Friday, February 10, 2006

Big Bother Strikes Again

Don’t be fooled people. Big Bother is feeding you more lies.

All the hubbub about how the feds foiled a terrorist plot in 2002 to blow up the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles has nothing to do with wiretapping. It also has yet to be solidified as an actual threat. The mayor of LA, Antonio Villaraigosa, said that all this was news to him. You would expect someone – ANYONE – from the government to contact him with news about a building in his city exploding. But no one did. And Big Bother won’t marry the two ideas – he just lets it out there for you to conclude.

I say, don’t buy it.

It’s very convenient that this supposedly happened almost 4 years ago and the public is just now finding out about it. True, the government keeps secrets all the time. But it is interesting that this story sees the light of day just as Big Bother is pushing his agenda forward.

The alleged plot was derailed when a Southeast Asian nation arrested major Al Qaeda operatives. Staying forever vague, Big Bother named neither the Southeast Asian nation that assisted, nor the names of the operatives who were arrested. Why is this thing such a secret??

The whole thing makes me recall the 2004 post-reelection image that stated "How can 59,017,382 Americans Be So Wrong?" The administration is counting on that number to get through. I can only pray that the number is shrinking day by day, as Americans admit the mistake they made and suffer the consequences.


  1. It seems that labeling everything "terrorist" lets the goverment get away with anything they want...from pay offs to illegal wire tapping. Being a pesimistic I have no hope that anyone is going to wake up and realize that George Bush is not just a horrible president, but a horrible human being.

    His administration is dishonest and corrupt and as long as they keep making stories like this one up there no hope for change.

    BTW, I live in Los Angeles, and find this story full of malarky. I don't feel any more unsafe than I felt a day ago.

    The only story I beleive is the one of the guy getting caught at the Canadian border about 6 years ago. There was plenty of new coverage and evidence. But come on I am supposed to believe that this plan was derailed 4 years ago and the administration did brag about it when they couldn't stop dragging 911 through the campaign trail for four years?

    It won't end until we all blow up. We are becoming the enemy, leadership by fear and intimidation.

  2. That was supposed to say the administration DIDN'T brag about it"

    PS I read all your entries and really love your entries. I come here everyday and am glad that you try to post often.
    You keep writing, I'll keep reading.

    Have a good day!

  3. Man, thanks for that! After last week, I was afraid I alienated some folks. I'm not a bad guy really, but I like to be debated, as long as I am not told I am wrong or ignorant. And thanks for checking in!!!

  4. Dop, I agree with your sentiments too. It truly amazes me at how "blind" people can be to the actual truth. There have been two things happen today that have again brought to light how inept and dishonest this administration is. One is the statement from the Ex-CIA official stating that the Bush Administration misused Iraq Intelligence for their own purposes. Here is the link to the article on CNN...

    Here is an excerpt: "Paul R. Pillar, the CIA's national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005, called the relationship between U.S. intelligence and policymaking "broken.""In the wake of the Iraq war, it has become clear that official intelligence analysis was not relied on in making even the most significant national security decisions, that intelligence was misused publicly to justify decisions already made," Pillar wrote. Although the Clinton administration and other countries' governments also believed that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was amassing weapons of mass destruction, they supported sanctions and weapons inspections as means to contain the threat, he said. The Bush administration's decision to go to war indicates other motivations, Pillar wrote, namely a power shake-up in the Middle East and a hastened "spread of more liberal politics and economics in the region."The Bush administration "used intelligence not to inform decision-making, but to justify a decision already made," Pillar wrote. "It went to war without requesting -- and evidently without being influenced by -- any strategic-level intelligence assessments on any aspect of Iraq."

    Of course this isn't news to most of reading your blog since we all knew that we were being misled the whole time. It just infuriates me that the majority of this country can allow themselves to be misled like little puppies and not ask the really important questions.

  5. I think for some people (Republicans) it's easier to blindly follow what the administration says than to appear the least bit "unpatriotic".

    One remark I heard during the elections was this woman in the South who said,"Well the Bible says you need to choose the brave and the strong who will crush Satan and George Bush is a strong leader and will fight the terrorists." With logic like that how do you have an intelligent discussion with actula facts?

  6. I'm also skeptical. Remember all of the raised terrorist threat levels before the 2004 election? How come it hasn't been raised once since then?