Warfare continues to become more professional and dehumanized every day.

The purpose of Extraordinary Edition is being revisited for winter, headed into 2013. U.S. foreign policy, Central Asia and the Middle East remain key focal points. Economics and culture on your front doorstep are coming into focus here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

British journalist John Pilger contextualizes U.S. military presence in the Middle East

This March 28 story is derived from the investigation that contributed to Pilger's last two books. His work on the colonial outpost on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean is ominous. This is not only a major launching site for U.S. military campaigns and broader initiatives in the Middle East, but also a known notorious "black site" used for extraordinary rendition (will post the reference to a New York Review of Books article published in 2009 soon).

If Pilger is right, Somalia and Yemen may more urgently require attention of the reading public than Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Have a Nice World War, Folks
by John Pilger

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