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February 01, 2007


Ed Friedemann

Playing politics using God? Nothing could be more offensively vulgar.

The Neocons and their Zionist buddies are offensively vulgar so the shoe has a snug fit.

And for this rotten bunch nothing could be more pleasing than a blood-soaked breakfast on taxpayer money. The 'Decider' and his disciples planning and making death.

Am I shocking? Oh Yes! Just as shoching as 3000+dead and 30,000 with their arms and legs blown-off and the real count of over 1 million Iraqi daed and millions fleeing their homes.

All to satify whom?

Gentle Ben

Let's see here, Ed. For you, the Holocaust didn't happen, but American troops have killed more than 1 million Iraqi citizens. it is truly amazing the visions hatred creates in the mind of those so afflicted.

Personally, Ed, I'm beginning to think that you're a Zionist agent sent to make their opponents look really stupid.





Hey eng,
Just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed you posts lately. Prior to the election I thought your posts were fair but pretty liberal, but you have shown yourself to be very independent and moderate. Thanks for a view that I sometimes don't agree with, but can understand.

Ed Friedemann

Garbage-Pail-Ben, you old lying Bastard. I've never said that the Holocaust didn't happen. Perhaps the voices you hear in that G-d head of yours may have blurted-out what you really think, but who knows what goes on inside your crapper Brain. Don't tell lies about me while trying to patch the leaks.

You're handling looking stupid all by yourself, no help from me needed.

Ed Friedemann

Iraq has been bombed daily for four years. Mostly by illegal ordinance such as phosphorus, which keep burning through the skin and flesh right to the bomb.

Gentle Ben

Ed, I think you're looking for "right to the bone", not "right to the bomb. Either way your numbers are goofy. According to UNICEF Iraq has roughly 28,807,000 people and if over 1 million had been killed and millions more were on the move it would be quite obvious and the nightly news would be having even more of a field day than they are selling us out.

Are you feeling well today, Ed? Your posts just seem to lack the usual saliva drenched anti-Semitism that they normally have. You've got to be careful, or no 70 virgins for you.

Ed Friedemann

Praying over the "war"

"Rules of Engagement"

"The Israeli-Arab conflict has very strict politically correct rules of engagement: No matter who causes bloodshed, it is always the Arabs who “attack.” Israel always “defends.” The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese, should not kill Israelis; if they do, it is “terrorism.” Israel can kill Arab civilians. When they do, it is called “self-defense.” When it kills in large numbers, it is not a human tragedy; it is “collateral damage.” When such killings happen too often, the Western world calls for restraint. That is called the “reaction of the international community.”

The Palestinians and the Lebanese do not have the right to capture Israel’s soldiers, not even a single one. Israel has the right to take as many Palestinians as they want. Thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Lebanese are now held by Israel. There is no limit to the number; nor is there any need for proof of guilt. All that is needed is the magic word “terrorism.” That makes everything legal and “civilized.”

When you say “Hezbollah,” always be sure to add “terrorist organisation supported by Syria and Iran.” When you say “Israel,” never say “supported by the US.” for people might believe that this is not an equal conflict. When it comes to Israel, don’t mention the words “occupied territories,” “UN resolutions,” or “Geneva Conventions.” Those could distress the audience of the Fox TV Channel. Israelis speak better English than Arabs. This is why we let them speak out as much as possible, so that they can explain all these rules. This is called “neutral journalism.”

If you don’t agree with these rules or if you favor the Arab side over the Israeli side, you must be a very dangerous anti-Semite, who calls Israel "The State of Denial."

Gentle Ben

Thank goodness, Ed, I thought you weren't feeling well.

Ed Friedemann

How do 28 million people get out of the way of four years of daily bombings? They don't.

A million dead might be the short end.

And the Zionist-jerk gets his number from the UN?

Gentle Ben

Here you go Ed, cool facts about Israel, and the music is cool too. Have a listen.

Ed Friedemann

And that's how New Orleans would look if you Zionists hadn't stolen all of the money through phony foreign aid grants, unpaid loans and selling our top secrets to China.

You see, Ben, when you show homeless American families what you Zionists have done with their money earmarked for them from their fellow-American taxpayers and squandered on brutalizing Palestinians, Lebanese, and Iraqis to create so-called 'terrorists' requiring you Zionists to be shipped billions of dollars worth of military hardware for free.

You, Ben, should be ashamed of yourself if you had an ounce of decency.

Gentle Ben

Yes, indeedy, hanging my head in shame as I type. Who knew that by trying to keep Islamic terrorists from blowing us to smithereens we were condemning New Orleans to squalor?

How much does an ounce of decency cost, Ed, i'll go get a hold of some of my friends in the International Jewish Communist Bankers Association and see if they can loan me enough for a couple of ounces.

Signing off for the night.

Your friend,

Garbage-Pail-Ben, the old lying Bastard

Ed Friedemann

Garbage-Pail-Ben, the old lying Bastard, You wouldn't know 'decency' if it took a bite out of your...........well, you get the picture......

{ Now that the politics is over, let's go grab a beer...}

Ed Friedemann

Just in:
January 31, 2007

So far, there are 2 things that we can say with certainty about the massacre of the 250 Iraqis outside Najaf on Monday. First, we know that there is no substantiating evidence to support the official version of events. And, second, we know that every media outlet in the United States slavishly provided the government’s version to their readers without fact-checking or providing eyewitness testimony.

This proves that those who argue that mainstream news is "filtered" are sadly mistaken. There is no filter between the military and media; it’s a direct channel. In fact, all of the traditional obstacles have been meticulously swept away so the fairy tales which originate in the Pentagon end up on America’s front pages with as little interference as possible.

In the present case, we were told that "hundreds of gunmen from a 'messianic cult’ (Soldiers of Heaven) planned to disguise themselves as pilgrims and kill clerics on the holiest day of the Shiite calendar". We are expected to believe that they put their wives and children in the line of fire so they could conceal their real intention to lay siege to the city.

How many men would willingly drag their families into battle?

According to the Associated Press: "Their aim was to kill as many leading clerics as possible, including the main ayatollahs, which would include Iraq’s main spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani….Najaf government officials indicated that the militants included both Shiite and Sunni extremists, as well as foreign fighters."

What we know now, is that, there were no foreign fighters (or Al Qaida, as was originally stated) nor were there any Sunni militants. It was a group of Shiites who were rivals of the leading Shiite-led government (the SCIRI and Da’wa parties which represent Muqtada al Sadr and Abdel Aziz al-Hakim)

So what really happened?

Apparently, a fight broke out at a checkpoint between government forces (Shiite) and the rival group. (who were also Shiites) Shots were fired, the violence escalated, and government soldiers were quickly overpowered. So, they called for backup from the US military saying that they were under attack by al Qaida and Sunni insurgents. It was all rubbish, but the military believed it, sent in F-18s and helicopter gunships and buried the group under a carpet of bombs. (It is expected that women and children were killed in the bombing)

In fact, many in the media celebrated the slaughter of the Iraqi pilgrims as though they were revisiting the "Battle of the Bulge". Here’s a typical account from the AP:

"US and British jets bombed and strafed the militants, the US Air Force said Monday. US F-16s and A-10 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on insurgent positions, the Air Force said".

Hoorah! More innocent people butchered!

Say what you will about the corporate media; they still havn’t lost their appetite for carnage.

Neither has the decider-in-chief who, when asked about the attack, answered, "My first reaction on this report from the battlefield is that the Iraqis are beginning to show me something."

What the Iraqis "showed" Bush was how easy it is to dupe the US military into carrying out their genocidal reprisals against rival groups. Just as the Mahdi Army and other Shiite militias are "laying low" while the US military ethnically cleanses Sunni neighborhoods throughout Baghdad, so too, the Shiite-led Iraqi government is now using American firepower to eliminate their potential Shiite enemies.

Apparently, Bush is as happy with this new arrangement as the Shiite warlords who now run the country.

A spokesman from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense said that "200 terrorists were killed and 60 wounded" lowering the original estimates.


"Terrorist families" (including children) or just plain old terrorists?

Whatever the precise details may be, the official version is utter nonsense. That’s why the survivors of the attack are being prevented from speaking to the press. Just like the bombed-out wedding party in Anbar Province, or the Jessica Lynch fiasco; the official version is "always right" as long as there is no competing narrative.

The bottom line is that the US military is now being used as an "enforcer" in tribal and clan-based disputes. This will make it even more difficult for Washington to prove that its honest broker who can reconcile the differences between the between the warring factions. With every reckless act of violence, the US becomes further mired in an "unwinnable" war in a hostile country. Only the American media thinks that that's something to cheer about.

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