Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bush calls the fight against terror 'World War III'

US President George W. Bush said the September 11 revolt of passengers against their hijackers on board Flight 93 had struck the first blow of "World War III."

In an interview with the financial news network CNBC, Bush said he had yet to see the recently released film of the uprising, a dramatic portrayal of events on the United Airlines plane before it crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

But he said he agreed with the description of David Beamer, whose son Todd died in the crash, who in a Wall Street Journal commentary last month called it "our first successful counter-attack in our homeland in this new global war -- World War III".

Bush said: "I believe that. I believe that it was the first counter-attack to World War III.

In 2002, then-White House spokesman Ari Fleischer explicitly declined to call the hunt for Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda group and its followers "World War III."

Source Here.

The self fulfilling prophecies of Monsieur megalomaniac strike again . Mr Bush you are not President Roosevelt,Zaqarwi is not Hitler and your operation 'Iraqi disintegration' will never stand along side D day in the great moments of democracy and freedom.


Blogger Five Things that Make Me Mad said...

Hate Bush. Hate terrorists too. He is one.

May 06, 2006 8:24 pm  
Anonymous loosineh said... r u?i was just checking my weblog's counter and i noticed uve checked my blog but maybe u couldn't undertsand anything since its in persian but i can read ur messeges!!! seems u don't like U.S. foriegn policis?huh?am i right?...;)
good peace

May 06, 2006 9:47 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Greeting loosineh.

I have never been to you web site but one of my readers may have.

Your correct I do not speak Farsi but there are some excellent farsi /English translation web sites so I can read your content.

I am not pleased with the western (US/UK) foreign policies at the moment but to be honest most people in the west are not happy with them either.

Good luck with your media studies


May 06, 2006 10:15 pm  
Blogger Ancient Clown said...

Help me fight him and all like him by teaching the children a different way. I hope this fits within your criteria...I do respect your site.
Remembering Remembrance Day

Remembering Remembrance Day
We waged a war to not live that way
A war we won or so they say
But looking around all I see is dismay.

They killed alot of people but what did they win
They still live their lives in corruption and sin
Telling their lies to let evil back in
Refusing to rise and so let it begin.

They still kill the martyrs that witness to GOD
They still ignore prophets dismissed with a nod
They still war on the poor and onward they trod
Justifying all in the name of God.

Yet Cain still kills Abel
With all the cards on the table
Though this way is unstable
They still lay the cable.

With this thinking my mind starts to sway
I think the point missed on living that way
"The war to end all wars"; I've heard them say
But is that what's remembered this Remembrance Day.

Seemingly not as wars continue still
And all of life's problems can be fixed with a pill
And even the children have learned how to kill
But all of this is just run of the mill.

Then deep inside I start to grin
As I recognize the journey's within
With nothing to stop me once I begin
And all of life's puzzles start to fit in.

With hope I speak out that they hear what I say
And Listen closely to change their way
That they may avoid the 'End of Days'
And Remember that this Remembrance Day.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

May 07, 2006 3:49 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

No worries AC , I took this one off thread myself :-)

Interesting words .. are they yours ?

May 07, 2006 4:32 am  
Anonymous JMN said...

Ive heard the 'War on Terror' (how can you wage war on a tactic????) being refered to as World War III and IV (Cold War being the Third).

Its not going to help anyone. First calling it a 'crusade' then telling a sixth of the world to 'bring it on', claiming that god told him to invade both Iraq and Afghanistan, and now calling it World War Three?

Between whom exactly? There are probably no more than 1,000 hardcore members of al Qaeda around the world - the 200,000 est. insurgents in Iraq do not qualify as al Qaeda (they are anti-occupational forces, rather than global Islamic militants).

US on 9/11 - 3,000 dead
Iraq Civilians - at least 30,000 ('more or less' in the words of Bush)

May 07, 2006 5:00 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

Oh there has been plenty of wars on nouns Jmn

The war on drugs
The war on Terror
The war on literacy etc

Of course all doomed to fail by there very definition.

It is the Hypocricy that offends me what with terorists like Luis Posada Carriles being protected by the united states and the support of vicious regimes like Uzbekistan who have a nasty habit of boiling dissendents alive.

May 07, 2006 5:07 am  
Anonymous JMN said...

I couldnt agree more with you _H_

Terrorism is a contested concept - someting that I prefer not to use often, if at all. It is a politically charged term, used for political ends. Increasingly, the ends of a person are used to define someone as a terrorist, and not the tactic. In this way, even those who do not and will never use terrorism can be labelled as terrorists because of thier political affiliations and stances.

The US selectivity on the issue contravenes the Declaration of Human Rights, on issues of universalism. The stance of the US today is that terrorism is wrong, only if its not done by them.

May 07, 2006 5:46 am  
Blogger Hype said...

WWIII my ass. World War? Doesn't he know geography at all?


May 08, 2006 3:58 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

I doubt he can find is way round the white house ... what worries me is that he genuinly believes This is world war 3 and probably believes god told him to fight it...

I wouldnt trust him with the remote for my TV and he is the commander in chief .. sheeez

May 08, 2006 6:34 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

The Decider...?

That is a t-shirt Robin Williams wore to the Daily Show. Robin didn't even talk about his new movie. Jon Stewart RULEZ!!!


May 08, 2006 7:51 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Yea I watched that episode , fantastic ...

Jon Stewart is excellent and williams was fantastic best TV I have seen in ages

May 08, 2006 7:58 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

Damn your fast!

May 08, 2006 8:01 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

hehehe , I am about to post on the letter from Iran to Bush .... (as if he can read) .. just passing through and couldnt resist...

May 08, 2006 8:04 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

if you have time you might want to read about this group of liberals in the UK that support the current war on terror.

'the reconfiguration of progressive opinion' - more to the right or less lefty


May 08, 2006 8:37 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Took a quick glance . To be honest I have never been a fan of the New Statesman ..

snap judgement tells me they are trying to appease to the centre right. but I will give it a closer look in a while

May 08, 2006 10:40 pm  

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