Trump Administration Fails to Pay GI Benefits Due US Veterans

Veterans haven't received GI Bill benefits for months due to ongoing IT issues at VA   "This is — to be kind — a train wreck,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. U.S. war veterans at the Veterans Day parade in New York on Nov. 11, 2017. … Continue reading Trump Administration Fails to Pay GI Benefits Due US Veterans

Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars

The Pentagon Has Won the War that Matters by Tom Engelhardt In June, Austin “Scott” Miller, the special-ops general chosen to be the 17th U.S. commander in Afghanistan, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Like so many of the generals who had preceded him, he suggested that he saw evidence of “progress” in the … Continue reading Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars

A Badge of Shame: The Government’s War on America’s Military Veterans

The government’s efforts to wage war on veterans, especially those who speak out against government wrongdoing, is downright appalling. By John Whitehead Rutherford Institute Nov 6, 2018 Not all heroes wear the uniform of war. In the United States, however, we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military. … Continue reading A Badge of Shame: The Government’s War on America’s Military Veterans

Armistice Day: The Thin Red Line In Flanders Fields

https://youtu.be/cKoJvHcMLfc In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie … Continue reading Armistice Day: The Thin Red Line In Flanders Fields

The Birth of the Military-Industrial Complex Monster

by Tim Duff TruthOut Nov 5, 2018 In his farewell speech on January 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower warned of the "military-industrial complex." The birth of this monster can be traced to National Security Council document 68 (NSC-68), submitted to Harry S. Truman in April 1950. The document was top secret then and remained so until 1975. … Continue reading The Birth of the Military-Industrial Complex Monster

A senior Russian diplomat confirms: “Russia is preparing for war” – is anybody listening?

by Saker Unz Nov 2, 2018 Andrei Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, has recently made an important statement which I shall quote in full and then provide a translation. Original Russian text: “Тут недавно на заседании Соединенные Штаты заявили, что Россия готовится к войне. Да, Россия готовится к … Continue reading A senior Russian diplomat confirms: “Russia is preparing for war” – is anybody listening?

Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies “Criminally Insane”

"There have been many monsters in the past, but it would be hard to find one who was dedicated to undermining the prospects for organized human society, not in the distant future -- in order to put a few more dollars in overstuffed pockets." by John Horgan  Scientific American November 3, 2018 I don’t really have … Continue reading Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies “Criminally Insane”