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Cry Me A Riverbend II

Monday, February 07, 2005

No News Is Good News

Riverbend has not posted since the election. I presume she will not until something bad happens since she's sure as hell is not going to discuss the election without a sinister turn to it.

I point this out because I check her blog twice a day in anticipation of her take on the 'fraud' elections that her countrymen braved so much to take part in.

14 Comments:

  • I guess it escaped the author that either she is waiting for bad news ... OR she is waiting for the flippin lights to come back on, as his Heroes were supposed to have done last year already. Alas ...

    By Blogger richsanter, at 4:51 AM  

  • Long time no see, Bruno. Welcome back! :)

    I'll set aside Ali Fadhil's analysis of Riverbend's dishonesty regarding the electricity.

    First things first, Bruno. First the terrorists, such as those once harbored in Fallujah and now harbored in Mosul, must be mowed under Iraqi soil. Then, without the little devils to destroy power lines and power plants, we can concentrate on getting electricity to Riverbend's Baathist household.

    Of course, Rb and her family are welcome to help out by taking a few well aimed shots at the terrorists.

    By Blogger CMAR II, at 12:11 PM  

  • It never ceases to amaze me how we (the bloggers on the right that Bruno gets snarky with) always welcome him back. In my case it is simply because he is too much fun to deal with and I enjoy his rants. (I love a good fantasy) In the other cases I suspect it is alos the same reason, or one very mush like it.

    By Blogger Kender, at 6:14 PM  

  • CMAR2 --

    Welcome back? Hmm.

    Setting aside the fact that the electrical situation NOW is worse than ever … and …
    setting aside the fact that Ali Fadhil’s analysis does not account for the fact that the electrical situation in Iraq sucked completely at the time, (I recall Zeyad complaining at around that time about the ridiculous situation) and even more so now … the Occupation troops must preferably be mowed down in droves and sent back to America, either whole or in bits, I don’t care … then Iraqis can get back to sorting out their own electrical problems, the way they were always able to.

    By Blogger richsanter, at 4:33 AM  

  • Is it not a supreme irony that under sanctions and under the uber corrupt Hussein, they were able not only to get the grid up faster, but also produced more power? It is a fact that the US plans to convert the Russian / French built power system to a US one, reaping $$$ of Iraqi oil money. This, coupled with arrogance that ignores the Iraqi’s own expertise on the matter, is what has hindered the reconstruction. There have been admissions, btw, that resistance efforts at downing power lines are quickly replaced and not the main cause for the pathetic situation. The problem is at the stations themselves.

    By Blogger richsanter, at 4:34 AM  

  • Kender –

    That’s weird, I troll and lurk about far right wing blogs for much the same reason. It both was extremely entertaining and more than a little shocking to discover that there are still people like yourself and the Redneck guru, that believe that the Communist hordes are close to their imminent conquest of the US. Or what about the right wing fantasies of the UN “taking over the US”. He he heh. Man, you guys have a wire called “reality” disconnected from your brains. Quite frankly, your ideas mirror the whacked out far lefty ideas in their improbability. I’m just waiting for the day when the circle closes and the far left/right say the same things … that will really be a hoot to see you argue about who was right first.

    By Blogger richsanter, at 4:37 AM  

  • Don't make me ban you, Bruno.

    your unsubstantiated speculations are slanderous if in fact she is not what you claim she is.They would be slanderous IF she is not what I claim she is. But I'm quite comfortable that she IS exactly what I claim she is. However, she is welcome to come here and deny it, and answer questions about the plot holes in her background.

    Why don't you send her an email and ask her to deny...even if only to YOU that her family were well-connected members of Saddam's regime. I'd be very surprised if she even responded to you.

    As it is, it is YOUR defense of Riverbend that is unsubstantiated. I've shown that RB is not telling the whole story and have spun the only scenario that makes sense to me. Let's see you do better.

    Secondly, Saddam only got the grid up in the best areas of Baghdad, and the soldiers tasked with this say it was pratically held together with chewing gum. If you only care about ensuring power to 15% of Iraqis, then I suppose you can keep the power up easily.

    According to the soldiers tasked repairing the grid, since the entire thing will have to be gutted and replaced, it doesn't matter whether it comes from Russia or France (except for the French and Russians).

    By Blogger CMAR II, at 7:24 AM  

  • Kender-I stumbled on your blog and you are absolutely right in regards to the Iraqi power grid. I am a civil affairs soldier who spent 13 months in Iraq. The power grid was basically held together by chewing gum as you so eloquently described. saddam used the power grid (power on/power off)as punishment for Shiites and Sunnis alike if they did not tow the party line. It was never made a huge issue because the alternative punishment was death/ torture/ family rape and execution. If you travel just 2K outside baghdad into the suburbs (slums) most places hadn't seen power since the last Shiite uprising in 1991. Tell that idiot Bruno to get his facts straight. I am a Democrat, not a huge fan of bush but am smart enough to see the facts. Like I said, I was there...I saw. Be well- CPT Teeg

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:23 AM  

  • Cmar


    “Don't make me ban you, Bruno.”

    Oooh! The ultimate threat, huh? Relax, there’s nobody here left to see your embarrassment, except for Kender. It’s really not a big deal anymore. But sure, go ahead and eliminate 50% of your comments.

    I guess you are used to fabricating allegations and inventing falsehoods, so despite the fact that there is zero evidence for what you say, you WILL persist. In that case, you won’t object to me calling you a Nazi, right, given that you *are* basically the same thing?

    By Blogger richsanter, at 6:27 AM  

  • “Secondly, Saddam only got the grid up in the best areas of Baghdad, and the soldiers tasked with this say it was pratically held together with chewing gum. If you only care about ensuring power to 15% of Iraqis, then I suppose you can keep the power up easily.”

    *sigh* Fact Check Time, CMAR2.

    Pre 1991 electrical production (before sanctions and US bombing) : 9000 MW
    Post war electrical production (under Hussein and sanctions) : 4400 MW
    Current electrical output (under the US, without sanctions) : 3 600 MW

    By Blogger richsanter, at 6:28 AM  

  • Ubiquitous excerpt:
    Iraq's power supply sinks to record low: US general AFP: 1/12/2005
    “Power plants now generate only 3,500-3,600 megawatts daily, far less than the 4,400 megawatts of electricity under Saddam Hussein's rule on the eve of the invasion, said Major General Thomas Bostwick, commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
    The anemic electricity supply has fallen since mid-December when Bostwick said power generation was at 4,100 megawatts. ”

    I suppose that *you * care about ensuring power to even less than 15% of Iraqis. Oh well, as long as Bechtel gets paid at the end of the day, all’s fine, right? And … as long as Riverbend keeps her mouth shut, you can continue your fantasies of Iraqis dancing in the streets and celebrating the power output.

    By Blogger richsanter, at 6:29 AM  

  • **Oooh! The ultimate threat, huh?

    Bruno, your entertainment value only goes so far. You won't get another warning.

    ***I guess you are used to fabricating allegations and inventing falsehoods, so despite the fact that there is zero evidence for what you say, you WILL persist.

    I offered evidence. Here. If you can't comprehend it, too bad. There's no remedial version of this site.

    ***In that case, you won’t object to me calling you a Nazi, right, given that you *are* basically the same thing?

    If you can back it up with evidence from what I've said, go ahead. Otherwise, it is name-calling and it might get you banned.

    By Blogger CMAR II, at 6:59 AM  

  • Bruno,

    You need to take a breath. First off you are in south africa and have no idea about how things are here in America. Between the far-left socialist agenda and the far-right christian agenda it is the socialists that are close to their goals. The far right is so far away from their goals they aren't even a factor in this race.

    It is not communist hordes but socialists that are the threat. Socialism is the antithesis of what America was, is and should be about. Socialism takes away everything that America stands for, but being from a backwater decrepit country with sky high unemployment, one of the worlds highest rates for AIDS, and that includes the rate for children, and an outright corrupt government you wouldn't understand the perils of socialism. You dream of that type of society.

    By Blogger Kender, at 11:58 AM  

  • LOL!

    ROTFL!

    Kender, thank you. If it were not for the fact that you like horses and for your propensity to make statements like that one, you would be insufferable. I can always count on you for a giggle, buddy.

    :*)

    By Blogger richsanter, at 10:14 PM  

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