Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Critics of Bush's Iran policy being censored. Surprise!

According to The New York Times, "Two former government Mideast experts accused the White House on Monday of abusing secrecy rules to block the publication of an article they had written for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times that criticized Bush administration policy toward Iran."

Now isn't this surprising!? No. This shit happens all the time.

Via Impolitical (a blog I highly recommend by the way!)

Pentagon at it again - seeks to intimidate and taunt Iran

Remember the Pentagon's war games off the coast of Iran months back! Well, apparently that wasn't enough to try an make Iran attack us.

Well, According to the Associated Press, "The Pentagon is considering a buildup of Navy forces in the Persian Gulf as a show of force against Iran, a senior defense official said Tuesday."

Basically this is what the U.S. has done throughout history in a variety of situations, it's part of the imperial grand strategy of the United States. From Vietnam, to Saddam, to bin Laden, Cuba and so on. Taunting. It's essentially a game of chess, and the lives of people in any of these countries does not matter to the leaders who play.

Well that's not a very safe thing to do now is it? But what do I know, I'm just some libertarian asshole right? Image Credit: [Triniman's Blog]

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Surprise! Bush will soon seek $100 Billion more for war.


Full article via Yahoo News

Tony Snow: "they're fighting the bad guys"

Tony Snow, who are you to tell the American people who the "bad guys" are? Why aren't you [aka the Bush administration] the bad guys?

You invaded their country and you wonder why they might be a littl angry. Take a long hard look at the history of U.S. foreign policy. then ask why you might be despised.

You, Tony Snow , are a gigantic jackass [aka "I am the Bush administration's bitch and I think it's pretty sweet."]. Please, spare your propaganda for your own followers.

More at AMERICAblog

Monday, December 11, 2006

U.K. to stop using Bush phrase “War On Terror”

It seems someone must have heard one of my pleas to stop calling Bush's failed and unjust actions the "War on Terror", now we just need to stop pretending like there's a "War on Terror."

The Foreign Office in Britain has told Cabinet ministers to cease using the phrase 'War on Terror' and other terms that may anger British Muslims. How about stop using it because it's a fucking joke. It's a fraudulent disaster. A con.

"...officials believe that militants use a sense of war and crisis and a 'clash of civilisations' to recruit supporters, and thus the use of terms such as 'war', 'war on terror' or 'battle' can be counter-productive." Read the full article at The Observer.

Also read: There Is No War On Terror and The Fallacy of the War on Terror

The U.S. government has and is a major supporter of state-backed terrorism, favoring preemptive aggression over mediation in the world court, and avoiding accountability by excluding itself from the globally accepted definition of terrorism.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Conspiracy to Defraud the United Staes?

Elizabeth de la Vega was an Assistant US Attorney up until 2004, half way into Bush's reign. She recently published a book titled "United States vs. George W. Bush, et al.". In this book, you can read De la Vega lay out her mock indictment of George W. for consiracy to defraud the United States. In an interview on Democracy Now! radio, she starts her explaination of her book with 9/11:

"But the case really starts with the actions of the administration right after 9/11 and proceeds with how they used the fear that was engendered by 9/11, and they actually aggravated that fear. And then they started off, as we all recall, with sort of generally false assertions that had no basis in fact, such as that Iraq was a grave and gathering danger, when at the time the National Intelligence Estimate said no such thing."

Saturday, December 09, 2006

A U.S. Marine speaks out, says what others are afraid to say

Philip Martin has been a Marine for 2 years. He is 21-years old and spent 7 months in the al-Anbar province of Iraq. He was part of over 180 combat patrols in and outside of the city of Fallujah, where he saw heavy combat and the reality of war.

He is currently stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA, and due to return to Iraq for a second deployment in April 2007.

Martin says, "I'm sick and tired of this patriotic, nationalistic and fascist crap. I stood through a memorial service today for a young Marine that was killed in Iraq back in April. During this memorial a number of people spoke about the guy and about his sacrifice for the country. How do you justify 'sacrificing' your life for a war which is not only illegal, but is being prosecuted to the extent where the only thing keeping us there is one man's power, and his ego. A recent Marine Corps intelligence report that was leaked said that the war in the al-Anbar province is unwinnable. It said that there was nothing we could do to win the hearts and minds, or the military operations in that area. So I wonder, why are we still there? Democracy is not forced upon people at gunpoint. It's the result of forward thinking individuals who take the initiative and risks to give their fellow countrymen a better way of life."

I commend Philip for speaking out, I couldn't agree with him more. We all need to support people like him. Please take the time to read the rest of Philip's thoughts at Information Liberation.

Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR): Bush’s Iraq Policy ‘May Even Be Criminal’

Really, Bush criminal? No...who would have thought? On Thursday night on the Senate floor of the 109th Congress, Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon stated, “I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way being blown up by the same bombs day after day.” Smith added, “That is absurd. It may even be criminal.”

My only complaint is that he is just another whore to the "War on Terror", I just want to find one politician that knows the "War on Terror" isn't a war, it's not even a battle, it's a fraudulent and complete waste of time - sort of like the "War on Drugs". When will people realize this.

Dubya 'Naval Aviator' Action Figure. WTF.

Just when we thought propaganda couldn't get anymore creative, look what we have here.

As Wonkette says, " Now you or your loved one can also pretend George W. Bush was a Naval Aviator and led the nation to victory in Iraq! " $24.99 at Sears!

Wonkette via Think Progress

Axis of Justice: Fighting for your rights

Axis of Justice was formed by Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) and Serj Tankian (System of a Down). Their reason is simple: "to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice."

I first heard about Axis of Justice when I saw Tom Morello on Real Time with Bill Maher. Morello is a superb artist, as well as Tankian. Their music has moved me in the past and it still does today, I recommend it to anyone.

The Axis of Justice site is filled with resources, from books to films and music. They also have a kick ass radio show and podcast for you to listen in on. Rock on guys! Revolt.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

U.S. tank crushes Iraqi civilian's car. He was a taxi driver.

So apparently these Iraqis were attempting to steal some wood. Why were they stealing wood? It could be because their nation is so fucked up from the U.S. invasion, that they needed the wood badly and had no money.

Ok, so lets 'pretend' (kind of like the U.S. soldiers in the video did) it was a threat . What were these dangerous Iraqi civilians going to do with this wood? Hit someone with the wood? Make a spear? Doubt it.

These are the kind of ignorant assholes that make the U.S. look like shit. It's disgusting. And we wonder why terrorists are spawning out of control? Our foreign policy is ridiculous and imperialist. Come on people. Wake up!

Via Minor Ripper

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Panel says U.S. underreported Iraq violence. Surprise! Some attacks don't count...

U.S. military and intelligence officials have systematically underreported the violence in Iraq in order to suit the Bush administration's policy goals, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group said. They have been flat out lying to the American people, on a consistent basis.

The panel pointed to one day last July when U.S. officials reported 93 attacks or significant acts of violence. "Yet a careful review of the reports for that single day brought to light 1,100 acts of violence," it said.

In addition, "a murder of an Iraqi is not necessarily counted as an attack, and a roadside bomb or a rocket or mortar attack that doesn't hurt U.S. personnel doesn't count, either. Also, if the source of a sectarian attack is not determined, that assault is not added to the database of violence incidents."

It's that good old fashioned Big Brother selective news from our friends at Bush Inc.! Yay! Full article via Yahoo! News

Image from

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Bush meeting with 'centrist, conservative' Democrats, Surprise!

No, see Bush, you are supposed to meet seriously with people who have different views than you, not almost exactly the same view as you 'but are called Democrats so that might help your public image.' So you can get input, or a different opinion on the situation, maybe even open your mind! Or not. Because you're right. Right?

Bush "has invited leaders of the conservative Blue Dog and New Democrat coalitions to the White House Friday to discuss areas of 'mutual cooperation,'" a Congressional aide said, according to The Hill.

The meeting, which the President "is expected to attend," is set for Friday, December 9. Yay! Prepare for no more progress than we are used to seeing!

New survey shows Iraqis want troops to get out...

The Iraq Center for Research & Strategic Studies conducted a new survey that was commissioned by the Iraq government. The surveyors wouldn't allow themselves to be seen on camera which usually is not a good sign.

-19 out of 20 people say security better under Saddam Hussein
-9 in 10 people feel unsafe around American soldiers
-2/3 feel safer when U.S. troops leave Iraq

More than half of the 2000 participants said they want all the US troops out now, the remainder want the withdrawal to begin immediately. The economy is a big problem for most Iraqi's as well which isn't surprising—The Iraqis also feel that since the Democrats won big time in November they are hoping that they'll be able to help change policy.

Via Crooks and Liars

Disappearing civil liberties mug

Pour hot liquid into the mug that has the Bill of Rights printed on it, and the amendments that have been invalidated by Bush 2, Clinton, Bush 1, and Reagan disappear. Awesome!

"Drink your decaf in this dazzling mug - and watch your civil liberties disappear and reappear! Simply pour in your coffee or any hot beverage and watch the painstaking work of the founding fathers vanish before your eyes and then reappear after drinking up or cooling down. A great way to amaze and entertain a guest with satire. Imported."
$12 at Uncommon Goods [via Boing Boing]

World's youth believe 'war on terror' counterproductive

Young people overwhelmingly believe the US-led "war on terror" is not making the world safer, according to a poll conducted in major cities across the globe. The survey of youngsters aged 15 - 17, which was conducted for the BBC in New York, Nairobi, Cairo, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Baghdad, Delhi, Jakarta, Moscow and London, found that only 14% of respondents thought US policy in Iraq and Afghanistan was making the world a safer place, while 71% said it was not.

The remaining 15% did not know or declined to answer. Negative views of the "war on terror" were strongest in Baghdad (98%) and Rio (92%).

That's because the "War on Terror" is counterproductive. The world actually thinks that the U.S. is the greatest threat to world peace, and so do I. And many think that Bush is more dangerous than Kim Jong-iL, I agree.

Are all of these opinions coincidences? I think not.

Via The Guardian

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ann Coulter: "profiling Muslims is more like profiling the Klan", the stupid bitch is at it again.

Remember "12 ridiculous things Ann Coulter has said"? Well, here is number 13. Actually, I'm quite positive that there are many more idiotic things she's said, but for all intents and purposes...

From Media Matters:
In a November 30 syndicated column about the removal of six imams from an airplane in Minnesota after other passengers saw them praying prior to boarding, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter (a woman among the ignorant ranks of Bill O'Reilly) claimed that racially "profiling Muslims is more like profiling the Klan" than it is like profiling African-Americans, "because of the history of discrimination against blacks in this country." Coulter added: "What did we do to the Arabs? I believe Americans are the victims in that relationship."

U.S. Air Force seeks $33.4 bln in extra 2007 funds

Ok. From Reuters AlertNet: "The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday said it asked Pentagon officials for $33.4 billion in extra funding for fiscal 2007 to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and costs related to the "longer war on terror."

FUCK YOU. We're sick of your militant bullshit. Your twisted ideals are dead to us. Just like the death and destruction you approve of daily. People die, people starve, but no worries right? You are "liberating" the world. FUCK YOU BUSH.

Bush so deep in denial that he is no longer sane? Most likely.

From "On November 28 Bush insisted that US troops would not be withdrawn from Iraq until he had completed his mission of building a stable Iraqi democracy capable of spreading democratic change in the Middle East."

The problem? There is no definitive solution to "stabilizing" the Middle East. In fact, it is highly unlikely that any area of the world will ever be stabilized to the liking of any authority figurehead or the population.

People must learn that violence creates more violence and twisted foreign policy trouncing on the liberty of another nation will only breed more terror and hatred towards those who invade. Is this really that complicated to understand?

For Bush and many conservatives alike, the so-called "American Dream" is a very attainable goal for the entire population. They also believe that world peace through the use of violence and methodically strangling liberty is justifiable. This is absurd, selfish, and INSANE.

Sign this petition to impeach Bush, a man who has destroyed our reputation, disgraced our country, and created more death and destruction than the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which Bush Inc. used to justify their actions.

Top 5 Bill O'Reilly -"Professional Jackass" Moments

He should start his "no-spin zone" show with this line - "Welcome, this is Bill O'Reilly - Professional Jackass, your in the all-spin zone." He's a conservative puppet, he is their bitch, and he is a right wing cheerleader.

His ignorant propaganda is dangerous. Not because he is stating his opinion. But because he is on a channel which people watch for "news." This outrageous man is most certainly entitled to his opinion, but he should not be permitted to spit his ridiculous conservative propaganda on a so called "news network."

Well, here are my 5 favorite O'Reilly Jackass Moments:

1. Bill caught lying as usual:

2. O'Reilly claims he "doesn't do personal attacks." Sure, ok buddy.

3. O'Reilly telling people to shut-up if they don't support his beliefs:

4. Militant, terrorist Bill O'Reilly says its ok for terrorists to attack American citizens in San Francisco.

5. O'Reilly says Cindy Sheehan is radical

Civilian deaths up 44 percent in November

Iraq civilians killed in violence has risen by 44 percent in November (1,850) from October (1,289), officials said Friday. This news comes as Iraqi leader Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim prepared to visit the United States.

Now watch as the U.S. government and other super powers, continue to ignore this data tht is given to us month after month. As innocent human beings are slaughtered, they debate over what to do next.

An official at the Baghdad morgue, speaking privately, said last month it had taken in about 1,600 bodies in October, a 10 percent increase over September, and about 1,350 of these had died violently. No new morgue statistics for November were immediately available.

Via Reuters AlertNet