. . ‘the time has come for ordinary Iraqis to realize that they - not the Americans - will ultimately decide who prevails
in this conflict” . . . . He warned against allowing the Iraqis to become too dependent on the U.S. military. More independence is what's needed, he said. "That's the only way," Rumsfeld
said during a meeting with top U.S.
commanders in Tikrit,. . .” --- Rumsfeld Says Iraqis Must Stop Insurgents Saturday December 25, 2004BAGHDAD, Iraq
(AP)(see also Army Navy Club No. 35)
insurgents are determined to have no representative government. They want to go back to a tyranny,” Powell told CBS
News. “And so the insurgency will continue and the insurgency will have to be defeated by coalition forces.” ---
Agence France-Presse--- 43 dead in attacks on security forcesby Dhia Hamid in SamarraDecember 29, 2004
This is the debate:The Iraqis themselves or coalition forces?
Now consider this:it is the end of 2004.We first entered Iraq in 2003.
Wouldn’t you have thought that this question would have been resolved by now?Wouldn’t you have thought that a reasonably prudent Commander in Chief, exercising due diligence,
would have met with his Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense and they would have come to an agreement on this fundamental
question of who is responsible for the battle with the terrorists?
Regular visitors here at the College will recollect that we pointed out previously that since this Administration
was not willing to do the things that are necessary to win this battle against the terrorists then this administration should
turn the command over to the government of Iraq, the then Governing Council.
And after several months of vacillating and deleterious “negotiations” this Administrationdid finally turn Iraq over to . . . well not the Governing Council . . . this Administration
ignominiously abandoned the Governing Council . . . and found a UN diplomat to determine the new leader of Iraq.Why the corrupt UN?Because the gentleman in the oval room
thinks that the UN is “legitimate,” unlike the United States and Britain and the allies.
In any event the new government of Iraq was created, after years
of delay by this feckless Administration.And
one might have thought that this evidenced some strategy;some determination
and agreement on the path we were to follow.Now we see that if one had thought
so, one would have been wrong.
For proof you have this debate: here you have this pitiful
spectacle of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense debating who is responsible for dealing with the terrorists.This nearly two (2) years later. And
our Commander in Chief?Oh, he has “faith.”He has “faith” in “constitutional democracy.”He is on his knees asking God’s guidance for he has no idea what to do.His only idea is to have America send yet more troops.Take on a greater share of the burden.Ask for more sacrifice.
So, who should deal with these terrorists?A foreign Christian
state, (see also Army Navy Club No. 29), ten thousand miles away, or the people of Iraq who must in any event
live or die with the outcome.A decadent “liberal,” (really Post
Liberal), society, (which “does not just round up people’), which is unwilling to take the steps necessary to
win the battle against the terrorists,or on the other hand should the Iraqi
people begin their birth as a free people, like most births, painfully, bloodily?
We see hear the Yale and Harvard educated Mr. Bush, scion of a wealthy powerful family, shifting the
costs of establishing the government of Iraq onto the young men from America's middle and lower classes.Where have we seen this before?The economy!
Our elite found it too painful to make the hard choices about Iraq so they postponed and
procrastinated.And now in the event they seek to shift the cost off onto the
lower classes.Have them run another 100,000 patrols while the details are worked
out, and not by our elite, but worked out by Iraqis on their own schedule.Let
them bleed.And doesn’t our national debt climb higher every year also
because our elite is unwilling to make the difficult decisions?And don’t
the Yales and Harvards also shift their cost off onto the middle and lower classes?And doesn’t this cause inflation to rise, and our interest rates rise, and our Dollar fall?
And see also how foreigners find this scheme agreeable.For
example, see how the Iraqi finds this most agreeable.Let the Americans bleed
while they debate constitutional niceties and decide how to divide up the oil wealth between them.
American blood is cheap.Blood for oil?Our blood.Their oil.
And the gentleman in the oval room straightens his tie, tugs on his shirt cuff, and postpones, and procrastinates
some more.Waiting.Waiting for
the election.Waiting for the new constitution.Waiting for the new elections under that new constitution.
Four more years.
The War is Over
All the fill in hate radio talk show hosts have been bloviating on how the “liberals” think
Iraq is another Vietnam.But these second string loudmouths know better.
The feckless man in the oval room who made bio-weapons the central issue of the war, before the war,
now makes “constitutional democracy” in all the Middle East the goal at the end of the war.He has “vision.”He has “faith.”
As was explained at the beginning of the war the invasion of Iraq could not possibly make
us safe from bio-weapons.(see Don Imus Says Good Morning, 45 Minutes and the
Distortions of History, Who Killed Duane Garrett Part II, and Army Navy Club at the Weber)
Now at the end of the war this inarticulate, un-thoughtful man, keeps adding to our war aims.He has made the writing of the new constitution of Iraq a part of the war.Our troops will just have to go on fighting until the new constitution is written
What if the Iraqis take two years to write a constitution?We
go on fighting for two more years?This open ended commitment, in which the goals
of our war aims are outside the control of the United States, where we do not have any means of achieving those goals and
bringing the war to a conclusion by our own actions alone:This; is what is called
Vi-et-nam. (Note:It is typical
that Mr. Powell has said that the lesson of Vietnam is that when the United States goes to war it should
use “overwhelming force.”See?A bigger hammer.That is the lesson Mr. Powell drew from Vietnam.How typically American.)
This nattily dressed gentleman in the oval office has turned control of the war over to our enemies.He has conflated Iraq’s success in writing a constitution, in holding elections,
developing a housing program, establishing a system of national parks, God knows what else, (he has told us God speaks to
him but exactly what they have discussed on Iraq has not yet been disclosed), with
the national interests of the United States.He is mistaken.
He could have himself written a constitution before the war.Before
the war it was important to us to have someone to whom we could hand off the
government of Iraq.Someone should explain
to the gentleman in the oval room that this is why the constitution was importantbefore
the war.To help with this transition.Got it?
And the Pentagon tried to explain this to the gentleman in the oval room, before the war.Both Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Wolfowitz, tried to explain the
importance of establishing a government so we could have someone in place after the war to whom governance of the country
could be entrusted. (And this is why the recent criticism ofMr. Rumsfeld is so misplaced.) But there was conflict in the
cabinet and the Chief Executive did not know what to do.And so the feckless
Commander in Chief, sitting in his oval room “negotiated” and “negotiated” each time putting off the
difficult task of making a decision.
All the “hard work” was put off, and put off, until the end.Well the end has now come.And now the United States is not in a position
to exercise control over the constitution of Iraq.So
therefore, now the people of Iraq will have to write their own constitution.This project is not part of the SecondGulf War.This
project will be part of the history of the new Iraq.Good
luck to them.
The United States does have a national interest in promoting democracy
in the Middle East.But, and this is not a subtle minor point, this broader
regional interest, is not, part of our war aims.The war is over. (In any case war is not a very effective method of building democracy.)
“Fighting the insurgency” is not part of the Second Gulf War.Repeat:The war is over.
We can continue to help Iraq.I would
recommend we set up military reservations in the desert, on the Syrian and Iranian borders for example.From these military reservations we can help the people of Iraq as their needs require
We wish them the best of luck and God’s blessing on their new enterprise of self government.We wish them well, and we can give them encouragement, and even technical assistance,
in fighting the “insurgency.”But this battle is not part of our
As for the rest of the Middle East we will continue to work with Iraq’s neighbors as
they bravely march down the road to greater and greater democracy.The liberation
of Iraq has been a huge contribution to this effort.
But as for “fighting the insurgency” or writing a constitution, or any of the other problems
the struggling young democracy of Iraq faces, we are available to assist, but to repeat:The war is over.
George . . . George . . . if you do not listen to me, . . . George,I’ll, . . . I’ll leave you.
How else to get him to listen?Stubborn?How about egotist?
Stop the presses!The White House says:Not anyone at anytime for any
The President’s proposal has a six year limit.
Anyone can come for any job
at any time but this President of the United States of America would like it known that he will insist that the workers only
stay for three (3) years, (and then they can apply for another three (3) year extension), but then . . . then they absolutely
will be forced out. Deportation!This is his
This President who has said
even now, despite his oath under current law, he will not enforce the immigration laws as they are, for “””willing workers,””will,
he promises, force workers who have lived hear for six (6) years, who may have married, may have children, he will force them
out of the country.(Of course, the perceptive will have noted that Mr. Bush
will not be President in six (6) years.)
Soon the President will take
a second oath to uphold the laws of the United
States.What will this second oath mean?Nothing more than his
first oath, which he has publicly repudiated on 12-20-04.
After the “last press
conference of the year” I predicted that the media would not make the lead:“President
calls for unlimited immigration.”And I was right.
In the coverage of the President’s
press conference, ”the last of the year,” I learned about the
six (6) year promise.The President had not mentioned his six (6) year promise
in his “press conference” how had so many reporters and editors learned of it I wondered?
I only had the benefit of
thePresident’s own words at this public event. This must be why they are professional journalists.They went to school to learn how to get the “facts.”
Or is it just that a White House street sweeper went around to the press and fed them this gross, ridiculous, fiction?
If so the source of this
information, identical in every story, is not disclosed.
How could a free press not
point out to its readers that this proposal of the President of the United States is an obvious lie?
Editorializing?Is that what you say?I am editorializing?You are told that this man, who has openly repudiated his oath of office, promises that in six (6) years
we will deport people, people of whom he has said that he would not deport under current law,. . . You are told that this man made this promise and you do not ask these questions?
The presidential street sweeper
tells you this fairytale, this gross lie, and you do not ask him to explain himself?You do not report his answer.You do not even report his name.You do not even reference a“White House source
who on condition of anonymity . . .”
You blithely report this
absurdity, this gross lie, as fact and you say I am editorializing.!
These papers reported this
promise to deport people in six (6) years time whom this White House would not deport under current law;A brief list of shame:
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN ;
CNN, GA; San Francisco Chronicle, CA ; Scripps; Howard News Service; East Valley Tribune, AZ ; Ventura
County Star, CA; Naples Daily News, FL; Bradenton Herald, FL; Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA;
Kansas City Star, MO; Duluth News Tribune, MN; Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
Liars !All across America.!Not only would this man in the oval office not deport such persons,
he said on Monday, 20 December, 2004, that he would not even stop them from entering.Would not even stop them under current law.!
How do you reconcile that?!How do you report “the president’s proposal” without reporting the
answers to these questions?
I will tell you how.Because these questions were not asked.!You
are not journalists and editors, you are not newsmen, you are copy boys, liars, shills, stooges . . . for the rich and powerful
and this President.
This is why the left laughs
when conservatives say that the mass media, the corporate “news” merchants are liberal as is so often claimed.Hypocrisy like this is why Ralph Nader ran for office, so he could not be accused
of being a part of such hypocrisy.The real issue is not are the mass media news
merchants “left,”but are they even in the news business?
They are Post Liberal.They pick up their political ideas the same way they shop for a hand bag, for
them being a liberal is only a fashion.It soothes their guilty conscience.They know that they are miserable, mercenary shits, but, hey, they’re liberal.
It is true that they as a
class favor “open borders” but they cover up for this Administration, and present the most obvious lies as if
they were plausible “policies” not out of loyalty to some adolescent dream of “one world” but because
they “have a job,”they want to “move up the “career
So they report lies.After all,look how far Dan Rather got.
A few hours later:
Oh, hear them wail:“Well if both the left and right hate us then we must be doing something right.!”
No it doesn’t.You are being seen with stereoscopic clarity for
the self promoting egomaniacs that you are.When I see these toadies, and I think
about the great news-broadcasters of the past . . . Murrow . . . and, E. R. Murrow, . . . Edward R. Murrow, . . . and . .
.and. . . and all the rest, and
then I see how far broadcasting has fallen, . . . well now that I think about it, it really isn’t so surprising.
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TO:General Douglas MacArthur
Commander in Chief
fails to learn lesson Vi-et-nam
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1.Situation Washington deteriorating.Commander in Chief fails to learn lesson Vi-et-nam.He has
removed control of war effort US from US and given it to our enemies.Now only
enemies US can decide when war is over.US now out of
For example, ComCh Bush now says constitution Iraq, must be completed by newly
elected government Iraq. No estimated time for completion
this project.Prior attempt to write constitution Iraq failed and ended in collapse
of prior government Iraq (Governing Council).History
Iraq regarding constitutions, law, not good.
No constitution was prepared by Allied Powers prior to entry into country.No explanation from ComChBush why if constitution Iraq so important that war not concluded
until completion this project Allied Powers did not prepare for this central issue. Now constitution Iraq out of our control.Stop
Bush now sets “democratically
elected constitutional democracy” as victory and rally point for US and Allies.No time limit specified.At least two (2) elections away this point.Two (2) years. (Could be longer.Democracy implies condition not occurrence.)Do we have to wait for peaceful transition too?ComCh Bush does not yet set limit.See open ended commitment with no terminus
in control of US and no strategic objective to be taken to bring war end.(Vi-et-nam)
And again see here lesson Vi-et-nam lost on ComChBush. US has lost
control theater operations.End point now completely in hands of others.US can only wait and watch and die.
This policy gives enemies US control theater operations.
troops” heard as solution from all quarters Washington, (Republicans and Democrats
alike.(Recall half of troops killed Vietnam under Democrats half killed under Republicans)). And again
see how escalation of troops not determined by US requirements to take strategic objectives to bring war’s end.Troops requisitions determined by others in
divided command, as Washington once again “administers war” without controlling agenda and keeping objectives, war aims, within its
own control to bring end to war by its own actions.(Vietnam) Stop
4.When Paul Bremer, Former
Ambassador, (to Norway,(I kid you not), hired by ComChBush March 2003 as troops departing first wave), was asked about the
planning in preparation of war:He said he did not know what planning had been
done by ComChBush as he, Paul Bremer, had only been hired as tanks departed first wave.Translation diplomat speak, “This Administration had done
exactly nothing in preparation new government Iraq.”(Given medal to hush up.) Stop
5.ComChBush accepts “community policing” as standard for US operations in theater.Hired New York City
Police Chief early in war effort under old government to train Iraqi police “community policing.”(In a war zone!!??)Then announced same man to be Homeland
Chief before discoveries force withdrawal nomination. Chief to serve 6 months Iraq left after 3 months.
50,000 criminals released upon Allied entry.No record of rearrests.No collection of any suspects. One General US says, “We
are Americans we do not just round up people,”Not even surrender old Iraqi Army accepted.Not even deserter’s surrenders before war accepted.No explanation except possibly trying to save the cost of feeding and guarding prisoners.
Army US and CIA allow prison guards to photo public humiliation of prisoners
then circulate photos widely around world.
Even though 10,000 troops US plus Iraqi support units encircled 3,000
terrorists at Fallujah, prisoners, wounded, left in Mosque for 24 hours, shot on TV.Colonel US claims too hard pressed to evacuate same.Note Iraqi troops
not used even as stretcher bearers with US.
After being in country one and a half years (1 1/2 years) US Army unable to find Iraqi
soldiers even to act as stretcher bearers to collect enemy wounded.When I think
of your work with the Filipino and Koreans, where you are still admired and loved, and I see this. . .
But most fundamental problem prisoners Iraq is that ComChBush accepts
standard of degenerate liberal society that says we do not have “right” to arrest suspects as necessity of war to protect troops and new government
Iraq.Complete sell out and betrayal.Stop
6.Former CIA Case Officer, Robert Baer,
in country under former regime of impeached President Clinton, who gave Presidential Pardon to Marc Rich financier who made
millions selling strategic commodities to enemies US then, after Presidential Pardon Marc Rich, helped murderous old regime
Iraq bribe UN and Russia and France and others using “Oil
for Food Program”.(You are
lucky to have died before Clinton.)
This impeached President
ordered Robert Baer out of Iraq and when he returned US Clinton ordered criminal investigation Robert
Baer. (Charges?Murderous Dictator Saddam Hussein planted story against Baer!(Again, I kid you not.) Cover story?Attempted
assassination murderous dictator Saddam Hussein implicated in first WTC attack and attempted assassination ComChBush 41 and
300,000 Iraqi and support terrorists in Somalia, “Black
Hawk Down”, and Israel and Sudan.)
But urgent note: Mr. Baer not hired ComChBush to go back to Iraq in preparation war or since!We elect new ComCh but same ineptitude continues.Only effective fighting unit Iraq is Kurds where Mr. Baer served last mission Iraq.Stop
7.Now ComChBush holds press
conference says he is disappointed by police Iraq for not laying down their lives. Police Iraq do not know who will win struggle
Struggle for power unresolved as no
Allied preparations for war, no government Iraq established, no chain of command
from Iraqi leadership to police.Even in Kurd areas, where Mr. Baer served, failure
to connect command structure to front line police and troops.
But instead of blaming himself failure to establish what Mr. Baer calls
“rule of law” = a government, ComChBush blames the police!Can this be happening?
All we can do now is bear witness.Faithfully
record for survivors, if there are any.But then, Vietnam was well documented and see
how hard to learn lessons.
First no preparation.Then
a government is set up then it is declared illegitimate.Then the next government
Iraq is set up but it has no credibility as it is soon to be replaced by persons unknown.To do what?
To write a constitution.
When will the command structure be set up so the police know who they
are answerable to, or rather to know who will protect them when the new new new government is finally installed?No date set.Stop
8.But this is not just about
ComCh Bush’s failure to learn the lessons of Vietnam.
There is a pattern to ComCh Bush’s actions.
It is not just that he calls his own Iraqi Government illegitimate.He accepts the leftist idea that only an elected government is legitimate. Even if
the Allies’ government is a model of openness and fairness and puts
the country on the road to elections Bush still thinks it would be illegitimate.
he allow prison camps even for prisoners of war?He has not even rearrested the
He said on Monday that he will not enforce US immigration laws.He will uphold anti terror laws and anti drug laws and will stop them from crossing the nation’s borders but he will not stop people who are entering to find “work.”
I believe most terrorists will now say they are entering to find ‘work’
instead of saying they have come to kill the infidel.
Indeed the last time ComCh Bush started his campaign for illegals to enter
the US there was a 30% increase.
Mr. Bush supports racial quotas in employment.
He abandoned school vouchers.
He is pumping the national debt.
He could have advocated an increased (forced) savings plan for workers
but instead leaves open the possibility that Social Security will be cut off to elderly poor.
Does all this sound like someone who is planning on a future?
Given all of this does anyone suppose that he is preparing the nation
to defend itself against biowar? He did not prepare for Iraq, he is not upholding the immigration
law, but you think he will do something about biowar?Now who is engaged in magical
thinking?Who is the suicide? Stop
off.I am encircled.My reserves
are all gone.Am organizing suicide squads to cover the final retreat. I will
be joining you soon. God Bless.Stop
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It is the correct British spelling.
Counselor:But you are not British!
Counselor:You are on . . .
Well, go ahead and change it,I don’t care . . .
Prime Minister:We are taking advise on this question.
rather has been defended by our friend Bill O’Reilly for the forgery.O’Reilly
says Rather should not be held responsible for the forged documents.In O’Reilly’s
opinion Rather did not “know that they were forgeries.”
See?Dan Rather, did not “know.” Personal
knowledge.Did not personally “know.” That is important in O’Reilly’s
opinion.(And O’Reilly’s personal opinion of what Rather knew and
did not know is also important to O’Reilly. (Important because O’Reilly is an egotist.))
why should we care what Mr. Rather knew or did not know?In any case how would
we ever know?Know what is going on inside his head?“What’s the frequency?”
that earlier O’Reilly claimed that “I never heard Michael Savage tell a lie.”As if his having personally “heard” Michael Weiner tell a lie was critical.Of course it was not.We hold Mr. O’Reilly to a higher
standard.Whether he actually heard the many lies Michael Weiner tells or not
is irrelevant.We hold Mr. O’Reilly to the standard of what a reasonable
person, similarly placed, exercising reasonable judgment would conclude, know.
his case, a media personality, Harvard trained, with a large organization, FOX, commenting on the media generally, and about Weiner specifically, such a person as Mr. O’Reilly, will
be deemed to know, to have heard, to be aware that Michael Weiner is a raving lunatic whose every word is a lie, including
“and” and “the.”
recall when I first started as an insurance adjuster I came back to the office and was reporting to my supervisor, Mr. George
Burke, a USF Law School alumnus, (at that time adjusters had not yet been driven down into poverty), and I began by saying,
“Well Mr. Burke, I think ---“
Burke interrupted me saying, “Peter, let me stop you right there.We do
not want to know what you think, we want to know what a reasonably prudent person would think.”My first lesson in reporting on insurance claims:The Reasonably
Prudent Person Rule, or Standard.
for example when Mr. O’Reilly said Mr. Bush got it “wrong” about weapons of mass destruction;He even went so far as to say that he, O’Reilly, also got it “wrong,” and his egotism
and vanity knowing no limits, he then even “apologized” for getting it wrong.Wrong?What other conclusion could Mr. Bush have possibly come to and
not be marked down a fool?
standard Mr. Bush is held to is not whether we actually find Smallpox Bombs with “Good bye New York” written in
chalk on their casings, but rather he is held to the standard of a reasonably prudent President of the United States confronted
with overwhelming evidence from a number of reliable sources, British Intelligence, Russian Intelligence, German Intelligence,
oh, and the CIA.
issue is not what Mr. Rather, or what Mr. O’Reilly, or even what Mr. Bush knows;Not what anyone of them actually knew at any time, (how could we ever know that?), what is of interest to us, what we need to know is, what is a “reasonable standard?”What can we reasonably expect that they should have known?We
think O’Reilly is egotistical because he supposes that his reading of the reports on Iraq was in some way crucial to their interpretation.As if his reading brought some fresh light on the subject.It did, could,
not.The important point is that all of this evidence was there for anyone to
read, and the decisive fact is not how anyone of these frauds and imposters and egotists interpreted this evidence but what
was a “reasonable” interpretation?
do you think a jury would say about an insurance adjuster who had four experts advise him on a claim and the adjuster chose
the two who advised him not to pay the claim?What if I said to the two who advised
me to pay the claim, “That’s ok,I’m going with these other
two who say we do not owe the claim, . . . thanks anyway.”
would be crucified.Bad Faith.Right?Of course.You would hold me responsible.I could not say “Well, but these other two guys told me I did not have to pay
the claim . . .they are experts --- you know experts.”You would say in
reply that I am responsible for the people I chose to listen to, from whom I have taken advise.You would apply a standard of reasonableness to me.
the Vice President of C.B.S. News said that CBS chose to ignore the two experts who advised that the documents were forgeries
because they had only seen two (2) of the documents not all four (4) this was an obvious misrepresentation made in bad faith.For when these two (2) experts advised that the documents were forgeries the show’s
producer told them that she was going to send them two (2) more of the documents to examine.
instead those two (2) experts were never sent the additional two (2) documents.CBS
decided to go with the other more congenial experts.If it were discovered that
an insurance adjuster shopped around for agreeable experts this alone would be enough to launch a bad faith action.
would reasonably ask why I chose to ignore the experts who advised payment and listened only to those who advised against
payment.Yet when CBS itself reported these facts the competitors of CBS did
not point out this obvious failure.The media has one standard for insurance
adjusters and another for “competitors” in the “news” business.
now I think it is clear to everyone that O’Reilly’s particular attachment to “personal” knowledge,
and in particular his, O’Reilly’s personal opinion about what Dan Rather knew and did not know, results from his
egotism.He can not accept the “reasonably prudent person standard”
because this standard requires a disinterested analysis, a subordination of the ego to a rule of reason.When O’Reilly denounces an argument as “just theory,”what he really means is, “I’m a rich powerful man, with lots of money in the bank, and you are not,”
and therefore what ever is argued is “just theory” because . . . well because it is not money in the bank, and
not O’Reilly’s money in the bank.
their objections to the war many opponents cited their opinion that Mr. Saddam Hussein did not know about the second attack
on the WTC.These opponents did know that Ramsey Yousef came from and fled back
to Iraq after the first WTC attack, and that he had started the planning
for the second WTC attack with his “operation Bojinka.”They did
know thatAbdul Rahman Yasin was in Iraq, on the government payroll, having returned to Iraq after the first WTC attack, and they knew he was being protected from our extradition
requests. They knew that Iraq sheltered
many other terrorists including others who had killed our fellow Americans.Knew
that he had killed 300,000 Iraqis.These opponents knew too of Saddam Hussein’s
support for the terrorists in Israel,
and Somalia, and the Sudan.
not withstanding this knowledge, they continued to insist that Hussein did not “know” about the second WTC attack.Ordinary criminals, entering into ordinary criminal conspiracies, every day of the
week are found guilty of felonies, and held to have “known” about their crimes, based on less evidence than that
which we have just outlined in the above paragraph.They have one standard for
small time criminals and another standard for world class dictators.(Or is it
just that the famous, (Rather, Hussein), are treated in this privileged way?)
like O’Reilly, these opponents of the war in Iraq have so invested their egos in their arguments that they are unwilling to disentangle themselves, and adopt an
impartial standard to evaluate the evidence.The standard here is not what Mr.
Hussein knew or did not know, but rather is it reasonable for us to conclude that he was a sponsor of terrorism, including
the acts of his agent Ramsey Yousef?He may not have approved of, or “known”
of Bojinka, but should we say he is responsible, that a reasonably prudent dictator should be held accountable for the acts
of his villainous agents?
I fault Mr. Bush for anything on this account it is in the third debate when Mr. Kerry, (desperate to cause some controversy
that would reverse his fortunes), claimed that Saddam Hussein had “no connection” with Al Qaeda. Mr. Bush let it pass.The next day Mr. Rumsfeld was asked if
he agreed, seasoned practitioner that he is, he also shied out of the way and demurred.
the election I said nothing of these evasions because I am, obviously, no expert on winning elections.Yet now, I say again, the President owes it to our young people who have sacrificed so much, who are sacrificing
so much, to tell them the truth about these matters.They deserve to know what
Hussein did and they deserve to hear it from their President.
again I think everyone now knows that Mr. Bush is famously stubborn; and what is stubbornness but another form of egotism?He will not now go over the facts of Mr. Hussein’s murderous regime, for example
starting with the Iraqi Intelligence documents recently leaked, not because he fears that the media will deliberately misrepresent
these facts, but simply because now, he does not have to.
seems to think that he can now hide behind his advisors to avoid facing responsibility.It does not make any difference who it was that advised him not to establish an Iraqi government in exile.It does not matter who advised him to disband the old Iraqi Army.These experts are his experts, their mistakes are his mistakes.
two generations now, post MacArthur, the American government has selected its officers for their utter blandness, their pitiful
inability to express themselves, and think strategically.MacArthur scared the
politicians in Washington and we have paid a heavy price ever since.Vietnam was part of that price.During the whole of the Vietnam War the Joint Chiefs of Staff only once considered resigning in protest, to the ever
lasting shame of the American Officer Corps not one senior officer ever did resign in protest.
deserve the officers we have.It is just as well that they did not resign in
protest because they probably would have protested the wrong things.
is often cited as the turning point in the war.But really the turning point
was years earlier when MacArthur met the young President in New York.The old man’s advise?Stay
out of Vi-et-nam.Or possibly the turning point was during the McNamara Air Force
debates early on in the very beginning of the war.
was ridiculing the target list and cutting them back.It is difficult to say
if the senior officers were more torqued off about the ridicule or the cut backs.It
was not enough for McNamara to veto a target he had to explain that the 210 bicycles that the little factory produced every
week would not justify the bombing given that 1,398 people lived within 200 meters, reminding the Generals that the bomb dispersion
pattern from an attack run at 6,000 feet given an estimated average wind pattern during this season of the year in South East
Asia . . . etc. etc.
of course McNamara was right, the bicycle factory was not strategically decisive.Oh,
and he was probably right about the bomb dispersion pattern too.But this did
not mollify the brass, just the opposite, the smart son of a . . . .
probably it is better that the Joint Chiefs did not resign in protest, for if
all they would have been protesting was the removal of a bicycle factory from the target list;If they were not able to identify the strategic objective, and make that, the strategic objective the point of their
protest, then what would have been the point?One bicycle factory more or less.But Southern Laos, that would have been worth a protest by a general.For we ask the
young men to lay down their lives, of the old men we ask only that they lay down their commissions in protest of the waste
of young men.
strategic objective in Iraq is that the colonels not take power again.Mr. Bush’s repeated efforts to interest us in painting school rooms, or in yet a new constitution
for Iraq, or even elections suggests that he himself has no clear idea of our true objective.And again it will do no good to claim that he is relying on advice.
is a reason that the cavalry only comes to the rescue in the third reel.If the
cavalry came to the rescue in the first reel there would be no picture.
the Iraqi’s want to write themselves a new constitution God bless them.What
has that got to do with us or our young people?If Mr. Bush thought it important
for the Iraqis to have a better constitution he had all of 2002 to write them a constitution.What ever constitution he gave them when he handed the keys to Mr. Allawi in June will have to do. It is of no further
interest to me.
real lesson of Tet was that America
had mismanaged the expectations of the war.If the mail was not delivered to
some hamlet in the delta there was something wrong with what “we” had done or had not done.Cries of agony:We have failed!Why?Ok, so some gorillas had gotten over the wall of the
US embassy.The Marines
killed them all on the grounds, outside the embassy building.Yet this one fact,
‘they got on the grounds!,’ was reported like it was the surrenderof
we see this all over again.Because the President did not do his job in setting
up a government, in writing a constitution, (I guess), or something so now our young people have to pay the price by doing
what, an extra 100,000 patrols down some dusty street in Iraq?You screw up so
they have to die?
is not enough to say,“But our experts say that the patrols are necessary.”I do not know how many ways we can come at this subject.You can not hide behind your experts.
is it that your experts can set up thousands of patrols a week, but in two (2) years they have been unable to set up a data
base of the people of Iraq?Photos. Names.
Addresses. Clan. Etc.?How can you find the terrorists?Hell, how can you run the country if you do not know who lives there?Why?Because patrols, this the Army knows how to do, but of databases
it does not know.Why are there no military highways?Why haven’t the borders been fenced and trenched?
need to scale back the patrols.Tell the colonels that they will be judged not
on how many patrols they complete but how few.How few patrols does it take to
many of the 50,000 criminals Hussein let out of prison have been rearrested?Inexperienced
policemen are much more able to maintain control when they are in a gun tower looking down on a prison camp than they can
in SadarCity.America’s strategic goal is to prevent genocide and dictatorship.If the government of Iraq needs
to imprison 250,000 to maintain peace in the land then let them.(250,000 would
be 1% of the population of the country.The US has 3 million in prison, jails, on parole and probation.1%)But instead of doing what is necessary the Washington establishment is more interested in negotiating a “settlement” than
victory, and once again our young people are paying the price.
defining victory as “community policing,” and a “democratically elected constitutional government,”
the President is pushing victory further and further away.If he had stood up
a government in 2002, we could have already had the elections.But now it is
not just the elections, now we have to wait for them to write a constitution.This
could take years.Then we have to wait for them to have elections under this
new constitution.And so it goes.
Bush keeps pushing the goal off further and further. And what is worse it is out of our hands.We can not write the constitution he says because that would not be “legitimate.”No only they, the Iraqis, can now decide when we have finished.If
this is not mission creep then I do not know what is.
is why the debate about how many troops we need was dishonest.As if this were
purely a technical issue for experts.How many troops?For what purpose?You have to define your terms.If victory is defined as setting up a new, democratic government, then we had all the troops we needed.That government having now finally, after a year and half, having been set up, why
not declare victory and tell our troops to stand down to military reservations?
cavalry can come to the rescue if the settlers need help, to prevent the Indians from taking control of the government again,
but otherwise, stand down.We have won. Why won’t Mr. Bush take yes for
his experts say we need to do another 100,000 patrols?Take another 12,000
casualties?Why?We need more troops?For what?They have a government, they
have an army and police.It has taken Mr. Bush three (3) years to accomplish
this, but finally, (after 2002, 2003, 2004), finally, it has been done.
we help?Yes.Strategic raids on
strongholds.Develop a database and arrest the suspects.Put 250,000 in prison camps.Put another 500,000 in civil
conservation corps projects, such as desert reclamation.(One of our experts,
an American General said, “We are Americans we do not just round up people.”This is why you can not rely on experts.More important than expertise
is reasonableness.First you must decide if we have a right to arrest suspects
in order to protect our troops and the new Iraqi government? Is it reasonable?
I say yes it is reasonable.)
else can we do to help?Prevent the colonels from taking power.Suppress the civil war. Prevent genocide.Sure we can help.Just holding down our military reservations will bring stability to the middle east.
no more patrols.
what is the reply? “You are not a general.”
what is this but the claim that we are relying on our experts?Wasn’t this
Dan Rather’s claim?
have to learn to think for yourselves.
selected the officers the experts upon whom you are relying?The Senate.And they have gotten the officers they deserve.Their officers gave us Vietnam.But our young people in Iraq deserve better.They deserve a MacArthur.But this is just what the Senate fears.They have shopped
around for their experts; they prefer clerks to real officers.Real officers
would force Mr. Bush to clarify his goals.If he insisted on “community
policing” then they would resign in protest, as did MacArthur, for even a half million troops could not achieve this.
Limbaugh said he wondered why we were not debating carpet bombing of Iraqi cities.Mind
you, he was not advocating carpet bombing himself.Nor was he himself examining
the question.He did not do any reading on the subject to share with his audience.
Apparently did not even watch a “video” in preparation.No, he was
asking why “isn’t anyone” discussing carpet bombing?Why was
it not being considered as an option?
he is so craven, again, he was not himself suggesting it as an option.“I’m
no expert he said.”So now where are we:Why isn’t someone else talking about carpet bombing of Iraqi cities?“We
would have fewer casualties,” he offered.And here you have the utter dishonesty
of the right wing media.He has nothing to offer, not even to examine an issue,
he is only far out on the margin of thought:why doesn’t someone else examine
this---carpet bombing?(Michael Weiner, Bernard McGurk, Don Imus, Lee Rodgers have recommended the leveling of Iraqi cities.)
Rush have to first state if carpet bombing is “reasonable?”Would
a reasonably prudent person suggest carpet bombing of whole cities?You can not
defer all questions to experts.You must decide if this is in the realm of the
can not ask the generals:How many troops do we need?To do what?What is your mission? First you have to decide these basic questions.
For example: Should we go into
Iraq?Mr. Bush to this day has declined
to carefully go through the evidence that we have collected after nearly two (2) years of occupation.
can not ask the generals:Should we go into Iraq?They are no better placed to answer
this question than you or I.
So the question is: On which experts has our Commander
in Chief chosen to rely?Why has he chosen these experts over all the others?
example, Mr. Bush hired the CEO of State Farm Insurance, Ed Rust, to help with the White House educational policy team.State Farm was recently hit with a $1.2 billion judgment which was upheld on appeal
for the use of substandard parts.The parts were after market parts, not manufactured
by the original automobile manufacturer.
parts had been used for years in the industry.They met the manufacturers specifications
but because they were made in the open competitive free market they were manufactured for less than what the original manufacturer
charged.(The original manufacturer would rather install the parts on a new car
and earn a premium than sell them as parts only.)The savings to consumers was
the executives at State Farm, it was shown at trial, decided that this was not good enough.Why only a 30% savings?Why not a 70% savings? And so they pushed and pushed and the quality began to fall.And
they pushed some more.Why do you have to put an undercoat on these body parts
they asked?These parts are going to be painted at the auto body shop anyway?Just wait and paint the undercoat there.
so the parts were shipped from their factories in Ohio and Indiana and put on flat beds and tied down with tarps and ropes
and sent on their way, through spring rains, and winter’s snows, to Texas and Maine.And then a few months later the customers of State Farm started noticing the paint pealing from their fenders.
billion.At what point do you say, ‘This isn’t reasonable, we have
gone too far?’(But note that Mr. Bush does not question the aptly named
Mr. Rust, or his State Farm executives whose greed cost the consumers $1.2 billion in damages, no, Mr. Bush questions the
tort system that allowed those little people to fight back and obtain justice.Also
note that the Bush Administration tried to cut overtime pay, after a $122 million judgment against Farmers was sustained in
California.(And that was
just $122 million for three years worth of overtime pay to adjusters in California.))Why are Mr. Bush’s experts always from management?Why will he not listen to a worker . . . like me?
would a reasonably prudent person say?So Mr. Bush, please do not tell me that
your generals say . . . let us think, what is reasonable?
please order your men to stand down from their patrols.Targeted missions to
achieve our objectives, ok.
please, Sir,take command, ask your officers:How few patrols does it take to maintain the new government of Iraq?
Do we still call them jobs?
The President wants it
knownthat “I did not say they would be given citizenship.They will have to get in line with everyone else.”
Ah!We stand corrected, thank you Mr. President.Now the President’s
position is that anyone can come to America for any job at
any time, with the sole proviso that the job must be “advertised.”And
they will not be given citizenship.
Oh, that’s nice.So there are still to be no restrictions in the President’s proposal.They can come and work for ten years, a lifetime, but they will not have the right to vote.They will live and work among us, they may marry citizens, raise a family, but they will not have citizenship,
. . . oh, yes, thank you Mr. President, that clarifies your proposal.
Now we can see it in sharp
focus.Mr. Bush would leave the limit on Mexicans at the current 170,000.And if 3 million a year continue to enter the US
every year, well they will have to “get in line with everyone else.”Yes,
I think we understand him now.
Not one reporter
followed up.This is not the lead in the stories of the President’s news
The President of the United
States calls for unlimited immigration, specifically states these immigrants will not be granted citizenship, oh, they will
pay their taxes, they will live here, marry, raise families, their children will be citizens, (at least as far as we can guess
from the President’s cryptic comments), they may grow old and die here, but not citizenship until. . . ?Every year the number of citizens will grow smaller
and smaller as the flood continues.Only the lucky few . . .
No, why ask him
to explain himself?Why risk getting on his bad side?You know he does not like explaining himself.
Fine, correction noted.The President calls for the creation of a class of workers, without the right to vote,
a class which will be unlimited.Why?
Because he said
“They are doing jobs Americans will not take.”See? It is our fault.We
will not “take” those jobs so we have to be punished.Push us aside.Bring in an unlimited number of workers, not subject to any immigration review or
application.Simply post an advert and when, (a day? a week?), none of those
lazy Americans will “take” the job, bring ‘em on in.This is
the President’s scheme.
You see, I told you.He is not running for office again so he can say anything.
He will not allow
any wage disputes.
But why is the President
not so fanatical about the elites who raise their prices?He has never said one
word about Boston, New York, San Francisco’s
restrictive housing policies.No objection to restrictions on the entry into
the medical care market.No complaint about the government monopoly in education,
(and he specifically abandoned vouchers).Monopolies in banking and insurance
have never been scorned.His Administration allowed Microsoft to change its proprietary
code in order to crash its competitor’s programs. Corporate managers are still allowed to appoint boards of directors
in collusive relationships to defraud investor owners. No unfair business
practices, or labor practices.But if you lazy Americans should ever decline
a job . . . then unlimited immigration.No
where has he sought to open up markets, except here, to force down labor costs with unlimited immigration.
He wants us to know that
these new workers will not be citizens.Ok, no story here.
Thank you Mr. President,
now we see . . .Are they still called jobs?I mean if they can not be refused, do we still call them jobs?
Lecture Notes:12-19-04 Epaulettes
When I drive my car
I remind myself that the other drivers, unlike me, are going home to their families, where they are loved.This is how I explain it.The world, life, would not make
sense to me otherwise.There must be something that I am missing, that explains
what I see:love.
How else to explain
This must be how you
can go on.What appears to me as horrible cruelty, to you appears as only one
small part of life.My devastation is for you, who love and are loved, a minor
detail hardly worth notice.
And not just in the
it is now clear that our country went to war in Iraq without
any plan for governance.For me this is shocking, scarcely believable.A tragedy is unfolding before me.But for you who go home
to wives and children, to loving homes, this is . . . what?
You see I do not know.It is only a hypothesis of mine.I conjecture
that you deal with these facts differently, but just how it is for you I can not even guess.
It was reported that the terrorists fled Fallujah and moved to Mosul.Yet there is no way to track them.When they left Fallujah there was no
record made, nor was there when they arrived in Mosul.Then there was a report
that perhaps three million Iranians have moved into southern Iraq.No one knows. And again, there was no
census taken when we arrived, nor now, two years later.
People have been
receiving aid, applying for work, exchanging old bank notes for new ones, registering births, marriages, deaths, yet in two
years no system has been set up to record who lives in this place that has already claimed so many lives.
And as these reports
come in there is a growing sense of alarm.Our men are there in a sea of people,
nameless, faceless, strangers.They are traveling around in and among them, surrounded.There is no organization, no system has been put in place; month by month, year by
year, lives are lost but there is no direction.
Recently it was announced
that in Fallujah iris scans and fingerprints would be taken of the residents when they return.Return!Two years later we are now just starting to find out and make
a record of who lives there?My god!
And then I think .
. . well it is different for them.If you have a wife and family, a good paying
job, a warm loving home to go home to, then, . . . things must be different for you.
There was a mutiny
in a supply column.The newspapers reported that a “convoy” of 17
trucks was refused by our soldiers.You see . . . 17 trucks is not a convoy.170 trucks, with several helicopters overhead, with armored cars, on a “military
highway,” shut down to civilian traffic, at night, without lights, that is a convoy.
17 supply trucks
is barely a supply column.
So what is going
on?The colonels are rated by their unit’s “readiness.”And so they pump up the number of patrols
their units have made.So many hundreds of patrols a week, so many thousand a
month.It looks good on their service record, for their “service review.”
There is this line
on their “service review” :Readiness.There is space there for a number.The bigger the number the
better the review.(But you see Mr. McNamara, this is the problem.What if the numbers you are capturing on your matrix are not reflective of a successful operation.What if your abstraction fails to capture those qualities that are needed?Then instead of directing the organization to victory, you simply misdirect it, confound it, turn it around
in circles, Vi-et-nam.)
So 17 trucks were going
to bump there way from one place to another.A patrol.A service mission.Keep them numbers coming.
Now as for strategy.Well we leave that for the nattily dressed gentleman in the oval office.(Did you notice that he has recently taken to sewing epaulettes on his golf jackets?)He took a three week old victory and turned it into two years of desultory negotiations.He has abandoned those who originally joined the governing council so he could negotiate a new government
with some diplomat from the UN.The same corrupt UN that took the blood money
from Hussein.The same corrupt UN that hired Hussein’s own security men
who promptly helped blow up the UN’s headquarters in Baghdad and then cut an ran and to this day has refused to come
back.Some negotiations. But the
nattily dressed gentleman likes negotiations, it makes him feel apart of things.
You see there isn’t
an Army badge with a wireless server in the center and with lightning bolts on
either side and with an eagle on top.There is no Army unit that develops data
bases of the civilian populations.You can not enter a name or a face and get
a three dimensional map of where the person lives in Mosul, or a chart showing the family and clan relationships.Nor is there an Army badge for operating prisons to rehabilitate illiterate young men raised on hate.Nor is therean Army badge for mass communication
and public relations.
And in any case none
of these things are on the colonel’s service review.
So nothing gets done.There is no plan.No strategy.We load them on to the trucks and humvees.And off they go
out into a see of Iraqis, whose names and faces and homes and clans and tribes are unknown.And the newspaper reporters call it a “convoy.”
There is no network
of military highways that are closed to civilian traffic from 1800 to 0600.There
are no military reservations.There are no double fenced borders with vehicle stop trenches and robotic sensors.No one thought
to conduct a census.No photos have been taken of the young men of Iraq
and scanned into the database.The troops do not have hard drives with those
young men’s photos so that they will know everyone in their area.(Arrest
anyone not on the hard drive.)There is no system of prison camps.No programs of indoctrination and education.No films about
the mass murders under Saddam Hussein. No training work programs, for example,
digging those double trenches along the borders.
So the terrorist are
free to wander around in the “sea” of the people.
And our young people
are bumping around down some dusty road.
And the colonels are
piling up huge numbers.
And the nattily dressed
gentleman is sitting in his oval room checking his shirt sleeve cuffs.
And I am looking at
all of you.And I suppose that it must be love.That is the only way I can make sense out of it.
You look like heartless
zombies, but maybe it is love . . . that I am missing.
It has been said that
the $7.6 trillion national debt has been deliberately created to control the government.US Senator Moynihan used to refer to David Stockman’s book, The Triumph of Politics, as evidence of this thesis.By blocking taxes and piling up, heaping up, this debt, $26,000 per person, the theory
goes, the Republic will be so hobbled that government will be unable to offer assistance to the people.
The burden of simply
financing this debt is so great, that an ever increasing share of the taxes is needed for interest payments alone, thereby
suffocating the government.In the dynamics of the market economy the burden
of taxation falls most heavily on those who are least able to raise their prices in response to the ever increasing costs.The interest payments themselves go to the owners of capital which is first lent to
the government then the treasury notes themselves become collateral in further transactions, thus creating a vise in which
the people are trapped.
Further pressure is applied
to those in the bottom of the economy by importing goods and services from abroad where deflation continues in the labor market
as long as the planet’s six billion continue to procreate, a phenomenon which is expected to continue in the near term.President Bush’s oft repeated proposal that anyone should be allowed to offer
citizenship to anyone to fill any job at any time, with the sole proviso that the “job” must first be “advertised”
is only a formal statement of the current immigration practice.(Notice that
Mr. Bush’s policy is a continuation of Reagan’s.Reagan sought to
undermine government by piling up the national debt to control the people’s ability to direct their activities through
government.Now Mr. Bush would smash the labor market with unlimited immigration
cutting off the ability of the people to raise their prices in response to the ever increasing rounds of price rises by the
Currently the legal immigration
from Mexico is set at 170,000 a year while the actual immigration number is estimated, (by Time
Magazine), to be three million a year.The steady infusion of labor guarantees
downward pressure on labor prices and therefore continued concentration of taxes on those least able to pay.(We have previously proposed that the US
agree to take half of Mexico’s increase over the next fifty years.Mexico is expected to double in size by 2050.If
the US were to take a million Mexicans a year for the next 50 years the burden on Mexico could be made manageable.(However, the Post Liberal elite
prefers “illegals” precisely because they are illegal and can be violated at any time.The better to control the subject people.))
Rarely is it remarked
that this downward pressure on labor prices is a consequence of the success of the United States Navy.Navies have controlled history because of the preeminence
of economics in human affairs.Ultimately economics decides history.What is economics but the interactions of human beings?Human
beings determine history.Why navies then?Because the easiest way to move goods,(the least friction), is to move
goods by sea.Navies control the trade routes therefore navies control history.
The downward burden on
the people is a result of their success in making free trade possible.The success
of the US Navy in holding open the world’s trade routes makes globalization possible andmeans that the people of the United States are increasingly being forced to lower their prices even as the interest
payments on the national debt continue to be redistributed by the market price mechanism in the economy and redirected down
onto those with the lowest ability to raise their prices, i.e. those most constrained by foreign goods, services, and the
three million workers entering the US every year.The people are caught in a
From the beginning of
time, from the beginning of the market, the wealthy have sought to escape the market, (voluntary relations of mutual consent),and force others to pay them using the power of the state, (coercive relations).
Yet the study of economics
reveals that voluntary relations of mutual assent are always more productive than coerced relations.Therefore,not only can this vise on the people be broken,
when it is broken there will be a huge increase in productivity.The people are
being betrayed by their government because their government has been taken over by a powerful elite that seeks to use government
to coerce payments rather than having to participate in the market of mutual assent.
The lending of capital
to the government is the most obvious example.However, as soon as the government
begins drawing down the debt the increasing productivity gains will create huge gains in the economy to the benefit of the
people.The capital lent to the government actually disappears.However, when it is repaid it once again reemerges in the economy.“There is no such thing as capital there are only capital goods,” was the dictum Ludwig von Mises used
to hammer into his students heads.
His point was that bankers
and financiers, stock brokers, had created the false impression that their bookkeeping activities were the heart of the capitalist
economy.He wanted to disabuse his students of this error.Real capital exists only in bricks and mortar, in metal stamping machines, in all the apparatus of the
productive economy.Capital is not a share of stock but the underlying assets
of the firm.Ultimately capital must be invested in something, some piece of
equipment, a productive asset.(Which is why the elite prefer Treasury Notes.They do not want to have to make a commitment to any business scheme.They do not want to be subject to the will of the market.They
would rather rely on the IRS to collect their money.)This is why
I say that the capital lent to the government disappears.It is no longer part
of the productive economy.
However, as soon as the
government pays down, say $300 billion in debt, (at that rate it would only take 26 years), there is suddenly $300 billion
in new capital that has been created.$300 billion is forced back out into the
market where it must meet the needs of the consumers or perish, or at least be redistributed by the market.There will be a huge increase in productivity as this capital is injected back into productive activities.
In a world of 6 billion
by all accounts North America is under populated.The problem with
the 3 million illegals is that they are illegal.But they are illegal because
the Post Liberal elite prefers illegals not because of any natural law that requires them to be illegal.But here you can see but one example of how the economy, the society, is twisted by the elites, who are
pursuing their own interests and not the people’s interest.
There is no natural law
that limits educational opportunities, or the availability of housing, or the providing of medical care; it is only the actions
of government, in all three areas which has so restricted the market and has turned these three areas into the three largest
centers of inflation.Just as with taxes, the Post Liberal elite is able to raise
its own prices and pass the taxes on to others, so too here, in the spiraling cost of education, medicine and health care,
and housing, the elite is able to transfer all of its cost onto the rest of society.
If one points out that
government has driven up the cost of education, medicine, housing, out of the reach of the people, the elite is indifferent.Notice that recently we heard the claim that the “blue states” paymost of the federal income tax.Once
again the Republicans were so uninformed, (or worse), they did not know how to respond.The wealthy elites in the blue states do pay most of the tax, however, they then redistribute the tax in the form of
higher prices.These higher prices are paid by the red states and everyone else
in the blue states.This is why they are indifferent to higher prices for housing,
education, health care andeven higher taxes.
They are so positioned
in the economy that they can pass these ever increasing costs onto everyone else.For
example, Mr. Gates’ father advocated higher taxes, saying that he thought he was under taxed.However, the Republicans did not know what to say in reply.They should have asked the Gates family to agree not to raise the prices of Microsoft’s products.Then Mr. Gates’ taxes would have some bite.
This is not “sour
grapes,” or envy; I am not a communist.To the extent they can pass on
their costs in the free market place I am in complete accord.I am pointing out
here that these Post Liberal elites use their domination of society and government for their own ends not for those ends most
felicitous of the interests of the people.
For example, most of
you think that “inflation” is some monetary issue that the Federal Reserve deals with in setting the interest
rates.We do not have time to go into this here but it is perhaps enough to explain
that Ludwig von Mises argued against the Federal Reserve and regarded it as another example of government intrusion into the
economy.For proof just consider one point:When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates they raise them for the entire country.But please consider,does every part of the economy suffer from inflation
Of course not.For example, the laborers have not been adding to inflation, they have not been able to raise their prices.Are the red states leading inflation? No.Who is raising their prices?Yes, of
course, the elites are the ones who are raising their prices.This is why they
are elite.But, owing to the way the government has organized the economy,
the currency, there is no other way of setting interest rates.In the blue states
the Post Liberal elite has twisted the power of the state to restrict the economy and force up prices, yet everyone, red states
and the rest of the people in the blue states alike must pay the higher interest rates.
The elite in the blue
states does not care that their own policies in for example, housing, in Boston,New
York, San Francisco, Chicago have ratcheted up inflation by restricting supply.The elite can simply raise their prices in response to increasing prices.And
when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to control the overheating economy the elite in these blue states, again, is
Why?Because we all have to pay higher interest rates!So the Post
Liberal elite uses its control over the state to restrict supply, then they experience appreciation on their capital assets,
then when the Federal Reserve raises the interest rate to control the inflation the Post Liberal elite again benefits from
the higher interest on its capital.Who suffers?Those at the bottom.Alabama, Mississippi, Okalahoma, Kansas,you know, red states.They have not created the inflation
yet they must pay the higher interest.Payments which go to the Post Liberal
elite in the blue states.
The blue states may create
the inflation with their interference in the economy, but the higher interest rates are paid by red states as well.But we do not all enjoy the same ability to pass on these higher costs.This is the vise they have us in.
However, again, as we
say with the national debt, as soon as we wrest control away from the Post Liberal elite there will be huge gains in productivity,
and general deflationary pressures across the economy.The elite uses its control
of government to force up prices.Take this power away from them and prices will
fall.Falling prices with the same or increasing productivity, is called deflation.
So even though world
trade may control our ability to raise our prices, we can enjoy an increasing standard of living.How?Efficiency.
Lower the cost of housing,
lower the cost of medical care, lower the cost of education.How?Efficiency.
The elite does not care
if parts are interchangeable but we do; The elite does not care if our cell phones work with different systems but we do;Or if our auto parts are interchangeable;Or
if Microsoft rewrites its proprietary code to crash competitor’s programs; Or if our public schools decline;Orif stem cell research continues apace;Or if buildings are delayed years in litigation;Or if everyone
pays the same road tax regardless of whether one lives in San Francisco or Fresno;Or if regulations spiral out of control;Or if the tax code is unintelligible;Or that factory building techniques are banned in housing;This is the vise they have us in.
This is the betrayal.
At one time to be Liberal
meant a recognition of the importance of free and open markets.This is why I
call our elite Post Liberal.They have given up on free markets, on democracy,
the Republic.Their interests are not ours, yet see how they have control of
the state and pursue their own aims.
These rich powerful people
who have used their power to destroy my life, have, as a class, done the same to the society as a whole.Like some terrible serpent they have intertwined themselves around the state, and they now strangle us.
It does no good to try
to reason with them;to explain that total productivity would increase if they
would only release their strangle hold; or that they could become even richer in a free market.Ultimately they are not interested even in their own self interest.
Ultimately it is about
There was no market reason
for Michael Weiner to break into my room and steal my notebook.Interfering with
my employment at State Farm and GAB Robins did not put one dollar into Don Imus’ pocket.Mrs. Jack Swanson, Michael Krasney, Ron Owens, all the rest, had no market reason to hector, and vex, and harasse me.
This was none of it,
never,was it about the market.Egotism.Power.Viciousness.Yes.
But not the market.
Using the market the
people can free themselves from the national debt, then they can free themselves from the Post Liberal elite who use the state
to strangle them in this vice of greed and corruption.
Soon I will free myself.
The PearleHarbor story is like all the others we have examined:the real issue is your egotistical dishonesty which prevents you from seeing the truth.On the one side are the kooks, the “conspiracy theorists,” (as the main stream press calls
them, (if they want to keep their jobs, (and they do,))) and on the other you have your everyman, know nothings, the “Oh,
FDR wouldn’t have done that he loved the Navy” crowd.
I really have no sympathy
for either side.The evidence is overwhelming that FDR and the top leadership
knew of the impending attack.But then you really didn’t have to get a
telegram from Western Union to know it was coming.One
of the websites has a picture of FDR with “traitor” in red letters over it.This is the right.And the left? Remember
before the Second Gulf War the lefties using the word “empire”?Empire?(Like that is a bad thing?)
Coming from the
kooks what does “traitor” mean?But like the lefties the kooks are
so self unaware they seem to have no inkling that for them to call FDR a traitor is actually humorous.Did the lefties think they were persuading anyone with their “empire” ?It is a joke right?American legions conquering the world?All they want to do is fire up the barbeque in the backyard behind the double wide,
next to the above ground pool, eat with the family and then go watch the game.Maybe
finish rebuilding the carburetor after.Empire?What are you queer or do you work for the New York Times?You an editor?
(For example,Michael Weiner has started claiming that the US is
“in Iraq only because of oil.”)
ok, sure, as I say the evidence of foreknowledge is overwhelming, but the criticism depends on when you say the “deception”
begins.What makes the kooks kooks
is that they tend to focus narrowly on some radio transmission, or the decoded messages, or the documents found on some dead
pilot, narrow technical issues, like why did they send a telegram when they had radio, scrambled phones, etc.
God damn it boy!Were you asleep when Japan
was crushing Manchuria.You miss that did you?You hear about the NAZI party?You been following what’s
been going down?You little cracker.
in the Philippines.Nine hours after PearleHarbor
it was the Philippines’ turn.The US war plan called for a relief fleet
to reach the Philippines in six months.So from December
8, 1941 until MacArthur’s return that was?How long?The battle of Leyte Gulf?October, 1942?No.October
betrayed those men it left out on point on Luzon.There
was no rescue fleet in six months, or a year, or two years.Were the Jews of Europe betrayed?How about the Chinese?
Do you think Garrison
Keillor holds his simple minded people of LakeWoebegone
responsible for the betrayal of our men in the Philippines,
the Jews of Europe, the Chinese?
This is why the kooks
are kooks, left and right.They focus too narrowly. They detail the radio logs, plot the movement of the attack fleet, note the day and the hour the patrol
planes were ordered grounded, the movement of the aircraft carriers from Pearle, describe how the telegram declaring war was
decoded hours before it was officially presented to the leadership, hours which could have been used to save the men who were
to be trapped below decks when the Japanese bombs came raining down just a few hours later;but as for the rest of history, as for the lives of humanity in their millions, the fate of whole nations, for all
of them, for humanity, they appear to have no interest.
Those young men, in
their white sailor uniforms, from farms in Minnesota, and towns in Ohio,
were sacrificed.And who betrayed them?FDR?How about America?How about Minnesota?Ohio? Not FDR and the know nothing Republicans and the isolationist
Democrats, how about this: the entire American people betrayed their sons and left them out there to die?
And so this is the
great dishonesty.The “conspiracy theorists” have their limitations,a preoccupation with details, yet the real dishonesty is to be found with the likes
of Garrison Keillor, and all the rest of you, all of you.The men at Pearle were
sacrificed, the men on Luzon were sacrificed, the Jews of Europe, the Chinese, they all perished, were allowed to die, as
your fathers and your grandfathers, and your great grandfathers, slurped their soup and munched their bread, while others
starved, or were gassed, or shot, or bayoneted, or buried alive.This is
the real betrayal.
Not what FDR did or
did not do on December 1, 1941,
or in all of 1941, or 1940, but what did America do throughout
the 1930’s and 1920’s?Of course, why stop there?What of the criminal arrogance that lead up to WWI?And so
“There is nothing
new in this.There is nothing new in this . . .It is the long lamentable history of mankind!”--- Winston Churchill
Your dishonesty is
in not admitting that this is the sad state of mankind.And by implication your
sad state also.
Counselor:So, what?Are we supposed to where
black all the time?Mark our faces with ashes?
Get thee to a
Well, I suppose
only after you turn 30.After 30 you should wear black, yes.
No, the dishonesty
is not because you do not spend your lives in mourning but that you misrepresent the truth.You can not admit to the truth of the overwhelming evidence not because you want to protect the reputation of FDR,
but because you do not want to admit that America betrayed
the world, and betrayed her sons in the Philippines as surely
as we betrayed them in PearleHarbor.
And that is just the word you fear:“we.”You can not bear to say we betrayed them.
You are not protecting
FDR or America but your own selfish puny egos.To make these admissions would require you to reassess America’s
history and this would require you to reassess yourselves, and you lack the honesty to do this because you fear you would
loose your way in the world.You refuse to make these admissions not because
your patriotism will not allow it but because you are dishonest, egotistical, selfish, self absorbed.If you started questioning PearleHarbor,
where would it stop?
Your whole lives
are built on similar falsities that you dare not examine for fear it will all come crumbling down. It has become a religious faith: an article of faith.You believe
with a desperation the most patently ridiculous things, and all the more passionately
because some part of your consciousness knows them to be ridiculous, because without them you would not know how to organize
your thoughts.Better a ridiculous faith than none at all.
You would rather
tell yourselves lies about Pearle Harbor, about the Holocaust,about the death
of 30 million Chinese, than admit what selfish egotists your grandfathers were, because if you admitted this about your grandfathers
the implication for yourselves would be so glaring that even the dimmest of you
could not ignore it:if them then what about you?
begin to cover it.This is a dishonesty that goes to the very core of your beings.
All these years
I have been struggling with you, I have thought someday . . . someday . . . what could I have been thinking?To have faith in America?In Americans like you?
I have been a
fool, to think you could ever admit to any of it.The San Rafael Police assisted
Michael Weiner in the burglary of the Colonial Motel.What is this compared to
the felonies you commit or at least cover up every day of your lives?
And so I will
kill myself.In doing so I protest your dishonesty about the burglary at the
Colonial Motel.But also I protest your dishonesty about PearleHarbor.Not the dishonesty about any
particular decoded message,but this deeper dishonesty, this indifference to
the truth, because your first concern is for your own egotistical desire to be thought of, to think about yourselves as, “good
All the evil
is done by someone else out there in the world.Never by you and yours.You refuse to accept responsibility even in this slight way: that you are an American,
a citizen of a nation that betrayed its young men at PearleHarbor.You refuse to accept even this remote, tenuous responsibility.
I die, by my own hand,
to protest this:your craven vanity, your dishonesty.
Whither shall I go from
thy spirit, whither shall I fly from thy presence? If I ascend into heaven thou art there, if I make my bed in hell, behold
thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand
lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. --- Psalm 139
PHOTO IS LINK
PHOTO IS LINK
Note the smoke
columns.Recall that the official reason given for why the aircraft carriers
were delayed in their return, due back 12-6-41, was because of the “heavy seas” and high winds.
The whole world wants
to know where is Station H’s message sheet number 95678?
The whole world wants
to know where is Station H’s message sheet number 95678?
The NSA has released
message sheets 95677 and 95679.Why hasn’t the NSA released 95678?By the dates of the other messages we know that Station H’s message sheet number 95678 was taken from its pad on 12-01-1941.
Even though the NSA
has not released the American message sheet, the Japanese Imperial Navy’s archives are not classified.Therefore we have been able to see what messages the Japanese Navy sent on 12-01-41.
The message was
in the Japanese Navy’s most secret naval code.That is what Station H did.It decoded messages on numbered message sheets.Would you like to see the text of the message sent on 12-01-41
from Japanese headquarters in Tokyo to the Imperial Navy?
You want to see that
coded message?Oh, ok, I wasn’t sure anyone was still interested:
TI YO WI 00, KE NO 8;DE: Ko Me Ha (Admiral Nagano)
1 December 1941
From:The Chief of Naval General Staff
To:CinC Combined Fleet
CinC China Area Fleet
1.It has been decided to enter into a state of war between
the Imperial Government on one side and the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands on the other during the first
part of December.
2.The CinC Combined Fleet will destroy the enemy forces and air
strength in the eastern seas at the same time will meet any attack by the enemy fleet and destroy it.
3.The CinC Combined Fleet will, in cooperation with the Commander
of the Southern Army, speedily capture and hold important American and British Bases in Eastern Asia and then Dutch Bases.Important strategic points will then be occupied and held.
4.CenC Combined Fleet will in case of necessity cooperate with
the operations of China Area Fleet.
5.The time for activating the movements of forces in accordance
with preceding articles will be given in a later order.
6.Execution of details will be as directed by Chief of the Naval
Later came the message
“Climb Mount Niitaka.”
US Senator McCain’s
grandfather and my grandfather fought together at Leyte Gulf.Well actually my grandfather fought at Leyte Gulf;US
Senator McCain’s grandfather got there late.One of my grandfather’s
carriers was the first US warship to be hit by a Kamikaze
pilot in WWII. The Japanese attacked when the troop ships were still full of
men waiting to go ashore.I often think of all those men who were not killed
at Leyte Gulf, who were not trapped below decks as their transports plunged to the bottom of the sea.I think also about all their grandchildren.
We should remember
the dead.But we should also reflect on all the living.Think of all the survivors, and their children and grandchildren.How many of you owe your lives to those pilots who fought off, and bluffed, the Japanese Navy at Leyte Gulf?Three generations later there must be millions of people nowwho owe their existence to those pilots.
The Japanese strategy
was to try to lure Admiral Halsey to the north and then attack the unprotected troop ships in Leyte Gulf.It worked. After the attack started an
emergency message was sent to Halsey asking him to return.The recall message
began, “The whole world wants to know . . .”This phrase, “the
whole world wants to know,”was part of a code.It was simply a phrase that was inserted to help conceal the real message.But Admiral Halsey forgot that these phrases were automatically inserted.He
thought he was being mocked and was quite angry until someone reminded him that the first line is always inserted by the code
In the Last Letter
to the Senate I mentioned my grandfathers and later I was treated to many admonitions from gas bags in the media, that I shouldn’t
think that I could coast on my grandfather’s accomplishments.
(But I didn’t realize that they
would be held against me by the “peacenicks” of Northern
Of course this was in 1992
when I first published the Last Letter.Nowadays I
suppose everyone knows that children in Navy families are raised with this extraordinary sense of entitlement and privilege.“The world owes you a living,” this is drilled into our heads at an early
Counselor:How did that work out for you?
Oh, well you can imagine the
fall.Here we are brought up to think ourselves superior to the rest of the world
in every way, that “they owe us,” you know, the Navy family.I recall when my mom first pointed out the cash register machine that they have near
the doors in commercial establishments, and explained the principle of the thing to me, I was, ah, seventeen, I think.
I remember exclaiming to her at the time.“We, have to pay them!They should pay us.All that we have given.They are lucky we shop here . . .” etc. etc. Oh,
the difficulties I have had adjusting.You do not know, my dear Yvonne.)
Gulf, my maternal grandfather served with Admiral McCain on patrol
in the Japanese home waters in the closing months of the war. Yet I have never received any indication that US
Senator McCain has even read any of my letters.Senator Hatch has said that he has “heard what you (Imus) have done to some of your listeners,” and Senator
Dodd joked about the Stolen Notebook, Senator Hollings, Senator Biden, US Senator Bradley, Senator Kerry, Senator Alexander,
Senator Danforth, Senator Gore, Senator Sarbanes, and of course US Senator Moynihan made many comments, but US Senator McCain has never made any comment that I have been able to detect.
But I did think that
some might recall my family and look into my claims.For example, when US Senator
McCain appeared in Sacramento for Mr. Jones’ Senate campaign, he remarked
that he was looking forward to getting a Republican elected to the Senate for California, because he has been working two
jobs, helping out representing the people of California as well as Arizona.I
took some hope from that.This is why he is a “US”
Senator.He knows his true constituency is not just his state, but the entire
The problem with
the discussion about Pearl Harbor and the decoded Japanese messages is that there is a failure to see
these questions in their full context.Fewer than 3,000 died at Pearl
Harbor, (fewer than on 9-11).Yet consider, for example, the battle
for Okinawa, when US Senator McCain’s grandfather was closing in on Japan.Okinawa, which cost America
12,000 dead, 36,000 wounded, the Japanese deaths were over 100,000.Yet just
think, Hiroshima was to follow in
leaders know that the atomic bomb was going to be available in just a few months?Those
12,000 Americans who died in April to June, 1945, just two months before the bombing of Hiroshima,
did they have to die?
Did Admiral McCain
know the futility of Okinawa?
We may have information,
the war message sent to the Japanese fleet, or that a super bomb has been developed, but how we use the information depends
on a great deal more than just possessing it.This is the difference between
information and knowledge, facts and understanding.
Compared to the
coming war, in which millions would die, Pearl Harbor may not have seemed as important.There may have been larger considerations.Even though a new
“super bomb” had been developed some strategists may have thought Okinawa was necessary,
in order to show the Japanese that their home islands could be taken.
So perhaps US
Senator McCain has read my letters, knows what was done to me, knows what is still being done, knows, for example, that the IRS asked for my assistance then leaked my name
to the very criminals we were investigating, and yetfails to act on the information
for reasons of his own. The message may have
been received but not acknowledged.
Why? I do not know.There are so many mysteries in this life.We live most of our lives in darkness and ignorance.
After a decade of harassment
you do not know what to think anymore, what is true and what is a lie.One week,
in 2001, for example, I was at Kinkos and then the very next Saturday the O’Donnel radio show mentioned the very thing
I was looking at on the internet at Kinkos.
Counselor:Oh, come on, it must have been a coincidence.
What makes you so certain?
Counselor:Ah, am I involved in it also?I’m this . . . this Buddha
with a thousand arms [raises arms indicating a thousand arms]manipulating everything ---
Counselor:It could have been a coincidence couldn’t it?What were
you looking at?
I was researching
Counselor: Isn't his show about computers? Oh, well . . . biotechnology it is. . . in the news.What in particular?
Counselor: . . . Blood . . . labs?
Yeah, he talked about
how to find them on the internet. I have never heard O’Donnel talk about blood laboratories before or since.
Counselor:Well . . . hmmm . . .
Psy Ops Nine.
the dumb son of a bitch, the hysterical old queen, wakes the nanny up at ,
questions her about the toy cap gun.Then the old queen and Deirdre Imus go on
for an hour about the cap gun in the middle of the night, then they both go to the nanny and confront her again, to confiscate
no, they are not finished.“I want that woman out of my house,” you
can hear one of the bitches demanding of the other.(Was it Donald or the other one?)So it is back to the nanny again.This time they throw her out at .(Fortunately other staff members take her in.)
is how the rich treat the help?This is how they treat everyone.Will the other staff members testify against the rich and powerful Imus bitches?My experience is that “reporters,”“radio
personalities,” will not.Rosie Allen, Gene Burns, Barbara Simpson, they put their career ahead of their integrity.But perhaps cooks are different.Perhaps they will give evidence.
visitors will find nothing new in this story.Our visitors have already read
about Don Imus following me from State Farm in 1998 to GAB Robins in 2003. So
now we know that just a few months after harassing me at GAB Robins Imus was doing his thing with the nanny. Recall the strange influence he seemed to have over Mrs. Jack Swanson?What accounted for his influence?Photos?Gambling debts, or just stories of how she satisfied them?
2002 when Mrs. Jack Swanson was having me followed from place to place so she could run back to her radio microphone to make
some reference to me she did not mention Imus.But then later, after she started
reading from the CENCAL letters she started referring to “Imus said this,” and “Imus said that.”Why?
any case our visitors already know that Imus destroys lives simply for his own entertainment.
like Michael Weiner burglarizing the Colonial Motel and the electronic eaves dropping, the following, the harassment.These egotists get behind a radio microphone, they get a little power, then they set
out to destroy other people.Almost at random.
I named Scott Bobro and Dean Sodos at Farmers Michael Weiner said on his show that he for one would not use the names ofpeople.Scott Bobro made repeated references
to the stolen notebook, (e.g. the death of my mother), that Weiner had burgled from the Colonial Motel so clearly Weiner and
Bobro were acting together.But
as with Mrs. Jack Swanson and Imus how, why, is still mysterious.Former homosexual
lovers?Or did they imagine themselves Jewish freedom fighters hunting down NAZI
war criminals? There is no limit to how they justify themselves.
throwing the nanny out Imus was on the radio accusing her of being a “terrorist.”These egotists know no limits.They will tell themselves any lie.And they will believe it.Recall Barbara
Simpson blaming me for keeping a notebook.If I hadn’t kept the notebook
then it couldn’t get stolen.This is the logic of egotism.
let Mr. Benedict P. Morelli know about this website.Hopefully it will help him
send the rich and powerful a message.
In November, after
our Lecture Notes about the abuse of state power in Boston, New York,
and San Francisco, to drive up housing prices beyond the reach of the middle class,
Ralph Nader in a campaign speech mentioned these cities also.
We had pointed
out that the Democrat had moved from being Liberals and had now morphed into:Post Liberals.They still use the rhetoric of Liberalism, they speak of
fairness, justice, but really this is just a hold over of old fashion form.The
Post Liberals now use government the way Marin Senator Feinstein used government when she was still climbing in San
Francisco.She downed zoned San Francisco
five times, even as she accumulated the multistory buildings that she proposed to ban.
She used government
to drive out her fellow capitalists --- least competition moderate her profits.
Mr. Nader pointed out
in his speech, that these cities have all been in the hands of Democrats “for a hundred years.”A hundred years and still these problems persist?Gosh, why
do you suppose that is?
For example, replacing
the BayBridge with the conventional
bridge that had originally been proposed would save $500 million it has been estimated.Given the expected cost over runs probably the savings is in the billions.Yet
the outcome is in doubt.(I mean, $500 million, what is that among friends .
. . of the Post Liberal elite?)
But of course Mr. Nader
only ran for office because of his egotism.How could a person of conscience
not support the Democrats?
have had control for a hundred years.They have driven the poor, and the middle
class out of San Francisco, driven them to the Central Valley.They must now commute a hundred miles a day.Then the Democrats complain about the pollution and want to tax the people for driving.
Are you starting to
get the picture?
But do not think this
is partisan.The Republicans have had nothing to say about housing.Government regulation has driven up the cost of housing.Government regulation of education and medicine, again, like housing, has ruined the market and driven
the prices out of the reach of the people.So we have the “housing crisis.”The “medical care crisis.”The
But the Republican
Party of California has had nothing to say about any of this.Why?
A fixed game.
It is not just the
Democrats who are Post Liberal.Michael Weiner claimed to be a “compassionate
conservative” even as he organized the burglary of the Colonial Motel.Mrs.
Jack Swanson was active in the Republican Party even as she obtained copies of my letters from her friends at CENCAL and taunted
me.What do these Republicans have in common with the Democrats at KQED who persuaded
the Counselor Yvonne [deletion] to betray her client?
Some College Visitors
have asked how is it that if all these people are working together as I claim that we have not already been enslaved.How is it that we still have any freedom at all.
Dear friends.These wealthy people have been working their schemes from the beginning of time.But they are so selfish, so preoccupied with themselves that they never can establish
themselves in power.They betray each other just as they have betrayed the people.For all of history it has been the same.
They are perfect monsters,
devouring themselves too.Their own rapaciousness makes their rule unstable.Inevitably Vesuvius erupts and they are destroyed.
In our Technical Corrections,
at the Max Weber Institute, we considered the importance of biometric information for the establishment of the applicant’s
identity.We pointed out that “smart chips” were not important for
the establishment of identity.The chip remains with the applicant and so, therefore,
it is untrustworthy; because it is subject to being tampered with and its data
Korea a scientist has probably already broken the State Department’s code for the new
passport chips, (in order to get a bigger food ration for his family).
The only advantage
the chip offers is that the clerk at the immigration counter does not have to type in the information, or scan in the printed
information on the passport, but can now electronically down load the information from the chip.The only change is a clerical time saving innovation.
Yet to read the news
coverage one would think that the chips offers a new level of security.It does
not.Forgers must now know electronic forgery yet in some ways this makes forgery
easier.It can be forged electronically.
If security is to be
increased it can only be done in the database which verifies the information that is collected.In other words it does not matter if the information is scanned from the document, typed in, or draw in
electronically from a smart chip, what is needed is a trusted database.The biometric
information needs to be taken from the person themselves, not the chip.This
bio-scan needs to be checked not against the chip that was in the possession of the applicant but against the trusted database.
But then I do not want
to get drawn into this.If the idiots in the media want to report that the “smart
chip” is improving security ---fine.If the fools at the State Department can sell this --- ok.The Administration
can claim it is making America safe ---- sure.
Who cares?I have given up.3.5 million are crossing the southern border
every year.I do not care.Leave
the legal immigration limit from Mexico at 170,000 --- yeah.The Post Liberal elite prefers illegals to citizens.The illegals can be violated and deported if they speak out or object.
President Bush used
to say he wanted to let in anyone for any job at any time.After he was roundly
ridiculed for this absurd proposal he changed it.But not until he got a 10%
increase in the Hispanic vote.(He might have gotten these votes with out making
these foolish statements.)
Now Mr. Bush says that
anyone can be brought into the country for any job at any time,if,the job is advertised.He has been reelected.Now why is he sounding like an idiot?
Obviously if there
is no standard for “advertising” a note in a shop window will do.And
what is on the note?Wanted, insurance adjuster, $7.00 an hour.Why not?This is what Mr. Bush now says he wants.And no one will question him.He has driven expectations down
so low that he can say the most preposterous things and no one bats an eye.
this year California’s courts upheld a $122 million judgment against Farmers
Insurance for failure to pay overtime. (Bell v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 115 Cal.
App. 4th 715 (2004)Is this the reason the Administration wanted to change the
law for overtime?)Mr. Bush says it is alright with him if Farmers replaces the
adjusters with people who want to move to the United States.A job and citizenship too!
But I am not
going to get involved in any of this either.
3.5 million over the
southern border every year, the President says he thinks anyone should be allowed in for any job at any time, ( after it has
been “advertised”), and then they put “smart chips” on the passport and think they have made an improvement.‘See,. . . it is on the littl’chip thing in there, . . . see . . . it
You are all just
f . . . . and I do not care.Yeah, screw you too.
There are about 25 million Iraqis.
Half of them are under 18.
Of the 12.5 million adults half of them
Of the 6.25 million male adults of fighting
age half are Shia.
Of the 3.125 million Sunni half are Kurds.
Of the 1.6 million Sunni Arab males of
fighting age how many are actively supporting the violence?
What are their names?Where do they live?Do they have jobs?Where are they normally found between the hours of 1800 and 0600?
When young men of fighting age left Falujah
in the weeks before the fighting how many left with their families?How many
left by themselves?Of them how many had residence in towns other than Falujah?
We could have incarcerated all of them.
How many of our young soldiers would
be alive today if we had?
Where are the records?Who is responsible for the database?‘Not us,’
say the bureaucrats in the Pentagon.This is the problem with Iraq policy.No one is responsible for Iraq.
The nattily dressed gentleman in the
oval office is not responsible.No Iraqi government was established to organize
the country in 2002.Then the one that was set up, (Bremer was hired in March
2003), was folded up and the old members of the ‘governing council’ were dumped. The
next one is only serving until “the elections.”And we question
why the Iraqi police are not willing to lay down their lives?For who?For what?
What happens when the guerrillas learn
rule one?(Rule one: do not attempt to hold territory contested by the United States
Marine Corps.)We kill all the stupid ones:then what?
The bureaucrats in the Pentagon say,
‘That’s not our problem.We fight.If they don’t fight us what can we do.’We allow
the bureaucrats to define their own jobs.This from the “no excuses”
If you want to know the names of 1.6
million individuals they can not help.The ones that are employed, 30%, are not
as much of a risk;the retarded, 20%, are less of a risk;the top 20%, could be dangerous, but they are probably at school or at least among the employed.So now where are we?.8 million?
What are the names of the 50,000 prisoners
that the old regime had arrested?Some were political prisoners but many were
criminals.Why haven’t we even arrested at least these?If Iraq had the same rate of incarceration as the US there would
be 250,000 in prison.
Then there is the desert reclamation
project.Couldn’t we use 800,000 digging flood control trenches in the
desert, at least until we set up the new government?
Couldn’t we have done something?To save the lives of our young people.
I have been getting these panic attacks.Then I remind myself that my nightmare will soon be over.
But yours . . . you will go on being
Counselor:Remember, we have talked about this, anger management skills?Breathe
. . .
But we live in a democracy right?The other party will do its duty?Kerry
was for, no against, no for, wait, wrong war, no he . . . ah . . .
Well we have a Senate.We can count on the Senators to do their due diligence right?Yeah,
. . . right.You butt-----