Thursday, February 17, 2011

freedom's just another word for arrest, beating, and incarceration

almost popped up a bit 'bout the latest police state cloverfield clamp down in Bahrain.  thought better o' that; looks like seriously awful shit.  check fdog.

no one's here for that. malformed rantin' 'bout stupid shit.  yeppurrs.

so, we gots us some good stupid shit in the arrest and slappin' around of us army vet and retired cia intel-an, Ray McGovern, whom we all know and love, and who has been a constant barb to the administration since twee ought ought en three (continuity!), which is precisely why we know and love him.

so ol' lovable ray went to a hillary speech in which she inveighed against governments arresting peaceful protesters.  can you imagine there are places like that?  horrible, surely. according to hil, they are nasty places and desperately in need of reform, if not outright invasion and occupation.  and then, right in the middle of her up at the lectern, lecternin' away, a peaceful protester, ol' sweet ol' cia grandad ray, was attacked, arrested, beaten, and hauled off to jail.  right in front of her, and right in the sweet ol', good ol' eweessuveh.  and she never stopped yakkin' 'bout freedom.  didn't even blink.

juxtapose doesn't get better than that.

now, ray's a congenial guy, if a little frantic about what he knows, and is watching happen in front him.  he is frantic because the things he knows as a cia analyst and what he sees happening in america are converging rapidly. he's been making as big a stink as he can, been arrested a few times. guess this is just the latest, though perhaps most poetically ironic, as freedom sets the stage in all it's blazin' stalinesque glory. natch.
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

Blind-sided by security officers who pounced upon him, Mr. McGovern remarked, as he was hauled out the door, "So this is America?" Mr. McGovern is covered with bruises, lacerations and contusions inflicted in the assault.
free expression! so says the tuna queen.  'cept for you, you cantankerous old coot!  and anyone else who mocks me! it's like fukkin wonderland there. ray later said that he used to do that all the time in front of rumsfeld, never once was bothered.  democrats. spiteful little dinks when they want to be, and hilariously* hypocritical.

fortunately for ray, he's a little too well known to be turfed into gitmo.  well. at least for now.

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