"Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasnt happening. It didnt matter. It was of no interest." - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

"Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasnt happening. It didnt matter. It was of no interest."

Liddle ol' me Avatar
8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Obama, the prince of bait-and-switch
An article by John Pilger (New Statesman, 24 July)

On 12 July, The Times devoted two pages to Afghanistan. It was mostly a complaint about the heat. The reporter, Magnus Linklater, described in detail his discomfort and how he had needed to be sprayed with iced water. He also described the "high drama" and "meticulously practised routine" of evacuating another overheated journalist. For her US Marine rescuers, wrote Linklater, "saving a life took precedence over [their] security". Alongside this was a report whose final paragraph offered the only mention that "47 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed when a US aircraft bombed a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday".

Slaughters on this scale are common, and mostly unknown to the British public. I interviewed a woman who had lost eight members of her family, including six children. A 500lb US Mk82 bomb was dropped on her mud, stone and straw house. There was no "enemy" nearby. I interviewed a headmaster whose house disappeared in a fireball caused by another "precision" bomb. Inside were nine people his wife, his four sons, his brother and his wife, and his sister and her husband. Neither of these mass murders was news. As Harold Pinter wrote of such crimes: "Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasnt happening. It didnt matter. It was of no interest."

A total of 64 civilians were bombed to death while The Times man was discomforted. Most were guests at the wedding party. Wedding parties are a "coalition" speciality. At least four of them have been obliterated at Mazar and in Khost, Uruzgan and Nangarhar provinces. Many of the details, including the names of victims, have been compiled by a New Hampshire professor, Marc Herold, whose Afghan Victim Memorial Project is a meticulous work of journalism that shames those who are paid to keep the record straight and report almost everything about the Afghan War through the public relations facilities of the British and American military.

The US and its allies are dropping record numbers of bombs on Afghanistan. This is not news. In the first half of this year, 1,853 bombs were dropped: more than all the bombs of 2006 and most of 2007. "The most frequently used bombs," the Air Force Times reports, "are the 500lb and 2,000lb satellite-guided...". Without this one-sided onslaught, the resurgence of the Taliban, it is clear, might not have happened. Even Hamid Karzai, Americas and Britains puppet, has said so. The presence and the aggression of foreigners have all but united a resistance that now includes former warlords once on the CIAs payroll.

[cont. next post]
Liddle ol' me Avatar
8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Options

All Comments

(9) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
The scandal of this would be headline news, were it not for what George W Bush’s former spokesman Scott McClellan has called "complicit enablers" – journalists who serve as little more than official amplifiers. Having declared Afghanistan a "good war", the complicit enablers are now anointing Barack Obama as he tours the bloodfests in Afghanistan and Iraq. What they never say is that Obama is a bomber.

In the New York Times on 14 July, in an article spun to appear as if he is ending the war in Iraq, Obama demanded more war in Afghanistan and, in effect, an invasion of Pakistan. He wants more combat troops, more helicopters, more bombs. Bush may be on his way out, but the Republicans have built an ideological machine that transcends the loss of electoral power – because their collaborators are, as the American writer Mike Whitney put it succinctly, "bait-and-switch" Democrats, of whom Obama is the prince.

Those who write of Obama that "when it comes to international affairs, he will be a huge improvement on Bush" demonstrate the same wilful naivety that backed the bait-and-switch of Bill Clinton – and Tony Blair. Of Blair, wrote the late Hugo Young in 1997, "ideology has surrendered entirely to ‘values’... there are no sacred cows [and] no fossilised limits to the ground over which the mind might range in search of a better Britain...".

Eleven years and five wars later, at least a million people lie dead. Barack Obama is the American Blair. That he is a smooth operator and a black man is irrelevant. He is of an enduring, rampant system whose drum majors and cheer squads never see, or want to see, the consequences of 500lb bombs dropped unerringly on mud, stone and straw houses.
#2
And on and on and on....................................................and on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rekuWIKr55A&feature=related
(Music Video with some disturbing FACTUAL scenes.)
banned#3
When I saw the title, I thought JD was back!!!!!
#4
guv
When I saw the title, I thought JD was back!!!!!


Hehe!

I'm sure you remember the JDeal fan who said to me by way of intended insult - You are no JDeal!.

Well, that smart young man was correct. I most certainly am not. Wouldn't mind being compared to Harold Pinter though :thumbsup:
#5
Slaughters on this scale are common, and mostly unknown to the British public. I interviewed a woman who had lost eight members of her family, including six children. A 500lb US Mk82 bomb was dropped on her mud, stone and straw house. There was no "enemy" nearby. I interviewed a headmaster whose house disappeared in a fireball caused by another "precision" bomb. Inside were nine people his wife, his four sons, his brother and his wife, and his sister and her husband. Neither of these mass murders was news. As Harold Pinter wrote of such crimes: "Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasnt happening. It didnt matter. It was of no interest."


what makes me sick is that you here people say "oh there over in Iraq making the place a better place and showing them how to live" when in reality people are having the wool pulled over there eyes.

Who made the US/UK the world police?

its a disgrace that they are over there, and for one for only pathetic purpose, I cant wait until India and China overtake them.
banned#6
Liddle ol' me


I'm sure you remember the JDeal fan who said to me by way of intended insult - You are no JDeal!.

Well, that smart young man was correct. I most certainly am not. Wouldn't mind being compared to Harold Pinter though :thumbsup:


Hehe. No insult intended. Just thought it was very JDealesque!:p
banned#7
black gerbil1
what makes me sick is that you here people say "oh there over in Iraq making the place a better place and showing them how to live" when in reality people are having the wool pulled over there eyes.


Translation?

Who made the US/UK the world police?


The UK are not the world police, just US lapdogs. And the US military hardware makes them world police. Cant see anyone telling them otherwise, can you?

its a disgrace that they are over there, and for one for only pathetic purpose, I cant wait until India and China overtake them.


Overtake them? Is there a race? So what exactly is the purpose they are in Afghanistan?
#8
"I cant wait until India and China overtake them?"

I certainly can!!
#9
black gerbil1
what makes me sick is that you here people say "oh there over in Iraq making the place a better place and showing them how to live" when in reality people are having the wool pulled over there eyes.

Who made the US/UK the world police?

its a disgrace that they are over there, and for one for only pathetic purpose, I cant wait until India and China overtake them.



guv
Translation?
[COLOR="Blue"]What makes me sick is that you hear people say, "Oh they're over in Iraq making the place a better place and showing them how to live" when in reality people are having the wool pulled over there eyes.[/COLOR]



The UK are not the world police, just US lapdogs. And the US military hardware makes them world police. Cant see anyone telling them otherwise, can you?

[COLOR="blue"]I don't have a problem with the U.S. being the World Police providing they do it under the supervision of the United Nations. The problem with U.S. Foreign Policy is it's mixed up in all sorts of right wing Christian Conservatism and basically stinks.[/COLOR]

[COLOR="blue"]The UK as Guv says take the role of a loyal puppy although in terms of protecting it's citizens it can't be a bad thing can it ??[/COLOR]



Overtake them? Is there a race?
[COLOR="blue"]The only race India and China have been in in recent years is population although admittedly China are now moving into a dangerous and powerful position.[/COLOR]

So what exactly is the purpose they are in Afghanistan?
[COLOR="blue"]The cynics will tell you it's to protect the poppy harvest which the Taliban had all but wiped out.[/COLOR]:w00t::whistling:

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!