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McClatchy: Prosecutors in 9 Battleground States Targeted, 7 Related to 'Voter Fraud' Prosecution
WaPo: 26 Attorneys Targetted in All (So Far)
By Brad Friedman
on 5/17/2007, 8:45pm PT
It's getting really hard to keep up. But let's give it a quick shot...
Last night, McClatchy's Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor reported two more U.S. Attorneys were targeted for firing for failing to bring cases based on bogus GOP claims of "voter fraud." That brought the number of election swing-states where attorneys were targeted to 9. In 7 of them, as of now, the reasons for wanting to get rid of them are related to "alleged Democratic voter fraud."
All of which underscores our previous thesis and the one discussed in Greg Palast's BRAD BLOG exclusive posted a thousand years ago (yesterday), that it's all about the '08 Election.
Then comes WaPo today suggesting that a total of 26 U.S. Attorneys in all --- that's 1 in 4 of the 93 total USAs --- had been targeted for possible removal at one time or another:
And then today, McLatchy's Talev and Taylor followed up with more details on some of the latest "voter fraud" targeted prosecutors in Georgia, Virginia, and Florida...
If the reason isn't clear by now, you're living in a cave. Beyond that, you're all caught up. (Even if the night is still young.)
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 5/18/2007 @ 7:22 am PT...
So Miller in Florida is lying - not much surprize there; I recall reading about an attempt to fire the election supervisor in Leon County a couple of years ago - connection?
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/18/2007 @ 9:30 am PT...
Wasn't it some politico of the Soviet Union who said somethig to the effect of, "He who counts the votes wins the elections"?
This administration has done everything it can short of an outright takeover of the government to thwart democracy in this hemisphere.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 5/19/2007 @ 6:30 am PT...
These stories are big, however, the big big story is the funneling of BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars from the Iraq money stream (tons of cash from Baghdad to casinos to Abramoff to congressmembers who go to jail), Iraq oil diverted and turned into cash, and corrupt outflow of reconstruction funds back to the states, and the Pentagon's "lost" trillions.
This is what has been funding the neoConvict agenda for years.
It ties into election systems because that is one of the areas that must become corrupt to perpetuate the neoCon fascism that has taken over the republican party.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/19/2007 @ 7:06 am PT...
The fascist legacy, as far as the main bandwidth it uses to infect american politics, is not fundamentally political. It is psychological, and out in the open, to those who are not forbidden to see it by their own psychological internals.
The neoCon "psy warriors" know that their greatest weapon is the pshchological mental block of american journalists in the MSM. That mental block is an incapacity to believe the government would do anything "un-american". It is a faith-based manifestation of a religion of sorts, and it even ignores the modern history of deceit.
I ran across an interesting article that touches upon one little layer of this subconscious landscape:
Federal nuclear watchdogs and members of Congress are seeking answers after a former security director at a western Michigan nuclear plant gave a bizarre series of interviews to Esquire magazine in which he claimed to be a hired assassin.
William E. Clark, who until recently was security chief at the Palisades nuclear power plant near South Haven on Lake Michigan, told the magazine for an article in its June edition that he had worked as a government assassin, killing people in Vietnam, New Orleans and Iraq.
(Detroit News, emphasis added). The "cleaning crew" will immediately go to work to make this guy out to be a fruitcake who has been brain damaged by close contact to radiation or some other form of discredit.
Attack the messenger if the message is psychologically unpalatable, and the people will eat it up. That is psy war 101. (BTW Blackwater was and is in New Orleans and Iraq on official government business).
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 5/19/2007 @ 10:43 am PT...
typo in post #4 ("pshchological" should be "psychological")
I looked up the actual article, and thought I would share it and hope I am not seen as hijacking this good thread.
I am sure that the MSM will be used to discredit him as a psycho, and I am sure he is suffering from mental illness in the form of congnitive dissonance.
That is not what the MSM will call it. And since cognitive dissonance is an infectious disease, many reading about this case will also suffer a chance of infection too. What they believe will not fit with what they read, and thus dissonance.
This guy is aware of the game, but the classic story here is that knowledge does not prevent mental illness that tags along with cognitive dissonance.
His dissonance is that he believes anything he does as "duty" is right and good, but that conflicts with his experience and reflection on reality. Check this out:
He has kept stuff, over the years, because he knows that nobody will believe him. He has kept the stubs from all the boarding passes, the keys from all the hotel rooms. There are hundreds of them, and he keeps them in thick wads and piles. He has kept a business card for one of his aliases, Zeke Senega, a reporter for The Irish Times in Dublin.
He has kept his passports, including the diplomatic one that was required for the work he did for the State Department. And he has photographs. He has a folder full of photographs from what he calls an “operation” in Iraq --- an operation that ended with two jihadists slumped dead in the front seat of an Opel, their car windows spiderwebbed with the ghosts of two precision gunshots. He also has a photo album, which he calls the Book. The Book is not very different from a lot of photo albums --- it is a record, in snapshots, of the places he’s been and the people he’s met --- except that the mostly unsmiling men staring at the camera are usually wearing camouflage and armed to the teeth.
And in the middle of the Book, there is one photo, black-and-white and larger than the rest, of William E. Clark cradling a rifle to his chest in what appears to be a jungle. He does not seem to be posing, and indeed he looks a little sick --- his mouth slightly slack and his long face droopy with exhaustion. And yet when he remembers the circumstances of the photo, he relishes them: “That picture was taken in El Salvador in 1996. I wasn’t supposed to be there. Nobody was. Suddenly this UPI photographer shows up, taking pictures. I said, ‘If you don’t put that camera down and give me the film, I’ll shoot you. I’ll kill you and get away with it. Because I don’t exist.’”
(Esquire, emphasis added). The congressional reaction to the article shows cognitive dissonance is already effecting folks, since they use words that reflect a belief that this cannot be true.
In "the post 9/11 United States" how can a "crazy" get a job as security boss of nuclear power plants in two states? That is the MSM take on it.
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