Phil Klay’s Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
Unlike the Soviet trials for war crimes, during and following WWII, the U.S. took the high road in first seeking justice for wrong doing, then reversed itself because the trials had an appearance of vengeance rather than seeking the truth.
Part 4 of the Malmedy Massacre looks at the interrogation of defendants, charges of coerced confessions, and prisoner abuse. Among those promoting American’s mistreatment of the Waffen SS defendants were the most radical of the Nazi sympathizes, Holocaust deniers, and sundry Anti-Semitic rag sheets.
Part 1 on the Malmedy Massacres at the Battle of the Bulge. Understanding Hilter’s objective, the limitations of an army in defeat, the unforeseen barbarous nature of the once vaunted German Army, and the war crimes trials that followed.
- The final stage of the Jewish State and the genocidal enthusiasm in which it manifests itself, throws a devastating light on Jewish culture and the dangerous aspects that are entangled with Jewish identity politics and Jewish national collectivism.
NBC is facing questions over its decision to pull veteran news correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza just after he personally witnessed the Israeli military’s killing of four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach. Mohyeldin was kicking a soccer ball around with the boys just minutes before they died.
While America talks going to war in Europe, those who follow the real condition of America’s military forces, active duty, reserve and veterans, they know it to be nothing but empty talk. Over a dozen years of war has left America’s military manpower exhausted, physically, mentally and “politically.”
America has found itself in an untenable situation in the Ukraine. As the second day of military incursions by the coup backed Kiev government proceed in the East, the Obama administration has begun to realize that it has been “blindsided.”
Though, as a member of Veterans For Peace and a philosophy professor with a focus on war and ethics, I have often discussed my impressions and insights about war and its aftermath in the classroom, at conferences and with civic groups, I had never had such discussions with someone who had been my “enemy.”
The vast majority of Americans didn’t have 30 seconds a day to watch news about the war, not a minute a month to think about it, much less do something, take a stand for what was right. These are the people that love to hear about hippies and airport spitters. These people love Ollie North and John McCain, cartoon heroes for a nation too dead inside to care. Scary terrorists and endless wars are bread and butter for the “drugstore Marine” and “Hanoi John.”
The Christ spoke with me last night. I guess you can imagine my surprise when, of all the people in the world he could have spoken to – clergy members, political leaders, Fox “news” commentators, etc. – he chose me. I thought maybe he just needed to rant a bit, to blow off steam. I can certainly understand his frustration given the state of the world and the way his teachings have been ignored, misinterpreted, and exploited by those who claim to be his followers. Or maybe he just wanted to talk with someone he could trust to just listen and not distort his words for their advantage or to the disadvantage of other human beings.
Now that the parades have ended and veterans have enjoyed the “heartfelt gratitude” of an appreciative nation (and a free meal, from a “select menu” at Applebees), I would ask veterans, as they resume their lives of anonymity and neglect, to put aside, for a moment, all the bunk we have been fed over the years from those who were not there.
Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett last night, November 8, 2013, sent a letter to the powerful Israel lobby group in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, as well as to other branches of world Jewry around the globe, telling them to put pressure on the Gentile nations in which they reside to stop them from signing an agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program.