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.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
The Long Hard Slog
Not terrorists and "dead enders"? Why does the U.S. military hate America?
Insurgents Are Mostly Iraqis, U.S. Military Says
The insistence by interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and many U.S. officials that foreign fighters are streaming into Iraq to battle American troops runs counter to the U.S. military's own assessment that the Iraqi insurgency remains primarily a home-grown problem.

We weren't guessing in January 2003, asshole, I mean Mr. President
Prewar Assessment on Iraq Saw Chance of Strong Divisions
The same intelligence unit that produced a gloomy report in July about the prospect of growing instability in Iraq warned the Bush administration about the potential costly consequences of an American-led invasion two months before the war began, government officials said Monday.

Daniel Ellsberg is calling you
Truths Worth Telling
"Rumsfeld was making this point this morning,'' Haldeman says. "To the ordinary guy, all this is a bunch of gobbledygook. But out of the gobbledygook comes a very clear thing: you can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say, and you can't rely on their judgment. And the implicit infallibility of presidents, which has been an accepted thing in America, is badly hurt by this, because it shows that people do things the president wants to do even though it's wrong, and the president can be wrong."

The CIA would fix an election? Isn't democracy crazy?
Pelosi Derails CIA Plan to Buy Iraq Elections
Time Magazine reports that the Bush administration had had a plan to use the Central Intelligence Agency to funnel money to candidates it favored in the forthcoming Iraqi elections. The rationale given was that Iran was bankrolling its own candidates.
Oh yeah, also linked in the article is the Guardian expose that came out over the weekend. It's about How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power. - LH



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