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November 12, 2007
BBC To Apologize For 9/11 Truth Hit Piece?
BBC To Apologize For 9/11 Truth Hit Piece?
Scandal-hit network desperately scrambles to offset legal action over lies and bias in February 2007 documentary
Paul Joseph Watson
The BBC could be forced to apologize and admit mass public deception for airing a documentary on the 9/11 truth movement that was clearly riddled with errors, lies and bias, as the scandal-hit corporation desperately squirms to avoid a potential court case brought by a British scientist.
John A. Blacker, a qualified physicist & mechanical engineer and a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, is currently engaged in a pre-action protocol with the BBC in an attempt to settle out of court and get an apology from the broadcaster as well as a guarantee that the program will never be shown on television again.
In a letter to the BBC, Blacker cites a catalogue of errors, distortions and outright lies that were contained in the program, arguing that the documentary is an insult to those that lost their lives on 9/11.
"The Conspiracy files team spoke to and recorded the testimony of many eyewitnesses, fire fighters, police officers, and public high witnesses, plus also officialdom high witnesses and had access to written testimony from many high witnesses via official sites on the WWW," writes Blacker. "YET NOT ONE SINGLE HIGH WITNESS WAS PRESENTED IN THE DOCUMENTARY TO PUT THE TRUTH PERSPECTIVE," he adds.
"The Conspiracy Files Documentary was a work of Total Public deception from start to end, perfectly crafted to stealthily deceive and forward nothing which was conclusive either one way or the other, in other words, perfect propaganda YELLOW journalism by stealth, omission & deception," Blacker concludes, after citing dozens of examples of bias, fraud and agenda-driven presentation.
In a clear sign that BBC are struggling to form a case for the legal defense of the program, they have put back a meeting with Blacker for the third time in succession, now agreeing to a late November date.
In our review of the documentary, we slammed the program as a tissue of lies, bias and emotional manipulation from beginning to end, listing 17 clear examples of gross inaccuracy, distortions, obfuscations and character smears.
After the show aired in the UK, Producer Guy Smith subsequently appeared on The Alex Jones Show but failed miserably to address these concerns, only being able to repeat empty sound bites about how the show was intended to be an impartial investigation.
The BBC were embroiled in a similar spat later that same month when footage emerged of one of their correspondents reporting the collapse of WTC Building 7 on 9/11 over 20 minutes before it actually fell, leading to claims that the broadcaster was, either wittingly or unwittingly, being fed a script as events unfolded on the day. At the very least, the saga painfully illustrated why the establishment media cannot be trusted when major news events occur because they simply act as a feedback loop for whatever the authorities tell them, no matter how dubious the facts of the matter are.
If the BBC are forced to admit mass public deception it will mire the corporation in a new scandal hot on the heels of numerous allegations of rampant corruption regarding phone-in contests. The public broadcaster, which is financed by the British public by way of mandatory TV licensing, has also been slammed for staging scenes in documentaries and asking members of the public to lie for contrived interviews, causing trust in "Auntie Beeb" to plummet to all time lows.
September 27, 2007
Saddam Offered Exile, But Neo–Cons Unleashed Carnage Anyway
Writing about web page http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2007/270907_offered_exile.htm
Saddam Offered Exile, But Neo-Cons Unleashed Carnage Anyway
What could have been saved? A trillion dollars, a million lives, the global reputation of the U.S. - but that wasn't the plan
Paul Joseph Watson
Neo-Cons could have saved a trillion dollars, spared over a million lives and prevented tens of thousands of dead and injured U.S. soldiers but decided to unleash carnage anyway, after it was revealed last night that Saddam Hussein offered to step down and go into exile one month before the invasion of Iraq.
"Fearing defeat, Saddam was prepared to go peacefully in return for £500million ($1billion)," reports the Daily Mail.
"The extraordinary offer was revealed yesterday in a transcript of talks in February 2003 between George Bush and the then Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar at the President's Texas ranch.""The White House refused to comment on the report last night. But, if verified, it is certain to raise questions in Washington and London over whether the costly four-year war could have been averted."
According to the tapes, Bush told Aznar that whether Saddam was still in Iraq or not, "We'll be in Baghdad by the end of March."
Why didn't the Neo-Cons take Saddam's offer? After all, the invasion was about "weapons of mass destruction" and "spreading freedom", we were told. With the dictator gone, the U.N. and American forces were free to roam the country in search of the non-existent weapons while setting up the "utopian democracy" that Iraqis now live under.
The Neo-Cons didn't take the offer because the invasion of Iraq was not about Saddam Hussein, it was about making fat profits for the military-industrial complex by bombing the country back into the stone age, slaughtering countless innocents in the process, seizing control of oil factories, and setting up military bases as a means of launching the Empire's next jaunt into Iran.
The invasion of Iraq was about having a justification to stay there indefinitely and break the country up into different pieces as was the plan all along.
Here's what $1 billion could have saved us.
- At least $200 million every single day that could have been spent on fighting poverty, building schools, taking men to Mars, ad infinitum.
- At least $1 trillion that the Iraq war will eventually cost if we ever leave. A trillion is a million millions.
- At least 1 million dead Iraqis according to the latest numbers, along with millions more that will die in the years to come as a result of depleted uranium poisoning, malnutrition, cholera and all manner of other horrors brought about by the invasion.
- Over 1.1 million displaced Iraqis who have been forced to leave their new "utopian democracy" and another million who have been forced to leave their homes due to sectarian violence and persecution.
- Over 3800 dead U.S. soldiers since the invasion began.
- 300 dead coalition soldiers since the invasion began.
- Anything from 23,000 to 100,000 injured U.S. soldiers since the invasion began.
- The reputation of the U.S. around the world as the most hated nation on earth.
- The ballooning deficit and the probable eventual collapse of the U.S. dollar and the economy.
Thanks Neo-Cons - I hope it was worth it.
July 28, 2007
New Evidence Indicates Pat Tillman Was Executed
Writing about web page http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/26/ap3958728.html
Pat Tillman, famous American Football player who joined the US army eight months after the 9/11 attacks, became a poster-child for the "War on Terror". Unfortunately for the US establishment, when Tillman discovered that the invasion of Iraq was built on a foundation of lies and saw first-hand the destruction brought to Iraq by "Operation Iraqi Freedom", he was prepared to return home and become an anti-war figure.
As far back as March 2003, immediately after the invasion, Tillman told his comrade Spc. Russell Baer, "You know, this war is so fucking illegal," and urged his entire platoon to vote against Bush in the 2004 election. Tillman had even begun to arrange meetings with anti-war icons like Noam Chomsky upon his return to America. On April 22nd, 2004, he was killed in action by friendly fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, where he had been re-deployed.
The Associated Press came out with this report 2 days ago: 'New Details on Tillman's Death', demolishing the official, accidental "friendly fire" explanation.
As well as the suspicious proximity of the three bullet holes in Tillman's forehead, leading doctors to conclude that he had been killed by an M-16 fired from just 10 yards away, and the fact that no other person, nor any government equipment was hit by enemy fire, new documents reveal that "Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments."
This again reveals the true colours of the felons behind the Iraq War. They claim to be spreading freedom and democracy, yet they do it by means of aggressively silencing and in this case literally killing dissent.