liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Apocalyptic headlines

I love a good sensationalized scare as much as the next American. I even listened to the rebroadcast of Welles's famous War of the Worlds reading.

Today's headlines, though, are scarier than fiction. As a group taken together, they catalogue catastrophes that will further destabilize the world and societies whose weakening they signify.

Four Suicide Attacks Kill at Least 71. This brings the total casualties -- mostly innocent civilians -- for the last 10 days to around 400+, in Iraq.

North Korea says Completes Nuclear Fuel Extraction. Is this a deliberate ploy by Bushco to fabricate another international security crisis?

Six Dead in California Possible Murder-Suicide & Father of Slain Girl Charged With Double Murder. The "human interest" stories.

Satan Unleashes Evil Energy But God Will Win -Pope. This is right out of Ghostbusters.

Afghans Riot Over Koran Report, 4 Dead. In case you hadn't heard:
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan police opened fire on protesters on Wednesday killing four and wounding dozens after violent demonstrations over a report that U.S. interrogators had desecrated the Koran.

Rights Report Cites U.S. and Egypt on Torture. This is referring to a recently published report by Human Rights Watch, Black Hole: The Fate of Islamists Rendered to Egypt. The report contains information along the lines of these two relevant tidbits:
The report cites estimates by Egyptian analysts, lawyers and Islamist activists who believe 150 to 200 detainees have been transferred since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"The person sent back to Egypt under these circumstances is almost surely going to be tortured," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director for Human Rights Watch.

This country will never be the same. We are never going to be able to go back to our innocence. This is the President, the Cabinet, and the Congress on record as voluntarily promoting the torture and murder, along with deprivation of rights, of "suspected terrorists."

Last night I was talking to my friend, Bruce, and I told him,

"I think there's going to be a military coup in this country."

He said, "There already has been a military coup. It's just secret."

Then, today another one of these blogs comes out. Isn't Jim Lampley a football player who used to do Saturday afternoon color commentary? Why is he publishing this stuff on Kos, when our Senate, Congress, DOJ, GAO, and DOHS aren't even winking at it?

What kind of a conspiracy are we dealing with here? I think "vast right wing" is an understatement.


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