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02 May 2006

More On The Mission Accomplished Lies - In Words And Pictures ...

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Begin by clicking on the arrow centre screen.

Next, listen, watch and weep.

Then, the next move's down to you.

Yes, that's right -- you.

Many thanks are due to our long time, online liberal American blogger friend Michael, for pointing us in the right direction toward YouTube.

Michael blogs regularly at 'Enemy Combatant'.

What's more, Michael blogs well. Very well.
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    Anonymous bluey said...

    'Strewth, Old Brit.

    My next move? Mail this to EVERYONE on my list - telling them to do the same.

    Thanks for this.

    1:00 am  
    Blogger Gert said...

    What's been achieved so far? Let's see:

    * No WMD found

    * No 9/11 connection found

    * 35,000 dead Iraqis, more than 10 for each 9/11 victim, enough already?

    * nearly 2,500 dead coalition servicemen and women

    * large number of maimed servicemen and women

    * Iraq in ruins - reconstruction sputtering, $ billions (Iraqi money) gone missing

    * insurgency kills more soldiers and civilians (like shooting fish in a barrel)

    * Iraq government likely to become part-theocracy

    * Afghanistan still unstable

    * Increased hostility of part of the Muslim world towards the West

    * Increased likelihood of Muslim terror attacks in US/Europe

    * bin Laden still at large

    * hundreds detained illegally in Gitmo

    * Abu Ghraib

    * torture back on menu

    * Saddam trial a farce

    In the light of such unprecedented failure it's clear why Blair "would do it all again" (dixit Blair). Obviously, we're all just complete fools. I must be missing something but WHAT???

    4:10 pm  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What sickens and amazes me is that Bush and Blair both got re-elected by their people, in spite of everything.

    Like gert, I have to ask if I'm stupid and what have i missed?

    Like bluey, I'm passing this on too. Maybe, just maybe some of those still supporting dear leader might 'see' things differently after this.

    5:41 pm  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And still the daily carnage goes on. This, again today from BBC.

    5:50 pm  
    Anonymous Tom said...

    Excellent list Gert, it is a testimony for your organised and sharp mind.

    To the anonyms: I wouldn't 'hang up' on the election results in the US. There were enough 'irregularities' with the black-box voting machines, to make that point mute.

    8:53 pm  
    Anonymous Griffon said...

    some reading for the visually and aurally impaired like myself -
    Fromm the excellent Chalmers Johnson

    Terrorists in Britain-

    And the REAL (really) reason for war with Iran-

    10:01 am  
    Anonymous Rex said...

    You ask "Remember Afghanistan?" Richard.

    I doubt that maybe one in a dozen Brits do - untill they are rudely reminded by someone like you. For Americans, I say the figure's more like one in a hundred - or two.

    8:20 pm  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Old Brit, did you know you're the featured blog at Salon's Daou Reporttoday?

    Way to go, mister.

    10:22 pm  
    Blogger Tom said...

    That's the stuff. I wonder what the polls would look like if those pictures were shown every night on US news?

    12:25 am  
    Blogger Richard said...

    Hey, Tom.

    You should talk. You regularly put up brilliant stuff at you blog. Like the latest televised lambasting of Runtsfeld by a brave man in Atlanta.

    I've just thanked you for showing it, over at Current Era. Everyone, believe me, this is a MUST watch. See the sob SQUIRM.

    12:41 am  
    Blogger Richard said...

    Great list, great links, great comments and commentors with [regularly] great contributions from some great talents -- just about great bloomin' everything. Wouldn't you say?

    Thanks, all -- keep it comin'. The truth will out.

    1:00 am  
    Anonymous rosemary said...

    Thanks for this, Richard. Excellent!

    Thanks to Griffin for those 3 links. I caught the Chalmers piece yesterday. Valuable review from a favorite author/historian. I will read the others too.

    As others said, good list, gert!

    And, Richard, "Old Brit" really is making a mark! Getting featured at Salon is BIG. WaytoGo!

    4:28 am  
    Anonymous rosemary said...

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    4:28 am  
    Anonymous rosemary said...

    Sorry about the duplication. Blogger was not letting me post. Then it overdid it!

    4:34 am  
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    4:36 am  
    Blogger Richard said...

    No problem, Rosemary. Pffft! No dupes. 'Eradication' editing exercise, accomplished.

    9:27 am  
    Anonymous Griffon said...

    This is genocide, pure and simple.
    Calculated, knowing genocide.

    Marion Falk, a retired chemical physicist who built nuclear bombs for more than 20 years at Lawrence Livermore Lab, was asked if he thought that DU weapons operate in a similar manner as a dirty bomb.

    "That's exactly what they are. They fit the description of a dirty bomb in every way."

    According to Falk, more than 30 percent of the DU fired from the cannons of U.S. tanks is reduced to particles one-tenth of a micron (one millionth of a meter) in size or smaller on impact. "The larger the bang" the greater the amount of DU that is dispersed into the atmosphere, Falk said. With the larger missiles and bombs, nearly 100 percent of the DU is reduced to radioactive dust particles of the "micron size" or smaller, he said.

    When asked if the main purpose for using it was for destroying things and killing people, Falk was more specific:

    "I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people."


    "How widespread and extensive is the exposure? A quote from the UMRC field report reads:

    "The UMRC field team was shocked by the breadth of public health impacts coincident with the bombing. Without exception, at every bombsite investigated, people are ill. A significant portion of the civilian population presents symptoms consistent with internal contamination by uranium."

    In Afghanistan, unlike Iraq, UMRC lab results indicated high concentrations of NON-DEPLETED URANIUM, with the concentrations being much higher than in DU victims from Iraq. Afghanistan was used as a testing ground for a new generation of "bunker buster" bombs containing high concentrations of other uranium alloys.

    "A significant portion of the civilian population"? It appears that by going after a handful of terrorists in Afghanistan we have poisoned a huge number of innocent civilians, with a disproportionate number of them being children."


    "Just 467 US personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade later, 56 percent of those soldiers who served in the first Gulf War now have medical problems."

    Somewhere in the article, a vet describes DU as a crime against God.
    I think that is exactly what it is - calculated evil against God and his creation.

    12:24 pm  
    Anonymous Griffon said...

    And if the last one is not enough for ya, there's this from Leuren Moret, the scientist who has done most to alert us of the dangers of Depleted Uranium and is not a crank by any stretch of the imagination.
    It'a a catalogue of weapons that have been developed and are being developed to use against citizens and the environment.

    Long but worth it.

    2:22 pm  
    Blogger Richard said...


    Thanks for the links, and for a reminder.

    Way back when Media Whores Online existed [if you remember or ever knew that web site] I brought this topic up and hammered & hammered on about it.

    As you might suspect, I took some terrible flack from the know-it-all, know-nothings. The good news was that I eventually did get through to a lot of the decent, intelligent people.

    All that though, was way before things got as bad as they are now. And obviously before the once widely read, Media Whores folded.

    So, thanks again. I'll get round to reading your latest links when I can.

    11:01 pm  
    Anonymous Griffon said...

    I think these monsters get away with so much because decent people can't get their heads around the fact that other human beings would do such things.

    It seems to me that if every potential military recruit understood that even if they get back from these wars in one piece, they will certainly lead shortened and painful lives, they will endanger the health of their spouses and partners and they can forget about having healthy children; and if on top of that they understand that the govt will turn their collective backs on them, then this evil will come to a grinding halt.

    My blood boils every time I think of the photos of John Howard smiling and joking with Aus troops as he sends them off to their (and their families') diminished and painful futures. I cannot believe he doesn't know what he is doing.

    Thanks for your blog and efforts, Richard. All strength to your arm, mate.

    1:36 am  
    Blogger Richard said...

    It's encouragement [and assistance] like yours that makes it all worthwhile, Griffon. Thanks.

    5:45 pm  

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