Barack Obama campaigned for the US presidency on a pledge to fight a smarter war. This means covert operations, drone strikes and assassinations.
For example, in 2009 US Commandos stormed a compound in Afghanistan that they believed was housing a Taliban cell. They killed 5 people, 3 of them were women, 2 of them pregnant. One was a senior police commander trained by the Americans to fight the Taliban. None were Taliban.
Instead of realising they had been fed bad intelligence and owning the fact that they had killed these people, the Americans dug the bullets out of the bodies of the people they had killed and then tried to blame it, alternately on the Taliban and also on an honour killing, implying that the women had been killed by their own murderous families.
America only admitted this cover-up after evidence was exposed in the form of a video taken weeks after the raid showing the leader of the raid, William McRaven - at the time the head of the most secretive and elite force available to the President of the United States (JSOC) - offering to sacrifice some sheep to the family in apology.
This is just one of many examples investigated by war correspondent, Jeremy Scahill in his book and documentary, ‘Dirty Wars’, detailing America’s failing ‘War on Terror’ and how their actions around the world are only serving to further radicalise people against them.
ALL SEEING HAND/ SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR - DAY TWO/THREE : MARAHAU!
May 9th, 2013
For those who don’t know, Marahau is a small town (Pop. 500) just out of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand, with a sweeeeeeeeet venue in a big hall by the name of ‘Tim’s Place’, aka the home and workshop of the wood carver and legendary dude, Tim Wraight.
The show was great, with ‘locals’ from as far away as Nelson making the journey (coz that’s how they roll!). Tim granted us the luxury of hanging out for a few days while some incessant rain kept us all cozied up… These photos from 20th & 21st of April… The sun came out the following day so we could check out the Abel Tasman National Park (pics to follow…)
We’re back in Wellington after a wonderful ten-day tour (with six shows) around the South Island of New Zealand. Here’s some pictures from day one - embarking from Wellington, April 19th… more pics to come!!
SCR023 - Sacred Space : A vast collage of synth, vocal and resonance explorations. Originally composed for an exhibition of art by Georgette Brown - ‘Calming Deities & Sacred Spaces’ in 2012. Download only, pay what you like (no minimum!).
: 1 track, 20 minutes.
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