Archive for the ‘Government Deception’ Category

Fun Fact…

September 6, 2013

This Was Not An Act of War….

According to the Obama Administration, this would be a “no boots on the ground” surgical air strike to degrade the U.S. Navy’s ability to conduct war in the Pacific.

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Robot Obama Explains Why It’s Alright To Spy On You

July 14, 2013

Russian Rocket Parts Get Around

August 20, 2008

The top picture is a piece of a Russian rocket found in a field. Note the pattern of the cracks and the pattern of the mud on the object.

The bottom picture is a piece of a Russian rocket inside a house. Note the pattern of the cracks and the pattern of the mud on the object.

These two pictures are of the same object, supposedly designed to show two different pieces of Russian rocket debris.

This isn’t to say that the Russians didn’t shoot off some rockets in the direction of Georgia, but these two pictures are most certainly not depicting the entire truth of the situation.

Could We Please Keep Our Eye On the Ball?

September 22, 2007

Tom Tomorrow pretty much nails it (Warning: Reading required) all here.

Democrats Targeted By Bush DOJ

September 4, 2007

A study by Donald C. Shields, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 1974) Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, University of Missouri – St. Louis, and John F. Cragan (University of Minnesota, 1972) Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, Illinois State University shows the without doubt that the Bush Administration’s Justice Department has been targeting Democrats.

Their ongoing study of the Bush Justice Department (to be published in 2009) investigates the implications of the Bush/Ashcroft/Gonzales Justice Department’s blended religious -fundamentalist and neo-conservative rhetorical vision.

They compare political profiling to racial profiling by presenting the results (January 2001 through December 2006) of the U.S. Attorneys’ federal investigation and/or indictment of 375 elected officials. The distribution of party affiliation of the sample is compared to the available normative data (50% Dem, 41% GOP, and 9% Ind.).

Data below indicate that the offices of the U.S. Attorneys across the nation investigate seven (7) times as many Democratic officials as they investigate Republican officials, a number that exceeds even the racial profiling of African Americans in traffic stops.

Just check out this table (.pdf) and look at how many Democrats are listed and how many Republicans are listed.

For the full story look here.

Some of these people are legitimate targets and others not so much. I’d like to see how many of these people were actually indicted, plead, or were convicted. You may recognize some of the names on this list. Some of this data may not be accurate. The study and the data are still not complete, but even with some flaws and incomplete data, the pattern is clear.

More Government Deception

April 11, 2006

There’s proof of more Bush Administration skulduggery over at the National Security Archive.

The NSA has posted a heavily redacted document showing there was a secret agreement between the Air Force and the National Archives and Records Administration to remove previously declassified information from open shelves and process it for possible reclassification.

The sanitized document was obtained through a Freedom of Information request and is classified Secret code word. The code word has been removed from the document.  The fact that this program has an assigned code word would indicated that it is likely a major program that involves other agencies besides the NARA.  There is a procedure for assigning these code words and they are not usually to a one-shot kind of program.

This, by the way, would be the same security minded Air Force that recently accidentally posted sensitive information about Air Force One on the Internet.

Now, given that the government screws up all the time, it might not be a bad idea to make sure there’s no super secret stuff that accidentally got released for public release.  They could have just announced that they were checking this stuff out – after all, we all know – everything changed after 9/11….

But that’s not what they did.  No, they had to lie to everybody about what they were doing, because they obviously knew that it would cause a stink.

"it is in the interests of both [excised] and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to avoid the attention and researcher complaints that may arise from
removing material that has already been publicly available,"

NARA also agreed to conceal the identities of the intelligence personnel who were reviewing and removing the documents, according  to the agreement, including from NARA’s own staff. "NARA will not disclose the true reason for the presence of [deleted] AFDO [deleted] personnel at the Archives, to include disclosure to persons within NARA who do not have a validated need-to-know."

"This secret agreement reveals nothing less than a covert operation to white-out the nation’s history, aided and abetted by the National Archives," said National Security Archive
executive director Thomas Blanton.

In November of 2003, I noted that the Corps of Engineers took their database of former military bases out of the public domain.  Thousands of pages of documents that were previously available to scholars and historians are being secretly reclassified.

The current crowd in Washington are doing their level best to keep you from knowing what they are up to.

When will we finally have enough of this stuff?

Operation Smarmy

March 18, 2006

Who could have foreseen this?

The latest buzz from Iraq is something they are calling Operation Swarmer.

The name Swarmer, was derived from the
name given to the largest peacetime airborne maneuvers ever conducted,
in spring 1950 in North Carolina. Soon after this exercise, the 187th
Infantry was selected to deploy to Korea as an airborne regimental
combat team to provide Gen. Douglas MacArthur with an airborne
capability. Another war which we didn’t win, by the way.

It turns out it’s more like Operation Smarmy.

As you may recall, on February 25th (That would be 21 days ago) there wasn’t a single Iraqi Army unit capable of independent operation.

But on March 16th, U.S. forces and Iraqi troops launched what the
military described as the largest air assault since the 2003
U.S.-led
invasion Thursday, targeting insurgent strongholds north of the
capital.

But in fact, there were no airstrikes and no leading insurgents were nabbed
in an operation that some skeptical military analysts described as
little more than a photo op. What’s more, there were no shots fired at
all and the units had met no resistance, said the U.S. and Iraqi
commanders. (Link Here)

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Rare photo of precision military maneuvers during Operation Smarmy

The Caliphate is Coming!

December 18, 2005

There they go again.

According to a piece in the NYT, BushCo cronies are trying a new approach to make sure that all uninformed and right thinking Americans remain scared shitless so they can continue to wage perpetual war and further imprison us all with their wartime security measures.

So What is it this time?

Can you say, Caliphate?

Yes, it’s the Caliphate Gap.

If you don’t let them ransack your house, listen in on your telephone conversations, and take off your shoes at the airport, we could all be overrun by Islamists who want to recreate the Caliphate
of 632.

What’s a Caliphate?

To oversimplify the story, When Muhammad died in 632, he didn’t have a living trust, will or anything to let his followers know who was to be his successor.

So a bunch of relatives and other guys stepped in and took over. Muhammad’s father-in-law, Abu Bakr, was named the khalifa or “Successor” of Muhammad. Anew religion and a new circumstance had formed anew, untried political formation: the caliphate.

A bunch of fighting ensued, a lot of what is now Europe was taken over by Islam. By about 750 the Islamic world extended clear into Spain – you know, the Moors and all?

Califate_750

On the bright side, a lot of people like Moorish
architecture.

Basically, these guys in the Islamic world have been fighting over who was supposed to be Muhammad’s successor ever since. That’s one of the reasons there are a bunch of different branches of Islam.

Leave it to the Bushies to use religion to try to keep us all scared so they can continue their scheming and scamming.

The October Surprise

October 28, 2004

Our War President strikes fear in the hearts of the terrorists.

We must relect the War President!

Carl Rove has outdone himself on this one.

The October Surprise

October 28, 2004

Our War President strikes fear in the hearts of the terrorists.

We must relect the War President!

Carl Rove has outdone himself on this one.