Elaine Meinel Supkis
The United States has become totally unglued from reality. Today's insane editorial from the New York Times attacking China over police matter and free press is a typical example. The US resembles more and more the worst aspects of the Soviet Union and we demand China act differently from us? Also, another war criminal is caught in Europe but Bush was not arrested. Jane Meyer talks about how the war on terror morphed within a day into a war against whistle blowers, CIA undercover women and other matters. Bush wants to now declare war on al Qaeda. HAHAHA. And two former bitter enemies, Russia and China finally fix old border disputes and are now totally at peace and united in the next step of the struggle for power: the destruction of US finances.
To win the right to host the Games, Beijing promised to expand press freedoms for foreign reporters and implied that opening China to the world would help expand human rights more generally.
We will never know whether China’s leaders intended to keep their word. What we do know is that the International Olympic Committee, corporate sponsors and governments around the world should have held China to its word. They have not, and China has read their silence as complicity.
When we hosted the Olypmics here, no one mentioned the harassing of foreign reporters. Back then, the new Soviet system of the Homeland Security used its powers to prevent reporters from entering, who said things our dictators didn't want us to hear. These pesky reporters suddenly couldn't get visas and if they got one, were searched and their computers and cameras confiscated and then they were trailed and given every possible difficulty. The NYT refused to report on this. I learned of it only by going to the overseas media.
China censors the internet. China censors my own news service, just for example. The Chinese rulers are not nice people. But they are not stupid. They don't go about the planet bellyaching about censorship while doing the same censorship at home. The NYT censors lots and lots of international news as well as domestic stories. For example, the day the Times carried a propaganda piece about Tel Aviv, the world was discussing the lastest IDF war crimes. Not one of these crimes ever makes the headlines in the NYT. Only pro-Jewish stories make headlines.
This internal censorship is far more insidious than the Chinese overt forms of censorship. All the Chinese people, just like Russians back in the Soviet Union days, knew there was no 'truth' in Pravda. But the US goes about the planet, all huffy and puffy about press freedoms. Yet if any non-mainstream media reporters show up at inopportune times to film or record events like the brutal suppression of any anti-globalism demonstrations, they are arrested, beaten and their cameras destroyed. None of this, of course, makes the mainstream news. So the pretense of being in a 'free' country can continue despite the truth.
Corporate sponsors for the Games seem determined to look the other way. Most world leaders, including President Bush, also have been too silent. We accept Mr. Bush’s decision to attend the opening ceremonies, but we see no sign that he got anything for it .
Mr. Bush has correctly denounced the genocide in Darfur and is pressing for international sanctions on Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe over brutally stealing last month’s presidential election. China, however, continues to enable both Mr. Mugabe and Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Just last week, Beijing faulted the world court prosecutor for bringing charges of genocide against Mr. Bashir for his role in Darfur’s many horrors, and it vetoed an American-backed United Nations Security Council resolution to put sanctions on Mr. Mugabe and his henchmen.
HAHAHA. Like a dog with a bone, the Zionists cannot let go of Darfur. It is their last and only refuge. I want Bush and HIS henchmen arrested, too! And the 'many horrors' in Darfur: PALESTINE! How about that, guys? The NYT obviously thinks that treating as dogs Palestinians peacefully demonstrating or EVEN THROWING ROCKS is OK. I have been in demonstrations where rock throwing happened. Shooting and killing rock throwers is wrong. These are unarmed civilians! They killed rock throwers in America during the Vietnam War, just for example. That was wrong.
What is even worse is how the US cheers anti-government demonstrations that become murderous mobs if they are happening in China! If people riot there, the US demands the Chinese not act like the US or Israeli governments. The Chinese have to be gentle and kindly. But the US and Israel can be as brutal as they wish. The US has shot dead unarmed demonstrators early on in Iraq, for example. School children throwing their sandals at our soldiers who occupied their school were shot dead! This barely made a ripple in the US media. I heard of it via foreign media. Then there are all the many dead reporters in Iraq shot dead by US soldiers! Al Jazeera filed a formal complaint about this with international authorities. Who did absolutely nothing to the US.
Grandly, the bloody ship of state sails onwards. We choose to ignore all this because we want to be pure as driven snow. Of course, the history of the US is very bloody just like any empire. But singling out China for abuse is pure insanity.
Here is a very old skit from the Carol Burnett Show about airline security before Chertoff took over and turned it into a total nightmare:
More and more Americans despise traveling by air due to the fear, harassments and terrorizing going on in US airports. One lady who objected verbally to a deep-level search was suddenly grabbed by a bunch of Homeland Security goons who beat her so badly, she was hospitalized. Others are tasered to death or die in custody. Anyone even slightly irritating these Soviet-trained goons is instantly bashed about and arrested! So people duck their heads and scurry past the skin heads who now run our airports.
Two public buses exploded during the Monday morning rush hour in the city of Kunming, killing at least two people and injuring 14 others in what the authorities described as deliberate attacks as China is tightening security nationwide and warning of possible terrorist threats in advance of next month’s Olympic Games.
Beyond the escalating internal disturbances, the authorities are warning that foreign terrorist groups may be plotting to disrupt the Olympics. Chinese officials have singled out the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement and say they destroyed 41 training bases and arrested 82 people.
“Intelligence reports show the group has been planning to carry out terrorist attacks during the Games,” Ma Zhenchuan, director of Olympic security, told China Central Television.
Oh dear, there is terrorism inside China! Why, if people are blowing up buses, this calls for eliminating our civil rights! The government must be strong to protect us! If this happens in England, putting up spy cameras all over the place, spying on people at home, bugging all phones and monitoring all communications, holding people without trial in secret prisons and torturing them: all OK! But not for China, of course. Since when has communist China become the bell weather for human rights?
According to Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals, two top lawyers in the Justice Department who attempted to push back against the authorization of torture by Vice President Cheney's staff became so paranoid that they worried they were being wiretapped and even feared they might be in physical danger.
Mayer told the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe that Cheney's staff took advantage of 9/11 to enhance presidential power and that -- in the words of Republican lawyer and former 9/11 Commission director Philip Zelikow -- "fear and anxiety were exploited by fools and zealots."
Mayer pointed out that "two of the top lawyers in the Bush administration, Jim Comey who was the number two in the Justice Department and Jack Goldsmith who ran the Office of Legal Counsel, were trying really hard to put the country back on what they thought was a legal footing when it came to how to treat prisoners. They were trying to take away the torture memo and replace it with something that was more responsible."
"As they were working on this," Mayer continued, "they became so paranoid that the vice president's office was either trying to push back in some way -- they thought they might be being wiretapped, they thought they might be in physical danger. The fights were that intense. I can't tell you how passionate and hard-fought these fights were inside this government."
HAHAHA. The War on Terror is really a war of terror. Just like the War on Drugs morphs into protecting and expanding the drug production of Afghanistan's opium crops and Columbia's cocaine fields! The Gitmo trials are beginning. Kangaroos put on better shows than this goofy mess. We are trying to condemn to death bin Laden's chauffeur? How about killing his hair dresser? Or maybe his tailor? How about torturing and murdering his chef??? Masseuse? Talk about infantile and stupid. This mockery of international war crimes trials is very emblematic of our entire moral collapse.
(Reuters) - Congress should explicitly declare war against al Qaeda and write new rules for legal challenges by terrorism suspects following a Supreme Court ruling on the rights of Guantanamo prisoners, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Monday.
Mukasey urged Congress to pass such legislation as the first U.S. war crimes trial got under way at the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where prisoners in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism are held in a detention center condemned internationally for harsh treatment.
Democrats in control of Congress and civil rights groups reacted coolly to Mukasey's proposals, saying they would avoid judicial oversight and stack the deck in favor of the administration.
HAHAHA. This has to be the stupidest news story on earth. NOW Bush wants to declare war on a loosely organized gang that inspires peasant revolutionaries across the planet? No nation that oppresses Muslim peasants likes al Qaeda. And al Qaeda has an agenda: to bring the Apocalypse on. This dovetails with millions of US citizens who want the Apocalypse to happen, too, so they can fly to Heaven and meet Jesus who will recoil in horror and send them away again.
Both China and Russia have been fighting the Muslims far longer than the US. Like, for a thousand years. So they expected the US to cooperate with them in this enterprise after 9/11. Instead, the US parked nuclear missiles right next to Russia's front door and has been kicking China in the shins whenever China acts like Israel or the US. Now, both are totally fed up and are united as one force. They have revenge in their minds.
The United States security coordinator for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, retired general James Jones, is preparing an extremely critical report of Israel's policies in the territories and its attitude toward the Palestinian Authority's security services.
A few copies of the report's executive summary (or, according to some sources, a draft of it) have been given to senior Bush Administration officials, and it is reportedly arousing considerable discomfort. In recent weeks, the administration has been debating whether to allow Jones to publish his full report, or whether to tell him to shelve it and make do with the summary, given the approaching end of President George Bush's term.
Jones was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice following the Annapolis peace conference last November. His assignment was to draft a strategic plan to facilitate stabilization of the security situation, as a necessary accompaniment to Israeli-Palestinian final-status negotiations. In this context, he assessed the PA security forces in the West Bank, whose reform is being overseen by another American general, Keith Dayton. Jones has visited the region several times...
This is the latest example of 'news that Israeli Jews may read but which is kept secret from the US populace'. As usual, the Jews may debate all sorts of contentious issues in private but the US is locked outside of this discussion thanks to the hard efforts at censorship by Jewish media owners. Geeze, guys, stop it, will ya?
Here is yet another report that AIPAC has to suppress. A great number of the Bilderberger participants are Jewish media owners who conspire to keep these conspiratorial planning sessions private. They are very good at mocking people and suppressing information. They also work with DARPA and the black ops people in the CIA to mislead people with FAKE conspiracy stories. So people who can see one obvious conspiracy are then led off the cliff by totally loopy stories that make them go insane. Tracking the ruling elites is very difficult because of all the fairy dust thrown in people's eyes.
Two makeshift rockets landed harmlessly outside Palestinian villages in the West Bank on Monday, residents said, accusing neighboring settlers of launching an attack.
A source in the security establishment described the Palestinian report as incorrect.
Residents of the villages of Odala and Awarta, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, said two rockets were fired from the nearby settlement of Yitzhar. A Reuters Television cameraman saw a projectile, about 45 centimetres long, burning in a field.
This Haaretz story won't make the NYT, either. The mythology that the 'settlers' are innocent and being attacked is pure bunk as any outside observers know already. But it is central to the NYT and other US media story lines. No way can the truth appear, ever. Not even the allegations of abuse. We know these settlers are extremely nasty neighbors who shoot and beat Palestinians with impunity since no one in the settler community is ever arrested, charged or imprisoned. Laws are for Palestinians, not Jews.
Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s most wanted men, was arrested yesterday 13 years after he was first indicted by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal.
The 63-year-old war crimes suspect faces genocide charges for his role in the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War, and for organising the siege of Sarajevo which claimed 12,000 lives.
Arrest Bush, Blair, Cheney and all their minions. Arrest their chauffeurs and hair dressers, too. Arrest their chefs and others who service them. Arrest all of Congress and all their associates including their babysitters, children's playmates and anyone who has any commerce with them. Isn't all this utterly pathetic?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed the agreement after meeting his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, to discuss the eastern part of the 2,700-mile border.
"I would like to especially emphasize the border agreement we signed today. This means that our international border has been demarcated in its entirety," Lavrov said.
"From a legal point of view we have created the preconditions for the border to become a link of stability, openness, mutual benefit, friendship and cooperation," he said.
Quickly, China and Russia are securing their borders. China, in particular, is going around making peace with everyone. Serious diplomatic negotiations straightening out all historic past uncertainties are being ruthlessly solved, one by one. The huge issue of Taiwan is being resolved, too. China has just twisted the US arms dealer's arms to nix deals with Taiwan. The Chinese are moving rapidly to consolidate everything so they can become the next super power. Reforming the banking system, changing the legal system and in general, consolidating power is being pushed rapidly for the Chinese know the US is going to tip into bankruptcy very soon now that the US government announced it will back over $3.7 trillion in Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac debt on top of the Treasury sucking up all the bad business from Wall Street investors. The status of the US debt has taken a very serious downturn this month. The point spread is growing. The premium demands are rising. This is very bad.
We should be focused on the consequences of going bankrupt. We can't view this as a happy ending, 'Wow, we stuck the Chinese, Japanese and Russians with bad debts, HAHAHA.' This is pure insanity.
Time for the US to snarl and snap at Iran Kitty who in turn, will claw our face up even more! The price of oil has stopped dropping.