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Dave Lindorff, winner of a 2019 "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Independent Journalism from the Park Center for Independent Media in Ithaca, is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy" and "Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"). His latest book, coauthored with Barbara Olshanshky, is "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office (St. Martin's Press, May 2006).
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 11, 2022 The Pentagon Fails Its Fourth Consecutive Audit
Predictably the Pentagon again failed an audit of its last year's financial documents dispite the best efforts of 1200 top Wall Street auditors working with a budget of $220 million. It was the fourt year in a row that the Pentagon has failed such a mandated audit.
(28 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 5, 2021 Cat 4 and 5 Hurricanes, Tornados Where They Haven't Been, and Rising Temps Ahead Bode More Like Them
The new normal, writes TCBH! journalist and veteran climate writer about the arrival of the powerful remnant of Hurricane Ida in his southeastern PA town of Upper Dublin, where Ida spawned seven tornados, including the record EF-3 twister that devastated the township buildig, a High School auditorium and elementary school and ripped through a Temple U. Satelite campus, narrowly missing his house too.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Kids die last: Humbled US Leaves Chaos, Mass Murder while Fleeing Afghanistan
The US invaded Afghanistan in 9/2001 allegedly to hunt down Al Qaeda. After dropping that idea midway into accomplishing it, the goal switched to ousting the Taliban government and destroying the Taliban which had nothing to do with 9-11. In the end the US, with the worlds most powerful and advanced military lost its war against a rag-tag force of fighters armed with AKs and IEDs, writes TCBH journalist Dave Lindorff
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, August 20, 2021 Why Did the Afghan Army Fold So Fast? Because They had Nothing to Fight For
While the US surely could have gone in and '"taken out" Al Qaeda and its leader Bin Laden had they wanted to but that the decision by the Bush/Cheney administration to turn that invasion into a longer term project ousting the Taliban and building a democratic country was a fool's errand.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, August 13, 2021 Petulance as foreign policy: Bomber Biden Sends in B-52 Bombers in a Tantrum over Taliban Advance
The US has lost its 20-year, $2.3 billion war on Afghistan, defeated as in Vietnam 47 years ago, by ordinary, uneducated fighters defending their country using rifles and improvised explosives against the mightiest imperial power the world has ever known. In response to losing, President Biden is bombing the country with B-52 bombers and murderous gunships -- an incredible act of impotent bluster that won't change anything.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 18, 2021 The tipping points are arriving: A Nighttime Walk without Bugs or Bats
eck out your streetlights at night. Where you used to see cloucds of insects flying around you'll see nothing, or very few, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff. That is a dangerous tipping point that explains why bats and most birds have vanished: starvation and it's a grim sign for humanity's future.