Nothing on Iraq on network TV in Canada, but I see lots of news on the continuing programming of Americans minds on CBS and the other corporate networks. Now, they are preparing the public for a possible pre-emptive strike on Iran because they may be building nuclear weapons.
Of course Iran is building nuclear weapons because without them there is no deterent for America attacking. It's the same strategy that North Korea is using.
Anyhow, it just seems very insane to see Dan Rather on the TV reporting this stuff. Very sad actually as well. Dan used to be a marine and when I read that he was thinking of signing off his broadcasts by saying "meadow" I just made me think that this guy is all about military psy ops, and he thinks he is programming the minds of Americans. A far cry from Peter Mansbridge.
:: David 11:00 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, May 08, 2003 ::
still having problems with the tools.
:: David 10:06 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 ::
Looks like I'm experiencing some problems in installing tools onto the site.
:: David 10:17 PM [+] ::
Hey, Paul Bremer is back everybody! Say hi to Paul who is going to oversee what Garner does with Iraq. The Globe and Mail reports that this is a victory for Colin Powell over Donald Rumsfeld (that old State Department versus Pentagon battle). Hooray for shit!
Fear Mongering I thought I might just list a few sources for fear mongering in the "new normal" of America. This has to be one of the saddest times in recent American history with fear coming out of every pore of John Ashcroft's unloved body (he lost an election to a dead man, folks).
Americans face fear from several sources. Let me just list a few I can think of:
- the colour coded terror alert system (institutionalized fear mongering)
- warnings of unspecified terror threats (remember the run on duct tape and plastic sheeting)
- fear to express what might be considered unpatriotic sentiments
- a fucking war on Iraq
- false anthrax scares
- Ashcroft's Patriot Act allowing authorities to taps phones and monitor your library loans without your knowing
- not voting in a president yet he graps power anyhow
How does that grab you? Are you now afraid to vote for anybody except Bush? That's what the idea is. American democracy is becoming almost as wonderful as Israeli democracy.
:: David 11:49 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 ::
First Newly Elected Politician in Iraq
The mayor of Mosul was reported in the Globe and Mail as having been the first Iraqi politician to be elected in Iraq today. I don't know how they can say that when there was no general election in the city.
There was a story in the Globe and Mail about the probable rise of a fundamentalist state in Iraq. This seems rather likely after seeing the show of force of the Shias during their holy week. Combine this with Iranian agitators promoting a similar Shia government in Iraq, and it would seem that Iraq will go the same route as Iran in some shape or form.
So, then I think, well what is Himmler, I mean Rumsfeld, going to do about it. Maybe he can set out a "big lie" that there is democracy in Iraq while he has Baghdad patrolled by troops Israeli style. Hey, I mean, we are told Israel is a democracy, and yet it has one of the worst human rights records in the world and we regularly see and hear of people blowing themselves up in its streets. What better advertisement for democratic success than having your society produce suicide bombers?
:: David 3:33 PM [+] ::