Saturday, August 20, 2011

At Least They Believe in Recycling

Well, the good news is that US government officials believe in recycling. I was looking over the news headlines at and I saw a headline about Ghadafi's "last stand" that led to this article on CNN.

Libya rejects rebel claims Gadhafi seeking refuge for his family

The reports come as U.S. officials say the embattled leader may be making preparations for a last stand in Tripoli as a months-long NATO air campaign continues amid reports of rebel advances.
"We believe he could be planning for a last stand," one U.S. official said.

A second U.S. official confirmed a similar concern and said the Gadhafi plan could involve a final military offensive against civilians, launched from his last major strongholds around the Libyan capital.

That seemed awfully familiar, so I typed "Saddam" and "last stand" into Google and found ....

War-gaming Saddam's Last Stand - New York Daily News

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saddam's last stand? - Stronghold of Tikrit may be Saddam's last stand - Apr. 11 ...

IRAQ'S LAST STAND; Saddam's Baghdad barricade. - Free Online Library

Saddam's last stand? Vows for defense of Baghdad should soon be ...

Well, you get the idea. Writing propgaganda for the US government is like writing scripts for pro wrestling. Why write something new when the same few old scripts have been working for ever? Just recycle, then go home in time to see the wifey and kiddies.

The officials, who have knowledge of the situation on the ground, did not want to be named because of the sensitive intelligence matters.

The sure sign its propaganda these days is the unsourced source. Surely one of the lessons to be learned from the lies that led up to the Iraq debacle is not to trust un-named sources on CNN. When Judy Miller was being given what Dick Cheney's office wanted printed in the NY Times, it always appeared as similar unsourced sources. If no one's willing to put their name on it, be very suspicious.

In fact, you should be asking why such esteemed news outlets are still using such unsourced sources after being burned by them so badly in all the lies that led up to the Iraq war. You'd think watching more than a million people die, including more than 4,000 from your own country, as well as watching your own nation waste hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars on a needless war, would at least cause some sort of internal review. I guess not.

The lies that led to the Iraq war have killed more Americans than Osama Bin Laden did on 9-11, but nothing changes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Military pilot pedophile who paid a CHILD to allow him to copulate him:::He was 17 and the boy was 11!!
"I'll let you drive my car if you let me suck your dick."
HE wanted to be the prostitute. Military piliot, male prostitute.
How long did "Military pilot::Male prostitute" masterbate and think about homosexuality? A year? "Into his 20s."
After he enlisted in the military? Into his flight training?
He was 17 and the boy was 11!!! A junior in high school having sex with an 11 year-old boy. AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT!!!! He needs to be on a list the community can reference.