Thursday :: May 12, 2005

Walkin' That 'Terra' Talk Thang

by pessimist

For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.
- George W. Bush

That superficially clear yet duplicitously diabolical statement by Owwer Leedur is about to be tested before the court of world opinion, as the Bu$h (mis)Admini$tration is being faced with a major philosophical and political dilemma.

On the one hand, King George has proclaimed:

Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
- George W. Bush

On the other hand, this terrorist is an anti-Castro Cubano hiding from justice in Florida, and turning him over to face trial in Havana isn't going to play well in South Florida!

The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.
- George W. Bush

Some have their doubts that King George will pass this 'No Fascist Terrorist Left Behind To Face Justice' test:

Bush, Posada & Terrorism Hypocrisy

The New York Times has finally put the case of fugitive terrorist Luis Posada Carriles on Page One, observing that the violent anti-Castro Cuban's presence in Florida 'could test' George W. Bush's universal condemnation of terrorism.
But that principle already appears to have been tested and failed.
Bush's inaction appears to have already settled the question of whether Bush is applying a consistent principle of intolerance toward the harboring of terrorists.

If he had wanted to set an example for other nations facing the tough decision to arrest and deport terrorists - even when they may have domestic popular support - Bush would not have waited six weeks to even determine whether Posada is here.

Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.
- George W. Bush

This shouldn't be a hard choice for King George to make. His words are his bond - or should be. But his actions in Iraq and elsewhere clearly demonstrate one salient fact: George W. Bu$h is him$elf a terrorist.

I think you can judge from somebody's actions...
- George W. Bush

But I digress.

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is George

If Posada were a suspected Islamic terrorist - not a CIA-trained right-wing Cuban exile - there's no question that the Bush administration would be showing zero tolerance for his presence inside the United States. Certainly, the U.S. government wouldn't be waiting around patiently for the terrorist to check in with immigration authorities.

Justice demands that those who helped or harbored the terrorists be punished -- and punished severely. The enormity of their evil demands it.
- George W. Bush

Indeed, there's a good chance that if a lawyer for, say, an al-Qaeda terrorist had publicly announced that his client was hiding in the United States - as Posada's lawyer Eduardo Soto did last month - the lawyer himself would be detained and put under intense pressure to give up his client's whereabouts.

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
- George W. Bush

But no such effort is underway to locate the 77-year-old Posada. Posada has always had the benefit of influential friends. Now, with Posada's reported arrival in Miami - possibly by a boat that ferried him from Mexico - the Bush administration continues its nonchalant attitude toward these right-wing terrorists from the Cold War.

We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them.
- George W. Bush

Posada may have the luxury of choosing his own timetable for stepping out of the shadows - and the Bush administration will have demonstrated once again its most consistent principle, 'do what we say, not what we do.'

The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century.
- George W. Bush

Who Is Luis Posada Carriles - And Why Does Bu$h Like Him So Much?

[The following section was compiled from excerpts of these three articles:]

US urged to find Cuban suspect

Cuba 'plane bomber' was CIA agent

Papers connect exile to bomb plot

The Bush administration was under pressure yesterday to track down a Cuban exile and former CIA agent implicated in a series of terrorist attacks.

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins.
- George W. Bush

"This is a test of George Bush's true colours on fighting terrorism, and it also opens up a huge can of worms on the CIA's involvement in anti-Castro violence in the 70s," said Peter Kornbluh at the National Security Archive, an independent watchdog group.

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage ...
- George W. Bush

Luis Posada Carriles attended at least two planning meetings for the bombing of a Cuban jetliner in 1976 that killed 73 people, according to once-secret documents provided to The Herald Monday by the private National Security Archive in Washington. One of the records obtained by The Herald is based on information provided to former Miami-Dade Detective Raul Diaz by an informant, Ricardo 'Monkey' Morales, in October and November 1976, days after the jetliner bombing. The report recommended that no action be taken on the information, as it would compromise its source.

"Some plans regarding the bombing of a Cubana Airlines airplane were discussed at the bar in the Anauco Hilton Hotel in Caracas, Venezuela, at which meeting Frank Castro, Gustavo Castillo, Luis Posada Carriles and (Morales) were present," Diaz told the FBI, according to the document, dated November 1976.

According to the documents, Frank Castro was the head of CORU, an anti-Castro organization that had claimed responsibility for several attacks on Cuban-related targets.

Diaz told the FBI that Posada attended another planning meeting at Morales' apartment in the Anauco Hilton with Morales and Castro and that disagreements arose among the men over who would 'claim credit' for the bombing. "Some people in the Venezuelan government are involved in this airplane bombing," the document says.

"If Posada Carriles talks, then Morales Navarrete and others in the Venezuelan government will `go down the tube.' "
Another exile mentioned in the documents, Orlando Garcia Vasquez, had intimate knowledge of the explosives used on the plane, according to the documents. At the time, Garcia Vasquez was the head of DISIP, a Venezuelan state security agency. "Garcia Vasquez mentioned that the bomb on the Cubana airliner was activated by a `lapicero' [time pencil]," a type of detonator, the document said. His wife told The Herald Monday that her husband was too ill to speak and could not answer questions.

According to another FBI document sent by teletype to Washington the day after the airliner bombing, a source "all but admitted that Posada and Bosch had engineered the bombing of the airline." In that document, dated Oct. 7, 1976, the 'confidential source' was not identified. Orlando Bosch Avila, a Cuban exile then in Venezuela, was acquitted in the bombing.

[This factoid isn't exactly true, as I show later - ed]

Posada was arrested in Venezuela after the bombing, but was not convicted before he escaped from prison.

In the next few days, the Venezuelan government is due to demand the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles in connection with the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976, in which 73 people died.

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
- George W. Bush

Other documents that will be published today confirm that Posada worked for the CIA through the late 1960s and was an informant for the agency until the mid-1970s, Kornbluh said. The US documents show that he later went to central America, where he joined the covert US operation, led by Lt Col Oliver North, to rearm the anti-communist Contra guerrillas.

States should have the right to enact... laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.
- George W. Bush

Posada is linked to several anti-Castro attacks around the Americas over the past four decades, and once boasted of being responsible for a series of bomb attacks on Havana tourist spots in the 1990s, including one in 1997 in which an Italian was killed.

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.
- George W. Bush

Five years ago, he was arrested in Panama and accused of plotting to kill President Fidel Castro during a summit there. He was convicted of a lesser charge, but was later pardoned and freed by the outgoing Panamanian president - causing Cuba to break off diplomatic relations. His alleged reappearance in Miami has provoked the wrath of the Cuban government, which accuses Washington of harbouring an alleged terrorist.

Since being pardoned last year by the former Panamanian president Mireya Moscoso, Mr Posada has travelled around Central America in search of a haven and according to his lawyer, Eduardo Soto, slipped into the US illegally across the Mexican border in March. Mr Soto said he intended to seek political asylum on the strength of his work for the CIA in its efforts to oust President Castro in the 1960s. He is said to be hiding in Florida. US officials say they have no evidence that Mr Posada is in the country, and add that they would deal with an asylum application from him as they would any other.

If Mr Posada has applied for asylum, his case will present the Bush administration a dilemma, says the BBC's Paul Keller in Miami. The US would have to reconcile its traditional sympathy for the politically influential Cuban exiles in Miami and its firm stand against suspected terrorists in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks, our correspondent says.

The National Security Archive, a private research institute and library at George Washington University, plans to post the rest of the Posada documents online today. The archive catalogs and releases declassified U.S. documents often obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

"There is no way the Bush administration can ignore the historical record as it evaluates his petition for safe harbor," said Peter Kornbluh, a senior analyst and Cuba specialist at the archive.

The historical record indicates that Bu$hCo isn't going to give a fair evaluation in the name of fighting international terrorism - their hands are far from clean themselves:

The new 'axis of evil'

Lofty rhetoric can't disguise the Bush administration's true intentions. The "war on terror" and the "axis of evil" are two slogans that portray the United States in an epic struggle between the protectors of all that is just and right against absolute evil. In this fairy tale world, President Bush can make statements like, "either you are with us, or against us."

The war on terror and the label "terrorist" has been used to justify war on Iraq, and by various government agencies to crack down on dissidents. Bush's Education Secretary even called the National Education Association, a "terrorist organization." There are an increasing number of comments suggesting the war on terror may spread to Latin America where there is a new "axis of evil."

Contra-Indications of State Terror

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
- George W. Bush

Jack Epstein of the San Francisco Chronicle, reported April 30, 2004 in an article titled "General Seeks Boost for Latin American Armies," that General James Hill of U.S. Southern Command requested funds to "combat international terrorism" in Latin America. Hill described the threat of "traditional terrorists" including drug traffickers, urban crime gangs and paramilitary and guerilla groups tied to drug trafficking. He warned of "emerging terrorists" described as "radical populists" who tap into "deep-seated frustrations of the failure of democratic reforms to deliver expected goods and services."

"You can't put democracy and freedom ... into a box"
- George W. Bush

These "emerging terrorists" or "radical populists" (which are apparently the same), are tapping into Latin Americans' frustrations over neo-liberal economic policies that have led to increased poverty, lack of education and health care and a general decline in standards of living.

America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.
- George W. Bush

Banana Republican

Ginger Thompson of the New York Times writes about concerns over the resurgence of the Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua in an article published April 5 titled, "Old Foe of the U.S. trying for a comeback in Nicaragua." Thompson writes, "Washington is worried once again that its old nemesis might win, this time with consequences for a new global war, on terrorism. Even though the elections here are more than a year and a half away, and even though Mr. Ortega's chances seem slim, the Bush administration is taking no chances and has begun concerted efforts to stop him."

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.
- George W. Bush

Efforts to undermine democracy in Nicaragua should come as no surprise given the Reagan-Bush administration's consistent disdain for democratic governments that resist U.S. economic dominance in Latin America. Nicaragua suffered devastating terrorist attacks throughout the '80s at the hands of the U.S. sponsored contras, which continued its massacres and bombings until Nicaragua elected a U.S.-backed candidate in 1990. The United States recently suspended aid to Nicaragua as punishment, sending the clear message that Nicaragua better not elect Ortega.

There can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator.
- George W. Bush

Economic threats against Nicaragua are reminiscent of threats last year leveled at El Salvador. Numerous U.S. officials threatened to suspend aid, withhold remittances, revoke work visas and deport Salvadorans living in the U.S. if El Salvador elected the popular Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional candidate over the U.S.-backed candidate. The people of El Salvador succumbed to threats and elected the U.S.-backed candidate.

This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war.
- George W. Bush

Rumsfeld has commented on Venezuela possibly purchasing 100,000 AK-47s from Russia saying, "I can't imagine why Venezuela needs 100,000 AK-47s. I can't imagine what is going to happen to 100,000 AK-47s."

Why would Venezuela need arms? Two coup attempts in the past five years against democratically elected President Hugo Chavez might be cause for alarm. One coup attempt in 2002 had short-lived success ousting Chavez for 48 hours before massive demonstrations brought Chavez back into power.

The 2002 coup attempt had all of the hallmarks of past CIA coups including meetings between Chavez's ouster Pedro Carmona and U.S. officials and funding of Chavez's opponents by the U.S. group with the Orwellian name "The National Endowment for Democracy." Carmona received a warm welcome in Washington after the overthrow of democratically elected Chavez.

This young century will be liberty's century.
- George W. Bush

Otto Reich, one of the many Reagan-Bush officials shuffled around the administrations, published an article in the National Review warning of troubles in our "peaceful neighborhood." Reich describes the danger posed by the "terrible two," Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, who are encouraging resistance that is engulfing Latin America with "irrational hostility" toward the U.S.

I don't expect Otto Reich to acknowledge the violent crimes against Latin America, the U.S. role in undermining democracy or the economic policies that have led to increased poverty throughout Latin America causing "irrational hostility." I hope most Americans can look past the emotional rhetoric of a "war on terror" against "evil" and realize the so-called terrorists are often just ordinary people who want a better life free from foreign intrusion.

The concept of 'having a better life' only applies to a select few - only to the friends of Bu$hCo. The rules that Bu$hCo chooses selectively to apply to everyone else implies a certain dichotomy of morality. It's so blatant that even The New York Times noticed:

One standard for terrorists

In the name of credibility, consistency and justice for the 73 victims, Luis Posada Carriles, the prime suspect in the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner, should not be granted political asylum in the United States, which he is thought to have entered illegally six weeks ago. Instead, he should be arrested and extradited for trial, not only for the airliner attack, but also for other terrorist attacks that he has acknowledged planning, including one in 1997 that killed an Italian businessman visiting Havana.

The one thing the Bush administration cannot do is to shelter Posada by granting him political asylum. Since 9/11, the United States has become so zealous in its efforts to exclude potential terrorists from American soil that it has made it much harder for genuine refugees fleeing deadly persecution in their home countries to find sanctuary here.

I am a person who looks long-term, and I recognize the path we need to take. There will be moments when people are unhappy and disgruntled with some decision-making.
- George W. Bush

Trying Posada in the United States for those crimes would be difficult, if not impossible, because they did not occur here and the victims were not Americans. But doing the morally clear thing in this case risks retribution at the polls from a ferociously anti-Castro Cuban-American community that has helped swing Florida into the Republican column in recent elections.

Nonetheless, what matters most is to reach the destination. And my job as President is to see clearly where I want to go and be steadfast in my resolve to realize that vision.
- George W. Bush

One way out may be to deport Posada to a European country willing to try him or to send him on to the International Criminal Court. Unfortunately, the Bush administration does not believe in the International Criminal Court, which would otherwise provide the ideal venue for his trial. That leaves the unappealing option of honoring the extradition request already made by Venezuela, Posada's main base of operations during the period of the airliner bombing. Since Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, is a close ally of Fidel Castro, that means Posada could eventually end up on trial in Havana.

Bush has made a point of his unwavering moral clarity on the issue of harboring terrorists. Washington would offend American principles and set an extremely damaging precedent by making a special exception for an admitted terrorist.

The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

One Florida newspaper offers Bu$hCo a way out of this dilemma - not that they will take it:

War On Terror

ISSUE: An asylum bid by a purported anti-Castro terrorist could undermine U.S. credibility in the war on terror.

BOTTOM LINE: The Bush administration must address the Posada conundrum. A probe of his activities is the first step.

The longer the U.S. government stands on the sidelines hand-wringing, the more embarrassing and potentially debilitating becomes the dilemma of Luis Posada Carriles. Washington needs to show leadership by resolutely addressing the quandary posed by this suspected anti-Castro terrorist.

Depending on who is making the accusation, or offering up a defense, Posada is a terrorist mastermind or a freedom fighter who even tried to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Now Posada is seeking asylum in the United States after presumably sneaking in from Mexico.

The top U.S. diplomat for Western Hemisphere affairs, Roger Noriega, said last week the administration "has no interest in giving quarter to someone who has committed criminal acts."

The Bush administration should demonstrate its opposition to all forms of terrorism by finding and detaining Posada, who at the very least may have broken immigration laws in his clandestine entrance.
The Justice Department must also conduct a probe to see if Posada broke U.S. neutrality laws in carrying out any of the terrorist acts he is linked to. For that matter, too, Washington needs to come clean on how much it knows about Posada's activities, including any dirty work he might have carried out on U.S. orders.

There's a long history of U.S.-sponsored Cold War covert missions in the Americas, from coups to Operation Mongoose raids on Cuba to the Contra wars. There's also a long history of mercenary activities separate and unrelated to U.S. efforts. It's time to find out what role, if any, Posada had in these efforts. That's the first step in dealing with his thorny asylum request, and in demonstrating a non-biased, no-favoritism, anti-terrorism commitment by the United States.

Delaying this effort, or simply wishing that Posada goes away, will only raise questions about the U.S. commitment to an all-out war on terrorism.

The facts about King George's commitment are quite clear and speak for themselves. One foreign journalist has presented one such objective understanding about King George's commitment to an all-out war on terrorism:

Wake up Washington!

The terror attacks in Madrid in March 2004 brought about the fall of the pro-American Spanish government of Jose Maria Anzar. Bush supporters were quick to condemn Spain's new leader, the leftist Jose Luis Zapatero, for his decision to immediately pull the Spanish military contingent out of Iraq to appease the terrorists who struck Madrid. The newly elected Spanish government, it was argued, was telling the terrorists that terrorism pays, thereby increasing the likelihood of attacks throughout the world.

While Bush and his supporters were quick to see the ruinous impact of Spanish appeasement of terrorists on the war efforts, in backing Sharon's plan and in showering the Palestinians with money and support, the president is showing that as far as Israel is concerned, the policy he has adopted is the same one the Spanish voters opted for: appeasement.

Considering that King George isn't above using terrorism when it suits his purpose, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he is willing to be seen as an appeaser in the war against terrorism when the terrorist is on his side.

It's a family trait:

The Bush Family's Favorite Terrorist

We're pursuing a strategy of freedom around the world, because I understand free nations will reject terror. Free nations will answer the hopes and aspirations of their people. Free nations will help us achieve the peace we all want.
- George W. Bush

A thorough investigation of Posada also could prove embarrassing for the Bush family, since the Cubana Airline bombing was part of a wave of right-wing terrorism that occurred in 1976 under the nose of then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush.
If Posada ever told his full story, he might shed unwelcome light on how much the senior George Bush knew about the terrorist attacks in 1976 and the Iran-Contra operation a decade later, where Posada also showed up.
One of Posada's co-conspirators in the Panamanian bomb plot, Guillermo Novo, was implicated, too, in the right-wing terrorism that flared up during George H.W. Bush's year in charge of the CIA.

Novo was convicted of conspiracy in the bombing deaths of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American co-worker Ronni Moffitt, who were killed on Sept. 21, 1976, as they drove down Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. That terror attack, which was organized by Chile's secret police with the aid of Novo and other anti-Castro Cubans, was the first case of state-sponsored terrorism in the U.S. capital. The bombing was part of a broader assassination campaign ordered by right-wing South American dictatorships under the code name 'Operation Condor'.

If the Letelier-Moffitt murders had been solved quickly, there was a danger the revelations could have hurt Republican election chances in 1976, when President Gerald Ford was in a tight race with Democrat Jimmy Carter. Linking the Chilean government to an audacious terror attack in the heart of the U.S. capital would have revived critical press coverage of the CIA's role in the overthrow of Chile's elected socialist government in 1973, a coup that had put in power Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who, in turn, launched 'Operation Condor'.

At the time of the Letelier-Moffitt car bombing, Bush's CIA had evidence in its files that implicated Pinochet's secret police in the plot to kill Letelier, an outspoken critic of the military regime. But Bush's spy agency withheld the incriminating information from the FBI and misdirected the investigation away from the guilty parties. [For details, see Robert Parry's Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.]

After the Reagan-Bush administration took power in Washington, the momentum for solving the Letelier-Moffitt conspiracy dissipated. The Cold War trumped any concern about right-wing terrorism. Though the Letelier-Moffitt evidence pointed to the highest levels of Chile's military dictatorship, including intelligence chief Manuel Contreras and Gen. Pinochet, the Reagan-Bush administration backed away from demands that the architects of the terrorist attack be brought to justice.

All around, life was looking up for anti-Castro extremists. Novo landed a job as an 'information officer' for the Miami-based Cuban American National Foundation, which was founded by Cuban exile Jorge Mas Canosa to press the anti-Castro cause in Washington. U.S. government grants soon were flowing into Mas Canosa's coffers. Posada also gained his freedom during the Reagan-Bush years. In 1985, Posada escaped from a Venezuelan prison, reportedly with the help of Cuban exiles. In his autobiography, Posada thanked Mas Canosa for providing the $25,000 that was used to bribe prison guards who allowed Posada to walk out of prison.

By the late 1980s, Orlando Bosch, Posada's co-defendant in the Cubana Airlines bombing, had snuck into Miami from Venezuela. But Bosch, who had been implicated in about 30 violent attacks, was facing possible deportation by federal officials who warned that the United States could not credibly lecture other countries about cracking down on terrorists while protecting a terrorist like Bosch.

Remember that false factoid I referred to above? Here it comes!

But Bosch got lucky. Jeb Bush, then an aspiring Florida politician, led a lobbying drive to prevent the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service from expelling Bosch. In 1990, the lobbying paid dividends when President George H.W. Bush pardoned Bosch, allowing the unapologetic terrorist to remain in the United States.

So much for being acquitted. But I digress.

Double Standards

The anti-Castro terrorists returned from Panama to the United States amid Bush's 'War on Terror,' but the old Cold War rules - turning a blind eye to anticommunist terrorism - still seemed to apply.
Rather than demonstrating that the United States will not tolerate murderous attacks on civilians regardless of the cause, the Bush administration and the major U.S. news media have largely ignored the contradictions in the U.S. government's benign neglect toward anti-Castro terrorism compared to the aggressive tactics against Islamic terrorism.
While U.S. law has been stretched to justify the arrests and indefinite incarcerations of Islamic extremists, often without evidence of participation in any violent act, anti-Castro Cubans - even those with long records of violence against civilians - are allowed refuge and financial support within the politically influential Cuban-American community in South Florida.

Instead of the throw-away-the-key attitude shown toward Islamic terror suspects, the anti-Castro Cuban terrorists enjoy get-out-of-jail-free cards.

As Washington Post writer Marcela Sanchez noted in a September 2004 article about the Panamanian pardons, "there is something terribly wrong when the United States, after Sept. 11, fails to condemn the pardoning of terrorists and instead allows them to walk free on U.S. streets." To highlight the Bush administration's inconsistency, Sanchez cited a 2002 speech by Pentagon policy chief Douglas Feith declaring that in the post-Sept. 11 world "moral clarity is a strategic asset" and that the United States could no longer afford double standards toward the 'evil' of terrorism.

But Feith's admonition appears to have fallen on deaf ears in - George W. Bush's White House and in Jeb Bush's governor's mansion. Neither scion of the Bush dynasty has any intention of turning Posada, the aging 'freedom fighter', over to Fidel Castro's Cuba or to Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. Whatever proof there is against Posada for actual acts of violence, it's a safe bet that the evidence will be judged as inconclusive, that Posada will be portrayed more as a victim than a villain. He'll get every benefit of the doubt.

The Bush family has made the larger judgment that when it comes to protecting anti-Castro terrorists, double standards can be useful for protecting unpleasant family secrets and for garnering votes in South Florida.

History will judge the Bu$h family in the same manner as it has the Borgias:

The Borgias, then, were not exceptional in their lust for riches and land. They were simply more ruthless in how they went about it.

If our C-Average Sovereign were a student of history, he would know that every such family eventually comes to an end and falls out of power. But then, 'eventually' doesn't much matter to him - as these quotes indicate:

There's no such thing as legacies. At least, there is a legacy, but I'll never see it. The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it.
- George W. Bush

Not so, George. Some us us can see your true history right now. It's very clear, and right in front of our faces where we can't miss it. Those of us who have to deal with the consequences of your actions cannot avoid its vile image.

Only those who choose not to see - such as yourself - could possibly miss it.

While the rest of us are having to learn 'Would you like fries with that?', I suggest that there's a phrase you should understand:

'Let them eat cake!'

It worked so well for its previous utterer. May it work as well for you.

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