Voice of the White House April 12, 2007
TBR News.org – April 12, 2007
“I have two subject to deal with today. The first is the completely disastrous military situation in Iraq and the second deals with deliberately poisoned food in the United States. In the first matter, it will soon be public that Bush is going to extend the tours of duty for troops to 15 months or, with some clever interpretation of the rules, to 20 months.
In addition to these draconian measures, be advised that a classified Pentagon report confirms what we already knew: that Bush is ordering all, repeat all, National Guard units activated (in discreet stages) for immediate shipment to Iraq. Legally, Bush can do this, but the political uproar is going to be immense. “National Guard (In Federal Status) And Reserve Mobilized As Of April 11, 2007
This week, the Army, Navy and Air Force announced an increase, while the Marine Corps and Coast Guard had a decrease. The net collective result is 1,030 more reservists mobilized than last week.
At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. Total number currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 63,689; Navy Reserve, 6,404; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 5,079; Marine Corps Reserve, 5,514; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 302. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel, who have been mobilized, to 80,988, including both units and individual augmentees.”
The press is being strongly advised by the White House and the DoD to “play this down” lest it cause “unnecessary political problems.”
Also, there is a plan to reactivate many ex-soldiers who have completed their service within the past five years. This will be guaranteed to create even greater uproar but Bush is determined to do this and in the end, he will have his way regardless of Congress or the opinions of the American public.
The new “surge” troops are not properly armed; have absolutely no body armor, for example, and not is, or will be available, and the casualties are soaring. Bush’s goal of crushing any Iraqi resistance to the American occupation has been doomed from the start but no one dares to advise him of this dismal and growingly obvious fact.
Bush obviously has a death wish but unfortunately, the casualty rates of both American military personnel and the Iraqi civilian population (ca. 600,000 in four years) have absolutely no effect on him.
Another Pentagon report on desertions in addition to a new one under date of April 9, 2007, speak of the exploding rate of desertions and the very strong possibility of mutiny. The Pentagon hopes that such rebellions would be in Iraq where they can be ruthlessly dealt with out of sight of the increasingly enraged American public. Shooting dozens of soldiers would be much easier in the privacy of Baghadad barracks rather then at Ft. Bliss.
Also, it is interesting to note that the highly sophisticated roadside bombs that are inflicting many deaths and terrible injuries were not manufactured in Iran but in Iraq! A bomb-making factory was recently uncovered (a full report will be printed here soon) in Baghdad and both the Pentagon and the White House were fully advised. The American media has been ordered to shut this off because Bush demanded it.
That nastiness having been dealt with, let us now consider the second part of this: the poisoning of the American public. In a recent piece, I mentioned this subject and I understand the response was immediate and volatile. Here is more: melamine is a harmless substance that has never caused kidney failure and has a number of commercial uses.
The Chinese agency responsible for the export of wheat glutin, denies flatly ever selling this to any pet food company. Wheat glutin is widely used, and has been for a long time, in the food industry and if it contained dangerous chemicals, the death tolls would be enormous. There have been no reported cases of any human being suffering kidney failure or death from ingesting wheat glutin (that is to be found in many commercial products)
The first analysis of the contents of contaminated pet food showed, without any question, that commercial rat poison (which does cause kidney failure) was the culprit. Scientists at the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University and at the New York State Food Laboratory tested cat food samples provided by the manufacturer and found aminopterin in them.
The substance in the many brands of pet food was identified as aminopterin, a cancer drug that once was used to induce abortions in the United States and is still used to kill rats in some other countries, state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker said. The recalled food came from two different plants, one in Kansas, one in New Jersey.
Bob Rosenberg, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, said it would be unusual for the wheat to be tainted.
"It would make no sense to spray a crop itself with rodenticide," Rosenberg said, adding that grain shippers typically put bait stations around the perimeter of their storage facilities.
Because of political implications, however, the government has put out a smokescreen claiming, falsely, that Chinese wheat glutin is the “probable” culprit although this thesis has no foundation in truth.
According to press talking point memos circulating here in the White House, we can confidentially anticipate seeing news stories in all the media with such headlines as: ‘Chinese Admit Their Glutin Might Have Harmful Additives,” or “FDA Scientists Narrow Investigations into Poisoned Glutin.” The press in this country always does what it is ordered to do by corporate and corporate does what Bush wants.
As we have written earlier, there have been a number of highly suspect outbreaks of apparently unrelated E-coli poisonings. Again, as we said before, the prolix early investigations by local and federal health agencies completely ruled out lettuce, onions or other items of produce as the culprit.
None of the fast food restaurants used the same distributors and the idea that E-coli would break out in a number of Taco Bell outlets (which do not use the same food distributors) and an Indianapolis Olive Garden restaurant in December of 2006 that infected over 300 diners. Indiana health authorities later investigated Olive Garden statements that seven employees had become ill with flu-like symptoms at the same time.
What is significant in all of this is the fact that none of the state or federal health agencies have yet to find a common cause for the outbreaks, have not located the E-coli in any of the various restaurant’s items of food and cannot find any trace of the bacteria in any of the various food outlets plant facilities. Although all of the federal reports have left it unsaid, this bacteria does not just appear in the systems of diners without a traceable source.
And there is the information about ConAgra’s Peter Pan Peanut Butter that was found to be laced with E-coli and caused the recall of tens of thousands of jars of peanut butter and the temporary closing of their Georgia plant
The one common denominator in all of these cases is the fact that the facilities involved to include packing plants, supply houses, food factories for humans and pets and other entities involved is the fact that all of them have considerable numbers of illegal Latino workers. The conclusions of federal criminal investigative bodies that a constant and steady input of information linking militant illegals with a plan to “punish” random members of the American public for believed highly repressive police actions against their fellows.
The right-wing Republicans demand the immediate arrest and physical deportation of any and all illegals, the great bulk of whom are Mexicans. Recent Immigration raids on an east coast meat packing plant resulted in a significant number of illegals being immediately deported to their native countries. Unfortunately, Federal authorities did have any worries about the children of these ejectees who were in day care centers or schools. This Gestapo-like brutality received only the barest of coverage in the American media and has never been discussed subsequently. However, the DoJ has intercepted many emails and cell phone messages that indicate the outrage felt by Latino action groups.
These are based in Los Angeles and San Diego, in California, Tucson in Arizona, Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois and several population centers on the east coast. All of these indicate that persons involved with these groups have been exhorting other illegals to “take action to show that we will not tolerate the brutalizing of our families…”
This is reflected in the fact that Bush…“and a group of Senate Republicans circulated a list of ‘first principles’ about immigration that amounted to a huge step backward for efforts to fix a broken system in a reasonable, humane way. It proposed new conditions on immigration labor so punitive and extreme that they amounted to a radical rethinking of immigration- not as an expression of the nation’s ideals and in integral source of its vitality and character, but as a strictly contractual phenomenon designed to extract cheap labor from an unwelcome underclass. New immigrant workers and those already here would all be treated as itinerant laborers. They could renew their visas, but only by paying extortionate fees and fines. There would be a path to legal status, but one so costly and long that it is essentially a mirage: by some estimates, a family of five could pay more than $64,000 and wait up to 25 years before any member could even apply for a green card. Other families would be torn apart; new workers and those who legalize themselves would have no right to sponsor relatives to join them. (Editorial, New York Times, April 11, 2007)
It is the fond hope of official Washington that the public will soon find something more exciting than mass food poisonings, past, present and more upsetting, future. Given the potential inflammability of this subject, it is no wonder that Beltway spin doctors are frantically searching for something exciting, and less dangerous, to promote through their friends in the media.”
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