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RIP Colin Powell, partially

As expected, the lazy corporate media kicked off with all the hagiography about Mr. Powell on how he was a first in certain positions and his reluctance to present the bullshit evidence to the UN about Iraq’s weapon-production capabilities. Or how he … Continue reading

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1969: My Lai massacre reported

The world learned a year later about US forces slaughtering My Lai with its logic of in order to save the village, we have to destroy the village. It just piled on all the bad news on how poorly and pointlessly … Continue reading

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RIP R. Lee Ermey

Sad to see the man who was the quintessential drill sergeant pass on. Ermey was able to turn his consultant position for Kubrick into a key role in Full Metal Jacket. Thankfully others used his roaring presence for funny stuff like … Continue reading

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Forever War reprinted

Joe Haldeman’s masterpiece has returned as a six-part comic book series. I vaguely remember seeing the graphic novel version in the early Nineties. Titan Comics found a good way to separate the story into logical chapters. I also know that … Continue reading

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