My favorite propaganda poster from Terry Gilliam’s exceptional film, Brazil (1985).
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Ahmadinejad tells U.N. most blame U.S. government for 9/11 (Reuters)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations Thursday most people believe the U.S. government was behind the attacks of September 11, 2001 [with the exception of the cognitively-depleted brainwash recipients who watch Fox News and CNN, those that dutifully embrace talking points from pseudo-left gate-keepers (e.g., Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Keith Olbermann, Noam Chomsky, et alia), and the pathetic mis-educated liberal/progressive elitists who put their full and everlasting faith in robber-baron foundation/trust-funded social-engineering "programs"** (e.g., NPR and Democracy Now.)]
Addressing the General Assembly, he said it was mostly U.S. government officials and statesmen who believed al Qaeda Islamist militants carried out the suicide hijacking attacks that brought down New York’s World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon.
Another theory, he said, was “that some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy, and its grips on the Middle East, in order to save the Zionist regime.”
“The majority of the American people as well as most nations and politicians around the world agree with this view,” Ahmadinejad told the 192-nation assembly, calling on the United Nations to establish “an independent fact-finding group” to look into the events of September 11.
Ahmadinejad raised a third theory about the attacks, saying: “It was carried out by a terrorist group, but that the American government supported and took advantage of the situation. Apparently this viewpoint has fewer proponents.”
He said the main evidence for that theory was “a few passports found in the huge volume of rubble and a video of an individual whose place of domicile was unknown but it was announced that he had been involved in oil deals with some American officials.”
“It was also covered up and said that due to the explosion and fire no trace of suicide attackers was found,” he added.
“This regime (Israel), which enjoys the absolute support of some western countries, regularly threatens the countries in the region and continues publicly announced assassination of Palestinian figures and others, while Palestinian defenders … are labeled as terrorists and anti-Semites,” he said.
“All values, even the freedom of expression, in Europe and the United States are being sacrificed at the altar of Zionism,” Ahmadinejad said.
* The minority view is predominately held by Americans suffering from severe cognitive dissonance allergic effects to discomforting parapolitical realities.
** Program. (n) An organized list of instructions that, when executed, causes the [bio]computer to behave in a predetermined manner.
James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix, November 27, 1942– September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is often considered to be the greatest electric guitaristin the history of rock music by other musicians and commentators in the industry, and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era across a range of genres. (Source: Wikipedia)
Jimi Hendrix is one of my musical heroes. I am at a loss for words to adequately express the personal impact that Jimi had(s) on my life. Unfortunately, Jimi’s life was prematurely ended. There are conspiracy theories abound regarding his untimely death, mostly attributing direct responsibility to his mafioso/MI5-affiliated manager, Mike Jeffrey. Jeffrey was considerably perturbed at the thought of losing managerial control over Jimi, and more importantly, the millions of dollars that would slip through his fat grimy fingers.
James “Tappy” Wright, a roadie for Hendrix, claimed that Jeffery confessed to having murdered Hendrix by plying him with pills and a bottle of wine in order to kill him and claim his life insurance. According to recording engineer Alan Douglas, Jeffrey “hated Hendrix”. During one discussion, Jeffrey appeared to be wracked with guilt and put forth what Douglas characterized as a “confession”.
One theory put forth is that Jimi was forcefully wine-boarded causing death by asphyxiation. The massive quantities of wine found in his lungs lends creedance to this explanation of Hendrix’s demise. The following link is a chapter from the book The Covert War on Rock authored by Alex Constantine and is the most exhaustive research that I have found on the topic.
The Jimi Hendrix Political Harassment, Kidnap and Murder Experience
Despite the highly successful corporate media blackout, news pertaining to war atrocities (and their cover-ups) committed by U.S. forces overseas continue to trickle out. The military/intelligence propagandists, even with their dutiful “mighty wurlitzer” media minions, have had a string of embarrassing public relations disasters since the War of Terror™ began in 2001 (most notably the Abu Ghraib prison abuse photos fiasco).
Recent reports portray a far more horrific scene than what has been previously reported about Abu Ghraib. These newly revealed atrocities include brutal systemic rapes of women and girls by U.S. soldiers. Many of these women left the the prison pregnant, while others were honor killed by their families due to the shame. According to journalist Seymour Hersh, the U.S. government has videotape of underage boys being sodomized. These reports point to the real reason why the Obama administration is blocking the release of the remaining Abu Ghraib photos (despite Obama’s campaign promise to make his administration the “most open and transparent in history”).
There have been other pathetic attempts by the military/intelligence/corporate-controlled media to protect the rubes who “can’t handle the truth.” The Pat Tillman political assassination was a particularly egregious example, as was the botched conspiracy to conceal the crime from Tillman’s family and the American public. The completely fabricated tale surrounding Jessica “little girl Rambo” Lynch’s battlefield heroism was another miserable attempt at perception management (otherwise known as disinformation).
One especially disturbing example of the war pigs’ propaganda chicanery has crept back into the alternative news headlines. Spc. Alyssa Peterson, an Arabic-speaking interrogator, committed suicide (supposedly) in Tal Afar, Iraq in 2003 soon after objecting to the torture methods that were being used on prisoners (her story can be read here and is the source for the below quotes). According to Flagstaff public radio station, KNAU:
“She refused to participate after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage. Army spokespersons for her unit have refused to describe the interrogation techniques Alyssa objected to. They say all records of those techniques have now been destroyed.”
The “official” probe of her death revealed that Spc. Alyssa Peterson had a severe character defect, she had compassion for her fellow human beings. Her mother, Bobbi, claims that she always stuck up for “the underdog”. According to Peterson’s brother, “she was extremely sensitive and empathetic to others, and cared a lot more about the welfare and well-being of the people around her than she cared about herself.” From the “official” military probe:
She had been ‘reprimanded’ for showing ‘empathy’ for the prisoners. One of the most moving parts of the report, in fact, is this: ‘She said that she did not know how to be two people; she… could not be one person in the cage and another outside the wire.’
After refusing to be a party to blatant Geneva Convention violations, Peterson was reassigned to the base gate to monitor Iraqi guards. Ironically, she was also placed in suicide prevention training (the military has trouble with those pesky Muslims trying to take their own lives after the repeated torture, sexual abuse, and humiliation doled out by their heroic democracy-building captors).
The military, out of necessity, must be populated with large numbers of psychopaths who will obey any order (lawful or otherwise). When your primary goals are to kill people, blow things up, and torture and rape brown people, individuals displaying empathy for their fellow Earthly inhabitants cannot be tolerated. Peterson, unable to adopt the military’s psychopath game rules due to her “empathy defect”, received a bullet in her head from her service rifle.
Like Pat Tillman’s family, Peterson’s parents were also given the standard hush-hush treatment relating to the events surrounding her death. “Spc. Peterson’s mother said that neither she nor her husband Richard had received any official documents that contained information outlined in reports” obtained by a KNAU journalist. “In other words: Like the press and the public, even the parents had been kept in the dark”.
Kayla Williams, an Army sergeant and Signals intelligence (SIGINT) operations specialist who served with Alyssa, talked to her about her problems shortly before she killed herself. Williams, like Alyssa, was an Arabic linguist/interpreter who was forced to take part in torture interrogations. While doing so, she saw detainees being punched and sexually humiliated. She wrote the book below detailing her experiences as a soldier in Iraq.
Here is what Kayla Williams told Soledad O’Brien on CNN:
They stripped prisoners naked and then removed their blindfolds so that I was the first thing they saw. And then we were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood. And it really didn’t seem to make a lot of sense to me. I didn’t know if this was standard. But it did not seem to work. And it really made me feel like we were losing that crucial moral higher ground, and we weren’t behaving in the way that Americans are supposed to behave.
I sat through it at the time. But after it was over I did approach the non-commissioned officer in charge and told him I think you may be violating the Geneva Conventions…. He said he knew and I said I wouldn’t participate again and he respected that, but I was really, really stunned…
Please visit Alyssa Peterson’s Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom page and leave a comment.
Twelve American soldiers face charges over a secret “kill team” that allegedly blew up and shot Afghan civilians at random and collected their fingers as trophies.
Five of the soldiers are charged with murdering three Afghan men who were allegedly killed for sport in separate attacks this year. Seven others are accused of covering up the killings and assaulting a recruit who exposed the murders when he reported other abuses, including members of the unit smoking hashish stolen from civilians.
Foreign news articles like the one above pose a grave threat to national security in a post-9-11 world and should be censored in the U.S. Not only does this type of propaganda stoke the fire of global anti-American sentiment, but our freedoms and safety are threatened when America’s moral high ground in the execution of the War of Terror® is undermined. Free speech must always yield to the greater interests of national security and idealogical unity.
America is fully justified in taking the battle to the Mohammadan terrorist menace wherever it hides. This justification extends to the killing of non-terrorist men, women, and even little Muslim babies. Though they may technically be classified as non-combatants under international law, those who dwell in and around hotbeds of regional terrorist activity are potential future terrorists, including offspring. The position of slaughtering “gentile babies” to eliminate future threats is fully supported under Talmudic “halachic” law as expressed by Israeli rabbi, Yitzhak Shapira:
“There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults.”
To some this may be an extreme position. I caution those of this mind to remember the events of 9-11 as we enter into the ninth anniversary of patriotic mourning for our fallen heroes. Almost 3,000 of America’s bravest and hardest workers sacrificed their lives when 19 Arab hijackers engaged in a conspiracy to outwit the most sophisticated air defense system in the World, defied previously accepted laws of aerodynamics by flying airplanes into buildings at impossible speeds, and accomplished the incredible feat of knocking down three NYC skyscrapers with only two planes.
Following the 9-11 attacks, patriotic Americans fully supported the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. These military campaigns were necessary to exact brutal revenge on the Muslim people (a.k.a. potential future terrorists) wherever they lived to prevent another 9-11 type attack. Our brave political leaders and fearless generals delivered the Islamisists an undeniable message that terror is absolutely unacceptable under any circumstance. When the terror stops they might get their country back, it’s that simple people!
Some mistakenly argue that since a majority of the 9-11 perpetrators were Saudi Arabians (15 of the 19), including 9-11 terror mastermind Bin Laden (who methodically a plotted the brazen attacks on his laptop in an Afghan cave between his dialysis treatments), the U.S. should have instead bombed Saudi Arabia. Had the U.S. done so, diplomatic relations and countless high-dollar contracts would have been jeopardized. The Bush family, high officials in the Bush (and now Obama) administration, oil and gas corporations, and military defense contractors (who were supplying the Saudis with weapons, missile systems, and critical infrastructure protections) would have suffered severe economic harm as a result of a Saudi invasion. Invading Saudi Arabia would have also likely disrupted oil production leading to skyrocketing gas prices which would have negatively affected the U.S. economy. What’s good for business is good for America.
Muslim countries are pretty much interchangeable as each is a proxy for the overarching terrorist mindset that has infested their religion and culture, thus making it perfectly acceptable to invade any, or all of them. When the terror attacks stop, the U.S. soldiers and corporate mercenaries may or may not come home depending on the attitude of the Muslim people, among other factors (e.g., the full depletion of all natural resources, global opium demand forecasting, oil and gas pipeline completion timetables, and regional stability guaranteeing the safety and secured hegemonic status of our greatest ally, Israel.) In other words, don’t hold your breath, Achmed!
Like it or lump it Muslim people, America is in it for the long haul in the War of Terror®. President Obama has boldly demonstrated his commitment to forcefully restore peace in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and to protect the homeland from crazed jihadists. Through the implementation of innovative homeland security measures (i.e., increased government surveillance, restrictions on free speech, eroding terrorist friendly 4th Amendment protections, and the deployment of the Internet kill-switch), Obama has put every American back into the national security driver’s seat.
The Clash of Civilizations will result in an eventual victor, and it will not have an Islamic face. Osama bin Laden and his jihadist fly-boys should have thought of that before they single-handedly perpetrated the 9-11 attacks (without any help from the neo-con cabal, rogue members of the military-intelligence community, or foreign intelligence services and their domestic allies). Know this – the Christian/Judeo monotheistic religion tag-team can not, and WILL NOT, be beaten.
Here is a link to a list of tin-foil hat conspiracy nuts who question the government’s official position on 9-11. Although they once held high ranking positions in the U.S. government and military, their hatred of America has muddled their critical-thinking faculties. The list of unpatriotic scumbags includes: Max Cleland (former U.S. Senator – GA), Louis Freeh (former FBI Director), General Albert Stubblebine (U.S. Army – Ret), Ray McGovern, and many other unhinged and reality-detached individuals. They put our country at risk by spouting off their idiotic hate America first nonsense. Have pity on their souls, as they are doing the Devil’s work by attacking the Shining City on the Hill (American Providence).
Johnny Peepers had the opportunity to snap a few photos at Dragon*Con this weekend. The annual Atlanta Sci-Fi/Fantasy freakfest is a scene to behold. Don’t take my word for it, judge for yourself. The following shots are from the parade on Saturday morning.
During the parade, your diligent and law enforcement-minded photographer witnessed a police officer repeatedly spitting tobacco juice in the street near small children. After reviewing Georgia law and local statutes, it appears that the officer was well within his rights to forcefully project saliva from his mouth onto a pubic street. The photo on the right is the product of the aforementioned bodily fluid expulsion.
Soon after the parade, I encountered a small unit of hardcore fundie holy-rollers. These cats were heaven-bent on saving some at-risk souls. The old dude in the photo below was screaming about how America’s leaders were going to hell because they were doing the Devil’s work. I asked him if George W. Bush was going to hell and he said “yes, but that he still has time to repent.” I got a real chuckle out of that. Also, for the record, Psalm 9:17 don’t say shit about no barbecues.
The following chaps were singled out for their individuality. I respectfully requested that they submit themselves to my camera for a permanent place in the historical record.
Boba Fett as a fat redneck and the ‘lil Aryan bootleg-era gangster deserve a shout-out.
Pops on the left (below) wanted to know why I wanted to photograph him because he was “just a taxi driver”. I told him he was so square that he was hip. I requested that he say “steel magnolias” right before the snap. He got a kick out of that. The fellow on the right had Hunter S. Thompson’s look and mannerisms down pat. He was a bit impatient with me, as he had numerous powders to snort and large caliber guns to discharge.