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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

White House exposed: How they wage illegal war

Now we find out. RON BURKLE shared in the Wall Street Journal how the media and White House abuse power with threats and propaganda.

The White House has been outed. Thank you, Mr. Burkle.

Follow-up to piece on [ Iran ] and [ Jared Paul Stern ]

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Who in Washington is paid by the White House and FBI to smear those raising questions about the illegal use of power?

Time for the American media to choose: Are you going to continue to cooperate with the destruction of the Constitution; or are you going to stand up and dare to do what Ron Burkle has done?

You need not live in fear. The public would like to know the truth.

If you are "more loyal" to your sources than you are to the Constitution, you have what you have: An American dictatorship, on the verge of doing in Iran what has already been done in Iraq.

But this time, they're going to use nukes.

Do you want to be silent, or do you want to speak?

You have to decide soon.

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[ Here's another example: Click ]

Why don't reporters make that the story: "Idiot White House staffer refuses to answer questions about __ [ topic ] ___."

We can make adverse inferences.

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Here is a sample of what Burke is talking about. The White House is pumping out more non-sense about Iran: [ Click ] The problem with this article is:

  • A. It fails to mention how long it will take to get 50,000 centrifuges: 10 years, there is no imminent threat as the White House war criminals would have you believe;

  • B. Fails to discuss the difficulty with testing the centrifuges: It will take a long time, contrary to the statements made by the Secretary of State;

  • C. Fails to discuss the peaceful enrichment: This White House ignores this.

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    Caution: read the entire article to see that there are many nuances. But who reads the whole article; the important things are buried.

    All you see is "16 days" and think, "Wow, take away my civil rights." That's what they want. Utterly outrageous for the US government and media to be using these types of horrific sounding images.

    Sixteen days is merely math, not real. Bloomberg, I expect more from you, not non-sense headlines that the bauble heads on talk radio and the RNC are going to parrot as if it were gospel. "Bloomberg said . . ." Wow, read the whole story.

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    Bloomberg: The following statements are irresponsible, inflammatory, and unnecessarily mislead the public:

    Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days, U.S. Says (Update2)
    April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Iran, defying United Nations Security Council demands to halt its nuclear program, may be capable of making a nuclear bomb within 16 days, a U.S. State Department official said.

    Iran will move to ``industrial scale'' uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges at its Natanz plant, the Associated Press quoted deputy nuclear chief Mohammad Saeedi as telling state-run television today.

    ``Using those 50,000 centrifuges they could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 16 days,'' Stephen Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, told reporters today in Moscow.
    Utter non-sense! This is impossible, Iran is 10 years away from doing this.

    These are completely irresponsible statements by a White House hoping to distract attention from their war crimes in Iraq.

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    The American media needs to decide: Are you going to keep pumping out non-sense and drive the nation to support an illegal use of nuclear weapons against innocent civilians; or are you finally going to choose sides and stand with the Constitution?

    Your continued "protection" of your sources -- read "war criminals in the white house" -- has told America that you support this unlawful rebellion against the Constitution.

    You are not part of the solution. Rather you are the problem. Those who violate the law and manipulate the public may lawfully face lawful reciprocal lawful retaliation.

    You wished for this.

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    Here is the Burke comments about the game of intimidation and abuse the American media plays to get information and abuse their "right to know."

    "Keeping a list of reliable sources, of course, means having a list of people who need to be protected somewhat. Those who cooperate--called 'friends of the column,' according to people who work with and at Page Six--are rewarded; those who fight back are punished."

    This appears to be standard operating procedure at Page Six. I was asked repeatedly to pass on secrets about my friends to gain protection against negative stories about myself. I refused to play this game, so I was punished. But this source game is not only played on Page Six. It is also played for high stakes on Wall Street and in Washington.


    Yellow Peril
    Why I refused to play Page Six's game.

    Wednesday, April 12, 2006 3:50 p.m. EDT

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    This tells us exactly what was going on when the White House -- Bush, Cheney, Libby, and others -- conspired to illegally reveal the name of a CIA agent to the media.

    It had one goal: Retribution for daring to do what was right, and retaliation for opposing what was wrong.

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    Burke spoke about the standards of conduct that apply to CEOs -- prompting him to go to the FBI about the unethical conduct.

    Why are there not similar standards of conduct on government employees -- that are enforced? Perhaps the real solution is to find out who in the government is inducing the media to keep quiet about the misconduct; and conversely who the media supports for engaging in reckless violations of the standards of conduct.

    For that matter, is there someone in the media who knows too much about ongoing investigations, and why aren't they forced to disclose to the public the sources of their propaganda and smearing?

    They'd rather have access to the power, than ensure power is appropriately used.

    Take note America. We're starting to understand why the Media and White House have gotten along so well under this dictatorship: They both enjoy abusing power, not ensuring that the rules are followed, rights protected, or abuses contained.

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    Thank you Mr. Burke for standing up and telling Americans what we need to know to make informed capital allocation decisions, and find better solutions to ensure our Constitution is preserved, not undermined by those in the media bent on abusing their power.

    The American media is hypocritical when it comes to 'exercising their rights to free speech." That's non-sense. They are actually asserting their right to abuse others in the name of principles not practiced. No wonder the American media favors the fascists in the current White House -- They are cut from the same cloth: Snake skin.

  • Why is the media afraid of reporting on the war crimes and fascism in the White House?

  • Why is the media afraid of reporting about the destruction of the American Constitution?

  • Why is the American media afraid of discussing the real war criminals inside the National Security Council and Joint Staff who have violated the law?

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    America is waking up. The American media is part of the problem.

    But the alternative is not to embrace more abuse. Rather, it is to call this what it is: The American media has chosen to support an unlawful rebellion against the rule of law.

    They may be free, but they are not free to support lawlessness and abuse. The American media is no different than the White House war criminals or the propagandists in Nazi Germany.