Monday, July 02, 2007

As the Car Burned

Saturday, as we were shown a never ending video loop of a car burning after some guys drove it into a wall at the airport in Scotland, here is what else was going on in the world.

“MUQDADIYA - A suicide bomber dressed as a policeman killed at least six people when he blew himself up outside a police recruitment centre in Muqdadiya, 90 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, an Iraqi army source said.

FALLUJA - The U.S. military said it had uncovered 35 to 40 bodies in a mass grave south of Falluja, in Iraq's Sunni dominated Anbar province. . .

BAGHDAD - Four people were wounded when a mortar round landed in the Shi'ite neighbourhood of Abu Dshir in southern Baghdad, police said.”

This information is from Reuter’s via Professor Juan Cole’s website, “Informed Comment”.

Sort of makes a burning car pale in comparison when it comes to news, doesn’t it?


Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Well, almost dead white people always outweighs dead Iraqis anyday.

July 02, 2007 3:16 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Heh, what lew said. Oh and LIEberman said In order to keep our freedom we must give up our freedom.

July 02, 2007 4:04 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

If they don't keep making people think they aren't safe, they won't be able to continue to waste time and money on the things that are so wasteful! ; (

July 02, 2007 4:06 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

The news on Britain focused on something that mahy be a handful of nuts, but have at the behest of the White House made this a "terror" event.

More propaganda.

July 02, 2007 5:44 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

so you are trying to say they were trying to distract us?? no freaking way

July 02, 2007 6:10 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

It's a wonderful propoganda technique: repeat a lie, or a small event, enough times and it becomes believable. Unless you are able to really put it in perspective. This administration preys on people's fears. But we know that.

July 02, 2007 7:29 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

You'd think there was a conspiratorial black out on news from Iraq, or something. I'll tell you what scares me, thinking that the Bush white house will cook up a little terrorism right here at home, for the nation's fearful viewing pleasure.

July 02, 2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

partly what lew said - but i'm against comparing one act of terrorism with another. england has been rocked by scary shit lately. if that happened in the US, we'd have martial law (imposed by the Dickster of course). while i agree there is a disproportionate amount of attention paid to white maybe-dead bodies, NONE of it is of higher or lesser value, IMHO

July 02, 2007 7:51 AM  
Blogger Time said...

At least it was more important than Paris Hilton.

If you want good, serious, daily posts (most days more than 1 post a day) on the Iraq war try:

July 02, 2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger pogo2 said...

As long as they can draw some sort of AQ link, they will keep pushing every violent act as part of the WarOnTerra. It don't make any of that true, by the way.

July 02, 2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger Lydia Cornell said...

If our footprint wasn't on Muslim soil, these suicide attacks would stop, for the most part.

Read Robert Dreyfuss' book THE DEVIL'S GAME if you get the chance. It is about how the U.S. helped unleash Islamic Fundamentalism over 30 years ago.

We should never have gone into Iraq.

July 02, 2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

In order to get the Iran war on, BushCo. has to get the public scared. Five US soldiers killed yesterday, scores and scores of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan slaughtered, but some foiled terror attempts get all the coverage. Their coming to get us unless we bomb Iran!

July 02, 2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Since I have relatives on the British Isle I have an interest in the news, plus who says maybe whiteish?? there are many Pakistani & Muslims in Britton.
HOWEVER I cant minimaze what you said POP- when will it be over! and thaks for the reminders of whats happening over there ever if the press doesnt cover!

July 02, 2007 10:39 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Welcome to the rest of your life: Condition Orange.

I can’t express how badly I feel when I hear or read about an apparent terrorist act or conspiracy, and my immediate reaction is to question whether it is real or staged. It is dismal to know that there are people who think their idea is worth the lives others and equally dismal to know that the “good guys” are capable of telling any lie to achieve their ends and that the press is so cowed by the very topic that it will never ask whether or not it is a put-on.

Do we have a consensus about when cocktail hour begin on Mondays?

July 02, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Nadia A. said...

great job putting that into perspective.

July 02, 2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

Yes, we are quite distant from the goings on elsewhere in the world

July 02, 2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

What are you talking about? Neocon grandaddy Norman Podhoertz said Iraq is a stunning success, and that if the Iraqis overwhelmingly don't want us there, too bad! There can never be enough deaths for a gloriously bad policy!

July 02, 2007 12:58 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Nothing with this war on terrah, is logical, makes any sense or seems real. It's just all to flaky. I think the advertisers insist that we be given only cheerful news or news about ourselves. Otherwise, we won't go shopping.

July 02, 2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger two crows said...

a perspective I got this morning:
Blair the Hawk steps down and Brown the Dove steps up and London and Scotland get bombed. hmmmm---

could it be that al queda WANTS us to stay in the Middle East? what better recruiting tool for kids who'll strap bombs to their chests than a bunch of Great Satans running around in their respective countries?

when our government's objectives and those of al queda concur, we're in big trouble.

July 02, 2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

It certainly would be nice to keep things in some sort of perspective for a change.

July 02, 2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Larry said...


President Bush is holding private meetings "over sodas and sparkling water" in which he asks trusted advisers -- "Why does the rest of the world seem to hate America? Or is it just me they hate?"



July 02, 2007 5:51 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Well...I was disappointed mightily not to hear gobs of stuff about Paris. I haven't had my Paris fix for the day yet! But the Scoot is off the hook now...whew...I was really worried about his butt going to jail. The "Booty" bandit was surely going to make hamburger of it...good thing Dubbie save him from a fate worse than death and that burning car stuck in the hospital.

July 02, 2007 7:17 PM  
Blogger Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

Don't get me started, Sumo, on THAT!

Such is the nature of American media.

July 02, 2007 7:31 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

But ... a life in Europe or in America is worth a thousand lives in Barbaric states like Iraq!

By the way, I tortured myself watching some competition reality TV, I think it was Bachelor ... or age and love or something.

My husbad asked a question: so how come they've got all these Brits on all these stupid shows nowadays? Are they trying to appear Britishly sophisticated, or are they dumbing down the Brits as well?!

So anyways, just thought I should report my important discovery of yet another mind blowing American media production1

July 02, 2007 7:55 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

But Western cars are much more important, Patricia! They symbolise Western superiority, the rightful order of things.

The peasants must be kept in their place otherwise who'd know what they'll demand next. Things like equality even.

July 02, 2007 11:17 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Any why were we only shown that endless bit of video while all these other things went on?

July 02, 2007 11:18 PM  
Blogger Fleming said...

The news we are shown in the US is selected in order to support the neocon/Zionist agenda in one of two ways: 1. To distract us from things they don't want us to think about (such as you mention in this post), as with Paris Hilton and other "celebrities". 2. To teach us what to focus on and think about, e.g., "terrorists" and the imaginary threats of "rogue regimes".

July 03, 2007 5:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Casey said...

Just imagine the frenzy if PARIS HILTON had been in the burning Car!

July 03, 2007 6:18 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Something about this strikes me funny. Historically, when Al Qaeda has intended to blow something up, it has blown up. These 'terrorists' weren't that competent. That level of incompetence is more reminiscent of Al Dubya.

July 03, 2007 12:45 PM  
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