The U.S. media is indulging in war mongering “yellow journalism” by repeating baseless allegations that Syria is behind the “car bombing” of a popular Lebanese nationalist, while the evidence suggests that the assassination was carried out using a guided missile launched from a plane – a precision penetration bomb – a “targeted killing” technique perfected by Israel.
A huge American-financed wastewater treatment plant in the desert city of Falluja, which United States troops assaulted twice to root out insurgents in 2004, was supposed to be the centerpiece of an effort to rebuild Iraq, a country smashed by war and neglect, and bring Western standards of sanitation. >>>>>
President Karzai has been under pressure from the US and other allies to do something about the growing problem of corruption in his government, forcing him to shuffle his cabinet earlier this month. The mounting allegations have even extended to his family, with his brother reportedly linked to the nation’s burgeoning heroin trade. >>>>>
What about other groups? If the idea of a Latino or a Muslim in the White House is beyond belief, what does that say of American society? Either the White House is strictly reserved for those who profess to be orthodox Christians (that excludes Mormons like Mitt Romney) and the whole notion of plurality is a lie, or something has gone wrong.
If the US is the most progressive nation in these matters, what are the implications for western democracies? Is the idea of people being judged on merit, by the content of their character rather than on characteristics like race and religion just an illusion? >>>>>
Who Put Hate in My Sunday Paper? Uncovering the Israeli-Republican-Evangelical Networks behind the “Obsession” DVDOctober 20, 2008
Answering that question proved harder than one might think, as the groups behind this DVD have worked hard to hide their tracks. The connections, which are partially concealed in the DVD and the distribution campaign, take one from groups in Israel, to pro-Israel lobby organizations in the United States, to Christian evangelical groups, and to Neoconservative think-tanks.
The “facts” presented by Obsession have already been refuted in several detailed presentations. For example, see the work of Obsessionwithhate.com and that of Sheila Musaji, as well as Altmuslim.com. Therefore, I am not going to make a point by point refutation of the contents of the DVD. My intention is to explore the networks that are behind the production and distribution of this DVD, with their clear goal of influencing the 2008 Presidential elections towards John McCain. >>>>>
The military sources based in Angoor Adda, a border town between Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region and Afghanistan’s Paktika province, also said they had also heard similar reports of shooting down of the US chopper by Taliban just across the border. >>>>>
The attack was on the main road running from the southern city of Kandahar to the western town of Herat, General Qati said. It took place in Maiwand District, which is known as an area with a significant Taliban presence, where attacks on military convoys are frequent. The road is also the main route for British and Afghan army troops traveling to Helmand Province, where the insurgency is strongest. >>>>>
Not denying its authenticity, it would have been more credible if there were something more concrete from the side of the Taliban to verify such a claim. It would not be the first time that friendly fire on suspected Taliban recruits or prisoner releases is set up where the massacre is blamed on the other side. It would serve the purpose of the killers on many levels, to include offsetting the propaganda gains the Taliban may have had in the taking down of the U.S. chopper. Even Sun Tzu writes about this tactic in the ‘Art of War’.
The reason for the hesitation in accepting this article as truth is that the War on Terror has been fought with many lies. Even the ‘inadvertent’ mass killing of innocent civilians is denied by the West and the Afghan forces, until the evidence is overwhelmingly undeniable.