Don’t read this about Blackwater! Why ruin your illusions, so carefully manufactured by our government’s info ops.

I strongly recommend reading this in full.  It's a long and well-documented (as such things go) article.  Why should foreigners be the only ones to know the truth about America's wars? "Blackwater's Secret War in Pakistan", Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, 23 November 2009 -- Excerpt: At a covert forward operating base run by the US … Continue reading Don’t read this about Blackwater! Why ruin your illusions, so carefully manufactured by our government’s info ops.

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More about pirates: why we no longer “hang them high”

Summary:  This is the second in a series about pirates.  The first chapter described modern day piracy, and why our "catch and release" response makes it an attractive low-risk, high-return business.  This describes the legal basis for their capture, trial, and punishment.  Links to the other chapters appear at the end. Journalist Bret Stephens asks … Continue reading More about pirates: why we no longer “hang them high”