Friday, August 31, 2012

Business As Usual For NRA As The Bodies Pile Up in USA As Ex-Marine In Full Battle Gear Commits Mass murder Meanwhile The Extreme Right Has Officially Taken Over The Republican Party

Republican Convention illustrates that the GOP and The Religious Right and the Tea Party gang want to reverse changes made in the USA to protect the rights and liberties of various groups such as women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minorities including the GLBT community.

...But the party platform and the ascendancy of the anti-government Tea Party faction within the GOP make it clear that when they talk about “taking America back,” they don’t just mean taking it back to pre-Obama days, or even to the era of Ronald Reagan. They are looking further back, before LGBT equality was “threatening” the family, before women had access to contraception or the option to have a safe and legal abortion, before the federal government was promoting socialism in the form of Medicare, before the Supreme Court allowed the federal government to usurp state sovereignty with pesky things like child labor laws.
Marco Rubio, mocking President Obama’s choice of “Forward” as a campaign theme, described the past as a time when wealth and power belonged only to a few. But doesn’t that increasingly describe America in the post- Citizens United era, when wealth and political power are concentrated hand-in-hand? For Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and the folks toasting them from the Americans for Prosperity suite, that’s just fine.

Shameless: 5 Ugly Themes We Saw at the RNC Convention
When they talk about “taking America back,” they don’t just mean taking it back to pre-Obama days, or even to the era of Ronald Reagan. by Peter Montgomery a senior fellow at People For the American Way Foundation.via, August 31, 2012

And the NRA must be proud that the lax US gun laws leads to more deaths. Well of course this murderer had the right to purchase whatever weapons he wished and to then use them as he wished in America this is call freedom in other nations it is called irrational ,irresponsible or just plain crazy to put weapons into the hands of every one who can afford a semi-automatic weapons UZIS, AK47, rocket launchers , tanks or what have you.

Old Bridge Shooting: Several Reportedly Killed In Mass Shooting At New Jersey Pathmark via Huff Post, Aug 31, 2012


OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — A New Jersey supermarket employee wearing military clothing opened fire at the closed store early Friday as a dozen or more co-workers worked inside, killing two of them and himself, a prosecutor said.

A law enforcement official identified the shooter as an ex-Marine who was discharged two years ago.

The 23-year-old man left his shift at a Pathmark store in Old Bridge Township around 3:30 a.m. and returned a half-hour later with a handgun and an AK-47 assault rifle, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said.

About 12 to 14 workers were in the store, he said. The man fired at least 16 rounds from the rifle at the first workers he saw, killing an 18-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man as other workers hid, Kaplan said.

"I do not believe that they were specifically targeted. I believe everybody in the store was a target," said Kaplan.

The gunman then killed himself, said Kaplan.

He did not release the name of the suspect, but a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation identified him as Terence Tyler, an ex-Marine who was discharged in 2010. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because his agency is not in charge of the investigation.

Tyler, an infantryman, never served overseas, said Marine spokeswoman Capt. Kendra Motz. She wouldn't comment on the circumstances of his discharge. Tyler's home of record was Brooklyn.

John Niccollai, president of a foodworkers union that represents some store employees, said Pathmark officials and employees told him the gunman wore military clothing and had just punched out for the night before coming back into the store and opening fire...

Liberals in the US argue that the GOP must be stopped from putting Romney/Ryan team into the White house but others fear that even with Obama in the White House things may not get any better since Obama is still trying to persuade Republicans that he is a bi-partisan accommodating president . What the Republicans see is an easy target who will back-down more often than not when met with GOP or even resistance by conservative democrats.

Fight Back Against a Romney/Ryan Ticket By Michael Keegan at The People For the American Way, in a letter to supporters August 29, 2012
Yesterday, Republicans took to the stage for the first night of their convention.
They wanted us to think this was an evening dedicated to "building" America. And they wanted us to ignore the fact that the only plan they have is to turn their backs on the American Way -- and they have no plans to "build" anything but a society that favors corporate special interests.
The Republican Platform represents a Radical Right that has lost sight of the people they intend to serve. They claim to champion freedom and opportunity for all Americans. But their platform tells a different story and tells us what their priorities are:
A call to outlaw abortion in all cases -- with no exception even for rape or incest 
A constitutional amendment preventing same-sex couples from getting married in any state 
A voucher system to replace Medicare 
A ban on women fighting in combat 
Support for Citizens United and scrapping what's left of our campaign finance regulations 
Public displays of the Ten Commandments 
Slashing taxes for the top 1% PFAW Supporter, this is the platform of a Party that is looking out for right-wing special interests and corporations -- not everyday Americans.
...This radical platform is titled "We Believe in America."
It has drawn praise from many on the far right including Freedom Works and conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. Their version of America simply ignores the rights of everyone except corporate special interests, Religious Right Activists, and the richest among us.
The Republican Party is running from the middle class, women, and minorities -- and is running instead towards open arms of the Tea Party. ... We simply cannot stand by and watch as this Party burdens our seniors ... attacks the rights of women ... and looks to lift up the wealthiest among us on the backs of the middle class. 
If the GOP succeeds in November, they will succeed in rolling back so much of the progress we've made as a nation. If they win we can say goodbye to the American Way that you and I have fought so hard for.
As Richard Eskow illustrates Americans have already lost many of their freedoms that they took for granted and the Ultra-Conservative Republicans are out to make matters worse .

Goodbye, Liberty! 10 Ways Americans Are No Longer Free Our struggle for liberty is a fight against concentrated wealth. by Richard Eskow at August 29, 2012
Our most fundamental rights, to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, are under assault. But the adversary is Big Wealth, not Big Government as conservatives like to claim. Consider:
Life? The differences in life expectancy between wealthier and lower-income Americans are increasing, not decreasing. Liberty?
Digital corporations are assaulting our privacy, while banks trap us in indebtedness that approaches indentured servitude. The shrunken ranks of working Americans are being robbed of their essential liberties – including the right to use the bathroom.
The pursuit of happiness? Social mobility in the United States is dead. Career choices are increasingly limited.
As for working hard and earning more, consider this: Between 1969 and 2008 the average US income went up by $11,684. How much of that went to the top 10? All of it. Income for the remaining 90 percent actually went down.
These changes didn't just happen. Wealthy individuals and corporations made it happen – and they're still at it. Meanwhile, Corporate America's wholesale theft of your individual liberties has been rebranded as a fight for … the corporation's individual liberty.
Corey Robin notes in the Nation that this conservative appeal to “economic freedom” has been met by Democrats who present themselves as “new Victorians,” standing for “responsibilities over rights, safety over freedom, constraint rather than counterculture.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Christian Taliban ( Republicans) Want A Complete Ban On Pornography And Documentary "The Abortion War"

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks comments on an added plank to the Republican platform in which The Christian Taliban add porn to their list of things to ban.
Meanwhile they want a complete ban on all abortions.
They insist on baning Gay marriage .
But they also insist on fewer anti-gun laws
They also favour more wars for the US to start

Republicans Want To Ban Porn (Seriously)TYT Network

Published on Aug 28, 2012 by TheYoungTurks
"The GOP platform committee has included a plank in this year's draft document calling for "vigorous" enforcement of anti-pornography laws. In a press release Monday from Morality in Media, a faith-based non-profit, President Patrick Trueman, a former anti-porn prosecutor, calls the current distribution of pornography "a violation of current federal law" and lauds Republicans for approving stricter new wording...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Religious Right and the Republicans are in one way or another at war with most other American citizens. The ultra-right wing is involved in a war against "secular Humanists". liberals, progressives or even moderate conservatives and moderate Republicans. Thei wars include " War on Women", "War on contraception" , "War on Abortion" and its War on Gays, War On Porn, War On Liberals ,War on Islam-

In the end these ultra-right wing Christian Warriors have only their hate, bigotry, their closed minds to keep them going. They forget Jesus preached, love, compassion, tolerance and being careful how we judge other people . Jesus doesn't talk about using brute force or the use of the military and police to get others to accept his teacings.
It needs to be repeated a thousand times that no one is forcing young girls or adult women to have abortions.

The reason many believe abortion should be a safe and legal option is that legal or not many women will have abortions and many of them will die by getting an illegal unsafe abortion or by using other cruder means to have an abortion ie the coat hanger or by physically harming themselves to bring about a spontaneous abortion or misscarriage .

According to Frank Schaeffer who was an insider in the 1970s and 1980s beginnings of the Religious Right claims that abortion was by chance chosen as a major issue to be exploited to gain wide support for the Religious Right's Dominionist agenda of making America into a Christian nation.

Frank Schaeffer was more than just any insider in the movement but was the son of the highly acclaimed the Religious Right founder and its most eloquent and scholarly philosopher, theologian , and activist strategist.It was Francis Schaeffer who tied all the various concerns and issues of the Christian Right which they had with modernity from teaching the theory of evolution to the creation of a more tolerant pluralistic , multicultural society under the umbrella term he used for the enemies of God's Law "Secual Humanism."

In the beginning the Religious Right leaders were not that concerned about abortion as a social and political issue but became convinced that for pragmatic reasons it was an issue which could be used to galvanize the Christian Right.

The Abortion War: Fault Lines investigates the forces behind the so-called war on women in the US. via,August 30,2012

It has become one of the most vicious, important and divisive battlegrounds in the 2012 US presidential election.

Since it was legalised in 1973, the issue of abortion has polarised the US, but now the battle has been taken to a new level.

Last year, an unprecedented number of laws have been passed across the US, all aimed at restricting abortion or reproductive rights.

But the fight goes far beyond the medical procedure, with Republican politicians even attacking the Obama administration for making contraception more readily available.

The US has seen more anti-abortion violence than any other country in the world. Since 1993, at least eight abortion providers, including four doctors have been killed. And there have been over 200 arsons and bombings against reproductive healthcare clinics since 1977.

Why is a medical procedure being reframed as a deeply divisive moral issue in the US?

Fault Lines travels to California to meet the next generation of frontline troops fighting to ban abortion, and to Ohio and Tennessee to investigate what lies behind the so-called war on women.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 GOP Ignore Shocking news that US Troops Plotted to Kill Barack Obama & Miners Forced To Take Day off without Pay to Attend Romney Campaign Event  

First we begin with the Republican Party and Mitt Romney's war on voters rights .  For all their gibber jabber about being true patriots and "Real Americans" the GOP has in a number of states are waging an all out war on the rights of voters. They are now in the process of disenfranchising millions of American voters including several million military vets. The GOP has shown that for all their talk about how they love the troops when it comes to giving more money to help out vets they are against it and when it comes to voting rights off vets the GOP fearing many vets might vote for Obama have decided to prevent by various supposedly legal means to make it more difficult even for US vets to vote in the November election.
This is typical as the Republicans say one thing in public while doing the opposite when it comes to passing legislation.

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy explains how the GOP could disenfranchise voters, Ohio veterans at

The Right wing media and the GOP went ballistic When Homeland Security and FBI suggested that there was a possible Domestic Terrorists threat and they were especially keeping an eye on active soldiers or those who finished their tour of duty and who have had weapons and explosives training and were stock pilinig weapons and so forth .

And the facts appear to show that the government agencies knew what they were talking about.
So what will Bill o'Reilly, Glenn Beck ,Rush Limbaugh say about this . They will have to rewrite the narrative to support their position that the only real threats to America are from Muslim Americans and the left.

US Troops Plotted to Kill Barack Obama By AP via Information Clearing House, August 28,2012

August 28, 2012 "The Independent"

-- Four US soldiers plotted to assassinate Barack Obama and overthrow the government, a court has heard.

One, private Michael Burnett, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and gang charges in the killings last December of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.

Burnett said that Roark, who had just left the army, knew of the militia group's plans and was killed because he was "a loose end."

Prosecutor Isabel Pauley said the group bought $87,000 (£55,000) of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in Savannah and Washington state, as well as assassinate the president

Prosecutors: U.S. Soldiers Plotted to Kill President Obama

By John Hudson

August 28, 2012 "The Atlantic Wire" -- - Update (4:51 p.m.):

Isaac Aguigui, the alleged leader of the anarchist militia group, bears a striking resemblance to one "Isaac Aguigui" identified as a 2008 Republican National Convention page by Reuters, as Gawker's John Cook points out. View the side-by-side comparison of his current mug shot and 2008 RNC photo here.
Update (3:45 p.m.): Local NBC affiliate WSAV 3 has video footage of the alleged militia members being handcuffed and charged in connection with the killing of Michael Roark and his girlfriend Tiffany York. The local report does not include details of the alleged plot to overthrow the government and assassinate President Obama. For those details, see our previous update:

And more Romney GOP Hijinks as coal Mining company Murray Energy Mines connected to Mitt Romney made it mandatory for miners to take a day off without pay in order to attend Romney campaign event.

This is not surprising given that many American corporations operate as if this were the 19th century and that workers must not just work hard to earn their pay but must show thei loyalty to the corporation and to the in this case to the coal mining industry whenever the management asks for it.

But even the lower class employees or workers like the management do not give up all of their rights when they work for a corporation. For instance if workers believe that the workplace is unnecessarily dangerous the worker should have the right to complain and if they believe they are not being paid fairly or should get more benefits the workers have the right to say so without fear of being fired. In the USA everything is tilted in favour of the corporations , the CEOs and middle management and the workers are at the mercy and whims of the corporations.

Spokesperson from Murray Energy Mines argues workers were not forced to attend Romney campaign event even though those who did not attend and those that did all lost a days wages. If as he claims the mine couldn't operate because a number of managers and other employees were planing to attend the event as the interviewer points out that it was not the workers who volunatarily said they wanted the day off without pay to attend the event . Both groups that is those who attended the event and those who did not should have still been paid for the day .

According to this spokesperson workers were not forced to attend event though miners claim they were the point is that it was not the miners fault that the mine shut down and so the miners should all have been paid for this day off.

Murray Energy Miners Allege They Had To Give Up Pay To Attend 'Mandatory' Romney Rally (AUDIO) at Huff Post August 28, 2012

Would you give up a day’s pay to see Mitt Romney in the flesh? Workers at one Ohio coal mine might not have had a choice.

Earlier this month, Mitt Romney was welcomed for a campaign event at the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, by hundreds of coal workers and their families. Now many of the mine's workers are saying they were forced to give up a day-worth of pay to attend the event, and they feared they might be fired if they didn’t, according to local news radio WWVA.

The claims have been mostly denied by Rob Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Energy Company, which owns the mine. He acknowledges that workers weren’t paid that day but says no one was made to attend the event. Well, kind of.

"Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend," he told local news radio WWVA, which has received several emails from workers claiming that the company records names of workers that don't attend those types of events.

The company's interest in having its employees show support for Romney may be a result of its CEO's close ties with the presumptive Republican nominee. In May, Romney teamed up with Murray's CEO Bob Murray for a fundraising event in West Virginia. And Murray's made no secret of his support for the Republican party, previously backing Rick Perry.

In addition, his company has donated more than $900,000 to Republican candidates in the last two years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Murray, who is also a climate-change denier, has been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s stance on coal. That view may be why Moore told WWVA that having employees attend the Romney event “was in the best interest of anyone that's related to the coal industry in this area or the entire country."

This isn’t the first time workers have been frustrated by a Mitt Romney campaign event either. Employees of Sensata Technologies, a company owned by Romney’s previous employer Bain Capital, protested a campaign event earlier this month in Bettendorf, Iowa. In that case, Romney didn't respond to questions about what he would do to prevent their jobs being outsourced, The Rock River Times reports.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chris Matthews Accuses RNC Chair for Racist Election Campaign And Rapists Given Visitation Rights Under Christian Sharia Law

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And more proof that the Christian Right is as fanatical in its theology and ideology as the Islamic extremists such as The Taliban or the Saudi government which has also instituted an extreme form of Sharia law in which women have few if any rights . Odd how the US government criticizes Iran for implementing Sharia law while they make excuses for the implementing of Sharia law in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations which are allies of the USA.

It is unbelievable yet true that 31 states in the USA have passed legislation held up by the courts that the man who raped a woman should have visitation rights to spend time with the child he has fathered by an act of rape. Why should the rapist have in such a case have any rights concerning the child who is the result of an offensive, immoral and illegal act.

If anything one would have thought that there would have been if needed a court order restraining order, to keep the Rapist away from the mother and child. But in the right wing world everything is a bit out of whack and a bit topsy-turvy. So the GOP and the Religious Right argue that no matter what the circumstances were in the conception of the child the rapist is still the Father and therefore has more rights than the rape victim or the child born of that rape.

The uberconservatives and the Religious Right are all about the traditional family and according to them even the Father who is a rapist has an important role to play in keeping the family together and so if the rape victim tries to deny visitation rights or can be characterized as not being a worthy mother after all she allowed herself to be raped then the Rapists can apply for custody of the child. As they argue against abortion the Religious Right argues that a conception resulting from a rape is still part of God's plan and therefore that child is a child of God as it were. God for whatever purpose has by way of the rapist willed the impregnation of the unsuspecting mother who just doesn't appreciate "the gift" God has given her. If so then God is a rather cruel entity who cares little if anything about the woman who is a rape victim. So the Religious Right's attitudes towards women is quite similar to extremist and sexist Muslims who apply Sharia Law to women. In both cases women are seen as mere vessels for the fetus and has no say over whether to abort or not or even over these invented "rights of the rapist".

So yes in deed God does work in mysterious ways according to the Religious Right.
 Pure insanity.

In large part the reason this all seems normal to the uberconservatives and the Religious Right is that they begin with the assumption that a majority of rape accusations are false the woman claiming to have been raped is just out for revenge or is just downright mean spirited .

The right even argues that in cases of incest or child molestation that if a child is born in those circumstances the child molester and or the male relative father, uncle or what have you has rights. This is utter nonsense.

Justice in such cases should be on the side of the mother the rape victim and the child conceived by that rape. So does the rapist go to the courts and admit to rape and yet demand visitation rights. Given the arguments recently raised by the Republican Party ,Tod Akins ,Paul Ryan etc. about so-called "legitimate" rape as opposed to "real" rape that is only sort of rape such as date rape or by way of incest or statutory rape. In these supposedly greyer areas the woman or child does not physically resist or say no each time an act of rape occurs so therefore according to the Rightwing these acts do not constitute real or "legitimate" rape.

So a group made up mainly by men decides when or if a woman is permitted to have an abortion. And these same men get to decide what constitutes rape and what does not. These misogynistic men in positions of authority of course take the side of the men over the accusations made by a mere female . Women they argue are far from being the equal to men .  According to the Bible it was because of women that sin entered the world. Women they believe were the ones who through the actions of Eve in the Garden of Eden brought sin to humankind. Was the sin merely the eating of a " literal apple" from the "Tree of Good and Evil " or was it some form of sexual impropriety such as seducing Adam or Eve allowing herself to be seduced by Satan who presented himself in the form of a man.

The very notion of a rapist having visitation rights to spend time with a child which was the result of the biological father having raped the biological mother seems beyond the pale and an outrageous demand on the part of the rapists and the courts and legislators. Once again the rape victim is forced to endure another insult and assault each time the rapist visits with that child. And what in the world will the child feel once that child is told that their father actually raped their mother. Will this lead to further emotional scars on that child.

Rapists Get Custody, Visitation Rights: TYT The Young Turks


And more proof American society is not as liberal and progressive as its media especially proclaims . America is still in many ways a very conservative backwards society. In this case of refusing the sperm from Gay donors as is pointed out is not based upon science but rather on prejudice and bigotry against Gays which is systemic whether Americans want to believe this or natot. As in the above example shows that sexism and a distainful attitude towards women is prevalent throughout America's legilatures, courts and institutions.

FDA Bans Some Gay Sperm Donors

Published on Aug 27, 2012 by TheYoungTurks
"The recent announcement that the FDA plans to deny gay men the right to be potential anonymous sperm donors is yet another act of institutionalized homophobia. The news dovetails a parallel fight to lift the long-time ban on gay men from donating blood. The fear? Rates of HIV/AIDS are higher among gay men so it's better to exclude the entire category than to consider rational alternatives. Why the fear is ignorant and without validation...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fanatics In Suits v Fanatics With beards and Religious Right Founder and Propagandists Dr. Francis A Schaeffer

Using the tools of the propagandists Francis Schaeffer's demonization of secularism and humanism using a buzz word to put a name and a face to those whom he believes are immoral, anti-Christian anti-God and given the religious context it is not a far fetched notion to conclude that "Secular Humanists" are not just people with different ideas and values but rather hedonistic , materialistic , immoral and minions of Evil and Satan. Since Francis Schaeffer insists on being literalists reading the Bible and any sermons or theological works are also to be taken literally . What he says is that if these immoral pernicious laws cannot be overthrown by peaceful means eventually there will come a time when the only strategy left is some form of revolution comparable to the American Civil War. Martin Luther king and Mahatma Gandhi both religious and used passive resistance and non-cooperation and did not suggest violence as a means to their goal.
They believed using violence would be stooping to the level of their oppressors.

If this is to be taken seriously we can assume that those who agree with Schaeffer can conclude that such people are not deserving of any respect and it would not be a serious crime to oust them from the nation deny them their rights , imprison them or execute them by using the law to push for their religious agenda of creating some form of theocracy. Maybe theocracy lite.

These are the American Christian Taliban and they are once again on the rise and hoping to translate their influence into actual legislation to enforce God's Law or or as Reconstructionists call it "God Law "that is imposing their Christian beliefs not just on Christians or even Evangelical Christian Fundamentalists but on all Christians and non-Christians . They hope to or rather they plan some day to put into law their own form of Christian Sharia law.

Francis Schaeffer - Christian manifesto 1-7.avi

Akin for the Truth: How Are US Religious Fundamentalists Any Different Than Middle Eastern Ones? by Shirin Sadeghi, Truthout,op ed, Aug. 25, 2012

In the American media, the news from Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Afghanistan and elsewhere generally runs along the same themes: scary, violent and religious nutsos. But isn't it time the US media and the American public agreed that America isn't much different? America has just as many religious fundamentalists and nut jobs, and they are making public statements just as often - if not more often - than the religious fundies elsewhere.

Are we to believe that a fundamentalist in a suit is less scary than a fundamentalist in a beard, even if both are spouting hatred against women?

...The truth is, Akin and his fellow religious fundamentalist men the world over are very much the same when it comes to women: they know more about women than women do. In their minds, of course. Because none of them know what it's like to have a period or to give birth or to suffer the tragic and deeply disturbing decision to abort a baby. (Many women don't even know what it's like to suffer through a decision about an unwanted baby.) Further, no man knows what it's like to live in a world where women are second-class citizens - although that is a fact even in the most "civilized" and modern countries. None of them know what it's like to work just as hard as a man and not get the job, or not get the promotion, or, certainly, not get the same amount of pay.

...Akin, a graduate of the Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri - he has a master of divinity - has gathered along the way, largely due to societal cues, that he is an authority on things that he is not, because he is a man. Like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who recently spoke on behalf of all the women in the Republican Party when he said that his female colleagues "don't see any evidence" of a war on women, it never struck Akin that he is not qualified to speak for women, particularly when he is attacking their rights.

And he is not the first. It was just this year that Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman said that, "money is more important for men," as he argued against a Wisconsin state equal pay act. In his view of the matter, there is no pay discrimination because women simply don't want to be paid as much as men do, particularly when they are married and more focused on raising kids (as he duly noted). Grothman, a devout Christian, also made headlines this year when he said that "unwanted and mistimed pregnancies" are "a choice" that women make and are not actually accidents.

... The war on women refers, primarily, to the Republican Party - a party largely consisting of devout men whose understanding of religion provides them the context and confidence to make statements and decisions about women's body parts, sexual relations and reproduction, in addition to women's role in society (and in the home), and their right to equality in employment and pay.

A great many of these male politicians allow themselves to address these issues because of their religious qualifications: either they are, in fact, ordained ministers and divinity school graduates, or they are so devout in their religion that they are above reproach when it comes to being pious.

Apr 13, 2007
Anyway , Jeff Sharlet of THE REVEALER has published a new article on THE BATTLE CRY! ministry. This is scary stuff scarier than JESUS CAMP. Battle Cry puts on a powerful show of Heavy Metal & Rap extolling the virtues ...
Jul 05, 2011
Mixing Politics & Religion‏ & Ron Luce's " The BattleCry!" Most Americans do not accept these extreme views. It's bad enough that Perry is using his government office to promote a prayer rally. It's even worse that the one he is ...
Aug 24, 2009
Francis A. Schaeffer The Religious Right Part II and Ron Luce's " Battlecry Ministries". "Those in this army will have His kind of power. ... Anyone who wants to harm them must die." Joel's Army-Evangelical Fundamentalists ...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dominionism (playlist) Michelle Bachmann & Francis Schaeffer

Sunday Sermon and more on Paul Ryan , Todd Akins & The Extremism Of the Religious Right On Social Issues Including Abortion

Evangelical Extremist Lou Engle of the Call : Pro-Life ,Anti-Gay

No Compromise can be expected from the Pro-Life movement according to its Evanglical Religious Right  leaders such as Lou Engle and Ron Luce of Battle Cry! or Randall Terry or Tony Perkins or C.Peter Newman , Jack Van Impe, Pat Robertsonor Pastor John Hagee or the Republican party .

Lou Engle says he is raising up a generation of "True Christians " who eventually will be willing.  to die as martyrs to defend God's Law
A Generational Declaration Of War - End of Abortions 

'Personhood' Paul: A Look Paul Ryan's Extreme 'Social Engineering' on Women's Rights

Chris mathews Hard Ball MSNBC

The Young Turks Sheriff will use deadly force to prevent an abortion from taking place in order to implement the "personhood Law"
Stop Abortion With 'Deadly Force' - GOP Candidate Frank Szabo

Miscarriages Illegal If Rep. Gets His Way

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In the clip below Lawrence o'Donnell fact checks Paul Ryan 's lies about the influence that Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism has had on him.
Not long ago Paul Ryan stated publicly that Ayn Rand was the philosopher and thinker who has had the most influence over his own views and his path in life. It is because he was inspired by her that he chose a life of public service and political activism.
But now he says he never like the writings of Ayn Rand and as O'Donnell argues this is because too many on the right now know more about Ayn Rand who was an atheist and believed religion should be abandoned to be replaced by reason .

Rewriting Ryan's Lies and The GOP on Nut-BAG Ayn Rand
Lawrence O'Donnell

Paul Ryan's Misogynistic Views on Women's Health
Al Sharpton


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Zygots Are People Too :Republican Extremism On Display Romney, Ryan, Akins and Others are Committed To Pro-life Personhood Doctrine

The Pro-Life movement has had a number of successes in passing anti-abortion legislation at the state level in the USA.
The goal of the pro-life movement from the beginning has been to end all abortions with no exceptions.
For pragmatic politically maneuvering at times the Pro-life leaders and politicians will publicly say that of course they accept certain conditions under which women might be permitted to have an abortion. But this is just a cover for their ultimate agenda.

Nine states have already banned all abortions with no exception for rape, incest, forprotecting a woman's health or her life. This extremist form of anti-abortion and the granting of " personhood " to not just a fetus but to claim that life and "personhood" is not to be taken as merely a religious point of view but also as a legal construct which comes into play at the very moment of conception.

Romney as a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints knows that according to the doctrines of the LDS church individual souls had a pre-existence with the heavenly Father who then sends the individual soul to be born to earthly parents.

So from this LDS perspective life actually begins even before conception and so to abort the fertilized egg is to kill that individual soul which has been chosen by God to be reborn on Earth.

Other religions have similar beliefs about pre-and post earthly existence ie Hinduism preaches that each person or soul is reborn over and over again each time being rewarded or punished for what they did or did not do in a previous incarnation.

As the republicans and the Romney campaign try to back-peddle on the issue of making abortion a criminal offense without exceptions this is just more political maneuvering.

Romney Against Rape and Incest Exemptions For Abortion

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by lhctom1952
Even though he has flip flopped a few times, Romney's most ardent position statements have been clearly pandering to the ultra right anti-abortion position under any circumstances. Romney can't pander both sides and pretend he doesn't support his own parties policies.

Mitt Romney on Abortion throughout the Years (720p HD)

Uploaded by RoamingArmadillo2 on Nov 1, 2011
Anybody thinking of voting for G.O.P. candidate Mitt Romney for President needs to see this video. He makes his views abundantly clear. What's really sad is that I might have considered voting for him ten years ago. It's a shame he can't stick to his beliefs. To find out more about his present and ever-changing views, go to or, and for more information go to or read the article on the Huffington Post at

Later in 2007 Mitt Romney during his bid to become the Republican presidential candidate changed his position from supporting his mother's pro-choice and pro-Roe V Wade to being in favor of a Right To Life or Personhood law and to overturning Roe V Wade and returning the passing of such laws and enforcement to the states. Just like Ron Paul would do.

This is part of the danger of defending state's rights over the US fedral government .
Such laws concerning abortion, homosexuality , the right to vote, women's rights in general etc. would be up for grabs in these states. Those in favor of the sovereign rights of states believe the federal US government should have very little influence over the constitutions and legislation passed by the state legislature.

Willard Mitt Romney on Abortion

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Romney explains his changed abortion stance and what he believes now.

With Tim Russert

ED Schultz: The Ed Show comments on the Republican Party as "The Party of No Exceptions: Ryan & Romney Deliberately Hiding Their True Abortion Agenda "

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rachel Maddow: Romney a victim of bad advice in botch of Akin scandal?

"Nothing short of great Civil War of Values rages today throughout North America. Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible world-views are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society...the struggle now is for the hearts and minds of the people. It is a war over ideas. And someday soon, I believe, a winner will emerge and the loser will fade from memory. For now, the outcome is very much in doubt."
Quote From: Dr. James Dobson, Children at Risk, p. 19–20

Mitt Romney and the GOP party establishment had hoped to use the ousting of Todd Aikin would show the Republicans are not as extreme as they are depicted or as they actually. Actually the GOP is even more extreme than they are depicted by much of the Mainstream Media especially Fox News, CNN, and others who abuse their positions defending their support of the Republicans and their dislike of Obama are once again showing that true journalism and investigative journalism and the notion of integrity in journalism is seen as Condi Rice would say quaint and outdated .

The anti-abortion with no exceptions is not just the view of Todd Akin or a few other "outliers" in the GOP. In fact the no exception policy is part of the Republican Party's platform and ideology.

Over 40 Republicans in Congress and Senate also agree with Akins no exceptions for abortions .

Rachel Maddow: Romney a victim of bad advice in botch of Akin scandal?:

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Romney,Ryan,Akin GOP Abortion a Capital Offence "Legitimate Rape Victims" Versus " Willing Rape Victims" And The Religious Right's Agenda Goes Mainstream

Pro-life teen in Lou Engle's  "The Call"

 "I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don'twant equal time. We don't want pluralism."

Above quote RANDALL TERRY (Founder of Operation Rescue )[TheNews-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), August 16, 1993]

 This extremism in the Religious Right's agenda is not new and goes back at least to the 1960s:

"The idea that a coordinated campaign by “secular humanists” was aimed at displacing Christianity as the moral bedrock of America actually traces back to a group of Catholic ideologues in the 1960s. It was Protestant evangelicals, especially fundamentalists, who brought this concept into the public political arena and developed a plan to mobilize grassroots activists as foot soldiers in what became known as the Culture Wars of the 1980s…."
                               Quote from: The New Secular Fundamentalist Conspiracy! By Frederick Clarkson Spring 2008 Vol. 23, No. 1

At that time the Religious Right's views, policies and agenda was a fringe group that many believed would eventually disappear or at least have little influence in social policies or over America's politics but now they have become more mainstream . Akins problem is that he laid bare the ideology and theology of the Religious Right when it comes to issues they are concerned about.

 Akins did not carefully select his words so he could be understood as saying one thing to the Religious Right and yet appear to the public at large willing to compromise on these issues. For instance this is why some of Mitt Romney's statements can appear somewhat baffling as it were. Romney tries to be careful in his wording so he can later backtrack to appease the Mainstream Media if necessary but doing so does not change his or his party's core beliefs.

Right wing Christian Bryan Fischer argues that Critiques by the media and others of Akins Christian beliefs concerning the issue of abortion  is equivalent to the treatment of Jesus by the Pharisees. So anyone arguing in favor of the Right to Life and anti-abortion is taking on the mantle of Jesus .

The Pharisees Fischer claims were the first people to engage in "gotcha" politics.

Is Fischer saying in effect that Akins is to be compared to Jesus by taking the heat for defending his pro-life extremist stand that abortion should be criminalized without exception .

Fischer and Akins actually represent the core beliefs of the anti-abortion pro-life right wing uberconservative Christians including Evangelical Fundamentalist and Conservative Catholics and The Church of Jesus Christ and latter Day Saints (Mormons/LDS) and other religious conservatives.

To the leaders and average members of the Pro-Life Movement from the late 1970s insisted that there be few if any exceptions in which an abortion would be permitted. Todd Akins has just added a new twist by commenting that there are two sorts of rape victims those forced and those who were willing partners in the rape.

Francis Schaeffer an historian . philosopher and theologian is considered the founder of the Religious Right in the 1970s often compared abortion to the NAZI Holocaust or other acts of genocide and mass murder.
 Schaeffer  promoted the belief that the unborn child should have its right to life defended and protected  through the legal system and enforced by law. In their view killing a fetus or even a Zygot is equivalent to murder .

 Reading the books of  Francis Schaeffer and watching his films is rather disturbing as he characterizes the enemy of Christianity or of Judeo-Christian traditions and beliefs as being "secular humanism " which he argued led to cultural and moral relativism .

Secular Humanism is he claims a philosophy which is ultimately based upon a materialistic view of the world in which the world and humankind are merely the result  of chance and the laws of nature and not created by God or in any way shaped by God or other supernatural or metaphysical forces.

Secular Humanism he argued led to an immoral ,materialistic, hedonistic society based upon arbitrary laws which were changed based upon the whims of the people since the laws had no real foundation without God and the Scriptures. Without this foundation Secular Humanism cannot argue in favor of the sacredness of life or the existence of the human soul so a Zygot or fetus is considered to be a soulless, mindless, unfeeling amassing of cells which can easily be disposed of by the mother and sanctioned by the state.

 The pro-life movement has since its conception been radical in its views on abortion because abortion at any stage of the fetus' from Zygot to born child is in their view the murder of another human being . So given this view there is little or no room for compromise. So from the get-go this has been the Pro-Life's core belief. So a pregnancy which is the result of  rape is a living soul which God intended to be born otherwise the rape victim would not have gotten pregnant. It's all just part of God's plan.

Fischer Says Media Treating Akin Like Pharisees Treated Jesus by Brian Tashman at People For the American Way, 08/21/2012

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is continuing his full-throated defense of embattled Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, who said this weekend that women can’t get pregnant from what he called “legitimate rape.” Speaking with AFA president Tim Wildmon on Today’s Issues, Fischer compared the media’s criticism of Akin with the Pharisees’ attacks on Jesus, saying that “the scribes and Pharisees were the first ones to play gotcha politics.”
“You know the Gospel writers say that they kept looking for some way to trap Jesus in something that he might say, just one single word they could jump on to try to discredit him and that’s what they did with Todd Akin and his comments about rape,” Fischer said.

The radical religious Right's spokespersons. leaders and its theologians are quite clear about their own agenda to make America into a Christian nation as we see in these quotes below. For more see:
Religious Right page on this blog and relevant books at ">Theocracy USA.

"This is our government. They (the secular humanists) stole it. And we're coming to take it back."
Oliver North ( Iran/Contra scandal-right-wing hero Only Following Orders)

"What Christians have got to do is to take back this country,one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time and one state at a time ... I honestly believe that in my lifetime wewill see a country once again governed by Christians ... and Christian values."
(Religious News Service, May 15, 1990)RALPH REED (Executive director of the Christian Coalition)

"In winning a nation to the gospel, the sword as well as the pen must be used." R.J. Rushdooney (reconstructionist)

In the next clip we see Fischer for once on the side of contemporary science when he and his right-wing constituency are more often than not attacking science because they see science as a threat to their own stands on evolution, global warming, and their distorted views on race and gender and homosexuality.

God they say is present in each and every human action. God they state created gender differences and differences in race but not differences in human sexuality ie homosexuality GLBT And by extension God knew (all knowing) a specific rape was going to take place and yet allows it to happen (free agency). Is either party being punished or is being offered a lesson which only God knows or could possibly understand since humans are supposed to have faith in God, Jesus, the Bible , Billy Grhahham, Rec. Falwell, Rev. Pat Robertson ,

The Religious right in the USA has created a whole pantheon of American prophets and saints including George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan , Joseph McCarthy , J Edgar Hoover

Now Fischer is giving God an escape clause for "legitimate rape victims" that is God intervenes or human biology does and prevents these women from getting pregnant so Fischer claims. And by the way God made whites superiour to Hispanics and Blacks and a host of other races . God also made women inferiour to men Fischer and his religious right and conservative secular right want us to believe. Otherwise the Bible might be wrong but if it is wrong then God's word is flawed which means God is flawed . If God says he made the sun stand still then that's what happened even though it is not the sun that moves but the earth.

Fischer Calls Out Limbaugh, Hannity, & Palin for Refusing to 'Stand With Todd Akin and Modern Science'by Kyle Mantyla at people for The American Way, Aug. 22, 2012

Bryan Fischer continues his one man crusade to prove that Todd Akin was right when he claimed that that women have a biological defense against pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape" by pointing to an article in the Daily Mail that reports that "scientists [have] found that [women] with high levels of a stress hormone stop ovulating and are therefore unable to conceive."

To Fischer, this is proof that Akin was right and so now he is calling out, by name, all those conservatives who have joined in the "mindless, freakish, frenzied forcible assault" on Akin by suggesting that he should drop out of his Senate race, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Sarah Palin for not standing with "Todd Akin and modern science" and instead siding with the "jackals" who are attacking him:

When the Religious Right talk about making America a Christian nation we should take them seriously especially with their increasing influence on the Republican Party and on numerous state governments as social conservative baked legislation are argued about seriously and are even put into law.

Maddow on extremism in the Republican Party and the ongoing war on women's rights

Party platform No abortions permitted in cases of rape and incest.

The Rachel Maddow Show at MSNBC, August 22, 2012

McDonnell, too extreme for VP, brings anti-abortion agenda to GOP platform .
Rachel Maddow lists the declarations and legislative efforts that paint Virginia Governor Bob
"Ultrasound" McDonnell as holding a no-exceptions anti-abortion position - a position he has now overseen being written into the Republican Party platform.

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Romney and his defenders erroneously  argue that Ryan's views on abortion and pro-life legislation  are different from those of Todd Akin when in fact they are not .

 As Maddow pointed out the Republican Party has now adopted as part of it's party's platform a no-exceptions pro-life anti-abortion legislation which will grant the unborn personhood from the moment of conception . This means the morning after pill would be banned as would birth control pills .

So a woman found guilty of abortion would serve a life sentence in prison or possibly be executed by the state. The same goes for homosexuals, adulterers, heretics , members of other religious faiths and so forth .  By what stoning.  This is the American Christian Taliban hoping that they can push Romney to pass legislation supporting their twisted version of Christianity  .

The new Puritans insist that whatever they do they do it to save the souls of everyone. Or at least the elect since it is their duty to purify America to make it a Christian Nation.

 And to the "true believers"  the notion of America as characterized by the Puritans as  the City on the Hill   doing God's work and being a beacon to the rest of the world was not a matter of hyperbole but that America was part of God's Divine plan for purifying Christianity and spreading the Gospel throughout  the world .

 So America it is argued is not just another nation but rather a unique nation chosen by God  to lead the world and therefore to fulfill this role the laws of the land must reflect God's Law not man's law.

    Why is Mitt Romney Outraged at Todd Akin and Not at Paul Ryan? by Michael Keegan at People For the American Way Aug. 20, 2012
What is Romney's "entirely different view"? That Rep. Akin doesn't have a basic understanding of the female anatomy that he's so interested in legislating? That Akin feels the need to draw a distinction between "legitimate rape" and "illegitimate rape"? That Akin thinks rape victims shouldn't be able to choose whether to carry their rapists' children?
Romney should start by directing his outrage at his own running mate. Rep. Paul Ryan not only opposes abortion rights for rape victims, he was a cosponsor of a so-called "personhood" amendment that would have classified abortion as first degree murder and outlawed common types of birth control. Ryan has also bought into the "legitimate rape" nonsense, cosponsoring legislation with Akin that would have limited federal services to victims of "forcible rape" - a deliberate attempt to write out some victims of date rape and statutory rape.
Romney himself has flirted with the "personhood" idea, telling Mike Huckabee during the primary that he'd "absolutely" support such a measure. When he was later confronted about the comment at a town hall meeting, it became clear that Romney had no idea how the process he wanted to legislate actually worked.
And Romney hasn't always been keen to stand up for the victims of rape. In a Republican debate in February, he actually got in an argument with Newt Gingrich over who was least in favor of requiring hospitals to provide emergency contraception to rape victims they were treating.
Now the Romney campaign is trying to distance itself from Akin by saying that "a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape." But Romney has also vowed to nominate Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, returning to states the power to outlaw or allow abortion as they choose. If Romney and anti-choice activists get their wish from the Supreme Court, a Romney-Ryan administration would have no power to stop states from imposing whichever abortion bans they decide to impose. The promise to carve out an exception for rape victims is not a promise they would be able to keep.
The real scandal of Rep. Akin's comments isn't the faulty sex-ed he's teaching. Instead, his comments expose the anti-choice movement's skewed and condescending view of women. Akin can't accept that a woman who fits his definition of virtue - the victim of a "legitimate rape" - would also need to seek an abortion, and he has made up false science to support that assumption. But with or without the weird right-wing science, that same false distinction underlies all anti-choice policies - including those embraced by Romney and Ryan.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'War on whistleblowers must end!' - Assange speech at Ecuador Embassy And Chris Hedges On US Covert Operations and Glenn Greenwald US Commits War Crimes By Attacking Rescuers After Initial Attack

"There are hundreds of millions of people who have a tragic intimacy with the twisted and brutal soul of American imperialism. Okinawans. Guatemalans. Cubans. Congolese. Brazilians. Argentines. Indonesians. Iranians. Palestinians. Panamanians. Vietnamese. Cambodians. Filipinos. South Koreans. Taiwanese. Nicaraguans. Salvadorans. Afghans. Iraqis. Yemenis. Somalis. They can all tell us who we are, if we can listen.

But we do not. We are as ignorant, gullible and naive as children. We celebrate fictitious red-white-and-blue virtues while our clandestine armies, which at times achieve short-term objectives but always finally plunge us deeper into violence, have steadily weakened and discredited the nation as well as the purported values for which it stands. These clandestine armies travel the globe, awash in hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, sowing dragon’s teeth that rise up later, like the warriors in the myth of the Golden Fleece, to become mirror images of our own monstrosities."
Quote by Chris Hedges on America's covert dirty war which in the end just leads to more blowback.

"At least six militants were killed when US drones fired missiles twice on Sunday in North Waziristan Agency.

"In the first strike, four missiles were fired on two vehicles in the Mana Gurbaz area of district Shawal in North Waziristan Agency, while two missiles were fired in the second strike at the same site where militants were removing the wreckage of their destroyed vehicles."

An unnamed Pakistani official identically told Agence France-Presse that a second US drone "fired two missiles at the site of this morning's attack, where militants were removing the wreckage of their two destroyed vehicles".

(Those killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan are more or less automatically deemed "militants" by unnamed "officials", and then uncritically called such by most of the western press – a practice that inexcusably continues despite revelations that the Obama administration has redefined "militants" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone".)
Quote by Glenn Greenwald from article US Drone Strikes Target Rescuers in Pakistan – and the West Stays Silent by Glenn Greenwald,via Information Clearing House Aug. 20,2012  Today's topics: *Chris Hedges on the immorality of America using covert operations
*Glenn Greenwald on US Drone attacks on first responders, rescuers and "Good Samaritans"
*Julianne Assange narrowly escapes being unlawfully arrested by British Police after he was granted asylum by Ecuador Embassy.

We begin with the fate of Julianne Assange as he is granted asylum by the nation of Ecuador in defiance of the British and American governments.

To realize how serious this is imagine a foreign government using force to remove someone given asylum by the British or American Embassy -we should note wars are fought over such an egregious violation of another nation's sovereignty.

A dozen or so Latin American countries have given their support to Ecuador and its sovereign right to grant asylum.

Assange demands that the Obama administration give up on its war on Whistleblowers and its witch-hunt of employees and supporters of Wikileaks.

Even someone posting documents obtained by Wikileaks can be targeted as an enemy combatant or a traitor and giving aid and comfort to the enemy .

As we have seen in the US even well respected humanitarian groups and relief agencies are treated as suspects because they give aid to both sides in any conflict. Relief agencies such as even the Red Cross and Red Crescent and human rights watchdogs and journalists are refused entry into areas of conflict so they are unable to help those in need or to document human rights violations committed by either side in a conflict.

America doesn't mind when criticisms over human rights violations are made about America's enemies but are outraged whenever anyone speaks about human rights violations and war crimes committed by US personnel or those of her allies.

As Chris Hedges points out the hyocrisy of the USA and NATO and their allies who use the same sort of covert tactics as those used by those America's deems as Terrorists. So the USA engages in murders, assassinations, bombing civilians, using torture to terrorize all who dare speak out about America's on going dirty wars .

Glenn Greenwald notes that one definition of a terrorist' attack is its brutality and barbarism in what's referred to as :the second tap"- first an area is bombed and when rescuers and other civilians rush into help those injured a second bomb goes off manually triggered by the same terrorist or by a second terrorists. The USA has now become notorious for using similar tactics against suspected terrorists by using Drones to bomb a village or neighborhood and launching a second or third attack once first responders, good Samaritans and the curious rush into the area where the first bomb exploded.

Attacking civilians or medical personnel or fire fighters and so forth is considered a serious War Crime and a Crime Against Humanity and those who took part and those who gave the orders no matter how far up the line of command including the Commander in Chief must be held accountable for these crimes.

But Americans need not fear since according to their successive governments and presidents such rules no longer apply to the USA or its allies and there is nothing other nations can legally do about it.

If the rest of the nations were to stand up to the USA forming a unified front that might dissuade the USA . Another course of action which I have suggested before is abolish the use of a veto in the UN Security Council or hold a general vote at the UN to chastise the USA by a temporary ban form the UN followed by imposing sanctions on the USA .

This is problematic because the United Nations is located in the USA but that can be changed by having the UN temporary quarters set up in a more neutral nation.

The UN is not just a building in New York for it is also an idea and an ideal and a vision of nations not reflexively going to war without considering other courses of action.

'War on whistleblowers must end!' - Assange speech at Ecuador Embassy

 also see transcript at Official Statement by WikiLeaks' Julian Assange From the Ecuadorian Embassy, By Julian Assange, WikiLeaks | Public Statement, Aug. 20,2012 Also of note today are the next two articles accusing the USA of war crimes and Crimes against humanity.

Chris Hedges accuses the USA of using tactics similar to the so-called Terrorists. The US uses covert operations to destabilize nations to fund mercenaries to carry out murders, assassinations, plundering, raping and torture all in the name of Capitalism and Democracy . The USA has created hundreds of new agencies to deal with the Global War on Terror. Most of these agencies have no accountability and are just told to get the job done as they did in Chile in 1970-1973 which ended with the American sanctioned murder of the popular reformer Pres. Allende and the murder of thousands of unarmed Allende supporters all overseen by the USA and Britain and other countries.

The War in the Shadows By Chris Hedges August 21, 2012 "TruthDig" via Information Clearing House

...The killers and the paymasters, the spies and gangsters, the terrorists and jihadists, on all sides of the divide, have grown in numbers to carry out a vast war in the shadows. They are determined to perpetuate the senseless violence and mayhem that are the currency of their profession. And they make peace and diplomacy impossible. That is their goal. Sen. Frank Church in 1975, after chairing a Senate committee investigation into U.S. intelligence activities, defined “covert action” as a “semantic disguise for murder, coercion, blackmail, bribery, the spreading of lies, and consorting with known torturers and international terrorists.”
The multitudes of crimes these killers, torturers, kidnappers, propagandists, special operations units and spies have carried out in our name are well known to those outside our gates.
There are hundreds of millions of people who have a tragic intimacy with the twisted and brutal soul of American imperialism. Okinawans. Guatemalans. Cubans. Congolese. Brazilians. Argentines. Indonesians. Iranians. Palestinians. Panamanians. Vietnamese. Cambodians. Filipinos. South Koreans. Taiwanese. Nicaraguans. Salvadorans. Afghans. Iraqis. Yemenis. Somalis. They can all tell us who we are, if we can listen. But we do not. We are as ignorant, gullible and naive as children.

...We celebrate fictitious red-white-and-blue virtues while our clandestine armies, which at times achieve short-term objectives but always finally plunge us deeper into violence, have steadily weakened and discredited the nation as well as the purported values for which it stands. These clandestine armies travel the globe, awash in hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, sowing dragon’s teeth that rise up later, like the warriors in the myth of the Golden Fleece, to become mirror images of our own monstrosities.

US Drone Strikes Target Rescuers in Pakistan – and the West Stays Silent by Glenn Greenwald,via Information Clearing House Aug. 20,2012
Attacking rescuers – a tactic long deemed by the US a hallmark of terrorism – is now routinely used by the Obama administration
But attacking rescuers (and arguably worse, bombing funerals of America's drone victims) is now a tactic routinely used by the US in Pakistan. In February, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism documented that "the CIA's drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals." Specifically: "at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims." That initial TBIJ report detailed numerous civilians killed by such follow-up strikes on rescuers, and established precisely the terror effect which the US government has long warned are sown by such attacks:
"Yusufzai, who reported on the attack, says those killed in the follow-up strike 'were trying to pull out the bodies, to help clear the rubble, and take people to hospital.' The impact of drone attacks on rescuers has been to scare people off, he says: 'They've learnt that something will happen. No one wants to go close to these damaged building anymore.'"
Since that first bureau report, there have been numerous other documented cases of the use by the US of this tactic: "On [4 June], US drones attacked rescuers in Waziristan in western Pakistan minutes after an initial strike, killing 16 people in total according to the BBC. On 28 May, drones were also reported to have returned to the attack in Khassokhel near Mir Ali." Moreover, "between May 2009 and June 2011, at least 15 attacks on rescuers were reported by credible news media, including the New York Times, CNN, ABC News and Al Jazeera."
In June, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, said that if "there have been secondary drone strikes on rescuers who are helping (the injured) after an initial drone attack, those further attacks are a war crime." There is no doubt that there have been.
(A different UN official, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, Ben Emmerson, this weekend demanded that the US "must open itself to an independent investigation into its use of drone strikes or the United Nations will be forced to step in", and warned that the demand "will remain at the top of the UN political agenda until some consensus and transparency has been achieved". For many American progressives, caring about what the UN thinks is so very 2003.)
The frequency with which the US uses this tactic is reflected by this December 2011 report from ABC News on the drone killing of 16-year-old Tariq Khan and his 12-year-old cousin Waheed, just days after the older boy attended a meeting to protest US drones:
"Asked for documentation of Tariq and Waheed's deaths, Akbar did not provide pictures of the missile strike scene. Virtually none exist, since drones often target people who show up at the scene of an attack."
Not only does that tactic intimidate rescuers from helping the wounded and removing the dead, but it also ensures that journalists will be unwilling to go to the scene of a drone attack out of fear of a follow-up attack.

This has now happened yet again this weekend in Pakistan, which witnessed what Reuters calls "a flurry of drone attacks" that "pounded northern Pakistan over the weekend", "killing 13 people in three separate attacks". The attacks "came as Pakistanis celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the festival of Eid al-Fitr." At least one of these weekend strikes was the type of "double tap" explosion aimed at rescuers which, the US government says, is the hallmark of Hamas:
"At least six militants were killed when US drones fired missiles twice on Sunday in North Waziristan Agency.
"In the first strike, four missiles were fired on two vehicles in the Mana Gurbaz area of district Shawal in North Waziristan Agency, while two missiles were fired in the second strike at the same site where militants were removing the wreckage of their destroyed vehicles."
An unnamed Pakistani official identically told Agence France-Presse that a second US drone "fired two missiles at the site of this morning's attack, where militants were removing the wreckage of their two destroyed vehicles". (Those killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan are more or less automatically deemed "militants" by unnamed "officials", and then uncritically called such by most of the western press – a practice that inexcusably continues despite revelations that the Obama administration has redefined "militants" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone".)

Monday, August 20, 2012

"...Terrorists and Mafias in the White House, 10 Downing St., Palais de l'Élysée" And Sheikh Adnan Al-Arour Promises Blood Bath In Syria After The Success Of The Rebels

"We are seeing how Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State expressed it very clearly: 'We came, we saw, he died,' and then started laughing. This is a message to the world of how this new world order model actually works..."

  "When they decide to change the regime, they do so with the utmost violence, and it is a whole model.

 First they target a country by calling it a rogue state; then they support local terrorists and call them freedom fighters; then they bring death and destruction upon civilians and they call it UN sanctions. Then they spread lies and call it the International Community's opinion expressed by the Western media. Then they invade and control the country and call it liberation and finally they steal appetizing oil and call it foreign investment and reconstruction,"

Quote from RT interview of international consultant and author Adrian Sabuchi in responding to the reaction of Hillary Clinton and other Western leaders to the brutal murder of Colonel Gaddafi by American backed thugs and fanatics.

 Syria is the newest target of American/NATO/Western propaganda. Because of their tactics of misinformation it becomes increasingly difficult to get a clear picture of what is really taking place in Syria and this is not merely because of the so-called "Fog of War" excuse and cliche` but is an intentional conscious tactic used by the USA and NATO etc. So  for  those of us who are not on the ground inside Syria or in the War Rooms of America, Britain, France and other nations allied to the USA the situation as journalist and author Erik Margolis says is "Murky" to say the least.

The Western backed rebels in Libya as in Syria are depicted as "Freedom Fighters"  and therefore on the side of Good and righteousness and so forth but other Syrians claim otherwise as do even some of the rebels leaders such as Syrian Sheikh Adnan Al-Arour who lives in exile in Saudi Arabia .(Which is just another anti-democratic authoritarian brutal Regime which tend to imprison , torture, kill or simply use its religious police to take care of critics and dissidents).

So here's an example of the rhetoric used by some within the rebel camp. In this instance Sheikh Adnan Al-Arour promises a bloodbath leading up to their ultimate victory and a continuation of the blood letting after their victory.

These threats are seen by the Shia as a matter of Sunni Islamist extremist who preach hate against Shia and Alawaites using the revolution as a cover for wiping out Islamic sects which are hated by many Sunnis.

Adnan Al-Arour says that they will chop the Alawaites who oppose the Syrian revolution on Vimeo:

Adnan Al-Arour... The godfather of the Syrian Revolution 2011... A Sheikh lives in Saudi and receives their ultimate support.. You can see his ugly face on Wisal and Safa TV Sat-Channels... These two channels promote religious hatred against specific sects especially the Alawaites and the Shiites..

I despise Saudi, the state that hosts such a criminal, and such disgusting channels and allow them to emit their poisons..

I despise Saudi that promotes and supports terrorism wherever US government needs it... And shame on the west who allied himself with this disgusting state...

In this interview Arour says that they Syrian rebels will chop the Alawaites who opposed the so-called revolution and feed their flesh to the dogs...
How peaceful and civil..

Curse everyone and every media who says that what is happening in Syria are peaceful demonstrations...

(Adnan Al-Arour says that they will chop the Alawaites who oppose the Syrian revolution from The Truth about Syria on Vimeo.'via Blog this')

     In the interview at RT of Adrian Sabuchi of the NATO American intervention of Libya which resulted in the brutal murder of President Gaddafi he claims: " As some European leaders demonstrate a celebratory mood over the violent death of Colonel Gaddafi, they are no less terrorists themselves, claims international consultant and author Adrian Salbuchi."

Adrian Salbuchi Predicted over a year ago that after Libya the US and NATO and their client sates or satellite regimes will target Syria, Iran, Ecuador, venezuela and Bolivia at least for starters. They have already neutralized Honduras and are aiming to bring down any regime in the America's which do not do America's bidding. What is going on here is no different than what the USA has been doing at least since 1950.
Of course in the 1950 til the 1990s the excuse for American and Western intervewntion was because they were ostensibly fighting Communism which also included moderate socialist regimes or regimes that insisted on treating all of its citizens fairly and justly that is politically, socially and economically treated all as if they were of value. This very idea the American and Western leaders no matter what they say they abhore any such egalitarianism or notions of fairness and justice for all and not just the elites and their Middle Class toadies who dream of being on the inside of the elites.

They target a nation which maybe leaning to the left or is not kow towing to the American Empire then they use various tactics to destabalize the country by covert or overt interference using opposition forces as proxies along with using paid thugs and mercenaries or corrupt officials, police or military to take take down the regime to be replaced by a pro-American often authoritarian regime or the US simply invades and conquers as they did in Iraq but call it "Liberation" while turning the country into chaos thereby neutralizing it as a possible future enemy.

When there is a truly or genuine populist peaceful uprising in a country which has a pro-American Regime the US in league with the authoritarian unpopular regime white washes the regimes actions as necessary to keep law and order and keep the leftist or pro-democracy groups from taking control.

In order to defeat such pro-democracy groups the US will exaggerate what the pro-democracy or pro-reform groups are calling for claiming they want to set up some sort of theocracy or a dictatorship which will plunder the wealth of the rich and powerful who are pro-American . The US will use its tried and true methods which they used in Gautemala and Iran in 1953 and later in El Salvador, Chile, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen,Afghanistan, South Korea, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain etc.

They will discredit and demonize the opposition using in a campaign of disinformation and propaganda . Then the USA or its proxy regime will use legal or extralegal means to silence dissidents; to remove dissidents by imprisonment, assassination , disappearing them , torturing them and intimidating the dissidents associates, friends and families while shutting down the free press and media and institutions such as Universities which may be seen as hot beds breeding dissidents and trouble makers.

It is incredible how these various strategies and tactics are used with success and eventually with the blessings of the Mainstream Media in the USA and its allies or quisling toadies who cower in the shadow of the American Empire as it slaughters thousands or tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands human beings without any second thoughts and they do so with impunity.

US administration sees the death of tens of thousands of Libyans along with Gaddafi as somehow as "liberating " the people of Libya. Gaddafi was not arrested tried and punished but rather was butchered by American/NATO supported thugs to the delight of not just the elites in America, Canada and other Western nations but even to the delight of a large portion of so called civilized civilians in these so called civilized nations. So who are the real barbarians. In the case of the Western Nations we have a variety of more peaceful and diplomatic ways of choosing in how we respond to so-called terrorists and out of control dictators or authoritarian regimes.

But the Western agenda is not peace but is the same as it has been at least since the First Bloody Christian Crusade ( there were at least 10) into the primarily Muslim Middle East which was not a threat to Europe at all but these Crusades including the latest (2001-2012 aka Global War On Terror) have been undertaken inorder to maintain or to further the West'/America's agenda of global dominance or hegemony and to maintain or to increase its power,and wealth by any and all means including plunder and theft and piracy and the salughter of untold numbers of civilians.

( for more on this see for instance Glenn Greenwald's Great American Hypocrites: Toppling The Big Myths of Republican Politics, 2008.

and : Joh Feffer's Crusade 2.0,The West's Resurgent War on Islam, 2012.

Here's the video of RT interview of Adrian Sabuchi  after the murder of Qaddafi.:

"We have High-Class Terrorists and Mafias in the White House, 10 Downing St., Palais de l'Élysée"

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Real News @ http://RevolutionNews.US — Many of the world's most repressive dictators have been friends of America. Tyrants, torturers, killers, and sundry dictators and corrupt puppet-presidents have been aided, supported, and rewarded handsomely for their loyalty to US interests. Traditional dictators seize control through force, while constitutional dictators hold office through voting fraud or severely restricted elections, and are frequently puppets and apologists for the military juntas which control the ballot boxes. In any case, none have been democratically elected by the majority of their people in fair and open elections.

Salbuchi said Qaddafi's death was undoubtedly a message for the whole world, as it is not just about Libya.
"We are seeing how Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State expressed it very clearly: 'We came, we saw, he died,' and then started laughing. This is a message to the world of how this new world order model actually works," he stated. "When they decide to change the regime, they do so with the utmost violence, and it is a whole model. First they target a country by calling it a rogue state; then they support local terrorists and call them freedom fighters; then they bring death and destruction upon civilians and they call it UN sanctions. Then they spread lies and call it the International Community's opinion expressed by the Western media. Then they invade and control the country and call it liberation and finally they steal appetizing oil and call it foreign investment and reconstruction," Salbuchi explained.

Full Article: Third World Traveler: Dictators