Wednesday, September 03, 2008


"If the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.": Noah Webster - (1758-1843) American patriot and scholar, author of the 1806 edition of the dictionary that bears his name, the first dictionary of American English usage.
"This so-called ill treatment and torture in detention centers, stories of which were spread everywhere among the people, and later by the prisoners who were freed... were not, as some assumed, inflicted methodically, but were excesses committed by individual prison guards, their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on the detainees.": Rudolf Hoess, the SS commandant at Auschwitz.
If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law: Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may: Mark Twain
We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal." ~Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait, 1963

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,255,026"

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 4,152

The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs

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And now back to another post about Western Insanity as it were :

Palin another Republican who believes she & her country are on a mission for God. So the War On Terrorism is therefore a New Crusade against the ungodly, the heretics and the Infidels who threaten the lands of Christendom. So once again it is 1097 and the Church is sending Christians on another Crusade. So Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition. Ah well This should add more fuel to the fears of any nation which is not wholly Christian or is not part of the Evangelical Fundamentalist Christian Brand as defined by many Christian Americans. But maybe this is really what many Americans want . Maybe even many Canadians and Brits and Europeans also would like even more blood to be spilled to teach those outside Christendom that Western Civilization as such is superior to all other nations or societies and that the West itself has been given a mission from God.In the end we get what we deserve and what is our due. If we act like Tyrants then we will be treated like tyrants. The masses outside the West will resist. But of course we have the wealth and the military power and of course Nuclear Weapons to destroy all those who dare resist.

At Press TV Palin: God tasked us with Iraq war Wed, 03 Sep 2008

Sarah Palin, the surprise vice presidential pick by Republican candidate John McCain, has said the war in Iraq was 'a task from God'.

Like US President George W. Bush, Governor Palin attempted to justify her policies by claiming they were divinely-ordered during a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God church in June.

"Pray for our military. Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right for this country - that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," the Alaska governor said in her address posted on the website of the Wasilla Assembly of God.

Earlier in 2005, President Bush claimed he was on a mission from God when he started the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"I am driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did." The US president told a Palestinian delegation in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Palin, prior to her 'there is a plan and that it is God's plan' comment on the Iraq war, asked the audience to pray for a $30 billion national gas pipeline project because it was 'God's will to get that gas line built' as well.

Earlier in March 2007, Palin had said, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq."

The report comes as one of the first on Palin's positions on foreign policy issues, as the Republican camp has not yet allowed her to hold a press conference.

And once again the Americans show contempt for another nation's belief in its own sovereignty

Act of war:U.S. Troops Kill 20 in Pakistan Attack By Hafiz Wazir

03/09/08 --- -WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - "Suspected" U.S. commandos from Afghanistan killed 20 people, including women and children, in a pre-dawn raid inside Pakistan, officials said, an attack branded as an assault on the nation's sovereignty.

The attack is likely to spark uproar in Pakistan, where it will be seen as undermining sovereignty at a time when a new civilian government is struggling to assert authority in the turbulent nuclear-armed state.

"It is outrageous," Owais Ahmed Ghani, governor of North West Frontier province, said in a statement.

"This is a direct assault on the sovereignty of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan expect that the armed forces ... would rise to defend the sovereignty of the country and give a befitting reply," he said.

Security officials in the region said they suspected U.S. soldiers backed by helicopter gunships mounted the attack.

So the madness contines and it appears doubtful it will end under MCain or Obama.

In Afghanistan which some including Barack Obama claim is the necessary and justifiable war against terrorists once again the US forces and their allies use force indiscriminately against combatants and non-combatants since they all look alike to them . And why American spokesmen have said would anyone have a wedding in a remote area in Afghanistan rather than at the Holliday Inn or Hilton so their reaction in seeing a large group of Afghans in a remote area is to blow the people to bits and ask questions later. American has slid further and further into becoming the world's worst terrorists. One wonders if Barack Obama can return America to some semblance of civility and sanity. But he too wants to kill all those whom he believes are terrorists. But as time passes and American aggression and brutality including the use of secret prisons and Medieval torture chambers are all those who dare resist American naked aggression or who seek justice and who wish to resist tyranny are all of them "Terrorists". By painting the world in terms of good versus evil , the Godly against the UnGodly has not America and the West in general now become as delusional and fanatical as Bin Laden & other such fanatics. Isn't a million dead Iraqis enough to satisfy the West' desire for revenge and is our blood lust insatiable.

Lately attending a wedding in Afghanistan has become a tricky and sometimes deadly affair as American forces and their allies seem to make a lot of " Bloobers" these belong right up there with America's Funniest Home Videos or out-takes from Seinfeld and are taken just as seriously by those in power in the West and her wonderfully enlightened peoples who think blowing people up in foreing countries is a hoot. Even more fun than video games maybe.

Note Americans claim they don't target civilians tell that to a million or so dead Iraqis or two million dead Vietnamese or those murdered in American backed Coups in various countries from Chile to Gautemala, to Iran & Panama and the Phillipines and a few dozen other countries where American forces such as the CIA conducted their dirty little wars to kill evil school teachers, social workers, union organizers, priests and nuns in order to stop evil of Communism.

Besides as we read below that the government will give the survivors $1,000 to 2,000 dollars for each person murdered by our Forces of Freedom and Justice.So if you throw these uneducated barbarians and infidels a few dollars that should shut them up and so it goes.

NBC : A Heart Broken Groom in Nangarhar by Iqbal Sapand Wednesday, September 03, 2008

"I thought American forces were in Afghanistan for our security," said Attiqullah, his voice trembling. "I could never have imagined that they would bomb my wedding party. They killed my entire family. I will never forgive them."
I sat with Attiqullah, who gives his age as around 15, near the graves where his family members are buried. He described what happened the day of July 6, 2008 -- his wedding day -- when his bride, two of his brothers and a sister, along with 45 relatives, were killed by a U.S. air strike on the remote village of Oghaza, in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan.
Attiqullah’s father had sent the entire family to the bride’s house the night before the wedding ceremony, as per Afghan custom. "The women were playing musical instruments and everyone was singing and dancing," Attiqullah said. "Then, according to our tradition, the entire groom’s family must escort the bride from her house to meet the groom. Early the next morning everyone set out on the way to my house, walking in a kind of procession through a mountain pass. And then, the unimaginable happened."
"It was 6:30 in the morning and there were 300 of my relatives and friends gathered at my house waiting for the bride to arrive," he said. Attiqullah, by now his eyes brimming with tears, was barely audible and wanted to appear strong in front of me. He was fighting hard not to lose control as he told his story so he avoided my eyes and drew circles in the mud as he answered my questions.
"I was watching the cooks cut the meats, prepare the potatoes, and wash the rice," he continued. "This was all for me and I felt so happy and proud. I was day-dreaming of welcoming my bride, wondering how she would feel as she entered my house and also how I would feel. I was counting the minutes to her arrival."
"Then there was a loud explosion on the top of the mountain," Attiqullah, crying, explained what happened. "I saw balls of fire explode in the sky, the mountain seemed to be burning. I ran from the house and started climbing. I ran faster and faster. I could hear the cries of children and women. And then the second explosion."
"And then there was a third explosion," he said.

"Oh my God!" Attiqullah was now sobbing uncontrollably. " I saw my bride and my family members; I saw the pieces of their bodies scattered all over the place."
The U.S. military is investigating the incident and said in a statement: "Any loss of innocent life is tragic."

"I assure you we do not target civilians and that our forces go to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties," U.S. military spokesman, 1st Lieutenant Nathan Perry said.

An investigation by the Afghan government concluded that 52 people died in that air attack - 45 women and children were killed. Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered his government to pay $2,000 for each person killed and $1,000 to each injured person.

Meanwhile America moves ineluctably towards a police state which wishes to impose its will on the world. Doesn't that sound like tyranny and hubris. Bringing peace to the world by destroying much if not all of it. As the Americans have destroyed much of Iraq their proxies the Israelis have left the Palestinians to starve and go without water or decent medical care while reducing large parts of Lebanon to rubble. The Israeli do not want any other Middle Eastern Country to grow and prosper if they can help it.

And as Paul Craig Roberts in a recent article argues : Who Is Wrecking America?03/09/08 "ICH " -- - Does the liberal-left have a clue? I sometimes think not.

In his book, “What’s the Matter With Kansas?,” Thomas Frank made the excellent point that the Karl Rove Republicans take advantage of ordinary’s people’s frustrations and resentments to lead them into voting against their best interest.

Frank’s new book, “The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule,” lacks the insight that distinguished his previous book. Why does Frank think that conservatives or liberals rule?

and now I will quote at length his disturbing conclusions about how far astray America has gone:

Neoconservatives are in the tradition of the French Jacobins of the 18th century. Having had the French Revolution, the revolutionaries thought that they should take it to all of Europe. Napoleon exercised French hegemony over Europe. The American neocons desire American hegemony over the world.

The true American conservative does not believe in foreign wars. In US history, conservatives were derided by liberals as “isolationists.”

There is nothing conservative about launching wars of aggression on the basis of lies and deception in order to control the direction of oil pipelines and to enhance Israeli territorial expansion.

Frank misses all of this.

And what a pity that is. A false conservative-liberal fight distracts attention from the growing police state that is destroying civil liberties for all Americans. It obscures the real motives of policies in behalf of special interests that are leading to nuclear confrontation with Russia and China.

What is wrecking America is not conservatives, but a neoconservative ideology of US hegemony.

What is wrecking America is the “impeachment-is-off-the-table” twins, Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers.

What is wrecking America is the Democratic Party, which was put in control of the House and Senate in the 2006 congressional elections to stop the gratuitous wars and gestapo police, but, instead, has continued to cooperate with the Cheney/Bush regime in behalf of war and police repression, such as we witnessed at the Republican National Convention.

Frank’s book, “The Wrecking Crew” falls into the scapegoat category of blaming the innocent and irrelevant. The Democrat Party could impeach Cheney/Bush and cut off funding for the wars and corrupt military contracts. But they do nothing and get a free pass from Frank.

“The Wrecking Crew” does have one virtue. Frank shows that the Republicans have spawned a new generation of brownshirts that lust to imprison, torture, and kill people. These ignorant bloodthirsty thugs see enemies everywhere and fervently desire to nuke them all. The Republican brownshirts are equally willing to kill American critics of the Bush regime as to kill Taliban and al Qaeda.

The latest “enemy” is Russia. The Bush regime, complicit in its Georgian puppet’s war crimes against South Ossetia, is attempting to hide its responsibility for ethnic cleansing by demonizing Russia. With every threat the Bush regime issues against Russia, the war drums beat louder. Yet, the print and TV media and Democratic Party have jumped on the war wagon.

The rapture evangelicals and the neocons are euphoric at the prospect of nuclear war. Frank’s misguided barrage at conservatives, who are a brake on war and the police state, hastens end times.

and as more innocents are killed this time in Pakistan the Alliance leaders are in state of denial for surely even if Nato forces etc. kill thousands of innocents it is surely for the benefit of humankind or at least for the Paranoid,Psychotic, Oil-starved Western Powers. Ah well as the the frothing at the mouth American intellectual giants such as Bill Kristol, Karl Rove, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Even Condoleeza Rice & Colin Powell and their bosom buddies Bill O'Reilley, Glenn Beck , Ann Coulter & Michelle Malkin would say why should Americans be concerned about a few sand****bleeps or " Rag-Heads "such talk pervades American and Canadian and British society these days though those who know the rules of the game don't use such terms in public or around a mix crowd but in private with their " real friends who are just like they are " well they speak their minds and unfortunately also what is in their dark twisted hate-filled hearts and souls. The God they pray to is one of vengeance and blood-lust who likes to go around smiting anyone who criticizes America or the Neocons or especially those who criticized the saintly George W. Bush or his clone our own Holier than Thou Prime Minister Stephen Harper who is now poised to " Wreck " our country once and for all.

Civilians Killed in Pakistan, Sept. 3, 2008 ,Al Jazeera

At least 15 people have been killed in a village along the border of Pakistan, in an attack by US-led coalition forces based in neighbouring Afghanistan, officials said.

Mowaz Khan, an official in South Waziristan tribal district, said on Wednesday that helicopters dropped troops into the border village of Jalal Khel, and that the troops shot civilians who had left their homes upon hearing the helicopters.
Among those killed in the raid included women and children, said Khan.

But coalition and separate Nato-led security forces in Afghanistan said they had no knowledge of any such attack, which reportedly took place in South Waziristan.
'Outrageous' incident

Pakistan has protested in the past about missile attacks on its territory, aimed at Taliban forces in tribal areas, but it is the first time officials have alleged a direct attack by foreign troops on its soil since 2001.

Owais Ahmed Ghani, North West Frontier Province governor, described the incident as"outrageous" and gave an even higher death toll.

"At least 20 innocent citizens of Pakistan including women and children were martyred," he said.

"This is a direct assault on the sovereignty of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan. Expect that the armed forces of Pakistan would rise to defend the sovereignty of the country."

Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan prime minister, also criticised the attack, saying in a statement that "no external forces could be allowed to launch an attack in Pakistan's territory".

A spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said he had no word of such a raid.
He said Isaf did not have a mandate to attack outside the borders of Afghanistan unless its troops came under fire from within Pakistan.

and so it goes,

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