Tag Archives: Exceptionalism

Michael Phelps wins gold to “right the wrong” of USA missing out on a medal

Minutes after winning the first of his 2016 gold medals, Michael Phelps interjected into an interview of his teammates “this [victory] was to right a wrong” referencing a loss in 2012 in which he was robbed of a medal apparently. Not because somebody cheated, or a bad call was made, but because Michael Phelps had willed a win that he didn’t then earn. Being “wronged” by not being given a medal. Doesnt that pretty much illustrate American Exceptionalism?! As if the US sports media was interested in explaining such a thing. Last minute decisions to let Michael Phelps intercede in further relay teams, for the sake of breaking medal hording records, as opposed to physical feats, comes at a price obviously to the other relay swimmers. We’ve heard about the hopes of would-be Olympians dashed by the boycotts of 1980 and 1984. Add the Phelps-first priority of 2016.

Maybe we can ask the Pope to call for the release of American mercenaries captured in a Baghdad brothel

WE SAY they were civilian contractors kidnapped from a Baghdad neighborhood apartment. WE ARE investigating whether the abduction was coordinated by Iran. When those missing are Western agents or corporate media propagandists or covert special ops (or wayward US sailors armed with AK-47s), we say they are abducted and scour diplomatic channels for traces of the underword. When the victims are adversarial persons of interest to Western military intelligence or the White House, they are rendered extraordinarily or summarily incinerated from the sky end of story.

Can you imagine foreign diplomats approaching US officials about their passport holders gone missing? How simply ludicrous that the US is indignant that our mercenaries are being picked off at the scene of their crimes. Iraq is a war zone. What, the occupied peoples must endure our drones but can’t arrest our criminals? Even when we’re raping Iraqi women? American exceptionalists bomb hospitals but hold brothels to be no fly zones.

US media won’t report who the contractors were or what they were doing. Security service company SALLYPORT is denying the three men work for them, or their parent company MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL, or doing work for GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP under contract with the US Army. The Dirty Three might have been in the sex trafficking service of providing “comfort women” for the US soldiers being redeployed to Iraq. “Sallyport” sounds pretty damned ugly to me. Good riddance.

Gilad Shalit trade goes to Israel’s head

Israeli settlers in Silwan gloat about Gilad Shalit trade rationBut that’s not news. Trade ratio of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners exchanged for one Gilad Shalit could not but encourage the Zionist notion that Israeli Jews are worth more than your average cretinous Palestinian. Of course, Palestine held only one prisoner, versus Israel’s 6,000, so Israelis might consider that Shalit was worth only 16% of real exchange rate. Mathematicians might wonder how any multiple of non-Jews could be considered equal to one Jew. Apartheid suggests you don’t want to be compared to a low-life nothing, especially at a magnitude. Really, are Palestinians supposed to make peace with that?

The trade is complicated by several factors. One, Shalit gets to go home, while many of the Palestinians are being released into exile. Likewise, Shalit returns to safety while the Israel is free to detain Palestinians at whim, those released or any multitude of other, their relatives for example, or have them killed in airstrikes. So it’s actually a raw deal.

Israel retains 5,000 captives, but if you count Gaza, described as an open air prison, what’s the number really?

Bush/Blair have a fall guy!

Iraqi Defector gave defective evidence deliberately, US/UK Defective Detectives failed to notice. See? The Bush, Blair and other governments who launched the blatantly profit-driven war weren’t actually Lying to us in any way, oh, no… They were Misled by a bad ol’ Iraqi. That makes all better, they weren’t dishonest, just stupid. Dig that thar hole a little deeper boys… you’ll dig your way out eventually… lying cowardly profit-hungry chickenshit pukes… LONDON (Reuters) – An Iraqi defector made up claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction to help topple his government, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The defector, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, said in an interview with the Guardian that he had fabricated claims of mobile biological weapons and clandestine factories made to German intelligence officials throughout 2000.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and other high U.S. officials cited the threat posed by Iraqi biological weapons as justification for the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

No such weapons were found and years of political and sectarian bloodshed followed In Iraq, resulting in more than 100,000 mostly civilian deaths.

“Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right,” Janabi, codenamed “Curveball” by U.S. and German intelligence officials, told the newspaper.

“I had a problem with the Saddam regime,” he said. “I wanted to get rid of him and now I had this chance.”

The information from Janabi formed the basis of a 2003 speech by former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell before the United Nations Security Council.

The Guardian said Janabi had told a German official about mobile bioweapons trucks during 2000.

The German secret service, the BND, which had identified Janabi as a Baghdad-based chemical engineer, approached him in March of that year and again in 2002 looking for inside information about Iraq.

“They gave me this chance. I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime,” Janabi said.

“Believe me, there was no other way to bring about freedom to Iraq. There were no other possibilities.”

(Writing by Karolina Tagaris, editing by Chris Wilson)

So in other words, they based their claims on the word of one man who had a hateful grudge against Saddam Hussein. Now, if they’d found one of Saddam’s FRIENDS to testify against him that would have been enough evidence to launch an investigation.

The Bush/Blair doctrine was that “if there’s a 1% chance” they had a duty to launch the war, and destroy the economy of every country involved and kick the props out from under the rest of the global economy as well.

How about THIS? Since a lot of the Leaders of the “externally induced coup” claim to be fundamentalist Christians or Zionist Jews or even Muslims, (Saudis, Jordan, Mubarak-the-ex-satrap-of-Egypt, Turkey…) why not do what Jewish/Christian/Sharia law commands, and judge the accusers by the same standards they used to make their judgments?

A lot of people, even non-religious, know the saying, or at least part of it, “Judge not, lest ye also be judged…” and the rest of it “for by the same measure with which ye judge shalt thou also be judged”

How ’bout it, Bush apologists? Colorado Springs Christian Schools, you up for some good ol’ Biblical Judging? Is there a 1% chance that Bush/Blair/Cheney were deliberately lying and deliberately provoked the wars for the profits of the Oil Corporations who they represent far above the representation of the rest of the citizens of America and Britain?
C’mon, folks, They Set The Measure For The Judgment.

The Bible says that if you perjure yourself, “bear false witness against thy neighbor”, you know, one of God’s Top Ten list? then you bear the punishment that resulted by your false witness 7 times over.

Now, I’m not the killin’ sort, but remember, GW set the standard. How about find 7 Bush supporters for every 1 Iraqi killed and 2 Bush supporters for every American or Koalition of the Killing soldier killed (they count for less because so many are Bush supporters themselves) and line them all up in front of a belt fed water cooled machine gun with a deep deep trench behind them? Bush and 6 other hanged for the death of Saddam and 7 apiece for the other lynch-mob Iraqi puppet dictatorship “Justice” system victims. Sound good?

WHAT? No? but but but… y’all were so very eager to send other people over there to kill up a mess of them thar Eye-rackies based on a much harsher measure of judgment… what do you mean you don’t support the Biblical Judgment you impose on others?

Are you the ones who skip over Levitican laws about eating shrimp or blood sacrifice but not the ones about homosexuality and anything else you can twist around to make yourselves feel good about killing Other People to “fulfill the commandment”?

Shame, brethren and sistren, SHAME!

How about them AMERICAN WMDs? Even the ones alleged to be in Saddams possession were American, British, French and German made… America has more of every class of WMD than the rest of the world combined, does that mean that any nations in the world, especially since Bush/Blair launched their unjustified invasion of foreign nations, thus placing US in the same class of criminal conspiracy as alleged against Saddam Hussein and al Qa’eda, could theoretically form their own “Koalition of the Killing” and just invade us and kill up a mess of Americans?

Why not? You claim to speak for every American or even every Christian American, as though you had the authority from God to do so, Right? The essence of Dominionism.