The work of the US military is to kill, its pretext – defense of the homeland. It has succeeded in training soldiers, mostly young men, to kill without remorse, that is until they leave the military with flare-ups of psychological trauma or PTSD. But neither the military nor the White House has convinced a war weary American public to accept men returning home from war in caskets or deeply wounded physically and psychologically. Americans’ increasing distaste for war presents serious problems
My condolences to the People of Australia
My warnings to the women of Australia, especially northern Australia
Last week’s visit of US President Barack Obama’s to your country and his announcements to your government to deploy 2,500 US Marines to northern Australia has put the people of Australia, especially women in northern Australia, in grave danger. While I understand that Australia has its own military, allow me to suggest that no state military approximates the danger of
Category: International, Media, Violence against Women Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book
By Kathleen Barry | April 2, 2012 title Afghan born journalist Yalda Hakim reported from the villages where the massacre occurred.
The author of “Unmaking War, Remaking Men” writes that the behavior in Afghanistan of alleged killer Robert Bales was anything but unexpected.
For two weeks after the March 11, 2012 Afghan massacre, its 17 dead victims and se
‘Are our soldiers seeing too much combat?’ as one retired military general asked after the most recent Afghan massacre of 16 civilians. How much combat – organized and spontaneous killing, destruction – is too much? Enough so that US killing in Afghanistan is just short of being caught massacring civilians? Enough so that anyone any soldier considers a threat for any reason can still be killed just in case they might pose a danger? By now Americans are used to such reports, most turning the
For his part in the 2005 Haditha massacre in Iraq, today Marine Frank Wuterich pled guilty to DERELICTION OF DUTY, a plea bargain that allowed the several manslaughter charges against him to be dropped. From blinding macho to his apparent remorselessness for his actions, Wuterich’s actions, the military coverup and today’s plea reveal the extent to which the masculinity of war edges very close to sociopathic behavior, an expectation of US military training. Here is my story of the Haditha mas
Scott Olsen Was Not Shot Because He Is a Veteran: Honor His Humanity
NOTES ON THE MAKING OF WAR CRIMES IN TODAY’S WORLD By Kathleen Barry Does this sound familiar? Middle East country to develop weapons to terrorize the world Rumors of various assassination plots and other rogue actions by that country Unable to locate weapons development means they are more cleverly hidden Racial/ethnic slurs escalating among the worried countries peoples “They are hotheads.” “They cannot be trusted,” etc.
Then invasion,” just-in-ca
Scott Olsen Was Not Shot Because He Is A Veteran: Honor His Humanity Not His Service By: Kathleen Barry Monday October 31, 2011 9:40 am
With all of you I am horrified and sickened over the shooting of Scott Olsen by the Oakland Police, a particularly brutal police force known for its racial profiling.
I may be going out on a limb here, but in the multitude of announcements of the brutal shooting that I have seen in these last few days, the outrage against this shooting w