Thursday, January 11, 2007

George Bush tells the future

Yes, I watched the speech last night. Yes, it's insanity gave me chills. Yes, I threw up in my mouth just a bit.

From the transcript of the message sent to you by the government through the mouth of George Bush--

"The challenge playing out across the broader Middle East is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive ideological struggle of our time. On one side are those who believe in freedom and moderation. On the other side are extremists who kill the innocent and have declared their intention to destroy our way of life. In the long run, the most realistic way to protect the American people is to provide a hopeful alternative to the hateful ideology of the enemy by advancing liberty across a troubled region. It is in the interests of the United States to stand with the brave men and women who are risking their lives to claim their freedom and help them as they work to raise up just and hopeful societies across the Middle East."

Truly, last night was some stuff out of 1984. It is the ideological struggle of our time, but Islam isn't our problem. There are extremists that threaten the American people and they are currently seated in the business and government seats of power. It's ludicrous and horribly macabre theatre. Oooh, the Democrats are fighting the "surge" with a non-binding resolution, how bold. Look public, at how we criticize the nasty Bush man and "fight" his surge, while we never even bring up the action necessary for putting a real stop to the illegal war of aggression. How do you think the Somalians are feeling about the "hopeful ideology" we are providing right about now, as our government is supporting and helping to re-install the very warlords that killed our troops in the 90's. Of course you're not told that. It's al-Quaeda, it's Islam, it's the terrorists--they all seem to be the same people, do they not? Never mind that the Islamic government in Somalia that we are helping to overthrow was the first to provide any stability in many, many years. Invariably, anyone who happens to be in front of an American bullet is automatically a terrorist. One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, WAR. Killing thousands upon thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children, and the senseless sacrifice of our own people somehow equals "advancing freedom" in the twisted minds of these astonishingly sick people who advance and cheer this direction and philosophy.

"From Afghanistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian Territories, millions of ordinary people are sick of the violence and want a future of peace and opportunity for their children. And they are looking at Iraq. They want to know: Will America withdraw and yield the future of that country to the extremists or will we stand with the Iraqis who have made the choice for freedom?"

What can I say? When George is right, he's right. Millions are sick of the violence and want a future of peace and opportunity for their children. How does one provide that through death and destruction again? They are looking at Iraq. Will the American people yield their future and that of the Iraqi people to the "extremists." Funny how the ephemeral term "extremist" is realistically translated as "whoever gets destroyed by our aggressive wars." Every day this government stays in power we are doing just that--yielding.

"The changes I have outlined tonight are aimed at ensuring the survival of a young democracy that is fighting for its life in a part of the world of enormous importance to American security. Let me be clear: The terrorists and insurgents in Iraq are without conscience, and they will make the year ahead bloody and violent. Even if our new strategy works exactly as planned, deadly acts of violence will continue and we must expect more Iraqi and American casualties. The question is whether our new strategy will bring us closer to success. I believe that it will.

Victory will not look like the ones our fathers and grandfathers achieved. There will be no surrender ceremony on the deck of a battleship. But victory in Iraq will bring something new in the Arab world a functioning democracy that polices its territory, upholds the rule of law, respects fundamental human liberties and answers to its people. A democratic Iraq will not be perfect. But it will be a country that fights terrorists instead of harboring them and it will help bring a future of peace and security for our children and grandchildren."

The terrorists don't have a conscience, and they will make the year ahead violent and bloody. Violent and bloody like starting a few more wars, because over 600,000 Iraqi deaths (and counting) just aren't enough? The military hasn't given enough? American families haven't sacrificed enough? You mean no conscience like people who willfully detroy the American way of life, middle class, and economy, and then say none of it is true, everything is fine? There is no functioning democracy in Iraq, there is no rule of law, and there certainly is not a shred of fundamental human liberty. All the while, what few liberties Americans have left are being quietly stripped away while the wonderful Democrats tell us what a great thing it is that they are rushing through all of the recommendations by that farce of a 9/11 Commission, recommendations that will continue locking us down as a society at home. Democrats are on the same team as George and pals, all of them, which is why there is never any real change and circumstances continue to spiral ever downward into the cold comfort of an awaiting souless abyss. They are not helping you and have no plans to. Minimum Wage? You've got to be kidding me. That will help everyone immeasurably as the value of our currency continues to plummet. Can't pay the debt's that you've been continually encouraged to accumulate? Off to the camps for you to not only work off your debt, but to help support the troops, of course.

The sentence about "Even if our strategy works perfectly...." needs some special attention. We are being told that no matter what, the deaths of Iraqi's and Americans will continue indefinitely. Again, stopping these wars, the torture, the maiming, the lies, the deep-seated corruption, the manipulation, the outright theft, the propoganda, the increased surveillance, the misery, the economic strife, the further division of humanity by meaningless and wholly artificial lines, is not on the table. You are being told that there will be no true peace or security for our children, even though you are told that we must do these things to achieve this freedom and security that we can never really achieve if the plan works perfectly. Oh, the fun of circular and insane logic. There will never be peace or prosperity or security for our children or for the children of anyone else as long as these people continue to be allowed to run amok. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. We have always been at war with Eurasia.

George Bush and the entire government has told you to go fuck yourselves. What are you going to do about it?



The past is rife with evidence


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bits of Terror

Ready to get your escalation on?

While the propaganda services churn out all manner of inane stories designed to keep people reminded of the ever-present threat of terrorism through staged crises such as smelly air and the all consuming dangers of sprinkler parts, here is some of the real terror that's been ignored.

Bangor makes it illegal to smoke in the car

The architect of Bush's plan (to be announced tonight) is the same guy who advocates nuking North Korea. Because when you use nukes, everyone wins!

US and Israel are still trying to find a way to nuke Iran.

US nearly has the oil. And people wonder why Bush won't call Iraq a miserable failure and blunder. For the elites and their pals, Iraq is a resounding success.

China increasingly well positioned to profit from upcoming North American merger/takeover

Savannah uses time-tested corporate incentives to motivate police

Made the jump over to a MacBook Pro yesterday. Since exorcising television from the house, a departure from the aging PC seemed in order. Thanks, Shelly, for the push over the edge. Now, to reconfigure my brain to use the thing.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Plans to nuke Iran moving forward

From the Times Online:

"ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.

Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources."

Oy vei. In the pantheon of really bad ideas, this one is way up there.

Some may question the leak as only providing cover to Iran , but given the constantly ramping Iraeli/US rhetoric against them, carrier deployments and constant posturing, and Olmert slipping up and admitting Israeli nukes (high ranking on the 'world's worst kept secrets' list), one is inclined to take this report seriously.

Of course there are those that hold tightly to what they have heard (and what is still often spouted as a valid quote) about Ahmadinejad wanting to "wipe Israel off the map." Here is the truth about what he really said (as well, here is a link to Juan Cole)