Category Archives: Iraq, Af-Pak War

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and Alleged American Exceptionalism

An alleged baby-killer that slaughtered sixteen civilians in American-occupied Afghanistan is revealed as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. Yet as usual, the non-reflective, prowar press is proffering the usual litany of excuses. They focus on the individual accused and not the … Continue reading

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Law Professor Barack Obama’s Error in Understanding the Meaning of “Justice.”

President Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, a premier law school in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. On “60 Minutes” on Sunday May 8, 2011, he gratuitously offered extraneous to a specific question the observation that … Continue reading

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SEAL Team 6 Looting Is not “Job well done” in Barbaric Raid and Assassination of Sheikh Usama Bin Laden

May 6, 2011: Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamiat-e-ulema-e-Islam are seen near an image of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during an anti-U.S. rally on the outskirts of Quetta, [Pakistan]. Text except for nation identification from Washington Post, May 7, 2011. I might add … Continue reading

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Now the Cartoonish Glorification of the SEAL Team 6 Assassins and Marauders

“In Bin Laden’s Compound, Seals’ All-Star Team” runs the headline in the fawning New York Times. You knew it would happen after the Sheik Bin Laden bloodletting was proclaimed. The Washington Post reports these invaders were “ripped” and sculpted males–of … Continue reading

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Bin Laden Assassination Confirms US Duplicity and Illegal Conduct

Update: My first post charging the US lied about women being used as human shields as the SEAL team assassins shot unarmed women in Pakistan is true. At least the allegation that women were used as shields was confirmed as untrue … Continue reading

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United States Had Other Civilised Options to avoid Killing Usama Bin Laden and Family Members

The dramatisation of the killing of Mr Usama Bin Laden and family members I could have predicted in advance. The New York Times and other so-called mainstream media are glorifying this operation of one of skill, secrecy and brilliant planning. Why … Continue reading

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The Murder of Osama Bin Laden Should be Condemned

I condemn the killing on May 1, 2011 of Osama Bin Laden, his son and apparently innocent civilians in this raid. Note the usual lies from the military that a woman killed was “used as a shield by a male combatant.” I doubt it. … Continue reading

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War Criminal Amerika: It Never Changes

“The documents on WikiLeaks describing human rights abuses in Iraq may implicate British as well as US forces, a human rights lawyer has said. Photograph: Jehad Nga/Corbis.” From The Guardian newspaper. WikiLeaks Julian Assange should win the Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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General Petraeus, Qur’an Burning and Free Speech

Reverend Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center has threatened to burn copies of the Holy Qur’an to commemorate the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington. This is a monstrous, bigoted and racist act that is both defamatory … Continue reading

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Airman First Class Critical of Pictures of Fallen and Tally of K.I.A.

I received this e-mail from a U.S. air force serviceperson. I have removed his e-mail address and current duty station but he is not deployed overseas. I subsequently received a “Recall” request of the e-mail. I was unaware that the “Recall” … Continue reading

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Kirstein Posts Comment in New York Times Article on Governor Palin

217. October 27, 2008 3:22 pm The New York Times has posted an article online on the Governor Sarah Palin vice-presidential pick that appears to be an effort to muster support for the Obama campaign. Its headline and column assumes … Continue reading

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Kirstein Interviewed on “Lessons” of 9/11 Incident

    “Lessons learned since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001”   SouthtownStar, September 7, 2008 A6   By Lauren FitzPatrick and Kim Janssen   Osama Bin Laden’s on the loose. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Al-Qaida … Continue reading

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McCain-Clinton War Grinds On: 135 U.S. Casualties in 2008

The Iraq War which only one major candidate for the presidency opposes, Senator Barack Obama (Ill), has led to the needless deaths of 135 American troops this year. Senator John McCain and Senator Hillary Clinton voted to authorise the use … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Christopher Hitchens’s Question for Pope Benedict

This post appeared in the Washington Post blog today. He is referring to Cardinal Bernard Law who resigned as archbishop of Boston in 2002 and was involved in a series of sex scandals involving underage youth. Mr Hitchens wrote the … Continue reading

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Senator John McCain’s 100 Year Iraq War

From the New York Times court liberal Frank Rich, who adorns his lengthy but uninformative columns with needlessly excessive links, to conservative writers such as Charles Krauthammer, harangues are flying against the two major Democratic candidates for president for accusing Senator … Continue reading

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Bureau of Prisons Government Employee Now Calls Me “Harmful” and “Hurtful” to Country[persons]

From: Kerry L. Wolford [mailto:klwolford@bop.gov] Sent: Tue 4/1/2008 8:03 AM To: Kirstein, Peter N. Subject: Re: Why Not? Peter, I love free speech.  I served my country in the Army for 20 years for that freedom and others.  However, showing … Continue reading

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4000 Americans Killed in Iraq War Theatre

Four thousand Americans have died as of March 23, 2008 and they have killed directly or indirectly hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in this war of conquest, colonialism and mass murder. While not all of these deaths were American K.I.A., they … Continue reading

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March 19, 2008 Start of 6th Year of Criminal Iraq Mass Murder

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Five More American Soldiers Killed in Senseless McCain-Clinton War

Dear Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona: I am so pleased your surge is working and that you are mighty proud of the success in this war of aggression.  I am also delighted that your “brother”-in-arms Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, … Continue reading

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America’s Best Columnist, besides Maureen Dowd, Chronicles Criminal Costs of Iraq War

This is a column that should be mandatory reading and the subject of formal presidential debates between Senator John McCain and his eventual Democratic opponent. This country is a disgrace, a rogue state, a vicious killer and an oppressor of its … Continue reading

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New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd Actually Criticises Israel

Maureen Dowd was with Mr Bush on his foray into the Middle East and filed this column in today’s New York Times. Here are some surprising excerpts that address the one-sided approach of American diplomacy and the suffering of the … Continue reading

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Twenty New Hampshire Soldiers Killed in Iraq War Aggression. Vote Against the War!

The New Hampshire primary is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Twenty New Hampshire military personnel were killed in the immoral, terrorist Iraq War. Both Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards voted to authorise the use of military force … Continue reading

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Iraq President Saddam Hussein: Murdered One Year Ago by US Imperialist Forces

On December 30, 2006, the great liberators, but not quite greeted as such, hung this former president after a show trial of alleged war crimes. While the actors were Shi’a acolytes, the perpetrators of this torture and cruel and inhumane … Continue reading

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Full Text: Professor Kirstein Speech before The Progressive Forum, December 19, 2007

Speech at the Progressive Forum: Matteson, Illinois Dec. 19, 2007 “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the Iraq War”* Former assistant secretary of the navy, Theodore Roosevelt, confided to a colleague in 1897, “In strict confidence…I should welcome almost … Continue reading

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Help is on the way: Military Desertions are Increasing.

According to the Associated Press in an article written by Lolita C. Baldor, the imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are beginning to take an increasing toll on the willingness of soldiers to participate in this aggression. In the army … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to speak at “The Progressive Forum”

Peter N. Kirstein will be the featured speaker at “The Progressive Forum” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007. His address is titled, “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the Iraq War” and will start at 7 p.m. at The Empire … Continue reading

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State Senator Barack Obama Opposed the Iraq War in 2002

Remarks of Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama Against Going to War with Iraq {This speech took place the same month that the cowardly Congress endorsed the authorisation to use force. A majority of Senate Democrats voted on October 11, 2002, 29-21 … Continue reading

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What the Annapolis Middle East Peace Conference is Lacking:

1) A non-terrorist state as host. It is risible that the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism and a current occupier of a sovereign Arab nation is hosting a peace conference that excludes its own aggressive war as an agenda item. … Continue reading

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Cliopatria: A Group Blog of Historians Links my Iran TV Interview

Cliopatria, which is a blog carried on George Mason University’s History News Network, linked my YouTube video that contained two interviews on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Jame Jam network. Cliopatria is a frequented weblog for those interested in commentary on … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Presents a New Category: “Attacking America” on Foreign Media”

David Horowitz, a leading conservative critic– some would say provocateur– of higher education has for several years published a DiscovertheNetworks website allegedly linking all the progressives to some type of conspiratorial cabal. Through graphs, subheadings and other categorisations, a Fifth Column … Continue reading

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War Hero and America’s Finest: Lieutenant Watada On Trial Again

The great American army officer, Lt Ehren Watada, who refused to deply to the colonialist, racist war in Iraq, was originally tried in February 2007  until the judge declared a mistrial. In October a kangaroo court attempted to try him for … Continue reading

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Student Finds “Offensive” Website Link to Americans K.I.A. in Iraq

On my website I have included for several years a link to an image from the Washington Post of two American soldiers that were killed in the Sunni town of Ramadi in Iraq.  This is a link to my website … Continue reading

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Senator Barack Obama Speaks at DePaul University on Iraq War and Nuclear Arms Control

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama A New Beginning Tuesday, October 2, 2007 Chicago, IL Thank you, Ted. Ted Sorensen has been counselor to a President in some of our toughest moments, and he has helped define our national purpose at … Continue reading

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Three Who Dared by Defying September 11: (Susan Sontag, Ward Churchill, Richard Berthold)

The late Susan Sontag was vilified for this brilliant analysis of the meaning of September 11, 2001. This was her essay in The New Yorker that dared to suggest that September 11 was a response to previous acts of American … Continue reading

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Transcript: Professor Kirstein Iran TV interview: August 13, 2007

Jame Jam 2 TV, Islam Republic of Iran Broadcasting. I was interviewed again on Iran television, Jame Jam, “Kankesh” programme on August 13, 2007. The topic was the United States image in the world today. These are my remarks as … Continue reading

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