When the Detainee Is American…

The corpses pile up like sandbags along the planet’s geopolitical borders. “Perhaps his condition deteriorated and the authorities decided it was better to release him in a coma than as a corpse.” So said an expert on North Korea recently, quoted in the New York Times following the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, six days … Continue reading “When the Detainee Is American…”

The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency

Douglas Valentine has once again added to the store of knowledge necessary for American citizens to understand how the U.S. government actually works today, in his most recent book entitled The CIA As Organized Crime. (Valentine previously wrote The Phoenix Program, which should be read with the current book.) The US“deep state” – of which … Continue reading “The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency”

Our President’s Word Wars

These days I find myself thinking often about a cartoon by the late Theodore Geissel. In it, a woman with a sweater that reads “America First” reads aloud from a storybook to two children: “And the Wolf chewed up the children and spit out their bones,” she relays. “But those were Foreign Children and it … Continue reading “Our President’s Word Wars”

To Ted Cruz: Further Militarizing Mexico’s Drug War Is a Horrible Idea

Ted Cruz recently provided an exclusive interview to Breitbart News. He asserted that the U.S. military should be working in conjunction with the Mexican government to fight the cartels. He didn’t suggest a full-scale invasion, but he did propose something similar to our program, "Plan Colombia." If you’re not familiar, Plan Colombia is officially the … Continue reading “To Ted Cruz: Further Militarizing Mexico’s Drug War Is a Horrible Idea”