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War and the Military

The Horrific Long-Term Consequences of Regime Change

March 18, 2019 – Jacob Hornberger …… The Guatemalan legislature is contemplating granting a blanket amnesty to military officials who participated in the rein of terror that the Guatemalan national-security establishment – supported by the U.S. national-security establishment – inflicted on the Guatemalan people for a period of some 36 years. Continue reading →

State Secrets and the National-Security State

February 16, 2019 – Jacob Hornberger …… Julian Assange’s “crime” was revealing the wrongdoing of the national-security establishment. In the minds of those who blindly support the US state, this is not to be allowed, even if the information is 100% true. Continue reading →

How About Truth Regarding the Department of “Defense”?

December 31, 2018 – Jacob Hornberger …… With all the born-again fervor for truth among the mainstream press within the context of the Donald Trump regime, would it be too much to ask for the truth regarding the U.S. Department of “Defense.” I mean, come on, there is no way that what U.S. troops have been doing overseas for the past 70 years has anything to do with the defense of the United States. Continue reading →

Mike Pence’s Hypocritical Speech to the OAS

September 25, 2018 – Jacob Hornberger …… While the Vice President pointed out in his OAS speech the massive violations of civil liberties in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba, he forgot to mention what has been occurring on the U.S. side of Cuba, at Guantanamo Bay, the military base that U.S. officials forced Cuban officials to grant them more than a century ago. Indefinite detention. Why, there are now people at the Pentagon-CIA prison in Cuba that have been denied a trial for more than a decade! Torture. Denial of due process. Hearsay in trials (if they ever have trials). Kangaroo military tribunals. In other words, the same type of “judicial” system that is found in communist and other totalitarian regimes. Continue reading →