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Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Myth of the Free Press

The Myth of the Free Press
Mike Ghouse, June 7, 2007
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Years ago, it was a common knowledge that the media in former Soviet Union, be it TV, Print or Radio were mouth pieces of the Kremlin. Last year in America, we had stooped to that level as well, our media had become the fixer for the Bush gang. The reports show the key media guys tooting the horn for our government.

Media is the most important public institution responsible for keeping the democracy alive, and keeping the public aware of what is going on, so the people can take action and keep Government of the people by the people for the people.

My dream job is to influence the policy makers of our country, to put our nation on the path of fairness, justice, equity and liberty in dealing with our domestic and foreign affairs. "Just" dealings have the power to take us and the World through century with relative peace and prosperity. The whole world is a bus. ( http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20Community)

http://media.fastclick.net/w/click.here?cid=78308&mid=153658&sid=36000&m=2&c=0

Here are some quotes before the report;

"The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight." -- JFK

"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." Henry Kissinger, quoted by Bob Woodward in The Final Days, 1976

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
"[The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change it's perceptions." -- Henry Kissinger, World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994

The individual is handicapped coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous, he cannot believe it exists. -- J. Edgar Hoover

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." --- George W. Bush ..."Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bush's have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." George Bush Sr. 1992

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - GW Bush, March 13, 2002

It is in every body's interest to seek those [actions] that lead to happiness and avoid those which lead to suffering. And because our interests are inextricably linked, we are compelled to accept ethics as the indispensable interface between my desire to be happy and yours.- Dalai Lama

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do ~~ Edward Everett Hale

My dream is to strengthen the pluralistic values of America, and the desire to encourage the community of nations to review our values of Liberty, Justice and co-existence as catalysts for prosperity. No community or a nation can have undue advantages over others. Such benefits are temporary and deleterious to lasting peace. We have to maintain a healthy balance within our communities and with all nations, what is good for America, has got to be good for the world and vice-versa.

We have a lot of fixing to do, thanks God, on November 7, 2006 Americans woke up and threw the gutless, spineless and useless congress persons and senators out. Thanks God, we had the awakening to restore the checks and balances that our founders had put in place for ensuring the government of the people. I hope on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 the fascist regime ends in our own country for good.

No single party should dominate both the houses. It would make sense to have the House and Senate run by different parties; republican and democratic. It would be in the interest of our nation, that we Americans seek to achieve this. I would also like to see the Judiciary to have lesser influence by either party. This will be my tune for the whole of next year. Let's put our party loyalty aside, and devote our loyalty to one nation, democracy and party in that order.

I am still waiting for the links to the report by Bill Moyers in the month of May 2007, meanwhile here is everything to watch and or read.

Mike Ghouse is a Speaker, Thinker, Writer and a Moderator. He is president of the Foundation for Pluralism and is a frequent guest on talk radio, discussing interfaith, political and civic issues. He founded the World Muslim Congress with a simple theme: "good for Muslims and good for the world." His personal Website is www.MikeGhouse.net and his articles can be found on the Websites mentioned above and in his blogs: http://MikeGhouseforAmerica.Blogspot.com and http://MikeGhouse.Sulekha.com . He can be reached at MikeGhouse@gmail.com. Mike is a Dallasite for nearly three decades and Carrollton is his home town.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051407A.shtml



The Cost of War
By Bill Moyers

Friday 11 May 2007

TRANSCRIPT:

Finally, at the beginning of its fifth year, let's take a look at the cost of this war.

Bob Woodruff (ABC): "It was an impressive sight from the deck of the Abraham Lincoln, this war time president soaring overhead."

Cynthia Bowers (CBS): "The White House has sent a clear signal. It is pulling out all the stops, choreographing this finale to the War."

Bill Moyers: Yes, the war was over, the winner was George W. Bush, hailed by the press as a conquering hero.

Chris Matthews (Hardball): "He won the war, he was an effective commander, everybody recognizes that, I believe, except a few critics."

Lou Dobbs (CNN): "He looked like alternately Commander in Chief, rock star, movie star and one of the guys."

Tom Brokaw (NBC): "Here, now, is the President of the United States as he walks across the deck with 2000 sailors and officers on board for his address to the nation on the recently completed war in Iraq."

President George W. Bush: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."

Bill Moyers: By this point - 140 U.S. troops had died during the mission.

But back in Iraq, reality was writing the script.

Every day since that choreographed victory lap, violent act has followed violent act.

This April was the cruelest month of the year. The deadliest so far.

Even the supposedly protected heart of American power in Baghdad, The Green Zone, was shattered by an al Qaeda attack. Al Qaeda was not a presence in Iraq before the mission but it has a firm foothold there now.

Entering its fifth year, the war's costs are soaring so fast the Web site costofwar.com uses a non-stop digital counter to keep up with the spending. In today's dollars, it's projected to become the most expensive war in recent history - reaching nearly one-trillion dollars.

According to the National Priorities Project, the money spent on the war so far could have provided America:

1.8 million new teachers.
Over 20 million college scholarships.
Health insurance for over 60 million children.
Or nearly 4 million new housing units.
But no price tag can be put on the lost human lives.

Our government hasn't wanted us to see the human cost of the war.

It took grieving families and friends and veterans to create their own memorials like this one - crosses all in a row - on a California beach.

The grieving continues online:

Mother (Sitting Near Headstone): He was my only child. This is something he gave me when he was 12 years old for Valentine's Day.

Sister: He wasn't just my brother. He was our father's best friend, he was our mother's baby boy.

Sister: My brother was a loving guy. A great brother, a great son, a great dad.

Mother: My angel was given to me on October 7, 1980. And he remains my angel to this day.

Bill Moyers: The number of soldiers killed has reached 3,372 this week.

Medic: We'll just got some oxygen on you, okay?

Bill Moyers: The number wounded - over 25,000 - And the number of limbs blown off and amputated - 1500 so far. And over five thousand head and brain injuries.

And we can never reckon the unseen scars that last a lifetime.

Sgt. Ty Ziegel suffered the loss of an eye, a fractured skull and burns over much of his body from the attack of a suicide bomber. Over 30 operations later he returned to civilian life and married his high school sweetheart, Renee.

As he gets on with his life, his unit is going back for a third tour of duty - including his 21-year-old brother Zach.

As for Iraqis, it's been difficult to get an accurate count of the dead and wounded.

Estimates range up to three-quarters of a million killed.

Caught in the cross-fire between Sunnis and Shiites, hunted down by death squads or cut down on their way to school work or the market, many just disappear into the debris.

Some two million have fled the country running for their lives.

Try to imagine what it's like to live with this.

Try to imagine what it's like to live in this.

Even when we catch a glimpse of their blackened bodies.

Even when their stricken eyes stare back.

They remain nameless to us - collateral damage - gone in a flash.

Forty years ago, we escalated the war in Vietnam again and again despite the absence of a winning strategy.

We're doing it again.

President George W. Bush: America will change our strategy to help the Iraqis carry out their campaign to put down sectarian violence - and bring security to the people of Baghdad. This will require increasing American force levels. So I have committed more than 20,000 additional American troops to Iraq.

Bill Moyers: The President is also calling up an additional 13,000 National Guardsmen next year despite the hardships on their families, communities and jobs. Nor will they be available during that time for emergency duty here at home. And the army has extended the tour of troops in Iraq to 15 months.

As Democrats and Republicans in Washington wrangle over a strategy, there is speculation that no matter what agreement they reach ... American troops will be in Iraq at least a decade to come.

We are not finished with the costs of this war.

We'll be back next week. I'm Bill Moyers.

This is the full length 90 min. version of Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack cocaine. The significance of the documentary is probably greater today in 2007 than it was when it was made. We now have a situation in which these same forces have committed the most egregious terrorist attack on US soil and have declared a fraudulent so-called "War on Terror". The ruling regime in the US who have conducted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, are now banging the war drum against Iran. We have the PATRIOT act which has stripped us of many of our basic civil rights justified by the terror of 9/11 which is their own doing.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3505348655137118430

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis
This 1987 documentary by Bill Moyers tells the story of America's fraudulent "war on terror" and reveals how subversion of the rule of law created and armed our own created enemies. The staggering costs, as you will see, have been immeasurable*. The federal insurrection continues to this day. *This much we can measure: Back when American kids were being drafted to kill Vietnamese.…

YouTube link click here- Broadcast Yourself.

... Bill Moyers looks at the CIA overthrow of the Prime Minister of Iran in 1953. ... lead to radicalized and hostile states in a perpetual state of war. ...
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=search_videos&search_query=Iran -

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's Rape Of Iraq 3,017
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs and America lost its soul too besides going bankrupt, financially and morally! ! $357,490,957,418

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

End the Occupation of Palestine & AMERICA by Israel & America's occupation of Iraq NOW!

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