Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Propaganda 101

The first casualty of war is truth.


This "news" was written by a Reuters blogger named William Maclean from the comfort of merry olde England (see byline at top.)

Mr. Maclean appears to be in the employ of MI6, as a quick look at his "work" at Reuters will soon appear to confirm. Nothing but propaganda from this guy IMHO:


Go ahead and look. Guys like this are the tip of iceberg. They help you cope with slavery.

"Variously," "Perhaps," "Evidently," and "Many" are his favorite sentence-starters.

This guy is spouting what he wants you to hear. He has no idea what's happening in Libya.

Let's take this drivel apart, in entirety for educational purposes.

Maclean in bold and Berry plain:

Intimidated no more, Libyans end Gaddafi's rule

LONDON (Reuters) - Planted joyously atop a gold-colored bust of Muammar Gaddafi, a succession of dusty rebel boots on Tuesday symbolized not only the capture of his Tripoli headquarters but also the humiliating collapse of his power in Libya.

Do not notice there are few “rebels” in the picture and that the picture MAY have been taken somewhere other than reported (mock-up city?)

With the fall of his Bab al-Aziziyah military compound televised around the world, the spell of his authority at home and his influence abroad -- especially in Africa -- will have been definitively fractured.

Maclean assumes not only rebel joy but that Gaddafi has lost Libya and is humiliated by the loss rather than infuriated. What does definitely fractured mean, anyway? Gaddafi is admired somewhere?

For all Libyans know, the man who often bamboozled them with political speeches and hunted his opponents with death squads remains alive and perhaps holed up in his hometown of Sirte. Although on the run, he may have surprises yet in store.

MI6 knows something about bamboozling, I'm sure. How can we assume ALL Libyans know anything? Prove death squads while you're at it.

But the breaching of Bab al-Aziziyah and the looting of the kitsch memorabilia of his rule crystallizes for Libyans as few other actions could the end of a once-terrifying police state and what many will remember as a dark period in their history.

"If Gaddafi didn't have many places to hide before, he has even fewer now," said David Hartwell, a Middle East analyst at IHS Jane's.

IHS Jane's is another propaganda organ of the illuminati: http://www.janes.com/

If pigs could fly we'd have very large messes on our automobiles.

Dictators try to create an aura of invincibility, a sense of awe to attract followers and facilitate their indefinite grip on power.

Dictators and every other ruler do this. So do they do what follows.


In this, analysts say, Gaddafi has been a master for much of his rule, seeing off periodic coup attempts as he led Libyans through years of international isolation and sanctions for what the West called his support of terrorism.

Variously known as the Guide, the Brother Leader, the King of Kings, Gaddafi's vainglorious titles over the years have raise smiles among outsiders, but this mercurial Bedouin has been one of the world's canniest political survivors.

Gaddafi paid in cash, that's how he survived. There is a LOT of oil and gas in Libya.

He used wealth drawn from Africa's biggest reserves of crude oil to divide and rule his six million people.

He built water and roadway infrastructure as well. Libya had the highest per-capita income in Africa. Libya's public debt to GDP was 3.3%, the lowest of all countries tracked by the CIA per their website.

Perhaps under pressure from the unprecedented revolt he has faced since February, that skill has now deserted him. So too, some will argue, has his dignity.

Tunisian revolt lasted about a week. Egypt revolution lasted 18 days. Libya now six months, not done.

Evidently, Gaddafi has chosen not to fight to the end in Tripoli, as he and his sons had pledged to do both in public and in their private communications with foreign governments.

Who is evidently calling whom a pussy, sir? Where is your profile or even your picture, Maclean?

Many will compare his fall to that of Saddam Hussein in 2003. But even if Gaddafi's days end, like Saddam's, with a hangman's noose, the parallels are inexact.

What are the charges? Defending Libya? No proof of shelling Benghazi, is there?

Saddam's fall followed a decisive ground invasion by powerful Western nations. Gaddafi's own ousting may have been facilitated by NATO air power, but the fighting on the ground, and the dying, has been done by Libyans themselves, giving them ownership of their revolution.

Gaddafi is not Saddam. Here is proof NATO murdered Libyans.


Gaddafi always saw Saddam's fall as instructive, and as a result he pragmatically bowed to the prevailing climate in Western capitals and gave up his weapons of mass destruction programs.

How does Maclean know what Gaddafi has always seen?

"Those who threaten you with military power or with the (U.N.) Security Council are the people who are controlling the world and if you go against the tide you might be destroyed," he told an audience in 2007.

Prescient, if you ask me. Here is one politician telling us the truth, anyway.

But when the challenge came from his own people, Gaddafi took less heed. That proved to be a mistake.

Name ten “rebels,” quick! Can't, can you? Hardly honest Libyans. Mercenaries following NATO bombers is all I see. More innocent people dying for the controllers' oil lust.

Although apparently gone from the political scene, his hold on the Libyan imagination, and the authoritarian habits of mind his rule gave rise to, may live on for some time.

IE we may not find him, ever. Not that we really care.

Some Libyans say he has ruled for so long, and his grip has been so tight, that he has marked the Libyan personality in ways they don't yet fully understand.

Some Libyans say the IMF is a criminal organization that has bankrupted the world.

Time will tell. Libyan novelist Hisham Matar, for one, says that may be a struggle for the future.

"We've defeated Gaddafi in the battlefield, now we must defeat him in our imagination. We mustn't allow his legacy to corrupt our dream," he said in a Twitter message.

"This is not about a country removing a dictator, but a people trying to find their voice."

I think this is about a self-centered idiot vomiting drivel in London.

(Additional reporting by Peter Apps; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Keep your eye on these guys, they're up and comers!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Giants Broadcasters Observe Moment of Silence for Offense

In remembrance of the Giants offense, radio station KNBR 680 AM was totally silent from 8:01 PM until 8:02 PM tonight.

During this short moment of reflection, some people recalled Barry Bonds setting the single season record for home runs with 73 in 2001, and the major league record for home runs with 762.

For most of their existence, the Giants relied upon formidable power hitters and excellent pitching. Unfortunately, such combinations never accounted for more than second place for 52 consecutive years of frustration.

In 2010, the Giants showed the world that baseball is really mostly about pitching and defense, as boring as that sounds. Even so, they hit home runs. Google Ross and Renteria.

Winning is MOSTLY pitching and defense, but you have to score. The easiest way to score is to hit a homer, just ask Earl Weaver (who preferred 2 men on base when the homer occurred.) The 2011 Giants have had problems getting men on base, much less hitting an actual home run!

Maybe the sacrifice of a little air time paid off. They have scored two runs in two innings for a 2-0 lead after five innings, just since I started writing this.

For those of you worried about the Champs' recent record, have faith. The personnel moves really were upgrades, I think. Time will tell. September will answer a lot of your questions. It's a long year, have patience and understand that the front office boys want to repeat as badly as you do.

The Giants will find a way to repeat. I'm getting the feeling. So what if they don't?

"And Huff hits a drive to right...it is out of here!" Huff enough. 3-0.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Super Duper Graphics to Come

Wow, I don't know what to say. This sounds legit, but holy cow.

I guess they'll get back to us. I've subscribed to their youtube channel and asked to be emailed if they upload another video. Two videos are up now and I think both are the same.

It is possible, I think, that this is just an elaborate hoax. Their website crashed after wimp.com referenced them. I had never heard of this project before tonight.