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Pakistani court issued arrest warrant for ex-President Musharraf

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, February 12, 2011 14:38 EDT
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ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a public prosecutor said.

Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was killed in December 2007 in a gun and suicide bomb attack, is in self-imposed exile in London. He will not be going back to Pakistan for any court hearing, his spokesman said.

The former president and military ruler is alleged to have been part of a “broad conspiracy” to have his political rival killed before elections, though the exact nature of the charges against him was not immediately clear.

“Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad has issued non-bailable warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before the court on February 19,” special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali told AFP.

He said that “a joint investigation team that had been formed to probe the assassination said in its report Musharraf had involvement in the case and was equally responsible”.

“The report said it was a broad conspiracy involving Pervez Musharraf, two police officials and terrorists,” Ali said after the closed-door hearing that took place in Rawalpindi’s Adiala prison.

Asked what would happen if Musharraf did not appear in court, the prosecutor said: “We will see when the time comes.”

But Musharraf’s spokesman in London told AFP that the former president would not comply with the warrant.

“No, he won’t be going back for this hearing,” Fawad Chaudhry said, adding that the warrant was “totally ridiculous”.

Chaudhry ridiculed Pakistani accusations that Musharraf failed to provide adequate security for Bhutto.

“How can the president of a country be made responsible for the non-provision of security? It’s totally ridiculous, you cannot pin criminal responsibility on a president for that,” Chaudhry said.

He insisted that Musharraf still planned to go back to Pakistan eventually to contest elections, adding: “His return to Pakistan will be a political decision.”

In December, police arrested two senior police officers, Saud Aziz and Khurram Shahzad, for alleged dereliction of duty over the assassination of Bhutto after a court issued their arrest warrants.

Aziz, who was city police chief at the time of the killing, and Shahzad, another senior policeman in Rawalpindi, had been arrested for their “failure” to protect Bhutto.

Bhutto was killed after addressing an election campaign rally in the garrison city, near the capital Islamabad, on December 27, 2007.

Bhutto, who served two terms as prime minister, returned from exile two months before she was assassinated to stand for election.

Her widower, Asif Ali Zardari, led her Pakistan People’s Party to election victory in February 2008 and is now president.

In April, a UN panel accused the government of failing to provide Bhutto with adequate protection and said investigations were hampered by intelligence agencies and other officials who impeded “an unfettered search for the truth”.

Former military leader Musharraf has lived in London since he was replaced by the elected Zardari.

At the time of Bhutto’s death, Musharraf’s government blamed the assassination on Pakistan’s Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement.

Mehsud was killed in a US drone attack in August 2009, one of the most high-profile casualties of the covert American campaign targeting Al-Qaeda and its allies in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt on the Afghan border.

Reacting strongly to the warrant, barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, secretary-general of Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) party, accused the government of not following legal procedures.

“I will rather call it unilateral as arrest warrant has been issued without hearing Pervez Musharraf,” Saif told AFP.

He added: “No list of questions had been sent to Musharraf by the government, which is trying to deflect public opinion from its own incompetency and failure to deliver to masses by wrongly implicating Musharraf in the case.

“The government is also trying to protect the real assassins by implicating people in the case who have no link whatsoever with it.”

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  • gypski®

    No surprise here, Pervez, London ain’t such a safe place to be. Remember wikileaks Assange????? Now run rabbit, run!!!

  • Anonymous

    Did Butto predicted her death?

    Did she predicted her killers?

    Did she said Bin Laden is as dead as Elvis?

    Watch this video and find out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnychOXj9Tg

  • Anonymous

    Remember when Jon Stewart had this dunce on and asked him a bunch of fluff questions about his book and treated him as if he was some kind of hero and staunch supporter of freedom in Pakistan instead of a military dictator? That was my first inkling that Stewart might not be the person he plays on the rest of the show!

  • Elim

    Had to click on the link to find out which ex-president. Hoping for Bush…..

    Big deal. Another NWO puppet politician who will be restricted from flying over or to certain jurisdictions, like the members of the Bush crime family are.

  • ghostof911

    Hmm, Pakistan can issue an arrest warrant to an ex-president over the assassination of an ex-prime minister, but here in the US the vice president abets in the assassination of the President and nothing ever comes of it. On the contrary, two others who are part of the conspiracy receive the same reward as cut-throat vice president.

    Pop quiz. Name the three individuals referenced here.

  • Elim

    Probably less than Mubarak, but no doubt he was paid handsomely.

  • Elim

    Musharaf was somewhat popular in the US at the time, not just because he was seen as a partner in the war on terror, but because it was generally known that he was forced into this partnership by Bush & Cheney. They pulled the “You’re either with us or against us” horseshit on him, and “if you’re against us, you’ll be bombed back to the stone age.” Even if he willingly went along with what they wanted, even if he had planned to anyway without being threatened, what choice did he have?

  • Elim

    I know you’re talking about Bush Sr. but I’m at a loss for the other two. One of them Hinckley?

  • Elim

    She asked the Mossad for help in her security. They said no.

  • ghostof911

    GHW is indeed one of the JFK conspirators, as was Richard Nixon who, like GHW, was in Dallas on 11/22/63. LBJ is of course the VP who got the better of JFK after he learned that Jack and Bobby were planning on dropping him from the ticket in ’64. The Kennedys had dirt on LBJ that would have ended his career. LBJ got wind of it and struck first.

    The Hinckley family was good friends and political contributors to the Bushes. Easy question: who would have benefited if the bullet that struck Sir Ronny was fatal?

  • Anonymous

    oh boy…more toilet paper subpoenas…karl rove loved them…and, the terrorists who helped?…us…bhutto was about to spill the beans that binladen had died years ago…

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that’s right because Stewart pissed me off. Musharraf was nothing but a damn military dictator. He had been for years. He was a murderer and no better than any of the other murderous scum that the US government has supported with your tax payer dollars over the years. And Musharraf got a lot more than Egypt, But because there isn’t any Jewish connection he gets a pass by everyone. He took off his uniform and all of sudden he was mister nice guy, only he wasn’t and Stewart should have known better than to treat him like royalty and grovel at his damn feet and give him the opportunity to sell his book like it was all truth and Musharraf wasn’t a self-serving goon. I am still pissed about it!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he was a real celeb, the kind of guy everyone is just dying to meet! The paparazzi were all over him. like the Shah of Iran when he had his gold plated yacht paid for by the American taxpayer and no one knew he had a secret police force that was torturing people.

  • cannotvote

    Couldn’t stop the up coming revolution though, postpone it maybe but not stop it – nah! Another puppet with a fist up his arse, he wised up and got out. Miss Rosalind says; Romper stomper, bomper boo – tell me, tell me, tell me do!

  • Anonymous

    Arrest Warrant for Pakistan’s Ex-President
    An arrest warrant is issued for former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. http://www.newslook.com/videos/290128-arrest-warrant-for-pakistan-s-ex-president?autoplay=true

  • Anonymous

    Time to call in those who helped and supported him, can anyone say Bush/Cheney. Musharraf was the Bush puppet and Blair helped. This is one reason by President Bush said he’s out of politics and wont even endorse for a candidate from his party. As Musharraf and others are called to answer for their crimes they will look to the Powerful US leaders that helped. I don’t think Musharraf will fall on the sworn to save Bush/Cheney from their part. Cheney did get Scooter Libby to take the fall for him in the leak of the CIA Covert Agent Plames name.

  • Jaimie11

    You realize that she misspoke – many instances followed after this interview in which she referred to Bin Laden as alive, such as ‘Musharraf does not know where Bin Laden is’.

  • Jaimie11

    Link please, Elim?

  • Anonymous

    Benazir Bhutto named Osama bin Laden’s killer before her death

    http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/15-01-2008/103426-benazir_bhutto_osama-0/

  • Anonymous

    Here is another “alert”:

    Et Tu, Pence? John Boehner Sees the Tea Partiers’ Long Knives Come Out as a National Enquirer Affair Story

    http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/are-house-republicans-purging-ranks-a

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ Stumptownhero

    It lookd like the Repugnants have stolen the Timbers’s motto…No Pitty!

  • Suprah

    Why is Musharraf even relevant today?

  • Anonymous

    So why don’t they take a leaf of out Sweden’s book — and extradite him for questioning?

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t there already a movie about the untouchable?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046573071 Matt Mosley

    Can you say “Well it’s about time” ?

  • Anonymous

    Remember what happened last time Raw tried to change their layout? What am I supposed to do with this? I call for demonstrations outside the RawStory building in Manhattan until they change it back again.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    What’s your problem DT. I think they did a really good job this time, unlike the last makeover. Is there something specific you don’t like, or are you just bitching for the sake of it?

  • Anonymous

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009. (google any terms here to find similar articles)

    “”Whistleblower Who Linked Taliban Leader To US Intelligence Is Assassinated”"

    A whistleblower who defected from the Pakistani Taliban has been assassinated just days after he claimed that the group was working with US intelligence to destabilize the country.

    Qari Zainuddin, a tribal leader of the South Waziristan region in Pakistan was shot dead on Tuesday by a gunman said to be loyal to Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.

    Analysts said that Mr Zainuddin’s murder was a serious blow to the military campaign against the militants, as support of his faction was considered crucial, reports the London Times. “[It] is a warning to other pro government tribal commanders,” said Mahmood Shah, a retired brigadier who had served as top official in the tribal region.

    Zainuddin had rejected Mehsud’s Taliban tribe, and shifted his allegiance to the Pakistani government, following a string of suicide bombings targeting mosques and civilians.

    ————–
    The Pakistani government also claims that Mehsud was responsible for the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.
    ————–

    One of Qari Zainuddin’s aides, who was also injured in the attack that killed the tribal leader, told the media that a lone gunman was able to enter Zainuddin’s office and open fire, before escaping uninjured.

    “It was definitely Baitullah’s man who infiltrated our ranks, and he has done his job,” Baz Mohammad told the Associated Press news agency.

    Zainuddin had recently hit out at Mehsud in an interview with the AP.

    “Whatever Baitullah Mehsud and his associates are doing in the name of Islam is not a jihad, and in fact it is rioting and terrorism,” Zainuddin said.

    Though the BBC and other mainstream sources highlighted this interview with Zainuddin, they neglected to cover the fact that Zainuddin also reportedly denounced Mehsud as “an American agent”.

    Both Iranian and Pakistani media independently covered his remarks, adding that Zainuddin also described Baitullah Mehsud as having strong links with both Indian and Israeli intelligence.

    In an interview with local media the defector said that Mehsud had established strong links with Israeli intelligence services, which were destabilizing the nuclear armed country, reports the Iranian news service Press TV.

    “These people (Mehsud and his men) are working against Islam.” the report quotes Zainuddin as having said.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan’s largest daily newspaper, The News, carried a report last Sunday that highlighted the remarks:

    “In interviews to various media organizations on Thursday, Qari Zainuddin and his deputy Haji Turkistan had alleged that Baitullah was an American and Indian agent, he had killed Benazir Bhutto and that the real Jihad was going on in Afghanistan, not in Pakistan.” the report stated.

    “Many diplomats contacted Foreign Office and Interior Ministry officials as well as media persons, seeking answers to their questions. Some Western diplomats were particularly confused over the claim that Baitullah was an American agent and that he had killed Benazir Bhutto. These diplomats were asking a question that if Baitullah was involved in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, does that mean that the American authorities were also involved in the conspiracy.” the report continued.

    Of course, whether you put faith in the Iranian and Pakistani media on these reports, is another question, however, there have been suspicions for some time amongst some Pakistanis that Baitullah Mehsud is on the CIA payroll and is being protected by the intelligence apparatus.

    According to retired brigadier and former vice president and founder of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Shaukat Qadir, the Pakistani military has requested US help to kill Baitullah Mehsud on several occasions and provided the US with accurate information of his location. Despite this, he claims, Mehsud was never targeted.

    Other analysts hold suspicions that Indian and US intelligence are funneling weapons, financial aid and even fighters to the Pakistani Taliban.

    The history of the Taliban in Afghanistan, as we have previously reported, is replete with connections to western controlled intelligence agencies.

    These facts were also recently highlighted by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who admitted that the CIA and his country’s ISI together created the Taliban.

    The Taliban’s spread into Pakistan has also been connected to intelligence driven plots to Balkanize the middle East.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Boehner’s boner won’t go down the rabbit hole. This story was kicking around two years ago, but now it’s cum back, more tumescent than ever. Maybe this time around he’ll be ejaculated from the Congress.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Not such an easy question. Bush senior would have been President, but would have been unlikely to make it past the next election. In the circumstances he was able to be the real source of power for the remainder of Ronnie’s eight years as a front man, orchestrating Iran Contra and profiting greatly from cocaine smuggling among other things. And then he had his own four years in the spotlight. So who would have benefited if Saint Ronnie had been dispatched? The American people, probably.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Stewart is a front man for the ongoing fascist police state masquerading as a man of the people. He’s more dangerous than Beck IMHO because he gets the ignorant supporters of the Democrats to swallow the party line, (“911 was an outside job”). His admittedly brilliant humor acts as a safety valve keeping the people safely in their seats, instead of dangerous in the streets where they need to be, while the Bill of Rights is shredded.

  • Anonymous

    I remember what happened. They were frightened by narrow-minded commenters who are scared of change. You know who else is scarred of change? Republicans and terrorists. Just sayin….

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    I gotta go with Jamie on this, she clearly meant Pearl, not bin Laden. This is one of those myths that damage the truth movement because it has no validity. As Nietzche “probably” said, “the best way to damage a cause is to defend it poorly”. James Corbett did a really excellent podcast on this very subject last week.

    http://www.CorbettReport.com (episode 174)

  • Anonymous

    And in today’s New York Times Magazine Donald Rumsfled had this to say about his good friend, the military dictator Pervez Musharraf:

    “I was disappointed that [the Bush] administration took off after [former president Pervez] Musharraf and suggested he resign from the military. It’s not clear to me that we ought to be the ones to judge what a leader in Pakistan ought to wear to the office, and it seems to me that if you’re going to fuss at what you have, you better have something better in mind, and we haven’t had something better.”

    See according to Republicans you have to nurture murderous dictators until you have something better, but you can vote to repeal “The Affordable Health Care Act” without having any replacement at all.

  • Anonymous

    Me Too! This doesn’t appear to be the usual change for the sake of change re-do. I think it is a nice improvement. Much more professional looking and much easier on the eye!

  • Anonymous

    If Pakistan can do it, we most certainly issue arrest warrant’s for our heads of state who commit crimes while in office.

  • ghostof911

    Excellent reply. I hadn’t considered that GHW would have been unlikely to be elected in ’84 had Sir Ronny bullet been fatal. GHW did indeed run the show for 8 years while Sir Ronny slept, so it’s not clear why it was felt necessary for the Hinckley boy to dispatch the old man.

    http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/web/20060330-ronald-reagan-washington-hilton-assassination-nancy-reagan-edwin-meese-james-brady-john-hinckley-jr-alexander-haig-brady-bill.shtml

    Since you seem to be on top of the GHW legacy, including his cocaine operation, do you have any comment about Tarpley’s work about him? Is this book worth the read?

    http://tarpley.net/online-books/george-bush-the-unauthorized-biography/

  • Anonymous

    Indeed

    She could have made a Mistake by naming Omar Sheik.

    However the officials keep on Telling us that this building came down due to fire, time after time, So why should i believe he is Alive?
    Who benneffits with the so called “War On terror”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWorDrTC0Qg

  • Anonymous

    “Your going home in a Portland ambulance”………..(chants in background…..cheers)

    That’s my “motto” for the tories.

  • Anonymous

    It’s coming out by the Enquirer. The Michelangelo Signorile Show had a guy that was pretty damn sure this has legs………

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Ain’t great how all the rats run and hide in London?

  • Anonymous

    All the matches will be on KPTV 12, Gala, ESPN:

    http://www.droppingtimber.com/

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    On your first point, maybe the point was to injure, rather than kill, the President and thus terrify him into, as you say, sleeping for the next few years. There is reason to believe that Hinkley missed completely, and Reagan was actually wounded by one of his security detail – similar to what happened to the Kennedy’s – the patsy was not expected to make the kill shot, so that came from elsewhere. I remember reading that what they dug out of Reagan was not actually a bullet, but a small disk, but I cannot remember the source.

    There’s lots of good stuff in Tarpley’s book, though I didn’t read the whole thing online, and I don’t use a printer ‘cos they don’t make paper out of hemp anymore in this country. I like Webster, but I think sometimes he overestimates his analytical prowess, and perhaps reaches a little. You decide.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Fuck Denny, that reply was freekin’ hilarious – don’t I even get a ‘like”.

    FiredogLake shares his confidence – let us hope they are right. I’d love to see the Boehner go down.

  • Jaimie11

    You don’t have to believe he is alive, in fact you’d be a fool to do so. But using an error as evidence he is not alive is subversive. Error used as evidence to support your view will always undermine your view.

    Bin Laden was an ill man long ago. And better proof he is not alive is the fact that the CIA has produced bin Laden videos that feature a man who is clearly not bin Laden.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry. I hurriedly read thru that. I was at a wrestling tournament yesterday and got home at 2 am. My apologies.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! I just noticed your avatar. I watched every episode of the Prisoner at least 20 times!!! In fact, I have all the dvd’s and was looking for a home for them.

  • Anonymous

    They can not change it back. They ran out of ink and would have to use grey tones.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. Especially that Chelsea Football Club.

  • ghostof911

    I am not up on the details of the Reagan shooting, but what you write makes perfect sense — give RR a warning shot so that he doesn’t attempt to meddle with the CIA’s agenda. Indeed Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirham were both patsies. JFK’s fata shot came from the front, whereas the Texas Book Depository was at his back; RFK’s fatal wound to the head came from the back whereas Sirhan faced him from the front. The only mystery if this was a Bush-organized plot, why would his friends the Hinckleys let a member of their family get involved? Were they wanting to have John Jr. committed, and decided to do GHW a small favor in the process? Siminarly, were the bin Ladens willing to let Sir Osama take a little heat in order to do Bush Jr. a small favor?

    Based on your recommendation I’ll give Tarpley’s book a whirl, but with a grain of salt as you suggest.

    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hinckley/hinckleytrial.html

  • Jaimie11

    Here it is –

    The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. Friedrich Nietzsche in The Gay Science, section 191

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    I note your taste in TV drama is matched by your excellent choice in websites. I was a teen when that series first ran, on Sunday afternoons, in the spot formerly occupied by Danger Man (Secret Agent Man in US). I liked it then, but couldn’t really understand what was going on until the re-runs a few years later when it achieved cult status in the UK. Patrick McGoohan – clearly a genius.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    I think there is a tradition of spooks sacrificing certain family members to the cause. Manchurian candidates like Hinckley are sometimes traumatized as babies in order to induce multiple personality, so it is entirely possible that John Jr. was weaponized from an early age. His dad’s World Vision is frequently cited as a CIA front. The blatant connection to the Bush family was clear enough that even the brain-addled Ronnie Raygun could figure out where the threat came from.

    And then there’s the underwear bomber whose dad shopped him to the spooks some time before he showed up as the excuse for selling a bunch of x-ray machines to the TSA.

    As for bin Laden – he was dying from kidney disease in 2001 so the family could afford to give him up as the poster boy for the war on Terra – I am sure they were well paid for their trouble – and OBL was dead before he had a chance to see himself become the superstar of boogeymen.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    That’s the one. Thanks Jamie.

  • ghostof911

    I’m reading through the John Hinckley trial account by Doug Linder, and I see an obvious red flag. Hinckley “drifted aimlessly through two years of college at Texas Tech,” yet in the span of the hectic two hours between the time he learned of Raygun’s appearance at the Washington Hilton and actually shooting, he managed to pen an impeccably written “letter” to Jodie Foster with the grammar, word choice, sentence structure, and dramatic flair of a William Shakespeare. In fact, the “trial transcript” shows the same tightly rigged stucture as in the famous Warren and 9/11 Commission reports.

    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hinckley/hinckleyaccount.html

    I don’t believe John Jr. was “weaponized.” I think he came by his mental illness honestly. That is not to say he could not have been manipulated to perform a political act, in the same way that Jared Loughner (known to the military as a disturbed person) could also have been manipulated (MKULTRA?)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKULTRA

  • ghostof911

    That is precisely how BoA was planning on harming Wikileaks.

    The leaked report suggested numerous ways to destroy WikiLeaks, some of them likely illegal — including planting fake documents with the group and then attacking them when published…

    http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/02/11/campaigns/index.html

  • ghostof911

    Assange has a potential lawsuit against BoA for the bank’s doing just that.

    The leaked report suggested numerous ways to destroy WikiLeaks, some of them likely illegal — including planting fake documents with the group and then attacking them when published…

    What is set forth in these proposals for Bank of America quite possibly constitutes serious crimes. Manufacturing and submitting fake documents with the intent they be published likely constitutes forgery and fraud.

    http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/02/11/campaigns/index.html

  • Taleisin

    ‘Musharraf still planned to go back to Pakistan eventually to contest elections’.

    So, he likes being leader of Pakistan but otherwise wouldn’t live there!

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    There used to be a tradition in the aristocracy that the eldest son was heir to the family fortune while second and third sons entered the military or the clergy. It’s not too far a stretch from here to weaponizing one of your kids to be a “Manchurian candidate” – I have come across this idea many times since I started trolling the net for clues as why things were so totally f*cked. As to whether Hinckley was treated this way I have no evidence, just speculation, but it fits comfortably with the data IMHO. And Loughner, also possible, MKUltra subject from an early age, but also entirely possible he was just stark raving mad.

    Maybe we find out what really happened after we die.

  • ghostof911

    My preference is not to be bothered by any of this bullshit when I move on.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Don’t ya just love how all of this dirty laundry is getting some sunlight. It’s almost like they can’t keep any secrets any more. No wonder they want to shut down the net. The genie’s not going back in the bottle – maybe they can temporarily shut it down in Algeria, but Germany, Japan, USA – no chance, not without seriously damaging their own nefarious chicanery. If I was Cheney, or Rumsfeld I’d be shitting bricks right now ‘cos the 911 thing is going to be out there for all to see pretty soon, I expect. And the drug smuggling, the pedophile rings, the funding both sides of their various wars, all of that shit. Cannot come soon enough. We’ll have to let the weed prisoners go, so we have room to house all these bastards in the penitentiaries. And then we can cut the deficit by serving only gruel with a side of GMO alfalfa and some nice high fructose corn syrup for desert. Sweet dreams.

  • Jaimie11

    Thanks spirit. Very interesting.

  • ghostof911

    Your menu is still way too expensive. It’s more cost effective to feed the banksters and war criminals fake rice, soon to be on the shelves at your nearby Wally*World.

    According to the Korean-language “Weekly Hong Kong” (which many Vietnam websites are referencing as well), Singapore media claim that fake rice is being distributed in the Chinese town of Taiyuan, in Shaanxi province. This “rice” is a mix of potatoes, sweet potatoes, and plastic.

    “A Chinese Restaurant Association official said that eating three bowls of this fake rice would be like eating one plastic bag.

    http://veryvietnam.com/2011-01-22/china-makes-fake-rice-from-plastic-vietnam-reacts/

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Is that real? I mean, wouldn’t that be more expensive than, say, rice? Still if they can get the buggers to eat plastic bags, maybe they can send them off to swim in that big field of plastic – the Pacific Gyre and they can gobble it up with a side of oil slick.

  • ghostof911

    Not more expensive because the plastic probably comes from recycled plastic bottles, shopping bags, etc. The Rs in congress say that we have a deficit to worry about, so every penny counts!

  • Anonymous

    “That Was The Week That Was”, or “TWTWTW”, and “Fractured Flickers”……….Barely remember those!!

    There is an episode of Green Acres that is really hard to find: Hooterville ties to secede from the US!!!

    Totally brilliant…and banned!

    I have been watching Al Jazeera on Link TV—nobody told me about that. I was just reading it online.

  • Anonymous

    I thought I would give you a rugby score while you are here:

    France Defeats Ireland 25-22 for Second Victory in Rugby’s Six Nations

  • Taleisin

    Thanks. It hasn’t been on the news here. To Aussies, that is about as interesting as Scotland playing Canada in cricket. ;) France has had a good teams in the past, but I haven’t seen much of them lately.

    Once a year, there is a game played between Ireland’s Celtic football team and our Australian Rules team. The rules are a combination of both games. They play 3 games each year and the first 2 games, not even the umpire is sure of the rules. But it is amazing to watch.

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