A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Last Friday BuzzFlash reported that ABC outsourced millions of dollars from American workers by filming much of The Path to 9/11 abroad for cheaper. Offshoring is nothing new to The Walt Disney Company or its subsidiaries: Disney has a grim history of sweatshops and worker abuse throughout the world.
Subject: We Are Not Safer
WHAT ARE THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS WAITING FOR?
Less than two months after President Clinton took the oath of office, The World Trade Center was attacked by a car bomb. Six people were killed. President Clinton took full responsibility and did not blame the previous administration headed by the senior Bush. All the terrorists involved were caught and are currently serving life sentences.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
If you saw any of ABC's doc-faux-drama The Path to 9/11 last night, you should be more than convinced that the whole thing was indeed a Rovian propaganda piece to blame Clinton and benefit Bush. While some might find it hard to believe that the Disney-owned company is playing politics, it certainly would not be the first time.
Read about the video in this BuzzFlash Editorial: Minutes of Silence That Should Live in Infamy: As Americans Leapt to Their Deaths from the Twin Towers, George W. Bush Sat Cluelessly in a Florida Classroom, Endangering the Lives of the Children Around Him, Until His Handlers Could Figure Out What to Do With Him
First Part Of "Path To 9/11" Miniseries Get Crushed By Football Game
by Tony Peyser
The film's evangelical producers
Failed to do the proper planning;
They should've given a leading role
To either Eli or Peyton Manning.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff & Evan Frisch
Language matters, because it can determine how we think and act.
For a few hours after the towers fell on 9/11, administration spokesmen referred to the event as a “crime.” Indeed, Colin Powell argued within the administration that it be treated as a crime. This would have involved international crime-fighting techniques: checking banks accounts, wire-tapping, recruiting spies and informants, engaging in diplomacy, cooperating with intelligence agencies in other governments, and if necessary, engaging in limited “police actions” with military force. Indeed, such methods have been the most successful so far in dealing with terrorism.
Monday is the fifth anniversary of IX-XI and President Bush has apparently decided to prepare us for our national day of mourning by delivering a week long series of seminars on fear mongering. Okay, okay, maybe "fear mongering" is a bit much. Perhaps a better phrase would be "PR campaign of cheap political calculation," or "systematic exploitative pandering" or "a typical sleazy example from the Karl Rove electioneering handbook." Or as we have to come know it during the last six years: "business as usual."
Five Years Later, Here's The GOP's New Game Plan
by Tony Peyser
About "The Pet Goat"
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Today is a day of remembrance, a day of infamy, and we bow our heads for all those who lost their lives in this tragedy. Our hearts go out to their families and friends, our nation mourns their loss. If we are indeed to do everything possible to avert any future terrorism here in America, we must also remember that George Bush ignored an August 6th PDB that warned "Osama determined to strike within the U.S.; that this administration had a preconceived PNAC plan to go to war in the Middle East; and that the threat of terrorism was not a priority.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//The Observer/Guardian, UK--US ACCUSED OF COVERT OPERATIONS IN SOMALIA (Dramatic evidence that America is involved in illegal mercenary operations in east Africa has emerged in a string of confidential emails seen by The Observer. The leaked communications between US private military companies suggest the CIA had knowledge of the plans to run covert military operations inside Somalia - against UN rulings - and they hint at involvement of British security firms. The emails, dated June this year, reveal how US firms have been planning undercover missions in support of President Abdullahi Yusuf's transitional federal government - founded with UN backing in 2004 - against the Supreme Islamic Courts Council - a radical Muslim militia which took control of Mogadishu, the country's capital, also in June promising national unity under Sharia law. Evidence of foreign involvement in the conflict would not only breach the UN arms embargo but could destabilise the entire region. One email dated Friday, 16 June, is from Michele Ballarin, chief executive of Select Armor - a US military firm based in Virginia. Ballarin's email was sent to a number of individuals including Chris Farina of the Florida-based military company ATS Worldwide. ... The website of Farina's company ATS boasts it 'can execute operations in support of host national indigenous forces'. ATS claims it uses former US and British special operations personnel.)