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|War and Terror: So, Osama walks into this bar, see?|
Tuesday, August 15 @ 15:28:36 UTC
|By Greg Palast, www.GregPalast.com|
So, Osama Walks into This Bar, See? and Bush says, "Whad'l'ya have, pardner?" and Osama says...
But wait a minute. I'd better shut my mouth. The sign here in the airport says, "Security is no joking matter." But if security's no joking matter, why does this guy dressed in a high-school marching band outfit tell me to dump my Frappuccino and take off my shoes? All I can say is, Thank the Lord the "shoe bomber" didn't carry Semtex in his underpants.
Today's a RED and ORANGE ALERT day. How odd. They just caught the British guys with the chemistry sets. But when these guys were about to blow up airliners, the USA was on YELLOW alert. That's a "lowered" threat notice.
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|War and Terror: You call this liberation|
Thursday, December 02 @ 16:03:23 UTC
|Pentagon experts have made a discovery: Muslims do not hate America's freedoms, but its policies |
By Sidney Blumenthal, The Guardian UK
Who wrote this - a pop sociologist, obscure blogger or anti-war playwright? "Muslims see Americans as strangely narcissistic - namely, that the war is all about us. As the Muslims see it, everything about the war is - for Americans - really no more than an extension of American domestic politics and its great game. This perception is ... heightened by election-year atmospherics, but none the less sustains their impression that when Americans talk to Muslims, they are talking to themselves."
Actually, this is the conclusion of the report of the defence science board taskforce on strategic communication - the product of a Pentagon advisory panel - delivered in September. Its 102 pages were not made public in the presidential campaign, but, barely noticed by the US press, silently slipped on to a Pentagon website on Thanksgiving eve.
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|War and Terror: Islamic Democrats|
Tuesday, July 06 @ 11:22:01 UTC
|By Charley Reese|
July 5, 2004
Somebody ought to tell President George Bush something he obviously doesn't know. He keeps talking about wanting democracy in the Middle East and reform in general as an antidote to extremism.
What apparently his staff members have not told him, probably because they themselves don't know, is that most of the reformers in the Middle East in recent years have been Islamist, and sometimes the Islamic fundamentalists. It is they who have provided social services the government neglected to provide. It is they who have often demanded democratic elections and honest government.
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|World Focus: American Taliban: Politics of George W. Bush|
Wednesday, January 28 @ 20:12:21 UTC
|By Manuel Valenzuela, www.axisoflogic.com|
It is said that evolution is an unstoppable force, be it biological or societal. Progress seems to be the hallmark of human civilization since the dawn of mankind's birth in the forests of Africa to our eventual Diaspora throughout the globe. Every man, woman and child owes their existence to the first ape-like hominids that, not too long ago in the giant clock of Earth's history, left the trees for the savanna, later to spread to all corners of our only home. Every race, ethnicity and color was at one point primitive, at some time labeled barbarian by more "advanced" civilizations, during the brief domination by our species of this most wonderful home. From barbarians we became "civilized" men and women, escaping our tribal inclinations for the sake of exploitation at the hands of feudal lords, anointed kings, corrupted church leaders and elite capitalists.
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|Invasion of Iraq: New Bush Tape Raises Fears of Attacks|
Friday, November 28 @ 22:30:01 UTC
|"I Thought He Was Out Clearing Brush"|
By DISASSOCIATED PRESS, www.counterpunch.org
A tape today surfaced in U.S. media outlets of someone purporting to be George W. Bush at a U.S. military base in Baghdad.
Intelligence analysts around the world are studying the videotapes. "It certainly looked and sounded like him, but we get so few glimpses at Bush in real-life situations that it is hard to tell," said one operative from a Western intelligence agency.
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|Inside U.S.A.: Bush and the Beanstalk|
Monday, June 23 @ 14:49:36 UTC
|by Ben Roberts|
George Bush last week expressed confidence in US credibility, pointing to the
freeing of Iraqis by America. Obviously he did not read on the front page of The
Washington Post for that weekend what a group of those 'liberated' Iraqis had to
say about America. The group is the Iraqi Engineers Union. They feel ripped off
by the election of their Union leadership, concluding that it has been rigged, and
tainted with Baath Party officials. They are debating how best to find justice and
resolve the problem. Here is what transpires: 'We could go to the Americans,'
one engineer shouted. 'God forbid! God forbid!' said another. George Bush you
need to read this. Your 'liberated' Iraqi subjects see you, and Americans, as
anathema when it comes to justice, trustworthiness, and serving as credible
arbiters in the resolution of their disputes. Bush will probably dismiss this crowd
as radical Baath Party elements. Remember, I said at the outset that the group
was agitating because they feel their Union is tainted with Baath officials.
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|War and Terror: Play it again, Uncle Sam|
Wednesday, May 21 @ 12:53:01 UTC
|By Yusuf Agha, yellowtimes.org |
It has been a busy week for human bombers. On three devastating occasions in an equal number of countries, possessed men have driven horrendous fireballs-on-wheels into buildings, claiming over 110 lives, leaving scores of others brutally wounded and property destroyed.
It began with the May 12 inferno in Northern Chechnya when a explosive laden truck was driven into a government compound, obliterating eight building and damaging the Federal Security Service building in Northern Chechnya, killing 54 people and injuring 200.
The following day, with television screens depicting scenes hauntingly similar to the Oklahoma bombing, four cars loaded with explosives plowed into expatriate housing compounds in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, killing 34 -- including eight Americans and two Britons -- and injuring 200.
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|War and Terror: Bush War on Iraq|
Thursday, November 28 @ 00:04:34 UTC
|by Ben Roberts*|
A Case of a Drowning Man Grabbing at Straws
There seems to be no end to the lengths to which George Bush will go to justify waging war on Iraq. Just when you think 'okay this takes the cake,' the man comes up with something even more farfetched and off the charts. We have already seen to what length his cohort British Prime Minister Tony Blair would go with what I call his Dossier for Dummies. But Blair made a fool of himself and has sat down and, for the most part, kept quiet since then. Not so for George Bush. He has continued rolling along like a tumbleweed, oblivious as to whether or not he should fold his tent and go home, his actions becoming increasingly bizarre and desperate as the days go by. Let us take a look at what has transpired with Bush, in his role as town crier for war with Iraq.
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|War and Terror: 'Bush junta' complicit in 9/11|
Sunday, October 27 @ 00:00:00 UTC
|by Sunder Katwala, Oct. 27, 2002 |
America's most controversial novelist calls for an investigation into whether the Bush administration deliberately allowed the terrorist attacks to happen
America's most controversial writer Gore Vidal has launched the most scathing attack to date on George W Bush's Presidency, calling for an investigation into the events of 9/11 to discover whether the Bush administration deliberately chose not to act on warnings of Al-Qaeda's plans.
Vidal's highly controversial 7000 word polemic titled 'The Enemy Within' - published in the print edition of The Observer today - argues that what he calls a 'Bush junta' used the terrorist attacks as a pretext to enact a pre-existing agenda to invade Afghanistan and crack down on civil liberties at home.
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|War and Terror: Bush and his barnyard bulldogs|
Friday, September 27 @ 04:14:45 UTC
|Sept 13, 2002, By Ayinde, Trinicenter Staff|
We cannot forget Bush's reaction to Israel's refusal to comply with UN resolutions. When the UN wanted to send inspectors into Jenin, Israel was dictating terms and conditions to the UN while Bush bluffed the world by telling Sharon to "get out now" with a nod and a wink. Now, Bush wants the UN to rubberstamp his family's surreptitious war.
When Bush ordered Sharon to leave the Palestinian regions and he did not comply they did not place a deadline on Israel. Instead, after Bush's cowboy rhetoric and Sharon's defiance Bush called him a man of peace.
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