Friday, July 20, 2012

Pentagon says whatever is convenient today

The US government isn't above a little lying from time to time, particularly when it advances the government's parochial interests. As such, the recent bus bombing of Israelis in Bulgaria gives the Pentagon an opportunity to implicate Hezbollah in Lebanon in the act:
Pentagon says Bulgaria bomb smacks of Hezbollah | Reuters: "(Reuters) - A suicide bombing that killed Israeli tourists in Bulgaria this week bore hallmarks of Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants but the U.S. Defense Department has not yet concluded who was behind it, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday.
The attack on a bus carrying Israelis at a Bulgarian airport, "does bear the hallmarks of Hezbollah," George Little, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters."
It bears remembering that the US currently keeps on the payroll an anti-Iranian group, the MEK, which is at the same time on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. When Iranian nuclear scientists are murdered, who would be up to that, besides the MEK (as proxy to the US and Israel)?

While the facts of the Bulgarian incident are still unknown, that doesn't prevent the US government from creating a story to advance its own interests and agenda in the region. Hezbollah, which is not known for being an international organization, is still a handy scapegoat. Even if the bombing turns out to be a false flag operation.

If and when the facts ARE known, the war that's coming will be well underway, and who then will care about such a small matter as a bus bombing? Compared with WWIII, it'll be a drop in the bucket...

Prepping the public before dissent is crushed

The Bush administration knew a thing or two about selling a war, and it seems like the fine art of manipulating public opinion has found a new venue in the run-up to the GOP nominating convention coming up next month:
Tampa Police monitoring RNC protest chatter online - Florida Wires - "THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa police are monitoring Internet chatter and videos that may encourage protesters to cause problems and break laws during the Republican National Convention.
WTSP ( reports protesters planning on coming to the convention are being egged on to "battle" authorities and "let nothing stop" them."
By the time the festivities begin n Tampa, the no-nothings sitting in front of their wide-screen hypnosis terminal will have been convinced that their fellow Americans who are simply exercising their constitutional right to protest for redress of grievances are nothing but parasitic worms to be eliminated by any means necessary.

We can  plainly see a case being made, using chimeras of the state's own devising, that malcontents and troublemakers are being dispatched to put the people in jeopardy, and make them feel less "safe." Hence, you will see any level of state power being deployed the squelch the protests, and being given cover for it's brutality on the nightly news.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Would Australia do as much for Julian Assange?

When one of their own gets caught up in some political intrigue in a foreign country, we expect a person's government to take steps to secure their release, just as the Aussies have done in the case of this woman in Libya:
Carr celebrates Aussie lawyer's release: "Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor has been reunited with her family in the Netherlands after being freed from detention in Libya.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Tuesday that Ms Taylor's release after almost a month in custody in the Libyan city of Zintan was "heart-warming news".
"I'm especially thinking of the reception Melinda's going to get from a two-year old who'll be seeing her mother for the first time in three weeks," Senator Carr told AAP from New York."
At the same time, Julian Assange is the victim of political intrigue, and is being punished for the crime of embarrassing the leaders of the land of the slaves and home of the cowards: the USA.

Wikileaks does the work journalists used to do, by comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, but we don't see Bill Keller of the New York Times in the dock -- and his newspaper was among those who published the Wikileaks revelations.

For someone like Assange to be forsaken by the Australian government only goes to show that the spin on the news we get from corporate outlets gives a very lopsided and dishonest view of the way the system operates. It's happy time all the time in media spin land.