Guest Column: The International Gangster

No doubt, America is one of the most aggressive nations in the world
by Bob Livingston in Personal Liberty (excerpted from here)

graphic1Is the U.S. government an international gangster? No doubt, America is one of the most aggressive nations in the world.

The U.S. has fought by far the largest number of wars based on propaganda pretenses. It has broken the international laws of war, maintained secret prisons, bombed innocents in Libya and Syria for “humanitarian” reasons, armed terrorists in those countries, and trained and instigated them to overthrowing legitimate regimes.  It’s droned-bombed wedding parties (see here and here) and hospitals.

It’s run guns to narcoterrorists in Mexico and fought an absurd war against drugs in Colombia and Afghanistan and at home, where the tentacles of the narcotics mafia now reach into political circles. Continue reading

Guest Column: Whackjobs for War vs. Iran

America Gone Stupid Over Iran [1] – An Analysis
by Lawrence Davidson

Iran Column from Lawrence DavidsonAn excellent column sent my way via Gerhard Fuerst, occasional contributor to these pages. The alert liberals are usually on top of the threats to peace; I only wish more than a handful would come out and admit they were wrong about Obama. Not so much for voting for him in 2008, but for thinking he hasn’t brutally betrayed every shred of support he showed for peace, civil liberties, and even a semblance of economic sanity. Again, due to the urgency of the message, this column is an excerpt without asking for direct approval from the author. He of course retains all rights to the piece.

It is estimated that up to a million people died as a function of George Bush Jr.’s decision to invade Iraq. According to Bush, that decision was made on the basis of “faulty intelligence.” This is the ex-president’s way of passing the blame. The decision was made by Mr. Bush’s insistence that the accurate intelligence he was getting from traditional sources was false, and that the lies he was being told by other parties (for instance, Iraqi con-men such as Rafid al-Janabi) were true. Continue reading