“I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. The moral effect should be so good that the loss of life should be reduced to a minimum. It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected.”
Winston Churchill, proposing the use of chemical weapons in Iraq in 1920
Good to see the first lady getting her groove on. Targeting the enemy with a Predator drone can really bring families closer.
Next time you have dark thoughts about the human condition, remember there are still people like Layla around. Check out MAG’s short portrait of a graceful young Lebanese woman whose job is to remove countless landmines and cluster bombs.
“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.”
Tom Waits, Musician
Shepherd Fairey’s tender evocation of the loving patriotic family. Cherish your bombs, for one day they must go out into the world.
Remember. Humans are inventive.
Amazing artist Eric Garcia reminds us that, in some areas, Uncle Sam adores those from south of the border.
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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.
November 2012. Syria. 20 children play in a field. Bombs are dropped. Eleven die. The crime the children committed? The Syrian government does not say. (Human Rights Watch)
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. A report on Syrian child war refugees via the pop kitsch of Japanese girl band Girl Generation.