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Olbermann: GOP Is Biggest Terror Org in USA

Posted on Oct 24, 2006

The MSNBC host uses a recent GOP ad and a copy of Webster’s Dictionary to buttress his argument that the Republican Party is the largest terrorist organization in the country.

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By Timestyx, May 21, 2010 at 7:42 am Link to this comment

LOL tinfoil hat brigade, that one made me laugh. There certainly are a lot of crazies in the USA! Not altogether sure that Michael J Fox is a terrorist thou, seems a bit out of character…

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By Joseph Nagarya, October 30, 2006 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment
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To “Hondo”—

Save it for the Neo-Nazis, and the others who swallow the Bushit extremist governance-by-lie.

To call Michael J. Fox—he campaigned for Republicans also, including Specter—a terrorist is beyond lie and stupid to out-and-out sick.  Attacking the disabled for their disability simply because you don’t like the speech is one step short of Brown Shirt violence directed at opposing views.

Neither Fox nor Gore are in office, therefore in no position to set and implement policy.  Your boy, by contrast, is blatantly using bin Laden as a campaign-backer for Republicans.

Is bin Laden a terrorist?  If so, then those who use him as backer of their campaign is using fear to manipulate public opinion.  And is, therefore—and obviously—pro-terrorist.

Further: As the experts have repeated said: torture doesn’t work; it doesn’t produce reliable information.  That was known and said before Abu Ghraib.  Why, then, did and does the torture continue?  Because it is intended to terrorize.  It is state terrorism.

Let’s stick to the issues, instead of pretending, with illiterate bullies such as you, that name-calling is “argument” or “proof”.  The issue is manipulation of fear as being terrorism—and it is.  Now, name us an actor or politician who is (1) in office, and (2) in a position to establish and implement official policies.  Begin with your Hero for Sub-Mediocraties Bushit.

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By Hondo, October 28, 2006 at 4:41 pm Link to this comment
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Joseph—You had better check that definition of “terrorist.” By your definition, Michael J. Fox is a terrorist. Your definition makes Al Gore a terrorist. That’s ridiculous! Clear thinking Americans (which automatically excludes the tin-foil-hat brigade that regularly posts on this blog) know that terrorists are people who fly airline jets into buildings. Terrorists are people who kill nuns because the Pope made them mad. Terrorists are people who say that they are mandated by God to convert the world to their religion, and that they are to kill anyone who refuses to convert.
I take it from your comments that you think that it is an act of terrorism for the GOP to point out how woefully inadequate the Democrats are to lead our country during these dangerous times. I disagree. There is nothing wrong with pointing to the public record to show the pros and cons of voting for someone. Let’s do that right now.
If the Democrats win in November, they have promised to do the following:
1. Raise taxes on all Americans and businesses.
2. Continue the death tax.
3. Surrender in Iraq and in the war on terror.
4. Grant amnesty to all illegal immigrants, and make all of them eligible for federal welfare benefits.
5. Open up our borders.
6. Legalize gay marriage.
7. Make unlimited abortion on demand a federally-protected right for women of all ages.
8. Commit billions of dollars of taxpayer money to human cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
9. Put all of our national security and foreign policy decisions in the hands of the United Nations.
10. Socialize our health care system.

I guarantee that a significant majority of “we the people” would be horrified by that agenda. Would I be correct in saying, then, that it is an act of terrorism to tell people about the Democrat agenda? Sounds to me like you just want to squash free speech.

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By Joseph Nagarya, October 27, 2006 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment
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To “Hondo”—

Those who use fear to manipulate public opinion are terrorists.

The illegitimate Bush junta, and the Republican party/GOP are expert at using fear upon the US citizenry in order to achieve their ends.

That makes the GOP the biggest terrorist organizastion in the US.

Further, no legitimate Christian, and no legitimate conservative, would approve smearing others as substitute for having a record of success to un on.

Christians are obliged to obey a set of rules.  That set of rules is the “Ten Commandments”—not “Options” or “Suggestions,” but _Commandments_.  One of those rules is “Thou shalt not lie.”  Another is “Thou shalt not bear false witness”—lie—“against others.”

There is also “Turn the other cheek,” as mandated antidote to hatred—beginning with one’s own. 

And the “Golden Rule”: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Thoses who, even claiming to be Christians, exempt themselves from the rules required of a Christian, are not Christian.  They are criminal sociopaths who reject the rule of law altogether—even as many of them falsely insist that the US is based upon the “bible”.

If there is a “God,” and “He” is father of “King of Peace” Jesus, then he condemns the lying, and unprovoked mass murders committed by the Bush gang in Iraq.  Or ask yourself, “conservativechristian”: “Who would Christ torture, by means including rape of male children?”

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By jackie T. Gabel, October 26, 2006 at 4:14 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Olbermann: GOP Is Biggest Terror Org in USA

Olbermann inches closer and closer to the open secret: al Queda is run by CIA / MI-6 handlers to execute a Strategy of Tension - a virtual copy of the Gladio network that terrorized Europe during the cold war.

Just as CIA/MI-6 (NATO) trained and directed Gladio, in its terrorist attacks, initially hung on Red Brigade and Bieder-Manhoff to discredit as terror-based, all left-leaning politicos and reinforce the Evil Empire notion of monolithic Communism; al Queda now reinforces the myth of terror-based Islamo-fascism and the Axis of Evil.

The goal: unsettle the region, further undermine the “failed” states, foster the image of chaos and terrorist havens - all as a pretext for total military domination and political hegemony.

Why? To save the collapsing perto-dollar.

Recommended reading: “9/11 Synthetic Terror, Made in USA; Webster G. Tarpley

Reviewer Robert D. Steele (Oakton, VA United States) writes,
“It is with great sadness that I conclude that this book is the strongest of the 770+ books I have reviewed here at Amazon, almost all non-fiction.”

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By Jerry McPherson, October 25, 2006 at 9:33 pm Link to this comment
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I listened to part of the press conference today by that moron Bush and I could not help but wish that the room had been populated by you and others like you who would have asked real and pertinent questions about the debacle in Iraq and his near total lack of understanding of the situation in Iraq and the result of his “policies” of the past three years on our standing in the world with our former allies.

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By Hondo, October 25, 2006 at 7:55 pm Link to this comment
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If Keith Olbermann lived in a country that was truly controlled by a real terrorist organization, he would be killed by that government for his criticism. He doesn’t, though. Thankfully for the clueless Olbermann, he lives in the United States, where even failed sportscasters with the IQ of potato salad have the right to voice whatever opinion pops into their empty little heads. The proof that he is wrong is that nobody in our government pays any attention to his rantings. God bless America—-the land of the courageous George Bush and the home of the moronic Keith Olbermann!

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By Rick Strohm, October 25, 2006 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment
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Very brave of Olbermann; I hope he does not stop laying into Cowboy Silverspoon and Herr Goebbels (read “Karl Rove”). This bunch is comprised of manipulative scoundrels that have set us back years.  The tragedy however, is that half of this country hates the other half.  I don’t know how we are going to get the nation’s business done.

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By jaleeza, October 25, 2006 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment
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Thank you so much for saying publicly what many feel but few have the opportunity or nerve to say.

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By JNagarya, October 25, 2006 at 6:40 pm Link to this comment
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What we need first is to expose the emperor as wearing no clothes.  That is the first patient step to waking those who don’t look beyond the surface/rhetoric to the naked rottenness underneath.

That is precisely the task Olbermann has set for himself.  Aned he is doing an excellent job as flaymaster.

The best attrack upon lies is to tell the simple truth, as often as necessary.  The analyses come later, when those awakened come to realize that reality is not “Survivor” and infotainment substituted for actual news.  And that there is truth and fact, despite the Bushit moral relativists’ reduction of all standards, foremost the rule of law, to mere “debatable” “opinion”.

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By Kevo, October 25, 2006 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
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George Seles would be proud of Mr. Olbermann.  Give ‘em Hell Harry would also be proud of him.  Hell, I’m proud of him.  In all my humility, I can only hope more and more Americans will wake up and begin to think for themselves, and then bring that to the table. Our great nation and its people need to end the dynamic of listening to talking heads who are in the business of telling us what we should think. -Kevo

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By Sheriff Ali, October 25, 2006 at 8:41 am Link to this comment
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Dedicated to: President George W. Bush

A person or a group of people in power
Are obsessed to devour,
Tranquilized with cupidity
When caught, they pretend stupidity

Our Commander in Chief acting like a Don
When in fact he has become an eidolon,
Controlling every branch of Government
Personate he is with depravement

His idiocy of harum-scarum
Turned our policies into a Pendulum,
On the road we are to impecuniousness
Solely due to his perniciousness!

© Sheriff Ali 2006

Author’s Comments

World leaders whose powers go unabated: corrupts; destructs; rips at the core of their country foundation, and is an ever present impediment to their country’s re-establishment of credibility. We can stop “our” hemorrhaging by casting our vote out of conscience rather than loyalty! What better way to honor with sincere gratitude the men, women and children whose lives were lost in Bush’s wars of phantasmagoric rationales and internecine polices. We can then sing again from:


“Tis the Star-Spangled Banner: O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

And from: AMERICA

“Our father’s God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by thy might,
Great God, our King.”

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By DOC, October 25, 2006 at 8:23 am Link to this comment
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Listening to Pres.on press conference explaining about how war going well then five minutes later he states its going bad?says “defeatacrats” want timetable “now” he and cronies want to give Malaki(Iraqi PM)timetable.He seems not to have a clue that the Iraqis dont want us there.And his claim that the Iraqis are living a “normal"life smacks of psychosis!

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By Mark Dolce, October 25, 2006 at 8:12 am Link to this comment
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Olbermann states what I felt right after 9-11. I started researching elements of terrorism and what it meant and who was acting out these policies or definitions of what really is a psychological phenomena. We are told constanly to not submit to our emotions as adults in functioning society but are bombarded by the use of fear to create a national policy. Within days of the historic event I had pages and pages of what I now look at as old evidence that the United States was over reacting to the taking down of the twin towers. I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat - but our two party system and the lazy approach Americans have toward politics has never been more obvious than now. And this is only five years after 9-11. We have spent billions of dollars on the war on terrorism, sent thousands of men and women to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, almost three thousand troops have died in Iraq, reports of 600,000 dead civilians in Iraq ... where is it leading to? If it were not for oil fields in Iraq the United States may have simply deposed Sadam Hussein and left. We need to get off fossil fuels and start getting in gear with other countries with another source of energy like nuclear power. We were told by our president we were not going to be nation building. Afghanistan is a labyrinth of mountains and wilderness - it cannot be defeated or controlled by or with the tactics we use today. Iraq must be left to determine its own fate and destiny. In justification of the war on terror, our government has turned its propoganda machine into a way of seeping into our private rights and controling its population. The USA was built on revolution and dissent. We were the terrorists in the eyes of England. George Washington ran through Brooklyn Heights pursued as a terrorist. We have become and ally of Israel instead of Israel being our ally. We need to support the creation of a free Palestine - this would cut terrorism by 60 - 70 per cent. Instead we feed Israel with billions of dollars of foreign aid. Why? After 9-11, I felt like Orwell was coming to fruition; fear and patriotism had fell into George Bush’s hands in perfect timing - especially after he was appointed president by the Supreme Court. For some reason history is more clear decades after an event or series of events. There is a lot of rhetoric about “God and country,” be “American” and fighting for “freedom” etc. etc. But what good is all the talk and yellow ribbons and flag waving if the population does not bother to vote? How can we be a functioning democracy with only 30 - 40 per cent of the registered voters exercising thier right to vote? We are a capitalistic country. And when the words of socialized education, socialized medicine and socialized transportation are mentioned - we get out of whack because it is asociated with higher taxes and communisim. Our “God” has become the dollar bill. I predict a social revolution much like the one we experienced in the 1960s regarding dissent of the Vietnam War, Civil Rights activisim and the women’s rights movement. Since we survived those days I believe we can survive them again.

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By Porzitsku, October 25, 2006 at 7:10 am Link to this comment
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Pax Americana ala Bush means that whoever is left after the deluge they are bringing on will be a good little consumer who buys their products (oil, pharmaceuticals, Chinese products, war rationale, etc.) without any legitimate means of complaint or resistance. The Defeatocrats and Chavez’ and Africans and others of the world who don’t fit into their model are destined to have the label “terrorist” and for their crosshairs.  If you aren’t with them, you are against them.  Nothing could be more plain. What they think is a soul is something else altogether.

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By Anna Daniher, October 25, 2006 at 6:58 am Link to this comment
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Thank you again Mr. Olbermann for saying what has to be said. Don’t worry, they’re listening. We all are. Awaiting the next installment.

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By Ann Peck Hood, October 25, 2006 at 6:20 am Link to this comment
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Amazing and I thank Keith for having the nerve to tell it like it is.

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By John C, October 25, 2006 at 6:07 am Link to this comment
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Right on target.

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By NM, October 24, 2006 at 10:17 pm Link to this comment
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Bullseye !!

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By bs, October 24, 2006 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment
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truthdig of the week eventhough a little over the top on the bones

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By Abdifatah Suleiman, October 24, 2006 at 6:10 pm Link to this comment
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Hero!!! He is a real man. truthful, a honest reporter. that is long waited report!

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By BoDo, October 24, 2006 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment
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Olbermann is fast becoming a hero of mine.  I’m only surprised that President Bush hasn’t availed himself of his newly stolen powers to proclaim Olbermann an enemy combatant.  Mr. Olbermann, keep it up.  We need your voice in the most desperate way.

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By Spinoza, October 24, 2006 at 3:52 pm Link to this comment
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Somehow I wish we could get more analytical stuff.  Why are we attacking Iraq and Iran and Syria?  What is the reason for the military bases in Afghanistan and in other locations in the Caucasus region?  Why are we still maintaining the Base Bondsteel in Kosovo?  What is the affinity of the Republicans and other right wingers with Eastern Europe?  What is behind the attacks on Putin?  What is behind the color “revolutions”?  Why did Bushites overthrow the government of Aristide?  Why have the Bushites tired and are still trying to overthrow the Venezuelan government? What is the vision of Pax Americana?  How different are any of these Bushite policies from policies from the last half century?  Is it true that Capitalism is the only viable idea of an economic system. Is free trade always a good thing? How does capitalism and free trade harm Americans?  How does it harm third world countries?  I look forward to a depth of analysis and a skepticism about the assumed verities of the conventional wisdom!

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