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#559 — Mar30.2013 — “This is Not Dick Cheney We’re Talking About”

Bloged in America, Afghanistan/Pakistan by Gutter Grunt Saturday March 30, 2013 at about 8:45 am

Here is the lead from Paul Street’s recent piece in ZNet:

Questioned by a handful of Senate Democrats on his secret killer drone program earlier this month, Barack Obama said “This is not Dick Cheney we’re talking about here.”

“No Mr. President,” one of those Senators should have retorted (none did), “it is not. It is worse, actually, in three ways. First, Cheney was Vice President and you, sir, are President. Second, you have gone very far beyond George W. Bush and Dick Cheney when it comes to the cowardly and indiscriminate murder of thousands of people with drones. Third, you have done this under the cloak of liberalism, progressivism, peace, and multiculturalism whereas Bush and Cheney were openly reactionary white-nationalist messianic-militarists, which made their evil easier to identify and oppose.”

Of 366 U.S. drone attacks that have killed 3,581 people in Pakistan since 2002, 316 have been launched by the Obama administration. Less than 2 percent of those killed have been high-profile Taliban militants, the avowed targets. Many of those blasted out of earthly existence by America’s airborne remote-control killing machines have been innocent bystanders, including women and children.

It’s a worthwhile piece, give it a read. Street is hyping a series of anti-drone demonstrations scheduled for April, and well that he should. As Street implies, Obama with his fleet of 7500 drones has become a scarier war-monger than Cheney. If Obama is what it means to have a black president, let’s hope he’s the last.

Here is a link to Know Drones, which is a major anti-drone website.  And here is their FAQ page.

#558 — Mar29.2013 — The Times of Israel: Prototypic Israeli bullshit in action

Bloged in America, Israeli Firsters by Gutter Grunt Friday March 29, 2013 at about 11:12 am

Israeli warmongering agents who spread rumors of Iran having a nuke have been at it for at least a decade. They include John Bolton, David Albright, Yukiya Amano, George Jahn, and, of course, virtually every editor of every Israeli newspaper. An article in today’s Times of Israel is a good example of their modus operandi: stir the pot with speculation and rumors based on unnamed, covert sources “close” to someone who knows something. This is the exact same formula that got over 100,000 Iraqis and 5000 Americans killed in the Iraq War.

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#557 — Mar27.2013 — Vid turns cop into liar as dog bites man.

Bloged in Good cop/Bad cop by Gutter Grunt Wednesday March 27, 2013 at about 12:46 pm

  Officer Wiley’s battery of Peter Bohmer caught on vid

A YT video shot on Mar5.2013 in Olympia Washington seems to provide incontrovertible evidence that a Washington State cop, Officer Wiley, is a liar. First name not known or I’d surely put it up for you.

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#555 — Mar25.2013 — Helen Pow of the Daily Mail plagiarizes AP story

Bloged in Media Fails by Gutter Grunt Tuesday March 26, 2013 at about 9:12 am

The Daily Mail, true to its reputation as a third rate tabloid rag, stoops to ripping off valid news sources.  Here DM reporter Helen Pow rips off an AP article on a tragedy in California.  As of this writing, Pow’s article, which is not Pow’s article, does not have a single word of attribution to the AP article.  This is blatant dishonesty.

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#554 — Mar25.2013 — Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde: Channeling Herbert Hoover in the 21st Century

Bloged in Europe by Gutter Grunt Tuesday March 26, 2013 at about 8:24 am


   

Imagine putting your life savings in a bank to keep it safe and then having the likes of Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde decide you will give up 30% of it to save the banks. This would be an unconstitutional taking under the 5th Amendment of U.S. Constitution, but it appears to be OK in the European Union, which Merkel currently controls.  If you live in a European Union country, it could happen to you, just as it is now happening to the people of Cyprus.

Any person with money in any EU bank who doesn’t make a run for their own money after seeing what powers Merkel and Lagarde have is a fool.  Merkel, Lagarde, the EU, and the IMF are forming the perfect storm that will be a disaster for the entire world economy.

How smart are the people calling these shots? Well, probably a lot dumber than Herbert Hoover and the other idiots calling the shots that brought down the world economy in the 1930’s, and today’s idiots are working in an infinitely more complex universe than Hoover was.

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#553 — Mar24.2013 — Daily Mail continues jerking the public around with the Chevaline Massacre story.

Bloged in Europe by Gutter Grunt Tuesday March 26, 2013 at about 8:20 am


In an article dated today and not attributed to any reporter, the DM now tells us that the cops have “arrested” a “suspect” in the Chevaline Massacre story.  But, as always, you have to read the DM closely because it is generally 80% crap and 20% helpful.  In this particular article it’s 95%/5% crap to helpful ratio.

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