Invisible Enemies Part 3

by John Duffy The First and Constant Casualty In April of 2003, I was twenty-two years old. I would have been finishing my senior year of college, and I was living at home with my parents that final semester to save money, so I would have been in the family living room watching TV when I first saw the Jessica Lynch “rescue” footage play out over the cable news. I was hotly against the Iraq war, and I also happened to be finishing a film degree, so watching the gritty […]

Invisible Enemies Part 2

By John Duffy In the immediate aftermath of 9-11, I spent a lot of time in internet chatrooms, doing my best to educate random people about the history of US aggression around the world, particularly in the middle east, and about how US support for Israel has allowed for incalculable suffering amongst the Palestinian people.  Of course, I was twenty years old at the time, and my own grasp of that history was quite tenuous, but even so, it was evident to me that the attacks were not random acts of […]