Drums of war




Probably a good place to post this:


Now I want to see the movie with their songs dubbed over it.


Me too. The two videos I’ve seen of the album are pretty interesting. I’ll also note that when John Oliver noted this performance on his show, he made a joke about needing to hear Milan “bark about whiskers on kittens…” and then they had Milan sing My Favorite things!



Good military history podcast, hosted by a couple of US vets:



“Abolitionists were radicals, enemies of liberty.”

—Robert Wilkie, Sec of the VA.


Not shocked, but still :face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting:



Only 9 out of 195 - that’s quite peaceable, isn’t it?


I mean there are SO MANY other countries we could bomb, yeah? /s


Happenings in Rojava:


The SDF is being driven into the arms of Assad and nobody is surprised. It’s the logical move and doesn’t benefit the US or Turkey, those are both fucking it up. Geopolitics, it’s hard.

ETA that last tweet is wrong about Russia, they’re probably fine with this, it extends their reach for practically no cost to them.



:musical_note: But there’s one thing I know
Though I’m younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness?
Do you think that it could?

I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul

And I hope that you die
And your death will come soon
I’ll follow your casket
On a pale afternoon

I’ll watch while you’re lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand over your grave
'Til I’m sure that you’re dead :musical_note:


Jump to 2:37 if you want to skip the intro.


Stavridis, the author of this bit of disingenuous warmongering lunacy in Bloomberg, was apparently under consideration as a possible Clinton VP candidate.

The empire is bipartisan.


A worthwhile read:

Or the audio version here: