Saturday, August 12, 2006

Bush Administration Sought to Cut Funds to Protect US from Liquid Bombs

BuzzFlash daily news analyses never minces words and today's is no exception. It speaks about the Bush Administration's use of fear to achieve political ends and consolidate power. While American's rights are further eroded, the Administration does nothing concrete about 'terror'. BuzzFlash cites an Associated Press story: "While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology." The money was diverted to cover a budget shortfall in the Federal Protective Service, which provides security around government buildings. Nothing like the government fat cats protecting themselves to the hilt while the taxpayers who pay for for it get shafted, again!!

"The Bush Administration is basically treasonous. They thrive off of terror." --BuzzFlash

Today's news analysis is reprinted here with the kind permission of BuzzFlash.

August 12, 2006


As we've said before, when it comes to using fear to achieve political ends and consolidate power, the Bush Administration makes us feel like it's Groundhog Day everyday when they need some tyrannical law passed or election season is approaching.

So, in today's BuzzFlash stories, we have a number of examples of their latest efforts that are really from the same page of the same playbook that they have been using since 9/11: make the population fearful, make them think that only the Busheviks can save them, and then grab as much UnConstitutional power as Cheney and Bush can and use fear to preserve a one-party state (you know, Soviet-style.)

In Saturday's headline line-up alone, you will see that the Bush Administration wants to use the latest alleged terror threat to:

-- achieve their UnConstitutional goals for Kafkaesque Gitmo trials that the Supreme ruled against the law.

-- make their illegal NSA spying and data mining on American citizens legal (shades of the East German Stasi secret police).

-- protect themselves retroactively for being tried for war crimes.

And what's more, they are even boasting about how they are going to use the alleged terrorist threat to achieve their goals.

There was an Agence France Press article earlier in the week describing White House aides as gleeful with the opportunities that the alleged British terrorist cell offers them to make political gains -- in dismantling the Constitution and keeping the Democrats from taking over either House of Congress.

The Bush Administration is basically treasonous. They thrive off of terror.

They couldn't govern or own any branch of government without the threat of terrorism. This is how demagogues and tyrants achieve full power, as Fujimori did in Peru and the mythical "Chancellor" does in the film "V."

Bin-Laden released a videotape a few days before the 2004 election to help Bush get elected. They need each other to build their power bases. We are the pawns in their game of achieving their personal political goals.

As we said -- and have said repeatedly -- since 9/11, everyone in the United States is against terrorism because they value their lives. So, the mere existence of terrorists doesn't in anyway justify the Bush Administration in power.

In fact, the Bush Administration has been singularly feckless in doing anything but putting up a "show" of trying to stop terrorism. They use terrorism to achieve their political goals, not their political power to try and stop terrorism.

You need look no further than the Associated Press story that "While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology." The ineptness in battling REAL terrorism -- and the betrayal of America by the Bush Administration -- is mind boggling.

The battle for control of Congress is literally a matter of life and death. The continued unchallenged rule of the Busheviks, who only see terrorism as political opportunity while they strategically are completely criminally neglectful in dealing with it, presents a threat to all our lives.

As we noted the other day, the Democrats should brand a quotation of Richard Nixon -- of all people -- on their forehead. It is from his run for the presidency against the Johnson Administration (Hubert Humphrey) and the Vietnam War:

"Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past."

Nixon's Madison Avenue consultants knew how to push back the Johnson Domino Theory and the fear it evoked in the midst of the Cold War.

The Democrats would be wise to take a lesson from Tricky Dick. On this quote (and his "secret plan to end the Vietnam War") he won the presidency.

The Democrats can't cower in fear and expect that people will consider them leaders. They have to lead Americans out of the land of the demagogues and into the land of truth and safety.


God, the Bushies are so transparent in their naked abuse of terror attempts: "White House officials said Friday that the fallout from the discovery of the British bombing plot could help the administration advance its agenda in Congress. The officials cited in particular battles over supervising the program of eavesdropping without warrants and how to try detainees held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba." And Don't Forget That They Want to be Retroactively Protected Against War Crime Trials and Convictions.

Four Alarm Bushevik Betrayal of America in Light of Latest Terrorist Reign of Fear: "While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology." The Lives of Americans are at Heightened Risk as Long as the Bush Administration Remains in Power.

4 comment(s):

Aside from the Bush Agenda in regards to utilizing the band wagon of fear to sabotage the civil liberties of his own people. We are still faced with a real threat of terrorism on our soil. No, I don't believe we went into the war with Iraq, genuinely, and with accurate information. In fact, I believe we went there under the pretext of getting Weapons of Mass destriction out of the hands of Saddam Hussein, only to find nothing more than an old man hiding in a hole. We've had a 9/11 experience to overwhelm us for 5 years, and the most popular fugitive in the world, is still at large. We got our politicians catering to the profit in fear factor, and exercising this scenario to pass every law conceivable to man, therefore suffocating our own freedoms. While the fact of the matter is, Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al Zawarhi, The Taliban, and Al Qaeda are still at large, alive and well. I think the main focus should be to bring about some Congressional Hearings to asssess why our President is the Commandering Chief of The Most Powerful Military in the World, yet he still has'nt found Osama Bin Laden. I think we need Congressional Hearings to assess exactly what happened to all the oil in the rich oil reserves of Iraq. There's a lot of things I think the Bush Administration needs to do outside of what he does for his own selfish agendas.

By Blogger Benajmin, at 2:18 PM  

Congressional hearings may be a good start.

Please see my post today of this day's BuzzFlash editorial which writes that NBC News has just confirmed that Bush White House forced premature terror arrests and compromised evidence in the alleged British plot. Simply put, the W.H. used the alleged plot for perceived political gain in the wake of pro-Iraq War (and Bush ally) Lieberman's defeat by an unkown anti-war Democrat.

Consequently, whatever the Bush Administration does/says is highly questionable as to their motives and veracity. That is why most Americans are finally seeing the realities behind the Administration's Rovian propaganda and political demagoguery. As truths are starting to trickle out, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, are united in voicing their dissatisfaction. The Administration's blatant use of the alleged British terror plot is but the latest in a long list of lies, subterfuge, trickery, obfuscation and mismanagement. You see, the devious Karl Rove has tapped into the 'fear card' and plays it with dexterity, to obtain optimal results. Keep the people in a constant state of fear and they will vote Republican, because the Democrats are 'too soft' on terror.

I am not denying that terrorists exist who wish to do harm, but the way the Bush Administration - helped along by the compliant media - portrays its 'global war on terror' is simplistic sensationalism and fear-mongering.

Meanwhile, Bush and Osama are in a symbiotic relationship. They need each other to keep perpetuating fear and terror.

Terrorists can not all be lumped together under the "Islamic fascist" umbrella, which, by the way, is an oxymoron. A person is either Islamic or fascist, they can not be both at the same time. One belies the other. There are terrorists who do not adhere to any religious ideology like the Tamil Tigers for example, who are fighting along nationalistic lines. In fact, they were the ones to 'invent' suicide bombing as a means to an end, and they have nothing to do with Islam. And, let's not forget the home-grown white American terrorists such as the Oklahoma Bomber, Timothy McVey.

The issue of terrorism is as complex as the people who perpetrate these heinous acts.

America's needless war on Iraq has actually made Americans and the world less safe by being a breeding-ground for more terrorists. Israel's treatment of the Palestinians -- and now its unjustified war on Lebanon -- is another. To address these root causes would be a start. However, as I've said before, the issue is far more complex and unwinnable with the present way of looking at it.

As long as there are disaffected people with real or imagined grievances, terrorism will be used as a means to get their real-imagined message across. Tragically, children living in zones of conflict -- and witnessing death, destruction and atrocities -- will grow up with the stilted view that getting revenge at any cost is the only way to settle the score. This is how terrorism is perpetuated.

Hence, no amount of airport security or tough-talking cowboy mentality will eradicate terrorism. Short of having passengers board airplanes in the nude, being body-searched beforehand, with absolutely no belongings whatsoever except for their passports and tickets, there will never be total security at the world's airports.

Perhaps the only way to eventually combat terrorism is by building a world-community which is inclusive of all peoples, and educating the young that as members of the human family, we are all as one. We would need to teach this in all religious communities world-wide and in all schools. However, I don't hold out much hope, since religious leaders have a tendency to use ideological divisions to control their flock.

Exhortations of "us against them" will never solve the growing problem of global terrorism and bring world peace.

By Blogger Annamarie, at 7:46 PM  

Benjamin, sorry I mistakenly thought that you hadn't read the BuzzFlash editorial, when in fact, that is the one on which you commented.

By Blogger Annamarie, at 7:50 PM  

That's a great story. Waiting for more. »

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