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Documentary: Hijacking Catastrophe.


Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire is a documentary narrated by Julian Bond and directed by Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally. It examines the possibility that neoconservatives used the tragic events of 9/11 to usher in a new doctrine of expanding American power through military force under the guise of a "war on terror". This doctrine known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) had been laid out prior to 9/11 by its authors, which include Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush and Dan Quayle among others.

The film shows how fear of terrorism was manipulated to support goals which are in step with the PNAC; namely the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Not just for control of regional strategic resources (natural gas and oil), but to reassert American dominance on the world stage as a warning to potential adversaries. Interviews were conducted with critics such as Noam Chomsky and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams. However the film delves deeply into the subject with policy analysts, military brass, journalists, insider observations from Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter and Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski.

Instead of being a partisan documentary it explains the historical context of the "Bush Doctrine", its focus on Iraq, and how it closely resembles Wolfowtiz's PNAC philosophy. The film goes on to look at the "selling of American empire" (propaganda) and the possible implications it will have in America, and on the world if allowed to be implemented further during Bush's second term.

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Blessed are the peace makers.


"Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called children of God."

-Jesus Christ

By analogy, those who crave war are not the children of god, but the children of the devil and his offspring walks amongst us, spreading war propaganda, persuading man to kill his brother, until man is no more.


The Cost Of War: 2.6 Trillion Dollars.


Mission accomplished?

As May 2003 approached and the invasion of the sovereign nation of Iraq by the "coalition of the willing" came closer, I sensed this war was going to be a disaster political-wise, but never had most of us expected that it would have such devastating effects economical-wise too. The cheap Iraqi oil promised to us by the neocons, which would rejuvenate America's crippling economy is still nowhere to be found, instead body-bags, more terrorist attacks, sky rocketing oil prices, an even more stagnating economy and astronomical deficits have become America's "loot."

According to a January 10 Reuters article Nobel Prize-winning economist J.E. Stiglitz and Harvard lecturer Linda Bilmes have come to the chilling conclusion that the total cost of the Iraq war will be approximately 2.6 trillion dollars. Let this sink in for a while, that's TWO THOUSAND AND SIX HUNDRED BILLION dollars.

The basis for this rather conservative estimate is that the situation does not escalate into a large scale conflict and America is able to withdraw its troops within 4 years from now. Of course the chances of escalation are not exactly slim, which could further increase the estimate. Many military analysts and Middle East experts have already stated that at the very best, massive American presence in Iraq should be necessary for the next 6-8 years, which makes this already astronomical estimate a very conservative one, since the real cost will probably turn out to be much higher.

Is this truly worth it? What is America fighting for? In his chilling book, "Fighting The Terror Masters" ex Pentagon official and White House Guru Michael Ledeen who like so many prominent neocons has strong ties to the Likud party in Israel, rejects "stability" as an unworthy cause and states:"Creative destruction is our middle name." A question that pops into my mind and every other conservative is: since when has stability been an unworthy American mission and did "creative destruction" become America's slogan?

This huge waste of money comes at a time when:

1.Tens of millions of honest hard working, tax paying Americans simply cannot afford a health insurance for themselves and their loved ones.
2.Our streets are flooded with homeless, some of them veterans.
3.Millions in Americans depend on charity just to eat.
4.Many young bright American youths simply cannot afford higher education and therefore settle for something less, a boomerang effect which will will come back and haunt the US in the years to come since the quality of the labor force will decrease, further crippling an already stagnating economy.
5.Energy prices and high taxes are destroying many American businesses.Energy prices which have only gone up since the invasion of Iraq.

In these troublesome times, neocons in America's government (people like Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Elliot Abrams, William Kristol, Richard Perle) decided that this would be the right time to waste 2.6 trillion? And the world still has a war with Iran to look forward to, since Israel has already stated that it simply cannot feel safe with a nuclear Iran in the neighborhood, considering the neocons are in power and considering the neocon-Israel link, it's only a matter of time until these people steer America towards a (final?) disaster.


The World According To Bush

"The World According To Bush" is a great documentary, a must-watch if you ask me. Unfortunately this documentary by William Karel never got the attention it deserved because all the attention went to Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9-11" which really should be the other way around. Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9-11 focused a little bit too much on the Saudi-Bush relationship, a real and existing relationship which really had an impact on the decisions of the Bush administration, however Michael Moore skipped other important issues, such as Bush's bizarre far right religious views and the mighty Israeli lobby, the latter had more impact on the decision to go to war than Bush's Saudi friends had. Something Michael Moore does not bring up, perhaps out of political correctness. Be it as it may, William Karel's "The World According to Bush" is an eye opener.

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Fox Network exposed.


Outfoxed is one of the best documentaries around, describing the inner workings of the Fox Network, Unfortunately the first minute is in Dutch but the rest is in English and can be watched online, Fox represents everything which is wrong with the old right, it's loud, intimidating, deceiving, irrational, All of these "fine" qualities have come together in what has to be one of the most sleaziest TV personalities ever, the controversial Bill O'Reilly. A disgrace for every true conservative.

Click to watch it on-line.

* You'll need Real Player to watch this video.


The Israeli hypocrisy

As most of you have probably heard already, mister Ahmadinejad, the current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran has expressed doubt about the official version of the Jewish Holocaust. An undiplomatic and non-productive statement, at the same I sense some hypocrisy, since Holocaust denial or “downplaying” is practiced by many Israelis, among them the well respected Israeli leader Shimon Peres, who has denied the existence of what is known as the Armenian Holocaust. The comment made by Shimon Peres however, caused much less outrage and received considerable less media attention at that time. A point, worth noticing and worth thinking about. Shimon Peres' exact words were: "We reject attempts to create a similarity between the Holocaust and the Armenian allegations. Nothing similar to the Holocaust occurred. It is a tragedy what the Armenians went through but not a genocide."

According to the BBC the director of the Israeli branch of the Simon Wiesenthal centre, Efraim Zuroff told the Arab press:

"The problem is that so far in the Arab world, very few leaders are willing to tell their own people that they have to understand that the Holocaust did take place."

Mister Zuroff may have a point here, Still I'd like to add: If one demands respect, one should not insult others, if one demands peace, one should not act as an aggressor etc.The Romans used the phrase: “quid pro quo.” Perhaps mister Shimon Peres and Zuroff, should look up its meaning.


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