Although I'm not a PI member I noticed this "open challenge" over on their site.
Regarding Paul Craig Roberts, a man I have criticized more than once.
Roberts latest "They're Even Dumber Than We Thought - The Five Morons Revisited" is the object of the challenge : "to show … that there's anything about this article that's wrong."
What's wrong with pseudo-progressive Roberts' delightful bash piece are the last 2 paragraphs :
"The only hope is that Bush and Olmert miraculously turn into grown men, admit their mistakes, apologize, send reparations and commit to winning acceptance of Israel and America based on Israel's and America's good behavior. It would be nice to see in operation some of the superior morality that the two claim.
Considering the extraordinary hubris and self-righteousness of neocons and Zionists, nothing like this can possibly happen. Israel, the US, and the Muslim world will continue to bleed."
See, all the mess, hubris, and bleeding is to blame on those really greedy moralistic neocons and Zionists - with names like Olmert, Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld, as Roberts' designated "morons" taking the fall all the way to the Suisse bank in Uruguay.
Roberts, as so many born-again but this time as a progressive, is not going to blame war on the capitalist system, but on a few greedy arrogant neocon Zionist "morons."
The past few months of high profile wordsters putting neocon/zionists in the bull's eye, however true, keeps the sheep from blaming the capitalist system which can only feed on bleeding others, especially with war.
All high profile "leftish" leaning wordsmen and women should be obliged to show the profits in their portfolio since 2001. I will show you mine if you show me yours. Is not A. Schulman doing better with war Paul? Stock prices doubled in price it appears.
And by the way, did Roberts quit his membership in the Council for National Policy? An organization described as a "highly secretive... a theocratic organization -- what they want is basically religious rule."
Hmmm, and Paul is willing to send reparations over there but rants about the merger of civil rights and gangsters being a protection racket here - brought about by the good intentions of confused white folks of course. But I guess reparation contracts "over there" will help stocks here, hey Paulie?
The times are devious folks, major devious.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Although I'm not a PI member I noticed this "open challenge" over on their site.
Well, Bub. Looks like it's just us. Yep, most everyone seems to think the "antiwar candidates" will do it differently, better. They even have their own website at antiwarcandidates.com.
Here's something to keep you busy busy busy, antiwarcandidates 5 point plan:
1. Find the election district in the state where you live.
2. Next, find the name of the incumbents who are currently serving as your representative in the Senate and Congress.
3. Next, locate their challengers in the up-coming elections.
4. Contact the incumbents and the challengers, and ask them to take a clear position on the question: Do you support the War on Terror?
5. Tell them to send their responses to this website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, Bubs, it's not like the Publishers Clearing House enter to win sweepstakes. At least not until the antiwarcandidate site publishes their winner's circle.
Alls they gotta say is bring the troops home and it’s a platform. Nevermind that none of these candidates, if elected, will accomplish that meme. They know they won't, and you and me know they won't, but hey, there will be some new faces spouting the same old rhetoric about timelines and RE-deployments and grad-u-all withdrawal.
And don't ya just love it when the "left" spouts about this or that media-minion asking the hard questions? Hahaha, that one really makes us laugh, doesn’t it? Such as Ted Koppel "ripping Fema Brown a new one" as re-visited by Crooks & Liars. As if Koppel isn't just another old-aged minion of the ruling elite.
Did you know Koppel is a Brit born to Jewish parents? But maybe they forgot to "manage" Ted that evening, or maybe that was just last year's propaganda. Or maybe, the controlled "left" doesn't really know what "ripping" into someone looks like.
Ted did point out that New Orleans needed troops sent in quicker because "anarchy and chaos" were breaking out (Blacks on the rampage). Of course the failed response to Katrina bolstered the "left's" other talking point - that troops were unavailable for New Orleans because they were all in Iraq, fighting BushCo's illegal war. You would think if 290 million Americans cared so much the authorities would have turned away hundreds of thousands of volunteers. Instead the media portrayed New Orleans Blacks as raping and pillaging and, per management, highlighted the fall guys (Brown/Fema) while the usual big-name contractors grunted at the Trough of Orleans, all the while dispersing the poorest victims across several states.
Good ol' Ted. Been in the news business 42 years and the country is a better place for his interviewing/reading of the news. Don't you think so Bubba?
Then there's the "real" alternative sites, such as The Raw Story. Woohoohoo. Who the heck is John K. Bryne, reportedly the founder of that "progressive" news organization? In TRS's 2 year history it has become a major site of "investigative reporting." Stop laughing Bubba, this really isn't funny.
Look, wiki says : "The Raw Story "broken" the following "stories"..."the first to reveal Sen. David Vitter (R-LA's) dinner with Jack Abramoff; the first to identify Valerie Plame's work on Iran; the first to expose the practices of the nonprofit that funded Tom DeLay (R-TX)'s trips to Scotland and Asia; the first to publish the Secret Service logs of Jeff Gannon's visits to the White House; the first to print the actual Terri Schiavo 'talking points' document; and the first to finger Vice President Dick Cheney's role in the CIA leak scandal."
Abramoff, Plame, Delay, Gannon, Schiavo, all stories that rocked the nation to its foundation. Stop laughing, I mean it Bubba; all the progressive sites link to Raw Story Just look at today's headlines there :
1. Scientists doubt 'God spot' in brain (why do I think of the G-spot?).
2. Pranksters hoped to 'shame' HUD. (Shame on pranksters who think elite toadies can be shamed.)
3. Swiss hikers urged not to hug cows.
4. Legless/armless boy somersaults 3 miles to save injured Dad (scratch, that one was National Enquirer.)
So many real sites and newsmen these days ripping into the bad guys and being the "first to finger" for us. I got a finger for them too Bubba.
Posted by Kate-A at 9:25 AM
Monday, August 28, 2006
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Frank Quattrone, the top investment banker accused of wrongdoing after the collapse of the technology bubble, won't face prosecution and can return to work in the securities industry.
A judge in New York today approved an agreement under which federal prosecutors will drop obstruction-of-justice charges against Quattrone if he doesn't break the law for a year. Quattrone, 50, won't serve jail time or pay a fine and didn't agree to any restrictions on his work. He admitted no wrongdoing.
Frankie may receive 100 million in compensation, as "long as he abides by an agreement and does not break the law for a year."
Jeffrey Skilling still roams free. Bernie Ebbers free and filing appeals. Michael Milken lives happily ever after.
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Kinder Morgan Inc. accepted the largest pipeline takeover in history after a group led by Richard Kinder, the former Enron Corp. executive who helped found the company, raised its offer to $15 billion.
Kinder and partners including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., insurer American International Group Inc., Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings LLC raised their bid to $107.50 a share from a May offer of $100 a share, Houston-based Kinder Morgan said today in a statement. The buyers also will assume $7 billion in debt, bringing the transaction's total value to $22 billion.
The company's shares have climbed 20 percent since the offer on May 29, representing a gain of $415 million for Kinder, who owned an 18 percent stake in Kinder Morgan as of a June filing. Kinder, 61, will remain chairman and chief executive and will reinvest all his shares, according to the statement.
The offer accepted by Kinder Morgan values Kinder's stake at $2.58 billion. Co-founder Bill Morgan, his son Mike Morgan, and director Fayez Sarofim are also among the Kinder Morgan investors.
Kinder Morgan was formed in July 1999, when Kinder and his partners bought KN Energy, a Colorado-based pipeline company. Kinder and Bill Morgan, also a former Enron executive and a University of Missouri classmate, created the company that would become Kinder Morgan by buying Enron's stake in gas-liquids and carbon-dioxide pipelines as Enron expanded in energy trading.
Enron collapsed in December 2001 under crushing debt and allegations of fraud. Lay and his successor as Enron's CEO, Jeffrey Skilling, were convicted in May of spearheading the fraud that led to Enron's failure. Lay, who was scheduled to be sentenced in October, died last month.
And they say crime doesn't pay.
Posted by Kate-A at 9:37 AM
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Newphew of former Nicaraguan president Violeta Chamorro found beat me hurt me choke me prove u love me strangulation.
NEW YORK -- A one-time aide to former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was found murdered in his apartment earlier this week.
Authorities say 49-year-old Martin Barreto was found strangled. Before he was found dead, Barreto told his doorman he was expecting a visitor and to let him in. Police are searching for the visitor as a possible suspect.
Police discovered the nude body of Barreto Monday night on a bed at his home in Greenwich Village after a friend reported he wasn't responding to phone calls or knocks on his door.
Relatives and friends said that about three years ago Barreto had sought restraining orders against a man with whom he had ended a relationship.
Barreto was a deputy press secretary in the late 1990s. At the time of his death, he was a partner in a public relations firm.
Giuliani spokeswoman Sunny Mindel said the former mayor wanted to express "his heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Martin's family and friends."
Posted by Kate-A at 9:48 AM
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Liberals may think Leiberman is quickie kissing butt this week. Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign and backed an international conference to find a way out of the crisis in Iraq. But wait - Remember Feb 2005 rumor was "Lieberman could be on an administration list to replace Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in the next year or so." Be careful what you wish for.
American Empire of Bases from Commiedreams: "At Least Seven Hundred Foreign Bases". Nah, Chalmer's math includes guard shacks and outhouses as the figure come from the DOD's "Base Structure Report" of real estate/real property. There are approximately 300 bases worldwide, and even some of these are duplicates, e.g. Naval Station Fort Meade, co-located with Army Fort Meade. Even 300 is too many, but you really think countries like S. Korea, which Chalmer refers to as "rich democracies," want US bases to leave with the money GI Joe generates into the local economies? Name one country where the ruling elite want the US to take all our bases are belong to us and leave.
And, still beating a dead horse, or in this case, a nag named Plame - The identity of Woodward's source remains one of the big mysteries in the case because the Post reporter is the first member of the news media known to have discussed Plame's CIA employment with an administration official.
Sewn into the playtex, cross your border underwear. LAREDO, Texas Aug 22, 2006 (AP)— A pedestrian is accused of trying to smuggle $535,000 worth of heroin into Texas in her girdle.
Headline: Russian Jet Crash in Ukraine Kills 169; Many Are Young. Shouldn't that be were young? Are headlines highlighting death of children and teenagers more often these days, or is it just me?
And finally, if the Ramseys are not guilty then very possibly OJ and Whacko really are innocent. Must I rethink all this, sigh. That reminds me - 'out of the mouths of babes'. Thirty years ago when #2 son was small he told me white people smell like baloney.
Maybe he was on to something.
But maybe not, he also thought he was from Jupiter and I was just his chosen earth mother, given the privilege to raise him.
Posted by Kate-A at 9:30 PM
Monday, August 21, 2006
Call me heartless but to be honest I am not fascinated by the political "body counts" of incumbent administrations. The counts are as numerous and distracting as gnats on a dog's butt. Today's "scandals" of illegal spying and suiciding low-level players are re-runs of the Clinton Era body count, Bush I body count, Reagan body count, Nixon, Johnson.
At the conclusion of the Alternet article on the 2 European "suicides" is this comment : "As more troubling revelations come out of Europe, it may become more difficult to ignore how easily spying programs can be hijacked for illegitimate purposes. The brave soul who pursues this line of inquiry, however, should fear for his or her life.
Hmmm, so spy programs easily hijacked for illegitimate purposes is a troubling revelation? To who? Governments and the powerful have spied on everyone since at least Moses. Hijacked – most overused word of the new millenium.
Brave soul should fear for his life? Death awaits if you pursue your government or powerful people? Is that the real point of the article – got fear? Or is it distraction, chasing assassination conspiracies that will still be theories a century from now.
The article mentions Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, aka Abu Omar, an Egyptian cleric who was granted political asylum in Italy in 1997, after seeking asylum in Albania, Bosnia, and Serbia. Beautiful Italy was 4th choice?
Omar was supposedly kidnapped in Milan and flown to Cairo. The Italians had him under surveillance due to his preaching jihad from a Milan mosque and have stated had he not been taken to Egypt he would be in an Italian prison now because of his connection to an Italian network of Islamic extremists.
Abu Omar's story is that after his February 2003 disappearance from a Milan street, allegedly kidnapped by CIA, he was held in a Cairo prison for over a year, where he was interrogated, tortured, starved, beaten, subjected to freezing temperatures, force fed, electric shocks, etc. and then released in April 2004 under house arrest.
House arrest for an "Islamist extremist" after multiple intel agencies had launched such an elaborate kidnapping and interrogation plot? But a house arrest is better than Gitmo.
My question is, after wanting Abu Omar for a decade or more for involvement in an Islamic group which preached the overthrow of the Egyptian government, why did the Egyptians release him? Could they not make any charges stick? The teflon imam.
Why Egyptian intel didn't carry out the "kidnapping" alone beats the hell out of me. It's not as if Egypt's intel agency isn't capable. Egypt's first president, Nasser, 1956-1970, quickly put in place an intelligence network, according to the Odessa file, with the aid of former Nazis; similar to the CIA bringing Herr Gehlen to the US via the Dulles boys. Supposedly the Odessa file shows the Dulles boys invited fleeing Nazis to aid Nasser in setting up Egypt's new republic intel apparatus. (The CIA was behind Nasser in the 1952 military ousting of King Farouk aka spreading democracy.)
The 1950s was the decade of optimizing good ol' boy talents of Nazis who were allowed to survive and thrive after WWII. Winners and losers in WWII scrambled to acquire the best of German brains, Nazi or not.
The last time I checked 26 CIA agents have been named by Italian authorities in the illegal "rendition" of Abu Omar. What? Those 26 plus the dozens of Egyptian, US, Italian, and god knows who else allegedly in on the plot – not exactly a black op. Why not take out an ad in the paper: Keystone Spies Snatch & Grab Imam for Catch and Release Program.
At any rate, one theory now is that the abduction of Omar led to the subsequent death/murder/suicide of Adamo Bove, who " … at the direction of Milan prosecutors, … used mobile phone records to trace how a "Special Removal Unit" composed of CIA and SISMI agents abducted Abu Omar and flew him to Cairo where he was tortured." Bove's discoveries led to, according to Slate magazine Italy's Watergate.
Rest assured Italy's watergate will bring as much change in Italian politics as Watergate did for the US.
Bove had been employed, I believe since 2000, as head of security at Telecom Italia. Bove's work "discovered a flaw in the system allowing people to enter the Telecom system without a trace. Bove showed "… that private companies and reporters in connection with SISMI were able to access information regarding Italian citizens, using the system in place for legal wiretapping." Sound familiar? Similar to our own highly publicized and scandalous system of illegal snooping on millions of citizen Joes.
Bove, an investigative cop made a name for himself a decade ago when he caught two Camorra bosses, Francesco Schiavone and Mario Fabbrocino. Frank and Mario were involved in a slightly different sort of politics, the politics of drugs and crime … well actually no difference at all as drugs, crime, and politics are their own axis of evil.
After decades of crime bosses running Naples, becoming a "camorrista" was a criminal ideology young men aspired to, that is until Pasquale Galasso turned state's evidence in 1992 and sang like a canary. The Italian version of America's Joe Valachi, one of the first and few mobsters who violated omerta (code of silence). Being married to a Sicilian I have no problem believing Bove could have been murdered by the mob; it's unnerving how some folks never "get over it."
The CIA, and all national intels, use multinational mid-level executives as NOCs. Could Adamo Bove have been such a creature? A businessman/cop/spy doing a job for an intel group? Was there a security flaw as Bove claimed which allowed rampant easy untraceable access by anyone on anyone? How can we know who, when, what was accessed if access was untraceable? Is it a "look, someone snooped on you but we don't know who." Likely the guy demanding money or favors did it.
Evidence to the Greece illicit eavesdropping scandal has been destroyed. Oh well, take their word for it.
The average Joe of the West has long enjoyed the illusion of privacy, and spying was something governments did only on foreign bad guys to keep Joe safe and free. Joe buys that propaganda, usually all the way to purple hearts and the cemetery.
Monitoring Joe Average began in earnest back in 1936 with the SSN; similar to the Nazi's indexing of prisoners with serial numbers and/or tattoos; as technology advanced so did encroachment on the life of Joe Average, specifically what Joe does with his money which Big Brother intends to take as much of as possible. Today Joe's life is indexed in detail but without the physical tattoo. However, give the World Order more time. Chips are likely in the future; the evolution to neatness and invisibly tattooing the slaves, again, promoted as safety precautions.
I guarantee that any nation's domestic spying programs on Joe Blow is done for one reason and one reason only : REVENUE. Be it IRS debt collectors, taking Joe's bourgeois assets if need be, Joes who avoid taxation, con artists, non-State sanctioned illicit drug dealers, grandma's bank account receiving untaxed funds from the kids, etc.
We are all on the national/international radar. That out-of- state speeding ticket Joe ignored 20 years ago is gonna pop up the next time he renews his license, that 5K student loan with mega interest now at 25K he owes, those old tax warrants and liens – Joe's past is gonna catch up and take a big surprise bite, while he fears Big Brother snoops his 887-HOT-DATE calls and might know about that penis implant.
It's no coincidence that Italy's domestic spying scandal runs along with the US domestic spying, the Brits domestic surveillance, and other Anglo nations spying. Run white people run, the government is spying on you. I suppose those of us who, for generations, are accustomed to being watched simply for being Black, the idea of being "watched" does not create the same level of fear. Most Blacks have a healthy distrust of power/government - having always known "the man" can and will crawl up your ass at any time with a fine-tooth comb.
"Spying" on Joe is not for his political views, which are no threat with rigged elections, corporate world order, government sanctioned dumbing and doping and coddling of Joe – all the connected spying databases are simply the latest tool to track and nickel and dime Joe to death.
It works for the elite. Keeps Joe from demanding pols and laws which might prevent and/or lessen elite power. I.e. 6 year term limits for all DC pols, publicly funded campaigns, banning lobbyists, demanding an end to wealthyfare, an end to funding the war on drugs, war on terror, and other bogus programs and agencies. Now that would take a brave soul.
Posted by Kate-A at 10:39 AM
Friday, August 18, 2006
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We the undersigned …
… believe that Israel’s military operation to remove Hezbollah from southern Lebanon is a correct and legitimate response to the creation of an armed force accountable to Syria and Iran residing within the boundaries of Lebanon and using Lebanese territory to engage in cross-border warfare.
As American defense professionals, we view events in the Middle East through the prism of American security interests, in which regard we make two points:
First, the problem of militias and non-state actors operating in sovereign country is precisely the same as that faced by American and coalition forces in Iraq. The militias and foreign fighters facing our troops are also supported by Iran and Syria.
Second, we have a particular interest in the demise of Hezbollah.
(Signed as of 07 August 2006)
1. RADM Fred Ames, USCG (ret.) - Assistant Commandant for Human Resources
2. Lt. Gen. Marcus A. Anderson, USAF (ret.) - Inspector General, HQ USAF
3. Maj. Gen. Max Baratz, USAR (ret.) - Chief of the Army Reserve
4. Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr. USA (ret.) - Commander VII Corps
5. RADM Charles Beers, USN (ret.) - Commander, Submarine Group Ten
6. Gen. William Begert, USAF (ret.) - Commander, Pacific Air Forces, and Air Component Commander for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
7. Lt. Gen. Walter E. (Buck) Buchanan III, USAF (ret.) - Commander, 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces
8. Lt. Gen. Anthony Burshnick, USAF (ret.) - Vice Commander-in-Chief, Military Airlift Command
9. Lt. Gen. Paul Cerjan, USA (ret.) - Deputy Allied Commander, Europe
10. Gen. J.B. Davis, USAF (ret.) - Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (NATO)
11. Lt. Gen. Joseph DeFrancisco, USA (ret.) - Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Command
12. ADM Leon Edney, USN (ret.) - Commander in Chief, Allied Forces NATO
13. Maj. Gen. Bobby O. Floyd, USAF (ret.) - Director of Logistics, Air Mobility Command
14. Gen. John Foss, USA (ret.) - Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command
15. Maj. Gen. Paul Fratarangelo, USMC (ret.)
16. Maj. Gen. David Grange, USA (ret.) - Commander, Task Force Eagle (Bosnia) and Task Force, Kosovo.
17. Lt. Gen. Tom Griffin, USA (ret.) - Chief of Staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe
18. Lt. Gen. Earl Hailston, USMC (ret.) - Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific/Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command/ Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific/Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Bases, Pacific
19. Lt. Gen. John Hall, USAF (ret.) - Commander of U.S. Forces, Japan and Commander, 5th Air Force
20. VADM James D. Hull, USCG (ret.)
21. ADM Jerome Johnson, USN (ret.) - Vice Chief of Naval Operations
22. VADM Bernard Kauderer, USN (ret.) - Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces
23. VADM Anthony Less, USN (ret.) - Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
24. RADM Frederick L. Lewis, USN (ret.) - Commander, Naval Doctrine Command
25. Lt. Gen. Donald M. Lionetti, USA (ret) - Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
26. Maj. Gen. Jarvis Lynch, USMC (ret.) - Commander, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region
27. Gen. Gregory S. Martin, USAF (ret.) - Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
28. Lt. Gen. Charles May, Jr., USAF (ret.) - Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, USAF
29. VADM Paul McCarthy, USN (ret.) - Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet
30. Maj. Gen. James C. McCombs, USAF (ret.) - Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Operations Command
31. Lt. Gen. Fred McCorkle, USMC (ret.) - Deputy Commandant for Aviation MG
32. RADM William F. Merlin, USCG (ret.) - Commander Eighth Coast Guard District
33. RADM Riley Mixson, USN (ret.) - Director of Air Warfare
34. Maj. Gen. William C. Moore, USA (ret.) - Director of Operations & Plans
35. Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter, USMC (ret.) - Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
36. Lt. Gen. Tad Oelstrom, USAF (ret.) - Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy
37. Lt. Gen. Garry Parks, USMC (ret.) - Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
38. Maj. Gen. Robert Patterson, USAF (ret.) - Commander, Special Operations Command & Commanding General 23rd Air Force
39. VADM James Perkins, USN (ret.) - Commander, Military Sealift Command
40. Lt. Gen. Charles H. Pitman, USMC (ret.) - Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, HQMC
41. RADM Richard Rybacki, USCG (ret.) - Commander, First Coast Guard District
42. General Crosbie Saint, USA (ret.) - Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army
43. RADM Norman Saunders, USCG (ret.) - Commander, 7th Coast Guard District
44. Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, USA (ret.) - Commanding General, JFK Special Warfare Center and School at Ft. Bragg
45. RADM Sumner Shapiro, USN (ret.) - Director of Naval Intelligence
46. Gen. Lawrence Skantze, USAF (ret.) - Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
47. Lt. Gen. Bob Springer, USAF, (ret.) - Vice Commander in Chief, Military Airlift Command
48. Gen. Donn A. Starry, USA (ret.) - Commanding General, U.S. Army Readiness Command
49. Maj. Gen. Larry Taylor, USMCR (ret.) - Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
50. Lt. Gen. Lansford E. Trapp Jr, USAF (ret.) - Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces
51. ADM Jerome Tuttle, USN (ret.) - Director, Space & Electronic Warfare
52. Gen. Louis C. Wagner, Jr., USA (ret.) - Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command
53. RADM George R. Worthington, USN (ret.) - Commander Naval Special Warfare Command and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations
54. RADM Guy Zeller, USN (ret.) - Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Three/Commander Battle Group Foxtrot
Posted by Kate-A at 3:15 PM
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Israel/Hizbollah in Lebanon crisis (war).
There is a current "shaky ceasefire" in the area while EU nations decide to commit troops to an "international force" of peacekeepers. Apparently everyone is waiting on France.
France is considered the likely leader of any "international force" because it has a strong army, can deploy troops quickly and has some credibility in the Arab world (because of opposing the US-British invasion of Iraq).
Once the "international force" is maintaining the peace a demilitarized zone can be created between the Israeli border and the Litani river, after Lebanese troops are deployed in the south, a Hizbollah "stronghold."
Then, the 2004 resolution, which calls for the disarmament of all militia such as Hizbollah, goes into effect. Disarming is to be done by the Lebanese army and UN troops. But, the crazy thing is Lebanon's defense minister Elias al-Murr said the army would not disarm Hizbollah and France's FM, Philippe Douste-Blazy, said his troops would not do it either.
So how does this disarmament resolution go into effect if no one disarms?
Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu makes his crusadist comments with claiming a buffer zone is only a partial answer. He doesn't give us the rest of the answer. Old Ben states : "Iran was developing missiles to reach London and, within 10 years, the U.S. East Coast. Iranian leaders frequently refer to the U.S. as "the Great Satan." We are the Little Satan, the United States is the Great Satan and Europe, even though it doesn't realize it, is a Middle Satan."
(Insert by way of deception thou shalt do war motto here.)
Ben Netanyahoo thinks Europe doesn't realize it's a member in the Axis of Satans? European heads are behind the world's misery as much as USrael. The US is just the muscle of the globalists, and they deploy US muscle at every opportunity.
Articles, written by the guardians of the "left", are declaring the myth of Israel's infallibility and military prowess has been shattered, etc. etc. etc. while some on the "right" cry Israel and US foes are "emboldened" by Hizbollah's "victory."
Hard to believe that Usrael Military, Inc. lost this latest little war against a half-assed armed militia, or in the romanticizing string of adjectives from the Guardian : "... a small band of irregulars kept at bay one of the world's most powerful armies for over a month, and inflicted remarkable losses on it; the manner in which it did this - a combination of professional skills, ingenuity, intrepidity, meticulous preparation, masterful use of anti-tank missiles, brilliant organisation, labyrinthine underground defences - is only now fully coming to light."
See, the "left" is right - even small bands can make a world of difference.
And for those on the "right" the Guardian has this : "Hizbullah's achievement has had an electrifying impact on the Arab and Muslim masses that largely transcends the otherwise growing, region-wide Sunni-Shia divide; it will contribute to their further radicalisation."
See, the "right" is right - those small bands will grow bigger and bigger and more and more dangerous.
Controlled insanity prevails.
Don't wear falsies on airplanes.
Posted by Kate-A at 12:49 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
"It is time to jettison our illusions and fears and to transform age-old challenges with new thinking. This is the idea behind my proposal to establish a Department of Peace. This is the idea to make nonviolence an organizing principle at home and abroad and dedicate ourselves to peaceful coexistence, consensus building, disarmament, and respect for international treaties. Violence and war are not inevitable. Nonviolence and peace are inevitable." – Dennis Kucinich.
"Even the names of the four Ministries by which we are governed exhibit a sort of impudence in their deliberate reversal of the facts. The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in doublethink. For it is only by reconciling contradictions that power can be retained indefinitely. In no other way could the ancient cycle be broken. If human equality is to be forever averted -- if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently -- then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity." - George Orwell.
Yeharr, another official gelded bureaucracy to staff and fund. – Kate/A.
Posted by Kate-A at 12:06 PM
Monday, August 14, 2006
The above is a recent Washington Post headline. From the Pew Hispanic Center, I would expect that to be the finding.
The headline is misleading as usual. Third paragraph states: "We cannot say with certainty that growth in the foreign population has hurt or helped American jobs."
I venture to say with certainty that if immigrants began taking top level executive jobs at the Pew Center at half the salary and none of the benefits the findings would be somewhat different.
The Pew Hispanic Center is one of several research groups funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts to develop and distribute unbiased information on controversial topics … The Pew Hispanic Center has published respected polls and reports on the role of Hispanics in the United States.
Unbiased. I can't stop laughing, give me a minute.
From Bumdunk, Heartland let me explain how immigrant labor has effected jobs.
Employers here, such as corporate farms, landscape and construction contractors, a few remaining factories, maintenance crews, etc. have quite the immigrant worker system going on. Legal and illegal. (Although it has become easier for employers to be legal in the last decade.)
For instance, Farmer White, Inc. pays his workers $5/hr. He provides makeshift housing, usually rundown trailers but in the last couple of years "bunkhouses" have popped up. Cheap short term housing and extended stay hotels, or as the brochures say : "Designed for temporary/seasonal workers." Kind of like the old days when cattle ranchers hired extra cowhands for the season and provided a place to hang your spurs. There is also almost always a "company store" with ethnic foods and liquor.
For the more independent immigrant and the crafty labor-runner, there's the lady down the road from me who brings in dozens of workers, rotating them every 6 months or so. She houses some in a small 1 bedroom house across the road and down from my property. Her latest crew of 5 are all Guatemalan. I occasionally invite them to sit on my front porch and have a few beers and chat. They talk of wives and children back home. They find nothing wrong with American politics or government.
They love this country because it took them out of poverty. There are no death squads. Their children will not die of malnutrition. Their mother has clothes and their siblings can attend grade school instead of working as street vendors. They are grateful to the US government. Nevermind that the wife had another baby which Jose says can't be his, or that Jose has a couple of babies here in the States who he proudly claims are American citizens even if he is not.
None speak English although all have been in and out of the States for 8 years. All have worked in Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. They ride their bikes to a soybean plant 6 days a week. It's dirty, lung dusting hard work but at $6/hr and plenty of hours, it's their jackpot.
They receive no benefits but that's okay. If they are injured or get sick the local ER will treat them without question; the bossman will pick up the tab. There is more or less a "silent pact" between the local hospital and business owners here: if treatment is paid the hospital heads won't cause any problems for Bossman, Inc. But Jose is rarely sick or injured as it might terminate his very, very tiny sliver of the "American dream."
Thirty years ago the local corporate farms, factories, contractors, etc. were forced to pay Joe Schmoe somewhat of a living wage to support his family, unemployment insurance, health insurance, life insurance, pay raises, Worker Comp, pension plan, retirement – once called benefits. There were company sponsored picnics, baseball teams, and Christmas bonuses. The working man's perks that immigrant labor finds unnecessary and will forgo. Jose will return next year, after wintering a couple of months down south with the family he misses. (My neighbors cure for homesickness seems to be getting drunk and falling in love with a different white girl every Saturday night.)
I have no ill will for my temporary neighbors (how can I, they named me Lolita and refuse to believe my age) – but don't tell me immigrant labor has not and does not hurt US jobs or workers. This talking point to "support immigrants" is the "left" giving their sheep warm fuzzies while enriching themselves and the "right" - and maintaining labor practices which impoverish and/or break down working families on both sides of the border.
Posted by Kate-A at 12:02 AM
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Received recently this link of photo fraud regarding the crisis of Israel/Lebanon. I have never been to the site Little Green Footballs but do know of their reputation (not for a lefty). Other rightwing clones are highlighting the story, as if their team never lies.
Reuters, and others, are accused of faking photos in order to portray Israeli damage to Lebanon as being greater, etc. etc.
More proof that both "right" and "left" are liars who use the same tactics. Mucking with our minds.
Now why would Reuters and others risk such poor photoshopping when truth is ugly enough?
Posted by Kate-A at 4:33 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Twice this week I received links to sites of FEMA and/or government concentration camps. Boxcars and razor wire; complete with shaky video footage, disturbing EFX music or dead silence, narrated by a slightly deadpan ominous voice - detailing the hell's-a-comin' soon to get you police state. Video short subjects of fear mongering - similar to the History Channel and PBS's decades long re-run of Holocaust docucommentaries.
Alex Jones type material, one with footage of a refurbished train station in Indiana, to include the words gas furnaces, railroad tracks, concrete floors, etc.
Whichever political party is in power is the one constructing these "camps." Reagan wanted them, Clinton had them, Bush is building them.
In once such youboob tube sent to me the narrator draws attention to razor wire as "pointing inward" instead of outward. A sign, of logic that can't be argued with according to the narrator, that the wire is to keep people from "getting out" not "getting in."
Ahem … hon, I don't care which way the razor is pointing, Made in China concertina wire will keep my gray ass from getting in or out.
Granted, I have had my brows in a scowl the past 4 years when locally our own Bumdunk town went from 2 per day trains passing through to 25. The trains also were longer and heavier. But I conclude that this activity and renewal is not related to the coming "concentration camps" but simply business as usual.
Government wealthyfare, trickle down.
After checking with the town daddies and state political porkers it appears our area was awarded several Homeland Department and other government contracts, which includes but not limited to, refurbishing abandoned train stations and laying new track. The jump in local train activity is to accommodate increased contracts for coal production and shipment, 2 new government SBA funded biodiesel plants, and Homeland Department grants to build such necessities as concrete road blocks for checkpoints (an item more in demand worldwide).
When Big Fed(eral) Daddy speaks of "gravy" train coming, local businessmen get in line. These are folks who have made their modest fortunes on knowing when to apply and how to receive "workfare" from government contracts and/or grants. Dollars are lining pockets as I speak, under the cover of building new or refurbishing existing structures - and everyone from the official program administrators to the truck sandwich man will hike prices and skim and scam.
Our local mayor sided with the grassrooters against the surge in train traffic through town, citing safety reasons, etc. and vowed to fight Union Pacific - but the State gave Bumdunk 3 million for a couple of new RR crossings and he had a change of heart. The usual legal muscle and hustle.
It's a bit reminiscent of the 1950s Big Fed Daddy's nationwide remodeling programs to put fallout shelters in public buildings (the Russians were coming). Those were the days of One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture. Most Americans of that era did not succumb to fear-mongering and apparently many today are not buying the Islamofascists are coming culture.
A few years from now these same retrofitted "concentration camp" facilities or "detention centers" will again be in need of remodeling funds. Do you really think Halliburton could build vast detention centers for a mere 300 million or so? Average cost to construct a medium security prison bed is $100,000. Do the math. New home for 3-4,000 "fifth columnists"?
Even if these "concentration camps" are concentration camps - rest assured that today's workmanship, materials, and quality of construction will not withstand an angry mass of Joe Blows being prodded through the turnstiles. As with all Big Fed Daddy dole, the corruption from top to bottom, from code inspector to subcontractors, from Mexican construction crews to the governor's friends who oversee the project, all virtually assures these "camps" won't withstand the structural stress of a really pissed off crowd.
While funding themselves with projects and programs to "benefit the public", the PTB sometimes have the additional bonus of scaring sheep with the same programs. Just need a few folks with camcorders and "alternative" spokesmen to spread the fear.
Note too the fearmongers do not concentrate on Camp Comin'To Getcha as being for Arabs or Islamists or Blacks – but for YOU - Mr. Regular Whiteguy. They have to use psyop-terror in their war on you – you out number them.
And, for what it's worth, although Bobby Ray and Tyrone know I think they're dumb as dirt and they disagree often with my politics, they dislike and distrust government even more. They would be the first to load their weapons against Big Daddy herding their neighbors into boxcars.
Posted by Kate-A at 2:36 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Aug 10, 2006 (AP)— The "plotters" were attempting to commit mass murder "on an unimaginable scale." The plot was "sophisticated" and "international" in scope, according to American Homeland Chief Chertoff.
As many as 50 plotters may be involved. Fifty? Fifty patsies? LOL. No wonder they were caught. Cells are supposed to be small as in 5 or 6 and have no operational knowledge of other cells. And cui bono from attacking Joe Bloke and Joe Blow?
Chertoff said the plotters were in the final stages of planning. "We were really getting quite close to the execution phase," he said. Hmm, I bet you were Mikey.
"The plan involved airline passengers hiding masked explosives in carry-on luggage, the official said. "They were not yet sitting on an airplane," but were very close to traveling, the official said, calling the plot "the real deal."
Liquids are banned from carry-on luggage and cannot be taken through security checkpoints. That includes drinks, toothpaste, perfume, shampoo, hair gel, suntan lotion and similar items. Drinks purchased in the airport cannot be carried onto flights.
Also, after a lengthy delay, please properly present funky breath, B.O., and bad hair for inspection at boarding. No whining allowed. After boarding, all peons must tighten their yoke and praise their protectors.
Posted by Kate-A at 10:07 AM
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
"This week Iraqis celebrated another significant advance toward their sovereign democracy. Today the 4th Iraqi Army Division assumed responsibility for operations from the American 101st Airborne Division. Half the Iraqi Army divisions are now in the lead for planning and controlling security operations in Iraq."
Interpretation: Multi-national forces (Anglos) are half way to replacing their previous puppets (Saddam & Republic Guard) with friendlier puppets (Paris, London, & NY exiles) and their Elite Guards. (Titles paid for by USA peasants).
"Only Iraqis can achieve enduring strategic success in Iraq. And area by area, province by province, Iraqis are assuming responsibility for securing their country. Much has been achieved and much remains to be accomplished. Some may focus on the negative and claim that the road ahead is hard and long."
Interpretation: Coming shortly (2008), Democrats return to power (same glass, just the other half full of it) and also claim Iraqis making progress, much has been achieved and much remains yadayadayadayada … the Iraqi Army is more than half way to its goal of taking the lead in maintaining security for a free and democratic Iraq (territorial province of Empire). Worldwide, all peasants please continue on down the hard road. Thank you for your support and God Bless America.
Posted by Kate-A at 2:30 PM
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 -- In a stark repudiation, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) narrowly lost the Democratic Senate primary here Tuesday night, falling to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont in a campaign that became a referendum on the incumbent's support for the Iraq war.
Stark repudiation? Narrowly losing does not sound like a strong rejection to me but what do I know. If Lieberman goes Independent he may still be returned to the senate. But for now the "new" democrats are happy. It proves their talking point that nobody likes the Iraq war, although both parties keep voting yes to fund it.
Ned's stance on the Iraq War issue: "Today, America is no safer, Israel is no safer, Iran is more dangerous, Osama bin Laden is still at large, and our brave troops are stuck in the middle of a bloody civil war. I believe that those leaders who got us into this mess should be held accountable … Our best chance of success requires that the Iraqis take control of their own destiny. America should make clear that we have no designs upon their oil and no plans for permanent bases. While we will continue to provide logistical and training support as long as we are asked, our frontline military troops should begin to be redeployed and our troops should start heading home."
Hmm, how many wrongs can I see in that statement? Israel is no safer, Iran more dangerous. AIPAC and others are glad to hear that one. Iran is more a threat is it Ned? Ned believes the official "bin Laden did it" story. …those leaders who got us into this mess - that would retire and/or convict about 98 percent of D.C. We have no designs on their oil and no plan for permanent bases - certainly an entrepreneur of Ned's caliber knows that is the design and it is going as planned. And he knows this is NOT Vietnam; we are not going to have a dramatic pullout with images of folks hanging onto the helicopter.
And there's that word again – redeployed (as in to other countries in the area). But no mention of a timeframe for bringing troops home (as in on US soil) because the peace-loving democrats, once in power again, will have the same excuses: The Iraqis must take control of their destiny, as in maybe next year or the year after that or the year after that. And surely Ned is aware those massive military installations the US has built will need thousands of US troops, for a long time, to arm and train Iraqis to take control of their destiny. Not to mention guarding the world's largest US embassy in Baghdad. Are we going to build forts and call them embassies now?
What I want Ned and the "new" dems to answer for me is, with a US military of 1 million plus, why does the military keep rotating the same batch of troops as in 2 or 3 and 4 tours of duty? Are they holding back some troops for something else?
And will the dems explain why the safety of Israel is so important to American politicians and policy, when Israel is nothing more than a high-tech weapons factory, half populated by Jewish immigrants given monetary incentive to relocate there (and then moving back to New York City)? Could it be Israel is simply the Office of Zionistas with 5 million Torah and Talmud thumpers as cover? Ned assures Israel of his concern for their safety, and winky wink – he knows Iran is more dangerous. I dunno about you but pandering all sounds the same to me.
Posted by Kate-A at 10:40 AM
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Ned Lamont, the new Harvard/Yale face of political buttcheeks challenges Joe Lieberman. If you believe half the trash coming out, a Lamont win will be due to the Daily Kos. Kos the kingmaker, according to some.
Kingmaker? Oh please, make me stop grinning.
I can't keep a straight face when everywhere I read Markos is "left leaning" and "liberal." (Hopefully you are aware of whois Markos and his politics.) Known as Kos, his history has more holes than the overcoat of my husband's great uncle after Capone finished with him.
Kos' bio states he was born in 1971 in Chicago. At the age of 4 he moved to El Salvador which would be 1975, and moved back again to the States in 1980, to Schaumberg, IL. Coincidentally, I had in-laws in Schaumberg during the same time period as Marksos. At that time it was a predominantly white, upper middle class 'burb. Markos story of "growing up" in a war zone doesn't fit - 4 or 5 years does not a childhood make. His claims are stretched to say the least. He grew up in the 'burbs of Shytown.
Kos' states : "Unlike the vast majority of people in this country, I actually grew up in a war zone,” he wrote. “I witnessed communist guerillas execute students accused of being government collaborators. I was eight years old, and I remember stepping over a dead body, warm blood flowing from a fresh wound."
Kos' ability to stretch truth is equal to or exceeds that of the winners in "liar" contests. Local contests award cash, ribbons and the Golden Shovel trophy. Bluffing and bullshitting can be hilarious. So much fun in fact, here in hillbilly heaven, folks practice their game 24/7 for a lifetime.
Contests are held and winners judged on their capacity to take a subject matter (usually outlandish) and make it so believable the story is accepted as true. I believe Kos "warm blood/fresh wound" story as much as I believe local Golden Shovel champions. (His warm wound story reminds me every VN vet I've ever met was spit upon.)
From 1975-80 (Kos years in Salvador) the Salvadoran civil war was not raging, not yet fueled by the election of Ronald Reagan and massive US military aid to the Salvadoran government. Only after the murder of Archbishop Romero and the murder of 4 American nuns by the El Salvador government did the leftist guerrillas unite to form FMLN and begin a counteroffensive in 1981. Little Kos was long gone back to the Chicago 'burbs.
In Markos view the Salvadoran guerrillas were bad commies and the Salvadoran government good. Doesn't take a genius to figure out Kos is no liberal or leftist or progressive. He backed the Salvadoran oligarchy the American "left" fought against. Today he claims Romero as one of his heroes, the way 5th graders used to claim JFK their hero. Does he know Romero was murdered for being simpatico to the country's commie poor being murdered by the government? Markos has slicked up his rhetoric since 2002 when he began the DailyKos site. Like a politician, on book tours, lectures, and interviews, he wised-up to the importance of a bullshitter's nuance.
Bull, such as this quote from Kos on why he "won't write about Israel/Lebanon/Palestine fighting" : "I grew up in a war zone. And there was one clear lesson I learned -- there will never be peace unless both sides get tired of the fighting and start seeking an alternative. It's clear that in the Middle East, no one is sick of the fighting. They have centuries of grudges to resolve, and will continue fighting until they can get over them."
Grudges. I know racist Bubba and Tyrone believe the grudge rhetoric as I've heard them often regurgitate "theys bin killin' one 'nother for thousins' o years" - but for Markos, an educated man, to spout such ignorance, and be taken seriously, is crazy. Is that the loony left or what? For Kos and ilk the current wars have less to do with land grabbing geopolitics, US fueled jihadists, Zionism, etc. and just more a centuries-long grudge match.
Kos simplifies his world view for his followers but he's a caricature to the few genuine American "leftists." Fortunate for him, his audience is younger and of the mindset they can change the world simply by voting in the right candidate every 2 to 4 years. Oh to be so young or dumb again. If this is progressive – I want none of it.
Whether groomed intentionally by the ruling class for the role Kos now plays in American politics, or whether he just kind of stepped into it by chance and is now manipulated by the PTB – it's hard to say. But the end results are the same. Another elite controlled mouthpiece willing to force upon the rest of us the humble mantra that he is "reigniting the progressive movement." And doing it with a great big shovel to anyone who brings a spoon.
Posted by Kate-A at 1:36 PM
Monday, August 07, 2006
FBI Warns Law Enforcement to Look Out for 11 Missing Egyptian Exchange Students
"The FBI alerted state and local authorities Monday to be on the lookout for 11 Egyptian exchange students who arrived in the U.S. last month but never showed up for class.
The men, who range in age from 18 to 22, were scheduled to attend a month-long program in U.S. history and culture, plus English language instruction, at Montana State University along with six other students. The group flew from Cairo and arrived in the U.S. on July 29. All entered the U.S. legally, but officials said the no-shows violated the terms of their visas and that the government would likely send them home once they turn up.
FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko emphasized that there was no indication that the men were involved in any illicit activity."
--Bubba, I think this is supposed to make us nervous. Nope, wait ... it says cases like this are quite common. They may be taking in some tourist attractions before studying US "culture" in Montana. Whew!
Posted by Kate-A at 10:25 PM
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Uri Avnery (nee Helmut Ostermann), a leftwing radical peace activist, has a piece at Counterpunch .
According to Wiki, Avnery was a "member of the Revisionist Zionist paramilitary group, Irgun" and later in life became a leftwing activist and founded the Peace Bloc. He also contributes to LewRockwell and his life was documented in the 2002 Warrior For Peace.
(I'm not certain what to call this emotion - but "leftwing radical" writers I once enjoyed, absolutely bore the shit out of me these days.)
In this recent article over at Counterproductiv .. I mean Counterpunch, Avnery writes War of the Generals - Knife in the Back. Basically stating that once Israel's current war ends the politicians and generals will point fingers, and in fact have already commenced.
Avnery points to Olmert-Peretz as the fall guys for losing this round for Israel, describing the pair as the "two village idiots, to the sound of drums and bugles, … set off at the head of their March of Folly straight towards political and military failure."
He states Israel's arrogance led to the latest exercise in war. The same army that took 6 days to whip 3 big Arab armies in 1967 cannot today whip a small "terrorist organization." I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I'm awfully tired of hearing the word "arrogance" used to describe warmongering dirtbag politicians.
This comment in Avnery's piece is a real doozy: "Bush is frustrated. The Israeli army has not "delivered the goods". Bush sent them into war believing that the powerful army, equipped with the most advanced American arms, will "finish the job" in a few days. It was supposed to eliminate Hizbullah, turn Lebanon over to the stooges of the US, weaken Iran and perhaps also open the way to "regime change" in Syria. No wonder that Bush is angry."
Bush sent the Israeli army to war? What? Ya gotta be kidding. The Commander in Thief? Who in their right mind believes Bush has made any decisions in 5+ years? Who believes Bush is doing as he's told? Who believes Israel is doing Bush's bidding?
Avnery would have me believe our village idiot sent 2 of Israel's village idiots into war.
It's another chess move by the global elite. (When guys like Olmert and Bush are pawns imagine where you and I stand in the game.) The 1967 war, when Israel made the Arabs cry uncle in less than a week, made today's players figure they could do a repeat, and probably for the same reason (WWIII). Back then the Arab world backed off – gotta wonder who's really smarter.
In 1967 the 6 Day War also began over a border incident and Israel launched a "preemptive strike" on Egypt. Jordan, Syria, and Iraq entered the fray while the armies of Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan, etc. stood ready to help "drive the Jews into the sea." Or so we were told anyway. Apparently the Arab world in 1967 was not all that intent on driving to the sea as they picked up their turbans and went home on the 7th day.
But the Middle East geography has changed in 40 years. Pretty much the only countries Usrael has not bought, broken, or occupied are Syria and Iran. Did Israel begin this latest offensive in Lebanon with the idea of drawing in Syria and Iran, the pretext for getting WWIII going full throttle? Was Bush the Boy Dunder egging, excuse me – sending – no wait - commanding! Israel onward to war in Lebanon?
Avnery is one of the "leftists" who credits Bush as capable of formulating strategery when he states that Bush thought Israel could eliminate Hizbullah, turn Lebanon over to the US, regime change Syria, and weaken Iran.
Bush is a retard (I mean that in the kinder and gentler sense of the word, as in hindered, slow). Bush doesn't think, and particularly not about what is going on in the world, he lacks the capacity; he follows orders. Bush waits mincing, wincing, smirking and painfully wishing time would pass faster, to hurry his return to Jack Daniels and clearing brush as atonement.
Avnery continues with: "At the start of the war, the government furiously rejected the idea of deploying an international force of any kind … Now, suddenly, the deployment of this force has become the main aim of the campaign" … now Israel is only warring to "prepare the ground for the international force."
"Furiously rejected" huh? Who can say inserting NATO peacekeepers was not the plan from the beginning? NATO - another NWO acronym. Preparing ground huh. Maybe the confusion of whether to call it WWIII, IV, V comes from the village idiots who have attacked on many fronts.
Posted by Kate-A at 10:25 PM
Friday, August 04, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Fries are French again on Capital Hill.
"Three years after now-embattled Rep. Bob Ney, along with Rep. Walter Jones, led the effort to rename french fries "Freedom Fries" in an attempt to strike back at France for not contributing to the Iraq war effort, the basement cafeteria of the House of Representatives has quietly reverted to using the original name, the Washington Times reported in Wednesday editions."
In case you forgot " Ney, whose panel oversees House operations, ordered the House Administrative officer to change the menus in House office building cafeterias to read "freedom fries" and "freedom toast." The House action follows moves by several restaurants around the country to remove "French" fries from their menus to protest French opposition to U.S. military action in Iraq."
Wonder what it costs to have those menus changed and changed back again. Ney should have to cover the printing fees from his own pocket. But - Yeehar. I'm real glad these here government representative folks reverted back to focusing on important government issues like … uhm … like uh ….
Well yesterday there was H.CON.RES.399 Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the victory of United States winemakers at the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, which passed unanimously. (I'm so proud of US victory.)
And oh yeah there was H.R.4561 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8624 Ferguson Road in Dallas, Texas, as the "Francisco `Pancho' Medrano Post Office Building". (Way to go Pancho, an interesting Texas patriarch BTW.)
S.CON.RES.113 A concurrent resolution congratulating the Magen David Adom Society in Israel for achieving full membership in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and for other purposes.
Posted by Kate-A at 10:04 PM
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Ninety years ago (1916) Louis Dembitz Brandeis was appointed the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. According to Benjamin Freedman (Jewish historian), Brandeis' appointment by President Woodrow Wilson was payment to Samuel Untermeyer regarding a personal matter that could have become embarrassing for Wilson. Untermeyer made Wilson an offer he couldn't refuse: appoint Brandeis and the situation will go away.
History touts Brandeis as the associate justice who fought for the little man, not how or why he was appointed the first Jew to SCOTUS. It's usually mentioned that Brandeis grew up a non-observant Jew. What's usually not mentioned is just before his court appointment he became a Zionist and was instrumental in establishing Zionism in the US.
Today progressives are quick to separate Jews from Zionists, just as they separate their favorite conservative pol from "neocons." It's a practice that will prove useful at the end of the slaughter as it can be claimed the atrocities were by the hand of fanatical "neocons."
The label "Zionists" serves the same purpose. A label cannot be hanged or punished per se, only blamed. Political movements such as the neocons and Zionists have come and gone throughout history. Only the name of the "movement" changes – the players and the agenda remain the same: domination by a few who believe they're entitled to rule the world.
In 1981 Alfred Lilienthal wrote: "When so much is at stake in the Middle East, inevitably the question must arise: How has the Zionist will been imposed on the American people? Far from all Jews believed in the concept of the Jewish state, and the Jews themselves constituted but a very small minority of the American population, less than three percent. Is it possible that Americans have been so apathetic that six million can manipulate 230 million?"
I no longer believe apathy is the culprit. More it is hard-heartedness born of a deliberate dumbing and numbing from the entertainment industry, educational system, the pharmaceutical industry, and a nanny/welfare state that largely helps those who deserve it least. Aided and abetted by the most corrupt and debased American politicians in history. And it's not a recent process.
As the Brandeis story illustrates, the total subversion of the republic's morals, allegiance, and democratic prospects began long ago, maybe as early as Ben Franklin's warning regarding the republic : "if you can keep it." Subversion brought about by religion and Machiavellianism under the guise of God and progress. Franklin more than likely knew a few such men.
Under disguise of being "multicultural" versus a melting pot, America has gone tribal, fighting for scraps from token representatives in D.C. And being tribal, most will support their own, right or wrong, right down to the blood-soaked end. Bush Boy was well aware of the nation's planned disunity (tribalism) and particularly the last two decades of intentionally building single issue tribes. His slogan of being a "uniter" had to get a few laughs in the backrooms.
Americans can pretend the country has recently been overtaken by a small band of Zionist Neocons who can be stopped. The better to sleep at night, thinking a small group of political fanatics are beatable. They will not point to the millions of Christians and Jews, with tribal racist attitudes, who supply funds and support the rhetoric which maintains an evil system of global murder, whether murder by bombing or business practices.
There must be a reason why Jews have been chased from lands for 2000 years. Unlike Christians they did not have the numbers or brawn to move in and slaughter the natives into converts; nor do they particularly desire converts as Jewish bloodlines are part and parcel of their chosen-ness. Lacking brawn Jews use brains to subvert a host culture. Since the turn of the last century, when the brains and the brawn set aside their prejudices and joined forces, whether willingly or through coercion, the duo seems bent on world conflagration. Whether believing one is entitled to rule the world and the other wants to bring back Jesus - the Jews and Christians are playing Russian roulette, but not pointing the gun at their own elite heads of course.
Many of both groups may claim "not in our name" but in the end will reconcile their cognitive dissonance with the prophecies and predictions of their Bibles - being good lambs and/or divinely commanded to slaughter man and beast. All this hell and fire is meant to be because the holy books tell them so. How many churches or synagogues in America have ever stopped a war or slaughter when the powers that be have their hearts set on it? Those who leave God out of the debate do it for greed. No one is driving moneychangers from the temple of America and there are no doves.
It was 25 years ago that Lilienthal stated : "Rarely has the deceit of so few been so widely practiced to the detriment of so many, as in the formulation and implementation of American Middle East policy."
I argue that it has always been the deceit of a few - but the implementation is carried out by the masses led by those few. And not only are the few so detrimental to the Middle East but to Latin America, much of Asia, and Africa. In the last three centuries everywhere the Jews-Christians have applied their formula they have left behind devastated land, inhumane poverty, and masses of dead. If at times a few of the "few" are outed, it is the foreign victim who is to blame - or at home, if necessary, blame is placed on some vague faction which "hijacked" national policy or parties.
This is not to say we blame the Jews or the Christians … but if the crusade fits … it must be theirs.
Posted by Kate-A at 12:29 PM
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Does seem like the Jews are favored with well-timed sympathy headlines when most needed doesn't it? The Seattle Arab Muslim Islamist Born-Again Christian shooting up Jewish women. Now Mel ranting and raving about Jews starting all the wars in the world and the media reminding us Mel's daddy is a "holocaust denier."
We all know Jews do own Hollywood. Always have. They made Hollywood industry what it is today, and personally I find the offerings 99 percent lewdness without a plot and political propaganda - promoted as art and acting.
Odd though that Mel, a product of Jewish owned Hollywood, would spit so much venom on his makers. Few of us would bite the hand that fed us that well. Maybe it was all bottled up from years of doing whatever he had to do to get where he is; asskissing has made many a man snap.
Bob Hope once remarked "Oscar time, or — as it is known in my house — Passover." And Clint Eastwood's more recent remark on whether his film Mystic River would be nominated said "Kineahora! Kineahora!" (Supposed yiddish for bad luck to talk about it, or may you be spared from the evil eye.) Clint was spared.
Mel must have gotten the evil eye.
Mel's saga of the tequila shots heard 'round the world serve to remind us we must not voice any unpopular opinions. We probably won't hear from the millions of average folks who think there's more than a grain of truth to the Gibson rant.
The media can bling us to death with oversexed niggahs or might be a redneck inbred Foxworthy or a Mencia wetback spick, and even a limp-wrist just Jack faggot, but never ever speak badly of anything Jewish. You think the industry would promote a Jew making jokes about kike banksters and usury? Takes mastery to set up an environment that frightens most people into silence regarding a particular social group. The fear of speaking negative about the influence and power of Jews in America goes beyond political correctness and into the realm of mass brainwashing.
A talking head from Fox or CNN claimed people always tell the truth when drunk; truth comes out from the bottle, etc. (I personally, know drunks who can lie. Big lies and little lies and lots of lies.) To clarify, some might interpret the head's comments as indicating Mel was truthful about Jews starting all the wars, but the head meant Mel was showing his true feelings about Jews.
Gibson's arrest made international news because of the Jew and/or Israel in his tirade, and the best analyses the talking heads could come up with is : drunks always tell the truth, hence Gibson is anti-semitic.
It's true, you really can't fix stupid, but studios obviously can buy it.
Poor Mel. After a lengthy successful career working under the Jewish controlled entertainment industry, he chooses to take the hard road. From devout Catholic and devoted family man with a wealthy career on and off screen – he makes something as awful as the S&M B&D Passion of the Whites and behaves like another drunken celebrity slob on a binge speeding through Malibu.
A huge Gibson kiss-up is coming, and Hollywood, as usual, will call it art. Maybe the working title should be The Pucker-Up of Mel Gibson.
Posted by Kate-A at 4:09 PM