It Can't Happen Here
THE HELL IT CAN'T
In 1935, Sinclair Lewis penned the cautionary tale, It Can't Happen Here, chronicling the fictional rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, who becomes President against the protests of Franklin D. Roosevelt and America's saner citizens.http://www.buzzflash.com/premiums/05/04/pre05049.html
A charismatic Senator who claims to champion the common man, Windrip is in the pocket of big business (i.e. Corpos), is favored by religious extremists, and though he talks of freedom and prosperity for all, he eventually becomes the ultimate crony capitalist. Boosted by Hearst newspapers (the FOX News of its day), he neuters both Congress and the Supreme Court, before stripping people of their liberties and installing a fascist dictatorship....
Well, it is just about time for "Al Qaeda" (nudge nudge wink wink) to do something to revive the war fever.
Americans growing weary of Iraq warhttp://www.dawn.com/2005/04/27/int7.htm
An opinion poll published on Tuesday shows a gradual decline in support for President George Bush, while the majority also believes that the United States has got bogged down in Iraq.
50% of Americans Now Say Bush Deliberately Misled Them on WMDs http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000894970
Last week Gallup reported that 53% now believe that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was "not worth it." But Frank Newport, editor in chief at Gallup, recalled today that although a majority of the public began to think the Vietnam war was a mistake in the summer of 1968, the United States did not pull out of Vietnam for more than five years, after thousands of more American lives were lost.
Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1221.htm
...despite threatening war against Iraq for developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- in decades to come. It says: 'New methods of attack -- electronic, 'non-lethal', biological -- will be more widely available ... combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool';
This is our Guernicahttp://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1471011,00.html
Ruined, cordoned Falluja is emerging as the decade's monument to brutality
Abu Ghraib Abuses 'Tip of Iceberg'http://reuters.myway.com/article/20050427/2005-04-27T113930Z_01_SIM732622_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-RIGHTS-IRAQ-DC.html
Abuses there include chained detainees being forced to sit in their own excrement.
A Marine who witnessed the shooting deaths of two Iraqis during a search for a terrorist hideout testified Wednesday that he saw no cause for an officer to shoot the men in the back. http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050427&cat=frontpage&st=frontpageap20050427_891&src=abc
Pantano fired about 30 rounds at the unarmed men.
Iraqi assembly member assassinatedhttp://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/04/27/iraq.main/index.html
An American soldier with Task Force Liberty died Tuesday after being injured in a vehicle accident near Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war is 1,572, according to the military.
Political Stalemate Continues in Iraqhttp://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/w-me/2005/apr/27/042704221.html
Shiite cleric Qassem Abdul Majid was gunned down by unknown militants in the holy city of Najaf as he drove to work with his wife, police said.
Once taboo words 'civil war' now spoken in Iraqhttp://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BAK623643.htm
US admits Iraq insurgency undiminishedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1354084.htm
Gen Myers also insists the US and coalition forces are winning the war and is confident of military victory."I'm going to say this: I think we are winning, okay. I think we're definitely winning. I think we've been winning for some time!"
Terrorists staged nearly 200 significant attacks in Iraq in 2004, exceeding the record number of strikes worldwide the year before, according to data the Bush administration gave to Congress but has been withholding from the public. http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/11495462.htm
The data raised questions about President Bush's claim that the United States and its allies are winning the war on terrorism and came as the Pentagon acknowledged that violence in Iraq remains as high as last year.
World Terror Attacks Tripled in 2004 by U.S. Counthttp://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&ncid=578&e=2&u=/nm/20050426/ts_nm/security_usa_terrorism_dc
The State Department last year initially released erroneous figures that understated the attacks and casualties in 2003 and used the figures to argue that the Bush administration was prevailing in the war on terrorism.
US 'conceals high terror figures'http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4488513.stm
There were about 650 such attacks last year up from 175 in 2003, a record number at the time. Even the latest figures may be too low.
White House Threatening to Blow Off Political Knee Caps of Republicans Who Waver on Jesse Helms' Protege John "Fuck the U.N." Bolton. Watch Lincoln Chafee Support HIS President Again. Look for Cigarette Burn Marks on Voinovich.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/27/politics/27strategy.html
At the same time, Republicans opposed to Mr. Bolton were already spinning out his possible loss as a win for Mr. Bush in that it would help internationally with allies who see Mr. Bolton as a symbol of the Bush administration's unilateralism in foreign relations.
AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH 'GUNSHOTS' - The announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."http://www.drudgereport.com/mattabt.htm
"Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... we are taking this very seriously," a government source explained.
President Bush was rushed from the Oval Office to an underground shelter and Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to a secure location Wednesday on fears that an unidentified aircraft had entered restricted space near the White House. Officials said it was a false alarm. http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=544&u=/ap/20050427/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_security_3&printer=1
"There was an indication that an aircraft has entered the no-fly zone," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. "There's an investigation to determine what it really was."
Officials Say There Is No Evidence to Back Moussaoui's Storyhttp://www.siteinstitute.org/bin/articles.cgi?ID=news87105&Category=news&Subcategory=0&Current=1
Counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday that they did not believe Zacarias Moussaoui's statements that he had been involved in a plot to fly an airplane into the White House as part of a plan to free an Islamic cleric serving a life sentence for terrorist acts.