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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject: Bono Promotes mercenary invasion of Venezuela Reply with quote

Bono's humanitarian costume is wearing thin...

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Public campaign to stop the release of videogame "Mercenaries 2"

U2'S Bono backs insidious propaganda: Videogame with Venezuela invasion theme

BY: US Venezuela Solidarity Network
Submitted by vensol on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 8:27pm.


WASHINGTON D.C. - U2's Bono, well recognized for his campaigns to reduce poverty and treat AIDS in Africa is backing a videogame which promotes the invasion and destruction of Venezuela in order to check "a power hungry tyrant" who has "seized control of Venezuela and her oil supply." Bono has failed to respond to concerns raised by the Venezuelan Solidarity Network about his funding of this project.

"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.

Elevation Partners is an investment firm that Bono helped create in order to exploit marketing opportunities between U2 and its fans, including projects from Pandemic/Bioware Studios. Pandemic states that as a partner in Elevation Partners, Bono "has visibility into all projects at Pandemic and Bioware."

Pandemic's target market is young men of military recruitment age and indeed this is not Pandemic's first military adventure. MSNBC reported that the videogame "’Full Spectrum Warrior’ was created through the Institute for Creative Technologies in Marina Del Rey, Calif., a $45 million endeavor formed by the Army five years ago to connect academics with local entertainment and video game industries. The institute subcontracted work to Los Angeles based Pandemic Studios."

One cannot escape the irony that today, July 5, Venezuela celebrates its independence -- just one day after the US celebrated its own. The most enduring aspect of an independent country is assertion of its sovereignty and demand that the world recognize international laws protecting that sovereignty. Yet, amid relentless US threats against Venezuela, a US-based company, Pandemic, which collaborates with the US Army to promote war, plans to market a videogame which advocates a most violent violation of Venezuela’s sovereignty.

Although Bono remains silent on the matter and Pandemic insists that "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" is "a work of fictional entertainment" and "Venezuela was chosen for the setting of Mercenaries 2 (because it) is a fascinating and colorful country full of wonderful architecture, geography and culture," members of the Venezuela Solidarity Network are appalled by the game's openly racist, interventionist attitude. Says Chuck Kaufman, of Alliance for Global Justice, "if it's 'just a game' and it's all about selecting fascinating and colorful locales, why didn't Pandemic select Dublin or Washington, D.C.? Because people would be outraged, that's why. Pandemic is simply capitalizing on negative and inaccurate U.S. press stories about Venezuela and its leader, Hugo Chavez, in order to make a quick buck. It's another piece of anti-Venezuelan propaganda that serves only the U.S. military, pure and simple."

Gunnar Gundersen of the Oregon Bolivarian Circle says, "We have family and friends in Venezuela and many of us have walked and stayed in the places featured in the war game. To us, these are not just clever abstract pictures. They are scenes of a place we consider our second home. Please try to imagine how Venezuelans must feel viewing a bulky, blonde, military man laying waste to their country, a country that is finally rising above a 500-year history of oppression and exploitation by foreign powers."

The Venezuelan Solidarity Network calls for Bono, who has appealed to the world on many occasions for peace and poverty reduction, to apply those same values to block the manufacture and distribution of this videogame.

For further details or to help with the campaign email Chuck Kaufman vsn@afgj.org

http://www.venezuelasolidarity.org/?q=node/181

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just how does Boner make his money these days? Is it from U2 or is it from NWO? For sure he is on the payroll of NWO. What a turd.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While not a Bono fan myself, that story is a bit over the top in editorialization. Boner hasn't commented on the game, and it's often that celebs' companies manufacture items the owner or major stockholder isn't totally aware of.

I don't think we need this item to conclude Bono is part of the globalists's play act, his previous works speak for themselves.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:48 am    Post subject: One Degrees Reply with quote

Totally jaw-droping info on Bono. Thanks dude.

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Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, .....

Elevation Partners is an investment firm that Bono helped create in order to exploit marketing opportunities
between U2 and its fans, including projects from Pandemic/Bioware Studios.

Bono is partner in Elevation Partners and as such has visibility into all projects at Pandemic and Bioware.

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I've written about Bono and Geldof as NWO stooges before,
but this goes right to the heart of the issue.

From the quote above, we have just ONE degrees of seperation
between Bono and the CIA.

CIA's Creative Technologies --> Pandemic Studios <-- Bono's Elevation Partners

And this is on the record. In the public domain.

Nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inst. for Creative Tech.:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3131181/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was some good stuff on the now archived website for the book "Bono the Puppet."

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"I have a problem when acts of "humanitarian activism" are, with no exception, followed by bombing. That precisely was the case in Bosnia, in Kosovo, in Iraq (concert for Kurds), and in Afghanistan. Bono's activism preceded in each of those 'hot spots'. His acts were just part of the PR that paved the way to those wars. They had nothing to do with "humanitarian activism".

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Jealous?? Reply with quote

You are all just jealeous because Bozo can afford the 10 grand to fly his dumb-ass hat to his next gig!! What next? Taking pot shots at Sir/Lord Geldof?? Jeez, don't you know the G8 rules dude? Just ask the folks on the trains in Mumbai, London, Madrid ... nevermind! Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I stay here the more it all becomes more clear.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But on the plus side...... now we know why he wears those dark shades all the time. It's the dress code.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty nauseating...

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A testimony to Bono’s influence in Washington are words by George Bush, expressed in Bono’s company: "I’m traveling in some pretty good company today, Bono. Here’s what I know about him: first he’s a good musician, secondly, he is willing to use his position in a responsible way. He is willing to lead to achieve what his heart tells him, and that is nobody – nobody – should be living in poverty and hopelessness in the world. Bono, I appreciate your heart and to tell you what an influence you have had, Dick Cheney walked in the Oval Office, he said "Jesse Helms wants us to listen to Bono’s ideas". The US president then pledged $5 billion dollars to aid the fight against world poverty. Bono has established a particular contact with two crucial Washington policymakers, the arch-conservative Jesse Helms and U.S. Finance secretary Paul O’Neill.

From: Bono The Puppet
http://web.archive.org/web/20050307234025/www.bonothepuppet.com/why.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astonishing, but 'Bono' fits no numerolgical-alphabetical pattern. So that's alright then!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atm, I like the new avatar, and more specific location.

Btw, are you anywhere near Dr. Evil's summer house? Wink

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