By Dick Allgire Honolulu 11-8-13
|I happened to catch the CNN special program “Pandora’s Promise” last night. CNN has reached a new zenith of falsehood and fabrication.
In the final days of the US invasion of Iraq the world chuckled at the ridiculous utterances of the Iraqi Information Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf. “Baghdad Bob,” as he came to be known, gained prominence for his ridiculous declarations. His words were so pathetically false they were actually humorous.
CNN (our own Ministry of Truth) has broadcast a documentary that rivals Baghdad Bob for knee-slapping false information; lies, fiction and falsehoods. The presentation was a pro-nuclear propaganda job titled “Pandora’s Promise.”
Interesting title, alluding to Pandora’s Box, the artifact of Greek mythology that when opened released all the evil that spread throughout the world. We may have indeed opened Pandora’s Box with the full China Syndrome meltdown of three reactors and the upcoming ignition of the thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel rods at Fukushima. But this is not a problem, according to the producers of “Pandora’s Promise.”
The show was produced by the nuclear industry, and dutifully broadcast by CNN without any attempt at balance, fairness or accuracy.
Remember Baghdad Bob’s best one-liners as the American invaders were literally just blocks away?
“There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”
“They’re not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They hold no place in Iraq.”
“We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels. We have driven them back.”
Now, with deadly radiation pouring constantly and continuously out of Fukushima, and no conceivable way to stop it, with the Pacific Ocean being destroyed, CNN gives us these absurd declarations:
“No birth defects resulted from the Chernobyl disaster.”
“No American has ever been killed as a result of nuclear energy.”
“Solar power is many time more dangerous than nuclear power.”
“No one living in the exclusion zone near Chernobyl has ever died of cancer or any other diseases because of the radiation.”
“Nuclear energy is the safe solution to global warming.”
Really, it was better than Baghdad Bob, delivered with great videography, beautiful graphics. The outrageous lies in Pandora’s Promise were so absurd as to be humorous. But this is no laughing matter. Fukushima is the worst catastrophe in human history.
Millions of years from now, when the earth’s crust reforms and obliterates the scars and ditritus of our failed time on the planet, a new civilization may detect a layer of abnormally high radioactivity and wonder how the entire planet was so contaminated all at once. Pandora’s Promise.