Tomgram: Engelhardt, Field of Nightmares

By Tom Engelhardt posted April 23, 2013 by TomDispatch.com [Note for TomDispatch readers: This is part two of my series on how Washington helped create its enemies in the post-9/11 era. Part one was “The Enemy-Industrial Complex.” Also, I can’t resist mentioning that I — and so TomDispatch — was named “Truthdigger of the week” at the…

Myanmar’s neo-Nazi Buddhists get free rein

Burma/Myanmar’s radical “969 movement” has been central in the recent brutal pogroms against minority Muslims that have left at least 40 dead and 12,000 displaced. The Buddhist monk-led group, however, cannot be understood outside of the interface between President Thein Sein’s government and the country’s racist society at large. Nor can it be explained without…