December 30, 2010 archive

A Toy in Paktika Province


An Afghan girl holds a toy received from US soldiers who have been delivering aid, including blankets, shoes and radios to villagers in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (BBC)

Pentagon ‘War Games’ U.S. Economic Meltdown

‘Unified Quest 2011’: Pentagon ‘War Games’ U.S. Economic Meltdown

Hat Tip to MilitaryTracy for pointing me to this video…

Six In The Morning

I’m Not A Witch I’m You

And, I’m Under Investigation

Reporting from Baltimore –Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect the identity of a client who has been questioned as part of the investigation. The case, which has been assigned to two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents in Delaware, has not been brought before a grand jury.

Muse in the Morning

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Muse in the Morning

Time for a break from poetry…in order to create some art.

Allow the diversity to exist. There is nothing wrong with it. Hell, we put up with the religious right-we can put up with transgendered human beings.

–Jessica Lange

Hollow 3

Late Night Karaoke

America v. Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui
Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for allegedly taking an M-4 rifle away from a US Army warrant officer and firing it twice at him and other Americans in a small room, although no bullet fragments or shell casings from the M-4 were found at the scene of the crime, and Aafia Siddiqui’s fingerprints were not found on the M-4. The only bullets and casings found there came from the pistol with which the Americans shot Aafia Siddiqui twice in the stomach, and…

The only evidence against Aafia Siddiqui was the testimony of the men who shot her.

“It seems extraordinary to imagine that four U.S. agents who’d gone to pick her up – two military, two FBI – along with at least two Afghan translators, were somehow surprised by this woman, who overpowered them, grabbed a gun, flipped the safety, fired off a couple of shots, and then could only be subdued by shots to the torso,” said the Asia-Pacific director of Amnesty International, Sam Zarifi.


Henry Kissinger Is Nothing But A Thug

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been in the news recently over comments he made about the immigration of Soviet Jews to Israel in conversations he had with then President Richard Nixon. These conversations which are part of the Nixon White House tapes were released earlier this month.

He tells Nixon that the “emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”

Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize yet he is far from being a man of peace or a humanitarian. He has a long record of Human Rights abuses spanning the globe beginning with his role as National Security Advisor through his tenure as Secretary of State.