Thursday, December 22, 2011

Why Bush gets NO credit

With the Fox “News” propaganda machine giving credit for anything good to previous president George W. Bush and all the blame for anything bad to current president Barack Hussein Obama, I just have a few questions.

1. Death of Osama Bin Laden

Fox right wing TV hosts like Hannity and Bill O’Reilly give credit for the death of Bin Laden to former president George Bush and his policy of torture. First off the fact that torture was used means any information is not only sketchy but the person or persons who authorized the techniques are war criminals in the eyes of many. The techniques like water boarding where used in 2002 so I have to ask

Question: If Torture worked and is responsible for the death of Bin Laden then why did it take 9 years?

The fact is president George Bush had a chance to capture or kill Bin Laden in in 2001 in Tora Bora but pulled American troops back and allowed the man alleged to be behind the 9/11 attacks to walk free across the Pakistan border where he would live and command Al Qaeda for almost 10 years until he was killed by the Navy Seals. Along with a shot to kill him and end his terror reign at that time there are many reports that the Taliban was willing to arrest him and turn him over to America in a neutral country but the Bush administration declined and chose war instead. The fact is the first time that president Obama was given a chance to take out the terror leader he authorized a risky mission and the Seal team carried it out ending 10 years of fear in America and helping some families who lost loved ones get closure. He didn’t hesitate and allow him to escape or ask permission to enter another country and many, many things could have went wrong and he would have taken all the blame, and even after an almost flawless mission he gets very little credit from the right wing and their propaganda network.

2. Iraq War

Again the right wing loves to give the former president all the credit for “victory” in Iraq and his courage to do the surge when everyone wanted the war to be over. So again I ask

Question Why where we in Iraq in the first place and why didn’t we send enough troops in to do the job right the first time?

Many generals recommended that the only way to win in Iraq is to send in a large enough force to keep and hold the peace but President Bush, VP Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld all of whom never had the nerve to fight for the country they where running decided they knew better then the military and went with a smaller force. They started the Iraq war with a small force and no exit strategy and thought it would be easy, remember the “Mission Accomplished” victory dance before thousands more Americans where killed or injured. I would go as far as to say that they never had any intention of ending the Iraq war for fear that we may be attacked in America again. In their eyes as long as we had Americans in their land for terrorists to kill then they wouldn’t want to come here and kill us. They even said many times we are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here which really means we are willing to sacrifice our soldiers to prevent another attack and make us look bad.

4. 9/11

I am not one of those people who thinks that it was an inside job, mainly because our government can not keep a secret and it would have gotten out but I do have to ask.

Question : Why wasn’t it prevented?

Lets just ignore the memo received before 9/11 that was titled Bin Laden set to attack inside America, that would be to obvious of a warning that was ignored. It has come to light that between January 2001 and September 2001 America was warned by foreign governments at least 10 times about an upcoming attack. Below is just a small example of the warning America was given in the months leading up to the Sept. 11th attack and one has to ask “why where none of them taken serious”., and as you can see the lies that the Bush white house told about “No one could have seen it coming esp. with airplanes” again was a total lie. It was the worst failure in American history and the response was worse by doubling the size of government creating Homeland Security and no one losing their jobs.


June 2001 British took 3 men into custody in the Cayman after they where overheard talking about a terrorist attack which would take place in NY city and in August 2001 they received information that attack would involve hijacked airplanes and was imminent.

In late July 2001, ”Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil learned that Osama bin Laden was planning a “huge attack” on targets inside America. The attack was imminent, and would kill thousands

An undercover agent from ” Morocco successfully penetrated al-Qaeda. He learned that bin Laden was “very disappointed” that the 1993 bombing had not toppled the World Trade Center, and was planning “large scale operations in New York in the summer or fall of 2001.” He provided this information to the US in August 2001

In June 2001, German intelligence warned the US, Britain, and Israel that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning to hijack commercial aircraft and use them as weapons to attack “American and Israeli symbols which stand out.”

In late July 2001, Egyptian intelligence received a report from an undercover agent in Afghanistan that “20 al-Qaeda members had slipped into the US and four of them had received flight training on Cessnas.” To the Egyptians, pilots of small planes didn’t sound terribly alarming, but they passed on the message to the CIA anyway, fully expecting Washington to request information. “The request never came.”


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Occupy Thoughts

Watching the coverage and listening to the media mock and insult Occupy Wall Street movement and trying to discredit it a few things have hit me like a ton of bricks.

This is the easiest one to discredit, that is how things should be and how America was set up to be run. America is not supposed to have leaders, we are supposed to have representatives who speak for us. We don’t’ elect politicians to lead us we elect them as our voice, they work for us and their jobs used to be to vote how we wanted them to. Each Congressman is supposed to represent a district and vote on issues how the people in his district think he should, it shouldn’t be his decision and that’s part of the problem. Politicians who are elected to office think they get in to lead us and vote how they choose to vote, truth is they are elected to speak for the thousands of Americans who put them in office and to vote how we the people want. We need to get back to we the people having a voice in Washington D.C. not leaders who do what’s best for them and the rest of America be damned.

That’s because the movement has many messages, it is not a movement of one or two issues but is a movement where people can speak their minds and try and change things. The key message is equality, the average person just wants the same breaks that the rich and powerful receive. We don’t want a bailout or the government to hand us anything (except maybe healthcare) but they also shouldn’t be giving Exxon billions of dollars in tax credits or bailing out banks when they gamble all their money away. We are not socialists and the only socialism that I see in America is the one directed at the rich and powerful. This is a movement where anyone with any with any issues will be heard, whether it be Global Warming, Taxes, or the income gap. No voice is drowned out and everyone is given a fair chance to be heard.

The truth is that many in occupy movement have same issues as the tea party, unlike the tea party occupy wasn’t formed by a news channel and major financial backing from a right wing billionaire. If these two movements ignored all the negative media and just sit down and talked they would see that there is common ground and if the two movements ever joined politicians and news media all over the country would be scared to death.

I would like to thank people like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and others who have given the movement a fair shot. People like Bill O’reilly who tow the company line have attacked the movement and went as far as calling it dead while not even giving it a shot or speaking to anyone involved. They make wild claims with no real evidence and if they had any “victims” of the occupiers like they claim you can bet they would have been on the air already.

I think it has already changed the dialogue, thanks to the right wing of our government all we where talking about was cutting spending from middle class and poor people like Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, college grants etc. but now we are talking about Jobs, cutting loopholes that rich people receive and even raising taxes for the rich while cutting taxes for the middle class. Yes there is negatives with the movement but lets not forget the original tea party was not peaceful and quiet, some times you have to break a few laws to change things for the better. BUT now I think it’s time for the movement to leave the streets and start working towards real change, start getting behind candidates, raising money to run TV commercials to get their points of view across and to become real players in Washington. Like it or not change will only come from Washington.