Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sibel's new op-ed here.

read it, weep.

please go recommend over at dkos.

DU thread here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting. It's a bit disheartening to see so few comments posted at DKos regarding this web of influence and its relationship to 911.

lukery said...

it's impossible to get traction at DKOS with this story. it drives me mad.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

Interesting observation. I really enjoyed reading it and didn't have a comment. Awe inspiring is the only way to describe it. I spend lots of time and brain power wondering why this story and other major stories don't get more attention and discussion. They deserve it. I can't figure it out. I'm grateful beyond the limit of language for Sibel's and Luke's investment of time, not to mention the risk of raising the ire of the world's most rotten people, to keep the story alive. Thanks, you're two tough cookies.

We should do more with this story. Everybody think: Sibel Edmonds should be a household name worldwide. How can we make that happen?

«—U®Anu§—» said...

As for DKos, I think the information is a bit too rich for their tastes. The site is technically stunning and voluminous, but I don't think of it as a monument of journalism, and substantive information gets lost. Don't despair. It's just a matter of helping the story find its way to the right people. Who they are, I haven't figured out. I'm thinking about that.

rimone said...

adverts in corporate media which cost money and/or Sibel's Story Day (or whatever) on which everyone we know w/sites spends the damn day chronicling her story, w/much publicity on the internets beforehand, giving a rough idea of her story and on which day we all get together and post all Sibel all the time.

of course, after the first year or two of her story, i got confused w/all the names and trails leading all the fuckwits together on this so someone's gonna have to help me out.

but i'm in if anything like this happens.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

I'm confused by it too, Rimone. Same with the Valerie Plame story. I suppose if it were simple, they couldn't get away with it. Just a random thought, everyone knows that when women get interested in something, action happens. If Oprah Winfrey likes someone's book, it becomes an immediate bestseller. If we could get someone like her or Howard Stern interested in the story, people would pay attention. War and drug laws fuel illegal trade in drugs and arms. Politicians and military people get wound up in it, and it turns into an animal that devours people. And you get things like 911, which what that has to do with someone making a point, I still haven't figured out. But, it's evil and impacts everyone, and there are solutions. It begins with discussion, and that can't happen when the messenger is gagged.

We're having a HELL of a winter storm. Check it out.

noise said...

The latest article sure did clarify things.

It would be nice if the corporate media would be shamed into covering this stuff but it probably isn't going to happen. As we see with the WoT propaganda, the corporate media's contempt for the public is about the same as that of the Bush administration with Congress not far behind.

This article reminded me of Chalmers Johnson. If I recall correctly, he isn't convinced there is a good solution.

lukery said...

thanks everyone.

Rimone - maybe that's a good idea. Sibel story day. perhaps every wednesday i should write a substantial piece or something.

I've got a new one coming out friday morning US/East.

rimone said...

so what time is that in my time? (haven't checked your front page yet). and as you know, i won't/can't post things unless i myself understand them but i'll be more than happy to join in on Sibel Day or whatever and talk it up beforehand.

i think we need a group project going.

Uranus: yeah, i'm confused by the Valerie Plame thing as well. once upon a time, i understood the both (Sibel and Plame) but now? forget it.