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The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY) by Tom Engelhardt -- Antiwar.com

The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY) by Tom Engelhardt -- Antiwar.com
In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim long forgotten, buried in everyday American life. Still, if you think about it, in the decade-plus that followed – the years of the PATRIOT Act, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” “black sites,” robot assassination campaigns,extraordinary renditions, the Abu Ghraib photos, the Global War on Terror, and thefirst cyberwar in history – much did change in ways that should still stun us. Perhaps nothing changed more than the American national security state, which, spurred on by 9/11 and the open congressional purse strings that followed, grew in ways that would have been alien even at the height of the Cold War, when there was another giant, nuclear-armed imperial power on planet Earth........

Tuesday Terror: 86 Iraqis Killed, 234 Wounded -- Antiwar.com

Tuesday Terror: 86 Iraqis Killed, 234 Wounded -- Antiwar.com

Coordinated violence took place across Baghdad today, as bomb after bomb exploded in neighborhoods across the city. The bloodshed extended deep into Shi’ite southern Iraq, which has been relatively quiet compared to restive northern Iraq. Overall, at least 86 Iraqis were killed and 234 were wounded.

Spy Chief Clapper ‘Apologizes’ for Lying to Congress -- News from Antiwar.com

Spy Chief Clapper ‘Apologizes’ for Lying to Congress -- News from Antiwar.com

When the NSA surveillance scandal first came to light last month, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was extremely defiant about having been caught lying to Congress, bragging that he gave the “least untruthful” lie he could think of.