The Final Hachiko Post

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Reports are in on the new Richard Gere film, Hachiko: A Dog Story. All of my friends who saw it were in tears. They said it’s sort of a Marley and Me type deal.
Enough of Hachiko — but I did want to post my picture with the famous dog’s commemorative statue.
Back to serious stuff shortly.
— Steve Clemons

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22 comments on “The Final Hachiko Post

  1. PissedOffAmerican says:

    I think Jessica had a sex change operation.

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  3. Outraged American says:

    I’m trying to get Brad of Brad Blog on the radio show I’m booking to
    talk about Sibel. I’ve had him and Sibel on the other show before.
    POA, and all of you, call-in!
    I’ll give you specifics when I get them.

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  4. samuelburke says:

    There is much being ignored right now, issues that go to the very heart of what we purport ourselves to be. TWN is a small ripple in a sea of media entities that are confusing us, diverting our attention from the undeniable demise of all the tenets we once held as sacred.
    youre so right poa..this site is so full of washington wantabes sucking up to the politicos of the day and the two party corrup system.
    and like the newspapers of the day noone will pay attention to it.

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  5. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Incidentally, I just read the declassified OIG investigative report on Sibel’s firing from the ranks of the FBI. Its an interesting read, and the report actually faults the FBI, with limited criticism of Sibel’s actions. Unfortunately, as a contractor, she does not qualify for whistleblower avenues of redress.
    Heres the link. It definitely does not describe someone whose credibility has been compromised by investigation.
    http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/0501/index.htm
    Also, I’d like to mention that I found this report by doing a Bing.com search on “Sibel Edmonds”.
    Countless Google searches on “Sibel Edmonds”, hundreds of times over the course of a few years, has NEVER turned up this report.
    However, using EXACT WORDING pulled from the report, I was able to get google to bring it up by utilizing the “advanced search” feature.

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  6. arthurdecco says:

    “What a bunch of psychopaths!” posted by JohnH.
    I think its a job requirement, JohnH.

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  7. ... says:

    regarding bing.com i am beginning to feel taking microsoft over google is a good idea… google and youboob is beginning to really bug me…

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  8. JohnH says:

    Fascinating read about Sibel Edmonds over at BradBlog. It validates my characterization of those involved in foreign policy as the foreign policy mob. And to think that Turkey is probably just the tip of the ice berg. Imagine the goods that AIPAC has on high government officials! And China…
    And to think that the US has the chutzpah to be self-righteously0 virulent in its condemnation of Ahmadinejad for holocaust denial, when it is US government policy to promote Armenian genocide denial. What a bunch of psychopaths!

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  9. arthurdecco says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on Bing, POA. I’ll check it out.
    Oh…Mr. Clemons, If you were dancing on the head of a pin any more dexterously in response to the heartfelt inquiries of POA, I’d have to mentally dress you in a tutu.
    For shame!

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  10. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Incidentally, I just stumbled onto a search engine that does not seem to suffer from the “dissappearing news articles” syndrome that the worthless Google engine is afflicted with.
    Try this one….
    http://www.bing.com/

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  11. PissedOffAmerican says:

    http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/6754/
    Excerpt……
    Yesterday August 8 2009 at noon, about 40 ultra-orthodox jewish squatters, the Israeli terrorists generally known as “Siknaj”, attacked the tent of the Al-Ghawi family and beat and wounded four members of these families, who were forcibly expelled from their own house on last 2 August 2009.
    The criminal settlers, or “Siknaj”, were wearing black talars and hats, and used stones, sticks, and chairs in their criminal attack. The victims were three children aged between 10 – 13 and a woman. One of them was left bleeding in critical condition.
    Naser Al-Gawi, one of those robbed of his house by the israeli government, said that a large detachment of Israeli police came to the place of the assault, and that rather than preventing the criminal attacks of the Siknaj, they protected them and arrested Khaled Al- Gawi, aged 40, another victim of the israeli theft. Al-Gawi denied that his family had provoked the Siknaj settlers. He said that the settlers wanted to remove their tents, which they set up near their houses, which are now occupied by the siknaj. He confirmed that he will not leave the area until he is able to return to his house.

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  12. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Steve.
    I took the liberty of posting your comment regarding Sibel on the Bradblog. I hope this doesn’t piss you off.
    You will find the post here, far down in the comment thread….
    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7347
    Personally, I consider Sibel’s allegations to be THE foremost story of importance within the full spectrum of current affairs. If Sibel is lying about such epic treason in our political body, her lies must be shown the light of day, and discredited, disproven, and punished. She just testified UNDER OATH, leveling accusations of criminal activity, naming names, and describing what can only be described as high crimes and treason, committed by high government officials.
    Where does personality come into play in the face of such momentous accusations??? Be her testimony willful perjury, or the God’s truth, the media, our politicians, and insiders such as yourself, remaining mute in the face of this testimony, only reinforces the suspicion that there are sinister forces at work seeking to bury a story of historical importance.
    If you have information that lends the lie to her testimony, than it is incumbent upon you to disclose this information. And if you do not have such information, it is far too important a story for you to ignore due a personality conflict or past slight that she may have cast your way.
    I am not lecturing, or at least I am trying not to. Nor does your inexplicable attitude towards this matter diminish my respect and my friendship, (If I can be so bold as to call it that), but for God’s sakes, man, think of the implications of this testimony. Do you really choose to ignore the foreign policy story of the century?

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  13. ... says:

    hey steve.. thanks for chiming in…
    >>Posted by Steve Clemons, Aug 04 2009, 6:27PM – Link
    POA — I will get to the story of the displaced Palestinians…but have some other pieces of the story that I picked up in my recent Europe trip that I need to add. Have just been a bit short on time. Stay tuned. As ever, steve..

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  14. Steve Clemons says:

    Thanks POA — I have repeatedly written about Israel and even termed Netanyahu as Obama’s Khruschev, so you and I are more on same page than not on that front.
    Sibel Edmond pissed me off incredibly on one occasion in a way that made me unwilling to go near anything she says. I’m just not interested any longer, though i tried to be at one point — in part because of your prodding.
    I won’t write about her and her case again until I see something completely fresh and new about her case that does not emanate from her. best, steve

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  15. PissedOffAmerican says:

    In fact, I have to be honest here. TWN’s silence about events in Israel, and both Reid and Cantor’s efforts to undermine Barack Obama, saddens me greatly. I just don’t understand how a foreign policy blog can remain mute when Israel is blatantly and arrogantly spitting in Obama’s face with the willing complicity of the majority leader and key members of the Republican party.
    And for this blog to recently post a commentary about Turkey, yet ignore Sibel Edmond’s explosive testimony, under oath, implicating government officials of high crimes and treason, and Turkey’s involvement in entrapping and blackmailing a United States’ Congresswoman, is inexplicable to me. As much as I respect Steve, and I do, the avoidance here of key parts of the foreign policy slate dissappoint me greatly. It is Steve’s blog, and as he points out repeatedly, it is HIS choice as to what topics and policies he chooses to comment on. And the arenas and issues he chooses are always well presented and thoughtful. But events are unfolding that affect the FULL spectrum of American foreign policy, and how it is spun by our biased and irresponsible media. I think we would all agree we are on the blogosphere because we have learned the MSM is not informative, inclusive, and unbiased in its coverage of issues and events. One truly hopes that blogs such as TWN are not influenced by the same special interests and political agendas that have corrupted the MSM. At times, one cannot help but wonder.

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  16. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Momentous events in Honduras–”
    And a former FBI translator, testifying under oath, accusing key Washington politicians of high crimes and treason is chicken soup?
    There is much being ignored right now, issues that go to the very heart of what we purport ourselves to be. TWN is a small ripple in a sea of media entities that are confusing us, diverting our attention from the undeniable demise of all the tenets we once held as sacred.
    Observing the Obama administration as it forgives one crime after another, refusing to respect or administer the rule of law, leads one to conclude that we have shed all pretense of having a true representative government.
    Have you ever seen the nation’s people so destructively divided? Partisan politics has rendered us impotent, as flagrant abuses of power are ignored, abetted, condoned, or forgiven, all under the guise of “national security”. You are living, right now, in the chapter of history that will describe the death of our founding father’s visions. We tried, and we have failed.

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  17. JohnH says:

    Momentous events in Honduras–people taking back the government from the oligarchs. But clearly the revolution will not be televised. Democracy matters only when it happens to US’ enemies.
    http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/toppling-coup-part-ii-honduras-regime-onion

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  18. ... says:

    steve, i love dogs and was excited earlier today when you mentioned about this show… now your friends mention it in the same breath as marley and me… i though that movie was lame… i hope this one is better!
    johnh thanks for the link..

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  19. David says:

    POA,
    Surely you’re not suggesting that Steve should be channeling…
    This is a great travel photo, one for the album. Actually, Steve looks like he’s channeling Hachiko. The similarities are striking.

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  20. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Well, I hope Buddy doesn’t see this shot. I’m sure he would find Steve’s adoring gaze inexplicable. Any male dog worth his salt knows a statue is good for only one thing.

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