Friday, December 04, 2009

He's got that old man smell (and nothing else)

BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL-AID TABLE

WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

OLD MAN CROTCH?

OH IT'S EMPTY SACK GREG MITCHELL COMING OUR WAY.

GREG MITCHELL IS THE ALWAYS SEXIST AND INCREASINGLY INSANE MAN CURRENTLY DISGRACING EDITOR & PUBLISHER. HOW BAD IS HE? SUNDAY, THIRD WILL AWARD HIM "LIAR OF THE WEEK" BECAUSE EVEN HE CAN'T BE THAT STUPID.

IN THE MEANTIME, GREGERS KEEPS STICKING HIS HANDS DOWN HIS PANTS IN SEARCH OF MORE OF HIS OLD MAN CROTCH SMELL WHILE PRETENDING TO BE A REPORTER.

HIS LATEST DEMENTED CRAP BEGINS:

It's gotten remarkably little coverage so far -- perhaps because no "terrorist" angle -- but we're now catching up with case of an Iraq war vet (pictured left) now captured and suspected of killing two of his fellow servicemen near Fort Drum where they all served. Joshua Hunter fled to Ohio.

IF YOU MISSED GREGERS OPENING (MAYBE YOU WERE HOLDING YOUR NOSE), HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO SAY THE FORT HOOD MURDERS GOT COVERAGE BECAUSE OF THE CRY OF 'TERRORISM!'

YES, HE TRULY IS A LIAR.

LONG BEFORE THE SHOOTER WAS REVEALED, THE FORT HOOD MASSACRE WAS NEWS WITH CONSTANT AND REPEATED UPDATES AND GREGERS CAN CHECK WITH AP ON THAT. AS FOR THE AFTERMATH OF COVERAGE? IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY WITNESSES. SO MANY SAYING WHO THE SHOOTER WAS.

IT ALSO HAS TO DO WITH THE SHEER NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED -- AND HAS GOTTEN ROUGHLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF COVERAGE AS A SCHOOL SHOOTING WOULD.

BUT GREGERS HAS TO PIN THE COVERAGE OFF ON SOME ALLEGED ANTI-MUSLIM BIAS BECAUSE HE LIVES IN HIS OWN PATHETIC WORLD WHERE FREAKS APPLAUD HIM FOR PLAYING WHAT BOB SOMERBY WOULD CALL SHIRTS AND SKINS. YEP, GREGERS IS SERVING UP 'MY SIDE IS SMARTER!' WHILE DEMONSTRATING HOW HE'S INCREDIBLY STUPID.

GOOGLE: IRAQ VETERAN CHARGED WITH MURDER. YOU GET OVER A HALF MILLION RESULTS. HERE'S THE FIRST PAGE:


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WHY HASN'T SOMEONE SUSPECTED OF STABBING GOTTEN MORE ATTENTION? COULD BE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY CRIMES. COULD BE BECAUSE HE'S A SUSPECT AND THE WORLD'S NOT AWARE OF HUNDREDS OF WITNESSES. BUT GREGERS JUST 'KNOWS' IT'S ALL SOMEHOW ANTI-MUSLIM. HE 'KNOWS' IT BECAUSE IT MAKES HIM FEEL BETTER AND SMARTER. BY THE WAY, GREGERS, COULD YOU POINT US TO YOUR INDEPTH COVERAGE OF THE MURDER OF MARIA LAUTERBACH? YOU KNOW HER, RIGHT? SERVING IN THE MILITARY. PREGNANT. DISAPPEARS. FOUND DEAD IN THE BACKYARD OF THE MAN SHE ACCUSED OF RAPE. FOUND DEAD IN A HOLE AND BADLY BURNED. HIS WIFE COMES FORWARD TO TELL THAT HER HUSBAND ADMITTED KILLING MARIA. HE FLEES THE COUNTRY AND ENDS UP CAUGHT FINALLY IN MEXICO. WHERE'S YOUR IN DEPTH ON THAT STORY, GREGSTER?

THAT'S WHAT WE THOUGHT. GO THUMP YOUR SUNKEN CHEST SOME MORE OLD MAN, ALL WE SEE SMELL IS THE STINK WAFTING OFF YOU.

FROM THE TCI WIRE
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Starting with the topic of counter-insurgency, war on a native people, Monday, David Price explained in "Human Terrain Systems, Anthropologists and the War in Afghanistan" (CounterPunch):

Today, in Iraq and Afghanistan, anthropologists are being told that they're needed to make bad situations better. But no matter how anthropological contributions ease and make gentle this conquest and occupation, it will not change the larger neocolonial nature of the larger mission; and most anthropologists are troubled to see their discipline embrace such a politically corrupt cause.Human Terrain Systems is not some neutral humanitarian project, it is an arm of the U.S. military and is part of the military's mission to occupy and destroy opposition to U.S. goals and objectives. HTS cannot claim the sort of neutrality claimed by groups like Doctors Without Borders, or the International Committee of the Red Cross. HTS's goal is a gentler form of domination. Pretending that the military is a humanitarian organization does not make it so, and pretending that HTS is anything other than an arm of the military engaging in a specific form of conquest is sheer dishonesty.

The American Anthropological Association's annual meeting started yesterday in Philadelphia and continues through Sunday. Today the association's Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities issued their [PDF format] "Final Report on The Army's Human Terrain System Proof of Concept Program." The 74-page report is a blow to War Criminals and their cheerleaders who have long thought that the social science could be abused or that the social sciences were psuedo sciences. It was in December 2006 when Dumb Ass George Packer raved over Dumb Ass Montgomery McFate and her highly imaginative and fictional retelling of both her childhood and her current work which Packer identified as "Pentagon consultant" working on Cultural Operations Research Human Terrain. Packer was jizzing in his shorts and not even warnings from other anthropologists ("I do not want to get anybody killed") could sway him.

By the time she showed on up the October 10, 2007 broadcast (link goes to October 11, 2007 snapshot) of NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, Monty was being billed as "senior advisor to the US Army." Monty lied throughout the broadcast and most infamously when she insisted that Afghans or Iraqis can tell the difference between "a lethal unit of the US military and a non-leathal unit of the US military". David Price of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists offered reality during the broadcast by raising the issue of David Rohde's "Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones" (New York Times) and explaining it "talks about an anthropologist I think named Tracy and that's the only name that's given. So anthropologists need to be transparent about who they are and who they're working for. . . . But I worry how transparent the program is if the people who are doing it aren't being self-identified? Now the story says it's being done for security reasons and so on. But if you go to the New York Times story and look at the nifty, little video they have -- you know backing the story, it's very strange because they don't show the anthropologist -- they intentionally withhold the person's identity. Yet they show all these people who are talking to the anthropologist which of course they're doing so at some personal risk, one would assume, in Afghanistan. And I worry about any sort of program where there's a one-way mirror that's going on."

Susan Page: . . . there was a New York Times article last week which actually prompted us to do this show today. And it did talk about this anthropologist named Tracy, but it wasn't clear to me, Montgomery McFate maybe you know, whether her [full] name was just not disclosed to the New York Times article, or if her full name is not being disclosed to the people she's interatcing with in Afghanistan. Do you know -- do you know the answer to that.

Monty [quick intake and slow first word -- always a clue Monty's inventing -- seriously, that was evident when she was a child]: Her name was held from the New York Times story and in other media that's come out of Afghanistan at her own request.

Susan Page: But does she give her [full] name to the Afghanis that she's talking with.

Monty: Yes, she does.

Remember that moment in Annie Hall when Annie (Diane Keaton) and Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) are in line for movie tickets and the man behind them can't shut up about Marshall McLuhan and Alvy confronts him? And pulls McLuhan over? And McLuhan declares, "I heard what you were saying. You know nothing of my work. You mean my whole fallacy is wrong. How you got to teach a course in anything it totally amazing."? Well a moment like that happened to Monty with her being the blowhard who got corrected. Monty was swearing that the woman identified herself and gave her full name and did this and did that and blah blah blah. And then David Rohde, who wrote the New York Times article, joined the conversation.

David Rohde: Um, she was transparent with them. I don't think she gave her full name, I think she does identify herself as an anthropologist. I saw her briefly, but I don't know what she does at all times. She personally, um, actually chose to carry a weapon for security that's not a requirement for members of the team, I've been told. And she wore a military uniform which would make her appear to be a soldier, um, to Afghans that she wasn't actually speaking with.

Susan Price: And so you think Aghans knew that she wasn't a soldier even though she was wearing a military uniform and carrying a weapon? Or do you think that they just assumed that she probably was?

David Rohde: I would think that they assumed that she was.

Poor stupid Monty. Counter-insurgency is war on a people. It has been used in many wars and it is not a tactic of peace nor is it anything an ethical person should take part in. That is not a controversial statement to anyone old enough to remember Vietnam or any war further back. But, in the US, whether you want to cite Spengler or make comparisons to Sisyphus, we are a culture put together each dawn with very little historical recall. Which is how Monty McFate and others have been able to market their inhumane acts as a 'science.' Others include A Problem From Hell: Samantha Power. And, of course, Sarah Sewall who played Peppermint Patty to Monty's Marci on Charlie Rose in 2007. For the record, those three and many other counter-insurgency gurus advised Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and/or advise him today. (Yes, despite the fact that Monty's sister was a government spy who spied on peace groups. Or maybe because of.) These War Criminals use their training and the science but do not adhere to any of the ethics of their profession which does include, but it not limited to, full disclosure.

The report released today notes, "Responding to concerns raised about this program, in the fall of 2007 the AAA's Executive Board released a statement on HTS [Human Terrain Systems], in which it expressed its disapproval and concluded the program to be 'an unacceptable application of anthropological expertise'." The report states that by April of this year there were 417 HTS employees. (There have been some reductions since then.) Of that group, only six had PhD in anthropology and only 47 others had masters in the field. The report notes, "It is important to indicate, based on this, that despite the attention given to the central role of anthropology in the program, the great majority of present HTS employees have been trained and hold degrees in other fields of the social sciences and elsewhere." The report notes:

Training in "research methods" for HTTs is notable insofar as it combines what appears to be field-based social scientific data collection (e.g. use of ethnography of the anthropological sort) with instrumental or soft power goals of "shaping the environment." This raises a number of concerns regarding the separability, and so ethics, of the research component from the strategic, tactical, and operational goals of military decision-makers, and the role of HTT activities with respect to the goals of these decision-makers. Such an emphasis upon "rapid ethnographic research," too, suggest an apt comparison of HTTs with other anthropological modes of data collection of the rapid appraisal and assessment sort, which are typically carried out over weeks or months, and which are commonplace in the world of international development, among other applications.

The report explains that the social science methods to increase knowledge of people and cultures are used instead to push military objectives and that is not independent research nor is it what the social sciences exist for. Nor do the social sciences exist to provide targets for the military but some speaking to HTTs may be targeted by the military. This is especially a concern when HTTs turn over raw data to the military but it is a concern regardless especially due to the devices the military issues them.

Some anthropologists voiced criticisms that assert the inherently political nature of HTS as a facilitator of counterinsurgency. These critiques connect HTS to historical instances in which anthropological field techniques and theories were used to subjugate native peoples in colonial and neocolonial campaigns. Identifying participants in HTS with such terms as "technicians of power," these critics pointedly situate the activities of HTS in the context of U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, often described as neo-colonial wars of occupation "in the service of empire." Ethical and political critiques are sometimes kept distinct and sometimes made together. If CEAUSSIC's 2007 Report distinguished ethics from politics, and focused on the former, the political character of many critical reactions to HTS has to be acknowledged. If HTS advocates stress the "reduction of harm" by the use of embedded HTS social scientists, anthropological critics reject such arguments, instead focusing on the political context of what can become of anthropology as a discipline, if used as a tool for problematic military occupations, even if designed to reduce violence.

As Patricia Cohen (New York Times) explains, "The panel concluded that the Pentagon program, called the Human Terrain System, has two conflicting goals: counterinsurgency and research. Collecting data in the context of war, where coercion and offensive tactics are always potentially present, 'can no longer be considered a legitimate professional exercise of anthropology' the report says." Trina was weighing in on counter-insurgency Monday: "Counter-insurgency is a War Crime. It is an abuse of the social science. It breaks all the ethics. And Tom Ricks doesn't know that because he's not a social scientist. He's nothing but a keyboard jockey who sniffed the skivies of a few grunts and generals and decided he was an expert on war. He's not an expert on anything. He's not even an expert on how to be a successful reporter because those days ended some time ago for Ricks. He is an ass and he is a War Criminal." Well said.

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