“Hot diggity dog!” That’s the Baltimore Sun (11/13/20) responding editorially
to the news that the Baltimore City Council was considering a resolution opposing
Bush’s planned attack and invasion of Iraq. Despite the Sun’s opposition to
it, the City Council eventually passed the resolution. At this writing at least 22
city councils nationwide have done the same thing.
I attended the City Council hearing the first night the matter was discussed. About
thirty to forty people were there to articulate their opposition to the war. (No
one was in favor of it.) The people who testified mentioned how more than a decade
of economic sanctions have decimated Iraq’s civilian population. They mentioned that
the same sanctions persist today despite the Geneva Conventions outlawing collective
punishment. There were references to how Bush’s invasion will be a clear and major
violation of the UN Charter and international law generally. There were people
talking about the effects of the US using depleted uranium extensively in the last
Gulf war. There were people who expressed the idea that war should be a last resort,
and not a first. There were also people pointing out that the upcoming war will
likely plunge the Middle East into turmoil and chaos; it could even start World
Naturally, the chickenshits at the Sun failed to cover the hearing that
they were afraid people would attend.
In a similar vein, recently I mentioned in the
how they panic when progressive commentary is posted on their
Recently I re-registered and posted a link to a
Voices in the Wilderness press release
discussing the “Justice” Department’s levying of $50,000 of fines on them for giving
assistance and succor to Iraq’s beleaguered children. As if this were Communist China, the
Sun commissars swiftly removed my post and banned me (again) without explanation.
They’re doing this every time I return to progressive commentary there.
Want to send a message to the Sun’s writers and terrified editors that you prefer
to read progressive commentary? Want to really scare them? If so, join me in posting
links and excerpts of commentary from www.Commondreams.org, www.Counterpunch.org,
www.Fair.org and other similar sources on their message board. Don’t violate
copyright laws. However, do have fun frightening the Sun chickenshits.