Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas and the Bomb?

The Pentagon has announced plans to move additional warships and strike aircraft into the Persian Gulf region to be within striking range of Iran. The aircraft carrier Eisenhower and its strike group entered the Persian Gulf on Dec. 11. Another aircraft carrier, the Stennis, is expected to depart for the Gulf within the next month.
Scott Ritter sees parallels to the invasion of Iraq: "We have told the Iranians it is their responsibility to prove to the international community beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no nuclear weapons program in Iran. How can you prove a negative?"
Another parallel is the brutal Christmas Bombing of North Vietnam by Richard Nixon in 1972. James Carroll described it as "a final venting of frustration and rage by a superpower faced with ignominious defeat." Will Bush bomb Iran out of frustration with failing to "win" in Iraq?
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Parallels between 9/11 and New Orleans 2005
Brasscheck TV: 9/11 and New Orleans: Ominous Parallels

I'm surprised so few people see the parallels between 9/11 and New Orleans 2005. Here are nine similarities that come to mind right away:
1. Warnings from a highly sophisticated tracking and early
warning system were ignored by government officials In the case of 9/11, NSA intercepts, FBI investigative reports and radar imagery were ignored. In the case of New Orleans, meteorological data which predicted the severity of the storm was actively ignored by the government
2. An expensive system which was designed to protect citizens failed catastrophically In the case of 9/11, the air defence system designed and maintained at a lifetime cost exceeding one trillion dollars failed. In the case of New Orleans, levees COLLAPSED ("topping" was never more than a minor problem for the city.)
3. Nothing was done to mitigate the effects of the catastrophe In the case of 9/11, fighter jets sat on the ground and were even ordered to stay away when in the air. In the case of New Orleans, nothing was done to evacuate people without cars or even clearly inform people that an evacuation was necessary.
4. Immediately after both incidents, the government claimed that no one could have predicted it In fact, in both cases numerous detailed government studies predicted the very thing that happened.
5. Relief efforts were non-existent In the case of 9/11, there was no plan on the books to deal with the need for a mass evacuation from Manhattan. It was only a spontaneous armada of private ships directed by a local mariner that saved the day. Over 500,000 were evacuated from Manhattan in less than 12 hours. In the case of New Orleans, not only did the government not provide relief efforts, it also actively interfered with them. The non-relief efforts extended for days - even weeks and months after the incident.
6. The "solution" to the problem involved glorifying military might and removing traditional legal limits on its use 9/11 became the justification for a series of illegal and pointlessly vicious wars that have resulted in the death of well over 600,000 innocent civilians. New Orleans has become the justification to use military force in the US any time without traditional legal restraints.
7. The victims continue to suffer - largely untreated - in spite of billions of dollars spent "to help" In the case of 9/11, first responders and relief workers are dying of lung and other ailments and are being refused help with their medical expenses. In the case of New Orleans, the list of government malfeasance is almost too long to cite, but one glaring example is that the working poor, who bore the brunt of the catastrophe, are being victimized again as storm damage is being used as an excuse to bulldoze public housing.
8. The exact cause of the system collapse that made the catastrophe possible is still not clear In the case of 9/11, the "official" engineering report as to why the towers collapsed simply does not make physical sense. In the case of New Orleans, many residents say they heard explosions that preceded several of the levee collapses. The AP reported a "shoot out" in the vicinity of one of the levees which collapsed. The story was pulled and never run again. At the time, there was no looting reported anywhere in the city and this area was completely free of looting. (It's kind of hard to loot a levee.)
9. Both catastrophes have proven to be massive financial windfalls for contractors who are allied with the Bush White House Final observation: 9/11 became the justification for a massive oil grab in Iraq. Did you know there is oil and gas under the ground in many of the New Orleans area communities that were devastated by the levee failures? Previously, drilling for oil and gas in these areas was unthinkable because they were so densely populated. Now, oil and gas drilling are already getting fast tracked in St. Bernard's Parish. More to come I'm sure.... - Brasscheck Visit for videos about:
* The Iraq War * The Middle East * Election Fraud in the US * The criminal enterprise known as the Bush Family * New Orleans and much more...
Has it occurred to anyone that what is happening in Iraq is exactly what this Cabal had planed to happen. Civil War. This Government never intended for there to be an orderly government in Iraq. That would not be conducive to controlling OUR OIL that happens to be in their country. Our special forces blew up Masques and set the people against each other. Interesting that you have not heard a word about the oil fields. You can bet that they are secure. Bush now wants to bring in more troops; We are going to escalate, but not to bring order, but to widen this war. There will come another "False Flag" operation here in this country and blamed on Iran to give excuse to attack. Oh but you say we don't have the military power? This time it could very well be nuclear.

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