Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Anniversaries: Meaningful and Political.

Guest Post by Salt1907

As I am sure you have heard by now, today is the one year anniversary of the breaking of the levee in New Orleans that led to the destruction of the city. The MSM is making the most of this anniversary because it allows them to fulfill their daily quota of rehashed accusations against George Bush. I hardly ever watch the morning news programs, but already I have heard more than I care to about Katrina in the last few days. The networks have spent as much time flogging the Katrina anniversary as they have discussing the ongoing Hurricane in Florida.

In contrast to the MSM treatment of Hurricane Katrina, the MSM hardly mentions terrorist anniversaries. While we expect to hear grudging tributes to the victims of 9-11 in couple of weeks, we never hear about the anniversary of so many other attacks that led up to 9-11. I have never heard the MSM note the anniversary of the African embassy bombings in 1998, the attack on the USS Cole or the first WTC bombing in 1993. Last year was the perfect opportunity to remember the 20th anniversary of the TWA hijacking or the Achille Lauro. Instead all we hear are crickets.

Each of these anniversaries would remind us that terrorism did not start with George Bush. More importantly, they would remind us that terrorism started prior to the Iraq war. Because each anniversary commemoration would tend to prove that terrorism was not caused by Bush' invasion of Iraq, the MSM remains silent. Even though these anniversaries are crucial for Americans to place the war in context and understand the growing danger from Iran and other states, the MSM remains silent for
political purposes. Here is the chronology I presented in August 2005:

(1) Global terrorism occurred many times over the past thirty or more years.

(2) We began to fight back, including the liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq.

(3) The MSM/DNC began a relentless campaign to reverse the order of #1 and #2 in the minds of the public. That is a very difficult task. Judging from the last election, this strategy has worked with only 47% of the voters.

The MSM has become a political organization, more interested in the preservation of the Democratic party than in real facts that place current events in context.

((Salt Can be found daily at The Cassandra Page))

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