The Government of Terror

The Ununited States of America is the world’s committer of terrorism, genocide, destruction and many other sins. It condemns other countries for doing what it does. It is the opressor not the hero of the opressed. Its main reason for doing anything is greed.

Chris Hedges and Morris Berman on the Extraenvironmentalist Podcast (Ep 60)
VulgarTrader - Published on Mar 22, 2017
This is Chris Hedges first appearance on the Extraenvironmentalist podcast, a good one and worth reposting these many years later. Morris Berman is also featured.


Have the rules of engagement changed in Iraq? - Inside Story

Al Jazeera English - Published on Mar 25, 2017
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of civilians killed in the fight against ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Rights groups who monitor deaths of civilians in both countries have said dozens of people have been killed this week in three separate air strikes.
Most of those who died were in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The US-led coalition on Saturday admitted to carrying out air raids at a location in west Mosul where scores of civilians were reportedly killed last week.
Several more were killed in northern Syria, when bombs were dropped on a school sheltering people and on a mosque. The US is investigating the incident.
So, what is behind what appears to be an increase in the number of air raids against ISIL? And why has there been a sharp increase in the number of civilian deaths?
Presenter : Martine Dennis
Guests:
Mark Kimmitt - retired US brigadier general who served as the deputy director of pperations and chief military spokesman in Iraq
Ahmed Rushdi - director of the House of Iraqi Expertise Foundation
Chris Woods - director of airwars.org, which tracks air strikes and civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria

More Than 1,000 Civilians Reportedly Killed by U.S.-Led Airstrikes as Trump Expands War on Terror
Democracy Now! Published on Mar 27, 2017
Details are emerging about U.S.-led coalition airstrikes that are believed to have killed over 200 people in a single day in Iraq. The U.S.-led coalition has admitted launching airstrikes on March 17 targeting a crowded neighborhood in Mosul. They are among the deadliest U.S. airstrikes in the region since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. According to some reports, one of these strikes destroyed houses where hundreds of people were taking refuge amid the city’s heavy fighting. Up to 80 civilians, including women and children, may have died in one house’s basement alone. This bombing is just one of an onslaught of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that has killed as many as 1,000 civilians in March alone, according to the journalistic project Airwars. For more, we speak with Chris Woods, founder of Airwars, a nonprofit group that monitors civilian deaths from international airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

US Has Interfered in More Elections Than Any Other Nation
TheRealNews - Published on Mar 29, 2017

The Most Dangerous Organization in Human History (05/17/16)
Democracy Now
Though this exchange with Noam Chomsky goes back to Obama times and the visit to Hiroshima, the content takes on even more meaning under Donald Trump's presidency which is treated by Chomsky at the end.
"If we were honest, we would say something that sounds utterly shocking and no doubt will be taken out of context and lead to hysteria on the part of the usual suspects," Chomsky says, "but the fact of the matter is that today’s Republican Party qualify as candidates for the most dangerous organization in human history. Literally.
Chomsky treats the conflict in Syria, the rise of ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the political crisis in Brazil, the passing of the pioneering lawyer Michael Ratner, the U.S. relationship with Cuba, Obama’s visit to Hiroshima and today’s Republican Party.

Inside Blackwater: Iraq's Most Controversial Private Military Contractor - Full Documentary
Journeyman Pictures - Published on Oct 23, 2014
Private Armies (2007): Probing the culture of mercenary armies and the roles they have played in war zones like Iraq

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