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It’s hard for me to look at the news these days without cringing, so why not share with my readers! The first non-news of the day is the FBI foiling a “terrorist plot” to blow up a Christmas Tree ceremony in Portland with a car bomb. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it, a Somali born teenager tried to attack a public ceremony with a car bomb! The problem with this story, and so many previous similar stories, is that it turns out the Jihadist organization that recruited, trained, and sent him on his mission … was the FBI posing as a Jihadist organization.

Um, paedophiles manage to find troubled kids on line and talk them into doing insanely stupid things every day. How hard would it be to find some stupid troubled teen with Jihadist fantasies and convince him to be part of a terrorist plot? It’s damn easy, as the FBI has proved numerous times. This is not defending America or preventing terrorism, this is manufacturing propaganda so the government can claim it is preventing terrorism. And of course it works, plenty of people swallow this nonsense hook, line, and sinker. An Islamic cultural Centre has already been torched in apparent response to this incident. I have an idea, why doesn’t the FBI do something about the thousands of Americans who are gunned down in the USA every year by native-born gang bangers?

Moving right along, in Korea the USA and South Korea continue do their best to provoke North Korea into doing something stupid by conducting military exercises in disputed waters. The unpleasant incident last week where the North Koreans shelled a South Korean island? Again, the South was conducting manoeuvres and firing artillery into disputed waters first. I would agree the North over-reacted, but when one keeps teasing a cornered dog, sooner or later it’s going to snap at you. If North Korea was conducting military manoeuvres within sight of the US coast and firing live ammunition into American waters, the USA sure as shit would respond.

I said in a previous comment that I do not think that war is in the offing because if they wanted a war, the USA and South Korea had ample casus belli last week, but maybe I was wrong. Maybe the USA is trying to provoke a war, but big wars like this require at least some preparation, and maybe we weren’t quite ready to go. Who knows. Was talking briefly with a Korean War vet today in the grocery line, and he was adamant that the USA provoked North Korea into war in the fifties. He had nothing good to say about the USA government or the Marines, a sentiment one usually doesn’t hear from vets. At least in the media.

And then, Wikileaks. As I suspected, nothing Earth shattering has been released yet, just embarrassing crap. The Saudi’s urging the US to attack Iran was some of the worst, but it’s not like the Iranians didn’t know that Saudi Arabia is run by a family crime syndicate. Mostly embarrassing to the USA though, and mostly pretty minor stuff so far. More is to come though, so we’ll see. I kinda suspect if there was really something of stunning importance in there, IDK, aliens are in contact with us or 9/11 really was an inside job, why, the government would have managed to prevent their disclosure and/or they would have been published immediately.

People’s reactions to this story are a bit interesting. I love how I’ve heard some Americans call this treason. Um, wikileaks and its founder aren’t American, so by definition they can’t commit treason against America. Only Americans can commit treason against the United States. And I’m a  little unclear as to how this material is going to “start a  war” or “endanger lives.” The only thing endangered is some politicians careers. Frankly I think exposing the lies and hypocrisy of the world’s leaders and politicians is a good thing, God only knows the western mainstream media isn’t up to the job anymore.

(The above image is claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law. It’s not being used for profit and damned if I know where it originated, it’s all over the web. I use it because the more one reads about this “terrorist” attack, the more it becomes clear this teenager wasn’t the brightest candle on the cake. And here you’ve got grown men running around with props and such getting paid to manipulate this dumbfuck teenager. It’s like a bad episode of Chuck, yet all sorts of people, Fox News viewers and such, no doubt take this story with deadly earnestness. Jesus wept.)


Written by unitedcats

November 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

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  1. I think wikileaks is a “let the cat out of the bag slowly” scam…I bet much of the “secret info” would come out anyhow or is leaked on purpose for whatever reason, like a pressure release valve or giving the dog a bone so he doesn’t get into the garbage…



    November 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

    • Yeah, wondered that myself, the Clinton administration was masterful at dumping so much info at once that it swamped the defences so to speak. On the other hand, this is going to hurt America’s credibility with a lot of unsavoury and savoury foreign types, and it very well might be another blow to America’s pretences at global hegemony. I mean, how incompetent can a government be if it couldn’t keep private diplomatic discussions secret? “Like we’re gonna trust the Americans again, snort” may be the refrain in many corners. Fine by me, the USA should be minding its own business, not the world’s.
      — Doug


      November 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

      • I tend to agree with this mindset concerning the “leak” of the material.

        Also, to think that the US diplomats are the only ones to poorly assess another country’s leader seems to be a bit of a stretch. I wonder what the foreign diplomats have/had to say about our current/former presidents, given that the US diplomats had graded Merkel as “rarely creative” and Berlusconi as “ineffective”. This may be a reason why a huge outcry concerning this particular information may not happen from foreign leadership.


        November 30, 2010 at 3:48 am

  2. actually jimmy wales, the founder of wikipedia is american, born in huntsville, alabama. however i disagree that any source of education is treason.


    November 29, 2010 at 10:52 am

    • Ah, didn’t know that. The guy they keep talking about in the news is Australian. Like I often say, it’s a blog, not an academic dissertation, always happy to have errors in fact pointed out. Yes, treason requires that the person actually acted in a way intended to hurt their country. It would require torturous logic to make this out as treason, and it wouldn’t stand up in any just court. — Doug


      November 29, 2010 at 11:18 am

    • Jimmy Wales, an american, is the founder of Wikipedia. He has nothing to do with Wikileaks and has actually been critical of them using the term “Wiki” in thier name.

      Julian Paul Assange is the spokesperson and editor for Wikileaks and is Austrialian.

      Wikileaks and Wikipedia are two different entities. The “wiki” in thier names comes from the idea that they are both made up of user generated/contributed content.

      Josh V

      November 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  3. The FBI apparently even blew up some test (real !) bombs with this guy, out in the woods to help educate him!. But that somehow does not make it into any ‘official’/’MSM news’..

    Its no different than having an FBI agent fondle a child to con a pervert into a state of trust.

    This is sick s**t

    We have a greater risk of death from lighting or a bee sting, than from a terrorist.. and we ‘accept’ 40,000 deaths every year from automobile accidents. This ought to serve as a frame of reference to rational people. Sadly, the overstimulated and ADD American public are far too easily duped, they have to be some of most stupid people on the planet. It is painful to say it.. Im an American.. but the truth is the truth.
    Americans were stupid enough to think that Obama was a real choice.. how is that working out everyone? Are we really out of Iraq or Laughganistan ? So much for hope and change.

    As for Wikileaks… who the heck knows if its a false operation or not? I imagine the operator of this website could be silenced permanently at any time IF they wanted to do so. The best propaganda is a blend of lies AND truth..


    November 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

  4. LOL So turns out my only mistake, was incorrectly thinking I had made a mistake! Now I will have to double check corrections when someone makes one. :) —Doug


    November 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

  5. Ever heard of the Government version of Wikipedia, Intellipedia? I found it by accident once, took me ten minutes just to find the name again, and I’m probably on some “list” now for searching for it…

    Wonder if Jimmy Wales has an intelligence background. He looks kinda freaky eyed.



    November 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  6. I love how knuckleheads like Peter King calls for branding the WikiLeaks crew terrorists. Seems like a cheap-shot way of trying to circumvent extradition treaties, and not a path I’d want to see the U.S. take. Way to represent Long Island! *rolls eyes*


    November 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  7. […] is about to occur near Korea.  Especially with the FBI so determined to show us that we are under terrorist “threat.” Coming next, my long awaited post about Obama the Destroyer. What can I say, I seem to be morbidly […]

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