Author Archives: Robert Barsocchini

What it was Like Thinking a Ballistic Missile was Speeding Toward Us in Hawaii

Yesterday morning, while I was drinking coffee and reading and my wife was getting ready for work, we heard an emergency alert sound from our phones.  I figured it would be a storm warning, but the weather was clear.  My … Continue reading

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A Look at “Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam”, by Nick Turse

“Are we supposed to kill women and children?” “Kill everything that moves.” (2) In Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (Metropolitan Books. New York. 2013), Turse writes that the US military’s official position, and the popular … Continue reading


American Rape of Vietnamese Women was “Considered Standard Operating Procedure”

Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops during the US invasion of Vietnam was a “widespread”, … Continue reading


Empire Files: From 1776 to Trump

I had mentioned Gerald Horne to Abby Martin as a person to interview for her show, so I am glad to see him in this episode of Empire Files, posted here with Martin’s permission:


Empire Files: Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela

‘Colombia and Venezuela: neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and the mass media. While Colombia is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US … Continue reading