“The executive branch continues to claim the right to kill anyone, anywhere on Earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified officials.”
Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal, April 2016
Incredible photo essay on war, weapons and American pie.
The photographer Alexander Gardner recorded the unromantic aftermath of the bloodiest day in American history. In September 1862, he came to the Battle of Antietam after some 4,000 soldiers were killed in a 12-hour period. He may well have been the first photographer to document the battlefield dead.
An article in Slate which tells the story displays a curious title: “The Battlefield Photos That Changed Everything.” Realistic photographs of war have made an impact, but have they really changed “everything” — or indeed, anything?
“I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that.”
Donald Rumsfeld, November 14, 2002
What do Americans know about cluster bombs? They know nothing. Or almost nothing. Or rather, this is what they know.
This comic PSP commercial played millions of times a few years back. And told us all we need to know. When you want to kill things, Use the Cluster Bomb.
It’s never too early to get the little ones on a proper diet — they must grow strong! (image by the illustrious collage artist Winston Smith.)
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Every U.S. drone strike triggers the “guns” of this installation to fire, and the data of the deadly event prints out and falls to the floor in this mechanical operation.
See here for more info on Jonathan Fletcher Moore’s drone project.
The impressive Bureau of Investigative Journalism has already determined more than 2,500 people have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan. But it didn’t know many of their names. Now that’s going to change.
August 2013. A group of Laotian boys come across a metal ball, toss it around & then try to cut it open. Explosion. The boys are struck by the shards of jagged steel from the cluster bomblet. A boy named Khe is dead. Two younger friends seriously wounded.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Kanye desperately tries to say something meaningful. We figured we would help him. After corporate complaint, YouTube removed this work from its hollowed grounds.