Posted by: quiscus | September 14, 2010

September 14, 2010

1.  “The War On Paranoid Rhetoric

We are constantly encouraged to be on the lookout for danger, report suspicious activities and watch for left luggage in airport terminals or bus stations. And if we don’t do it, creepy, fully automated camera surveillance systems will do it for us. In that sense, the Bush Doctrine has wormed its way into our everyday lives, and we frenetically look inward to foil plots before they happen, to detect radicalization in our friends and enemies, colleagues and neighbors. Radicalism, we are told, is a precursor of terrorist tendencies. Therefore, all radicals are potential terrorists.

Thought crime is no longer a taboo; Orwell rolls in his grave. It wasn’t the action, but the reaction in the form of totalitarian legislation that brought us here. We are told terrorists attack us because they hate our freedoms. The past decade tells a different story: terrorists may terrorize, but no entity hates our freedoms more than our own government, which is always in an excellent position to act upon its hatred. We are nurturing a culture of vigilantes and snitches. Politicians campaign on fear, and have pissing matches with their challengers about who is most ‘patriotic’ and best prepared to ‘protect’ the country.”
http://mediaroots.org/the-war-on-paranoid-rhetoric.php

2.  “Americans Flooded Out Millions in Pakistan to Protect U.S. Drone Military Base

Feryal Ali Gauhar: I just happened to stumble across a contractor … the contractor who built the base, who inadvertently, actually, spoke about it…. So, he actually mentioned to me that the River Indus, which is one of the largest rivers in the world, carrying now a volume of water which has not been known in contemporary history, was breached on the left bank deliberately in order to protect the base, which is on the right bank. And the breaching caused, consequentially, the inundation of an entire district, which resulted in the displacement of millions, not thousands, but millions, because we have 170 million people in the country, and this particular district is one of the most densely populated. So, yes, there is a connect between, you know, what is considered to be a natural disaster, but then the management of that disaster is not natural at all.

Amy Goodman: And this is a base that is used, run by US military, to run its drone attacks?

Feryal Ali Gauhar: Oh, absolutely. In fact, it is a base where non-US military personnel are not allowed. ”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/09/allegation-americans-flooded-out.html

3.  “Massive Recycling of Middle East Oil Revenues Toward US Weapons Producers”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21035

4.  “Iraq: a Country of Orphans

One
in every six Iraqis is an orphan. That is the toll Iraqi children are paying in a country which is supposedly under the occupation and protection of the world’s only superpower.


If we consider the numbers of Iraqi orphans in terms of U.S. population of 308 million, the five million Iraqi orphans would be the equivalent of nearly 50 million U.S. orphans. Imagine major U.S. cities such as New York, L.A., Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Philadelphia all populated completely by orphans. “

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26363.htm

5.  “The US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused To Take Part in Torture”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26360.htm

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