Remember that the fires we lite in Iraq still burn. Look and learn.

Mosul

Summary:  America led the invasion and occupation of Iraq, overthrowing a secular regime for what became a mostly Islamic theocratic state. It began in March 2003. Iraq is still burning. The news media seldom remind of the the chaos we created. The fighting Mosul is a vivid dot in the long war we irresponsibly ignited. … Continue reading Remember that the fires we lite in Iraq still burn. Look and learn.

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Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.

Famine in Africa

Summary: Brutal famine has four nations in its grip, deliberate results of their governments' policies. While we wreck the Middle East, spreading jihadist movements, they get a pass (unless we help them). This is a powerful article with horrific news. "The Nazis Used It, We Use It" Alex de Waal on the return of famine … Continue reading Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.

How neoliberalism and globalization created the populist revolt in the West

A map of global neoliberalism

Summary: Here is an excerpt from one of the most powerful explanations I have seen for the role neoliberalism and globalization as drivers of populism in the West. Our political future cannot be seen without understanding this. {First of two articles today.} Here is one of the most illuminating essays I have read in a … Continue reading How neoliberalism and globalization created the populist revolt in the West

While America’s infrastructure rots, we build the most expensive weapon ever

F-35

Summary: While America's infrastructure rots, we will spend $1.5 trillion on the F-35. The most expensive weapon ever built, it's probably as obsolete as battleships in 1940. Here is the tale of how this garbage fire of America's cash began and while it burns out of our control. See the dismal status reports at the … Continue reading While America’s infrastructure rots, we build the most expensive weapon ever