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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Outrages du jour

I've been pretty busy today, so I'll condense my blogging efforts into one quick outburst.
  • Harboring terrorists? The US is about to release serial terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. From ANSWER:
  • Today's announcement that the U.S. government is on the verge of releasing anti-Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles rather than extraditing him to Venezuela requires that all of us act now.

    Please take a moment and send a letter to the State Department and members of Congress indicating your disgust with this travesty of justice which can only be understood as a grave threat against the people of Cuba by the U.S. government.

    To send a letter today click here.

    What an irony that on the day Bush went on national television (September 11, 2006) to declare a non-stop war on "terrorism," the same government went into the last stage in the legal process to free the man responsible for blowing up a Cuban passenger plane with 73 people aboard in 1976. This same man organized other bombings of hotels and other civilian facilities in Cuba. Luis Posada Carriles was a CIA agent and has never stopped his campaign of bombings and assassinations. Now, he is to be set free among the U.S. public rather than face a trial and justice. Bush's so-called on war on terrorism is exposed as a complete fraud. Bush labels Cuba and the people of the Middle East as "terrorists" in pursuit of a war for empire a war that does not hesitate to use terrorist tactics against its targets.

  • The Repug candidate for governor in Michigan is a former president of, and son of the founder of, pyramid-scheme cult Amway.
  • The media has been hyping Chevron's latest oil find in the Gulf of Mexico, including estimates of recoverable reserves ranging from 3 billion to 15 billion barrels of oil there. Even 15 billion barrels is only enough to meet world demand for about half a year, or US demand for two years (at current rates). And The Oil Drum informs us that not only are the lower estimates more reasonable, but the oil will only be economical if prices stay high, and that none of it will be in the pipeline (literally) for several years. In the meantime, the amount of US oil production elsewhere will have declined by a larger amount than can ever be expected from this latest find.
  • Bush's stupid speech last night interrupted ABC's stupid miniseries.