encroachments on Basic Liberty. Very important information I
never heard before, including the legal meaning of the Military
Commissions Act of 2006.
David Wu (D-OR) stated in the debate over the bill on the floor of the
House of Representatives that "by so restricting habeas corpus, this
bill does not just apply to enemy aliens. It applies to all Americans
because, while the provision on page 93 has the word 'alien' in it, the
provision on page 61 does not have the
word 'alien' in it."
Let us say that my wife, who
is here in the gallery with us tonight, a sixth generation Oregonian,
is walking by the friendly, local military base and is picked up as an
unlawful enemy combatant. What is her
recourse? She says, I am a
U.S. citizen. That is a jurisdictional
fact under this statute, and she
will not have recourse to the courts. She can take it to Donald
Rumsfeld, but she cannot take it across the street to an Article 3
Several commentators observe that the MCA
effectively absolves the Bush
administration and others for possible crimes committed in the
Terror by negating the principle of command responsibility. http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR511542006
big fish of Mil
Act Does Affect US Citizens
Recent application of terror legislation
proves American citizens not exempt from intent of bill
This important series (Recommended
downloads below) is about a legal witchhunt against
an attorney who specializes in civil rights (Lynne Stewart was
facing 30 years on some trumped-up garbage), but
it's really about a witchhunt against ALL lawyers fighting for freedom
and for people, especially against totalitarianism and witchunts.
This series is also
about the War on Terror, about
the fraud of "Security" concerns,
and the newest "Great Leap Forward" of the "Security
State" [Michael Parenti]
Security State" as contrasted
with the Democratic Government seen on TV.
some info on some organizations that could have had "absolutely no
involvement" with 9-11: CIA
only works freelance when it
comes to murder, narco-dealing,
and stuffing their pockets, like with Operation Phoenix and the Nugan-Hand bank.
But CIA really works for Wall Street and wealthy elites. An
caliber with global repercussions and the implemention of an
interlocking global "security
state" with new domestic
security structures of DHS and Northcom
and more, all this is too big to have been cooked up BY "the CIA" or other black ops for
their own purposes.
- The first characteristic of a National Security State is
that the military is the highest authority. In a National Security
State the military not only guarantees the security of the state
against all internal and external
enemies, it has enough power to determine the overall direction
of the society. In a National Security State the military exerts
important influence over political, economic, as well as military
- A second defining feature of a National
Security State is that political
democracy and democratic
elections are viewed with suspicion,
contempt, or in terms of
political expediency. National Security States often maintain an
appearance of democracy. However, ultimate power rests with the
military or within a broader National Security Establishment.
- A third characteristic of a National
Security State is that the military
and related sectors wield
substantial political and economic power. They do so in the
an ideology which stresses that "freedom"
and "development" are
possible only when capital is concentrated in the hands of elites.
- A fourth feature of a National Security
State is its obsession with enemies.
There are enemies of the state
everywhere. Defending against external
and/or internal enemies becomes a leading preoccupation of the
state, a distorting factor in the economy, and a major source of national identity and
- A fifth ideological foundation of a
National Security State is that the enemies of the state are cunning
and ruthless. Therefore, any
used to destroy or control these enemies is justified.
- A sixth characteristic of a National
Security State is that it restricts public debate and limits popular
participation through secrecy or
intimidation. Authentic democracy
depends on participation of the people. National Security States limit
such participation in a number of ways: They sow fear and thereby
narrow the range of public debate; they restrict and distort
information; and they define policies in secret and implement those
policies through covert channels
and clandestine activities.
justifies such actions through rhetorical pleas of "higher purpose" and
appeals to "national security."
Big Brother's new toy (11 total)
- Finally, the
church is expected to mobilize its financial, ideological, and
theological resources in service to the National Security State.
Morales discussing Martial Law, the Mil Comm Act and
the complementary Northcom order with Alex Jones, whacky
commercials cut out.
Ultimately it's about the complete destruction of all human and civil
rights whatsoever GLOBALLY including within the United States -- including the Right to not be
arbitrarily detained, arrested, convicted
in a military tribunal, and executed, all without the basic rights of
justice, without even
knowing what crime you are charged with, with the use of secret witnesses or other
secret evidence about you that you cannot see, without even
having a trial
in front of a judge (Habeus Corpus).
Morales on Philip Dru show (Libertarian). Morales also worked
with homeless squatters seizing city-stolen property in NYC and
renovating it. In some cases, they got to keep it too.
Discussing the tyranny of BushCo, and how
even Republicans have a hard time opposing it.
If you're involved
in any kind of illicit commodity trade, organized crime activity like
drug trafficking, there is only one requisite for success, immunity,
and the CIA gave them that. As long as they were allied with the CIA,
the local police and then the DEA
stayed away from the drug
lords. See POWDERBURNS
and from pages 461-472 in Alfred W.
McCoy's bombshell book, "The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity In The
Two: Nugan Hand Bank
The first one
is intro about Lynne Stewart. The others build in more
and more shocking info on the weak and fictitious parameters of the
case against her and the ruthlessness of her prosecution.
The Terror State Targets Lynne Stewart, Part One: The
Destruction of Democratic Rights
Lynne Stewart.mp3 -- LOCAL
The Terror State Targets Lynne Stewart, Part Two: A Modern
Lynne Stewart 2 - Modern Inquisition.mp3 LOCAL
The Terror State Targets Lynne Stewart, Part Three: From
Operation Cyclone to P2OG
Lynne Stewart 3 - Operation Cyclone to P2OG.mp3 LOCAL
State Targets Lynne Stewart, Part Four: The Relentless Assault On
Lynne Stewart 4 - Relentless Assault On Democratic
on SECRET SOCIETIES and FREEDOM of the PRESS
Kahlah al-Marri is a citizen of Qatar who
was arrested while studying in the United States.
Al-Marri was arrested in December
2001, and held in
civilian jails in Peoria, Illinois and New York City as a material
witness. His brother, Jarallah al-Marri was captured in January
2002, and transported to military detention at United States Guantanamo
Bay Naval Base, in Cuba.
In 2002 Ali was charged with financial crimes. Al-Marri was
charged with opening
bank accounts with inadequate
or forged identity
documents. (wow, that could be
really bad stuff -- let's say we fry him without a trial)
Evidence has been disclosed that al-Marri was in possession
of a telephone card that was
previously used to call a number in Dubai linked to the reputed Al
Qaeda finacier, Mustafa al-Hawsawi. After searching al-Marri's
computer, a folder was found
labeled "jihad arena", which
according to the government, contained information on hydrogen cyanide,
a poisonous gas used in chemical weapons, along with lectures by Osama
bin Laden and a cartoon of planes crashing into the World Trade Center.
OK, so I have
no idea if al-Marri is a "good guy" a "bad guy" or what. He
probably hates all Jews, including me, for all I know.
But look at
the charges they might execute him for:
- information on
hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous gas used in chemical weapons
- yeah, every bleach and
ammonia bottle has warnings about mixing them
- lectures by Osama
bin Laden - How many people have downloaded and watched them?
- cartoon of planes
crashing - OMG, I even have cartoons of Bin Laden with Bert!! Plus, everyone's seen
that hoax of the guy standing on the (closed) observation deck as the
plane flies in.
- Opening up a bank
account with fake ID, they already dropped that
- He had a phone card that someone (perhaps al-Marri or his
brother) used to call a phone number
in Dubai, linked to a guy and
that guy might have sent money to some organization that might have
helped finance Al-Qaeda. Maybe he called, maybe he didn't
this, I have the phone number of a person
who funded Al-Qaeda: 202-467-5410.
- Here's another phone number of some people who gave Al-Qaeda lots of cash and weapons:
a phone number of a group that
gave an Al-Qaeda member high level
training, weapons, and a uniform: 1-800-USA-ARMY
Let's be clear. The bad thing 's not that they are tracking a potential terrorist
point is, before Sept 11, FBI
agents were obstructed
superiors) from even seeking a search warrant
suspected terrorists (from Ashcroft, for example), and even theatened
pursuing leads into terrorist financing, by both Clinton and Bush
admins. Now, they want to lock people up indefinitely -- foreign
and American -- and ultimately kill
them without even a trial
in front of Judge or Jury, if an
appointed Mil Commission deems it. This is more than
overkill. This was systematic, when you tie together the old
"terrorist-aiding" rules with the new infinite crackdown.
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are locked in a tug of
war over the relevancy of Mr. Padilla’s military detention to the
present criminal case. Federal prosecutors have asked the judge to
forbid Mr. Padilla’s lawyers from mentioning the circumstances of his
military detention during the trial, maintaining that their accusations
could “distract and inflame the jury.”
Mr. Padilla’s status was abruptly
changed to criminal defendant from enemy combatant last fall. At
the time, the Supreme Court was weighing whether to take up the
legality of his military detention — and thus the issue of the president’s authority to seize an American citizen on American soil
and hold him indefinitely without charges — when the Bush administration pre-empted its
decision by filing criminal charges against Mr. Padilla.
Mr. Padilla was added as a defendant in a terrorism conspiracy
case already under way in Miami. The
strong public accusations made during his military detention — about the dirty bomb, Al Qaeda
connections and supposed plans to set off natural gas explosions in
apartment buildings — appear nowhere in the
indictment against him. The
indictment does not allege any
specific violent plot against America.
Mr. Padilla is portrayed in the indictment as the recruit of a “North American
terror support cell” that sent money, goods and recruits abroad to assist “global jihad” in general,
with a special interest in Bosnia and Chechnya. Mr. Padilla, the
indictment asserts, traveled overseas “to participate in violent jihad”
and filled out an application
for a mujahedin training camp in Afghanistan.
Green Party candidate in Pennsylvania.
AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY
found this article particularly interesting because I
have recently returned from vacation. Right
after the election I decided to get away for a while. I
went to the airport just as I had done hundreds of times (having been a
management consultant, a marketing manager and a sales representative
for the last 25 years). But this time my trip to
the airport was different. I was not permitted to
check in at the curb. I could not check in at the kiosk. I
was told I had to see "the agent". That's when I
was informed that I
am on "the watch list". The "watch list", in
case you are not familiar with it, is a list of names of individuals
suspected of posing "a
risk of air piracy or terrorism or a threat to airline or passenger
safety." While initially denying to the media that such a
list existed, the TSA finally acknowledged its existence in October
frankly knew nothing about the "watch list" or the TSA. The TSA is the
Transportation Security Administration -- it is part of Homeland
Security! Being on the "watch list" is not quite as
bad as being on the no-fly list. Being on the watch
list means you are simply delayed 45 minutes while airport security
checks you out, you miss your flight because you only arrived an hour
early and everyone looks at you wondering if you're about to blow
up the place.
soon as I got to my hotel I looked into trying to get off the
"watch list". I was given a web site and told about
the list of information I would have to supply. On
my way home I chatted with the security agent as I went through the
process again and told him how I was now going through the necessary
procedures to get off the "watch list". He said I shouldn't go
to all that trouble since, although they tell you can get off the watch
list after 60 days from the time of application, you never really get
off the "watch list". Let me tell you how
wonderful this makes me feel. Is it fascism yet?
Murphy recommends this LINK
missing link 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_0oq56hjms
Nothing new. Interesting article if you were born recently
didn't know America went far beyond mere Abu Gharaib-style torture in
the past. Some excerpts:
crimes were a central was part of a CIA strategy for fighting the
Express, a Ninth Infantry sweep through Kien Hoa in the first
six months of 1969, killed an estimated 11,000 civilians-supposedly
As the CIA was well
aware, Ho Chi Minh boasted that with two cadre in every hamlet, he
could win the war, no matter how many soldiers the Americans threw at
So the CIA adopted the
Ho's strategy-but on a grander and bloodier scale. The object of Contre
Coup was to identify and terrorize each and every individual
VCI and his/her family, friends and fellow villagers. To this
end the CIA in 1964 launched a massive intelligence operation called
the Provincial Interrogation Center Program.
"was to take charge of
execution teams that wiped out entire families."
This CIA strategy of
committing war crimes for psychological reasons to terrorize the
enemy's supporters into submission
Yes, the CIA has a
global, illegal strategy of terrorizing people, although in typical CIA
lexicon it's called "anti-terrorism."
When you're waging
illegal warfare, language is every bit as important as weaponry and the
will to kill. As George Orwell or Noam Chomsky might explain, when
you're deliberately killing innocent women and children, half the
court-of-public-opinion battle is making it sound legal.
confessed that in 1966 he
saw US soldiers massacre as many as 600 Vietnamese civilians in five
fishing villages. He'd been in Vietnam for three years by then, but it
didn't occur to him that he had discovered a war crime.
The CIA launched its
Phoenix Program in June 1967, after 13 years of tinkering with
several experimental counter-terror and psywar programs, and
building its network of secret interrogation centers.
After an investigation in
1970, four Congresspersons
concluded that the CIA's Phoenix Program violated international law.
"The people of these United States," they jointly stated, "have
deliberately imposed upon the Vietnamese people a system of justice
which admittedly denies due process of law," and that in doing so, "we
appear to have violated the 1949 Geneva Convention for the protection
of civilian people."
During the hearings, U.S.
Representative Ogden Reid said,
"if the Union had had a Phoenix program during the Civil War, its
targets would have been civilians like Jefferson Davis or the
mayor of Macon, Georgia."
But the American establishment
and media denied it then,
and continue to deny it until today, because Phoenix was a
article explains A LOT
about US history at war and doublespeak. It shines bright light
on the current state of Amnesia about the United States at war --- in
this case with yet another beaten up, weak Third World enemy country
that made up for lack of raw power in guts and commitment to fight to
also makes you ask: WHY
the big deal about torture now
.... when they are still covering up this torture in the past?
one, this time they are
working to make it 100% legal. Bushco giving
themselves "retroactive legal immunity" against war
crimes charges in American courts. The BIG DEAL is they are
trying to make torture and murder more publicly acceptable.
Bonus: Write 1000 words on how
"Sept 11" shock and awe, unproven allegations, incessant propaganda
about Islamo-fascists, plus conflicting info on the religion of Islam,
all this and more helped the USG move govt-sponsored
torture and murder from the realm of Nuremburg and the Holocaust to
being "publicly acceptable".
They are trying to
make it so testimony acquired under torture is legally acceptable as evidence. (NO LIMITS of rule of law.)
The US Army leaked Abu
Gharaib on CNN. WHY?
Sure it was ugly, bad, wrong. But why did they leak it? And
you see, it was clearly not as bad as this Phoenix program, yet Abu Ghariab "blew up" bigger in the
media ---- despite a
vastly more mendacious LYING media.
answer to that question seems to scream "psychological
operations (mindfuck) on
at CIA Battalion 316:
Record of Washington's New "Ambassador" to Iraq
When a wave of torture and murder staggered a small U.S. ally, truth
was a casualty. Was the CIA involved? Did Washington know? Was the
Now we know: Yes, Yes and yes.
as Battalion 316, used shock and suffocation
devices in interrogations.
Prisoners often were kept naked and,
when no longer useful, killed and
buried in unmarked graves.
and other sources show that the CIA and the U.S. Embassy
numerous crimes, including murder and torture, committed by Battalion
continued to collaborate closely with its leaders.
sophisticated about the torture employed by Battalion 316. In
addition to la capucha - a piece of rubber cut from an inner tube that
prevents a person from
breathing through the mouth and nose - they used rope to hang victims
from the ceiling and beat them, and extension
cords with exposed wires for shock torture.
now 52, speaking in an interview at her home in Vienna, Va., describes
how she was tortured with electric
wires attached to her breasts and vagina.
"The first jolt was so bad I just wanted to die," she said.
Jose Barrera, a
torturer interviewed in Toronto, recalls such pleas from
prisoners. "They always asked to be
killed," he said. "Torture
worse than death."
States made them more efficient," said Oscar Alvarez, a former
Honduran special forces
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Corporations --- and US Taxpayers --- arming
terrorists we claim to be fighting
Iraq's Sunni and Shia and Most Americans
'Get Out of Iraq Within a Year.'
60% of Americans want the US out of Iraq within a Year.
60% Of Iraqis Back Attacks on US Forces over wthdrawal.
What Civil War Split in Iraq? The Shiites Now Agree With the Sunnis:
74% of Shiites and 91% of Sunnis in Iraq want US Out
Within a Year.
11/27/2006 2:30:00 PM GMT
The kidnapping of four American
security contractors earlier this month in Iraq revived allegations
that U.S. private security companies are involved in the current
bloodshed in Iraq. Iraq war is not just fought by occupation armies and
resistance fighters- private firms, consisting of gun-wielding
ex-soldiers, are also involved.
(AFP Photo) Site of a car bomb explosion in
Baghdad's impoverished Sadr City neighborhood
Could some of the
Pentagon’s hired Mercenaries be the real perpetrators of the daily
bombings and assassinations of Sunnis and Shias in Iraq?
Is the current disaster taking place in the
war-torn country part of a wider plot to provoke a U.S./Israeli planned
civil war that will dismember Iraq?
That is what’s being said in Young Pelton’s
upcoming book “Licensed To Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror”
Pelton, a journalist, filmmaker, and explorer who
authored The World's Most Dangerous Places, Come Back Alive, The
Adventurist, and Three Worlds Gone Mad, suggests that there are more
than 70,000 armed men working as security contractors in Iraq to back
the U.S. military as the U.S. begins to draw down troops.
What backs Pelton’s revelations and shocking facts
he discovered about the world of military contractors is
what Nick Bicanic and Jason Bourque uncover in their “Shadow
Company” documentary that unveils the origins and destinations of these
modern-day guns for hire.
Who are these security contractors? What do
they do? Why do they do it? Bicanic’s documentary answers these
Shadow Company highlights the danger of allowing profit-motivated firms
to get into the business of war.
Those individuals, those modern-day
mercenaries, are changing the face of modern warfare while their world
has remained mystery to those at home.
The U.S. believes in using private sector in
all facets of its so-called "War on Terror"; resorting to contractors
to back its military, giving them a license to kill- their services
available to the highest bidder.
Click Here to view the trailer from “Shadow Company”, the investigative
documentary that reveals the truth about the thousands of private
soldiers operating in Iraq and all over the world.