Posted by: quiscus | December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009

1.  Awesome.  Too bad there is NO judicial independence in the US:

“Federal Judge in Germany: Numerous 9/11 Theories Screaming For Investigation

Federal Judge Dieter Deiseroth: It is very unfortunate that the media is not prepared to face the issue of 9/11 and ask the unanswered questions

Question: Do you think the proposal of an independent 9/11 investigation to be realistic?

Judge Dieter Deiseroth:: I think the suggestion is reasonable and necessary. Because the official investigation is the central justification for the war ( “Operation Enduring Freedom”) and for serious alterations of the U.S. legal system under the so-called homeland security legislation.

Question: This should be difficult because neither politics nor the big media, dare to question the official version of 9/11 critically.”

2.  “It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.”
– Douglas MacArthur

3.  How about because there were no planes to shoot down?

“Why No Shootdown Order Issued During 9/11 Attacks?”

4.  “A recent op ed piece by Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.), a former admiral, is typical of the Bushian “logic” which continues to dominate the making of American foreign policy in the age of Obama. The style is different – gone are the preening neocon Napoleons – but, given American’s war-weariness, Sestak’s “reluctant warrior” routine is subtly insidious:

“I understand the concerns about sending more troops to Afghanistan. No one wants to put more of our service members in harm’s way. No one wants to be spending more of our resources abroad when there is so much to be done at home.”

I would add: no one wants to kill thousands of Afghans for no good reason except the Obama administration’s goal of proving its virility in the realm of national security, but a) Sestak seems not to give a flying [expletive deleted] about the lives of non-Americans, since he didn’t see fit to mention it, and b) he has been critical of the Obama stimulus plan, complaining that it hasn’t shown enough results quickly enough, but perhaps he thinks a good shot of military Keynesianism is what’s required.”

5.   “Britain’s ‘Open Inquiry’ Into Iraq War Censored

Sir Jeremy was discussing US failures in the wake of the 2003 invasion when suddenly the video feed was cut. Officials later confirmed that the Greenstock testimony was not victim of a technological error but had been censored outright as mentioning “sensitive information.”

British reporters say that they were urged not to report the censorship of testimony, and it has been reported that the blacked out moment included a claim from Sir Jeremy that US officials in Iraq preferred British intelligence reports because the US reports were overly optimistic and unreliable.

Spokesmen insisted the censorship was on the ground of “national security,” but the comments appear to have been innocuous, albeit embarrassing. This is raising concern that the open testimony, designed to give Britons closure for their role in the disastrous Iraq War, is going to be a whitewash which keeps anything potentially damaging from coming to light.”

6.  “US to Simulate ‘Iranian Attack’

Iran’s “threat” is an important message for US officials as they try to convince the public that the nation needs to be attacked. The fact that this drill involves an impossible attack from a mythical Iranian missile suggests the $150 million cost is more a public relations stunt than anything to do with legitimate security.”

7.  “Arrest warrant for Livni issued in London

In their attack on little Gaza last winter, Livni and other high Israeli officials violated international law, as the Goldstone report demonstrated. They targeted civilian infrastructure, used disproportionate force, and at the very least showed studied disregard for innocent life.

Apologists and propagandists for “Greater Israel” are just like the hired gun scientists from decades ago who used to come on television and speak of the health benefits of smoking. When the public stopped believing it, then consumers started winning lawsuits.

Israeli militarism and expansionism have jumped the shark when it comes to European public opinion, and this sea change will have real world effects as boycotts spread against this growing Apartheit.”

8.  “Global Warming

Continuing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will more than wipe out any reduction in carbon from the government’s proposed climate measures …

The continuance of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars completely and thoroughly undermines the government’s claims that there is a global warming emergency and that reducing carbon output through cap and trade is needed to save the planet.

I can’t take anything the government says about carbon footprints seriously until the government ends the unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”


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