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July 30, 2006

The Declaration Of War – Part 3

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 2:20 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
The Declaration Of War - Part 3
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Reviewing--
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From the Saturday February 18, 2006 "The Declara-
tion Of War" essay [1]:
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Friday, February 17, 2006
Reuters
Iran calls on UK troops to pull out of Basra
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Reuters quotes Manouchehr Mottaki, the foreign mini-
ster of Iran:
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"The Islamic Republic of Iran demands the immediate
withdrawal of British forces from Basra."
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Basra's in a narrow strip of Iraq --squeezed between
Iran and Kuwait-- that reaches the Persian Gulf.
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That demand is very like Hull's note to Tokyo demand-
ing that Japan exit China.
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Hull was FDR's secretary of war and the demand was
ACTUALLY a declaration of war on Japan.
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The Japanese replied ASAP at Pearl Harbor.
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But The Superpower's poodle, Blair, whines "British
soldiers [are] in Iraq under a United Nations mandate
...."
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Reviewing--
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From the Friday February 24, 2006 "The Declaration
Of War - Part 2" essay:
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[From the February 22, 2006 statement of the Iraq
Regional Command of the Arab Baath Socialist Party:]
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"The systematic escalation of differences between
America and Iran have found their main political
arena to be Iraq, because the most important group
of agents of Iran are there;  they are in power [= the
puppet government set up by The Superpower] and
are able thereby to use the blood of Iraqis...to exert
pressure on America.
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"Iran has laid out a plan to embroil America in the Ira-
qi morass to prevent it from obstructing Iran's nuclear
plans.
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"Particularly since America is eager to move on to
completing arrangements for a withdrawal from Iraq,
a part of which is the signing of binding agreements
on oil and strategy.
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"America believes that without the participation of
'Sunni' parties in the regime those arrangements will
fail.
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"For that reason cutting Iran's claws has become one
of the important requirements for the American ar-
rangements.
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"It is therefore in Iran's interest to attack holy Shi'i
Islamic tombs now because it seeks to rally the peo-
ple of southern Iraq behind the Iranian position [in
Iraq] and in defense of Iran through increased pres-
sure on America in Iraq.
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"This is a difficult task for them since the vast major-
ity of the people of southern Iraq know that Iran is
planning to destroy Iraq and partition it, annexing
southern Iraq to itself under the so-called 'federa-
tion' scheme of 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Hakim [the leader
of SCIRI].
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"Therefore, they [= Iran's agents] have sensed an
urgent need to regain some unity around their posi-
tion among the southern Iraqi people, so as to sub-
ordinate them to Iran.
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"For this they required a crime the likes of which has
not been committed before --namely an attack on a
holy tomb in an area that is not predominantly Shi'i
so that it could be blamed on the Sunnis, and be
used to promote the rapid spread of the wildfire of
sectarian strife, in order to guarantee Iran suffici-
ent forces to keep America embroiled in Iraq and to
reduce American pressure on Tehran.
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"This would also achieve one of the most important
and oldest American goals in Iraq, namely splitting
up the country."
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You now may wonder who's beating whom in that
already-declared
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IRAN - SUPERPOWER WAR.
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And now!
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Saturday, July 29, 2006
Washington Post
Iraqi Official Warns Against Coup Attempt 
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The Superpower plans to topple what *was*  ex-
clusively its own puppet regime --before Iran can
take it over completely and overtly turn it against
The Superpower itself.
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"...a member of parliament from Iraq's most power-
ful political party [= SCIRI, the Supreme Council for
the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, headquartered in
Iran], said...that 'some tongues' were talking about
toppling Maliki's Shiite-led government and replac-
ing it with a 'national salvation government, which
we [=Iran's agents] call a military coup govern-
ment.'"
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"...Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Coun-
cil for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, also spoke...."
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"Hakim called on Iraqis...to establish greater auton-
omy in a region of nine provinces in southern and
central Iraq, a predominantly Shiite area.
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"Hakim said that the 'experience of Kurdistan' -- a
largely autonomous region in northern Iraq -- 'is a
pioneering experience' and that 'a serious move-
ment should be made in that direction.'"
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Keeping in mind The Superpower's original wish to
split up Iraq, you can see how Iran's pressure on
The Superpower includes candy to make that pres-
sure palatable...
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Iran's deviousness is a match for Bu$h's duplicity!
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[1]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/687?source=1&var=1&l=1
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[2]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/693?source=1&var=1&l=1
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citing:
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http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/80581
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Scroll down to "Baghdad."
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[3]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/28/AR2006072801746_pf.html
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July 28, 2006

The Terrorism Of The Absurd

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 2:09 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
The Terrorism Of The Absurd
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Thursday, July 27, 2006
Washington Post [1]
New FBI Division To Probe Weapons Terrorists May
Use 
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But will it probe Home-Grown Terrorists who have
already gutted the FBI?
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"...dozens [!] of high-ranking FBI executives have
been lured to the private sector by fat salaries and
generous benefits."
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No, it will not.
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Instead, the WMD Directorate is merely tinsel flung
onto the FBI Bureaucracy Tree.
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The FBI director explains:
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"Mueller said that while he is 'not asking anyone to
sign a blood oath,' he hopes the reorganization will
help with retention."
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Thursday, July 27, 2006
Associated Press [2]
Center to Track Terror Activity in Calif. 
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"Hoping to better secure Southern California against
attacks, federal and local law enforcement agencies
have banded together to create a first-of-its-kind
command center...."
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P-S-S-ST
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"Based on the seventh floor of an office building in
Norwalk, near Los Angeles...."
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"...$6 million has been spent so far on the facility."
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P-S-S-ST
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Prior to 1983 Cindy Sheehan lived in Norwalk. [3]
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[1]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/26/AR2006072601629_pf.html
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[2]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/27/AR2006072700231_pf.html
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[3]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwalk%2C_California
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July 25, 2006

Senseless

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 1:51 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
Senseless
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Sunday July 23, 2006
Canadian Press
Canadian soldiers killed by 'cowards' in senseless
suicide attack; commander 
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The two dead and eight wounded were among the
so-called occupiers of Afghanistan...waging all-out
war against the Afghan people.
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(((((
IMAGES
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"...after two gruelling weeks in the field" _ "in contact
with Taliban fighters on dozens of occasions" _ in
"sometimes intense battles" _ with "nearly 100 Taliban
insurgents...killed"
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)))))))))
REALITIES
((((((((
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in Korea: wantonly gunning down villagers >  in Viet
Nam: napalming whole villages >  in ar-Ramadi: mass
starvation >  in Afghanistan: "trying to bring security
to the vulnerable [!] people of southern Afghanistan"
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Who would ever dream of payback?
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"They were in a Bison armoured vehicle at the back of
a convoy of Canadians heading toward Kandahar [Air
Field] when a car packed with explosives pulled up be-
side them and detonated."
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Officers panicked like Bu$h did after the 911 payback.
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"The IED (improvised explosive device) attack, from
the soldiers' perspective, in their words, is cowardly." 
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"[The Superpower's] military officials equated the
slaying of the two Canadians to a 'gross act against
the people of Afghanistan.'" 
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LIVING IN THE PAST
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DYING IN THE PRESENT
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/23072006/2/national-canadian-soldiers-killed-cowards-senseless-suicide-attack-commander.html&printer=1
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July 22, 2006

Pinning The Tale On The Ass

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 2:22 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
Pinning The Tale On The Ass
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Friday July 21, 2006
Associated Press [1]
Saddam Pins War on Bush, Pro-Israel Lobby 
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This newsstory round-abouts the "Handwritten let-
ter from President Saddam Hussein to the American
people." [2]
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To round-about means to waste your time.  Better
to consult the letter itself.
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After his arrest, The Superpower sent "sent a group
to talk with me.   They said they were from an Ameri-
can University and that they wanted to engage me in
a broad discussion.
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"I agreed and I confirmed to them that Iraq didn’t
have any of the things the American officials claimed
and I advised them [the US] to leave Iraq quickly and
apologize to the people,
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warning them that they were going to get what they
now are facing and what they are now embroiled in –
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in fact, the fate I expect for them is worse than what
they are facing now – 
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and they will never have an adequate chance to pull
their arms and equipment out of Iraq if the two halves
of Iraq [Shi‘ah and Sunnah] engulf them,
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and they will engulf them, God willing, because our
people are deeply rooted and conscious.   They know
that our liberation can be clean and complete only
with their unity,
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and that tolerance must be the basis for the orienta-
tions of our people within their [Shi‘ah and Sunnah]
ranks,
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and that wounds must be bound up, not ripped open."
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That's the prospect in Iraq itself.
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And the larger prospect?
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"America is a big country on the other side of the At-
lantic.  It has developed a unique unparalleled power
such that I think some people there imagine that it is
on its way to attaining the crown of the world all for
itself as a world empire.
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Have they not learned a lesson from their war in
Viet Nam?
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The west used to promote the idea that world Com-
munism and the Soviet bloc threatened their interests
and also the security of the entire west.
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But despite that promotion, this was nothing but a
flimsy cover.  Nevertheless, America used it and wrap-
ped itself in it
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until the heroic Vietnamese people expelled them by
force."
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"As to their invasion of Iraq, it came in a situation
that made the first step easy from the standpoint of
the reaction of the international community because
of the international balance of forces.
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But it came in a situation that might make it more
costly than its war in Viet Nam.
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That is because when America was expelled from Viet
Nam it did not lose its standing, or we might say it only
lost a small part of its standing.
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But when it is expelled and routed from Iraq, which
has no great power to support it directly, it will lose
the fundamental basis of its standing."
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"In fact it has now already lost the foundation for that
standing and its reputation has begun to decay.  It is
no longer able to wield the big stick that it formerly
threatened to use.  It used to accomplish more by
threatening to use force than by really using force.
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I will go further and say that after its war in Iraq, that
stick no longer frightens many people and America has
come to need the silence of the smallest and simplest
countries and tries to please them in order to get them
to stay quiet about America’s crimes and reckless,
deviant policies.
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Before, many of the world’s countries used to court
the United States and most countries in the world, all
except a few, used to fear her threats or parried
them [only] with defensive arguments.
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But now Mao Zedong of fond memory is laughing in
his grave because his prediction has been fulfilled and
America is a paper tiger."
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From the point of view of political analysis, the key
statement is "Iraq...has no great power to support
it directly" --as the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam
had the Peoples Republic of China just to the north.
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And Iraq is not mountainous; nor is it covered with
jungle.  It's large, but not that large.
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Meaning: the smallest and simplest countries can take
the offensive against The Superpower *provided*
they are populated by a heroic people.
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But is "America...a paper tiger" just yet?
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Friday, July 21, 2006
Associated Press [3]
U.S. Threatened With More Isolation 
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"Bush's uncompromising support for Israel in its
battle with Hezbollah...is threatening to isolate the
United States even further from the international
community.

"It is also putting the administration at odds with
fragile democratic governments in the Middle East
that it is simultaneously trying to prop up, and sow-
ing increasing anger across the Arab world."
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Oh, yes:
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"The democratically elected prime ministers of both
[puppet] Iraq and Lebanon have been among the
most vocal critics of U.S. policy in the 10-day Israeli
bombardment of Lebanon."
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[1]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SADDAM_LETTER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
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[2]
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http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2006/0706/president-saddam_190706.htm
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[3]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/21/AR2006072101069_pf.html
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July 21, 2006

Secrets To Be Forgotten

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 3:59 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
Secrets To Be Forgotten
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[1]
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"...[in Central Asia the] Fergana Valley...straddles
portions of southern Kyrgyzstan, eastern Uzbekistan
and northern Tajikistan.
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"Radical Islamic sentiment is widespread in the im-
poverished valley...."
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[2]
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"Leaders of the pro-Chavez group Journalists For Truth
met with the IAPA [= Inter American Press Association]
delegation on Monday and denied there was a crack-
down on journalists.
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"'These so-called journalists are really political activists
and they have been justifiably accused of crimes, some
of which aren't even related to journalism,' said Luis
Roberto Mendoza, a member of the group."
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[3]
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"[Cynthia] McKinney lost her [House] seat in 2002 after
implying the Bush administration knew about the Sept.
11, 2001, attacks before they happened. 
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"She was returned to Washington in 2004."
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[4]
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Quoting the deputy commander of Russian ground
forces:
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"As soon as the last Russian soldier leaves these terri-
tories [= Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both in the Cau-
casus] there will again be bloodshed.  As long as Rus-
sian soldiers remain, there will be peace."
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[5]
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"The outage at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Con-
trol Center was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tues-
day and shut down all telephone, electrical and radar
functions.
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"The center's backup generator kicked in shortly be-
fore 7 p.m., restoring power...."
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"A Southern California Edison spokesman said a vehic-
le crashed into a power pole, prompting the center's
backup generator to turn on. 
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"About an hour later, the generator failed."
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[6]
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"Fire engulfed a tanker ship at the Port of Providence
[RI] on Tuesday night, sending large plumes of smoke
and fireballs into the air.
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"...it was not immediately clear what was fueling the
blaze."
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"The ship was burning very close to large storage
tanks at the port, although it was unknown whether
the tanks on shore had anything flammable in them."
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[1]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KYRGYZSTAN_ARRESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-07-19-07-07-52
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[2]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VENEZUELA_PRESS_FREEDOM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-07-19-03-38-03
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[3]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/18/AR2006071800792_pf.html
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[4]
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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-georgia-russia.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print
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[5]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AIR_TRAFFIC_OUTAGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-07-19-05-36-30
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[6]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SHIP_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-07-19-00-34-17
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July 20, 2006

Abiding By

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 2:10 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
Abiding By
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Wednesday July 19, 2006
Associated Press
Israeli Censor Wielding Great Power 
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"The Associated Press has agreed, like other organ-
izations, to abide by the rules of the censor, which is
a condition for receiving permission to operate as a
media organization in Israel."
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Well, that's a tidy confession.
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It leaves out that abiding by the rules is two-faced: 
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(a) not doing what the censor says not to do, and
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(b) doing what the censor says to do.
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Now (a) is clear enough, but how does (b) work?
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The censor says to tell all the lies you can that will
make the victims of aggression look incompetent.
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So AP claims:
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"So far in this conflict, about one rocket in 100 fired
by Hezbollah has killed an Israeli.
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"The rest usually explode in empty fields, tear con-
crete from abandoned streets or plunk into the Medi-
terranean."
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AP gets away with this because the censor figures
its readers are so duncified they will never perceive
the significance of *empty* fields and  *abandoned*
streets...
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So AP reports the claim of a magazine editor that "the
rockets the Islamic militants use are 'spectacularly in-
accurate.'"
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AP gets away with this because the magazine, *Index
of Censorship,* claims to be "against" censorship...
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So AP reports the conclusion of the Nelson Scholar for
Journalism Values at a media studies organization:
"'We should always push back on censorship,'...even if
it's a losing fight."
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AP gets away with this because "Associated Press has
agreed...to abide by the rules of the censor...."
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/ISRAEL_WAR_CENSORSHIP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-07-19-19-30-13
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July 16, 2006

Factionalism At The Top – Part 3

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 2:55 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
Factionalism At The Top - Part 3
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Reviewing--
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From the Sunday May 7, 2006 "Factionalism At The
Top" essay [1]:
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"...Goss struggled to articulate a vision for an
agency reeling from the intelligence failures of
9/11 and Iraq...."
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These particular "intelligence failures" = (a) lies
imposed on the agency by the Black House and
(b) in the case of 9/11, perhaps betrayal at the
Black House.
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But as regards the big picture--
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Who could possibly devise a "vision" for a CIA
which long ago had grown accustomed to going
along with Black House myth-making designed
to spur on The Superpower's permanent war
against the world?
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Reviewing--
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From the Saturday May 13, 2006 "Factionalism At
The Top - Part 2" essay [2]:
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Goss' resignation as CIA director was greeted by
The Superpower's main media --by the Washing-
ton Post and New York Times-- with an obviously
prearranged smear job.
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"Less than two months after Goss took over, the
much-respected deputy director of operations,
...Kappes, and his deputy...Sulick, resigned in 
protest over a demand by Goss's chief of staff...
Murray, that Kappes fire Sulick for criticizing Mur-
ray."
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This much-respected Kappes?
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"Kappes headed the CIA's operations branch un-
til he resigned in a dispute with then-Director...
Goss's chief of staff.
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Former and current intelligence officers say Goss
never had a strategic plan for improving spying on
terrorist networks.
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Kappes, on the other hand, had slowly [!] begun
to put his ideas...into action.
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Part of [Kappes'] plan called for deepening ties
with foreign intelligence services."
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Article of faith imposed upon all--
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Any vision or strategic plan that is not Kappes' is
not a vision or strategic plan!
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So what's new?
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Monday, June 19, 2006
Kappes Is Expected to Boost CIA Morale [3]
Washington Post
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Kappes got conned into returning to the CIA.
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"Because of a change caused by the 2004 intelligence
reorganization legislation...deputy CIA director is not
a presidential appointment and does not need Senate
confirmation."
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"Rep. Curt Weldon...a ranking member of the House
Armed Services Committee, is one of Kappes's most
vocal critics."
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"'Kappes was the ringleader of an internal CIA rebel-
lion,' Weldon wrote in his recent book, 'Countdown
to Terror.'
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"'He was one of many in the CIA resistant to needed
reforms.'"
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"Rep. Peter Hoekstra...who succeeded Goss as
chairman of the [House of Representatives] Perma-
nent Select Committee on Intelligence, told the Wash-
ington Times last month that Kappes was guilty of
'gross insubordination' for his behavior at the agency
under Goss."
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Ah, the article of faith imposed upon all is challenged.
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So what did Hoekstra tell the Washington Times?
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Wednesday May 17, 2006
Washington Times [4]
Hoekstra hits CIA deputy pick
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Hoekstra had a "90-minute [!] meeting with editors
and reporters at The Washington Times."
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"...Hoekstra said...Goss had 'real concerns' about...
Kappes because he asked him to 'do certain things
or to stop from doing certain types of things, and
the guy refused.'
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...[Hoekstra then] began checking up on the former
deputy director of operations and was getting mixed
reviews on his performance.
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'At a minimum, what you could say is that there was
gross insubordination by Kappes,' [Hoekstra] said."
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Unexpectedly, the challenge spreads from the "right"
to the "left."  Some hidden event has occured...
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Monday July 10, 2006
New York Times [5]
Congressman Says Program Was Disclosed by In-
formant
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"...Hoekstra...wrote in a May 18 letter to...Bush,
first disclosed publicly on Saturday by [the NYT],
that the administration's failure to notify his com-
mittee of this program...could be a 'violation of
law.'"
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This program?
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"...officials have said he was not referring to the
National Security Agency's wiretapping operation
or to the Treasury Department's bank monitoring
program...."
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The Times quotes Hoekstra:
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"...there was at least one major — what I consider
significant — activity that we had not been briefed
on...."
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One major, significant activity?
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Recall--
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"Kappes, on the other hand, had slowly [!] begun
to put his ideas...into action.
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Part of [Kappes'] plan called for deepening ties
with foreign intelligence services."
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And Hoekstra's May 18 letter to Bu$h?  The Times
published it in full [6].
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Here's the major, significant parts:
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"Regrettably, the appointment of Mr. Kappes sends
a clear signal that the days of collaborative reform
between the White House and this committee may
be over."
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"I understand that Mr. Kappes is a capable, well-
qualified, and well-liked former Directorate of Oper-
ations (DO) case officer.
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"I am heartened by the professional qualities he
would bring to the job, but concerned by what
could be the political problems that he could bring
back to the agency.
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"There has been much public and private specula-
tion about the politicization of the Agency.  I am
convinced that this politicization was underway well
before Porter Goss became the Director.
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"In fact, I have long [!] been convinced that a strong
and well-positioned group within the Agency inten-
tionally undermined the Administration and its poli-
cies."
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"I have come to the belief that, despite his service
to the DO, Mr. Kappes may have been a part of this
group." 
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"Further, the details surrounding Mr. Kappes's depar-
ture from the CIA give me great pause.  Mr. Kappes
was not fired, but, as I understand it, summarily re-
signed his position shortly after Director Goss respond-
ed to his demonstrated contempt for Congress and the
Intelligence Committees' oversight responsibilities.
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"The fact is, Mr. Kappes and his deputy, Mr. Sulick,
were developing a communications offensive to bypass
the Intelligence Committees and the CIA's own Office
of Congressional Affairs.
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"One can only speculate on the motives but it clearly
indicates a willingness to promote a personal agenda."
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Please keep in mind, though, the so-called personal
agenda may not have been Kappes' own.
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Recall--
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In the case of 9/11, perhaps there was betrayal at the
Black House.
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From my Saturday February 25, 2006 "Abramoff Leger-
demain" essay [7]:
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February 23, 2006
Boston Globe
Abramoff ties to Russians probed
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"A subpoena in the case,...says the US government is
seeking information on Abramoff-related activities
with 'any department, ministry, or office holder or
agent of the Russian government.'"
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"The subpoena seeks information about ties between
Abramoff-related groups and a Moscow energy giant
that is called Naftasib, a major supplier to the Russian
military."
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"Senior Naftasib executives helped arrange a trip
Abramoff took to Moscow in 1997 with...Tom DeLay,
a longtime Abramoff friend."
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1997? That's b-e-f-o-r-e 2001.
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"In addition to being a lobbyist, Abramoff registered in
1999 as a foreign agent."
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1999? That's b-e-f-o-r-e 2001.
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[1]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/748
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[2]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/751
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[3]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/18/AR2006061800779_pf.html
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[4]
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20060516-101756-8450r
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[5]
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/10/washington/10hoekstra.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print
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[6]
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http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/20060709hoekstra.pdf
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[7]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/694
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citing:
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http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/02/23/abramoff_ties_to_russians_probed?mode=PF
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July 13, 2006

A Taste For The Absurd

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 3:11 pm
POLITICAL ESSAYS
A Taste For The Absurd
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The Superpower's newsstories help readers acquire
a taste for the absurd.
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For instance.
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Saturday July 8, 2006
Associated Press [1]
Questions Remain 10 Years After Flight 800 
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"Another theory was that a missile from a Navy ship
200 miles away took down the plane, but [a former
vice chairman of the NTSB] questioned why no one
on the cruiser ever came forward.
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"'You mean to tell me everybody kept their mouths
shut?'"
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The x-vc is speaking of a time when The Psychopath
was denying every claim of "that woman."
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The drift of the newsstory itself denies that any valid
questions remain, thus rendering its headline too an
absurdity.
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Facts do remain.
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From my Sunday November 7, 2004 "Incomplete In-
vestigation" essay [2]:
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{start}
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November 6, 2004
Associated Press
Senator Seeks Halt of N.J. Guard Flights
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"Calling the accidental strafing of a school by a fighter
jet 'totally incomprehensible,' [NJ] Sen. Frank Lauten-
berg called on the Air National Guard to halt all training
flights over New Jersey until an investigation is com-
plete."
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Totally incomprehensible?
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Not at all, Senator.
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HOW DO YOU THINK TWA 800 WAS
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GUNNED
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DOWN?
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{end}
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NTSB?  National Transportation Safety Board.
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The Psychopath?  The soon-to-be impeached and
disbarred Clinton.
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[1]
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TWA_800_ANNIVERSARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
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[2]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/401
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The essay cites:
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-School-Strafed.html?pagewanted=print&position=
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July 12, 2006

Putin At Bay – Part 2

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 2:47 pm
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Putin At Bay - Part 2
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July 10, 2006
The Kremlin [1]
[no heading]
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"Director of the Federal Security Service...Patrushev
reported to...Putin on the results of the earlier plan-
ned operation carried out in Ingushetia."
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Ingushetia?  Not Chechnya, but another part of the
Caucasus.
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The results?  Assassination of the vice president of
the real Chechnya.
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The real Chechnya?  Officially, the Chechen Republic
of Ichkeria (CRI).
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Earlier planned?  Long before Putin's July 4th "pro-
posal to give the President of the Russian Federa-
tion the right to deploy Armed Forces and special
forces units outside of Russian borders." [2]
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"...Patrushev said that the operation was successful
because the Russian special services had established
operational positions abroad, above all in the coun-
tries where arms were collected and then brought
into Russia...."
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Countries?  The plural is a put-off.  *The* country
is Turkey.
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July 10, 2006
The Kremlin [3]
[no heading]
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"...Putin had a telephone conversation with Turkish 
Prime Minister...Erdogan.
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"[They] discussed practical bilateral cooperation
issues, including building on the results of the recent
visit by the Turkish President to Russia.
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"The two leaders also discussed their cooperation in
international affairs.
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"The conversation took place at the Turkish side’s
initiative."
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Turkish President?  Sezer visited Russia June 28th.
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Putin and Erdogan's *practical* cooperation in in-
ternational affairs?
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Assassination of the vice president of the CRI.
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Conversation at the Turkish side’s initiative?
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"Hey, Vlad, did it go as we planned?"
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What about "arms...collected [abroad] and then
brought into Russia" via Turkey?
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For the war being waged by the Caucasian peoples
against Russia!
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But a Russian special forces unit in Turkey doctored
one shipment of explosives to make it seem that the
explosives "spontaneously," "accidentally" blew up
while being inspected by the CRI v-p.
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The Russians learned that trick from a Turkish ally.
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[1]
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/themes/2006/07/102148_108485.shtml
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[2]
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2006/07/108234.shtml
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See "The Future Superpower's New-Old Colonialism":
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/785
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[3]
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/news/2006/07/108481.shtml
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July 10, 2006

Putin At Bay

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 1:41 pm
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Putin At Bay
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A.
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Thursday July 6, 2006,
The Kremlin, Moscow
Transcript of the Interactive Webcast with the Pres-
ident of Russia
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Putin speaking:

"And now the question: was it worth it for us to fight
the war in Chechnya?  Of course it was.
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"Because the war was not only linked to the [fake] in-
dependence of the [newly-created puppet] Chechen
Republic.
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"We realized that we would not be left in peace by
these forces who have nothing in common with Che-
chen people [though these "forces" were the armed
forces of Chechnya fighting for its independence]."
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Putin continues with standard atrocity propaganda:
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"They would be using the territory as a foothold to
construct inroads into the Russian Federation and for
attacking other neighbouring Russian regions.
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"There were masses of people who had to flee from
certain areas of Russia because it was not possible 
to live beside the [independent] Chechen Republic.
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"Because of bandits, because of kidnappings and
other such things that occurred en masse.
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"In five to seven years over two and a half thousand
people were openly sold or bought on the Chechen
market as slaves.
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"Do you know about that [Russian lie]?  I am sure you
do."
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Putin continues with standard hysteria propaganda:
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"And that is not all.  We are simply convinced that if
we had not acted, and brought the situation to the one
that currently prevails [fake independence of a puppet
Chechnya], of course Chechnya wouldn’t have just
been used as a jumping off point for attacks on Russia,
it would have gone further.
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"What was at stake?  They were talking about creating
a new state from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea.  A
state with a very radical government.
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"We don't need that in Russia where we have certain
compact regions with a Muslim population that they
would have tried to incite [and where *now* solidarity-
in-arms for a truly independent Caucasus is slowly but
surely driving the Russians out.]"
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Putin continues with standard racist propaganda:
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"And Europe doesn't need that either, because other
than destabilizing the situation  it [the freedom of the
Caucasian peoples] would have amounted to nothing."
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B.
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Saturday February 7, 2004
PoliticalEssays [2]
Russky, Go Home
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Excerpt:
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Things have come to such a pass that Russia must
now evacuate not only Chechnya, but the entire
Caucasus.
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Then the peoples of the Caucasus can [turn to and]
destroy puppets who serve The Superpower and
subvert independence.
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C.
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Wednesday May 31, 2006 
Political Essays [3]
Uncontaining The Contained
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Excerpt:
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Reuters
Seven die as police, rebels clash in south Russia
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The Superpower's newsstories help readers acquire
a taste for
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THE ABSURD.
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Really?
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Try this!
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"Chechen rebels have fought a decade-long war for
independence from Moscow.
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"Russian forces have contained that rebellion but are
now fighting an insurgency that has spread to other
parts of the poor and mainly Muslim North Caucasus
region."
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[1]
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2006/07/06/2312_type82917_108352.shtml
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[2]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/116
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[3]
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/762
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