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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Disinformation


I’m Back!

I got to do a little traveling and finally made my way to Vegas. We had a good time but I’m glad to be home.

Lately I’ve been growing more and more cynical about the state of our news and disinformation. I hate being lied to and manipulated and I feel like that is exactly what’s happening with this Lebanon situation.

First of all I believe this current crisis is simply part two of a larger offensive being waged by the United States of Israel. Afghanistan and Iraq were part one, Palestine and Lebanon are part two, and Iran and Syria are clearly going to be part three. The propaganda machine is in full production. You hardly see stories about Iraq anymore and you would think Israel was at war with Iran right now if you watch the right news stories.

One thing that keeps killing me is when the news networks use Jewish experts to explain the Lebanese position, as if they could be unbiased. The other day my wife and I watched a news program on this conflict where every guest was Jewish. What kind of garbage is that!

Also, when is the last time you heard about Palestine. One supposed kidnapped soldier and Israel is dismantling a democratically elected government. This whole situation is criminal.

The Bush administration and Israel and proving that barbarism is alive and well in the west. Nothing is going to come from their efforts except more and more bloodshed and war. They have ushered in a new age of conflict that will take decades to clean up.

In this new age the Unites States has said to the world that strength is the only thing that matters. For a prime example of this look at how we are dealing with North Korea, a country with real weapons of mass destruction. We attack and oppress the weak and negotiate with the strong. What kind of America are we living in???

I ‘m going to write about this for my next few posts because I gotta get it off my chest.

More later…

2 Comments:

  • At 7:31 PM, Blogger Dee said…

    Well, get it off your chest. I think what bloggers can do is share a different view of this news, as well as find better sources and them announce them on our blogs.

    We have to use this tool to explore our worldview and to rebuttal if need be.

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  • At 12:25 AM, Anonymous Khalid Gibran Ali said…

    As-Salaam Alaykum T.H.,

    That's just about the smartest and best-informed piece about the current propaganda war being waged by the US media that I've seen in a long time. The Lebanese civilians are being slaughtered like sheep to a wolf, yet to the US media, there's always some excuse, some lame-assed mitigator for even the worst atrocities. I agree totally with you, this US Imperialist-sponsored war in Lebanon is likely just one of the early phases of a larger and even more dangerous operation.

    This is one big reason that I, an educated African-American, converted to Islam several years ago. I could not stand the hypocrisy anymore, all the subtle and not-so-subtle lies being perpetrated by the imperialistic mass media. I respect White Americans and Israelis as individual people and wish them the best in general, but far too many among their number have become nothing more than drones under the spell of hateful US-based imperialists, who are willing to commit genocide against the Colored People of the Middle East on a massive scale to get the oil. I came to identify with the Palestinians and with the Iraqis as I saw how much the brutality against them, as "Uppity Colored People," resembled our own for so many centuries against overt and covert forms of enslavement.

    I'll recommend your blog to anyone I can find. You truly have this thing figured out than just about anyone else I've met.

    The Nubian Manifesto

     

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