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True story: Al-Qaeda endorses John McCain

This from Huffington Post

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WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said. “Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”

SITE Intelligence Group, based in Bethesda, Md., monitors the Web site and translated the message.

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Not surprising, eh?

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US soldier throws puppy off the cliff in Iraq

For those who havent seen this video, prepare to feel nauseated.

This incident supposedly happened in March in Iraq and action was taken on the US Marine a full 3 months after this happened. This is just one of the horrific acts of the US Army in this war on terror. Who can forget the horrors of Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghraib or incidents like a marine performing target practice on Quran!

I wonder sometimes, why has the behavior of the US Army changed since WWII. Then, The US was the savior. It held a high moral ground. But now, its identity is uncertain. Would the US have committed the same human right violations had Iraq been a European country, the people white instead of brown? I dont think so. I dont recall any stories of American torture during WWII either.  Are things the way they are because during WWII the “oppressed” whom the Americans went on to save were “Europeans”, while today, it is the brown-skinned people?  How much role has racial perceptions had in the committment of these human right violations by the American soldiers? Someone should do a study of that.

Mind you, I am not saying that the US has not brought some degree of order and peace to the land. It has done a terrific job at that. This post merely explores the reason behind the “other face” of the US Army, which is also as much a reality as its bravery and professionalism.

July 26, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, Uncategorized, videos | , , , , | 2 Comments

Is CIA playing the great game in Tibet?

I came across this interesting article in Rediff on the current happenings in Tibet. Here is an excerpt from the article:

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Indeed, with the CIA’s deep involvement with the Free Tibet Movement and its funding of the suspiciously well-informed Radio Free Asia, it would seem somewhat unlikely that any revolt could have been planned or occurred without the prior knowledge, and even perhaps the agreement, of the National Clandestine Service (formerly known as the Directorate of Operations) at CIA headquarters in Langley.

Respected columnist and former senior Indian intelligence officer B Raman commented on March 21 that ‘on the basis of available evidence, it was possible to assess with a reasonable measure of conviction’ that the initial uprising in Lhasa on March 14 ‘had been pre-planned and well orchestrated’.

I found another of such articles here.

Could CIA have been involved clandestinely in the uprising in Tibet?

Here’s a link to the history of CIA’s involvement in Tibet. The article is a well detailed account of the role CIA has played in the Free Tibet Movement. Dont get fooled into thinking that CIA is for the freedom of the Tibetans. Its more for usurping the significance of communism and chipping away China’s dominance in the world. Especially now, after Bush’s ego-trip into Iraq, when USA’s moral and economic status in the world has diminished substantially. Forget Russia, now its China against whom the US is locked in a Cold War with. There are many instances of the same – The rush for Oil in Africa, trying to win over the Latin American countries, the position on Iran and Tibet and so on…

Politics is the greatest game of all, and world politics more so…

April 10, 2008 Posted by | news, politics | , , , , | 9 Comments