Jo Comerford explains the Joys of Perpetual War

Introduction by Tom Engelhardt If you want a picture of how Washington deals with American war-making today, check out a moment from NBC's October 11th "Meet the Press." David Gregory, the show's moderator, is conducting a round-table discussion with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Carl … Continue reading Jo Comerford explains the Joys of Perpetual War

New reports about Mexico, the failing state on our border

This provides a very brief look at two excellent reports about Mexico.  Excerpts from each appear below. "Mexico Security Memo - Year-end Wrap-up", Stratfor, 5 January 2008 -- Subscription only.  "After Action Report - Vistit Mexico", General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret), 29 December 2008 Both are disturbing, since the global economic downturn will weigh … Continue reading New reports about Mexico, the failing state on our border

Concrete evidence of government info ops against us, but it’s OK because we are sheep

Summary:  This is another post about psywar, a 4GW skill our military has mastered and uses mostly against us. Why do we see so little good old fashioned journalism, breaking stories about important issues?  Perhaps because the rest of the media, our ruling elites, and the American people just ignore them.  A nation that ignores these scandals … Continue reading Concrete evidence of government info ops against us, but it’s OK because we are sheep

General McCaffery reports about conditions in Iraq

This is a powerful illustration of why Americans remain so confused about the Iraq War:  "General Barry McCaffrey discusses his view of Iraq", NBC Nightly News (19 March 2008).  Excerpt (bold emphasis added): BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor:  And now we turn to the future of Iraq, and for that, we turn to a veteran of so many … Continue reading General McCaffery reports about conditions in Iraq

News: “U.S. Army Isn’t Broken After All, Military Experts Say”

Important news, if accurate:  "U.S. Army Isn't Broken After All, Military Experts Say", Fox News (19 March 2008).   Of special note are the data they show in these nine charts. Opening of the Fox News story One year ago, as President Bush decided to send more troops to Iraq, the conventional wisdom in Washington among opponents … Continue reading News: “U.S. Army Isn’t Broken After All, Military Experts Say”