Blimp deflator: Letting out the gas

2012 in review

Posted in uncategorized by Blimp deflator on December 31, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

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Never let it be said that America isn’t a moral nation

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on December 21, 2012

US a 'moral nation'
Once again, the Manawatu Standard’s cartoonist, Malcolm Evans, hits the nail squarely on the head — except in his spelling of “assassination”. Of course, there is more to the disgrace and resignation of CIA director David Petraeus than mere adultery. The cartoon is from the paper’s issue of November 16, 2012. In the bottom right-hand corner, Uncle Sam is saying, “We have standards!” Amazingly, most Americans actually believe that — and that they are God’s greatest gift to the world.

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Yeehaw . . . saddle up that dinosaur!

Posted in books, united states by Blimp deflator on December 21, 2012

Texan Republican

Idiot America

The above cartoon, from The Dominion Post of November 13, 2012, brought to mind Charles P. Pierce’s 2009 book, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. Pierce looks at “the glorification of ignorance in the United States”, and asks how “a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate”. One might add: And a country where people readily believe that a few furniture fires can cause the total collapse of a steel-framed building in less than 10 seconds.

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‘Unlawful Killing’ post hit by takedown notice

Posted in britain by Blimp deflator on December 17, 2012

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NOTE 1: The “material” I published consisted of two links to two other websites. For further information on this matter, contact me at adilbookz[at]yahoo.com.

NOTE 2: The following is from a post by stukaville, dated December 16, 2012, at David Icke’s Official Forums:

I am a freelance journalist from the ****** Media Group. I have been interested in the recent leakage of the “Unlawful Killing” documentary on the internet and have found that a lot of video sites have been receiving a variety of copyright claims that have led to the videos being removed. I have investigated one of these copyright claims, and it turns out that after contacting the company — they allege that they did not make the claim. So it seems that somebody is making false copyright claims continuously. I think therefore, if you receive a copyright claim — you should really check if that person actually owns the copyright to a film which is actually commercially dead, worldwide. I also suggest that you argue that it should be made available, as it is strongly in the public interest.

Regards

*************.”

NOTE 3: The following is a post by Coy Ote Fox on a social media site in December, 2012:

We’ve got this uploaded on five different video-sharing sites around the world and counting. This link [can’t be posted here] will direct you to one of them at random. As they get removed, we’ll modify the redirect page so you should always get to the video.

Operation Gladio: Blueprint for 21st-century state terrorism

Posted in italy by Blimp deflator on December 12, 2012

Video testimony of Vincenzo Vinciguerra, a former member of the neo-fascist Ordine Nuovo, who served as an Operation Gladio hitman during the Cold War. The testimony, here translated from Italian, is from June 1992:

Gladio, as it is defined nowadays, forms part of what I have always referred to as “parallel structures”. That is, an invisible army that is not poised for battle against a hypothetical invader, but rather one meant to be used internally against what the military have always called “The Fifth Column” of the USSR: The Communist Party and the extreme Left.

These parallel structures used the extreme Right for the simple reason that they fought the communists.

Gladio emblem

Gladio emblem

In 1945 the Second World War ended and the Third World War started. You were supposed to attack civilians — women, children, innocent people outside the political arena — for one simple reason: To force the Italian public to turn to the State, turn to the regime and ask for greater security.

This was precisely the role of the Right in Italy. It placed itself at the service of the State, which created a strategy . . . aptly called the “Strategy of Tension”, insofar as they had to get people to accept that at any moment — over a period of 30 years, from 1960 to the mid-80s — a state of emergency could be declared, so people would willingly trade part of their freedom for the security of being able to walk the streets, go on trains or enter a bank.

This is the political logic behind all the bombings. They remain unpunished because the State cannot condemn itself.

When I talk about ideals, I mean the pursuit of truth, not ideology. I believe that Fascism was a historical experience which has simply faded. So the pursuit of truth doesn’t just refer to the past, but also to the present and the future.

These ideals prevent me from repenting my deeds. Because what I did was something I thought was right. I profoundly believed in what I was doing, and still do.

The P2 [Masonic] lodge wasn’t a centre of hidden power. It was a centre of real power, hidden from the public but not from the State. It has played a very precise role in this battle against Communism. And I consider the P2 to be one of those parallel structures, which were part of Gladio. It didn’t have a military role, but rather a role in internal subversion.

Ordine Nuovo emblem

Ordine Nuovo emblem

The massacre at Bologna [train station, in which 85 people died] came at a time [1980] of maximum concern on the part of the Italian, American and Allied secret services because of the electoral success of the Italian Communist Party. The massacre at Bologna responds, as do all the other massacres, to the logic of a State that, no longer knowing how to confront a political enemy, resorts to extreme measures of violence, attributable to extremists on the Left or the Right, in order to justify their own actions.

That is the only truth about Bologna.

Ordine Nuovo never had its own ideology. They called themselves National Socialists, but their boss, Pino Rauti, worked for the Armed Forces, was a SID [Italian Secret Services] expert, and recruited men for these parallel structures.

(End of transcript.)

NOTE: This tactic is depressingly successful. See the editorial on “porno scanners” from the Manawatu Standard at http://blimpdeflator.com/?s=scanners. This states: “They [full-body scanners] may be viewed as overkill, or Big Brother gone too far, but who can really complain about an extra layer of security when talking about air travel?”

9/11 witnesses ‘very, very hard’ to find

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on December 6, 2012

Transcript (made by me) of video testimony of Peggy Carter, of New York City 9/11 Truth*:

“I do a lot of questioning of people who supposedly saw the ‘plane’.” (Yes, she manually indicates that this word should be placed inside quotation marks.) “And everyone knows maybe 100 or 1000 people who saw it. Everyone knows someone who saw it; but if you try to find someone who actually saw it, that’s not easy. In fact, it’s . . . You can’t do it. It’s very, very hard.”

I was under the impression a few people did see something, but weren’t sure what they had seen. I would therefore propose the following:

Witness (on the street): What on earth was that?

Authority figure (later): That was an airliner, which had been hijacked by Muslim terrorists armed with box cutters, crashing into the World Trade Center.

So the witness thinks he must have seen an airliner. And after watching repeated screenings of an “airliner” flying into one of the towers, he is convinced he did.

But even if “Muslim terrorists” did hijack some planes, and unaccountably were not intercepted by NORAD, how likely is it that they would have been able to crash them into the Twin Towers? The following is from the website Pilots and Aviation Professionals Question the 9/11 Commission Report:

John Lear (retired commercial airline pilot): Well, you know, five minutes after it happened, I knew that it was a scam… No Boeing 757 ever crashed into the Pentagon. No Boeing 757 ever crashed at Shanksville… And no Arab hijacker, ever in a million years, ever flew into the World Trade Center. And if you got 30 minutes I’ll tell you exactly why he couldn’t do it the first time. Now, I’d have trouble doing it the first time.

Rob Balsamo (commercial airline pilot): Yeah, same here.

John Lear: Maybe if I had a couple tries to line up a few building[s], I could have done it. But certainly not the first time and certainly not at 500 or 600 miles an hour.

Rob Balsamo: Yeah, as a matter of fact, one of our members, he was a 737 Check Airman. He was in the sim at the time on September 11 and right after it happened they tried to duplicate it in the simulator and they said they couldn’t do it. They were trying to hit the Towers and they couldn’t do it…

John Lear: Yeah, it would be an amazing feat of airmanship…

But no problem for Muslim terrorists who had flown only Cessnas!

* Taken from the documentary What Planes?, by Dr Morgan Reynolds.

Where Did the Towers Go? by Judy Wood

Posted in books, united states by Blimp deflator on December 2, 2012

Where Did the Towers Go?

From the blurb at wheredidthetowersgo.com:

“Many people have speculated as to who committed the crimes of 9/11 and/or how they did so. But without addressing what happened, speculation of this kind is nothing more than conspiracy theory, a phrase that also describes the 19 bad guys with box cutters story we were given before noon on 9/11/01.

“My own research is not speculation. It is a forensics investigation of what happened to the WTC complex on 9/11/01. I don’t address who did it, nor am I concerned with that question right now. Before issues of that kind can be addressed, we must first determine what happened.”

Dr Judy Wood has persuaded me to abandon the “controlled demolitions” hypothesis.

When the curtain comes down, nothing has changed

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on December 1, 2012

Politics as theater
Cartoon by Malcolm Evans from the Manawatu Standard of November 8, 2012.