In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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US Dictatorship : In Case I Disappear
Underneath all this is the definition of “enemy combatant” that has been established by this legislation. An “enemy combatant” is now no longer just someone captured “during an armed conflict” against our forces. Thanks to this legislation, George W. Bush is now able to designate as an “enemy combatant” anyone who has “purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States.”
Consider that language a moment. “Purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States” is in the eye of the beholder, and this administration has proven itself to be astonishingly impatient with criticism of any kind. The broad powers given to Bush by this legislation allow him to capture, indefinitely detain, and refuse a hearing to any American citizen who speaks out against Iraq or any other part of the so-called “War on Terror.”
This means that any expression of opinion contrary to the government’s can be construed as support of hostilities against the United State: ANY expression of opinion.
US Dictatorship : Torturing Democracy
On Wednesday, the House rubber-stamped (253-168) the White House-backed legislation governing the interrogation and trial of terror suspects, “a tyrannical law that will be ranked with the low points in American democracy, our generation’s version of the Alien and Sedition Acts.” Yesterday, the Senate passed the measure in a 65-34 vote. This legislation was the result of a supposed “compromise” between conservative lawmakers and the administration. But in reality, the bill was more about making sure President Bush has the opportunity to sign high-profile terrorism legislation before the midterm elections. The bill was drafted in Vice President Cheney’s office and gives Bush “the power to jail pretty much anyone he wants for as long as he wants without charging them, to unilaterally reinterpret the Geneva Conventions, to authorize what normal people consider torture,” and to deny habeas corpus to detainees
US Dictatorship : Accessories to Torture
These are grim days for the Constitution. The House and the Senate have passed the catastrophic “compromise” negotiated by senators McCain & Co. to the President’s “enemy combatants” bill. The only thing compromised is the rule of law; the bill still strips detainees of the right to appeal, broadens the President’s unilateral powers to decide who is an enemy and which interrogation methods violate the Geneva Conventions, and fatally undermines the War Crimes Act. The bill was rushed to passage just days after the Canadian government exonerated Maher Arar, “rendered” by the United States to Syria, imprisoned and tortured for nearly a year.
US Dictatorship : Democrats Who Back Terror Bill Get Cover
Sorry Chet, but there is a little thing called presumption of innocence until proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That is a cornerstone of the American system of justice. And if you do not understand that, you are not fit to hold office.
US Dictatorship : On Friday, September 29, It’s Mourning in America
With the law passed on September 28th by Congress, we have become the Republic of torture. We not only have lost our claim to be a civilizing force among nations and abandoned our Constitution, we have appeased the terrorists by doing so.
US Dictatorship : “Who would torture Jesus?”
After all, Jesus was a dark skinned Semite, who was outspoken, very visible, and lived in the middle east. Today he could have easily been one of the people rounded up for Abu Ghraib.
Christians always talk about the second coming of Jesus. What if he were already here? What if even now he is being waterboarded by the US Government? Maybe THAT is why the US is getting hit by all those hurricanes? What if the sign for Christianity in the year 3000 is no longer the cross, but the waterboard?
US Dictatorship : Pinochet Also Thought He Could “Legalize” Torture And Immunize Himself
from Spain. After a long court battle, a three-member Court of the House of Lords, the highest appellate tribunal in the UK, found that Pinochet’s claims to immunity as former head of state and to legislative immunity were invalid in the face of charges of violation of international laws against genocide, torture and crimes against humanity. The Blair Government ended up sending him back to Chile, where the new democratic government and courts stripped his immunity, and placed Pinochet, now 87 years old, under indefinite house arrest. There should be a lesson here for Bush and the GOP Congress. While you might believe today that you can legalize torture and other crimes against humanity, some day they will come for you. Power does not trump the law forever. You are naked before the world, and it’s only a matter of time.
9/11 : STRANGER THAN FICTION
AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF 9-11 AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Due to concerns for his personal safety, the author has chosen to remain anonymous. Author hereby grants full permission to reproduce and mass distribute this paper for non-commercial use.
Live Vote: Do you believe 9/11 conspiracy theories?
Only 34% still trust the official story.
Bush faces wave of challenges to terror law
The Bush administration yesterday faced a raft of legal challenges to a sweeping new regime for Guantánamo that would deny court oversight to detainees in the war on terror, and would bar prosecution of US personnel for war crimes.
“We are above the law. Don’t look around the room. I mean me. Me is ‘we’. And we are not amused!” — Official White Horse Souse
Bush Given Authority To Sexually Torture American Children
Depleted Uranium: Far Worse Than 9/11
In 1979, depleted uranium (DU) particles escaped from the National Lead Industries factory near Albany, N.Y.,which was manufacturing DU weapons for the U.S military. The particles traveled 26 miles and were discovered in a laboratory filter by Dr. Leonard Dietz, a nuclear physicist. This discovery led to a shut down of the factory in 1980, for releasing morethan 0.85 pounds of DU dust into the atmosphere every month, and involved a cleanup of contaminated properties costing over 100 million dollars.
Iraq War Crime : STATE OF DENIAL
There was a vast difference between what the White House and the Pentagon knew about the situation in Iraq and what they were saying publicly. But the discrepancy was not surprising. In memos, reports and internal debates, high-level officials of the Bush administration have voiced their concern about the United States’ ability to bring peace and stability to Iraq since early in the occupation.
In other words, they have been lying all along.
Bush: Critics buy into terrorists’ propaganda
President Bush asserted Friday that critics who claim the Iraq war has made America less safe embrace “the enemy’s propaganda.” He acknowledged setbacks in Afghanistan against a Taliban resurgence but predicted eventual victory.
The man is delusional AND paranoid! And this guy has the authority to torture and kill Americans without a trial?
BBC news film Israelis train Kurdish forces
Kurdish authorities have been using Israeli personnel to train security forces in Iraq, the BBC’s Newsnight programme has found. The revelation comes hours after UN chief Kofi Annan warned that Iraq is in danger of sliding into civil war. Mark Urban reports.
Over 800 attacks every week in Iraq
The Bush administration has misled the American people about the level of violence in Iraq, where there is an attack by insurgent forces every 15 minutes, Bob Woodward, the investigative journalist, said yesterday.
Videos of the Iraqi Resistance operations 1
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 29 September 2006.
- Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in al-Fallujah Friday morning.
- US bombs home in al-Fallujah before dawn Friday, killing eight civilians.
- Iraqi Resistance forces fired 14 Grad and Katyusha rockets into the main US base located 3km east of al-Fallujah .
- US helicopter rockets car killing Iraqi family near ar-Ramadi Thursday evening.
- US reporter Bob Woodward accuses US administration of hiding the truth about situation in Iraq. Iraqi Resistance attacks US troops every 15 minutes on average. Bush, under influence of Henry Kissinger, determined to stick by present strategy.
- Resistance bomb in Baghdad al-Mansur district leaves US soldier reported dead.
- Resistance car bomber blasts into US military column in al-Fallujah late Friday afternoon.
- Unknown assailants kill three relatives of “Judge” presiding over US-run show “trial” of Saddam Husayn.
- Bodies of 11 more Iraqi Sunnis found tortured, murdered in Baghdad as drive to split Iraq along religious, ethnic lines continues.
- US forces abduct 60 local residents in new campaign of raids and arrests in Ba‘qubah.
- British occupation headquarters in al-Basrah bombarded twice Thursday night following launch of operations against sectarian militias.
Afghanistan Five Years Later: The Return of the Taliban
- Five years after their removal from power: The Taliban are back
- Taliban Frontline now cuts half-way through Afghanistan
- US and UK led failed counter-narcotics policies are responsible
- Humanitarian crisis hits southern Afghanistan – extreme poverty, drought and hundreds of thousands starving in south
Bush hails liberation of Afghanistan as a `great achievement’
Then again, the US Government called it “Liberation” when the Taliban took the place away from the USSR.
How the West and free press under-wrote Israel’s ethnic cleansing
One of the most dubious clichés of the humanitarian intervention intellectuals and media editors and pundits is that human rights have become more important to the United States and other NATO powers and a major influence on their foreign policy in recent decades. David Rieff writes that human rights “has taken hold not just as a rhetorical but as an operating principle in all the major Western capitals,” and his comrade in righteous arms Michael Ignatieff claims that our enhanced “moral instincts” have strengthened “the presumption of intervention when massacre and deportation become state policy.” This perspective was built in good part on the basis of the experience—and misreading—of developments during the dismantling of Yugoslavia in the 1990s where the propaganda line was that NATO had reluctantly and belatedly entered that conflict to stop ethnic cleansing and genocide perpetrated by the Serbs, and had done so successfully. This was allegedly an intervention rooted in Blair-Clinton-Kohl-Schroeder humanism, supported and pressed on these leaders by journalists and human rights protagonists.
UN: Israel used precision bomb to hit UN officers
Israel used a precision-guided bomb to launch a direct hit on four U.N. peacekeepers killed in southern Lebanon last July, the United Nations said on Friday of its probe into the incident.
Israel guilty of collective punishment in Gaza: UN envoy
Israel is guilty of “collective punishment” of the Palestinian people through its military actions in the Gaza Strip, a United Nations human rights official said on Friday.
US boosts Israel aid by half a billion – News from Israel
US Congress approves USD 500 million for development of joint defense systems with Israel; projects include development of short-range missile interception system
Folks, please remember: that’s half a billion of YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
British politician claim Zionists have taken over the World.
Doublespeak in the War on Terror
Timothy Lynch is director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice and coauthor of “Power Surge: The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush,”.
Editor’s note: Following is an excerpt from a Cato Institute white paper on the Bush administration’s use of propaganda to advance its anti-terror agenda. Timothy Lynch, an analyst at the Libertarian think-tank, wrote the paper, presented here in an edited form.
Legislating Violations of the Constitution
With little public attention or even notice, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that undermines enforcement of the First Amendment’s separation of church and state. The Public Expression of Religion Act – H.R. 2679 – provides that attorneys who successfully challenge government actions as violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment shall not be entitled to recover attorneys fees. The bill has only one purpose: to prevent suits challenging unconstitutional government actions advancing religion.
Russian Daily Says U.S. Interfering in Russia-Georgia Relations
A Russian newspaper has voiced indignation at a U.S. government statement on tensions in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, saying it amounted to “active interference” in the country, which has become a bone of contention between Moscow and Washington, AFP reports.
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