Olbermann's Comment on Gingrich: "We fight for liberty
Fri Dec 1, 2006 14:05

Olbermann's Comment on Gingrich: "We fight for liberty


Unseen Photos of Bohemian Grove Found
Aaron Dykes / Jones Report | December 1, 2006

These photos were literally found on disc in a stack around the office. They contain dozens of photos from the Bohemian Club, most of which are circa 1926-27. Amongst photos of (largely unidentified) notable individuals attending the meetings are photos of plays performed and various angles of the nefarious owl god Moloch.

One such photo looks strikingly similar to the images in the Cremation of Care ritual (top photo), as photographed by Alex Jones and Mike Hanson in 2000. Many of these photos have never before been seen by Alex Jones himself.


By Bill Gallagher
DETROIT -- His shrill voice pains sensitive ears. In the red states
of the South and West, he ramps up his Texas twang as he brags on his
war and hurls insults and lies about those who don't share his views.
President George W. Bush says he's "pleased with the progress in
Iraq," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is doing a "fantastic job,"
and those who support Democrats "want the terrorists to win."

Bush goes well beyond gutter rhetoric and the politics of
desperation. He is a delusional madman and a disgrace to our national
heritage. When young people hear the president of the United States
talking as he does, it's no wonder their perception of politics and
public life is so low.

The man who ran for the presidency claiming "I'm a uniter, not a
divider" is one of the most divisive figures in American history and
he will only get worse as his fiasco in Iraq continues to spiral into
the abyss and the nation unravels.

Bush says, with mindless repetition, that we will "win the war," when
the fact is, we are slogging it out in a conflict that screams for a
political solution he is unwilling to confront as any reasonable
leader would.

"Bring 'em on" is the emblem of Bush's sick mentality, as Iraqis and
American troops spill their blood for his cowboy machismo.

"There is never a purely military solution to a guerrilla war," said
Juan Cole, a Middle East expert at the University of Michigan, as I
spoke with him last week at his Ann Arbor home.

"This is actually several unconventional wars," he argued, "and the
only way they are ever resolved is through politics."

Cole, unlike Bush a thoughtful, well-informed realist, recognizes the
futility of "staying the course" and using American troops for target
practice for the increasingly deadly snipers popping up all over

"It's a bitter pill to swallow," Cole said, "but if we are to see an
end to this, eventually there are going to have to be negotiations
with the Sunni Arab guerrilla groups that have blown up our troops.
There are going to have to be negotiations with neighboring countries
like Syria and Iran that have enormous amounts of pull in Iraq."

Cole finds Bush's lone-ranger military strategy a failure: "The idea
that we can just unilaterally muscle our way through this is just a

The Busheviks made the ugly congressional campaign a referendum on
the "war on terrorism" and the importance of "victory" in Iraq. They
smeared all those who question their war strategy, and pretended that
only they have the resolve to make us "safe."

A New York Times editorial nailed it: "In Mr. Bush's world, there are
only two kinds of Americans: those who are against terrorism, and
those who somehow are right with it. Some Americans want to win in
Iraq and some don't. There are Americans who support the troops and
Americans who don't support the troops. And at the root of it all is
the hideously damaging fantasy that there is a gulf between Americans
who love their country and those who question his leadership."

Bush's fantasies are even disturbing his fans. In a sit-down with
wire-service reporters, Bush assured them that Rumsfeld, the most
incompetent man on earth, would keep his job for two more years.
Maybe in the last days of the Republican-dominated Congress, Bush can
get him declared Defense Secretary for Life, sort of an American Raul

Gushing over Rummy and Dick Cheney, the two principal thugs who lied
to get us into Iraq and designed the disaster, Bush claimed they "are
doing a fantastic job and I strongly support them."

The remark prompted conservative columnist Andrew Sullivan to raise
the question of Bush's mental fitness. Sullivan told CNN Bush is so
delusional, "this is not an election anymore, it's an intervention."

Sullivan, long a cheerleader for the war in Iraq, said Bush is "so in
denial" he simply can't come to grips with his failure: "It's
unhinged. It suggests this man has lost his mind. No one objectively
could look at the way this war has been conducted, whether you were
for it, as I was, or against it, and say that is has been done well.
It's a disaster."

Sullivan added, "For him to say it's a fantastic job suggests the
president has lost it. I'm sorry, there is no other way to say it."

The president's nanny corps -- his mother, his wife, State Department
hands Condoleezza Rice and Karen Hughes -- know he's unhinged, but
are too loyal to share that disturbing truth with the world.
Republican House Majority Leader John Boehner tried to shift
responsibility for the Iraq disaster away from Rumsfeld. Boehner
quickly filled the disgraced Tom DeLay's shoes as the most loathsome
member of Congress.

Boehner told CNN, "Let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on
Rumsfeld. But the fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge,
and he works closely with them and the president."

Rummy, the notorious micromanager who second-guesses every move his
commanders make, gets a free pass from that idiot, Boehner.

Before the invasion, Cole assessed the risks of invading Iraq for the
University of Michigan's International Institute and he was part of a
group of experts that advised the State Department on the risks. He
believed that destroying secular Arab nationalism could drive Sunni
Arabs toward al-Qaeda and Islamic fundamentalism. Cole envisioned
Shiites hooking up with ayatollahs in Iran, and the Kurds pushing
toward their own state and causing tension with neighboring Turkey.
Cole was spot-on, but the Bush administration ignored his warnings.

"The problems were foreseeable to anyone who knows the area," he
said, "but I have to say, the full magnitude of the catastrophe
boggles even my mind."

Cole fears the mess in Iraq "could get worse." He sees continued
violence and instability in the Shiite south and the potential
interruption of oil supplies making the "military more vulnerable."
As the sectarian violence rages out of control, Cole argues
that "this kind of situation is intractable" and "once it begins,
once people are angry on a nationwide scale, once they are afraid,
they're taking the law into their own hands."

Cole fears Sunnis and Shiites will continue "ethnically cleansing
their neighborhoods" with U.S. forces caught in the middle and placed
in even greater danger.

"We need a change in policy," he insisted. "I think our presence
there is exacerbating the problems. And I think if we go on as we
are, there is a real danger to British and U.S. troops being killed
in very large numbers." That's what George W. Bush considers
a "fantastic job."

Bush, the great born-again Christian who consulted Jesus with his war
plans, is presiding over the death of Christianity in Iraq. Christian
refugees are fleeing to Syria and Lebanon in vast numbers. Their
churches are being burned, and their priests are being murdered.
Iraq's one million Christians -- who have survived on that land for
2,000 years -- are in mortal peril. Bush's war has made that happen.

"There is a real prospect that at the end of this conflict, there
simply won't be many in the way of Christians in Iraq," Cole

Father Jacob Yasso, the pastor of Detroit's Sacred Heart Church,
shares that fear. His church is on Seven Mile Road in Detroit, an
area often called Little Baghdad.

The Chaldeans are people noted in biblical times who settled in
Mesopotamia long before the Arabs. Saint Thomas the Apostle brought
the faith to them, and the Chaldeans have clung to their Catholicism
ever since. They celebrate Mass in Aramaic, the language Christ
spoke. Their liturgies are beautiful and reflect one of the most
ancient expressions of Christian worship.

"We never felt as foreigners or strangers in Iraq," Father Yasso told
me as we chatted in his office.

I've known the priest for years and interviewed him many times. He
grew up in Baghdad and studied for the priesthood there and in Rome.
He knows Saddam Hussein, and the former Iraqi dictator once gave
Yasso $200,000 of government money to build a social center near his

In spite of Saddam's largess, Yasso was happy to see him toppled. At
least at first. Chaldean and Assyrian Christians were tolerated in
prewar Iraq. "How come before the invasion they were working together
under Saddam? Why after the fall of that government things are
changing?" he wondered.

The priest described an incident in Basra in which Shiite radicals
attacked a Christian village: "They kidnapped a youngster, killed him
and hanged him on a cross, telling him, 'All Christians will be
killed like your Jesus.'"

In Mosul, a gang of men upset over the pope's remarks about Islam
kidnapped Father Iskander Behnam. His severed head and limbs were
found on top of his body.

Churches are burned, and bishops are fleeing. Christian refugees are
living in misery.

I asked Yasso the obvious question, "Was it better under Saddam?"

Quickly and emphatically, he replied, "Much better, yes."

This is what Rumsfeld's "fantastic job" has done. George W. Bush and
the Republicans who support the fiasco in Iraq must be held

Bill Gallagher, a Peabody Award winner, is a former Niagara Falls
city councilman who now covers Detroit for Fox2 News. His e-mail
address is gallaghernewsman@sbcglobal.net .

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