Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice

By JODI RUDORENJAN. The New York Times Company JAN 25, 2015 see video http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/world/disillusioned-by-war-israeli-soldiers-muted-in-1967-are-given-fuller-voice.html?_r=0 TEL AVIV — A young Israeli soldier, fresh from the front, bluntly recounts the orders from above. “They never said, ‘Leave no one alive,’ but they said, ‘Show no mercy,’ ” he explains. “The brigade commander said to kill as many […]

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‘American Sniper’ Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize

By Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone January 21, 2015 I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies for the most part – it’s a simple, well-lit little fairy tale with the nutritional value of a fortune […]

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Chomsky Blasts ‘American Sniper’ and the Media that Glorifies It (see video)

The famed professor draws a disturbing parallel between “Sniper” and our “global assassination program.” By Janet Allon AlterNet January 26, 2015 see video http://www.alternet.org/watch-chomsky-blasts-american-sniper-and-media-glorifies-it Noam Chomsky had some choice words about the popularity of “American Sniper,” its glowing New York Times review, and what the worship of a movie about a cold-blooded killer says about […]

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Lieberman: Yisrael Beytenu will distribute Charlie Hebdo for free

Party will buy thousands of copies and distribute them to the public in the name of freedom of speech; MK Ganaim: ‘Only a week ago two Arabs were murdered in Rahat by police, so why add fuel to the fire?’ Moran Azulay, Attila Somfalvi Yedioth Internet. Published: 01.25.15, 14:12 / Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman […]

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Harvard professors warn ‘privacy is dead’ and predict mosquito-sized robots that steal samples of your DNA

By Afp and Mark Prigg Dailymail.com Published: 14:48 GMT, 22 January 2015 Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you’re pregnant even before your family does. That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard […]

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Robert Fisk: King Abdullah’s friends in the West stayed loyal, but revolution is on the horizon in Saudi Arabia

How long can our Western leaders go on stroking and purring and fawning over – and arming – these Croesus-like autocrats? Independent Friday 23 January 2015 Abdullah was “candid and had the courage of his convictions”, Obama told us. He had a “commitment to peace” and “strengthened understanding between faiths,” said statesman Cameron. All this […]

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