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; ; Group Mail Message ; Date created: 2/7/2004 8:51:55 AM ; ATTACHMENTS: GROUP: mer DATE: 2/7/2004 8:51:55 AM FROM: MERL@MiddleEast.Org (MER - Washington Scene) SUBJECT: Whitewash, Coverup - The Ways of Washington PRIORITY: 1 HTML: MESSAGE: _______ ____ ______ / |/ / /___/ / /_ // M I D - E A S T R E A L I T I E S / /|_/ / /_/_ / /\\ Making Sense of the Middle East /_/ /_/ /___/ /_/ \\ www.MiddleEast.Org 2-07-04 WASHINGTON SCENE: BUSH COMMISSION - Whitewash and Coverup President George W. Bush appears for the first time on NBC's 'Meet The Press' Sunday. Washington insider and host, Tim Russert, goes to the White House today to tape the program from the Oval Office for broadcast tomorrow. Let's be very clear about this. The Bush Commission appointed yesterday is nothing more than diversion, deception, window-dressing and delay-through-the-election tactics. It's a big-time coverup and whitewash and should not be trusted for a moment either by the American people or by people throughout the world. Interestingly yesterday as well one of Canada's major magazines, Maclean's, ran a cover article that rather amazingly just 15% of Canadians want to see Bush re-elected. ABB (which stands for "anybody but Bush") -- they want just about anyone else as do most Europeans and most people throughout the world in fact. But the Americans are a peculiarly self-righteous, naive, and violence-prone gun-happy polity. It all has deep roots in the old 'Wild Wild West', the slaughter of the Indians, Puritanism and Christian Fundamentalism, and the "World War" victories in the last century. And now the Americans have an increasingly dangerous, crusading, worldwide 'manifest destiny' complex; all simplistically masked with the deceptive and hypocritical rhetoric of "freedom" and "democracy". With Bush's huge money war-chest, with his powerful friends in the military-industrial-corporate-media complex, and with the now empowered Israeli-centric neo-con operatives who will go all-out to keep them in and any challenger out, George W. and Dick Cheney may well manage to keep power for another term. This weekend, "live" (but on tape) from the White House, a TV network owned by one of the largest defense contractors, and a single moderator known for his insider status and relationships in Washington, will give the American President lots of prime time to further propagandize the American people. And the powerful and multifaceted propaganda institutions of the U.S. government and associated corporate and media interests are already working on overtime to double spin things their way. Tim Russert will ask a few semi-pointed questions of course, that's all part of the Washington game these days. But like a carefully prepped high-school debater, George W. already has all his answers to whatever he is asked carefully scripted. So it will be up to others, especially those away from American shores, to keep poking and digging and when called for defying, the American Empire and its crusading 'manifest destiny' ways.


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February 2004


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(February 29, 2004)
"Saudi charities are...no longer permitted to send money outside the country. The country has also banned the collection of cash in mosques and public places... The United States and Saudi Arabia have set up a joint counterterrorism task force in the Saudi capital, composed of law enforcement officials from various agencies in both countries."

U.S. Troops To Pakistan!
(February 29, 2004)
But Pakistan has never before faced such a situation and the 'intervention' of large numbers of uniform U.S. troops -- on top of the plain clothes special forces and CIA agents already operating in the country -- is sure to bring about counter-reactions of various kinds. This is now a sui generis historical situation for the Muslim country of Pakistan. Meanwhile, it appears the Bush Administration is so desperate to capture or kill Bin-Laden soon in order to enhance its electoral chances in November, it is willing to take this major risk with this crucial country and with General Musharraf personally.

U. N. RAPED
(February 27, 2004)


U.N. Raped
(February 27, 2004)
Now just what is the United Nations, representative of the world community, going to do about it? They failed to prevent it. They failed to undercover it. They failed to protect themselves and those who confided in them. Now are they also going to fail to do something real and serious about it?

Hollywood and Israel and "The Jews"
(February 25, 2004)
As for Mel Gibson he has told a tale of Biblical proportions, one that goes to the heart of Christian theology, and one which in fact goes to the core of the Jewish predicament ever since those days of the Sanhedrin and the history-changing Jewish schism that spread worldwide from Jerusalem erupting into Christianity. Others can interpret the scriptures, both old and new, in their own ways as they determine best and true -- fair enough. But to try to relentlessly crucify Gibson for trying to tell the story as he knows it, or rather as he believes it, is in itself a kind of intellectual and political blasphemy. Rather Gibson should be thanked for standing his ground, making his movie, telling his story, and making us all ponder and think and feel...whether Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, aethist...or just plain human.

Hollywood and "The Jews"
(February 25, 2004)
As for Mel Gibson he has told a tale of Biblical proportions, one that goes to the heart of Christian theology, and one which in fact goes to the core of the Jewish predicament ever since those days of the Sanhedrin and the history-changing Jewish schism that spread worldwide from Jerusalem erupting into Christianity. Others can interpret the scriptures, both old and new, in their own ways as they determine best and true -- fair enough. But to try to relentlessly crucify Gibson for trying to tell the story as he knows it, or rather as he believes it, is in itself a kind of intellectual and political blasphemy. Rather Gibson should be thanked for standing his ground, making his movie, telling his story, and making us all ponder and think and feel...whether Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, aethist...or just plain human.


(February 25, 2004)
As for Mel Gibson he has told a tale of Biblical proportions, one that goes to the heart of Christian theology, and one which in fact goes to the core of the Jewish predicament ever since those days of the Sanhedrin and the history-changing Jewish schism that spread worldwide from Jerusalem erupting into Christianity. Others can interpret the scriptures, both old and new, in their own ways as they determine best and true -- fair enough. But to try to relentlessly crucify Gibson for trying to tell the story as he knows it, or rather as he believes it, is in itself a kind of intellectual and political blasphemy. Rather Gibson should be thanked for standing his ground, making his movie, telling his story, and making us all ponder and think and feel...whether Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, aethist...or just plain human.

The Passion of Hollywood and "The Jews"
(February 25, 2004)
As for Mel Gibson he has told a tale of Biblical proportions, one that goes to the heart of Christian theology and the history-changing Jewish schism... Others can interpret the scriptures, both old and new, in their own ways as they determine best and true -- fair enough. But to try to relentlessly crucify Gibson for trying to tell the story as he knows it, or just as he believes it, is in itself a kind of intellectual and political blasphemy. Rather Gibson should be thanked for standing his ground, making his movie, telling his story, and making us all ponder and think and feel...whether Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, aethist...or just plain human.

"Dungeons" for Palestinians
(February 23, 2004)
The "Wall" is "helping turn Palestinian communities into dungeons, next to which the bantustans of South Africa look like symbols of freedom, sovereignty and self-determination... It is misleading to call these Israeli policies. They are American-Israeli policies made possible by unremitting United States military, economic and diplomatic support of Israel... At most, the Hague hearings will end in an advisory ruling that the wall is illegal. It will change nothing."

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(February 18, 2004)
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Arab Americans Raise Money For BUSH Reelection
(February 17, 2004)
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Bush Commission - Coverup and Whitewash
(February 8, 2004)
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Outrage! Both Powell and Tenet should resign!
(February 5, 2004)
Let's talk straight about this. One year ago today Secretary of State Colin Powell, literally backed by CIA Director George Tenet, went before the Security Council of the United Nations and grossly distorted, propagandized, and lied. Because of this, whether purposeful or though far-fetched even if by 'mistake', both Powell and Tenet should no longer be public officials representing the United States and the Security Council should take action to protect it's own integrity.




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