America represents the worst of rogue governance. So does Israel. They menace humanity. They persecute their best. They honor their worst.
Once a warrior, always one. Clark hasn't forgotten. His credentials are notorious. He's a war criminal. He's also a whistle-blower.
Obama's unwelcome in Berlin. He's not wanted. Many Berliners aren't pleased he came. His rhetoric fell short. Doublespeak duplicity is hollow. It doesn't sell well.
On April 5, 2009, Obama spoke in Prague's Hradcany Square. He did so duplicitously. He lied saying "clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."
By HARRY BROWNE - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
[Bono's] significance...is as a front-man...for those who want to maintain and extend their dominion over the earth, and to make that dominion less and less accountable to the assembled riff-raff. That’s why it’s so important that he is not allowed to take ownership of the protest song in the same way he has previously seized, say, the color red or the idea of making poverty history.
By AMAJU BARAKA - June 19, 2013
...[T]he recent decision by the Obama Administration to “up the ante” in Syria with more direct military involvement only confirmed my original thesis that humanitarian intervention has nothing to do with humanitarian concern, and instead is a propaganda tool that affords “the U.S. State the perfect ideological cover and internal rationalization to continue as the global 'gendarme' of the capitalist order.”
By Jonathan Cook - June 21st, 2013
One incident of racism...has triggered an uncharacteristic bout of Israeli soul-searching...Superland, a large amusement park near Tel Aviv, refused to accept a booking from an Arab school on its preferred date in late May. When a staff member called back impersonating a Jew, Superland approved the booking immediately.
Washington and Israel are longstanding partners. Both prioritize state-of-the-art WMDs and intercontinental delivery systems capability. Doing so threatens humanity.
By Bill Van Auken - June 21, 2013
At least 60 people, including women, children and the elderly, were killed in a massacre of Shia Muslims by US-backed “rebels” in eastern Syria Tuesday...A video posted online showed Islamist gunmen bragging about killing Shias and burning and looting their homes.
By David Walsh - WSWS
Sadly, American actor James Gandolfini died June 19 while on holiday in Rome. Best known for his role on the HBO television series The Sopranos (1999-2007), Gandolfini was only 51 years old. A very fine performer, who often played gruff or thuggish characters, by all accounts, off-screen he was a shy and unpretentious man.