Monday, May 02, 2005

Deep-Spring 2005. . .

And It's All Over, But For The Shouting From Stunned Surprise
by The Old Hippie Because The Fodder Units Are Just Beginning To Realize Their Mistake

A corrupt corporatist robber-baron take over would have been bad enough. . .

A blinded-by-their-own-BS ideological Neo-Con take over would have been bad enough. . .

An insane fundamentalist born-again Evangelical take over would have been bad enough. . .

But to have all three come together, and to complete a take over, that none of the three could have accomplished alone, opportunistically supporting each others corrupt, ideological, and insane agendas, to successfully convert, in just 5 short years, the planets most powerfully successful Constitutional Democracy in history, into an enhanced fascist Corporatist-Plutocratic-Theocracy, with 'modern' totalitarian, (Patriot Acts,) safeguards. . .  Is stunning in the least.

And the fact that no one above a sergeant, and Martha Stewart, have been punished, (if you can call what Ms. Stewart is facing "punishment,") is even, if possible, more stunning.

And the fact that Americans are not in the streets in revolt, that Americans are still "allowing" this to continue, is beyond any "reality-based" concept of stunned surprise. . .

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I really don't have any other comment, or links at this moment, but Bob Harris does. . .

Secret UK documents prove Bush lied us into war
Sunday, 01 May 2005

Almost completely invisible here in the US so far, but in the UK this is a big damn deal...

A newly-released Way Holy Secret memo from July 2002, written to British defense and foreign-policy higher-ups regarding Iraq, bluntly states the results of recent high-level talks with the United States:

Military action was now seen as inevitable.  Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD.  But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.

Let's look at that again in slow-motion instant replay:

Military action was now seen as inevitable.

Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD.

But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.

Oh, and there's more:

But the case was thin.  Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran.

Much of the rest of the memo shows that Blair has lied his ass off in his claims of what he was told and by whom.

Meanwhile, those of us still in America can see even more clearly, from inside the secret discussions at the top of the British government:

Bush was lying when he said at the time that war had not been decided on.

The rationales for the war were in place before they were eventually spouted with such urgency.

The books were cooked.

Oh, and by the way:

There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.

Right.  Yes.  That's fairly clear.

This should be a big damn deal here, too.  Granted, to many well-informed people, this was all rather obvious at the time.  And over the last few years, many reasonable people have come to realize what happened.  But this is a major addition to the documentary proof that Bush and crew created this war.

Read the full memo here.

Meanwhile, CNN's website (taken as an example only, not as any measure of legitimate journalism) currently has absolutely nothing about the new memo.  Nothing.  A search for the name of the memo's author returns nothing.  Instead, the front page currently has a scary picture of a North Korean missile; an announcement that U.S. soldiers have been "cleared" in the shooting of an Italian intelligence agent (Italy, um, disagrees); and the breathtaking news that the First Lady is good with one-liners.  Oh, and Mariah Carey has a new album.


At 5/03/2005 7:59 PM, Blogger Alan said...

It is incredible and almost beyond comprehension is all I can say.


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