Category Archives: War

Headline Trump

sometime in ‘eighteen all enemy media report trump battered by bear market and screw-poor health plan embraces war to make blubber look like muscle

Also posted in Bear Markets, Donald Trump, Stock Market

White Heat

angry old men crave war and dissolution

Also posted in Economics, Poetry - GTC, Republicans

The Chancellor

night hitler became chancellor said no power will get me out alive 1-30-33

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Germany, Holocaust, Jews, Poetry - GTC

Room with Curtains

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Romance, Short Pieces - GTC

Keys to Gate

Must have door key or burglars enter home, deadbolt key or they kick in door, car door key or punks swipe coat, ignition key or thieves drive away, office key or crooks ransack place, cabinet key or employees know business, suitcase key to get out of town, carry-on key to access tranquilizers, and computer password […]

Also posted in Romance, Short Pieces - GTC

Cable Wars

Ben loves war documentaries especially those with Alexander riding Bucephalus into hostile flanks, and Washington rousing frozen untrained troops, and photogenic Grant and Lee posing before ordering slaughter of several hundred thousand young men, and grainy Great War footage showing death in fetid trenches, and better films of proud performers Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Roosevelt, and […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Alexander the Great, Benito Mussolini, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Robert E. Lee, Short Pieces - GTC, Television, Ulysses S. Grant

Restrepo in Afghanistan

After U.S. soldier Robert Bales murders sixteen civilians, most women and children, you want to understand more and peer into lives of Americans fighting in Afghanistan. You can’t go there and don’t have to. In your suburban living room a large flat screen on the wall video streams any movie you choose, in this case […]

Also posted in Afghanistan, Middle East, Murder, Robert Bales, Taliban, Terrorism

Courtroom Defense of Robert Bales

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Murder, My Lai, Richard Nixon, Robert Bales, Terrorism, Vietnam, William Calley

Room With Curtains

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Painters, Poetry - GTC

Martin Luther King: “Beyond Vietnam”

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Communism, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Poverty, Racism, Religion, Richard Nixon, Terrorism, Vietnam

Sign Holder

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Economics, Homeless, Iraq, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC, Poverty

Historian Presents the Statistics of War

I bumbled by that smoking, manure-laden vehicle that didn’t explode in New York City last week and felt foolish I wasn’t the one who detected it and that I should have since I’ve spent my career analyzing wars but concede I’m only a historian, hiding in academia, who would’ve cringed at the sound of real […]

Also posted in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Alexander the Great, Iraq, Taliban, World War I, World War II

The Atomic Cafe

Welcome to The Atomic Café where we serve vivid images of tests from July 1945 Alamogordo leading to uncontested flight over Hiroshima about which crewman notes hard to conceive damage they’ve done. Smiling President Truman reports we’ve taken biggest scientific gamble in history, awful responsibility, and won, and thank God it’s our responsibility and not […]

Also posted in Documentaries, Movies, Nuclear Weapons, Short Pieces - GTC, Weapons

From Germany, a Comedy about Hitler

“Did you know they’ve been laughing about Hitler in Germany?” asked the publicist. “Now?” I responded.  “No, I didn’t.  They ribbed him quite a bit until he took power in 1933, and they still did once in a while later in the 30’s.  But they had to be careful.” “This is different.  They’ve made a […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Germany, Holocaust, World War II

White House Statement on Proper Deaths

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Iraq, President W. Bush

President Bush on Intelligent Design and War

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in George W. Bush, Intelligent Design, Religion

Surgery on Iraq

Let’s cut the bullshit – the stuff that so often comes from the mouths of leaders everywhere – and deal with some facts: The Bush administration repeatedly lied about the capabilities and intentions of Iraq to do harm to the United States. The Bush administration was internationally condemned for even contemplating an attack on a […]

Also posted in George W. Bush, Iraq

Pat Tillman, Army Ranger

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Football, Pat Tillman

Saddam Wears a Beard

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in George W. Bush, Iraq, Saddam Hussein