can’t see the forest

à la manière de 99

Posted in foreign policy, imperialism, Patriotism, Politics, Psychology, USA by Curtis on 12/21/08
Oh, say, can you see?

Oh, say, can you see?

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. . . avec le plus profond respect possibile.


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Courtesy of the inimitable Forever Under Construction, have a go at this video from AlternateFocus.org. It describes what is portrayed as chaotic foreign policy in Iraq as, in reality, a furtive, concerted move on behalf of U.S. government and industry to establish a permanent presence in the region primarily to the ends of capital and diplomatic gain—the kind of thing we just might call “terrorism” if anyone else were doing it, in other words.

Alternate Focus is a nonprofit dedicated to informing Americans about Middle East issues in a much more circumspect and direct way than that available from mainstream media. Its three founders are a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew.

A Matter of Semantics?

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This wonderful illustration by Matt Wuerker is as concise a summation of the sociopolitics of war as could be presented in two dimensions.

We Come as Liberators