Thursday 25th of April 2019

enviroman .....

enviroman .....

 

‘Energy will be a central theme of President George W. Bush's state of the union speech this month, as it was in last year's address when he briefly caught national attention with the claim that the country was "addicted to oil".

But his critics doubt that he will do much more than call for more spending on alternative fuels, and again fail to embrace international efforts to agree a post-Kyoto regime to tackle greenhouse emissions.

the american way .....

 

the american way .....

from our venerable ABC …..

US would have executed Saddam 'differently'

By Washington correspondent Kim Landers

The United States says it would have handled the execution of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein differently, but is also insisting that "justice has been done".

down the rabbit hole .....

down the rabbit hole .....

 

from the Center for American Progress …..

‘CNN reports that President Bush is "expected to announce his new Iraq strategy in an address to the nation early next week." According to the BBC, "The speech will reveal a plan to send more US troops to Iraq." The Pentagon is already drafting plans "extending U.S. military units already in Iraq and moving troops from other locations" in anticipation of the announcement. One thing that hasn't been decided: what the extra troops would do in the middle of a civil war. The BBC reports "The exact mission of the extra troops in Iraq is still under discussion." Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) says Bush's plan for escalation in Iraq is "Alice in Wonderland," adding, "I'm absolutely opposed to sending any more troops to Iraq. It is folly."

pure sophistry .....

 

pure sophistry .....

from the Sydney morning herald …..

Hicks case needs to be resolved: Ruddock

‘Pressure is building on the Federal Government to take action to end the US detention without charge of the Australian David Hicks at Guantanamo Bay.

amerikan pravda .....

amerikan pravda .....

 

‘There is simply no way to understand the reign of Saddam Hussein, nor the past few decades of Iraq's history, without including the very real and important role that the United States has played in shaping these realities.

The reason that tens of thousands of American soldiers have been killed and maimed – and that hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been slaughtered, and millions more plunged into hellish suffering – is because this history has been buried, perverted, ignored or forgotten.

state of denial .....

bushit's 51st state .....

 

bush issues new year’s resolutions for 2007 –

vows to Invite hugo chavez to lunch at taco bell …..

In an unprecedented televised address to the nation last night, President George W. Bush announced a list of his New Year’s resolutions for 2007, telling the American people, “I am a big believer in abiding by resolutions, as long as they don’t come from the United Nations.”

oil futures .....

oil futures .....

 

‘As George Bush hacked down brushwood and rode his bike at his Crawford ranch this weekend, he gave the impression of a US president little preoccupied by two Iraq milestones that complicate his deliberations on a change of strategy.

The first, the hanging of Saddam Hussein, found Mr Bush asleep, and according to advisers he spent only a short time discussing the execution. The second, the reports of the 3,000th US fatality in Iraq, evinced only a general remark.

promoting democracy, level 3

i have started a 'citizen register' at

http://auxarmes.blog.com/

please visit and enroll if you think lighting this kind of candle is useful. i am certain that the first party to lose an election because 'their' demographic has done a lysistrata will have a re-think about instituting actual democracy in australia. the labor party in particular has had cir in their policies, until the apparatchiks supplanted the true believers.

the roll needs to be in the tens of thousands before the mainstream of politics begins to take notice. finding 10,000 concerned and active ozzies might be difficult, but at least doorknocking not required- fingers can do the walking. dont hesitate to help!

a mote in our eye .....

a mote in our eye .....

 

‘….. and the remaining population were loaded on to ships, allowed to take only one suitcase. They left behind their homes and furniture, and their lives. On one journey in rough seas, the copra company's horses occupied the deck, while women and children were forced to sleep on a cargo of bird fertilizer.

Crystal Ball-Gazing on New Year's Day

Remember the day the War On Iraq supposedly ended? We saw the statue of Saddam topple and then our screens went blank. Now, as the screen in Saddam's mind is about to be broken by a hail of US sponsored bullets, let's wonder what the New Year's Day news bulletins will show.

George Bush: "This New Year's Day heralds a new century of peace. The dictator who supported Al Qaeda's war on terror is no more, and those who would continue to perpetrate terrorist acts on America and American interests should heed the lesson we're giving here.

The lesson is that if you run a country and we don't like how you're doing it, we're going to take over your land and reorganise it so that we can make a lot of money from your resources. Then we're going to kill you.

the yellowcake man .....

the yellowcake man .....

 

The Editor,

Sydney Morning Herald. December 30, 2006.

Man of steel, John Howard, reckons he’d be happy to live next door to a nuclear reactor (‘PM bets house on uranium’, Herald, December 30).

"aussie tony" & the value of music .....

ethics

‘Tony Blair's Christmas holiday sparked controversy yesterday after it emerged that the Prime Minister was staying in the Florida mansion of rock star Robin Gibb, who just weeks ago lobbied the government to beef up musicians' rights.

It emerged that Mr Blair would be staying at the £5.8 million home of Gibb, a singer with the band the Bee Gee's and a leading voice of the British Academy of Composers and Song Writers.

bushit's little bighorn .....

surge .....

Nearly four years after US led forces invaded Iraq & jughead junior declared victory, the US has experienced its worst month of casualties all year …..

With three days left in December, 109 service members have died, according to figures provided by the military & news releases of combat deaths.

The total number of US military deaths in the Iraq war stands at 2,983: a tragic statistic that, nevertheless, pales to insignificance when compared to the carnage wrought against more than 650,000 innocent Iraqis.

shoot the moon .....

shoot the moon .....

 

‘In today’s America there appear to be several articles of faith on which people will brook no debate: One is that the U.S. military, the most destructive organizational force in human history, is capable of crushing any and all resistance. This faith is, of course, false. U.S. forces in the Middle East are failing not due to a shortage of destructive might, but because of the limits imposed by the moral level of action.

a nation's fancies .....

a nation's fancy .....

 

‘An article in a leading Norwegian newspaper last weekend lambasted Israel and Judaism and said Israel has lost its right to exist in its present form.

Entitled "God's chosen people," the article by author Jostein Gaarder in Aftenposten is raising a storm in Norway. Gaarder, author of the book "Sophie's World," links the Israel Defense Forces' acts in Lebanon to Jewish history and foresees the coming dismantling of the state as it exists today, with the Jews becoming refugees.

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