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Monday, June 12, 2006

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Gonzo Remote: observations with id - bomber blog

I don't normally listen to Radio Live! (note that you have to have an exclamation mark after the Live! as if to remind you that it isn't braindead, more like Radio in a coma being drip feed), but with the electricity black out today I scrambled to find enough D size batteries to fill my CD/radio and tune into a station still broadcasting just to reassure myself that the coming of the Antichrist was still some time off.

I had the misfortune of listening to Michael Laws-unto-himself wank on about Rodney Hide getting kicked off Dancing with the Stars. Personally I kinda thought the fact that a 3rd of the country was out of power with hundreds trapped in lifts as a newsworthy item that would dominate conversation, but I suppose that's the reason I no longer work on Radio Live!, because Laws-unto-himself just couldn't fuck up about Rodney Hide and Dancing with the fucking stars. Between Rodney and people interrupting Laws-unto-himself with informational updates of the biggest news story of the day (cut short by Laws-unto-himself asking more pointless questions about Rodney) I got the opportunity to hear Laws-unto-himself explain that there were probably heaps of terrorists in the country now, after we had just thrown Rayed Ali out of the country because he had been in the same class learning to fly as a September 11th hijacker.

Now I don't wanna sound like a pinko tree hugger, but when I was a boy there use to be this thing called EVIDENCE and guilt by association was something assigned to witch hunt history books and American Foreign policy. Laws-unto-himself pointed
out that 5 years ago Rayed Ali had been in the same class as Hani Hanjour, which was a bad thing because Hani Hanjour had decided to try and park a 727 plane into the Pentagon. So we kicked Rayed Ali out of the country based on that, which seems to be paranoia from our spooks in the SIS but then again they didn't have much else to do after convicting Tim Selwyn of
sedition last week.

I didn't ring up and challenge Laws-unto-himself with the fact that he is a fear mongering fuckwit who trades in race baiting
because the power had come back on and thankfully I could do more important things like cleaning the dishes, but I kept the radio on with the hope that Willy Jackson and John Tamihere might at least make me smirk. I was to be disappointed, Tamihere opened the show with a tirade aimed at Muslims and his personal belief that the country was over run with terrorists. Well that was it - I had to call up. Under the name 'Mark' (like Radio Live would let me back on air if they knew it was me) I asked John if it was true that he had a brother in prison for murder. John tentatively agreed that was the case, and I then pointed out that must mean he was a criminal as well, because all we had to kick Rayed Ali out of the country was an association he had 5 years ago with someone who happened to be in his class. Tamihere tried to argue that I wanted to open the boarders wide and let all sorts of Ahmed Zaouis in. I responded by pointing out that was what HE was saying, and what I was saying was that if we are going to find people guilty by association, then let's be even handed with that rule
which means we should arrest Tamihere for murder. This shut the little prick up and I turned back to my dish washing.

I couldn't shake the injustice of Ali's case though and I wondered what deal was cut with the Americans. Apparently they didn't want the SIS to kick Ali out as they wanted to see what he was doing, so when the SIS did just that I wonder if a compromise was cut between the security branches, where is Ali now? Was he renditioned off to Eastern Europe to have hot coals placed on his feet in the freedom torture chamber to confess all he knew? Did we tip off the Americans as to the flight he would be on, where is he? I have no idea but hope someone asks that question.

Meanwhile on cable TV some Israeli military spokesmonster was explaining that although it was sad the Israeli's had blown a picnicking family to bits on a beach, it was important to point out that the Palestinians did in fact fire rockets at them. I watched his eyes as he spoke and wondered if vomited much after these press conferences. I've seen the rockets the Palestinians fire at the illegal Jewish settlers, and have always pissed myself at the 'rocket'description given these shitty little attempts at moving Israel out of the occupied territories, they are in fact glorified sky rockets with more chance of hurting the person lighting them than the perception of laser guided multi-million dollar cruise missiles the word 'rocket' conjures up.

Those expensive precision ones are the type the Israeli's use to assassinate without any judicial discretion any poor bastard the Israeli's deem is today's headline. None of that seemed to matter to the little Palestinian girl who had been sitting in the sun on the beach with her family, I watched her scream with horror, and I really did wonder if that Israeli military spokemonster vomited after he tried to justify that. I didn't get an answer because the next news story was of an American
military spokesmonster who was in the middle of describing the 3 suicides at the Guanatanomo Bay concentration camp as acts of asymmetric warfare against the United States.

I laughed so hard I cried.

Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury

6 Comments:

At 14/6/06 4:10 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your report on when the next "martyr" blows upon an Israeli child.

 
At 15/6/06 1:09 am, Blogger Blair said...

Do you never tire of feeling sorry for the wrong people?

 
At 18/6/06 2:23 pm, Anonymous deano said...

It's cool to criticise what the government do but in this case the benefit of the doubt was placed correctly- with our safety.
Better this guy rotting in some torture chamber than have him crash a plane into a building full of innocents.

 
At 18/6/06 3:10 pm, Blogger peterquixote said...

it will not be very difficult even for an amnerican military psychiatrist to determine that his man is an automat. that is his heart and soul was programmed for western destruction via flying schools, as helen says a no brainer, I personally would execute him immediately, the world can not afford to keep mad men like this,

 
At 20/6/06 12:51 pm, Anonymous bomber said...

Wow, and I thought Paranoia was something only the Americans did in droves - please tell me kids you have something a little more intellectual than this kids? I think the pro-Israel site is a couple of blog spaces along, go play there. Self defence is NO justification for what Israel is doing to the Palestinians

 
At 20/6/06 2:56 pm, Anonymous bomber said...

And anyway, aren’t we all living in New Zealand, and NOT America, if I want to say that because of the Holocaust, Israel is abusing the Palestinian people like a sexually abused child can grow up to become an abuser - why can’t I? Why can’t I say that Self-defence is not justification for the continued occupation of a people? I mean if I was in America I would understand not being able to say those things, the Jewish Lobby group and neocon blogosphere spend a lot of time attacking ANYONE who suggests American Foreign policy has been warped to support Jewish interests with the time honoured ‘Anti-Semitic’ label. Take for example John J. Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt, former dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government who co-wrote "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," When it came out all you neocons and right wingers went on the anti-Semitic bandwagon, and all they did was point out the obvious, that American Foreign policy has been geared towards Israeli interests (although the $2 Billion in military aid the US gives Israel which has to be spent on US military contracts is corporate welfare gone mad and certainly is within American interests. The only problem with peace is you can’t make no money from it eh Alan Gibbs?).

Now Mearsheimer and Walt report that the Lobby have begun a campaign in America to ‘take back the campuses’, and the latest victim is Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan. Professor Cole is a Middle East expert with an amazing blog, ‘Informed Comment’ and criticises Americas interventionist policies. Professor Juan Cole was up for an appointment at Yale University, however the Jewish Lobby pole axed his appointment first by smearing him anti-semetic through outraged op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Sun and then contacted Yale doners and threatened cut backs if the appointment went ahead. The Jewish Week reports that "several faculty members said they had heard that at least four major Jewish donors … have contacted officials at the university urging that Cole's appointment be denied."

Needless to say the appointment did not go ahead.

For the full story check out http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=9170

Now I accept that about America, but I won’t accept that about New Zealand – so no Blair, I don’t tire of feeling sorry for the wrong people, because I’m not.

 

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