Everyone is going to hate this column. Musk worshipers are going to hate it because I’m going to blaspheme against Elon Musk. Musk demonizers are going to hate it because I am not going to blaspheme against him enough. Everyone else is going to hate it because they’re sick to the gills of hearing about Musk, and Musk’s destruction of Twitter, or his salvation of Twitter, and censorship, and “hate speech,” and all that stuff.The Emperor Elonicus
In a video recorded in 2022, author Douglas Valentine discusses his book The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World (2016) with a particular focus on Chapter 9 which covers the history of the agency’s long project to use Ukraine as a tool to weaken the Soviet Union and Russia.The CIA as Organized Crime in Ukraine
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)
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Chris Hedges returned to The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on October 21, 2022 to speak on the subject of his latest book, titled “The Greatest Evil is War” (Seven Stories Press). This unflinching indictment of the horror and obscenity of war draws from experience and interviews for a book that looks at the hidden costs of war, what it does to individuals, families, communities, and nations.Chris Hedges “The Greatest Evil is War” via MediaSanctuary
I’m surprised that he agrees with sanctions, even though they only hurt civilians?!
“3212 UN-REDACTED” probes the mystery behind the deaths of four Green Berets.ABC News documentary challenges Pentagon’s claims of rogue Green Berets
Journalist James Gordon Meek with @Reel Talker Jim Alexander. Rare exclusive interview on video with James. Condensed version with highlights. James spoke about government cover-up and conspiracies. Deep dive into the Hulu documentary “3212 Un-Redacted” where he investigated the death of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Africa and the coverup behind it.James Gordon Meek (Exclusive) Rare Interview with the Missing Journalist via Reel Talker
Warnings? Not threats? Of course Russia didn’t threaten. And did in fact warn…
Threats are general. Warnings are specific
Russia warned if nukes were used against the nation, that is if Russia were attacked and not the other way around their would be a response.
Russia warned. So what does NATO opt to do?NATO to hold nuclear exercise despite warnings from Russia
It is unclear if the 1,000 Guardsmen is an increase in the Pentagon’s force in Africa, or if those troops are replacing others currently deployed. The U.S. has been increasingly operating in countries like Somalia and Niger as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have drawn down.
There are some 6,000 American troops, Defense Department civilians and contractors across Africa, an Army spokesperson told Military.com. About 3,400 of those people operate from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, which serves as the major hub for the U.S. military on the continent.
Did Russian government trolls really drive a pro-Israel, anti-Muslim campaign targeting Palestinian American Democratic Party activist Linda Sarsour?NY Times claim that Russia drove attacks on Linda Sarsour is nonsense
H/T: Katie Halper
by Robert C. Koehler, Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad, September 26, 2022
Ah, the children!
They belong to us, sayeth the Department of Defense. At least some of them do.The Military to American Youth: You Belong to Me, by Robert C. Koehler