The drones are filling the skies, as reported by Tom Barry, making the progression from assassins on foreign grounds to domestic agents in border control, drug enforcement and even regional law enforcement activities. As the drones hold a proud history of hundreds of known incidental casualties of women and children in other countries already, is this really what we want? The only possible benefit I can think of is at least a drone could not sexually harass a suspect. But with the increased military presence in the streets, the idea that citizens will fall victim to immoral injustices is already happening, as in the case reported by Matthew Vaz involving an elderly nun facing sentencing for wholly made-up criminal charges. It is not paranoia that in this day and age, if you protest or boycott the industrial complex you will be punished to the fullest extent of the law no matter who you are or how logical your arguments.
In that respect, Ray McGovern reports on how plain the excuse provided by the younger of the Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is when compared to his accusations and the rolling thunder rising against him and his chances for a fair trial. Says Tsarnaev’s message:
“The [Boston] bombings were in retribution for the U.S. crimes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan [and] that the victims of the Boston bombing were collateral damage, in the same way innocent victims have been collateral damage in U.S. wars around the world. Summing up, that when you attack one Muslim you attack all Muslims.”
If the United States military did not exist to advance the agendas of American corporate powers this would never have happened. We can play revolted over the Boston deaths, but the truth is that American soldiers have murdered hundreds of thousands more innocents around the world. This does not excuse the Boston suspects (who have yet to be found guilty in a court of law), but it does point out that what was done was an act exponentially smaller than what our own government is indeed guilty of daily.
But rationality has no place in this modern world we walk. I mentioned before of how the Christian church likes to inform their followers of how badly they are being persecuted around the world. The truth of the matter is polar opposite, as seen in this article from Adam Lee. Those Christians just love throwing the first stone, contrary to everything they purport to believe. But then, the CDC is stating that now one in five children in America suffers from some mental disorder or another. Considering the world that’s being readied for them I am surprised that number is so small. Although I do think many of those diagnoses are drastically over-used, particularly bipolarity and ADHD. Kids are kids, so please stop getting them addicted to legal drugs.
And more news coverage courtesy of Abby Martin’s BREAKING THE SET.