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CNN’s Crowley and US Officials in Denial About US Complicity in Libyan Murders

5:49 am in Uncategorized by Scarecrow

NATO and US military forces yesterday reportedly killed a son and innocent relatives — three young grandchildren – of the leader of Libya, because the leader of Libya refused to accept NATO/US demands that he step down. They deliberately targeted a residential compound, knowing (though they deny it) that innocent members of the leader’s family would be present and likely killed. But Washington’s elite can’t admit what everyone knows just happened. [Al Arabiya News reports the claims three grandchildren were killed are not true.]

Murder is a criminal act, possibly a war crime here, and if the reports are true, every one of the commanders and national leaders, including those of the United States, should be forced to resign or impeached, and be prosecuted. Except they won’t be, because America’s leaders are above the rule of law.

This obvious conclusion, however, is beyond the intellectual or moral capabilities of CNN’s Candy Crowley, who apologetically, and oh so diplomatically asked the clueless Jane Harmon and the evasive Steven Hadley whether this didn’t mean we are “targetting Qaddafi.” It was a cowardly, stupid question, because the answer is obviously yes. US and NATO forced tried to assassinate the leader and murdered innocent members of his family instead. But neither guest came close to an honest or straightforward answer.

Jane Harmon changed the subject. She said she worried we hadn’t thought through the implications at the “front end,” and lacked a strategic narrative for what we were trying to accomplish in the region. Regarding the actual bombings, all she could muster was, “We’re trying to soften it up.” Yes, Jane, “soften up” is what happens to human flesh when you drop massive bombs on people.

Steven Hadley was as morally bankrupt today as he was as Bush’s National Security adviser. He at least argued that if you’re engaged in a war, it is legitimate to attack the entire “command structure,” and Qaddafi was the head of the “command structure,” so fair game. Crowley must have thought that was a Very Serious Answer, because she did not bother to ask where the leader’s children and their wives and children fit in the command structure. We might ask the same about our own leaders’ families, now that Mr. Hadley has laid out the morally permissble rules of engagement.

Apparently none of these people can explain how we got from an effort to rescue others for humanitarian reasons to a deliberate, unlimited “war” in which one objective is the assassination of a foreign leader. And since this media-elite trio is, regretfully, representative of the moral cesspool that pervades Washington Beltway thinking, there was no reason to expect different answers.

But it is still astonishing the entire American defense and foreign policy establishment, from the President on down through our national security advisers and Congressional oversight, can be complicit in despicable murders and war crimes, and not one member of the Beltway elite can honestly describe what just happened.

Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana: Go to Church, Shoot Someone

6:48 am in Uncategorized by Scarecrow

I don’t know how I missed all of the horrible stories of gunmen and bombers recently bursting into Louisiana churches and slaughtering the innocent. There must have been dozens of such incidents lately, with possibly hundreds killed and wounded, and they’ve left god-fearing Louisiana citizens terrified.

Why has the MSM been asleep? Those missing stories would explain why the Louisiana legislature just passed a law permitting church goers to carry concealed firearms into churches, synagogues, mosques etc, and why Governor Bobby Jindal would so quickly sign the legislation.

So all of you, listen up: Please find as many of these little known stories* as you can of gunmen or terrorists storming into houses of worship in the US and murdering people. Because we need to understand where this huge security threat is coming from and send in my old unit, the First Cavalry Division, to be followed by Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman and old whatshisname to check on how the surge is going.

We know such stories must exist, because if they didn’t, that would mean the country has gone completely insane.

*Scenes from Kill Bill don’t count, nor will we count incidents in any country invaded and occupied by US troops or the target of Predator bombings.

Knoxville Unitarian Universalist Church Shooting via Wikipedia:

On July 27, 2008, a politically motivated[1][2] fatal shooting took place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Motivated by a desire to kill liberals and Democrats, gunman Jim David Adkisson fired a shotgun at members of the congregation during a youth performance of a musical, killing two people and wounding seven others.

Pam Spaulding, Abortion doctor George Tiller murdered at Kansas Church:

Dr. George Tiller, who remained one of the nation’s few providers of late-term abortions through decades of protests and attacks, was shot and killed Sunday in a church where he was serving as an usher and his wife was in the choir.

…Long a focus of national anti-abortion groups, including a summer-long protest in 1991, Tiller was serving as an usher during Sunday morning services when he was shot in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church, Stolz said.

CNN, Church priest list names of murder victims in New Orleans

Father Bill Terry of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans wants everyone to know what’s happening in New Orleans: too many murders with too few people held accountable. . . .

In the first 29 days of this month alone, the city witnessed 27 killings, according to the New Orleans Police Department. So far in 2007, police say 137 people have been killed. That puts the city on pace for roughly 200 slayings this year.