Friday, August 31, 2007

Amidst partisan bickering over failing surge report Allawi returning to take charge of Democracy, Iran is not Happy! Speaks volumes for Iran's plans!

Amidst partisan bickering over failing surge report Allawi returning to take charge of Democracy, Iran is not Happy! This Speaks volumes for Iran's plans for Iraq.

This should be interesting: I have been gleaning various reports looking for information in regard to the upcoming Surge Report. I have been thinking of this because as far as I am concerned our troops have done their job well but that does not matter. I really do not know if the surge is working or not but I do know that the Iraqi infrastructure continues to fail and basic human needs can not even be met. What is called a Government has not and will not take security control of even 1 of the 1,200 construction projects and to me there is no sign of a viable Iraqi Government.
I was looking at the partisan efforts to paint the report to favor one party or the other and realized the report is worthless. The Associated Press has learned the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, will report that at least 13 of the 18 benchmarks to measure the surge of U.S. troops to Iraq are unfulfilled ahead of a September 15 deadline. That's when Bush is to give a detailed accounting of the situation eight months after he announced the policy, according to three officials familiar with the matter.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the report has not been made public, also said the administration is preparing a case to play down the findings, arguing that Congress ordered the GAO to use unfair, "all or nothing"

The Iraqi Government is a failure to me and I realized that because of the partisan posturing so each side could follow their own desires that once again we were not going to hear the truth from our Government. If you read the spin put on this report by each side you are as confused as I am. Then I found out that Ayad Allawi is returning to Iraq to take things under control.
Ayad Allawi said Sunday he will soon return to Baghdad to "reverse the course in Iraq." Speaking from Amman, Jordan, Allawi told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," that al-Maliki leads a government loyal to Iran and Shiite interests. Allawi accused the prime minister of "supporting militias to take the rule of law in their hands." That really goes without saying in light of the role Ahmadinejad is playing with Al-Maliki. It is a little to cozy for neutrality. Allawi also said he would like to see the United States begin to withdraw troops immediately, but realizes the process could take more than two years.
"I would play my role in Iraq in whatever capacity is required to change Iraq into an unsectarian country, to a peaceful country, to a democratic country," Allawi said.
However, Allawi's ties to a powerful Washington-based GOP lobbying firm raised eyebrows. Allawi has hired Barbour Griffith & Rogers, a GOP lobbying firm that employs two of Bush's former foreign policy aides: Robert Blackwill served as Bush's envoy to Iraq and helped form Allawi's interim government in 2004, and Philip Zelikow formerly served as counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

It seems to me that Allawi is just what Bush has been hoping for and at the same time I have to wonder who is funding Allawi's efforts. This could be Bush's out. I do not remember what the original problem was so I was curious as to Allawi's true intentions to unite Iraq until I saw Iran's response. Iran is after Allawi! The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei described Allawi’s possible re-election as the Iraqi primer a “red line” not to be crossed at all costs.
Allawi supporters are being arrested and that tells me that Allawi at least appears to be the right man to unify Iraq but Iran for one does not want it. I have to believe they are showing their hand in coming out against Allawi and I for one wish him luck and have to wonder what Bush will do next.

James Joiner
Gardner Ma

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yesterday Bush's hateful face as he raised the Specter of middle east nuclear Holocaust told me what's definitely coming!

Most of you know that I have been saying for years now that Bush's original goal in diverting from the so called war on terror and attacking Iraq was merely done as an excuse to get our military and hardware into the middle east with only one of his original goals being to find an an excuse to attack Iran which will happen this fall or before Congress can stop him, and get his idea of a new middle east order going full swing. He will stay in the middle of Iraq's civil war until he finds his excuse.
Yesterdays late developments made it painfully obvious that it will be happening soon and it will be as horrible and world changing as some of us thought. I was stunned at the obvious implications of that hate distorted face and unveiled threats to the entire middle east as Bush reacted to Ahmadinejad and his continuance to flaunt Bush's desired new order as he continues to prosecute his. We now know for a fact how this is going to end and it is not good.
Bush is really getting desperate to get his way and will not stop at anything. I am concerned because my sons are in this, future wars, the future of a life sustaining planet, and the thought that I have been contacted by leaders around the world as to the demise of whoever reopens this nuclear Pandora's Box. Another frightening thought is knowing for a fact that once Bush does start things with Iran his pundits will call for special Legislation allowing him to stay at the helm of his wars. The latest:

US President George W Bush on Tuesday raised the specter of a "nuclear holocaust" in the Middle East if Israel's arch-foe Iran gets atomic weapons, and demanded that Tehran end support for extremists in Iraq. He really has to know Iran will stop nothing and Bush just raised the stakes.
"Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere, and the United States is rallying friends and allies to isolate Iran's regime, to impose economic sanctions," he told the American Legion veterans group. Another words Bush has set the stakes on his up coming middle east nuclear Holocaust and is in the process of trying to determine what the sides will be. We will confront this danger before it is too late," vowed Bush, who has pressed for tougher international sanctions and said he hopes for a diplomatic solution but has repeatedly refused to rule out the use of force. you know for a fact Iran will not comply and is also looking for confrontation as they endeavor in their efforts for new middle east order confident that at the least Russia and China will join in with them.
Bush, whose speech was billed a defense of US efforts in Iraq, also said Tehran must starve Shiite fighters in Iraq of weapons, equipment and training whether or not Iran's leaders know about such operations and have given their blessing. "Either way, they cannot escape responsibility for aiding attacks against coalition forces and the murder of innocent Iraqis," he said, as the White House warned in a statement that Iran must act "at once. Bush only served to ratchet up this still developing middle east war if not world war.,7340,L-3443276,00.html

To me Bush wants a fight as The United States appears determined to have a serious confrontation with Iran, and on Tuesday this week, President George W. Bush dramatically raised the tension between the two states with an extraordinary speech warning of a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East if Iran gets nuclear weapons. He also, more chillingly, prepared the way for possible military action by announcing that he had "authorized our military commanders in Iraq to confront Tehran's murderous activities".
While it might be that this hardening of Bush's position is part of a larger plan designed to force Iran to back down from confrontation, this seems unlikely. The rhetoric that Bush used indicated how he welcomes the opportunity to enforce his views on Iran. It was horribly reminiscent of the kind of language he used about Saddam Hussain's Iraq before the invasion. There will be a confrontation and despite what some say, it will not be short because Iran will see too it that we pay dearly. Reading the take at the link that many agree with but I am not one, that their will be American air strikes with limited retaliation. You can not convince me that the Revolutionary Guard of which Ahmadinejad was a member of will not jump at the chance of bringing us in over our heads and Bush will happily oblige.

James Joiner
Gardner Ma

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Because Of Bush the Army's in trouble, offers $2,000 for referrals, $20,000 for quick trip to Iraq on top of everything else!

Bush continues to screw us As I remember how important the military was during Katrina I lament what Bush has driven their Recruitment efforts to!
I just heard the chief idiot telling people how New Orleans is better today than before Katrina. It is for the rich but how can even the idiot say that to all those that have had their lives destroyed and will never be back to normal. As we remember Katrina and look at the disaster that was allowed and still continues for the poor in New Orleans while the NO of the affluent is now thriving I am reminded of a story I did two years ago saying how important the military is becoming right or wrong, intended or not, good or not, to our survival, by design? Remember General Honore!

Anyway, thinking about that and we must, I am reminded what Bush and his perceived ineptitude which I guarantee you is not but is his unstoppable drive for new societal, middle east, and world order, has done to our society and our very important military in their effort to keep themselves staffed and it will only get much worse soon!
In the past I have done numerous stories as to how our recruitment standards both age wise and quality wise have been laxer to try and keep our military staffed as Bush continues to abuse and misuse them.
The impact of two wars on military troops goes beyond mounting combat casualties. Those are the tragic, tangible impacts that an angered nation can wrap its frustration and war-weariness around. But the impact also is revealed in troops strained by multiple tours of duty and in recruitment standards lowered to the point that a criminal record is no longer grounds for rejection. It is revealed by a rising soldier suicide rate.The nation is struggling to sustain its military and remember how important it is getting to our day to day survival. Tell me your thoughts on this!

Some signs of strain: The suicide rate among Army soldiers in 2006 is at its highest in 26 years. A report released last week found a significant relationship between suicide attempts and length of deployment in Iraq, Afghanistan or nearby countries where troops are taking part in the war effort. More than 180,000 soldiers have served multiple tours in either Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. According to the Department of Defense, more than 400,000 soldiers have served multiple tours in both wars.
The Army is proposing to further boost its recruitment approach by offering tax-free incentives of up to $45,000, increasing the number of troops given waivers for positive drug and alcohol screenings and creating a more "pleasant" boot camp environment. This, after the Army has already loosened standards and spent $1 billion last year on recruiting bonuses and ads.

That is all becoming necessary thanks to Bushies perceived ineptitude and in fact, new societal and World Order wars. I find these latest incentives very confusing myself and I would expect they were designed that way to the military's benefit. Maybe you can help me understand them? In addition to the above efforts Army leaders, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, are quietly working out final details of a program that would give bonuses of $2,000 per recruit to any National Guard soldier who brings somebody into the active duty Army.
Army Secretary Pete Geren disclosed the plan in an interview with The Associated Press, calling it an innovative effort to get broader reach into local communities. The Guard members, Geren said, are "much more in contact with the civilian population than the active duty soldier is. So they give us reach into a larger segment of the community on a personal level, a one to one basis, than we get through our recruiting relationships."
Under the new plan, a recruit would join the Guard but indicate that they are intending to shift to active duty. After they finish basic training they would either sign up for 30, 36 or 48 months in the active Army, or change their mind and simply stay in the Guard. The Army secretary said the impact of the new Guard program would be felt next year when Guard soldiers will "become an important part of the active recruiting force." The secretary says "they would recruit soldiers into the active component," adding that the recruits would then have continuing obligations in the reserves.

Besides the warm Bodies all being abused and being taken advantage of I do not understand this and only see that it is a win, win for Bush as he continues to worsen our situation and create more mores for the future. Knowing that and what may inevitably crop up here this last incentive blew me away. I am stunned that Nearly all US Army recruits since late July have signed up for a special 20,000-dollar bonus for a quick departure, an official said Monday, amid concerns the Pentagon is eroding combat standards with such incentives.
Out of 6,611 people who enlisted in the Army between the program's start on July 25 and August 24, a total of 6,264 or 94.8 percent are receiving the hefty bonus, in return for agreeing to start basic training within 30 days. "Practically everyone who's enlisting now is eligible for this 'quick-ship bonus' if they're willing to ship by the end of September," said Douglas Smith, spokesman for the US Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The 20,000-dollar bonus, which amounts to more than a year's salary for most young Army recruits, is due to expire at the end of the US fiscal year on September 30. Following two straight months of enlistment shortfalls, the program helped the US Army exceed its July recruiting goal of 9,750 by about two percent, according to Pentagon statistics.

My concern is not that people enlist for money rather than Patriotism as long as they serve honorably. I do not see the money as the problem but a "symptom" of the problem, President Bush. We must get rid of the disease but I am afraid we will be living with his dire consequences for many years to come. What is next?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Monday, August 27, 2007

Gonzo resigns! Yesterday I tried and failed to write about Bush's misuse of a Iraq Vietnam analogy because of my wrist today its one of today's many..

I broke and dislocated my right wrist so please bear with me. I spent 10 hours yesterday trying to get something put together. I finally got it but it was late and I had to put it aside. this morning I wake to hear the on line NYT reports Gonzo resigned, I know they will lie about it and it is about damn time but now it is up to dems to keep his new order enabling lies alive and hold all of them accountable.
now, Yesterday I tried and failed to write about Bush's misuse of a Iraq Vietnam analogy because of my wrist today it is one of today's many inequities!
Again I preface by saying bear with me. I am typing with just my left hand and after 5 hours I gave up yesterday but the morning's inequities make it necessary to try again today. yesterday I was stunned after seeing Bush duplicate every single mistake made during Vietnam and have him deny any comparison he invoked Vietnam for the entirely wrong reason in hopes of using the analogy for political gain and again no one called him on it and he got away with this too.
He actually compared Vietnam to Iraq saying we left too early and got a lot of innocent people killed. Wait a minute, in both cases attacking to force a democracy is what caused those people to get killed. You see it today as every time a victory is declared for democracy more innocents lose their lives to truck bombs and murder. Today I was reading that the so called experts came out in time to back up little Bush too say if we did not listen to the hawks and stayed a little longer we would have won. BS, As in Iraq, loss was guaranteed on day one trying to force a Democracy where it was not wholly wanted.let me show you a little something!

This absolutely stunned me when I heard it on WBZ Radio. In regard to Bush in my mind declaring "mission complete" on the aircraft Carrier after the initial surge into Baghdad I have to think about that but knowing for years now Bush has been advised by many that he cannot win militarily in Iraq as we all knew and know and he still insists on keeping our troops in this growing civil war, I heard this and it blew me away.
We always hear Iraq being compared to Vietnam but this morning I heard that Lyndon Johnson was told he could not win militarily for the first time in 1966. 95% of all the names on the Vietnam war "wall" memorial were put on there as a result of continuing the war after he was told he couldn't win militarily in 1966.
Bush is mirroring Vietnam and worse in every way, including in this respect. That means most of the 58,000 lost were wasted just for political gain. That stuns me and knowing Bush will do what he has to too stay in the middle of his created middle east mess I am concerned as to how high he would have this number rise all the while feigning to be a loyal loving American President. My eye!

Anyway I heard a couple more very stunning developments! The other day I did hear Maliki's announcement after hearing American politicians call for his ouster while he was meeting with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad that he didn't need us, he had other friends he could rely on. That told me he had other friends influencing him now as many of us believe including Iran that bush wants to attack and with the Revolutionary Guard as his excuse, is almost ready. We know this middle east breakdown will mot be controlled nor is their a real desire to stop it but most of you know I have additional concerns over there now.
Anyway that brings me to the last thing I heard yesterday and it ties right in to what I said about Bush attacking Pakistan and Iran at the same time from the Gulf now that he is supplying Billions in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and other supposed allies.

Yesterday I hear Pakistan on Saturday test fired Hatf-8, a new air-launched cruise missile that the military said was designed to provide Pakistan’s air platforms with a “strategic stand off capacity” on land and at sea. According to a military statement, the test of the indigenously developed low-flying stealth design missile, also named Ra’ad, meaning thunder in Arabic, was successful.The missile has a range of 350 km, can carry “all types of warheads” and its accuracy is comparable to the recently tested Babur cruise missile, the military said. Pakistan on Saturday test fired Hatf-8, a new air-launched cruise missile that the military said was designed to provide Pakistan’s air platforms with a “strategic stand off capacity” on land and at sea.

That could be used against India but it sounds perfect to be used against interests we have been setting up in the Gulf and our carriers. I would have to say Bush's desired middle east war is continuing to develop as he continues to deny reality until it does and he just happens to have the military there to deal with it. Gee what a coincidence!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In light of today's events,telling and very scary quotes by great men of the past!

This is disconcerting, pay particular attention to Roosevelt, Einstein, Mayor Hylan, F Frankfurter, Woodrow Wilson, Schlesinger, Congressman McDonald, and Kissinger on NAFTA being necessary for the New World Order and damn Bush on the Constitution.

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States —in the fields of commerce and manufacturing—are afraid of somebody. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." - Woodrow Wilson

The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. - J Edgar Hoover

By the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. You may find you can get away with Virtual Presidents, Virtual Prime Ministers, and Virtual Everything. - Bill Clinton

The real rulers of Washington are Invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes. - Justice Felix Frankfurter - US Supreme Court Justice

"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties." New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know that a financial element in the large centers has OWNED the Government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson." (History points to the last truly honorable and incorruptible American President as "Old Hickory") - FDR to Col. E. Mandell House 11/21/1933

"Give me control of a Nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." - Mayer Amschel Bauer (Rothschild)

"The Trilateralist Commission is international ...(and) intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing CONTROL of the political government of the United States. The Trilateralist Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize COTROL and consolidate the four centers of power: Political - Monetary - Intellectual - and Ecclesiastical." - Barry Goldwater , U.S. Senator AZ. "With No Apologies"

"We shall have World Government. Whether or not we like it. The only Question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent." - James Paul Warburg , Foreign agent for the Rothschild dynasty - Major Player in the Federal Reserve act scam / Feb. 17, 1950 speaking before the U.S. Senate.

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings, and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop OUR PLAN for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual ELITE and World Bankers is surely preferable to the national auto - determination practiced in past centuries." - David Rockefeller CFR Kingpin, Founder of the Trilateral Commission, NOW Godfather / June 1991

"The age of Nations must end... The Government of nations has decided to order their separate sovereignties into ONE GOVERNMENT to which they surrender their arms." - United Nation's World Constitution

"The Technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more CONTROLLED society. Such a society would be dominated by ELITE, unrestrained by traditional values." - Zbigniew Brezhinsky , Advisor to 5 U.S. Presidents - Executive Director Trilateral Commission. "Between two Ages"

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our Banking and Monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a Revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans" - Bill Clinton 1993

"The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, the Trilateral Commission – founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller – and the Bilderberg Group have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years." - Dr. Johannes Koeppl – former official of the German Ministry for Defense and adviser to NATO.

"We are on the verge of a Global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." - David Rockefeller

"Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them," explained Revel. "It awakens only when the danger becomes deadly, imminent, and evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high." - Jean Francois Revel

"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." - David Rockefeller, Memoirs , 2002

"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face! It's just a goddamned piece of paper!" - George Bush

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. - Thomas Jefferson

"I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime." - Albert Einstein, 1947

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." - Woodrow Wilson [U.S. President during World War I]

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Benjamin Disraeli, first Prime Minister of England, in a novel he published in 1844 called Coningsby, the New Generation

"The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans. " British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1876

"Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite." Senator William Jenner, 1954

"The New World Order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down...but in the end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old fashioned frontal assault." CFR member Richard Gardner, writing in the April l974 issue of the CFR's journal, Foreign Affairs.

"... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people ... will hate the new world order ... and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people." H. G. Wells, in his book entitled The New World Order (1939)

"Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order." Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations (December 1988)

"We believe we are creating the beginning of a new world order coming out of the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet antagonisms." Brent Scowcroft (August 1990), quoted in The Washington Post (May 1991)

"...This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of "one world government'....National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept..." Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

"NAFTA is a major stepping stone to the New World Order." Henry Kissinger when campaigning for the passage of NAFTA.

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What does Vick's vicious stupidity say of our Overall Morality? What should happen to him? Can his case help society?

I have been caught up with our crumbling infrastructure and our crumbling leadership and degrading environmental conditions around the world but particularly America. I have been following the sick case of Michael Vick particularly wondering what could make a person of his stature be so inhuman and with so much to lose? Then this morning I started gathering information that is out there because I started as usual to think of the big picture, that being the state of American morality.

When I first started writing I was motivated to write about life in the Trenches of Society and it encompassed a history of American Morality and how we must regain it to succeed into the 21st century. This unbelievable behavior by Vick and sadly numerous instances today shows our morality is an indication that our society as a whole is racing towards the demise of the Roman Empire. Can we use this outrageous example of inhumanity to help our society? How do you think this should pan out? How do you think this will pan out? Let's review what is known and tell me what you think!

As most know by now, now that Vick's accomplices in killing dogs let alone letting them fight and maim each other agreed to testify against him. It blows me away in the first place that someone with so much and so much to lose can do anything to jeopardize that. Anyway now Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is waiting to hear if he'll ever play professional football again after agreeing to plead guilty and face prison in his federal dog fighting case.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank told the NFL Network Monday he could not speculate on Vick's future as a Falcon, at least not until he has seen "a statement of facts" in the case. As far as I am concerned it should be over and if society is to get anything positive out of this, it better be. Blank said he was "not really surprised" by news of the quarterback's plea deal. I was because he should have admitted to his stupidity and guilt a long time ago.

" From a personal standpoint, he's doing the right thing," Blank said. "That's been my counsel to him some while ago, and publicly as well, to get this behind him as quickly as he can." The plea deal, Blank added, was "a step, and we'll just deal with the facts as they become available." That means he will try to escape from the repercussions of those facts as they become known. He already knows what they are. Michael wishes to apologize again to everyone who has been hurt by this matter," Martin said.

After Vick's indictment last month, Goodell ordered the quarterback not to report to training camp until the league completed its own review of the case. An NFL spokesman said that the league "is aware" of Vick's plea agreement and is considering what, if any, sanctions they should impose on the 27-year-old. I don't understand? what is there to consider? He should be black listed or we are sending a terrible massage that will further degrade society in the future. Someone has to start doing the right thing for society and not their pocketbooks.

Federal prosecutors offered to recommend an 18- to 36-month prison sentence for the suspended star quarterback for his alleged role in the dog fighting operation, but that Vick's attorneys were trying to reduce that to less than a year. of course The judge in the case will have the final say over the plea agreement. He better do the right thing and give Vick an appropriate sentence for fighting, killing, and then burying 8 dogs and lying about it. His career should be over or this will only serve to harm society. Not only that but his two co-defendants say the money behind the Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting operation came "almost exclusively" from Vick

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is accusing Michael Vick of lying to him and the NFL and I'm sure he did. Now the Falcons must decide if they will sue Vick to get back some of the $22 million they paid him to cover the last three years of his contract. That would require owner Arthur Blank to swallow hard and keep Vick on the roster, a smart business move, but a potential public-relations disaster. Vick is still listed on the Falcons roster on their web site. He will have to wait to see if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will bar him from playing in the league. There are a number of very good reasons why the commissioner should crumple Vick's future like a paper ball, toss it in the garbage can under his desk and be rid of the problem.

First, Vick almost certainly lied to Goodell when he denied any involvement in the dog fighting ring, let alone financing the operation and personally taking part in the grisly executions of animals that lost. As part of his plea agreement, Vick will have to own up to all those things and perhaps illegal gambling or associating with gamblers, which under NFL policy can get a player banned for life. this guy should be cooked.His career should be over, I don't care how promising it was. He should have thought about that before he did it not after he was caught. This crap has to stop!

Second, the league in general and the commissioner in particular has little to gain by letting Vick put on a uniform again. America loves its pets, and the outrage the indictments sparked outside NFL headquarters continued throughout opening day at the Falcons' training camp, with sign-wielding protesters at the gates and a fly-over by a plane trailing a banner that read: "New team name? Dog Killers?" That was only a taste of what Vick's next employer can expect. Third, plenty of league personnel directors and general managers already regarded Vick as poison. I don't care how much he apologizes. It is too late for apologizes. an example has got to be made.

I agree with Jay Mariotti that this is a disgrace to humankind and our society. So now he's 'very remorseful,' wants to apologize and 'accept full responsibility for his actions.' It's too late. Sick Vick has got to go. Lying to the commissioner's face can't help Vick's chances of playing in the league again. He lied to Goodell. He lied to Arthur Blank, the Atlanta Falcons owner who thought Vick was revolutionizing the quarterback position three years ago and gave him a $130 million contract. He lied to fans throughout the nation who were captivated by his skills, lied to his mother after promising her last month that he would clear his ''good name,'' lied to the people of Atlanta who used to worship him but watched him flip an obscene gesture at them last year. Worst of all, he lied to himself. ''We totally condemn the conduct outlined in the charges, which is inconsistent with what Michael Vick previously told both our office and the Falcons,'' Goodell's office said in a release.

If deceit doesn't nail Vick, gambling might. As detailed in the indictment, the Bad Newz Kennels dogfights involved racketeering. Vick was mentioned specifically by Tony Taylor, one of several chirping members of his former entourage. The NFL prohibits links with gamblers, and any player found to be involved in illegal gambling can be banned for life. ''It's certainly an issue,'' Goodell said. ''Law enforcement may be concerned about certain things about this. We may be concerned about other aspects of this. That's why we want to evaluate what the government has. We don't know all of the facts on that.'',CST-SPT-jay21.article
I don't care how remorseful he is, of course he is remorseful for all those lost millions. Forgiveness is impossible and he is a disgrace to humanity. We have got to start sending the right message to society or else. Tell me what you think about all this?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Monday, August 20, 2007

The United States is either Burning, on fire, flooded, drowning, or blowing away. How is it where you live Today!

Eleven states have declared emergencies due to wildfire, and the nation’s firefighting coordinating agency has been operating at its highest level of alert for a month — stretching resources thin to combat priority fires while new ones continue to pop up. Currently there are 32 large fires burning a total of 1,159,961 acres — including 19 in Montana burning 518,615 acres. Another 13 fires, burning 641,346 acres, are raging through Idaho.
New fires, however, have sprung up recently in Virginia, North Carolina and Florida and other southern states representing a new phase in this year’s fire season. Scientists say increasingly intense and frequent wildfires are likely to result from an increasingly warmer climate, and that the fires we’ve seen in recent years may well be an early consequence of global warming. Why? Less mountain snowfall results in drier valley conditions, and more intense heat waves and prolonged drought set the stage for tinder-dry forests that can ignite with any spark.
This year, 62,220 fires in the U.S. have burned 6,309,979 acres — mostly in the Western United States, according to the latest statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center. This map shows most large wildfires now burning in the United States. California is having more than their share too.

So far heat waves in the South East and Midwest have killed 49. Two more persons in Memphis, Tennessee, were killed by the two-week heat wave, bringing the number of heat wave victims in Southeast and Midwest of the United Sates to at least 49, according to media reports Monday.
In Memphis, Tennessee, the heat-related death toll in nine days has reached to 12. Most victims were elderly and living in homes without air-conditioning. Health officials in Alabama reported on Friday that eight people there had died of heat-related factors in two weeks. In addition to the deaths in Tennessee and Alabama, nine have been confirmed in Missouri, four in Arkansas, four in Georgia , three in Illinois, two in South Carolina and one in Mississippi.
Last summer, a heat wave killed at least 50 people in the Midwest and East of the United States. California officially reported a death toll of 143, but authorities last month acknowledged the number may have been far higher. A 1995 heat wave in Chicago was blamed for 700 deaths.
Meanwhile 13 deaths have been reported across the Midwest. Six deaths were reported in southeastern Minnesota and one man was missing Monday, authorities said, after relentless thunderstorms dropped up to a foot of rain on parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The severe rains set off mudslides and caused flooding Sunday that forced evacuations of entire towns. Separately, the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin caused more flooding on the southern Plains, killing at least six people during the weekend in Oklahoma and one in Texas. Parts of Oklahoma got up to 9 inches of rain Sunday from remnants of tropical storm Erin.
Florida is dealing with excessive heat and a lack of rain. Even with powerful Hurricane Dean days away and its path uncertain, officials in sodden south Texas left little to chance Sunday, readying planes, gasoline and hundreds of buses to get residents out in a hurry. Authorities passed out sandbags, evacuated inmates and opened emergency operations centers in a region still soaked from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin, which along with other systems caused severe flooding Sunday and at least 13 deaths from Texas to Minnesota.
"We're preparing for Hurricane Dean just as if it is going to be a direct hit," said Johnny Cavazos, the chief emergency director for Cameron County at the state's southernmost tip.,2933,293761,00.html

Bush has even declared Texas a disaster area even before Dean hits. Is it just a coincidence that it is his state? Anyway it seems to me that the safest place in the country is right here in the Northeast. how is the weather in your area?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Yesterday I said China and the US would confront each other despite the finance situation, today for contrarians some proof!

Yesterday in response to my saying that China and Russia will come to the aid of Iran when an all out confrontation breaks out between Iran and the US there was the standard group of people who said the US would never endanger the tenuous relationship with their money source and that China would never endanger their primary income source. Well guess what today brings?
First the closing arguments in yesterdays story. Both Moscow and Beijing share a heightening distrust of what they see as the United States' oversized role and influence in global politics, and the two former Cold War rivals have forged a "strategic partnership" aimed at counterbalancing Washington's policies. The Russian-Chinese war games, which took place near the Urals Mountain city of Chelyabinsk, coincided with Russian air force maneuvers involving 20 strategic bombers which ranged far over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.

The group of strategic bombers, early warning aircraft, fighter jets and refuel
ing planes represented the biggest show of Russian air power in that region since the early 1990s, said Brig. Gen. Ole Asak, chief of the Norwegian Joint Air Operations Center. NATO in recent years has expanded to include the former Soviet republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia as well as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO is a regional group dominated by Moscow and Beijing and are obviously on Iran's side. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose country has SCO observer status, attended the summit for the second consecutive year. On Thursday, Ahmadinejad echoed Russia's criticism of U.S. plans to deploy missile interceptors in Poland and a radar in the Czech Republic, saying they were a threat to the entire region.

later Yesterday I learned Dozens of anti-China bills, denouncing China for alleged currency manipulation, illegal subsidizing of exports and violations of intellectual property law, have been circulating in the Senate for months. But since the recent health scares over toothpaste laced with antifreeze and tainted pet food from China, the anti-China sentiment on Capitol Hill has noticeably risen. So much so that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is about to head to China to raise "issues of concern to the U.S. Congress" with Chinese officials, including Chinese Premier Hu Jintao.
The threat of a trade war with China, by far the largest holder of U.S. debt, is serious. If China perceives itself a target, it might in turn levy a harsh tax on American imports, or outright forbid them. Such consequences, though, are not high on the minds of several Congressional committees looking for a way of easing the trade imbalance, which last year reached $233 billion.

The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill, by a 20-1 vote, that would allow the Treasury to take action against China by lowering its standard for identifying currency distortion. Since China stopped pegging its currency to the dollar in 2005, Senators say that the Yuan may have been undervalued by as much as 40%, making American exports to China more expensive and Chinese exports to America cheaper.The Senate Banking Committee has its own China bill, which would also make it harder for the Treasury to avoid labeling China as a currency manipulator.
The feeling is that China must be held accountable for its predatory practices. meanwhile we are watching Russia and China willing to confront us on not only a financial field but in a military field. This confrontation is growing on every front and it will end in as desired, Confrontation.,8599,1647881,00.html

I reiterate It is unbelievable to me to think that Bush does not realize that when all is said and done and the war in the middle east ramps up as Iran and the US go after each other, that Russia and China will step in to help Iran regardless. Bush's drive for war and new middle east order will soon be WW3 and total disorder. Can anyone see this possibly being avoided?
James Joiner Gardner, Ma

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Revolutionary Guard responds as expected, both sides have their excuse at furtherance as China and Russia threaten us!

As he threatens the Revolutionary Guard Could Bush Possibly expect anything else?

We have discussed many times that attacking Iran was only one of Bush's original goals when he used 9/11 and terrorism as his excuse to divert from the so called war on terror in Afghanistan to attack Iraq in order to get our military back in the middle east and that he would not leave Iraq and its Bush created civil war until he could find that excuse.
We also said that when all is said and done we would be facing Russia and China amongst others. It is all coming to fruition! Bush now has his excuse to go after Iran, we have Russia reasserting its presence in Syria with the reopening of a long closed naval Base and Russia and China are holding additional joint military exercises and tossing thinly veiled warnings to the US. This is all really beginning to ramp up and I do not see any way to avoid it as all sides think they can win their way militarily. The entire world will be the losers.
Recent events to this end: Last Wednesday we talked about the fact that Bush finally had his reason to do his half in further instigating a furtherance of the Iraq war that will be a middle east war before it encompasses the entire world.

The United States has named Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group. The IRGC, with 200,000 soldiers, controls large parts of the Iranian economy and was believed to have assets in Europe. It is the first time the U.S. has put a foreign government's military agency on the list, which includes the Al Qaeda network and the militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. The estimated 200,000-strong Revolutionary Guards is an elite force separate from Iran's regular military and has its own ground, naval and air units.
I saw this as a direct threat to Iran. Well of course the expected response is now given from a senior cleric and a Revolutionary Guard leader. IE: The U.S. move to blacklist Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group will be a matter of pride for the organization said a senior Iranian cleric in the official weekly sermon on Friday. Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami who does not hold a government post but once a month delivers the official Friday prayer sermon, told thousands of worshippers at Tehran University in a speech broadcast on radio that the designation showed that the Guards were doing something right.
"I believe the U.S. decision for including the Guards in the list of terrorist organizations is an honor and a golden card in their file," he said. "Whenever your enemy is saying something bad about an organization, it shows that the organization has been effective," he added.,2933,293629,00.html

That tells me that the Revolutionary guard is a lot more involved in Iraq than is being admitted. Then the Guard is heard from giving the expected response.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said they would not bow to pressure and threatened to "punch" the U.S., in their first response to Washington's plan to list them as a terrorist organization, newspapers reported Saturday. Local press in the Iranian capital of Tehran quoted Revolutionary Guards leader Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi saying that he could understand Washington's ire toward the group because of their "leverage" against the U.S.
"America will receive a heavier punch from the guards in the future," he was quoted as saying in the conservative daily Kayhan. "We will never remain silent in the face of U.S. pressure and we will use our leverage against them."

Those are the responses you would expect as both sides now have their excuse to further instigate an all out confrontation that will encompass the entire middle east and then the world. Many of us have said numerous times in our conversations that this entire mess is just getting started and before all is said and done we will also be facing at the least, Russia and China. Now they are threatening!
Both Moscow and Beijing share a heightening distrust of what they see as the United States' oversized role and influence in global politics, and the two former Cold War rivals have forged a "strategic partnership" aimed at counterbalancing Washington's policies. The Russian-Chinese war games, which took place near the Urals Mountain city of Chelyabinsk, coincided with Russian air force maneuvers involving 20 strategic bombers which ranged far over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.
The group of strategic bombers, early warning aircraft, fighter jets and refueling planes represented the biggest show of Russian air power in that region since the early 1990s, said Brig. Gen. Ole Asak, chief of the Norwegian Joint Air Operations Center. NATO in recent years has expanded to include the former Soviet republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia as well as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO is a regional group dominated by Moscow and Beijing and are obviously on Iran's side. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose country has SCO observer status, attended the summit for the second consecutive year. On Thursday, Ahmadinejad echoed Russia's criticism of U.S. plans to deploy missile interceptors in Poland and a radar in the Czech Republic, saying they were a threat to the entire region.

It is unbelievable to me to think that Bush does not realize that when all is said and done and the war in the middle east ramps up as Iran and the US go after each other, that Russia and China will step in to help Iran. Bush's drive for war and new middle east order will soon be WW3 and total disorder. Can anyone see this possibly being avoided?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Friday, August 17, 2007

From Top to Bottom Government, corporations, planners on every level have failed us and payment is just Beginning!

Failing bridges, tunnels. mines, failing Government, it is catching usPart of the most expensive Boondoggle in the countries history this new bridge is Boston already has problems.

This is the $900 million dollar giant Golf ball design failure built to defend our failing system and we do not really know if it works. This facade of security is crashing!

Yesterday I ended my day with a discussion with another concerned citizen about Government and so called leader failing on all levels and how much trouble we are in and how much worse it is going to get. I know I am not the only one that thinks we are heading the way of the Roman Empire and Bush has sped the process up exponentially. We see rampant corruption in Iraq and around America as Corporations race to make the mighty buck leaving us and our welfare behind. We are finding out the hard way that those we entrusted to maintain our systems and infrastructure were not thinking of us or thinking at all. I am disgusted at the level of ineptitude.
Anyway the current mine disaster seems to be indicative of the constant drive to make a buck while maintaining a failing system and getting away. This is all uncoscionable, detrimental to our America, and we must turn this harmful practice around if wa are to have a successful future. It is fine to make a dollar but doing things right, safety, and putting America first must start now or we are in serious trouble.
I am from Massachusetts and I woke up this morning to hear that not only is the Big Dig Debacle corrupt and full of deceit, puposeful inadequacies. and shortcuts. just to make money at the expense of honesty, average Americans, and our America as I have written in the past

At $14.6 Billion and climbing daily with constant repairs this is the most expensive purposely corrupted construction project ever in America that will never end I just found out that the beautiful bridge they built as part of the project already also has built in inadequacies.
A new federal report on the Big Dig raises concerns about warped steel anchor plates on the Leonard Zakim Bridge in Boston. A U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general report asked state officials to take a closer look at the safety risk posed by anchor plates which connect the bridge's cables to its steel girders. They just built the damn thing and already Six warped plates were found on the bridge.
Federal officials said the anchor plates posed a higher safety risk than state officials found in their stem-to-stern safety review of the Big Dig last November. Federal officials also called for additional testing to assess the effects of high-temperature fires on Big Dig tunnels, saying a "high-temperature" fire could cause ceiling panel anchors to fail. They are testing the venerated Ted Williams tunnel because they are concerned the tunnel can not withstand a fire caused by two trucks crashing because it was only designed to with stand a one truck fire.
I find that unbelievable as it only seems to be common sense to me but as we are finding to be the norm. only tested tosatisfy the legal system. I am not an engineer but I want to do things right and be honest. It seems only common sense to ask relevant questions and build something that withstands a worse case4 scenario. It seems that over time that scenario very often comes up.

The bridge failure in Minneapolis is bound to be repeated due to rampant lack of attention, money, and concern as is the mining disaster. I am stunned at the money grubbing failures allowed because of lack of planning or concern for average Americans and our America. our entire infrastructure is failing and it has purposely been allowed to happen as saving money has consistently been put ahead of saving lives.
We have purposely built in failure by uncaring, unthinking, selfish, so called experts. To top it off just think about this! I also ran into this story on the missile defense System failure designed supposedly to protect our failing infrastrusture. I must admit, this entire part of this system was unknown to me and I guess purposely so.
Anyway, The military's $900 million, 28-story-tall missile defense radar is Designed to keep an eye out for rogue missiles flying toward the United States, the SBX had been scheduled to report for duty in Alaska in early 2006, but a series of structural repairs and upgrades have kept it in warmer waters. For over a year, the nine-story radar that sits atop a self-propelled Norwegian oil platform has been coming and going from Pearl Harbor for fixes and test a delay critics see as symptomatic of an agency under pressure to deliver a national missile defense system that is still more fiction than fact.

The 280-foot high, $900 million gizmo will soon be scanning the horizon for enemy threats, joining the growing suite of land-, sea- and space-based technologies that the MDA claims is the nation's first functional national missile defense system. Shortly after arriving in Hawaii, the MDA ordered an assessment of the radar's rig, which resulted in a $27-million to-do list before it could be declared operational.
Improvements include everything from rethinking the platform's ballast system to installing anti-slip surfaces on its decks. When you read that report, you have to wonder what the people who designed the thing where thinking,"
The MDA claims the SBX is powerful enough to spot a flying baseball in San Francisco from New York, and more importantly, to tell the difference between a real missile heading for America and a decoy.
A Giant 'Golfball' for Missile Defense*

I just do not understand the American penchant today to be inadequate at the expense of us and "our America. We do not even know if this thing works and Russia and China are again holding joint military manuevers and both warning us about our east Asia ventures. Not only is our failing infrastructure cathing up with us but our failing Government and policies from the top down is too. Somebody has to wake up and quick. Corporations and Government have got to start doing the right thing and putting the people and America first or we are in serious trouble. What will it take for them to realize we are in trouble and it will get worse.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I have warned many times of the upcoming stock market crash now I am prepared to give a number! Dow 10,000!

It was a month ago that the Dow hit 14,000 and many people were elated. As I have been saying for years that Bush has created a false artificial, inflated economy I was not happy to see it go up like that knowing that it was bound to crash big time. For quite a while now I have been expecting reality t catch up with the market as to the house of cards Bush has built. At the link are half a dozen related stories including the predicted crash and why titled The Second Greatest Depression. I asked you to look back at the Crash of 1929, look at the conditions that prevailed, and look what Party was in office. That was a another very telling story in relation to what is happening today and what is going to happen. I recommend looking at the saecond greatest Depression and look at what exactly Greenspan and Bernanke have been up to.

The market is telling officialdom, and specifically Bernanke, that like in the lead up to the 1929 stock market crash (which was 90%), the true health of the economy is not being interpreted correctly, and that official policy is not sufficiently accommodative. As alluded to during the course of the week, this misread and mishandling of the situation has a great deal to do with the stubborn resilience of
This is why the Fed is now suggesting that only a calamity will cause them to soften official policy, because they must get prices under control soon if traditional Presidential Cycle policy considerations are to be managed successfully. this is a calamity but they will not stop this one either.
What's more, like Greenspan, Bernanke is a gradualist, but he is a rearview mirror gradualist, meaning he actually manages official policy based on history. Again, like the '29 experience, this is causing a misread of measures currently needed to stave off a real deflation risk, which is why prices are falling in spite of supportive price constraints . In a nutshell, people are panicking, and for this reason Monday could be very interesting.
Bernanke would be wise to remember who has been at the helm during this entire facade of a build up and that absolutely nothing under Bush is as it seems. He should remember Greenspan's and his role in artificially alowing the market to inflate. I have said it more than a few times but the real depth of this crash will not be felt until the Republicans are hopefully gone in 2008 and the depth of Bush's deceit and lies are know or at least begin to come out.
The stock market will not go all the way back to 9,00 but maybe it should. However I do purely as a common sensed observer of what Bush has been doing and the nonsensical activity of the stock market since Bush has been at the helm fully expect to see the stock market settle around Dow 10,000 in the not too distant future. Certainly shortly after a Democrat is elected if we even have an election as I fully expect Bush to cancel elections and declare martial order.
If that is the case the Dow will definitely go below 10,000 if not lower. Right now down 179 it is at 12692 give or take.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

250 Kurd's murdered, Bush blames Al Qaeda, what about Turkey? Fnds his excuse to go after Iran, will they unite against us?

whoever did it? The bombing aftermath!

Guilty or not, the Revolutionary Guard in training!

The Tuesday attacks, which targeted Kurdish villages of the Yazidi religious minority are being characterized as attempts to break the will of the American people and show that the U.S. troop escalation is failing, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon said. In light of what we have heard in the past from Turkey I more than have my suspicions and knowing our own instigations in the past I have to wonder about that to but more in a minute.
Officials said at least 250 and I have heard 350 people were killed and 320 wounded and as many as 450 Tuesday when suicide truck bombers attacked the villages of Qahtaniya, al-Jazeera and Tal Uzair, in northern Iraq near the border with Syria. The bombings highlight the kind of sectarian tensions the troop surge was designed to stop.
Al Qaeda in Iraq is predominantly Sunni, and Mixon said members of the Yazidi religious minority have received threatening letters, called "night letters," telling them "to leave because they are infidels." "This is an act of ethnic cleansing, if you will -- almost genocide when you consider the fact the target they attacked and the fact that these Yazidis, out in a very remote part of Nineveh province, where there is very little security and really no security required to this point," Mixon said. Sunni militants, including members of al Qaeda in Iraq, have targeted Yazidis in the area before. It is Sectarian tension all right but I suspect we are conveniently blaming Al Qaeda and the Sunni and I have heard too many times of documents being forged by all sides to believe those "night leters" were authentic without verification. I am concerned about a clandestine setup.
Any way you look at it there were three suicide trucks carrying two tons of explosives with at least 30 houses and buildings being destroyed the carnage is said to look like the aftermath of a mini-nuclear explosion. That was a massive explosion and it sounds like one of the worst group of murders yet to me whoever really did it. Remembering that Turkey has threatened in the past to go into Iraq themselves I still have to discount them as the source but with those villages being so close to Iran and Syria I would be leaning towards the Shiite doing this but Bush is choosing to blame Al Qaeda because it favors events in the middle east for him to do so because he now has his excuse to go after Iran already.
The United States has named Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group. The IRGC, with 125,000 soldiers, controls large parts of the Iranian economy and was believed to have assets in Europe. It has also banned an Al Qaida-aligned militia based in Lebanon. Fatah Al Islam, which has been waging an insurrection against the Lebanese government since May 20. On Aug. 13, the State Department said Fatah Al Islam, based in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, was designated a "global terrorist group," Middle East Newsline reported.

Bush now has his excuse to start further instigation with Iran and he is getting closer to attacking them as he has wanted from the beginning. That was only one of the many reasons for attacking Iraq to get our military in the middle east and he will stay in the middle of all this until he can further his middle east order. He is also keeping Al Qaeda alive as a focal point for us all the while we are giving Saudi Arabia multiple Billions in Arms that we sooner or later will be facing as Saudi Arabia is accused of aiding Al Qaeda and Sunni insurgents.
I expected this from the very beginning but I do not like what I am seeing as excuses are made or found whatever the case may be "because we cannot trust anyone at all", to further this still just developing middle east chaos so Bush can impliment what he thinks will be his new order. Despite what I fear is going to happen in 2008 I do not see success in the middle east and this whole mess there and around the world is just getting under way.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Despite "the Surge" and Maliki's futile emergency summit Bush's imposed Iraqi Government will fail then engulf the middle east! Then?

Iraq's prime minister appeared to clear the way Monday - with a last-minute push from the U.S. ambassador - for a crisis council that seeks to save his crumbling government. The U.S. military, meanwhile, announced a third major operation since additional U.S. troops arrived and said it would target al-Qaida in Iraq and Iranian-allied Shiite militia fighters nationwide. The sinking fortunes of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his Shiite-led administration have become something of a second front for Washington.
Al-Maliki's government - a shaky coalition of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds - has been gutted by boycotts and defections. A full-scale disintegration could touch off power grabs on all sides and seriously complicate U.S.-led efforts to stabilize Iraq.Al-Maliki has struggled over the past days to pull together a summit of Iraq's main religious and ethnic groups. The meeting finally appeared likely after U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker called on Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, the lone Sunni Arab invited to the talks that are scheduled for Tuesday. Al-Hashemi's attendance had been in question.

A senior American official, who spoke in Baghdad, said the stage was set for major changes in the ``structure, nature and direction of the Iraqi state.'' The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the delicate nature of the planned gathering. Any political changes in Iraq also have reverberations around the region. Iran, the world's most populous Shiite nation, wants Iraq's majority Shiites to remain the leading voice. The Arab world, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, offer backing to fellow Sunnis in Iraq. The only certainty at the moment, however, is that al-Maliki's 15-month-old governme,,-6848185,00.html

I think we can all agree that it was the dead wrong thing Bush did when he diverted from the so called war on terror to attack Iraq not to save Iraqi's from Saddam but to get America's military in the middle east and as I keep saying, he will leave for nothing until he at least attacks Iran and really gets this going.
Iraq is in civil war and many of us believe it will spread throughout the middle east and then really get going. The problem for us is that Bush will stay in the middle of that still developing mess until he can use our forces elsewhere in the area.
If you think only about the larger issue being the so called global war on terror and nothing else, if Bush had unseated Saddam in another fashion as he should have done and pulled out immediately as he should have done, this really could have worked in our favor. We all know Muslims for whatever reason think only their sect and the way they practice their faith is right and acceptable. All other sects including those in their own that do not practice it the way the dominant force thinks they should, should be killed.

We keep saying the Islamists will only concentrate on killing each other once we leave for whatever reason. We talk about the middle east breaking down to Sunni against Shiite and Bush right in the middle attempting to assert his new middle east order. I am not the only one that believes that, we do not want it but this is a war between us and the majority of Islam.
With that in mind we should pull out of Iraq immediately if fighting terrorism was Bush's real goal. We should concentrate on fortifying America for the inevitable. Watching Pakistan, Afghanistan, and too many other parts of the world we know this is still just getting started and our efforts will be needed and better served elsewhere.
Meanwhile, that explosion in the middle east that Bush started if handled right could work out in our favor if we were to leave right now but you know that will not happen. That so called civil war will not be stopped whether we leave today or 100 years from now. We should realize we cannot stop them from killing each other and step back and let them do their thing.
There is nothing we can do now to stop it. Allowing them to do so would keep them busy and save us a lot of unnecessary trouble. Anyway you look at it I think if we took ourselves out of their mix they would merely concentrate on each other instead of trying to get us off their land. I cannot envision them ever getting along with each other if we were not there to give them a reason to come together. The enemy of our enemy is our enemy!

I am always concerned with Pakistan falling apart and those nukes falling into Islamist hands where they would be instantly used on us and our interests and they would be. That aside and Russia and China, I think we have enough on our plate and we should let the civil war commence without us because it would keep them busy for a while. When they are ready they will be following us home regardless of Partisan rhetoric but we would be more ready if we concentrated on America and not Bush's new world order.
Anyway, with the middle east exploding Sunni against Shiite, Pakistan being 77% Sunni 20% Shiite and erupting, Russia and China having their own Muslim problems, Africa, Indonesia, and most of the rest of the world, it seems we would be best served at this point to protect ourselves and sit back and watch Islam fight it out amidst themselves for now.
The middle east break down Bush guaranteed by attacking Iraq will not be stopped despite Maliki's perceived desire. I really believe he is in bed with Iran and Saudi Arabia is behind the so called Iraqi Al Qaeda and there will be no unified Government there. As you know, every step forward is a giant step backward and every success a total failure. With no infrastructure there will be total failure regardless of our efforts What do you think?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bush's Brain who never graduated from College is now freed up to do to us again in 2008 what he started in 1973!

I was surprised to hear this morning that Rove's was leaving until I thought about it. First i was surprised to find out the purveyor of Bush's 3D Politics (deceitful, deceptive, divisive, politics) never Graduated from College. i find it amazing for two reasons. We, or I never heard that and he was so close to the top. And that is Bush's Brain! Go figure. remember, with life long executive privelage he can not be touched and is more brazen and dangerous than ever.
Karl Rove, 56, who served as chief strategist for President-elect Bush's presidential campaign, will manage the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the White House. Before joining the campaign, he was president of Karl Rove and Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm. Rove attended the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University. He has taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

After hearing on CNN that Rove attended numerous colleges but never graduated I went through numerous sites trying to find where that was mentioned and I could not find anything. Not even a mention of it in his White House autobiography. I found that surprising and that it was never mentioned. While I was digging besides the numerous interesting articles out there many which were never mentioned I found that he was booorn in 1950 and said he dreamed about being in the White House from that day.
Worse I found that his lying undetrhanded tactics is what got him his start in Daddy's administration and the rewards for this started from day one and as you know continue today
How Bush's Brain Hijacked Washington: Rove's ties to Bush the Elder commenced in 1973, when Poppy was the Republican national chairman and Karl aspired to be the president of the College Republicans. It was a post Rove could not win by the numbers. To circumvent them, he claimed that the organization was not adhering procedurally to the College Republican charter, and mounted credentials challenges to supporters of his opponent, Robert Edgeworth. In the end Rove essentially declared himself the winner of a separate election. The controversy got kicked upstairs to Bush, who awarded the election to Rove.

Later, in retaliation, Edgeworth leaked to the Washington Post that Rove was teaching dirty tricks seminars to young Republicans--and fresh off the humiliation of Watergate, no less.
Bush promptly excommunicated Edgeworth from the Republican Party for his disloyalty in leaking the story. Rove, along with his friend and College Republicans ally Lee Atwater, became favored Bush protégés. Rove moved to Texas in 1977 to toil as a fundraiser on George Sr.'s failed presidential-exploration PAC, the Fund for Limited Government. A year later he worked on an unsuccessful primary run for the Texas legislature by George W.
He was ruthless in chasing his goals, especially when it came to rivalries or power struggles with his own Republican cohorts. I was really surprised to see the well documented trail of underhanded Politics starting with Richard Nixon through his Fathers Presidency and now bush's and he continues to get away with it and be rewarded for it. Please read it. I wish we knew and made more of this years ago.

Now my fear: First I have to laugh! The first thing he wants to do is go Dove hunting. Everyone stay away from him. I can hear the Cheney quail hunting jokes now. Aside from any mishap I found this resignment very timely and beneficial for the Republican party today and in 2008. many will tend to rejoice now that Rove's is gone but I am sure he will be pulling the strings from Texas. Republicans will tout Rove's departure because it will take a major negative focus off the Republican party.
The worse part: If Bush does not declare martial law and cancel elections and he may not have to now, Rove's will be freed up to concentrate his 3D underhanded Political tactics on derailing a still shaky Democratic party in 2008. Rove's will be freed to run the Republican disinformation and media gauntlet and once again make honorable people and intentions look like dirt so Republicans can keep their fingers around our throats. Plus you can bet he will be pulling the whote house strings from wherever he is.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bush encouraged about Afghanistan, Musharraf fears talibanization, Bush dead wrong, neither have a clue what they're facing!

It is really hard listening to the so called leaders discuss how to fight and win this war on rising Islamism that is still just beginning knowing they do not have a clue as to what is happening, how to win this, and how this is going to be won. Bush has proven many times that he will not wake up for many reasons so for America we have to continue to try to get all average Americans to understand what we are really up against and that little Bush is winning nothing and does not have a clue.
This is still just getting started. Bush gave an upbeat view of Iraq but acknowledged the country's slow political progress. In stating his case, the president emphasized enemy deaths. He has to stop playing cheerleader for once in his life. You can kill a million of them and it will not matter. That is a moot point. There is no shortage of volunteers in large part because Bush is the best recruiting tool the so called terrirists have.
Overall, Bush said al Qaeda and other extremists are under withering attack. "Since January," he said, "each month we have killed or captured an average of more than 1,500 al Qaeda terrorists and other enemies of Iraq's elected government." I am sick of hearing this Political rhetoric. This war against so called terrorism is still just beginning and besides being the poster child for Islamist recruitment his attack on Iraq and its destabilizing effect in the middle east is also just beginning. With the failing infrastructure in Iraq and basic human needs unable to be met and they will not be by us, we are winning nothing but the hearts and minds of mindless Bush fans.

On Afghanistan, Bush voiced confidence in Afghan President Hamid Karzai, with whom he met at the Camp David, Maryland, presidential retreat earlier in the week. Bush, echoing Karzai, said the resurgent Taliban are not a threat to the government of Afghanistan. "The Taliban fighters can still launch attacks on the innocent, but they cannot stop the march of democracy in Afghanistan," Bush said.
Correct me if i'm wrong but I remember talk of inviting the Taliban to participate in the Government because they were too hard to fight. Also amidst increased American casualties three of which occurred yesterday wasn't that the first day light frontal assault on an Allied outpost that occurred last week? Why does he continue to get away with lying and convenient ommisions of facts and the truth?
Anyway one person as usal is right but wrong about what they are facing and how to win. Musharaf was right in saying Military action and diplomacy are key in the fight against a rise in Taliban extremism currently plaguing Pakistan, But wrong to think that it or any combination there of will win anything. To extremists, getting rid of him would be a nice start.
He said Military action and diplomacy are key in the fight against a rise in Taliban extremism currently plaguing Pakistan, the country's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, said during a joint Afghan-Pakistani peace jirga in Kabul. The Pakistani leader, whose nearly eight-year rule is being challenged by opposition activists and Islamic militants, said he has witnessed "the rise of extremism, militancy and violence tearing at the fabric of our society." I guess no one will get him to see reality either unless he does and due to Bush must ignore it.
As you know, In recent days a crisis had been brewing in Pakistan, with the country teetering on the edge of a state of emergency amid the growing security threat in the country's lawless tribal regions. Musharraf thinks he can successfully combat this and like Bush blames it on a crisis had been brewing in Pakistan, with the country teetering on the edge of a state of emergency amid the growing security threat in the country's lawless tribal regions. Also what he calls a phenomenon of Talibanization and other forms of extremism, saying there are people that may be sympathetic to Taliban point of view and susceptible to extremism."

Regardless of what karzai, Musharraf, Bush, or anyone else says they will success comat and turn nothing around certainly not extremists. Bush of course did not start this fervor of increased Islamist nationalism but his "perceived" militarism towards Islam has certainly fueled the fire beyond any control.
There are elements who want a Muslim State in Iraq thanks to Bush and other middle east States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Spain's Basque region, and now Indonesia speaks up again. Nearly 90,000 followers of a hard-line Muslim group packed a stadium in the Indonesian capital Sunday, calling for the creation of an Islamic state and thunderously chanting "Allah is great!" The group that sponsored this rally is outlawed in Indonesia. Hizbut Tahrir, a Sunni organization with an estimated million members, is banned in some Asian and Arab countries, but drew supporters from Europe, Africa and the Middle East to Indonesia for a meeting of the group that is held every two years.Speeches called for the return of the caliphate, or Islamic statehood, across the Muslim world. The crowd, divided into sections for women and men, roared in support.
"We need to carry this message from every corner from the east to west, so that on judgment day we can be proud," said Salim Frederick of Hizbut Tahrir's English branch. That message is being increasingly heard and voiced around the world.
This movement towards Islamist lone rule, recapturing all lands that were once theirs, and the drive for Islamic States is still in its infacy and will increase exponentially as time passes and the emotion spreads and it will. It will not be won Diplomaticlly, militarily or any other way. It will only be won by perseverence and attrition over a long, long, long, long, time.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Saturday, August 11, 2007

North American Union Real? With the cold war heating up on our Northern Border? What's it all mean to the U.S.!

North American Union Real? With the cold war heating up on our Northern Border? What's it mean to the United States?
I have one person in the blogosphere that inevitably seems to be on the same wave length as myself. Anyway I have been writing of late about how we have returned to the cold war and keeping up to date as to developing situations. On yesterday's post I received a link telling me to check out the latest as to the North American Union. I don't know if it was intended or just that this person knows I am interested in keeping abreast of this too but it made me put it in context putting two and two together as to the cold war developing in the Arctic and the clandestine efforts for a North American Union.
First, it needed brush up on developments. I had written a story in Regards to the Super highway being built from Mexico right through the heart of Texas and that it was just the beginning of a monstrous system being built connecting Mexico the United States and Canada in one monstrosity of pipe lines communications and various modes of transportation. This is well worth the read if this is new to you!

Then the following day in response to the many helpful and knowledgeable comments besides the usual smattering by the blind of accusations of tin foil hat I did a follow up story on it because it was more far reaching than I had realized, having gotten comments about Mexico and from Canada and one really has to think about the big picture as to all of this. This was in regards to Russia Building Venezuela Refineries, China building Mexican Ports, North American Union, and the myriad of problems in our own backyard.

Then yesterday I was sent this story updating events and thoughts on the North American Union on my post about the cold war on our Northern Border? It was a bit graphic too me but thought provoking. In a nutshell both sides of the debate on the clandestine NAU efforts were given so you can think for yourself but it said when completed the massive highway system will stretch from Mexico City to Toronto making a monstrous swarth through our Heartland.

It brought to light how massive this system is going to be and it is already being fought in Texas and other States but it will be four football fields wide, an expansive gully of concrete, noise and exhaust, swelled with cars, trucks, trains and pipelines carrying water, wires and God knows what else through towns large and small it will run plowing under family farms, subdevelopments, and acres of wilderness. It will be Equipped with high-tech electronic customs monitors, freight from China, offloaded into nonunionized Mexican ports, and it will travel north, crossing the border bound for Kansas City where the cheap goods manufactured in booming Far East factories will embark on the final leg of their journey into the nation's Wal-Marts.
And this NAFTA Superhighway, as it is called, is just the beginning, the first stage of a long, silent coup aimed at supplanting the sovereign United States with a multinational North American Union. Even as this plot unfolds in slow motion, the mainstream media are silent and politicians are in denial yet word is getting out. Info about the highway has circulated in niche media platforms old and new, on right-wing websites like WorldNetDaily, in the pages of low-circulation magazines like the John Birch Society's The New American and increasingly on the letters to the editor page of local newspapers.

Supposedly Spain will own most of the toll roads that connect to the superhighway, Mexico will own and operate the Kansas City Smart Port, And NAFTA tribunal, not the U.S. Supreme Court, will have the final word in trade disputes. Public debate has begun Prompted by angry phone calls and e-mail from their constituents, local legislators are beginning to take action. The Montana State Legislature amongst others has already begun to take action and Republican Presidential candidates are facing hostile questions. there are nay sayers to all of this but the evidence to me is irrefutable and I recommend reading the whole story.

Anyway I remember Bush mentioning this in 2005 and went underground with it when it was not well received. Think about the reality of this with the recent developments in the Arctic. Now in response to Russia's recent claims The scramble for the Arctic gathered pace yesterday as Denmark prepared to challenge Russia's bid for the North Pole and Canada vowed to defend its "sovereignty" over the region's frozen waters.
Boy are they getting desperate! Over the next month they will seek evidence that the Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,200-mile, underwater mountain range running close to the Pole, is a geographical extension of Greenland, a Danish possession. The mission will strain relations between Denmark and Russia, which claims to have found evidence linking the ridge to Siberia. Both countries will seek adjudication from a United Nations commission in the next few years that could award a large swathe of Arctic territory to the country with the most compelling case. On topp of these still unfolding developments the US and others still claim it to be International.

Personally I believe Bush's initial desire in 2005 to be true and that the NAFTA Super Highway and the North American Union efforts are real but whether you think it is or not will directly influence your thoughts as to what is happening in the Arctic today. just what will the developments in the Arctic mean to America and how will we react?

James Joinwer
Gardner, Ma