Saturday, July 31, 2004

America's Mad Bomber -- the New Iraq PM

This little gem in the NY Times may have flown in under your radar:

Allawi ran CIA bombing campaign

WASHINGTON, June 8 — Iyad Allawi, now the designated prime minister of Iraq, ran an exile organization intent on deposing Saddam Hussein that sent agents into Baghdad in the early 1990's to plant bombs and sabotage government facilities under the direction of the C.I.A., several former intelligence officials say. Dr. Allawi's group, the Iraqi National Accord, used car bombs and other explosive devices smuggled into Baghdad from northern Iraq, the officials said....

The Iraqi government at the time claimed that the bombs, including one it said exploded in a movie theater, resulted in many civilian casualties....

One former Central Intelligence Agency officer who was based in the region, Robert Baer, recalled that a bombing during that period "blew up a school bus; schoolchildren were killed." Mr. Baer, a critic of the Iraq war, said he did not recall which resistance group might have set off that bomb. Other former intelligence officials said Dr. Allawi's organization was the only resistance group involved in bombings and sabotage at that time....

The C.I.A. recruited Dr. Allawi in 1992, former intelligence officials said. At that time, the former senior intelligence official said, "what we were doing was dealing with anyone" in the Iraqi opposition "we could get our hands on."....

When Dr. Allawi was picked as interim prime minister last week, he said his first priority would be to improve the security situation by stopping bombings and other insurgent attacks in Iraq - an idea several former officials familiar with his past said they found "ironic."

"Send a thief to catch a thief," said Kenneth Pollack, who was an Iran-Iraq military analyst for the C.I.A. during the early 1990's and recalled the sabotage campaign....


Blowing up schoolbuses full of children for the CIA. All in the interests of stopping terrorism, of course.

Quote of the Day:"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
-- George Orwell, 1945

I, Saddam -- All-American Hitman

Check out UPI's history of Hussein's CIA work -- quite well documented BTW, for all you neocons who are ever poised to pounce upon the credibility of my postings:
I, Saddam -- All-American Hitman

And we all know how Rumsfeld, Reagan and Bush Senior supplied him with all kinds of nasty goodies like anthrax, gas gangrene, botchulism and various other chemical and biological weapons, not to mention conventional arms, logistics support and millions of taxpayer dollars.

Then of course there's MSNBC's wonderful expose of how Senator Orrin Hatch led the Senate in arming, funding and training Bin Laden:

The esteemed Senator even had the balls to say "it was worth it". One wonders, would the relatives of the WTC's 3,000 dead agree with him?

Quote of the Day:"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
-- George Orwell, 1945

A new election slogan for Bush-Cheney '04....

"We put the 'con' back in 'neocon'."

From Left Field: So why Kerry?

About eight months back a pal asked who I would support in 2004; I said Kerry, possibly teamed with Clark, would have been the most electable. Kerry and Edwards is certainly also a strong ticket.

Kerry is by no means my first choice -- he's FOR continuing the conflict in Iraq, after all.

BUT, Kerry's "flip-flop-ness" is just another no-substance label from the extreme right; their typical tactic is to fling nastiness at opponents just to see what will stick, even if it's unsubstantiated rumor (for excellent examples, look at the "I invented the Internet" misquote falsely attributed to Al Gore or the "murder spree" of the Clintons. They're not even against eating their own, as Karl Rove's appallingly nasty "Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?" telephone campaign on Bush's behalf will attest).

Having said that, Kerry stands for several things America desperately needs in this era of corporate behemoths run amok: unions and labor protection laws, universally accessible healthcare, minority and women's rights, environmental protection, etc.

But of absolute PARAMOUNT importance is that, if Kerry wins, the ruination of democracy by paperless e-voting will have been averted. Conversely, if Bush wins, it is guaranteed that HAVA will be strengthened, DREs will be forced upon the American electorate and verifiable elections will become a permanent impossibility.

And THAT, friends and neighbors, means THOSE IN POWER CAN NEVER BE VOTED OUT, and with nothing to oppose them and their agenda, whoever has seized power through an electronic coup need never answer to ANYONE. They will have disengaged themselves completely from having to implement the will of the people -- after all, if they can't be voted out, who gives a fuck WHAT the citizens of America want:

Raw nuclear waste dumped in prime agriculture land? If it's good for Duke Power, bring that shit on!

Oil drilling in protected migratory land? If Enron wants it, dig those motherfucking holes! Fuck the dead moose!

Cheaper wages for American factory workers? If Nike wants it, shake their goddamn wallets empty!

Better yet, pay some illiterate 12-year-old starvee in Bangladesh five bucks a WEEK to stitch $100-a-pair trainers for twelve backbreaking hours! Hell, let's do away with wages ALTOGETHER and BEAT them into working!

Somebody wants to protest their grandmother's social security being plundered? Fuck that; lock the hippy motherfuckers up! If they demand their Constitutional rights, break their noses and mace them! If they STILL won't shut up, declare them "terrorists" and disappear them in an internment camp!

If it weren't for the growing base of DREs and the complete GOP control and ownership of them, I'd say it was no big deal if Monkeyboy Bush landed a second term. Eventually he and his neoNazis would fuck things up to the point that even their own FAMILIES would vote to kick their asses out; but the electronic vote fix is definitely in the works, and no matter what side of the political fence you sit on, it spells imminent DISASTER of the highest order for America.

You want to know my druthers? If he had a snowball's chance of winning, I'd give my vote to Kucinich in a heartbeat. A Kucinich-Dean ticket would literally save America from the imminent impending economic, enviornmental and civic meltdown we will all see within two to three decades.

The tremendous, appalling, unnecessary waste; the flagrant, obscene war profiteering and the rampant Capitol Hill corporate whoredom, if not reversed soon, will spell America's unravelling. The best we can hope for, if our present course is not averted, is totalitarian stabiliy; the WORST is a smoking, toxic wasteland overrun by ganglords. Or perhaps the annihilation of the human race -- it's certainly within reach, and Bush's greatest power base, the Evangelicals, are quite publicly and unabashedly both praying for and trying to engineer it.

Don't believe me? Have a gander at the following articles:

If my links don't convince you, I heartily encourage you to do a little googling on the "evangelicals" yourself. This shit is too scary and crazy to even make up.

THIS is who is on the brink of gaining permanent control of our country -- and its nuclear arsenal.

If THAT isn't reason enough to vote for Kerry or a potted friggin' PLANT instead of Bush -- I certainly can't think of one.

Quote of the Day: Whoever controls the flow of Persian Gulf oil has a stranglehold not only on our economy but also on the other countries of the world as well."-- DICK Cheney

more about the nutbar contingent...

...that is driving current American foreign policy and pulling the strings in the Republican party:

The Guardian

The Washington Times

lew rockwell

Jeff Rense

Capitol Hill Blue

The Baptist Standard

The Guardian II

Mother Jones

Tom Paine