Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day IN America AndMore Greed, More Torture, More Injustice More War

Anyway as America celebrates the rest of the world just waits for more war , more torture, more injustice in the name of America and its Militant Jesus. In other words the crusades continue.The Face of America Today is that of Torture Racism War and More War. Meanwhile some like Obama make great speeches but appear in the final analysis as being no different than those who came before them. As for the American people they are happiest when they are left alone in their bliss of ignorance. They are content (like sheep or cows )to leave all that reading and analyzing and critical thinking to those people they believe are smarter than they are and who will do the right thing. Of course those people who are in power do what's best not necessarily for the country but for them. So if continuing the war in Iraq or starting a new war in Iran will make their corporation (i.e. Cheney's Haliburton ) another couple of hundred million or more then war is a good thing.

Even when injustices are pointed out to Americans they are indifferent as long as it doesn't affect them personally why should they care. As for War it helps keep the country tough and sends a message to the world not to F*** with America. Their talk of freedom and justice and democracy is just a lot of rhetoric to ease their own conscience as they oppress one country or people after another. A leopard cannot change its spots. A scorpion or snake acts according to its nature. America is a mindless driven beast which sees no alternative to act upon its rage and so wage war in order then to exact revenge against those who dare to defend themselves such as the Vietnamese or the Peoples of Latin America or the citizens of Iraq.

UN Envoy Rips US Violations in Iraq, Guantanamo, Afghanistan & Rapporteur condemns rights abuses at home, too

By Thalif Deen

02/07/08 "Inter Press Service" -- - UNITED NATIONS: After a two-week fact-finding tour of US prison and detention facilities, a UN human rights investigator has blasted the administration of President George W. Bush for a rash of shortcomings in the country's flawed justice system and continued violations of the rule of law.

Unleashing a stinging barrage of attacks, Professor Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions, singles out the existence of racism in the application of the death penalty in the United States, and the lack of transparency in the deaths of prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility housing suspected terrorists.

Alston, a professor at the New York University School of Law and an outspoken critic of human rights abuses worldwide, also complains about the non-availability of information on civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the refusal of the US Justice Department to prosecute private security contractors who commit unlawful killings.

During his 14-day tour of the United States at the invitation of the administration, he met with federal and state officials, judges and civil society groups in New York, Washington DC, Alabama and Texas.

Alston was particularly critical of the state of Texas which has refused to review the cases of foreign nationals on death row, most of whom had been deprived of the right to consular assistance from their home countries.

He specifically chose to visit Alabama "because it has the highest per capita rate of executions in the United States, and Texas because it has the largest number of executions and prisoners on death row." Still, 129 individuals waiting on death row have been exonerated across the United States, since 1973, and the number continues to grow.

"Indeed, while I was in Texas, the conviction of yet another person on death row was overturned by the Court of Criminal Appeals," Alston said.

While in this case DNA testing ultimately prevented the execution of an innocent man, Alston said, others may have been less fortunate.

"In Texas, I met a range of officials and others who acknowledged that innocent people might have been executed," he said, adding the problem is that a criminal justice system with recognized flaws that the government refuses to address will always be capable of mistakes.

In his report, Alston points out that studies across the United States also suggest racial disparities in the application of the death penalty. In particular, many studies suggest that a defendant is more likely to receive the death penalty when the victim is white, and some studies also suggest that a defendant is more likely to receive the death penalty if he is African American.

"When I raised this issue with federal and state government officials, I was met with indifference or flat denial," said Alston, who noted that many officials wrote off the results of studies showing racial disparity as being biased because they were written by researchers with anti-death penalty views. "Given what is at stake, there is a need for governments at both the state and federal levels to revisit systematically the concerns about continuing racial disparities," he added.

Meanwhile, to date, just six of the "enemy combatants" detained at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been charged with capital offenses under the Military Commissions Act (MCA). They are being tried before military commissions on war crimes charges, and if convicted, face the death penalty. According to Alston, the United States has an obligation to provide fair trials which afford all essential judicial guarantees.

Hypocrisy of US and Israel when dealing with the rest of the world . May Heaven or the Gods protect you if you live in a country Americans don't happen to like - as the flavor or enemy of the month. America is always searching for enemies to destroy . America is on a perpetual search and destroy mission and yet are surprised when some less well armed people stand up to them.

Hey Y’all Watch This! By David Glenn Cox

02/07/08 "ICH" -- - -When did you stop beating your wife? When will you prove yourself innocent? When will you stop lying? When will you produce the murder weapon? All of these statements presuppose guilt and had this prolonged campaign against Iran not mimicked the prolonged campaign against Iraq it would be easy enough excuse the surreal nature of it all. The Alice through the looking glass, world turned upside down flavor to it of the leader who hasn’t invaded anyone cast as the next Hitler by the nation occupying two foreign countries by force of arms.

Being accused of clandestinely developing nuclear weapons by a nation, which clandestinely developed nuclear weapons. Iran is a signature of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and has opened her facilities up to international inspections and despite this, after every round of inspections has been accused by Israel and the United States of hiding a weapons program. Proof of innocence is grounds for suspicion, Israel has never allowed nuclear inspectors in to her facilities Israel has never signed the non-proliferation treaty. The United States attempted to sign an agreement with India to sell her nuclear fuel; India is not a signature either making such a deal a violation of the treaty.

Nuclear non-proliferation by its very definition means not giving selling or otherwise transferring nuclear technology precisely what the Bush administration was trying to do. The US accuses Iran of supporting and supplying terrorists in Iraq but the US invaded Iraq following a campaign of lies and disinformation leaving Iran with a hostile and bellicose power on her border. Repeated charge after charge are made with very little evidence. We have reached a point where the lies and rhetoric doesn’t even have to make sense anymore.

" An Act Of War ": Deja Vu from Iraq to Iran- destroy the economy and starve the people to soften them up for an American / Israeli attack and possible invasion.

Resolution calls for embargo against Iran
Gareth Porter says that US House Res. 362 suggests the use of force with new bill
The Real News Network

Congress is calling for President Bush to ban all exports of refined petroleum going into Iran to help stop its nuclear program. US House Res.362 demands "stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran." Although Iran has one of the largest oil reserves in the world, it relies on imports for over 40% of its refined petroleum.

Congress looks set to pass a resolution calling for the President to enact stricter economic sanctions against Iran, including an embargo against any imports of refined Petroleum. American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is said to have help author the resolution, sent thousands of members to lobby for the resolution in early June. The organization's website states that this resolution will help stop Iran's nuclear program. Gareth Porter also posits that aggressive policy towards Iran from both the US and Israel is partially responsible for the rising price of oil.

Meanwhile the US military is once again being accused of being an army of Jesus spreading God's word to the world . They will bow down or be destroyed. Just another excuse for killing and pillaging more countries.

For instance even Lou Dobbs of CNN is outraged by US military officer's disparaging of Pat Tillman's family because they are atheists. So much for freedom of Religion and freedom from religion. Even the US military does not believe in the notion of Freedom of Religion believing that everyone must hear and believe in the words of Jesus.So the war in Iraq , Afghanistan and coming soon to a war theatre near you war in Iran is all about spreading Christianity and American consumerism.

Pat Tillman's family insulted for being atheists by Army
Lou Dobbs April 25, 2007
"Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN's coverage of the senate hearing investigating the army's actions following the death of Pat Tillman. One Army officer stated that Tillman family will never find peace because they are not christians

Discrimination: Atheists Serving in America's Christian Army
May 03, 2008
"Sunday Morning", 04-27-2008

This is about the disturbing story of SPC Jeremy Hall, an atheist soldier serving in Iraq who is now suing the Pentagon due to the anti-atheist discrimination he faced there. He was actually threatened with "fragging" (a "friendly fire" murder) after word of his suit became public.

Does this attitude lie behind the killing of Pat Tilman in Afghanistan?

Constantine's Sword - Military and Religion
April 12, 2008

Trailer for the feature-length documentary "Constantine's Sword," in theaters April 18. For more information, visit Distributed by First Run Features.

and so it goes,

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