War

Bernie Can Pay For His Agenda by Cutting Defense

Bernie Can Pay For His Agenda by Cutting Defense

Skewed News — Late last year, I interviewed Bernie Sanders while working on my biography “Bernie.” I asked him if he planned to reduce the defense budget if elected president. “We will take a hard look at that,” he told me, agreeing that there’s an awful lot of bloat in America’s military spending that ought to be cut. Why doesn’t […]

by · February 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Economy, Politics, War
Big Tech Companies like Facebook and Google Are Betraying Their Customers to Government Spies Again

Big Tech Companies like Facebook and Google Are Betraying Their Customers to Government Spies Again

Skewed News — Here they go again.             Two years ago, NSA whistleblower revealed that many of Silicon Valley’s technology giants had bent over backwards to cooperate with the National Security Agency and other departments of the post-9/11 surveillance police state. Companies like Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Google watched their public reputations implode as it came out that they had […]

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics, Technology, War
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

The Democrats Are Just As Crazy and Just as Warmongery as Republicans

Skewed News — Senator Ted Cruz, by most measures the second most popular presidential candidate among Republican primary voters after Donald Trump, is catching flak for his call to carpet-bomb ISIS. Granted, Cruz’s understanding of warfare isn’t sophisticated. Called out on the fact that Vietnam-style carpet-bombing of the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria would kill a lot […]

by · December 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Feminists Celebrate Women’s Hard-Won Right To Invade and Slaughter Alongside Men in U.S. Military

Feminists Celebrate Women’s Hard-Won Right To Invade and Slaughter Alongside Men in U.S. Military

Skewed News — If women ruled the world, we’ve been told for years, it would be a more peaceful planet. Now that there’s a real possibility of a first woman president, it is no longer impossible to imagine ladies in charge. Thanks to a new Pentagon rule change, however, there is now less danger of a women-led Earth disintegrating into […]

by · December 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, War
While You’re Eating Turkey, the Pentagon Is Whitewashing Its Brutal Attack on That Doctors Without Borders Hospital

While You’re Eating Turkey, the Pentagon Is Whitewashing Its Brutal Attack on That Doctors Without Borders Hospital

Skewed News —  Work for a government agency? Did you screw up, and want to cover up your screw up, but because you supposedly work for the people, have to present the illusion of transparency? Issue a report that purports to come clean — a total whitewash that throws some low-ranking schmucks under the bus — and release the sucker […]

by · November 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, War
After the Paris Attacks, France Is Turning as Stupid as America

After the Paris Attacks, France Is Turning as Stupid as America

Skewed News — Now it’s France’s turn to become stupid. Throughout and beyond America’s dark post-9/11 decade, while Bush and Wolfowitz and Cheney and Rumsfeld exploited the attacks on New York and Washington to launch the perpetual “global war on terror,” and Congress turned over billions to expand the NSA’s surveillance apparatus into the Orwellian police state we learned about […]

by · November 18, 2015 · 3 comments · Politics, War
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Obama Needs to Shut Up About ISIS

Skewed News —  “The killing of innocent people, based on a twisted ideology.” That’s what President Obama called Friday’s simultaneous attacks on a rock concert, soccer match, cafes and bars in Paris. He’s right. And it’s not the first time: ISIS is directly or responsible for at least 9000 deaths during the first eight months of 2014 aloe, according to […]

by · November 16, 2015 · 6 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Hillary Clinton Came Off as Presidential, Unrepentant and Cheap at Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton Came Off as Presidential, Unrepentant and Cheap at Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Skewed News — Yesterday I tweeted that last night’s Democratic debate — inexplicably held on a Saturday when few Americans could be expected to watch it — would be a “do or die” moment for Bernie Sanders. Bernie did. But he couldn’t have done it without a major assist by former Maryland Martin O’Malley, aka That Other Guy. Bernie, who […]

by · November 15, 2015 · 2 comments · Economy, Media, Politics, War
2 Points About Paris: The Attackers’ Motives Are Crystal Clear. There’s Nothing New Here.

2 Points About Paris: The Attackers’ Motives Are Crystal Clear. There’s Nothing New Here.

Skewed News — “It’s for Syria!” shouted one of the masked gunmen at his victims in Paris’ Le Bataclan theater. “What are you doing in Syria? You’re going to pay now,” another attacker explained. ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has claimed responsibility in a communiqué called yesterday’s attacks in the French capital “the first of the storm” and […]

by · November 14, 2015 · 18 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
World Reacts with Honor to Brutal Stoning of Woman Who Might Have Otherwise Been Perfectly OK to Drone in Afghanistan

World Reacts with Honor to Brutal Stoning of Woman Who Might Have Otherwise Been Perfectly OK to Drone in Afghanistan

Skewed News — A video depicting Afghan men stoning a 19-year-old woman to death in Afghanistan has spread across the Internet, sparking outrage. Had she not been subjected to this controversial medieval form of execution, Rokhshana could have been killed in an American drone strike without the slightest mention in Western newsmedia. Rokhshana was killed in the village of Ghalmeen, […]

by · November 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics, War