That movie, the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, introduced Calrissian as a complicated human being who still did the right thing. Every day, the culture reflects not only you but nearly infinite versions of you—executives, poets, garbage collectors, soldiers, nurses and so on.
The War on Terror is a Fraud "In the mid-'80s, if you remember He [Osama bin Laden] came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists. First, the United States began a troop surge in Afghanistan designed to deliver the final blow to the Taliban insurgency.
Not one media institution connected the dots that the United States was actively funding the harm that its armed forces were simultaneously fighting.
Following the official narrative of the war, it certainly doesn't make any sense that the United States was indirectly prolonging the quagmire. Perhaps such mistakes are the inevitability of a bloated war bureaucracy, or that U. Unfortunately, a collection of evidence points to a more sinister explanation: Throughout the '80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.
Al-Qaida, literally " the base ", was originally the computer data-base of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.
Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organization would turn its attention to the west. A great article written by Robert Cook, whose life was tragically cut short within a year of its publication from a heart attack.
Worth reading in its entirety. Senate testimony about the development of a poison dart pistol which can cause a heart attack and leave no trace indicating assassination. I warned them that we were creating a monster. At the time, the Mujahideen was composed of many different, loosely organized groups encompassing a broad spectrum of ideologies, with widely varying perspectives on religion, society and state.
Seven major Afghan factions began receiving aid, three of them Islamic moderates and four of them Islamic fundamentalists, as defined by the military. In addition to native Afghans, they were composed of many foreigners who traveled to fight the invasion, such as Osama bin Laden himself.
Many were high tech, such as Stinger Anti-Aircraft missiles,12 provided with the intention of demoralizing Soviet commanders and soldiers. Madrassas are not inherently negative institutions, however the ones who received funding from the CIA were particularly radical.
Brzezinksi recalled his involvement to a French news magazine in That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Soviets into the Afghan trap.The power white American boys have been taught to seize for generations comes from the already powerless, women, people of color, everyone who isn’t us.
Which is why, in a macro sense, the lessening power of men (straight and white particularly) is an unquestioned societal good. "Smith conceived of the process of increasing production as 'division of labor' into more and more steps, with each laborer specializing in a smaller slice of the process.
Assam faces huge power crisis Guwahati: Assam is facing a severe power crisis after a fall in the generation of power by hydel and thermal power stations. January Since the s, economic inequality in the US has increased dramatically.
And in particular, the rich have gotten a lot richer. Nearly everyone who writes about economic inequality says that it should be decreased.
The Revolutionary Power of Black Panther. Marvel’s new movie marks a major milestone By JAMIL SMITH. The first movie I remember seeing in a theater had a black hero. Lando Calrissian, played by. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an ode to the power of failure.
The main characters fail at many of their plans. However, the more they fail, the more they learn and grow. This film shows the benefit of learning from mistakes, giving this tale great power for our times. The Last Jedi follows Poe, Finn.