Obama and Ayers

Ok, I don’t really care all that much about the Presidential election, to be honest. I strongly believe that it makes very little difference which of the two major-party candidates ends up being awarded the office.

That being said, I can’t believe the ridiculous crap people will believe about Obama. He’s a Muslim. He’s a terrorist sympathizer. He’s not really American. Ok, so he is American, but he’s not “American” like YOU AND I are American. And so on, and so forth. The last one, by the way, is not-so-subtly racist. (and has anyone else noticed that those emails containing the ridiculous bullshit generally make it a point to mention his middle name, Hussein? As if people were stupid enough to connect him with Saddam? Oh, wait… I guess they are. Never mind that it’s one of the most common names in north/east Africa and the Middle East.)

Lately a big deal has been made about his supposed association with William Ayers, one of the former leaders of the Weathermen back in the early 1970’s. In other words, it’s the “terrorist sympathizer” charge all over again. People have even gone as far as to suggest that Obama’s whole political career has been orchestrated by Ayers as an attempt to bring down the United States as we know it. What ridiculous crap! The very New York Times article Sarah Palin has been referencing to try and connect Obama to Ayers itself concluded that there was no substantial connection between the two. But no less an “authority” than Sean Hannity of Faux News had an entire primetime episode of his show devoted to “experts” (whose credentials basically are their blogs) proclaiming the “evidence” they’ve found linking Obama to Ayers and suggesting all kinds of sinister conspiracies.

What a bunch of crap. John K. Wilson at the Huffington Post has written a fairly detailed refutation of 30 myths about Obama and Ayers, and it is well worth reading – if you really want to be informed about what’s going on with people, and not just believe the tripe you hear from such “fair and balanced” sources. If you’re happy being ignorant and maybe even tacitly bigoted, then there’s no reason for you to read the article.

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Pentagon draws up plans for air strikes against Iran

I wish I was surprised by this. From Democracy Now.

Report: U.S. Military Planning Massive Air Strikes Against Iran

The Sunday Times in London is reporting the Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive air strikes against twelve hundred targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days. Alexis Debat of the Nixon Center told the paper that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Instead, he said, military planners are talking about trying to take out the entire Iranian military. President Bush has recently intensified the rhetoric against Iran. Last week he accused Tehran of putting the Middle East “under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust”. He warned that the US and its allies would confront Iran “before it is too late”.

It’s only a matter of time, but then again who didn’t see this coming after we designated a major unit of their official national military a “terrorist organization”? As if it wasn’t already transparently clear that the so-called “War on Terror” is a fiction designed as a cover for the military-backed expansion of American interests.

Didn’t the Romans already try this whole military-economic imperial expansion thing? As I recall it didn’t work out too well for them in the long run…

Then there’s this very interesting video from FOX Attacks.

This isn’t even manufacturing consent… more like bludgeoning, figuratively speaking.

a brief musing about FOX media

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