Trevenge depicts Christmas from the perspective of sentient Christmas trees. After being hacked down and shipped to homes, they are subject to "humiliation" by humans, who decorated them and make them stand in their living rooms. The Christmas trees have had enough, and go on to massacre and kill an entire town as part of their uprising.
• [Not the least bit safe for people who anthropomorphize objects, don't do gore, or don't do creepy violence - Seriously]
The British newspaper The Guardian has obtained a cache of 3,000 emails
purported to have been exchanged between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his wife, and a close circle of advisers and friends. The personal emails allegedly show Assad dismissing his government's proposed reforms
, mocking the efforts
of Arab League monitors to spot military tanks besieging cities, as well as Assad's wife placing extravagant shopping orders
, sometimes through intermediaries
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The new voice of the Iraqi uprising
speaks English and knows about propaganda. That said, the music is a bit over the top. Remember that South Park episode, where both Chef
and the lead mutant turkey
cover themselves in warpaint and give a "Braveheart"
speech to their followers prior to battle? It's kinda like that. But hey, it feels good!
"I don't think that there's any question about the fact that the weapons that they have did not come from Haiti,"
says Kurzban. "They're organized as a military commando strike force that's going from city to city."
Parts of the rebellion's leadership, such as head of military operations Louis Chamberlain,
were leaders in the attempted 1994 Hatian coup that resulted in the use of 20,000 U.S. troops. A coup which, according to the U.N. Human Right Commission, was supported and aided by the CIA.
In other words, this wouldn't be the first time that the U.S. has played on both sides of a Haitian military uprising.
Meanwhile, Bush refuses to protect President Aristide's life - and perhaps the lives of thousands of Hatians - citing the opposition's
refusal of a U.S. peace plan. Silmultaneously, he issued a harsh pronouncement warning refugee Hatians off from American shores.
"It is clear that the right wing in this country does not support that democracy," said Jesse Jackson, today.
"(Bush) is, in fact, supporting overthrow of this government in this hemisphere."