Atrocities Of War In The Age Of Mass Media

READING: LA Times’  ”US Troops Posed With Body Parts Of Afghan Bombers” OUR TAKE: The LA Times’ decision to publish photos of members of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division posing with the body parts of dead Afghan insurgents has met criticism from some of the nation’s highest ranking military and government officials. Military officials had…

As U.S. Announces Readiness To Enforce Sanctions, Questions Still Arise Over Existence Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program

READING: New York Times’ “Obama Finds Oil In Markets Is Sufficient To Sideline Iran” OUR TAKE: President Obama today cleared the way towards imposing tougher sanctions on Iran.  After months of studies on world oil production and demand, it has been decided that the world can function without oil provided by Iran. Determination of oil…

The Rumsfeldian Trayvon Martin Killing: There Are Known Knowns And There Are Known Unknowns

READING: Orlando Sentinel’s Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head OUR TAKE: The latest in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is that Sanford police leaked information in an attempt to show that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense, but witness testimony and 911 calls paint a conflicting story…

How Sketchy Is The Etch A Sketch Gaffe?

READING: Associated Press’s “Etch A Sketch is big draw” OUR TAKE: Considering the less than thrilling state of the Republican Presidential campaign trail, it is not surprising that the Etch A Sketch “scandal” has taken centerpiece. While Syrians are dying, Afghanistan is in turmoil, and the middle class American is being kicked out of her…

Obama’s New Order: All Your Resources Are Belong To Us

READING: Huffington Post’s “Barack Obama Prepares for War Footing” OUR TAKE: Since 1950, presidents have signed Executive Orders to ensure preparedness during wartime,  granting them control over the flow of our nation’s resources during times of disaster. These orders have always had strict parameters limiting this power to times of crisis. In creating the order…

Afghani Parliamentarians Challenge White House Story

READING: - Pahjwok Afghan News’ “Up to 20 US troops executed Panjwai massacre: probe” OUR TAKE: The Afghan villagers of Kandahar province reported seeing more than one shooter. President Hamid Karzai initially referred to only one shooter but later changed his mind, citing a young boy’s eye-witness testimony. If the parliamentary probe has any credibility, then the current White House…

Americans See Rising Gases Prices Due To Speculation

READING: GlobalResearch’s ‘Why The Huge Spike in Oil Prices? “Peak Oil” or Wall Street Speculation? ‘ OUR TAKE: While President Obama is busy setting tougher sanctions on Iran for questionable allegations that Iran is seeking the bomb, gas prices are on the rise. In the Los Angeles area alone, prices have hit $5 for premium…