Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spinning and spinning in the widening gyre

ATHENS, Greece – Small mail bombs exploded outside the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens Tuesday and police destroyed at least three more as they tried to halt a wave of attacks on foreign missions blamed on far-left domestic extremists.

Authorities closed down sections of the capital and checked dozens of potential targets, while all embassies were given additional police security.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which caused no injuries. No warning was given. No link has been made with the recently discovered Yemen-based mail bomb plot, which used much more powerful devices.

The attacks began Monday when a mail bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy exploded at a delivery service in central Athens, lightly wounding one worker.

Authorities searched surrounding streets and arrested two suspects shortly after the blast. They were carrying mail bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Belgian Embassy, along with handguns and bullets in waist pouches. One wore body armor, a wig and a baseball cap.

Police detonated the bombs along with a fourth device found at a delivery company and addressed to the Dutch Embassy.

One of the suspects was wanted in connection with an investigation into a radical anarchist group known as Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of small bomb and arson attacks over the past two years.

That was a masterful bit of spin, wasn't it?
The Associated Press managed to equate alleged left wing radicals, incensed at their country's raping by financial elites, with Muslim terrorists, even though no connection exists.

The article goes on to say:

Greece has a vocal anarchist political fringe that opposes most forms of state authority — particularly the police and party democracy — and as well as capitalism and globalization.

In recent decades, small radical anarchist or nihilist groups have staged attacks ranging from nighttime car burnings to bomb and gunfire attacks on symbols of state power and wealth — including the U.S. embassy in Athens.

Three people have died in hits claimed by anarchist or far-left groups since early 2009, and police have arrested more than a dozen suspected militants.

The attacks surged after the December 2008 fatal shooting by police of an Athens teenager, which led to days of rioting throughout Greece.

Much of the unrest harks back to the sharp postwar divide between right and left, which led to a civil war and a seven-year military dictatorship. Although a student uprising succeeded in ending military rule in 1974, there are still tensions between Greece's security establishment and a phalanx of deeply entrenched leftist groups that often protest against globalization and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Once again, the AP spinsters play fast & loose with reality. The "sharp postwar divide" was encouraged & exploited by the US. The military junta was funded and controlled by the US. In fact, Europe was infected with unseen right wing parasites, known as the Gladio Network, who were entirely run by the US and who specialized in killing people and then blaming the left.

Of course, the inclusion of this information might muddy the "anarchist = anti-capitalist = Muslim = bloodthirsty terrorist" connection the AP seems to be going for here.

Yahoo manages to keep things moving in the same direction by placing this story next:

Yemen hunts bomb suspect, oil pipe attacked

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen launched a major operation on Tuesday to arrest a Saudi bomb maker accused of being behind a foiled bomb plot involving U.S.-bound parcels as the poverty-hit Muslim nation came under pressure to find those responsible.

They also manage to up the ante a bit by adding the US as a possible terrorist target.
So now we have "bloodthirsty anarchist anti-capitalist Muslim terrorists coming to a strip mall near you America." All done without any connection actually existing. Of course, these days innuendo is as good as proof to the average American who probably can't spell "innuendo" & "manipulation," and who is completely ignorant of the detailed history behind illusions like this one.

Apparently I'm not the only one with a low opinion of human intelligence since Yahoo continues with this article:

Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va.

Its inclusion ensures that the average Yahoo reading American Yahoo doesn't make the mistake of thinking that it can't happen here in the good ol' US of A, because it already is happening.

In other words, "Be afraid America. Just make sure you're afraid of the right people. The people we, your elite masters, tell you to fear. That way you won't have to fear the folk who are actually ass raping you with a red white and blue ax handle; namely us, your elite masters."

And the band plays on...


Morocco Bama said...

This shit is now so laughably transparent for those not wearing rose-colored glasses. Unfortunately, either the sheep have no eyes, or they're wearing those beautifully tinted glasses.....with few exceptions. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. It's that easy.

just_another_dick said...

Where do they sell the glasses?
I'd like a pair.

Morocco Bama said...

Sorry, Richard, only these glasses for you.


just_another_dick said...

I had a feeling you were going to say that.

The least they could do is liven them up a bit. Maybe like these:


ericswan said...

CNN's wolfman was uberexuberant with this recent foray into endtimes politics by waxing eloquent on the race for 2012. The corpulant march forth for four more years.

Morocco Bama said...

Those Trip Glasses are totally fucking awesome. Do they make you climax, too?

Question. Who names their kid Wolf? I can understand naming your kid Vagina, Syphilis or Gynalotriman...but Wolf. That's beyond the pale.

Morocco Bama said...

And now, for yet another delicious nugget from the fine makers of satire at Yahoo Finance.


The Financial Toll of Alzheimer's Disease

Dad always balanced his checkbook to the penny, and he took few chances with his nest egg. Now he's forgetting to pay bills, and he's lost thousands of dollars to fraudsters who've called with get-rich-quick schemes.

If that sounds like your parent or spouse, don't ignore it. A decline in the ability to handle financial matters is one of the early signs of Alzheimer's disease. Even if your loved one is showing only mild symptoms, seek a diagnosis.

If your worries are confirmed, your family member should move quickly to get his or her finances and estate plans in order. "By the time you receive a diagnosis, almost all financial skills have been impaired," says Daniel Marson, a professor of neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who has conducted extensive research on the relationship between dementia and the decline in financial capabilities.

just_another_dick said...

Shrub, Yahoo Finance needs to turns its all seeing eye on banks who waste money by continually sending threatening letters to dead people.
Bank Of America keeps adding fees & lists of assorted agencies owed fees in their continuing effort to intimidate my dead mother into paying her mortgage.
I think we both have differing interpretations about what the word "dead" means.
Maybe they think she's a zombie.
I don't really know anymore.

Morocco Bama said...

Richard, that BOA story is a very convincing argument against eternal life, don't ya think?

Morocco Bama said...

Hold on to your seats, everybody. Things are going to start picking up speed. You're going to go on a diet...whether you like it, or not. The latest round of QE, to be followed by another in the not to distant future, will send prices through the roof. If you don't have extra money to put in the inflated stock market or gold/silver, you cannot off-set the rise in prices. I don't have the extra money....so I know I'm fucked.

just_another_dick said...

I agree Shrub. I'm more afraid of reincarnation. I'd sooner grow a second nose in my asshole than actively seek rebirth.

ericswan said...

You know things are getting scary when Alex Jones in the guest on C2C. I love it when they talk "quantitative easing". I think it has something to do with the meeting today at Jekyll Island. Who would have thought the Fed would need to retreat to an island so close to you Shrub?

ericswan said...


Morocco Bama said...

It would be tragic if that long lost H-Bomb off the coast of Georgia decided to detonate while the Fed's playing Hyde & Seek at Jackal Island, wouldn't it?


A great deal of publicity is being lent to Obama's expensive upcoming trip to Asia. Will he be a sacrificial lamb and an excuse to bomb Iran from here to Kingdom Come?

Stay tuned. The thief in the night is slumbering towards Bethlehem.

just_another_dick said...

You'd better watch your back Shrub. Then again, maybe it would make more sense to watch the top of your head.
Georgia has been moved to UFO Alert 3 Status.


I'm jealous. PA is only at UFO Alert 4 Status.

Eric, I just looked at the Jekyll Island itinerary. So, where are the
conferences entitled;



They really need an island name change. I think that calling it MR. HYDE ISLAND would probably be a bit more appropriate, don't you?

ericswan said...

here we go again 06/11/10 =911 upsidedown.

Morocco Bama said...

The wife and I saw a wonderful movie yesterday directed by Bernardo Bertolucci based on the novel by Paul Bowles entitled The Sheltering Sky.

Here's a review of the story. It was highly acclaimed at the time by the writers and poets of the upcoming generation and served as an inspiration for the budding beatnik crowd.


Bertolucci, as you might expect, did a marvelous job translating this book to screen, doing the book as much justice as one can possibly do considering the limitations of moving words on a page into imagery intended by the author.

I suggest the movie first, and then a reading of the book upon which the movie was based. Richard, I believe you and your wife would really enjoy watching this together, but be sure to immerse yourself in some tall, vibrant Fescue immediately prior in order to fully absorb, enhance and experience this intellectually stimulating and panoramically and aesthetically pleasing delight. Also, the acting and dialogue are superb and the camera work is par excellence.

The Trailers for this movie are cheesy and don't do the movie justice, so I won't link to any, and I suggest not looking at any trailers. You'll just have to take my word for it.

Morocco Bama said...

Wrap your head around this:


Microsoft CEO sells $1.3B of shares
Microsoft CEO Ballmer sells $1 billion of shares; says it's for diversifying and tax planning

It's no longer just net worth on paper....it's now cold, hard, albeit electronic, cash.

Gee, I wonder why Ballmer's selling such a sizable share of his holdings. To diversify out of the dollar perhaps? He sees the writing on the wall and wants to make sure his life boat is secure?

ericswan said...

Ballmer is going to buy an island and disappear. That was predicted by Clif High in halfpasthuman.com.

ericswan said...

This is it folks. By next Sunday, the world as we know it will be in the balance.


Scroll over the top bar where it says "shows" and click the bar that says latest to take part in a life changing event. This is Clif High's last interview. It's free.

ericswan said...

Shrub..today is the 100th anniversary of the original Federal Reserve meeting. The only fiat currency in the world that lasted more than 72 years is yours. Congrats.

Morocco Bama said...

Eric, since I have so very little of that currency you call "yours," I can hardly call the convention mine. I render unto Caesar, what is Caesar's.

I see there were no reports of UFOs at the World Series....at least I think there weren't. Oh well, so much for that former Military Guy's batting average.

Whatever it is in the skies, it doesn't seem to have any effect on what's going on here on Terra Firma.....or does it?

Eric, I don't think there will be anything life changing. The forces that shaped the human construct of Civilization created a masterpiece of a system with a myriad of built-in fail safes to protect their exalted status at the top of the pyramid. Suffering is a vital part of this system.....in fact, one could conclude that it is precisely the point of this system.

We must pay for our freedom, or the illusion of freedom, in this diabolical system. We must pay to live. Render your pound of flesh to breath another day. Opt out? Sure, you can opt out, but remember, once you opt out, you are no longer afforded the benefit of The Sheltering Sky.

Morocco Bama said...

Washington's Blog is so transparently disinfo......good disinfo...but disinfo.

It's once again pushing the "few bad apples" excuse for the latest fabricated crisis. It can all be chalked up to fraud and abuse.....even Greenspan says it....so it must be the case because Greenspan would never lie, would he?

Oh gee, Okay. If you say so.

Morocco Bama said...

Many of today’s most-respected thinkers, from Stephen Hawking to David Attenborough, argue that our efforts to fight climate change and other environmental perils will all fail unless we “do something” about population growth. In the Universe in a Nutshell, Hawking declares that, “in the last 200 years, population growth has become exponential… The world population doubles every forty years.”

I say we start our depopulation campaign with Hawking and the Wheel Chair Brigade. If you can't fend or do for yourself, then you are slated for extermination. Sorry Stephen, but it came from your mouth....now it's time to eat your words, you freak.

Morocco Bama said...

Police say Christy Littleford of Upper Marlboro was driving the Cadillac Escalade when she struck Pettigrew. Police say she kept driving nearly four miles to her home, even though Pettigrew's bicycle was still lodged underneath the vehicle.

Police say Littleford thought she hit a deer or a dog and didn't want to stop in the early morning hours. When she and her husband found the bicycle under the SUV, they called police.

I hope they put this fucking whore in jail for life.

Morocco Bama said...

Alright, I don't really want her to spend life in jail, not out of any empathy for for the SUV-driving scumbag, but because I don't want to support the IIC (Industrial Incarceration Complex).

If she's a Christian, and I would bet she is, then an eye for an eye would be in keeping with her faith. She should be run over by a Cadillac Escalade and left to fend for herself. I think that's fair, don't you?

Morocco Bama said...

Cadillac Escalade....for the person who has arrived. For the person for whom the rules no longer apply. For the person who doesn't have to stop for anyone, or anything. Cadillac Escalade.....it's for you.

Thanks Dylan, you piece of shit hypocrite.


But in all fairness, the bicyclist was as clueless as the SUV driver. You have to know that riding a bike on that stretch of road at 5:30 am in the morning could end up just as it did. If you don't, you're clueless.

Of course, we know why this is even a story. It helps create a false divide with obvious reactions from both sides of that divide.

just_another_dick said...

Shrub, you mentioned O-bumma and his Asian road trip a few days ago.
I assume you saw this lovely headline:

"Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of U.S. jobs"

The prez elucidates by saying:

"There still exists a caricature of India as a land of call centers and back offices that cost American jobs."

See, it's all "a caricature," a simple mis-perception.

I guess the prez hasn't seen the "Outsourced" shitcom yet.

The prez went on to say that Wall Street didn't rob us blind, they're just holding the money so we don't do anything stupid like start another war.

Okay. I madee that last one up.
But the prez does say so many odd things in the article that I can't help wondering if the guy sits around the Oval Orifice at night, huffing from a paper bag filled with paint thinner.

Don't you love the gurus selling their mass human weight loss plans? They never give any details though.
Maybe all the useless eaters are supposed to read Hawking's pronouncements and be so overcome with the inescapable logic of it all that we just commit mass suicide.
It is odd that none of them ever offer to lead the way.

Oh well.

Eric, I'm with Shrub. My fiat currency is in short supply. Maybe, as an anniversary gift, the US guvmint could print us all a few wheelbarrows full. After all, they do it for Wall Street, don't they?

ericswan said...

Careful what you wish for Mr. R. I'm not hearing your response to Clif's "swan song". Mark my words. Next Sunday...the worm turns.

just_another_dick said...

Eric, you can relax, I'm listening to it now.
I do have to say up front that the money wall that Mr. High places in front of his prognostications at his website is not a good sign.

just_another_dick said...

So, what was the November 5th tipping point?

Another thing E, why does the interviewer promise to divulge, at some future time, his upcoming appearance on a History Channel show about Mr. High's web bot, if he truly believes the November 11th or the November 14th prediction?

Will the pre-New World Order collapse still have cable?

Have I been thinking for myself a bit too much so far?

Oh, I get it? Obama jetting off to the land of outsourced telemarketing was the big November 5th event.

Honestly, I'm getting chills.

They make a big deal out of presidential firsts, don't they?

I suppose they were really twitching back in 2001. They could say, "When, in US history, has a standing president sat around a grade school classroom looking simple as America burned?"

Firsts happen E. That's how we get to repeats.

While I'm in a questioning mood...

I've been reading a bunch of CK's Secret Sun postings tonight and I can't help wondering how his "return of the Space Gods" zeitgeist isn't just a gussied up with sci-fi secular version of the return of JC & His Band Of Angelic Destroyers?

To answer their "why 34 warships" question:

"He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea."

Gee, doesn't sound so skin crawlingly outre now, does it?

They could also point out that the Mumbai attacks took place during the month he was elected, and they could also point out that he's staying in the same hotel that was attacked.
That's kind of a "coincidence" sandwich don't ya think?

In a system where both parties appear to exist solely to give the average pud yanking American the illusion of periodic "change," how does one side of that illusion hand the other side of that illusion "its ass on a platter?"

"The weirdness of the Simpson's cartoon thing?"

Dude, did he just take a clock from a Simpson's cartoon and use it to plot the coordinates of a coming false flag attack on a map?

Please tell me I hallucinated that one.

Oh fuck, Homer Simpson is a Mason too?

Please Joe, say it isn't so...

I really think that Clif High is the only one who had his "mind prepped" this go round.

Eric, it's 2:30 A.M. and I've had enough.
If it's still free tomorrow I'll wade in again.

Morocco Bama said...

It sounds like Clif is indeed high on something. Maybe it's the methane from all that slung bullshit.