26
Apr
04

let’s review

okay, a few days before the us invaded iraq, at the peak of the war fever, at the exact moment the us was getting comfy with the idea to take some payback for 9/11, this blog made a few bold statements and predictions. we are more than 13 months later on; lets’ see how we did.

in this blog 13 months ago:

iraq did not destroy the world trade center.

since then:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/6797311.htm?1c

score: this blog 1 for 1

13 months ago:

[instead of iraq, let’s examine the saudis.] at least 12 and possibly 17 of the 20 hijackers came from saudi arabia. osama bin laden came from saudi arabia. church and state are one and the same in saudi arabia. the holiest cities in islam are part of saudi arabia with zero degree of separation.

since then:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/948zywaf.asp

score: this blog 2 for 2

13 months ago:

iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were given to them by american corporations!

since then:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/22/60minutes/main613266.shtml
(note the bit about rumsfeld playing the gladhanding chemical weapons dealer to his pal saddam. i can’t WAIT for this trial.)

score: this blog 3 for 3

13 months ago:

it’s been decades since any president has truly been the commander in chief of the military-industrial complex of the usa.

since then:

http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=43830

score: SAF blog 3 for 4. i’m not scoring this as a hit because the premise of my statement is still without explicit support that i can easily dredge up. but bush testifying before the 9/11 commission with cheney’s hand up his ass should illustrate how truly vacated the chief executive can really be, which remains an important point.

13 months ago:

iraq will be in huge risk of falling apart into bloody pieces as yugoslavia and russia did without the iron heel of [hussein] in charge…in order to not make the region much more unstable, the us will need to preserve the apparatus of repressive dictatorship even after we kill the dictator.

since then:

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/war/7092677.htm

this blog: 4 for 5

you know, it’s a sad state of affairs when journalism has degraded itself as a profession so thoroughly that a rock band blog will tell you what the fuck is happening with more accuracy and prescience than any major media outlet.

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