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Showing posts from May 27, 2007

Overthrow, America's Century of Regime Change

Overthrow, America's Century of Regime Change VIDEO: "Overthrow, America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
The recent of Saddam Hussein may have turned 'regime change' into a contemporary buzzword, but it's been a tactic of American foreign policy for more than 110 years. Beginning with the ouster of Hawaii's monarchy in 1893, Kinzer runs through the foreign governments the U.S. has had a hand in toppling
Stephen Kinzer presents his most recent book Overthrow, America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.

Mr. Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times who has reported from more than fifty countries on four continents. He has served as the paper's bureau chief in Turkey, Germany and Nicaragua."

TomDispatch - Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Air War in Iraq Uncovered

TomDispatch - Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Air War in Iraq Uncovered: "Nine words in the report were devoted to the American air war: 'American troops killed eight suspected insurgents on Sunday, the military said -- six in an airstrike near Garma, in Anbar Province, and two southwest of Baghdad.' We have no further information on that air strike in Garma; no idea what kind of aircraft struck, or with what weaponry, or how those in the air were so certain that those dead on the ground were 'suspected insurgents,' or who exactly suspected them of being insurgents. The equivalent Washington Post round-up did not even mention that the operation involved an air strike.
This has been fairly typical of the last few years of minimalist to nonexistent mainstream media coverage of the air war in Iraq, based almost singularly on similarly minimalist military press handouts or statements. We do, however, know something about an air strike, also 'in the Garma area,' last …


 Headlines: "
Back in 2004 when the first shocking pictures were originally leaked, the world recoiled in horror, but since then the Bush Administration has fought tooth and nail to prevent the American public from seeing any new images of the treatment of Iraqi detainees, but tonight Dateline reporter Olivia Rousset reveals new photos and videos. Despite the currently overheated international climate, we are showing them because they show the extent of the horror that occurred at Abu Ghraib. A serious warning though - some of the images you're about to see are pretty confronting and may offend some of you. "