Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2]


BS: Maybe Bush is right.

Jack the Sailor 04 Mar 03 - 11:27 PM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 04 Mar 03 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,Oldguy 04 Mar 03 - 11:56 PM
Jack the Sailor 05 Mar 03 - 12:02 AM
CarolC 05 Mar 03 - 12:03 AM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 05 Mar 03 - 12:08 AM
Jack the Sailor 05 Mar 03 - 12:18 AM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 05 Mar 03 - 12:27 AM
CarolC 05 Mar 03 - 12:29 AM
Jack the Sailor 05 Mar 03 - 12:32 AM
GUEST 05 Mar 03 - 12:41 AM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 05 Mar 03 - 12:55 AM
CarolC 05 Mar 03 - 01:17 AM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 05 Mar 03 - 01:27 AM
TIA 05 Mar 03 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,Forum Lurker 05 Mar 03 - 11:12 AM
DougR 05 Mar 03 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 05 Mar 03 - 02:04 PM
GUEST 05 Mar 03 - 02:23 PM
GUEST 05 Mar 03 - 02:49 PM
GUEST,A regular 05 Mar 03 - 07:27 PM
McGrath of Harlow 05 Mar 03 - 08:00 PM
CarolC 05 Mar 03 - 08:43 PM
DougR 06 Mar 03 - 01:53 AM
Forum Lurker 06 Mar 03 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,noddy 06 Mar 03 - 04:24 AM
Amos 06 Mar 03 - 10:49 AM
*daylia* 06 Mar 03 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 06 Mar 03 - 12:43 PM
CarolC 06 Mar 03 - 04:48 PM
Jack the Sailor 06 Mar 03 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 06 Mar 03 - 06:32 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Mar 03 - 07:50 PM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 06 Mar 03 - 08:22 PM
Donuel 06 Mar 03 - 08:42 PM
Amos 06 Mar 03 - 09:07 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Mar 03 - 10:10 PM
Forum Lurker 06 Mar 03 - 10:26 PM
*daylia* 07 Mar 03 - 12:01 PM
GUEST,Dreaded Guest 07 Mar 03 - 12:21 PM
CarolC 07 Mar 03 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,Forum Lurker 07 Mar 03 - 01:21 PM
Ebbie 07 Mar 03 - 02:32 PM
CarolC 07 Mar 03 - 04:19 PM
*daylia* 07 Mar 03 - 05:03 PM
Amos 07 Mar 03 - 05:05 PM
DougR 07 Mar 03 - 05:14 PM
*daylia* 07 Mar 03 - 05:27 PM
CarolC 07 Mar 03 - 05:27 PM
CarolC 07 Mar 03 - 05:31 PM

Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 11:27 PM

A fine piece of satire in the London Observer


Bush

Mr Johnson and Mr Patel are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of other people in the street who I don't like and who -- quite frankly -- look at me in odd ways. No one will be really safe until I've wiped them all out. My wife says I might be going too far but I tell her I'm simply using the same logic as the President of the United States. That shuts her up.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 11:44 PM

That is good. Funny and true. For some reason it made me think of the 'Bush logic' behind this piece, which unfortunately is all too real:

HARD TO THINK HOW BUSH COULD MAKE A BIGGER MESS OF N. KOREA CRISIS

"...North Korea had been sending lots of signals that it was ready to deal, ready to open up and to make concessions. But the Bush administration denounced it as a "rogue state" and used it as a prime excuse to promote the national missile defense system. Bush, ever the soft-spoken diplomat, told a reporter that he "loathes" Kim Jong Il on a "visceral level" and also called the dictator "a pygmy." True, Kim Jong Il is vertically challenged and a repellent dictator, but insulting paranoiacs who have nukes is not smart. Then came the "axis of evil" speech in 2002. According to Bush's speechwriter David Frum, North Korea got thrown into the axis as an afterthought, apparently for rhetorical purposes. Unfortunately, Kim Jong Il, like, kind of took it personally. Then the Bush doctrine of "pre-emptive war" was announced, along with the policy of using nuclear weapons to maintain American hegemony. In October, North Korea admitted it was running a secret uranium enrichment program, so Bush promptly renounced the Agreed Framework and blah, blah, blah..."

Molly Ivins piece

(I mean, the North Korea thing is such a disaster it's almost comic. 'Pygmy'. '...thrown into the axis as an afterthought'. lol)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Oldguy
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 11:56 PM

Yes, It is satire.

Now who made this mess? Mr Bill Clinton through diplomacy. Now let's see if Mr Bush can clean it up.

Does anybody here have a plan about what to do except bitch about George Bush?

Old Guy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:02 AM

That's pretty funny Oldguy. You're right, we ought to rely on GW's diplmacy. :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:03 AM

Now who made this mess? Mr Bill Clinton through diplomacy.

Really? Give details and documentation please.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:08 AM

He called Kim Jong Il a PYGMY, Old Guy! Damn! Said he loathed him and then said he would nuke him. Bull Clinton didn't make him say that! He called a nuke-wielding lunatic a PYGMY!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:18 AM

I like your style D.G.! You don't happen to play guitar do you?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:27 AM

Yeah I do play guitar, Jack. Been a while, though. I've pointed that out a couple of times when people questioned my right to be here on the basis of musicality, but I guess they didn't see it because it wasn't tattooed on my jugular. Doesn't everyone here pretty much play the guitar? I take it you do.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:29 AM

Doesn't everyone here pretty much play the guitar?

What are you talking about? I thought everyone here played the accordion!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:32 AM

Yeah I do, there are a lot of singers and players of other instrumsnts here too.

What kind of music do you like DG?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:41 AM

Once upon a time I played the piano, saxaphone, clarinet, and flute. Today I don't even hum. The public has spoken.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 12:55 AM

Only angels play accordion, Carol. You know that. I need to dig out my accordion recordings. I have one by a guy...Esteban something. They call him 'the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion' and he's amazing. Eyepatch...darn. Can't think of his name. But he plays like the devil, so maybe I should amend what I said at the top.

Sometime I'll start a music thread about the music I like Jack. I'm just passing time here tonight waiting for an e-mail reply.

When I have time nowadays, I listen to all types of music. Got a box set last week called 'Farewell to Ireland' I'm eager to listen to...been too busy. Must be the influence of all you folk music types caused me to get it. Some of the people listed are James Morrison, Patsy Touhey, Michael Coleman, Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band, John McKenna, John McGettigan and his Irish Minstrels...and many more. According to the box. A 'Proper Box Set'.... Anyone know about this set? Good one?

Steve Jordan! Esteban Jordan! Incredible accordion, Carol. The one I have is either Rounder or Arhoolie. A 'best of' type recording. Amazing. I started to get a set called 'Planet Squeezebox' years ago but didn't. Accordion, concertina, etc from all over the world. Have you ever listened to that?

And Guest...'the public has spoken'...does that mean they didn't speak kindly? The only comment I've ever cared for regarding music was something Miles Davis said...something about 'If you like it, someone else will'. For what it's worth.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 01:17 AM

I'm not familiar with Esteban Jordan, but I'll be on the lookout. I've heard of Planet Squeezebox but I've not actually heard the recording. Sound like I ought to be looking for that one, too.

I started a thread yesterday about accordions from around the world...

Some accordion with your Pad Thai?

If you like accordions, you might find it interesting.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 01:27 AM

Thanks. I marked it to read tomorrow. Looks interesting.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: TIA
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 07:37 AM

"...people questioned my right to be here on the basis of musicality..."

TDG:

I believe I might be the one who first asked (quite a while ago) if you play or sing. I truly was not challenging your right to be here. If you have thought this ever since, I apologize. I was curious, because I figgered you must have some musical interest to have found this place. The discussion had gotten heated, and my question was intended to lighten things up and establish common ground. Again, I never intended it as a challenge to your right to be here...was trying (clumsily I suppose) to be welcoming.

TIA


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Forum Lurker
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 11:12 AM

DG-Remember, Lucifer is a fallen angel. Therefore, even if only angels play the accordion, one can still play accoridon like the devil.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: DougR
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 11:28 AM

So this IS a music thread?

DougR


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 02:04 PM

Yeah, TIA...I recall that. Thanks for your effort to cool things down. But this is a forum, with emphasis on music. I post on lots of forums with different areas of specialty, and a point I've made a bunch of times is that we HAVE common ground in government and politics. People may not want to DISCUSS politics, but in America we'd better get real involved real fast or the next generation will be living in the Soviet Union of America. Things are that bad.

And since DougR posted just above this, I'll use him as an example. This is a 'liberal' forum. The 'free world' has been polarized between liberal and conservative, and DougR is a token conservative on a liberal forum. I suspect his purpose is solely to keep this group of people polarized, because all the claims I've seen him make are unsupportable. They don't stand up to logic. But his job is to keep people focused on the left/right paradigm, so he pops in and says, 'Oh, yeah? Bush is good!' and everyone falls back on 'Clinton was better!', etc.

And it's all pointless. The organized criminals running the world created the left/right system over a hundred years ago to distract the masses. And this phony paradigm has been perfected, so that now Americans are apparently ready to condone torture. The Nazis tortured people. The East German Secret Police and Stalin tortured people. And now the elite-controlled media is conditioning Americans to accept torture as 'a necessary evil in the fight against terrorism'. Bushit. It is NOT acceptable, but DougR will run in here and say 'You can't talk that way about Bush!' and the subject of torture will be forgotten in a clamor of partisan bickering.

I need to work up something on torture. They're torturing the latest al Qeada guy the CIA got tired of, and one of the methods of torture is the threat of harming his family. And the American media is saying this is acceptable. But the USA PATRIOT Act expands the definition of 'domestic terrorist' to anyone who breaks a law, and the new Patriot Act 2 expands that to anyone who looks like they MIGHT break a law. So, by extension, if torture is OK for one terrorist right now, it will be OK for you a year from now when your shifty eye movements attract the attention of a cop at the stop light next to you.

We need to discuss politics now, no matter how heated it becomes, because the elite are about to use us in our compartmentalized capacities to utterly destroy each other.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 02:23 PM

I've got "Farewell To Ireland". It's quite a mixture of stuff and they quality of recording, performance and even tuning is variable. I think it is well worth a listen. There's a nice booklet with it too.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 02:49 PM

Dreaded Guest

"HARD TO THINK"

For me it is easy to think and I think the mess is a leftover from the previous "blowjob in the oval office" administration.

Try some Ginkgo Biloba.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,A regular
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 07:27 PM

If given a choice, I'd rather hear that Monica Lewinski went down than that the stock market went down--


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 08:00 PM

Here's another link to that piece by Terry Jones that Jack the Sailor gicked out, but in the Observer itself, which is prhaps more reliable at archiving tbis ,ind of thing. And it is easier reading too, in the newsprint format.

And here is a link from another comment by Terry Jones which was run in last Sunday's paper:
"It's heart-warming to hear Tony Blair's concern for the plight of the Iraqi people and how the only possible way to help them is to bomb them with everything the Americans have.
Mr Blair's sudden sympathy for the Iraqis' political aspirations comes as a welcome relief after all these years of US, UK-led sanctions, which have caused the deaths of over half a million Iraqi children, according to the UN...

...But I'm a bit worried that Tony may be deluding himself that his friends in the White House share his altruistic ideals. I'm sure Tony has been reading all the recent stuff about PNAC - "The Project For The New American Century" - but has he looked at their website? (www.newamericancentury.org)"


One interesting point here is that The Observer actually backs Blair over the war, but on primnciple it finds room for opposing views. Well, it's a "liberal" paper after all.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 08:43 PM

I got a kick out of this term in the PNAC site: "advocacy journalism".

( ...can you say "propaganda"?)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: DougR
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 01:53 AM

Yeah, Dreaded Guest, you're right. You unmasked me. I'm a consipiracy Republican plant charged with the responsibility of keeping the liberals on the Mudcat in a dither. Guilty! Now, it's probably time for your medication so be a good boy or girl, okay?

DougR


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Forum Lurker
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 02:05 AM

No, the medication is part of a plot to keep him in the dark. How else do you explain his inability to see conspiracies when he takes it?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 04:24 AM

maybe Bush is right and maybe pigs can fly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 10:49 AM

Well he is about as right as you can get without joining the John Birch Society. The part I am uncomfortable with is his stupidity. He handles North Kora with the delicately nuanced strategy of an elephant forced to wear a two-piece bathing suit from K-mart. Klunky, mismatched, not good-looking, inappropriate, and missing the purpose....



A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: *daylia*
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 11:55 AM

Well if Bush could extract his head (pardon the overstatement!) from the oily sands of Iraq, he might see that the only way to win his 'war on terrorism' is to conquer himself and his war-mongering double-speaking cohort.

I still say what the world needs right now is the 2003 version of 'the burning Bush', before he burns us all. At this point, if it takes so-called 'terrorists' to do that, then so be it. But I'm feeling really cranky right now, so please just ignore my ranting if it bothers anyone.

daylia


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 12:43 PM

Bush is a puppet. His orders are to create chaos. The order which emerges from the chaos will mean fascism in America and expanded U.N. control. Sure some nukes will fly, but the global elite don't care. They attend a yearly 'cremation of care' ceremony at Bohemian Grove so they don't have to be bothered with conscience.

Personally, I believe Japan is the ultimate target in all the Asian chaos. They'll never accept outside rule and are willing to die at the drop of a hat. They have to be eliminated, just like the U.S. Constitution has to be eliminated.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 04:48 PM

Here's an interesting article from E.J. Dionne Jr. in the Washington Post, from a hawk's perspective:

Heed the Hawks

(If you don't want to give personal information to get into the page, you can give them fake info. I've done it and it works.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 05:01 PM

Dreaded Guest, You might have learned from this crisis that the US is the only voice that matters in the UN. Unless GW recants his ridiculous tactic of saying he doesn't need the security council, whaile at the same time bullying and bribing members for agreemant, the UN will lose all relevancy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 06:32 PM

Bush's actions are meant to EMPOWER the U.N. The Iraq situation is a win/win for the U.N.

If the U.S. stands down, then the mighty U.N. is the new 'superpower'...able to restrain even the most rogue of the old superpowers.

If Bush launches war, the U.N. will someday do an Iraq job on the U.S. (can't have unsanctioned wars going on, so a new 'coalition' will be formed to fight the U.S...beginning with accelerated economic warfare from Europe).

This whole Iraq deal is about empowering the U.N.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 07:50 PM

I'm beginning to actually believe in the theory I put up, that Dratted Guest is really working for a secret US government organisation that might be called the Conspiracy Invention Agency, which exists to try to drown the evidence for real conspiracies, by propagating ones intended to drown them out.

The idea being to make people sceptical of the whole idea that we are being consistently lied to by our leaders, which on the evidence of history is pretty consistently true.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 08:22 PM

Sorry you're confused, McGrath, but I just tell it like I see it.

I think people want to believe in political conspiracies because they can't believe they let themselves be so OBVIOUSLY taken advantage of. It makes it more tolerable if you tell yourself it was some convoluted scheme you couldn't have anticipated. But with Iraq and the U.S., it really IS as simple as I've laid out. This stuff is being done to empower the U.N.

Examine what GWBush is doing. It makes no sense on any level. Gas prices are up at the pumps in the U.S., and the Iraqi oil will be going to the U.N., not the U.S. And Caspian sea oil secured by the US is going to China, not the U.S. The U.S. consumer won't benefit oil-wise from this at all. And a war would just drain our treasury and push us further into debt. And the situation is already creating ill-will towards the U.S. around the world. There is absolutely no benefit to the U.S. in engaging in a 'war' with Iraq.

So, as with any crime, you ask 'Who stands to gain?' The only answer is...the U.N. and the cause of world govt. Bush's father himself said this was the plan...to establish a New World Order at the expense of national sovereignty. This isn't a conspiracy. We've been TOLD what is going on.

I DO believe there are some things govts do that are so unacceptable they MUST be covered up and confused (JFK's assassination, GWBush's bombings on Sept 11), but this Iraq thing is all being done in plain sight because the Bushes want to advance the U.N and the New World Order. And I don't like it because global govt means scrapping my U.S. Constitution.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 08:42 PM

IF you want something done right - do it yourself.

http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/bushiraqa.jpg


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 09:07 PM

Here's a highly persuasive piece of rhetoric on the issue:

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0227-12.htm.

Enjoy!


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 10:10 PM

Not confused, just a bit sceptical about the bona fide of Dratted Guest.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Forum Lurker
Date: 06 Mar 03 - 10:26 PM

If this was supposed to empower the UN, they would simply have had the UN pass a resolution directing Dubya to invade. That would have been faster, simpler, more legitimate, and more effective than the games DG imagines.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: *daylia*
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 12:01 PM

Donuel - amazing art, whattamessage! You go, dude! (Man, have I changed my tune about your communcation tactics or what?)

Amos, thanks for the excellent article.

"There is a basic weakness in governments, however massive their armies, however wealthy they are, however they control the information given to the public, because their power depends on the obedience of citizens, of soldiers, of civil servants, of journalists and writers and teachers and artists. When these people begin to suspect they have been deceived, and withdraw their support, the government loses its legitimacy, and its power."

IMO, that can't happen fast enough.

daylia


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Dreaded Guest
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 12:21 PM

No, Lurker...the U.S. may be 'restrained' by the U.N., but once again that will just empower the U.N. If the U.N. comes onboard now, it'll be 'legitimate' because the U.N. says so. This is a no-lose situation for the U.N. It's been contrived that way. You will die beneath the boot of a U.N. peacekeeper. Or that's the plan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 01:14 PM

Dreaded Guest, here's where I'm having some problems with the particular conspiricy theories you subscribe to. I think some of the information you're getting is probaby correct, but some of the sites you're getting it from, that are drawing conclusions about that information, have agendas that are not in my interests.

This is what I think. I think that much of the information you put here in the Mudcat has at least some basis in fact. But I also think that the sites whose conclusions you adhere to are trying to make the UN look bad because it's good for their agendas and bad for the rest of us. That's my conspiricy theory.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: GUEST,Forum Lurker
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 01:21 PM

DG-Explain to me how an organization known for being ineffective will have its power boosted by being ignored and proven ineffective once again. Further, what possible gain could your conspiracy realize from such a gain in power? The UN would be delegitimized by taking any action that the populace disapproves of.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 02:32 PM

Quote: "And the pictures appeared - the littl"e girl struck by napalm running down the road, her skin shredding, the mothers holding their babies to them in the trenches as GIs poured rounds of bullets from automatic rifles into their bodies. "

I don't understand this statement. When is this supposed to have happened? Unless somebody comes up with a link to a picture that shows this, or somebody can direct me to where I can read such a thing, I DO NOT BELIEVE IT.

And if it is not true, Howard Zinn loses all credibility.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 04:19 PM

I don't know about the mothers with their babies in the trenches, but I remember the picture of the girl and her little brother running down the road with their clothes off after having just been napalmed. It was in Life Magazine.

( ...some day I'm going to have to learn how to spell "conspiracy")


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: *daylia*
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 05:03 PM

Ebbie, here's the story of the My Lai Massacre. I didn't care to search through for pictures of the slaughter though. The words in this quote are effective enough.

"Charlie Company met no resistance; there were no Viet Cong soldiers at My Lai. Calley then ordered the slaughter of the civilians. People were rounded up into ditches and machine-gunned. They lay five feet deep in the ditches; any survivors trying to escape were immediately shot. When Calley spotted a baby crawling away from a ditch, he grabbed her, threw her back into the ditch, and opened fire. Some of the dead were mutilated by having "C Company" carved into their chests; some were disemboweled. One GI would later say, "You didn't have to look for people to kill, they were just there. I cut their throats, cut off their hands, cut out their tongues, scalped them. I did it. A lot of people were doing it and I just followed. I just lost all sense of direction."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: Amos
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 05:05 PM

There are no trenches in this photograph but it may remind you that some of our boys did some very weird and awful things in that war. I mean no disrespect to anyone by this -- just a reminder how crazy it can get when the dogs of war are called out.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: DougR
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 05:14 PM

Even before I read the article you posted, Amos, I knew the slant of the "persuasive" article by Professor Zinn. I read it but it didn't persuade me.

I do recall seeing the photo of the little girl running nude down a country road wounded from Napalm. I dont' know where he got the story of the GIs pouring bullets into trenches though murdering civilians. I join Ebbie (surprise)in her skepticism.

I think it's a shame so many Americans find pleasure in blaming the U. S. for the all of the ills of the world.

DougR


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: *daylia*
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 05:27 PM

Here's the TimeLife story and pictures of the My Lai Massacre. I'm pretty convinced.

daylia


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 05:27 PM

Here's a link to the picture of the girl mentioned above:

Phan Thi Kim Phuc

Here's an article about her as she is now:

Vietnam's Napalm Photo Girl Forgives

I think it's a bigger shame that so many Americans hide their heads in the sand about the things we do that we shouldn't be doing. We can't correct our behavior if we aren't honest with ourselves about it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Maybe Bush is right.
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Mar 03 - 05:31 PM

I dont' know where he got the story of the GIs pouring bullets into trenches though murdering civilians.

See Amos' and daylia's links to the My Lai Massacre, DougR.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate


Next Page

 


This Thread Is Closed.


Mudcat time: 25 May 12:59 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.