Is War Beautiful?

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  1. poncho

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    “War Is Beautiful” is the ironic title of a beautiful new book of photographs. The subtitle is “The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict.” There’s an asterisk after those words, and it leads to these: “(In which the author explains why he no longer reads The New York Times).” The author never explains why he read the New York Times to begin with.

    Continue . . . http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/10/is-war-beautiful.html
     
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    No, it's not.
     
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    Not sure, poncho, why you got a dislike for this as though you wrote the article. Biggrin

    I think all he would have had to do was visit one of the mothers whose son or daughter had lost their lives at war. The notion of war ever being pretty for anyone other than defense contractors would quickly evaporate.
     
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    Painfully obvious you did not read the article.
     
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    I believe the point of the book is to show how the NYT and the mainstream media censors the images of war to manipulate public opinion.
     
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    They concentrated on publishing images to make U.S. troops look bad during Vietnam.

    Best example I can think of is the naked girl running down the middle of the road. They gave everyone the impression that she was injured by U.S arms. It was a lie.
     
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    WW2 From the Germans Point of View HD

    (stories of the allied victory you probably never heard before)



     
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    Here is the video of that girl after we dropped napalm on her village
     
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    Americans are no longer allowed to see all the death and destruction our government inflicts on other nations in our name.

    If we were allowed to see it we wouldn't allow it to continue. The government and the presstitutes in the corporate media know this.

    That's how they've been able to start one illegal war after another.
     
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    Carthago delenda est
     
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    Allegoria delle grotte

     
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    Study: U.S. regime has killed 20-30 million since world two

    After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations, but they produced hardly a ripple. Although Americans understand in the abstract the wisdom of people around the world empathizing with the suffering of one another, such a reminder of wrongs committed by our nation got little hearing and was soon overshadowed by an accelerated “war on terrorism.”

    But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question “How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?” This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.

    The causes of wars are complex. In some instances nations other than the U.S. may have been responsible for more deaths, but if the involvement of our nation appeared to have been a necessary cause of a war or conflict it was considered responsible for the deaths in it. In other words they probably would not have taken place if the U.S. had not used the heavy hand of its power. The military and economic power of the United States was crucial.

    This study reveals that U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars. The Korean War also includes Chinese deaths while the Vietnam War also includes fatalities in Cambodia and Laos.

    Continue . . . http://wearechange.org/study-u-s-regime-has-killed-20-30-million-since-world-two/


     
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    Try again . I was speaking of a girl known as Kim Phuc. I don't believe that is her. Her story and photos have bee well documented. It has Ben known for many years how the media perpetuated the myth that the US did the bombing . It was the South Vietnamese Air Force.

    Could be your video has been edited and spliced for propaganda purposes. I suggest you double check your sources.



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    After research I have concluded it is at least the same girl. I have see a photo of her from the rear that looks the same as the video. But it was the photo of he running down the road screaming that won the Pulitzer Prize and is not included in your video.


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