¡¡¡Today Show Protest!!!

January 27, 2006

Protest Logo¡¡¡Today Show Protest!!!

We can protest the Today Show from Rockafeller Center, LIVE during their broadcast! All you have to do is to pretend you’re a tourist with your sign that says “Happy Birthday Mom!”.Here is a list of the reasons why:

Katie Couric attacked Howard Dean
Matt Lauer attacked Michael Moore
Matt Lauer Goes Ga-Ga for Anne Coulter
Even jolly weatherman, Al Roker waved and cried out like a schoolgirl to Bush during his inaugural parade.

Haven’t we had enough?!

This protest is part of the overall push-back against NBC. Tim Russert and Chris Matthews of MSNBC are part of this as well.

Chris Matthews attacked Michael Moore (Compared Bin Laden to Michael Moore)
Tim Russert attacked Arianna Huffington

The Today Show has a huge audience, and Katie and Matt Lauer like to mingle with the public, pretending they are just decent Americans.

In fact, their allegiance is to NBC’s corporate parent – G.E. with their Iraq contracts worth hundreds of millions. G.E. calls the shots for NBC who pay Katie and Matt’s salaries. That is why Katie and Matt rhetorically attack anti-war people like Michael Moore and Howard Dean. Katie Couric and Matt Lauer know who butters their bread.

It’s time for NBCs morning propaganda charade to be challenged.

We intend to protest the Today Show soon and repeatedly until they step up security and profile their television audience to keep out protestors.

Let NBC secure Rockafeller Center until it looks like the “Green Zone” of New York. Then Matt Lauer and Katie Couric can’t continue to pretend that what’s in the interests of the share-holders of their war-profiteer parent company is in the interests of ordinary Americans.

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Fake Bin Laden Audio / Liberal Book Smear

January 24, 2006

The latest I’ve learned:

Swiss scientists think the latest audio attributed to Bin Laden is fake.

New Technology puts voice-print identification into doubt.

Earlier, I posted this in the open thread at Daily Kos:

Kos, first, thank you for your commitment and this excellent forum you’ve established. Earlier you made a reference to a letter allegedly from Osama Bin Laden. In this letter, the author who may or not not have been Osama Bin Laden, and claims to be Bin Laden, denigrates Bill Clinton as a fornicator.

You made the point that Osama Bin Laden shares his anti-gay, anti-sex ideology with American conservatives, not American liberals. I agree completely with that point, and I think it’s an extremely important point to make. However, I must ask, what are your criteria for discriminating forged Bin Laden letters from real ones?

I’ve been working to clarify my argument for a few days:

All media releases allegedly from Al Qaeda members can be sorted into two categories:

Verified, Authentic Releases

This type includes videos of sufficient quality and lighting of recognizable faces of known Al Qaeda members with audio which is synched to the lip-movement.In this category, we have:

  • Video of Bin Laden
  • Video of Zawahiri
  • Video of Bin Laden and Zawahiri together
  • Video of other, less-known Al Qaeda associates with Bin Laden and/or Zawahiri

Conspicuously absent in this category is video of Zarqawi.

From these videos we know:

  • Al Qaeda exists
  • Bin Laden and Zawahiri are or were the leaders
  • Zawahiri is or was second in command
  • They advocate terrorism
  • They train terrorists and fund terrorism.
Unverifiable, Possibly Inauthentic Releases

This includes all text and audio and videos which do not have sufficient quality, lighting, recognizeable faces of known Al Qaeda members with voice synched to lips.In this category, we have:

  • Lots of audio clips allegedly from Zarqawi.
  • A letter allegedly from Zawahiri to Zarqawi.
  • A letter allegedly from Bin Laden to the American people, in which he condemns Clinton as a fornicator.
  • An audio clip allegedly from Bin Laden in which he claims Zarqawi as an Al Qaeda member
  • An audio clip allegedly from Bin Laden in which he endorses the book Rogue State.
  • The Nick Berg beheading video, allegedly from Zarqawi.
  • We have a fake Bin Laden video, which is obviously not the real Bin Laden. (Some have speculated it was his double. We just don’t know.)

From these items, we do not know:

  • Zarqawi exists.
  • Al Qaeda claims Zarqawi as an Al Qaeda member
  • Bin Laden endorses the book Rogue State.

From these items, we do know:

  • Someone wants us to believe that Zarqawi exists
  • Someone wants us to believe that Zarqawi is the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq
  • Someone wants us to believe Bin Laden claims Zarqawi as an Al Qaeda member
  • Someone wants us to believe Zawahiri claims Zarqawi as an Al Qaeda member
  • Someone wants us to believe Bin Laden endorses the liberal book Rogue State
  • An individual who looks somewhat like Bin Laden claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks

Someone might say “But wait! The CIA can do voice-print analysis!” – My answer: The CIA can, but you can’t. That means you must believe the same CIA in which allowed George Tenet to sit behind Colin Powell, jiggling his little vial of imaginary WMDs.

For that reason, I say all audio is unverifiable to the public. All text is also unverifiable because even though an expert can offer an expert opinion, the public cannot verify and must rely on these experts. That leaves nothing but the video clips.

One very intriguing fact has emerged. There is no verified intelligence that Zarqawi exists or that any known Al Qaeda members claim him as a member of Al Qaeda.

  1. * Every message allegedly from Zarqawi is audio – not video, therefore, unverifiable. That is very curious.
    * There is one notable exception, which is the Nick Berg beheading video allegedly of Zarqawi. In this video, everyone has a mask covering the face except Nick Berg. Also, the guy who is supposed to be Zarqawi doesn’t have a Jordanian accent, plus the audio doesn’t match the video. This is not a video that was created by simply turning on the camera. There was a lot of editing done on the video, much like the Daniel Pearl beheading video.
  2. Not only is every audio clip, video clip, or letter, which is allegedly from Zarqawi, unverifiable, every instance of Zawahiri or Bin Laden refering to Zarqawi is audio or text, therefore, unverifiable. There is no video of Bin Laden or Zawahiri claiming Zarqawi.

There’s a very striking pattern emerging. If there are any aberrations to the above rules, I’d love to see them.

The ‘evidence’ which the Bush Administration and their supporters rely on most heavily for their rhetoric is completely unverifiable.

This all makes sense if Zarqawi is understood to be a legend concocted by Bush’s psyops team. If the Zarqawi-related intelligence is fake, there is reason to doubt the authenticity of the latest audio clip allegedly from Osama Bin Laden.

The audio clip allegedly from Bin Laden, which Chris Matthews and the corporate-owned, Bush-supporting media have been talking about this week is unverifiable.

Okay, now if we look at the unverifiable, possibly inauthentic releases, you will see that idea that Al Qaeda is leading the Iraq Insurgency is heavily dependent upon the unverifiable information category. Zarqawi is the link, and he only releases audio and text. UNVERIFIABLE AUTHENTICITY!!

The idea that Osama Bin Laden has an affinity for liberal ideology is dependent on unverifiable audio. The recent liberal-book-recommendation audio clip allegedly from Osama Bin Laden is only audio.

Now, if we look only at the verifiable information releases, where is the connection between the Iraq insurgency and Al Qaeda? Where is the connection between Bin Laden and liberal ideology?

The only connections remaining are between the Bush Psyops Cabal and a bunch of easily fabricated audio and text files. The connection is that Bush’s political rhetoric relies heavily on the unverifiable intelligence. He made reference to the Niger forgery, he makes references to Zarqawi, etc.

If we let the Bush cabal create the narrative with fake Al Qaeda messages, it’s as if we’re playing Dungeons and Dragons and we’re letting Karl Rove be the Dungeon Master – dictating the narrative of the game!

That brings me to the next question I want to hear Bush asked:

“Are there any active PSYOPs programs happening within the United States?”


Bin Laden Audio Tape Questions

January 23, 2006
Psyop Diagram
Figure 1
Psyop Diagram
Figure 2

Greetings, readers. This new blog will be host to lots of well-considered opinions. Now, down to business.
The new Bin Laden Audio:

I’ll start with some context. I think we all can agree that what Americans believe about the authenticity of certain audio and video tapes is extremely important.

What Americans believe about terrorists, their motivation, their allegiance, their ideology is a fulcrum for controlling public opinion. People’s beliefs about minutea of intelligence are extremely politically significant.

We must not let propagandists control the narrative of the significant and very recent historical terrorist events.

The Niger Forgery, The August 6th PDB, Zarqawi’s audio releases and written correspondances, Osama’s latest audio tapes, aluminum tubes, white phosphorus, Nick Berg beheading, Jessica Lynch, Abu Ghraib, and events like “Mission Accomplished” or US forces surrenduring Fallujah to the insurgents(Bush’s order) before invading Fallujah a second time. This stuff really happened, and this is where the rubber meets the road, politically.

Think about what the Bush cabal has accomplished with their talking points refering to Al Qaeda audio tapes and letters. In people’s minds, they’ve tied the iraq insurgency to Al Qaeda. Now with the most recent audio tape, they’ve tied American liberal ideology to Al Qaeda, in the minds of many.

All of this is based on the assumption that the voice in the audio clip really belongs to Osama Bin Laden. I don’t think this is a safe assumption to make.

So Al Jazeera put it on their website. So the mainstream media trusts the government-approved source. I don’t.

I still remember the Niger Forgery, the Zawahiri/Zarqawi letter, Colin Powell jiggling his little vial of fake WMDs in front of the United Nations. Last but not least, who can forget how Bush went from warning of a specific nuclear threat, to unspecified Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs, and finally to Weapons of Mass Destruction Related Program Activities (WMDRPAs)?

Alright, I’ll just come out and say it bluntly. I strongly believe the last audio release allegedly from Osama Bin Laden is a fake. I don’t believe that Zarqawi is alive and terrorizing Iraq. I believe all the audio clips attributed to Zarqawi are fake. I believe the Zarqawi/Zawahiri letter was fake. I believe Zarqawi is a construct of a Bush-Cabal psyop.

Notice how the unverifiable audio tapes and letters (red) conveniently link everything together (Figure 1). Notice the Republican talking points embedded in the fake al qaeda messages: The fake Zarqawi audio and forged letter ties the Iraq insurgency to Al Qaeda. The fake Bin Laden audio ties Bin Laden to Zarqawi and Bin Laden to the American left.

If there are no links between the fake intelligence (red) and Al Qaeda (orange), (Figure 2) what do you have? A picture emerges which is much less favorable to the Bush Administration. In fact, it’s downright dangerous. Al Qaeda has no direct links to the Iraqi insurgency. Bin Laden is not starting a book club. Bin Laden has no ideological affinity for liberal Americans. However, the Administration is left connected to a lot of fake intelligence.
The Bush cabal is fighting for their lives – not just their political lives. They are desperate to avoid being tried for corruption, treason and war crimes.

I’m not one of those conspiracy theorists that believes they put explosives in the towers. That is ridiculous. But where were the fighters which patrol the eastern seaboard on September 11th? And was the wreckage of flight 93 really scattered over miles? Why did the administration resist the post 9/11 investigations?

Some propose a theory of deliberate negligence of security on the part of the Bush administration before 9/11. They had lots of warnings. The august 6th Presidential Daily Briefing, among other explicit warnings and signals.

Richard Clarke essentially told us that neglect for security against terrorism was an established pattern of behavior before 9/11. Well they’re still adamant about neglecting security today, even while they’re inciting more hatred of the US with the war in Iraq.

Everyone agrees that another terror attack on US could benefit George Bush Jr. politically. The WTC attacks pushed his approval rating to their peak. Does that mean he wouldn’t mind if we got attacked again? Personally, I won’t rule that out.

I wonder if Markos Moulitsas would think I’m a conspiracy nut. I wonder what he believes regarding the authenticity of these audio releases. I’d love to know what ‘conspiracy theories’ top liberal bloggers like Kos, Atrios and C&L consider credible and which they rule out.

On a side note: Am I going crazy, or did Atrios, Georgia10 of DKos, John Amato of C&L all make references to the new audio allegedly released by Osama Bin Laden as if they assumed it was real? I’ve been searching the archives but I’m not finding what I remember reading on the first pass.

Did they quickly amend their blog-posts or am I just full of crap? If they did, I’m glad because they might suspect that Osama Bin Laden’s liberal-book-flogging audio clip is fake and also that Zarqawi is a hoax.