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8-14 NYC Gaza Forum Part 2: Fida Qishta & Anees Mansour

Fida Qishta was another of the powerful speakers last Thursday night in the Great Hall of NYC's Cooper Union for World Can’t Wait’s consciousness-raising forum (and webcast) over the present Israeli war criminality going on in Gaza. Qishta is a journalist, camerawoman and filmmaker from Rafah City in southern Gaza. She documented the attack and invasion, Operation Cast Lead, by Israel of Gaza at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009. Read below the fold...

Jesus vs. Obama

In his book, People of the Lie, Scott Peck maintains that the best way for us human beings to fight evil in our world is “to keep a gentle place of shelter for Jesus in our hearts.”

Jesus promoted love. Peace. Empathy. Good faith.

I resent when the pro-war corporate media labels us American citizens “war-weary.” As if we are and were okay with war but since there have been so many only NOW are we reluctant to have our country go to war. Read below the fold...

US Congress Will Give Obama Blank Check for WWIII!

So according to William Blum in “Saddam’s WMDs, Found at Last … in Syria!” there is a profound reluctance among millions globally AND in the U.S. to enable “ANOTHER IRAQ.” This is something that should give us hope about our fellow humans. There is a genuine reluctance among millions not to automatically follow say-anything, moral-compass-less Obama into further U.S. Read below the fold...

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In which an 83-year-old nun is convicted of terrorism, her weapon is white roses, and the jury is not allowed to hear a former Attorney General testify in her defense: It's nukes in America

Do I have that right?

  • In which an 83-year-old nun and two others are convicted of crime of violence under terrorism statute [search terrorism]
  • their weapons are white roses, Bibles and crime scene tape [search white rose]
  • and the jury is not allowed to hear a former Attorney General testify in their defense about Nuremberg and Antiproliferation Treaty legal obligations [search Ramsey Clark]

And they were only trying to save us all. Read below the fold...

To Torture or Not to Torture? WTF???

Why is this question even being honored in America?  

Apparently it will be posed seductively soon in a theater near you.  

Torture is wrong.  It is evil.

I offer:

“Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

The Golden Rule.

The Geneva Conventions.

Basic human decency.

A while back when I read Jacob Weisberg’s book, The Bush Tragedy, I learned that the main ego-armature for George W. Bush during his Yale University years was his participation in the fraternity culture. 

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Petraeus Affair as al-Qaeda-Linked CIA Cover-Up

It is tempting to focus on the bizarre and titillating details of what Pepe Escobar calls a “bedroom farce” or Arthur Silber calls a “cheap slut scenario” given as the explanation for CIA Director General Petraeus’ resignation last week.

I am sure I am not the only citizen who feels “played” once again by a craven administration and corporate media. The sirens of cognitive dissonance are blaring, not only with the timing of the resignation, so close after the election and a week before Petraeus was to give testimony in Congress over the details of the Benghazi attack in Libya. Read below the fold...

What a Vote for Obama Actually Endorses (Jonathan Turley)

The following are excerpts from an interview of constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley by John Cusack. Turley brings up some profound considerations we as voting citizens should be reckoning with. Read below the fold...

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I hope you would read my work on Bush and comment.


I would hope that readers would read my work about George Bush. There are some revealing videos of Bush. There is, as well, an uncovering of just how evil the neocon religion, ie a secular desire for world domination, has infected the United States government. I think even liberals are concerned about how Robert Gates and the neocons have infected the Obama administration.

Face it, the Afghan war is a dirty little pipeline war. It is a war of greed, and a war of oil dominance. It has turned the US government, often noble in deed, into a dirty rotten pile of scum. Read below the fold...

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Tony Blair Forced to Testify on War Crimes

By David Swanson

Former prime minister Tony Blair's testimony was streamed live at 4:30 a.m. ET at the Iraq Inquiry website and on other sites, such as the UK newspaper the Telegraph which allowed viewers to rank Blair's responses on a "Lie Meter". Telegraph readers' top desired questions pre-hearing were: Read below the fold...

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Shooting Handcuffed Children

By David Swanson

The occupied government of Afghanistan and the United Nations have both concluded that U.S.-led troops recently dragged eight sleeping children out of their beds, handcuffed some of them, and shot them all dead. While this apparently constitutes an everyday act of kindness, far less intriguing than the vicious singeing of his pubic hairs by Captain Underpants, it is at least a variation on the ordinary American technique of murdering men, women, and children by the dozens with unmanned drones. Read below the fold...

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Prosecuting hate media for war crimes

Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's action against RTLM began on 23 October 2000 - along with the trial against Hassan Ngeze, director and editor of the Kangura magazine.

On 19 August 2003, at the tribunal in Arusha, life sentences were requested for RTLM leaders Ferdinand Nahimana, and Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, They were charged with genocide, incitement to genocide, and crimes against humanity, before and during the period of the genocides of 1994.

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What Greenwald said

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War Crimes

Via TFT:
Obsidian Wings:

I'm not sure it tells anything we don't already know (read, e.g., The Dark Side). But the Levin-run Senate Armed Services Committee report on detainee abuse is now out (pdf exec summary). And it deserves some press attention.

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Polish prosecutors probe Bush gulag at last

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The Polish prosecutor's office is investigating allegations that there was a CIA prison in Poland where al Qaeda suspects were questioned and guards might have used methods close to torture, the prime minister's top adviser said on Friday.

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Biden: criminal charges against Bush are on the table

Biden Rips Bush Administration

Looking to the future but with one eye on the past, Biden also promised that an Obama-Biden government would go through Bush administration data with "a fine-toothed comb" and pursue criminal charges if necessary.

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