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October 26, 2006

WB: Amnesia: The All American Disease

Billmon:

300 million people, and about 300 million working brain cells among them.

Amnesia: The All American Disease

Posted by b on October 26, 2006 at 01:06 AM | Permalink

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They probably remember too much in fact. There isn't much that the dreadul rethugs have done that the dems haven't (see Billmon's story on electoral fraud) done themselves or voted for eg Military Commission Act of 2006 whereby imprisonment without due process and torture sit just as well with the dems as it does with the rethugs.

There will be fuck all investigations when the dem scumbags get elected, because they have already legalised most of the stuff they could investigate the rethugs for.

All the energy amerikans are wasting on this farce of an election should be invested in forcing a change in their corrupt political machine, but that's too hard.

It's easier to pull the handle on a machine then blame everyone else when the inevitable happens and it turns to shit.

Q: How many more 'last chances' do the demopublicans get?

A: Until it is white amerikans who are copping the treatment that Arabs get, which won't be too many more electoral cycles, it will be interesting to see how effective wailing, gnashing of teeth and finger-pointing is then.

Posted by: Debs is dead | Oct 26, 2006 1:48:52 AM | 1

Amen and a Woman deb's!

Why is it so damn near impossible to get my fellow Americans, to see that did?

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Oct 26, 2006 5:52:17 AM | 2

Even more amnesia...

IWO JIMA STRIKE GROUP JOINS U.S. NAVAL BUILDUP that now makes 4 Strike Groups in the Persian Gulf.

10/22/06 "Harpers" -- -- A hidden crisis is under way. Many government insiders are aware of serious plans for war with Iran, but Congress and the public remain largely in the dark. The current situation is very like that of 1964, the year preceding our overt, open-ended escalation of the Vietnam War, and 2002, the year leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Daniel Ellsberg most Mericans don't even know who Ellsberg is...

LondonYank has been all over this, yet keeps getting discounted over at dkos...

"We have been through spring practice, now the game is on."

Despite the misgivings of the military professionals, Joseph Cirincione wrote in the March issue of Foreign Policy that conversations with senior officials in the Pentagon and the White House had convinced him that the decision for war had already been made.

The Washington Post has reported that at least since March, large teams have been working on invasion plans in the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies, while the Iran "desk" at the State Department has been augmented to task force size. It reports to Elizabeth (Bathory)Cheney, daughter of the vice president, who is assistant secretary of state for the Near East. In the Pentagon, a similar organization has been established under Neoconservative Abram Shulsky.

Deep Background" Writer Giraldi on Cheney's plan for Iran

Finally, Attacking Iran for Electoral Gain?

You bet!.

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Oct 26, 2006 6:32:15 AM | 3

Or as Haynes Johnson put it in his book on America in the Reagan years, "Sleepwalking Through History".

Posted by: aw | Oct 26, 2006 6:48:40 AM | 4

I read yesterday that the germans had reported that israeli jets had attacked a german naval ship in the med.

Germany, Israel confirm naval vessel-planes incident

The reason I bring this up here, is because, inspite of Israel having it's ass kicked in Lebanon it is merely readjusting it's offence. As Uncle Tomb writes, "Of course they aren't primarily interested in popularity, but don't think Lebanon has set a good standard for them: if anything, they will be thinking how to overcome the Tyre Syndrome, and that presumably involves getting back on the horse asap." Of course, Israel wants us to attack Iran and would be more than willing to bring that about by any means necessary.

They want a bigger war, as
'US withdrawal from Iraq would be disastrous for Israel'
and if that means drawing Iran into it, I believe they will.


Posted by: Uncle $cam | Oct 26, 2006 9:42:06 AM | 5

b, know anything about this?

Der Krieg im Dunkeln: War in the Dark

October 25, 2006 -- A new book in Germany is casting light on Israel's covert program to provoke violence among Muslims in Western Europe and engage in "false flag" operations in order for Western governments to blame Muslim radicals. The book, Der Krieg im Dunkeln (War in the Dark) by Udo Ulfkotte, formerly a correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, provides details of the operations of two Israeli intelligence units -- the Metsada, which specializes in sabotage, including "false flag" terrorist attacks and assassinations; and LAP (Lohamah Psichlogit), which engages in psychological warfare.

Mossad logo: The imprimatur of Israeli intelligence is found all over Muslim riots in France.

Ulfkotte's previous book on Islamist extremism, titled The War In Our Cities, was withdrawn from the German market because of "massive legal pressures by Islamic plaintiffs." Ulfkotte claims that British and German intelligence agents encountered Metsada and LAP agents in France stirring up violence during the November 2005 riots, blamed on Islamic extremists. WMR has also reported that Interior Minister and presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, who is supported by pro-Israeli factions in France, coordinated and continues to coordinate the paying of agents provocateurs to engage in violence in the predominantly Muslim Banlieus of Paris and other cities. The November 2005 riots spread from Paris to Rouen, Lille, Nice, Dijon, Strasbourg, Marseilles (where Mossad's Brach C, also responsible for Paris and London, maintains a large station), Bordeaux, Rennes, Pau, Orleans, Toulouse, Lyon, Roubaix, Avignon, Saint-Dizier, Drancy, Evreux, Nantes, Dunkirk, Montpellier, Valenciennes, Cannes, and Tourcoing.

Ulfkotte also quotes a British MI-6 source who reported that Israel's goal is to portray Muslims as unpredictable threats who cannot be integrated into Western society.

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence sources report a continuing Israeli intelligence effort to engage in false flag operations in the United States. In addition to Israeli nationals and dual U.S-Israeli nationals being caught casing tunnels, bridges, military bases, tall buildings, government agencies, private homes of U.S. law enforcement agents, airports, oil and chemical plants, and other prospective targets, Israeli nationals continue to be caught engaged in other terror "scare" tactics. There has also been an unprecedented infiltration by Mossad agents into sensitive and top-level positions in the Department of Defense, CIA, Homeland Security Department, FBI, and other agencies, all of which continue to officially recognize Israel as a "hostile intelligence" nation.

On Monday, Yechezkel Wells, a 21-year old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, pleaded guilty to phoning in a false bomb threat on August 26 to Long Beach (California) Airport Emergency Services from a pay phone. Wells claimed that he made the call because he was late for his flight and hoped to delay his plane from taking off. Wells said that there was a bomb on the Jet Blue flight from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Jet Blue flight was delayed for one hour.

Not much is known about Wells. He claims he is a student but there is no information on what school he attends. Wells pleaded guilty to a single felony count of conveying false information of a threat targeting an airplane. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 29, 2007 and Wells faces a maximum of five years in prison or probation. If the past is prologue, we can expect the Bush administration to agree to probation in return for Wells' deportation to Israel, where he, like hundreds of other Mossad, Metsada, and LAP agents caught engaged in false flag terrorist and psychological operations in the United States before, during, and after the 911 attacks, can continue to ply their trade in deception.

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Oct 26, 2006 10:02:59 AM | 6


newspeak: time is off the table, benchmark alert

The only way to achieve victory in Iraq is to set “benchmarks” for the new Iraqi government to meet (a better army, an end to sectarian violence, an equitable distribution of oil revenue, etc.). That said, we can’t unilaterally impose those “benchmarks,” because Iraq is a sovereign nation. On the other hand, our patience is not “unlimited,” and it could reach its limit if the Iraq government doesn’t make “tough decisions.” In any case, “Americans can have confidence that we will prevail.”

Posted by: annie | Oct 26, 2006 12:16:29 PM | 7

"We travel together, passengers on a little space ship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil; all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew can travel with such vast contradictions. On their resolution depends the survival of us all."


–Adlai E. Stevenson, 1965

http://www.stevensoncenter.org/stevenson.htm> link

Memory Lane...

Posted by: Noirette | Oct 26, 2006 3:40:56 PM | 8

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