Teens Frustrate Military Recruiter’s ASVAB Scam

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com November 25, 2006 With MySpace.com bulletins and a handful of homemade flyers, two teens have struck a blow against the American Warfare State, Lindale, Georgia Division. On a Friday afternoon the 17th of November, 17-year-old high school seniors Robert Day and Samuel Parker decided to act after Day overheard some teachers at Pepperell High School saying that first thing Monday morning the school's juniors would be made to take the ASVAB military aptitude test....

As Long as We’re Talking About the Constitution…

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com February 18, 2006 'In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.' — Thomas Jefferson All over the country, and even in the press, the U.S. Constitution is being discussed in regards to the president’s war powers. This is apparently a side benefit of having an empire so corrupt and murderous that many folks are considering impeaching and removing the president who lied us...

Who’s a Traitor?

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com August 17, 2005 'Casey knew that the war was wrong from the beginning. But he felt it was his duty to go, that his buddies were going, and that he had no choice. The people who send our young, honorable, brave soldiers to die in this war, have no skin in the game. They don’t have any loved ones in harm’s way. As for people like O’Reilly and Hannity and Michelle Malkin and Rush Limbaugh and all the others who are attacking me and parroting the administration line...

Tyranny’s Gate

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com August 12, 2005 For my radio show on August 6th I interviewed Jacob Hornberger, the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation. [stream] [download] The man was upset. Why? Because, he says, the Bush regime, which has already acted contrary to every one of the first ten amendments, is now poised to destroy the Bill of Rights forever. All that remains between us and the final destruction is for the Supreme Court to approve the actions of the Department...

Who’s Behind the Coming War With Iran?

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com August 06, 2005 Writing in The American Conservative‘s Aug. 1 issue, former military intelligence and CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi, now a partner in Cannistraro Associates, says that the vice president (who, according to the U.S. Constitution, has no authority but to break a tie vote in the U.S. Senate up to and until the day the president keels over or is removed from office) has instructed the Air Force to begin preparing plans for a full-scale air...

Individualism vs. War

By Scott Horton Antiwar.com August 03, 2005 Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran foreign correspondent, having covered foreign conflicts in Argentina, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Columbia, Guatemala, Bosnia, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, India, Israel/Palestine, Turkey, and Kosovo for the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, and National Public Radio. Based on this experience, he authored the books War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning and What Every Person Should...

Poisonous Misinterpretations

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com July 24, 2005 'This is not an isolated criminal act we are dealing with, it is an extreme and evil ideology whose roots lie in a perverted and poisonous misinterpretation of the religion of Islam.' — Tony Blair Why do they hate us? Does Islam, or a 'poisonous misinterpretation' of it, create terrorism? Often we’re told by politicians that a corrupt version of Islam is the cause of the al-Qaeda movement and its most deadly tactic, suicide terrorism. In his book,...

How Large a Crater Will We Leave?

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com July 20, 2005 Juan Cole, professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan, has lived in the Middle East and is fluent in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. His blog, Informed Comment, has earned its place at the top of the list for people interested in understanding events in the Islamic world outside of the typical mass media spin. While libertarians may object to his positions on some issues, those who have been following his work have...

War Is the Health of What?

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com July 15, 2005 Paul Craig Roberts is not a leftist, a liberal, a socialist, or a Democrat. He never has been. Roberts was the assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Ronald Reagan. (We all know that the one-world socialist types in the Reagan White House were in the vice president’s office.) Paul Craig Roberts is a supply-sider — they’re not quite libertarians, but getting there. He’s for capitalism, national sovereignty, the Constitution, baseball, flags, moms,...

How To Win The War On Terrorism: Call It Off

By Scott Horton This is one I wrote back in the summer of 2005 for the blog at Ameripundit.com: If we pretend, and accept the premise that the War on Terror is actually about stopping jihadists who target American citizens, then we might have to conclude that our government's efforts are counterproductive. Bin Laden has begun his second term, and the war in Iraq is an unfolding disaster that can only get worse. The War Party's "flypaper" thesis, purely made up after the fact, goes about like...

Slavery in the Service of Liberty

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com July 12, 2005 A majority of Americans had finally gotten over the fearmongering that convinced them to support the invasion of Iraq. The panic and bloodlust produced by the Sept. 11 attacks had faded after nearly four years. But after the July 7 bombings in London, it is likely that this brief period of widespread realism will fade. That the motive for the attack was the invasion and occupation of Iraq is readily apparent, but politicians rushed to proclaim their...

Secrecy and the Warfare State

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com July 05, 2005 Daniel Ellsberg is quite a remarkable man. He defied the law, his future, an entire career’s worth of brainwashing, and important friendships in order to leak the truth about the Vietnam War to the people of America. Richard Nixon so feared the man that he sent CIA hitmen to 'incapacitate him totally' — whatever that means. They wimped out, and he’s been fighting the warfare state ever since. To hear my June 25 radio interview of Mr. Ellsberg, click...

Maniacs on Pedestals

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com July 02, 2005 '[B]y false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. ”¦ But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.' - Lysander Spooner, No...

The Economics of Terrorism

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com June 23, 2005 On my June 18 radio show [stream] [download], I interviewed Loretta Napoleoni, an economist, reporter, and novelist from Italy, about the economics of terrorism, a subject she knows well. Her work for Italy’s financial papers goes back to the ’70s and includes coverage of jihadists, the IRA, and even interviews with leaders of the Italian Red Brigades. Her new book Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks is the result of 10...

Star Wars and the American Empire

by Scott Horton Antiwar.com May 24, 2005 [Spoiler warning: This article gives away important details about the new movie.] 'For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the Dark Times. Before the Empire.' — Ben Kenobi 'This is how liberty dies: with thundering applause.' — Senator Padme Amidala Many of us grew up on Star Wars, and some of us, as 10-year-olds on rainy Saturday afternoons, even spent time trying to piece...

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