Interesting little para there… too bad the rest of the article is this dumb ass horseshit that seems to assume that the “defense industry” is the problem as if that weren’t inextricable from NATO and the Pentagon itself, both of which need to die. You’re telling me you can make the connection between the police brutality and NATO, but not the defense industry and NATO?(via hungryghoast)
There was just one problem. The televisions lining Rasmussen’s entrance path were turned to CNN and looping fresh footage of Chicago police raining nightsticks down on the skulls of protesters. The waiting press was glued to the screens, pointing and murmuring about the violence in a dozen languages. Also drawing attention was a very public huddle by NATO staff. “Shut off the damn TVs!” one of them said. “The optics might be worse if we shut them off now,” said another. But it was too late. Before a decision on the TVs could be reached, Rassmussen entered the hall trailed by a gaggle of attaches and military men. The world’s cameras snapped away.