In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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9/11 : Torture, Impeachment and a Vietnam Vet’s Tears
In fact, however, aside from the fact that torture is illegal under international law, and that it is illegal in the U.S. as a signatory of the Geneva Conventions, since the torture is being conducted upon captives who have never had their cases examined to determine if they are indeed terrorists or legitimate combatants or just innocents picked up for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is inevitable that many of those who are being tortured with the president’s approval and in our names are simply innocents. Some of those innocents have died at the hands of their tormentors. Others have been driven insane.
9/11 : Abusive Interrogations
Unlike the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association considers it acceptable for its members to participate in coercive interrogations at Guantanamo and the various other American detention centers around the world.
Dictatorship : The Unraveling of the Moral Fabric in the American Empire
“…Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the People, who have… a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean the characters and conduct of their rulers.
DICTATORSHIP : America’s Injustice System Is Criminal
According to the International Center for Prison Studies at King’s College in London, the US has 700,000 more of its citizens incarcerated than China, a country with a population four to five times larger than that of the US, and 1,330,000 more people in prison than crime-ridden Russia. The US has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prisoners. The American incarceration rate is seven times higher than that of European countries. Either America is the land of criminals, or something is seriously wrong with the criminal justice (sic) system in “the land of the free.”
War Crime : General foresees ‘generational war’ against terrorism
The American people need to prepare for a long-duration war against radical Muslims who are set to fight for 50 to 100 years to create an Islamist state in the region, a top Pentagon strategist in the war on terror says.
News Flash News Flash News Flash News…
Yesterday I let you in on my call to Radhee. Radhee calls me back today. He reports that:
- Abu Saleem’s son , Othman, 13 and half years old was kidnapped by the Iranian backed Death Squads whilst he went to buy some candies from the grocery shop.
His kidnappers asked for a ransom of 20’000 USD . Abu Saleem is a poor man , out of work for nearly a year now. He told them all his belongings did not amount to this sum.
He received another call later on during the day. The kidnappers have bargained down the price-10’000 USD or else…
Abu Saleem tried to negotiate with them . He offered that they take his house and all his belongings, he just wants his son alive. Later on in the evening, he received yet another call: “You son is dead , his body can be found in Kerbala.”
The Solution to Iraq
No human being, regardless of race, creed, skin color, ethnicity, or religion, accepts humiliation and subjugation. As such, our military death toll will grow until the day when the rape and pillage of the “New American Century” ends and the troops come home. How much more agony should we force the children of Iraq and America to take.
“You must glorify war in order to get the public to accept the fact that your going to send their sons and daughters to die.”
Video : Never let the absurdities of history get in the way of a box-office blockbuster. The inside story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war movies and the Pentagon .
Children die, miscarriages increase as U.S. troops lay siege to city
At least eight children have died and seven women have had miscarriages in the town of al-Sinya which invading U.S. troops have put under siege for more than 50 days.
Sinya is close to Baiji, one of the scores of anti-U.S. strongholds in the country.
The Danes are just as criminal as the Americans
With the appearance of the Danish documentary “The Secret War” (establishing, among other things, that Danish soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002, contrary to claims of the Danish government, captured 31 Afghans and handed them over to the Americans, knowing that the Americans did not respect the Geneva Conventions; the 31 Afghans were subsequently tortured, translator’s note), there has again come spotlight on Danish war participation. The myth about the “nice Danish soldiers” is crackling as the huge propaganda lie it really is.
Five U.S. servicemen die in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Dec 12, 2006(Reuters) – Three U.S. airmen were killed in action in western Iraq on Monday and two other soldiers died in separate incidents, the military said on Tuesday.
The U.S. military in Baghdad said the three airmen were killed by enemy action in Anbar province. One Marine died in “non-hostile action”, the ususal term for an accident, in the same area. A fifth serviceman died of what the army described as apparent natural causes.
Marine becomes highest-ranking female servicemember killed in Iraq
A major who rejoined the Marines so she could go to Iraq has become the highest-ranking female servicemember to be killed in the war.
Megan McClung, a 1995 graduate of the Naval Academy, was remembered Tuesday by family and friends as having steel-like constitution. She was a triathlete who organized and ran a marathon in Iraq and competed in six Ironman competitions – running, swimming and bicycling – around the world.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 12 December 2006.
- Iraqi woman gives birth to twins – Jihad and Fallujah – by the side of the road at US checkpoint after being blocked from entering al-Fallujah to go to hospital.
- US artillery shells mosque, houses in ar-Ramadi Tuesday evening.
- Three US soldiers reported killed in clashes in ar-Ramadi Tuesday morning.
- Resistance bomb destroys US minesweeper in ar-Ramadi late Monday night.
- US, Iraqi puppet army troops kill Iraqi civilian in wild gunfire in Hit Monday night.
- Resistance bomb destroys American bomb disposal robot in southwestern Baghdad.
- Resistance bomb leaves four US Marines reported dead in Ba’qubah. Americans shoot captive Iraqi youth dead after he laughed at US corpses.
- Resistance blasts US consulate in al-Hillah where Mossad agent is said to be among the American staff.
- Four US troops reported killed and seven wounded in Resistance car bombing in al-Mahmudiyah.
- Jaysh al-Mahdi commander in an-Najaf found dead in suspected internal Jaysh al-Mahdi fight over Shi’i tithe money.
- Resistance blasts Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen with rockets in western Baghdad.
- Early morning bomb rips through Baghdad district where puppet “ministries” are located.
- Resistance fighters kill member of pro-American Kurdish separatist party.
- Resistance men kill puppet policemen in Ba’qubah.
- US troops kill member of family during house raid in Ba’qubah on Monday.
Suicide bomber kills 8 in occupied Afghanistan
A “Taliban” suicide bomber killed eight people inside an Afghan provincial governor’s compound Tuesday
NATO occupation forces kill Afghan civilian
An Afghan civilian motorcyclist died as a warning shot fired by NATO-led International security Assistance Force (ISAF) hit him in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province Tuesday, said a press release of the military alliance here Wednesday.
Marine killed during battle with Taleban
A Royal Marine has been killed during a battle with Taleban insurgents in Helmand province in Afghanistan today, the Ministry of Defence said.
Afghanistan Must Prosecute War Crimes, Human Rights Watch Says
Afghan President Hamid Karzai must set up a court to prosecute war crimes and human rights abuses carried out during almost 30 years of conflict in the south Asian nation, Human Rights Watch said.
Ehud Olmert Concealing the Truth in a Show of Timidity
” We the Israelis Have Never Threaten Any Nation With Utter Destruction” !
In an interview in Germain TV – the Israeli warlord, Ehud Olmert last night attempted to warn of a nuclear threat imposed by Iran- then he finally had to admitt that the Israelis has nuclear weapons them self.
“Israel is a democracy he claimed and he continued ” Israel doesn’t threaten any country with anything, we never did. The most that we have tried to get for ourselves is to try to live without terror” – said the terrorist leader the chef-d’oeuvre him self – in absurdity concealing the truth in a show of timidity – masking – with weakness the Israelis destruction plans for other sovereign countries .
Nuclear hypocrisy at work in Israel
Three years after the invasion of Iraq, there are weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. But wait, where are the international inspection teams, the UN resolutions, and list of sanctions? When it concerns Israel, double standards are the norm. As far back as 1968, the CIA realised that Israel had nuclear weapons. It was the great unmentionable in Washington and not just because of embarrassment. The US, by its own legislation, is forbidden from issuing economic assistance to any country with a clandestine nuclear weapons programme. But feigned ignorance is no longer an option.
OLMERT IN BIG TROUBLE FOR THE WRONG REASONS
Different factions of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) are issuing calls for Olmert to quit his job after ‘blowing the whistle’ on the fact that Israel has nuclear capabilities. Where were those calls when Olmert sent in troops to Gaza… to Lebanon… to other parts of the Occupied Territories? Where were those calls when Olmert continued the construction of the wall of apartheid that is cutting off an entire nation from the rest of society? Where were those calls when Olmert led the campaign not to recognise the officially elected representatives of the Palestinian people?
I assume all the above are not considered anti Semitic by the powers that be so there was no need to call for his removal.
Olmert quitting is not the answer…. geting rid of the bombs is… not just the ones in Israel…. ALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!
Let’s start a process towards peace… not only in the Middle East, but throughout the entire world…
Olmert’s nuclear blunder leads to Gulf states’ call for sanctions
The United States and the international community should impose sanctions on Israel for its nuclear program, the chief of the organization grouping Arab countries in the Persian Gulf told reporters Tuesday.
And we need inspections. Under US law, Israel should not be getting any US foreign aid while their nuclear program remains outside AIEA inspection. Indeed the case can be made that all the US foreign aid money Israel received since their first bombs were built was taken under false pretenses and should be returned.
Toothless EU embarassed by Israeli nuclear admission (AFP)
EU presidency wants Olmert to explain nuclear comments
BERLIN, Dec 13 2006–The Finnish presidency of the European Union called on Wednesday for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to explain his apparent admission that the Jewish state has nuclear weapons.
“I think that Mr Olmert must explain more fully what this information means,” Finnish Defence Minister Seppo Kaariainen said in German newspaper Berliner Zeitung.
Israel’s long-standing policy of nuclear ambiguity came to an end the other day when Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in answer to a question about his country’s rumored WMD arsenal, replied,
Ha’aretz avers, “It is not clear whether this was a slip of the tongue on the part of Olmert or an intended statement” – and his aides and supporters are certainly scrambling to explain his comments away as a linguistic mix-up. Yet, taken in context – not only the context of the interview, but the context of Israel’s present position – I would argue the Israeli Prime Minister was sending a message not only to Iran, but also to the U.S.
The Maps Tell The Story
Emotions hit another round of intensity with the uproar from the recently published map of Palestine from the State Information Service. The popular clamor asks, is this the ultimate goal of the PLO – remove Israel from the map of the middle east altogether?
Few can offer even the faintest glimmer of the chances for a peaceful resolution to the full scale warfare that has erupted in this ancient land. But how many people know the history of the last fifty plus years and the background that has brought the world to the brink of the ultimate holocaust? Millions of words have been written about who is at blame and the reasons for this eternal hatred. But a few pictures may explain better than appeals to reason.
Support for Israel in Congress is Based on Fear
I can tell you from personal experience that the support Israel has in the Congress is based completely on political fear — fear of defeat by anyone who does not do what Israel wants done. I can also tell you that very few members of Congress — at least when I served there — have any affection for Israel or for its Lobby. What they have is contempt, but it is silenced by fear of being found out exactly how they feel. I’ve heard too many cloakroom conversations in which members of the Senate will voice their bitter feelings about how they’re pushed around by the Lobby to think otherwise. In private one hears the dislike of Israel and the tactics of the Lobby, but not one of them is willing to risk the Lobby’s animosity by making their feelings public.
Thus, I see no desire on the part of Members of Congress to further any U.S. imperial dreams by using Israel as their pit bull. The only exceptions to that rule are the feelings of Jewish members, whom, I believe, are sincere in their efforts to keep U.S. money flowing to Israel. But that minority does not a U.S. imperial policy make.
Apartheid declared legal in Israel
During a cabinet meeting on the issue it was revealed that some 55,000 east Jerusalem Palestinians carrying blue (Israeli) identification cards would remain outside the Israeli part of the security fence should construction continue along the current route.
Outgoing High Court Judge Aharon Barak said in the ruling that, “The rights of al-Ram’s residents are not absolute; they can be obstructed if there is justification for it. One must make a distinction between harming ‘protected residents’ by constructing the fence in the West Bank and harm done to Israelis (citizens or permanent residents) due to the construction of the fence in the area and due to the construction of the fence in Israel .”
Zionism: Pitting the West against Islam
The history of Israel has often been read as the saga of a people marked for extinction, who emerged from Nazi death camps — from Auschwitz, Belzec and Treblinka — to establish their own country in 1948.
Without taking away anything from the sufferings of European Jews, I will insist that this way of thinking about Israel — apart from its mythologizing — has merit only as a partisan narrative. It seeks to insulate Israel against the charge of a devastating colonization by falsifying history, by camouflaging the imperialist dynamics that brought it into existence, and denying the perilous future with which it now confronts the Jews, the West and the Islamic world.
War Crimes: How Israeli Soldiers Kill and Civilians Grow Numb
One Israeli officer says the world doesn’t seem to notice killing in small numbers. And those closest to the violence become too scared to empathize for those who die
Carter and the truth about Israel
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Hamas holds on, Abbas frustrated by failure to topple it (Khalid Amayreh)
While Haniyeh scores victories for all Palestinians, Abbas is frustrated in his hopes to bring down the Hamas government, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank.
Gunmen shoot dead Hamas judge in Gaza
Unidentified gunmen dragged a judge from the Hamas Islamist movement out of a taxi and shot him dead in front of his courthouse in Gaza on Wednesday, increasing fears of a Palestinian civil war.
Court overturns Israel’s intifada law
Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a controversial Israeli law banning Palestinians from claiming compensation for harm suffered at the hands of soldiers.
Clinton, Barak and Lieberman talk Iran
A former US president, two leading US presidential candidates, two former Israeli prime ministers and numerous other senior ranking American and Israeli officials will convene this coming Friday at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in the Brookings Institution in Washington DC for a three-day forum entitled ‘America and Israel: Confronting a Middle East in Turmoil.’
Iran Calls for Action Against Israel’s Nuclear Capability
Iran says comments made by Israel’s prime minister earlier this week are a confession that the Jewish state has nuclear weapons.
Isn’t Germany sick of the Holocaust?
The Germany of today is not the Germany of the middle of the last century. The government of Germany in the middle of the last century is dead and gone. Few of the people who ran that government still live.
Of course they are going to be sick and tired of propaganda to make them feel guilty for something they had nothing to do with.
It is time to stop living in the past. We have problems TODAY for which we are all responsible, because we are alive today and we can take action today. I can do nothing about Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland under false pretenses. I CAN do something about the US invasion of Iraq under false pretenses or Israel’s invasion of Lebanon under false pretenses.
For God And Country?
Inquiry Sought Over Evangelical Video :
In this video, much of which was filmed inside the Pentagon, four generals and three colonels praise the Christian Embassy, a group that evangelizes among military leaders, politicians and diplomats in Washington. Some of the officers describe their efforts to spread their faith within the military.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW