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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:35 AM
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16. Johann Hari: You Are Being Lied to About Pirates
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/you-are-being...

That hijacked(?) Iranian ship, Gryphon Air, the CIA and the "Long War"
The web site carrying a story on the "hijacked" Iranian ship, the Long War Journal is mobbed up with the Weekly Standard, the National Review and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies--a Pentagon front.

Notice the name of this site, the Long War Journal?

Straight out of former Sec'y of Defense Rumsfeld's mouth.

Some of their news consists of "open source" reporting, meaning they read other's work and then put their own spin on it and print it, just like former Whte House Stenographer Judith Miller.

One of the company's that support LWJ, is Gryphon Airlines, which has a number of "former" military and intelligence types on its board and flies into Iraq and the ME.

Rendition flights?

It's weird, they list the resume of their key people, but NOT the names. Why?

The HDQ's of Gryphon Air in in Vienna, VA, less than 20 miles away from Spook Central, Langley, VA and the CIA.

Do a WHOIS search of another of their sponsors, Vigilant Strategic Services and you'll find that it's related to Gryphon Air.

Cozy as bedbugs, these front companies are.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Multimedia


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  - To which I can only say: Good.  Richardo   Jan-10-09 10:31 AM   #1 
  - Pirates drowned  Turbineguy   Jan-10-09 10:37 AM   #2 
  - The Wheels of Karmic Justice grind exceedingly slowly  hobbit709   Jan-10-09 10:38 AM   #3 
  - And the value of that oil in the ships hold was cut in half by time. That's what I call  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 10:42 AM   #5 
     - I would not worry about that oil being cut in half...  Lucky Luciano   Jan-10-09 10:54 AM   #9 
        - from $135 bbl on capture to $40 bbl when it reaches its final destination  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 11:16 AM   #14 
  - I love all the love for big oil. Pirates are keeping the dumping away from the Somali coast  thunder rising   Jan-10-09 10:41 AM   #4 
  - I'm no friend of big oil, but ...  Akoto   Jan-10-09 10:46 AM   #6 
  - Drowned??? Oh My...how Convinient....I wonder who got the money??  opihimoimoi   Jan-10-09 10:46 AM   #7 
  - Davy Jones got his cut  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 10:57 AM   #10 
     - What storm?? Water looks calm to me...LOL  opihimoimoi   Jan-10-09 01:25 PM   #22 
  - hmmm, not to be callous and unfeeling but....  hwmnbn   Jan-10-09 10:48 AM   #8 
  - Do you seriously think The Sirius Star plucked them out of the ocean ?  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 11:04 AM   #12 
  - I wouldn't be so quick to celebrate their deaths.  nyc 4 Biden   Jan-10-09 10:59 AM   #11 
  - pirates rarely kill anyone. The crews that are taken ashore have catered meals  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 11:12 AM   #13 
  - I Feel Bad For The Pirates  iamjoy   Jan-10-09 11:24 AM   #15 
  - Bingo. The ignorance here is astounding.  walldude   Jan-10-09 12:00 PM   #17 
  - Johann Hari: You Are Being Lied to About Pirates  MinM   Jan-10-09 11:35 AM   #16 
  - Was about to post this... Thanks.  walldude   Jan-10-09 12:05 PM   #20 
  - Hard to swim with gold in your pockets.  MidwestTransplant   Jan-10-09 12:01 PM   #18 
  - Somali Pirates Tell Their Side: They Want Only Money  amyrose2712   Jan-10-09 12:03 PM   #19 
  - To everyone of you hardhearted MFs who think this is a good thing  OwnedByFerrets   Jan-10-09 12:42 PM   #21 
  - why don't you step away from the monitor and join "the good pirate fight" keyboard commando  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 03:28 PM   #25 
  - No, you don't go in and rape their country, their families and  OwnedByFerrets   Jan-10-09 05:05 PM   #27 
     - What did you rape from that country ?  ohio2007   Jan-11-09 12:16 PM   #36 
  - And yet the pirates themselves never mention these lofty motivations  Richardo   Jan-11-09 10:25 AM   #35 
  - The articles I have read ...  amyrose2712   Jan-12-09 05:24 AM   #37 
  - yep.. and the Crips and Bloods are fighting for the poor and destitute  nini   Jan-12-09 11:37 AM   #38 
  - Im sure they drowned, right after suffering acute lead poisoning...  Endangered Specie   Jan-10-09 03:00 PM   #23 
  - Pirates say drownings delay ship's release ( all bets are off )  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 03:10 PM   #24 
  - WTF is ur problem?  SillyFlower   Jan-10-09 03:52 PM   #26 
  - SillyFlower  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 08:58 PM   #31 
  - That's odd  blendermax   Jan-10-09 06:10 PM   #28 
     - not really. How far can a tanker go between breaking news hours?  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 08:35 PM   #29 
        - Yes, but  blendermax   Jan-10-09 09:10 PM   #32 
  - Don't F*&!!< with Big Oil! - All of these idiots are getting Darwin Awards.  BrightKnight   Jan-10-09 08:53 PM   #30 
  - and how many tankers have been captured as opposed to the # of "non oil tanker" crews still waiting  ohio2007   Jan-10-09 09:14 PM   #33 
  - yes but they MAY be the 'good guys'  KakistocracyHater   Jan-10-09 09:53 PM   #34 
 

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