What is obamessiah hiding? EVERYTHING!
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DIVE, DIVE, DIVE!
Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, one of that idiot g’dubya’s campaign promises was that he would “run the country like a business” he made good on that promise. He ran the country like enron, shittybank and bofa. One of the many campaign promises that obamessiah has already broken involves government “transparency.” This from ap:
Despite Obama pledge, Justice defends Bush secrets
By Michael J. Sniffen, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Despite President Obama’s vow to open government more than ever, the Justice Department is defending Bush administration decisions to keep secret many documents about domestic wiretapping, data collection on travelers and U.S. citizens, and interrogation of suspected terrorists.
In half a dozen lawsuits, Justice lawyers have opposed formal motions or spurned out-of-court offers to delay court action until the new administration rewrites Freedom of Information Act guidelines and decides whether the new rules might allow the public to see more.
In only one case has the Justice Department agreed to suspend a freedom of information lawsuit until the disputed documents can be re-evaluated under the yet-to-be-written guidelines. That case involves negotiations on an anti-counterfeiting treaty, not the more controversial, secret anti-terrorism tactics that spawned the other lawsuits as well as Obama’s promises of greater openness.
“The signs in the last few days are not entirely encouraging,” said Jameel Jaffer, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed several lawsuits seeking the Bush administration’s legal rationales for warrantless domestic wiretapping and for its treatment of terrorism detainees.
The documents sought in these lawsuits “are in many cases the documents that the public most needs to see,” Jaffer said. “It makes no sense to say that these documents are somehow exempt from President Obama’s directives.”
SONOFABUSH! There ya have it. “Hope” for “change” flies out the window. As obamessiah and his neolib klinton klan hillbillies DEFEND the bush crime family! Jeez, THIS STINKS ON ICE! How can those idiots do this? Better yet, why would they do this?
The answer is because laBAMAnostra intends to use the same “state secrets” dodge to hide the laBAMAnostra dirty laundry that laBUSHanostra used to hide theirs!
Speaking of dirty laundry, wikileaks has aired some that those idiots in washingtOOn don’t want YOU to see:
Wikileaks slams arrest; releases Afghan death data
WIKILEAKS PRESS RELEASE
Mon Feb 16 05:12:55 GMT 2009
For Immediate Release.
“Wikileaks slams arrest; releases latest Afghan death data”
A confidential NATO report issued last month reveals that civilian
deaths from the war in Afghanistan have increased by 46% over the
The 12 page report was authenticated and released today in full by the
transparency group Wikileaks.
The report shows a dramatic escalation of the war and civil disorder.
Coalition deaths increased by 35%, assassinations and kidnappings
by 50% and attacks on the Kabul based Government of Hamid Karzai
also more than doubled, rising a massive 119%.
Other significant NATO/International Security Assistance Force figures
from the 2009 report are:
* IED related attacks rose 27% and deaths 29%.
* Rifle and rocket fire increased 40%.
* Surface to air fire increased 67%.
Outside of the capital Kabul:
* Only one in two families had access to even the most
basic health care
* Only one in two children had access to a school
Earlier this month a British Army officer, Colonel McNally, was
arrested for passing civilian death toll figures for 2006-2007 to
Human Rights Watch analyst and former BBC radio reporter Rachel
Reid. Human Rights Watch published a report based around the data
The London Times, stated that American military officials were
“seething” over the leaks.
According to a UK Ministry of Defence source in the Daily Mail:
“What McNally passed on will not cost lives in the sense
that it doesn’t give specific military details. But the
whole point of defeating the Taliban is winning hearts and
minds and stopping the population joining their cause. If
they think we’re lying to them, it could become a very
dangerous place. This has caused a diplomatic row and
the Americans are not happy at all.”
Wikileaks legal spokesperson Jay Lim said “We deplore the arrest of
Colonel McNally for revealing civilian death figures. It is clear
that Col. McNally’s actions are of the highest moral calibre.”
NATO is not likely to find Wikileaks’ source so readily. The site uses
state of the art anonymization technologies, and the identity of
its sources are protected under the Swedish Press Freedom Act.
In January Wikileaks quashed a South African Government criminal
investigation after warning it would seek to have the prosecutors
charged and extradited to face trial before Swedish courts.
For more information, see:
DAGNABIT! Ya know, there was a time back in my long lost youth. When the main stream media here in the u s of a would have reported stories like the above. That time has long past. I read volumes of newspaper article and view a large number of tv and other news stories. I have yet to hear word one out of the corpoRATe media concerning this! We should have been hearing this story from the zoo york times, washingtOOn post and other media outlets. Instead we have to get it from the london times and wikileaks.
Thanks to those 2 sources, but it’s a shame how often the corpoRATe media here in the u s of a gets scooped like this these days! I don’t however buy the rational that those idiots in washingtOOn are pissed because they fear losing the “hearts and minds of people in afghanistan.” They’re pissed because they are afraid this kind of report will make YOU my fellow citizens of the u s of a stop supporting this disaster of a war and demand a full withdrawal of all military and corpoRATe forces in the region!
What are we gonna get as war policy from laBAMAnostra? Can YOU say ESCALATION boys and girls? I knew YOU could! This from ap:
Defense officials: Obama OKs Afghanistan forces
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense and congressional officials say President Barack Obama has signed off on an increase in U.S. forces for the flagging war in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration is expected to announce by Wednesday that it will send one additional Army brigade and an unknown number of U.S. Marines to Afghanistan in coming months. One source says the total is about 17,000 troops.
That would be a down payment on a larger influx of U.S. forces that has been widely expected this year. It would get a few thousand forces in place in time for the increase in fighting that usually comes with warmer weather and ahead of national midyear elections.
The war will continue under obamessiah. This from cnn:
McKiernan: Extra forces could stay in Afghanistan 5 years
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Gen. David McKiernan, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, predicted Wednesday that the additional 17,000 U.S. military forces to be sent to Afghanistan will remain there for as long as five years.
“This is not a temporary force uplift,” McKiernan said. “It will need to be sustained for some period of time, for the next three to four to five years.”
McKiernan made his comments a day after President Obama approved the troop increase for Afghanistan.
This is just the beginning of the escalation. There will be more troops sent, with no real exit strategy in place and this will be one of the biggest failures of this doomed to endless failure administration…
The following is a public service announcement from ClapSotronics:
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in and earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) , and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I see nothing of “transparency” or “change” in the actions of the neolib klinton klan hillbilly agenda of obamessiah. We have no “hope” in this new corpoRATe criminal regime!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer