Sunday, July 03, 2005

GREAT DETECTIVES

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The news media people love to know things we don't know. They gossip. They party with each others and our ruling elites. They have that most valuable thing: information. They choose if and when to share it with the rest of the world. This dividing line has been broken, partially, by the internet and the flock of bloggers and forum visitors.

The sordid mess of the run up to the illegal Iraq invasion is full of dangerous knowledge/hidden information that was used as per usual by the rulers and their minions in the press. In particular, when Ambassador Wilson made a dust up over the forged yellow cake documents, an issue which still molders in its media grave since the agency that made these forgeries, though known by both reporters, media owners and our rulers, isn't investigated nor talked about...in public.

The conspiracy to silence and shock and awe critics of the war came to full bloom against Ambassador Wilson because he was attached to the ruling class and therefore was most dangerous...he was in the know! No mere outsider barking at the gates.

It was pretty easy to attack him but some of the media dogs hesitated because outing the wife of the ambassador was utterly illegal so the rulers had to call upon one of their own, old Mr. Novak. He grumpily complied with the implicit promise that he would be pardoned and not go to jail.

This game fell apart spectacularily so the press decided to cover it as little as possible and if covering, not connect any obvious dots which would lead to not only impeachment of both Bush and Cheney but in extention, their possible trials at the Hague. So everyone watched, hoping nothing would happen.

It happened. Namely, the poll showing a near majority of Americans want to impeach Bush for lying us into an unnecessary war.

From Editor and Publisher:
MSNBC's O'Donnell first offered the Rove revelation Friday night on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show. Today, he went beyond that, writing a brief entry at the Huffington Post blog:

"I revealed in yesterday's taping of the McLaughlin Group that Time magazine's e-mails will reveal that Karl Rove was Matt Cooper's source. I have known this for months but didn't want to say it at a time that would risk me getting dragged into the grand jury.

"McLaughlin is seen in some markets on Friday night, so some websites have picked it up, including Drudge, but I don't expect it to have much impact because McLaughlin is not considered a news show and it will be pre-empted in the big markets on Sunday because of tennis.

"Since I revealed the big scoop, I have had it reconfirmed by yet another highly authoritative source. Too many people know this. It should break wide open this week. I know Newsweek is working on an 'It's Rove!' story and will probably break it tomorrow."
Before the "election" this reporter knew that it was Karl Rove who broke federal laws and he knew a great deal about what was going on! He didn't "want to be dragged before a grand jury," poor baby, so he conspired to cover up a crime! You know, doing this usually leads to prison, at least in the real world.

Of course, our rulers have no intention of imprisoning this wicked man. They will protect him unlike the people around the Clintons who were ruthlessly pursued by a vengeful Starr and some actually went to prison, like McDonnell, rather than lie to a grand jury! Starr hasn't been prosecuted for his prosecution, of course.

But this matter isn't about lying about a blow job. This is about lying about uncovering the identity of a CIA job. A dangerous job dealing with investigating WMD programs!

I also am agast at this smug reporter who sat like a hen on his scoop, "too many people know this" in particular, steams me. Every time we bloggers break through the boundries set by the media, like with the Downing Street Memo conspiracy to not talk about it, when we force the issue they all sigh and say, "Everyone (who runs America) knows this already, it is old news." They then chuckle at our audacity to be in the know.
Here is the text of what O'Donnell said on Friday:

"What we're going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper's e-mails, within Time Magazine, are handed over to the grand jury--the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is.

"I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of...for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine's going to do with the grand jury."

Other McLaughlin Group panelists then joined in discussing whether, if true, this would suggest a perjury rap for Rove, if he told the grand jury he did not leak to Cooper.
He recognizes here on TV that he is a material witness to a crime and his sighs about being bothered with a grand jury questioning is palpable here. Far from being an outraged citizen who wants rule of law and doing one's duty, he is inconvenienced by the possibility that his dinner dates and cocktail arrangements and hob nobbability will be cramped by him sharing his club's great trove of information with citizens.
According to published reports, Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the case, has interviewed President Bush and Vice President Cheney and called Karl Rove, among others, to testify before the grand jury.

"The breadth of Fitzgerald's inquiry has led to speculation that it has evolved into an investigation of a conspiracy to leak Plame's identity," the Chicago Tribune observed on Friday, "or of an attempt to cover up White House involvement in the leak."
When we had the laughable 9/11 commission that refused to pursue many interesting questions concerning the attack on America which Bush called "his trifecta (I won!)" Bush and Cheney insisted they testify in secrecy, together and not under oath. This boon was granted to the duo and they happily lied their heads off after insuring the grilling would last only two hours. It should never had happened. The commission should have resigned when they refused to do it the normal way.

Clinton was forced to testify in public under oath. "Whatever 'is' is," is a famous quote from the video. All the details were fed to the public in raw form. The word "penis" which was verboten in the news as pornographic was everywhere.

The glee with which the press "leaked" all of Starr's information and allegations and such was barely concealed. This feeding frenzy was totally illegal. Grand juries are charged with not leaking information and the prosecutor was well known as the leaker to the point that Starr was investigated. But the charges were dropped when no reporters would tell the Grand Jury who leaked to them specifically.

Now they are at it again, only this time, many humans were brutally killed, our government is rapidly going bankrupt with the huge sums being wasted in Iraq, innocent people were murdered and are dying daily thanks to this little conspiracy. So this isn't a small matter, it is of grave concern. Many wars are started by hysteria like the Cuba adventure, or Vietnam. But this is beyond those war hysterias, this was manufactured with deliberation from the top, not war mongering from the press below. And the crimes against those who opposed this war are intimately intertwined with the crime of the war itself.

This will be bigger than Watergate, everyone. But only if we keep hammering on it.

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