Since this nimrod not only continues to spam my email with his blustering threats, and since he is openly calling for and offering to facilitate vigilante killings of leftists in the US, it seems he needs a bit more of the attention he craves…
George on the lookout for rampaging homosexuals
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A Reuters cameraman remained in U.S. military custody in Baghdad on Tuesday, two days after surviving an incident in which his soundman was shot dead, apparently by U.S. troops.
U.S. officers said they were continuing to question Haider Kadhem, 24, about “inconsistencies” in his statements after he was taken from the car in which soundman Waleed Khaled was killed by multiple shots while on a news assignment.
AND AGAINST “EXIT STRATEGIES”
It is time, it seems, to debunk the notion that the American occupation of Iraq is somehow required to prevent a civil war. This bullshit keeps resurfacing, and not just on the Right. At the very point when public opinion is decisively turning against the war, for a variety of reasons, center-left spokespersons — mesmerized by the direct and indirect repetition of this assumption — are presenting all sorts of sly political strategies designed NOT to refute this assumption, but pandering to it.
Here is an email I got today from George Weinert V, an apoplectic right-wing blogger. Just to let folks know, if you threaten me or anyone else on email, I will publish your threats.
Iraq Veterans Against the War is participating in the Camp Casey protest organized by Cindy Sheehan outside the George Bush’s Crawford Texas rattlesnake ranch. They have been shuttling members in and out since the protest started, and will continue to do so until Camp Casey is folded up and the Bring Them Home Now Crawford to DC Bus Tour begins on September 1.
The cost of transporting, housing, and feeding these folks — who are mostly underemployed and in school — has drained the coffers of IVAW down to an alarming level. IVAW feels that its support of the Camp Casey protest is absolutely essential, so they are not complaining about the necessary expenditures. They just need help putting their financial house back in order so they can participate in the Bus Tour that will culminate on September 24th in Washington DC, an d continue after that in their recruitment of more Iraq veterans and supporting public education and counter-recruitment activities.
Please send whatever you can as soon as possible to:
P.O. Box 8296
Philadelphia, PA 19101
And please circulate this appeal as widely and quickly as possible.
I normally don’t post ad hoc to the blog, but I feel compelled to between babysitting a grandchild, meeting deadlines, coordinating antiwar Iraq veteran activities, and going to all-day planning meetings. There are three things that occur to me as being related, and I make no promise to describe that relation in any depth… only to suggest some connections and solicit more collective wisdom.
No One Wants to Talk to Cindy Sheehan on Inauguration Day (Or Any Other)
By STAN GOFF
Back in Raleigh now, and I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve spent the last two days in a dream.
Arrive in DC on the morning of the 19th, and we are hit with horizontal snow and a Siberian wind chill, worse because we are standing in LBJ park taking cover on the leeward sides of the big oaks while our Gold Star families talk to the press.
Reposted from and linked to From the Wilderness
“General purpose money is what allows people to trade tracts of rain forest for Coca-Cola.”
BY Stan Goff
On July 29th, Sergeant Kevin Benderman was sent to prison for 15 months for filing a conscientious objector application with the Army. This did not come out in his court martial because the court ruled early on that not one word was to be spoken in his defense that relied on his moral objection to the war in Iraq and â€“ for Benderman â€“ all wars of aggression.
George Bush is on vacation.
Cindy Sheehan is on his case.
Cindy is the mother of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, KIA at Sadr City on April 4, 2004, and a co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace. Cindy is at the gates of Bush’s ranch in Crawford Texas to demand that he explain to her â€“face to faceâ€“ why Casey had to die. Bush is refusing to come out. Cindy says she’s staying until Bush talks to her or leaves Texas (see Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, UK Guardian and The Lone Star Iconoclast, Bush’s “home-town paper”).