Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Bail out. Bail out. Bait out. We had approve it. It was an emergency. Nothing could delay it, not reason, logic or democracy. One would expect that with such need, the implementation of said urgent salvation would be immediate or at the very least, a priority. So why is it that a month and a half later, they have yet to do anything with the money?
Because the bail out was a cleverly duplicit code named for the last action of rats on a doomed ship. Our economy, in theory, is a free market economy. In reality we have a command economy that is experiencing a premeditated murder- suicide. Our fiet currency is being drowned in a bath tub. How is that possible?
Well, at the onset of an economic downturn, the government allocated a market manipulative amount of money for the sole purpose of manipulating our economy. Investors have now waited for weeks for the allocated money to be divided and en route to its new beholden charity. No one will invest in anything until that money comes out of limbo and is used. There is no point in investing in anything so long as the major factor influencing profit or loss is governmental interference. Yes, the government knows what they are doing. No they are not doing anything to positively influence our economy. They are merely waving their bail out over the market like a voodoo totem. Every day they wait, the economy suffers more and becomes less likely to stabilize. Write and call you Senator and Representative and tell them that economic sabotage is treason. Do it today.
Posted by Reverend X at 11:14 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thanx to a comment I received from someone, I feel the need to explain just where I am coming from politically.
9 years ago I was put on the federal watch list of right wing militia psychos. I have stated repeatedly that Clinton should have been impeached for the massacre of the Branch Davidians at Waco. Anyone who believes the "Official" story is severely lacking in the ability to think critically. Let's just look at the 1st point of that story. Heavily armed ATF agents were dispatched to a Religious Compound to check on the well being of the congregation's children. Does that sentence make any sense? No. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms? There is nothing in their Charter that kids can even purchase. Normally, agents from CYFD or a similiar state agency would make the housecall, accompanied by Sheriff's officers if need be. After that part, the official story really falls apart fast. So, there I was as an outspoken Right Wing Domestic Threat.
For the last 5 years I have been listed as a leftist threat. Yes, even to the point of temporarily blessing the no fly list with my presence. Why? Cuz I made some educational videos about basic physics and released them onto the web. Due partly to my having taken Physics at one point in my life, but mostly due to my having blown a lot of shit up, I could not accept the "Official" story of 911. Well, that made me a Leftist Threat and possible Domestic Terrorist. So if you look at the records, I flip flopped like FAA Testimony before a Congressional Commission. (That's quite a bit of flappin!)
Funny thing is, I have not changed.
My political views are quite plain and understandable. I want small government. Tax money to go towards uplifting social programs, improved infrastructure and education. And for us, the US, to get out of the business of killing people all over the world. Let me explain these 3 ideas.
By small government, I do not mean classifying 80% of what the government does so no one can see the size of it.
I mean, returning traditional county and state responsibilities, like law enforcement, to the counties and states.
I want to know that an aspirin is an aspirin, but I should not have to sneak into Canada to buy it. We have Anti-Trust laws on the books. Use 'Em.
We have Labor Laws on the Books. Enforce 'em. Punish the Companies hiring illegal immigrants and they will be forced to stop. Then, with no demand for them here, those immigrants will be far less likely to make the trip. That beats the hell out of building a garrisoned Fortress America wall and quartering an army in the Southwest.
Also, have reviews of Pork Barrell spending that actually effect the originators of the crap legislation.
Uplifiting Social Programs? Well, like Workfare, or funding vocational and higher education for everyone and yes, if need be... welfare. We spend enough money a week fucking up Iraq to feed every person in this country 3 out of those 7 days. So yeah, I'd much rather see everyone with a big block of Government Cheese than the eyes of one more Iraqi child with nothing left but the need to seek revenge against us. But here, if you have not seen that enough those eyes, I made this for you.
Finally, the part about not killing anyone. That I believe is self evident in the words "...get out of the business of killing people all over the world". I know it might be hard for some to grasp, but if you kill a person, you do not win the Hearts and Minds of the people who loved that person. So, if you do not want the people of the world to feel compelled to strap bombs to their asses and run at us, you need to stop giving them reasons to do just that. So stop bombing them. Eventually, they won't want to grow up to be terrorists anymore.
I'd like to thank Trolly for being stupid enough to inspire this writing.
Thanks, you friggin' idiot!
Posted by Reverend X at 3:40 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
At least he was trying to steal an Election. I can accept a person that gives in to the "Big Score" temptation. What I hate are the friggin' tweaker types. The petty theft. The shoplifting crap you'll never use. And most of all... The petty-cheap-rich thieves.
You know, the wealthy husband who throws a tip on the table, but once the wife looks away, he snags the $4 back. I know you've seen 'em. Somebody drops money in the store and their miser ass swoops instantly, then helps the person look for the "lost $5" for half an hour. Yeppers. I hate those people, don't you?
So, I guess that means that we hate Sarah Palin too!
Check it. Sarah Palin rang up over $20k jet setting her kids around with her. Sound like a good parent? Yeah, at first it does sound that way. She wanted her kids involved in her life. Too bad none of the places she went to had a damn thing for kids to do!
Basically, aside from her fraud-for-cheapness-retrograde-book-cooking, I have a problem with this whole scenario. There are two things in this world that I despise.
1)Child bearing for no reason other than to milk the Welfare system a little more.
2) Illegal Forced Child Labor. Especially when that slave labor is State Sanctioned.
Well, Palin is guilty of one of these two heinous acts. You decide which for yourself. Either she was dragging her kids, who had no business being there, all over the country on the Taxpayers dime. Just flying that First Class Welfare ticket with no plans on earning it, or she was forcing her poor Oliver Twistish children to travel long hours and endure that misery in order to use them to perform tasks and labor which she apparently thought to be beneath her well paid staff. Forced child labor. Children picking up the unwanted civic responsibilities and duties of the State. Even Sam Walton would despise her for that.
So, do you really want a Perpetual Welfare Mother/Child Abuser/ Petty Thief sworn in as our Leader? Sure all our leaders have been thieves and liars, but at least they knew how to think big!!
Posted by Reverend X at 6:05 AM
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
I would really like to meet you. You being the person who put this ad together. I wanna meet you. I wanna run my fingers through your ice cold nerves and see just what makes you tick!! I wanna pull your still beating heart out of your chest and see if it is truly made of stone. I wanna show your brains the light of day... And most of all, as you go to sleep at night, I want you to always remember that there is someone out here in the world, like me, who wants to meet you.
Or maybe I wish that terrorists like you, and I do use that word exactly as defined, someday get what you deserve.... Fucker!!
Posted by Reverend X at 7:32 PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I always hated open book tests. I am really good at knowing the required info, but if the test was open book that meant that the questions were vague and unimportant. Never discussed, lectured or learned by the class, so the idiots could play "Where's Waldo" for the answers and I would be forced to play along.. But I never would. I'd just shift into "The answer is generally C. It is almost never D or E unless an all or none grouping is present." Strategy of test taking. Playing the averages never failed me. During my ACT, I was at that intoxicated point between full drunk and eventual sobriety that really hurts, so I just marked C the whole way and went to sleep. Got into College level Algebra with points to spare. Sure it brought down my composite, but if my ass wasn't getting a grant for a 32, it wasn't gettin one for anything. Caucasian here... A perfect score would have meant nothing for me.
Ok, to my point. I have been way too busy to truly follow the Bail out and I do not feel like lookin anything up, so I am gonna weigh in on this open book test from memory and my knowledge base. I saw this coming a long time ago so as long as it followed the proscribed actions.. I know what is up.
Palin, the Soccer Mom/Cheerleader/Keynesian Economist for the Uber Rich has stated that we are facing another Great Depression. This dark age is due to our banking structure no longer being able to support the 59% speculative GNP it had been claiming was real for the last 4 years. Similarities in History. Yes. The 5.9% speculative GNP at the beginning of the Great Depression was unbearable to our banking structure and therefore caused a crash on Wall Street and a mad panic run on cash in the banks.
We have held 10 times that unbearable load for years. How could that be? Has our banking structure been juicing like a baseball player? No. The only difference is that economists of those days told the people that 5.9% was impossible and up until a month ago, their modern counterparts told the people that it was fine. Through observation alone, the market has altered its behavior.
Do I sound crazy yet? OK. Watch this quick lesson in Quantum Physics and then come back here. In the mean time, those of you who know Quantum Physics.. Scroll down and listen to the Monster Magnet song I loaded up there. It is equally relevant to the topic at hand...
"Well I'm back!/
I gotta dick made out of platinum!/
I got money fallin' outta the sky!/
I got the World's last piece of chocolate!"
...Ok, now that you understand that through observation alone, we can completely alter the behavior of sub atomic particles, can you be open minded about a slightly more logical causal effect?
Our economy is based on nothing more than the word of our Government and the opinion of the Federal Reserve Bank. If Bush says it's a dollar. It is a dollar. If he says it is worth 1.23 yen, it is worth 1.23 yen in American Markets. Why? Cuz that's how it was set up. We ditched the Gold Standard, created the Economic Death Star we call the Federal Reserve Bank, and adopted a Fiet based currency solely to gain the ability to say that! Hell, Bush has spent the last 7 years practicing saying things that bore no resemblance to any witnessed reality and up until this point, everyone has swallowed it like world's last piece of chocolate. Why choke on the platinum now?
So, here is the issue. If it is in the best interests of the US to say our economy is fine and make it so, why have they not utilized this truly "Voodoo" economic tool? Because this is part of a larger plan. The collapse of the Banking structure in America is one more action in a concerted effort on the part somebody to make America into what it wants to be... A Global Military Empire and Shock Trooper Breeding Ground. Sure we will be the muscle, but who will be the Brain? Well, name one country we have deferred to in all things. Even to the point of total forgiveness for attacks on our citizens, theft of our most secure defense secrets and policies of the nature of those which we created the UN to deal with. Yes creating the behemoth to fight such policies because of our strong convictions against them.
Starts with an Is and ends with a Real... ok maybe it's Rael, but when asking if the boogey man exists, I like my first spelling.. Yes, he Is Real. Call me an Anti-Semite if you want, but I got more than enough Jewish blood in me to laugh that shit off. This theory has nothing to do with the Evil Jew Caricature Straw Man and everything to do with a small group of very real and very very evil men who just happen to be Jewish. Men who also have caused so much pain and suffering on their own people that even the most radical of Arabs would tell them to knock it off.
Yes the Zionists. The survivors of the Pale of Settlement who were so fucked up by what they had endured that they were proud of it. Seeing that as a good thing they went on to create more "Only the best shall survive" situations for the rest of their race.
The rest is History. I just wanted to give you a place to start learning on your own. God knows I would never have believed it if someone had told me, but after time and time again coming to the same place, one realizes that the path is real. So go research it.
Now back to the 2nd Great Depression. The first one was caused by a drastic and nonconsenual shift from a 75% Agrarian Society to an Industrial Nation. The People did not want to collect in the cities and toil in factories. They wanted to live off the land and work what they owned. The dust bowl, primarily, (Did you see what God just did to us!!) and the economic machinations of the Industrialists at the time made those dreams impossible. The resulting era of America being dragged kicking and screaming into an Urban Industrial based society was what we refer to as the Great Depression. Not the week or two of middle management financiers learning that they really could not fly. Yes that's a metaphor and a description of actual avian events. I love duality.
Last time, no one took the time to enjoy the Swan Dive Competition. My advice to you is, "Grab an umbrella, a beer, a helmet and a seat. You can't buy a show like this. Not even for $700 billion dollars. When it is over, we have a lot of work to do. But none of it is gonna be mentioned on TV... Ever.
Posted by Reverend X at 3:54 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Good Old WTC 7,
I think this is the point where most people over estimate the event, it's creators, and the prep work. But first, good ole #7. This is really the key to the whole thing. Not to conspiracy but to profiling the masterminds. #7 was a cluster fuck of bad judgment. It was timed poorly, dropped perfectly and expected to simply vanish from the collective memory. It almost did. In recent history we have had 2 other events with the same signature disregard for reality. Oklahoma City and Waco.
Waco was the first and the gutsiest use of the media to completely alter the public’s perception of an event. More so it created the reality. We were told that 160+ people locked themselves in a compound for the purpose of worshipping the Anti-Christ and raping a bunch of kids. When discovered, they ambushed the surprised and outgunned ATF agents who only went down there that day to check on the well being of the children. After a long struggle the ATF escaped and called in the FBI to negotiate a surrender. In that position the FBI used a non violent approach. Heck, they didn’t even fire a shot. To spite this peaceful delegation, the Davidians decided to immolate themselves. Please disregard any evidence to the contrary you may have seen. Like the tanks pumping cz into the building. The incendiary grenades thrown thru the windows to ignite the gas. All the FLIR video of suppression fire from multiple persons outside the compound, which actually worked to push the victims, I mean cultists back into the inferno. Oh, and please don’t listen to any of the hours of 911 tape from the devil worshippers. They were trying to win the propaganda war with their completely insincere, but amazingly well acted pleas for help to the police.
Not only is the accepted story complete BS with no supporting evidence and a mountain saying otherwise, but it doesn’t even need the easily disproven claims like ”The FBI didn’t fire a single shot”! Did anyone care that 160+ citizens were besieged and burned to death for failure to pay an arsenal tax on 2 purchases of 5000 rounds of ammo? No. And that is what really happened. That was why the ATF stormed the complex. When you buy ammo, any purchases of 5000 or more rounds has a tax on it called an arsenal tax. I can't remember the rate, but it is more than high enough to make people avoid it. If you shoot, 5000 rounds is not a whole lot. I'll run 2k through a hand gun for practice any given afternoon. Of course, if you shoot you also have at one time or another gone to 2-3 different stores and bought 4500 rounds at each. Why pay the tax? Well, cuz that's illegal. It's tax evasion. Everyone does it though. The Davidians did it and were put to death for it. Kinda like getting lynched for Jay walking. I am not going to get into any more details of their murder, but check out "Waco- The rules of engagement” for the over view.
Then came Oklahoma city. 4800# of anfo was driven 50 miles by 2 guys, placed outside a building, detonated and it went off like Cardinal Slip E. Phist on a preschooler at a Catholic Mixer.. Bullshit. That much anfo, would have made a hole in the parking lot that would not need immediate repair. Plus, you can’t move it once mixed and that is saying you have the chemistry degree and OCD necessary to mix the manure and gasoline perfectly. They could have gone to the reservation and bought $100 dollars worth of m-80s and had a much more powerful explosive.
So there we have two incidents with absurd explanations swallowed hook line and sinker like coke filled condom at a border crossing. And you know what? Other than the experts: i.e. generals, the guy who invented flir cameras, demo crews, physicists, professors and the like, you know smart people, not a single person has even noticed.Now look at #7. The powers that be put 15 million worth of upgrades into #7 within a year of 9-11. One whole self contained floor with blast proof windows, it's own air and water, every possible type of communication device and mile high security for no reason whatsoever. Then, on 9-11 Rudy, “I busted two Irish guys and called them the mob” Juliani holds court there with Fema and about 30 business associates on the same day the buildings were hit. Of course, something went wrong. The buildings did not go boom when the planes hit. They didn’t even shimmy much. Why? Because they were designed to do that when hit by planes. Not if, when. It was a priority of the architect to make ‘em plane proof. So the Hollywood FX circuit board fails to trigger the explosions on impact. What now? Start checkin wires. This goes on for a little less than an hour. Someone phones and Rudy and his buddies come flying out of #7 like their lives depended on it. Of course, I would have bolted 52 minutes earlier when the second plane came in. Not them though. They stayed bravely until 4 minutes before the first tower goes off. That’s lucky timing. Why did they run then? Well , for 52 minutes a couple of demo gurus have been randomly zingin wires to see what works. That has caused random booms on the other end, destabilizing the buildings. They figure they better light one up before it fall across the city. The tech guy tells Rudy that he doesn’t know if the tops will pop to dust on the way down. You see towers were built plane proof, but the wires connecting the sequencer to the bombs like the Bush family to corporate bail outs wasn’t . The mild fires could have removed the insulation the wires needed to carry current down the line. Side note- Somehow, the guys at homecoming Queen (Popular, right?) Mechanics mix this up with the idea that without asbestos mittens, steel melts at toaster temperatures. Actually they would have lasted forever with or without the fireproofing. Now back to Rudy-tooty-haulin-booty out the building. He and his posse exit building left and inadvertently start the next big fashion trend for Asia. Air filter masks. A couple shots of the great escapees whipping their ‘don’t leave home without ‘em’ breath masks and the next two years China goes Chin-less, mouthless, and noseless under Rudy’s fad fashion sense. It takes a great man to think to pack an air filter on a beautiful autumn day. I would never have guessed that I would soon be in a shit cloud of asbestos if I’d been in his shoes that day.
Speaking of Asbestos. Funny coincidence here. If not for the Wars, Halliburton would have been sunk under the weight of all the lawsuits Cheney got as a surprise gift for buying a piss ant company a couple years earlier. The terrorists really did him a favor by putting Halliburton back in the black with cost plus one contracts to provide everything but the bullets and the bodies needed to hunt down and kill those terrorists. And it really helped when legislation was passed to keep the homeland secure from trivial lawsuits for alleged losses people claimed when their loved ones died of Mesothelyoma. If you don’t know what that is, watch late night TV commercials. Yep., nothing more dangerous to the US than trivial lawsuits putting hurtful cash drains on the asbestos industry just because it knew it was killing people when it kept their steel from burning up in fires.
But, wait, the Homeland is more than just asbestos manufacturing companies run by Cheney, Right? Thanx for the reminder. Brave Billy Frist saw the vulnerability and attached protections for the ‘barely keeping their heads above water’ pharmaceutical companies, to the Patriot acts 1 and #2. So what if your kid has a pound of Mercury in his head and can’t spell dad backwards at 18? He didn’t get the flu did he? See, vaccinations are important and best preserved cheaply.
Back to the story.The 1st tower goes off. The top thirty floors do a redneck cannonball at #7, but turn to dust like a Buffy bad guy half way down. Six is sunk under the powder, but 7 lives to die another day... or 5 hours later, whichever comes first.Everybody gets what they want. Rudy goes on to run for the Senate. Too bad the ass cancer holds him back (Maybe there is a God!). Rummy gets to play Napoleon in the upcoming reenactment of Waterloo. Bush gets respect and everyone forgets about the election he stole. Cheney gets the Middle East and most of America. Big Pharma gets to sleep soundly at night knowing that the next generation is going to be to fucked up on ethyl-mercury to even say litigation, let alone spell it or try it. The Nuclear weapons industry gets to pull out all that pesky waste they've been hiding in storage sheds and sell it to the Pentagon. The Pentagon gets to equip the military with super bullets that not only kill the enemy, but also take care of any vets who survive the two stop loss wars. Think of what they can do with all the money they save since none of the guys they promised to pay at retirement will live that long with lungs full of DU. Social Security will be fine, since the asbestos floating around the East coast will keep just about everyone there from making it to 65. Silverstein gets 3,5 billion in insurance for a 300 million dollar 6 week investment and he saves 800 million thanx to terrorist asbestos removal. Everyone lives happily ever after, rich and righteous.Well, except the common man that is. Screw them. With their mortality rate for the next 100 years, not like they are gonna be all that common anymore anyways.
Posted by Reverend X at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Just to Clarify my Position on things... I am reposting my theory...
If he had only used a different line. Somethin' like, "There's a new Sheriff in Town!" or "How do ya like me now?". But unfortunately, he is dubya's father and the metaphor falters close to the tree, if you will. Nope, he was so cocky after winning a real life bona-fide War that he whipped open a fresh pack of Machiavelli slips and said
"...The New World Order...".
The rest of the sentence went the way of Neil's debts, lost to the world outside of a few 12th year college students. I think, no.. I'm fairly certain this was the the spark that lit the bong that kept the son from showin up to fight and possibly die in Viet Nam. Yes, this was the proverbial first book of Prose given to Dennis Miller. The first crooked monopoly set in lil Dicky Cheney's hands. The 500th "tried all night" defeat at the hands of the Game of Risk Club, Special Olympics Squad, for Donald the Defeatable Rumsfeld.If the elder Bush had not said exactly what was on his mind that day, this would have all gone down a lot easier, smoother, dare I say, Kerry-esque. One bit of preemptive honesty and a President went from 90% approval to losing to a Sax player whose abysmally poor taste in food is only outdone by his arkansahishly poor taste in women. That had to HURT. Well, serves him right. New World Order? What was he thinking using the name of his secret club in reference to the lack of an opposing superpower at that moment. BTW, any reds who think we are still preeminent globally, 2 lil hints... One-China Motherf**ker! And two- you are now the "Reds". Christ what does it take to get thru to these guys, 4 hurricanes in six weeks at the state that made their guy Prez, just prior to his reelection? Nevermind, they missed those also.Where was I? Oh yeah, so Bush1 blew the whole surprise and set back plan for the man by 10 years. Not a long time in comparison to the Illuminati, but these guys are old. 10 yrs is the difference between month long Viagra Vacations and Sunday morning Depends Drives. So they had to get er dun, pronto.
First step, polarize the petty opinions of the populace. Sound whacko? Here's Waco! The only tangible effect of that media molestered mass murder was the perma stamp of Godless Government Goons on the Democraps. My whole cousin clan ran to the hills with their M-16s, Good News '4-us-not-u' bibles and family sized tubs of personal lube. It was a chain reaction of paranoid Christian salvation. The Rapture- 'limited edition'. Nobody noticed it at the time, but where do you think all these 'Holier than thou once I drain this clip into ya!' big picture Buhner's came from. Waco, Ruby Ridge, and somehow... Elian Gonsalez fits into this, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how. or why.
So, they've Snuffed a Sect, next step F*ck up a Federal Building. They did not worry about frequent flyer miles back then, they just hit the next Stuckey's on the way to Washington. Oddly enough, the lack of geographical literacy and the overflowing absolutist mentality worked out well for them. Everything they wasted with their Mid west... Wait Middle East.... ah what's the difference? attitude garnered less public inquiry than a preempted Matlock rerun. To an objective viewer, the OKC bombing was a catastrophic failure. Bomb squad arrived pre-boom, expendable badges, bailiffs and bureaucrats all exitted and were quite explicably not amongst the exhumed and extricated exoxygen exchangers. Sorry, that was way too much adherence to a pattern. Just tryin to make myself known to the Scrabble Elite. Oh, not too mention, the guys who made the bombs forgot to brief the guys who wrote the investigational Cliff Notes, on explosives and exactly what was to be in the explanation. Scrabble Elite, soon... So, 4800#s of Anfo becomes Fat Man and Little Boy to some experts. Not any with any expertise, but what the Hell. And viola! Proof that no one cares what objective viewers think anyways. Personally, I've always suspected that objective was just a fancy way of describing people who don't think like the rest of us and like to argue bout it.
Now we'll switch to 1st person view as the action heats up. I'll trim a couple corners, too. Remember, this is fiction, art, not my fault if life imitates it.Give a buddy $$ to open a voting machine manufacturing company, make sure he names it after a Bruce Willis action flic "Die Bold"... What? Hard you say, F*ck it, Ohio is in the Midwest, won't hurt anything important... Damn Titular errors. There's an idea, get a Rabid Prosecutor on the President's ass about tits and ass to the point the whole country would rather hold the Executive Branch Above the Law than listen to one more Starr talk about Oral Sex, wow! On a roll, you let it ride! Impeach the Fat Guy for nothing and ensure nothing will be able to impeach you, no matter who learns the skinny. Well, better find a hobby while that Tripp plays out. Aha, you always wanted to kill some Texans, damn retards. We all know the story there.
Election Eve, 8years in the making and finally... You lose. Elections are all about numbers and delegates. You've never cared enough to pay attention to those pesky things before, so why start now. Call your mother. Call your brother. Now call the other guy, the a**hole who won, a sore loserman. Bingo it was the name, oh!Now you are the most powerful man in the world that no one likes. What do they like? Cool skyscrapers... Show em all what you think of their pointy assed skyscrapers. And wammo, you got whole Nation of people who like you and as a bonus, they want you to bomb those brown guys who live in Asia and don't have Mexican food or cervesa. No flautas, no future! Ok, and the rest is still his story. But you broke your only in the Mid/middle rule. You kicked those building's asses in NY. Now, that's an understandable mistake being that you ain't city folk, but lemme explain why it's wrong. In NY, tradition means nothing and people flip flop, not their shoes. And it's not really a bad thing to change your mind or learn from your mistakes. It's evolution rea... oh nevermind. back to your story...Sure, you snowed em at first with your 7 minute pause to thoroughly think through your options, but in NY they hang huge TV's from Buildings and sooner or later someone was going to see your "wha? woa.." approach to crisis and call ya an A**hole. That and Skynyrd doesn't really rule, Mob does. Well, 4 years after the deed shoulda been dead in their minds, the masses wake up and smell the asbestos you helped Larry dispose of at a fraction of what it would have cost to remove the slow way. In fact, you accidentally made Larry about $800 million. As you look around, you should feel proud, you've made all of your friends filthy Rich and at what price? Just a country stupid enough to believe you in the first place? And a planet too lazy to stop you. No big loss....
Posted by Reverend X at 8:56 AM
Sunday, September 07, 2008
This Wednesday scientists will be firing up the Large Hadron Collider at Cern. If you do not know what this is... take a minute to familiarize yourself with it here. Sorry about that educational format, but she is solid on the science. Would have been a lot better if she had Crunk'd it, but you really can't expect nerds to know hip hop..
Now as I was saying, the LHC gets turned on this Wednesday. I have heard a lot about the dangers of tinkering in God's Playground. I do not, normally, weigh in on scientific discussions due to my opinion that there is no such thing as Scientific Opinion. Science is based on fact and the search for facts. True, thanks to modern day degradation of vocabulary, most people believe the word hypothesis to be synonymous with opinion, but that is not correct. An opinion is an arbitrary belief in something , where in an hypothesis is the projected outcome of an action, extrapolated from review of similar actions and deemed to be most likely based on current knowledge. See the difference? So, I find it very hard to argue Scientific issues. If both sides have done their work thoroughly, there should be no argument. Principles before Personalities. Dig?
That being said... "OMG it's the End of the World!!" or at least that is the argument you will hear coming from the many groups opposed to smashing little tiny things together at unbelievable velocity. Are they correct? Yes, but that has little to do with this. Can this machine, possibly, do the things they are warning us of? Yes, but that is no reason to stop the project. If, worst-case-scenario fears actually happen, it will not effect you, me or the human race anyways. It is a matter of competing dooms days. If a micro black hole was created, it would sink to the center of the gravity well and begin consuming matter at a constant rate. By the time it had consumed enough matter from this planet to be noticeable, any local denizens effected would be of the "radioactive slag eating" kind. We currently have a planet destroying chain reaction en route to the center of our gravity well. We call it Chernobyl 4. It is a ""China Syndrome" unstoppable chain reaction. It is just reacting at a much slower pace than anyone had thought a "China Syndrome" would.
We have time, it seems. As a matter of fact, it is very unlikely that that will bother the human race either. It is far more likely that the human race will be killed off by climate change, current US Foreign Policy or some "Damn fool thing in the Balkans". Yes, Corporatism, Brinkmanship and Bravado are still our top threats.
The LHC on the other hand, might actually give us enough of an understanding into the nature of things to save our asses from ourselves. So, if at any point you find yourself in an argument over the safety and sanity of the LHC, please remind everyone involved that their sudden concern for the well being of the race and the future of the planet is far too little and far too late to be anything but Hypocritical.
And to the Scientists hard at work at Cern, "Smash on, you beautiful little nerds! Smash on!!"
Posted by Reverend X at 5:59 PM
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
You may have noticed that I do not update the Post Apocalyptic very often anymore. Sure, some of that is laziness, but most of it is that I have covered most of the subjects I needed to cover and I do not wish to just rant repeatedly like a crazy person. Although I do seem to do that more than one would if one really did not want to. But enough about that. Today I was awoken with inspiration to write. Sounds all nice and positive , doesn’t it? Hell no. This morning I was awoken by Condoleeza Rice’s Skeletor-if-he-could-only-be-that-evil grin and what it was saying was even worse,
For her part, Rice said: "This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia where Russia
can threaten a neighbor, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get away with
it. Things have changed."
Yeah, doesn’t Russia know you need to either be a Corporation or be a Coalition of Corporations (COC for short) in order to enjoy limited liability for any actions which kill lots of consumers. Someone should enroll Putin in one of Blackwater USA.. err, I mean, Blackwater Worlwide’s weekend classes like,
“Immunity and Guns- Your New Best Friends.
Ah fuck it.. If you don’t get the point from that one, you are an idiot and I will never be able to change that.... Let me get to the point.
Seems that all of the media entities, yes all 3 who decide everything you see and completely control the press in this country, have decided to paint Georgia as a sad and broken victim of the Big Bad, soon to be Bolshevik again, Mother Russia. Well, if I couldn’t remember anything more than a week old, I’d totally buy what they are trying to sell, but as is... You gotta be fuckin kidding me.
Brief History Lesson-
November 2007- The Democratic and Goody Goody Government of Georgia layeth the smacketh down on a peaceful protest, seize all not state media and basically lock down the country. Here’s the Human Rights Watch report on that.
Of course, that is just one event and you don’t see me calling for justice when that happens near me, do you?
Oh yeah, you do. So what else has Georgia done?
Well, they shelled and invaded South Ossettia. Then occupied it until Russia mobilized a massive army top liberate their ally, South Ossettia. Then the Georgian Military stuck around long enough for Russia to use that massive army. After which, the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili stated that he never wanted to face the full potential of the, soon to be red again, army of Russia. Well, that’s great. You maybe, kinda, shoulda gotten the fuck out of their way.
Now don’t get me wrong. I have no opinion on this issue either way. I just have issue with the controlled and purposeful manipulation of our media as it is used in blatant fashion to control the minds and hearts of my fellow citizens. Why would our Government and media collude to do such a thing you ask? Well here’s one reason. I’ll let you know when I find some more. And I will find more crap like this... You know I will.
Posted by Reverend X at 1:07 AM
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Seven years after 911 and I still hear people quoting Bin Laden interviews which have been proven to be fakes. Here is the only verified and certified interview he gave after 911. Judge for yourself. And remember one thing. In Islam, you can't ask for forgiveness. Your sins are weighed against your virtues. So when he says he is not lying and gives his reasons why, he is being completely real. Also, pay special attention to the part where discusses Terrorism, it's definition and it's usability.
Usama bin Laden Says Israeli Regime is Behind the 9-11 Attacks
KABUL, Afghanistan (Ummat): Prominent Arab mojahed (freedom fighter) Usama bin Laden or the Al-Qaida group has nothing to do with the 11 September attacks on the Bush Administration, according to an Usama bin Laden interview with Ummat, the Karachi-based Pakistani daily newspaper. In his interview, Usama bin Laden pointed out that the Israeli regime is behind the 9-11 attacks. He expressed gratitude and support for Pakistan, urging the Pakistani people to continue their jehad against dictators, tyrants, traitors, crooks, criminals, dictatorships and tyrannies. Following is the text of Usama Bin Laden's interview conducted by a "special correspondent" and published in the daily Ummat on Friday, 28 September 2001. [The place and date of the interview was not given by Ummat.]
Daily UMMAT: You have been accused of involvement in the attacks in New York and Washington. What do you want to say about this? If you are not involved, who might be?
USAMA BIN LADEN: In the name of Allah (God), the most beneficent, the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, Who is the creator of the whole universe and Who made the Earth as an abode for peace, for the whole humankind. Allah is the Sustainer, who sent Prophet Muhammad (saw) for our guidance. I am thankful to The Ummat Group of Publications, which gave me the opportunity to convey my viewpoint to the people, particularly the valiant and momin (true Muslim) people of Pakistan who refused to believe the lies of the demon (Pakistani military dictator General Pervez Musharraf).
I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every maltreatment on women, children and common people of other faiths, particularly the followers of Islam. All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel. There is also a warning for those Muslim countries, which witnessed all these as a silent spectator. What had earlier been done to the innocent people of Iraq, Chechnya and Bosnia? Only one conclusion could be derived from the indifference of the United States and the West to these acts of terror and the patronage of the tyrants by these powers that America is an anti Islamic power and it is patronizing the anti-Islamic forces. Its friendship with the Muslim countries is just a show, rather deceit. By enticing or intimidating these countries, the United States is forcing them to play a role of its choice. Put a glance all around and you will see that the slaves of the United States are either rulers or enemies of Muslims.
The U.S. has no friends, nor does it want to keep any because the prerequisite of friendship is to come to the level of the friend or consider him at par with you. America does not want to see anyone equal to it. It expects slavery from others. Therefore, other countries are either its slaves or subordinates. However, our case is different. We have pledged slavery to God Almighty alone and after this pledge there is no possibility to become the slave of someone else. If we do that it will be disregardful to both our Sustainer and his fellow beings. Most of the world nations upholding their freedom are the religious ones, which are the enemies of the United States, or the U.S. itself considers them as its enemies.
The countries which do not agree to become the U.S. slaves are China, Iran, Libya, Cuba, Syria [Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Sudan, Indonesia, Malaysia] and Russia. Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed. According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the U.S. Government has stated. But the Bush Administration does not want the panic to spread. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the U.S. system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive. They can be anyone, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia. In the U.S. itself, there are dozens of well-organized and well-equipped groups, which are capable of causing a large-scale destruction. Then you cannot forget the American Jews, who are annoyed with President Bush ever since the elections in Florida and want to avenge him.
Then there are intelligence agencies in the U.S., which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taleban and then this incident happened. You see, the Bush Administration approved a budget of 40 billion dollars. Where will this huge amount go? It will be provided to the same agencies, which need huge funds and want to exert their importance. Now they will spend the money for their expansion and for increasing their importance. I will give you an example. Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the U.S. secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat. In the same way, whether it is President Bush or any other U.S. President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks.
Daily UMMAT: A number of world countries have joined the call of the United States for launching attacks on Afghanistan. These also include a number of Muslim countries. Will Al-Qaida declare a jehad against these Islamic countries as well?
USAMA BIN LADEN: I must say that my duty is just to awaken the Muslims; to tell them as to what is good for them and what is not. What does Islam says and what the enemies of Islam want? Al-Qaida was set up to wage a jehad against infidelity, particularly to counter the onslaught of the infidel countries against the Islamic states. Jehad is the sixth undeclared pillar of Islam. [The first five being the basic holy words of Islam (There is only one God in the entire universe and Muhammad is the last Prophet of God), prayers, fast, pilgrimage to Mecca and giving alms (zakat).] Every anti-Islamic person is afraid of jehad. Al-Qaida wants to keep jehad alive and active and make it a part of the daily life of the Muslims. It wants to give it the status of worship. We are not against any Islamic country. We do not consider a war against an Islamic country as jehad. We are in favour of armed jehad only against those infidel governments, which are killing innocent Muslim men, women and children just because they are Muslims. Supporting the U.S. act is the need of some Muslim countries and the compulsion of others. However, they should think as to what will remain of their religious and moral position if they support the attack of the Christians and the Jews on a Muslim country like Afghanistan. The orders of Islamic Shariah [jurisprudence] for such individuals, organizations and countries are clear and all the scholars of the Muslim brotherhood are unanimous on them. We will do the same, which is being ordered by the Ameer-ul-Momeneen [the commander of the faithful Afghans] Muhammad Omar and the Islamic scholars. The hearts of the people of Muslim countries are beating with the call of jehad. We are grateful to them.
Daily UMMAT: The losses caused in the attacks in New York and Washington have proved that giving an economic blow to the U.S.is not too difficult. U.S. experts admit that a few more such attacks can bring down the American economy. Why is Al-Qaida not targeting their economic pillars?
USAMA BIN LADEN: I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the [U.S. Government] system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom. This system is totally in control of the American-Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is clear that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid by them. So, the punishment should reach Israel. In fact, it is Israel, which is giving a blood bath to innocent Muslims and the U.S. is not uttering a single word.
Daily UMMAT: Why is harm not caused to the enemies of Islam through other means, apart from the armed struggle? For instance, urging the Muslims to boycott Western products, banks, shipping lines and TV channels.
USAMA BIN LADEN: The first thing is that Western products could only be boycotted when the Muslim fraternity is fully awakened and organized. Secondly, the Muslim companies should become self-sufficient in producing goods equal to the products of Western companies. Economic boycott of the West is not possible unless economic self-sufficiency is attained and substitute products are brought out. You see that wealth is scattered all across the Muslim World but not a single TV channel has been acquired which can preach Islamic injunctions according to modern requirements and attain an international influence. Muslim traders and philanthropists should make it a point that if the weapon of public opinion is to be used, it is to be kept in the hand. Today's world is of public opinion and the fates of nations are determined through its pressure. Once the tools for building public opinion are obtained, everything that you asked for can be done.
Daily UMMAT: The entire propaganda about your struggle has so far been made by the Western media. But no information is beingreceived from your sources about the network of Al-Qaida and its jehadi successes. Would you comment?
USAMA BIN LADEN: In fact, the Western media is left with nothing else. It has no other theme to survive for a long time. Then we have many other things to do. The struggle for jehad and the successes are for the sake of Allah and not to annoy His bondsmen. Our silence is our real propaganda. Rejections, explanations, or corrigendum only waste your time and through them, the enemy wants you to engage in things which are not of use to you. These things are pulling you away from your cause. The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which makes us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves. Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.
Daily UMMAT: What will be the impact of the freeze of Al-Qaida accounts by the U.S.?
USAMA BIN LADEN: God opens up ways for those who work for Him. Freezing of accounts will not make any difference for Al-Qaida or other jehad groups. With the grace of Allah, Al-Qaida has more than three alternative financial systems, which are all separate and totally independent from each other. This system is operating under the patronage of those who love jehad. What to say of the United States, even the combined world cannot budge these people from their path. These people are not in hundreds but in thousands and millions. Al-Qaida comprises of such modern educated youths who are aware of the cracks inside the Western financial system as they are aware of the lines in their hands. These are the very flaws of the Western fiscal system, which are becoming a noose for it and this system could not recuperate in spite of the passage of so many days.
Daily UMMAT: Are there other safe areas other than Afghanistan, where you can continue jehad?
USAMA BIN LADEN: There are areas in all parts of the world where strong jehadi forces are present, from Indonesia to Algeria, from Kabul to Chechnya, from Bosnia to Sudan, and from Burma to Kashmir. Then it is not the problem of my person. I am a helpless fellowman of God, constantly in the fear of my accountability before God. It is not the question of Usama but of Islam and, in Islam too, of jehad. Thanks to God, those waging a jehad can walk today with their heads raised. Jehad was still present when there was no Usama and it will remain as such even when Usama is no longer there. Allah opens up ways and creates loves in the hearts of people for those who walk on the path of Allah with their lives, property and children. Believe it, through jehad, a man gets everything he desires. And the biggest desire of a Muslim is the life after death. Martyrdom is the shortest way of attaining an eternal life.
Daily UMMAT: What do you say about the Pakistan Government policy on Afghanistan attack?
USAMA BIN LADEN: We are thankful to the Momin and valiant people of Pakistan who erected a blockade in front of the evil forces and stood in the first file of battle. Pakistan is a great hope for the Islamic brotherhood. Its people are awakened, organized and rich in the spirit of faith. They backed Afghanistan in its war against the Soviet Union and extended every help to the mojahedeen (freedom fighters) and the Afghan people. Then these are very Pakistanis who are standing shoulder by shoulder with the Taleban. If such people emerge in just two countries, the domination of the West will diminish in a matter of days. Our hearts beat with Pakistan and, God forbid, if a difficult time comes we will protect it with our blood. Pakistan is sacred for us like a place of worship. We are the people of jehad and fighting for the defense of Pakistan is the best of all jehads to us. It does not matter for us as to who reforms Pakistan. The important thing is that the spirit of jehad is alive and stronger in the hearts of the Pakistani people.
- Source: Ummat, Urdu-language daily newspaper based in Karachi, Pakistan - Friday, 28 September 2001 - pages 1, 7. - Source: BBC Monitoring Service. - Source: http://www.khilafah.comhttp://www.khilafah.com/1421/category.php?DocumentID=2392&TagID=2
Posted by Reverend X at 10:04 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Nearly every time, in the last year and a half, that I have brought up the topic of our no longer being a free country, someone has attempted to misdirect the debate by contrasting our way of life against China's. Of course it is a logical fallacy. Pointing out the shortcomings of others does nothing to remove one's own faults. Even adds to one's faults most of the time, but that is neither here nor there... The standard misdirection ploy goes like this...
Reverend X- "I do not believe that we should be spending $ .55 of every tax dollar on ways and means of killing other people's children. No matter how often they burn our flags."
Rush Parrot- "Oh yeah... Well in China, nobody would be able to hear you say things like that 'cuz they are way worse than here!! So shut the fuck up!!"
Well, not that I actually thought that I could show these people the idiocy and irony dripping from their hate fueled ignorance, but now I doubt I'll even get the chance to try... If you took a good look at the picture atop this article, you will notice that the screen is mostly blank. All it has written on it are the words,
"Content Not Available
We're sorry, this content is not available for your country"
Well, here is the kicker. That is not a picture sent to me from afar. That is a picture I snapped last night while trying to look up some information about the state of the Constitution and the World. Yes, right here in the Pacific Northwest. In the U. S. of eh... WTF? Yes.. my thoughts exactly.
So, on the bright side, I won't have to go through another round of explaining logic to fools. But, unfortunately, that is a moot point since I probably won't be allowed to continue blogging.
Is this enough proof? Does anyone seriously not see the writing on the wall. In case you can't see it still. Let me tell you what it says,
Welcome to the land of the blind and the home of the slaves.
Posted by Reverend X at 6:23 AM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
From the Website- "Leading To War"
the film "Leading To War" Which is a must see!!
Bush Administration Claims vs. The Facts
How did the U.S. government lead its people to war?
War Through Rose-Colored Glasses
In order to build confidence and garner support from the American public, the Bush administration painted a rosy picture of how the Iraq War would unfold. Bush officials presented themselves as competent, efficient and concerned leaders, ready to handle any challenge the war might present.
Among the assurances made by the Bush administration to the public are the following:
Ten Assurances by the Bush Administration
1) The Iraq War won’t cost a lot of money
2) We are prepared for every contingency
3) We won’t need a lot of troops
4) We will bring peace and freedom to Iraq
5) We will find WMDs
6) We will be welcomed as liberators
7) We have the best plan available for victory
8) The Iraq War will transform the Middle East
9) It will be easy
10) It won’t take long
Assurance #1: The Iraq War won’t cost a lot of money
• RUMSFELD: The Office of Management and Budget estimated it [the cost of war] would be something under $50 billion dollars.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Outside estimates say up to $300 billion.
• Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, March 27, 2003:
WOLFOWITZ: There’s a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money. And it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people... We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon.
The war has exceeded $500 billion in costs as of 2008 – and probably in excess of a trillion dollars when all costs, such as caring for wounded soldiers over time, are included.
In estimating the cost of the war, Bush officials attempted to assuage people’s concerns about the financial burden by focusing on the short-term, direct military costs (the cost of the invasion) – and by not accounting for a long-term occupation of Iraq, the possibility of an insurgency and ongoing violence, as well as significant reconstruction costs.
The Bush administration further claimed that the reconstruction costs would be mostly offset by Iraqi oil revenues, which has not been the case.
Furthermore, the lack of support from the international community for the war has placed the primary financial burden on the U.S.
Assurance #2: We are prepared for every contingency
• RUMSFELD: The task of war planners is to plan for every conceivable contingency, and they are doing that, from the most pessimistic to the most optimistic.
• RUMSFELD: You can be sure the United States isn’t going to do anything that it’s not capable of doing. And if we do something, we’ll be capable of doing it.
There is now a consensus that the U.S. did not adequately plan for the invasion and its aftermath:
“The Bush administration's failure to plan adequately for the postwar period has been well documented. The Pentagon, for example, ignored extensive State Department studies of how to achieve stability after an invasion, administer a postwar government and rebuild the country. And administration officials have acknowledged the mistake of dismantling the Iraqi army and canceling pensions to its veteran officers -- which many say hindered security, enhanced anti-U.S. feeling and aided what would later become a violent insurgency.” - Washington Post, 6/12/2005
Assurance #3: We won’t need a lot of troops
On February 25, 2003, General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that “several hundred thousand soldiers” would be needed to secure postwar Iraq.
• Days later, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz countered by saying:
afdsWOLFOWITZ: Some of the higher end predictions that we have been hearing recently, such as the notion that it will take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq are wildly off the mark.
On November 15, 2006, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General John Abizaid, Commander of U.S. Central Command, said:
“General Shinseki was right that a greater international force contribution, U.S. force contribution, and Iraqi force contribution should have been available immediately after major combat operations.”
Assurance #4: We will bring peace and freedom to Iraq
• PRESIDENT BUSH: America’s interests in security and America’s belief in liberty both lead in the same direction: to a free and peaceful Iraq.
The idea of invading Iraq to bring “peace and freedom” disregarded the prescient warning of Bush’s father President George H.W. Bush, who had written in 1998 of the hazards of an invasion of Iraq in the Persian Gulf War (1991):
“Trying to eliminate Saddam, extending the ground war into an occupation of Iraq… would have incurred incalculable human and political costs… Had we gone the invasion route, the U.S. could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land. It would have been a dramatically different – and perhaps barren – outcome.”
Assurance #5: We will find WMDs
• SENATOR JOHN WARNER: In the event that force is used... is it your judgment that there will be clearly caches of weapons of mass destruction which will dispel any doubt that the United States and such other nations that joined in the use of force did the right thing at the right time?
TENET: Sir, I think we will find caches of weapons of mass destruction, absolutely.
RUMSFELD: We know they have weapons of mass destruction. We know they have active programs. There isn’t any debate about it. So the idea that if you had an appropriate inspection regime, that they’d come back and say you were wrong, is so far beyond anyone’s imagination, that it’s not something I think about.
Here the American public was being assured that the threat from Saddam Hussein was absolutely real and that it had to be dealt with. Yet despite numerous claims by the Bush administration that Saddam Hussein possessed WMDs, no WMDs of any kind were ever found in Iraq.
Assurance #6: We will be welcomed as liberators
• CHENEY: The Middle East expert, Professor Fouad Ajami, predicts that after liberation, the streets in Basra and Baghdad are sure to erupt in joy...
RUSSERT: Do you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly and bloody battle with significant American casualties?
VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: I don’t think it’s likely to unfold that way, Tim, because I really do believe we will be greeted as liberators.
WOLFOWITZ: These are Arabs, 23 million of the most educated people in the Arab world, who are going to welcome us as liberators.
Although some Iraqis welcomed U.S. troops, the reception was mixed at best. The notion of a Western army occupying an Arab land summoned up humiliating memories of colonialism, as well as fears regarding underlying U.S. intentions. Before long a growing insurgency took hold, which has led to more than 4 years of violence.
Assurance #7: We have the best plan available for victory
• BUSH: The only thing I can do is assure the loved ones of those who wear our uniform that if we have to go to war, if war is upon us because Saddam Hussein has made that choice, we will have the best equipment available for our troops, the best plan available for victory, and we will respect innocent life in Iraq.
Army Brigadier General Mark Scheid, chief of the U.S. Logistics War Plans Division prior to the Iraq War – and in charge of all troop and supply deployments worldwide – stated that the plans for the aftermath of the invasion were intentionally curtailed by the Bush administration. The Hampton Roads Daily Press reported in September, 2006:
“Months before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forbade military strategists from developing plans for securing a post-war Iraq… In fact, said Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Rumsfeld said ‘he would fire the next person’ who talked about the need for a post-war plan…
‘I remember the secretary of defense saying that he would fire the next person that said that,’ Scheid said. ‘We would not do planning for Phase 4 operations, which would require all those additional troops that people talk about today.’
‘[Rumsfeld] said we will not do that because the American public will not back us if they think we are going over there for a long war.’”
Assurance #8: The Iraq War will transform the Middle East
• BUSH: Iraq will serve as a catalyst for change, a positive change.
• BUSH: A new regime in Iraq would serve as a dramatic and inspiring example of freedom for other nations in the region.
Prior to the war, many world leaders did not share President Bush’s optimistic vision of how a war with Iraq would play out. Amr Mussa, head of the Arab League, said after a two-day meeting of Arab foreign ministers, “We will continue to work to avoid a military confrontation or a military action, because we believe that it will open the gates of hell in the Middle East.” (September 6, 2002) [* LINK]
King Abdullah of Jordan, an ally of the United States, said that “military action against Iraq would really open Pandora’s box” and “destabilize American strategic interests even more in the Middle East.” (July 29, 2002) [*LINK]
Assurance #9: It will be easy
• February 13, 2002, Op-Ed published in The Washington Post:
KENNETH ADELMAN (member of the Pentagon advisory board): I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk. Let me give simple, responsible reasons: (1) It was a cakewalk last time; (2) they’ve become much weaker; (3) we've become much stronger; and (4) now we're playing for keeps.
• ROBERT NOVAK: General Myers, Kenneth Adelman has written that if the United States were to go into Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein, militarily, it would be a “cakewalk.” Is that the view here at the Pentagon?
GENERAL MYERS: When we put our young sons and daughters of this country in harm’s way, I don’t think you can ever call that a “cakewalk.” But what we know is that the situation since Desert Storm and today has changed dramatically, both for U.S. and coalition forces, and for Iraqi forces. The Iraqi armed forces is about 40%, in terms of numbers, of what it was in the Gulf War.
• July 11, 2002:
RICHARD PERLE (Pentagon Defense Policy Board chairman): Support for Saddam, including within his military organization, will collapse after the first whiff of gunpowder.
It is true that the invasion itself met with limited resistance, and Hussein’s military was defeated within weeks. However, the possibility of a protracted and bloody post-invasion conflict, which ultimately ensued, was downplayed or disregarded by Bush officials prior to the war.
Assurance #10: It won’t take long
• November 14, 2002
RUMSFELD: It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.
• February 7, 2003:, addressing U.S. troops in Aviano, Italy:
RUMSFELD: The Gulf War in the 1990s lasted five days on the ground. I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks or five months. But it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that
Although the invasion led to the downfall of Hussein’s government within weeks, the U.S. military, with 150,000 troops, has been mired in violent conflict in Iraq for over 5 years.
It is also worth noting that the United States’ involvement in the Iraq War has lasted longer in duration than its participation in WWII.
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Posted by Reverend X at 11:55 AM
Friday, May 30, 2008
America... We have ED. Yes, Election Disorder... What do you expect? The US is over 200 years old. You show me a man half that age who can still get it up and I'll show you a guy lying about his age.
OK, where was I? Oh yeah, ED. Electile disfunction... but there is a cure. It's called Party Shift and it is supposed to make a difference. Warning... If one experiences Party Shift for 4 or more years and nothing changes, ie the military budget does not go down, seek help immediately.
Since we seem to have such a problem recognizing and admitting we have ED, let us first look at what life would be like without it. During the last Election, '06, the Democrats promised many things. When it came time to perform, however, they could not rise to the occasion. Now that it is '08, I think we should document exactly what we as a country want our "Leader" to do.... Hence, here are the job requirements of the POTUS, as I see them...
#1- End this and all of our wars. I said a long time ago...
"If we leave Iraq today- 50,000 people will die in the ensuing chaos that comes with a nation forming.
If we leave tomorrow- 50k plus whoever dies tonight.
If we leave a year from now- 50k plus all those who die in that year.
If we leave 10 years from now- 50k plus 10 years worth of ever increasing blood shed.
Get the point?"
So, we need someone who is capable of admitting our wrongs and trying to make amends for them. Not someone who is willing to sacrifice thousands more for the vain glory of those who have already died...
#2 Hold our own Celebrity Leaders accountable for their actions. You wanna keep the honest, honest... Try their predecessors for their crimes.
#3 What would you like to add? Put your ideas in the comment section.
Posted by Reverend X at 1:26 AM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Well, on second thought, this is a comeback. Call it what you will. With the one year anniversary of my retirement just days away, I've decided that the world is not a better place without me writing about it. So without further ado about nothing...
Howdy all! How was your year? Mine was Hell, but I have been reforged in it's fires and I am back in the saddle again. Since this is a new start, I thought I might begin with a new beginning. Have I ever explained my "Basic Rules of Reality"? No? Well then, let's start with Rule Number One.
Rule of Reality #1- If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes.
Seriously, nothing at all. Let's take a look at how this works (Or doesn't work. However you wanna look at it...).
One year ago- The Democrats were tearing each other apart in a unified effort to improve the GOP's outer appearance of Sanity and Civility. The Left leapt like loser lunatics while the Right reacted radiantly and responsible in the Quest for Nomination.
Now- Hillary and Obama are reenacting the agonizing finale of Rocky II on network television every night while McCain lays down a solid platform of "Strength, Courage, and Honor" bullshit to cover the bloody quagmire that is Republican Foreign Policy.
One Year Ago- Exxon/Mobile was reporting unbelievable record profits while claiming to be completely at a loss to explain the unbelievable record price for gas at the pump.
Now- With even greater profits at there disposal, they are still unable to explain the even higher prices at the pump.
One Year Ago- The Military was deploying a surge of troops in Iraq which would finally give us victory over the terrorist threat there.
Now- We are sending even more troops in order to finally allow victory for the Supreme Islamic Council over whomever might be left alive long enough to be accused of being a terrorist.
One Year Ago- Congress was appalled at the White House's refusal to recognize the inalienable Right of Habeas Corpus. This Unconstitutional Executive Decision removed the US from the list of Free Countries and ended over two centuries of Freedom. Congress swore to reestablish the US as free with all possible haste.
Now- I don't know... Do they still look appalled? I think I've made my point, but in case I haven't...
Does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?
The correct answer is... No!
Posted by Reverend X at 12:53 PM