Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has been available for less than three weeks, but it is already making waves. Breaking records, within ten days, the first-person military shooter video game earned more than $1 billion in revenue. Yet it has also been shrouded in controversy, not least because missions include assassinating an Iranian general clearly based on Qassem Soleimani, a statesman and military leader slain by the Trump administration in 2020, and a level where players must shoot “drug traffickers” attempting to cross the U.S./Mexico border.
Call of Duty is a Government Psyop: These Documents Prove It
Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games (behind a paywall)
Just some notes, for myself:
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The New York Times recently reported that Washington is promoting Canada’s deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freeland, as its “prime candidate” to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as NATO secretary-general when the Norwegian’s term expires in September 2023.
Who is Chrystia Freeland, Washington’s “prime candidate” for NATO Secretary-General?
Canadian Foreign Minister Scapegoats Russian Hackers for Exposing Nazi Grandfather
Seems appropriate to me, considering that there have been Nazis in the NATO leadership, previously.
Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman just reaffirmed that Washington would maintain first use to protect ‘our allies.’
When the US threatens to use nuclear weapons
H/T: Unorthodox Truth
It’s okay when we do it, because we’re the good guys! /s