Friday, January 12, 2007
NEWS? YOU WANT NEWS?
After all the dust settled and the gasbags all buzzed off, the reality of the US Airstrike in Somalia was revealed. No Al Qaeda wanted leaders were killed. The US trumpeted that 17 were killed and some definitely linked to the US African Embassy bombings.
They did kill over 100 Somali Villagers and a group of Canadian Relief workers. There are uncounted burnt bodies still in the debris.
The mood in Mogadishu is getting uglier. This certainly didn't help win any hearts and minds and it will never help the cause of democracy no matter what the chief liars and their parrots in the media say.
Though this PR Massacre sure provided some needed spin for the president and his long winded beligerant speech last night. As a backdrop to the subtext of his speech, American troops raided an Iranian embassy in Iraq, taking the staff hostage and seizing all papers and computers in a fishing expedition designed to find evidence of Iranian involvement in the violence in Iraq. I'm sure that if they "find" anything it will be doctored the way all evidence has been in this debacle has been cooked, fixed or fabricated. This was in clear violation of international law and in reality a clear cut act of war. Of course, the guys who ordered the strike knew that. Just let Iran try to respond, we've drawn a line in the sand again! The horrible reality is that the American Government is a lumbering behemoth and the apparatus to control the actions of renegade, mad leader move at glacial speed. If Bush attacks Iran, they are going to throw out the rule book. It's what they want and the right wing mediia is already falling into lockstep. How many times have you heard the opposition labeled "Enemy of The State" in the last few days? Yes, boys and girls, things are definitely hotting up!