Monday, August 11, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 11, 2008

The funniest joke ever! Dick Cheney, who LIED us into the Iraq War on false pretences on every count, says that Russia's "invasion" of Georgia (Georgia attacked FIRST, btw...) "must not go unanswered"!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...SOMEONE CALL AN AMBULANCE!!! I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!!! DICK CHENEY SHOULD START DOING STAND-UP COMEDY!!!

Dick "Zero Credibility" Cheney: Russia's invasion of Georgia 'must not go unanswered'

Maybe Dick is using this joke as a WMD against the Russians, much like this lethal joke was used in WWII by the British against the Nazi's:

Russia pursues retreating Georgian troops

Special commentary by Big Dan: "How many of you know, that Georgia attacked FIRST? Why isn't the corporate owned media telling us that? How come I know this, and you don't?"

Russia-Georgia Fighting Enters Fourth Day (from Democracy NOW!)

A war between Russia and the US-backed nation of Georgia over the breakaway regions of South Ossetia appears to be widening after four days of intense fighting. Russia estimates more than 2,000 people have been killed in South Ossetia, and the Red Cross said at least 40,000 have been forced to flee their homes. So far, the fighting centers on the autonomous region of South Ossetia, a section of Georgia that declared its autonomy in 1989. In March, South Ossetia asked the world to recognize its independence from Georgia following the West’s support for Kosovo’s secession from Serbia. On Friday, Georgian forces attacked South Ossetia’s capital Tskhinvali to retake the breakaway region. Ten Russian peacekeepers were killed when they were shelled by Georgian forces. In response, Russia launched an air, land and sea assault on Georgia. Georgia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Irakli Alasania, accused Russia of using indiscriminate force.

Irakli Alasania: “For the last twelve hours, inhuman and indiscriminate aerial bombardments of the Georgian territory continued. The scale of devastating destruction and loss of innocent lives has yet to be assessed. Russian ground troops’ armed invasion transformed already in a full-scale occupation of parts of Georgian territory the process of extermination of Georgian population.”

The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitali Churkin, blamed the outbreak of violence on Georgia.

Vitali Churkin: “What is taking place now is not unexpected. The Russian Federation, as you recall, on many occasions drew attention to the dangerous situation which was evolving around South Ossetia. The Russian Federation, on many occasions, drew attention to the fact that Georgia was increasing at an increasing rate its offensive weapons. Georgia is the world record holder in the increase of its military budget, which over recent years has grown by thirty times, and now we understand what the purpose of all this was.”

Fighting Occurs One Month After US Military Exercise in Georgia!!!

Georgia is a close ally of the United States, which has been pushing for Georgia to join NATO. Over the weekend, the US military began airlifting 2,000 Georgian troops stationed in Iraq back home. Last month, 1,200 US troops took part in military exercises in Georgia. Both the US and Israel have helped arm Georgia’s military. Georgia also plays a pivotal role in the supply of oil from the Caspian region to the West as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline runs through much of the country.

As usual, the BBC is twisting and distorting the news coming out of the Georgia region. We keep being told that around 1500 have been killed in Georgia, the inference being that this has resulted from Russian bombing. Not so, the casualties are in Ossetia. While the Ossetians claimed over 1000 dead the BBC neither reported this or any newsreel coming out of Ossetia showing the destruction caused by the Georgian shelling of the breakaway republic. All we are getting is one-sided reports of the destruction being caused by the Russians.

The Pipeline War: Russian bear goes for West's jugular. The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West.


Folks! This anthrax story the corporate media is shoving down our throats (like WMD's) is BULLSHIT!!! Read a little more about it, than the corporate controlled media is telling you, please!!!

Glenn Greenwald:

"If the Post's reporting about Ivins' September 17 activities is accurate -- that he "return[ed to Fort Detrick] for an appointment in the early evening, about 4 or 5 p.m." -- then that would constitute an alibi, not, as the Post breathlessly described it, "a key clue into how he could have pulled off an elaborate crime," since any letter he mailed that way would have a September 17 -- not a September 18 -- postmark. Just compare the FBI's own definition of "window of opportunity" to its September 17 timeline for Ivins to see how glaring that contradiction is.

In theory (and there is no evidence for this at all), Ivins could have left Fort Detrick that night after work and driven to New Jersey, but then the leaked information reported by the Post about Ivins' September 17 morning "administrative leave" would be completely irrelevant, and according to the Post, that isn't what the FBI believes occurred ("Authorities assume that he drove to Princeton immediately after" he took administrative leave in the morning). The FBI's theory as to how and when Ivins traveled to New Jersey on September 17 and mailed the letters is simply impossible, given the statement in their own Probable Cause Affidavit as to "the window of opportunity" the anthrax attacker had to mail the letters in order to have them bear a September 18 postmark."

(Glenn Greenwald continued...) What's the answer to this?

It seems pretty impossible for Ivins to have mailed the anthrax letters from Princeton, according to reality.

CNN welcome to ABC's funny sourcing...A blogger over at DU has found something interesting regarding the FBI timeline, which after she posted it, was apparently changed in the original CNN report:


John McCain: Unfit for president! Senile! Dazed 'n Confused! Unbelievable!

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it had improperly obtained the phone records of reporters for The New York Times and The Washington Post in the newspapers’ Indonesia bureaus in 2004.

FBI Admits it Illegally Obtained NYTimes, WaPo Reporters' Phone Records. (Still unaware of any Bush crimes, Nancy?) UPDATE: Pelosi Admits She's Not Read the Articles of Impeachment Against Bush!


The News Better Run! - Rob Riggle

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