Drone missiles, guns, and mass murder—American style

December 24th, 2012

By Larry Pinkney

“There s no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”—Howard Zinn

The horrific December 14, 2012, massacre of innocent victims in Newtown, Connecticut, now joins a litany of horrible massacres—including the Columbine massacre (Colorado) on April 20, 1999, the Virginia Tech massacre (Virginia) on April 16, 2007, the Geneva County massacre (Alabama) on March 10, 2009, the Fort Hood massacre (Texas) on November 5, 2009, and the Aurora massacre (Colorado) on July 20, 2012. In other words, in the past twelve years there have been at least six very publicized massacres in this nation, four of which have occurred since the year 2009 alone.

Why is massive violence increasingly so prevalent within this nation, and does it have a connection to the sustained and enormous violence carried out by the U.S. government against ordinary people and sovereign countries in other parts of the world?

There is indeed a connection—a very real and dangerous connection.

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Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention

December 24th, 2012

by Stephen Lendman

Since taking office, Obama authorized numerous police state measures. They follow earlier ones under George Bush. They're heading America for full-blown tyranny. It's already a hair's breadth away. It could arrive any time full force. It's been wrapped in the American flag all along. Most people don't know how seriously their rights are compromised. Thousands of political prisoners in America's gulag hell testify about police state harshness. Much worse ahead looms.

On March 7, 2011, Obama's Executive Order 13567 authorized indefinite detentions and military commission trials. Doing so violated America's Fifth Amendment. It states:

"No person….shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…."

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