Saturday, May 13, 2006

unbrainwashed Celebrates One Year!

(Today marks the anniversary of the first post at unbrainwashed. In the past year, there has been a lot of changes in the country, and we've been here to comment on it all. We've made a lot of mistakes, but also made a lot of friends. You all have been supportive and for that I thank you, but I'd like to single out two people for thanks among all my readers. Special thanks to Joe from A Voice In The Wilderness for helping me figure some of this out, as well as encouraging me to continuing what I was doing and being the first to post a link back here at his blog. And special thanks to Lily as well, for being there back when it was "Lily said, then Lew said, then Lily said, then Lew said".
Below is my first post, and what's interesting to comment about here, is that while I suspected the Bush administration of trying to use a lie to justify an invasion of Iran, even one they had used before, I didn't think they'd use the same exact one they used for Iraq!)




What lies for Iran?
During the build up of propaganda leading up to our illegal conquest of Iraq, a number of lies were passed off as truth. One lie that sticks out in my head is the "Saddam gassed his own people" (the Kurds). At the time that it happened, 1988, then Secretary of State James Baker III absolved Saddam of any wrong doing. The Kurdish village in question was located on the border between Iraq and Iran, who were at war with each other at the time. Iraqi troops were stationed in the village when it was invaded by Iran and as they were forced out, they tossed mustard gas at the Iranians as they entered the village. The tide turned and with re-enforcements the Iraqis drove the Iranians back out of the village. As the Iranians fled, they tossed cyanide gas bombs in the village. The bodies of the dead showed all the effects of being poisoned by the cyanide gas, which acts differently than mustard gas. Still, in a bid to sway the American people, the present administration blamed this on Saddam.
Now I wonder, with the push the get the sheeple behind another illegal war of conquest, will the Bush administration use this again to sway the sheeple? Instead of blaming Iraq, will they now blame Iran? More disturbing, will the people fall for it?

30 comments:

Blogenfreude said...

Happy Blogiversary

Lily said...

Aw, I loved when it was Lew said, then Lily said, then Lew said.

But I am also glad that we kept at it and are part of our "community".

Happy Blogiversary. Thank you for being there and for keeping at it.

Granny said...

Happy Blogiversary, Lew.

Lew Scannon said...

Thanks all, and hopefully I'll be able to keep it up for another year.

earl bockenfeld said...

Happy Blogiversary, Lew. Thank you for being there as another light in the darkness, and for not letting the bastards beat ya down.

That Damned Jezebel said...

We love you, Scannon!

pissed off patricia said...

Woo Woo, time to celebrate! I'll of course bring the adult beverages. :)

Congratulations! Sending you a big hug and a little kiss on the cheek.

tp said...

Happy One Year!

Left of Center said...

Happy One Year Lew!

Ron Nasty said...

Happy blogiversary Lew! I feel like I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you!

Omnipotent Poobah said...

HURRAH!

Here's to another year!

Murphy said...

Happy blogversary!!!!! From Sniffy and me!

pinkfem said...

Congratulations, Lew. Here's to many more stories, more of your insight, and an end to this damn war.

glenda said...

Happy, happy day to you, Lew!!
I love reading your stuff.

Troll Watcher said...

What's interesting to note is, while they are using prevarcation to justify their intent to invade a sovereign nation, it is not the one you prognosticated. Happy Blogversary!

anita said...

happy blogversary to you
happy blogversity to you
happy blogversity dear lee-eww
happy blogversity to you.

Dude said...

Only the stong survive Lew...Happy Blogiversary!

I'm reminded of something my Grandfather once said: "Billy,” he said (though my name was Tom), “get me a cigarette...grandma hides them in the sock drawer.” All I can add Lew is...smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.

I'm The Devil, Who The Hell Are You? said...

You hairless apes and your obsession with time! One year is like a grain of sand in the desert-not relevant at all! Call me when you've been around longer than I!

Kvatch said...

Happy...happy...joy, joy!

What was it I wonder about May of last year?

a rose is a rose said...

happy blogiversary lew!


(and as a government, we see what we WANT to see, only when we think it beneficial to us)

Old Mother Reagan said...

Good times, Lew. Good times.

Lew Scannon said...

And a Happy Mother's Day to you, OMR, and thanks to all of you. Just knowing that there are this many people who feel this way about our current administration, plus the War in Iraq (not to mention the silent majority), makes one feel as if they are not alone.

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary and keep up the good work!

GraemeAnfinson said...

one year! keep up the good work bro

kissfan said...

Congrats Lew! (A day late.) Here's to hoping the next year sees a change in OUR regime.

Lew Scannon said...

Kissfan'
I'll drink to that!
Thanks again all to all of you for all your support in the past year!

Static Brain said...

It seems like they will get the sheeple to follow them. People just don't care enough to pay attention to what is going on, and most swallow George Bush's bull crap hook line and sinker.

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

I must say, it takes a lot of energy to hate America for an entire year! Clearly, you have found the cure for marijuana-caused ennui! Kudos!

Anonymous said...

Can you provide a source for that info about the gassings?

Lew Scannon said...

Anon,
The source was a report by then Secretary of State, James Baker III (under Bush I), back when they were all still buddy-buddy with Saddam.