As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Freedom from Mental Slavery,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“There can be no real freedom until the imperialist – world enemy number one – has been stripped of his power.” – Huey Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989)
My Commentary: Wars of Aggression are crimes against humanity.
(Karl Vick) When WikiLeaks surged to global prominence six years ago, it was for its work posting hundreds of thousands of pages of secret government documents about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, followed by a quarter million confidential cables by American diplomats. Working with major news organizations, including the New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel, the site was associated both with accountability and a bold new version of “radical transparency.”
That has changed. With the publication of emails expressly aimed at damaging Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, WikiLeaks has shifted from a global platform for whistle-blowers to something less exalted — and lately, a bit strange.
Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.