Bush and Pentagon will counter NBC story with the 'terror card,' a
move that will play well in the heartland. It's all 'good theatre' as the Patriot
Act and real civil rights abuses on the streets get lost in the shuffle.
The story that the Pentagon, through a Bush Executive Order, is spying on Americans
comes as no big surprise. And the fact that the New York Times sat on the story
for over a year as a favor to Bush is typical in this day an age.
But sadly Bush, the Pentagon and the Times won’t stop doing what they
are doing due to a little bad press. The truth is they won’t stop until
they are tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail.
In the meantime, the American people are being treated to “good theatre”
as news reports now have surfaced that more than 1,500 suspicious incidents
of Pentagon snooping on innocents have occurred during the last year, detailed
in a Department of Defense “secret document” obtained by NBC News.
However, the story written by the NBC investigative unit, including Lisa Meyers
and Douglas Pasternak, was basically considered in some journalistic circles
as merely “a fluff piece,” since the story was designed to create
a lot of smoke and no fire.
In fact, the Pentagon illegal data base story is really nothing more than a
big smokescreen designed to narrow attention on the critical passage of the
Patriot Act before the Dec. 31 sunset deadline. It is also a story designed
to backfire on those who pursue it since already Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez,
President Bush and the Pentagon brass are countering with the terrorism card.
Listen to Gonzalez’s words as he counters the NBC story, a calculated
response that will play exceptionally well in the heartland, which is known
all too well by the White House and the gutless bunch at NBC posing as real
“Let me just say that winning the war on terror requires winning the
war of information," Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales told reporters.
"And so we will be aggressive in obtaining that information, but we will
always do so in a manner that's consistent with our legal obligations.”
Critics point out the NBC story is nothing but “good theatre” where
Bush takes his lumps from fake liberals on Capital Hill, but in the end uses
the terrorist card to justify his illegal action among the uninformed public,
a misinformed public wanting to feel protected from the phony war on terror.
And this story is another clear-cut example of how large news organizations
can no longer be trusted or their words taken on face value.
It’s also an example of how honest readers and viewers must quickly become
hyper-sophisticated “in reading one way and looking another.” In
other words, when the big outlets cover a story like this about the Pentagon
spying on innocents, one can be sure the real spying or wrongdoings are going
For example, instead of the Pentagon, here the focus of attention should be
on the streets where Homeland Security has been given a free rein to run roughshod
over the American people through the relaxation of constitutional privacy protections
by the illegal Patriot Act.
Moreover, the focus of attention should be on repealing the Patriot Act and
the Gestapo like tactics it promotes, tactics used on innocents by hundreds
of agents now being told “it’s OK to spy on your brother if your
brother doesn’t follow the party line.”
And, lastly, the focus should be on the countless innocents being harassed
daily, being victimized by wiretapping, illegal electronic weaponry, brainwashing
programs and other intrusive counter-intelligence methods designed to quiet
dissent in Bush’s totalitarian America.
“Don’t be fooled by the terrorism justification. This government
is out to get you. Lock you up and throw away the key,” said an insider
working at the New York Times who acts as a spy for the alternative press.
And this whole scenario of propaganda, counter-propaganda, spying and counter-spying
is nothing new in other parts of the world where people through years of suppression
have become efficient at sorting out disinformation and disinformation agents
But here it’s a different story as Americans need a quick refresher course
in how to detect the real enemy.
So, for starters, instead of taking the NBC story on face value, forget about
it and look elsewhere. Instead of nodding yes to NBC, say no. And, most importantly,
always remember this company is out to mislead, distract and turn viewers away
from the real issues, the distinctive characteristic of disinformation artists
working at their best.
Also, it’s always important to remember stories like the Pentagon snooping
case are allowed to appear by direct orders from the big shots or media mafia
bosses, who are getting their direct orders from the neo-con war lords.
“Sound’s like were in Nazi Germany or the old Soviet Union. I wouldn’t
trust anything that comes out of the NBC investigative unit of the New York
Times anymore. There is always another motive than strictly helping the American
people” said the spy working inside the Times.
And the fact is readers shouldn’t trust one word or one second of film
with the name Pasternak on it, even though he is only a shill taking orders.
The reason Pasternak and the NBC investigative unit should be watched closely
and not trusted is they are the same unit who filmed 9/11 hero William Rodriguez
in 2004 after the 9/11 Commission hearings, but never ran a second of film on
this very important story, a story revealing the WTC was most likely brought
down by a controlled demolition not jet fuel like the government contends.
Rodriguez heard basement explosions in the North Tower before the airplane
hit above, compelling testimony corroborated by numerous and at least 30 other
North Tower survivors.
And a compelling story like this just isn’t ignored, but that’s
exactly what the 9/11 Commission did in its final report, as well as Pasternak’s
NBC investigative unit after rolling 8 hours of film and interviewing Rodriguez
at his home, but afterwards never airing one word of his story.
And last year when he was asked by the Arctic Beacon and the American Free
Press over the telephone why he didn’t run the story, he skirted the issue,
saying simply “the explosions weren’t the focus of his story,”
implying it lacked importance.
Also, when Pasternak’s corporate boss was asked the same question, she
said adding more evidence of an orchestrated media cover-up: “NBC makes
it a point not to explain its news gathering techniques.”
Simply put, if NBC bosses and Pasternak can’t give a straight answer
about the censorship of the Rodriguez 9/11 story, the investigative unit simply
can’t be trusted about anything else.
“It should be noted that mistakes and unawareness are acceptable - even
forgiven - but in Paternak’s case it appears to be more of an overt perpetuation
of a criminal cover-up, something that is unacceptable in a business involving
the public trust,” commented The New York Times worker who wished to remain