Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Bugsplat" : Obama's Ugly Drone Wars & Fox News Calls #OWS Protesters "Domestic Terrorists"



 Bugsplat is the official term used by US authorities when humans are killed by drone missiles. The existence of children's computer games of the same name may lead one to think that the PlayStation analogy with drone warfare is taken too far. But it is deliberately employed as a psychological tactic to dehumanize targets so operatives overcome their inhibition to kill; and so the public remains apathetic and unmoved to act. Indeed, the phrase has far more sinister origins and historical use: In dehumanizing their Pakistani targets, the US resorts to Nazi semantics. Their targets are not just computer game-like targets, but pesky or harmful bugs that must be killed.
 Quote from : 'Bugsplat': The Ugly US Drone War in Pakistan :It's time for the US to re-examine the consequences of its dehumanizing, deadly attacks in Pakistan. by Jennifer Robinson AlJazerra via Commondreams.org,November 29,2011



Song for #OWS
No bigotry, racism or anti-semitism

Crosby, Stils, Nash and Young Teach Your Children
Uploaded by Speeno1 on Oct 22, 2011
" We Don't believe That."
A response to recent comments/negative propaganda made about the activities and message of Occupy Wall Street.



RT The AlyonaShow:Fireside: Millions go Hungry in US
From: TheAlyonaShow | Nov 25, 2011 | 2,114 views
We'll share with you some staggering statistics compiled by ThinkProgress that show how deep hunger runs in America. Last year, 17.2 million households in the United States were food insecure. That's the highest level on record, and a 30% rise during this Great Recession. That also makes up 14.5% of all households. Nearly 40% had to choose between paying rent or a mortgage and food. Don't forget, food prices increased by 3.6 percent last year alone




and in case you missed it here is Ratigan's Righteous Rant about the Financial meltdown in America and the politicians who are all in the pay of the Rich and Powerful, of Wall Street and the Lobbyists carrying bags of money for the pay-offs of those who claim to be working for the people when in fact they just want to get rich and to hell with average Americans.
Ratigan is also further enraged by President Obama playing politics with the Congress and Senate and a thousand Lobbyists and Wall Street etc.
Ratigan suggests that Obama should copy the action that Teddy Roosevelt took by going ahead with legislation to take on Wall Street and Big Business who were out of control and had too much power over the elected officials and unelected members of the government in Washington.


http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph
Ratigan says Obama should abandon the congress and go directly to the people to allow him to take on the 1% and their stooges and quislings on Wall Street or in Washington 
Dylan Ratigan (rightfully) loses it on air
nyankee2003




Fox News continues with its demonizing of the Occupy Movement as unAmerican, lazy ,dirty hippies, Obama's foot soldiers and now " Domestic Terrorists " what's next will Fox News and GOP and the 1% insist that OWS protesters be rounded up and put in camps or just kill them all.

Fox News host calls Occupy Wall Street movement "domestic terrorists" by Robert Sobel Orlando Liberal examiner , november 28, 2011

With radical right-wing hosts like Sean Hannityand Bill O'Reilly, Fox News has cemented its spot as the home for Tea Party conservatives. Fox doesn't only give a home on television for conservatives, it also does across the radio air waves.
One of Fox's top radio shows is "Fox News & Commentary with Todd Starnes". Starnes has been a regular contributor on TV with FOX & Friends and Sean Hannity, but he makes his name on his radio show. Starnes fits the role of a Fox News employee, he's conservative, Christian and hates President Obama. Starnes has also decided to use the internet to voice his options through his twitter account.

#OWS :"Todd's #cnndebabte question "What should be done with the domestic terrorists who are occupying our cities and college campuses? #ows"
The question shouldn't be about the Occupy movement, but instead why can a "news" company claim to be "fair and balanced" when they are anything but that. Fox News and their "Fair and Balanced" slogan has become nothing more than a running joke across the country outside of the extreme followers of the channel. Fox News and their followers dislike the Occupy movement because they stand for everything that Fox doesn't. The Occupy movement wants economic fairness, the right for people to succeed without the most wealthy holding them back. Fox News will never support the ideology of the Occupy movement because it goes against their corporate agenda of protecting the wealthiest members of our country.
In other News President Obama still supporting the brutal military regime in Egypt sends shipment of tear gas to Egypt.
President Obama continues to commit atrocities and massacres in his "Drone Wars".

President Obama's administration still allowing massive shipments of tear gass to Egypt to be used on Egyptian citizens protesting against the military regime which protesters say is as bad as the Mubarak Regime.
So is there any doubt which side Obama and the American elite support in Egypt of course the status quo and to hell with the rights of Egyptian citizens.

So it looks like the American government is once again with President Obama's approval on the side of another brutal authoritarian regime which uses terrorist tactics against its own citizens.
So Obama is giving moral and material support to terrorists in the guise of Egypt's newly reformed government ..

Suez Port Employees Reveal 21-Ton US Tear Gas Order for Interior Ministry by Ahram online via CommonDreams.org,November 29,2011
Port workers in Suez refuse to receive initial seven ton shipment as the interior ministry looks to restock after firing tear gas at protesters in Egypt for six days last week
A group of customs employees at the Suez seaport have revealed that the Egyptian Ministry of Interior is in the process of receiving 21 tons of tear gas from the US.

The claim was supported by Medhat Eissa, an activist in the coastal city of Suez, who provided documents he says he obtained from a group of employees at the Suez Canal customs. The employees have been subjected to questioning for their refusal to allow an initial seven ton shipment of the US-made tear gas canisters enter the port.

Employees say the container ship Danica, carrying seven tons of tear-gas canisters made by the American company Combined Systems, has already arrived at the port, with two similar shipments from the same company expected to arrive within the week.
Another war crime has been and continues to be committed by the Obama Regime is the use of unmanned drones to carry out the targeted killings of alleged terrorist (ie summary executions ) In this next article writer Jennifer Robinson investigates these Drone attacks and it becomes personal when an innocent young Pashtun boy she met gets killed by one of Obama's Drones.

She points out that the pentagon and Obama regime by referring to those killed as "BUGSPLAT" are doing all they can to dehumanize the targeted individuals to make it easier for the Drone controller's to carry out with an easy conscience the murder of people thousands of miles away. They also refer to the innocent people killed as "collateral Damage" as if this makes all these murders somehow morally justifiable.

If American troops can be ordered to kill innocent civilians in the hope of also killing 1 or 2 terrorists well why not do the same in dealing with criminals and dissidents in America. For instance if the US government the FBI  wants to kill a known criminal like the head of a mafia Family well then why not bomb their homes and vehicles or wait for a family gathering as they do often in Afghanistan and Pakistan such as a wedding and thereby kill dozens of gang members and a few hundred innocent people. Is that what's next in America.
So to go further if the FBI or Homeland security becomes concerned about individuals or groups who are seen as a threat to law and order ie the Occupy Movement why not just use drones to target some of the leaders for assassination and unfortunately kill a few innocent people as well.
Sadly Americans and Westerners in general couldn't care less about these innocents their governments on their behalf murder each and every day as the Global War on Terror drags on while the U.S. continues to extend its hegemony and power around the world. And every day we are told that if we criticize the Mission of American, Western &NATO troops then we must be on the side of the " terrorists".

'Bugsplat': The Ugly US Drone War in Pakistan :It's time for the US to re-examine the consequences of its dehumanizing, deadly attacks in Pakistan. by Jennifer Robinson AlJazerra via Commondreams.org,November 29,2011

This weekend, Pakistan ordered the closure of the US drone base after a US attack killed 26 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border. This news will be welcomed by the people of Waziristan, where communities have borne the brunt of the "collateral damage" of the US covert drone war. But for many, this decision comes too little too late. For too long, authorities ignored the deaths of innocent civilians being "bugsplat" by drones. After a recent trip to Pakistan to investigate the human consequences of the US drone attacks, I had no idea how close I was to come to understanding the horror of it.
In Islamabad I took part in a jirga - the traditional Pashtun forum for public discussion and dispute settlement - where tribal elders and villagers from the Pakistan tribal areas (FATA) came to meet with us to explain their personal experiences of US drone attacks. Sitting just two rows behind me was a 16-year-old boy named Tariq Aziz. Listening to story upon story of the extrajudicial murder of innocent civilians and children, the heartache for loved ones lost and the constant terror instilled by the now familiar roar of drones overhead, I could not have imagined that Tariq and his family would soon suffer the same fate.
Three days later Tariq was killed along with his 12-year-old cousin Waheed when their car was targeted by a Hellfire missile as they headed home to Norak, a village in Waziristan near the Afghan border.
Drones are described not only as the future of warfare, but as risk-free war. But Tariq's death - and the hundreds of other civilian deaths recorded in a recent Bureau of Investigative Journalism study - demonstrate that this PlayStation warfare is only risk-free for operators of these remote-controlled killers. From the safety of an office building in Langley, Virginia, CIA operatives play games with Pakistanis' lives.
As I landed at Heathrow, thousands of miles away from the dirt road where Tariq and Waheed now lay dead, a CIA operative in northern Virginia will have reported "bugsplat". Bugsplat is the official term used by US authorities when humans are killed by drone missiles. The existence of children's computer games of the same name may lead one to think that the PlayStation analogy with drone warfare is taken too far. But it is deliberately employed as a psychological tactic to dehumanize targets so operatives overcome their inhibition to kill; and so the public remains apathetic and unmoved to act. Indeed, the phrase has far more sinister origins and historical use: In dehumanizing their Pakistani targets, the US resorts to Nazi semantics. Their targets are not just computer game-like targets, but pesky or harmful bugs that must be killed.
It was Hitler who coined this phraseology in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. In Mein Kampf, Hitler refers to Jews as vermin (volksungeziefer) or parasites (volkssch├Ądling). In the infamous Nazi film, Der ewige Jude, Jews were portrayed as harmful pests that deserve to die. Similarly, in the Rwandan genocide, the Tutsis were described as "cockroaches".
This is not to infer genocidal intent in US drone warfare, but rather to emphasize the dehumanizing effect of this terminology in Nazi Germany and that the very same terms are used by the US in respect of their Pakistani targets. The US asserts that targeted killings are justified as a necessary counter-terrorism measure: Terrorists and militants are the pesky bugs that must be swatted.
The term "bugsplat" dehumanizes their targets - often innocent civilians - with families, friends, hopes and aspirations. I will never forget the pensive, yet curious look Tariq gave us as we joined the jirga, a look so reminiscent of my brothers at that same age. He had his whole life ahead of him. But two days later, "bugsplat", and Tariq and Waheed brought the known total of children killed by drones in Pakistan to 175.


and so it goes,
GORD.

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