Archive for August, 2005

Haiti truth: US-sponsored death squads

Friday, August 12th, 2005

NPR carries pack of lies in Sunday report; Flashpoints tells the truth Thursday

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All Things Considered, August 7, 2005 · Haiti Races to Prepare for Fall Elections by Michael Kavanagh; Elections in Haiti are less than three months away and Haitians are beginning to register in large numbers. But it’s still unclear if the country — or the candidates — will be ready on time.

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Thursday, August 11, 2005; Today on Flashpoints: A series of massacres by Haitian death squad police leave dozens wounded and dead, including a pregnant woman and a teenager.

I don’t have time to transcribe these, so you’ll just have to listen to and compare what is said in each. The depth of mainstream media lying about Haiti, when they bother to mention anything at all — including on “liberal” NPR — is staggering. NPR adopts the “gang” motif in describing the majority Lavalas party, while ignoring the butchery that is currently going on. At one point in the NPR story, Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste — again imprisoned on trumped-up charges — is described as “ultra-radical”. NPR fails to report any of the facts of his arrest, or make any connections to the political situation. Outrageously sickening…

Friday garden blogging

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Ripening


First garlic ready


Sweet 100 gangbusters

Times of London: Saddam's germ war plot traced to UK cow

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005


Extraordinary research on US/UK support for Iraq bioweapons by friend of Deep Blade Journal Geoffrey Holland hits the mainstream

An August 9 story published in the Times of London has reported facts concerning the source of a key 1980s anthrax shipment from the United States to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. This history was revealed several weeks ago in a white paper posted at Deep Blade Journal. Please click here to open the post and obtain the 21-page white paper.

A UK MP is quoted in the Times story, “It just makes them [the US administration] look more hypocritical than ever”.

True. These revelations about US support for Iraq’s unconventional weapons during the period of Saddam Hussein’s worst atrocities line up right along with the documentary evidence in the Downing Street memos that Bush and Blair had taken the decision to go to war in 2002 and use false premises about Saddam’s weapons programs to obtain acquiescence for the attack. Of course, the hypocrisy is multiplied because the weapons dangers from Iraq cited by Bush, Blair, and other officials in 2002, 2003, and beyond as justification for the war derived from support their own governments provided.

Please see the Deep Blade post cited for more details.

Burlesquing bioweapons

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005


Empire Burlesque has a good post on the UK cow -> US -> Saddam anthrax story. Hey Chris, do you think Geoffrey Holland’s evidence would be of interest to Saddam’s prosecutors?

Update: link corrected

Friday garden blogging

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Old farm implements


These antiques were displayed along US Rt 2 east of Farmington

We took a road trip to western Maine today. The area east of Farmington has quite a few of Maine’s many… farms. Will shrinking oil supplies lead to a resurgence in the US of agriculture based on human and animal power? Tools like those shown in the picture may come into use again.

August vacations

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Deep Blade posting sporadic this month, but there are lots of great places to go


Mount Desert Island was scene of Mr. & Mrs. Deep Blade’s tenth anniversary

While President Bush enjoys his prodigious vacation at the Texas ranch (after a few parting shots at evolution), Bolton begins to terrorize the world’s diplomats, and the US and world media fawn over the dead body of King Faud, we thought it would be good for us to follow the Chimperor’s lead and take August to relax a bit from all the hubbub.

Fortunately for us, we’re already in “Vacationland”. So we were able to spend our tenth anniversary in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (see photo). We have family and friends stopping by for visits to. Later in the month, we will be heading for Canada, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest.

I do have a post coming along on the Rush to Bomb. This will show how the US policy makers who insisted upon the atrocities of the nuclear incinerations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki set the tone for so many US foreign policy “quick solutions” of the last sixty years. Everywhere from Vietnam to Panama to Iraq, innocent civilians have fallen under the incendiary technology of the United States, ordered by Americans who have figured that rapid resort to a rain of fire is best.

But that’s just for the anniversary coming up this Saturday. We’ll be active, with a demonstration and reading at the Bangor Public Library which will actually take place Friday August 5 from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM. I’ll post a couple of photos too.

Otherwise, please enjoy the August break which, other than that just mentioned, means for Deep Blade Journal regular Friday Garden Blogging and maybe a few travel posts.

If you miss me too much, I have two recommended alternatives: (1) Read The Diplomatic Times Review. Munir writes an indispensable compendium of stories every day. Also check out the diary by Jerome a Paris at Daily Kos. The latter will often give you commentary and background on oil and energy that you won’t get anywhere else.