Monday, March 31, 2008

Operation Mockingbird - You Are Under Arrest

First from Wikipedia for those who do not know what Operation Mockingbird is:

Operation Mockingbird is a Central Intelligence Agency operation to influence domestic and foreign media, whose activities were made public during the Church Committee investigation in 1975 (published 1976).
The word Mockingbird was first used by Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great (1979). Deep in the pages of his 2007 memoir American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond, E. Howard Hunt pulls open the curtain on covert history and details the existence of “Project Mockingbird,” in which print and broadcast media players were used for both propaganda and active intelligence gathering inside the United States, a direct violation of what was then its technical legal function.


First exposure
In 1964, Random House published Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas Ross. The book exposed the role the CIA was playing in foreign policy. This included the CIA coups in Guatemala (Operation PBSUCCESS) and Iran (Operation Ajax) and the Bay of Pigs operation. It also revealed the CIA's attempts to overthrow President Sukarno in Indonesia and the covert operations taking place in Laos and Vietnam. The CIA considered buying up the entire printing of Invisible Government but this idea was rejected when Random House pointed out that if this happened they would have to print a second edition.[1]



Church Committee investigations
Further details of Operation Mockingbird were revealed as a result of the Frank Church investigations (Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities) in 1975. According to the Congress report published in 1976:
"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."
Church argued that misinforming the world cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year.[20]
In February 1976, George H. W. Bush, the recently appointed Director of the CIA announced a new policy: "Effective immediately, the CIA will not enter into any paid or contract relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station." However, he added that the CIA would continue to "welcome" the voluntary, unpaid cooperation of journalists.[21]




From "Daily Paul" (Ron Paul)

... Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation
Posted February 5th, 2008 by docholladay

Here are a couple of links to articles pertaining to "Project Mockingbird". It's painfully obvious that the media is being used a tool to influence the election, and we desperately need to wake up to the reality of how pervasive the corruption really is. We should educate ourselves (and as many others as possible) while we can before Big Brother takes control of the internet, too. We are one "terrorist" incident away from losing what few freedoms we have remaining.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/analysis_louise_01_03_03_mockingbird.htmlhttp://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmockingbird.htm
http://www.myspace.com/do...



Indeed a democracy pie in the face of every freedom fry fascist in this sick government of thugs and dead enders.

No one could be more indicative of the manipulative, lying, faux news than Bill Kristol the Neo Con hack from the New Republic who is devoid of conscience, or truth. He is a constant commentator on the FOX (Fascist Orthodox Xenophobia) on demand station owned by Australian fascist, Rupert Murdoch who has thrown a funding party for Hillary Clinton,..excuse me I must go shower) Gawd Hillary you telegraphed where you are with the old right wing party when this manipulator threw you a fund raiser.

Operation Mockingbird is alive and well whenever you see the ongoing distractions, the frontal lobotomy broadcasting that seems to see no illegality in the Bush Cheney crime syndicate allowing them to operate above the law or simply change the law to suit their illegal operation. There is always a murder case to distract from the millions slaughtered and others sent fleeing over the border to surrounding countries to escape the massacre and bombing of their homes. There is always someone ready to sell out their integrity, or country and step into the breach to lie, cheat and steal for this slime of humanity.

Let us shine a little light on those who deliberately mislead us in the face of tragedy, deliberately protect the very evil attacking us, and continue to support an illegal, immoral system that
makes our youth crazy with the hypocrisy of any given moment.

As long as we allow these monsters to "lead us", take our money and destroy whomever they want including the entire country, they will. Let us have some real courage and STAND to take our countries back, street by street, block by block and don't forget the PUBLIC OWNED airwaves it is time we took back. Let us break this totalitarian globalist MONOPOLY Of
fascism and restore FREE ENTERPRISE, these psychopathic, manipulative, naricissists who should have been in jail a l-ong time ago need to be brought to account. A CLASS ACTION suit against the RNC and DNC for blocking IMPEACHMENT (hell we should be demanding the military arrest for TREASON of every Bush admin official and half the Supreme Court).

In the meantime Operation MOCKINGBIRD - we see you and we are coming to take back the airwaves, town by town, city by city, country by country. GO HOME...get out of our lives.
YOU ARE THE EVIL.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hillary, a Lieberman Democrat?



I have noticed that Hillary Clinton is really quite right wing, from her religion "The Fellowship" whom many refer to as a "right wing cult," to supporting Bush tax cuts.

Irregular Goods said it well in this article:

Hillary Clinton is a Lieberman Democrat
Senator Clinton veers toward the right wing

Upon examination, Hillary Clinton turns out not to be what her supporters wish she would be. Increasingly, her political stances are moving toward the right. It started with support for Bush's tax cuts for the rich, then into Clinton's vote in favor of the Patriot Act, though she never even read the legislation before voting on it. Then, of course, there was Hillary Clinton's support for the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Senator Clinton didn't just support the Iraq War at the beginning. She still supports it, and still refuses to admit that she made the wrong choice. Since that pro-war vote, Hillary Clinton has gone sliding further and further to the right, supporting initiatives to mix religion and government, supporting Pro-Life candidates, and even voting for a law to end free speech as we know it by making flag burning a crime. Time and time again, Hillary Clinton has failed to stand up to George W. Bush. When Russ Feingold called for the censure of George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton left him hanging.
If all this doesn't convince you that Hillary Clinton is becoming more and more like a right wing Republican with every passing year, consider this: Senator Clinton is now defending Joseph Lieberman. In fact, Hillary Clinton isn't just defending Lieberman, she is helping Lieberman defeat a true progressive Democrat, Ned Lamont.


(Every head of the CIA has been a Knight of Malta, a secret army who report to the Pope and who only answer to the Pope. Blackwater call themselves Knights of Malta. The Knights of Malta helped the Vatican run a NAZI Rat line durin WWII that aided and abetted the escape of Nazi war criminals, who the CIA enlisted to fight communism, in spite of the fact that the communists won the war on the Eastern front and liberated most of the Nazi Concentration camps. )




Ned Lamont is (was) running for United States Senate in the Democratic Primary against Joseph Lieberman because of Lieberman's repeated cooperation with the worst of the Republicans' right wing agenda. While the Republicans have been lying to America, running up record debts, cutting away our civil liberties, and selling out the basic needs of American citizens, Senator Lieberman has been lecturing Democrats that we need to be friendly to Republican ideas, and we should not contradict George W. Bush. Lieberman has actually suggested that criticizing President Bush is unpatriotic. He's said that Americans do not have the right to full religious liberty. He's supported George W. Bush almost every step of the way.
Hillary Clinton ought to be ashamed to be seen in the same company as Joseph Lieberman. But, she isn't. In fact, Senator Clinton has written a letter to the delegates of the Connecticut Democratic Committee, urging them to support Senator Lieberman, and help defeat progressive Ned Lamont.
The letter contains many false statements. For example, Senator Clinton claims that " Joe Lieberman fought tooth and nail to protect the guarantee of Social Security that this country has honored for seven decades to its senior citizens." The truth is that Senator Lieberman tried to help George W. Bush's attacks on Social Security until they were all but certainly doomed. During the State of the Union Address, when President Bush announced his plan to destroy Social Security as we know it, Joseph Lieberman was one of only two to stand up and applaud. That's right - Senator Lieberman actually applauded the destruction of Social Security.
Perhaps you are tempted to excuse Hillary Clinton's support of Joseph Lieberman as some kind of loyalty. One Democrat in the Senate is obligated to campaign for other Democrats in the Senate, you might say.
Well, if that were your defense of Clinton's conduct, then you'd have to explain why she is continuing to support Joseph Lieberman even though Lieberman has said that he will abandon the Democratic Party and run against Ned Lamont as an independent if Lamont wins the Democratic primary. If Joseph Lieberman won't be loyal to the Democratic Party, and regularly rejects basic Democratic Party values, why should Democrats be loyal to Lieberman?

...

Clinton has shown the same kind of party loyalty as Lieberman, seemingly willing to have a Hitlerian scorched earth policy of taking down the entire party with her if she cannot have the nomination. She has implied that only John McCain and she have the qualifications to be Commander in Chief. If those qualifications include a boot licking adherence to Bush policy to the extent of practicing the same sick, right wing religion then there is no change with Hillary, just a female manikin, new window dressing for the latest in facsist fashion.

The Christian Blood Cult Ruling America



While mainstream cable news huffed and puffed about Obama's minister telling America the truth albeit bluntly - this cult holding the USA hostage continues unabated, unchecked and most certainly not reported.

Bush's "Christian" Blood Cult

Concerns Raised by the Vatican
by WAYNE MADSEN
(The following story was originally published by CounterPunch – www.counterpunch.org - on April 22, 2003.Reprinted with permission from the author)

APRIL 28, 2003, 1700 hrs PDT (FTW) -- George W. Bush proclaims himself a born-again Christian. However, Bush and fellow self-anointed neo-Christians like House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, John Ashcroft, and sports arena Book of Revelations carnival hawker Franklin Graham appear to wallow in a "Christian" blood lust cult when it comes to practicing the teachings of the founder of Christianity. This cultist form of Christianity, with its emphasis on death rather than life, is also worrying the leaders of mainstream Christian religions, particularly the Pope.
One only has to check out Bush's record as Governor of Texas to see his own preference for death over life. During his tenure as Governor, Bush presided over a record setting 152 executions, including the 1998 execution of fellow born-again Christian Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted murderer who later led a prison ministry. Forty of Bush's executions were carried out in 2000, the year the Bush presidential campaign was spotlighting their candidate's strong law enforcement record. The Washington Post's Richard Cohen reported in October 2000 that one of the execution chamber's "tie-down team" members, Fred Allen, had to prepare so many people for lethal injections during 2000, he quit his job in disgust.



Bush's blood lust has been extended across the globe. He has given the CIA authority to assassinate those deemed a threat to U.S. national interests. Bush has virtually suspended Executive Orders 11905 (Gerald Ford), 12306 (Jimmy Carter), and 12333 (Ronald Reagan) which prohibit the assassination of foreign leaders. Bush's determination to kill Saddam Hussein, his family, and his top leaders with precision-guided missiles and tactical nuclear weapon-like Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bombs is yet another indication of Bush's disregard for his Republican and Democratic predecessors. It now appears that in his zeal to kill Hussein, innocent civilian patrons of a Baghdad restaurant were killed by one of Bush's precision Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). Like it or not, Saddam Hussein was recognized by over 100 nations as the leader of Iraq -- a member state of the United Nations. Hussein, like North Korea' Kim Jong Il, Syria's Bashir Assad, and Iran's Mohammed Khatami, are covered by Executive Order 12333, which the Bush mouthpieces claim is still in effect. Bush's "Christian" blood cult sees no other option than death for those who become his enemies. This doctrine is found no place in Christian theology.


Bush has not once prayed for the innocent civilians who died as a result of the U.S. attack on Iraq. He constantly "embeds" himself with the military at Goebbels-like speech fests and makes constant references to God when he refers to America's "victory" in Iraq, as if God endorses his sordid killing spree. He makes no mention of the children, women, and old men killed by America's "precision-guided" missiles and bombs and trigger-happy U.S. troops. In fact, Bush revels in indiscriminate blood letting. Since he never experienced such killing in Southeast Asia, when he was AWOL from his Texas Air National Guard unit, Bush just does not seem to understand the horror of a parent watching one's children having their heads and limbs blown off in a sudden blast of shrapnel or children witnessing their parents burning to death with their own body fat nurturing the flames....



The ransacking of Iraq's historical treasures is explainable when one considers what the blood cult Christians really think about Islam. Franklin Graham, the heir to the empire built up by his anti-Semitic father, Billy Graham, has decided being anti-Muslim is far more financially rewarding than being anti-Jewish. Billy Graham, history notes from the Nixon tapes, complained about the Jewish stranglehold on the media and Jews being responsible for pornography.



According to journalists close to the Vatican, the Pope and his closest advisers are also concerned that the ultimate acts of evil - the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon - were known in advance by senior Bush administration officials. By permitting the attacks to take their course, there is a perception within the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy that a coup d'etat was implemented, one that gave Bush and his leadership near-dictatorial powers to carry out their agenda.
The Pope worked tirelessly to convince leaders of nations on the UN Security Council to oppose Bush's war resolution on Iraq. Vatican sources claim they had not seen the Pope more animated and determined since he fell ill to Parkinson's Disease. In the end, the Pope did convince the leaders of Mexico, Chile, Cameroon, and Guinea to oppose the U.S. resolution. If one were to believe in the Book of Revelations, as the Pope fervently does, he can seek solace in scoring a symbolic victory against the Bush administration. Whether Bush represents a dangerous right-wing ideologue who couples his political fanaticism with a neo-Christian blood cult (as I believe) or he is either the anti-Christ or heralds one, the Pope should know he has fought the good battle and has gained the respect and admiration of many non-Catholics around the world.
-- Wayne Madsen is a Washington-based investigative journalist (Stealth would add a near extinct breed) and former naval officer assigned to the National Security Agency. He testified before Cynthia McKinney's hearing on the genocide in the DRC in May 2001 and has worked with Bob Barr on privacy legislation in the past. He wrote the introduction to Forbidden Truth. Madsen can be reached at: WMadsen777@aol.com


Let us DEMAND the national press core report the truth about this corporate right wing fraud of cruelty, crime and corruption in the name of God.
Hillary's religion is one based on dominion with Hitler a valued example.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a country run by psychopathic greed. They taxed the poor blind people into paying companies to move offshore where the companies paid no taxes at all yet expected the government military to invade oil rich countries and steal the natural resources there in the name of "democracy." This action usually does not take place until the placed dictator starts demanding some benefit for the people of that country from their own resources. Then like the British, comes the Imperial force of a southern slave baron.



If a person mentions the war crimes and the occupation of Palestine, coupled with consistent land grabs, you are immediately labeled an "anti-semite." No responsiblity is taken or to be expected from the occupation side of the equation.

While global corporations arm both sides and ramp up patriotism and religious blindness to keep the killing constant and the profits of war consistent.





Once upon a time a corporation called Chevron enslaved people in Burma, and stole land to build a pipeline. They pay to support a brutal militia who oppress the monks, and when there is an uprising of the monks,
and brutal suppression by the militia follows, the Chevron owned cable news media simply distracts by claiming the militia is only backed by the Chinese.
Classic in the devoid-of-responsibility-or-conscience
industry of the global market.










Once upon a time the law of the land was devastated by a force called "shock and awe".

Faster than you can say "opus dei" or my gawd it's fundamentalist fraud in the name of God,
Bush and Cheney have proven once again that the Bush crime family operates totally above the law.

The law of the land is not law at all and applies to the selective few. From Weinberger to Libby the pardons are not pretty and clearly spell out
a near century of familial fraud. From infiltrating and corrupting the CIA to bilking the markets bare...this corporate scourge is not of our race (human) and needs to be held to account.

Once upon a time the people of the land saw the leaders for the illegal, immoral, unlawful
traitors that they were. They stood in collective intention to say, "no more, not now, not ever, and most especially NOT IN OUR NAMES."

Once upon a time the people stood en masse and demanded the LEADERS be held to a conscience based on law and order, and life started to become good again.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Iraq, the Forgotten Illegal, Immoral Invasion, Occupation and Theft

Five Things You Need to Know to Understand the Latest Violence in Iraq
By Joshua Holland and Raed Jarrar, AlterNet. Posted March 27, 2008.

Heavy fighting has spread across Shia-dominated enclaves in Iraq over the past two days. The U.S.-backed regime of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered 50,000 Iraqi troops to "crack down" -- with coalition air support -- on Shiite militias in the oil-rich and strategically important(to whom?) city of Basra, U.S. forces have surrounded Baghdad's Sadr City and fighting has been reported in the southern cities of Kut, Diwaniya, Karbala and Hilla. Basra's main bridge and an oil pipeline connecting it to Amara were destroyed Wednesday. Six cities are under curfew, and acts of civil disobedience have shut down dozens of neighborhoods across the country. Civilian casualties have reportedly overwhelmed poorly equipped medical centers in Baghdad and Basra.


(There are hundreds of Pakistani, Afghani, and Iraqi BOYS in jail aged 8-15 years old, some held for more than three years without charge) I challenge you to run your own searches and look up FRANKLINGATE, and how it has been hushed up for years.






"The cease-fire is over; we have been told to fight the Americans," one militiaman loyal to al-Sadr told the Christian Science Monitor's Sam Dagher by telephone from Sadr City. Dagher added that the "same man, when interviewed in January, had stated that he was abiding by the cease-fire and that he was keeping busy running his cellular phone store."


A political track is also in play: Sadr has called on his followers to take to the streets to demand Maliki's resignation, and nationalist lawmakers in the Iraqi Parliament, led by al-Sadr's block, are trying to push a no-confidence vote challenging the prime minister's regime.
The conflict is one that the U.S. media appears incapable of describing in a coherent way. The prevailing narrative is that Basra has been ruled by mafialike militias -- which is true -- and that Iraqi government forces are now cracking down on the lawlessness in preparation for regional elections, which is not. As independent analyst Reider Visser noted:


(Hey if Americans want to see how the Air Bus contract was landed they might want to talk to Karl Heinz Schreiber (before the cash n' carry Canadian conservatives deport him to Germany).
Schreiber helped Thyssen Germany bribe Canadian officials with over ten million dollars so Air Canada would use Air Bus. They too were successful and only now are we the people still scratching years later to try to get a public inquiry into $350,000
changing hands between Schreiber and Prime Minister Mulroney. Our illustrious PM who even walked off with the furniture from Sussex Drive. )


Back to our story,

On closer inspection, there are problems in these accounts. Perhaps most importantly, there is a discrepancy between the description of Basra as a city ruled by militias (in the plural) ... [and the] facts of the ongoing operations, which seem to target only one of these militia groups, the Mahdi Army loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr. Surely, if the aim was to make Basra a safer place, it would have been logical to do something to also stem the influence of the other militias loyal to the local competitors of the Sadrists, the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq [SIIC], as well as the armed groups allied to the Fadila party (sic) (which have dominated the oil protection services for a long time). But so far, only Sadrists have complained about attacks by government forces.

To better understand the nature of this latest round of conflict, here are five things one needs to know about what's taking place across Iraq.

1. A visible manifestation of Iraq's central-but-under-reported political conflict (not "sectarian violence")
2. U.S. is propping up unpopular regime; Sadr has support because of his platform

Most Iraqis:
Favor a strong central government free of the influence of militias.
Oppose, by a 2-1 margin, the privatization of Iraq's energy sector -- a "benchmark towards progress according to the Bush administration.
Favor a U.S. withdrawal on a short timeline (PDF) (most believe the United States plans to build permanent bases -- both are issues about which the Sadrists have been vocal.
Oppose al Qaeda and the ideology of Osama Bin Laden and, to a lesser degree, Iranian influence on Iraq's internal affairs.

3. "Iraqi forces" are, in fact, "Iranian- (and U.S.-) backed Shiite militias"

4. Colombia-style democracy
The United States, for its part, continues to take sides in this conflict -- in addition to providing air power, U.S. forces are enforcing the curfew in Sadr City -- rather than playing the role of neutral mediator. That's because the interests of the Bush administration and its allies are aligned with Maliki and his coalition. That they are not aligned with the interests of most Iraqis is never mentioned in the Western press, but is a key reason why Bush's definition of "victory" -- the emergence of a legitimate and Democratic state that supports U.S. policy in the region -- has always been an impossible pipe dream.

5. Chip off the old block: Maliki's attempt to criminalize dissent

...
The much-touted troop "surge" had little to do with the drop in violence in recent months -- it didn't even correlate with the lull chronologically and was certainly a minor causal factor at best. A number of factors led to the reduced violence, but Sadr's cease-fire had the greatest impact. Nonetheless, the Maliki regime, backed by the United States, continued a campaign of harassment and intimidation against Sadr's followers, denied them space to peacefully resist the occupation and forced his hand.
Given the degree to which the coalition has continued to stir a hornets' nest, we may be seeing a perfect illustration of the dangers of believing one's own propaganda play out as Iraq is once again set aflame.


...These are merely excerpts from a long and well researched article which the reader may explore at: http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/80580/?page=3 There are a considerable number of comments at the site that add insight to actual conditions on the ground in Iraq.


The major drain on the American economy and permanent loss of moral standing in the world can be attributed to the Iraq war and the muted American media. As citizens in a failing democracy we need to be alert and make and extra effort to inform ourselves. When the people in power are devoid of the very things that make us human, we all have a problem.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Enough Already - We The People are Standing

We The People: An Open Letter to Congress
by Tom Chartier

Dear Members of the 110th Congress:

...Herewith, let me serve notice on behalf of the American people: you are no longer a rubber stamp.
You live and work in a world far removed from that of the American citizen. Yours is a world filled with wheel-greasing lobbyists, back-stabbing cohorts, more legal mumbo jumbo than Jarndyce v. Jarndyce And always in the background there’s that droning noise from your hard to please but easy to fool… some of the time… constituency.
Well, the rules have changed. In the legendary words of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, "I put a spell on you, because you are mine." We The People of the United States of America are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore! And you, members of Congress, have been elected to do our bidding. We pay your wages.
No longer is your constituency easy to fool. So now would be a good time to look at exactly why you were elected.
Understand this clearly for it is all too often forgotten. You work for us… plain and simple.


You do not work for big corporations. You do not work for special interest groups. You do not work for the Military-Industrial Complex. And you no longer work for President George W. Bush or Vice President Richard Cheney! You work for us, the American people. Do I make myself clear? Forget, or ignore, this at your own peril. Corporations and special interests may fill your campaign war chests, but we cast the votes. Bush and Cheney may cajole and blackmail or they may promise to reward your loyalty to their agenda, but there’s a catch: they are supposed to work for us too. Trouble is, you, Bush and Cheney have been working for yourselves all along… not us.
However, remember this. We made you. We can break you.
We The People have chosen you for a very specific task. You have been hired to rid us the tyranny that has engulfed our land.
Your first and foremost job is to restore the Constitution of the United States to its former glory as the uncontested Law of the Land. You have been elected by us to restore our constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties. Those civil liberties have been stolen from us by a power-mad Executive Branch under the guise of "keeping us safe" from terrorists.
Today your mission is to keep us safe from that very evil Executive Branch run by George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.
From before Day One, George W. Bush’s goal has been the acquisition of total power and the creation, by force, of a vast military empire, Constitution and the American people be damned.



We The People are mad as hell at George W. Bush’s endless stream of self-serving lies.
We are mad as hell at the destruction of Habeas Corpus, the attorney-client privilege and we are furious at the White House authorization of illegal domestic spying and wiretapping.
We are mad as hell at over 2,800 dead American service personnel, and counting. We are outraged by the wild bin Laden chase in Afghanistan and the illegal war in Iraq both of which were launched to enable that President "Payback" Bush to play "war president."
We are mad as hell at the mounting waste of our money in Bush’s war, now estimated to cost America at least $2 trillionand counting.
We have elected you to rein in the spend-a-holic in the White House and to restore sanity to America’s finances.
We The People are mad as hell at a Bush’s hypocritical meddling in the affairs of other nations for self-serving oil lust and Halliburton profits. We are sick and tired of Bush’s unending threats of terrorists, and now Islamo-Fascists, used as an excuse for an ever expanding, never ending, Military-Industrial Complex. We are angry at Bush’s foreign policy, which has fanned the flames of radical terrorism rather than snuff them out.
We are mad as hell that a bunch of radical "right-wing crazies," a.k.a. neoconservatives, with a death grip on the state of Israel, have taken over America’s foreign policy.
We The People are mad as hell at the Bush Administration for destroying America as the best hope of freedom and democracy. We are furious that Bush has squandered the worldwide sympathy that was with us on September 12, 2001. We are livid that Bush has turned the US into a feared and hated global bully.
Bush’s America
is a rogue state bent on world domination. It’s a loathsome creation that believes might makes right. Armed with a paranoid assertion that all who oppose Bush are "against us," America threatens with "bombing back to the stone age" those countries that do not bow to the will of Bush. Bush’s America is a state where torture is a "no brainer" and the Geneva Conventions are "quaint." Bush’s America is a place run by war criminals who hold that "liberating" civilians means the murders of 655,000 them… and counting.
This America is NOT the America of Americans



We have elected you to end the illegal war in Iraq, to end the occupation of Afghanistan. You will bring home the troops. You will honor our commitment to their rehabilitation and medical treatment. That is what it means when we commit to supporting the troops. Staying the course with endless Catch 22 style redeployment of combat weary troops on an impossible, endless mission that is guaranteed not only to fail but also to cause more harm than good – that is not supporting the troops. It must cease, at once.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, Bolton and a whole slew of shady, corrupt characters must be held accountable, impeached and imprisoned. They must be removed from office. Now.
America must face facts. Neither is America capable of ruling, nor is it morally entitled to be ruling the world. We The People want you the Congress to end Bush’s neoconservative military adventure aimed at forcing the world to do his bidding.
We The People are fed up and mad as hell at a government that condones torture, domestic spying and illegal war as its God given right. We The People are mad as hell at a government that has divided its own citizens into a "with us or against us" society of fear and hatred. This has to stop now!
We have elected you take the abominations of the Patriot Act and the Military Commission Act and Bush’s 800… and counting… signing statements off the statute books.
Make no mistake. You, the members of the 110th Congress are charged with the task of reversing the six-year Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld nightmare of shame.

We The People have elected you to perform this large task.
We The People are mad as hell at being hated for being Americans because of the folly of the Bush/Cheney government.
Do NOT disappoint us.
Elizabeth Gyllensvard edited and contributed to this story.
November 13, 2006
Copyright © 2006 LewRockwell.com

Hillary's Holy Hubris of Hypocrisy

Hillary getting desperate as the numbers clearly do not add up to hand her the nomination she goes to the right wing smear job Richard Mellon Scaife who once accused her of being behind the
murder of Vince Foster. (Foster committed suicide during the Bill Clinton regime)



http://www.alternet.org/story/16167/






We have for some time heard Hillary whine about the "vast right wing conspiracy," and she is indeed correct that there is one. She has joined it.

From Harpers:

Ivanwald, which sits at the end of Twenty-fourth Street North in Arlington, Virginia, is known only to its residents and to the members and friends of the organization that sponsors it, a group of believers who refer to themselves as "the Family." The Family is, in its own words, an "invisible" association, though its membership has always consisted mostly of public men. Senators Don Nickles (R., Okla.), Charles Grassley (R., Iowa), Pete Domenici (R., N.Mex.), John Ensign (R., Nev.), James Inhofe (R., Okla.), Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), and Conrad Burns (R., Mont.) are referred to as "members," as are Representatives Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), Frank Wolf (R., Va.), Joseph Pitts (R., Pa.), Zach Wamp (R., Tenn.), and Bart Stupak (D., Mich.).
...


They are “the Family”—fundamentalism’s avant-garde, waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe. They consider themselves the “new chosen,” congressmen, generals, and foreign dictators who meet in confidential “cells,” to pray and plan for a “leadership led by God,” to be won not by force but through “quiet diplomacy.” Their base is a leafy estate overlooking the Potomac in Arlington, Virginia, and Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have written from inside its walls. The Family is about the other half of American fundamentalist power—not its angry masses, but its sophisticated elites. Sharlet follows the story back to Abraham Vereide, an immigrant preacher who in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism, fusing the Far Right with his own polite but authoritarian faith. From that core, Vereide built an international network of fundamentalists who spoke the language of establishment power, a “family” that thrives to this day. In public, they host prayer breakfasts; in private they preach a gospel of “biblical capitalism,” military might, and American empire. Citing Hitler, Lenin, and Mao, Doug Coe, the Family's current leader, declares, "We work with power where we can, build new power where we can't." Sharlet’s discoveries dramatically challenge conventional wisdom about American fundamentalism, revealing its crucial role in the unraveling of the New Deal, the waging of the Cold War, and the no-holds-barred economics of globalization. The question Sharlet believes we must ask is not “What do fundamentalists want?” but “What have they already done?”

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x5249775

Hillary's Nasty Pastorate
Barbara Ehrenreich


This article first appeared on Barbara Ehrenreich's blog.There's a reason Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during the flap over intemperate remarks by Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, she's a lot more vulnerable than Obama.
You can find all about it in a widely under-read article in the September 2007 issue of Mother Jones, in which Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet reported that "through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as "The "Fellowship," also known as The Family. But it won't be a secret much longer. Jeff Sharlet's shocking exposé The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power will be published in May.
Sean Hannity has called Obama's church a "cult," but that term applies far more aptly to Clinton's "Family," which is organized into "cells"--their term--and operates sex-segregated group homes for young people in northern Virginia. In 2002, Sharlet joined The Family's home for young men, forswearing sex, drugs and alcohol, and participating in endless discussions of Jesus and power. He wasn't undercover; he used his own name and admitted to being a writer. But he wasn't completely out of danger either. When he went outdoors one night to make a cell phone call, he was followed. He still gets calls from Family associates asking him to meet them in diners--alone. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080331/ehrenreich

While John McCain has flip flopped on taxes, and stated that the USA would be in Iraq for a 100 years, Hillary touts him as "passing the competence test to be commander and chief, ...according to her only she and John McCain pass this test. Perhaps Hillary is running for the wrong ticket, she seems to want to run with McCain - let's let her go.

Because we have been living with a holy hubris of hypocrisy from the Republican Guard robbery squad for some time, why repeat history with another one of their minions, just because she is a woman? Don't insult my intelligence and I will not insult yours. Let us send her to work with John McCain, whom she seems ready to support over her own party in any case. Let her go we are all sick to death of her haranguing, lying, projecting style. Certainly I want to vote for a woman as president - but not this facsimile of a woman who has simply joined a cult that has been increasing its oppression of America for sixty long years.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Enough Evil Entitlement - Hold Them Accountable


From another blogger ....


David Bromwich Cheney's Law
Posted October 20, 2007 06:35 PM (EST)

Read More: Cheney's Law, David Addington, Dick Cheney, Frontline, Breaking Politics News Cheney's Law"

Midway through the Frontline documentary Cheney's Law, which aired last Tuesday on PBS, a reporter summarizes a judgment the vice president conveyed to listeners in hiding in the hours after the bombings of September 11.

"We will probably," he said, "have to be a country ruled by men rather than laws, in this period." The period, he implied, would last a long time; so the conclusion had all the Cheney markings: cool, complete, defying contradiction. What is astounding is how quickly he arrived at it.



With the testimony of witness after witness, Cheney's Law establishes an alarming fact. For the past seven years, starting not on 9/11 but the moment this administration ascended to power, the vice president has worked tirelessly, almost selflessly, in silence and seclusion, to destroy the American system of constitutional checks and to replace it with an executive government whose levers are operated by a few. In the new system (except where its builders are caught at their work and delayed) there is to be no restraint, no oversight, no accountability.








In the old Soviet Union, which neoconservative privy councilors have closely studied and learned from, the goons and thugs ran everything. Everything: from the machine of the state bureaucracy to the reasons given by obedient judges to the smallest humiliation extorted from a hapless citizen by a police detective or a customs official. Good people were kept out of public life, and out of public service, because Lenin's Law and Stalin's Law had no conceivable place for them. In our society, there have been goons and thugs, of course, but something about American democracy, a something that includes the reading of Miranda rights, seemed to give assurance that they would always be a furtive minority. The manners of the society itself discouraged overt hard-heartedness and cruelty.

The Cheney mutation, in every instance, has had two characteristic steps. In the first, authority is usurped in secret, and power is transferred from its ostensible holder to an agent controlled by the Office of the Vice President. Power having thus changed hands invisibly, a custom-built justification is filed away, to be produced only if the trespass is discovered and questions are asked.







Wrote Emerson: "Yes, we are the cowed,--we, the trustless." Why has "protect" become a favorite verb among our leaders, and "safe" a favorite adjective? How many of the trustless are willing to work the new machine? How many, with Comey and Goldsmith, will refuse? The offer the vice president and president have extended to all Americans is, from one point of view, as generous as it is benign. They want to be our protectors. All they ask in return is unlimited power. Yet this offer reveals a judgment that is indelibly mixed with contempt for something besides the law.

The complete text may be found at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bromwich/cheneys-law_b_69239.html

We are currently not receiving anything but spin over our "news" services, who are in fact
embedded and complicit in manufacturing, supporting and selling war. We can turn this around by holding the Bush Cheney crime syndicate accountable, otherwise the USA is, in the eyes of the world, a lawless state run by the "elite" of thugs and dead enders, who are devoid of conscience and will do anything for a buck as they run the biggest protection racket of all time.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Holy Smoke Hillary's Hubris of Hypocrisy - Religion




As we watch Barack Obama's former church minister be roasted and toasted for speaking the truth about America, the fundamentalist fraud that has America by the throat
is alive and well in Hillary Clinton's place of worship, where it seems that if there is a vast right wing conspiracy, Ms. Clinton is certainly an active part of it.

From Mother Jones, as usual, a well researched article:

News: For 15 years, Hillary Clinton has been part of a secretive religious group that seeks to bring Jesus back to Capitol Hill. Is she triangulating—or living her faith?


By Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet
Illustration by: Andy Friedman
September 1, 2007
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It was an elegant example of the Clinton style, a rhetorical maneuver subtle, bold, and banal all at once. During a Democratic candidate forum in June, hosted by the liberal evangelical group Sojourners, Hillary Clinton fielded a softball query about Bill's infidelity: How had her faith gotten her through the Lewinsky scandal?


After a glancing shot at Republican "pharisees," Clinton explained that, of course, her "very serious" grounding in faith had helped her weather the affair. But she had also relied on the "extended faith family" that came to her aid, "people whom I knew who were literally praying for me in prayer chains, who were prayer warriors for me."





When Clinton first came to Washington in 1993, one of her first steps was to join a Bible study group. For the next eight years, she regularly met with a Christian "cell" whose members included Susan Baker, wife of Bush consigliere James Baker; Joanne Kemp, wife of conservative icon Jack Kemp; Eileen Bakke, wife of Dennis Bakke, a leader in the anti-union Christian management movement; and Grace Nelson, the wife of Senator Bill Nelson, a conservative Florida Democrat.
Clinton's
prayer group was part of the Fellowship (or "the Family"), a network of sex-segregated cells of political, business, and military leaders dedicated to "spiritual war" on behalf of Christ, many of them recruited at the Fellowship's only public event, the annual National Prayer Breakfast. (Aside from the breakfast, the group has "made a fetish of being invisible," former Republican Senator William Armstrong has said.) The Fellowship believes that the elite win power by the will of God, who uses them for his purposes. Its mission is to help the powerful understand their role in God's plan.
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The Fellowship's ideas are essentially a blend of Calvinism and Norman Vincent Peale, the 1960s preacher of positive thinking. It's a cheery faith in the "elect" chosen by a single voter—God—and a devotion to Romans 13:1: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers....The powers that be are ordained of God." Or, as Coe has put it, "we work with power where we can, build new power where we can't."
When Time put together a list of the nation's 25 most powerful evangelicals in 2005, the heading for Coe's entry was "The Stealth Persuader." "You know what I think of when I think of Doug Coe?" the Reverend Schenck (a Coe admirer) asked us. "I think literally of the guy in the smoky back room that you can't even see his face. He sits in the corner, and you see the cigar, and you see the flame, and you hear his voice—but you never see his face. He's that shadowy figure."

...these are just excerpts, the complete article may be found at:
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/09/hillarys-prayer-2.html

As usual Ms. Clinton has been triangulating to avoid discussing her own religion, her own
staff's call to the Canadian embassy telling them "not to worry about what Hillary Clinton was saying about NAFTA they should "take it with a grain of salt." (Oddly the Canadian embassy then solicited a meeting with the Obama campaign and released written transcript that more readily described the words of the CLINTON campaign.) In Canada a major investigation has been called into the behavior of individuals in the Can. Embassy in Chicago to see if they were working with the Clinton campaign and the House of Parliament in Canada is alive with accusations of election tampering in the USA...none of course covered by US mainstream media.

Let us hear about the religions of ALL the candidates. We have an ultra right wing president supported by a religous right money laundry that can only be called fraud. Enough triangulating, scapegoating and lying. In the meantime let us investigate the hubris of hypocrisy in the holy smoke of Hill's beliefs. Or do we have to listen to Geraldine Ferraro telling us that we should not vote for Barack Obama because in her elite opinon he would not even be a candidate if not for affirmative action and her noble work. Actually Ferraro is classic of Hillary, never apologize, never concede and never deny, just triangulate, project YOUR faults onto someone else then pillory them in the press for your behavior. Bush does it all the time,we are tired of it Hillary. We'd like a REAL change.

Time for a Caine Mutiny?



Well here we are going down the freeway at 150 mph with a drunk at the wheel and no one in the car wants to say anything untoward.

Intel agencies and law enforcement have proven that the president and vice president are above the law, with the entire world observing obstruction of justice, treason,
the largest faith based money laundry in the world and all protected by mainstream media, better known as Operation Mockingbird.
Does anyone really think these crooks will hand the White House over to Democrats?






They might hand it over to Hillary (and Bill) because Hillary has learned to abide by and regurgitate the required message. i.e.

Hillary's Nasty Pastorate
by BARBARA EHRENREICH


[posted online on March 19, 2008]


There's a reason Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during the flap over intemperate remarks by Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, she's a lot more vulnerable than Obama.
You can find all about it in a widely under-read article in the September 2007 issue of Mother Jones, in which Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet reported that "through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as "The "Fellowship," also known as The Family. But it won't be a secret much longer. Jeff Sharlet's shocking expose' The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power will be published in May.


Sean Hannity has called Obama's church a "cult," but that term applies far more aptly to Clinton's "Family," which is organized into "cells"--their term--and operates sex-segregated group homes for young people in northern Virginia. In 2002, Sharlet joined The Family's home for young men, forswearing sex, drugs and alcohol, and participating in endless discussions of Jesus and power. He wasn't undercover; he used his own name and admitted to being a writer. But he wasn't completely out of danger either. When he went outdoors one night to make a cell phone call, he was followed. He still gets calls from Family associates asking him to meet them in diners--alone.


The Family's most visible activity is its blandly innocuous National Prayer Breakfast, held every February in Washington. But almost all its real work goes on behind the scenes--knitting together international networks of right-wing leaders, most of them ostensibly Christian. In the 1940s, The Family reached out to former and not-so-former Nazis, and its fascination with that exemplary leader, Adolf Hitler, has continued, along with ties to a whole bestiary of murderous thugs. As Sharlet reported in Harper's in 2003:


During the 1960s the Family forged relationships between the U.S. government and some of the most anti-Communist (and dictatorial) elements within Africa's postcolonial leadership. The Brazilian dictator General Costa e Silva, with Family support, was overseeing regular fellowship groups for Latin American leaders, while, in Indonesia, General Suharto (whose tally of several hundred thousand "Communists" killed marks him as one of the century's most murderous dictators) was presiding over a group of fifty Indonesian legislators. During the Reagan Administration the Family helped build friendships between the U.S. government and men such as Salvadoran general Carlos Eugenios Vides Casanova, convicted by a Florida jury of the torture of thousands, and Honduran general Gustavo Alvarez Martinez, himself an evangelical minister, who was linked to both the CIA and death squads before his own demise.

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The MSM like to talk about who politicians associate with, their past and who influenced them enroute to the White House, WHERE ARE THEY WHEN IT COMES TO THE BUSH CRIME FAMILY and the criminal cult that placed him in office?


While we are now to believe that John McCain has suddenly gone ahead of both Hillary and Obama in the polls. Let see he wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years and has no idea how to run an economy...could explain why he has no idea that Iraq is why the economy is in the tank. If McCain wins, it simply means Diebold has delivered another election.



Wanta bet right wing fundamentalist Zionist Lieberman, becomes McCain's running mate?

Does anyone know what McCain has not flip flopped on?

He was against the Bush tax cuts to the rich, now he is not only for the tax cuts to the rich - the economy is doin so well he wants to make them permanent.

Good job Brownie, that should help old Grover Norquist out with his goal to both destroy and flush the American government down the drain - (but that is not an inflammatory statement against America?)

In fact can you name ONE thing that the Bush administration has done that is good for America and fellow human beings.

One?

Then one might ask what can you list that this administration has done that has been harmful to America.

Let's look into the rantings of religious right wing preachers on the dole of the faith based money laundry before we attack Obama or his former preacher for speaking truth to treason.

Let us look into Hillary Clinton's religious affiliations and John McCain's connections to a group he used to call "intolerant" and stop this one sided nit picking examination of
Obama's former Minster. Either examine them all equally or not at all.

We are driving down a freeway at about 150 mph with a drunk driver at the wheel who is totally out of his mind. We are the only other people in the car with the guy, what will you do?

Hint, it is way past time for the Caine Mutiny.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bush GOP Devoid of Conscience Cash n' Carry Cut-outs

From:
Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 by TruthDig.com
Bush Alums Reap Their Rewards
by Robert Scheer

Excerpt:
As Paul Wolfowitz twists in the wind after being found guilty in a World Bank investigation of public payola to his girlfriend, it does seem that his career might finally be coming to an end. Pity that the Iraq debacle, which Wolfowitz promoted, was not sufficient reason for removing him from public office; instead, President Bush rewarded “Wolfie” with a promotion to head the World Bank. Add him to the rapidly growing list of Bush alums whose career trajectory suddenly plummets upon the disclosure of a pattern of lying obvious to most observers but not to the president himself.
To understand why scum consistently rises to the surface of the Bush administration, it is best to refer to the wisdom contained in the final memoir of the late, great Kurt Vonnegut. In an excerpt published in 2006, Vonnegut observed that “George W. Bush has gathered around him … most frighteningly, psychotic personalities, or PPs, the medical term for smart, personable people who have no consciences.”



How better to explain the unwavering arrogance of people—certainly Wolfowitz, but clearly he is not alone in this administration—who consistently get it wrong yet plow on undeterred by the inconvenience of fact or logic? Most of us, once associated with the grievous distortions of evidence and outright lies justifying the invasion of Iraq, not to mention the horrid waste and death attendant upon the subsequent occupation that Wolfowitz oversaw, would feel the need to pause for a spell of critical self-reflection. Not so Wolfowitz, who, unmoved by the death and destruction he wrought, sailed on to the World Bank and announced that he would fight what he claimed was that venerable institution’s penchant for, yes, he used the word, “corruption.”



Toward that end he would bring with him a score of Pentagon underlings whose hands were almost as bloody as his from the Iraq disaster. One of them, Kevin Kellems, former spokesman for Vice President Dick Cheney, suddenly resigned his $250,000-a-year job at the World Bank on Monday. Another veteran from the Iraq buildup to be rewarded was Wolfowitz’s lover, Shaha Riza, his resident Muslim expert, who was promoted to a State Department position paying more than Secretary Condoleezza Rice earns. Not quite the $400,000 that Wolfowitz would be raking in at the World Bank, but Riza’s salary had the advantage of being tax-free—she is still technically a “foreign national,” despite her access to the inner sanctums of U.S. security debates.





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PPs are presentable,” Vonnegut reminds us, lest we be fooled by their equanimity on talk shows, “they know full well the suffering their actions may cause others, but they do not care. They cannot care because they are nuts. They have a screw loose!” Vonnegut includes the executives who gave us the Enron and WorldCom scandals with the neoconservatives to indicate the malady’s extent. This could be dismissed as the standard liberal claptrap—turning the culprits into victims whose illness made them do it. But I offer his observations as the most plausible explanation of the headlong pursuit of disaster, for themselves and the planet, on the part of these otherwise canny overachievers.

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Yes, their mendacity does often catch up with them, and folks like Wolfowitz do not tend to be well regarded after they have lost the perks of power. The problem is that the truth arrives too late to prevent considerable suffering. Indeed, Wolfowitz’s embarrassment at the World Bank is a minor inconvenience compared with the opprobrium he should be receiving after each day’s dose of disaster news from Iraq disproves the cakewalk of a regime change that he had so assuredly promised.
Then, too, this lying lout will no doubt be rewarded with something similar to the $4-million contract that former CIA Director George Tenet recently received to share a few details of how he went about betraying us.
Robert Scheer is editor of Truthdig.com and a regular columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.
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