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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Seumas Milne on the (latest) disgrace of our neoliberal and neocon governing elite

This is yet another disgrace for the country's governing elites. The new revelation of corruption comes after the exposure of the deception of the Iraq war, fraud in parliament and the police, the criminality of a media mafia and the devastating failure of the banks four years ago. It could of course have happened only in a private-dominated financial sector, and makes a nonsense of the bankrupt free-market ideology that still holds sway in public life. 

You can read the whole of the article here.

1 comment:

brian said...

off topic FYI
US vs THEM: latest US outrage/mass murder:
'The video, taken from the cockpit of an AH64 Apache helicopter in the 101st airborne division, shows an air raid on an Afghan roadway. As the pilots close in on the target, they release a hellfire missile. The targets can be seen as little white spots in the middle of the road. They turn to run, and the moment before they are engulfed in flame, one of the pilots comes over the com with his rendition of the most famous line of the American classic.
"While on patrol in the Wardack province our Apache Pilots aka "Mexican" encountered innocent farmers planting poppy seeds in the middle of the road. Working in concert with ground forces they eliminated the threat with ONE Kilo Hellfire," the caption by on the video reads.
"At the 01:39 mark you can hear the pilot singing "Bye Bye Ms. American Pie" right before impact then BOOM….the rest is history. Enjoy and have a Happy Fourth of July."
Whether or not the targets in question were in fact farmers planting poppy seeds cannot be independently confirmed.
As the survivors of the strike run for cover in the surrounding structures, the pilots continue their attack with lighter fire, to which one of the pilots coolly remarks "you missed". As one of the targets hides in the neighboring building one of the pilots, possibly the same Don McLean fan, asks “I have eyes on the building. You want me to shoot the building?” to which he receives a negative response.

lets make this go viral..send the US monsters a message