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In All the World

by : Daveparts
Tuesday July 28, 2009 - 17:36
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By David Glenn Cox

I write about homelessness and I get answers like, “So, are you for or against Obama’s stimulus?” Recently I read an article that was highly rated entitled “Now is the Time to Give Up on the President.” The author, using snark and sarcasm, set up straw men and then proceeded to knock them all down, arguing that it is much too soon to criticize this president. The underlying theme was, however, that to criticize the President was to be disloyal and in doing so was assisting the Republicans.

Sarcasm, in large measure, is a great tool to use when intellectual arguments are in short supply. Use it to make your audience laugh rather than to think, to make a point through laughter which quickly dissipates when the laughter ends. That is our America, incredibly superficial, incredibly uninformed and insensibly unwilling to listen to any ideas that are not sugar-coated for them first.

Most people don’t know that there were no outside observers involved in watching the Iranian elections. The media tells us the elections were stolen, and the masses believe because it suits their purposes to tell the masses that the elections were stolen. Not one shred of credible evidence is there to back those claims up, but Americans believe it all the same.

President Zelaya of Honduras was accused by the usurpers of the Honduran constitution of trying to illegally extend his term of office. The referendum allowing second terms of office was non-binding and specifically excluded Zelaya. The Organization of American States requires all member states to cut off aid in the event of a coup d’etat. The United States has called it a coup but has not yet cut off aid. Is it because they admitted that they knew about the coup ahead of time and did nothing to stop it? Or is it because Zelaya raised the minimum wage in one of the poorest countries on the continent? That was a move that American business interests disliked and so labeled him a communist for it.

It is a stunning and obvious irony that US presidents and high state officials can travel to communist China and drink champagne toasts and shake hands with smiles all around. If, however, a Latin American president shakes hands with a fellow Latin American president that he shares a common border with, he is then labeled a communist!

Last week a story was posted on the news services, “Osama Bin Laden’s Son Killed in Predator Drone Attack.” Cynic that I am, my first thought was, “Sure he was.” Here are the “facts” behind the story:
A. Bin Laden’s son was believed to be working for Al Queada in Iran. (Of course, Demon Iran)
B. He is believed to have moved from Iran to Pakistan (don’t laugh) to be close to his father.
C. A predator drone fired a hellfire missile at a house believed to contain Al-Qaeda officials.
D. The house was completely destroyed; ergo the son of Osama Bin Laden is dead.

The story didn’t gain any traction and was only published in a few English only outlets. It does, however, illustrate just how gullible they think we are.

“American Al-Qaeda gets life in prison for Bush plot.

“A US national was sentenced to life in prison Monday for joining an Al-Qaeda plot to assassinate then president George W. Bush, court officials said. Ahmad Omar Abu Ali, 28, had been sentenced in 2006 to 30 years in jail but that decision was overturned as too "lenient" by an Appeals court. The US-born Abu Ali was convicted in late 2005 on six charges, including providing material support to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network. Prosecutors said Abu Ali plotted with an accomplice to either shoot Bush or kill the US leader with a car bomb. Abu Ali was arrested in 2003 by authorities in Saudi Arabia, where he was studying. He was held in Saudi jails for two years before being extradited to the United States. Abu Ali says he was tortured into confessing to the Bush plot by Saudi authorities.”

This is comical on its face; two years in a Saudi prison and you would confess to murdering the Easter bunny. In 2003 the CIA estimated that Al-Qaeda had 3,500 members worldwide, including accountants and bus boys. Since we’ve already killed tens of thousands of insurgents, terrorists and Al-Queada operatives and still their ranks are full, where are they coming from? Either the CIA was way off base or we are killing lots of people who are not Al-Queada. But just how buried by a blizzard of bluster, bullshit lies of Machiavellian propaganda are the American people?

In 2004 British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that “Al Qaeda” was not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. In such a light Al-Queada can be seen much like the dead Bin Laden boy.
A. We say they are doing bad things.
B. We blame them and use them for our causes de jour
C. They are everywhere and anywhere that we want them to be.
D. Add the Downing Street memos and you see clearly a massive fraud that goes on to this day.

Foreign policy directed by lies, wars directed by lies, electoral campaigns directed by lies, it goes on and on. Remember Obama’s green jobs initiative? Eighteen million dollars is going for research and development of new oil well drilling bits. Does that sound green to you? Who benefits from this government largesse? Why, the oil companies, that’s who. But you don’t mind, do you, if in the worst economy in seventy-five years the taxpayers aid the oil companies? After all, they called it the green jobs initiative so it must be a good thing, right? It does sound better than the screwing the taxpayers raw yet again initiative.

But Iran, Iran, Iran, always Iran. Demon from hell Ahmadinejad is called a Hitler when Iran hasn’t invaded or even threatened anyone. Tonight this from the AP. “JERUSALEM – Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.

"U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates reassured Israel that the new Obama administration was not naive about Iran’s intentions, and that Washington would press for new, tougher sanctions against the Iranians if they balk. He didn’t say what those might include. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak used a brief news conference with Gates to insist three times that Israel would not rule out any response — an implied warning that it would consider a pre-emptive strike to thwart Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”

Who is behaving like Hitler? Iran is a member of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty; Israel is not. Iran has opened its facilities for international inspections; Israel has not. Iran claims its right to process nuclear fuel because of intense international hostility that could force their nuclear fuel supplies to be cut off through sanctions. Put yourself in the leadership of Iran for a moment. Would you or could you put your country in that situation?

Remember that Iran has reached its peak oil and the curve downward is steep, and remember that every time Iran has agreed to further inspections the goal posts are then moved. Just as with Saddam Hussein, this is a campaign for more war, a steady drumbeat, day in and day out. But what is the only thing we know with certainty?

That we are never told the actual truth, we are told the purposeful truth, the truth for a purpose, the Machiavellian truth.



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In All the World
Tuesday July 28 - 18:14 - Posted by karen - 066e78dfc381f6bd...

Remember... Your talking to a country with no pity, I have looked at many wed sites over and over. These people are trying to tell people what is going on, what is happening around them!! You should see the remarks people make back to their webs, would just blow your mind, their out there on cloud nine. And I remember there was a time I sent someone a answer to a few articles they had posted on this web, but to no avail, did I recieve not even a thank-you, would you happen to know this person. Thank-you




In All the World
Wednesday August 19 - 05:34 - Posted by Daveparts - 6fd62484666198fa...

If you are talking to me I did respond when I saw your comments.
And I did say thank you and apologised for being late in responding but with this sites shielding of names it is hard to put a face with a number.






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