Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dick Cheney Torture in Chief Exploits His Crimes & Chuckles At Obama

First a word or two on Libya and American and Western Hegemony or outright Imperialism

'Rebels killed Gaddafi regime, will kill each other next'

President Obama has refused to investigate or to indict and incarcerate those in the Bush administration who are guilty of War Crime and Crimes against humanity.

Of course for millions of Americans and its Hawkish Media insist no international law can be applied to the USA or its military or government.

The arrogance and self-righeousness of America over the last decade and even over the last sixty years is one of complete and utter disregard for the lives of non-Americans and especially those of a different culture, a differnt religion , of a different language and who are of are not of the right color or ethnic groups.

As I mentioned recently President Obama is great of making speeches in which he takes the moral highground and even has from time to time criticized America's actions in the past but it is just mere rhetoric to appease liberals in America and elsewhere and to distract the "restless Natives " as it were who live throughout what is now the American Empire.

So when President Obama went on his "Goodwill Tour" in the Middle East region he sweet talked the people into believing America was now a New America which would no longer bully other sovereign nations or invade them without just cause and would no longer put America's interest and expansionionism before the will of the people of other nations. And yet when he took office in January 2009 he did nothing of any consequence to chastise Israel for its unjust massive bombing of Gaza . Obama and others said Israel had a right to defend itself and to retaliate against a civilian population for the kidnapping and killing of a couple of soldiers-the war against Gaza was not a war it was a cold calculated slaughter of mainly innocent civilians. Though of course Israel and the US appear to believe that all the people of Gaza and all Arabs and Muslims throughout the region are guilty just by being Arab or Muslim.

President Obama in his first month began the Drone Wars against Afghanistan and the Tribal Regions of the Pashtun straddling Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama also continued the war unabated in Iraq and like the former administration did nothing substantive about the attrocities being committed in Iraq and Afghanistan by US personnel or its hired Mercenaries (Blackwater)

President Obama has also continued with the illegal and immoral practices such as renditions and torture and the indescriminate killing of civilians.

When it comes to "torture " Obama has followed the lead of Dick Cheney, George Bush, John Yoo, Bybee etc. by using a bit of the old muddying the waters and the issue with Lawyerish mangling of the English language and traditions going back to the time of the Magna Carta on the one hand claiming executive privilege ie the " DIVINE RIGT OF KINGS" and the defining of words to suit one's own purposes. So we get this notion if a Lawyer signs off on a policy shift it is somehow then not just legal but also moral and acceptable while they borrow ideas from the Hatefilled TV series 24- And so they invent terms such as "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" which is just a euphemism for good old fashioned "torture".

It is no accident that a number of the worst torture states around the globe are considered America's allie or were ie Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq under Saddam, Iran under the American puppet The Shah of Iran or Marcos in the Philippines , and Pinochet of Chile and now the new leaders in Honduras who are also propped up by the USA or Syria, Yemen, Uzbeckistan, El Salvador, Argentina, Vietnam and on and on .

President Obama is also guilty it appears of assassinating murdering Osama Bin Laden rather than arresting him and putting him on trial, Was it just revenge or fear that a public trial of Bin Laden would reveal some facts that might embarrass those who had championed his cause at one time . When Saddam was tried in Iraq and not by the International Court it was by legal standards a joke a Kangaroo court followed by what might be characterized as a "lynching". Yet he was a criminal and a bit of a monster but if one believes in the rule of law then you must abide by its "quaint" philosophy.

And now in Libya the US has once again shown its lack of respect for the Rule of Law and has backed Islamic extremists who may be no better than Qaddafi with massacres, death squads, assassinations, torture and dictatorial or ruthless authoritarian rule - Once again the US with the help of NATO dropped tens of thousands of bombs on civilian areas so should the people of Libya be grateful or will they also see the naked use of force as unnecessary and unwarranted.

Dick Cheney's War Crimes, A Glimpse Down the Memory Lane by Dr. Dahlia

This is the commentary posted below this video at YouTube.

Uploaded by HReview1 on Sep 1, 2011
Dick Cheney's True Book title should be "In My War Crimes Time, Blood and Barbarism for Oil " Demonstrators with Amnesty International call for the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into the roles of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and other officials in the use of torture in U.S. counter-terrorism operations in front of the Justice Department in Washington on August 30, 2011.
Cheney's memoir, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, hit the bookshelves Tuesday, and piles criticisms and attacks on many colleagues during George W. Bush's administration, especially Powell, whom Cheney accused of undermining Bush.

However, Powell's chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, told ABC News Cheney "was president for all practical purposes for the first term of the Bush administration" and "fears being tried as a war criminal."

On Sunday, Powell called Cheney's criticism "cheap shots" on CBS News' "Face the Nation."

Wilkerson said he's known Cheney for decades, but now, "I simply don't recognize Mr. Cheney anymore," ABC News reported Tuesday.

Wilkerson called the former vice president a "very vindictive person."

"I think he's just trying to, one, assert himself so he's not in some subsequent time period tried for war crimes and, second, so that he somehow vindicates himself because he feels like he needs vindication. That in itself tells you something about him," Wilkerson said.

He said Cheney may have experienced "angst" because he received deferments instead of serving in the Vietnam War as Wilkerson and others in the administration did.

Cheney, Wilkerson said, "seems to criticize everyone ... except himself. ... Cheney was a good secretary of defense in my view. In fact I would put him up amongst the top three in the short history of the position. No longer do I feel that way, and I don't know what happened to Cheney."

and so it goes,

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