Review: Orlando False Flag – The Clash of Histories

Barrett Anthology Thumbs Nose at Contradictory Orlando Narratives

Orlando officer winks and grins through police press conference on “shooting.” (See video at the bottom of this article.)

Orlando officer winks and grins through police press conference on “shooting.” (See video at the bottom of this article.)

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Aug 26

Worth a Look: How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

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Suggested by Berto Jongman.

The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased.

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs—a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today, military personnel don’t just “kill people and break stuff.” Instead, they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates. You name it, the military does it.

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Aug 9

Review: The New Grand Strategy – Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century

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A Few Gems, Too Little, Too Late, Not a Grand Strategy and Not Global By Any Stretch of the Imagination

I was paying attention in 2009 when Wayne Porter and Mark Mykleby did their best for the Chairman, and was present when Brent Scowcroft, among others, listened to the Wilson Foundation “launch” of the book’s ideas in 2011. I also observed with interest as Patrick Doherty, then of the New America Foundation, tried to develop the ideas with one good meme — sustainability as the central concept – while suffering from arrogance, naivete, and shallow reading so very typical of the light-weight Washington “think tanks.” I bought this book because I think the original thinkers (Wayne Porter and Mark Mykleby) and their mentor (Mike Mullen) were on to something in 2009.

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Aug 5