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UN calls for probe of US Proxy Colombia's Massacre of Children

U.N. calls for probe of Colombia massacre
UN calls for probe of US Proxy Colombia's Massacre of Children

U.N. calls for probe of Colombia massacre

Associated Press
March 4, 2005

BOGOTA, Colombia - A United Nations official called Thursday for an investigation into the massacre of eight civilians following accusations Colombian Army soldiers carried out the killings, in which victims were hacked to pieces.

The attack was one of the most horrific in Colombia's brutal war. The eight victims, including three young children and a teenage girl, were buried on a farm in northwest Colombia. A former mayor and a priest have blamed government troops for the massacre



Why the U.S. Must Get Out of Iraq, Pronto
Maj. General Harry Upman (retired)

March 2, 2005

Let me say in no uncertain terms, we must get out of Iraq.

There is nothing to gain and everything to lose in Iraq. We have lost over four thousand of our military, those who were killed in Iraq and those who died in intransit from Iraq to our hospitals in Germany and in Europe. We have had over 10,000 of our troops wounded. According to a report I heard last night on Frontline on PBS, 1 in 6 of our people coming home from Iraq need mental help.

What have we gained in Iraq? Absolutely nothing.
What have we lost? Our leadership in the world militarily, morally and financially.



Volume 52, Number 5 · March 24, 2005

Welcome to Doomsday
By Bill Moyers
There are times when what we journalists see and intend to write about dispassionately sends a shiver down the spine, shaking us from our neutrality. This has been happening to me frequently of late as one story after another drives home the fact that the delusional is no longer marginal but has come in from the fringe to influence the seats of power. We are witnessing today a coupling of ideology and theology that threatens our ability to meet the growing ecological crisis. Theology asserts propositions that need not be proven true, while ideologues hold stoutly to a world view despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality. The combination can make it impossible for a democracy to fashion real-world solutions to otherwise intractable challenges.



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Political tags—such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth—are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

- Robert A Heinlein

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
- H.L. Mencken