The Unsinkable Bush Administration Is The Titanic
Quote:The Unsinkable Bush Administration Is The Titanic
By Karl W B Schwarz
With the cease fire in place, Bush is now claiming Israel defeated Hezbollah. He has to throw out that idle and hollow rhetoric because of the F5 storm headed at him.
Bush Says Israel Defeated Hezbollah
Aug 15, 12:34 AM (ET)
By DEB RIECHMANN
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush said Monday that Israel defeated Hezbollah's guerrillas in the month-long Mideast war and that the Islamic militants were to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Lebanese civilians.
Bush admonished Iran and Syria for backing Hezbollah, which captured two Israeli soldiers on July 12 igniting the conflict. Both sides claimed victory Monday, hours after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect, while Bush said Israel prevailed.
"Hezbollah attacked Israel. Hezbollah started the crisis, and Hezbollah suffered a defeat in this crisis," the president said at the State Department after a day of meetings with his top defense, diplomatic and national security advisers.
The United States backed Israel in the war, and Bush made clear he was determined to help the Israelis in the post-fighting struggle of words about who wound up on top.
It grows more apparent to me each day that Bush has a serious reality detachment disorder. As you will read below, and as plastered all over European TV, Bush started this fiasco, Congress voted overwhelmingly on both sides of the aisle in May for the Green Light and outsourcing of this latest belligerence, and he is now lying again to distance himself from the blowback.
While I have been working in Europe, I missed a landmark event in the United States when Lou Dobbs put it on the line regarding 9-11 and the US government outright lies and deceptions.
Congratulations, Lou Dobbs for proving yet again that you are a man of Integrity and a Great American.
I would have definitely recorded that and distributed as many copies as I could as to the epiphany that happened at CNN.
Eat your hearts out Hannity, Colmes, and Bill O'Really! Come on Keith Olbermann, it is time for you to chime in too and start healing the damage those other three FAUXNews folks have done to your network. They could not pay me enough money to anchor a show on FOXNews with the likes of Hannity, Colmes, and Bill O'Reilly spinning the news for Americans to remain mushrooms or belittling and bashing anyone who has an idea or facts that disagree with the fluff they like to present on their shows. TRUTH LITE just does not get it for me and Official Government Lies and Spin definitely does not melt my butter.
I used to listen to Hannity and O'Reilly daily until it occurred to me that it does not matter how many facts they have on the table they keep overlooking that and move on with the packaged FOXNews message in spite of reality. In other words intentionally misleading the people with a message that omits more than it includes so you cannot stay on top of what you need to know.
Most Americans want and demand accurate information so we can make accurate decisions. Trying to make hard black or white decisions ranges from difficult to impossible in a vacuum or when we are only shown one part of the story or a thousand shades of gray due to crappy programming that only presents a one-sided gray story. That is exacerbated by a mass media that only delivers a one-sided message or the shades of gray due to their own internal political agenda and it is not their job to do that. Our mass media outlets, and only some of them, are only now beginning to awaken to the realities of what extent they have failed to do their job for many years now.
We have all heard the saying "if it bleeds, it leads" but what they have done now is only show one side of the bleeding and add to the chest thumping that any American who adds to the bleeding on the other side is somehow a Great American. Not true and never has been. Just look at world opinion to US belligerence or this latest drop in esteem Israel has caused for itself. Naked aggression is not a mark of Greatness. Even Sun Tzu in the classic The Art of War teaches that the greatest general is the one who can take Heaven and Earth without firing a shot or spilling any blood.
The role of a free press is to keep the public informed, not bully them if they have a different viewpoint than a show host. Get the hint Hannity, O'Reilly? The free press is not about you, it is about us and the integrity of this Republic. The truth is coming out and your ratings and sell-ability are going into the basement and out of sight where they belong.
Also, there is an event in Europe on August 27, 2006 where Lebanese refugees that fled the Israeli assault have come to say what is really happening in Lebanon. I have been asked to be a key speaker at that event as part of the larger context of how this latest Israeli belligerence is merely part of the overall PNAC scheme to dominate the Middle East and have Israel, UK and US forces as the only military power in the Middle East. They have been working on this one for many years and 9-11 was what got the cork out of the genie bottle to unleash the dumbest foreign policy game plan in this History of the United States of America.
It was the Pearl Harbor the Neocons have planned for years to launch the dumbest foreign policy game plan in the History of the United States of America.
You should see what is airing in Europe regarding the finger pointing that has erupted regarding the Israelis now blaming Bush for urging them on to attack both Lebanon and Syria. Ooooops! Bush sure did not want this to become public.
Israeli Leaders Fault Bush on War
By Robert Parry - Consortium News
Sunday 13 August 2006
Amid the political and diplomatic fallout from Israel's faltering invasion of Lebanon, some Israeli officials are privately blaming President George W. Bush for egging Prime Minister Ehud Olmert into the ill-conceived military adventure against the Hezbollah militia in south Lebanon.
Bush conveyed his strong personal support for the military offensive during a White House meeting with Olmert on May 23, according to sources familiar with the thinking of senior Israeli leaders.
Olmert, who like Bush lacks direct wartime experience, agreed that a dose of military force against Hezbollah might damage the guerrilla group's influence in Lebanon and intimidate its allies, Iran and Syria, countries that Bush has identified as the chief obstacles to U.S. interests in the Middle East.
As part of Bush's determination to create a "new Middle East" - one that is more amenable to U.S. policies and desires - Bush even urged Israel to attack Syria, but the Olmert government refused to go that far, according to Israeli sources.
If the Iraq War had yielded hearts and flowers - as demonstrated on the Neocons' flowcharts - U.S. troops would be in Syria by now. As it is - Bush is having to export his wars.
One source said some Israeli officials thought Bush's attack-Syria idea was "nuts" since much of the world would have seen the bombing campaign as overt aggression.
In an article on July 30, the Jerusalem Post referred to Bush's interest in a wider war involving Syria. Israeli "defense officials told the Post last week that they were receiving indications from the US that America would be interested in seeing Israel attack Syria," the newspaper reported.
While balking at an expanded war into Syria, Olmert did agree on the need to show military muscle in Lebanon as a prelude to facing down Iran over its nuclear program, which Olmert has called an "existential" threat to Israel.
With U.S. forces bogged down in Iraq, Bush and his neoconservative advisers saw the inclusion of Israeli forces as crucial for advancing a strategy that would punish Syria for supporting Iraqi insurgents, advance the confrontation with Iran and isolate Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
But the month-long war has failed to achieve its goals of destroying Hezbollah forces in south Lebanon or intimidating Iran and Syria.
Instead, Hezbollah guerrillas fought Israeli troops to a virtual standstill in villages near the border and much of the world saw Israel's bombing raids across Lebanon - which killed hundreds of civilians - as "disproportionate."
Now, as the conflict winds down, some Israeli officials are ruing the Olmert-Bush pact on May 23 and fault Bush for pushing Olmert into the conflict.
Soon after the May 23 meeting in Washington, Israel began to ratchet up pressure on the Hamas-led government in the Palestinian territories and on Hezbollah and other Islamic militants in Lebanon. As part of this process, Israel staged low-key attacks in both Lebanon and Gaza. [For details, see Consortiumnews.com "A 'Pretext' War in Lebanon."]
It occurs to me that Israel has plenty of guts to induce the US government to put American soldiers to be into harm's way to die for Israel and its best interests, but somehow when it is their own soldiers dying they do not seem to be so brave. Maybe they went to the edge of the abyss and decided that jumping in is not so fun after all.
The outcries against the US and Israel have now grown worldwide but most important is the rapid rise of super-heated hatred for America thanks to the biggest idiot this nation has ever had as President.
Understandably, these events keep Americans focused on the places where the fighting is taking place. But more important developments may be occurring on the flanks, largely unnoticed. An analysis piece in the Sunday Cleveland Plain Dealer by Sally Buzbee of AP notes:
Anger toward America is high, extremists are on the upswing, and hopes for democracy in the Middle East lie dashed.
"America, we hate you more than ever," Ammar Ali Hassan wrote in the independent Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, in the kind of visceral, slap-in-the-face rhetoric boiling across the region."
Even many Arab reformers now believe the United States cares more about supporting Israel than anything else, including democracy.
Egypt is one of the three centers of gravity of America's position in the Middle East, the others being Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
I think I will call the White House and see if Bush would like for me to rent him a track hoe so he can dig his hole faster. We might as well help him dig it faster and just be done with it. Then we can get down to the business of 9-11 Truth and straightening out another Bush mess. I am not inclined to leave this clean up chore to the Bush Father Buddies that always have to come in and clean up after the Village Idiot from Crawford, Texas.
If the transcript recently released by The Voice of the White House is true, AIPAC, the Zionists and their Neocon bipolar communist / fascist buddies are in for a rough ride in this Nation in the coming years. And they would have no one to blame but themselves. This is purportedly a leaked NSA transcript of a conversation between AIPAC and an Israeli embassy. It came to me from a retired USAF colonel with the disclaimer statement from someone else
If this is genuine, it is devastating. It would also indicate the presence of loyal intelligence officers within the NSA, true patriots who risked leaking the following transcript of a phone conversation that occurred just over a week ago. The tapped conversation occurred between Reuven Azar, the Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israeli embassy in Washington DC, and an unidentified (as yet) member of AIPAC, the hugely powerful and influential Jewish-American pro-Israeli lobby. I don't for a moment question the reliability or credentials of the person who sent it to me: Henry Makow, PhD. Dr. Makow, who received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto, is a renowned author, and inventor of the board game Scruples. I cannot overemphasize the importance of the following information if it is indeed genuine...
See it at http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a2464.htm
Until something shows up to confirm the Voice of the White House, I am taking the same position as the Jeff Rense website:
From: Jeff Rense.com website this morning.
HOAX - This story is running all over the net. We are posting it as a point of information. We have not been able to obtain confirmation as to the legitimacy and pedigree of the content and are now labeling the story a HOAX until and unless we are given solid data citing original source. -ed
Imagine my shock and surprise at these two purportedly discussing creating terrorism. The Mossad motto is by deception we shall make war. I also noted the contempt they have for all others non-Zionist but that might be a disqualifier rather than confirmation that this conversation really happened. If we learn in the coming weeks or months that this transcript is for real, watch America start demanding some butts. I am not getting excited about this Voice of the White House disclosure until something surfaces to give it the type of confirmation needed, as in, it is a fact and it is real news and not part of some disinformation or Jew-baiting campaign to pull out the anti-Semitism charges to deflect from the issue at hand.
If you pay close attention to chronology, the US House supposedly passed the "Kill Lebanon" Resolution in May 2006, long before the alleged incident of kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and Bush and Olmert cut some kind of deal to attack in May 2006. Now that it has backfired in the faces of the Israeli military and government leadership, they are pointing the finger at Bush that he was behind it all along.
Why does that not surprise me, and why am I not surprised that Condoleezza Rice did not go over there to seek a peaceful resolution?
I say FIRE THEM ALL!
The quick finger pointing coming out of Israel and at Bush suggests to me that this Voice of the White House transcript might be true, but I want solid confirmation on this one. I have been waiting for just the right moment to tell what I know about the RNC and DNC and the crowd that likes to hide behind the anti-Semite label would be effectively silenced. Like a fighter pilot in a dogfight, I am waiting for the time I have tone, a clear shot and not an anti-Semite claim in sight. I am definitely on the right butts and I have tone but it is not quite time to fire. I am not anti-Semitic, I am decidedly anti-Neoconite and anti-Zionist and that is who is hiding behind the bogus "shield".
If it is true, watch for Bush to launch another "Leak Investigation" to protect his own butt as well as the Zionist Neocons that seem to be controlling him and the course of this Nation. If it is true, I predict Bush's numbers are headed to below 20% for no one will want to have anything to do with a Leper Lame Duck that will in all probability be indicted for War Crimes against humanity.
I frankly want a President of the United States that does not agree to every idiot whim of every greedy idiot in Washington, DC! That is what has gotten all of us into this deep predicament. I also want a President that does not lie to me or go have proxies like Israel attack Lebanon under false pretenses because the Zionist Neocons wanted that to happen as part of their bigger scheme in the Middle East. This world has enough problems that need attention and resolution without having idiots in power that only excel in creating more problems.
Maybe the Zionist Christians will get it some day that Zionist Christian is an oxymoron, which means they are delusional and living a lie if they think Zionism and Christianity stand for the same thing and are therefore allies and on the same side. Judeo-Christian would be more consistent with the teachings of the Bible, since Zionism is a power-cult that even Judaism wants to get rid of as the cult that it is. Zionism is not a religion; it is a political system with an agenda that is based on power, greed and killing anyone who gets in its way. We just saw it in action in Lebanon. We can all hope that day of epiphany for blind Christians is not Judgment Day.
It is hilarious to what extent the 9-11 Commission members are now trying to cover their butts. It is a step in the right direction but they still have to come clean on the whole truth, nothing but the truth to ever be in my good graces. They helped cover it up and now that it can no longer be covered up they start equivocating and pointing fingers to lower their complicity.
I want to see Thomas Kean tell us about how many board meetings Amerada Hess had that discussed the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, or TAP, that Bridas Corporation controlled and why Big Oil would not joint venture with Bridas Corporation and wanted that pipeline all to themselves. He should also explain why he never asked Condoleezza Rice under oath, which she refused to do, how many board meetings she had at Chevron that discussed the same thing and how Big Oil was going to get all of that oil and natural gas out of that landlocked area. How exactly did Big Oil plan to take over that pipeline and get all of the profits for Big Oil? How many of those same Big Oil executives were in on that super-secret Cheney Energy Task Force that planned this pipeline takeover? I would also grill Thomas Kean about Nicholas Brady and Edith Holiday who also sit on the Amerada Hess board before they are called before the Real 9-11 Commission to testify. Both Brady and Holiday are directly out of the George H W Bush Administration when all of this scheming started under code name Operation Steppe Shield all the way back to 1988-1989.
Those Bush folks sure like to name their idiot escapades as some sort of shield and then hide behind every shield in sight, even if it breaks the law. That early plan to take over the Caspian Basin was named for the Kazakh Steppes, which is in Kazakhstan and part of the Caspian Basin oil mother-lode. It had to have that pipeline either across Iran or Afghanistan to get to the ocean and into your gas tank and the hands of Big Oil into your pocket.
If you have not had the chance to read the book I wrote, One-Way Ticket to Crawford, Texas, I diagnosed the Bush Family genetic illness in Chapter 11 and have seen nothing since 9-11 to suggest that my diagnosis was not right on target:
"Our President and Vice President just cannot leave well enough alone. Now, even with this huge Caspian Deal and Iraq, and in bed with those terrorist funding Saudis in that Caspian Deal, according to recently released news that they are still financing terrorism, they are claiming Africa is now of "vital US Strategic Interests" since that nation will be up to 25% of our total oil imports. We have some folks in the White House that have a serious case of Oil on the Brain and think they have to line up one fight after another so they and their rich buddies can get really filthy rich. Probably an incurable case of Oil on the Brain and I submit, sufficiently to the point that they are no longer fit or capable of leadership. It seems to be an incurable disease, sure has been for a lot of our American troops.
Don't forget about that Cheney investigation going on down Nigeria way and over in France regarding $160 to $180 million in Halliburton bribes while he was CEO of that company. Maybe that is what the "strategic interest" is all about, as in covering his butt, fines, incarceration, or somebody ripping the lid off a Bush Cheney secret, secret, secret. Halliburton = sleaze, sleaze and more sleaze. Must be a model of Peterson Snow Blue Ribbon Corporate Governance.
Just think - Africa is next! See Dick run (to Africa).
When you finish this chapter the only thing you will want to see is GW and Dick run out of office for good cause."
The symptoms of this Oil on the Brain affliction are: 1.) babbling incoherently; and 2.) changing the subject when asked the right questions [aversion to the Truth]; and 3.) expansive paranoia that cannot look the truth in the face; and 4.) an obsession with secrecy even for the mundane and innocuous and especially for the incriminating; and 5.) engaging in terrorism and blaming everyone one else on this planet as being the terrorist including those Americans that disagree with stupid policies; and 6.) launching bogus and illegal wars to benefit smarter greedy friends; and 7.) wanton disregard for the law; and 8.) arrogance; and 9.) creating hand-picked cover up commissions; and 10.) pathological lying when the truth is so blatantly clear the deaf and blind and dead know the afflicted is lying; and 11.) being a war criminal and then trying to change the law to avoid prosecution and liability.
You can even bet that "no bid contracts" to Halliburton, Blackwater, Bechtel, etc are also going to be included under the definition of "Bush Appointees" so keep your eye on this amendment to the law.
Then I would like to see Richard Ben Veniste put under oath, as an officer of the Court and obliged to tell the truth if he is not a pretense, and explain to everyone why Bridas Corporation never came up and his law firm of Mayer Brown, Rowe & Maw was keeping them tied up at the Fifth Circuit, US Court of Appeals down in New Orleans and at the US Supreme Court. That matter was before the courts and directly involved his law firm the entire time he was sitting on the 9-11 Commission. That Bridas contract with General Rashid Dostum and the Taliban, and the lawsuit victories Bridas achieved in US Courts, will just not go away. If I were on the Real 9-11 Commission, he would be answering questions for days regarding Enron, Caspian Basin clients his law firm has, Bridas Corporation, Offshore Special Purpose Entities, otherwise known as SPEs, and a long list of other relevant matters including their business in Pakistan before and after 9-11.
Then we could put Jamie Gorelick on the stand and discuss the Schlumberger board meetings she sat in on where they were in glee at how much money they were making and going to make in the Caspian Basin due to the US taking over the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline after 9-11 with military force. She was on that board while sitting on the 9-11 Commission, and if I were on the Real 9-11 Commission she would get plenty of chances to explain that conflict of interest under oath.
If I were on the Real 9-11 Commission, I would also have James A. Baker, III subpoenaed to have some long, on the record and under oath conversations about Remington Holdings, Ltd, Western Acquisitions, Inc, Ltd and LLC that are all involved in Pakistan and clients of his firm. That is in my book too as are the other facts above regarding Kean, Brady, Holiday, Richard Ben Veniste, Jamie Gorelick and many others.
I trust that you noticed that this latest terror threat out of the UK seems to have implicated Pakistan again just like 9-11?
I would also have Mr. Richard Armitage, our Pakistan liaison from State Department and OPIC and former president of OPIC Peter Watson, under oath and on the record. It is time for America to know who financed that Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline and on behalf of whom financing was provided and why that matter has been kept so hush-hush.
You can rely that there will be some invoking of the Fifth Amendment by many parties I would have summoned before a Real 9-11 Commission and questions they would be expected to answer under oath. I could ask all of them questions that would curl their hair, turn them into babbling idiots and make their asses suck up real tight.
The new Kean Hamilton book, Without Precedent is dramatically titled but is a gross overstatement of fact within the title itself.
The US government and their hand picked commissions have covered up:
1.) their complicity in allowing Pearl Harbor to happen; and
2.) they covered up the Bay of Pigs fiasco and Project Northwoods where they planned to use airplanes as fake attacks against the US to precipitate a war (sounds like 9-11 and Afghanistan to me); and
3.) the Kennedy assassination; and
4.) they covered up the Gulf of Tonkin incident that escalated the Vietnam War; and
5.) they covered up Iran Contra and why Iran does not trust the United States with good cause; and
6.) they have covered up why they supported the Afghanis against Russia to block an oil pipeline out of the Caspian Basin that the US and UK now control due to 9-11 and use of military force to take over that pipeline; and
7.) they covered up Operation Steppe Shield in 1989 and put it into play in 2001 because they have to have that pipeline to get all of that oil and gas into your gas tank and money out of your pocket; and
8.) they covered up that it was the US that set the stage for Desert Storm to happen and made it happen; and
9.) they covered up 9-11 and why they needed that to get America pissed off enough to not object to the attack on Afghanistan; and
10.) they covered up what Sibel Edmonds could tell the world about who was behind the financing of 9-11, both foreign and American names; and
11.) they covered up their lies about Afghanistan and Iraq and have gone way out of their way to conceal that their true motives from day one all the way back to the Afghan-Russia War and Operation Steppe Shield in 1989 was the Caspian Basin and all of the oil and natural gas and the TAP pipeline that they have to have to get the oil and gas out of a landlocked area. That is what the Big Secret is about the Cheney Energy Task Force.
I submit that this grossly misnamed book is a mere continuance of a cover up and the 9-11 Commission trying to avoid being caught in the F5 storms headed at Washington, DC. Said another way, it is a deflection and distraction from the truth and there is plenty of precedent in DC cover ups.
Right now they (Bush, Clinton and Bush) are covering up their complicity in the $27.5 trillion that Ambassador Leo Wanta was put in charge of to bring down the Russian economy. The first $4.5 trillion has been wired to a US bank and the US government does not want those funds applied to reduce the US National Debt and strengthen the US dollar. There is a Plan B so sit back and watch, and when called upon, stand up in force to support those moving this matter to resolution. There is a way to get it done, but not in working with the enemy or trusting them with even $1 of those funds.
I would say that is about as good as a cat in a litter box at doing cover ups. I can think of a dozen cover ups just off the top of my head and not even have to give it much thought. Washington, DC excels in sleazy dealings and cover ups to protect their sleazy elitist asses.
They are covering up the damage they have done and continue to do with DU and the many lives they are ruining with their Shocking and Awful conduct. The list goes on and on.
My sources inform that the Bush Administration, just like the Clinton-Gore Administration, wants the dollar weak as part of export and Free Trade policy and as part of a global strategy to beat nations down and into a pulp to keep them in line with the belligerent policies of our government and their Wealthy Masters. Said in a blunt way, they could not care less that such is bashing you to death financially. Stacking the National Debt to the moon is part of their strategy to make them rich and you poor.
They have made the dollar so weak that trading in euros is actually a wise economic move, but God help anyone who does that. For making a good business decision they will be labeled a terrorist.
Behind the scenes, Bush is still pushing to amend the War Crimes Act for himself and all appointees, which would include the 9-11 Commission members since they were in fact Bush appointees. There are many ways to blow holes into such laws and not allow retroactive immunity for criminal actions. There is no difference in what Bush is doing on this matter than robbing a bank and then trying to change the law so armed bank robbery is not punishable as a Special Emergency Withdrawal. It is an underhanded way to escape criminal liability and that dog will not hunt. I am not even an attorney and know how to do that, so they will not be as safe as they think. It would merely be a public perception that they are safe. They want Americans to think they were doing what was right and forget about that war criminal stuff.
What Bush is doing on this is screaming "I am guilty as Hell, but will change the laws and walk free." Let him do it and watch his numbers go under 20%. Bush is already at the point that the only people who believe him are those profiting from his lunacy, those Ideological nitwits that lack critical thinking ability and those Americans who have double digit IQs and only two or three brain cells capable of firing at one time to connect the dots.
I have also been invited as a key speaker at an event in December and have decided that I will attend, if for no other reason than it will be about the only break this year and the chance to see a beach. A lot of people there will finally get to see and meet the Russian lady I am going to marry. That is a group of concerned Americans meeting to discuss action plans to straighten out the mess America is in, thanks to GHWB, Clinton-Gore and now Bush Cheney with no valid options for 2008.
America the Great has devolved into America, Stinking to High Heaven and thankfully Americans are waking up to the realities of the mess we are in.
Here are poll results that have a very clear message, which I write under the polls results:
Bush's latest numbers are at 33% approval and the negative number is higher. All of his Best Laid Plans and his numbers just keep falling because fewer and fewer people are falling for his lies.
The polls clearly show that Americans are fed up with Bush and the numbers have dropped since for approval rating and the negative has increased. Arrogance and wanton disregard for the law and the Will of the People does not sell in this Nation. The polls show that America has had it with both sides of the aisle in Washington, DC. The polls also show that a vast majority of Americans disapprove of the direction that Bush and Congress have taken this Republic.
When America weighs in on being fed up with what Bush just did to Lebanon, he is on his way out. We cannot easily indict a sitting president but we sure as Hell can indict him when he is removed of his "SHIELD".
The polls also show that this current government does not deserve the respect of the American people or the world. For that, they have no one to blame but themselves but in their sheer arrogance they will not change. Both sides are corrupted beyond repair, only chain saws and bulldozers and plungers to open up those sewer lines are needed.
My instincts and my sources indicate that America is having an epiphany. I will stop and let them enjoy it.
&I've come to the conclusion, after having spent many years in politics, is that our presidential elections turn out to be more of a charade than anything else, and I think that is true today. It is a charade,& - Ron Paul, Sept 2008.
We're in a lot of trouble, watch this - http://www.youtube.com/v/3L3QVn4JyYA
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