Monday, February 25, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Feb 25, 2008

● The Salt Lake Tribune: AFRICOM, the most significant U.S. foreign and military policy innovation you've probably never heard of.

● Bush "Seeks Out Leader Of The African Americans" On 5 Country Tour Of Africa (funny, by Big least I THINK it's funny!)


● Kristol: ‘I Recommend The Politics Of Fear’. Kristol explained that his fear-mongering political strategy would focus on Iran. (bd: What's wrong with this guy?)

● The Scandal That Nearly Destroyed John McCain. Election 2008: Long before the Iseman controversy, John McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal nearly ruined his Senate career.

● Uber-Lobbyist Who Serves As McCain’s Chief Political Adviser Considers McCain His ‘Client’

● The three trillion dollar war. The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have grown to staggering proportions

● US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3, 972. As of Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at least 3,972 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,228 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

● Inside the world of war profiteers. From prostitutes to Super bowl tickets, a federal probe reveals how contractors in Iraq cheated the U.S.

● Cluster Bomb Victims: Real-life stories

● The three-judge panel said makers of herbicides that comprised Agent Orange were protected by the "military contractor defense," which shields independent contractors from liability when fulfilling government procurement contracts.

● 143 Million Pounds of Beef Recalled -- Will the Industry Finally Change? How has the beef industry gotten away with such disregard for animal welfare, human health, and the environment?

● Jon Stewart takes on the 'uncensored' history of the 9/11 Commission

● Tax Resistance -- The Moral and Legal Defense. The law is unambiguous: If you knowingly give assistance or encouragement or failed to perform a legal duty to prevent the commission of a crime you are liable as an accomplice to that crime. So, when we send Federal taxes off to the state and and we know the money will be used on an illegal war and to pay torturers, and to destroy our Constitution, we are breaking the law and can be held accountable.

● Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Peal Jam have contributed tunes to the anti-war soundtrack for a documentary about a U.S. soldier paralyzed in Iraq.


(bd: Things have calmed down in Iraq...except for Turkey invading Iraq! Crazy ole' Paul Harvey, on the radio this afternoon, said that things have calmed down in Iraq...except the fighting between the Turks and the Kurds. That's like saying, "Things are calm in the United States...except Japan and the Californians are fighting."

Dear senile ole' Paul Harvey: The Turks are from Turkey; the Kurds are from Iraq. Turkey invaded Iraq! Stick to your LifeLock & WalGreen commercials, which you read as if it's "news". "Page 3, did you shop at WalGreen's today?" "Page 4, get LifeLock or someone's gonna steal your identity")

Democracy NOW! DISH channels 9410 & 9415, DirecTV channel 275:

U.S.-Backed Turkish Invasion of Northern Iraq Continues

On Thursday, thousands of Turkish troops, backed by air support, launched the largest cross-border ground offensive into Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The Turkish government accuses the Kurdistan Worker’s party, or PKK, of using northern Iraq as a base to launch attacks inside Turkey. Turkey has been relying largely on intelligence and weapons provided by Washington.

DN! transcript or DN! video


The Don Siegelman case: How the Alabama governor was railroaded into jail by Republican misuse of the government system they were running.

Please, at least watch the short YouTube trailer!

● '60 Minutes' Expose On The Malicious Prosecution Of Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman

● CBS: More Prosecutorial Misconduct in Siegelman Case Alleged

● Parts of "60 Minutes" Broadcast Blocked in Alabama...

● The Permanent Republican Majority Part I

● The Permanent Republican Majority Part II

● The Permanent Republican Majority Part III

● at-Largely by Larisa Alexandrovna, her coverage of Siegelman getting railroaded into jail by the Republican machine in Alabama

Watch this! The short '60 Minutes' trailer of how Rove/Republican Machine misued their powers to railroad Alabama governor Siegelman into jail. THIS WILL SEND A CHILL DOWN YOUR SPINE!

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