GG (Glenn Greenwald)

“The quaint and obsolete Nuremberg principles” is GG (pronounced GiGi) striking article in (at) Salon.com paralleling the Nuremberg judgements and premises to whats going on today with Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan in sum, the whole region: severe analysis of imperialist mind(s). Read and learn.

Greenwalds’ view is persuasive, focused on overarching principles that have been neglected far too long and way too much. Add J.Stiglitz, the Nobel, comments on VF May issue, to this: “In recent weeks we have watched people taking to the streets by the millions to protest political, economic, and social conditions in the oppressive societies they inhabit. Governments have been toppled in Egypt and Tunisia. Protests have erupted in Libya, Yemen, and Bahrain. The ruling families elsewhere in the region look on nervously from their air-conditioned penthouses—will they be next? They are right to worry. These are societies where a minuscule fraction of the population—less than 1 percent—controls the lion’s share of the wealth; where wealth is a main determinant of power; where entrenched corruption of one sort or another is a way of life; and where the wealthiest often stand actively in the way of policies that would improve life for people in general. As we gaze out at the popular fervor in the streets, one question to ask ourselves is this: When will it come to America? In important ways, our own country has become like one of these distant, troubled places.”

Oh lord! last one turn lights off. Lets go for a tumbler.

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