I first heard of Allan Nairn sometime back around the early nineties. He was one of the leading journalist going into East Timor and documenting the Indonesian attrocities there. At one point, him and Amy Goodman were hiding in the bushes outside a village that was being massacred.
Don't hear from him so often these days, but he's got a nice short piece up on counterpunch.org.
As Americans today justly celebrate their sweet win over the country's own racism they should at the same time see that they are now installing the world's new killer in chief. Obama , on taking office, will inherit a state pre-programmed in ways that kill civilians, a vast, globe-spanning machine on autopilot, unconstrained by murder law.
As president, Obama will instantly become the world's number one arms dealer, number one trainer of secret police, number one detonator of bombs, and number one sponsor of forces, US and foreign, that by objective definition do terrorism.
If Obama doesn't stop this immediately upon taking office ...
he'll become responsible for mass murders, and the first victims will likely fall sometime between today's swearing-in and the last inaugural ball.
What else do I see in the news today. Obama's team is working on a 'draft' order that would keep Gitmo open for up to one more year.
When do we start trying to impeach Obama? As Mr. Nairn points out, he probably became a war criminal yesterday before the million dollar balls were over.