Sunday, August 06, 2006

so when the revolution comes...

* it looks like we are gonna have a Team Lukery-Land party:
"so when the revolution comes, I think we should meet up. At 11:59 P.M. of the first Friday"
who's in?

* larisa dropped by again (yay) here:
"As for (iranian) regime change working or not working, it need not matter if it is an insane notion. While we - us here chatting - are using basic logic skills, that does not mean this is how the leadership of our country conducts its business. These people do not see reality. They think they are right, and that is all they need.
The irony, of course, is that at every turn in their misguided vision they have made Iran the winner. We are, my friends, sadly very screwed at this point. Because I do see the current conflict as the trigger."

* speaking of larisa, she was somehow involved in a movie that will be released in the week of sep11 - 911: - you can see the trailer here:

Following the attacks of September 11th, a small group of grieving families waged a tenacious battle against those who sought to bury the truth about the event—including, to their amazement, President Bush. In ‘9/11 PRESS FOR TRUTH’, six of them, including three of the famous “Jersey Girls”, tell for the first time the powerful story of how they took on the greatest powers in Washington—and won!—compelling an investigation, only to subsequently watch the 9/11 Commission fail in answering most of their questions.

Adapting Paul Thompson’s definitive Complete 9/11 Timeline (published by HarperCollins as ‘The Terror Timeline’), the filmmakers collaborate with documentary veterans Globalvision (‘WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception’, ‘Beyond JFK’) to stich together rare overlooked news clips, buried stories, and government press conferences, revealing a pattern of official lies, deception and spin. As a result, a very different picture of 9/11 emerges, one that raises new and more pressing questions.

What actions were taken by top government officials who received dozens of specific warnings before the attack? Was Osama Bin Laden and his top al Qaeda leadership allowed to escape U.S. forces in Afghanistan? And what has been the reason for the deliberate obscuring of evidence for state sponsorship? Perhaps the most important one of all: Why, five years later, are so many of the families’ questions still unanswered?

it looks great.


Miguel said...

Juan Cole asks these questions:
"One Ring to Rule Them

The wholesale destruction of all of Lebanon by Israel and the US Pentagon does not make any sense. Why bomb roads, roads, bridges, ports, fuel depots in Sunni and Christian areas that have nothing to do with Shiite Hizbullah in the deep south? And, why was Hizbullah's rocket capability so crucial that it provoked Israel to this orgy of destruction? Most of the rockets were small katyushas with limited range and were highly inaccurate. They were an annoyance in the Occupied Golan Heights, especially the Lebanese-owned Shebaa Farms area. Hizbullah had killed 6 Israeli civilians since 2000. For this you would destroy a whole country?

It doesn't make any sense.

Moreover, the Lebanese government elected last year was pro-American! Why risk causing it to fall by hitting the whole country so hard?

And, why was Condi Rice's reaction to the capture of two Israeli soldiers and Israel's wholesale destruction of little Lebanon that these were the "birth pangs" of the "New Middle East"? How did she know so early on that this war would be so wideranging? And, how could a little border dispute in the Levant signal such an elephantine baby's advent? Isn't it because she had, like Tony Blair, been briefed about the likelihood of a war by the Israelis, or maybe collaborated with them in the plans, and also conceived of it in much larger strategic terms?"

noise said...

If regime change is crazy...then why are we being told that it's pretty much a go?

Sure the neocons are idealogues but there aren't that many of them. If the US Establishment is opposed to this sick foreign policy they do have the power to do something about it.

The mainstream media created this President. They manufactured his legitimacy. If they desired, they could undo those efforts in about two weeks simply by telling the truth.

If the Bush administration was a real coup d'etat, wouldn't they kill political rivals? Wouldn't there be one or two brave souls who would be willing to risk their lives to inform the public as to the real agenda?

There must be a reason that the Congress and the mainstream media have not put up more opposition to these idealogues.

lukery said...

thnx miguel - FP'd

Noise - just cos it's crazy doesnt mean that the Establishment won't be behind it.

Everything that Congress does shows it to be bought & sold.

Anonymous said...

Great Blog! Let me encourage you to recommend THE TERROR TIMELINE to the leading university libraries down under. The British Library collects it and every great research library should. Harvard-Kennedy School assigned it. Ausies seem very open minded, more so than Americans.

lukery said...

aussies are often open-minded - thnx for your comment