Tag Archives: Drones

All is fair in love and battlespace

US Navy brass are upset that a Chinese vessel pulled a US unmanned submarine drone from the South China Sea and kept it. That’s against the rules apparently, Admiralty, whatever. They point out the drone belongs to the National Oceanographic Office, the information it gathers is unclassified, and it’s piloted by civilians. Sorry but “civilian” is synonymous with “contractor” and the Navy needs to rename its underwater glider drones if it wants to pretend their function is oceanic research. The drone fished out by the Chinese is called a “littoral battlespace sensing” vehicle. It may be unarmed, but there’s nothing environmental, humanitarian, collegiate, or goodwill-tourish about BATTLESPACE. China has been asserting territorial claims in the South China Sea, so whose “battlespace” is it?

American drone pilots eat massacres like the Boston Marathon for breakfast. Let all bombers share Tsarnaev’s fate.

Wikileaks Collateral MurderShould Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get the death penalty? Should Aurora’s James Holmes or Charleston’s Dylann Roof? How about American sniper Chris Kyle or the Apache gunship assholes exposed by Wikileaks in “Collateral Murder”? Videos abound of US airstrikes and drone strikes far more deadly and indiscriminate than the Boston Marathon Bombing. I don’t agree with capital punishment, as deterrent or justice, but if cultural arbiters want to cry for the blood of terrorists there are a lot of offenders in line before 21-year-old Tsarnaev. I say let he who has bombed fewer innocent people cast the first stone.

Co-pilots Dubya and Barack drone over to Selma to drone on

James Reeb You may or may not have noticed it, but the 50th anniversary of the attack in Selma Alabama, by the racist White police forces there, was remembered by those many politicians this weekend, who never would participate in the exact same sort of event if it were to be held today.
 
The lowlife lowlights of the 50th anniversary ceremony were Dubya Bush and Barack O’bomber, the Drone Bomber Sniper President in Office at this very moment. Let’s not review so much the silliness of their words as they droned on into the crowd, but let us instead remember one of the very many real heroes of their time, James Reeb, who sacrificed his life while supporting the REAL Civil Rights Movement… all just 50 years ago from this weekend.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonists didn’t merit death, like adversaries of West do.

I AM A CIArLIEEven the nuanced critiques of the CHARLIE HEBDO COMEUPPANCE in Paris begin by disclaiming “of course the cartoonists didn’t deserve to die.” But I wonder, have none among us yet earned our adversaries’ judgment? We western imperialists are quick to decide which of our opponents deserve to die, even as mere collateral in our preemptive justice-dealing. How uncharitable of our exceptionalism to think that only we can direct extrajudicial assassinations. Paris is a front line like any other noncombatant zone marauded by US drones. Our intelligence agencies aren’t bothered to explain who they target and why. Contrast our existential rationalizations with the concrete evidence, much of it rubble, with which anti-imperial defenders can condemn us.

“Jaber was sleeping near his car when the missile arrived. 3 people killed.”

PRISMDELIVERY CONFIRMATION for drones! You can get it for free with the Metadata iPhone app. The following notice arrived this morning, March 3, postmarked Yemen: “Jaber was sleeping near his car when the missile arrived. 3 people killed.” The blurb is as much as the USG knows, based on preliminary reports from the ground, and highlights what little they know of their intended victim. It’s also based on the POV of the targeting pilot whose job it is to study the slow-mo video of the warhead’s GoPro camera. Extreme Extrajudicial Assassination –Radically illegal too!
 
UPDATE: Mar 3, Yemen
“The second drone strike of the day killed 1 person in Abyan.”

Obama cried because the Connecticut schoolchildren were not Pakistani. Is that statement untrue?

Lucky to be an American BabySo, no, the twenty schoolchildren killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut were not Pakistani. That’s apparently what everyone is so upset about. I’m rather embarrassed how distraught Americans are about the Connecticut school shooting, considering equivalent child-massacres happen daily in Pakistan, victims of US drones, to no public outcry. In Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and all the far reaches of our multinational corporate empire, child killing is public policy, far from being a subject of public anguish.

Now I’m besieged with invitations to join local and statewide protests to “end gun violence.” I say YES, so long as I can ALSO commemorate the thousands of children killed by US drones and US troops. “Don’t politicize this tragedy” is the indignant objection. Classic.

Might there be a value to hopping aboard this bandwagon opportunity to call for gun control and mental-healthcare reform? Maybe by showing solidarity with this profound revulsion to our cultural violence, a social justice movement can broaden a reciprocal sense of solidarity for the larger pool of its victims? I doubt it. Showing antiwar support for veterans of war, for example, hasn’t yet tempered anyone’s senseless enthusiasm for militarism or blind patriotism, or I’ve yet to see it.

A disclaimer: my apparent insensitive is helped by the fact that I don’t watch television. I’m guessing the media are really cooking this tragedy to an unrelenting boil. Probably my lack of exposure has rendered me unfathomably incapable of addressing the subject with sufficient tact. I’ve no idea the orchestrated catharsis indulged upon the viewers over dead American children. My profound condolences to the parents, but curses upon the media for exploiting the event to condemn lone crazies and not to curb the culture of violence which breeds them.

Frank Lloyd Wright said television was chewing gum for the eyes. Turn it off. You’ll quickly see what an emotional maelstrom they’ve made of the Sandy Hook shootings. Imagine if they created that kind of drama about war’s atrocity. We’d have viewers clamoring to end war. This might give you some idea about why the ongoing Sandy Hook fallout leaves such a bad taste.

My advice to nearly all Americans parents upset about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: get a hold of yourselves. These weren’t your children. Your schools and schoolchildren are many leagues out of harm’s way. Connecticut may as well be Pakistan for all you care.

US-backed Pakistan dictatorship halts own citizens protesting US bombing

The US government is allied militarily with some of the rattiest dictatorships of the world, as our criminal politician leaders tell us that it is them who supposedly are bringing democracy to the rest of the world! US backed Pakistan dictatorship halts Pakistani citizen antiwar demonstration against bombing by the US of their own country! See reporting about how the thuggish Pakistani government has stopped a protest against the US government’s bombing of its own citizens. Does that look like democracy in action either in the US or Pakistan? It doesn’t to us here at Not My Tribe. Pakistan halts anti-drone protest led by ex-cricketer Imran Khan.

President Obama tells Aurora survivers he has no power to address gun control

Barack Obama explained that his role as president is limited to the authority to offer the nation’s condolences and voice the common desire to see the accused feel the “full force of American justice.” Aurora police were to blame, apparently, because if James Holmes had not been apprehended, and did not now have to face trial, Obama could dispatch the gunman, suspected accomplices, and whoever else might be in their company at the time, with a swift drone strike.

US senator says bomb makers and their associates should be killed forthwith

Said Senator Dianne Feinstein to Fox News about an al-Qaeda suspect in Yemen: “I am hopeful that we will be able to, candidly, kill this bomb maker and kill some of these other associates. This, about a certain Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri about whom we have only intelligence hearsay to go on, based on an undetectable bomb, on which they say they detect his forensic signature, and about his friends, members they say of AL-QAEDA OF THE SAUDI PENINSULA or some such. What this means, for employees of GENERAL DYNAMICS or RAYTHEON OF SOUTHERN COLORADO for example, is that you don’t even have to possess a factory security ID to be suspected by Yemen, or our other Muslim adversaries, of making bombs that terrorize their innocents. Allah forbid they should commandeer armed drones, in preemptive self defense, to kill you and your now pants-pissing friends, candidly.
 
And let’s be realistic, the BOMB MAKERS OF AMERICA is an awfully big fraternity at this point.

Top Obama official calls assassinations by sniping drones ‘legal’!

Each and every time the US government uses drones to kill people with, it is using a form of sniper to assassinate somebody without any due process to try and convict them legally in a court of law. So how is any of that ‘legal’? And unlike executions, which most of the world condemns anyway, drone attacks are often very messy affairs where bystanders get executed as well as ‘targets’. Hard to mount any argument that there is any legality to all of this, and yet that’s exactly what the Obama Adminsitration and the US Democratic Party are now doing! See “Yes, in full accordance with the law" Top U.S. Security Official Says ‘Rigorous Standards’ Are Used for Drone Strikes. So what are The People supposed to now do in full accordance with the law to a body of government officials who are assassinating people outside of any real and recognized internationally law? That is the question of the day? May Day! It was bad enough when Bush was torturing people in secret but now we have Obama openly murdering people and calling it ‘legal’! We have a national government that no longer knows any legal boundaries for itself and its actions. The world, if not ourselves, will eventually stop them!

Government lies about US military operations in Pakistan versus the real truth about the matter

Today’s Lies- US drone strikes have killed 15 suspected ‘US drone strikes have killed 15 suspected 'MILITANTS' in the volatile tribal areas of north-west Pakistan, say Pakistani officials. And Next- the Truth…

The Truth- A new report (Aug, 2011) from a team of British and Pakistani journalists finds one U.S. drone strike occurs every four days in Pakistan. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed as many as 775 civilians, including 168 CHILDREN, since 2004.Investigation Finds U.S. Drones Strike Pakistan Every Four Days, Killing 775 CIVILIANS Since 2004

Why do they kill? Who orders the killing? Why do the grunts do what they do?

“Who has given the license to kill and in what court? Who has declared that they can hit anyone they like?”
 
“How many ‘high level targets’ could there possibly be?”
 
“What kind of democracy is America,” Safdar asks, “where people do not ask these questions?”
 
From Kathy Kelly’s commentary on CounterPunch today “All of us ask, ‘Why?’ They kill people with computers and they can’t tell us why." They also kill people with plain old fashioned bombs and guns too. Why does the US occupy Afghanistan? Why do the American people mainly sit passively by like a herd of sheep?

Support the Dupes

SUPPORT THE TROOPS? Oh let’s address this buggaboo straight off. Apparently you can’t protest war without disrespecting the troops, that criticizing the soldiers’ mission means to criticize them for following their orders. Okay… if it is indeed all grey area for those lacking grey matter, then I suppose you can’t support the troops. And so I WON’T, NOT A LICK. The killing needs to stop. Expressing “support” for those doing the killing gets you more killing. Here are two complementary banners to protest the use of drones to increase our remote killing:

Paired with the followup below, because what’s an antiwar message today without the obligatory “support the troops” nonsense:

Repulsive liberal ‘progressive’ hypocrisy on US warmaking

‘Beyond that, Obama has used drones to kill Muslim children and innocent adults by the hundreds. He has refused to disclose his legal arguments for why he can do this or to justify the attacks in any way. He has even had rescuers and funeral mourners deliberately targeted. As Hayden said: ”Right now, there isn’t a government on the planet that agrees with our legal rationale for these operations, except for Afghanistan and maybe Israel.” But that is all perfectly fine with most American liberals now that their Party’s Leader is doing it:

Fully 77 percent of liberal Democrats endorse the use of drones, meaning that Obama is unlikely to suffer any political consequences as a result of his policy in this election year. Support for drone strikes against suspected terrorists stays high, dropping only somewhat when respondents are asked specifically about targeting American citizens living overseas, as was the case with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni American killed in September in a drone strike in northern Yemen.

The Post‘s Greg Sargent obtained the breakdown on these questions and wrote today:

The number of those who approve of the drone strikes drops nearly 20 percent when respondents are told that the targets are American citizens. But that 65 percent is still a very big number, given that these policies really should be controversial.

And get this: Depressingly, Democrats approve of the drone strikes on American citizens by 58-33, and even liberals approve of them, 55-35. Those numbers were provided to me by the Post polling team.

It’s hard to imagine that Dems and liberals would approve of such policies in quite these numbers if they had been authored by George W. Bush.’

The proceeding was taken from Glenn Greenwald’s commentary Repulsive progressive hypocrisy published in Salon Magazine, and YES, the liberal Democrats I personally know are a group of hypocrites when it comes to what they do and do not do, while supposedly opposing American made wars. Greenwald has them sized up right IMO. His is a courageous voice.

NATO troops kill 8 children in Afghanistan

How long will the US and European populations sit back passively allowing their governments’ troops to kill children repeatedly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere in Asia and Africa? Here is the latest atrocity by US/ NATO troops… NATO airstrike killed eight children: Karzai

Anwar al-Alawki murdered by anonymous cowards at Peterson AFB

StratCom drone “pilots” struck again, this time killing an American citizen whose “crime” was preaching against the Empire. They linked his sermons to “radicalizing” Maj. Hasan of Ft Hood, although I strong suspect that his fellow officers, who admitted their continuous harrassment of him, had a LOT more to do with that.
Also what causes people to become “radicalized” is the notion that they are somehow lesser than us, thus we have the right to murder them at will.
I bet the drone operator who pulled the trigger was so smugly self-satisfied with his “bravery” that he went home and beat his dog and raped his Momma. Or beat his Momma and raped his dog.
The message of the drone strike is clear “Do as we say or we murder you and anybody around you”.
Oderint dum Metuant.
The REAL terrorists are the Imperial Storm Troopers who enforce that motto. For those, like most of the War supporters, who don’t know any Latin or any history, that was the motto of two Roman emperors, Gaius Julius Caesar II aka Caligula and Nero. And it means “let them hate us, as long as they fear us.”
And so the murder spree continues, in the name of God and country but really just to line the pockets of the Rich Bitches who are trying to suppress any protests against Wall Street and their literally state-subsidized profits.
Thieves and Murderers flock together. Murder, by the way, is a cowards crime no matter how it’s done, but when it’s done by some keyboard “hero” through remote control devices it just makes the point even more obvious. The chickenshits at the Pentagon and the White House and in the Command Structure below them, who ordered the murder, even more cowardly than the “hero” who pulled the remote control trigger. Really BRAVE men, they are…
Wonder how many kids got killed as collateral damage in this attack? The Air Force Babykilling Liars won’t admit it, though.
They’ll deny their guilt for as long as possible. Much like they still deny they’re subsidizing the very richest people in the world, fighting for the Oil Corporations and other thieves.

Found a really cool video game, like a First Person Shooter only better

It’s called “search and rescue” and the object of the game is a cockpit-eye-view rescuing people using a helicopter simulator. Designed by and for guys who have taken that step back, taken a good look and decided that “games” that award points for Snuffing People were just not getting it. There’s a newer “Call of Duty” game called Home Front, where the players get to snuff their fellow Americas for fun and points. Not exactly my idea of righteous.

So I was doing the Search And Rescue deal about an hour ago, wasn’t doing very well and crashed after about 10 minutes. So I’ll try again maybe tomorrow. The first 5000 or so games of minesweeper I played I lost within seconds. Now I’m close to tying my sister Audrey’s fastest time of 105 seconds.

And I’m not graphically fantasizing barbecuing people with a flamethrower.

Oh, and the game is free software.

I see this GameFly commercial several times a day where the spokesfreak is some thirty-year old infant saying “Before GameFly, I could never play as many video games as I wanted because they cost too mu…” Waaaaaaa waaaaaa waaaaa

The lynching of Preston John Porter Jr. by a mob from Limon and Colo. Springs

A propos of, let’s
say, LYNCHING.
Burned at the stake, at Lake Station Colorado, near LimonColorado
state history records 175+ lynchings, of mostly cattle rustlers and horse thieves. Boosters laud our state’s few (5) racially-motivated lynchings, but in relation to Colorado’s small portion of African- Americans, the incident rate is not insignificant. What’s more, Colorado can tie any state for the worst race lynching ever, when in 1900, along the railroad tracks near Lake Station, black 16-year-old, 130 lb. Preston Porter Jr, innocent and probably mentally feeble, was burned at the stake by a cheering mob numbering over 300.

Lynching describes the physical act of hanging, stringing someone up without inexpedient formalities. In principal lynching means a death sentence without recourse to due justice. And of course, in practice the summary execution is often motivated by racial prejudice. I explain the obvious because today no one appears to acknowledge that US drones over Pakistan, Yemen, et al, are terminating lives based on mere suspicions of being enemies of the state, these are darker skinned lives, with the full enthusiasm of the American TV mob.

Out West, lynchings were rough justice. Everywhere else they were and are hate crimes. Colorado sidesteps having to include the killing of Native Americans as lynchings because those were massacres. One western memoir recounts that “lynch law” was as necessary to keeping peace in the Wild West as were Indian Massacres and shooting wolves.

Preston Porter was a young railroad worker accused of the rape and murder of 12-year-old Louise Frost. After having accused another African-American, three “Mexicans” and a Native American, enraged parties in Limon and Denver settled on Porter. After a week of interrogation, enhanced by trying hypnosis and reading his palm, they coerced a confession.

Next they let the victim’s father decide the manner of death. “Burnt at the stake” was his choice. The mob marched poor Preston to the site of the crime, near what was then Lake Station, and they used a rail for the stake. Preston had no coat but was made to wait for hours in the cold because crowds were delayed getting to the affair by rail from Colorado Springs.

The etching below is reprinted from the Denver Times newspaper article of November 17, 1900. It portrays Porter crying out for the Lord to forgive his tormentors. Don’t think the reporter reflected Porter’s act with sympathy. He wrote: “The great crowd shook with pure enjoyment of the situation.”

Here’s what happened next, as reported by the New York Times:

For an instant the body stood erect, the arms were raised in supplication while burning pieces of clothing dropped from them. The body then fell away from the fire, the head lower than the feet still fastened to the rail.

This was not expected, and for a few minutes those stolid men were disconcerted; they feared that the only remaining chain would give way. If this had occurred the partly burned human being would have dashed among them in his blazing garments. And not many would have cared to capture him again. But the chain held fast.

The body was then in such a position that only the legs were in the fire. The cries of the wretch were redoubled, and he again begged to be shot. Some wanted to throw him over into the fire, others tried to dash oil upon him. Boards were carried, and a large pile made over the prostrate body. They soon were ignited, and the terrible heat and lack of air quickly rendered the victim unconscious, bringing death a few moments later.

All told, the fire took 20 minutes to kill the young black victim.

How was Preston Porter’s ordeal unlike the targets of American aerial assassinations? Americans just heap on the fuel as they burn alive.

EPILOG:
Preston’s executioners left the rail at the site to serve as a warning to other coloreds. Fortunately there wasn’t any trace of it when I made a recent visit. But a docent at the nearby railroad museum knew exactly the incident I was asking about and dismissed me curtly, disgusted with my interest in the matter and refusing to offer any directions to the location. It hadn’t occured to me that Limon’s “native” residents would be related to Preston’s killers. Fortunately another local, not born-and-bred, overherd my inquiry and gave me a lift to a probable starting point.

It wasn’t hard to find. Lake Station was the train stop before the bend at Limon. Before trains, “Lake” was a stage for stagecoaches, providing water to the Butterfield Overland Dispatch heading to Denver. Later it became a “siding” where steam locomotives could take water. After water stops became unnecessary. Lake Station was demolished. Building foundations remain. Its namesake lake dried to wetland long ago.

Victim Louise Frost was returning to her home in Hugo when she was accosted as she drove her surrey across the Big Sandy River where the dry river bed was forded by the old wagon trail. The old trail refers to the famous Smokey Hill Trail which led aspiring prospectors to Colorado gold. Erosion has altered the topography of the dry river but Preston Porter was executed on a rise between the crossing and the railroad tracks.

There is no memorial for the black martyred teen. Nothing marks or commemorates the atrocity. There should and could be. The site of Preston Porter’s death lies adjacent to a protected wetands along the Big Sandy. There’s a nature walk which could easily incorporate a monument. If Limon would own up to the deed.

Lake Station, Colorado, where Lake Creek crosses into the Big Sandy
The Union Pacific Railroad track at Lake Station, looking Southwest toward Pikes Peak.

U.S. “video game” pushbutton murdering drone comes home to roost.

The Murdering-ass coward scum who remote-control kill human beings from the air-conditioned safety of a command center in Nebraska, and gloat about how their “High Tech” weaponry makes them ever so superior to the Third World impoverished nations of PEOPLE against whom the United States Corporate Government has chosen to make For Profit Wars. Killed two of their own in Helmand Province last week.
And they call the people who stand against the Arrogant Might of the Empire “cowardly terrorists” because they don’t have the money to buy sophisticated weapons which kill from halfway around the globe.
Well, YOU MURDERING SCUM KILLED A COUPLE OF YOUR OWN COMRADES! HOW DOES THAT FEEL, BYOTCHES?
Yeah, taste of Real War, instead of what the Air Force lying recruiters told you, to get you off the couch in Yo Mommas’ basements where you played endless video games, killing imaginary enemies with absolutely no risk to your own worthless cowardly skins. How does it FEEL, Byotches?
You justified killing BABIES in similar unmanned Drone attacks, as long as they were the children you’re giving the Freedom to live on their knees worshipping your mighty Corporate Empire.
What kind of racist bullshit did your Master (Sergeants) tell you to convince you that the Afghan and Pakistani citizens were UnterMenschen who don’t deserve the very title of Human?
You sorry bastards gave up your own right to be called human, sold your soul for a chance to murder without any fear of retaliation.
Not that it would matter to YOU but the two you killed this time, sergeant Jeremy Smith, 26, and seaman Benjamin Rast, 23 actually had names.
So, in a bizarre twist of fate, did the literally COUNTLESS Other Human Beings, including children, whose lives you snuffed out with your Video Game.
You had no conscientious objections over those murders, will you feign conscience now that the Jackboot is on the other face?

This also calls into question, AGAIN, the reports the Pentagoons lightly dismissed as “propaganda, because those whiny SandNigger TowelHead MuzzleMonkey Non-Humans are always complaining about us murdering their kids”, reports of Blackwater and CIA murderers killing civilians, Death Squad Green Berets who hunted unarmed Afghans and Pakistani farmers just for the fun of it, and knowing full well that their equally cowardly and murderous leaders promised them they would never be prosecuted no matter what crimes they commit.

And the sheer number of PEOPLE the Air Force Murderers killed with Drone and other airborn attacks.

According to the lying pukes in the War Department, oh, was I supposed to say “Defense” like the liars in the Corporate Press call them? Too bad. Eat it and smile. The War Department liars say that everybody who is killed by their non-human Drones who sit in the air-conditioned safety of an AFB in Nebraska directing other Non-Human drones, was a “terrorist”.

Without knowing exactly how many they killed or who the people killed used to be.
Mighty convenient that these “christian” crusaders on their Noble and Holy Mission to force participation in Capitalism have such Arrogant and Racist labels to assign to the murdered human beings.

Did I mention how expensive all this is, like, the DIRECT Pentagon and Contractor payouts from this massive war against freedom total 57% of the overal military spending in the WORLD?

Yet the ChickenShit Chickenhawk SCUM who have seized totalitarian control of the government here, in the name of their Corporate Whoremasters, say that health care and education and decent wages for workers are the cause of America being bankrupt.
Not a word about the the Lying Pundits at Fox News, just for example Limbaugh and O’Reilly, having pulled in a billion and a half apiece to sit in front of cameras or microphones pretending to be Working Class and telling their really Stupid Audience those same lies. Or CEO salaries and pensions and health care plans that total MORE than what’s paid out to the REAL workers who feed them.

No complaints about that, just defensive speeches about how Leadership is such very hard work that the Pigs DESERVE the windfall apples and the milk, and to sleep in the farmhouse. For those too slow to realize, that’s from one of Squealer’s speeches in the book “Animal Farm– a modern fairy tale” written by one Socialist Eric Blair under the name George Orwell.

And the simple bastards who listen to the recycled speeches of a fictional Pig, and rally in their Corporate Financed “Tea Parties” say what their Masters tell them to say, that they’re fighting for Liberty, that the soldiers recruited from their ranks killing and dying are doing it for Liberty, and when they themselves are broken on the wheel of Hard Labor that only benefits their Corporate Masters, Squealer Limbaugh will make a speech that “Comrade Boxer’s last words at the veterinary hospital (actually the slaughterhouse where he was rendered for dog food) were “I Will Work Harder!” and all the Fox News Simpletons will be inspired by it, not realizing, again, that they’re only being told a recycled speech from a long ago fictional Pig.

The Memorial Park Grenade and Drugs

The CS Fuzz Dept isn’t squeaking very loudly about the grenade they found at Prospect Lake a couple of days ago. There’s ways to make a booby trap from a hand grenade, take one and set it down, prop a rock onto it and set the rock on a small stick, so the rock will fall off if the stick is disturbed, lots of ways to make the stick fall out. Test the rig to make sure. assemble it and extract the safety pin then leave, and never go back. That doesn’t seem to be the case with the Lake Grenade. But it’s Apparently a U.S. Army hand grenade of which there are several types, standard enough in triggering style, weight and size of the device, many made by an Israeli based firm called LGB Ltd. The cops would have a database on who supplies them. NOW… Drugs.

The numbers are numbers of deaths attributed to various causes.,
Tobacco 435,000,
Diet/Lifestyle 365,000,
Alcohol 75,000,
Accidental exposure to toxins 55,000
ALL Illicit drugs, direct and indirect 17,000
Aspirin, Tylenol, Midol, Motrin 7000
Cannabis 0

Some results omitted, like prescription drugs. Homicide, Suicide and Gun Related deaths naturally overlap. But there’s Innkeeper laws that hold bartenders responsible if they allow an intoxicated patron to drive away.

There’s homicide laws that hold the supplier of the drugs responsible if the product causes the death of a user. Charge would be Murder actually. Somebody building a home-made grenade or gun would be charged with various wordings of Making an Infernal Device.

Manufacturers of small arms, hand grenades, rifles, pistols-Not liable. Tobacco manufacturers-not liable

Fat Food Restaurants who encourage patrons to eat more calories in one meal than they need in a week, and discourage walk-up or Bicycle up Business (try riding a bicycle in the Drive Thru lane at McToxins, they’ll call the pigs on you, and the Pigs will gladly serve their Corporate Masters) Not Liable. Prescription drug overdoses and accidental mis-dosing and toxicity, Bayer, Baxter, Abbott, Lilly, … not liable.

The manufacturer of the Prospect Lake Grenade… not liable.

The corporations who put out the small arms also put out propaganda designed to provoke, incite and prolong wars, mass murder actually, yet they’re not liable.

Their Propaganda Protectors at (worst offender, there are others) Fox HateSpeech Networks make sure they get to sell their Death Products AND create the market for them, uninterrupted by any silly little old laws like Thou Shalt Not Kill.

United States religious leaders can incite their followers to wars with impunity, tell their followers that the sixth commandment actually doesn’t include wars or death penalty, Because They Say So and if you question their holy word you’re an antichrist and a blasphemer. They tell their followers that if somebody dies while killing for them, in their Holy Crusade, that person goes immediately to Heaven to enjoy the blessings and adoration of God and all His host.

Somebody saying a mirror image of that same statement AGAINST the “crusaders” is judged as a terrorist and can be (according to the U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T.A.C.T. imprisoned for life or murdered based on the whim of a Military “justice” Tribunal or simply the command of the military leaders.

What wonderful wonderful wonderful leaders we have that they can make such decisions on our behalf and punish us if we don’t agree.

One law for the Corporate Rich and a regime of strict obedience imposed on everybody else.

And they call Liberals “elitists”.

If “Security Firm” HBGary knows “high command” of Anonymous…

Why then weren’t they contracted by the U.S. Dept of (in)Justice to find the sender of the email on the White House LAN, who gave Pooter Libby the information to help the BushTards punish Valerie Plame Wilson for not backing up their LIES about WMDs? Wouldn’t the Capital Murders of 7000+ U.S. soldiers committed by the CheneyBush Kartel stir patriotic interest on the part of ANY of them? One of the Bush Lies was that they HAD initiated a thorough investigation into the Plame leak, but couldn’t find anything. Yet Disney and other entertainment outlets can find not only the ORIGIN of a file transfer, but also the computer receiving the data, or so they claim on all of the billions of IP addresses on the Internet, but they can’t find one person sending an email from a specific computer, at a specific time, from the White House which has a camera trained on every door, especially in a time of “heightened security”? On an extremely limited Local Area Network.

Since WHEN? Isn’t HBGary one of the firms contracted by not only the Dept of (in)Justice but also Homeland (in)Security and the Department of Remote Controlled Assassinations “Defense”?

Why do I suspect that the alleged hack attack on their website by “anonymous” is a Marinus van der Lubbe type of setup to convict without trial the persons HBGary and their whoremasters at DoJ and DoD had already targeted?

This is sick. On a day when the British are considering taking the first steps toward an Extraordinary Rendition to Guantanamo Torture Center of Wikileaks founder Assange, and BBC is reporting the “hack” against HBGary as though it’s an established fact, Beating the ol’ War Drum against Freedom, once more…

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The Empire is going DOWN in Egypt, in Yemen, in Tunisia, in Jordan, it’s spilling over into Iraq where the BushCheneyObama appointed President for Life of Iraq, Nouri al Maliki, has been frightened into stating he’ll give up his Imperial Backed Satrap-in-Perpetuity role in three years. (gives him and the Empire time to change their tune if things turn around for them, perhaps?)

NONE of these made the top twenty. Instead people are fixing their gaze on the Bread and Circuses Imperial Games.

The closest thing to any interest in what the Evil Empire is doing is some commercial involving Darth Vader. And Ms Aguilera not singing the National Anthem right. Of course the Racist Pricks who make up the American Right Wing will blame that on her Spanish surname and I’ll bet that none of them can actually sing the entire song.

That’s THEIR level of so-called “patriotism”. Drown out the FACT that their murder spree at home and abroad, like the Baby-killing Drone Strikes which, according to the USAF only kill “Militants” are actually killing more civilians and especially Children than they are “militants”.

Drown it out with racist inspired chants of “she can’t sing the National Anthem!” Ahem.

/rant

anyway… back to REAL NEWS, m’kay? Wikileaks is under real attack for publishing data such as the USAF admitting in what they THOUGHT were “internal” communications that they don’t know Who the Fuck They’re Killing in more than half of their Literally God-damned air strikes. But they claim to know that the only people they’ve killed were Militants.

Wikileaks founder Assange is being held on drummed up charges in anticipation of the WarPigs being able to kill him.

The WarPigs are actively seeking people who don’t bow down, lick their boots and refrain from mentioning the Truth that counters their LIES. A REAL Criminal is coming to Colorado Springs to receive a Hero’s Medal for his acts of treachery, lies, murder, theft, conquest… all in the name of God. The Imperial Vassal States are in open rebellion against the Empire, the Empire has bugger all they can actually do about it, and people worry about a football game instead.

The “barbarians” aren’t at the gates, they’re firmly ensconced in the seat of Imperial Power. And they obviously fully intend to destroy everything they possibly can on their way down to Hell. And they’ll do it in the name of God and of Freedom.

Drone targeting data… is it as flawed as THIS?

It’s not just in the middle east, it’s what “we” do here too…
The brutality is endemic to the system, every action of Cop Meets Citizen, here, or abroad, is taken under the assumption that the Citizen is the enemy, and must be subdued, brought under “our” control.
Whether a citizen in his home or a whole nation.
This from chat:
23:58listening to the scanner…
Pigs are fixin’ to jump into an apartment, armored up…
23:58The dispatcher said that “last time we had to tase him”.
23:59 and that nobody in the house likes cops (the CSPD and EP Co Sheriff refer to that as a B.O.L.O “Be On the Look Out”)
23:59 Imagine that, a gang of uniformed thugs holds somebody down, beating him and torturing him, in front of his family, and they wonder why nobody likes them.
00:00 Actually they DO know, but they think their guns and gang will keep anybody from doing any retaliation, just like their foreign policy.
00:01Oderint dum Metuant, let them hate us as long as they fear us.
00:02Caligula and Nero’s motto.
00:02
What wonderful people they worship as heroes!! And they want to export that kind of “freedom” everywhere in the world. Freedom to obey.

Then they get all weepy and wringing their hands when people fight back.
Like the famous line from War and Peace:

“why, they’re shooting at me… ME, who everybody loves!”

But wait… there’s MORE…
Here’s an update on that police call…
something extra special…
You’re gonna love this.
The dispatcher was sending in the cavalry, armed and loaded for a massive fight..00:46
The person they had tasered and had the advisory about…00:46
was the man in Apartment B.00:47
And the call they were responding to was in Apartment A.00:47

Across the complex from each other.
How many times have similar “oopsies” happened in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Using similar techniques, technologies and the cops are recruited straight out of the military.
What kind of odds does that make that Drone Strikes are even targeted at the right addresses, the right towns even?

What proof or even evidence do we have that the Military Intelligence services, operating in foreign lands where, unlike their “para-civilian” stormtroopers here, they haven’t had the “suspected” terrorists in custody, haven’t interviewed them, and don’t have any experience of having been physically at the address of the people they’re killing?
Wikileaks has answers, that’s why Wikileaks is under attack from the piggoes.

Palin signed off on Giffords shooting, grizzly lipstick plot to direct gunmen

Assassination checklist for Tea Party political opponentsAZ representative Gabrielle Giffords was one of twenty crosshairs on Sarah Palin’s checklist directing political assassinations.
 
Whether Jared Lee Loughner was a lone gunman, or in a TP or al-Qaeda cell, shouldn’t the DOJ investigate the grizzly mastermind who is inciting these acts? While they’re at it, Vice President Biden for illegally targeting Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, and Boss Obama who commands extrajudicial assassinations via military/CIA drones. If this was a GPS map of Pakistan the “unhinged shooters” would be Predator Drone operators.

Michael Moore tweeted these interesting links:

Dem Rep Giffords shot in head in Az. Sarah Palin had put CROSSHAIRS/ BULLSEYE on Giffords on her website! OUTRAGE!

When Rep Giffords voted in favor of health care bill, her office in Tucson was attacked & vandalized.

Palin “set gun sights on 20 Dems (including Giffords).” Palin site now seems 2 b 2 taking down crosshairs map!

In 2009, another gun nut showed up where Rep Giffords was speaking (at another Safeway) & dropped his gun

Giffords opponent held June event 2 “Shoot a Fully Automatic M16” to “Get on Target” & “Remove Gabrielle Giffords”

When Palin put crosshairs on a map w/ Rep. Giffords & 19 other Dem congressmen/women, she urged followers to “reload” & “aim” for Democrats.

Stunning admission by Tucson sheriff: Arizona “a mecca” of hate & bigotry which unhinges the unbalanced Wow.

Christina Green was the 9yr old killed. She was born on 9/11. Was on student council & only girl on baseball team.

If a Detroit Muslim put a map on the web w/crosshairs on 20 pols, then 1 of them got shot, where would he b sitting right now? Just asking.