Wednesday, February 28, 2007

February 28, 1993

Federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided David Koresh and his Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas. Four agents and six church members are said to have been killed. 51 days later the church was stormed and burned by a combination of agents and police, while Delta Force shooters killed anyone trying to escape the flames. The man who almost started WW3, Wesley Clark, donated tanks from Fort Hood for the carnage.

The number of dead varies from 74 to 86 men, women and children.

If anyone hasn't seen Waco: The Rules Of Engagement I'd urge them to do so.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Stage Is Set For Absolute Dictatorship

Operation Falcon and the Looming Police State

"The Military Commissions Act, The John Warner Defense Authorization Act, the Homeland Security Act, the Patriot Act, and the myriad presidential signing statements have conferred absolute power on George Bush. The question is whether or not some incident will arise that will persuade Bush to use his extraordinary new powers."

If a person has been paying attention, that person would know that taking advantage of what they had done themselves on 9/11/01, over the past six years the fascists have done away with all the obstacles to total control. I think the reason will become very obvious very soon, when the world is deliberately plunged into chaos as the middle east erupts in flames.

Make Of This What You Will

US Military Attempt Arrest of Vice President Cheney, 3 Reported Dead

"Russian FSB sources are reporting today that an attempt by Special Forces Troops of the United States Military to arrest the American Vice President Cheney shortly after boarding his official plane in Australia has resulted in at least 3 dead and an unknown number of wounded.

These reports state that the United States Air Force, which is in control of the American Vice Presidents plane, sent an ‘urgent’ flash message shortly after takeoff from Sydney, Australia alerting their US Pacific Command Forces through the United States Worldwide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) network, and which is monitored by Russian Military Forces, of the deaths aboard the plane and requesting ‘orders’."

Well, something happened on the plane.


Vice Presidents In Peril!

Iraq's Shiite vice-president escapes bomb blast but 10 others killed

Cheney OK after Afghan blast; 19 killed

Sunday, February 25, 2007


It's pretty damn ugly to have a government so corrupt, so meddlesome and dangerous that we as citizens have to put our heads together and figure out what filthy shit is next on it's agenda. We seem to have figured out the broad objectives; it's the way they go about it and the time line that gets hazy and complicated.

I believe the manipulators behind all these Machiavellian machinations think it's all a game, I think they're so far removed from human feeling and empathy that fellow humans mean nothing in the long run. In the here and now people are useful or not, in the end it doesn't matter. This deadness trickles down to our visible fascists like the current corrupt cabal. Take a look at Codpiece, he probably cares as much for the little people as the frogs he blew up as a kid. They're basically a greedy, venal bunch of useful, ego driven scum who are allowed to exploit their position in the hierarchy for however long it suits the overlords and the broad agenda. Then there are the brownshirts, those water carriers in the media, the dead-from-the-neck-up trailer trash hoo-rah ribbon displaying kool ade slurpers. The authoritarian graph:

invisible overlords or manipulators (bloodlines, banksters)

visible fascists (Von Rumsfeld, the Deciderer)

foot soldiers and brownshirts (Limbacile, warbloggers)

This cult of authority has a simple agenda - they want it all. They don't want just a part or a lot or most, they want everything. They want to own and control everything with no opposition and they want your complete subjugation to their whim. Therein lies their attitude toward people. It's a power game with either total servile and reverent submissiveness toward authority higher up in the game or total dominance over those below. It's no wonder the military and christianity factor in oh so well with their black and white philosophies. "You're either with us or against us."

The agenda is world domination. The overlords will use and toss away people, even whole governments and countries to achieve this. Borders mean nothing. Currently the US is top gun in this accelerated game but with how Bush and his cohorts have been absolutely trashing everything about this country, one would be forgiven in thinking we're headed for the garbage barrel.

Order out of Chaos. Current agenda seems to be theft and possession of all the planet's resources with main focus being in the middle east. Now that the empire's conquistadors have established themselves with bases in the heart of the oilfields, all the regional states in opposition need to be taken down and taken apart. Propaganda and demonization soften up public opinion before the bombs fly and this time it's no different. This probably will be a widespread conflagration, but it could unfold a little differently than the way it looked just several months ago.

Instead of outright attacking Iran, The US in this game may expand the Iraqi civil war to engulf all the neighboring countries, settling on a 'let's you and him fight' scenario:
"Martin Indyk, a senior State Department official in the Clinton Administration who also served as Ambassador to Israel, said that “the Middle East is heading into a serious Sunni-Shiite Cold War. The White House is not just doubling the bet in Iraq,” he said. “It’s doubling the bet across the region. This could get very complicated. Everything is upside down.”

There are some developments that support this. Cheney was summoned to the Sunni House of Saud last November and told to get after the Shiites. The latest propaganda push since last year was to bundle Iran, Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiites. Ten days ago a Sunni group began terrorist activities on the border between Iran and Pakistan, Iran blames the US. Sunni CIA front group 'Al Qaeda' is touted as being stronger than ever in Afghanistan and raring to go. Despite the idiotic 'surge', murder of Shiites continues in Baghdad. Wars and rumors of wars as the players jockey for position.

No Limits To The Suck

Check out this montage of crap from the network that pretends to deliver news in a responsible way, but actually is like a fat slob who gave up all personal integrity and self respect and sits in his underwear in an easy chair, stained fingers scratching oozing pustules then jamming greasy shit in his mouth, all the while farting and belching and trying to get everyone around to be just like him.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Our Friends And Enemies Are Chosen For Us

Contrary to the idiotic myth of a 'liberal' media, main stream news in all it's forms has kept up a steady barrage of propaganda to serve the interests of the power elite, meaning fascism. The 'news' is meant to keep us where our overlords want us - entranced with inconsequential crap and ignorant to the most crucial events of the day. The coming apocalypse in the middle east is being framed by the manipulators as a showdown between the US and Israel, the good guys, against Iran and any other muslim contingent as the bad guys.

Israel is consistently referred to positively in the media, even when it's doing some seriously ugly things. AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has such a stranglehold on the US government that candidates for higher office in america must hand in position papers on how they view american/Israeli relations. The zionists there and in the US with their christian dispensationists allies drive the policies of both countries. Both parties here kneel in fealty to what is obviously their primary master. But is Israel really the best buddy of the US? Kurt Nimmo disagrees:

"Never mind Israel attacked the USS Liberty in 1967, killing 34 Americans and wounding 171, and never mind Israel was caught red-handed in 1954 plotting to blow up U.S. targets and presumably killing Americans in Egypt, and never mind, according to a German public television (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) documentary, the main suspects in the 1986 Berlin disco bombing that killed two U.S. soldiers, an event that provided a pretext for a U.S. air assault on Libya, worked for Israeli intelligence (with more than a little help from American spooks), and never mind that in response to Jonathan Pollard selling U.S. secrets to Israel resulting in the execution of CIA agents in the Soviet Union, Israel granted Pollard citizenship and continues to pester U.S. officials and presidents, demanding the traitor be released, and finally never mind that Israel used nuclear blackmail to force Kissinger and Nixon to airlift supplies during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Never mind. Americans like to be stabbed in the back."

That's merely a partial list of what our 'best friend' has done to us. Plenty of evidence is out in the public domain proving a deep Israeli connection to 9/11. Yet Israel is always given a pass when Black Tuesday comes up. I don't think Michael Moore even mentioned it once in his fahrenheit 911.

Decades of constantly painting this racist, apartheid state as a beacon of democracy fighting a desperate battle against swarthy terrorist hordes have convinced unaware americans to root for their plucky little chum.
US poll: Israel alone named 'vital friend' - "A Gallup poll surveying US opinion on geopolitics singles out Israel as only foreign nation Americans feel favorably toward and also say that what happens there is vitally important to the US."

Hand in hand with boosting our bosom buddy's luster comes the demonizing of all things Iranian. Unwary souls watching Fox news think Iran either has the bomb, will get it shortly or at least want the bomb real badly are wrong on all counts. MSM did that intentionally by switching back and forth between nuclear power generation and becoming a nuclear power with scary Islamic bombs. The propagandists thought that hey, nuclear threats worked great with the build up to Iraq, lets scare them a second time around.
That Ahmadinejad misquote where it was twisted around to him saying he wanted to 'wipe Israel off the map' has acquired a life of it's own, casually referred to by people who know better but repeat it anyway. This is classic propaganda effort to turn him into a cartoon villain - the american ignorati needs their enemy to have a face, so they can avoid the loud screaming as the rest of the population gets bombed.

Remember last year's yellow badge stupidity when propagandists said jews had to wear identity colors in Iran? A complete lie. How about in the last couple of weeks when they tried to convince the gullible that Shiite Iranians were giving Sunnis the bombs that were killing americans? Total bullshit. But this constant barrage of swill seems to be working - polls show more and more mouth breathers think Iran is a looming threat to mom and apple pie. At least here in this country.

Now it comes out that the US has been lying to the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran's intentions and capabilities since 2002, although MSM sources never get that blunt with language and pussy foot around this propaganda flop:
"American officials privately acknowledge that much of their evidence on Iran's nuclear plans and programs remains ambiguous, fragmented and difficult to prove."
In other words more bullshit.
This whole fabricated UN standoff was a red herring to begin with anyway. Iran signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and it's third pillar expressly allows signers to enrich nuclear material as fuel for nuclear reactors. They've done nothing illegal by international law but that won't be seen in your local newspapers any time soon as the main focus is all on the fascist's faux outrage. Any more pressure at the UN for sanctions will likely be vetoed by China and Russia, so you know why the US has been steaming dozens of warships to the Gulf.

The oncoming disaster and it's dreadful ramifications really has nothing to do with Iran wanting to turn on the light bulbs anyway. It's all about making Israel the only game in town. Israel, the now acknowledged nuclear power who didn't sign the NPT, who wants to lord over only balkanized, destroyed neighboring countries, who wants us to keep sending hard cash to them and plenty of soldiers to fight their wars. We can expect lots more propaganda in this manufactured conflict, and if the Iranian chimera doesn't react to all the deliberate provocation to get the war on, well, our good buddy Israel has abundant tricks up it's sleeve.

Will The Military Revolt Over Illegal Iran Attack?

Dissatisfaction with venal and incompetent leadership has been stewing ever since Dim Sun was ushered into office and now we see that high ranking officers will resign if he orders war with Iran according to the UK timesonline:

US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

"SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.
Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack.
“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible.”
A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. “All the generals are perfectly clear that they don’t have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion. Nobody wants to do it and it would be a matter of conscience for them.
“There are enough people who feel this would be an error of judgment too far for there to be resignations.”
A generals’ revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented. “American generals usually stay and fight until they get fired,” said a Pentagon source. Robert Gates, the defence secretary, has repeatedly warned against striking Iran and is believed to represent the view of his senior commanders."

seen at fellow swine NewsHog

"I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That"

I've felt for a long time that there could be a huge story that we earthlings aren't privy to. When NASA sends a shuttle mission up, or we hear that the crew of the ISS is rotated, it's always matter-of-fact and dry, perhaps with short bios and smiling pictures. I grew up reading science fiction so I knew there was a lot more going on behind the by the book SOP, dammit. After all, it's a tad disconcerting to be blasted into orbit strapped to eight million pounds of thrust to spend a half year endlessly circling the earth in a clanking, beeping closet. Just what stories have we been missing?

After the strange saga of Lisa Nowak recently some attention has finally been centered on fleshing out what could go on aside from the cold, professinal posturing and HAL-like equanimity. Nasa seems to have felt it needed to open up a little on the subject and released some internal protocols they designed for touchy situations with people who become like Peter Stormare in the film Armageddon:

"The documents, obtained this week by The Associated Press, say the astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary."

Well, him and her apparently.

No Truth To The Rumor Sex With Anna Nicole Smith's Body Sold For $10,000

Rotting corpse buried somewhere. Except at Fox.

Success Equals Opportunity Plus Preparedness

With a little nudge, of course.

Michel Chossudovsky at Global Research: "Theater Iran Near Term" (TIRANNT)

"A third plan sets out how the military can both disrupt and respond to another major terrorist strike on the United States. It includes lengthy annexes that offer a menu of options for the military to retaliate quickly against specific terrorist groups, individuals or state sponsors depending on who is believed to be behind an attack. Another attack could create both a justification and an opportunity that is lacking today to retaliate against some known targets, according to current and former defense officials familiar with the plan.
This plan details "what terrorists or bad guys we would hit if the gloves came off. The gloves are not off," said one official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject. The presumption of this military document, is that a Second 911 attack "which is lacking today" would usefully create both a "justification and an opportunity" to wage war on "some known targets [Iran and Syria]"

Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz argued for vast increases in military spending to assure American global dominance in 2000, with fat profits of course.

Project for a New American Century - "Rebuilding America's Defenses"

"Such a process would take time absent "a catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor."

Friday, February 23, 2007

Why My Blogger Scheme Is So Much Better Than Yours

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Cheney Promises More Death And Destruction

Visiting Australia, the Dark Lord promises war on farting and belching sounds from Iran:

"He accused Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of espousing an "apocalyptic philosophy" and making "threatening noises about Israel and the US and others".

What can you say about an american vice president, disgraced and villified for warmongering that's brought such misery to the planet, globetrotting and spewing that yes, we can expect a lot more of the same?

How do you respond to this delusional creature when he spins "withdrawal is a positive sign for stability in Iraq"
when the British are fleeing the charnal house?

There is one positive thing about the mental instability of totalitarian mindsets - their ever present capacity for projection, which is probably why this thug rarely ventures from his cave. He'll seldom fail to dangle his 'Al Qaeda' CIA created boogeyman whenever he opens his piehole and yesterday in Tokyo was no exception:

"... the al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people," Cheney said on ABC News."

Whenever you hear 'Al Qaeda' just remember to replace it with 'fascist' and voila! You get it straight from the horse's ass what the manipulators plan to do to us:

"...the fascist strategy is to break the will of the American people," Cheney said on ABC News."

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Orphaned Explosion Cancelled Again

"The pentagon on Thursday canceled plans to detonate a 700-tonne explosive charge in the Nevada desert that had drawn environmental protests and lawsuits.
Dubbed "Divine Strake," the test was designed to gather data for use in developing weapons capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers containing chemical, biological or nuclear weapons."

The 1.4 million pound explosion was first supposed to be touched off in Nevada last June, then scheduled for southern Indiana and now scrubbed again in Nevada.
At the Yahoo site they suggest a much better place to use it -

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Strake: noun - action taken to impress the terminally stupid

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More "Crowd" Control

So just who are the people in the crowds the military and police so gleefully boast they're going to "control"? Wal-Mart shoppers the day after Thanksgiving? Rose Bowl? Times Square on New Years Eve? Coldplay concert? I don't think so.

US Army to test UAVs armed with ultra-bright strobe to work as crowd control weapon:
"The US Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) plans to demonstrate the use of a 7.5 million candlepower (7.3 million candela) strobe floodlight system mounted on board an unmanned air vehicle as a non-lethal crowd-control system.
The project will see a Peak Beam Systems Maxa Beam searchlight adapted to operate as a strobe capable of inducing physical effects, such as short-term paralysis, in humans

Of course that's just temporary paralysis. Other goodies they have include

The Sweeping Stun Gun:
"Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe."

That's just temporary incapacitation.

The Focused Sound Laser"
"These devices are more than just fancy speakers. California-based HPV Technologies recently demonstrated a "magnetic acoustic device" or MAD that can broadcast a targeted beam of sound for a more than mile. At close range, the sound from these devices can be terrifying and painful."

That's just temporary deafness.

The Heat Ray Weapon:
"Called Silent Guardian, the prototype fires a high-intensity beam of millimetre waves, inflicting a burning sensation like a light bulb pressed against the skin."

You're only being temporarily cooked.


Dixie Chicks' "Shut Up And Sing" is a good documentary about the group's trials and tribulations after Maines gave her off the cuff remark in London just prior to the invasion of Iraq.
It's probably the most intimate documentary about a musical group that you'll ever see. You practically see Emily Robison give birth to her twins. I imagine it's usual for groups to constantly have cameras in their faces and they sure had a lot of material that was perfect to record the controversy.

I came away from this effort with two observations. This whole flap wasn't about free speech even though that's how it wound up being portrayed. Both sides can agree on that because both sides engaged in it. But the depth of sickness involved with being a card carrying member of the bush cargo cult is amazing. Maines tossed out her opinion about Bush. Rabid, frothing true believers then went on a life's mission to destroy the group any way they could. Looking back on it , it was typical pathology of the sickness. Thin skinned outrage followed by violent behavior - bullhorns in front of concerts, tractors smashing the group's CDs, death threats. To the cult the Chicks became the face of the enemy because you can't dis the Supreme Leader.
And like Martie Maguire said in the film, "We were the perfect targets. We were the all-American girls and they never expected that to come from us."

If there's a better fim out there that nails home the message that you should stick to your principles I'm not aware of it. At first taken aback by the swiftly negative reaction of the mouthbreathers, the Chicks wavered and were unsure how to proceed. They stuck to their guns even as the country music crowd turned their backs. But it soon became apparent that their music and their careers would go on just fine despite the brownshirts. Time sure proved us right, the intelligent among us are all disgusted by him.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Structured Cruelty

Over at CounterPunch, a Sgt. Martin Smith, USMC, Ret writes an essay about enlisting in the marines and going to boot camp. His tales of mistreatment at the mercy of a regimen determined to break him and them remold him are familiar enough, but in his story there's a paragraph that stuck out.
We were set up for war in the middle east for a long, long time. When the worldwide communist menace lost it's usefulness to manipulate and control us, it's replacement was being groomed in the wings. That peace dividend when the Berlin wall came down was never going to be used to enrich our lives; our overlords would never allow that. It was written in the agenda that we were about to subsidize the solidification of an empire that would embark on world conquest and resource rape.
The Iraq wars were sold to a gullible public based on total fabrication. Desert Storm was marketed as feigned outrage about Kuwait. Iraq was made to starve and decay for over a decade to make it an easier target. The latest invasion was based on an ever shifting pack of lies.
It was all planned. Bear in mind this guy was in basic 6 years before the 2003 invasion.

"Even in 1997, we were being brainwashed to accept the coming Iraq War. Abruptly interrupting a class, one of numerous courses we attended on military history, first aid, and survival skills, a Series Chief DI excitedly announced that all training was coming to a halt. We were to be shipped immediately to the Gulf, because Saddam had just fired missiles into Israel. Given that we lived with no knowledge of the outside world, with neither TV nor newspapers, and that we experienced constant high levels of stress and a discombobulating environment, the DI's false assertion seemed all too believable. After a half-hour panic, we were led out of the auditorium to face the rebuke and scorn of our platoon DIs. It turned out that the interruption was a skit planned to scare us into the realization that we could face war at any moment. The trick certainly had the planned effect on me, as I pondered what the hell I had gotten myself into. I also now realize that we were being indoctrinated with schemes for war in the Middle East. Our hatred of the Arab "other" was crafted from the very beginning of our training through fear and hate."

Border In Name Only

The Mexican border is a funny creature. It exists on maps but in reality it takes many forms - a hurdle for an illegal immigrant, a pet project for insane lawmakers, an obsession for racists, a humanitarian cause. It could be that this year the border isn't going to be on the back burner anymore because aside from the weather things appear to be heating up.

Mexico is deploying 3,000 troops to the border ostensibly to battle drugs, but it seems the troops already there do anything but battle drugs:

"In early 2006, a typical example of these disturbing incidents took place along the Texas-Mexico border. On January 23, Hudspeth County deputy sheriffs came upon a gang of drug smugglers operating with along with a Mexican military unit. When confronted by the deputies, the Mexican soldiers retreated to their Humvee and "took up a defensive position," said Sheriff Arvin West.The smugglers headed back across the river into Mexico. As one of their trucks became stuck in the water, the group unloaded the drugs and placed them into another vehicle. While this took place, the Mexican soldiers kept their rifles trained on the deputies. The truck still partially submerged, was then set ablaze."

Tijuana is already under martial law.

The US Border Patrol is also beefing up it's presence.

We know that the globalist plan to unite the US, Canada and Mexico into one state, the North American Union, is well under way. Back in March of 2005 Codpiece and then heads of state Vicente Fox and Paul Martin met in Texas to conspire to integrate all three countries. The US southern border with Mexico has been deliberately left wide open to allow millions of poor mexicans to flood into this country. About 10% of the Mexican population lives in america. A super duper highway to hell is presently in the initial stages of construction that essentially ignores the border between the two countries. Ready to pay for your groceries with the 'amero'?

I think the impetus to accelerate this process will come from our old friend the phony terror card. Just this past week Al CIAda announced it's intention to attack the various oil facilities that export to the US; nothing like announcing your plans well in advance to get the dummies all hot and bothered. Mexico responded by sending troops to guard their pipelines and refineries. Of course there actually could be another false flag attack to get Mexico and the US huddled closer together - it's not like that hasn't been tried before.

But anyway, fake president Codpiece will meet illegal president Calderon on a latin american tour in about two weeks time. I imagine we'll be hearing all kinds of joined-at-the-hip talk about how close the two nations are, as they confab about how the border should be done away with altogether.

Life In The Bubble

Mission imperial - [While Iraqis struggled in the chaos of Baghdad after the invasion, the Americans sent to rebuild the nation led a cocooned existence in the centre of the capital - complete with booze, hot dogs and luxury villas. In the first of three extracts from his new book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran exposes life in the Green Zone.]

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"From inside the Green Zone, the real Baghdad - the checkpoints, the bombed-out buildings, the paralysing traffic jams - could have been a world away. The horns, the gunshots, the muezzin's call to prayer, never drifted over the walls. The fear on the faces of US troops was rarely seen by the denizens of the palace. The acrid smoke of a detonated car bomb didn't fill the air. The sub-Saharan privation and wild-west lawlessness that gripped one of the world's most ancient cities swirled around the walls, but on the inside, the calm sterility of a US subdivision prevailed."

Monday, February 19, 2007

Poop Flags

Like many others, I had come across this picture but didn't know the story behind it.
This, is the rest of the story:

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"Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking miniature flag portraits of US President George W. Bush into piles of dog poo in public parks.
Josef Oettl, parks administrator for Bayreuth, said: "This has been going on for about a year now, and there must be 2,000 to 3,000 piles of excrement that have been claimed during that time."

The series of incidents was originally thought to be some sort of protest against the US-led invasion of Iraq. And then when it continued it was thought to be a protest against President George W. Bush's campaign for re-election.
But it is still going on and the police say they are completely baffled as to who is to blame.
"We have sent out extra patrols to try to catch whoever is doing this in the act," said police spokesman Reiner Kuechler. "But frankly, we don't know what we would do if we caught them redhanded."
Legal experts say there is no law against using faeces as a flag stand and the federal constitution is vague on the issue."

Pakistan Explodes In The News

Pakistan is increasingly becoming a battleground and staging area for deadly attacks. Scores of people are killed in three incidents that are the latest in a series of bombings involving the country.

Saturday - a suicide bomber walked into a courtroom and detonated.

Last week - Iran is claiming "Sunni insurgents from Iran used Pakistan as a base to plan a bombing that killed 11 people and wounded more than 30 in the southeastern border city of Zahedan."

Yesterday - at least 66 people burned to death when explosions ripped through a passenger train between India and Pakistan.

I'm sure we're going to hear more about these events and who supposedly perpetrated them. There probably will be more coming; apparently a group or groups want to sow discord and/or create instability inside Pakistan and in the surrounding region.
Now who would they be, and who would benefit from increased hostilities? Well we know that Al Qaeda is a CIA front and so when we see this sort of story:
Report: Al-Qaeda Rebuilding Network From Pakistan Base - "The terrorist organization that mounted the 2001 attacks on the United States has formed a new, Pakistan-based network, The New York Times reported Monday, citing US intelligence sources."
it's a signal that the US has decided to try to expand it's operations in the country. Looking at a map

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you can see that Pakistan shares a considerable border with Iran. If "incidents" need to be staged, and when the US starts it's war it will be a strategic location. As a matter of fact that bus bombing that killed the Iranian soldiers was just over the border in Zahedan.
But all these bombings and increased US interest in the area may be more related to this story than anything else. The 1,625-mile pipeline would originate in Iran's South Pars gas field and cross southwest Pakistan.
Pakistan set to build Iran pipeline:
"The pipeline from Iran, first proposed a decade ago, was initially stalled by hostile relations between India and Pakistan, which have fought three wars over the disputed region of Kashmir since independence from Britain in 1947.
And in the past year, the United States has pressured Pakistan and India to abandon the pipeline as part of a plan to isolate Iran for its nuclear program."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

I Feel So Much More Sanguine About US Intentions Now

Washington Times Commentary

"The prestigious Economist magazine, not MAD magazine, has a $2.2 billion B2B stealth bomber on its cover last week headlined "Next stop Iran?" In response to my question about how he rated the odds of a bombing campaign against Iran, R. James Woolsey, the former CIA director, hummed an answer for me on the sidewalk as we exited the Metropolitan Club. It was a parody of the Beach Boys hit "Barbara Ann" -- "Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb-Bomb Iran."

The former CIA director.

But There's Scads Of Smith Saga Stories

I was curious about this several day old item, most probably well known now by people who can think and pay attention, about Zbigniew Brzezinski and what he testified about before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He said a "military collision with Iran" would come from

“Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in ‘defensive’ US military action against Iran...”

Such an accusation should be newsworthy, no?

I decided to search MSM and archives for this story and found ...nothing. Plenty of stuff like Bald Britney: Hot or Not? though.

Moreover, a search for a story found at WRH titled Report: Weapons used in attack in Zahedan, Iran come from U.S., where the Iranians are blaming the US for arming and training the bombers that killed eleven troops turned up only that one source, China View.
It's pretty obvious that the corrupt MSM is repeating it's despicable role in enabling our fascist scumbags to precipitate war by narrowing reportage and discussion to the party line.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

New Mogellon's Disease Symptom?

Body Bugs - click "watch the video", not for the sqeamish

Morgellons disease is a terrible affliction that's closely linked to chemtrail spraying. Extreme discomfort and a debilitating itching accompanies strange fibers that grow out of the skin. Some people have been driven to suicide by the symptoms.
The people in the video above have small anthropods coming out of their skin.
It's the stuff of nightmares.


It's been a good run of late. Of course I don't go to theaters, those crowded, noisy, expensive bird flu petri dishes. So I miss the first round of buzz, so what? I watch movies for the sheer pleasure of that particular film's experience, relaxing at home with Mrs. Lipstick. There's been a few missteps - some clunkers from my Blockbuster subscription and a few overblown releases like Flyboys and Flags Of Our Fathers. But there have been several lately that really were enjoyable for various reasons like The Illusionist, Jesus camp and Hollywoodland. And then there's The Departed.

Spielberg may be the most spurned director for his work but Martin Scorcese has to be the most criminally disregarded. Simply put, he's the most accomplished living movie director. For four decades he's made stunning pictures and has never won an oscar at the academy awards. His films are always on critics' short lists for best of the decade - Taxi Driver in the 70s, Raging Bull in the 80s, Goodfellas in the 90s. This year The Departed might end his dry run.

Being shot in and around Boston, it's a small step away from Scorcese's love affair with his home town New York. I'm from the east coast and I know the flavor of those cities; Scorcese captures the essence of Boston masterfully. It doesn't hurt that two of the principles in the movie hail from there - Matt Damon and Marky Mark Wahlberg. (I've got a demanding ear for east coast accents and while they fade in and out when they're there it's authentic. I'll even turn a flick off if an accent sucks. Everything fades as you wait for the next abomination to emanate from their piehole.)

I've always thought that you have to start with the casting and you can't ever hope to wind up with a good project if you don't fit the right people in. You can fling tons of money at it and be brilliant in all other areas but if a film is miscast it's going to fail. Similarly a good crew can salvage a mediocre picture. In this one Scorcese assembles a remarkable group of heavyweights where each actor alone has carried other flicks, somehow he gets them to work extraordinarily well together as an ensemble cast. The only one I wasn't familiar with was Vera Farmiga, who I could have sworn was Felicity Huffman minus about ten years:

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The plot and the action are well known - it's a loose remake of the chinese Hong Kong thriller Infernal affairs where a chess game is played out between a mob and the cops, with a mole for the other side in each group. (Tagline: Cops or Criminals. When you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference) What sets this film apart from other crime dramas is that it's just damn good storytelling. Scorcese absolutely shines here, this is his movie through and through and by bringing his vast knowledge of the profession into play with his signature techniques it turns out to be a hugely pleasurable ride with a great soundtrack. Expect the unexpected too, when you watch this it's a game to figure out what the hell happens next. I had a good time with The Departed.
Then of course, there's this guy:

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Edwards Stumps Simworld

A few days ago a fellow acting for the John Edwards campaign opened up an office in Second Life. As others have pointed out, it's not the first time that pols lived in a fantasy world. Interesting concept, though.
I tried the virtual community for a while. If anybody hasn't done so you can jump in for free and take a look around to see if you want to invest more time and energy. To me it's amusing how you can change your avatar to suit your tastes, fly around and engage in quirky interaction with other players, but the inner geek lost interest pretty quickly.
I wonder how long it'll be before the brownshirt brigade sends their bots in to harass the place.
And what happens if Edwards wins in Second Life but loses otherwise?

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Embrace The Hot

Global Warming Is Our Friend - "It is about time Americans acknowledge that global warming is our friend. It cannot come fast enough."

It's probably not really happening because you can't have dinner outside until June and anyway opposing it is bad for business. But the main reason we should welcome it is it'll take care of this upcoming weather report, seen at the author's website:

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Phantom Terror Group Plastered All Over News

The global Al Qaeda hoodwink seems to have gone into overdrive this week. Our overlords probably need to jam the name of the CIA front into our faces as a lead up to their splashy synthetic events designed to widen perpetual war. It's interesting how successful they were in establishing "Al Qaeda" as a shadowy yet real entity, seemingly all powerful and full of venomous hatred and of course behind all the bombings worldwide. Government flacks and newscasters alike blithely mention the phony group as an a priori fact, taken for granted and as absolute as the sun rising in the east. It shows you how effective their psy ops are to get us all afraid and willing to suspend rational thinking while entrusting the very criminals who pull off the terrorist attacks.
"Almost no one questions this myth about al-Qaida because so many people have got an interest in keeping it alive." says one researcher.

In Spain the trial began for the people who authorities claim blew up trains in March of 2004. Of course they were inspired by AQ, say authorities, however there is plenty of evidence some of them were connected to Spanish Security Services. Instead of the dynamite story peddled to a gullible public, three types of bombs were used, including military explosives.

Oil facilities are all a-twitter after our menacing omnipresent AQ "called for attacks on suppliers of oil to the US around the world."

Meanwhile the emerging African AQ contingent is claiming to be responsible for bombs going off in Algeria and is reporting on websites that it's busy also in Morocco and Tunisia. Funny how it's given prominent play as being connected to the guys blamed for the Madrid bombings at the same time they go on trial. Funny also how "Al Qaeda websites" seem to operate so freely.

It's all over the news that the head of the plainly-named-so-the-dolts-will-get-it "Al Qaeda in Iraq" was wounded in fighting north of Baghdad. You've seen his face, of course, AQ has to have a face to go with the myth, at least partially, it's part of the propaganda model. So if this guy bites it you can be sure some other mug will gain his 15 minutes of fame.

An AQ recruitment drive is thwarted in France.

AQ Mr. Big number two gave bush the finger and called him a jackal. On those untraceable websites of course.

Busy, busy, busy. This constant flow of manipulated garbage has one primary reason - it's meant as booster shot of fear to once again remind us of 9/11, and most definitely is setting the stage for for the fascists' next big act. They realize to bamboozle most people, with their short attention spans, the message has to be buttressed by constant reference - they're out there, they do bad things, they hate you, and anything is possible now.

Seperated at Birth?

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Mormon Elder Mitt Romney

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and Church of the Subgenius Dr Bob Dobbs

seen at No More Mister Nice Blog who saw it at Paula's House of Toast

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"A Brief Candle, Both Ends Burning"

Well this boffo program, a Fox -run imitation of The Daily Show with it's canned laughter and kiddie level intellect, is sure to be a big, long lasting hit with the kool ade slurpers.

update - No it isn't! Reviews are streaming in, and the consensus among reichwing bloggers is.. the show sucks:

Ace Of Spades - "Material so weak, in fact, that one suspects the writers are all liberals deliberately sabotaging the show..."

(Comment at) protein wisdom - "Very disappointing. Unlike the Daily Show, it’s not all that funny..."

allahpundit - " it better if Fox just pulls the trapdoor and walks away whistling?"

(Comment at) IMAO- "The canned laughter is very masculine, because Fox is marketing this to the "guy" demographic. Really, really dumb guys, apparently."

Hog On Ice - "My GOD, does this show blow."

Why the long faces, wardorks? What could possibly be wrong with a show that will slam liberals with a smirk on the host's face and a fake sound track? Digby provides the answer:

"I think Joel Surnow has kind of missed the mark, though. While I, a cowardly, flip-flopping liberal loser might find this "fake news" concept amusing, surely the codpiece-grabbing, testosterone-overdosed REAL MEN of the right need something .. more."

He suggests some cannibals with bones in their noses for the Obama segment. That'll get them slappin' their knees.

Stopping The Oncoming War With Iran

The World Can Halt Bush’s Crimes by Dumping the Dollar

"The Bush Regime has taken the US outside the boundaries of international law and is acting unilaterally, falsely declaring American military aggression to be "defensive" and in the interests of peace. Much of the world realizes the hypocrisy and danger in the Bush Regime’s justification of the unbridled use of US military power, but no countries except other nuclear powers can challenge American aggression, and then only at the risk of all life on earth.

The solution is nonmilitary challenge."

Starve the beast. I have a lot of pork and beans.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Why You Should Distrust MSM

From the Brad Blog

"Two stories posted in the last week on the CNN website, one on nukes in Iran last Wednesday, and another on nukes in North Korea on Saturday, both use the same aerial photograph of the same purported nuclear power plant!"

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Zionists Step Up Their Terror Enterprises

Nothing like a few well placed bombs to increase fear and manipulate situations to your advantage. This must be some high holy celebration of cult activities or something because more terror keeps repeating itself on the same days each year to advance the zionist agenda.

'Eleven die' in Lebanon bus bombs
"Bomb blasts have killed at least 11 people on two buses near the Lebanese capital Beirut, police said.
They exploded minutes apart near the mainly Christian town of Bikfaya, in the hills to the north of Beirut.
One vehicle was completely blown apart. Police sealed off the area and collected evidence from the wreckage.
The bombings come at a time of acute political tension in Lebanon, and a day before the second anniversary of the killing of former PM Rafik Hariri.
A large rally is planned in downtown Beirut on Wednesday to mark the assassination, in a massive bomb blast that killed 22 people besides Mr Hariri."

Hariri was Lebanon's former prime minister and oversaw the reconstruction for years after the civil war there. As soon as he was assassinated all the usual propaganda outlets began pointing at Syria as the culprit which was a dead giveaway that they didn't do it. It was pointed out in many places that it would have been an act of political suicide to have killed him. So who did? Well, the perpetrators behind these bloody bombings are the ones who benefit from the outcome.

We can expect to see a lot more of this carnage, because Israel is chomping at the bit to get a rematch with Hezbollah, who surprisingly kicked the shit out of the IDF last summer as Israel slaughtered Lebanese and levelled half the country. The zionists in Israel perfected the false flag attack a long time ago and use it liberally to achieve their agenda which is to create a suitable political climate that they then exploit and manipulate. Usually it means 'let's you and him fight'.

Lebanon is particularly volatile right now in that there's a standoff between the government who stood it's army down as Israel laid waste to the country, and it's opposition. The opposition is a dangerous coalition between Hezbollah and a christian faction. Dangerous of course to the zionists who need to see their potential enemy weakened at home. Open civil war in Lebanon would surely do just that. Lebanon could also be the springboard to a much wider and destructive all out regional war which seems to be imminent. Our fascists are nervously tapping their fingers and glancing at their watches, because times a wastin'.

One year ago yesterday, according to the islamic lunar calendar, the Golden Mosque in Samarra was destroyed, kicking off a splendid civil war in Iraq which has killed over 30,000 people and has destroyed Iraqi society. Splendid of course for the zionists who profit from a war torn, weakened and balkanized muslim country. Of course to prod the Shiite and Sunni factions to be at each others' throats the zionists will send out their death squads and set off bombs in crowded soft target areas like a childrens pet fair and oh, the odd neighborhood or two:

"One year after a bombing demolished the gold-domed Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra, plumes of thick black smoke hung over the Baghdad skyline Monday - the aftermath of the latest car bombing at the capital's largest market.
At least 61 people were killed and 125 were wounded in the latest chapter of sectarian violence, which in the past year seems to have escalated out of control."

Let's you and him fight.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Iran Adopts The English Language

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bomb, ready to hoodwink, individual

Or maybe it's from our good friend Pakistan?

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Manufacturing Consent

On the morning of 9/11 traitorous elements of the United States government who worked closely with foreign operatives perpetrated a highly visible and shocking staged event that set in motion a long planned fascist coup. It was a convergence of many things - a plan to inject a final dose of amphetamine into a collapsing economy, a way to sweep all inconvenient scandals off the table, a manufactured kickstart for endless war and unlimited profit.

It was staged in a way for maximum shock value. When people have to confront a massive traumatic event they in essense are temporarily left vulnerable. As that terrible morning progressed, planted operatives recited the cover stories they wanted us to believe. The perpetrators of Black Tuesday knew they had a small window of opportunity to insert what they wanted into our heads while we stood shocked by what we were seeing and hearing.

This video shows some of that psyops at work.

Two things about what they intended to do. I was at the computer in one room and my wife was watching the television in the living room. I remember at one point yelling to her "Why do they keep repeating Osama Bin Laden's name over and over?"
Later that day and in subsequent days it became obvious to me that it had all happened as a springboard. Every time one of the criminals opened his mouth it was to tell us that "We're gonna punish them, and also punish anybody who harbors them."

Then the US invaded and bombed the shit out of Afghanistan.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Unlimited Funds For Empire, Katrina And This At Home

Homeless dumping

"A paraplegic man wearing a soiled hospital gown and a broken colostomy bag was found crawling in a gutter in skid row in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being dumped in the street by a Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center van, police said.
The incident, witnessed by more than two dozen people, was described by police as a particularly outrageous case of "homeless dumping" that has plagued the downtown area.
Police describe the homeless people who congregate around Gladys Park, in the heart of skid row, as a tough crowd who have seen much and say little.
But there was no shortage of people willing to describe what they saw about 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning, when the white hospital van pulled up several feet from the curb."They were lining up to give their story," Long said. "They were collectively appalled. We were as shocked as the homeless folks."
Witnesses told police that the man propped himself up in the door of the van. He then hurled himself from the vehicle, tumbling to the street. He pulled himself along, dragging a bag of his belongings in his clenched teeth.
Police said several people began shouting at the driver, who in addition to applying makeup was more concerned that the seats of the van had been soiled, investigators said."

Sure, you're gonna get people who say it wasn't PMC policy, the driver wasn't trained, blah blah.
The fact of the matter is that something like this, happening repeatedly in large cities across the country speaks volumes about what we've become.
The one bright spot in the story is that the tramps, the vagabonds, the homeless who saw this rushed to help the poor guy.

Norway Monitors Bush, Thinks It Ought To Save Some Seeds

'Doomsday' vault design unveiled

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"The final design for a "doomsday" vault that will house seeds from all known varieties of food crops has been unveiled by the Norwegian government.
The Svalbard International Seed Vault will be built into a mountainside on a remote island near the North Pole.
The vault aims to safeguard the world's agriculture from future catastrophes, such as nuclear war, asteroid strikes and climate change."

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Perhaps A Little Too Late

Nuke detectors to ring New York, official says
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- New York City will be protected by a ring of devices to detect nuclear or dirty bombs before the end of the year, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
A dirty bomb is one that spreads radiation without employing a nuclear explosion.
The Department of Homeland Security hopes the circle of sensors will give warning if a bomb is transported into the city by land."

Perhaps the following story is why they decided to do this.

"One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side has the potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak in radiation."

The Man In The Hood

"Ali Shalah, popularly known as 'the man in the hood' in a famous photograph depicting the torture suffered by Iraqis at the American-run Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, today spilled the beans on the inhumane treatment he received at the detention centre."

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"On the 15th day of detention, Ali was given a blanket, in which he made a hole and used it to cover himself.
Soon after this, the former lecturer said he was forcefully placed on top of a carton box containing canned food, had wires connected to his fingers and ordered to stretch his hand out horizontally, and the electricity was switched on.
"As the electric current entered my whole body, I felt as if my eyes were being forced out and sparks were flying out. My teeth were clattering violently and my legs shaking violently as well. My whole body was shaking. I was electrocuted on three separate sessions," he said to pin-drop silence in the hall.
Throughout the torture, he said the interrogators would take photographs of him."

Friday, February 09, 2007

Next Move On The Grand Chessboard

During the cold war us oldsters remember 'the domino theory' that was actually first uttered by an antiwar activist, a professor George Kahin, but was embraced by the warmongers who gave us Vietnam. It maintained that if one country fell to Communism, the surrounding countries would also eventually fall to Communism, so that gave you the excuse you needed to bomb the hell out of some brown skinned people. It wasn't the only anti communist slogan, there were others like the Missile Gap and Creeping Socialism and Red Tide, but it put forth the idea that a scary rival political and economic system was always on the march if you weren't vigilant.

Slight twist on Galatians 4:16 - Am I therefore become my enemy? Flash forward to today and how else are we to describe american foreign policy than Creeping Fascism? (or Creeping Corporatism if you're Mussolini) Several years ago, before Iraq became hell on earth, timid attempts were actually put forth that this reversal should be touted as a Very Good Thing.

The US is on the march any number of ways - trading on the self mutilation of 9/11 to establish bases in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Phony baloney fraud at the UN to rape Iraq. Bribing Turkey. "Peace keeping missions" in Africa. Military 'advisers' and spooks in Central America. This country has over 700 military bases and installations in a plethora of countries worldwide. They're the shock troops to pave the way for hegemonic corporate exploitation and control but of course we're merely spreading democracy. And the fascists really, really want to spread their version of democracy to Iran.

But at the same time they don't want to be tagged as aggressors. Never mind that the US has invaded Iraq, killed hundreds of thousands of it's citizens and is raping it's resources, as if that isn't aggression. The program calls for Iran to be declared the belligerent and the US to be the victim, so there's been a steady drumbeat going back to before Israel bombed the hell out of Lebanon that it's Iran who is fomenting war in the region.

So right on cue, the pentagon starts to claim definitive proof that Iran has a death wish and wants to go to war with the US:

"We have weapons that we know through serial numbers … that trace back to Iran," Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno said in an interview with USA TODAY."

Of course the military has all those numbers, don't ask silly questions.

From the secretary of the defense on down we're going to be bludgeoned by assertions that Iran not only has the desire to make nukes and use them on it's neighbors but actively kills americans. Accusations are coming fast and furious. ( Funny how one of the screeching alarmist reporters is the same one who lied about those aluminum tubes in Iraq) If and when the fascists decide to pull a synthetic attack and blame it on the Iranians the stage would have already been set for the ignorati to believe that they actually did it. Add to this the bald faced lie that Ahmadinejad wants to do the holocaust dance on Israeli graves. In December, then US ambassador and world class shitbag John Bolton called on the UN International Court of Criminal Justice to charge Ahmadinejad with "inciting genocide".

Analysts admit any attack on Iran will swiftly become nuclear.

Just like accusing communism with what the US is doing, Bolton's comment is just more of that penchant for fascist projection.

Big Boobed Babe Buys it, Beguiling Broadcasters

Left I on the News suggests we visit Stephanie McMillan at the site, and I heartily agree.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Google Ads Gone Wild

On a page warning about government snooping -

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2006 was the fifth warmest year in the past century, but -

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There Are No Backup Plans

The occupiers' plan now seems to be - Ratchet up the "fighting" in and around Baghdad, meaning abundant use of air strikes in heavily populated areas. They seem to be following the zionist final solution for the palestinians. Large sections of the city are becoming a stifling police state hell:

"Joint army checkpoints are now in place under dozens of flyovers, protected by tanks and barbed wire - not to mention those provoking extra traffic jams in Baghdad's scarred boulevards. Nobody can drive from central Baghdad to Sadr City without passing through a massive checkpoint swarming with army and police commandos. Sadr City is under police commandos. Most bridges over the Tigris River are blocked."

"Now, the Bush "surge" is officially beginning. Little about it is strikingly new or untried -- except possibly the unspoken urge to ratchet up the use of air power in Iraq, the only thing a Pentagon with desperately overstretched ground forces really has to throw into the escalation breach (as in recent months it has drastically escalated the use of air power in Afghanistan). Pepe Escobar, the superb globe-trotting correspondent for Asia Times, has recently warned that the new Bush administration "plan" signals "the dire prospect... of a devastating air war over Baghdad" in which "Iraqification-cum-surge" will prove "a disaster mostly for every Baghdadi caught in the crossfire."

Like these poor souls today - "A U.S. airstrike Thursday killed 13 insurgents in a volatile area west of Baghdad, the military said. Local officials said 45 civilians, including women and children, died in the attack."

While the spineless democrats dither about the wording of non binding garbage in congress. the warmongers are busy building towards their goal of setting the whole middle east on fire. The scumbags in Washington have no intention of backing off on any of this - does anybody think this stuff through? Does anybody think that after all this effort the occupiers will just roll up their razor wire, sweep the streets, smile and withdraw? This stupidly named 'surge' is a final push to provoke intense resentment and backlash intending to create the american casualties that will be the pretext for launching a war on Iran.
Those 20,000 extra troops? Someone's got to protect the Green Zone when it's mission accomplished.

Flexing Your Prewar Muscle

Iran is expected to launch a spy satellite, sooner than later - "The Israeli Web site, which maintains a wide circle of sources within Israeli intelligence, has claimed that Tehran may soon launch its own surveillance satellite. The booster vehicle would be a BM25 ballistic missile, "18 of which were purchased from North Korea, notwithstanding Pyongyang's denials of aid to Iran's nuclear program," Debka said in a report published Jan. 28."
(Note - DEBKAfile is usually disinfo unless reporting hard news)

They began a two day cruise missile exercise - "A spokesman of the paramilitary revolutionary guards (IRGC) told IRNA that the 'specialized war game' will start on Wednesday in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in south Iran and launch missile tests.
The IRGC held a military manoeuvre last month in central Iran during which two homemade, short-range missiles Zelzal and Fajr-5 missiles with 100 and 75 kilometre ranges respectively were fired and reportedly achieved the desired results.
During military exercises last November, the IRGC tested three new types of land-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles Noor, Nasr and Kowsar, which have a range of 120 kilometres.
According to the IRGC, the range of three missiles could even be increased to 170 kilometres so that the entire Persian Gulf, from the Straits of Hormuz and most of the Sea of Oman, would come within Iran's range."

Surface to air missiles too - "The Guards on Wednesday successfully test-fired a new Russian-made air defence missile system, whose delivery last month sparked bitter US criticism.
TOR-M1 surface-to-air missiles were shown being fired from mobile vehicle launchers and successfully taking out their targets.
In 2005, Tehran and Moscow signed a contract for the purchase of 29 TOR-M1 missile systems estimated to be worth 700 million dollars (540 million euros)."

Oh yeah? says the US - "The Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday, officials said, in a test flight that blasted open a 105-ton silo door for the first time in years. The Minuteman 3 missile's dummy warhead traveled about 4,200 miles in about 20 minutes, hitting a target at the Kwajalein Atoll in the western chain of the Marshall Islands."

The Looming Shadow of Nuremberg

An Open Letter to America's Soldiers by Tony Swindell at Counterpunch

"How many of you recognize the name of Army Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson, Jr.?
I do because he and I stood on and flew over the same ground nearly 40 years ago. Like him, I left a little blood and a lot of sweat in a Godforsaken place halfway around the world, earning four battle stars in 11 months. Plus some cheap tin and ribbon medals made even cheaper by the good friends who never came home with me. Thompson did, too.
Hugh was a helicopter pilot who aimed his guns at American soldiers--members of my brigade -- to keep them from slaughtering civilians in the Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai 4. Spotting massacred civilians around My Lai, Thompson and his two-man crew landed beside wounded civilians to give medical help as the infantry company commander and others present kept shooting the wounded. Thompson ordered his crew to open fire if the slaughter continued. No more civilians were shot.
Thompson's story is critical because the march to a nuclear war against Iran has begun, and YOU will the ones carrying it out. There is no way to effectively "confront" Iran except with tactical nuclear weapons. Tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children will die outright or suffer lingering deaths from horrible radiation sicknesses. It will be murder, pure and simple. Look at the suffering around you and multiply it by hundreds.
No doubt you know that back home, 80 per cent of the American people voted in the last election to end the Iraq debacle, but no one in Washington listened. Our two-faced media watchdogs are a gaggle of neocon propaganda peddlers, corporate whores and New World Order shills who helped orchestrate and cheerlead the slaughter, and they sneer at your patriotism behind your backs.
Everything you've been told about Iraq is a pack of lies, and the powers that be seem to think we're all stupid enough to be conned again. We can't trust our elected representatives to carry out the will of the people. They're been bought and sold, and have just proven it. For all practical purposes, a coup d'etat has taken place."

This is a must read. If the coming firestorm can be stopped it's going to be up to the soldier on the ground to listen to his or her conscience.
Take a moment and ponder what this man did:

"But there also were American heroes that day in My Lai, including helicopter pilot Hugh Clowers Thompson Jr. from Stone Mountain, Georgia. After concluding that he was witnessing a massacre, he landed his helicopter between one group of fleeing civilians and American soldiers in pursuit.
Thompson ordered his helicopter door gunner, Lawrence Colburn, to shoot the Americans if they tried to harm the Vietnamese. After a tense confrontation, the soldiers backed off.
Later, two of Thompson’s men climbed into one ditch filled with corpses and pulled out a three-year-old boy who was still alive. Thompson, then a warrant officer, called in other U.S. helicopters to assist the Vietnamese. All told, they airlifted at least nine Vietnamese civilians to safety.
When he returned to headquarters, a furious Thompson reported what he had witnessed, leading to orders that the My Lai killings be stopped. By then, however, the slaughter had raged for four hours, claiming the lives of 347 Vietnamese, including babies.
“They said I was screaming quite loud,” Thompson told U.S. News & World Report in 2004. “I threatened never to fly again. I didn't want to be a part of that. It wasn't war.”
For siding with Vietnamese civilians over his American comrades, Thompson was treated like a pariah. He was shunned by fellow soldiers, received death threats for reporting the war crime, and later was denounced by one congressman as the only American who should be punished for My Lai."

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Thompson died January 6 of last year.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Pretending There Is Any

U.S. Strives to Delay Iraqi Hanging - Fear Damage to Government Credibility

"U.S. officials are working to spare Saddam Hussein's former vice president from a rapid trip to the Iraqi gallows, fearful that his execution, following the flawed hangings of Mr. Hussein and a co-defendant, could further damage the credibility of the American-backed government."

Lynch mobs and flopping heads are bad for your image.

Hate Monger Babbles Incoherently

Hilarity ensues

"Michael Savage, the nation's third-most listened to radio talk-show host, says he may leave his top rated show to make a bid for the GOP nomination for president.
"I know it sounds bizarre but when you consider the people running for the presidency, none . . . seems to be qualified," Savage told NewsMax in an exclusive interview"

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Yet Another Helicopter Crashes Near Baghdad

Makes 5 in three weeks

"Iraqi witnesses reported seeing an aircraft in trouble during gunfire from the ground. U.S. military spokesman Major-General William Caldwell told reporters it would be inappropriate to talk about casualties.
"We have a CH-46 that is down," Caldwell said, referring to the twin-rotor Sea Knight, the Marine version of the Chinook, which can carry up to 25 passengers and four crew."

This is a very ugly scenario for the troops, one that should get huge coverage in the MSM but won't, as it reflects poorly on the military logistics and would be huge ammunition in the push to get american troops out of there and home now.

The military burns a massive amount of matériel in Iraq. They must have a constant resupply of fuel, food and water, spare parts and ammunition. There's really only one pipeline to bring this stuff in and that's by road up for hundreds of miles up from Kuwait. Roads coming in from Jordan go straight through Anbar province, hotbed of resistance to americans. Turkey has been cool to the idea of assisting the occupation, and besides only Kuwait has the facilities to provide the transport.

Southern Iraq is controlled by the Shiite militias which up to now haven't thrown their weight into the fight against the invaders. All that will change if Iran is attacked. It will be extremely difficult if not impossible to convoy supplies for hundreds of miles from the south over roads and through towns controlled by the militias. Not only that, all supply ships must go through the Straight of Hormuz which will be shut down completely in a war with Iran.

Right now the military is supplied with what they need only a few percent of the time by air, at best in a bad scenario that can only be increased to mabe a third of what they need.

With helicopters now being blasted out of the sky on a regular basis that doesn't leave many options if the fighting is increased. And of course it's about to by orders of magnitude with Codpiece's asinine surge. I'm no military analyst but it's plain to see that the whole expeditionary army is in serious trouble.

"The British had suffered significant losses and were down to around 11,000 soldiers (plus cavalry). General Townshend chose to stay and hold the position at Kut instead of continuing the march downriver towards Basra. Kut offered a good defensive position, it was contained within a long loop of the river. The problem was how to get supplies. Kut was a long way from Basra. In retrospect, Townshend's decision to stay at Kut was a disastrous one.
The relief efforts had all failed at a cost of around 23,000 Allied killed or wounded. Ottoman casualties are believed to be around 10,000.
General Townshend arranged a ceasefire on the 26th and, after failed negotiations, he simply surrendered on April 29, 1916 after a siege of 147 days. Around 8,000 Allied soldiers survived to be made prisoners."

Siege of Kut

Drudge Has A Sense Of Humor


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Army Made Video Warning About Dangers Of Depleted Uranium But Never Showed It To Troops

Raw Story:

"A special investigation on the effects of depleted uranium reveals the Army made a tape warning of the effects of depleted uranium which was never shown to troops despite the fact the Pentagon knew the agent to be potentially deadly, CNN reports Tuesday."

Hmm, I wonder why?

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Reverend Ted Satisfies His Anxious, Swollen Congregation

Haggard Confirms He Was A Bottom

"The Rev. Ted Haggard emerged from three weeks of intensive counseling convinced he is "completely heterosexual" and told an oversight board that his sexual contact with men was limited to his accuser."

That erect, demanding, accuser. Thank jeebus Rev. Ted can go back to fleecing his flock.

Same Old

Another Iranian Diplomat Seized

The provocations just keep-a-comin'.

"The Iranian government condemned the seizure of Jalal Sharafi, the second secretary at the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, saying he was seized Sunday by gunmen who "operate under the supervision of the American forces in Iraq," the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The incident comes as tensions have been rising between Iran and the United States and the Shiite-led Iraqi government has shown increasing impatience with both sides for letting their disagreements spill over the border, with the U.S. detentions of at least eight Iranians in recent months."

The guy, actually high up in the diplomatic scheme of things was visiting a bank that's being opened up by the Iranians in Iraq. The assailants were wearing army issue uniforms and were driving american vehicles. However, according to this version from Faux, Iraqi police didn't get the message that this offical kidnapping was supposed to go down:

"Iraqi police, apparently suspecting that a kidnapping was taking place, opened fire on the second vehicle and detained the occupants, according to the official. He added that the men who had been detained were released Monday into the custody of members of the unit, who showed official badges and said they need to transfer the suspects to another police station."

I'd sure like to know the nationalities of the kidnappers.

Monday, February 05, 2007

What's With The Super Bowl Bud Light Commercial Violence?

Claim: More women are victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year.

Status: False.

Budweiser: We'll try to change that around.

What They Want, A little Different From What We Want

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from Rense. We've known about this horrible plan for more than a year.

Operation Iran Annihilation Hits Home

Trying to figure out what the fascists plan to do next in their agenda is like connecting the dots in puzzles. We have a flood of information and disinformation we have to wade through to choose the relevant bits and see if any match up. You need to grasp the MOs from past enterprises and look for clues in what they say. Fortunately a constant pathology you can count on is their projection, and also for some reason they feel they have to telegraph their intent.

They've built up the military presence by sending up to fifty ships in the waters of Iran. Anti missile batteries were sent to the region. Who besides Iran were they meant for? In a series of what can only be described as provocations US forces raided an Iranian consulate, send spy planes into Iranian airspace and probably most egregiously were ordered to kill any suspected Iranian operatives in Iraq. Iranian nationals constantly trek across the border on pilgrimages thereby opening up a rich source of targets. All acts of war. The fascists obviously decided to just muscle their way into this confrontation when their UN sanction push went nowhere. The MSM and the internet is rife with speculation that war is imminent.

And for the observant among us we've been treated to the ugly scenarios that would result from a manufactured regional war. Most certainly Iran would respond with everything it has at it's disposal. American troops would immediately be at war with several hundred thousand Shiite militia which for the most part had refrained from resistance. Ground supply lines would be cut which will be disastrous seeing as how helicopters are now being blasted out of the sky. Troop casualties would spike to hundreds in the first days and into the thousands if Shahab and Sunburn missiles obliterated the Green Zone and the sitting duck carriers in the Gulf respectively. Repercussions would reach far into Europe and neighboring Gulf states. The oil spigot would be quickly turned off and economies would crash with the first burning supertanker. Destroying the Bushehr nuclear power plant and other facilities will spread radiation over a wide area that will eventually circle the globe. Crazed zionist/fascists have proposed bringing their own nuclear weapons to the demolition derby. Russia and China will not sit by while an important strategic partner is shattered and it's resources are stolen.

According to Wayne White, until 2005 the deputy director of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research's Near Eastern Division, "I've seen some of the planning. … You're not talking about a surgical strike. You're talking about a war against Iran that likely would destabilize the Middle East for years. We're not talking about just surgical strikes against an array of targets inside Iran. We're talking about clearing a path to the targets by taking out much of the Iranian Air Force, Kilo submarines, anti-ship missiles that could target commerce or U.S. warships in the Gulf, and maybe even Iran's ballistic missile capability."

There are dark days ahead when the war criminals initiate this.

In the US more people would quickly see that this is the most serious crisis in american and potentially world history. A lot of people will finally grasp the magnitude of what our corrupt, venal mass murderers have done and there will be storms of protest. They know this and have been busy since 9/11 preparing for an enraged population.

Since even before 9/11 the fascists were laying the groundwork for initializing a military takeover of the civilian infrastructure in the US. You can go all the way back to the Iran Contra hearings that exposed the infamous Rex 84 directives. There's plenty of information in the public domain regarding Operation Garden Plot and concentration camps in the US.
Miami Herald on July 5, 1987:
"These camps are to be operated by FEMA should martial law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached."
No wonder Fema did such a splendid job with Katrina, eh? Their real purpose is to protect the government and enforce martial law when it's mission was changed under the Department of Fatherland Security.

But overt, jackbooted fascism and rounding up dissidents and peace groups into detention centers wouldn't be a good PR move. What other way could the fascists clamp down on the population and make it appear as if it was actually protecting people, the Big Lie they've been spewing since Black Tuesday? On friday the NYT reported about drills the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were undertaking in case there was a disease pandemic. Mike Whitney notes that former military officers conducted the drills and has a bad feeling:

"Is this another crackpot Bush scheme to seal the borders, lockdown entire regions of the country, establish marshal law, and put us all under quarantine?"

It very well could be. Since even before 9/11, massive government exercises were held supposedly to prepare for WMD attacks including biologicals but in reality they're held to mold the behavior of government officials for when the country goes code red. They have a history of holding these drills called TOPOFF (Top Officials) in the spring. The first was May of 2000, second was May of 2003, third was April of 2005. It's all about continuity of government, not your health and safety.

Whitney: "So now they're spending millions on drills for the potential outbreak of bird flu?"

TOPOFF 4 is scheduled for May.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Bloodbath Is On Schedule

Baghdad offensive to begin: U.S. officers

"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S.-Iraqi campaign to stabilize Baghdad will begin soon and the offensive against militants will be on a scale never seen during four years of war, American officers said on Sunday."
"It's going to be an operation unlike anything this city has seen. It's a multiple order magnitude of difference, not just a 30 percent, I mean a couple hundred percent."

It's underway right now as it's morning in Iraq. Our american military will be smashing down doors and rifling through thousands of homes and businesses as this new effort commences. Instilling fear and intimidating the population is the desired effect as the resistance has melted away with their weapons and the US commanders know it.

The end result will most certainly be more seething hatred of the occupation forces and their Iraqi collaborators. The fascist police state that's created will be a nightmare of armed and twitchy young soldiers shouting orders at hundreds of concertina wire checkpoints as Iraqi self respect and customs are defiled yet again. It doesn't look good when the american officers are bragging beforehand how rough they're going to play.

Also, regarding that "suicide bomber" that blew up the market and killed and wounded hundreds, Robert Fisk reminds us about a long pattern of interesting behavior by Iraq's occupiers:

"The Americans, my interlocutor suspected, are trying to provoke an Iraqi civil war so that Sunni Muslim insurgents spend their energies killing their Shia co-religionists rather than soldiers of the Western occupation forces. "I swear to you that we have very good information," my source says, finger stabbing the air in front of him. "One young Iraqi man told us that he was trained by the Americans as a policeman in Baghdad and he spent 70 per cent of his time learning to drive and 30 per cent in weapons training. They said to him: 'Come back in a week.' When he went back, they gave him a mobile phone and told him to drive into a crowded area near a mosque and phone them. He waited in the car but couldn't get the right mobile signal. So he got out of the car to where he received a better signal. Then his car blew up."

Impossible, I think to myself. But then I remember how many times Iraqis in Baghdad have told me similar stories."
Cost of the War in Iraq
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