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#40884 - 16 Jan 07 09:21 Hussein and Ford = Two Dead Criminals
Piss Salon Offline
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January 15 2007
Counterbias.com
by Mickey Z.


If there is anyone left who questions the depth of the hypocrisy and the blood lust of the American Empire, the events of the past few weeks left little doubt. The hanging of Saddam Hussein was greeted with unmitigated glee by god's country. No detail was spared in describing the holiday season execution to a hungry and receptive U.S. audience. Consider this excerpt from the "liberal" media's role model, the New York Times:

"At 6:10 a.m., the trapdoor swung open. He seemed to fall a good distance, but he died swiftly. After just a minute, his body was still. His eyes still were open but he was dead. Despite the scarf, the rope cut a gash into his neck. His body stayed hanging for another nine minutes as those in attendance broke out in prayer, praising the Prophet, at the death of a dictator."

(Apparently unfit to print was any mention of Hussein's former ties to the U.S.) Indeed, what better way is there to show the world that America is morally superior than to murder a man on global television?

Reminder: They hate us because we're free.

Competing for airtime with the erstwhile Butcher of Baghdad was one Gerald Ford...who died peacefully at age 93. The nation dutifully mourned the unelected president as the corporate media dusted off paeans about post-Watergate healing. If citizens of East Timor had a say, Ford's corpse might not be laying in state. In fact, he just may be hanging side-by-side with Saddam.

East Timor is island nation—a former Portuguese colony just above Australia—that became the target of a relentless and murderous assault by Indonesia on December 7, 1975. That assault was made possible through the sale of US arms to its loyal client-state, the silent complicity of the American press, and permission from President Ford.

“Gerald Ford actually met twice with (Indonesian leader) Suharto, first in July of 1975 when Suharto came to the United States and later in December of 1975, of course, on the eve of his invasion of East Timor,” journalist Brad Simpson told Amy Goodman on Democracy Now. “And we now know that for more than a year Indonesia had been planning its armed takeover of East Timor, and the United States had of course been aware of Indonesian military plans. In July of 1975, the National Security Council first informed Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford of Indonesia’s plans to take over East Timor by force. And Suharto of course raised this with Gerald Ford in July when he met with Gerald Ford at Camp David on a trip to the United States. And then in December of 1975 on a trip through Southeast Asia, Gerald Ford met again with Suharto on the eve of the invasion, more than two weeks after the National Security Council, CIA, other intelligence agencies had concluded that an Indonesian invasion was eminent. And that the only thing delaying the invasion was the fear that US disapproval might lead to a cut-off of weapons and military supplies to the regime.”

One more time: They hate us because we're free.

Over one-third of the East Timorese population (more than 200,000 humans) lost their lives due to war-related starvation, disease, massacres, or atrocities. Proportionally, the depth of this slaughter is on par with the Nazi Holocaust.

All you need to know about America is summed up here: Saddam Hussein was “the next Hitler” while Gerald Ford was a “healer.”

Welcome to 2007…

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Mickey Z. can be found on the Web at http://www.mickeyz.net.

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#40904 - 16 Jan 07 11:52 Re: Hussein and Ford = Two Dead Criminals [Re: Piss Salon]
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Hmmmm, at least I read it! Agree with the war dead figures, but dissagree with the total assesment!
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#40906 - 16 Jan 07 12:43 Re: Hussein and Ford = Two Dead Criminals [Re: Dilli]
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What is there to disagree with exactly Dilli?
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#40908 - 16 Jan 07 12:58 Re: Hussein and Ford = Two Dead Criminals [Re: Piss Salon]
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Who said "They hate us because we are free"? East Timorese, Americans, or who?
Politics and fundraising....dollars in the pocket and lives lost.

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#40911 - 16 Jan 07 13:32 Re: Hussein and Ford = Two Dead Criminals [Re: turtle]
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If you are trying to funny turtle at East Timor's expense you are
falling well short. Others might accuse you of trying to crack a joke about something that resembles the holocaust. Not a very nice thing to do. Then again you are a turtle.

Bush says the following: "Americans are asking, why do they hate us? They hate what we see right here in this chamber -- a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other."

Which of course is bollox.

They hate America and her allies because the majority of people populating those nations are fat, greedy bastards who are only interested in advancing their own interests; prepared to deprive people of justice and human rights and to prop up various dictators and step over the bodies of countless victims to do so. And not to mention the environment.

Somthing like that.

In a world of no hope and such suffering it is not surprising so many people turn to religion and extremism; both Christian and Muslim.

And it will only get worse. Perhaps its too late. As PB says, choose your side now, though I have a glimmer of hope.
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