We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pentagon says it has no records of bin Laden's death; CIA hasn't answered open records request

Click here to access article by Richard Lardner of Associated Press via Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Citing the law [Freedom of Information Act], The Associated Press asked for files about the raid in more than 20 separate requests, mostly submitted the day after bin Laden's death. The Pentagon told the AP this month it could not locate any photographs or video taken during the raid or showing bin Laden's body. It also said it could not find any images of bin Laden's body on the Navy aircraft carrier where the al-Qaida leader's body was taken.
Just like the 9/11 tragedy, the doubts about this event just keep piling up. And similar to inconsistencies of the official story about 9/11, we find the government of the One Percent hiding its information about the celebrated bin Laden event. I'm sure it's all a part of the project of managing the consent of the 99 Percent to conform to the interests of the One Percent, but it forces me to wonder what the motive was for this event--to enhance Obama's political stature?