here in America if we were invaded and conquered. Hundreds of thousands of American men, women and children would do everything they could to get rid of the invaders. This, regardless of reprisals, concentration camps, exterminations...

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Knights and squires of the new millennium

...The appointment of former Prime Minister of Spain, José María Aznar, to the board of the media empire, News Corporation, has come as more than a mild surprise. Although in our provincial world Spain is seldom a notable part of the news, we all do remember the third axis of idiocy at the Azores, George Bush and Tony Blair being the other two, as they met to stamp an unnecessary imprimatur to the Iraq invasion. If not by name, one is likely to remember the caricature of the little guy with the big mustache...

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