Tag Archives: Shock and Awe

Truth & Reconciliation, Part III, by Ross Caputi

      There was no casus belli (just cause) for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The leaders of the coalition forces treated the lives of Iraqi civilians with reckless disregard as they bombed and invaded Iraq, citing intelligence they … Continue reading

Posted in "Just war", Armed conflict, Children and war, Economy and war, Environmental impacts of war, Reconciliation and healing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Imagine an occupation of the U.S.

Imagine that on September 11, 2001, instead of four airplanes (allegedly) used as missiles, massive air strikes had targeted numerous strategic sites in the U.S.

Over 50 aerial bomb drops
Stenciling boasting over 50 aerial bomb drops. Image in public domain.

Instead of attacks over a few hours on one morning, consider the bombardment’s continuing unabated for three-and-a-half weeks, for the purpose of “shocking and aweing” … Continue reading

Posted in Armed conflict, Children and war, Economy and war, Human rights, Perspective-taking, September 11, 2001 | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“We should blow up the countries” (Liberate THIS, Part 5)

Part 5 in our continuing series by guest author, Dahlia Wasfi Most medical residencies are abusive, and this one was no different. But the environment became even more hostile following what happened on September 11, 2001. “I don’t want to … Continue reading

Posted in Armed conflict, September 11, 2001, Stories of engagement, Tolerance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

From the Nile to the Euphrates (Stories of engagement)

Today we are happy to share the story of our latest portrait in moral engagement: Dr. Dahlia Wasif. Over the next few months, we will provide excerpts from her dramatic … Continue reading

Posted in Armed conflict, Stories of engagement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments