January 21, 2013
A Speech Full Of Lies and Delusions
To pick out just one of them:
Jan 21- President Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural address
A decade of war is now ending.
Jan 21 - US Drone Strike In Yemen Kills 2 Alleged Al Qaeda Militants, Wounds Others
Jan 20 - U.S. drone strike kills four Qaeda militants in Yemen: sources
Jan 19 -
Yemen Drone Strikes: Suspected U.S. Attack Kills At Least 8
Posted by b on January 21, 2013 at 12:27 PM | Permalink
Since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 years of existence.
* Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year.
* No U.S. president truly qualifies as a peacetime president. Instead, all U.S. presidents can technically be considered “war presidents.”
* The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression.
Obombers first presidency should speak for itself as well, if anything - potentially bigger wars are coming than under psycho Bush jr.
Posted by: Harry | Jan 21, 2013 1:31:03 PM | 1
#FiascoGate: US rapper pulled off stage over inauguration anti-Obama rant
"American rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown off stage by security guards as he performed a 40-minute anti-Obama song during a pre-inauguration event at a Washington, DC, concert hall Sunday night.
“Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set,” Josh Rogin, a reporter with Foreign Policy magazine, posted on Twitter.
During the concert, the singer played a lengthy anti-war song and told the audience he didn’t vote for Barack Obama, according to witnesses. When he was told to move on to the next song, he refused, and “a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.”
Pointing out the lies of the war criminal in chief is no longer kosher in the USA.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 21, 2013 1:31:17 PM | 2
The Lies Of Democracy and the Language Of Deceit
"In an increasingly media-driven age, language is everything and is often used by officialdom to tyrannise meaning. With the deaths of millions on its hands since 1945, the US has become the world’s number one terror state. By the 1980s, former CIA man John Stockwell had put the figure at six million. As a recent article has indicated, from mass bombing in Southeast Asia to employing death squads in South America, the US military and the CIA have been directly and indirectly responsible for an updated figure of an estimated ten million deaths (1). But it’s not called mass murder these days. Ironically, the US has hijacked the word ‘terror’ to justify its brand of tyranny through a war on terror.
You can also add to that ten million, countless others whose lives have been sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit, which did not rely on the military to bomb peoples and countries into submission, but on a certain policy. It’s not browbeating. It’s structural adjustment.
And that’s why former British PM was some years ago told by his financial masters to sell of what was laughingly regarded as ‘the nation’s gold’ at a knock down price on behalf of bankers’ (not the nation’s) interests without being held up to genuine public scrutiny. Some say that was the first ‘bail out’ (7). That’s why taxpayers’ money, unbeknown to most of the taxpayers, is being used unaccountably and undemocratically to help prop up banks and to topple various countries and bring death and destruction to thousands via ‘covert ops’. Covert – hidden from the public who remain blissfully unaware of where their hard earned dollars, pounds or euros are actually going."
Posted by: вот так | Jan 21, 2013 1:48:41 PM | 3
The way of the Obama regime is often subtle, and little reported. Example:
Hounded by America's Javerts
Did the Government Drive Aaron Swartz to Suicide?
“The government … has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy.… The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in limiting reach of the CFAA, said that violations of employee contract agreements and websites’ terms of service were better left to civil lawsuits.”
Unfortunately, that ruling applies only in the ninth circuit. “The Obama administration has declined to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court,” Kravets writes, where it could be affirmed and applied nationwide.
Had that happened, there might have been no case against Swartz, because JSTOR did not want to sue him, even though he crashed its servers, and he agreed not to distribute the material. (MIT had not declined to prosecute.) Subsequently, JSTOR opened its database to the nonacademic public."
It is through mostly unreported sleight of hand maneuvers, like that one, that oligarch's tools are removing the people's ability to hold them to account. What little is left of it.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 21, 2013 2:04:31 PM | 5
Of course Obama is a character-challenged liar, but what he said about natural rights was important. All Americans, at least, should be aware that their rights are not conferred by the government, they are inherent. I got into a discussion with another man recently, disagreeing with him when he said that operating a motor vehicle is a privilege. Anyhow, here's the inaugural on the subject. Obama:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. (Applause.) The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
That also means that other people can't determine our rights. They are inherent and are not (or should not be) subject to a referendum. That applies to gay marriage and abortion, for two examples.
Posted by: Don Bacon | Jan 21, 2013 3:47:14 PM | 6
Obama, like the vast majority of successful puppeticians ooops politicians is a psychopath.
Therefore, lying should and would be a given.
Snakes in suits anyone?
Posted by: Penny | Jan 21, 2013 5:30:19 PM | 7
@6, Inescapable duties trump inalienable rights. Not every one who wants one should have his own private automobile, just because it's legal and he has the cash. In the Good Book it says, humans, subdue the earth; it doesn't say make it into a cesspool. When was that, 2000 years ago? Now the earth is filled up, for the first time in human history; every square inch is mapped and assigned to some entity or other, save a few uninhabitable rocks. This is huge. It means an to selfish pursuits. I'm sorry, I hate it as bad as the next dude; but there it is.
Posted by: ruralito | Jan 21, 2013 6:20:55 PM | 8
*means an [end] to...
Posted by: ruralito | Jan 21, 2013 6:22:22 PM | 9
When I told the judge it wasn't me who'd raped and killed that 6 year old girl, but an invisible guy in the sky, they executed me anyway. Blair, Hollande and Obomber show that warmongers don't need to be Repubs or Cons.
Posted by: Daniel Rich | Jan 21, 2013 7:08:12 PM | 10
He didn't lie.
>> A decade of war is now ending.
Under his breath, he muttered: "...and a new one begins!"
Posted by: obama ftw! | Jan 21, 2013 8:45:11 PM | 11
@ ruralito #8
. . . cesspool . . .Now the earth is filled up, for the first time in human history; every square inch is mapped and assigned to some entity or other, save a few uninhabitable rocks.
You need to get out more, friend. Get yourself a backpack and hike the John Muir Trail in the Sierras. God, it's beautiful, with Alpine lakes and miles of overwhelming wildness and beauty. That's just one example -- there are many, in many countries. I just returned from hiking the rain forest in Panama. I live in a remote area -- quiet as a mouse, except for the coyotes howling sometimes. It's out here, man, check it out.
Posted by: Don Bacon | Jan 21, 2013 9:57:14 PM | 12
Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover
WASHINGTON—Taking the oath of office for his second term today, President Barack Obama joined thousands of supporters in the nation’s capital for traditional inauguration festivities that included a prayer invocation, a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, and a ceremonial flyover of three combat drones. “When Obama was being sworn in on the Capitol steps, we could hear the drones screeching by overhead and everyone got really excited,” spectator Andrew Meyers, 34, said as he eagerly trained his eyes on the unmanned aerial vehicles that have taken out several hundred innocent civilians during presidentially authorized strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. “They go by super fast, but luckily there are Jumbotrons all over the National Mall, so nobody missed out. Wait, they’re coming back!” At press time, sources confirmed that inaugural celebrants were enjoying the Jumbotron’s live closed-circuit feed of the still-open prison facility at Guantánamo Bay.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 21, 2013 11:33:11 PM | 13
the self confession of uncle scam
*Hello my name is America and I am addicted to war, violence, and deceit.*
Posted by: denk | Jan 22, 2013 1:28:10 AM | 15
Just marveled at 3 V22 Osprey planes flying over the Island of Palawan (The Philippines), and they ARE USA's. They could be here to assist the USS Guardian minesweeper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Guardian_(MCM-5) that managed to damage a protected coral reef,Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, but the question is how and where did the V22 come from? And why is a minesweeper in waters, they say re-fueling in Subic bay and they off to the Sulu Sea. I guess the Captain will lose his position as an act, he stated a faulty map and strong winds, just what map were they orienteering off apart from GPS/Nav systems and having extensive prior experience of the seas - The route is not part of the SRNH (Nautical highways. I forgot, China, shit, could that be a possible War, economic or other?
Posted by: Kev | Jan 22, 2013 3:25:00 AM | 16
*We will not renounce our part in the mission of our race, trustee, under God, of the civilization of the world,” said Sen. Albert Beveridge in the U.S. Senate, speaking for the economic and political interests of this country. “Where shall we turn for consumers of our surplus? Georgraphy answers the question. China is our natural customer....The Philippines give us a base at the door of all the East.”*
*The US has been heading towards China via the Philippines ever since Mr. Bush took office.
Months before September 11, The Role of Southeast Asia in US Strategy toward China, a Rand Corporation study, advised Donald Rumsfeld that he must re-base American forces in the Philippines in order to retain US military dominance in Asia.*
*What are US Special Forces doing in the Philippines? Killing Filipinos*
[read the comments !]
Posted by: denk | Jan 22, 2013 4:17:02 AM | 19
yep, the whole mix is there in the Philippines - from the standard cookbook
there have been reports for years that the Philippine government has propped up Abu Sayyaf to split the Muslim militants in the southern Philippines and for other Machiavellian reasons
What a pattern!
Posted by: somebody | Jan 22, 2013 4:57:38 AM | 20
Someone on the Mali thread (Hans) mentioned 'Gold' being the US Mali theme as Germany wants it's Gold back and the US requested a 7 year wait. It is rumored that the US holds Gold in the PI a Island vault and secure location, some speculate near Palawan, that leaves 2 possible locations and both are not accessible in any normal manner, one being the 2 Islands where the ship grounded the other being the Spratly Island in dispute with China/PI and a US/PI JV is underway building a 'New' Naval base on this location.
What stresses me out is I moved to the PI thinking that this area would be the last place where conflict would occur - I guess nowhere is peaceful today while we hunt for resource control, then again has our world ever been conflict free.
Lastly, concur #20, the ingredients are cooking and it smells like Uncle Sam's stew again...
Posted by: Kev | Jan 22, 2013 7:05:00 AM | 21
On Obama's speech...Kabuki.
Posted by: ben | Jan 22, 2013 9:04:33 AM | 22
P.S.---State of the Union address coming up. Can U.S. actions, such as pulling our military horns in around the globe, match our rhetoric? I doubt it. Using our military to enforce our drive for a corporate dominated world is a problem.
Posted by: ben | Jan 22, 2013 10:02:22 AM | 23
@12, yeah, humo(u)rous. But, unless the Reptilians fess up and admit wiping out poor furriners is the New Golden Rule, how the world will survive with ~10 billions pursuing their own, personal, precious, happiness is bound to be an urgent question, maybe not in our own life times, but soon, geographically speaking.
Posted by: ruralito | Jan 22, 2013 3:27:47 PM | 24
Oh, Say, Can You See?
claims the right to record
every telephone conversation,
every e-mail message,
and every website visit
by anyone at anytime
anywhere in the country;
and, in fact, does all those things.
And has made it a felony
for anyone to eavesdrop
one of its own telephone heehawings
or cyber communications.
Think about that
when the Superbowl’s coming on
and the announcer calls all to rise
for singing of the anthem."
Posted by: вот так | Jan 22, 2013 4:59:21 PM | 25
Is that supposed to be a pome? Cause I'm gonna need help with the scansion.
Posted by: ruralito | Jan 22, 2013 6:32:55 PM | 26
It does have a certain charm which conveys more that its mere words do -
Posted by: lambent1 | Jan 22, 2013 7:20:09 PM | 27
@26- A Poem as it is in stanzas; but looks free verse so no need for scansion i.e. no meter no rhyme. A "pome" however would be Latin for fruit or urban slang for 'Prisoner of Mother England' so could be apt in some regions of conflict/development. The Superbowl will not be played in the 'Big Pome' but at least they stopped calling it 'The World Superbowl' - It is Rugby with tight pants padding and a overstated helmet including anal stoppages, I just cant bring myself to watch it, in turn would rather watch apple dunking.
As for the anthem, like the game, borrowed and added some glitz; it is also borrowed,The tune is "To Anacreon In Heav'n," theme of an 18th century London gentlemen's club, yup English. It actually makes a very good drinking song, with its dramatic caesura followed by the tipsy high tenor note on the last phrase. On the theme of 'Poetry, "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
First published in 1814 as Frances Scott Key's poem.
Sorry, rambling, slightly bored this morning, no news to digest and nit picking.
Posted by: Kev | Jan 22, 2013 8:26:44 PM | 28
Don't have a tv so didn't watch.
Is it not customary to pledge an oath of allegiance to Israel during this event?
I seem to remember phrases such as "our commitment to the security of Israel is ironclad", "unshakeable bond" etc. during previous inaugaral addresses.
Posted by: Sasha | Jan 22, 2013 8:33:35 PM | 29
Have to agree with you guys. Watching sport is tedium incarnate, American football being especially so. Boring as watching it is, the worst aspect of it is the sportscasters yakking away trying to out dramatise each other. And that applies to all American sportscasting. The Oympics is simply unwatchable on an American network especially because of the adolescent dimwits talking over the contests.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 22, 2013 10:19:03 PM | 30
@ ben [#22]
I'm not that great a fan of kabuki, but I have to admit that it takes considerable skills to do those performances, while Obomber only has to go through the motions without emotions. I never believed in his BS and I never will. Phony baloney conservative in Dems' suit.
Posted by: Daniel Rich | Jan 23, 2013 12:44:46 AM | 31
Guantanamo is the famous American torture dungeon, but these also exist throughout the country:
Lynne Stewart's Struggle for Justice Continues
"Lynne's health compounds her problems. On January 23, Press TV headlined "Jailed US lawyer of blind Egyptian cleric denied cancer treatment," saying:
It reemerged. It "spread to her lungs and upper back."
"She "require(s) immediate expert treatment." She requested transfer to a New York hospital. She's been successfully treated there before. She was denied.
She's confined to prison-style treatment. It's mediocre at best. Authorities want her silenced. They don't care if she lives or dies.
Incarceration harms human health. Prison conditions aren't compatible with healthy living. Serious illnesses aren't adequately diagnosed or treated. Some are entirely ignored.
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) discussed "The Health and Health Care of US Prisoners."
Few inmates with "active medical problems" are monitored. Mental health problems are "ubiquitous." Treatment is deplorable.
"Almost a million inmates report having 1 more chronic medical (problems), and their access to medical care appears to be poor."
Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 10 years in a torture dungeon for being a lawyer representing a man framed by the Israeli-American government. She is 73 years old.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 24, 2013 5:49:02 AM | 32
UN begins probe into civilian deaths in US and UK drone attacks
"The UN has begun a probe into civilian casualties in US and UK drone strikes and their legal implications. This follows multiple claims the attacks are war crimes and encroachment on the sovereignty of the countries in which they are carried out.
A team of experts in Geneva has begun examining the details of several drone strikes with a view to establishing their legality.
The UN-backed report examines the use of drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, UN special rapporteur Ben Emmerson told the press in a statement. He mentioned that the Israeli use of the unmanned aerial craft on Palestinian territory would also come under scrutiny in the report."
Posted by: вот так | Jan 24, 2013 12:38:15 PM | 33
Lies and delusions, USA.
In the US, and by ricochet the world, 9/11 was not only a plot with diverse aims (depending on one’s pov on it) but a test of the hegemony of the presentation of official reality, by the Gvmt., the MSM, and stake holders like Defense, Big Anything (which has to bow down to Gvmt. because of Monopolies, political deals, etc.)
The monstrous mis-representation of Islamic terrorists bringing down the WTC flew (sic) without strain.
It proved easy to curtail, control, and dismiss ‘conspiracy theorists’ - keep in line the 5%-20% who control almost everyone, officialdom, industry, etc. - manufacture and fudge and lie in reports and at upper Gvmt. levels - buy off and compensate all the victims, families and businesses (e.g. airlines) with a massive Gvmt. bail-out. (The biggest in history before the banks in 2008.)
The events post 9/11 sent a double and forceful message.
1. Any lies fly, as ppl are sheep and national narrative will be accepted as long as allegiance to ‘leaders’, convention, etc. holds. TV pix good!
2. Massive bail-outs, hand-outs, are there for the taking. -> imho 9/11 contributed to the sub-prime scandal.
Obama can spout anything, he could talk about Tulips or Pluto, it matters not, simply he is not a Republican, but ‘black’, modern, elegant, a Democrat, has a sexy wife, or whatever. US worship, exceptionalsim, ensures adherence.
All humans live with national or group narratives, 90% of what we ‘know’, aka think we know, comes from others (school, books, parents, pols, etc.), and all that is necessary to keep society going.
The US has shifted the cursor to fanciful narratives away from ppl’s daily lives, intuitions, grasp of Science, as well as self-interest, pro-active endeavors, group solidarity, etc. The line between extravagant fiction and common sense understanding has been moved towards cobbled-up false tales; the stories either believed in automatically, or accepted and adhered to as ‘not important to me right now’...so as to live as a patriot, part of a larger landscape. Adulation of leaders is part of that picture - a small part. The role played by movies, the MSM, fictional books presented as ‘true narrative’, mis-information of various kinds, is more salient.
A short strip illustrating the differences between J. Huxley and Orwell, for light relief.
- click on the top pic for full size.
(I didn’t listen to the speech.)
Posted by: Noirette | Jan 24, 2013 1:21:29 PM | 34
In the US, and by ricochet the world, 9/11 was not only a plot with diverse aims (depending on one’s pov) but a test of the control of the presentation of official reality, by the Gvmt., the MSM, and stake holders like Defense, Big Anything, which has to bow down to Gvmt. because of Monopolies, political deals, etc.
The monstrous mis-representation (Islamic terrorists who bring down the WTC) flew (sic) easily. To curtail, quash, and dismiss ‘conspiracy theorists’ was simple. Keeping in line the 10%-20% who control the economy, officialdom, industry, etc. was a given. Manufacturing and fudging reports at upper Gvmt. levels was routine. Buying off and compensating all the victims - families and businesses (e.g. airlines, insurance) with a massive Gvmt. bail-out (the largest in history before the banks in 2008) was accomplished smoothly. Court cases were left to founder, dismissed, etc.
The events post 9/11 sent a double, forceful message.
1. Any lies fly, as “ppl are sheep” and national narrative will be accepted as long as allegiance to ‘leaders’, convention, etc. holds.
2. Massive bail-outs, hand-outs, are there for the taking. - imho 9/11 contributed to the sub-prime scandal.
Obama can talk about Tulips or Pluto, it matters not, simply he is not a Republican, and ‘black’, modern, elegant, compassionate, has a sexy wife, or whatever. US worship, exceptionalism, ensures adherence.
.... All humans live with national or group narratives, 90% of what we ‘know’, aka think we know, comes from others (school, books, parents, pols, etc.), and all that is necessary to keep society going. ....
The US has shifted the cursor to an englobing narrative away from ppl’s daily lives, intuitions, grasp of Science, “facts”, as well as self-interest, pro-active endeavors, etc. The line between extravagant fiction and common sense understanding has been moved towards the cobbled-up false tales, the stories either believed in automatically, or accepted and upheld as ‘not important to me right now’...so as to live as a patriot, part of a large society. Adulation of leaders plays a part. The role played by movies, the MSM, fictional books presented as ‘true narrative’, mis-information of various kinds, is more salient. Docu-fiction with moving images is perhaps the most effective.
A short strip illustrating the differences between J. Huxley and Orwell.
- click on the top pic for full size.
(I didn’t listen to the speech.)
Posted by: Noirette | Jan 25, 2013 10:02:44 AM | 35
I very much approve Noirette's coining of the phrase "englobing narrative" to describe Obama's speech. The president's language was like a Sunday School sermon--or more effectively--like a high manor wall, that shuts out the sight of reality; and it is worded precisely for those in this country who prefer not to inquire, or who want to avoid being dismayed by the horror which it obscures.
B.H. Obama: "We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war." HA...(But our Reptilian Overlords believe that it is just about time that we had one.)
President Obama leaves no doubt that the word "peace" is mentioned aloud, only because it was discovered in the transcript of some focus groups and reflects concerns may filter into the public mind.
In a strange figurative sense, Barack Obama is our teacher. As Cicero said, "In the midst of arms the law falls mute". What better way is this to be demonstrated than through the despotic power that is rising in the US? What better rhetoric for the job than the glittering facade of progressive piety that must shield the eye from the blood that Obama tracks into the White House.
The whole speech is as fictitious as Beyonce lip-synching the National Anthem at the Inaugural ceremony; and it is every bit as preposterous while the president's sunny speech ambled along, alongside the Central Bank mafia's looting of the country. What? --we will become social equals across this land and link arms at last under the benign gaze of Big Brother?
Posted by: Copeland | Jan 25, 2013 3:12:33 PM | 37
@ 37:"What better rhetoric for the job than the glittering facade of progressive piety that must shield the eye from the blood that Obama tracks into the White House."
Wonderfully stated, and more than that, true. Obama, the perfect puppet for furthering the goals of global corporatism.
Posted by: ben | Jan 25, 2013 3:41:25 PM | 38
Noirette, I remember just days after the stock market opened back up after 9/11, before normal tv programming even resumed, there were low low interest rate automobile ads, alluding to some sort of post 9-11 jubilee for consumers. They cobbled the whole thing together in a matter of days. The mortgage thing too. It was like the banks had a fully formed plan in place already, just to take advantage of whatever "national crisis" eventually would befall the country they knew had come to a critical mass of corruption.
Posted by: L Bean | Jan 25, 2013 4:35:46 PM | 39
Its interesting to me that there are still those willing to listen to an entire Obama oration. One wonders, why bother.
Posted by: PissedOffAmerican | Jan 25, 2013 10:52:40 PM | 40
POA @ 40: " One wonders, why bother."
Because some folks just like theater?
Posted by: ben | Jan 26, 2013 12:02:36 PM | 41
Rand Paul tells Hillary Clinton he would have sacked her. He really lays into her, and I'll admit, watching her squirm is rather nice. That smirk disappeared pretty fast...
Watch the Full Clinton-Paul Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
This is probably the first salvo of the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Both of these trough feeders will probably be in the running and Paul was probably setting up his first campaign ad. I don't think either of these two are worth a a Dollar Store bog roll, but still, watching Clinton get humiliated like that is nice. Paul could be in some danger here, as Clinton is heavily connected to the Israeli (Jewish) mafia, and she loves, I mean, loves, to kill those who get in her way (Qaddafi wasn't the first, by a long shot).
Hmmm....what if Clinton was involved in a Paul assassination, and got caught....?
Posted by: вот так | Jan 27, 2013 9:18:24 PM | 42
I'm no fan of Clinton, but honestly, she made asses out of her attackers, (including, and especially, the piece of shit Rand Paul).
You need to watch the ENTIRE testimony, Taki, not just snippets.
Posted by: PissedOffAmerican | Jan 27, 2013 10:58:27 PM | 43
PissedOffAmerican - 43
I doubt that regarding Clinton, but post it.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 27, 2013 11:28:32 PM | 44
John Kerry Confirmation Hearing: Questioned About Vietnam vs. Current U.S. Policy
Rand Paul questioning weasel word merchant John Kerry. I noticed this being used at Mondoweiss to connect Paul to the neocons over his comments about Israel. While I agree that Paul's views on Israel, as expressed, stink, provided they are being presented in the proper context (IE: not something being used out of context to smear him - I'm not a fan and don't follow the news about Paul), there was some important things Paul said there in that Kerry grilling the Mondoweiss crowd decided to "forget" to mention.
Bare in mind, the video is being hosted on the ABC News site, and presumably broadcast by them. The things Paul brought up in his questioning of Kerry are absolute no-no's on American broadcast television.
First, he condemned the attack on Libya.
Second he said "we funded Bin Laden...". I think that may be a first for American television. That's one of those "don't ever say it" facts. He went on to talk about how the U.S. funded extremists. Another absolute no-no.
Third, he equated the Syrian "rebels" with those extremists, obviously in the context of expressing opposition to that Israeli-American war.
In the last two of those no-no subjects, Paul expressed them in a way that was supportive of Israel, but still, he made a stink about subjects verbotten to be objected to in American media, and because ABC broadcast that, probably more than a few Americans heard those objections who otherwise would never have known such views existed (other than from "evil foreigners" out to "steal America's freedoms").
This raises the question of whether the only way an American politician can raise certain issues is to cloak them in a pro-zionist manner so as to get past the establishment censors and the zionist smear factory. Is Paul raising these issues in that way, and also adopting a pro-zionist view, because that is the only way available left that he could raise these objections without having his career destroyed? No American politician opposes zionism and remains long in office afterwards. Look at what they did to Cynthia McKinney, for example. In the old USSR, dissent was largely practiced through working it in "between the lines" of "acceptable" views. The censorship in modern day America has gotten to the point where the only way to get a dissenting view across in mainstream media, is to do it covertly.
I'm not claiming anything specific about Paul, BTW. Just speculating.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 28, 2013 4:58:34 AM | 45
National Nervous Breakdown
"With neither will nor strategy for collective resistance against a government that consistently works against us, that ships our jobs overseas and uses our tax money for vampiric banks and incontinent bombs, thus wrecking our communities, we are left adrift and isolated, with the most alarmed among us turning preppers with discount bags of rice, beans, mac and cheese, Ramen Pride and an odd rifle, awaiting the SWAT team and drones. Long conditioned to cheer things and people being blown up, most of us don’t even realize that it’s our turn to scream and be splattered, by the same military, banking and media hoodlums that have long had us, and the world, by the privates. Stay meek, or you can’t move. Yes, officer. In any case, with our pharma-treated skulls well shoved up our IPods’ a-holes, we hardly know how batshit our own cities or towns are, much less the next one over.
In the City of Brotherly Love, all these happened in a one-week span:"
Posted by: вот так | Jan 28, 2013 6:35:12 PM | 46
"I doubt that regarding Clinton, but post it"
Interesting that you know so much about it, yet haven't bothered to find and watch the entirety of the hearings.
Find it yourself. Perhaps you might find yourself in the position of knowing WTF you're talking about on this issue. Or, not.
Posted by: PissedOffAmerican | Jan 28, 2013 10:21:06 PM | 47
"Bare in mind, the video is being hosted on the ABC News site, and presumably broadcast by them. The things Paul brought up in his questioning of Kerry are absolute no-no's on American broadcast television"
Have you never heard of C-Span??? Again, you seem to be offering opinions on hearings you have only seen snippets of. You insinuate network bias, yet base your own opinions on the very sources you attribute the bias to.
Posted by: PissedOffAmerican | Jan 28, 2013 10:25:23 PM | 48
PissedOffAmerican - 47, 48
"Find it yourself..."
Nice tantrum, there. No point trying to engage you further.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 28, 2013 11:37:12 PM | 50
Guantanamo relocation plan halted after key diplomat shuffled
"The US State Department has effectively closed down the office responsible for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center by relieving a top diplomat of his duties.
Ambassador Daniel Fried has been released from his post, where he was charged with resettling the camp's prisoners. He diplomat will now be tasked with managing the State Department's efforts to persue sanctions against countries like Iran and Syria."
As closing the torture camp was never really being pursued, his role was a lie. Now they shifted him to run another lie factory - inventing propaganda about Iran and Syria. Seems everything about the Israeli-American government is either to commit war crimes or to invent lies.
Posted by: вот так | Jan 28, 2013 11:52:12 PM | 51
Talking about Lies & Delusions...
The Chuck Hagel issue seems to be pretty much settled if this post from MondoWeiss is any indication.
Hagel offers himself as DefSec for Israel
The comments are (predictably) good too.
I'm beginning to wonder how much longer it will be until Americans start demanding pro-American Congress Critters.
Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jan 31, 2013 10:45:08 PM | 52