27 mrt. 2008

Hillary als Heldin


"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
speech George Washingon University March 7, 2008
reply to Philadephia Daily News:
Now let me tell you what I can remember, OK -- because what I was told was that we had to land a certain way and move quickly because of the threat of sniper fire. So I misspoke -- I didn't say that in my book or other times but if I said something that made it seem as though there was actual fire -- that's not what I was told. I was told we had to land a certain way, we had to have our bulletproof stuff on because of the threat of sniper fire. I was also told that the greeting ceremony had been moved away from the tarmac but that there was this 8-year-old girl and, I can't, I can't rush by her, I've got to at least greet her -- so I made a -- I took her stuff and then I left, Now that's my memory of it...No, I went to 80 countries, you know. I gave contemporaneous accounts, I wrote about a lot of this in my book. You know, I think that, a minor blip, you know, if I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things -- millions of words a day -- so if I misspoke, that was just a mistatement.

Dat i sweer een ander verhaal, maar eveneens niet waar. De welkomstceremonie werd niet verplaatst en er was geen gedoe met kogelwerende vesten of zo. Hillary zegt dat dit de eerste keer in twaalf jaar is dat ze zich heeft "versproken". Ook dat is een leugen. Als we ons beperken tot het bezoek aan Tusla, Bosnië, dan heeft ze haar sniper-verhaal ook al verteld in december en in februari. Verder is ze ook niet de eerste First L:ady sinds WOII toen Eleanor Roosevelt Amerikaanse soldaten bezocht in de zuidelijke Pacific.die een oorlogsgebied bezocht. Pat Nixon bezocht Saigon in juli 1969. Die trip was werkelijk gevaarlijk. Evenmin gevaarlijk, als de Tusla-trip van Hillary Cinton en haar dochter Chelsea, was het bezoek dat Barbara Bush bracht aan Saoedi Arabië in november 1990, vlak voor het uitbreken van de eerste golfoorlog.
Tuzla airport was "one of the safest places in Bosnia" in March 1996, and "firmly under the control" of the 1st Armored Division.
Far from running to an airport building with their heads down, Clinton and her party were greeted on the tarmac by smiling U.S. and Bosnian officials. An eight-year-old Moslem girl, Emina Bicakcic, read a poem in English. An Associated Press photograph of the greeting ceremony, above, shows a smiling Clinton bending down to receive a kiss.
"There is peace now," Emina told Clinton, according to Pomfret's report in the Washington Post the following day, "because Mr. Clinton signed it. All this peace. I love it."
The First Lady's schedule, released on Wednesday and available here, confirms that she arrived in Tuzla at 8.45 a.m. and was greeted by various dignitaries, including Emina Bicakcic, (whose name has mysteriously been redacted from the document.)
You can see CBS News footage of the arrival ceremony here. The footage shows Clinton walking calmly out of the back of the C-17 military transport plane that brought her from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
Among the U.S. officials on hand to greet Clinton at the airport was Maj. Gen. William Nash, the commander of U.S. troops in Bosnia. Nash told me that he was unaware of any security threat to Clinton during her eight-hour stay in Tuzla.

Dan had je ook nog het getuigenis van Sinbad, de comediant die meereisde om wat verstrooing onder de militairen te brengen.
Clinton has, throughout the campaign, talked about a harrowing trip to war-torn Bosnia as an example of the foreign policy experience that has prepared her to face future national security crises, should she become commander-in-chief.
“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we jut ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base,” Clinton said.
But last week, the comedian Sinbad, who accompanied Clinton on the trip along with singer Sheryl Crow and then-first daughter Chelsea, said he remembers the landing differently. “I think the only ‘red-phone’ moment was: ‘Do we eat here or at the next place?’” he said in an interview with the Washington Post.
Clinton has said in her stump speech, “We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small, or too poor, send the First Lady.
Sinbad scoffed at this statement as well: “What kind of president would say ‘Hey man, I can’t go ’cause I might get shot so I’m going to send my wife. Oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.”
Clinton said it was her idea to bring the celebrities into Bosnia to entertain the troops. “We wanted to show the seriousness but also the hopefulness of the Dayton peace accords. USO was kind enough to respond to my requests so we brought some entertainers to go out to some of the outposts that were deep in Bosnian territory. I remember flying over the countryside with bullet-proof everything on, like we do in Iraq.”

Een ander voorbeeld van leugenachtigheid in de Billarygang is de verdachtmaking dat Barack Hussein Obama een moslim zou zijn en volgens Insight Magazine gevormd en opgeleid in een Madrassa, d.w.z. een fundamentalistische moslimschool. CNN stuurde haar reporter John Vause naar jakarta om de school te bezoeken en hij getuigede:
I came here to Barack Obama's elementary school in Jakarta looking for what some are calling an Islamic madrassa ... like the ones that teach hate and violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan. … I've been to those madrassas in Pakistan ... this school is nothing like that.
CNN interviewde het hoofd van de school en de zei: "Dit is een openbare school. We richten ons niet op religie." Op dezelfde dag gaf het kantoor van Obama een perverklaring uit waarin verklaard werd dat de claim van Insight Magazine onjuist is. Ook werd CNN geciteerd en vervolgens
the Washington Post
The Los Angeles Times en
The Chicago Tribune.
Er werd geen madrassa gevonden, waarin Obama vier van zijn kinderjaren zou hebben doorgebracht. Niettemin is Indonesië het land met de grootste moslimbevolking ter wereld. Maar ja, wat zegt dat, hè? Barack Obama vertelt zelf over zijn leven daar in zijn boek "Dreams from My Father".
Het valse verhaal gaat echter verder met de bewering dat Barack Obama niet als senator ingezworen werd met zijn hand op de bijbel, maar met zijn hand op de koran...
Klopt niet, hè?
Inmiddels blijkt uit een poll dat volgens 10-14% van de Amerikanen Barack Obama echt een moslim is.

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