(Article changed on August 9, 2013 at 05:35)
"I give them credit, I think the government is doing exactly the right thing here."
- Peter King, Rep (IRA)
It was like going back to the future, all the way back to 2004. Beset by mounting pressure over the gross intrusions on the lives of others by Obama's out of control NSA Stasi the old trusty bogeyman Al-Qaeda returned with a vengeance. Never mind that Obama had spent the better part of the last two years proclaiming that the organization had been "decimated"
, "on the run", weakened
and unable to mount a serious threat. Obama had practically thrown out his rotator cuff patting himself on the back and doing an end zone celebration dance with bin Laden's bloody scalp. However, the great one swiftly realized the political value of having an Emanuel Goldstein
as the peasants were becoming restive over each new revelation that they were indeed living in a fascist police state.
So the fortuitous revelation that the NSA was producing gold in their data-mining by uncovering an evil and drastic plot, murder was imminent as the Obama administration closed embassies and unleashed the media mockingbirds. Nothing quite has the clout of an attack by the evil Muslims that was guaranteed to kill Americans in a manner unseen since the morning of September 11, 2001. When confronted with fear of the other you could always count on the masses of asses rallying around the flag and gobbling up the bullshit biscuits cranked out by the corporate-state propaganda machine. I suspect that the big announcement of the resurgent radical Islamic hydra was in the planning stages for weeks as something that could stench the flow of stories on the high crimes and misdemeanors contained in the documents of one whistleblower named Ed Snowden. A nice little piece of red meat was chucked into the pit two weeks ago when hundreds of militants including but of course "senior members" of Al Qaeda engineered a daring jailbreak
from Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison. Remember the place? It was Saddam's preeminent torture facility until it was hijacked by U.S. invaders and used for even more torture, especially that of a cruel and perverse sexual sadism that is as American as apple pie these days. This was the place where that little peckerwood tramp Lynddie England
and her violent nutball boyfriend Charles Graner
were caught filming their disgusting and demeaning abuse of Iraqis back when Bush's Iraq war was in full swing. To say that the joint had a bad reputation is quite an understatement.
So with the marauding devil of the modern era now regenerated just in time to provide cover for the NSA the frenzied alert of imminent danger was issued. By Friday the pocket media was ablaze with fear and dread, a barrage of lies was laid down in a shock and awe campaign, the manner of which hasn't been seen in years. While Americans began to once again notice swarthy and scary phantoms in turbans lurking under their beds and in their closets the lackeys and water carriers who serve as unprincipled mouthpieces of the regime were sent forth to make their case for the commander in chief and to mount a stifling defense of the American Stasi. The Sunday morning pits of vanity and iniquity would be their beachhead and they stormed it vigorously. The interesting thing however is that Obama's top defenders were Republicans.
It was a formidable but consistently fascist cadre that said to hell with fighting the Obama agenda and threw their considerable might behind El Presidente. A crackerjack lineup of loudmouths fired up their panic/manure spreaders and left a fog of phobia in their wake. There was Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss, of the Senate Intelligence Committee (aka Senate Intelligence Lobby) who proclaimed" "The one thing we can talk about is the fact that there's been an awful lot of chatter out there," the chatter is "very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11." Chambliss, to those unfamiliar with his antics the chickenhawk draft dodger who in a run for the Georgia seat smeared his opponent, Vietnam veteran Max Cleland as soft on terror, airing a dirty smear campaign that no war veteran who lost three limbs in service to his country should ever have to face. But guys like Chambliss have no scruples, especially when it comes to being whores to the mega-billion dollar domestic spying industry.
In addition to Senator draft dodger there was the onerous Peter King, a real expert on terrorism considering that he spent a good part of his early career supporting the IRA, a terrorist organization that used bombs planted in public places to murder innocent women and children. He offered up his praise for Obama's dictatorial spying
, "I give them credit, I think the government is doing exactly the right thing here."
. King, like Chambliss is just another hypocrite who is fine with taking a bit of time off from kicking Obama in the balls over Benghazi to lock down his campaign contribution check from the American Stasi. And what would a Sunday morning be without John McCain's BFF good old Miss South Carolina aka Lindsay Graham. Graham appeared on CNN's State of the Union with the insipid blathering sow Candy Crowley. Graham, in his most honey tongued Gomer Pyle twang proceeded to make the case for permanent religious war in the Middle East. The always reliable Graham practically crooned "If we ever take the bait, and try to come home and create fortress America, you'll have another 9/11." It was an obvious sucker punch to the Rand Paul, Justin Amash non-interventionist wing of the party and a deep, sloppy kiss to the neocons who are back in the game now. To Crowley's credit she did rebut Graham's lies and innuendo by asking him one of the forbidden questions
"When you look at this map of U.S. embassies that are closed, twenty-two of them, most of them across the Muslim world, when you hear this global warning to all Americans to take care, what do you think that says?"Since the mission of terrorists is to terrorize, in some sense do you feel as if they've already won?"
The answer to that is obvious, were the 9/11 attacks engineered to destroy America from with the so-called "terrorists" should be running victory laps over the Sunday morning swill. By allowing psychotic terrorists like King and Graham who never met a carpet bombing of brown-skinned civilians that he didn't like it would in theory present a huge triumph for those who hated us for our freedoms and way of life. The problem is, and this is never defined by the corrupt corporate-state media is that those who hate us for those reasons are right here in the U.S.A. and are occupying the government as well as chairs on the propaganda circuit.
There are many Republicans who eagerly join their fellow travelers on the other side of the aisle when it comes to issues of fascism, war, torture, unconstitutional surveillance and any other matter that concerns stripping the rights away from law-abiding, tax-paying, loyal Americans and extracting their money to fund the special interest groups (primarily war oriented) that are their benefactors. It is an elite cadre, also one that support Obama's immigration "reform' policies precisely because their corporate paymasters need more cheap labor to drive down wages, bust unions and loot pension plans. Unlike the rank and file and other members of Congress who are kept in the dark
about mass surveillance and data-mining there are those who enjoy access and actually have influence far in excess as their constitutionally defined level of representation There is the Gang of Eight, a sort of Senate within the Senate that is not mentioned anywhere in the constitution and this cabal exerts disproportionate control. This group typically includes McCain and Graham (and their new toady Marco Rubio) who are constantly in the media, pushing for war and oppression and are the go-to guys for the Pentagon and the armaments industry. Unlike the majority of Congress which is paralyzed due to partisan rancor and loyal only to special interests the gang is able to get things done by moving along or killing legislation. They will be instrumental in saving Obama's Stasi, as will Skull and Bonesman John Kerry and of course Dianne Feinstein who has never met a military or secret surveillance program that she couldn't support. Note that the other proponents of the NSA all benefit financially
from the industry.
Political prostitute-mongering, lies, double-dealing and graft chasing are one thing but the most disturbing aspect of all of this latest alleged threat is that we now once again are seeing a pattern emerge of the invocation of September 11, 2001 as justification for every abuse of power that followed. The cynical use of the most tragic day in the nation's history to make political hay by the previous administration, certain members of Congress and the always opportunistic defense and surveillance industry pimps was shameful. It was akin to pissing on the dead but that has never been beyond politicians, the uptick in invoking that which should never be used as another tool in the political toolbox over the last month has been as incessant as it is intolerable. That it is being used to justify NSA mass surveillance on innocent Americans is even more outrageous than the foreign wars of aggression that were sold to the public on the premise of payback for the attacks.
Interesting, the Obama administration and the government did so much to put their stamp on the official story of what occurred on September 11, 2001 as the national religion back on the tenth anniversary. Hell, the NFL, a preeminent American icon and corporate behemoth even participated, allowing their games that day to become a celebration of the mythology. So why is the scab now being pulled off? It is being done for political cover for a rotten and rogue administration as well as powerful members of Congress who need to preserve their spying capabilities for all of the advantages that they provide and which can be bartered. Disgusting isn't it?
So the embassy closures will continue now for at least another week and maybe more if it serves to protect Obama's ass from scrutiny over his Stasi. Here is an idea for Barry -- why not just close them permanently and get the hell out of parts of the world where we don't belong? It will take a few generations but if you are forward thinking enough maybe there will be a time when we are no longer feared and hated abroad. Despite all of the state crap propaganda about how they "hate us for our freedoms' that is a lie of Hitlerian proportions. First off, if you take a good look around because we really are not quite as "free" anymore thanks to the NSA intelligence colossus and secondly, the real reason that "they" hate us is for our intervening in their countries.
Oh, and in breaking news the Obama administration State Department has just ordered Americans to immediately leave Yemen
. I guess the locals are not thrilled with Barry's ongoing drone strikes.
Donn Marten is a free lance writer and consultant who resides in West Central Florida.