Thursday, April 19, 2012

SYSTEM SUCKS: Pictures That Are Worth 1,000 Words

Occupy Oakland silkscreen image, not sure which artist(s) to credit

An Iraqi boy in an orphanage drew his mother and slept in her arms.
Image credit: imgur, via James Hobbs' facebook page.
Source: Occupy Maine facebook event for May 1, 2012 General Strike

Jeju Island, South Korea, where the Samsung Corporation is being paid to pour concrete over the UN Heritage Site coral reefs in order to make a port to dock Aegis nuclear weapons equipped destroyers built in Bath, Maine, USA. (In case you were wondering what the sign in the first image -- SYSTEM SUCKS -- was talking about.)

Birth defects in Fallujah after use of depleted uranium weapons by US military in 2004. Source:
From Michael Kelly today in Business Insider The US Poured So Many Toxic Weapons On Fallujah In 2004 That Residents Still Pay The Price:
The studyreleased by the Switzerland-based International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, shows that in the years following Operation Phantom Fury there has been a 4-fold increase in all cancer, including a 12-fold increases in childhood cancer in those aged 0-14.


chrisrushlau said...

CIA seeks new authority to expand Yemen drone campaign --'How discriminating can they be?' asked a senior U.S. official familiar with the proposal. 18 Apr 2012 The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said. Securing permission to use these "signature strikes" would allow the agency to hit targets based solely on intelligence indicating patterns of suspicious behavior. The practice has been a core element of the CIA's drone program in Pakistan for several years. CIA Director David H. Petraeus has requested permission to use the tactic against the al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] affiliate in Yemen.

The preceding from Lori Price's Citizens for Legitimate Government.

chrisrushlau said...

I neglected to say, it comes from an article in the WaPo.
Here is a quote from the article itself. Securing permission to use these “signature strikes” would allow the agency to hit targets based solely on intelligence indicating patterns of suspicious behavior, such as imagery showing militants gathering at known al-Qaeda compounds or unloading explosives.