April 2017 Archives
"Science is not a set of facts or even techniques and procedures," says the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. "Science is a process for understanding the nature of the world. Scientists begin from the assumption that there is an objective reality, independent of our hopes and desires. We try to understand the nature of that reality through observations and experiments. . .
"There was, during the course of the 2016 campaign, a small but vocal group of antiwar libertarians and conservatives who had convinced themselves that Donald Trump was preferable to Hillary Clinton because he, Trump, had made his (fictitious) opposition to the Iraq War a cornerstone of his candidacy," wrote James W Carden for Consortiumnews.com. "Trump, it turns out, seems every bit as captive to the bipartisan foreign policy consensus as was his predecessor."
The President has been lavished with praise from leading Congressional Democrats for targeting Syria, notes The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald. (Hillary Clinton offered her categorical support hours before the missiles fell.) Those who fall in line behind Trump's bombings are ensuring that he will keep it up.
"Although Obama was the first president to spend his entire tenure in office at war, he almost certainly won't be the last," concludes John Knefel, Truthout.
One had to search the NY Times for today's lead story (World News section, subcategory Asia Pacific), U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on Afghanistan; White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the action in his daily briefing:
"The U.S. has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan."
President Donald Trump says he is very proud of the U.S. military after what he called a "very, very successful mission." Whether the political establishment elects to bestow gushing praise on the first-time use of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, as they did for the airstrikes on a town in Syria last week, is as yet unknown. But it is imperative that today's strike on Afghanistan be contested, not "normalized" as just another (albeit bigger) bombing-as-usual in America's war on the world.
The LA Times hopes to rein in the worst aspects of fascism in America. "[Trump's] contempt for the rule of law and the norms of government are palpable," said the paper.
We say Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime! One thing's for sure: The Trump Regime Won't Collapse Of Its Own Accord. It's up to us, people living in the United States, to stop the horrific crimes of our government and drive perpetrators from power. Sooner than later.