Fear Itself

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."J. Edgar Hoover

"The truth is too terrible. The American people would never be able to stand it." Unamed CIA MOCKINGBIRD asset

"I want to show the people they could have stopped him before he got the bus... they killed him there because they had to show off. If he had a bomb, why did they let him get on the bus when he could have killed everyone there? If they shoot someone like him, everyone should be afraid." Alex Periera, cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes, another victim of the non-humans that continue to massacre our people in the name of... well. What name are they giving it this week?

Firstly, appologies for the lack of communication over the past few days, and the site dying last night. I was, as you know, in Cornwal, which was quite grand - I met Jeres' ace pop, hung with Jeres' super-funny big little brother and his lovely missus, saw Ralph Steadman do a frighteningly accurate HST impression, got FUCKING WET and played a shambolic yet triumphant gig in a tunnel. And lo, we did retire to our B&B, and watch the events of the world as chosen by the BBC "explained to us", and in the morning we breakfasted like kings, then returned to London, where we were guests of the delightful and truly gentlemanly Mr Eddy Temple Morris on his XFM show. Then we drank too much whisky. Then it was Monday and we were rehearsing, then playing the Barfly in Bumden. Which was ACE on STILTS and as ever I got soaked.

That was my last gig for a while. I shall return, with my peoples, in the Autumn, when I am done making noises in the Americas.

So, Channel 4 tried to whitewash the bizarre "coincidence" in which Visor Consultants held an exercise centered around bombs exploding in the exact same areas and at the same buggering time as happened during the real 7/7 London Underground attacks. The Met appear to have been doctoring CCTV images. And the Pentagon has been stopping the distribution of images - for now - depicting sexual abuse of the worst kind at Abu Gharib. These images include the torture and extreme brutalisation of children. Where is your blessed Skygod now? Is he really so cruel? I hear those Gatekeeping Leaders of ours just "bought up all of the available iodine in stock for treating radioactive poisoning." And, according latest issue of The American Conservative (cheers Jeff Wells): "The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing--that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack--but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections."

Happy days! Get it while you can. Love your brother, he's alright really. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the lovely peoples who made the past nearly-week so hectic and great, especially Sam, Jeres, Paul, Richard, Wataru, Mary, and Juliet's soundman. ARF! And get well soon Deacon!