Osama Bin Laden Pronounced Dead…For the Ninth Time

James Corbett

The Corbett Report

2 May, 2011

…Now in 2011, President Obama has added himself to the mix of people in positions of authority who have pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead. Some might charge that none of the previous reports had any credibility, but as it is now emerging that Osama’s body was buried at sea less than 12 hours after his death with no opportunity for any independent corroboration of his identity, the same question of credibility has to be leveled at this latest charge. To this point, the only evidence we have been provided that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday are some images on tv of a burning compound and the word of the man currently occupying the oval office.

But given that an informed consensus has formed around the opinion that Bin Laden died long ago due to kidney failure, will the people of America hold their President to the highest standard in presenting evidence that the person killed was actually Osama Bin Laden, and that he actually died in the way described, or will this pronouncement go unquestioned like so many other deaths in the never ending war of terror? READ MORE…

Fancy restaurants and Olympic-size pools: What the media won’t report about Gaza


By Tom Gross

In recent days, the international media, particularly in Europe and the Mideast, has been full of stories about “activist boats sailing to Gaza carrying desperately-needed humanitarian aid and building materials.”

The BBC World Service even led its world news broadcasts with this story at one point over the weekend. (The BBC yesterday boasted that its global news audience has now risen to 220 million persons a week, making it by far the biggest news broadcaster in the world.)

Indeed the BBC and other prominent Western media regularly lead their viewers and readers astray with accounts of a non-existent “mass humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza.

What they won’t tell you about are the fancy new restaurants and swimming pools of Gaza, or about the wind surfing competitions on Gaza beaches, or the Strip’s crowded shops and markets. Many Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza live a middle class (and in some cases an upper class) lifestyle that western journalists refuse to report on because it doesn’t fit with the simplistic story they were sent to write.

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Roots Restaurant Gaza

* If you drop into the Roots Club in Gaza, according to the Lonely Planet guidebook, you can “dine on steak au poivre and chicken cordon bleu.”

* UN-run summer camp for Palestinian children burned to the ground for being “un-Islamic”; UN staff there threatened with murder; UN Security Council fails to react.

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‘Tis the Season: Grinch This, Corporate America!

Grinch‘Tis the season to shop ‘til we drop, forget corporate greed, and spend like there is no tomorrow. ‘Tis the season to put aside all of our concerns about poisoned Chinese imports, and give in to the pressure from family and peers to celebrate with no thought for what we will have to give up to satisfy our craving for acceptance. After all, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you are a Grinch! Well I say, Grinch this!

Corporate America counts on Christmas sales to stuff its purse, and place Americans in holiday debt. In fact, Christmas is the main shopping event that generates more revenue for Corporate America than any other time of the year. So the question is, why do we give in every year to this push to create more debt when any other time of the year we protest against it? What makes Christmas shopping an exception? Could it be that we have been manipulated by the mass media? Naw, couldn’t be! A manufactured holiday, promoted by Corporate America, the Corporate Church, and almost everyone we know and love? Must be a conspiracy theory. But wait, isn’t the push for 9-11 truth a conspiracy theory also? Hmmm…how about a push for Christmas truth? What about a commission to study the effects of Christmas?

How can we, as a nation, wrestle our economy from the grip of greedy corporations when we play into their hands every year? Why do we buy their lies this time of year while rejecting them the rest of the year? How can we stop the cycle of debt? How about this: a nationwide boycott of Christmas purchases. Boy, wouldn’t that put a crimp in corporate profits.

Shop if you want to, but I for one, will not comply. I will not give in to the corporate push to place my family in jeopardy by rushing to the nearest Walmart, plastic in hand, to purchase yet another unwanted gift that will be thrown in a closet, or recycled for next year. So I repeat, Grinch this, corporate America!

War on Christmas
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Copyright 2007, Barbara H. Peterson

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