Tuesday, November 17, 2009

dead-on lies

The act of war is the most vicious and evil thing a government can do, and is arguably treason when a government lies to do it, for it is an attack upon our nation’s values, our Constitution, and destroys the lives of American troops and their families. {more}

Schwarzenegger escapes from his budget woes to meet with troops and puppets in Iraq and say thanks...

A top political appointee at the VA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Michael McLendon. McLendon, an intensely focused man in a neatly pressed suit, kept a Bible on his desk at the office. Sullivan explained to McLendon and the other attendees that the rise in benefits claims the VA was noticing was caused partly by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who were suffering from PTSD. “That’s too many,” McLendon said, then hit his hand on the table. “They are too young” to be filing claims, and they are doing it “too soon.” He hit the table again. The claims, he said, are “costing us too much money,” and if the veterans “believed in God and country . . . they would not come home with PTSD.” At that point, he slammed his palm against the table a final time, making a loud smack. Everyone in the room fell silent. {more}

Warmonger Gordon Brown Vows to Finish Afghan Fight
He said the war in Afghanistan was being fought “not from choice, but out of necessity,” and added: “Vigilance in the defense of national security will never be sacrificed to expediency. Necessary resolution will never succumb to appeasement. The greater international good will never be subordinated to the mood of the passing moment”. {more}

Obama: "The first thing I will do as President is get our troops home. Take that to the bank."

Quote: "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Barack Obama Campaign Promise - October 27, 2007 {more}

Clinton focuses on al-Qaeda as frustration on Afghanistan grows

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed frustration with the Afghan government Sunday and said that the U.S. goal in the country is to destroy al-Qaeda and not to prop up a corrupt government.

The secretary of state said that "we want to get the people who attacked us," hinting that the focus of the new Afghan mission will focus on counter-terrorism.
"That is what is driving the president to make the best decision he can make," Clinton said. {more}

Taking $2,167,300 from Wall Street during the 2010 election cycle as dual citizen Chuck Schumer has doesn't influence his decisions...does it?.....
"Even with a number of large financial institutions folding or merging since last fall, the sector has still given more to federal candidates and party committees than any other sector this year at $78.2 million. Current lawmakers have brought in $661.6 million from the sector through their candidate committees and leadership PACs, with Democrats collecting 53 percent of that." {more}

Afghanistan world's second-most corrupt country, says watchdog

On the heels of yesterday's announcement that Afghanistan is forming a new crime unit to address the pervasive corruption in the country after insistent calls from international leaders that President Hamid Karzai improve governance, a watchdog group has ranked Afghanistan the world's second-most corrupt country, surpassed only by Somalia (AP, Al Jazeera, AP, BBC, Reuters). {more}
So according to Transparency International the U.S. is the 19th best in the world regarding corruption...Israel is 32nd best out of 180 countries rated.
Being the world's biggest killers, occupiers and suppliers of the merchandise of death, the U.S and Israel must not count as being that bad when using the term corruption.


  1. Turmn8r coming home with a special gift for Cali-fun-ions...
    h ttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article6919262.ece

  2. I wonder why Shortsinburger isn't facing a recall and another election like former CA Guv Gray Davis did when ENRON had looted that state and left it with enormous bills?

    The amount of debt racked up during 'Arnie's' reign is a helluva lot more, so where that 'grassroots' uprising?

    Or maybe certain political forces were behind booting out Davis so they could get the Terminator in office and for what purpose?

    That sorry SOB from the VA should be dropped into Afghanistan for a 3 year deployment and see how his head turns out.

    "Costing us too much money?"

    A Veteran Affairs deputy assistant secretary who didn't immediately notify top officials about a theft of 26.5 million veterans' personal information is stepping down, citing missteps that led to the security breach.

    Michael H. McLendon, deputy assistant secretary for policy, said Tuesday he would relinquish his high-level post on Friday. McLendon supervised the VA data analyst who lost the data and is the first official to leave after VA Secretary Jim Nicholson pledged to hold officials accountable after the May 3 burglary, in which a government-owned laptop and disks were stolen from an agency analyst's home in Maryland.

    Mr. McLendon has also worked extensively in the international environment for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense


    Mobbed up with that banks helping to loot 3rd world countries, whadda guy.

  3. George Galloway was front and center of the resistance, now.....silence. Even with Cpl Glenton in Brit Military custody. Something is wrong. I $mell it.

  4. Good link anon, bringing the surge to Kalifornia.

    Greg, VA corruption is common. A neighbor of mine stole hundreds of thousands from the local VA hospital in a procurement scam over several years and got caught. A couple of days after his arrest he called the sheriffs office and while on the phone, blew his brains out with a .45 pistol. That was the end of my TN Titans free tickets when he didn't want to go.

    anon, Galloway has had a lot of good words to say but there's always been doubt about him...