31 December 2009

New Year

A Happy Peaceful New Year to all. It won't be, but who can stop us wishing?

Not a Good Day for Terrorists

Yesterday wasn't a good day for the terrorists. While 8 were killed in Afghanistan, and one of the terrorist state's major propagandists was taken to hospital.

UPDATE: It now appears that the suicide bomber "was being courted as an informant and had been invited onto the base", the very same base "was at the heart of a covert program overseeing strikes by the agency's remote-controlled aircraft along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border". The number of CIA terrorists killed has been 'reduced' to 7 rather strangely, but includes the base chief and 6 other terrorists were wounded.

UPDATE II: There were 8 deaths, but only 7 were CIA. The 8th person was apparently a Jordanian spy.

UPDATE III: We now hear that the person who exploded the bomb was a Jordanian 'double triple agent' and the "U.S. military's intelligence chief in Afghanistan sharply criticized the work of U.S. spy agencies there on Monday, calling them ignorant and out of touch with the Afghan people." So, what's new?

Check out Piler's latest article "Welcome to Orwell’s world": "Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Also check out Gareth Porter's exposé:

"US intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.
Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counterterrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told me that intelligence sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document, and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British role in the fabrication, however."

According to the Times again, 'SS western troops' executed "10 Afghan civilians, including children"...

Thanks to Borev for pointing out the Uribe v Chavez chess set where Uribe's "rooks are represented by U.S. government aircraft platforms."

I wish a Pèaceful New Year to all!

24 December 2009

You couldn't make this stuff up!

AFP reports (is it really a French agency? It so faithfully reflects US propaganda...) :

"The United States on Wednesday accused Iran of increasingly behaving like a "police state" after Iranian security forces clashed anew with protesters."

Of course, in the US police never 'clash' with protesters, do they?

13 December 2009

BBB - Big Brother Britain (Part 1984)

Not content with the continued erosion of civil liberties in Britain, the police now want to control nursery children in case they have become radical extremists, according to the Telegraph. I presume they think the 4 year olds will strap on a suicide bomb and blow up those fair-haired English 'angels'.

"In the West Midlands on officer with the counter terrorism unit wrote to community groups warning: "I do hope that you will tell me about persons of whatever age, you think may have been radicalised or be vulnerable to radicalisation ... Evidence suggests that radicalisation can take place from the age of four."..."He said the indicators were they [children] might draw pictures of bombs and say things like 'all Christians are bad' or that they believed in an Islamic state. It seems nursery teachers in the West Midlands are being asked to look out for radicalisation."

George Orwell is being proved more prophetic every day.

09 December 2009

Honduran elections exposed

"Honduran coup regime's claims about 60% turnout at free and fair elections is revealed as fraud. Also implicated in the video are the wide array of media outlets and governments that have unquestioningly accepted the electoral data of a regime that overthrew the last elected president."

01 December 2009

Chris Hedges: Addicted to Nonsense

Another fine commentary from Chris Hedges:

"Will Tiger Woods finally talk to the police? Who will replace Oprah? (Not that Oprah can ever be replaced, of course.) And will Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who crashed President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, command the hundreds of thousands of dollars they want for an exclusive television interview? Can Levi Johnston, father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s grandson, get his wish to be a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars”?
The chatter that passes for news, the gossip that is peddled by the windbags on the airwaves, the noise that drowns out rational discourse, and the timidity and cowardice of what is left of the newspaper industry reflect our flight into collective insanity. We stand on the cusp of one of the most seismic and disturbing dislocations in human history, one that is radically reconfiguring our economy as it is the environment, and our obsessions revolve around the trivial and the absurd.
What really matters in our lives—the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the steady deterioration of the dollar, the mounting foreclosures, the climbing unemployment, the melting of the polar ice caps and the awful reality that once the billions in stimulus money run out next year we will be bereft and broke—doesn’t fit into the cheerful happy talk that we mainline into our brains. We are enraptured by the revels of a dying civilization. Once reality shatters the airy edifice, we will scream and yell like petulant children to be rescued, saved and restored to comfort and complacency. There will be no shortage of demagogues, including buffoons like Sarah Palin, who will oblige. We will either wake up to face our stark new limitations, to retreat from imperial projects and discover a new simplicity, as well as a new humility, or we will stumble blindly toward catastrophe and neofeudalism."

continues at link.

New IDF unit to fight enemies on Facebook, Twitter

So yet another propaganda offensive by the nazis Israeli armed forces. What these schmucks don't seem to realise is that there are so many "hostile entities on the Web" not because we have all been brainwashed by superior anti-Israeli propagandists, but because of the continuous genocide and ethnic cleansing they are carrying out in a cowadly, sneaky attempt to steal settle someone else's land.

"The Israel Defense Forces Spokesman's Office is to begin drafting computer experts with an eye toward establishing an Internet and new media department unit, Army Spokesman Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu said Monday.

Speaking at the Eilat Journalists Conference, Benayahu said the new department would focus on the Internet's social media networks mainly to reach an international audience directly rather than through the regular media.

The new unit, as well as an initiative by the Information and Diaspora Ministry to train people to represent Israel independently on the Internet and in other arenas, were presented Monday at the conference during a panel discussion on Israeli public relations abroad.

Responding to criticism of Israel's ability to face hostile entities on the Web, Benayahu said the new program would be able to deal with the problem. He said that from each group drafted to the Army Spokesman's Office, between eight to 10 young people who are experts in Web 2.0 - YouTube, Facebook and Twitter - to be identified before induction, would be assigned to the new department. The new recruits would be put to work in the new media unit after undergoing a general Army Spokesman's Unit training course."

That course presumably will be called "How to lie like a professional politician"

This comment caught my eye "The IDF hopes to show other sides of the army less familiar to the world, such as women's service."

Women's service eh? Presumably we'll hear more about the crisis centre "to combat sexual harassment in the army". I mean just look what heppened to that poor woman soldier who had the misfortune to enter the former Justice Ministers office.

They might even consider opening the crisis centre to include staff of the President's office too. I remember the NYT headline from nearly 3 years ago: "Israel to Indict President on Sex Charges" - "The attorney general of Israel plans to indict President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and other sexual offenses, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday, in what would be the most serious criminal case involving a senior Israeli official" which ultimately led to "Israel's president resigns over sex crimes".