rn:Royal Canadian Air Farce blurts some truth


Jan Slakov

Dear Renaissance Network,

David Creighton sent a message to remind me that the mainstream media are
more aware of the lunacy of this war than I realize.

He's right; I don't have a TV, and don't even manage to monitor much of
local mainstream radio/newspaper news. 

So, it's great to hear about programs such as the Royal Canadian Air Farce,
mentioned below. And great to ponder creative ideas to get the truth out,
under the pretext of the opportunity to "rebuild" Afghanistan.

all the best, Jan
PS I guess some people have had trouble getting messages to me because since
Dec. 6 I have a new address (in order to cut down on junk messages,
especially those with viruses)... So, please note my new address & if I
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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:20:07 -0500
From: david creighton <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: rn: British TV admits this is a war for oil

Jan Slakov wrote:

<snip> PS I think this is much more than a "war for oil", actually;
Richard's "war on humanity" is closer to the mark. ...Once again I would
like to recommend
> John McMurtry's "The Ultimate Big Lie":
> http://scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca/Special_Activities/McMurtry_Page.html
> a "must read" in my opinion.

Must concur, 100%

> From: magellan
> Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 23:34:51 -0200
> Subject: British TV admits this is a war for oil

Thank you Jan Slakov,

We are aware of these basic facts much more widely than you suspect, I
suspect: If you watched the CBC-TV program "The Royal Air Farce" a couple of
weeks ago, the comedians were audacious enough to perform their parody of
the weekly news with a commentary that went something like:
"Everyone knows this war is all about oil ... I mean, about getting even
with those ungrateful Taliban terrorists "

Another (darkly) "humourous comment" passed word-of-mouth was that the
incredible carpet bombing of rough Aghani terrain "was part of the contract:
The US Air Force is preparing the groundwork/roadbed for the Unocal
pipeline, at American taxpayers' expense! They won't 'find bin Laden' until
their work is done."

I think such 'blurts' have immense value in keeping the credibility for these
events as shaky as it deserves to be.  I'd even go so far as to suggest, whether
Bill C-36 has already passed the Senate today or not, that there is great
leverage available in encouraging such  [word missing?]
For instance, suggestions for "rebuilding Afghanistan" (in disney's own
image, not) could include:

   * Providing all the royalty fees for the oil transported through their
     territory, to the Afghans. Having your own resources is the first
step... or
   * Ensuring central Asian people retain full rights to their mineral and
     resources, or
   * Placing luxury taxes on the consumption of fossil fuels, to encourage both
     frugality, and the development of renewable energy resources, or
   * Build a gigantic gas guage (where the Buddhas recently stood?)
indicating, at
     projected rates of consumption, the number of days before "the tank is
     with the yellow warning light already flashing, or
   * A Time's Square billboard in Kabul posting the daily share prices of oil
     stocks; the daily flow of oil through Afghanistan; the daily GDP of
     Afghanistan; daily mortality statistics, etc.. suggestions welcomed!

If any of these appeal, please pass them on.

And keep up the great work,
David Creighton