Somehow the deep compassion and anger felt in the US when it is attacked never translates to understanding the effects of our own aggression against others.
Judged by the media coverage, it is hard not to conclude that western lives are valued much more highly than those of people in Afghanistan, Iraq or the Middle East.
The 2004 siege of Fallujah sparked a demonstration demanding that the occupation troops vacate it. What followed was one of the most extensive human rights violations of recent times.
How can any minimally rational person continue to walk around defending Obama's drone kills when even the government has no clue who is being targeted and then killed?
The great advantage of drones for western governments is they can be used without domestic casualties and therefore, they hope, without the risk of popular opposition or protest.
The importance of Margaret Thatcher's warmongering is reflected in the Falklands theme of her funeral arrangements -- something Tony Blair does not seem to regard as "tasteless".
Throughout March and in to April 2013, the US was conducting month-long war manoeuvers, using stealth bombers, undetectable by radar, capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
Let's respect those who mourn everyday because of Thatcher's policies, then wipe away the tears, and organize to make sure that the history she authored does not repeat.
Is the slaughter and chaos taking place in Syria the intended result of US policy rather than the tragic but unintended result of its failure, as Western propaganda claims.
Every controversial divisive deadly thing that Thatcher did is being placed in soft focus, bathed in a rose-coloured light - a first draft of history that is simply wrong.