A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable. The documents were generated by a federal project examining the … [Read more...] about US officials distorted statistics to mislead public about Afghan war, confidential documents reveal
War and Empire/戦争＆支配権力
By Jon Mitchell (Japan Focus) On July 8 1969, 19-year old US soldier Daniel Plemons was working at Chibana Ammunition Depot, Okinawa, in one of the most dangerous – and secretive – jobs in the US military: the maintenance of chemical weapons. “There were 500-pound (227 kg) bombs filled with nerve agent and we were sandblasting the old paint off them before repainting and … [Read more...] about “I was exposed to nerve agent on Okinawa” – US soldier sickened by chemical weapon leak at Chibana Ammunition Depot in 1969 breaks silence on what happened that day.
Pete Shimazaki Doktor, August 22, 2019 August 22, 2019, marks the 75th Anniversary of the Tsushima Maru catastrophe when a cargo passenger ship evacuating 834 schoolchildren from Naha, Okinawa to Nagasaki, Japan in anticipation of the US invasion was lethally torpedoed by the USS Bowfin. Had these refugees that perished with the Tsushima Maru not met their ghastly … [Read more...] about Remembering the Tsushima Maru Disaster 75 Years Later
Debunking All The Assange Smears Caitlin Johnstone Have you ever noticed how whenever someone inconveniences the dominant western power structure, the entire political/media class rapidly becomes very, very interested in letting us know how evil and disgusting that person is? It’s true of the leader of every nation which refuses to allow itself to be absorbed into … [Read more...] about Debunking All The Assange Smears – Caitlin Johnstone – Medium
From Democracy Now A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, … [Read more...] about Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties (Elliot Abrams connection?)