It's Independence Day in the USA. But that's little consolidation to the Iraqis, to the Palestinians, or to the Chechnyans or Afghanis and so many other miserably oppressed peoples -- politically, economically, militarily, and culturally -- throughout today's troubled bleeding world... Even as the Americans celebrate shooting off their fireworks, they seem to have totally forgotten the realities of their own revolution. Then they were the 'ragtag peoples army'. Then the British authorities called them "rebels" and "terrorists" and hung them whereever they be found. Then their tactics against the well-trained and armed Redcoats mirrored some of the tactics being used against the U.S. occupation troops and their compatriots in today's fractured and on fire Middle East.