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On this date in those ancient times Dredd Blog did multiple posts in one day.
For your perusal they are reposted today so you can see if history is presenting changes in a new world, or whether history is much ado about the same.
Below are the posts on this date in 2009 from that young whipper-snapper Dredd Blog ...
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Oil Sheiks 'Borrow' Bail Out Money
Rep. Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on the MSNBC program "1600 Pennsylvania Ave" today that taxpayer TARP money is going to Dubai, UAE.
You know, oil soaked billionaire country, "the projects". Dubai sheiks have built the highest building in the world and are building the largest airport. And on another note, they were the only nation to officially and publicly support the Taliban prior to the US invasion of Afghanistan.
Those are the sheiks who wanted to run US ports a while back. The very ones that enraged Americans, the ones who Cheney's Halliburton moved its headquarters next door to a while back (NY Times, ABC News [ABC News 'lost' the page so I use the Wayback Machine to recover it: ABC News].
I am sure there is no connection (wink, wink). No connection that Halliburton moved from the US to Dubai and then plane loads of cash followed when the Bush II Treasury Secretary approved it.
Never mind that 2 million Americans have lost jobs recently, the sheiks need a little cash to tidy them along.
Here is a link to an article indicating Dubai got billions, and below is an MSNBC video of the "1600 Pennsylvania Ave" program where the matter is discussed.
Burn Notice - Cheney The Assassin
Well now Hersh has gone and done it and Raw Story is spreading the news. He has said Cheney was maybe assassinating Americans and who knows who else. The Yoo memos said he could use the military within the US despite the posse comitatus law. I doubt that the Dick was pulling the trigger, since he can only hit pals at close range with a shotgun. The new administration will probably not be too concerned as long as he had a bipartisan crew:
Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.(Raw Story). The military was running it. And they were sure to let the Dick know what they thought he should know. I'll bet they did not tell him much after he shot his buddy in the face then tried to hide it from the press. Huffington Post is covering it too, and they have a link to the prime source.
Get Over It, V?
The movie V for Vendetta is a story about a torture victim, "V", who escaped. During the movie V lives underground while plotting to overthrow the big brother dictatorship that tortured him and those like him. V could have been a Jew at one of the death camps during the time we refer to as the holocaust. Should the Israeli and German officials get over it or should they continue in their prosecution of American citizens accused of being NAZI murderers? A recent thread here pointed out the sensitivity the Catholic Church has, and the insensitivity some Americans who call themselves progressives have. Some of them think free speech is yelling "F*** You" to anything they perceive as ... well ... Veeish. Hey, we all have to think with the brain we have, including Cable Guy. If they think yelling "F*** Israel" is the best way to bring peace to the mid east and that is the best they can do, hey, that is the best they can do.
Freeman Resigns - Foreign Pressures
We wrote about Charles Freeman in a thread a while back. We were upbeat then because we think there needs to be balance in the Palestinian / Israeli scene. That is to say, the past 8 years of the Bush II regime have been decidedly unbalanced. In the interest of mid east peace, before Bush II, the US had traditionally attempted to play the role of an independent broker fair to both sides. No one wants a biased judge. But the Bush II regime was clearly unbalanced in favour of one of the parties. We saw Freeman as a reset and a start toward a new balance. Well, the waters are evidently so poisoned, according to Mr. Freeman, that he could not stay in his post any longer. He had hardly unpacked. Some will say zionists did it. I think it was warsters, i.e. neoCons. But warster zionists, warster palestinians, and warster neoCons all have the same mental and emotional "DNA". Those types all have the same behavioural and cognitive pattern, so the label is less important than the fact they are rabid and do not want peace. At this moment their polarization does not bode well for mid east politics. This development also shows how difficult the job is for the Secretary of State and the ambassadors to that region.
The previous post in this series is here.
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