In the first video we see Israeli youth in all their glory; how brave of those young Israeli settlers to attack those Arab children, how courageous of them to turn on the old woman attempting to intercede, such conviction from the noble American Israeli girl, and what restraint from the IDF for not turning their guns on the old busy-body.
In the second video we see more footage of noble Israeli youth stoning outsiders who obviously don’t understand the situation in Israel. The IDF soldier tells these goys to “Go to England” (ausländer raus).
This footage is mere symptom. Consider what the future holds. Soon these kids will be adults. What then?
What I’d like to know is why won’t any of the west’s elected representatives take a stand on this issue? I wonder, could this be the reason?
Just when you thought they wouldn’t have the audacity to try to pull another fast one with the facts, those wonderful American Intelligence agencies (who else) have done it again;
Much of the intelligence on Iran’s nuclear facilities provided to UN inspectors by American spy agencies has turned out to be unfounded, according to diplomatic sources in Vienna.
It goes into more specific details;
One particularly contentious issue concerned records of plans to build a nuclear warhead, which the CIA said it found on a stolen laptop computer supplied by an informant inside Iran. In July 2005, US intelligence officials showed printed versions of the material to IAEA officials, who judged it to be sufficiently specific to confront Iran.
Tehran rejected the material as forgeries and there are still reservations about its authenticity in the IAEA, according to officials with knowledge of the internal debate inside the agency.
“First of all, if you have a clandestine programme, you don’t put it on laptops which can walk away,” one official said. “The data is all in English which may be reasonable for some of the technical matters, but at some point you’d have thought there would be at least some notes in Farsi. So there is some doubt over the provenance of the computer.”
Sound familiar? Remember the recently discovered munitions, with the markings in English as opposed to Farsi, supposed to have originated in Iran? But of course you do. Nobody familiar with the Modus Operandi of these warmongering maniacs should be in the least bit surprised by this story. These liars are at it again, and the MO is identical. A little advice; Vienna is not in the land of short-term memories my brazen friends. The average European (or non-American) is smarter than you are, so you’ll have to try a little harder kids.
Now straight to bed.
“We are paying a very heavy price for the mismanagement of Donald Rumsfeld…”
“The price is very, very heavy and I regret it enormously…”
“I think that Donald Rumsfeld will go down in history as one of the worst secretaries of defence in history…”
Compare with comments made last November, when Rummy stepped down;
“While Secretary Rumsfeld and I have had our differences, he deserves Americans’ respect and gratitude for his many years of public service…”
The above is an example of a flip-flop;
A “flip-flop“… is a sudden real or apparent change of policy or opinion. Usually it will occur during the period prior to an election in order to maximize the candidate’s popularity.
Another recent example of McCain flip-flopping can be found here.
It seems to me that, in the context of US politics, the ability to flip-flop is not only de rigeur, it is an essential attribute, and in order to gain any sort of credibility as a politician, one must be prepared to ditch one’s opinions and convictions. In the land of short-term memories, political consistency means nothing, and variability would seem to equate with integrity.
To be fair though, McCain is by no means unique.
From a review of “Ariel Sharon: An Intimate Portrait“;
Speaking of George Bush, with whom Sharon developed a very close relationship, Uri Dan recalls that Sharon’s delicacy made him reluctant to repeat what the president had told him when they discussed Osama bin Laden. Finally he relented. And here is what the leader of the Western world, valiant warrior in the battle of cultures, promised to do to bin Laden if he caught him: “I will screw him in the ass!”
We can only speculate on the nature of G.W.B.’s very close relationship with Sharon (and I for one feel that whatever these two venerable old queens got up to in the privacy of their own shared quarters is their own business), but the the fact that G.W.B. himself confessed to Sharon (doubtless as they shared a noblesse after one of their summits) his love for O.B.L., what many of us have long suspected… I for one am guilty of misjudging the man’s propensity for honesty.
What with the immanent arrival of Dicky’s sixth grandchild, and Dubya’s courageous admission (albeit through the agency of another), I’m sure the Republican base is right behind these nutty jokers.
Peace and phuqueing,
Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) is the largest and most militant group opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Also known as the People’s Mujahadeen Organization of Iran, MEK is led by husband and wife Massoud and Maryam Rajavi. MEK was added to the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist groups in 1997 and to the European Union’s terrorist list in 2002 because its attacks have often killed civilians.
And why should we be interested in them?
Despite MEK’s violent tactics, the group’s strong stand against Iran part of President Bush’s axis of evil and pro-democratic image have won it support among some U.S. and European lawmakers.
Interesting I’m sure you’ll agree. Here is some more;
One of the operational assets being used by the Defense Department is a right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which is being “run” in two southern regional areas of Iran. They are Baluchistan, a Sunni stronghold, and Khuzestan, a Shia region where a series of recent attacks has left many dead and hundreds injured in the last three months.
And most importantly;
According to all three intelligence sources, military and intelligence officials alike were alarmed that instead of securing a known terrorist organization, which has been responsible for acts of terror against Iranian targets and individuals all over the world – including US civilian and military casualties – Rumsfeld under instructions from Cheney, began using the group on special ops missions into Iran to pave the way for a potential Iran strike.
So if / when we hear of acts of terrorism perpetrated by MEK in Iran, we’ll know who is behind them. It would seem that the US Government (specifically Cheney’s government) is now a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and should, as a consequence, be added to the Axis Of Evil.
Regime change anyone?
Did I mention how much I enjoy comedy? More comedy from the idiot in chief;
What we do know is that the Quds force was instrumental in providing these deadly IEDs to networks inside of Iraq. We know that. And we also know that the Quds force is a part of the Iranian government. That’s a known. What we don’t know is whether or not the head leaders of Iran ordered the Quds force to do what they did.
I can say with certainty that the Quds force, a part of the Iranian government, has provided these sophisticated IEDs that have harmed our troops. And I’d like to repeat, I do not know whether or not the Quds force was ordered from the top echelons of government. But my point is what’s worse — them ordering it and it happening, or them not ordering it and it happening? And so we will continue to protect our troops.
No, I heard your question, and I told you, I was confident that the Quds force, a part of the Iranian government, was providing weaponry into Iraq. And to say it is provoking Iran is just a wrong way to characterize the Commander-in-Chief’s decision to do what is necessary to protect our soldiers in harm’s way. And I will continue to do so.
Can I — let me — I can’t say it more plainly: there are weapons in Iraq that are harming U.S. troops because of the Quds force. And as you know, I hope, that the Quds force is a part of the Iranian government. Whether Ahmadinejad ordered the Quds force to do this, I don’t think we know. But we do know that they’re there, and I intend to do something about it. And I’ve asked our commanders to do something about it. And we’re going to protect our troops.
There’s no contradiction that the weapons are there and they were provided by the Quds force
Ed, we know they’re there, we know they’re provided by the Quds force. We know the Quds force is a part of the Iranian government. I don’t think we know who picked up the phone and said to the Quds force, go do this, but we know it’s a vital part of the Iranian government.
What matters is, is that we’re responding. The idea that somehow we’re manufacturing the idea that the Iranians are providing IEDs is preposterous, Ed. My job is to protect our troops. And when we find devices that are in that country that are hurting our troops, we’re going to do something about it, pure and simple.
Now David says, does this mean you’re trying to have a pretext for war? No. It means I’m trying to protect our troops. That’s what that means. And that’s what the family members of our soldiers expect the Commander-in-Chief and those responsible for — responsible for our troops on the ground. And we’ll continue do so.
The only thing I can tell you is that when I speak, I’m very conscience [sic] about the audiences that are listening to my words. The first audience, obviously, is the American people. The second audience would be the troops and their families. That’s why I appreciate the question about whether or not — about the troop morale, it gave me a chance to talk to the families and how proud we are of them.
Thank you, Mr. President.
All we need to do is bring about the collapse of the Dollar. And then all this nastiness will go away.
It just gets better and better.
Thank you, oh deluded ones…
You can’t make this stuff up.
Ignorance is what I fear the most…
I don’t know what is more insane; the answers given, or the comments made by the ignorant AmeriKKKans, or the level of journalism in this CNN report. Either way, it’s pretty depressing and damning. I blame their parents.
How thoughtful of the Iranian weapons manufacturers to print a date from the Gregorian calendar, instead of from the Persian calendar, on this mortar round. We wouldn’t want to confuse the great unwashed American people’s tiny little minds…
All this talk of Iran supplying sophisticated munitions to Shia insurgents is designed to obscure a few important facts, like for example;
“The statements from Washington give the impression that the US has been at war with Shia militias for the past three-and-a-half years while almost all the fighting has been with the Sunni insurgents.”
and let’s not forget;
“Many people will not distinguish between the Shia militias that Iran is said to supply – and which have ties to the Iraqi government – and the Sunni insurgents who have been the cause of much of the violence. The allegedly Iranian supplied bombs are said to have caused the deaths of 170 American soldiers, but overall 2497 soldiers have been killed in hostile incidents, most of them at hands of the Sunnis. The claim serves the purpose of helping to lay the blame for the whole insurgency at Iran’s door.”
2497 – 170 = 2327. And as most of us outside of the good ol’ U S of A know, 2327 > 170.
I like comedy. A lot. I laughed at this;
“And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it. So the idea that somehow I was trying to needle the Democrats, it’s just – gosh, it’s probably Texas. Who knows what it is. But I’m not that good at pronouncing words anyway, Juan.”
“think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality, and that is he’s been able to look at – as have I, and I hope other Americans have – the fact that the tyrant was removed, 12 million people voted, there is an Iraqi constitution in place that is a model for – and unique for the Middle East.”
But in the midst of such mirth I ask you this; does the fact that the head of state, of what is certainly the most dangerous rogue state in the world, happens to have such obvious comedic sensibilities mitigate the dilemma one bit?
With all the current coverage of the Libby Trial, it’s important, though, not to loose sight of the what it all means;
Lost amid the flurry over just who initiated the outing of Valerie Plame is the ‘why’. And the why is that the White House needed to discredit the results of Joe Wilson’s trip to Niger.
Joe Wilson had found that the documents cited as proof that Iraq was purchasing uranium from Niger were false. Later the IAEA would denounce the documents as clumsy forgeries.
But President Bush had referred to those very documents in his 2003 State of the Union Speech in which he uttered the infamous 16 words, “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .”
In order to preserve that claim in the run-up to war, the White House needed to discredit Joe Wilson’s trip to Niger, which they tried to do by claiming that his trip had not been an official investigation, but merely a “perq” arranged by his wife, who was a CIA agent.
Therefore, looking closely at the actions taken by the White House in response to Joe Wilson’s revelations, it is obvious that the administration KNEW they were lying at the time and moved to protect that lie.
The lengths these people will go to protect and preserve a lie…