Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

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Friday, July 16, 2004
At this point even the most partisan of Bush backers will admit that what was said about Iraq before "Shock and Awe" (remember that?) was, shall we say, incorrect. But what about what is currently happening in Iraq? We are being led to believe that there are a couple of left over Saddam backers in a garage, somewhere in Iraq making IED's and planting them all over the country. Oh, yeah and also the infamous Abu Mussab Al-Zarqawi and his band of Osama financed henchmen exploding car bombs all over the country. The reason we are told this is because most of the people in the US don't know anything, many don't care to know, about the history of Iraq and the Middle East. It's a very simple and easy to understand explanation. When in reality, as is always the case, the situation in Iraq is much more convoluted.

We have been fed a myth that all terrorists are in one big ideological clique that is working together, headed by Osama and intent on the destruction of the West. When in fact -- as this article tells us, Zarqawi?s Role in Iraq at Odds with White House Claims -- the truth is that it's actually many different organizations. And in Iraq we find that Al-Zarqawi is actually working at cross purposes with the resistance. The reason this administration continues to try and make the case that Al Qaeda, Al-Zarqawi and the resistance are all working together is obvious to me. If the American sheeple find out, or come to understand, that Iraq is not a part of the WOT that could be the final nail in this administrations coffin.

Oh yeah, the new Iraqi PM is a mass murderer, just like Saddam
Allawi Shot Inmates in Cold Blood, Say Witnesses
Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings.

He doesn't necessarily sound like a terrorist mastermind
Zarqawi's Journey: From Dropout to Prisoner to Insurgent Leader
"When we would write bad things about him in our prison magazine, he would attack us with his fists," said Yousef Rababa, who was imprisoned with Mr. Zarqawi for militant activity. "That's all he could do. He's not like bin Laden with ideas and vision. He had no vision."

Chris Floyd
Mob Rule
Anyone who wants to understand the reality of modern America should pick up Gus Russo's latest book, "The Outfit." With diligent research and relentless candor, Russo strips away the facade of the United States' pious national myths, showing in great detail how the criminal underworld -- and the even more criminal "upperworld" of big business and politics -- have fused in a deadly symbiosis that underlies the nation's power structure.

Check out what Scott Ritter said about the recently released Butler Report
CIA jealous of 'clubbish' rebuke
Scott Ritter, a former UN weapons inspector who also worked for US intelligence while in Iraq, disagreed. "It wasn't an intelligence failure. It was an intelligence success. The job was to provide intelligence that would support the policy of regime change. The Butler report pretends the British government policy was disarmament ... Butler doesn't do his homework. The whole report is like that - it's shallow. It doesn't dig."

From the author of What's the Matter with Kansas? : How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Thomas Frank on the failure of liberalism
Oh Kansas fools! Poor Kansas fools!
The banker makes of you a tool.



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