Monday, October 31, 2005

Northrup/Grumman Engineer Sells Secrets to Secret Ally

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Mr. Gowadia, a retired engineer for Northrup/Grumman who worked on the Stealth bomber, was arrested quietly in Hawaii for selling information to an unknown person (ahem). Why the secrecy about who bought the information? I say, it is Israel and the power of AIPAC silences all news stories about Israeli spying.

From the Honolulu Advertiser:
A Maui resident who was a former design engineer for a large defense contractor has been accused of selling classified information about the B-2 stealth bomber to at least three foreign governments, the FBI said yesterday.

Noshir S. Gowadia of Haiku was arrested yesterday on suspicion of "willfully communicating national defense information to a person not entitled to receive it," which is punishable by fines and up to 10 years in prison, the FBI said.

"This is an extremely important case and we won't be commenting until we're prepared to do so," said U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo in a telephone interview last night from Ontario, Calif.
OK, this is an extremely important case which is why it isn't appearing as a headline in any major American newsmedia. I looked and looked. This is where I first found it, on a blog run by a friend. From This Old Brit:
Suddenly, it seems as though there's something of a surfeit of U.S. 'spy-stories' surfacing.

This afternoon someone dropped this bombshell in This Old Brit's in-box.
Like Richard and other bloggers, I, too, get information from our curious and very good at digging up stuff readers. We really appreciate this assistance!

The thing is, this information is nearly totally blacked out in America and it isn't due to trying to arrest spies and deal with hostile countries. The fact that the persons involved in this case have already read about it in the news or were not arrested nor were any ambassadors called onto the carpet and chewed out nor was anyone deported who was doing this stuff, indeed, modus operandi for AIPAC and the Israelis.

When the Franklin/AIPAC/Israel spy ring was dealt with, everything was most peculiar. Franklin didn't contest anything in court, I suspect he has a pardon promise in his back pocket just like Libby. The AIPAC officials aren't sitting in prison waiting trail, nor just sitting like Padillo who can't even get a trial or even an inditement....They get to just fade into the background virtually untouched so they can resume their work. I suspected the GOP flashed the news of the Franklin arrest so AIPAC would, before the last Presidential election, open their purses to Bush and buy more influence. It must have worked for news about this stuff has again disappeared and at no point is there a special prosecutor checking out to see if AIPAC should be eliminated as a hostile money funnelling corruption group like all those Muslim charities we outlawed under the stupid Patriot Act.

Since Homeland Security is being run by an Israeli agent, this doesn't surprize me at all.

From SW Asia.com:

Judith Miller is Unnamed Woman in AIPAC Spy Ring Indictment

7. On or about June 3, 2003, FRANKLIN met with FO-3 at the POAC, and the discussion centered on a specific person, not in the United States government, and her thoughts concerning the nuclear program of the Middle Eastern country and, separately, certain charity efforts in Foreign Nation A.

Page 24 Paragraph numbered 7of the AIPAC Spy Ring Indictment (see below)
http://news.findlaw.com/nytimes/docs/dod/usfrnklin80205ind.pdf

This is in reference to a meeting between FRANKLIN (Larry Franklin) and FO-3 (Naor Gilon) at the Pentagon Officers Athletic Club. The woman referenced is Judith Miller. Miller is a reporter for the New York Times who is as I write held in a Federal Facility in contempt of court. She wrote many now discredited stories on WMDs for the Times. The Charitable work was The Iraqi Jewish Archive which Judith Miller and Harold Rhode cooperated on with Ahmad Chalabi.

I have reason to believe that the conversation between Larry Franklin and Naor Gilon about Judith Miller included a reference to Valerie Plame. This case becomes a time bomb if it is revealed that Mossad had a part in the outing of CIA agent Plame.
Ah, those dense aspen roots! This forest has many trees. Nearly all of these trees are traitors in one form or another. Indeed, the fact that foreign governments can use either dual citizens or religious brethern to bribe or manipulate our government should horrify and terrify all patriots.

The man selling information to the unknown agents, Mr. Gowadia, comes from India. India and Israel have many entanglements and some are very much related to passing on nuclear or military secrets. There seems to be some people in the Pentagon and FBI who are upset about all this for every once and a while, Israeli double agents are arrested. But this seems to be only on occasion, perhaps when the people involved become too blatant about all this like Mr. Franklin. We will note that no one else was arrested in this business even though there are many Israeli operatives who are also neo cons working deep within the Pentagon to this very day.

Here is a list of 2001 campaign contributions from AIPAC to our supposed representatives. Note who gets the most money, many surprizes here, eh? Certainly, this fund is very generous to people who hold top committee seats. From WRMEA:
Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2000 Congressional Candidates
1999-2000 Cycle

TOTAL for 1999-2000 Election Cycle $2,044,606
TOTAL 1978-2000 Funds to Congressional Candidates $34,607,182
TOTAL No. of Recipient Candidates, 1978-2000 1,732
That is a lot of loot. The amount spent this last four years dwarfs this amount, even. Since 9/11, the funnel of money flowing from our Treasury to Israel has disgourged a tremendous amount of money. If there were no war in Iraq, it would be quite noticable. Of course, the money spent on Iraq dwarfs everything. $300 billion is a lot of money! I suppose the AIPAC people look at that money that is being pocketed by all and sundry to virtually no effect on the ground in Iraq and are morose. They would dearly love to have such lavish spending. Of course, they are partial owners of Bush and Cheney and members do make a lot of money selling stuff to the USA, why, we even buy our bullets in Israel, not at home only.

AIPAC has an armlock on both political parties. They help keep Congress in a static position since they need corruption, not honest change. Buying the blind eye of all participants in our government, we end up with a government that can't protect us as we clearly saw on 9/11 which was desired by both Bush and foreign agents who wanted an excuse to attack Iraq, the PNAC plan for "a new Pearl Harbor".

After the most recent spy scandals, Israel's money from our pockets should have been shut down. Sharon should have been condemned, we should have raised a ruckus in the UN....Hahaha, with our double agent, Bolton, who is part of the whole Plame mess, a man deeply involved with Judy Miller, he visited her in prison just before she sprang herself out. Note that the promises he made, that she wouldn't be prosecuted for any of the dozens of crimes she witnessed and assisted, note that her deep involvement in double agent work was kept under wraps by all and sundry and that the prosecutor, Fitzgerald, didn't bring up any of this crap in his Libby inditement! Ha.

Far from uncovering tons of root connections, Fitzgerald pruned just one tree. When our bloated, corrupt Senators wanted to go after Mr. Galloway of England, attacking him for supporting Palestinians, all the AIPAC tools owned by Israel lined up to yell at him fruitlessly. They recently released a report written by AIPAC in the backrooms full of accusations that haven't stood in court in England. This ongoing action against an elected official representing many Muslims in England is just another dirty trick played by our double agents here in America. Instead of investigating the WMD lies, investigating how AIPAC has infiltrated and compromised military secrecy, instead of.....Heck. Nothing connected to the forest of trees is going to be pursued by our "elected" officials!

Much less see the front pages of our top news papers especially the New York Times who ran all those articles attacking China and an ethnic Chinese scientist, all of which was proven false after the poor man suffered isolation in prison. We have no idea how many Muslims have suffered torture and detention with no trials, no crimes, under the Patriot Act! No Israelis are suffering because of these laws. Not one.

And this is ridiculous.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Military Poison Gas Destruction Screw-ups

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The destruction of VX gas leaks into the environment. This illegal stockpile is being destroyed because the Cold War is over. Unlike the illegal anthrax war germs, it can't be mailed to the Senate or reporters so it has little purpose, anyway.

From Yahoo.com:
Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area.

No workers were injured or exposed to the hydrolysate, a byproduct of the destruction of the agent, when it leaked onto the floor of a sealed area at the Newport Chemical Depot, depot spokesman Dennis Lindsey said.

The facility was to be shut down until the spill was cleaned up and its cause determined, Lindsey said.

The western Indiana facility destroys the Cold War-era chemical weapon VX using a mixture of heated sodium hydroxide and water. A droplet is enough to kill a healthy human.
I remember Cold War propaganda not to mention today's propaganda. "We are the GOOD GUYS," has been our mantra. Since the horrors of WWI, the use of VX gas types have been strictly forbidden, haven't they? And after Hitler used gases to kill civilians in WWII, doubly so. So why did our (German/Japanese) scientists set out to teach Americans how to make these gases and why did we stockpile millions of gallons of this junk? One drop can kill? And we are good?

Geeze, this is Darth Vader level killing, isn't it? This is the sort of stuff Rumsfeld was discussing with Saddam when he was our tool to attack the Iranians. He then used it on his own people and supposedly is on trial for that, oh, scratch that, he isn't on trial for using poison gases, is he?

Meanwhile, we try to undo the witches' brew by decomposing this toxin and it gets out into the environment. Eventually, cleaned up slightly, it will be discharged into New Jersey, lucky New Jersey! Well, why not? I would like to see it pumped into the Pentagon instead but that is a no-no. Maybe we could pump it into the underground secret missile resistent bunkers that will hold our unholy leaders if they accidentally or deliberately start WWIII.

Maybe we could water that aspen grove filled with reporters and media owners and corporate lobbyists and government officials? Let their joint roots drink it up, unpurified, eh?

The depths of our perfidy and evil we plumbed during the Cold War knows no bottom. The only real reason why most of humanity wasn't killed over that ideological imperialist battle for control of world resources is only because the leaders weren't insane on both sides.

Nearly so with Stalin but he departed before the machinery was ready to go, luckily for humanity.

But then now we are being led by a deranged monkey and his crew of aspen trees. Gack. Sounds like a mix between Narnia and the Wizard of Oz.

Lord spare us.

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Bush is Going to Focus like a Laser on War on Terror

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Eight soldiers blown up and killed and many more wounded by bombs in the last three days as Bush is wounded by the Plame Affair. This is all insane, like our economy.

Breaking news: a series of bombs went off on the first day of a Hindu festival in India, killing unknown numbers of people. Some Christian convert girls walking to school in Indonesia were beheaded. Bombs and assassinations continue unabated in Iraq. The trial of Saddam has been suspended because of assassinations of lawyers. Chaos seems to be spreading, not decreasing. Since the Valerie Plame lawbreaking was done so we could manufacture an excuse to attack Saddam, the resulting deterioration of this war on terror is more than enough reason to impeach Bush.

No country can afford to follow leadership this incompetent for long. Look at Iraq under Saddam! Mao, too, nearly destroyed China, leading it into chaos and destruction, his death of old age saved that mighty country from total dissolution.

The people who elevated and supported Bush are the same people who helped him "out" Valarie Plame and who helped him lie his way to war, convincing the gullible that attacking Saddam would swiftly win us a great victory in the "war on terror." This lie led to a great defeat for it promoted the agenda of bin Laden who let the world know that he wanted Bush to lead America into destruction, he also let us know he hated Saddam and wanted him removed. It is obvious that the only winner in all this is bin Laden and since Bush called 9/11 his "trifecta" we must wonder if this is exactly what Bush wanted. A destroyed world at war, religious war spreading everywhere while he fiddles and DC burns.

The very same media that chose to cover up the actors who betrayed the CIA agent are the ones that covered up Bush's involvement in enabling 9/11 to happen. The NYT ignores the interview of one of their own former editors who tells us that Judy Miller, deep within the Cheney/Bush conspiracies, knew before 9/11 that it was going to happen. Rice knew, Meirs knew, they all knew and when the 9/11 Commission revealed the hidden memo about bin Laden planning to attack, we all knew that THEY all knew before 9/11 that terrorists were going to attack which makes their goofy behavior that day totally sinister.

So here we are, the end result of letting bin Laden attack, leading to people dying this very day, very violently, with the USA pretending to fight terror by being terrible. Congress is cutting foodstamps for the very poor, cutting health care, housing, loans to students, all so we can keep soldiers blowing up every day, day after day.

Why?

It can't be inertia anymore. Moral paralysis? Kerry decided to be "bold" and suggested we bring 20,000 soldiers home in three months but according to the news, the numbers there have been increased each month so this means he wants to bring it back down to August's levels? Go through the ranks of the Democrats, the media, no one in serious positions of power want to stop this stupid war we are losing. No one wants to connect the dots for it leads to arresting quite a few people for treason for when our leaders to conspire to allow terrorist attacks and war, this is treason.

No ifs, ands or buts.

Fitzgerald uncovered a minor crime in the middle of a major crime spree of historic proportions. Even he doesn't dare open the can of worms of 9/11. Just this week, a jury found the Port Authority of NYC guilty of not protecting the WTC from the first terrorist attacks.

Good grief! The second was inexcusable! On every possible level, the 9/11 business was a high crime and misdemeanor. This is the reason Bush couldn't make a speech to rally the nation for many hours after the attacks and the way he arranged crying children to stand behind him while he gave a very wimpy speech in Florida, one riddled with lies!----He didn't tell us that hour that this attack was expected and he was warned about the possibility! This, this is a crime! He hid important information from America and hid it right up until the 9/11 Commission pulled it into the public and then they and he and the media co-conspiritors worked together to muddle up the meaning of that August 2001 document. They were so alarmed that the media, Bush, Cheney and our entire ruling class could be pulled into court and maybe EXECUTED, they decided to make Bush and Cheney's testimony off the record, not under oath and in private!

Gads.

So now we fester, our government, to pay for criminal wars and to pay for bribes and tax cuts to co-conspiritors who also get buddy buddy contracts, our government going bankrupt and many Americans will die because of this stupid war, the war on terror and the lack of public funds to keep Americans alive.

This is why I say every day, arrest them all! They all need to be taken into custody and put on trial but we won't see this, not from our rulers. Libby was thrown to the wolves, that is, us bloggers, in the hopes we will eat his carcass while the real criminals, the ones who give the orders, run off to continue their crime spree.

Arrest them all.

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Libby To Use the Reagan "I Can't Recall" Defense

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No surprize here: Libby plans to pretend he was zonked out on Quaaludes during his plotting to destroy ambassador Wilson. All the criminals in this case will plead the same. We should force Alzheimer's victims to cease working on the government's payroll.

From Associated Press:
The lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide is outlining a possible criminal defense that is a time-honored tradition in Washington scandals: A busy official immersed in important duties cannot reasonably be expected to remember details of long-ago conversations.

Friday's indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby involves allegations that as Cheney's chief of staff he lied to FBI agents and a federal grand jury.

Libby, who resigned immediately, was operating amid "the hectic rush of issues and events at a busy time for our government," according to a statement released by his attorney, Joseph Tate.
I bet Mr. Criminal Libby, a highly trained, very expert lawyer, "Cheney's brains", is really a stupid idiot who can't remember if he turned off the stove or where he is going when he leaves the house because he is a Reagan clone. Right.

Hahahaha. So, we have a bunch of forgetfull dumbbells running America. No wonder our country is in serious trouble even though we pretend all is well, the economy is growing, isn't it? Yeah. Right.

Anyway, this top notch, highly placed, highly trained lawyer will do what Mafia lawyers do: play dumb, drool on the stand, have a nurse hold his hand, whine, dither around. Oh, he is so weak and helpless.

I know for a fact the GOP and their tools have memories of swiss cheese. Full of convenient holes where they stash all their crimes. Note how Judy Miller's brain couldn't remember hardly anything until she sat in prison for a while. Then suddenly, the light dawned, the dark chambers in her brain were opened up and examined and lo and behold, she suddenly remembered important things she shouldn't have forgotten in the first place.

I can't wait for Bush to say he was out of the loop in all this. Oh, these Reaganauts are so very cleverly brainless.

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Cheney Told Libby About Plame's CIA Work

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

On page 5 of the inditement of Libby, the prosecutor states that Dick Cheney was the one who told him about Valerie Plame's secret work in the CIA. Arrest Cheney. Impeach Cheney.

From the Smoking Gun:
On or about June 12, 2003, LIBBY was advised by the Vice President of the United States that Wilson's wife worked in the Central Intelligence Agency in the Counterproliferation Division.
Well, there it is! Bush asked who told what when and he said he would fire anyone involved in this outing and obviously the person who started the ball of wax rolling was old Big Time Himself.

You can bet, Libby didn't blow his boss out of the water, this has Rove fingerprints all over.

Secondly, Congress has to impeach Cheney. Cheney had access to top secret documents and he abused his powers to break the law or enable others to break the law. There was no reason for him to dig around, for he didn't know this off the top of his head, to discover Mrs. Wilson's true work. He asked others for this information and then passed it on, illegally, for there was no reason for Libby to inquire or learn her name on this date except if he and Cheney were talking about outing her to punish her husband.

Which means, they conspired then and Cheney is still conspiring to cover up his own activities concerning this matter. And to remember, this started because America was bellowing about the possibility of nuclear proliferation and they gang up on and destroy a top secret agent who worked at digging up exactly this sort of activity?

This is treason because while Cheney was two timing the CIA, he was yelling about "nuclear clouds" opening over America!

Arrest him. Impeach him. Send him to the Hague!

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Libby Indited! Rove in the Wings!

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Libby is going to be put on trial now. Next: Rove. Bring on the Marching Frogs!

From the NYT:
Mr. Fitzgerald has scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in Washington to discuss his findings. Details will be posted on the special prosecutor's web site at noon. (http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/osc/index.html).

As rumors coursed through the capital, Mr. Fitzgerald gave no public signal Thursday of how he intended to proceed, further intensifying the anxiety that has gripped the White House and left partisans on both sides of the political aisle holding their breath.

Mr. Fitzgerald's preparations for today's announcement have been shrouded in secrecy, but advanced amid a flurry of behind-the-scenes discussions that left open the possibility of last-minute surprises. As the clock ticked down on the grand jury, people involved in the investigation did not rule out the disclosure of previously unknown aspects of the case.
Impeach Cheney! Impeach Bush! Blowing up a country and attacking our own ambassadors is a crime! Arrest them all.

sigh

Welcome to fascist America...We still have this pesky thing called "the Constitution", sort of. And laws. Hitler and his minions got caught in the web of the laws and even went to prison. Didn't stop them from taking over Germany and nearly destroying all of Europe, did it? But we still have the rule of law. And this rule can't be shoved aside so easily.

And as Bush and his satanic ritualist fascist minions fight real Americans, we know which side we are on! I hope! The born again Christians are twisting the monkey's tail and he is very angry with them. He hates Christians with a pure passion. This is why he loves aping them, being an ape and all that. Like in the Middle Ages when once a year, the church allows the masses to make fun of the church, the Christians in America elevated the town drunk and draped the robes of sanctity upon him and paraded him into the church where he slobbered and gibbered mindlessly while they worshipped him.

Kind of reminds me of the Golden Calf! This idol was supposed to shower wealth and power upon the Israelites. And Moses slew them and threw down the Golden Calf and made them wander in the wilderness. Perhaps our money worshipping, neo-satanic right wing churches need a religious cleansing, no? Like, indeed.

The oil companies owe Cheney a lot. They just got yet another big windfall on top of the war windfall, every day since Bush took office, their profits have soared to the heavens. They have a lot of money to buy many things especially power to do whatever they want and they want all our money and to leave us penniless.

If other American corporate interests want this too, we will see our doom. But I suppose there will now be a big rift in the ranks of the mindless corporate entities who put Bush and Cheney upon the imperial throne? Will they fight each other? Already, some, like Soros and Bill Gates, are ditching the dollar and fleeing our shores, so to speak.

But we have to stand and fight. And a prosecutor isn't the end of the battles, he is merely the opening shot. We, the people, have to do the rest.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pentagon Public Affairs Nominee Wants Only Good News In Iraq

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Bush's nominee for Pentagon Public Affairs is a belligerent neo con who believes the news in Iraq is all good news and the press shouldn't publish stuff like death statistics or the truth.

From Reuters:
President George W. Bush's nominee to be the Pentagon's chief public affairs official told Congress on Tuesday he hoped to encourage more positive storiesabout the Iraq war by encouraging the practice of embedding reporters with U.S. troops in Iraq.

Dorrance Smith, a former television producer who spent nine months in Iraq as a senior adviser for former ambassador Paul Bremer, also defended his controversial article in the Wall Street Journal in April, in which he said extremists like Osama bin Laden had "a partner in Al-Jazeera, and by extension, most networks in the U.S."

In the article, Smith concluded that the United States was "losing badly" the battle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, and said ethical questions were raised by the practice of U.S. networks airing videos of hostages obtained by Al-Jazeera, a popular Arab-language television channel.
Like Karen Hughes, this ditzy neo-bimbo thinks all he needs is to blow dry his toupee, get good dental work on his teeth and then he can go out and persuade the world that the junkmobiles he is selling us are not hauled out of New Orleans after the flood but are good cars one can depend on.

Haha.

Right. The fact that the media has mostly echoed the dumb propaganda cranked out by the neo cranks in DC and thus, has tricked Americans into believing all sorts of bizarre things like "No one expected 9/11 to happen (except for Judy Miller and the entire neo con universe!)" or that Saddam was behind the 9/11 attacks by colluding with his worst enemy, bin Laden.

Fooling people into believing Iraq is doing OK works only in America and only so long as one doesn't pay any attention to any news except Fox TV.

Meanwhile, as we go rapidly bankrupt and as Congress slashes programs for Americans, we spend $100 billion a year killing Iraqis and forcing them to write Constitutions which they will shred instantly unlike us, we took 200 years to wreck our Constitution and no one paid us a penny to do it, either!

Here is Kerry talking about solutions: From Real Cities:
Sen. John Kerry called Wednesday for President Bush to withdraw 20,000 U.S. troops from Iraq over the Christmas holidays.

Ultimately, Kerry said, as certain benchmarks of progress are attained in coming months, the United States should be able to bring all troops home by the end of next year.
Wow. Out of 150,000 military, take out 20,000. No half measures for Kerry!

Gads.

Why not just ask the troops there if they want to go home? Then, to keep the numbers up to 130,000, the GOP and the Democratic parties can send all their operatives and all their government officials and politicians to Iraq! See? They can then hold office there. All of them. If any think we should slowly back out of this death trap, please go there and replace the victims forced to stay there until we finish retreating!

Eh? Naw? heh. What morons. There is no "exit" door to Paradise. But staying there is certain Hell!

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Miers Withdraws Nomination

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Harriet Miers withdraws her nomination. Who's next? The Bush ship of state is sinking. Expect him to nominate a really ratty right winger to the court.

From Pittsburgh tv:
Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination.
Miers had faced stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.
President George W. Bush said he reluctantly accepts her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down. He blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive privilege.
Heh. We can't see our own government. How typical. So many things to hide, eh?

This secretive government is being pried open by Fitzgerald. If we could only see all the horrible things they are doing to us, eh? Wouldn't that be fun? I, in particular, want to sit in on all the meetings with the Chinese and Japanese. Boy, would those be most interesting!

Not to mention the pillow talk between Condi and Bush...naw. She just reads "The Adventures of Incurious George" to him.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Fitzgerald Prepares to Pin Down GOP Neo Cons

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The hour of doom is crawling ever nearer as prosecutor Fitzgerald closes in on the criminals in the White House. Here are some of today's memorable moments.

From the NYT:
You might have thought that the White House had enough on its plate late last month, what with its search for a new Supreme Court nominee, the continuing war in Iraq and the C.I.A. leak investigation. But it found time to add another item to its agenda - stopping The Onion, the satirical newspaper, from using the presidential seal.

The newspaper regularly produces a parody of President Bush's weekly radio address on its Web site (www.theonion.com/content/node/40121), where it has a picture of President Bush and the official insignia.

"It has come to my attention that The Onion is using the presidential seal on its Web site," Grant M. Dixton, associate counsel to the president, wrote to The Onion on Sept. 28. (At the time, Mr. Dixton's office was also helping Mr. Bush find a Supreme Court nominee; days later his boss, Harriet E. Miers, was nominated.)

Citing the United States Code, Mr. Dixton wrote that the seal "is not to be used in connection with commercial ventures or products in any way that suggests presidential support or endorsement." Exceptions may be made, he noted, but The Onion had never applied for such an exception.
Did the Onion use this seal?
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Priorities! Obviously, the lawyers working for Bush have a lot of dikes to plug, don't they? Meanwhile, Jr is flying to Florida to act Prezidential. Comforting people who refused to build or plan for hurricanes that obviously will rake the place.

From Yahoo:
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald met Wednesday with the grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity, putting the finishing touches on a two-year criminal probe that has ensnared two senior White House aides.

Fitzgerald and the grand jurors entered the courthouse around 9 a.m. EDT, with just three days left before the jury's term is set to expire. Away from the jury, FBI agents conducted a handful of last-minute interviews to check facts key to the case.

Lawyers representing key White House officials expected Fitzgerald to decide as early as Wednesday whether to charge I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who is Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, and top presidential political adviser Karl Rove.
I can't wait.

About time.

Can we arrest all the media guys who joined in this criminal conspiracy? And everyone who knew about 9/11 before it happened. Let's investigate THAT!

From Gary Hart
It is now fashionable among columnists supporting the Bush administration, New York Times journalist Judith Miller, Robert Novak and the increasing network of senior administration officials implicated in the Valerie Plame Wilson outing to say, "So what? Where's the crime?"

The federal statute making it a criminal penalty to knowingly divulge the identity of anyone working undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency was not enacted in a vacuum. In the early 1970s, in part as a result of the radicalization of individuals and groups over the Vietnam War, a former CIA employee named Philip Agee wrote a book revealing the identities of several dozen CIA employees, many under deep cover and some including agency station chiefs in foreign capitals.

Many of the countries in which those CIA employees were working themselves had extremely radical and violent elements stirred to hatred over their opposition to America's conduct in the Vietnam War. So, by revealing their identities, Agee had knowingly and willingly placed these American citizens at risk. Violent consequences were predictable.
Unfortunately for America, he had a sex life typical of males so he was disqualified even though Bush Sr was doing exactly the same at the same time but who cares about reality!

Gads, again, our world would have been different if Gary had been allowed to have a normal political life.

From Yahoo:
If you can remember the '60s, you weren't really there, according to the flip one-liner. And if you smoked pot, it's highly unlikely that you can recall exactly how many times. (Related: Opposing view)

Many surely did "experiment." Indeed, almost 100 million Americans - nearly half of all adults - have used marijuana at least once, according to the latest National Institute on Drug Abuse survey. Only a tiny percentage became stoners and slackers. The vast majority became responsible adults. Some even became members of Congress, Supreme Court justices and president of the United States (albeit without inhaling).

Many could not, however, become employees of the FBI. The bureau prohibits hiring anyone who has used marijuana within the past three years or more than 15 times ever.

The FBI is rethinking this pointless ban, one that has already been relaxed by other U.S. intelligence agencies and police departments. No new policy has been proposed and there is no timetable for change. But the FBI's arbitrary policy - smoking pot 15 times is OK, but 16 isn't? - impedes efforts to improve national security.

FBI managers are frustrated that they're unable to hire otherwise qualified intelligence analysts, linguists and other professionals because of the bureau's policy about past drug use. (Candidates to become special agents would still be subject to the existing rules, FBI spokesman Stephen Kodak says.)
Anyone who can remember if they smoked a joint 12 times vs 20 times can be an FBI agent.

The way things are going, I would suggest acid heads would make the best agents. Hire Cheech and Chong for god's sake. They know the hood. And the trunk as well as the tires.

Gads, no one is dumber than totally straight people. They can't see all those lovely colors out there or hear the really neat music. Instead they insist on watching reality TV.

Give me more reality TV, show Rove frogmarching out of the White House. Show Bush standing trial next to Saddam.

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Real Hero: Rosa Parks

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Rosa Parks will always be a great hero and role model for all of us. She was brave and good. She saved America when our country refused to stop proto-Nazi aparteid racism.

Rosa Parks committed a crime. Ten years after the American empire defeated the Nazi empire, America was still enforcing Nazi racial laws with a vengence. Like Jews in Nazi Germany, blacks couldn't drink from certain fountains, eat in most restraunts, sleep in most hotels, travel on most forms of public transportation and in general, were our Jews.

The Communist nations used this to mock our nation and prove successfully to the world that America, far from being free, was really a Nazi state. And WWII wasn't about freedom at all but simply the clash of capitalist empires.

They were 100% right.

Alarmed people told Eisenhower that there was no propaganda to undo the images of rank racism and lynchings in America. We were losing hearts and minds in countries filled with "black" people like in Africa or Asia because of our Nazi laws. But Eisenhower was afraid of irritating neo-Nazi racists in the South so he moved very slowly and cautiously. Fed up with the glacial rate of undoing obvious Nazi race laws, the NAACP and student organizations and the ACLU decided to start forcing the issue by refusing to cooperate with these Hitlerian laws. Volunteers risked their lives to refuse to obey aparteid regulations. This caused the racists to lynch, murder, beat up, assassinate, torture or harrass anyone who defied their ridiculous and totally evil laws and customs.

So when Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to an irritable white man who didn't consider her to be a human much less a lovely lady, she risked her life. I am tremendously happy that she lived to be over ninety and wish she lived to be over 120, thank you, Rosa, for saving my life by fixing the evils of racism. I grew up in the saner, happier world you worked so hard to create.

God bless you.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Bush Honors 2000 Dead Soldiers By Doing the Funky Chickenhawk Dance

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It is official now: last Saturday, the 2000th soldier was blown up in Iraq. Bush explained why yet again while the media spun in circles, screaming like Linda Blair, spitting up green goo. Just in time for Halloween.

From Editors and Publishers:
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, director of the force's combined press center, wrote in an e-mail to reporters, "I ask that when you report on the events, take a moment to think about the effects on the families and those serving in Iraq. The 2,000 service members killed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom is not a milestone. It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."

Boylan, according to AP, added: "The 2,000th Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine that is killed in action is just as important as the first that died and will be just as important as the last to die in this war against terrorism and to ensure freedom for a people who have not known freedom in over two generations."
Why can't hide under his cot Boylan go out on patrol? The new Humvees are still in America so he can show us how it is good and brave to die by being blown up. Set a shining example. I promise, I swear to god, I will not mourn his death nor demonstrate to end the war if he dies.

Of course, the chances of Boylan dying this way is about zero. Ditto Bush. Bush, again, tried to explain why being blown up in a Humvee is great fun and besides, our troops have excellent moral, they want to die, so why remark on 2000 dead and 50,000 with no arms and legs? We can hand them purple bandaids and yell at them to shut up.

From Yahoo:
"I know this is a trying time for our military spouses," Bush said at a Joint Armed Forces Officer Wives' luncheon at Bolling Air Force Base. "We've lost some of our nation's finest men and women in the war on terror."

"And the best way to honor the sacrifice of our fallen troops is to complete the mission and lay the foundation of peace by spreading freedom," he said.
Bush makes freedom sound like Miracle Whip. Just spread it on and eat. Blooie!
Outside the White House, peace activist Cindy Sheehan — whose 24-year old son, Casey, died in Iraq last year — said she and others plan to "die symbolically" there over the next four days to protest U.S. involvement in Iraq.

MoveOn.org Political Action unveiled a new television ad that asks "How many more?"
We are having another nation wide vigil tomorrow. I don't know if I can even get off the mountain, hurricane Wilma joined up with two other storms and has caused a lot of flooding and tonight, snow, if we get a lot of snow, I will be busy digging it.

Light a candle, even if it is at home.

From the Harvard Crimson:
The American empire may actually cause disorder, barbarism, and chaos rather than promote peace and order, one of the world’s leading historians, Eric J. Hobsbawm, explained last night to a packed crowd at Lowell Lecture Hall.

While he didn’t take a final stance on that issue, Hobsbawm’s lecture on the differences between the American empire and the British empire was notable for his assertion that America is an empire destined for failure.

While many other historians do not consider America to be an empire, Hobsbawm argued yesterday that it is.
Damn. We have military bases occupying 95+ countries as well as spies in 160+ countries and we are fighting a massive war in the Middle East so we can occupy Iraq and we are not an empire? Who are these "historians"? Ostriches? Sloths? Paramecium? Does anyone teaching in our colleges have any brains left?

Well, as Bush does the Funky Chickenhawk dance, just remember, this show is doomed. The Flying Upthewazzoo Brothers Tightrope Act is being booed off the stage. Arrest Bush. Arrest Cheney, arrest all the GOP criminals. There are so many. We have the space to house them. Kick some pot smokers out of their cells.

Tomorrow: more dead, more speeches, and maybe some arrests at last, no? We hope.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Troops Have No Armor Plus Hotel Palestine Blown Up

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Yesterday, the Pentagon had the media tell us troops have good morale in Iraq. But today's news is all about Pentagon withholding armor for troops and Hotel Palestine being blown up. Not good.

From Defense Dept. Propaganda site:
American troops are doing a fine job and their morale is good despite "difficult" conditions, agreed four congressmen recently returned from Iraq.

"I commend the extraordinary dedication, skill and courage shown by our servicemen and women in the field," said California Rep. Ed Royce, who led the delegation, which included members of the House International Relations Committee.

New York Rep. Peter King met a number of troops from his home state and said they made him proud to be a New Yorker. He cited their "outstanding valor and dedication."

Noting there will be "tough times" in Iraq, King said he has "no doubt the American military will be able to overcome whatever those difficulties are."

He said his talks with Iraqis indicate they support or accept U.S. presence. "If anything," he added, "they wanted assurances that the United States would not cut and run. I know that this president and this secretary of defense would never cut and run. It's important that we get this message out to the people of Iraq -- that the United States stands committed to the end."
Hahaha. Fooled you! This was put out in 2003! Already, it looked pretty grim back then. So just yesterday, they put out more fake interviews of soldiers claiming they love Iraq and are very happy the USA looks more and more like Iraq...Oops.

Well, move over, New Orleans! Miami decided to redecorate "a la Iraq" too!

From the Columbia Tribune:
Hundreds of new, top-of-the-line armored Humvees are parked in Texas and Kuwait and won’t be shipped to troops in Iraq even though those soldiers face daily roadside bombs, the Army acknowledged Thursday.

The Army said it’s keeping the vehicles out of Iraq until the 3rd Infantry Division’s replacements, the 4th Infantry Division, arrive at the end of the year.

But with reports that more than one in four U.S. soldiers’ deaths in Iraq have been caused by roadside bombs, members of Congress are incensed that 824 new Humvees won’t go straight to Iraq. The newer, so-called "uparmored" Humvees have better technology to absorb roadside blasts.

"Let’s not have them in parking lots. Let’s move them up to Baghdad, let’s move them up with the 3rd ID or move them over to the Marines, who’ve taken 50 percent of the hits yet have roughly 6 to 7 percent of the" uparmored "Humvees," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who chairs the House Armed Services Committee.
Well, according to Pentagon propaganda, the soldiers are happy and don't need armor. Of course, the new soldiers coming in want it. But those already there love being blown up.

Sans arms and legs is the new black, you see!

The budget deficit surged over $8 trillion this week. And the news is all about how Al Zawahiri's organization has spread to 40 new countries. Someone's "win their hearts and minds" program is working and it ain't the Pentagon's! I read in National Geographic that salt harvesters deep within the Sahara know all about bin Laden and al Zawahiri and approve of them, Allah willing. Geeze. And they have no newspapers, TV or radio. All is strictly word of mouth.

From the Independent:

The blasts showered debris over the surrounding district. A black cloud of dust spread over the city centre late in the afternoon as local people were preparing for ifthar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

US and Iraqi forces rushed reinforcements to the hotels which are used as head offices for the American television network Fox News, Associated Press and the US-funded Alhurra television station. Other news organisations, including the BBC and Reuters, have bases nearby.

The bombs were followed by sustained gunfire. Iraqi police said they had come under sniper attack, but witnesses claimed police opened up with heavy weaponry at random in the aftermath of the bombings.
Welome to Hotel Palestine. Just as wrecked as Cancun. Or maybe, Cancun with IEDs and rockets. Judy Miller should be quite at home in this hotel. Karl Rove should vacation there too, along with Cinderella Condi and her husband, Bush Jr.

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Hurricane Wilma Hits Flat Florida

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As NOAA predicted, hurricane Wilma would reorganize and strengthen in the Gulf. A storm surge of 17' is predicted at landfall. It is totally flat in the Everglades region and many people didn't evacuate because the hurricane didn't sound so bad 24 hrs ago.

From Yahoo:
Hurricane Wilma charged toward southwest Florida early Monday as a Category 3 storm, packing wind gusts of 120 mph, spawning tornadoes and churning up walls of seawater that could make thousands of Keys residents regret they defied evacuation orders.

Wilma was expected to bring a 17-foot storm surge when it makes landfall before dawn along the state's southwest corner, likely near Naples and Marco Island, National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield said.

"This is a very dangerous hurricane," said Mayfield. "People need to stay hunkered down."

At 4 a.m. EDT, Wilma was centered about 75 miles west-northwest of Key West, 80 miles southwest of Naples and moving northeast at about 20 mph with no signs of weakening.
As always, the very poor, farm laborers, lifelong residents, drunks, a collection of people stay, either unable to or unwilling to leave obvious danger. The government did the usual useless propaganda stuff showing pictures of semi trailers in very vulnerable tin warehouses holding ice and food. The warehouses are the type hurricanes usually tear asunder so why park them right in the middle of where the hurricane will happen? Storing hurricane supplies should happen in secure buildings built for just such emergencies. Big tinplated structures are stupid in hurricane territory! Of course, they are cheap and easy to assemble and like all cheap, easily built stuff, easy to destroy.

We know that huge hurricanes will rake low lying Florida! This is very obvious. Yet we insist on building expensive but flimsy structures there which are then insured by all people needing insurance, namely, those of us who build for the climate and sustain rare damage must subsidize people building multimillion dollar resorts on sand spits in hurricane alley.

In flat Bangladesh, a very poor third world nation, they have managed, thanks to the UN, to build typhoon sanctuaries that are made of heavy cement and above the tidal surges. This has greatly cut down on the loss of life there.

You would think, the USA could do the same, right? Yeah. Sure.

The Florida Keys will get a mere 8' storm surge and winds of only 110 mph. This will pretty much drown anyone in a one story house not to mention, the houses being destroyed by water pressure and wind. There is a good reason why the only people to live on the Keys were transients or campers until the last 50 years. It isn't a very logical place to build or live. Unlike tornadoes which can hit anywhere including deep in my mountains here in upstate NY, the destruction can be great but avoiding death means mostly moving into a basement during tornado watches. In a hurricane, and Wilma has spawned several tornadoes already, you die if you go into a basement so there is no place to go but to hope the tornadoes don't hit which is why solid cement structures like in Bangladesh should be a fixture for every 100 residents! All one has to do is calculate how many people are most likely to remain in hurricane territory during such storms and start building. I don't see this happening, though, simply because the sun will be out tomorrow and everyone will be showered with Federal aid and each time a hurricane wrecks Florida, money gushes like crazy so why do anything but build more flimsy ticky-tacky hotels and condos?

Make money!

This attitude is destroying our economy because this is all being paid for via vast seas of red ink which are drowning our future. The crazy talk of building a new, better, fancier, Las Vegas Gulf coast and doing it on the back of $250 billion debt has died down since the Chinese are not funding this insanity, now we will see another $50+ billion in damage if Wilma, as expected, doesn't loose steam and plows through Greater Miami, well, this whole thing is utterly insane, isn't it? If we taxed the hurricane south to reflect the true cost of living there, the south wouldn't be able to undercut the north on costs of doing business, would they? The attraction of living there would be a lot less if they paid an extra $200 a month per person to reflect the reality of that paradise.

Instead, we will pile on more and more debt. Since this latest hurricane destruction cycle should last around 5-10 years, at $300 billion a year this means in ten years it will cost us what, $3 trillion? Our debt is going to be $8 trillion in another month! With the Bush debt override being about $400-600 billion a year on top of this, the numbers are staggering. In ten years, at this rate, the debt will be, using these numbers unchanged, $16 trillion in 10 years.

This is bankruptcy on any level. It is impossible. Seeing the obvious, will we start to make moves to prevent this financial catagory 5 hurricane? Arg, are we dealing with global warming in any sane way?

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Judy Miller Was Told About 9/11 Attacks Two Months Before They Happened

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

In July, 2001, Judith Miller suddenly appeared at the desk of her editor to tell him about a pending attack on America from bin Laden. He asked who told her and she shut up and disappeared and never mentioned it again. Arrest her. Find out who it was.

From the Columbia Journalism Review:
By Douglas McCollam

In July of 2001, Steve Engelberg, then an editor at The New York Times, looked up to see Judy Miller standing at his desk. As Engelberg recalls, Miller had just learned from a source about an intercepted communication between two Al Qaeda members who were discussing how disappointed they were that the United States had never attempted to retaliate for the bombing of the USS Cole. Not to worry, one of them said, soon they were going to do something so big that the U.S. would have to retaliate.

Miller was naturally excited about the scoop and wanted the Times to go with the story. Engelberg, himself a veteran intelligence reporter, wasn’t so sure. There had been a lot of chatter about potential attacks; how did they know this was anything other than big talk? Who were these guys? What country were they in? How had we gotten the intercept? Miller didn’t have any answers and Engelberg didn’t think they could publish without more context. Miller agreed to try and find out more, but in the end the story never ran.
OK, 9/11 Commission, explain all THAT!

This really cheezes me off. Here, once again, is proof that a slew of people knew about "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Within the USA" and not one of these clowns are in prison for conspiring to hide a potential terrorist attack! Not one! Who told whom what? This is a burning question. Thousands and thousands of Americans and innocent Iraqi and even innocent Afghani bystanders have died hideous, bloody deaths because of this conspiracy!

Bush called 9/11 he trifecta and gloated about how it made him popular and powerful. How much did Judy know and who told her? Libby? Rove? The Mossad? Sharon? Bush? Condi Rice? Cheney? Who, who who told her this startling information and why did the editor of the NYT hide it when the attack she gloated about actually happened?

Don't you think he would call her in and grill her? Then call the fucking FBI and CIA and talk to them? And....YIKES. Since I am pretty certain the CIA and FBI and the President and his whole band of thieves were colluding here, of course, calling them would have led to this editor having something bad happen...Like anthrax letters going to his...Wait! This did happen.

Arrest them all. Arrest them all and interrogate them at Gitmo. Hand them over to Lyndie England for interrogation.

Geeze.

This is so insane. How can the editor who helped Judy hide this sleep at night and why did it take him so many years to reveal this information and why is no one screaming about this but a few benighted bloggers?

Insane. Never forget 9/11/1.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Neo Cons Want More War in Middle East

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Even as our illegal war in Iraq makes things worse and worse, as we commit war crimes all over Asia Minor, even as we flaunt the Geneva Conventions and make illegal assassinations legal by allowing a CIA operative to get away with bombing a civilian airliner from Cuba, we scream about Syria doing the same thing, all so we can strengthen Israel who is illegally oppressing the Palestinian people. This is a recipe for disaster.

The other day, a 92 year old man was arrested because he hit a man and severed off the man's leg and the body was now draped through the windshield. The old man who had an interior vision of himself as a good person who would never ever commit a crime, simply edited out the reality that he just murdered someone. So when he was finally stopped, he was indignant and surprised. This is how America operates. We commit grave crimes yet when we are confronted about this, we become indigant. "We are the good guys," we say, petulantly.

From the WSW:
A senior British military police officer in Iraq, Captain Ken Masters, was found hung in his military accommodation in Basra on October 15.

Masters was commander of the Royal Military Police’s Special Investigations Branch (SIB), charged with investigating allegations of mistreatment of Iraqi civilians by British soldiers. According to the Independent newspaper, in this capacity Masters “had examined almost every single serious allegation of abuse of Iraqi civilians by British troops,” including “the cases of the fusiliers convicted of abusing prisoners at Camp Breadbasket near Basra and a paratrooper who has been charged in connection with the death of Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist.”

In recent weeks, Masters was thought to have been involved in the investigation into the events of September 19, when Iraqi police arrested two British undercover Special Air Service (SAS) officers in Basra.
The Iraqis have hard proof that the British (Israeli?) SAS people were terrorists. The roaring silence about this issue in the American media is telling. In Britain, it raised a firestorm. The news I gleaned for several days were very coy about how this inspector died. One would think that an inspector sent to live with the criminals he is investigating would be in grave danger but no, they sent him literally into the lion's den unarmed.

Since Shi'ites have been attacked by bombs when they march in their parades, the Quisling government of the USA and Britain there than rushes to blame unnamed Sunni. Now we know who was doing this, and this has killed THOUSANDS of Iraqis such as the bomb scare that caused a stampede---We no longer see this happening, do we?

So, is the USA calling for the UN to investigate the SAS terrorists who are under the command of the USA? Huh? I don't hear a peep about this at the UN, do I?

From Associated Press:
"The consensus of the world intelligence community was that Saddam was a very dangerous threat," Hughes said days after the ousted dictator went on trial in Baghdad on charges of murder and torture in a 1982 massacre of 148 Shiites in the town of Dujail.

"After all, he had used weapons of mass destruction against his own people," she told a small auditorium with around 100 students. "He had murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people using poison gas."

Although at least 300,000 Iraqis are said to have been killed during Saddam's decades-long rule - only about 5,000 are believed to have been gassed to death in a 1988 attack in the Kurdish north.

Hughes twice repeated the statement after being challenged by journalists. A State Department official later called The Associated Press to say she misspoke. The official, who was traveling with Hughes, spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to talk publicly to the media.

Hughes, a longtime adviser to President Bush, was visiting the world's most populous Muslim nation as part of Washington's effort to enhance the U.S. image abroad.

Students from Indonesia's oldest Muslim university pounded her with questions on U.S. foreign policy, in particular the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and Washington's support of Israel.

One said the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks should be taken as a warning to America for interfering in the affairs of other countries.

"Your policies are creating hostilities among Muslims," a female student, Lailatul Qadar, told Hughes. "It's Bush in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and maybe it's going to be in Indonesia, I don't know. Who's the terrorist? Bush or us Muslims?"
Hughes, our "ambassador," repeats rank lies to people who know the truth. Understandably, this angers them. It angers me. Dripping with blood, she goes to Muslim nations and tells lies. "I don't see any bodies in our Hummer's windshield," she says with indignation.

The CIA and our government has a long, horrible record of assassinations, assassination attempts, coups and dirty tricks that extend deep into America as well as the world. Just one example is the Kissinger/Pinochet assassination of the Chilean ambassador right in downtown DC. No one has been brought to justice on that. And then there is President Kennedy's assassination. Our attempts on Castro's life. And many others, a thousand others. So of course, with all these bloody bodies in Bolton's windshield, Bush and he wax lothe screaming about little Syria. From the New York Times:
President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Friday for urgent Security Council action in response to a United Nations report implicating high ranking members of the Syrian government in the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister.
As our Neo-nazi government creates death and war across the planet, we cry about this? I don't see the Muslim nations screaming about this. We have absolutely no right to scream about this murder because of course, Cuba wants us to extradite a known assassin to Venezuela to stand trial for mass murder! And we won't do it. We tell them to drop dead.

Infuriating, isn't it?

We know that Israel wants us to hog tie or better yet, invade Syria. They imagine our joint empire will make both of us very powerful. As America hemmorages power, blood, money and good will, we imagine that hitting more pedestrians will make our journey go smoother, won't it?

The burning of the bodies of the "Taliban" peasants while taunting the other peasants, our refusal to even give out the news about the Basra SAS terrorists and what is going on there, our refusal to talk about Russia's war crimes vis a vis the Chechnyans which is why the war there is now raging out of control, an attack on a Russian city being the latest episode in that war that Putin re-provoked when he had his little coup at the Kremlin in 2000, we remain silent because we are fighting Muslims, too.

For they know and we gloss over that this is a religious war provoked by Western imperialist powers seeking the fabled wealth of the East. And we won't let go of their lands, their resources, their wealth. We want it all for ourselves. The world's supposedly richest nation needs to loot all the world's Muslims. Isn't that charming!

Meanwhile, with thousands of bleeding corpses plastered all over our windshield, we careen down the road to Hell.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

DeLay Is Fingerprinted and Photographed by Cops

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Another rat, another jail. Seems like a revolving door! DeLay is booked and mug shotted by the cops in Texas. About time.

From the Washington Post:
The booking of one of the nation's most powerful politicians was forced by an arrest warrant issued Wednesday by a district court here in the state's capital, in preparation for DeLay's eventual trial on felony criminal charges of money-laundering and conspiracy related to the allegedly illegal use of corporate funds in the 2002 state election.
He laundered so much money, all the twenty dollar bills in Texas are now faded and threadbare!
Although DeLay, 58, and his attorneys have said the charges are ill-founded and politically motivated, they could have serious consequences if upheld in court. Violations of the state's money-laundering statute -- a law commonly used against drug smugglers -- are punishable by a maximum life prison term and a $10,000 fine.
Um, the GOP passed those draconian drug laws. I wonder if he will share his cell with Rush Limbaugh, a notorious drug abuser.

Reminds me about Bush and his many brushes with the Long Weak Arm of the Texas Rangers! Seems they fell on their faces every time they passed Junior on to the next shift. Ditto his daughters. Seems the blind eye of the law goes blind when a Bush commits crimes.
DeLay was driven to the booking directly from the Houston airport, where he had arrived in a private jet with two security guards provided by the Capitol Police. A third officer arrived in Houston the previous evening. Kevin Madden, DeLay's spokesman in Washington, said he did not immediately know whose jet it was.

Ordinarily, such Capitol Police escorts are given only to House leaders, a rank that DeLay relinquished after being indicted in separate charges on Sept. 28 and Oct. 3. But Madden said the police had made a "threat-based assessment" that DeLay still warranted such protection only a few weeks after resigning his post.
So, a corporte jet from a wealthy man who wants Congressional goodies like tax cuts for Texan oil men? Har.

Who is threatening DeLay? Oh, yes, the prosecutor! Geeze, I can imagine him rushing up to DeLay and asking him rude questions about corporate jets! A serious danger, that!

Can't wait to see DeLay join Saddam on trial.

More News: From the Washington Post:
A photo of DeLay grinning from ear to ear doesn't pack quite the punch in a Democratic attack ad as one that looks more like the mugshot of, say, actor Hugh Grant.

Note the House of Representatives security pin on DeLay's lapel.

He looks in the photo like a proud member of Congress who might just have won the lottery, not one indicted on charges of money laundering. The photo looks like it could have been taken anywhere.
The editors of the WP decided to expand upon the stupid idea that Democrats will be unable to use a photo of DeLay snarling because he decided to smile. This is so ridiculous. A waste of an entire article on something really stupid.

Well, the Democrats may use my cartoon of him. This would serve him right. Feel free to use it whenever, guys! Good luck!

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Rove's Political Plight Mirrors That of Escapee Rat

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Rove's tail is in a mouse trap and Bush must hide in his own hole and throw out whatever it takes to send the Fritzgerald cat away. This ties into a curious tale of a rat set loose for a scientific study Down Under and his ultimate fate.

From One Good Move:
Plamegate coming to conclusion. The investigation has focused mostly closely on Vice President Cheney and his staff, as well as US Ambassador to the UN (and former undersecretary of state for arms control) John Bolton and his staff. We are told that eight indictments have already prepared, with the possibility of another ten. These indictments include senior white house staff, most notably Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, Fred Flights (special assistant to John Bolton), and--very surprisingly--national security adviser Steve Hadley. apparently, Libby and Hadley have both been told by their lawyers to expect indictments. the indictment of senior bush political advisor Karl Rove seems highly probable.

Most critically, a plea bargain process has evidently been opened with Vice President Cheney's lawyer. that does not mean that an indictment is coming. but i've some critical background around the issue.
Looks like Hurricane Valarie is going to drown quite a few rats in DC when she blows ashore next week!

Nose twitching, Rove has been forced back again and again to explain what is painfully obvious, he is a criminal. Here is the latest about this:From the Washington Post:
White House adviser Karl Rove told the grand jury in the CIA leak case that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, may have told him that CIA operative Valerie Plame worked for the intelligence agency before her identity was revealed, a source familiar with Rove's account said yesterday.

In a talk that took place in the days before Plame's CIA employment was revealed in 2003, Rove and Libby discussed conversations they had had with reporters in which Plame and her marriage to Iraq war critic Joseph C. Wilson IV were raised, the source said. Rove told the grand jury the talk was confined to information the two men heard from reporters, the source said.

Rove has also testified that he also heard about Plame from someone else outside the White House, but could not recall who.
Any Republican who claims Bush and Cheney and Rove, etc, don't live up to Ronnie "I cannot recall" Reagan should apologize. They ape that man perfectly.

Scientists in New Zealand have studied resilient rats like Rove. From Yahoo.com:
It seemed like a good idea. Let a lone rat loose on a rodent-free island and then figure out how to kill it. That way, when other islands are invaded by rats, you'll know what to do.

Scientists figured they'd trap this foot-long varmint in no time.

Eighteen weeks later, they finally trapped it with some fresh penguin bait. On another island.

A real rat race.
To make a long tail short (thanks, Lewis Carroll!), the scientists couldn't kil the rat, they couldn't even find it, it swam away to other islands and it figured out they were hunting it so it refused to touch the bait.
Then the researchers found rat feces on the island of Otata, 1,300 feet (400 meters) away across the open ocean. The DNA was a match, confirming a suspicion scientists had, that rats were good swimmers.

The elusive creature had made the longest confirmed open-water crossing of any rodent in history.

Different methods were used on Otata: buried traps, peanut butter, poison and even trained dogs. Not until more than four months after its release was the rat finally killed, in a trap baited with fresh penguin.
So they killed a poor little penguin? Monsters.

So, to make this analogy perfect, Rattus Rovus was not caught for his many crimes and derelictions but was snagged by his uncovering a lady?

Hahaha. I must ask Valerie if she has any spare blue dresses....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

American Soldiers Burn Peasant and Mock Taliban in Afghanistan

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Australian film makers caught on tape, American soldiers burning the body of a dead peasant and using loud speakers to mock hidden "Taliban" (Pushtin peasants) into fighting. This is a war crime.

From SMH, Australia:
US soldiers in Afghanistan burnt the bodies of dead Taliban and taunted their opponents about the corpses, in an act deeply offensive to Muslims and in breach of the Geneva conventions.

An investigation by SBS's Dateline program, to be aired tonight, filmed the burning of the bodies.

It also filmed a US Army psychological operations unit broadcasting a message boasting of the burnt corpses into a village believed to be harbouring Taliban.

According to an SBS translation of the message, delivered in the local language, the soldiers accused Taliban fighters near Kandahar of being "cowardly dogs". "You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing west and burnt. You are too scared to retrieve their bodies. This just proves you are the lady boys we always believed you to be," the message reportedly said.

"You attack and run away like women. You call yourself Taliban but you are a disgrace to the Muslim religion, and you bring shame upon your family. Come and fight like men instead of the cowardly dogs you are."

The burning of a body is a deep insult to Muslims. Islam requires burial within 24 hours.
This is what our war on terror has done to us. We are now utterly despicable. Our moral rot is so bad, we are competing with Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union for status of "most evil evildoers". This is ridiculous.

Just six months ago, I published analysis of the news from Afghanistan where the Pentagon pretended our soldiers were going into the mountains to disburse aid and bring health care! We were supposed to befriend these people, some of the poorest but proudest on this earth.

Only the very young and very old would show up for the goodies. So in frustration, we decided to be sneaky and offer candy and food and medicine only to kidnap the people who showed up and force them to tell us where their uncles and brothers were hiding!

This led to fierce fighting and helicopters were shot down and any survivors massacred by justifiably enraged peasants.

So now we are doing DARPA crap: like we used at Waco, broadcasting vicious, satanic ritualistic chants and threats and curses. Ie, acting like demons. And the burning bodies. Ahem. Again, burning bodies, Delta Force using DARPA Skull and Bones chants, the Devil is Death, our squads decorate themselves and their equipment with death heads, grinning.

Yes, this is very convincing. And what does bin Laden say about all this?

That we are demons, devils, cursed, evil people who want to murder? Ahem. Winning hearts and minds come to mind.

Why don't we broadcast the fact that we want to flush the Koran down the toilet? This will madden them, too. Errrg.

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Wilma Can Destroy Huge Parts of Florida

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

According to Oct. 19th projections, Hurricane Wilma will rage right across half of Florida. It might make landfall at 2am Sunday which is high tide. Winds of over 120mph sustained. Evacuation is highly recommended.

Miami Beach is only 4' above sea level. Much of Florida is barely more than 50' above sea level in the middle, the shorelines are scant inches high. Many parts that are paticularily built up are below or right at sea level, protected by sand barriers so they are on inlets with lower water than the outside sea.

The hurricane, if it is traveling with 120+ mph winds, coming at high tide at night, will have a sea surge of towering proportions because the two forces will combine. If, like Katrina, the surge is over 20', this could ride right over much of lower Florida. From University of South Florida:
Although there was an economic boom in Florida during the early 1920s, the economy went downhill as the decade came to an end. Two severe hurricanes damaged a large portion of South Florida. The first one hit the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas in the middle of the night, which came as a surprise to many people including tourists. Severe flooding and wind damage crippled the community. The second one hit the Palm Beach area, which caused Lake Okeechobee to flood and drown over 2,000 people in nearby communities.
The lake didn't merely "flood"--the hurricane pushed the entire lake sideways! It basically created a huge tidal wave out of the lake!

It also killed the big housing boom in Florida that was already on fumes. Guess what? We are repeating history, aren't we, every horrible bit of it!

From Tampa Bay news:
Pug, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle was found floating in the Stump Pass Marine boat basin in Englewood last month. He was nearly crushed by either a shark or beach dredge.

Snead is a Kemp Ridley turtle. It's the most endangered of all sea turtle species. Snead was found floating in April near Snead Island in Sarasota. He was suffering from the effects of red tide. Earlier this week, 10 sea turtles were found dying on Pinellas Beaches. Red tide also killed 29 manatees in Fort Myers in March.
Ah, the red tide continues. Despite several humongous hurricanes stirring up the Gulf waters, it is still, in October, deadly hot there. This is why I can predict this hurricane, even if the winds slow down a tad because it goes over parts of Cuba and the Yucatan, it will still be very ferocious when it strikes Florida.

This most unusual because a catagory 5 hurricane usually displaces much of the heat stored in the sea, this displacement of energy is what weakens following hurricanes yet we see one after another following much the same track, even, just like last year. Three fives in less than a month and a half in the same part of the Gulf is very amazing. Of course, the sun spat out a lot of fierce energy back in late August. I felt it, wrote about it here on the blog, how even a burst of deadly x-rays shot out, we had spectacular auroras all the way down to Arizona, even. This added energy is now playing itself out in hurricanes.

This morning, Wilma's isobar ratings was a terrifically low 882millibars, a record. It is now "up" to 900 millibars. which is still awesome. Great windspeed actually hinders rain collecting but like Katrina, as Wilma's winds slow down from a frightful 165+mph to a "mere" 145mph, she is sucking up water from the Gulf and expanding her girth. Since 80% of Florida is only a few feet above sea level, dumping 24" of rain can be a huge catastrophe. The weather service is actually hoping the hurricane moves rapidly so at least it won't dump tons of water, too.

If the hurricane moves a tad north or a tad south, it will nail at least one big city. None are major ports or important to huge swaths of the economy but this is one of the top hot spots for the housing bubble just like in the 1920's. Alread, a million homes have been damaged or destroyed in the previous hurricanes. In heavily built up south Florida, there are many millions of homes to be destroyed or seriously damaged.

The Chinese are not offering us help. Watching us shrug off the deaths of 78,000 people in a supposed ally country, Pakistan, do we really think the world will be agog to help us through this disaster?

Oh, I forgot about Cuba. This is going to be very interesting to watch if Miami is nailed. Might change some political dynamics, eh?

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Bush Knew Rove Outed Plame From Day One

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Bush's Texas license number is 0001 because he was arrested so many times, he had to hide his record.

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The spin machine in the White House spins faster than Hurricane Wilma. For two years, Bush himself tired to appear "out of the loop" as per usual Bush family tradition but then in an attempt to appear in control, he has the story peddled that he chided Rove in 2003 for outing Plame. Remember, he claimed he would fire Rove if he particapated in this illegal action.

From Reuters:
Democrats asked the White House on Wednesday for details of President George W. Bush's private conversations in 2003 with top political adviser Karl Rove after conflicting reports about whether Bush was aware of any role by Rove in the outing of a covert CIA operative.
*snip*
The Daily News account appeared to contradict assertions earlier this month by sources close to the case that Rove had kept his role from Bush, assuring him in a brief conversation in the fall of 2003 that he was not involved in any effort to punish Wilson by disclosing his wife's identity.

The Daily News said those earlier reports implying Rove had deceived Bush about his involvement in the Wilson counterattack were incorrect and were leaked by White House aides trying to protect the president.
Because they lie all the time, they are now under a microscope and so they tell one lie after another hoping one of the lies will stick and undo all the previous damage caused by previous lies.

Bush Sr. famously did this during the Iran/Contra hearings. He pretened he was "out of the loop" and didn't know what was going on. This infuriated me back then because Bush Sr. was once the head of the CIA. And in this mess, guess who has total access to CIA personnel files? The main CIA building is called "the Bush building" so just take a wild guess who knows what there.

The media pushed the "Bush is snoring at the wheel" story until Bush lost the election and forgave his fellow plotters so we never learned the whole truth because none of them were put in prison properly. We did hear a lot about the Nixon crimes because his buddies did hard time.

Ken Starr put innocent people in prison to make them tell tales about Clinton. This backfired when they didn't give him anything to indite Clinton on so they went ahead and impeached him over a dress stain. Well. Do we hear yells to impeach from the Republicans today?

According to all reports, Bush didn't know about Plame, didn't know who spread the stories about her and he said he would FIRE anyone if he found out they did it and guess who has access to all state secrets even today?

Rove! And now Bush admits he not only isn't firing him, he knew from day one that Rove did it and chided him, oh, yes! Got real mad. Hahaha. Gave him more power and goodies like being in charge of all that Katrina loot. Some punishment.

So, Bush lied about his ignorance. He is lying now about his getting mad at Rove.

He wants to have his Plame and eat her too.

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Hurricane Wilma Spins at Incredible Speed

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Hurricane Wilma suddenly crossed her arms and kicked out her trailing leg and spun into one of the greatest hurricanes ever seen. All this in less than 90 minutes.

From Yahoo.com:
Gathering strength at a fierce pace, Hurricane Wilma swirled into the most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded Wednesday, a Category 5 monster packing 175 mph wind that forecasts warned was "extremely dangerous."

Wilma was dumping rain on Central America and Mexico. A hurricane watch was in effect for the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, parts of Cuba and the Cayman Islands, and forecasters warned of a "significant threat" to Florida by the weekend.

"All interests in the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula should closely monitor the progress of extremely dangerous Hurricane Wilma," the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
According to the news, she went from a catagory 1 to a catagory 4 in less than 90 minutes. This has got to be a record. As the hurricane stalled out in very warm waters this was a bad thing because it could cook up quite a bit in such circumstances.

This is amazing, the number of powerful hurricanes this year. And it is merely a taste of things to come. This week, California again had unusual weather for fall, powerful storms suddenly formed over Southern California, dropping hail and many lightning bolts. I remember the past, my granddaddy used to blame me for bringing lightning storms when I visited, after all, they never had them there except on rare occasions.

Now it happens a lot.

Mudslides and deaths came, too, nothing to compare with the 75,000+ deaths from the earthquakes this month, but it is happening in "civilization". A first world country! And here in the Northeast, dams are on the verge of failing, rivers roar and it is like springtime, isn't it? Just as warm, too.

On the Gulf, they are frantically trying to rebuild as fast as possible in exactly the places destroyed by tidal surges and dams collapsing. Instead of retreating, they will build bigger, much more expensive places, gambling palaces! From Yahoo.com:
12-story Isle of Capri casino and hotel, the signs linger of Hurricane Katrina's devastating wrath: mammoth casino barges shoved across a highway, the foundations of stately waterfront houses the storm rubbed out like an eraser from the sky.

Inside the casino, though, the scene was one of frenzied optimism: A room filled with architects from Illinois and elsewhere around the country, sketching a new future for the Mississippi Gulf Coast from morning till caffeine-wired midnight. Not the sophisticated planning effort you'd expect from the nation's poorest state.
Aside from the spectacle of "Christian" right wing states squealing for sin and sex, the most insane thing we can do in the face of global warming is to build huge complexes right where catagory 5+ hurricanes will stomp around! Worse, all this will be insured and funded by taxpayers.

Wilma looks like she is going to "charge it!" to Florida. Right across the tourist zone, too. The densest housing boom section. If she hits with winds in excess of 200 mph, she will scrub out nearly anything standing. Since the houses there are built in very flimsy fashion, not nearly as strong as snowy Northern states that need to hold up under snow loads of huge weight, these buildings are full of windows and have a foundation usually barely 4" thick or no foundation at all if they are factory homes. Even here in the NE, people put their manufactured homes on cement blocks rather than a secure foundation!

I spent over $8000 on my basement/foundation. It is very awesome, the cement pad is 8" thick, has three layers of rebar/mesh, it is set on a foundation that is 4' deep and the walls are 12" thick and have a lot of rebar in them, too. And it is insulated with 2" blue board. The foundation of a house is its key point and a bad one can doom a house and you too!

This is where everyone likes to skimp which means lots of work for me when people call about their crummy basements.

Wilma just might be the deathknell of central/southern Florida. Not even Chang, the Bush magic buddy, can change this if she decides to visit.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Saddam Is Just One Creep Facing Justice

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

October is Libra and She is swinging the Sword of Justice. Heads will roll. Saddam is going to trial and the American junta that overthrew him is also being slowly reeled in, too.

We can hear the swish of Justice's Sword as she scythes those who have brutally murdered so many Iraqis. Why these poor people have to be the focus of so much death really is disturbing to think about because it is no mystery. The stored wealth of zillions of dead creatures long ago, dead plants, all crushed under merciless rock, this fuels the fires that are devouring the unfortunate people dwelling on the Euphrates River valley.

From the Guardian:
Few doubt that the former dictator is responsible for many deaths. He and six co-defendants are accused of killing 143 people after an unsuccessful assassination attempt on him in 1982. But history also records that he invaded Iran in 1980 and Kuwait in 1990, gassed Kurds at Halabja and suppressed a Shia uprising. Saddam's victims died in torture chambers and are buried in unmarked mass graves.

Still, there are concerns about the trial: one is that, given the instability in Iraq, it would have had more legitimacy if Saddam had faced something like the UN war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia. The procedure is a hodgepodge of international and Iraqi law. Other objections include the fact that the Baghdad tribunal was set up under US auspices before the creation of an Iraqi government, the delay in giving him a lawyer, the requirement that evidence be only "compelling" (less than guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt") - and the likely use of the death penalty if he is found guilty.
Why not just murder him? It would fit the whole, hideous mess. So far, Kissinger hasn't been indited for his many war crimes. Nixon and his crew weren't chased from DC because of the zillions of peasants, students and union organizers they murdered. The bloody hands of the CIA still strangle Lady Justice.

Even today, a CIA operative/terrorist who blew up a Cuban airliner over Barbadoes goes unpunished even when caught. No justice for those dead innocent passengers or their families! The mockery of this matter is most striking! We fume about terrorism yet one of the most terrible terrorist organizations on earth is now the American government. No one else is raining bombs on civilians but us. We do this daily. It is seldom noted here. Once the "shock and awe" phase of mass murder was finished, we wanted to go shopping or eat ourselves silly or gamble, anything but face up to how many civilians we murdered.

We didn't even count the corpses. This was good practice for not counting American corpses. Surrounded by the maimed, the orphans, the dying, the dead, we row our boats forwards hoping to keep the eagle eye of Lady Justice off of us by draping American flags over our bloody chests.

How are we going to survive this trial of Saddam? Will he be allowed to talk directly to us, to the world? Will "exhibit c" be a pair of bloody American gloves? "If it fits, convict"? How can we bear this travesty? This rank insanity? We all know now that the excuses for war were cooked by crooks. We know they used criminal tactics to stampede self-serving, self-centered Americans into committing a very grave crime and now we have to pay for it.

So, since so many Bush people are being rounded up this month to face Lady Justice on a related but much more trivial matter, why not cut to the chase, save some money and put the entire mainstream media, all the people who lied about this war, Bush and his gang, all on the same dock with Saddam.

Then let them enjoy "Texas mercy".

God spare us all....

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