1.) Former military interrogator Matthew Alexander refutes Dick Cheney's claim that torture saved American lives.http://www.thenation.com/article/ex-interrogator-torture-creates-terrorists/
2.) the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. These violations included physical and sexual abuse, torture, rape, sodomy, and murder. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse
3.) FBI Records
(released by the Government 5/19/2005, released by the ACLU 5/25/05 | More Torture Documents Released Under FOIA)
4.) The General’s Report How Antonio Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal, became one of its casualties.
By Seymour M. Hersh
5.) A Guide to the Memos on Torture
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
6.) Children tortured before parents, raped, all covered up by Bush/Cheney and our media
7.) The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
8.) White House Asks Court to Block Torture Photos’ Release The Obama administration has formally requested the censorship of hundreds of photos of torture committed at U.S. prisons overseas.
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The Great Game (The politics behind Radical Islam)
by Alfred W. McCoy TomDispatch
American diplomats added layers of encircling military alliances -- the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1949), the Middle East Treaty Organization (1955), the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (1954), and the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty (1951).
By 1955, the U.S. also had a global network of 450 military bases in 36 countries aimed, in large part, at containing the Sino-Soviet bloc behind an Iron Curtain that coincided to a surprising degree with Mackinder’s “rimlands” around the Eurasian landmass. By the Cold War’s end in 1990, the encirclement of communist China and Russia required 700 overseas bases, an air force of 1,763 jet fighters, a vast nuclear arsenal, more than 1,000 ballistic missiles, and a navy of 600 ships, including 15 nuclear carrier battle groups -- all linked by the world's only global system of communications satellites.
As the fulcrum for Washington’s strategic perimeter around the world island, the Persian Gulf region has for nearly 40 years been the site of constant American intervention, overt and covert. The 1979 revolution in Iran meant the loss of a keystone country in the arch of U.S. power around the Gulf and left Washington struggling to rebuild its presence in the region. To that end, it would simultaneously back Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in its war against revolutionary Iran and arm the most extreme of the Afghan mujahedeen against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
It was in this context that Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, unleashed his strategy for the defeat of the Soviet Union with a sheer geopolitical agility still little understood even today. In 1979, Brzezinski, a déclassé Polish aristocrat uniquely attuned to his native continent’s geopolitical realities, persuaded Carter to launch Operation Cyclone with massive funding that reached $500 million annually by the late 1980s. Its goal: to mobilize Muslim militants to attack the Soviet Union’s soft Central Asian underbelly and drive a wedge of radical Islam deep into the Soviet heartland. It was to simultaneously inflict a demoralizing defeat on the Red Army in Afghanistan and cut Eastern Europe’s “rimland” free from Moscow’s orbit. “We didn’t push the Russians to intervene [in Afghanistan],” Brzezinski said in 1998, explaining his geopolitical masterstroke in this Cold War edition of the Great Game, “but we knowingly increased the probability that they would... That secret operation was an excellent idea. Its effect was to draw the Russians into the Afghan trap.”
Asked about this operation’s legacy when it came to creating a militant Islam hostile to the U.S., Brzezinski, who studied and frequently cited Mackinder, was coolly unapologetic. “What is most important to the history of the world?” he asked. “The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”
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So ISIS was created, by the CIA.
America stuck her finger in the Ukraine and tried to encircle Russia and cut off its port in Crimea. Then we attacked Libya and Syria and Iraq with our newly trained Jihads. Slowly encircling Iran.
And, if all goes well, the American public weary and tired from fourteen long years of war will be demanding their government do something about ISIS.
The best way to deal with all of the anti war protesters is simply to make ISIS so blood thirsty that everyone demands war. Then, the lie becomes the truth and peace becomes war.
What a setup. Instead of Americans protesting over their governments involvement in yet another sovereign nation with a democratically elected president, we're all eager to fight another.
Instead of demanding our troops be brought home from two theaters, as we were promised, Americans are actually demanding another illegal war, what suckers! Line up war profiteers, let the tax payer go deeper and deeper into debt. See what happens next.
There's been no end to this fighting since WWII. Literally, no fuckin' peace since 1944. Americans have been in one war after another. Hell, we barely got our boots off from WWII and we were already being shipped off to Korea.
Is this really how you want your children to grow up and live. Worse off than you?
Because the Republicans and Democrats are offering the same failed policies of the last 50 years. I've got to tell you, if ya'll really want more of the same, you're insane. And let's be honest, a politicians idea of "change" is to maintain the status quo.
I'm not going to lay down on a railroad track and sacrifice my legs but I will do everything I can to stop you. If you wish to join this fight, click the Paypal button or join me in the streets. Either you are with us or against us, you decide. Your silence is a vote for the criminal enterprise running this country now. So, make some noise!! (Re-post everywhere).
So, What's Wrong with a Little Torture?
As you look through the pictures, the first thing that comes to my mind is who could do this to another human being? It's the kind of sick twisted shit you'd expect if some Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy picked you up and had you in their basement. But as you look through the pictures, you can see who would do this sick shit because they're in the photos with their thumbs up. Since they're visible, they got prosecuted.
Remember poor Lynndie England took the fall for the whole US government because it wasn't much longer and we all found out about John Yoo and his 'torture memos'. And not much longer after that and Dick Cheney became the BDSM Vice Prez. Running around bragging about this sick (illegal) shit. And here in the States there was no outrage, no mobs of people in the streets demanding justice. No, instead my fellow Americans were proud of what their government had done in their name. Americans have done less to stop torture than Germans did to stop the Holocaust.
Which surprised the hell out of me since we had attacked the wrong country and tortured a bunch of Iraqi's that had nothing to do with 9/11.
But then I'd seen all of this before when my government was helping to maintain blood thirsty dictatorships in South America. They killed a Priest and raped four nuns. And I remember a Vietnam vet went to the railroad tracks that were supplying the US backed army. And he laid down on the tracks in a desperate attempt to stop the train, to stop the bloodshed and the murder that our country was sponsoring. The train ran him over. Took his legs right off.
My government is also torturing US citizens on US soil. I know you don't consider them citizens because they're criminals. And we all know that there is no reforming criminals. So we lock them in cages and then, when and if they ever get out, there's legal discrimination against felons because no one will hire them. And some places won't even rent to felons which isn't really a problem since no one will hire them. Which is only fair since they've paid their debt to society and completed their probation. It's only fair that you should never be allowed to vote or own a weapon or get a job. I remember when GW Bush was in office and he made it so felons couldn't get public grants to go back to college and better themselves. Because a felon that's been tortured by our justice/prison system and then denied even the right to work will find a way to feed himself and his family. Then you can re-arrest him for shoplifting a slice of pizza and call him a career criminal and give him 25 to life. That's only fair. God Bless America.
So, what's wrong with a little torture? I know who's responsible for torture. It's not just Bush and Cheney or the CIA. Congress and the Senate approved it, then wanted to investigate it, what a laugh. The law breaker investigating the law breakers.
So, I wrote CopsRCorrupt.com so that you might survive now that the law is lawless.
Washington attempted to replace some of its ineffective boots on the ground with drones in the air. By 2011, the Air Force and the CIA had ringed the Eurasian landmass with 60 bases for its armada of drones. By then, its workhorse Reaper, armed with Hellfire missiles and GBU-30 bombs, had a range of 1,150 miles, which meant that from those bases it could strike targets almost anywhere in Africa and Asia.
Significantly, drone bases now dot the maritime margins around the world island -- from Sigonella, Sicily, to Icerlik, Turkey; Djibouti on the Red Sea; Qatar and Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf; the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean; Jalalabad, Khost, Kandahar, and Shindand in Afghanistan; and in the Pacific, Zamboanga in the Philippines and Andersen Air Base on the island of Guam, among other places. To patrol this sweeping periphery, the Pentagon is spending $10 billion to build an armada of 99 Global Hawk drones equipped with high-resolution cameras capable of surveilling all terrain within a hundred-mile radius, electronic sensors that can sweep up communications, and efficient engines capable of 35 hours of continuous flight and a range of 8,700 miles.
How many teenage girls have to be raped by our military in Okinawa? Why do we still have military bases in Japan? In the Philippines? Germany? I'll tell you why, its not because we are the police man of the world. Oh no, it is because we are the bully of the world. That's right.
It's called gunboat diplomacy. The British would roll into some peaceful countries port with all of their war ships and point their guns at the civilian population and make demands. If their demands weren't met the streets ran with blood. Kinda like the Mafia, pay up or your place gets torched. That's America. That's the real American way.
That's why we maintain military bases all over the world and foot the bill.
Ever hear of America's generosity? America is a bully, we tie/use 'aid' to help our corporations rape poor countries natural resources.
Our taxes are used to rape nuns and murder priest so that American corporations can enjoy slave wages and lax environmental laws. Why else would our companies close down here in America only to move to China, India or Mexico? (only where workers have no rights and there are no environmental laws) Just so the CEOs and shareholders can make an extra buck. And if anyone gets out of line our troops are right there.
That's why the CIA has to overthrow democratically elected presidents the whole world over and install blood thirsty dictators. Because they allow us to rob their countries natural resources and rape the labor pool at slave wages. All the while, the dictators putting his stolen loot in Swiss bank accounts, hoping he can get out of dodge before America turns on him too. America didn't end slavery. America just stopped importing their slaves, left them where they were and called it Capitalism.
Here I'm a drop out and a felon and I can see that much, what's wrong with everyone else? Ya'll got degrees.
Okay, here's another one. We've all heard that America was forced to drop the atomic bomb on Japan to end the war because they wouldn't surrender otherwise - fighting would've continued and even more lives lost, right? WRONG.
The obvious hole in this, is that even if it were true, then why did we drop the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima? Civilian populations - cities!! First that's fuckin' illegal. Second, why not drop the atomic bombs on military installations? That were actually a threat, had we actually needed to invade.
The second problem with this lie, is that we had broken the Japanese codes and knew that Japan was going to surrender to our Allies the Russians - This of course was unacceptable to Washington. They had already lost the whole East Bloc and China to Communism - they weren't about to lose all of Asia or even a small handful of islands.
Historians agree on one startling point. The public view that the atomic bomb was the decisive event that ended World War II is not supported by the facts.
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American Torture in Iraq, Vietnam, Chicago
Remember Vietnam? The Phoenix program? Tiger-cages? Torture by the US Army and the CIA and the US Special Forces is nothing new, assholes. Ask the Secretary of State John Kerry how many women and children he tortured in Vietnam!!
Americas great wealth was first reliant on imported slaves. But America decided it was more cost efficient to leave them where they were. Produce the products overseas, then ship them to market, keep all the profits, tell everyone their free and laugh all the way to the bank. And call it Capitalism when it's much more like Fascism.
Then when domestic help was required, simply turn a blind eye at the border and you can have all the cheap labor you want. No problems right?
But our government didn't build new roads or hospitals or schools to accommodate all the new immigrants. Instead they just crammed us all together and turned our freeways into parking lots, turned our ERs into an all day project, where you might die waiting and turned our schools into zoos where no one learns anything.
Yep, God Bless America. And now here's another election. Americans are lining up like seals, how pathetic. Candidates from both parties look like the worst this country has to offer. And yet they're being totted as the best that America has to offer. They look like wolves. Wolves that can't wait to get into the chicken coop and start feasting. We are trillions and trillions of dollars in debt and no one has any shame. Not a one of them has offered any solutions to any of the problems facing American families. They just say what the people want to hear and whoever can get the most face/name (by spending the most money) recognition wins! What a crooked system.
The US government is responsible for the torture and murder of more people on the planet than any other government that's ever existed. Nazi Germany has nothing on us. We've been torturing since before Nam and we are still torturing today. When they tell you that we don't torture, it's lie.
Solitary confinement for more than 72 hours is torture. And yet American prisoners have been in solitary confinement for decades. We torture our own citizens on American soil. And the CIA still tortures people the whole world over. Navy ships and third world countries are now used for interrogations.
It's not an interrogation, its BDSM. America doesn't torture for information, look closely at the pictures. Too many people die during torturing / waterboarding for it to be an effective means of extracting useful info. Dead men don't talk.
Yet Americans believed that sick fuck (Dick Cheney) that torture saved lives. And I guess that prohibition of alcohol and drugs saved lives too right? Or did making it illegal create Al Capone and put our families in even more danger. God gave ya'll a brain, why don't you ever use it?
The only reason BDSM was used, was to create more terrorist. The US military could not afford another Iraq invasion that only lasted three days, like the first Iraq war. Without enemies, Americas economy would collapse.
America has a war time economy that is reliant on defense spending. Take away Americas enemies and there's no reason to continue making more bombs, when you already have enough bombs to kill every man, woman and child on the planet ten times over. Remember the 'peace dividend'? Kiss it all goodbye.
So, if America had conquered Iraq and the Taliban / Afghanistan, which was nothing but a bunch of goat herders, then what?
Start laying people off? Start at Northrop, Raytheon and all the defense contractors that line up at the tax trough and could never run a profitable business without government contracts.
The only way to drag this war out longer than WWII and make gross obscene profits, was to torture. Take pictures and show the whole world. Why else pass out cameras at a BDSM party?
But things didn't go as planned and America wasn't allowed to keep military bases in Iraq or Afghanistan. Like we had done the whole world over.
With the Afghanistan war winding down we put a President in The White House promising to bring the troops home and end the wars. It didn't take long for Americas military industrial complex to get worried, again. Started thinking they were about to be out of jobs. Then the next thought of course is who the hells going to hire me, I only know how to make bombs. But America had more problems than just its whole economy collapsing.
There was Iran developing nuclear weapons. China and Russia started building a pipeline to supply China with oil which was tolerable but they went around the petrodollar that America has tied its whole economy to (since getting rid of the gold standard).
The first solution was to get oil prices back down and make the Russian / China deal worthless. So, our allies, the Saudis started pumping wildly, dropping prices globally.
This was an attempt to bankrupt Venezuela and Iran. Oil producing countries that have been thorns stuck in the West side. But it couldn't save the defense industry once the troops came home. UPDATE: Venezuela's economy has gone bust.