Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Leo Tolstoy’s diaries and notebooks go online

Leo Tolstoy’s diaries and notebooks go online
On September 9, Google featured an interactive screensaver dedicated to Tolstoy’s 186th birthday. Source: Google
A website celebrates the legendary Russian writer's birthday by uploading several of his personal notes.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll -| Amnesty

Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll | Amnesty International 
A recent Amnesty International report documented how previous incidents where civilians were killed during US/NATO military operations have not been properly investigated. Incidents involving likely war crimes have not led to prosecutions.
“The lack of accountability for killings of civilians by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan sends a message that foreign troops have free rein to commit abuses in Afghanistan and that the lives of Afghan civilians have little or no value,” said Richard Bennett, Asia-Pacific Director at Amnesty International.

Reconceiving Change in the Age of Parasitic Capitalism

Reconceiving Change in the Age of Parasitic Capitalism

Extreme Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Observed late on Wednesday, the storm is moving towards Earth at a medium-to-fast rate of about 2.5 million mph (4.02 million kph), said forecaster Tom Berger, meaning the soonest it can arrive is early on Friday (US time). MORE

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia Agrees To Provide Bases To Train Anti-ISIS Syrian Opposition Fighters By Mark Hanrahan

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    King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry wait for a meeting at the King's private residence June 27, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has reportedly signaled its willingness to provide bases to train Syrian opposition fighters to counter the rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS. Getty Images
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    An ISIS fighter in Iraq in June, 2014. Saudi Arabia has indicated its willingness to host a training program for moderate Syrian opposition forces to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State. REUTERS
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    King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry wait for a meeting at the King's private residence June 27, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has reportedly signaled its willingness to provide bases to train Syrian opposition fighters to counter the rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS. Getty Images
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    An ISIS fighter in Iraq in June, 2014. Saudi Arabia has indicated its willingness to host a training program for moderate Syrian opposition forces to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State. REUTERS
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Saudi Arabia has indicated its willingness to provide bases to train moderate Syrian opposition fighters to combat the Islamic State, or ISIS, at the request of the United States, according to reports.
President Obama spoke with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Wednesday, hours before laying out his strategy to combat the militant group, who have taken control of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria. The White House said: “The president and the king agreed on the need for increased training and equipping of the moderate Syrian opposition.”
While the Saudis would be hosting the training program on their soil, the actual training of fighters would most likely be carried out by another country -- possibly the U.S.
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9-11 And The 'War on Terror'

For all the victims, not just of 9-11, but of the evil and carnage that 9-11 and its exploiters unleashed. Artwork by John Joe Neenan. @johnjoeneenan