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We Must Leave The War Zone Immediately!!!

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:05 am - November 19, 2005.
Filed under: War On Terror

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraqi theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation’s Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C. !!!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)


Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:30 am - November 19, 2005.
Filed under: War On Terror

[Ed. note – Thanks to “SonicFrog” for the link to the actual UN report in the comments, and for pointing out to me that this story is over a year old. I missed the date when I first posted it because I wrongly assumed that this was new news. After all, this is so important in debunking the myth that there were no WMD in Iraq, that I was naive to think that we would have heard about this from the NYTCNNABCNBC before now.]

Well, no kidding. Anyone with a brain knows this since everyone from Madeleine Albright to Bill Clinton to Kofi Annan to Jacques Chirac were convinced that Saddam had WMD.

But now… at last… the UN agency tasked with finding and dismantling Saddam’s weapons has come to the conclusion that I assumed years ago. Saddam dismantled his WMD stockpile and smuggled them out of his country before the invasion.

UN Confirms: WMDs Smuggled Out of Iraq – The Vanguard

Late last week, the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) briefed the Security Council on Saddam’s lightning-fast dismantling of missile and WMD sites before and during the war. UNMOVIC executive chairman Demetrius Perricos detailed not only the export of thousands of tons of missile components, nuclear reactor vessels and fermenters for chemical and biological warheads, but also the discovery of many (but not most) of these items – with UN inspection tags still on them — as far afield as Jordan, Turkey and even Holland.

Notably absent from that list is Iraq’s western neighbor Syria, ruled by its own Baath Party just like Saddam’s and closed to even the thought of an UNMOVIC inspection. Israeli intelligence has been reporting the large-scale smuggling of Saddam’s WMD program across the Syrian border since at least two months before the war. Syria has long been the world’s foremost state-sponsor of terrorism.

Shouldn’t this be the lead on NBC Nightly News tonight? THIS is why OpenSourceMedia was formed!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Philly Inquirer In Free Fall… Awwww

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:10 am - November 19, 2005.
Filed under: Media Bias

Sorry if I don’t weep at what looks like another slow bleed for another pillar of the Mainstream Media.

We said goodbye to more than 70 Inquirer journalists today. This time we were spared the speeches from the departing about how everything will be all right.

Those who left got a buffet, heart-felt hugs and bracing applause. We sent them off with framed copies of the newspapers from the day they were hired – black and white sheets with names like Rizzo and Longstreth on them. All now gone.

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Publisher Joe Natoli and editor Amanda Bennett said how they’d hoped this day would never come, a day when 15 percent of the newsroom was paid to walk away early.

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“Don’t let corporate raiders liquidate the fourth estate,” John McManus headlined his letter. The only force that can stand up to Wall Street is that of Main Street, McManus wrote. The communities should threaten a boycott if new management or ownership sheds jobs or lowers pay to meet investors’ demands, he suggested. Higher returns would inevitably come at the expense of investigative reporting and independence from advertisers.

Boo hoo. Perhaps if they didn’t editorialize with every “news item” they write, their circulation wouldn’t be plummetting.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)