“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.
“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
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!
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The U.S. Air Force holds a most tender notion of what constitutes “amazing.” From an ad campaign just a few years back.
A soldier is haunted by his role in missions leading to more than 1600 people dead — only this soldier never left the base. NBC has a rare interview with a former drone operator coping with his past. “I can see every little pixel if I just close my eyes”
How many of the dead might have been innocent? He says it’s too “heartbreaking” to consider. “This isn’t a video game. This isn’t some sort of fantasy….People die.”
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. Most dogs can tell you that weapons are very, very good for the corporations that make and sell them.