.. JWHoward "All politicians lie!" ...
.. but some lie more ...
.. than others
Thesis/Subtitle: deliberate lies are deployed to deceive
Q: who wants to be deceived; why are lies tolerated?
Musing: I'm not saying Lib is *much* worse than Lab; in some things - like war and neoliberalism, say - there is little to no difference, and note that bipartisan = un- & anti-democratic, since it offers voters *no* choice at all. In order for we, the people to make informed choices - like voting, say - we must be fully and fairly informed - or, would you say people deliberately deceived make competent voters? IF voters are deceived THEN election results are suspect if not outright invalid - and invalidly chosen representatives can have *no* mandate; all law such un-reps make are similarly invalid.
Trigger article 1:
Russia admits Assad regime may fall
By Moscow correspondent Norman Hermant, staff and wires
Posted December 14, 2012 07:29:41 | Updated December 14, 2012 13:41:07
«Mr Rasmussen also said the Syrian government's use of Scud missiles showed "utter disregard" for the lives of the Syrian people.
"It is known that Scuds are strategic, long-range missiles and are not suited for use against armed terrorist gangs," a statement said on Thursday.
The unguided Scud, famously fired into Israel by Iraq's Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, can deliver a payload exceeding 3,500 kilograms over a range of 200 kilometres or more, defence analysts say.»
[AusBC/sloppy or *deliberate* lies]
Comment 1: The "payload exceeding 3,500 kilograms" is simply, wildly wrong, as can be easily checked at wiki.
Comment 2: I only noticed Hermant after one of AusBC's 'regular' propagandistes (Anne Barker) abruptly disappeared from the AusBC - but note that it is not 'who says what' but 'what is said' - here, a sloppy or *deliberate* lie via Hermant?
Comment 3: The accuracy of Scuds is appallingly low - confirming what the Assad-spokesperson said, and illustrated by the photo below - assuming it is as represented, *not* at all a given. When people lie, all credibility goes out the window.
Trigger article 2:
Western spies get discreetly involved in Syria
«"The US intelligence agency CIA has been active for months, mainly in Turkey," he told DW. "The intelligence agencies that brought about the fall of the Gadhafi regime in Libya are now at work in Syria," Schmidt-Eenboom added.
"The new BND President Gerhard Schindler is willing to take risks and win back Western partners' trust after Germany lost it by staying out of Libya," Schmidt-Eenboom said. "That's why BND operations aimed at Syria are taking place."»
[dw/'Western' spying report]
Comment: This article *spectacularly* proves what many long suspected; that the war against Assad is not a mass democratic movement as the 'Western' MSM + PFBCs allege, but deliberate subversion etc. by foreign forces, with the US as 'prime perpetrator' aiding infiltration of often Al-Qaeda jihadi invaders = Nuremberg-class war criminals. Assisting = accessories = bear part of the guilt.
Trigger article 3:
Gillard demands Brough's head as Abbott rejects Slipper 'witch-hunt'
By chief political correspondent Simon Cullen
Updated December 14, 2012 14:02:24
«Questioned about his own knowledge of the case being filed in the court, Mr Abbott today said: "I had no specific knowledge of any of the details of the allegations against Mr Slipper until I read about them on the Saturday morning when they were in the paper."
On the morning that the allegations were revealed in the media, Mr Abbott released a statement at 9:16am demanding the Prime Minister remove Mr Slipper from the Speaker's chair.
However, the time stamp attached to the statement appears to show the document was created at 11:08pm the night before.
Mr Abbott's office is adamant the document was not created until the Saturday morning, and believes a computer glitch is behind the apparent discrepancy.»
[AusBC/heat onto Libs, for a change]
Comment 1: Different subject, same theme = lies; here the Aus Lib 'leadership' caught with their mouths full of lies, the most amazing of which is from Abbott; that he claimed to have heard the story first only after it was in the Saturday papers, but his statement was prepared by his office the night before. An earlier item identified some of the Lib-lie suspects: Brough, Brandis, Pyne, Hockey and Julie Bishop (order as I found them), plus of course, Abbott. The Godwin Grech imbroglio apparently taught them nothing. Then see my "Abbott lies; not just the once; but in his admission too."
Comment 2: Note the form of Abbott's latest lie: "no specific knowledge" (emphasis mine.)
Comment 3: Then, he drags his office into it. Poor public servants - just like Godwin Grech.
Argument: The scale of Abbott&Co's lies is different to that of B, B & H's 2002+ lies, whereby 100s of 1000s if not 1.4mio+ Iraqis died as a direct result, after more than 1mio died from 1991-2003 - thanks, but "No, thanks!" to US-inspired, "worth it" Albright-approved sanctions. But lies are lies and all lies are damaging; Abbott&Co lie as part of their grubby grab for power - so far unsuccessfully, hopefully to remain so.
Fazit: It is the height of both arrogance and ignorance, for so-called 'leaders,' as any/all politicians, to lie to us. It *disables* democracy and de-legitimates them as representatives. Politicians who deceive the electorate are not democratic anything, they make themselves into vile tyrants.
 deceive v. (-ving) 1 make (a person) believe what is false; purposely mislead. 2 be unfaithful to, esp. sexually. 3 use deceit. deceive oneself persist in a mistaken belief. deceiver n. [POD]
 lie2 -n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. -v. (lies, lied, lying) 1 tell a lie or lies. 2 (of a thing) be deceptive. give the lie to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). [Old English] [ibid.]
ELO/Os = hapless erstwhile legal owner/occupiers
I/J/Z-plex; illegitimate IL squats on genocidally ethnically-cleansed = improperly alienated, mainly Palestinian ELO/Os' land/property = IL is an un-remedied crime-scene and *all* I/J/Z-plex (except any actively opposing) are guilty; sole remedy = reparations = revest where possible, adequate = acceptable recompense where not + *sincere* apology
M/I/C/$4a†-plex = military, industrial, Congress (US-speak for parliament); $ = banksters, 4 = 4th estate = MSM+PFBCs, 'a' = academia incl. think-tanks, † = the churches.
MSM = mainstream media (print and broadcast), aka 'corrupt&venal'
neoliberalism = 'economic rationalism,' 'supply-side,' (wicked) privatisations, 'small govt.' = minimised to no égalité etc. + globalisation = wage arbitration etc. = <1% rips off 99%+
PFBCs = publicly-financed broadcasters, like the AusBC
ppp-dd'd = pushed propaganda paradigm dumbed-down
PRopaganda = PR + propaganda, usual qualifier: 'lying'
SQSHsO = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on
the Enlightenment well summarised by liberté, égalité, fraternité
US-MMH = Media (aka press, radio + TV), Madison Ave., Hollywood
US&/Zs = the US of A and/or Zionists; sometimes indistinguishable
XS-CO2-CCC = excess CO2 climate-change catastrophe
Zionism (latest post-Jabotinsky, '23) = permanent war
the Liberal party
and all their filthy lies
.. JWHoward "All politicians lie!" ...