“It’s not true that we have relied solely on the kinetic option. We wouldn’t have so many detainees if we’d relied on the ability to exterminate people…We’ve had a blended and nuanced approach and for the guy who’s on the other end of a Hellfire missile he doesn’t see that as a nuance.”
Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, speaking at the 2013 Aspen security forum
Good to see the first lady getting her groove on. Targeting the enemy with a Predator drone can really bring families closer.
Isis is extremely frightening, especially with their orange bills and toilet implements.
“Through the first World War humanity has been able to convince itself, in the face of the crowings of aruemic philosophy, that it is not degenerating after all; on the contrary, it is full of life, strength, bravery, enterprise. Through the same war, it realized its technical power with unprecedented force. It was as if a man, to prove that his pipes for breathing and swallowing were in order, had begun to cut his throat with a razor in front of a mirror.”
Leon Trotsky, Russian Revolutionary
Before World War One, German artist Kathe Kollwitz produced artwork showing terrible poverty and boiling social tensions. She had already mastered a mother’s expression of grief over a dead child. During the War, her own son died. Her lithographs and woodcuts afterwards, showing the effects of war, were simpler than past work – more essential. Their intensity is overwhelming.
French artist Edmond Guilliaume’s 1870 portrait of Wilhelm I, proclaimed the first German emperor in the Hall of Versailles during the Franco-Prussian War. Glorious wars were to follow!
In his Disasters of War series, Francisco Goya celebrated man’s majestic ingenuity in the trumpeted Age of Enlightenment. He gave the image below the following description:
“A heroic feat! With dead men”
Our time must also be the age of enlightenment! How comforting that, in our evolved state, we’re still capable of such creative masterworks!
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The butterfly bomb of WW2 may have been man’s first working cluster bomb. Dozens of the submunitions could be released from a single container to attack civilian and military targets. And like modern cluster bombs, if they failed to detonate, our top technicians designed them to injure and kill anyone who happened to touch them. Yes, it’s quite touching how man embraces natural forms.
As we all know, the greatest artist of the last 10,000 years was the American master Thomas Kinkade. His exquisite works evoked the essential glory of the U.S. nation.
Alas, Kinkade died a few years ago and now it’s apparent there’s a glaring deficit in his work — no drones. Artist Anthony Freda comes to the rescue here in this short, stirring video.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. Most dogs can tell you that weapons are very, very good for the corporations that make and sell them.