Wednesday, April 26, 2006


"The civil war storyline is intended to divert attention from the bloody subjugation of the Iraqi people by a foreign military. This is the real story of the Iraqi conflict. The current malaise in Iraq is reducible to three bullet-points; occupation, occupation, and occupation. Any departure from this essential narrative is simply false.
American Intelligence services are involved in every area of the present hostilities. Author Max Fuller (“Crying Wolf: Media disinformation and Deaths squads in Occupied Iraq”) has documented how CIA operatives have not only trained the Iraqi death squads operating in the Interior ministry, but created a high-tech facility with data banks of the names of potential targets for future attacks.
Does that sound like civil war or a pretty well-thought out scheme for plunging the country into chaos?
Slaughterhouse by Mike Whitney

All of the violence and chaos since the invasion began has been blamed on everyone and everything else ..... but the US military and their zionist string pullers. Let's see, there were the looters, Baathists, the dead - enders (whatever that meant), al queda, Zarqawi, foreign nationals and the current term insurgents. (As if there were a legitamate government to insurge against.) Did I forget anyone?

Who benefits from muslim on muslim violence? Not the muslims. Who benefits from a divided Iraq? Not the Iraqis. To what end is a marketplace or a mosque blown up and innocent people slaughtered? Qui bono?

The occupation is indeed the root of it all. These are some of the tricks they use to make you think it's not:
Make believe the looting was spontaneous.
Encourage sectarian violence by blowing each side up.
Erect a phoney potemkin satrapy and pretend legitimacy.
Pretend the opposition to it is un-iraqi.
Then pretend to be there to ensure it's viability.
Plant some vague stories about withdrawal. (while building massive bases)

Always blame the victim. Meanwhile the slaughter continues.


Seen at Blondesense

Just how fucked up is America?

Quote of the Day: Robert Jenson’s analysis of America’s national character from ZNET:
”What if, for purposes of analysis, we treated the nation as a person? Scan the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (the bible of mental-health professionals, now in its fourth edition) and one category jumps out:
Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
DSM-IV describes the disorder as "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy" that can be diagnosed when any five of these nine criteria are met:
1. a grandiose sense of self-importance.
2. preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
3. believes he or she is special and unique.
4. requires excessive admiration.
5. sense of entitlement.
6. interpersonally exploitative, taking advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends.
7. lacks empathy.
8. often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

Narcissistic tendencies to self-aggrandize are not unique to the United States, of course. But given the predominance of U.S. power in the world, we should worry most about the consequences of such narcissism here


Blogger nina said...

supposedly, as part of the 'no child left behind' act, the administration wants to require schools to screen children for mental health disorders (an invasively outrageous idea, with the results being chaotic and abusive).

narcissism is certainly qualified as a mental health disorder.

perhaps the screening should be first taking place in the white house.

3/5/06 5:58 PM  

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