Arriving First in Syria By Franklin Lamb

6 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Damascus – Will 1000 American ‘Human Shields’ Stop Another Criminal War?

Human shields in Iraq

A sort of roller coaster atmosphere pervades Damascus these days with “good” and “bad” news rising and falling, often by the quarter hour. Much of the population is monitoring closely the news and quickly expressing their interpretations of the latest media reports and rumors as well as predicting the fairly precise timing of the now assumed American attack on their country.

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Syria Countdown: an Update from Damascus By Franklin Lamb

3 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Aftermath of Israeli strike. Naturally no one in the American establishment criticizes Israel for general banditry in its foreign policy

Aftermath of Israeli strike. Naturally no one in the American establishment criticizes Israel for warmongering and general banditry in its foreign policy. In a powder keg of a region, Israel is the permanently lit fuse.

Washington’s ill-considered criminal attack will aid and abet these largely Gulf financed militia and provide justification, in their minds for literally hundreds of often competing jihadist groups to spread carnage across Syria. The innocent in the USA and the West will also eventually suffer a severe pay back price as was the case on 9/11/2001 and a decade later on 9/11/2011. And on and on it goes.

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Class Warfare in Egypt By By SEAN F. McMAHON

10 July 2013 — Greanville Post

State Capital Wins Again

egyptmideast_egypt-3 Cairo – Egypt is at war. More accurately, Egypt is experiencing yet another battle in its ongoing class war. The battle is so fierce because the primary combatants are the two most powerful social forces in Egypt, both factions of the capitalist class – the military as the state capitalist class and the Ikhwan (the Muslim Brotherhood) representing the competitive capitalist class.

The Hero’s Reward and the Judgment of History By Andrew Levine

6 July 2013 — The Greanville Post

A political class transparently and unapologetically at the service of the superrich

Governments abhor transparency, and governments lie.  To keep them (comparatively) honest, an engaged and informed citizenry is indispensable. That requires media that are aggressive and probing, and that are not afraid to speak the truth.  We have precious little of that in the United States today.

The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe By Diana Johnstone

6 July 2013 — The Greanville Post

The Snowden affair has revealed even more about Europe than about the United States.

Certainly, the facts of NSA spying are significant. But many people suspected that something of the sort was going on.  The refusal of France, Italy and Portugal to allow the private aircraft of the President of Bolivia to cross their airspace on the mere suspicion that Edward Snowden might be aboard is rather more astonishing.

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The United States Of Whatever: Ecocide And The Soul Of A Nation By Phil Rockstroh

21 June 2013 — Greanville Post

Who gives a damn???

climate-change_bear-1509200cThe reality of and the outward toll inflicted by greenhouse gas engendered Climate Change is clearly evident (to all but the corrupt and devoutly ignorant) e.g. increasingly destructive and deadly tornadoes and hurricanes, destruction of marine life, severe droughts and rapacious wild fires — landscapes of death, scattered debris and shattered lives.

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Israel Threatens Russia By Stephen Lendman

John McCain: an egomaniac ignorant interloper who has been fouling American politics for decades. The kind of pol that makes the world worse for everyone.

Arizona’s John McCain: an egomaniac interloper and warmongering chauvinist that has been petulantly fouling American politics for decades. The kind of politician that makes the world hell for everyone, and the inevitable offshoot of a reactionary state, media support, and brute plutocratic power.

30 May 2013 — Greanville Post

Israel gives chutzpah new meaning. War on humanity defines its agenda. It’s partnered with Washington’s war on Syria.  It’s heading perhaps toward greater intervention. It warned Russia about supplying Syria with sophisticated defensive anti-aircraft missiles. It said Israel will react in response. More on that below.

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A Living Hell: Death in Gaza, Déjà Vu By JENNIFER LOEWENSTEIN

20 November 2012 — Greanville Post

Ahmed al-Jabari: fame through high-tech pulverization and instant demonization by the servile media

It is a recurring nightmare. The sounds and smells are so familiar; the tension in the air so thick that you can see it like the grit and grime that collects on your clothes and shoes after being outside for only a short while.

In July, sand blows in off the shore whipping its tiny grains across your face until your eyes sting shut with tears. Drones buzz in the night sky and tracer flares speed past like little comets. In November there is a chill in the wind when the booms go off in the dusty overcrowded streets of Gaza. The killing is high speed and slow motion together; and later, in January, when the rains start, the streets will flood and the muck and debris of the earth surges upward making patterns of dirty, broken-lace detritus on the curbs and corners, unable to drain away quickly enough for easy passage.

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Our Gang of War Criminals By Dave Lindorff

2 March 2012 — Greanville Post

Threatening Iran

GoeringIf a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect his family, I think we’d all agree that the police would be right to bust that crew and charge them with conspiracy to commit the crime of assault and battery. If they went forward with their plan and actually did attack the guy, injuring or killing him in the process, we’d also all agree they should all be charged with assault and battery, attempted murder, or even first-degree murder if he died.

Brazil Takes the Lead in Trying to Stop Another Senseless War by MARK WEISBROT

2 March 2012 — The Greanville Post

Brazil’s foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, made a courageous and very important statement last week about the rising threat of a military attack on Iran.  He asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to weigh in on the legality of a threatened military strike against Iran. Continue reading