- The US/UK government and their subordinate media machines
have flooded the world with so much malarkey, doubletalk, and misrepresentation
regarding the wars on terror that it"s become impossible to navigate
through the mayhem of it, let alone believe any of it, including the recent
video of N. Berg"s execution. Just consider a few inconsistencies
and contradictions in this news bedlam:
- Bush vowed he"s going to get Bin Laden after 9/11
yet, for all practical purposes, he"s invaded and is now warring with
a wrong country. The reasons for the invasions are still unanswered.
- Bush and the CIA have always maintained no proof of linking
al-Qaeda to Hussein yet a vast majority of Americans still believe that
the war has something to do with 9/11. Cheney, amazingly and contrary
to his boss" statements, is among them. The confusion persists.
- Blair said Iraq has a 40-minute rocket delivery capability.
D. Kelly, the UK weapons expert, was found dead after he said the intelligence
was "sexed up" to make a case for war. Blair said Kelly had
committed suicide yet after Blair was cleared by Hutton"s snowjob,
some media sources pointed to foul play. Though largely forgotten, the
matter remains untied.
- For two years, Bush, Powell and Rumsfeld insisted that
Iraq had WMD yet early this year Bush said Iraq was neither the threat
it was made out to be before the war nor probably didn"t have WMD.
He simply watered down his original claim to "I believe one day Iraq
may have WMD" and continued with the war. The WMD allegations are
- Bush said Iraq had WMD yet Blix found none and the US
found none either so Bush and Blair shifted focus to Hussein instead making
the reason for war the toppling of Hussein. Hussein"s capture took
place in Dec "03 yet, with the goal achieved, the war is not over.
Bush and Blair say they"re turning power back into the Iraqi"s
hands yet 130,000 US soldiers have made Iraq their home with no plan to
ever leave the now permanently occupied country. The occupation still today
lacks even the faintest outline of some exit strategy.
- Bush said he didn"t know about the al-Qaeda planning
the 9/11 attack yet in April "04 he said that on 9/11, right after
he was briefed on the chilling news, he "was angry" that "al-Qaeda
had succeeded". A lawsuit alleging Bush"s conspiracy in the
9/11 attack and links to the Bin Ladens was never picked up in the US mainstream
yet the very same machine goes into overdrive each time M. Jackson makes
a court appearance no matter how insignificant. M. Moore"s Fahrenheit
9/11 film supposedly linking Bush to the attack and the Bin Ladens has
been blocked from distribution in the US. Perhaps most fundamentally,
the issue of whether the US government played a role in 9/11 astonishingly
remains the greatest quandary still today. The US media has for nearly
three years failed to ask, much less to investigate, why 9/11 occurred.
Bush said he"s a "liberator" justifying the war as bringing
"democracy and stability" to the region. In April "04 he
changed his idealistic tune and himself called his occupation of Iraq what
it is: "an occupation". Bush"s slip apparently went unnoticed
by the media.
- Bush said he"s proud of the high ethical integrity
of his military yet the entire world stands in shock and disbelief over
the still mounting blood-curdling evidence of the American tortures and
the not unlike Nazi maltreatment of the Iraqi prisoners of war. The US
media is side stepping the issue, obscuring the evidence, concealing sources,
softening the disaster by allowing only small portions of the condemning
facts to be seen at a time, and generally taking all possible steps to
downplay the emerging American crimes against humanity. Blair tells us
that the top priority of his administration is the bringing a swift end
to the Iraq war yet when one of the most crucial Red Cross" reports
was given to Blair"s Special Envoy on Iraq, no one in his cabinet
including Blair himself ever bothered to open it. Equally, Bush said he
didn"t know anything about the tortures yet Bremer was briefed by
Red Cross in Nov "03 and Rumsfeld was told in Feb "04. Rumsfeld
said that "the world knew in Feb "04 yet somehow that excludes
Bush, Cheney, Blair and his staff. Red Cross says that everyone in the
coalition forces was told and was given a report on the prison maltreatments
in April "03 yet apparently no one has ever bothered to open it.
Rumsfeld admits he knew of the abuses in Feb "04 yet he did absolutely
nothing about it. The obvious conclusion that both the US and UK governments
were simply trying to ride it out, hoping it would never leak has still
not been stated by any media source despite the oodles of contradiction.
- Blair would have us believe now that his government conveniently
forgot about it as though that would be somehow acceptable. When this
report hit the desk at 10 Downing, the Armed Forces Minister simply "didn"t
see it", the Defence Secretary "didn"t see it", the
Foreign Secretary "wouldn"t have expected to see it", and
finally, the Prime Minister himself never bothered either. (But amazingly
when a copy of some heavy metal song by an ex-Black Sabbath member was
sent to Blair, he not only opened the package but apparently found the
precious time to listen to it and in fact even respond.) An person in
the workforce would be fired on the spot for ignoring important work issue
yet in the case of the US and UK governments no one has even questioned
Bush and Blair"s capability to continue performing their jobs. Bush
said he stands by Rumsfeld yet Rumsfeld has admitted to approving "harsh"
conditions in Guantanamo prison. The US media has not connected the dots
on this one either: clearing up whether Bush also approves of "harsh"
- Although Rumsfeld saw the distressing evidence of the
prison abuse and has made an apology alongside with Bush, Rumsfeld still
later defended the US interrogation techniques and claimed no international
rules were violated. The Geneva Convention protects prisoners of war from
the very kinds of abuses the evidence shows yet the US officials maintain
ignorance of the world treaty. The US media has failed to respond to this
blatant contradiction and clarify whether evidence breaches the Geneva
Convention or not.
- The US military has found some scapegoats and court-martials
a few privates now to appease the growing fury yet the command of abuse
clearly goes far higher, if not to the top. Cambone, the Undersecretary
of Defence of Intelligence said he knew of "severe interrogation techniques".
General Boykin, the man who won the heart of the US media with the claim
that Bush was elected by God, not by the voters, had authorized the "softening
up" of the Iraqi prisoners. Court-martialled Private Lynndie England,
the US model appearing in the torture pictures, swears she was following
orders. Despite the evidence of chain of command in the systematic policy
of crimes against humanity and breaches of Geneva Convention, still no
one in the US or UK media has brought up the possibility of indictments
by the Hague International Tribunal. Bush says he is spreading democracy
around the world, yet in the US, the opposite seems to be taking place.
The US media kowtows to Bush, which violates the very basis of "Free
Society" and "democracy". Even pictures of coffins arriving
from Iraq to the US are a no-no for the public to see. Pictures of war
(such as shown on www.thenausea.com) never made the US mainstream. The
US public isn"t even sure about the death toll. While some sources
claim some 600 US soldiers have been killed, others claim well over 800.
All US sources however agree on ignoring the casualty count of the Iraqis,
the very people the US is trying to save which has surpassed a staggering
- It seems that the news coverage is in the business of
manufacturing contradiction generating more and more questions at a far
more rapid pace than closing and resolving issues. This trend has grown
so much out of control that it"s no longer possible to rely on the
integrity of any one news source. In today's climate of this complete disinformation
and news turmoil, it is with extreme caution and a large pile of salt that
one should approach news, especially those from the US/UK mainstream sources.