Here's what would actually be exceptional: Don't bomb hospitals filled with medical professional volunteers and civilians, including children. Don't ignore the fact that the gun fetish in the United States is causing bodies to be stacked like cordwood because the NRA, along with the gun manufacturers and distributers who back them, throw weight in DC. This nation is about as exceptional as the Mob: We rob, we intimidate and we kill for profit. We kill ourselves at home and kill others abroad. We are not special. We are dangerous.
Documents released in September 2015 by the Pentagon reveal that Agent Orange dioxin was discovered at the US Army's Machinato Service Area, Urasoe City, Okinawa, in the 1970s.
Susan Abulhawa's latest novel is a poignant family history that reveals the ways Israel has oppressed generations of Palestinians since its founding in 1948. The story follows a matriarch and her descendants from a depopulated Palestinian village north of Gaza, to the US, and back to Gaza.