endless war


Armistice Day First

“It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public’s embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, “This is already the vastest war in history. … For this is now a war for peace…”

John LaForge
Published in: The Argus Observer, Antiwar, Nuke Watch Info, The Reader Weekly, Pagosa Daily Post, The Russophile, Common Dreams, Cranston Herald, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Gilmer Free Press, The Smirking Chimp, Johnston Sunrise
Date: November 8,10,11,12,13,14,18,25,2018
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Stop the Killing

Robert Koehler

“Maybe half a million dead, half a country — 10 million people — displaced from their homes, jettisoned onto the mercy of the world.
Welcome to war. Welcome to Syria.”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Common Wonders Blog, The Smirking Chimp, Tribune Content Agency, The Raven Foundation, Sierra County Prospect, Free Press, Battle Creek Enquirer, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
Date: September 21,22,23,24,25,28,2016
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The God of War

Robert Koehler

“There’s Mars, the god of war, perched in a parking garage in Dallas, annihilating the enemy with utter impunity. Mars, you sicko! Just listen to President Obama:
“By definition, if you shoot people who pose no threat to you…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Lassen County Times, Common Wonders Blog, Common Dreams, Free Press, Gilmer Free Press, Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Chicago Activism, Sierra County Prospect, Information Clearing House, The Journal of People, The Smirking Chimp, IslamiCity
Date: July 13,14,15,16,19,20,23,2016
858 Words

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Yellow Ribbons and Endless War

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Robert Koehler
““By God,” Bush said in triumph, “we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.”

George H.W. Bush made this statement a quarter of a century ago while celebrating the terrific poll numbers his quick-win war on Iraq was generating. Remember the yellow ribbons? I think Bush had a point. “Vietnam syndrome” — the public aversion to war — still has a shadow presence in America, but it no longer matters.”

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders http://commonwonders.com/world/yellow-ribbons-and-endless-war/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/yellow-ribbons-and-endles_b_8551182.html
Tribune Content Agency http://tribunecontentagency.com/article/yellow-ribbons-and-endless-war-r/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/125246
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/13/yellow-ribbons-and-endless-war/
The Raven Foundation https://www.ravenfoundation.org/yellow-ribbons-and-endless-war/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/11/12/yellow-ribbons-and-endless-war
The News International http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-351868-Never-ending-wars
Lahaina News http://www.lahainanews.com/page/content.detail/id/532151/LETTERS-for-November-26-issue.html?nav=18, Battle Creek Enquirer
Date: November 11,12,13,14,15,2015

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Absolute Power

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Robert Koehler
““The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another delay in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as attorneys for the defendants demand that all the images are turned over and the government wades through the material to decide what it thinks is relevant to the proceedings.”
This was the Washington Post a few days ago, informing us wearily that the torture thing isn’t dead yet. The bureaucracy convulses, the wheels of justice grind. So much moral relativism to evaluate.”

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders Blog http://commonwonders.com/world/absolute-power/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/07/02/torture-absolute-power
Tribune Content Agency http://www.tmsfeatures.com/columns/political/liberal/robert-koehler/25589164.html?articleURL=http://rss.tribunecontentagency.com/websvc-bin/rss_story_read.cgi?resid=201507011730TMS_____RKOEHLER_ctnbk-a_20150702
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/category/guest-columnists/robert-koehler/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/absolute-power_b_7716342.html
Joseph Freedom or S=Anarchy blogspot http://josephfreedomoranarchy.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-abuse-of-absolute-power.html
Popular Resistance https://www.popularresistance.org/the-abuse-of-absolute-power/
The Morung Express http://issuu.com/morung_express/docs/july_7th__2015
Popular Resistance https://www.popularresistance.org/the-abuse-of-absolute-power/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/guantanamo-torture-continues/
The Raven Foundation https://www.ravenfoundation.org/absolute-power/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/absolute_power/
The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/peacevoice/
Date: June 2,July 1,2,3,7,8,2015

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Man on the Run, and South Africa’s Failure to Detain Him

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MelGurtov
“Margaret Thatcher once advised those delegates to the United Nations who criticize the organization for being weak to look in the mirror for the explanation. International law is much the same: If you want to know why governments so often fail to respect it, all you have to do is step back for a moment and consider that governments are responsible for lawfulness; international judicial bodies such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court (ICC) have no policing power to enforce the law. Those courts must rely on the governments that created them and on the moral force that international legal authority represents.”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Mel Gurtov Blog https://mgurtov.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/post-82-man-on-the-run-and-south-africas-failure-to-detain-him/
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/30/man-on-the-run/
Kane Republican http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/e-edition%20Kane%2006-30-15.pdf
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/man_on_the_run_and_south_africas_failure_to_detain_him/
Date: June 25,29,30,July 5,2015

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