Sunday, September 03, 2006

More cowards on the Right

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Mr. Greenwald has a very eloquent defense of the Fox reporters that are catching hell from the chickenhawks for their "conversion".

Greenwald has repeatedly shown how well he understands the psychology of these pathetic bullies who just want someone to protect them, no matter the cost, from the ridiculous phantom of "Islamofascism".

32 Comments:

Anonymous UT said...

Al Qaeda number XXXXXXXXX arrested in Iraq

Sun Sep 03, 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

I read Mr Gleenwald post. I agree partially, I disagree on a few things though. I am about to write a french post about these 2 Fox News journalists. I may write it in English after all, I don't know yet. Let's say it goes faster when I write in French, even if words are longer than English LOL.

Earlier today I wrote a post about "we won't negotiate with the terrorists". This one is in English and it is the description of the lies on the "War on terror" although I do consider there is a war on terror indeed but it is not in Iraq or even Afghanistan, and less in Iran. The war on terror is mainly against our allies in the Middle-East.

Sun Sep 03, 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Look at the ambitious political program from N. Sarkhozy:

He also called for a six-month obligatory community service for 18-to 30-year-olds.

"There is no nation without obligations of individuals" to the nation as a whole, Mr Sarkozy said.


I can imagine from here people cleaning up the french toilets in Paris, picking up dogshit in plastic bags, or if they don't like it, just sending them to war in Iraq for 6 months. Go fight for your nation!

Sun Sep 03, 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

We won't negotiate with the terrorists, whose who do are appeasers That is a sentence from GWB during the explaination of his war on error errr... terror.

Just the sentence "we won't negotiate with the terrorists" is a scary thought, isn't it? This sentence summarizes the determination of the POTUS but is it a realistic objective?

We have 3 wars right now inside the Middle-East. There is Afghanistan, Iraq, and indirectly Lebanon, and an incoming fourth one in Iran. Although there are no terrorist relationship whatsoever linking these countries (Hezbollah has always been a pro-Iranian movement since the 80s, it is normal they are Shiites) the President Bush decided to encompass these regions under the term "terrorist threats" for his own political agenda. It sure makes it easier to demonize countries while the religious right makes us look like altar boys. What we call "terrorism" when we invade countries is manifestly the resistance effect of people who do not welcome our invasion. It has always been like that throughout History and it did not change at all from what I know of. If you remove the US troops that fight aggressively in the Middle-East, you won't find the terrorist effect: US troops unfortunately are not welcome and are seen as an occupier instead of a liberator. In life you cannot be liberated for something, but you have to be liberated from something. Does that make sense? Unfortunately the messianic vision does not allow doing that, because we situate our thoughts higher than these people of the Middle-East and it is mostly caused by the undeniable historical conviction of the cold war effect. In other words the foreign policy agenda can only be based between what is good and what is evil so that our conscience can be relieved from our acts of killing in order to pursue the geopolitical agenda of the USA. That being said I do think there is a "war on terror" but it is not in Iraq. It is in Saudi Arabia and it is in Egypt.

Both of these countries are supposed to be our allies as you can notice, which is half true. The truth of the matter is we installed friendly governments over there and their people who try to resist against their government developed some form of radical Islamism that was born under the CIA occupation. It is true that these people are against the West, it is caused partially by the globalization exchanges against their lifestyles and they developed their whole concept against western influence in these regions. We just let these countries take care of our own problem inside what we call "the war on terror", denying them human rights and torturing them by proxy. I do think they are more dangerous than Iran. Iran is just a country that tries to consolidate its influence zones inside the Middle-East against American interests inside the Middle-East most particularly with the oilfields. Iranian’s religion more like mahadism prevent them from being friendly to Sunnis since they are the chosen ones.

Iraq for example had never been part of this "war on terror", these are the MSM that decided to include it to their blacklist once the seizure of the Capital-city generated a flood of violence in retaliation against the American troops. This explains the subtle shift for the "war on terror". In this 21st century I still think it is completely unacceptable in terms of global social integration to design anyone against the American hegemony under the classification "terrorist". This is where the issue lies down and by removing political movements that were elected under democratic terms such as Hamas and Hezbollah, we are undermining the foundations of this great country that was built with words such as freedom and peace, we've tarnished the image of this country, we've undermine diplomacy and international cooperation inside the anti-terrorism frame. Fighting against terrorism is not a job of the US army; it is first and foremost the job of secret international organizations from our respective governments.

And when we know that the hijackers of 911 were mainly Saudis and Egyptians, and we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq instead, that is beyond me.

Sun Sep 03, 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Sarkhozy met Tom Cruise a few days ago and they discussed about "scientology" on August 30th.
Sarkhozy met with Tom Cruise and they discussed about "scientology".

The success of Sarkhozy is cloned on Bush: they spend their time admitting their mistakes.

Sun Sep 03, 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

from the link:
But the fact that these same people are the ones whose deep, irrational fears of The Terrorist override virtually all other considerations, and who demand that we change our nation and relinquish all of the values and liberties which have always defined it and which make it worth fighting for

reminds me of an article, i've read today - about the "art of puppeteering" the American people, about what "the government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich" truly wants and why it defeats "American intelligence in every sense of that word":

"Looking back over the arguments about America's international strategy over the last five years and its supposed neo-conservative nature, perhaps the explanation is that they did not take any serious interest at all in the rest of the world...
As a domestic policy of domination the Bush/Cheney strategy has so far proved itself a brilliant success. It had already mobilised the money, built the churches and fixed the media. With these assets in hand they used 9/11 to appeal to a deep aspect of American nationalism that they understood and identified with" What next

regarding those "supermales" Mark Steyn or David Warren and our own "masculine warrior power (from a safe distance)" - the multiple anonymous army - it seems the author is right

btw: a great quote from an american historian 1974 - today even more true than then:
"Why do we find it so hard to accept this elementary lesson of history, that some wars are so deeply immoral that they must be lost, that the war [of choice] is one of these wars and that those who resist it are the truest patriots?" - Henry Steele Commager.

Mon Sep 04, 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

Today I am translating some philosophy articles from French into English. It's a drag, really. There is this challenging way to carry heavily these words from one culture to another one without changing the context and the whole range of the very substance. It takes like 30 minutes to translate 1 phreaking line. The French and I don't know if you ever noticed it before, have the particularity to construct waggoned sentences without periods: in this work I have seen 3 lines sentence without periods. That is a French characteristic; the French puts together almost one hundred words in one sentence to go from point A to point B. And from point A to point B, they don't go straight like a line, nope, they have to curve, slalom, and zigzag 360 degrees to make your head spin so bad that you won't remember what the question was. I think it is an essential characteristic to French culture and you don't find this anywhere else, not even in China or next to our neighbors in Germany despite their long technical words to describe objects in one word.

I feel like I have to translate a part of the work of this French philosopher, he is the father of philosophical anthropology, but he always said it was not that important. This guy is still alive, born in the 20s and I am pen pal with him. When I talk with him, I feel as tiny as a mouse next to this human monument, his knowledge and lucidity are mind-blowing. This guy spent his time studying religion and philosophy, and he was a journalist for Le Monde in his early days, and he is still active in fundamental questions despite his age. He is one of the lucky people who translated the original documents of Erasmus. Erasmus was born in the XVth century and wrote in Latin, he is a sort of spiritual guidance for the weird European system.

Erasmus


And today I'll dump some articles to keep your mind busy without booze and I will reply to Again, and that'll be all. That's all I do during my days: blogging, research, reading, writing, thinking. It allows me to forget about pain and to go to another world less physical.

Mon Sep 04, 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Drum rolls...

Today's continued text of philosophic anthropology against the American empire. I did not recheck everything, I am aware I will have to make some adjustments but that's just a beginning into this difficult task to make you realize what is at stakes inside 2 worlds that are only communicating through diplomacy and elitism far from the public eye. That being said, at least but not last, it will give you hopefully an idea and enlightenment about the truth after March 19th 2003 beyond European intellectuals whose thoughts have been continuously ignored by our disgraceful and one-sided American media corporations. This text was published on May 2003 but the interview happened before the war in Iraq. At this time everybody in Europe, at least European intellectuals knew the challenges in Iraq and knew by heart that the unjustified invasion in Iraq lied down in reality on the role of the American hegemony with the dollar since Saddam Hussein had mandated all the Arab countries to switch from the dollar to the Euro currency. It is sad that Europe was not able to take the challenges and they had to bend over against these criminals in power, but the end like we say in France is not over yet.



Question: How can you distinguish catholic from protestant thought?



Answer: Both brains don't distinguish themselves at all from one to another one by nature features to legitimize criteria of the human intelligence's universal weighing. We could have believed that liberated encephalon from beliefs in wonders as mind-blowing and tetanizing than the one of the miraculous metamorphosis of the mess bread into real flesh enunciating some ritual speeches and wine in hemoglobin from a mystic sovereign of the cosmos would turn out to be superior to catholic brains inside the universal knowledge; but experience demonstrated that Protestantism would generate in returns a phenomenon of collective auto-evangelization completely symmetrical to the most ordinary shipwrecking of the political lucidity, as if the annihilation of the most titanic religious credulity would find its psychobiological compensation in an amazing civic naivete. Good conscious and bad conscious generates distinct shapes of the respective blindness to oneself.



Inside protestant countries, Abel the just became King. Our precedent interviews allowed us to evocate the worldwide political evangelism’s sources that dominate since then international politics. The warlike messianism and conquest mind went directly to the beatified encephalon by a degree of intellectual rationality that compensates an aggravated political irrationality by the religious auto sanctification.





Question: the globalization of the 2 theological brains of Europe opens a new dimension to historical knowledge, therefore to political science. Your experimental anthropology could be at the same time the land-clearer and the vector. How can you articulate this compost revolution's observation with the ethical vocation, therefore civilizing, of this new discipline?



Answer: We are at a turning point in History of the worldwide thought, because for the first time, the US are being asked by the whole worldwide intelligentsia to legitimize a common agreement of a forceful victory, the one that expresses the conquest of the resources of the most ancient nation of the world by a young empire with an evangelical blazon. But behind the war for the black gold, the true political stakes is the one of the hegemony of the dollar on which lies down the World Order what we call American empire, against which Saddam Hussein had threatened by asking the payment in euros for the oil and calling the Arab world to use this weapon, the only weapon that is really "mass destruction", since the USA lives by the selling of its dollar-paper. The bankruptcy of this credibility would annihilate the USA.



Without doubt the politics of the chancellery will accept to wear this mask. It is already legitimizing a military occupation and the exploitation of the wealth of a loser by an Iraqi organism nonetheless in the hands of the winner than NATO in Europe. But History won't remain rational only if it refuses stubbornly the original sin that funds nowadays the world's History on a disaster of the moral conscience; because the knowledge of the past is only human if an ethic can support it. By failing to do that, the memory science would be just a mere tool to record facts and gestures of a wild animal.



We cannot image the Europe of knowledge and intelligence forgets all about this quarrel that will meet from now on the destiny of a pseudo-civilization and that will reduce politics to the management of the forceful victories. The stakes are big. Even political pragmatism won't be able to be mute on the fact that the real world is built on an inaugural timing: each year the Security Council will be called to legitimate or relegitimate a theft, which means ratifying or not a Historical shift in an avatar of "God's" dialogue, with an assassin. It will be up to the chancelleries "to always think about it but never talk about it", to the image of the French diplomacy between 1870 and 1914, but the worldwide intelligentsia will remember nights and days that this "New World Order" is manifestly a theft.

(...)

To be continued

Mon Sep 04, 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Understanding cultural differences between Europe and USA is not enough (By meself)


It is very important to understand intercultural differences and a little bit of initiation is always welcome in order to neutralize intolerance and bigots. Those differences although they are linked by the western heritage are huge. I think the major issue on the french side is the position of the US with the middle-east and our historical context that splits away both of these nations due to our heritage itself. It is indeed the historical context that gives birth to cultures and too often we forget to mention it or we just don’t want to acknowledge it. Let’s not forget that France is Sartrian and the US situates itself in the Heidegger area. That is one of these differences that generate frictions and tensions. That is something that does underline our cultural identity and both of these philosophies (Sartres and Heidegger), with all due respect, have their place in the cultural identity debate. Unfortunately, after observing the genus homo, I would say that we are unable to validate our own culture without opposing our values even passively against another culture. These are indeed parts of natural human interactions. If you can understand this notion, then you can open up your heart and you can overcome blindness. I hate to say it but the human being does not like to be all by himself in this world and he can’t accomplish himself without interactions on other cultures. Whether these perceptions are right or wrong is definitively another issue and they belong to History. It has always been hard to see what other people cannot see and vice-et-versa. That is cartesian and there is always this compulsive obsession of identifying oneself against someone else without really being aware first that we should know ourself before understanding other cultures.

Mon Sep 04, 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

The columnist and writer Paul Craig Roberts wrote a very realistic comment on Antiwar:

The war is lost


The Pentagon's latest quarterly "progress" report to Congress on Iraq is a grim tale of a lost war. The Pentagon told Congress what Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and propaganda organs such as Fox "News" never tell the American public, namely:

1. The Sunni-based insurgency remains "potent and viable" despite spiraling Sunni-Shi'ite violence and beefed-up U.S. forces.

2. Since the last report three months ago, Iraqi casualties from "sectarian clashes" – the Pentagon's euphemism for civil war – have soared by more than 50 percent.

3. From May, when the new Iraqi government was established, until August, the average number of weekly attacks increased sharply to 800.

4. Since the previous report, Iraqi daily casualties have jumped by 50 percent from 80 per day to 120 per day. Currently, Iraqis are dying at the rate of 43,800 per year from violence



I advise you to read the rest of his comments, they sound pretty much angry, excacerbated and outraged.

So how is the war going in Iraq? I unfortunately know a few US army guys (they do know I call them Nazis) who are in charge of the "psyops" over there. From time to time I even receive videos and pictures from Iraq. It has been now 2 months that the situation deteriorates itself, and it has been 2 months that I heard that the US troops are in dangerous and critical mission. It got so bad that they are partially controling Baghdad area. The US troops work in collaboration with the iraqi cops and they happen to carry them in helicopters. At one time in an emailed videos, I saw Iraqis trying to shoot down a helicopters. It is unfortunate that the killings of Iraqis with helicopters happen on a daily basis over there: the Sunnis and mujahideens will keep resisting this colonization. I don't even call "illegal invasion" anymore, the Bush administration wants to stay in Iraq to control the region against iranian influence.

The Chiites from Iraq are laughing at the Bush administration. They have weapons and ammos and anything they want as often as they please and they are pro-iranians. Today the iranian government's spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham asked the Bush administration to leave Iraq. Their point of view is that Saddam Hussein is out of power and a new government has been formed and Iraq does not need the US anymore. I don't think lots of people are still aware that the Bush administration does not intend to leave Iraq and I don't think that lots of people realize that the Bush administration put itself in a huge trap in Iraq if ever they decide to go attack Iran. That being said they won't attack Iran as long as Hezbollah has not been removed from Lebanon. It is going to be very hard because the pro-iranian hezbollah parliamentary has been elected by Lebanese and since the attack on Lebanon that ravaged 15 years of investment in barely a few weeks, more and more people are backing up Nasrallah, whether this people are muslim or christian. In the 80s lots of christians helped Hezbollah and strangely enough most of the suicide bombers from Lebanon were ... Christians.

I heard also the rumor that the Bush administration wanted already a change of regime in Iraq, they would plan a coup under the CIA to put in power a sunni dictator: it would not be Saddam Hussein, but it would mean that we removed Saddam Hussein from power for peanuts. Wouldn't that be pure folly? Hundreds of billions of dollars flushed down to the toilets.

Tue Sep 05, 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

btw: a great quote from an American historian 1974 - today even more true than then:
"Why do we find it so hard to accept this elementary lesson of history, that some wars are so deeply immoral that they must be lost, that the war [of choice] is one of these wars and that those who resist it are the truest patriots?" - Henry Steele Commager.
(Again)

Land and wealth and also justice have always been the disputes of wars. Strangely enough the marketing of the war in Iraq under mainstream media pressure was mainly constructed on the feeling of justice under the valves of American exceptionalism. If you get attacked, you have to make up your mind between many choices and sooner or later you are confronted to come up with enough reasons to balance your head in a war of choice. The arguments on the war in Iraq were numerous and it turned out in the end to be a total lie, a fabrication of false documents and false claims. Whenever you get attacked (Saudi Arabia?) and go to the wrong country, it is called invasion, and no matter what, you'll always find opposition. It is all about attitude and psychology. During the Speech of the Union, Medias portrayed this President like even more honest and humble than the previous time, and people keep forgiving him. We should have been out of Iraq years ago, once Saddam Hussein had been captured, that was the best strategy, but greed was the reason of this invasion.

Between the American people and the TV screen, there are enough words and images to only show them the truth of the corporations, but between this TV screen and the reality of the other world, it's quite a different world from these people who watch TV. Paradoxally wars lost their just character inside the information world. Many people say "wars are not what they used to be before" but the truth of the matter is no wars are brave enough to justify the killings of people, and people who killed people are called criminals. Wars are unfortunately the responsive behavior of someone who cannot be heard anymore when words are not strong enough to negotiate. For the war of Iraq, negotiations happen under cover, but their arms did not make History on their side next to the words of Iraqis. For once weapons were weaker than words.

And you know it is kind of funny because I understand the way of thinking for wars (Heidegger), it is the auto-satisfaction of achieving something during a glory age, the ultimate desire to be glorified in History books and write something that won't be forgotten by the humanity, there are many reasons, I can't enumerate all of them, these reasons are justified, as good as they are, but there are also other reasons on the other side. I am sartrian first and also voltarian and hellenist.

Tue Sep 05, 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

Critic of the American Exceptionalism

A Nuremberg chief prosecutor says there is a case for trying Bush for the 'supreme crime against humanity, an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign nation.'

The extent to which American exceptionalism is embedded in the national psyche is awesome to behold.

While the United States is a country like any other, its citizens no more special than any others on the planet, Americans still react with surprise at the suggestion that their country could be held responsible for something as heinous as a war crime.

Could Bush Be Prosecuted for War Crimes?

This article is not that recent, it was published 2 months ago, but international laws such as Nuernberg court do not change at all. Here is another problem that I found. Can you explain why international laws are strict and rigorous while the DOJ and the Supreme Court for example not only can re-interpret the US constitution as it feels and also change law text with different wordings to backup the President's war ? Again we have laws constructed in functions of laws of reason (the nature of human Right and Justice) vs. specific interests. Corruption is rampant.

Tue Sep 05, 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

Tomorrow in order to rest my case, I will try to find this US juridical text from the DOJ with a revised version that goes over international laws, it is outraging.

Tue Sep 05, 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

and I'll tell you the reasons why they do that as well ... etc

Boy I'm the only one in this thread.

Tue Sep 05, 02:48:00 AM  
Blogger Again said...

ut
Boy I'm the only one in this thread.

don't feel lonely - you just overlooked me ;-)

Tue Sep 05, 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

Good. I will write more posts today I guess LOL

I have to keep my mind busy. Today like I said yesterday I will write a post about anthropological LAWS and their functions with a few examples if possible without falling into proselytism of course.

Tue Sep 05, 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

I was on the phone for a long time between my company, my family, ... etc
I am changing my priorties for today. I will write something completely different that has something to do with me.
I hope I won't shock you guys, it is going to be a shocker. I'm still all drugged up with these medications, they are not even doing a damn thing against the pain, they are only knocking me out grrrrrrr I hate that.

Tue Sep 05, 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Just saw that on the news:

Bush warns of Iraqi caliphate


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush vowed on Tuesday to prevent al Qaeda from setting up a violent, radical Islamic empire based in Iraq, which he said was Osama bin Laden's ultimate goal.

"We know what the terrorists intend to do because they've told us -- and we need to take their words seriously," Bush said in a speech liberally laced with quotes from bin Laden, architect of the September 11 attacks five years ago which killed around 3,000 people.

As he sought to bolster support ahead of November elections, Bush also released a White House national strategy for combating terrorism that said Americans are safer five years after the attacks but "we are not yet safe."

Delaware Democratic Sen. Joe Biden said release of the new report showed that even the White House now acknowledged its previous strategy had failed.

"The president has squandered the opportunity to unite the country and the world, instead he has divided both," he said.

White House officials denied Bush's speech and the report were driven by election politics. Recently, the president has returned to one of his time-tested themes, accusing Democrats of being soft on terrorism as he tries to help Republicans retain control of the U.S. Congress.

Addressing the Military Officers Association of America, Bush said Islamic radicals would like to obtain nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction in order to "blackmail the free world and spread their ideologies of hate."

"If we retreat from Iraq, if we don't uphold our duty to support those who are desirous to live in liberty 50 years from now, history will look back on our time with unforgiving clarity and demand to know why we did not act," Bush said.

"I'm not going to allow this to happen and no future American president can allow it either," he said.

Bush quoted extensively from bin Laden's videotaped messages and writings, comparing him to 20th century dictators like Russia's Vladimir Lenin and Germany's Adolf Hitler.

Tue Sep 05, 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

A little thought

It has been 6 years and 1 month precisely that I have been in the United States of America. The 1st time when I went into this country, I was so lost. I had to learn the language, I had to understand their customs, I had to feel American, I had to do what Americans do. It is part of the social integration process and it is very important to me, I have to have the same rights, basic rights that people enjoy in this country, it is the 1st step, main step for not feeling cut off from the civilization, not feeling marginalized, and most particularly feeling American and not French. I can tell you guys, that those differences are huge. When I start thinking about these differences, I can realize them, and I had to accept them for better integration, and that's the way it should be. When you are in a country, you have to embrace their culture for better integration. I always did that when I used to travel all over the world. It is called R E S P E C T. Some people in the USA think I should stay French. For example my first name is "STEPHANE". It's spelled at the end with an "E" and most of Americans when they read my name call me "STEPHANIE" instead. So I thought about changing the spelling of my first name, and people asked me why I would do such a thing. The reason comes that I have to feel American, and not French. People think it is stupid, I personally think it is part of my job issued from social integration. Unfortunately I never got rid of my French accent; it kind of stayed inside of me. Sometimes people think I am from England, and I don't feel insulted at all, rather I feel rewarded.

During these 6 years, tons of bad luck and dramatic shit happened to me. I have been back and forth from hell, that I could tell you that much. I think I never went down as bad as any country than the one of the USA. Things get pretty much unstable here, emotionally, job wise, financially, and there is such a rate of violence in this country than anywhere else. If you get one of these adjectives, then you can be sure to get all of them at the same time. I think it's called "hitting rock bottom" when you go down and "enjoying life" when you go way up. That is very true and even truer for the city of Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps; city of sins and city of people who usually stop at some point of their life. Las Vegas is indeed a city in which people without real goals in life decide temporary to stay over. I have been now for 4 years in this city and it is a city where people enjoy themselves far from the psychology of the real world, it allows people to forget about wars and any other kind of worries. I like this city very much so, even if the casino lights do not make me happy anymore, that became my home now. In this city, I've seen rampant inflation, life started to become very expensive after September 11th, some people call it growth. I personally call it inflation. But even economic laws are different from the US and Europe. I can deal with all of these differences, I've done it before and if I have to, I will do it again.

I am pretty much tolerant in life but there is one thing that I cannot accept. That thing is inside my heart and in my head, it breathes through me and it is a fundamental universal right, unalienable from the People: it is the right to travel all over the world. Since I've been in the US I've been dispossessed from this right, this right has been withdrawn from me. It has been 6 years now that I lost this right, a right, simple right that is encapsulated inside the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights. Immigration laws are very tough in the US, the process to be a US citizen has been slowed down tremendously after 911. It slowed down because too much mess happened in this country. They let entered everybody in this country and they don't know who these people are, they are still afraid of a terrorist attack inside the US. The law is messed up: it is forbidden to spy on US citizens but it is completely normal to spy foreigners on US soil. In the meantime I am nailed down here without rights because of the terrorist attacks. I don't have the right to work, I don't have any granted residence status, I don't have papers. I am basically an ALIEN. Alien is a racist word used by the immigration offices. 911 has been a collateral damage to lots of these aliens, and I am one of them. But you do not have any idea how I feel with that. I've been used to travel all over the world since I was kid. Since I am in the US I do what most Americans do: I don't travel anymore, but I don't travel not because the US is spread out, I cannot travel because I do not have the right to travel. In the US if you want to have the right to travel outside the US it takes a "travel permit". I can't even have that because I don't have status. I am inside a juridical black hole that should have been only temporary and it has been 6 years that this shit - sorry there is no other word to better qualify how I feel inside of me - does not make sense anymore. And I can tell you that in between all this time, I felt lots of things inside of me. I felt angry, I felt depressed, I felt dark thoughts, I even went down into alcoholism at some point because I could not stand anymore this mental pain, and I even thought about leaving this country. But my wife keeps pushing our departure although she has no family in this State.

I am not a terrorist - I am not a felon - I am not a criminal - I do not have a criminal record - I am a human being - I am not just someone with a simple number at the immigration office


Today was a good day although I was dealing with incompetent receptionists at the USCIS.gov and boy they are incompetent. Last time I called them up and I asked them how long my situation was going to last and they had not even a single idea. I even ask them "what if I want to visit my family in France, how can I do that then?" and the receptionist told me that I could ask my parents to come visit me to the US. Then I asked her "what if one of my parents die or has health problems, then what do you want me to do?" and she had absolutely no clue. For her, the law is the law, but their laws are inhuman that is for sure. It has been 6 years I feel stuck without options. Luckily a few days ago, after weighing all my options, my father decided that I had no other choice than going through diplomatic networks. In France, the system is elitist, it is not easy to get political backups, only if your friends are in politics, and luckily we have friends in politics at the French and European government. A European deputy was contacted a few days ago to let him know about my situation. A letter was handwritten with my contact information and this letter will be handed personally on Friday to N.Sarkhozy. For some reasons, and far from the Medias, it happens that N. Sarkhozy will be in the US as of Saturday for a few days. He is expected to meet with politicians here in the US. I made sure he will hand the letter to President Bush.

Tue Sep 05, 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

RAMADI - The U.S. military has lost control over the volatile al-Anbar province, Iraqi police and residents say.

The area to the west of Baghdad includes Fallujah, Ramadi, and other towns that have seen the worst of military occupation, and the strongest resistance.

Despite massive military operations that destroyed most of Fallujah and much of cities like Haditha and al-Qa'im in Ramadi, real control of the area now seems to be in the hands of local resistance.

In losing control of this province, the U.S. would have lost control over much of Iraq.

...

Salman said the U.S. military is working against itself. "Their actions ruin their goal because they use these huge, violent military operations which kill so many civilians, and make it impossible to calm down the people of al-Anbar."

...

Recent weeks have brought countless attacks on U.S. troops in Haditha, Ramadi, Fallujah, and on the Baghdad-Amman highway.

US Losing Control of al-Anbar Province

Did not I tell you guys yesterday they were losing partially Baghdad as well? Al-Anbar province is not far from Baghdad.

Wed Sep 06, 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

Your right to be misinformed

The arrest of al-Qaida in Iraq's second in command took place in June, and not a few days ago as the Iraqi government had initially announced, the U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said Wednesday.

...

"As with most terrorists that are picked up, they are not initially announced as being captured because of the intelligence value that is normally gained from somebody not knowing that they are in fact in Iraqi government control," Caldwell said

Al-Qaida in Iraq's No. 2 was arrested in June, U.S. military spokesman says


The text speaks for itself in a magnificent freudian slip. The bad terrorists against the Iraqi government are the people who in reality would help the Bush administration implementing its coup d'Etat to reverse the pro-iranian activity inside Iraq. This information from AP was used to help the Bush administration to convince people that "the war on terror" works fine, and this text belongs to the $20 million government's bids to reward (I would say "corrupt" instead) any kind of positive newspapers to simulate a sort of virtual progress in Iraq. In reality the situation is at its worse since the beginning of the war in Iraq. We should expect from the MSM a new pro-Bush political force as bad as we've seen during the disinformation campaign at the beginning of the war in Iraq. We are going to have to fight back with words as bad as we did 4 years ago to debunk all their dishonest work.

Wed Sep 06, 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

How about a cup of Nietzsche for tonight to energize our encephalons before going to bed?

Robert, leave the light on, I will clean up the floor, and don't forget to put the key under the mat please. Greatly appreciate buddy.

Wed Sep 06, 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

...Greatly appreciated.

...



So here is the end of the 1st text of our anthropological journey inside the brains of the nations. More translations will follow up, in a near future I will try to select more interesting texts that can teach us something about life and respect of civilizations.


Question: Can we imagine universal tests able to measure pure human intelligence of the species and their relationships with righteous moral of the reason, and wouldn't they be inapropriate for a scientific evaluation of a shaky History?

Answer: During our first interview I underlined at the same time that historical stories should receive the lights of western genius and that conquest of experimental anthropology will be enriched only if they turn out temporary - therefore refusing oneself to the theological fossalization of the encephalons. By the conjonction of these roadmaps I wanted to suggest that the true guides and lighs of the brain sciences are the geniuses. But who can pretent to know the secret of genius? Who can only be their disciple? Modesty of anthropological research can be enriched on the single fact that no discipline is anymore non-existent in the fields of scientifical knowledge than the intelligence type who belong properly to the genius in all orders. We only know that the sign of ralliement of visionnaries of human condition is the depth.

Question: The man of genius sees chaos reigned as a master under the carpet of ordinnary reason; and that is the spectacle of this chaos that pierces it. The only treatment for the suffering of the thought is the secret alliance of beauty and truth and beauty with a sovereign logic. Kasparov said he was in beauty when he was in the truth of the game. The pact of beauty and truth is common to Plato and Mozart, to Copernic and Shakespeare, to Sophocle and Nietzsche. It requires another form of the vision's depth than the one of these intellectuals. This is why genius is victimized during dry heat and feeds itself with storms, whereas intelligence has only its vintages and periods.

Answer: What is then instrospective vision whose authority is so great and so sure of itself that it is required to mask it under a sovereign divinity to get accepted and whose refutation has used already one thousand years of our time? Haven't we been able to undig a 29 centuries idol to unravel its dialogue with its assassin? Hear them asking to Abel: Why do you think you are just? And look at me: Am I the idol that you think you are to yourself? Who innocented you? You or me?

Question: Anthropological history tries to bring a sight of the modern psychology on the Democracy of Abel and his God. It looks at them exchanging faces in the same mirror. It observes that superior brains are split since birth age and it tries unhopefully to observe each other externally with the Gods they gave to themselves. Describing externally brains is the discovery that they are empty. There has been only 3 milleniums that the Human being was taught to throw his empty shell. This devotion is called thought.
After Years of observations of miraculous encephalons made my paralysed light of reason that, if experimental anthropology should one day meet on its road the exceptionnal brain that is predestined for it, the depth in which this science would be achieved, would only be prodigiously nothing than slick or sly.

Wed Sep 06, 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Crap I just noticed I had corrected some words and I forgot to save the word document before posting it.

Wed Sep 06, 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

There it is again, phewwww improved version, version 2.0 mwhahaha


Question: Can we imagine universal tests able to measure pure human intelligence of the species and their relationships with righteous moral of the reason, and wouldn't they be inappropriate for a scientific evaluation of a shaky History?
Answer: During our first interview I underlined at the same time that historical stories should receive the lights of western genius and that conquest of experimental anthropology will be enriched only if they turn out temporary - therefore refusing oneself to the theological fossilization of the encephalons. By the conjunction of these roadmaps I wanted to suggest that the true guides and lights of the brain sciences are the geniuses. But who can pretend to know the secret of genius? Who can only be their disciple? Modesty of anthropological research can be enriched on the single fact that no discipline is anymore non-existent in the fields of scientific knowledge than the intelligence type who belong properly to the genius in all orders. We only know that the sign of rallying of visionaries of human condition is the depth.
Question: the man of genius sees chaos reigned as a master under the carpet of ordinary reason; and that is the spectacle of this chaos that pierces it. The only treatment for the suffering of the thought is the secret alliance of beauty and truth and beauty with a sovereign logic. Kasparov said he was in beauty when he was in the truth of the game. The pact of beauty and truth is common to Plato and Mozart, to Copernicus and Shakespeare, to Sophocles and Nietzsche. It requires another form of the vision's depth than the one of these intellectuals. This is why genius is victimized during dry heat and feeds itself with storms, whereas intelligence has only its vintages and periods.
Answer: What is then introspective vision whose authority is so great and so sure of itself that it is required to mask it under a sovereign divinity to get accepted and whose refutation has used already one thousand years of our time? Haven't we been able to dig out a 29 centuries idol to unravel its dialogue with its assassin? Hear them asking to Abel: Why do you think you are just? And look at me: Am I the idol that you think you are to yourself? Who made you innocent you? Was it you or me?
Question: Anthropological history tries to bring a sight of the modern psychology on the Democracy of Abel and his God. It looks at them exchanging faces in the same mirror. It observes that superior brains are split since birth age and it tries unhopefully to observe each other externally with the Gods they gave to themselves. Describing externally brains is the discovery that they are empty. There have been only 3 millenniums that the Human being was taught to throw his empty shell. This devotion is called thought.
After Years of observations of miraculous encephalons made my disabled light of reason that, if experimental anthropology should one day meet on it

Wed Sep 06, 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

This new poll is rather realistic:

New poll says most Canadians blame U.S. for 9/11 attacks

When participants were given the option of choosing more than one cause for the attacks, two-thirds blamed Islamic fundamentalists and their anti-Western views, while a third pointed the finger at Israel and its position in the Middle East.

Canadian opinions have hardened against the United States and its role on the world stage, said Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have contributed to a change of heart among people, he said.

But Canadians are divided on whether their government should pay more attention to issues fuelling extremist organizations in the Middle East, he said.

Fri Sep 08, 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

"But Canadians are divided on whether their government should pay more attention to issues fuelling extremist organizations in the Middle East, he said."

How about extremist organizations here in North America? Take out Pat Robertson and Bill O'Reilly now before they cause further damage with their terrorist ideologies.

Fri Sep 08, 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Ex-U.S. senate aide in Iraq spy case freed

She (Susan Lindauer) is a distant relative of Andrew Card, President George W. Bush's former chief of staff. Card is believed to be the unnamed U.S. official in her indictment who Lindauer sent a letter saying she had access to members of Saddam Hussein's government.

Prosecutors say the letter was an unsuccessful attempt to influence U.S foreign policy.

Lindauer faces four counts including conspiracy, acting as an unregistered foreign-government agent and taking money from a government that supports terrorism. If convicted, she faces 25 years in prison.

According to her indictment, she met with an undercover FBI agent she believed was a member of the Libyan intelligence service who was seeking to support resistance groups in post-war Iraq.

Between October 1999 and March 2002 Lindauer met with several members of the Iraqi intelligence service, who paid for her expenses in return for her intelligence service, the indictment said.

Fri Sep 08, 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

How about extremist organizations here in North America? Take out Pat Robertson and Bill O'Reilly now before they cause further damage with their terrorist ideologies
For sure we should reform the mediacracy system, it's pure misinformation and selected brainwashing "we are good because we are white, and the sandcamels who are not white want to kill us, therefore we should kill them" or "instead of fighting terrorists on our soils, we'll fight them in their countries".

Fri Sep 08, 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

By the way have you heard about the Canadian troops in Afghanistan? It's getting worse over there with the Taleban.

Fri Sep 08, 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous UT said...

Bob, the thread below does not work, dunno why.

I found something interesting:
« The United States should rethink the label it uses for what is known as the ‘global war on terror,’ the chief of strategic planning on the Pentagon's Joint Staff said Tuesday. What is needed, said Army Col. Gary Cheek, is to recast terrorists as the criminals they are.
» “If we can change the name ... and find the right sequence of events that allows us to do that, that changes the dynamic of the conflict,” said Cheek at the Defense Forum Washington, sponsored by the Marine Corps Association and the U.S. Naval Institute.
» “It makes sense for us to find another name for the GWOT,” said Cheek. “It merits rethinking. I know our European allies are more comfortable articulating issues of terrorism as criminal threats, rather than war ... It ought to be our goal to partner better with the European allies so we can migrate this from a war to something other than a war.” » The “war” moniker elevates al-Qaida and other transnational terrorists, giving them legitimacy as an opposition force to the United States. It also tends to alienate Muslim populations in other countries, who see the war as a war on Islam, and feel they need to support al-Qaida as a matter of defending their faith.
» “It also tends to frame the fight as one in which the Defense Department has the primary role, when it is becoming increasingly clear that the “long war” against global terrorism is going to be won on other fronts — economic, political, diplomatic, financial. Other government agencies and departments must become more engaged; only they have the expertise to help other countries take the actions necessary to defeat terrorists. ”

The doctrine of the Bush administration "GWOT" is unhealthy and dangerous. Wars on terror should not be the job of soldiers, but the job of secret organizations inside and outside our frontiers. If 911 had never happened, it might have probably made it harder to categorize such an ugly expression in defiance with all international treaties. I think the US has to redefine completely its vocabulary and its exit strategy in the Middle-East. French officials made it clear that did not share this doctrine and they repeated it again and again last week.
France rejects the war on terror

Mon Sep 11, 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

Sorry that is the thread above that does not work.

Mon Sep 11, 09:01:00 AM  

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