Chris Floyd

Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene.

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Great Moments in the History of Beheading

From T.J. Stiles’ Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War :
[Young Jesse and Frank James, riding with Jesse’s good friend, Archie Clement, under the command of the “bushwhacking” guerrilla leader, “Bloody” Bill Anderson. A fairly typical day for the band of irregulars as they moved back and forth across Missouri:]
“On [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 25 August 2014 | 12:36 am

A World Choking in the Blood-Red Dust

Blood-Red Dust
“In the Age of Terror In the Age of Steel They won’t let you keep A scrap of what’s real In the deepest core Of your secret heart They’ll find you out And blow you apart….”

“Above the village You can hear the drone Its lizard-eye looking At your family home Did you make a wrong move? Did you wear the wrong coat? A fl [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 14 August 2014 | 11:41 am

Blockading the Truth: Obama’s Big Lie About Gaza

1. It is simply a lie that Israel’s slaughter in Gaza is a response to an “unprovoked attack” by Hamas. Not only is it a lie, it is a transparent, brazen lie, whose falsehood is glaringly apparent to anyone who had given even a cursory look at coverage of the Israeli government’s response to the murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. At that [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 25 July 2014 | 1:09 am

This Wheel’s On Fire: The Terror War’s Disastrous Course

Below is my column from the latest print version of CounterPunch Magazine. It was written back on June 10, and published a bit later. Much water has gone under the bridge since then – much fire too – but as the piece is on a more general theme, I thought I’d go ahead and put it up.
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The red wheel of the “War on Terror” –  which u [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 22 July 2014 | 12:24 pm

A Future in Hell: The Bitter Fruits of Bellicose Policy

1. As Israel begins its latest ground assault on the Gaza Ghetto — accompanied by whoops of support across the American political and media spectrum — it is worth remembering this :
For the third time in five years, the world’s fourth largest military power has launched a full-scale armed onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowde [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 18 July 2014 | 11:41 pm

The Fatal Bargain: Oil and Blood in a Burning World

Israel’s disproportionate and increasingly pernicious role in American politics and policies is well-known. But Washington’s decades-long collusion of corruption with the repressive, retrograde regime of Saudi Arabia has if anything been even more disastrous for the world. Historians of the next millennium will look back on the fatal barga [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 14 July 2014 | 11:32 pm

Massacre of the Innocents: Slaughter in the Gaza Ghetto

The horror of Israel’s latest slaughter in Gaza speaks for itself — despite the mountainous flow of media sludge designed to obscure the reality of the aggression. Even the New York Times has been forced to print a few stories about the high number of civilian deaths being caused by the Israeli assault on the “Warsaw Ghetto” they have ma [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 13 July 2014 | 7:02 pm

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