General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions the Media Treated as Unremarkable

THE PROBLEM: Google Search for: “Are you asking about Vice President Biden” = 3,890 results Google Search for: “You better be out there hitting four or five targets tonight” = 154 results ONE EXAMPLE: Vanity Fair, in a supposedly savvy media analysis that pinpoints what it thinks were McChrystal’s biggest mistakes, names the most tasteless,… Read More General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions the Media Treated as Unremarkable

Ghassan Hage: A Massacre is Not a Massacre

Ghassan Hage’s response to some of the outrageously unbelievable Israeli propaganda that spewed forth from the mouths of Israeli political leaders and their spokespersons in the days following Israel’s massacre of civilians in international waters: I don’t write poems but, in any case, poems are not poems. Long ago, I was made to understand that… Read More Ghassan Hage: A Massacre is Not a Massacre

Information, Communications, and Targeted Killing

Two previous articles on this site (Innocently Informing State Terrorism: Journalism, Knowledge, and Counterinsurgency, and Human Terrain System Under Investigation: HTS Link to JIEDDO & US Death Squads) dealt with the figure of Michael Furlong and what some claim was a “rogue” program of extrajudicial execution. Here, Ishtar Enana, an Iraqi writer (blog: غار عشتار,… Read More Information, Communications, and Targeted Killing