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Underwear Bomber Story - One Big Brown StainPolitical Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
Wipe the propaganda from your mind.
(SALEM) - I've been clenching my ears over the latest 'underwear scare'. I learned quickly that this did not take place aboard a plane or even at an airport, beyond that I don't want to hear the dirty details of a saga like this at first. I know that the story will unfold if I just hang on. Well, the underwear sprang a hole and something leaked out... The AP reports in Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant :
Let's talk about that for a second. While there are plenty of good human beings in Saudi Arabia, this is the land that "hates freedom" as George W. Bush used to say, though he never attributed that statement where it belongs. The Saudi Kingdom is run by Wahhabi Muslim fundamentalists who don't allow women to drive, and forces them to wear the burqa.
The Saudi government does not stand up for the eternal unavoidable enemy of the Israelis; the Palestinians, who are the most oppressed people on earth. Their Diaspora is one of the farthest reaching refugee journeys in modern time and more significant to world history than any other, as their home is the Holy Land.
This place today is occupied by a right-wing religious fundamentalist government. Zionism; Israel's central theme, it is about religious supremacy and a self-perceived "right" to steal the land of families who have occupied the same space for hundreds of years.
Underwear Deflection Factor
I think the Yemen underwear bomber story is more Grade A+ balderdash; part of a continuing pogrom against people who have had their equal rights legislated into non-existence.
Each 'underwear bomber' story the U.S. government and its allies produce, takes the focus off the real picture, and that is the continual support of Israel as it mashes people to pieces in the name of 'self-defence'. It is a never ending cycle and no representation of any religion, but a political interpretation of religion in an application for a militant government intent on seizing the property of others.
The worst example of this type of thinking is the Iraq war, that left somewhere between a million and a million and a half people dead, hundreds of thousands permanently traumatized, and thousands of miles of land contaminated with radiation from the use of DU (depleted uranium) bombs and possibly worse. Birth defects have been off the charts in that country since the first needless U.S. war there. Saddam Hussein was always a staunch proponent of Palestinian freedom, quite conversely from how western media pounded it into American brains.
"That Saddam Hussein, he wants to steal your freedoms", GW Bush used to say enthusiastically.
No way. Half of Saddam's problem is that he always spoke out against Israel's occupation and oppression of Palestine. He was never a threat to America in any way, but perhaps would have been toward Israel, though in retrospect it would have been very unlikely.
The Spinning Moral Compass and Israel
With regard to Israel, we are the most morally confused people on the planet- we Americans. It's like the subject is perpetually based in the Bermuda Triangle when we break the moral compass out. It just spins in wild directions making no sense. The stories of the continual slaughter in Palestine, especially Gaza, are of an unforgivable nature. Israel's motives are cruel and dark and cold because in many cases, they are cultured from birth to want to kill Arabs.
Yes, the opposite is true also, but the Palestinian kids with slingshots have squat, and the Israelis have tanks and jets and machine guns and rockets and missiles and M-16's and DU and white phosphorous and mortars and rocket launchers and helicopters and all manner of radar and aiming devices, they also have hundreds of undeclared, illegal nuclear weapons.
We are taught as children that stealing is wrong, that violence is wrong, and that separating people and treating them differently because of their religion or race; dividing them accordingly, is utterly illegal.
But not in Israel.
Or in Saudi Arabia. Ever meet a Saudi Arabian Jew?
I know it shocks people to learn that Saudi Arabia is comprised of dangerous zealots, and that Iran is a Muslim country in this part of the world that has laws protecting Jewish people, but that is how it stacks out. And that Israel actually has separate laws and roads for Jews and non-Jews.
CIA and 'al Qaeda'
But the U.S. headlines are dominated by 'al Qaeda' stories and I don't even know if that aspect is real, or a continuing ruse from the U.S. government. The CIA, the home base of this man who supposedly "foiled" the underwear bomber, is the same group that created 'al Qaeda' way back during the Afghan Civil war against the Russians. Anyone can read about this, it is widely known and not theory.
So the CIA group 'al Qaeda' had an informant in 'al Qaeda'? Sorry, it just makes my head spin.
The Manufactured Terrorist
How about the alleged plot to blow up the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon involving Mohamed Osman Mohamud? I happen to know people who went to school with this young man and they related the same information that the paragraph below, Mohamed Mohamud's dad told FBI his son was being 'brainwashed' by jihadists:
Yeah, we all know that the Islamic jihadists were FBI agents and their federal co-horts who got a hold of this apparently impressionable young man and set him up, so we are told, to try to kill a large number of people. I know we addressed this at the time, but if he had been an actual terrorist, rather than an FBI-manufactured terrorist, he easily could have had a backup plan that the first group knew nothing about, but that would never have happened because he was literally a product of the FBI's creative imagination.
U.S. and Inconsistent International Criticism
The United States recently forced Sri Lanka to Geneva to answer to war crimes in its recent Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians. It didn't lead to much, but is really seriously pissed the Sri Lankans off and they openly demonstrated against the United States for forcing them to answer for their bloody crimes against their own citizens.
Yet Americans protect Israel, and play ball with Saudi Arabia as the old oil pals they are, but the actions are all so central to the economic gain of the rich and not toward fairness or the betterment of people except a select chosen few and while people will smirk over that, I am here to say that I don't believe a word of it.
I think the Bible has been greatly misinterpreted and since we aren't paying African-Americans for the slavery their ancestors endured, or the families of Japanese-Americans for being treated like animals during WWII and relocated, their belongings stolen; I think we can move past the historic persecution of the Jews and recognize that today they are anything but persecuted. On a political level, Zionism, an expressly racist ideology, is immune from punishment, while writing their own ticket. Never forget that most people in the world who aren't poisoned by Israeli-friendly media and politicians already know this.
Religion & Media: Political and Military Tools
One of the biggest tragedies on this earth, is the willingness of man to use religion for personal and political gain. People have Human Rights under international law and it is only a matter of if and when they are being properly enforced. In the meanwhile, we have our legal resources creating deflection games like the underwear bomber series.
And lest we forget, that the U.S. recently attacked targets in Yemen via drone, and this country seems to have no idea how much resentment these inhumane militant tools have on the world's population. There are large groups in existence that oppose drone warfare and the worst thing, as if they can't figure this out for themselves, is that anything the Americans do, the other side will eventually do also.
It reminds me of the saying I learned while covering the war in Iraq and witnessing the abuse of hooded, 'detainees' aboard a U.S. Army helicopter: "Did you create a terrorist today?" If I had to endure the abuse I witnessed as a reporter one particular night, or if my dad or sons had suffered it, I would spend the rest of my life trying to avenge that act. What a terrible cycle this first choice of violence above all other acts, brings.
Yemen was targeted and needed to look extra bad in the eyes of the public. Yemen is in the sights of the U.S. / Israel propaganda government team and its media slaves. I say wipe the crap from this pair of underwear, so we can see the sparkling truth; that we might as well have that same item pulled right over our eyes.
 Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant The Associated Press
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Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from The Associated Press the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs, Electronic Media Association and The Red Cross In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005.
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