By Greg Palast
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Award-winning guerrilla journalist Greg Palast has long gone the place so much were too scared to unearth the grotesque fact in regards to the haves and have-mores who rule our global … the US.
Here he reviews from in the back of enemy traces to bare simply how undesirable it’s received in a deadly regime: how elections are got and unfastened speech comes at a cost. How electorate are governed via worry. and the way our courageous new globalized international capacity the bad get hammered, whereas firms silently purchase up the planet. It’s no longer beautiful – yet it’s all actual …
‘Palast is without doubt one of the few newshounds writing who has either the anger and the wit to provide himself up as a persuasive – and extra importantly, readable – voice of the left’ Observer
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I’m not belittling the heartbreaking hideousness of the London bombings, but let’s get the facts straight. ” But there has been no 9/11 day after day. And that’s no little matter. Because George Bush and Tony Blair are Al-Qaeda junkies. They’ve sold us on everything from fingerprinting five-year-olds to invading Baghdad to tolerating plummeting paychecks in the USA all on the slick line that we are under attack by a well-trained, well-armed, well-funded hidden army called Al-Qaeda. ” Our Commander-in-Chief, looking as commanding as possible (no reading of kiddie stories this time), could not have been more satisfied.
Osama’s Mission Accomplished On Thursday, May 1, 2003, President Bush landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. Forgetting to undo the parachute clips around his gonads, our President walked bowlegged on the ship’s deck in a green jumpsuit looking astonishingly like Ham, first chimp in space. The scene was so exciting that the media failed to notice that the War on Terror had ended on the previous Tuesday. On that day, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld quietly acknowledged that he was withdrawing America’s armed forces from Saudi Arabia.