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Victim Mentality

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St. Annes
Flickr / Infomatique

Insult to Injury for Irish Church Abuse Victims

Although the Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse found some 2,000 people who described the abuse they suffered at the hands of Catholic church officials in Ireland, resulting in a five-volume study (download the PDF version here), the alleged perpetrators have been shielded from prosecution, thanks to a successful lawsuit that protects their identities.

Posted on May 20, 2009 READ MORE


Madoff’s Victims Speak Out

Some of them have only their homes, while others have no remaining assets and no means to earn income, but all of the former clients of Bernard Madoff (above) whose statements were made public by the government on Friday described in nightmarish terms their experiences since Madoff’s fraudulent investment empire crumbled.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009 READ MORE


Putin Slams U.S., Georgia’s Western Allies

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made his position vis-à-vis his country’s ongoing conflict with Georgia eminently clear on Monday, lamenting how, as he put it, the “aggressor” has been painted as the “victim” in the Western press (hint: said “aggressor” ain’t Russia).

Posted on Aug 11, 2008 READ MORE

Barker ranch
AP photo / Gary Kazanjian

Search Is On for More Manson Victims

When a Southern California TV station recently ran a story about the possibility of authorities finding more victims of Charles Manson and his followers in Death Valley, it seemed like just another unseemly attempt to trump up a slow news night. Perhaps it was, but the story has now gotten a boost from the BBC, which reports that excavations aimed at finding bodies at Barker Ranch will start in 10 days.

Posted on May 10, 2008 READ MORE

Armenian protest

Chris Hedges: Coveting the Holocaust

The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” takes a hard look at the political capital of suffering.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE

Slain Lebanese Child
AP / Kevin Frayer

Slain Lebanese Children Fuel Arab Fury

Images of Lebanese children killed by Israeli missiles, like the one above, were being broadcast almost nonstop on all Arab-language satellite channels on Sunday. The pictures have splashed gasoline on the flames of international outrage directed not only at Israel but also at America, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan—all of which in effect condoned Israel’s actions at the start of the hostilities.
Update: Israel said it bombed Qana because “it was a base for hundreds of rockets launched at Israel, including 40 that injured five Israelis on Sunday. Israel said it had warned civilians several days before to leave the village. ... “Hezbollah is using their own civilian population as human shields,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry official Gideon Meir.”


Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


Abu Ghraib Victim Exploiting His Own Torture?

NFL star Tiki Barber, a “Fox & Friends” guest host, asserted that an Abu Ghraib torture victim is “taking advantage” of his past by heading a prisoners’ rights group.

Posted on Mar 16, 2006 READ MORE

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