I just looked at CNN.com and there was no mention of this. Apparently the heart attack of Joan "Palestinians deserve to be dead" Rivers was more important to report. But we shouldn't forget this incident, as it led to the deaths of nearly 2,000 Americans and arguably the end of Bush's efficacy as president. Who got fired over the *criminally negligent* handling of that fiasco? That's an important question to ask after every disastrous event that was obviously mishandled. When the answer is "no one," or worse ... "Heck of a job, Brownie!" you have to wonder if it was truly a case of incompetency. This article proclaims FEMA's deliberate sabotage of Hurricane relief efforts. What really happened that day? And why does the media want us to forget about it?
Attacking the northern border of Syria to get at this "terrorist organization" (funded by the American taxpayer, BTW) is just the camel's nose under the tent. You don't think Americans are going to stop until Assad is gone and they've gained control over the entire country, do you? That's war with a sovereign nation, people. Don't the American people have a say in this? Especially now that the hoax of a beheading has entirely collapsed: The Fake James Foley Beheading Video: MSM Admits Its Fake – Tries to Salvage What They Can
Meanwhile, check out this video. I think this guy has it generally right but I'm afraid he doesn't realize how serious the repercussions of a Syrian invasion would be ... these guys want to start WWIII, folks ...
Let me tell you straight up. I was conscious of mass media deception at the time of Nick Berg's "beheading" back in 2004, and I researched the topic thoroughly. The video was a fake, through and through. There were plenty of reasons for it, one of which was surely as a distraction; the incident occurred immediately after the horrific images of Abu Ghraib torture were released to the public (I recall Reagan died around this same time as well. I wonder if they hadn't been keeping him in cold storage :P).
Berg's execution(?) almost surely was done in the same locale as the Abu Ghraib pictures were taken. They had him in an identical orange jumpsuit and the exact same kind of plastic chair as the ones depicted in the torture photos! Now I ask you, why would Islamist militants put an American prisoner in an orange prison jumpsuit??? And use the same kind of cheesy Western plastic chair? I remember they also wore gold wedding rings, which I've heard are not used by strict Muslim extremists. The guy who spoke at Berg's execution had the wrong Arabic accent, and the guy who executed Foley had a British accent. And just like Jeff Bauman's leg in the Boston Bombing, though a major artery was supposedly severed, Berg's neck did not spurt any blood. I haven't seen the video of James Wright Foley yet, but I don't have to. I know ISIS is fake, a Western concoction created to justify American intervention in the Middle East, just like Al CIA-duh. I call Bullshit.
I just saw the Foley video. FAKE!!! They didn't show the actual beheading, but they showed the aftermath. A guy on youtube pointed out that a different knife was shown before and after the beheading. The carotid artery DID NOT "spurt," and the dead body looks a bit like a dummy with a digitally attached head on top of its back.
In light of my last post, I thought I'd throw some of these old radio commentaries up here.
Goodbye, Hunter S. Thompson A short commentary on the death of the godfather of gonzo journalism. In the script I mention Gore Vidal, who has since died. Script Listen
Mysterious Deaths of Microbiologists Many of the world's top microbiologists have died in the past several years, some under suspicious and violent circumstances. Thanks especially to www.gatorpress.com/badsam/page7.html for information on individual cases. Script Listen
Gary Webb and COINTELPRO In this piece I quote Michael Ruppert, who has since committed suicide, according to reports. Script Listen
Finally, here's a moving tribute to Robin Williams I found on Twitter. Get out your hanky.
I rarely cry upon hearing about the death of celebrities, but I was truly dismayed when I learned of the alleged suicide of Robin Williams. You could see the beauty of his soul twinkle through his eyes. He dedicated his life toward making people happy. Like him, I've battled crippling depression all my life and you'd have to be a real thick-headed dunce not to be seriously depressed at the way the world is today. That's why I was shocked to learn that the "Family Guy" episode "Fatman and Robin" (featuring a suicide attempt and Robin Williams) aired on the BBC three minutes before his death was announced.
Keep in mind that "Family Guy" also featured some weird coincidences between the Boston Bombing and their episode of "Turban Cowboy." And the whole "Batman" meme has taken on a life of its own during recent "newsworthy events" in the last couple of years. I make it a point not to watch "Family Guy," so I've never seen this episode. I hope you don't, either. Honestly, I think that show and "American Dad" are garbage and it's not healthy to watch them.
See the pyramid?
*** UPDATE ***
This is, frankly, chilling. Apparently Mr. Williams stars in a movie called "World's Greatest Dad" where his son kills himself in the exact same way (h/t: Aris's comment at Kenny's Sideshow).
Note: David Carradine (who is mentioned in the following clip) Albert Dekker, and Michael Hutchence suffered a similar fate. News media have insinuated these three died from "auto-erotic asphyxiation," but David Carridine and Albert Dekker were found with their hands tied, and Michael Hutchence had a broken hand and a split lip. Who masturbates without using their hands?
• Ahmed Rabbani held without charge for more than 10 years
• New filing details force-feeding regime in hunger strike
• US forced to acknowledge secret tapes of force-feedings
Karen McVeigh in New York
New documents filed in a federal court in Washington have revealed that a Guantánamo Bay detainee contracted a chest infection as a result of force-feeding, leading him to repeatedly vomit blood.
The filing on Thursday came a day after a federal court forced the government to reveal that it has secretly recorded dozens of force-feedings of one hunger-striking Guantánamo detainee, raising the possibility that the US military may have similar films of other detainees.
The fresh documents, filed in the US district court for the District of Columbia, relate to a detainee named Ahmed Rabbani, a Pakistani father of three who has been held without charge for more than a decade.
In the papers, Rabbani describes through his lawyer how a string of force-feedings with improperly inserted feeding tubes caused him to develop pain in his chest and left him with a chest infection.
He developed pain after a tube was wrongly inserted multiple times, he says. The next day, he asked to be granted a day's rest. The request was ignored, he says, and the following day he “vomited blood on himself three or four times” before losing consciousness. He was still taken to the feeding chair.
After repeated bouts of vomiting, Rabbani was checked by a nurse and told he would not be fed because he had an infection.
In the document, Rabbani's lawyer tells how his client reported several botched attempts at force feeding. On one occasion, the feeding tube turned so it was facing up, rather than down his throat, leading Rabbani to feel like it was “pushed up into [his] brain”. On another, he could not breathe as his airways were blocked by the feeding liquid “pooling in his throat”.
Another attempt left him “screaming in pain”, he said.
Earlier this week, lawyers for Rabbani asked the court to ensure that videos of his force-feeding and forcible cell extraction (FCE) procedures, which are used against detainees who refuse to eat, were preserved. His case echoes that of Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a Syrian whose force-feeding was halted on the orders of district judge Gladys Kessler on Wednesday, after his lawyers applied to the court to have video tapes of his force-feeding preserved.
Cori Crider, Reprieve strategic director and counsel for Rabbani, said: “Because of a peaceful protest aimed at securing basic legal rights, my client has been put through a painful, near-daily ordeal.
“All this would be unnecessary if the [Obama] administration would just follow through on its promise to close the prison.”
One of Dhiab’s attorneys, Jon Eisenberg, said the US government had thousands of tapes detailing feeding and cell extraction conditions of the other detainees.
More than 100 Guantánamo detainees took part in a 2013 hunger strike. There are currently 154 detainees at Guantánamo, down from a peak figure of nearly 800.
There is no public record of how many have been on hunger strike, nor how many have been videotaped while being forcibly fed or removed from their cells for force-feedings.
I believe it's up to each and every one of us to contribute our own special talents to make this world a better place for all of us. I'm currently locked out of my political Twitter account (@jodypaulson), but I highly recommend @greentaralady for lighter, greener fare.
Grandfather, look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation only the human family has strayed from the sacred way. We know that we are the ones who are divided and we are the ones who must come back together to walk in the sacred way. Grandfather, sacred one, teach us love, compassion, and honor that we may heal the earth and heal each other.