Friday, June 17, 2005

NON NEWS NEWS

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It is all so queer, living in the USA, if there wasn't a world wide web, we would be blissfully digging our own graves singing, "Whistle while you work." Luckily, we get real news real fast these days and the American corporate machinery just can't suppress all of it. Today, I scan the news and see so many items, I wonder if my blog should be 1000 times bigger, it seems the rulers of America have unleashed such a sh*t storm of lies and fabrications and crimes, it is nearly impossible to keep up!

So here is yet another one: From the Brits, natch,
US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

American officials lied to British ministers over the use of "internationally reviled" napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.

Yesterday's disclosure led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election.

Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq.

But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US. "The US confirmed to my officials that they had not used MK77s in Iraq at any time and this was the basis of my response to you," he told Mr Cohen. "I regret to say that I have since discovered that this is not the case and must now correct the position."

Mr Ingram said 30 MK77 firebombs were used by the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the invasion of Iraq between 31 March and 2 April 2003. They were used against military targets "away from civilian targets", he said. This avoids breaching the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), which permits their use only against military targets.

Britain, which has no stockpiles of the weapons, ratified the convention, but the US did not.
We don't sign no stinking Geneva Conventions or WMD protocols or limits on nukes. We be da man! It is one thing to be a rogue nation that wants no controls on weapons or torture or war, it is entirely another thing to lie to allies. You see, being "friends" means you have to trust each other a bit, no?

Our rulers own Britain and Britain's rulers own us and this ruling elite doesn't give two figs about torture or WMD or nuclear war or anything, they just want to rule us, see? And they have massive underground shelters though I suspect the Queen doesn't want her rose garden nuked so she, at least, will show some restraint.

On Muslim TV I saw some of the horrors of our Fallujah "police action" which reminded me forcibly of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and I saw the plumes of incinderary bombs and the people screaming when the phosphorus hit them. It drove me nuts. Other people saw this and asked McClellan and Rumsfeld about it and they played the "Who? What?" game like Tweedlewarcriminaldee and Tweedlewarcriminaldumb.
Mike Lewis, a spokesman for the group, said: "The US has used internationally reviled weapons that the UK refuses to use, and has then apparently lied to UK officials, showing how little weight the UK carries in influencing American policy."

He added: "Evidence that Mr Ingram had given false information to Parliament was publicly available months ago. He has waited until after the election to admit to it - a clear sign of the Government's embarrassment that they are doing nothing to restrain their own coalition partner in Iraq."
Yes, this information is old news and in America, will stay old news, and if, like with the Downing Street Memos, we bloggers are able to force the fascist American news media into reporting this news, all the pundits and editors, even the fake liberal ones, will yawn and tell us it is all "old news" and "everyone knows anyway so why report it at all" which flatters me only because they are admitting that bloggers who do the news such as myself are the real news media now!

This entire war has been an embarrassment, a horror, a degrading spectacle. We went from 100% world sympathy onn 9/11/1 to total revulsion today. This was done by our rulers, our fake "President" and our faker media. They foisted this on us with the money and blessings and assistance of the array of American corporate entities who want to lead us around by our noses while they stuff all the world's lucre into their pockets.

This is all going to end very badly. Unfortunately, more halpless humans will be crushed in the process.
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