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Obama Iraqi photos show rape and sex abuse

Posted by terres on May 28, 2009

Victims were sexually abused with a phosphorescent tube, use of wire and a policeman’s “stick.”

As the Egyptian translator raped a male prisoner, female U.S. soldier took photos.

Rape and sexual abuse photos are among the Iraqi prisoner abuse images which U.S. President Barack Obama does not want released, Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported today.

“At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

“Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

“Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.

Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.

“Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He has now confirmed their existence,” the Daily Telegraph reported.

“The graphic nature of some of the images may explain the US President’s attempts to block the release of an estimated 2,000 photographs from prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan despite an earlier promise to allow them to be published.” More …

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Colin Powell: Mass Murderer and War Pimp

Posted by terres on May 27, 2009

The following article was posted at ConsortiumNews.com and is mirrored here because of its public information value.

Colin Powell Skates Free on Torture

By Robert Parry
May 25, 2009

http://consortiumnews.com/2009/052509.html

There is no one, it seems, that the U.S. mainstream news media loves more than Colin Powell, a “moderate” Republican who gives a careerist journalist the chance to do some smart positioning in the “center.” But the truth about this retired four-star general is that he is the ultimate careerist.

That was apparent again during Powell’s May 24 interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” as Powell juxtaposed himself as the reasonable Republican in contrast to former Vice President Dick Cheney, who vowed last week that there was “no middle ground” in the “war on terror.”

Pimping for attack on Iraq. Mass murderer Colin Powell holds a model vial of anthrax at the United Nations Security Council on February 5, 2003 to support his argument that Iraq most likely possessed WMDs. A few weeks later, on March 20, 2003, United States invaded Iraq.

The press coverage of Powell’s CBS appearance focused on his reaffirmation of his membership in the Republican Party – after Cheney and talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggested that he should or had already left the party – and on Powell’s reasonable talk about the GOP’s need to be “more inclusive.”

Given far less attention was Powell’s disingenuous response to Bob Schieffer’s question about the ex-Secretary of State’s knowledge regarding “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which the International Committee of the Red Cross and virtually all other objective observers say constituted torture.

Powell, who was a member of President George W. Bush’s Principals Committee which oversaw the interrogation policies, claimed to have been kept mostly out of the loop. He asserted that while the techniques “were outlined” at meetings he attended, he was “not privy” to the legal memos authorizing the abusive treatment, nor many other details.

“I think it was unfortunate but we had a system that kept that in a very compartmented manner,” Powell said. “And so I was aware that these enhanced interrogation techniques were being considered. And they were judged not to be torture at the time.”

Powell also repeated the all-purpose Cheney-Bush excuse for all manner of sins: “9/11.”

“Facing the possibility of a 9/11, you had to give some — some flexibility to the CIA,” Powell said. “It’s easy now in the cold light of day to look back and say, you shouldn’t have done any of that.”

Outside the CBS News’ Washington offices after the interview, media analyst Sam Husseini asked Powell what he knew about the torture of al-Qaeda suspect Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, who made false claims linking Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and al-Qaeda, lies that Powell then cited in his infamous pro-invasion speech before the United Nations on Feb. 5, 2003.

“I don’t have any details on the al-Libi case,” Powell responded.

When asked when he learned that some of the bogus evidence had been extracted by torture, Powell said, “I don’t know that. I don’t know what information you’re referring to. So I can’t answer.”

Told that the information had been publicly discussed by Powell’s former chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Powell answered, “So what?” [See Consortiumnews.com’s “How Torture Trapped Colin Powell.”]

So what was it? Did Powell participate in the Principals Committee as it – according to some reports – “choreographed” the torture sessions or didn’t he? Did he favor giving the CIA “some flexibility” or did he object to the abusive techniques, including the near-drowning of waterboarding, that he says “were judged not to be torture”?

For a Washington press corps that has been up in arms challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the CIA obscured key details of the harsh interrogations from congressional leaders, it was impressive to see how little skepticism was evinced by Powell’s claim of ignorance from his seat on Bush’s Principals Committee.

On CBS, Powell deflected attention from his dubious torture explanation by boldly rejecting one of the new absurd “wedge” issues developed by the Republican Right, that it would be dangerous to bring accused terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay prison to the United States for trial or incarceration. But Powell then maneuvered himself back to the “center” by also criticizing President Barack Obama’s handling of the Guantanamo issue.

While saying that the Guantanamo prisoners could safely come to the United States, Powell faulted Obama for not moving faster on the prison closing and “frankly giving enough time to opponents of it to marshal their forces as to why we shouldn’t do this.”

Glass-House Stone Throwing

But second-guessing by Colin Powell represents the classic case of a glass-house resident throwing stones. Throughout his career – dating back more than four decades – Powell has almost always taken the route of least resistance that pointed toward the top, but his actions have, in hindsight, failed the test of history.

From his whitewash investigation of My Lai-related complaints as a young Army officer to his key role giving legitimacy to George W. Bush’s presidency and the Iraq War, Powell almost always did what was best for his career, not for his country.

In the 1960s, during Powell’s two tours in Vietnam, he never joined with other U.S. military officers who risked their careers to warn their superiors about the brutal and self-defeating strategies that, eventually, ended up costing the lives of 58,000 Americans and millions of Indochinese.

Indeed, in his memoir, My American Journey, Powell justifies many of the worst tactics, such as burning down Vietnamese villages and shooting unarmed peasants from helicopters, acts that objectively would constitute war crimes.

During his first tour in 1963, Powell describes his work as an adviser to a South Vietnamese army unit that systematically destroyed the homes and food stocks of villagers who were believed sympathetic to the Viet Cong.

“We burned down the thatched huts, starting the blaze with Ronson and Zippo lighters,” Powell recalled. “Why were we torching houses and destroying crops? Ho Chi Minh had said the people were like the sea in which his guerrillas swam. …

“We tried to solve the problem by making the whole sea uninhabitable. In the hard logic of war, what difference did it make if you shot your enemy or starved him to death?”

On his second tour in 1968, as an executive officer for the Americal Division, Powell was asked to investigate allegations from a distraught U.S. soldier who was aware of brutality committed by other Americal Division soldiers against Vietnamese civilians and captives. This complaint was an early official warning about the My Lai massacre, which an Americal unit had committed several months earlier.

However, for Colin Powell, it was another chance to impress the brass. Without interviewing the soldier, Cpl. Tom Glen, Powell simply accepted a claim from Glen’s superior officer that Glen was not close enough to the front lines to know what he was writing about.

After that cursory investigation, Powell drafted a response on Dec. 13, 1968, admitting no pattern of wrongdoing. “In direct refutation of this [Glen’s] portrayal,” Powell wrote, “is the fact that relations between Americal soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent.”

Exposing My Lai

It would take another Americal Division veteran, an infantryman named Ron Ridenhour, to piece together the truth about the atrocity at My Lai. After returning to the United States, Ridenhour interviewed Americal comrades who had participated in the massacre.

On his own, Ridenhour compiled this shocking information into a report and forwarded it to the Army inspector general. The IG’s office conducted an aggressive official investigation, in contrast to Powell’s review. Courts martial were held against officers and enlisted men who were implicated in the murder of the My Lai civilians.

In his memoir, Powell did not mention his brush-off of Tom Glen’s complaint, but did include another troubling recollection that belied a statement in his 1968 report, in which he had denied that U.S. soldiers “without provocation or justification shoot at the people themselves.”

“I recall a phrase we used in the field, MAM, for military-age male,” Powell wrote. “If a helo spotted a peasant in black pajamas who looked remotely suspicious, a possible MAM, the pilot would circle and fire in front of him.

“If he moved, his movement was judged evidence of hostile intent, and the next burst was not in front, but at him. Brutal? Maybe so. But an able battalion commander with whom I had served at Gelnhausen [West Germany], Lt. Col. Walter Pritchard, was killed by enemy sniper fire while observing MAMs from a helicopter.

“And Pritchard was only one of many. The kill-or-be-killed nature of combat tends to dull fine perceptions of right and wrong.”

While it’s certainly true that combat is brutal and judgments can be clouded by fear, the mowing down of unarmed civilians in cold blood does not constitute combat. It is murder and a war crime.

Neither can the combat death of a fellow soldier be cited as an excuse to murder civilians. That was precisely the rationalization that the My Lai killers cited in their own defense.

A Murder Case

After returning home from Vietnam in 1969, Powell was drawn into another Vietnam controversy involving the killing of civilians. In a court martial, Powell sided with an Americal Division general who was accused by the Army of murdering unarmed civilians while flying over Quang Ngai province.

Helicopter pilots who flew Brig. Gen. John W. Donaldson had alleged that the general gunned down civilian Vietnamese almost for sport.

In an interview in 1995, a senior Army investigator from the Donaldson case told me that two of the Vietnamese victims were an old man and an old woman who were shot to death while bathing.

Though long retired – and quite elderly himself – the Army investigator spoke with a raw disgust about the events of a quarter century earlier. He requested anonymity before talking about the behavior of senior Americal officers.

“They used to bet in the morning how many people they could kill – old people, civilians, it didn’t matter,” the investigator said. “Some of the stuff would curl your hair.”

For eight months at Americal headquarters in Chu Lai during 1968-69, Powell had worked with Donaldson and apparently developed a great respect for this superior officer. When the Army charged Donaldson with murder on June 2, 1971, Powell rose in the general’s defense.

Powell submitted an affidavit dated Aug. 10, 1971, which lauded Donaldson as “an aggressive and courageous brigade commander.” Powell added that helicopter forays in Vietnam had been an “effective means of separating hostiles from the general population.”

In the 1995 interview, the old Army investigator told me that “we had him [Donaldson] dead to rights,” with the testimony of two helicopter pilots who had flown Donaldson on his shooting expeditions.

Still, the investigation collapsed after the two pilot-witnesses were transferred to another Army base and apparently came under pressure from military superiors. The two pilots withdrew their testimony, and the Army dropped all charges against Donaldson.

But this complex and troubling history of Powell’s time in Vietnam is routinely white-washed by Washington journalists who uniformly treat Powell with the respect owed a genuine war hero. The U.S. news media’s fawning over Colin Powell also has not been a victimless exercise.

By holding Powell up as a near-perfect hero, journalists have allowed Powell to steer public opinion at key moments – from his work containing the Iran-Contra scandal in the late 1980s, to his political embrace of George W. Bush during the Florida recount battle in 2000, to his selling of the Iraq War in 2003, to his support for Bush’s second term in 2004. [For more details on Powell’s record, see our book Neck Deep.]

Now, at this late date, the Washington press corps doesn’t want to spoil its splendid narrative of Colin Powell’s heroic career by concentrating too much on his role on Bush’s Principals Committee as it oversaw torture.

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat, and can be ordered at neckdeepbook.com. His two previous books, Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth’ are also available there. Or go to Amazon.com.

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Netanyahu to Obama: Mind Your Own Business!

Posted by terres on May 25, 2009

“We’re only following G_d’s orders [sic.]” —Israel

Netanyahu defies “spineless Obama” on Israeli settlement freeze [on “divine technicality”]

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says settlements in the occupied West Bank will be allowed to expand.

When Mr Netanyahu’s visited the US last week, he was told by President Barack Obama that all settlement activity must end, a message he has chosen to ignore.

“Israel has sanctioned 121 settlements over the years and Jewish settlers have put up an estimated 100 outposts since the early 1990s.” BBC reported.

“Netanyahu’s defiant stance set the stage for a possible showdown with President Barack Obama, who, in talks with the new Israeli prime minister in Washington last week, pressed for a halt to all settlement activity, including natural growth, as called for under a long-stalled peace ‘road map.'” Reuters said.

“Half a million Jews live in settlement blocs and smaller outposts built in the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem, all territory captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War.”

Palestinians regard the illegal occupation by the settlers “as a land grab meant to deny them a state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

“The demand for a total stop to building is not something that can be justified and I don’t think that anyone here at this table accepts it,” Netanyahu told his cabinet, referring to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Reuters reporetd an official as saying.

“A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Netanyahu’s government hoped to sidestep U.S. pressure by committing to uproot smaller hilltop outposts built without official authorization, a step also set by the road map.” Reuters said.

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The 10 things that gave away the laughable FBI plot

Posted by terres on May 25, 2009

The following entry was posted at an affiliated blog and is mirrored  here because of its human right aspect:

Four Men and a ‘Dud’ Stinger Missile

“Anti-Semitic” AND “Unpatriotic!”

“Four men were arrested Wednesday night in what the authorities said was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y.,” New York Times headline said.

Immediate reaction #1: Aha, so the master plotter is a “graduate” of Frankfurt School and Authoritarian Personality!

The Authoritarian Personality, an influential theory of personality was developed by Frankfurt School’s Jewish intellectuals, who later moved to University of California, Berkeley. The Authoritarian Personality, a book of the same name, which was written by Theodor W Adorno, and published in 1950, makes all [non-Jewish] group affiliation as if they are caused by mental disorder [insanity.] Patriotism [except when it’s to the state of Israel,] religion [with the exception of  Judaism], family [excluding Jewish families,] racial identity [Jewishness exempted,] loyalty [unless it’s to the state of Israel,] superstition,  power and “toughness” [except when it’s used against the enemies of Israel,] destructiveness and cynicism [again, with the exception of Israel’s,] and “exaggerated concerns over sexuality” are regarded as signs of a dysfunctional, dangerous and defective “authoritarian personality.”

Further, drawing distinctions between the groups are considered illegitimate, and therefore all group loyalties, including close family ties are regarded as “prejudice.”

The Jewish intellectuals who founded the Frankfort School  consider “anti-Semitism” a sign of mental illness. Adorno stipulates that the authoritarian is predisposed to “commitment to tradition,” among other traits, and combines “Anti-Semitism” and “Emotional Disorder [insanity]” as one of the same.  In other words, if you are an “anti-Semite” you must necessarily be insane, too. And it follows [sic] that all insane people must be “Jew-haters.”

Why else would you plot to blow up TWO  synagogues with “play clay,” and shoot down a military plane or two with “dud” Stinger missiles simultaneously?

Christopher Lasch, the well-known American historian, moralist and social critic, wrote:

Authoritarian Personality leads to the conclusion that prejudice “could be eradicated only by subjecting the American people to what amounted to collective psychotherapy – by treating them as inmates of an insane asylum.”

What’s the Frankfurt School?

The Frankfurt School, otherwise known as the Institute of Social Research, was founded in Frankfurt, Germany, during the Weimar period by a Jewish millionaire but was closed down by the Nazis shortly after they took power. Most of its staff and Jewish intellectuals fled to the United States and the institute reconstituted itself at UC Berkeley. Headed by Max Horkheimer, the group’s top echelon were T.W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse, all of whom had strong Jewish identities. Horkheimer made no secret of the partisan nature of the institute’s activities: ‘Research would be able here to transform itself directly into propaganda,’ he wrote.

“The men, all of whom live in Newburgh, about 60 miles north of New York City, were arrested around 9 p.m. after planting what they believed to be bombs in cars outside the Riverdale Temple and the nearby Riverdale Jewish Center, officials said. But the men did not know the bombs, obtained with the help of an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were fake.” NYTimes article said.

Immediate reaction #2: Aha, the master plotter doubles as a “scriptwriter” for blue movies in his spare time.

Were did the accused get their training to plant bombs? Fake bombs, or not, how did the men know it was “safe” for them to handle the bombs? How did they trust their supplier? How did they know the bombs would work, since they didn’t buy it from Wal-Mart? Did they do a dummy run in the woods outside Newburgh?

“The arrests capped what officials described as a ‘painstaking investigation’ that began in June 2008 involving an F.B.I. agent who had been told by a federal informant of the men’s desire to attack targets in America. As part of the plot, the men intended to fire Stinger missiles at military aircraft at the base, which is at Stewart International Airport, officials said.” Said NYTimes.

Immediate reaction # 3. Aha, there’s more than one master plotter because the plot is stretched too thin, and about to lose grip.

You want a Stinger Missile? Ask Santa! Right a wish list and post it to Santa Clause, North Pole. Hang up your socks and wait. Remember, when Santa arrives, pretend you’re sleep. Don’t embarrass Santa by pulling on his false beard, or try to identify him. FBI entrapment agents are very shy and may spoil your wish.

“‘This latest attempt to attack our freedoms shows that the homeland security threats against New York City are sadly all too real and underscores why we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent terrorism,’ Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in a statement. The mayor was expected to appear at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at the Riverdale Jewish Center morning services, joined by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.” Said NYTimes.

Immediate reaction # 4. Aha, did you also wonder where this was leading to?

Remember what Prof. Horkheimer said? He wrote: “Research would be able here to transform itself directly into propaganda.’

“The charges against the four men represent some of the most significant allegations of domestic terrorism in some time, and come months into a new presidential administration, as President Obama grapples with the question of how to handle detainees at the Guantánamo Bay camp in Cuba.” NYT said.

Immediate reaction #5: Aha, wondered when the Gitmo connection comes into crosshair.

Guantánamo Bay prison is the cabal’s ‘anti-terrorism’ sacred cow, and must not be allowed to shut down. President Obama cannot be seen as a mature president who could undo with a stroke of a pen, what Bush-Cheney gang have sacrificed the lives of more than 2 million Iraqis, Afghans… and Americans to set up!

“Rabbi Jonathan I. Rosenblatt, the senior rabbi at the Riverdale Jewish Center, a modern Orthodox congregation, said the police informed him on Wednesday evening that his synagogue was a target of the plot, as well as the Riverdale Temple, a Reform synagogue that is a short distance away, on Independence Avenue. The two buildings are about six blocks apart, each with a brick facade. Outside the synagogues on Wednesday night, the streets were eerily quiet.” Said NYT

Immediate reaction #6: Aha, the master-plotters must be the same guys who “got away” with the previous laughable false-flag scripts.

If the authorities knew that the bombs and the Stinger missile were fake, why did they have to disturb the pious Rabbi?

“Law enforcement officials identified the four men arrested as James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen, all of Newburgh. One is of Haitian descent, according to law enforcement officials, and at least three were United States citizens. They are all Muslim, a law enforcement official said.” NYTimes said, retracting an earlier print:

“Correction: May 22, 2009 [paragraph break] An article in some editions on Thursday about the arrests of four men suspected in what the authorities said was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y., included erroneous descriptions from a law enforcement official about the men’s ethnic origins. One is a Haitian immigrant and the other three are African-Americans; none are of Arabic descent.”

“Mr. Cromitie had told the informant that he was upset about the war in Afghanistan and that that he wanted to “do something to America.” Mr. Cromitie stated “the best target” — the World Trade Center — “was hit already,” according to the complaint.” NYT added

Immediate reaction #7. Aha, maximizing propaganda value by reinforcing the validity [sic] of the official account of 9/11, which in turn reinforces other “terror plots.”

“Mr. Kelly told Jewish leaders Wednesday evening that the attackers planned simultaneous attacks, and the men planned to leave the bombs in the cars in front of the two synagogues, drive back to Newburgh and retrieve cellphone-detonating devices and then proceed with the attack on the air base— simultaneously shooting down aircraft while remotely setting off the devices in the cars.”

Immediate reaction #8. Aha, the plot is struggling to survive, now.

If you can’t see why, read what Mr Kelly told the Jewish readers again, until you realize why it came from a ridiculous plot based on a comic script.

“On Wednesday night, they planted one of the mock improvised explosive devices in a trunk of a car outside the temple and two mock bombs in the back seat of a car outside the Jewish center, the authorities said. Shortly thereafter, police officers swooped in and broke the windows on the suspects’ black sport utility vehicle and charged them with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the United States and conspiracy to acquire and use antiaircraft missiles.” NYT said.

“A federal law enforcement official described the plot as ‘aspirational’ — meaning that the suspects wanted to do something but had no weapons or explosives — and described the operation as a sting with a cooperator within the group.” NYT added.

Immediate reaction #9. Aha, this plot was also designed to serve as yet another reason for pushing the populace even further in the “big Brother” direction by making “thoughtcrime” an official crime.

How could anyone be arrested, other than for nuisance-making, for planting “play clay” under a car? Could Hollywood moviemakers, directors, actors and producers also be arrested for using fake weapons to “kill” millions of Jews and gentiles alike every year?

“‘It was fully controlled at all times,’ a law enforcement official said.” NYTimes article said.

“Stewart International Airport is used by the New York Air National Guard and United States Air Force, according to the complaint, and it stores aircraft used to transport military supplies and personnel to the military in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Immediate reaction # 10. Aha, it had to be a classic FBI entrapment case!

If the FBI “informants” had not kindled the group’s aspiration, what must have been relentless encouragement for attempting to blow up a synagogue, fanning the flame of  “motive” for the fake bombing; if they hadn’t facilitated the “means” by way of providing the money to buy the expensive fake weapons, explosives and all the necessary paraphernalia, instructions and training on how to use them; if they had not created the “opportunity” by way of providing information, connections and logistics, there would have been no Jewish casualties [!] and no one would have been arrested.

[Note: Let’s pretend for a moment the four patsies are not ex con, down-and-out junkies, who would go along with any idea, say anything, even confess to crimes they haven’t committed for the sake of getting their next fix, or have the charges dropped for possession. Did the FBI “brainwash,” or blackmail them?]

“This was a very serious threat that could have cost many, many lives if it had gone through,” Representative Peter T. King, Republican from Long Island, said in an interview with WPIX-TV. “It would have been a horrible, damaging tragedy. There’s a real threat from homegrown terrorists and also from jailhouse converts.” NYT said.

Oh, steady on, Rep King, it was just a fake Stinger missile. And don’t worry; FBI will never sell real explosives or functional Stinger missiles to would-be terrorists. [Could they?]

“Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a statement: ‘If there can be any good news from this terror scare it’s that this group was relatively unsophisticated, infiltrated early, and not connected to another terrorist group. This incident shows that we must always be vigilant against terrorism—foreign or domestic.’”NYT reported.

Thanks for making a smart remark, Senator. I ask you, could anyone other than a “relatively unsophisticated” group be so stupid to fall for this preposterous FBI entrapment script?

Whatever the outcome of this case, and whether or not the judge would throw out the case for anyone of the reasons described above, the purpose of this FBI publicity stunt was  to score a point which may have a long-lasting subliminal effect on most people via the the following circular fallacy:

“ANTI-SEMITIC” people are INSANE and BECAUSE insane people are UNPATRIOTIC, therefore, “Jew-Haters” pose a grave danger to our national security!

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US Soldier Escapes Death Penalty

Posted by terres on May 22, 2009

US Soldier Found Guilty of Iraqi Rape and Murder Escapes Death Penalty

See background: More Psychopaths in Uniform

And: Pvt Green Guilty of Rape and Murder, GW Bush Still Free

The Kentucky jury, who found Pvt Steven Green, 24, guilty on all 17 counts of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murder of her family, was unable to reach a unanimous decision on his punishment.

Four other soldiers who took part in the 2006 military-style rape and murder orgy in Iraq are serving sentences of between 5 and 110 years for their crimes.

Three of the soldiers had admitted holding down their victim, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, raping her and then murdering her, her parents and her younger sister at the family’s home in Mahmudiya before torching the building.

The fate of Pvt Green would probably be decided by a judge who would formally sentence the “Born-to- Rape-n-Murder soldier in September, 2009.

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Drugged and Dangerous

Posted by terres on May 21, 2009

U.S. Military: Heavily Armed and Medicated

Prescription pill dependency among American troops is on the rise

By Melody Petersen

Marine Corporal Michael Cataldi woke as he heard the truck rumble past. He opened his eyes, but saw nothing. It was the middle of the night, and he was facedown in the sands of western Iraq. His loaded M16 was pinned beneath him.

Cataldi had no idea how he’d gotten to where he now lay, some 200 meters from the dilapidated building where his buddies slept. But he suspected what had caused this nightmare: His Klonopin prescription had run out.

His ordeal was not all that remarkable for a person on that anti-anxiety medication. In the lengthy labeling that accompanies each prescription, Klonopin users are warned against abruptly stopping the medicine, since doing so can cause psychosis, hallucinations, and other symptoms. What makes Cataldi’s story extraordinary is that he was a U. S. Marine at war, and that the drug’s adverse effects endangered lives — his own, his fellow Marines’, and the lives of any civilians unfortunate enough to cross his path.

“It put everyone within rifle distance at risk,” he says.

In deploying an all-volunteer army to fight two ongoing wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has increasingly relied on prescription drugs to keep its warriors on the front lines. In recent years, the number of military prescriptions for antidepressants, sleeping pills, and painkillers has risen as soldiers come home with battered bodies and troubled minds. And many of those service members are then sent back to war theaters in distant lands with bottles of medication to fortify them.

According to data from a U. S. Army mental-health survey released last year, about 12 percent of soldiers in Iraq and 15 percent of those in Afghanistan reported taking antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or sleeping pills. Prescriptions for painkillers have also skyrocketed. Data from the Department of Defense last fall showed that as of September 2007, prescriptions for narcotics for active-duty troops had risen to almost 50,000 a month, compared with about 33,000 a month in October 2003, not long after the Iraq war began.

In other words, thousands of American fighters armed with the latest killing technology are taking prescription drugs that the Federal Aviation Administration considers too dangerous for commercial pilots.

Military officials say they believe many medications can be safely used on the battlefield. They say they have policies to ensure that drugs they consider inappropriate for soldiers on the front lines are rarely used. And they say they are not using the drugs in order to send unstable warriors back to war.

Yet the experience of soldiers and Marines like Cataldi show the dangers of drugging our warriors. It also worries some physicians and veterans’ advocates. “There are risks in putting people back to battle with medicines in their bodies,” says psychiatrist Judith Broder, M. D., founder of the Soldiers Project, a group that helps service members suffering from mental illness. Copyright author/news agency.

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The Sadistic Irish Catholic Church

Posted by terres on May 21, 2009

Satanic Church Rocked by a Major Scandal, Again!

Isn’t it time the Church were permanently closed, its practices made illegal and its proponents, the Pope, Bishops, priests … incarcerated for crimes against humanity?

Irish Priests Beat and Raped Thousands of Children

Once again Vatican spent millions of dollars, again, aided by the Irish government, to delay for nine years a 2,575-page report on the lives of thousands forced into sexual, physical and mental abuse.

“Campaigners for the abused believe that a measure of justice may finally be arriving – despite the church’s best efforts to keep the past a secret,” one report said.

The Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse report has revealed that for more than sixty years, from about 1930s to 1990s, “thousands of Irish children suffered soul-crushing lives of forced labor, beatings and molestation in spartan institutions run by Roman Catholic religious orders.”

“Bastards” and Truants: NO Human Rights!

“Most of the children were ordered into church care because of school truancy, petty crimes or because they were the offspring of unwed mothers. Many faced regimes of terror involving ritual beatings and intimidation. But until the investigation came along, thousands of survivors said they had nowhere safe to tell their stories – because swathes of Irish Catholic society sought to label them liars.”

The commission collected oral evidence from about 1,000 victims now in their 50s to 70s, most of whom “traveled back to Ireland from as far away as the United States and Australia – who described childhoods of terror and intimidation.”

The Christian Brothers from Hell

“The Christian Brothers delayed the investigation for more than a year with a lawsuit that successfully defended their members’ right to anonymity in all references in the report – even in cases where individual Christian Brothers have already been convicted of sexual and physical attacks on children.”

“The Catholic Church’s practice of protecting the sexual predators in their parishes and schools, rather than the children who suffered at their hands, has fanned several waves of outrage in once-devout Ireland starting in the mid-1990s.”

Sexual abuse was endemic in boys’ institutions and girls were preyed on by sexual predators who were able to operate unhindered.

“The damage done to the church’s reputation here has exceeded, in scope and political impact, even what happened in the United States, which suffered its own wave of abuse-cover-up scandals in the past decade.”

“Ireland’s first major pedophile-priest scandal, in 1994, triggered the collapse of a government. In 1999 former Prime Minister Bertie Ahern issued an apology for the state’s failure over decades to defend children’s rights in church-run facilities.”

“Ahern established both the fact-finding commission and a panel that has already paid out damages averaging nearly €65,000 each to 12,000 abuse victims. The taxpayer, not the church, has footed most of that bill.”

“The depth and duration of the abuse endured by our children in these institutions beggars belief,” said Maeve Lewis, executive director of an abuse-victims support group called One in Four,  AP said.

The Commission interviewed 1,090 men and women who were housed in 216 institutions including children’s homes, hospitals and schools. They told of scavenging for food from waste bins and animal feed, of floggings, scaldings and being held under water. There were underwear inspections and in one case, a boy was forced to lick excrement from a priest’s shoe.  Report

A Church fit for Tony Blair

The Victims are now angered because the 9-year report despite its “damning” findings will not bring about prosecutions.

This is in part because the Christian Brothers [from Hell] “successfully sued the commission in 2004 to keep the identities of all of its members, dead or alive, unnamed in the report.” BBC said.

The five-volume, 9-year study finds that “church officials encouraged ritual beatings and consistently shielded their orders’ pedophiles from arrest amid a ‘culture of self-serving secrecy.'”

“The commission found that sexual abuse was ‘endemic’ in boys’ institutions,” and that the church leaders were fully aware of what was going on. A report said.

Thousands of pedophile priests have molested minors in the US since 1950, and the church has paid more than $2 billion in damages.

And the Church doctrine remains UNCHANGED!

  1. Smite everyone who has a different religion because we don’t want the flocks going around wondering why there are so many shepherds!
  2. Slay all the indigenous people in the world because that’s how we can suppress spirituality, eliminate sustainable lifestyles and ensure “end times!” Besides, wee need their lands.
  3. Torture and burn all of their intellectuals at stake because we don’t like anyone asking questions or sowing the seeds of doubt in the sheeple’s mind!
  4. Forbid the flocks to plan their family and encourage them to f*ck like rabbits. The more children the merrier!
  5. Sodomize all of their children because that’s the only way we can ensure there would be enough new recruits in every generation to perpetuate the lie.

Oh, and don’t worry about paying off damages. I’ll provide an endless supply of money . . .

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The Satanic Church of Unholy Trinity: The Roman Catholic Church of Sexual Abuse, Mental Cruelty and Physical Torture

The following is an incomplete list of Roman Catholic Church sex scandals since 1995, but does NOT include the crime of genocide they committed  in Canada, the Canadian Holocaust.

Roman Catholic Church sex scandals

(Reuters) – An Irish report Wednesday detailed decades of child abuse in Catholic-run state schools and orphanages. Following are details of other sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church around the world.AUSTRALIA – 2008 – In July 2008 Pope Benedict during a visit to Australia apologized for sexual abuse by clergy, condemning it as “evil” and saying abusers should be brought to justice. The comments are believed to be the first time the pope has specifically apologized for sexual abuse by clergy and stated clearly that abusers should be brought to justice.

— At that time there had been 107 convictions for sexual abuse in the Catholic Church there.

AUSTRIA – 1995 – The archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer, was forced to retire after allegations that he had molested a schoolboy 20 years earlier.

– July 2004 – Austrian News magazine Profil ran pictures of priests kissing and groping seminarians studying for the priesthood at a Roman Catholic seminary in the St. Poelten diocese.

BRITAIN – July 2000 – The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, acknowledged he had made a mistake while in a previous post in the 1980s by allowing a pedophile to continue working as a priest. The priest at the center of the controversy, Father Michael Hill, was jailed in 1997 for abusing nine boys over a 20-year period.

FRANCE – March 2000 – A court sentenced Abbot Jean-Lucien Maurel to 10 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing three boys. The assaults dated to 1994-96, when Maurel was head of a school in the southern French department of Aveyron.

IRELAND – April 2002 – Brendan Comiskey, one of Ireland’s best-known priests, resigned as Bishop of Ferns over the way he had dealt with allegations of sexual abuse against a priest of his diocese, Father Sean Fortune. Fortune committed suicide in 1999 while facing 66 charges of sexual abuse.

March 2009 – John Magee, bishop of Cloyne in the south of Ireland since 1987, under fire for his handling of reports of sexual abuse in his diocese, quit his daily duties to deal with the inquiry.

POLAND – March 2002 – Archbishop Juliusz Paetz quit following accusations, which he denied, of sexually molesting young priests.

UNITED STATES – 2002 – Boston’s Cardinal Bernard Law, the most senior Roman Catholic official in the United States, resigned over his handling of clergy sexual abuse.

— 2002 – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops directed each diocese to promptly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse.

— September 2003 – Boston Archdiocese agreed to pay up to $85 million to settle lawsuits filed by hundreds of people who said they were sexually abused by clergy.

— February 2004 – Independent researchers commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a report on alleged priestly sexual abuse of children in the United States. It said a total of 10,667 people accused priests of child sexual abuse from 1950 through 2002. More than 17 percent of accusers had siblings who were also allegedly abused. Among accusers, 46.9 percent said they had been abused numerous times.

— In a speech delivered shortly before he was elected pope, the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said the Church had to clean out the “filth” in its ranks.

— In July 2007, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to pay $660 million to 500 victims of sexual abuse dating as far back as the 1940s in the largest compensation deal of its kind.

— In August 2008, Chicago’s Roman Catholic archdiocese announced it would pay $12.7 million to settle 16 claims of sexual abuse involving 10 former priests and a school principal. The Chicago church has settled more than 100 cases.

— In April 2008 Pope Benedict met victims of sexual abuse by priests during his visit to the United States in an effort to heal the scars. The U.S. Church has paid some $2 billion in settlement to victims since the scandal first broke in 1992.

Sources: Reuters/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – (Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit; editing by Mark Trevelyan) © Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved.

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BORN TO KILL [anyone!]

Posted by terres on May 12, 2009

Ticking Time Bombs

See if you can work out the logic flow

i. Intelligent humans don’t kill other people
ii. Unintelligent people can and do kill
iii. Training and arming unintelligent people to kill turns them into assassination machines. They become a deadly threat to everyone!

A US soldier shot dead five of his colleagues at Camp Liberty, a base near the Iraqi capital Baghdad yesterday.

The US President Barack Obama was said to be “shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news from Camp Victory this morning.”


A U.S. Army soldier from Killer Troop, Third Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment works out with a barbell made from spare car parts at Combat Outpost Rabiy in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, March 22, 2008. AP photo. Image may be subject to copyright.

But why? Did he expect a different outcome in Iraq and Afghanistan?

“Any time we lose one of our own, it affects us all,” Colonel John Robinson, a US army spokesman reportedly said.

[Them ragheads don’t mean a thing to any of “us!”]

a soldier at work
A soldier at work.

This news came just a few days after a jury in Kentucky found former US soldier, Steven Green, 24, guilty of rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, and murder of her parents and younger sister.

Three of the 4 other soldiers who were involved in the rape and murder orgy had admitted holding down their victim, raping her and then murdering the family the family’s home in Mahmudiya before torching the building.

Of the other reported cases that spring to mind was the case of another soldier who killed two officers and wounded 14 others at a camp in Kuwait in 2005.

Of course these are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens, possibly hundreds, of other cases of murder and rape of not just the Iraqis and Afghans, but of own “comrades in arms,” that remain unreported.

Soldiers at work
Operation Iraqi Freedom!

Here’s a sobering reminder of the illegal Iraqi occupation:

  • Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq:  “1,320,110
  • Number of U.S. Military Personnel perished in U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq:  4,292
  • Up to 500,000 cases of brain injury suffered by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Wounded in action: 31,245 [DoD stats for March 19, 2003 Through May 2, 2009]
  • No of Afghans killed since 2001: 50-100,000 [Who’s counting?]
  • “Coalition of the willing” military fatalities in Afghanistan: 1,145

In January, the more-intelligent-than-his-predecessor President Barack Obama ordered an additional 17,000 American troops into Afghanistan.

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The Cocaine-head Army of Colombia

Posted by terres on May 8, 2009

Toxic fallout of Colombian scandal

By Jeremy McDermott
BBC News, Medellin

File photo of forensic experts at work

Exhumation of bodies has shed light on the alleged atrocities

The toxic fallout of a grisly army scandal continues to spread in Colombia, as more soldiers are arrested over their alleged roles.

In recent days another three colonels have been arrested, bringing the total number of military personnel captured to at least 22.

The “false positives” scandal has revealed that the army murdered civilians, who were then dressed in rebel uniforms or given guns. They were then presented as guerrillas or paramilitaries killed in combat.

These allowed units to fabricate results, and officers to gain promotion.

The number of victims is believed to be in the thousands.

“The issue of the false positives puts into doubt the doctrine of the security forces with respect to human rights,” said Maria Victoria Llorente, director of the think-tank Foundation Idea for Peace. “This puts at risk a prized value for the military: legitimacy.”

Demand for results

By certain measures, the “democratic security” policy of President Alvaro Uribe has been a great success. It has pushed back Marxist rebels from around the cities and deep into their mountain and jungle strongholds.

It has demobilised 30,000 members of an illegal right-wing paramilitary army, the United Self Defence Forces of Colombia.

It has seen a massive drop in kidnapping and a fall in the murder rate, once among the highest in the world.

But Mr Uribe’s demand for results has pushed his security forces to the limit – and this appears to have provoked this scandal of the false positives.

The scandal broke last October when it was found that poor, young men had been recruited from the slums of Bogota, promised well-paying jobs in the province of Norte de Santander, then murdered in cold blood and presented by the army as having been killed in combat.

The attorney general’s office has evidence that 30 young men were murdered in such circumstances, and so far 17 soldiers have been arrested in connection with these extrajudicial killings.

Cases multiply

The funding for these operations allegedly came from the budget for informants. The paying of informants is one of the central struts of the democratic security policy.

File photo of President Alvaro Uribe
Many people… have made false accusations, to try to paralyse the action of the security forces
President Uribe

However, more examples of false positives are coming to light, spread across the country. Prosecutors now have 900 cases on their books, involving 1,500 victims, with more reports arriving daily.

Sixty-seven soldiers have already been found guilty and more than 400 have been arrested and are awaiting trial.

A total of 1,177 members of the security forces are currently under investigation linked with cases of extrajudicial killings.

Here in Antioquia province, where the most cases have been reported, the attorney general’s office is investigating Battalion Bombon.

It is alleged that soldiers were sent to the city of Medellin to round up homeless people from the streets who were later presented by the army as rebels killed in combat.

Investigators have managed to identify six cases, and 46 operations by the battalion are being scrutinised amid fears that they were simply staged using murdered civilians.

Student snatched

Soldiers frisk young men in a neighbourhood of Medellin after a spate of drug gang-related deaths

Mr Uribe’s democratic security policy has demanded results from the army

The most recent case of a false positive took place in the northern province of Cordoba in December last year, which was well after 27 soldiers, among them three generals and 11 colonels, were sacked as part of the scandal.

Defence Minister Santos, who is likely to run for the presidency in 2010, then stated that the problems had been resolved and that the human rights abuses would be stopped.

However last week he admitted that a student, Arnobis Negrete Villadiego, had been snatched off the streets of Monteria in Cordoba on Christmas Day.

The corpse of the 18-year-old appeared a day later, presented as a member of a drug-trafficking gang killed in combat.

Military defended

But the minister insists that the situation is not as bad as the media is making out.

“We have discovered that there are many false denunciations, many people that want to present legitimate killings in combat, terrorists, guerrillas, as extrajudicial executions, in order to stain the good name of our military institutions,” said Mr Santos.

President Uribe has said the same thing, insisting that elements linked to the guerrillas are using the false positives to undermine military morale.

“We have to be the first to denounce that many people, using the [false positives scandal], have made false accusations, to try to paralyse the action of the security forces against the terrorists,” the president declared.

The scandal is having international implications.

Governments recoil

The British government has now diverted part of its aid to the Colombian military to other programmes that could have no links to the false positives, explained Alan Campbell, of the UK’s Home Office, who visited Bogota this week.

The White House is also studying the aid package known as Plan Colombia, which has delivered more than $6bn (£4bn) in mainly military aid since 1999.

Sources in the US embassy in Bogota said that it is likely to be cut, or at best have funding directed away from the military and into social investment programmes.

Copyright BBC News.

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The Old Military Ploy of Targeting Civilians

Posted by terres on May 8, 2009

The Great Opium ‘Curse!’

Image of the Day: The Old Military Ploy of Targeting Civilians

afghan child casualty
Up to 100 civilians were killed in the U.S. air strikes in western Afghanistan, Afghan officials said. Houses were reduced to rubble in Bala Boluk. The majority of dead were said to be women and children, with many more, such as this child injured. The violence happened on Tuesday after Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in Farah province. The civilians were said to have been killed as they sheltered from the fighting. Villagers raked through the rubble to find survivors and bodies with their hands. About 25 militants were also said to have died. The U.S. said it would send a military team to investigate the claim of civilian deaths, and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai  also ordered an investigation. Image: AFP. Caption: BBC News. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Pvt Green Guilty of Rape and Murder, GW Bush Still Free

Posted by terres on May 8, 2009

Now, indict his former Commander in Chief

US ex-soldier found guilty of Iraq rape and murder  by Kentucky jury

See background: More Psychopaths in Uniform

A jury in the state of Kentucky has found a former US soldier guilty of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder her family.

Steven Green, 24, was found guilty on all 17 counts and faces a possible death sentence for his crimes.

“Four other soldiers are serving sentences of between five and 110 years for their roles in the 2006 attack.” BBC reported.

Three of the soldiers had admitted holding down their victim, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, raping her and then murdering her, her parents and her younger sister at the family’s home in Mahmudiya before torching the building.

He will be sentenced on Monday.

“In August 2007, Private Jesse Spielman was convicted of conspiracy to rape and murder and sentenced to 110 years in prison for his role in the incident.”

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King of Torture

Posted by terres on May 5, 2009

Thailand was a main host of the U.S. torture episodes

Without the approval of its king, Thailand would never have dared playing host to torture!

king-of-torture
The King of Torture. Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and one of his concubine on his birthday at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok on December 2, 2008.  Bhumibol the torturer turned 81 on December 5, 2008. (Photo by Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images AsiaPac). Image may be subject to copyright.

Continued presence of the Thai king on the throne is an insult to humanity.

Thai king must be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Thai people must abolish their monarchy before the end of May 2009!

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Time Iran Cleaned Up Its Human Rights Act!

Posted by terres on May 2, 2009

Iran hangs young female offender

Iran has hanged a juvenile female offender after six years in prison following a conviction for murder, her lawyer said.

Delara Darabi, 23, was hanged on Friday in a prison in Rasht in the absence of her family or legal representation added Mohammad Mostafaei.

She was only 17 when she committed her crime, making her a juvenile.

The sentence has prompted condemnation from international human rights groups.

Mostafaei said the execution was a violation of Iranian law which bans the execution of a criminal in the absence of the lawyer.

He also said execution of juvenile offenders was a “gross violation of international law” and a “flagrant breach of Iran’s international obligations and commitments”.

Copyright © 2009 The Press Association. All rights reserved.

‘Save me’

[From BBC] The head of the Iranian judiciary recently granted a two-month stay of execution.

But according to her lawyer this order was simply disregarded by the prison authorities, who provided no notice of the execution.

The BBC’s Jon Leyne in Tehran says that early on Friday morning Delara Darabi made a desperate phone call to her parents, saying she could see the hangman’s noose.

“Mother they are going to execute me, please save me,” she said.

Who’s Delara Darabi

[From Wikipedia] Delara Darabi (September 29, 1986 – May 1, 2009), was an Iranian woman executed after being convicted of murdering her father’s cousin. She was allegedly 17 years old when the murder took place. Darabi initially confessed to the crime, but later denied committing it. The victim, who was stabbed to death, was the mother of three children.

She was born in city of Rasht (Province of Gilan), where she was a high-school student before her arrest. She had three sisters.

According to Delara, the murder of her father’s female cousin was committed by the 19 year old boyfriend, with whom she was in love. Delara Darabi initially confessed to the murder, but soon retracted her confession. She claims that Amir Hossein asked her to admit responsibility for the murder to protect him from execution, believing that as she was under the age of 18, she could not be sentenced to death.

Delara Darabi was sentenced to death by a lower court in the northern city of Rasht. The sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court. She maintained her innocence, and claimed that she was under the influence of sedatives during the burglary. At this stage the Head of the Judiciary had the power to order a stay of execution and a review of the case. Her male friend reportedly received a prison sentence of 10 years for his involvement in the crime.

More … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delara_Darabi

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Israel Trains Next Generation of Terrorists

Posted by terres on May 1, 2009

Image of the Day: Learning Ethnic Cleansing


An Israeli boy holds an assault rifle during a military exhibition near Ammunition Hill memorial on Independence Day in Jerusalem April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner. Image may be subject to copyright.

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