Monday, January 14, 2008

"Mischievous 'Filipino Monkey' could have triggered latest US-Iran row" (certainly not any propaganda efforts within our gov't!),,2240533,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

This is amazing, and almost laughable to me if it didn't risk such tragic ramifications.  What most people will remember, I practically guarantee, will be something like "oh yeah, I remember that voice turned out to be a prankster" - instead of this:

The Pentagon said it recorded the film and the sound separately and then edited them together to give a "better idea of what is happening".

How does this not get further scrutiny??  That's a priceless line right there!

I was just thinking about this last night.  The mainstream media is no longer remotely trustworthy (if it ever was).  The Internet has a notable risk of people going down their own paths without counter-balancing information.   I don't know what the right solution is, but I know at least one person who might be a good choice to start putting things right:
(Congressman Ron Paul warns of a contrived incident to provoke war with Iran, a "Gulf of Tonkin" type incident, January 11, 2006... start at 1:25 if you want to only spend 25 seconds evaluating Ron Paul instead of a full 2 minutes)

We've got to figure out what to do here, or it will be on with Bush's litany: "We must confront Iran!", "We must prevail in this world war!", etc etc...

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