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Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 12:59 AM PDT

Dying Alone In The Mountains

by mattman

I truly hate writing diaries - would rather have a root canal BUT sometimes there is a greater pain and need.

For the last 24 odd hrs. I have been nearly overwhelmed with hurt that "dying alone in the mountains" has happened to some of ours in Afghanistan.


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Mon Jun 27, 2005 at 10:51 PM PDT


by mattman

Please read and recommend this diary.  Not mine so I can pimp it without shame.

It will make you crazy with fury.  Look who's spying on Gold Star Mothers with a view to them being possible "terrorists".

I WARN you, this will make yer blood prssure go off the charts.

This is NOT something we can let them get away with. This is WAAAAAAAAAY over the line!

PLease Read and recommend it.  This shall nopt pass.


Thu Jun 23, 2005 at 04:55 PM PDT

Mayday! Advice BADLY Needed

by mattman

I am sitting on some pics and a story that is so bad that it beats anything from Abu Ghraib all to hell and back.

It's tearing me apart and I'll be goddamned if I know what to do.

If you had something like that what would you do?

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The reason I find the story below so totally bizzarro is because - let's face it - the Iraqis are in no position to threaten anyone.  The Iraqi forces, along with the dwindling Coalition forces, can't secure the 6 miles of road to the airport,  much less threaten their powerful neighbor.

Also, the puppet governemnt in place in Baghdad is heavily weighted Shia who lean toward Iran, not away.

So, whom,  exactly, is doing all this threatening crap?  Who else?   Ain't no way the "Iraqis" are doing it.

What I do find really worrying is that it seems that this is just another way, however limp, of sliding us into an aerial bombing attack on Iran. Soon.  Really soon.

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Now, I hate, really hate, writing diaries. I really hate it, but this morning I was desperately casting around for news of the Wolf Brigade, the new offensive in Baghdad.  I was worried and what little news I had worried me more.

Every source I checked fanned the flames even more.  Raed In the Middle and Electronic Iraq made things worse.

From every source came pretty similar concerns.  The Wolf Brigade is comprised of the worst elements in Baghdad.  Fear of being shot, looting, and general unheaval from their new operation is widespread. Even the ever loatesome CNN

Didn't expect to see anything from Riverbend but I checked and was suprised to see she HAD posted.

She has the same worries and describes them but in politer terms.

Then to my shock came the following.  She rips right into Friedman and in a way only an Iraqi native could.

Friedman is a stupid, bullshit artist and she proves it.

Read on.

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Sat May 21, 2005 at 06:10 AM PDT

Americans ARE Bombers - Worry Iraqis

by mattman

Rumors have been going around Iraq for months  that Americans were doing strategic bombing themselves and the Iraqis are afraid.

The horrific stories below give credence to those rumors, which was the subject of concern from Riverbend, girl blogger from Iraq.

The story below has the terrible ring of truth about it and it is horrific and shameful.

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Well, ONE Brit, anyway.  George Galloway, the anti-war minister from Britain who beat the Labour candidate and calls Tony a liar flat out, is going to testify in front of a congressional hearing today regarding the oil for food scandal.

Now, I have no idea if the hearing is going to be televised, but it does promise to be a hell of a lot of fun.  Galloway says he is coming with "guns blazing" both barrels and since he did win a honking huge libel suit agaist a newspaper regarding these very same charges,  I gotta say, I am betting on George.

I would love to hear from British Kossacks regarding what they think of Gallloway and what they think will happen when he arrives to do battle wity Norm Coleman's committee.

But, I am betting right now, we are gonna see some serious ass kicking in D.C.

Get 'em,  George!


Wed Dec 15, 2004 at 02:21 PM PST

The Constitution Is Dying

by mattman

The pain of writing this is beyond words.  Never did I imagine I could ever say this, but the Contitution of the US in mortally wounded.

Of all the things in Patriot Act II,  I think the most frightening thing is that "news gathering"  is illegal.

What does that mean?  Is dailykos a news gathering site?  I believe it is and I believe under the new PA II, we all may be guilty if they choose to make it so - and I believe that they will.

I really do.

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Guess Who?  You remember the guy we termed a thug and a murder suspect?  The guy who inflamed the poor Shi'a and held off US forces in Najaf?

Yup. Him.  Moqtada Al-Sadr. And it appears it will be with Sistani's agreement if not blessing.

You have to admit there is a certain poetic justice IF this happens.

This is from The New Republic and if it is correct and plays out that way, there is gonna be Shock And Awe in DC.  The NeoCons will have a collective stroke. (kewl!)

I would like to see if this is supported by Juan Cole but I have not yet seen his site because I not been able to accesss it for the last two day.  Anyone know what the problem is?

I welcome all opinions, updates, dissents and refutations. Bring it on.

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Wed Nov 17, 2004 at 03:45 AM PST

Feces To Fan: INCOMING! Re Iran

by mattman

If you weren't scared before, you should be now. Really, really scared.

See the site below and see how an attack on Iran could play out (and how, in fact, I think it will play out) and how it puts us all at enormous risk.  Nobody will get left out in this scenario.

An attack on Iran will not be at all like the one on Iraq and only the most suicidally insane could really think it won't be a prelude to disaster.

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Mon Nov 01, 2004 at 07:03 PM PST

Please Remember This Man

by mattman

I'm not much for writing diaries, but on the eve of this critical election, I ask you to remember this man.

Probably only second to the blood and carnage and terrible loss of the vicious, worthless war in Iraq, this story makes me sick, angry and ashamed of what this crazy bastard, George Bush has done to this country.

As I type this and as you read it, this man is rotting in prison for making a joke about Bush in a bar.  It is important to note that his arrest took place only 2 months after Bush was installed.

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Sun Oct 17, 2004 at 12:22 PM PDT

Bush Rallies Half EMPTY!

by mattman

Heard it on CNN and it seems to have disheartened the Bush camp so much they've pulled him off the campaign trail at least for today.  Fox News is speculating as to why he is holed up in the White House when he should be out stumping.

Various theories as to why people are not coming, but there is talk about dropping the "loyalty oath" to get people to come.

Any other info about this development would be welcome. My personal theory is that Jeb told him he can't steal Florida for him again without risking prison.


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