Post Tagged with: "War"

Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen Has Failed - Council on Foreign Relations

Rejecting War Is Not Enough—Racism Curdles Peace

War and racism have always been violently, tragically inseparable. For centuries, the most devastating and brutal conflicts in the world have been driven by destructive notions of racial superiority and murderous assertions of ethnic differences. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is abhorrent and deeply concerning. It is an unprovoked, unjustifiable outrage and a heinous violation of international law that will have[Read More…]

by 07/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
World Military Expenditure Passes $2 Trillion For First Time, Finds SIPRI

World Military Expenditure Passes $2 Trillion For First Time, Finds SIPRI

The military spending of all nations combined set a new record in 2021, exceeding the $2 trillion mark for the first time ever, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed in a report published on Monday. According to the report, while the U.S. defense spending slid by 1.4% compared to 2020, Washington remained the absolute global leader, having lavished[Read More…]

by 26/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Forever War on a burning Earth

Forever War on a burning Earth

According to the Fermi’s Paradox, the apparent absence of radio communication between technical civilizations can be attributed to their inevitable short-term self-destruction, a consequence of uncontrolled invention of toxic substances, contamination of air, water and land, and construction of deadly weapons. On Earth this includes saturation of the atmosphere by greenhouse gases and production of nuclear weapons. The most extensive[Read More…]

by 06/04/2022 2 comments World
The Many Ways War Is Poisoning Us

The Many Ways War Is Poisoning Us

When we wage war, we dehumanize – then kill – a specific segment of humanity. In the process, we “fray” our own humanity. War spews hell in all directions. Just ask the guys at Talon Anvil, a secret U.S. “strike cell” recently exposed by the New York Times as a unit with a reputation for ignoring the rules of engagement and killing[Read More…]

by 19/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
"17th Special" Seabees with the 7th Marines on Peleliu (public domain)

Something Worse than Slavery?

With the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, together with the emergence of Critical Race Theory, the spotlight has once again been shone on the heinous institution that was slavery and its aftermath, racial discrimination. Could anything be worse than a system in which a human being becomes the property of another, to do with as the slave owner[Read More…]

by 19/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Picture of Aussie soldier gulping beer from ‘prosthetic leg of dead Taliban fighter’

A Wide World of War Porn

Recently, I wanted to show my wife a picture, so I opened the photos app on my phone and promptly panicked when I saw what was there. It’s not what you think. A lot of people are worried about what’s lurking on their smartphones. Compromising photos. Illicit text messages. Embarrassing contacts. Porn. What I noticed was a video in the[Read More…]

by 11/06/2021 2 comments World
Reversal

Reversal

With survival at stake, can weapon makers change course? Today, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima, should be a day for quiet introspection. I recall a summer morning following the U.S. 2003 “Shock and Awe” invasion of Iraq when the segment of the Chicago River flowing past the headquarters of the world’s second largest defense contractor, Boeing,[Read More…]

by 06/08/2020 Comments are Disabled World
A dead Iraqi child, victim of the "Shock and Awe" attacks in Iraq

War

  If you have you ever seen a monkey hanging from a tree by its tail and showing its red ass to onlookers, then you have seenthe animal kingdom’s representation of war. According to French playwright Jean Giraudoux, the pacifist and Legion d’onore holder in WWI, war looks just like that monkey’s ass. In 1933, on the eve of WWII,[Read More…]

by 25/10/2017 2 comments Life/Philosophy
Robotic Politics Is Menace To Global Peace And Security

Robotic Politics Is Menace To Global Peace And Security

  “The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion” (Thomas Paine) “Most Americans go along with unaccountable murder, torture, and detention without evidence, which proclaims their gullibility to the entire world. There has never in history been a population as unaware as Americans. The world is amazed that an insouciant people[Read More…]