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SEAL Team Glossary includes Canoeing, Winkler Hatchets & Bleed Out Videos.

You won't find these terms in the indexes of the countless books praising SEAL Team 6. But they feature prominently in an Intercept exposé about the war crimes of America's most famous death squad. “Bleed out” videos are passed among operators, as Special Ops mercenaries are called, featuring their victims bleeding to death as they are taunted by their murderers. "Canoeing" is the act of aiming a final gunshot through the top of the victim's forehead such that the head splits open to form a V like the bow of a canoe. Canoeing Photos of faces spilling over with brains, such as the proof-of-death pic of Osama bin Laden, are then taken for the official record, including the team's formal scrapbook. "Devil's Guard" is an obscure war novel that glamorizes Nazi attrocities including fictional methods of inflicting state terror. Title 50 authority is the so-called license which US Special Ops have to partner with allied commandos to form death squads. Winkler hatchets are tomahawks made by craftsman Daniel Winkler for the SEAL Team 6 Red Squadron, known as the redmen, who are expected to bloody their hatchets as they conduct their raids. Using the hatchets to collect DNA hair-follicle samples for the Redmen means flaying their victims and returning with scalps, fingers and other disfiguring momentos. Another insight revealed by the Intercept: The British aid captive Linda Norgrove, who was killed during a botched rescue attempt, wasn't killed by her captors, but by a grenade thrown at her by a Seal Team operators, perhaps because the goal of reaching Norgrove was not rescue but exposure control. Linda Norgrove worked for DAI, Development Alternatives Inc, an American NGO, a cover for being an agent for MI-6. The glossary we already knew: Blue Squadron, known as the Pirates; Gold Squadron, known as the Crusaders or Knights; Silver Squadron; and Red Squadron, known as the Redmen.

Navy SEAL death squads get medals

SEAL Team Six, Osama bin Laden's executioners, keep their identities secret, operate mostly at night, and leave calling cards: coins stamped with the Roman numeral "VI" so crime scene investigators will know whose deed it was, literally serial killers wanting to rack up the credit. Now Navy Senior Chief "Special Warfare Operator" Edward Byers has been promoted out of the shadows so he can be recognized for heroism with our nation's highest medal, the Iron Cross. You say he saved a doctor kidnapped by the Taliban? Remember how US Special Ops "saved" Private Jessica Lynch? Until someone is left to survive a SEAL team visit, we won't know the truth at all. But that's too much heroism to expect from our boys and too little risk mitigation for professional killers. When it's an adversarial regime's Tiger Force we call them DEATH SQUADS.

James Steele, Pentagon organizer of Iraqi torture and death squads, again exposed in new documentary

--- Why is the horrible sectarian violence still continuing in Iraq today? A new documentary exposes how the US-Pentagon organizer (James Steele) of Iraq's death squads post overthrow of Saddam Hussein began his campaign of Pentagon made torture squads in Vietnam, carried it forward into organizing Central America's militaries' death and torture squads as well, and now most recently into US troop occupied Iraq where the US war makers used Shia against Sunni residents. James Steele's job was to organize Shia torture and death squads. This Pentagon soldier/thug's legacy lives on 'till this day. Is the name 'James Steele' an amalgam of the names of James Bond and Joseph Stalin? Stalin means Steel in Russian... See James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq - video

No evidence to hold Sabar Lal Melma in Guantanamo, but enough to kill him?

Hard to imagine we'd come to look at Guantanamo as a lesser evil. Gitmo held terror suspects without charges, indefinitely, secretly, and tortured them, to death sometimes. At least they and their families back home were safe from the pretext of a drone strike or special ops night raid. The targeted assassination of released 5-year Guantanamo alumn ISN 801 Sabar Lal Melma in Afghanistan raises the question: what constitutes enough cause to send a death squad after a suspected illegal combatant? The US didn't have the evidence to bring charges against Melma, who was finally released in 2007 after an outpouring of Afghan voices vouched for his innocence, yet the US military retained suspicion enough to send NATO commandos into his home this weekend to execute the former detainee in front of his kids. It would seem if Obama has a problem with Guantanamo, it's that illegal rendition and imprisonment is not extrajudicial enough.

Navy Seals Death Squids

It does seem unfair to conclude, after the US special forces operation to hunt and kill Osama bin Laden, that all Navy SEAL teams are death squads, but is it a logical fallacy? No one is now pretending there was any other objective but to kill the al-Qaeda leader and everyone who stood in our path, preferably unarmed. Now the latest revelation is that a duplicate assault team was kept at the ready. That's how many executioners ready? The question becomes, are all Navy Seals trained to kill in cold blood? The answer could lay with the instructors at Fort Benning, the notorious "School of the Americas" where it used to be understood the death squads of South American dictators learned their trade, although now torture is taught at military camps and private contractor schools literally coast to coast, so isn't that the problem? Torture being among other unsavory practices we say we do not do, while simultaneously forbidding revelations to come from Wikileaks. When the Germans set their minds to liquidate civilians as their Operation Barbarossa drove toward Russia, they dedicated "special forces" called the "Einsatzgruppen" to do the deed. One because the task detracted from the forward advance, and two, because executing unarmed civilians proved a demoralizing task for the ordinary soldier. On the other hand, gathering noncombatants and shooting them in the back of the head didn't require combat skills either, so the Einsatzgruppen were recruited from the police force of German cities like Hamburg, where the principle skill was exerting authority and pulling the trigger where others might flinch. The Einsatzgruppen present vexing evidence for Holocaust deniers. Skeptics can point to inconsistencies about the function of gas chambers in the concentration camps, to suggest that the Nazis might have managed to work their prison laborers to death, but never intended to exterminate them. That argument fails when considering the role of the Einsatzgruppen, to hunt down Jewish civilians, take them to where no one is looking and shoot them. Prisoners of war, yes, and Slavs too, but by primary directive, the Jews. When partisan acts of sabotage necessitated disciplinary retribution, the Germans had other squads to raze entire villages, these soldiers were chosen from the military brig or from convicts offered a military probation from civilian prison. In either case the German Wehrmacht chose to match the criminal mindset to the crime. Though overwhelming in its savagery, WWII predated the "Free Fire Zone" where civilians are pretended to be adversaries and/or dismissed as collateral damage. That's not to say that today's soldiers are all bad, many of them I'm sure are earnest peacekeepers determined to win hearts to Pax Americana. I'm sure your average Navy SEAL has rescued his share of kittens from trees. So which is it, do the Navy SEALs train every member not to shy from shooting defenseless people at point-blank range, or are there designated specialists? Are those chosen based on excellence of performance, as the PR has it, or from among the sailors with disciplinary troubles? Because

Yes it was the iconic reaction shot

The White House Situation Room group photo of everyone fixated on the live video feed of Operation Geronimo was "iconic" alright, in composition virtually Alfred Aisenstaedt's original. Your eye is drawn to center right where Hillary Clinton recoils not sure what to think, she's a foil to the uniform enthusiasm. Scanning the background as we read a page, Biden knows they're going to hell, Obama is the everyman caught mid-gasp, he reflects us. The rest are the upraised arm, cheering with ass-kicking glee. In Paris they were watching St. George slay the dragon, puppets no less --how far we've come-- though Punch & Judy would have been analogous enough: a Navy Seals home invasion, Fort Benning School of the Americas style; a night-visioned, take-no-prisoners death squad, riding in on not just the proverbial black helicopters, but apparently a black-budget three-rotor model never yet publicly unveiled, literally, bin Laden was shown it and they had to kill him.

Death of a Chaplain.

First, it should be noted that Doctors, Psychiatrists and Chaplains are, like everybody else in the services, Combatants under the Geneva Conventions. Their orders are to keep the soldiers physically and mentally and "morally" able to follow their orders, which are to Kill Other Human Beings. That's the whole purpose of a Military Organization. Although sometimes, if the Other Human Beings grovel enough to them (like Karzhai and al Maliki do) they'll be allowed to live, just as slaves. So when a "Mountain Post" Chaplain, Baptist Minister, got blown away in VietRaqiStan early last month, and the local news kept up the steady patter about how he volunteered for "duty" after the 9/11 Bush-ordered Mass Murder, to spread the word of Jesus. Only, Jesus never told anybody to Kill anybody. So Chaplains have to make shit up in order to justify what they're ordered to do, keep the Soldiers and Airmen and Marines and Sailors from feelings of guilt and remorse over Killing Other Human Beings. Preachers, religious leaders, and other propagandists for the Enemy-du-Jour are frequently targeted under legal codes naming them as accomplices. Under the Bush Doctrine, which Obama never repealed, anybody who "gives aid and comfort" even by failing to enthusiastically support Killing Other Human Beings could be determined by a Homeland Security or Military or even Mercenary Contractor Assassination Squad to be an Enemy Combatant. Without, of course, trial, charges, any kind of Rule of Law stuff. These are the same kinds of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity for which first Nazis convicted at Nurnberg and many Iraqi officials were executed. But because the U.S. Chaplains are Americans and for the most part Christian (there are also Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Native American Church, Wiccan etc Chaplains, so it's almost an equal opportunity to sell the souls of your congregation deal), well, you do the math. But, really, what exactly differentiates a Christian Chaplain from any other propagandist? In Christian, Judaic and Muslim laws one of God's Top Ten List is "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain". I don't know the details on Sikh or Hindu or Buddhist or whoever else, completely out of range of my experience. I'm pretty sure they've got laws against blasphemy and killing as well. Fact is, the Chaplain in question wasn't, under the definitions he was hired and commanded to propagate and reinforce, "murdered". But that's a technicality. He might have embraced it, in fact there's no way to be a Military (or Paramilitary, like the Police) Chaplain and say anything at all contrary to what you're ordered to say. Not ordered by God to say it, but by the Empire. That brings up another issue. The Chaplains are also commanded (and could conceivably get the death penalty under a charge of Mutiny) to tell their Congregants that GOD, Himself, tells them they must obey every order of the Emperor. The good Chaplain might have accepted these precepts, and sold them wholesale to his flock, (Pastor

Here’s an interesting challenge.

Since the Republican't Party is taking their senate still-minority, and running it up as a National Mandate to repeal Health Care, why not have a two-part challenge. For the Democrats, have a lame duck vote and put the public option in to Health Care right where it belonged all along. You'd get back the independent voters who stayed away in droves. For the Republicans and TeaBags, first, you're complete idiots. As evidenced by your Twitter hero who tweeted thus: "We should do to LIBERALS what Hitler did to the JEWS, give them a chance to RENOUNCE Liberalism, if they do not, send them to ovens-PatInMichigan" See, we try not to call y'all a bunch of Nazis, then you let a Jackass like that who is One Of Your Own, call you Nazis who have a strong desire to Kill Your Fellow Americans. Even though you have a cop-out you've already played again and again, that anybody who doesn't agree with your Whore of Babylon Palin is "not a REAL American". Which shows the depth of both your hatred and stupidity. The challenge for YOUR party would be along the lines of, either YOU take out YOUR (he's white too but that's just a coincidence, right?) Trash or those of us you've targeted for Forced Extinction can hang him around your collective Scrawny Neck like the proverbial albatross. Call me Ishmael. Thank you God in Heaven for creating really STUPID people who are literate and articulate enough to express their hatred so bluntly. I know the guy is white or at least uses a white BOY for his avatar. The idiot is genuinely shocked that people don't like that shit. If he has in fact been threatened by people who are on his target list, well, what should he expect? Most people don't like being threatened, and for those of our Right Wing readers who are Cops, Soldiers, Judges or other Pigs, in your professions if somebody says anything that sounds like "Cops, Soldiers, Judges or other Pigs should be exterminated" you either have him shot on the spot or you put him in prison charged with making THREATS, and your sadistic Sexually Deviant prison guards torture him until he's completely broken, thus not as sexually attractive to them, and then kill him. Just pointing out that fact so your worshipers will understand the full import of any response you make to that. If they're actually capable of any kind of comprehension. If you believe that to be insulting, just look to your Comrade who's picking a major fight in the hopes you'll back his stupid shit up. THAT'S insulting and it's coming from your own side. Deal with it.

Wikileaks spills “Afganistan War Logs” detail Task Force 373, US death squad

You thought death squads were only for banana republics? Meet covert US Task Force 373 which circulates in Afghanistan with a 2,058 name "Kill or Capture List" killing all witnesses, even policemen, who get in their way. The sudden transparency is due the AFGHANISTAN WAR LOGS, courtesy at last from Wikileaks. While dodging US DHS agents, Wikileak's Julian Assange was able to coordinate a clever self-checking joint release of the documents via the Guardian UK, Der Spiegel, and the New York Times. The events reported aren't accusations, they're the soldiers' own records. This leak of over 90,000 files represents the US military's account of the Afghanistan conflict virtually in its entirety. The news outlets have attempted the present the data in manageable articles, while also providing the raw material for download. The Guardian even offers a tutorial. The coordinated release ensures that no one can alter the information, and Assange's choice of outlets was also clever: all three of them are/were pro-war. There will be lots of revelations from these leaked document, including underestimates of civilian casualties, and acknowledgment of casualties not admitted to the media, CIA hits, and another Black Ops SF squad called Scorpion 26, but let's get back to the death squad. We don't have to allege that TF 373 is an extrajudicial, fully-illegal assassination team, we have their own logs. Who they killed, tried to kill, killed instead, killed trying to get there, killed covering their tracks. Men, women and children. The logs cover up to November 2009, but we have no reason to think they're not killing still. Task Force 373 operates out of Kabul, Kandahar and Khost, comprised of soldiers of the 7th Special Forces Group of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. They are transported by Chinook and Cobra helicopters flown by 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, of Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Special Forces Airborne death squads. Or is America inured by our armed drones which assassinate from up high. Whether the trigger man wears a mask in Afghanistan, or sits at a console in Nevada, the hit is a war crime. Outside of a field of battle, it's simply murder. And lookey here, the 7th Special Forces have a patch for their record in El Salvador in 1984... Addressed by their commander in 2001: "From Fort Bragg to Colombia to Venezuela to Peru to Ecuador to Bolivia to Nicaragua to Argentina, you have been instrumental in forging deeper bonds with the democracies of Latin America," So before I let the banana republic slur go. Let's recall that Latin American death squads were often trained at the US School of the Americas, when they or their governments weren't being directed by Americans outright. Or the 7th, the "Devil's Brigade."

One of the “Drug War” casualties in Juarez wasn’t a Non-Combatant…

He was an El Paso Texas County Sheriffs deputy and a jail guard PLUS... They don't know who the shooters were, so how did they assign the Identification and Motive that they're drug cartel? Kind of jumping the "gun" there, right? I can think of quite a few El Paso County and City cops who piss people off with their arrogant and abusive behavior. It wouldn't be too very unlikely that somebody who the cop had abused in the County Jail recognized him, saw a whole sky full of red and had a gun, and popped him off. People from Juarez and El Paso are really one city. It just has an international border running through the middle of downtown. The "Innocent Victims" count they scream about is very misleading as well, the "drug dealers" who have been popped off by the Mexican Federales and their American "advisers" are convicted after they're already DEAD. That's always an easy conviction to obtain. Judges and prosecutors look the other way when a Cop shoots somebody. The only people who most DEFINITELY aren't "civilians" in this fight, therefore, are the Badges. When the Police cap off a kid or several kids while blowing away a suspected drogadero the excuse is the same as when "our" Army blows away kids in Afghanistan or Iraq, "the 'BAD GUYS' were hiding behind civilians". It also completely ignores the Very Racist Neo-Colonial U.S. Puppet "Parti Accion Nacional" government in Mexico making outright War on the Mayan and Aztec and Toltec and Olmec ethnic majority in the south, and Native groups in the North including the Yaqui and Tahamaura and Coahuila tribes in the north. The ones our own very Racist Border Patrol and the Racist Minutemen make war against. Sure would be handy for the Federales to be able to lump all those bad wicked Indios (which also means in Mexican slang "wild ass semi-educated hillbillies" and also a lump sum condemnation of poor people) into being Drug Lords and such. Not that there isn't an overlap of Ethnic and Political and Drug groups. But then again, the Huedos "Blondies" who run Mexico politically, weellllll... now, they wouldn't exactly be clean of that particular Cultural and Ethnic and Political overlap either. The very richest, their kids are called Hidalgos... "juniors" literally hijo de algo "somebody's boy". Not one to go around spreading rumors, you'll never catch me repeating gossip, (so you'd better be sure and listen close the first time) But it comes out like the nasty rumor that Ronald Reagan's son was a cocaine dealer, and since his daddy was the Governor and the cops looked the other way, he had a natural advantage in "the trade". But of course, that's just a Rumor. The Hidalgo System, the Spanish version of our "Old Boy Network" pretty much guarantees that the most successful criminals in Mexico would be the Rich White Boys. So why are all the "Top Drogaderos" being gunned down in Mexico the classic Meztizo (mixed "mezclado" Indian and Spanish) that the Minutemen

If War ended Fascism, as our Redneck Detractors say…

Then why does one of our major partners and Torture Contractors, Egypt, pull stunts like this? They're trying a blogger in a military tribunal, with a chance at one of those indefinite sentences like the Bush Administration first imposed in their War Of Terror, complete with Torture. Since the law they're using is a direct copy from the so-called "patriot" act. And that Egypt was our primary source of Torturers until the Bush Regime identified and hired enough Sick Bastard PedoNecroSadoPhiles to staff our own torture centers like Bagram AFB, Abu Ghraib, and of course Guantanamo. Actually the reason the War Proponents say that war ended Fascism, Communism, Slavery, etc etc.. Is because they're liars as well as cowards. It's kind of like when the British,French, Dutch, Russian and Belgian EMPIRES declared early in World War One that they were fighting to end Imperialism. Using State Sponsored Terrorism to "combat terror". Yeah. Right. Fight Fascism by becoming fascists.

Dubai IDs al-Mabhouh death squad

STATE TERROR INC- If suddenly you recognize these faces among random people loitering about you, you're next, and maybe too late. (As usual Western media outlets are leaving the agents' AKAs unnamed, but they are: top: Evan Dennings, Gail Folliard, James Clarke, Jonathan Graham; middle: Michael Bodenheimer, Paul Keeley, Michael Barney; bottom: Peter Elvinger, Kevin Daveron, Melvyn Mildiner, Stephen Hodes) After reviewing hotel and airport surveillance records, authorities in Dubai today identified the 11-person death squad which assassinated Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh on January 20. The team converged on the UAE carrying European passports, 6 British, 3 Irish, 1 French and 1 German, and departed within hours of the hit. Their purported identities have been released to the respective intelligence agencies, awaiting corroboration about their common employer. Although a detailed account was given about the footage which documented the stakeout and ultimate murder, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim did not reveal which team member wore the hotel staff disguise and which four ambushed Mabhouh in his room and strangled him. Peter Elvinger was the apparent mastermind behind the plot. UPDATE: Melvyn Adam Mildiner has been reached at his home in Israel, claims birthday is off by a couple days. INTERPOL has received warrants for the following persons: Name: Evan Dennings Nationality: Ireland ?Date of birth: 01/01/1975 ? Passport Number: 882598 Name: Gail Folliard Nationality: Ireland ? Date of birth: 16/04/1976 ? Passport Number: 800650447 Name: James Leonard Clarke Nationality: United Kingdom ?Date of birth: 23/09/1962 ? Passport Number: 94427697 Name: Jonathan Louis Graham Nationality: United Kingdom ?Date of birth: 22/09/1978 ? Passport Number: 301436788 Name: Michael Bodenheimer Nationality: Germany ? Date of birth: 15/07/1967 ?Passport Number: 74812 Name: Paul John Keeley Nationality: United Kingdom ? Date of birth: 10/05/1967 ? Passport Number: 302466586 Name: Michael Lawrence Barney Nationality: United Kingdom ? Date of birth: 13/06/1955 ? Passport Number: 94599539 Name: Peter Elvinger Nationality: France ? Date of birth: 10/10/1960 ? Passport Number: 462481 Name: Kevin Daveron Nationality: Ireland ?Date of birth: 02/02/1972 ? Passport Number: 980975 Name: Melvyn Adam Mildiner Nationality: United Kingdom ? Date of birth: 01/04/1978 ?Passport Number: 94014145 Name: Stephen Daniel Hodes Nationality: United Kingdom ? Date of birth: 24/04/1972 ? Passport Number: 303758042

Problem solving by U.S. assassination

Word is out, confirming Seymore Hersh's alarming report of last year, about the Cheney/Bush special forces tasked with assassinating terrorism suspects. Where others do it, such paramilitary raids are called "death squads." While their existence is being admitted, Congress is upset they weren't told sooner about the extra-judicial homicide plans. But didn't President Bush put us all on notice in his 2006 State of the Union Address? What did you think he was snickering about when he said:   "All told, more than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries. And many others have met a different fate. Let's put it this way: They are no longer a problem to the United States and our friends and allies." George Bush received an ovation from both sides of the aisle with that punch line. From the same politicians who are insisting they didn't know the US was killing whoever they couldn't imprison. The same Democrats and Republicans who are eager to report that the nefarious Bushco devices --being pinned on Dick Cheney-- thankfully never went operational. And we don't have secret prisons. And we don't torture. President Obama is closing Guantanamo Prison. As soon as we figure out where to incarcerate its every last detainee.

Documents show Clinton Administration funded Colombia’s death squad killings

Bill Clinton presided over murdering off hundreds of thousands of Iraqis via economic warfare, the bombing of multiple civilian targets in Yugoslavia including TV stations, water treatment plants, and the Chinese Embassy, and also the financing of Colombia's death squads where tens of thousands of Colombians were murdered. Barack Obama has given new jobs in government policy making to these same Democratic Party political hacks that made all this bloodshed happen back in the 1990s. See "Body count mentalities" for some of the Colombian story about Democratic Party promotion of war and torture abroad. This was D.C.'s war, too. It was the Democrats' war. Antiwar.com reports that 'since at least 1990, U.S. diplomats were reporting a connection between the Colombian security forces and far-right drug-running paramilitary groups, according to the Washington-based National Security Archive (NSA). In the meantime, the U.S. State Department continued to regularly certify Colombia's human rights record and to heavily finance its "war on drugs." The declassified documents were published Jan. 7 by the NSA, a non-governmental research and archival institution located at the George Washington University that collects, archives, and publishes declassified U.S. government documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.' That was all back when only Israel and Egypt were getting more U.S. 'aid' dollars than Colombia was. With the Gaza slaughter underway as I write, we can today see the results there, too, of all that US money. Barack Obama is not about to change a damn thing! He is not CHANGE. Secret Documents Show US Aware of Colombian Army Killings in 1990s

American organizer of world’s death squads dies on Fourth of July

Jesse Helms is best known in the US as a racist Senator from North Carolina. That is unfortunate because his main body of work is not as well known by Americans. Jesse Helms was the head of an international body of death squad leaders. Because of Helm's business running the world's death squads on behalf of the US government, it was an easy step for Bush and Cheney to order overt US government use of torture on POWs held by the US. Jesse Helms is now 'resting' in Hell where he certainly belongs. Former Sen. Jesse Helms dies at 86 He was the epitome of American evil. Project Censored... UNITED STATES SENATOR INSTIGATES ARGENTINE COUP AND BLOOD BATH Jesse Helms was the US government organizer of WACL, the international death squad 'league'.

McCain’s Colombian photo op

While Obama was in Colorado Springs conservatively trying to do nothing that would upset anybody, McCain took the Right Wing offensive on tour to Colombia, where the US and Colombian governments set up his press photo op moment for him. It was hugs all around with the death squad gangsters that run the Colombian government on behalf of the US government. They had on hand for McCain, the choreographed liberation of FARC held prisoners who we all must be very happy for, even as we all must totally ignore the fact that the Colombian government probably is now torturing the FARC POWs they took. This time with Uribe, Colombia's head death squad leader, was McCain's way of stating to the American people that torture and death squads are A-OK with him, as if there were any doubts already on that issue. He wanted, no doubt too, to head off and embrace Uribe's Peruvian equivalent, Alberto Fujimori, but Fujimori is now undergoing some difficult times. Instead of being the great liberator of the Peruvian people with his counter insurgency war there against the Sendero Luminoso, Peru is now trying Fujimori for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Uribe may well someday follow down the same path. His ties with he Colombia paramilitary death squads are becoming increasingly well documented, and his popularity is falling. What does it say about McCain and his personal character, that he chose upon this Colombian trip at this particular moment to try to vitalize his sagging campaign? Both Obama and McCain, with the corporate media's big helping hand, are in a big battle to defame the other's character. What is so pitiful about Obama, is that he is unwilling and unable to mention the real issues of the other candidate embracing a Colombian government deeply discredited for being a group of murdering gangsters. And the American press is unwilling to cover these scandals so well documented in the press elsewhere. Instead, they are busy putting Ingrid Betancourt's smiling face everywhere. She is certainly prettier though than the ugly faces of the 3 American 'military contractors' faces who were also FARC held prisoners. What were these Americans doing in FARC jails, John? Barack, can you tell us either? Well I guess NO... What American war of interventionism in Colombia, Doh? It appears as there will be little change nor light ahead. Instead, we will continue to get US press-US government-McCain campaign coordinated photo op moments. And a few from the Obama Show, too.

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