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Best Presidental Quote EVER

Better than Nixon saying (as Vice President) "you won't have Dick Nixon around anymore" Of course he lied. Later he said "I am not a crook!" Again, he perjured. Trump was very succinct. To the point. "I'm fucked" ... actually, he's sodomized with a shovel, sideways so it would hurt more.

And what about Ronald Reagan?

Ronald Reagan is the real but totally unmentioned war criminal mastermind in the story linked below, about one Guatemalan's immigration to the US. How an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal (Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes) Won U.S., Canadian Citizenship. Notice how in this long article they never mention the ex US president PAYMASTER who authorized the killings this dumb ex Guatemalan officer carried out. And today in Colorado we travel up and down what is called the: 'The Ronald Reagan Highway'. Ronald Reagan was the US president who provided international direction, support, and political backup for the Guatemalan dictatorship as they murdered several hundred thousands of their own indigenous citizens back in the early '80s. He made these atrocities occur because he wanted to fight 'Marxism' in Central America and he didn't care how it was done. Besides, it helped American and Israeli companies make a bundle of money. Remember this story about the criminal allowed to legally immigrate to the US after being a thug for 'Ronnie' down south. And remember Ronald Reagan as well. His spirit is still cursing the USA and people in other countries, as well. Ronald Reagan was a true US war criminal.

US Troops Out of Guatemala Now!

One cannot think of a more disgusting military in the Americas than that of the country of Guatemala for the US to be cooperating with in joint operations! US Out of Guatemala Now! Marines vs. Zetas: U.S. Hunts Drug Cartels in Guatemala. The internal journals of the US Marine Corps have been bragging recently about their training of the Kaibiles, an elite Guatemalan military squad that committed a genocide in the '80s against Guatemala's own Highland indigenous Mayan populations. Shame on the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party for doing what they are doing now. Shame on you 'liberal' voters who turn the other way pretending to not know what's going on!

The Mayan population in Guatemala still fight to keep their languages alive

The US government has long supported the genocidal Guatemalan military and business community and continues to do so. However, the Mayan people remain resilient in their continued struggles against this oppression. Al jazeera has an excellent film about the current struggle to keep the Mayan languages alive there which is well worth watching for any that support and have interest in the struggle for indigenous rights anywhere. Living the Language - Guatemala: The Maya.

US military still trains Guatemalan squad infamous for committing the worst ever genocide in North America

Not only do US soldiers have a mission to kill kids themselves, they also train other countries' soldiers to kill kids. That's right, and every American should know the truth about US armed forces and the training they give worldwide to other military units also killing children. See below (from the US Marine Corps website itself) the US Marine Corps bragging about the role US Marine troops themselves play in organizing the genocidal Kaibiles of Guatemala, a group of soldiers who are also now know to be supplying US military know how to the Mexican drug cartel called the Zetas. (US) Marines Sweat It Out With Guatemalan Kaibiles. The Kaibiles were in the news just yesterday, too, for having one of their troops given a 6,060 year prison sentence for only one genocidal mass murder he participated in, in the joint US/Guatemalan dictatorship co-war of genocide against the Guatemalan indigenous communities. Guatemalan gets 6,060-year sentence in massacre Here is this Pentagon trained unit, the Kabiles, at graduation time.... Graduación de Fuerzas Especiales de Policia ...They look just exactly like what they actually are, which is a gang of murderous thugs trained by our US kid killer Marines and Uncle Sam. Think about these films, Dumb Right Wingers, if you are not too busy debating with yourselves about if I am gay or if I am having sex with my dog? But please do not expect me to be too big a donor to the US Marine Corp 'Toys for Tots' program come Christmas time. What a con! That's a propaganda program that has always given me complete nausea. (See also Guatemalan's Kaibiles elite troops take sides in Mexican drugs wars about 'the Zetas' being trained by US trained militaries.)

Old CIA hand made new Guatemalan ‘president’

US School of Americas, Fort Benning Georgia trained Latin American death squad leader, Otto Perez Molina, has just been sworn into the Guatemalan presidency with the pledge that he will be brutal in carrying out Barack Obama's Latin American 'War Against Drugs'. Perez has been a long time worker on the CIA payroll, participated in previous genocidal campaigns of torture and mayhem in the indigenous Highlands of Guatemala where several hundred thousands lost their lives, been implicated recently in political assassinations, and trained educationally at Harvard University as a young richie rich. Yep, fits the bill perfectly for being Obama's newest puppet 'president' man in Central America. Poor Guatemala... Never has a land deserved so much better than what the US constantly dishes out. So here below are excerpts from today's Associated Press coverage of the new military dictator of Guatemala... 'Perez, 61, is the first military officer elected as Guatemalan president since the end of a military government 25 years ago. He served in that administration as director of intelligence. "Today I call on my international associates to combat drug trafficking: Mexico, Central America and I make a special call to the United States..." Perez said. Perez has long insisted there were no massacres, human rights violations or genocide in a conflict that killed 200,000 civilians, mostly Mayan Indians.' For more information see wikipedia's entry titled CIA Activity in Guatemala. Look down in the section about the CIA's activities in the '80s for where Perez comes in... CIA_activities_in_Guatemala

Another military victory where the Poor “socialized” their blood for Capitalism

Tripoli, the site of the FIRST U.S. Military engagement to prop up capitalism, is apparently fallen, not to economic "free" market forces, but to the Armed Forces. In a book titled "Liberty Reclaimed", often described as the libertarian bible, the statement is made and reiterated "the only substantial difference between the Soviet Union and the United States isn't one of raw political power or the freedom of the subjects but one of economic policy."   So, when the Military claimed and still claim that they were and are fighting for freedom, they're lying. Just as the Pentagon and their contractors lie about Agent Orange, which killed Miss Johnnie's husband and a countless number of others. Countless because the Pentagon, bowing to their Corporate Masters, denied for more than a decade that Agent Orange actually causes human death. They also have recently claimed in a lawsuit that locks out the people of VietNam from any lawsuits that the people of the Republic of VietNam (Saigon government) sprayed with A.O. (and lots of other Military hardware sold at massive profits by the Corporations who now claim a moral exemption to taxation) were enemy combatants thus not eligible for compensation for their kids being killed. Hmmm... I was told, as was everybody else in America, in Boy Scouts, at Church, in ROTC and later in the Air Force that the U.S. actions in VietNam were for the freedom of the PEOPLE in the R.V.N. Just like the lies told to justify the war in Libya. And Iraq. And Afghanistan. And Nicaragua. And Honduras. And insert the next several "dictatorships" which dare to put their own national interests above the Capitalist Powers. Funny how the word "dictatorship" gets thrown around by the Corporate Empire, saying that scenes like this where a General in a puppet dictatorship killing a POW. OOPS. That's a client of the American Corporate Empire murdering a POW. Our bad. All y'all who display that ignorant POW-MIA you are not forgotten flag, putting money into John McCain's greedy hands, remember that now, y'all hear? In a war to prop up a supposedly "superior" economic system. If socialism or communism were so inferior they would have fallen on their own, especially to such a massively successful "free" market system, yes? Only, it didn't happen like that. According to the Reagan Disciples, who worship a dead actor who never once fought for ANYTHING, the Military defeated the Soviet Union and not the Economic "superior free market" Turns out the "free" market has been subsidized from the word go by military power, and, in the VAST majority of cases, the people holding the guns were poor people, working class, shedding their blood and the blood of other working class people for NOTHING other than the economic gain of people such as our friend Publius, who sneers at the workers and soldiers as being "stupid" for putting money in his pockets. You hear that, soldiers, workers? The Rich Think You're Stupid If You Give Them Your Labor, Your Lives and Those

How come Pottery Barn rules don’t apply to Haiti?

When Tony posted nearly three years ago (!) about how shocking conditions in Haiti had become, it was a magnet for people saying the starving kids pictures (from Medicins sans frontiers, internationally respected medical aid agency, just not so much here in America) were recycled pictures from Ethiopia 3, 2 and one decade ago. Then when that was refuted, and before they raised that Stupid Response again, the people of Haiti were blamed for their own misfortunes. As though their LEADERS had actually been empowered by popular vote instead of installed, against the expressed will of the People, by and for the profit of American Corporate Hegemony. Alternating with French Hegemony until the AmeriCorp bought out the French. We broke it, we supposedly bought it, right? That's the one of the irRationale for staying in Iraq and Afghanistan. (rationale is both plural and single, I checked, you didn't, kiss off) Of course, it's not the American Corporations who are Paying the bills "we" ran up by breaking all the pottery, although they seem to be getting quite a lot of public funding to manipulate the Public Army and the Public intelligence community and the public "rebuilding" campaign, which mostly consists of taking very expensive videos and photographs of Other People moving the shards around. Much the same way they're paid to watch and take pictures while other people bury the Dead "shards" in Haiti. Through public funding for their private "efforts". Some have seen fit to criticize my frequent use of Capitalization and italics and bold type and ComBinatiOns Of tHem but some people need a little help finding juicy nuggets amidst the kibble. Both are Nourishing Mind Food but the juicy bits are more fun. Sometimes. Some of the people have difficulty seeing, which is a condition with which I can easily relate. Others are just kind of inured to reading and hearing Bullshit from the likes of Glenn Beck and need a little help finding emphasis in NORMAL thoughts. It's not that Glenn Beck is mentally defective, it's what he's paid to say, in the Corporate anticipation of the Audience being mentally defective. In a way, though, the situation in Ethiopia and Haiti is the same case, revisited. "Conservative" (their own code word for Racist Right Wing Extremists) Pundits insist that black people are incapable of governing themselves so it's up to the Great White Father in Washington to guide and assist and let's face it, outright Rule Over the poor little darkie savages. But Ethiopia has for several occasions been the richest nation on earth and in cumulative time they managed to do it for longer than the Americas have actually experienced European Rule. Intermittently because the times Ethiopia has been devastatingly poor have been periods of colonial rule. Like the Romans exacting tribute from them, and in the past couple of centuries European and European-American Corporate Rule turning Their nation into Our plantation. Same with Haiti. When the U.S. went to war with Hawaii and deposed their "tyrannical"

Gunny Bob, Malkin, Dr Laura, y’all hate speech traitors, come clean

How MUCH are you making, personally, apiece from the death of each soldier, airman, sailor and Marine killed in the Corporate For-profit Wars of Conquest? The ones your Corporate Masters pay you pathetic low-life professional Liars to promote for them? Not counting the Civilians killed, imprisoned, tortured at the orders of Your Masters, of course, because you Racist Bitches don't consider Iraqi and Afghan PEOPLE to be even human, especially not the Babies that you're most famous for having gotten killed. Corporate Whores like Palin, Malkin, Coulter, O'Reilly, Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh, North, "Gunny" Bob Newman, get paid quite a lot of money to sit behind microphones, in well guarded studios of course, start with a Lie that they're Working Class Americans instead of actors paid to portray Working Class Americans, and tell shameless lie after shameless lie to promote their Corporate Wars and other Corporate agenda. Rush and O'Reilly get a hundred and forty-two grand per each dead soldier. How much are you scumsucking sellouts getting? Dr Laura is in the median income group on that, along with "Gunny" Bob, Malkin, Coulter, Daniel Whitney the liberal-arts major Yankee who portrays Southern Trailer Trash "Larry the Cable Guy"...the "lesser" and inferior lights aka Dim Bulbs of an extremely dim "conservative" paid actors movement... Rush and Bill-do each have scored over a BILLION dollars promoting the wars and the under"lying" currents of hatred in order to prop up their Corporate Masters. Fox "news" which hosts all of the above, although some have "independent" backing from the same Corporate Overlords who run FOX. That means, popping up the calculator to get a precise reading of it, starting with the LOW figure of a billion, what they usually admit to, and of course not counting their undeclared income... Dividing by 7000 which is the low figure for U.S. Military personnel murdered BY THE FOR-PROFIT WARS OF CONQUEST SUPPORTED AND ENABLED BY THESE LYING PRICKS AND BITCHES... $142,857.14 Per Human Life that Rush is being paid, about an equal amount from O'Reilly. Ollie North has an extremely guarded fast-shuffle method of hiding his income, from the same sources. So, Dr Laura, Michelle, especially super-patriotic super Marine "Gunny".. come clean, just how much Blood Money are you lying Whores getting for the blood you have shed, by proxy...? Especially Gunny, how many pieces of silver have YOU personally obtained selling your Former Comrades to their deaths? Ollie North, your patron saint, made even more money by directly selling arms to the people who subsequently killed your Former Comrades in Beirut... then continued to make money directly by selling them MORE arms afterward. He's a cold, calculating Murderer and Gunny, since you're in his corner, So Are YOU. You and your fellow Lying Whores should pay everything you own to the orphans, widows, brothers, sisters, family, of everybody you've had killed with your Hate Speech LIES, both American Military and any foreign citizens. Double amounts the ones whose BABIES you've had killed. Renounce your Treason and your Terroristic Wars of Conquest. Then, you especially, Gunny, write a note of apology

Panama Banana say that three times real fast…

But there was a strike against the Government run Banana Industry which unlike the traditional "Banana Republic" isn't a government owned by the Banana Industry. Close enough though, they're bought and Paid (on long credit terms) for by American Fat-Cats who believed and their descendants still do that their money and American (not Rich) soldiers providing the Assassinations necessary to maintain that money entitles them to own the whole world. Especially those nations physically closest to our Arbitrarily assigned borders. By the way, Corporate Warfare and Corporate Welfare are two of the key components of Fascism. The government forces attempted to take the Union leaders prisoner, and killed two union members and wounded 120 others (by Government count) three of whom are in hospitals in comas. And under arrest. Probably for violently attacking a Police Billy Club or Gun Muzzle with their foreheads. Repeatedly throwing their heads under the stomping Jack-boots of the Police even after being handcuffed. The workers, Indigenous people mostly, (that's code for "held in perpetual povertyslavery on the basis of Race" by the way) responded by taking 4 of the cops prisoner. Only the Right Wing code for that is "hostages". One of the causes of the strike was the Puppet Government of Panama (guess which American Corporate Government holds the puppet strings) trying, of course not on American orders, that would be silly to contemplate... passed laws forbidding Union Activity especially strikes. The government "graciously" suspended enforcement of the law, temporarily until they can find some way to get enough American gunboats and Marines into the country to put the Union down for good errr... I mean, find some way to Legally enforce it. Panama wasn't the Original "Banana Republic", although it follows the model, have U.S. Corporations, backed by the Military, which they've exempted themselves from paying the bills thereof, incite a "revolution" in the country which doesn't have strong laws to force the people to surrender their lands, resources, freedoms and especially their labor to the corporate Overlords. The "revolutionaries" run into resistance from the non-cooperative government, then call for the United States government to send soldiers to come and rescue them. It's how the Republic of Texas was formed. How the U.S. took over Hawaii. Puerto Rico. Panama. Iraq.... How we got a third of the land area of the Republic of Mexico after our Former Puppet General Antonio Jose y Maria Lopez de Santa Ana didn't provide quite the level of cooperation they had expected. Why Panama was re-taken from the Former Puppet Dictator Manuel Noriega refused to cooperate with the Reagan-Bu'ush Regime, in yet another arranged Coup. Panama was taken from the Republic of Colombia in the exact same manner because Colombia was leaning toward allowing a French firm to build the Canal (which was going to be built regardless) Noriega helped finance the Banana Republic attempted coup in Nicaragua allegedly by being a go-between for Oliver North and the Medellin cocaine growing and marketing industry. The part about the North connection is "erased"

WOOT! Kissinger War-Crimes evidence coming out!

This one a communication FROM his Royal Satanic Lowness to the puppet leadership of the Chilean Massacres in 1976. That would be in the final year of the Noble Reign of King Gerald of Ford. You remember how Bush the Elder and Bush The Chimp accused Iraq of hiding WMDs and War Criminals... and we on the Left (the ones who are still accused of being Wrong and of course Stupid because we questioned their fake assumptions) published a map of the one country on earth which has more of each class of WMD than the rest of the world combined and also harbors more war criminals than the rest of the world combined? with the headline "We Found 'em!" ...it's a map of the United States... Henry Kissinger is only one of many. But he's a HUGE fish. Pals around with Terrorists like Secord, North and Poindexter, who after betraying America and Americans in their pursuit of Empire have been given Government Jobs (and pardons for their treason) North works for the Ministry of Propaganda as a so-called "journalist" on DumFox Snooze with a show called "war stories". Shielded from prosecution by Executive Order from the "freedom" loving George Bush jr. (the Chimpleton) Reagan, Ford and Nixon are in Hell fellating Saddam Hussein. Nobody wants to extradite them though. That leaves the biggest Despotic Mass Murder in recent history to be Kissinger.

Oderint dum metuant, crucifixion … Spartacus and Dracula

Since the opinion has been foisted onto us that we should basically DEATH DEATH KILL THEM ALL!! BWAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAA! those who Dare to oppose our Mighty Empire... And a comment from a lady who is upset that we, the people, rejected her Emperor Bush last year about this time... thus, we and not her Imperial Overlords are responsible for the shootings at Ft Hood... The "Crucify them as an example to others" was a policy also expressed by a(nother) Mad Emperor named Gaius Julius Caesar the Second, known by his childhood nickname Little Boots, aka Caligula. It was also used earlier by a Roman Republican Senator named Crassus. Against a group of Slaves who Dared In Their Arrogance to think themselves the equal of their Masters. It was also used by Vlad Dracula, the real villain not the prettified very nice by comparison Dracula of the movies. The real Dracula was famous for fighting the Turks. Fierce in battle, say his critics and apologists alike. Defended Europe from the Islamic Horde, AND that part is now being celebrated by the Modern Crusaders. The part he was most famous for was hanging people on pikes, tall spears. The death involved the body slowly settling down around the spear, massive organic damage, and by having the piked one with his feet barely touching the ground... it could go on for days. The people he did that to, weren't Muslims or Turks. They were "his" people. Christians. Supposedly he himself was a Christian and the devil worship rituals are, according to the Right Wing "mere rumors to slander a Great Crusader Leader". Kind of like Richard Cheney only more civilized. It was wonderful that the two Right Wing Extremist responders (so far) were so incredibly hate filled. Makes it much more difficult for Our Friends like Mr Paige to deny the basic Hater label that he and his less erudite comrades placed around their own necks. The Extremist Leaders can talk all they want about being Christian, about being FOR freedom and goodness and light and not at all Conquest, slavery and murder. In the immortal words of their own Joe Wilson THEY LIE! Those of our IDF friends who like to post and tell us how much the Republicans love Judah (renamed Israel) and the Jewish people and it's We, the Left, who are anti-semitic... Look to what ALL-CAPS BOY wrote, that the Romans had a Good Idea, crucifying all "terrorists" meaning among others, the Jews who didn't embrace Roman rule. Much like the Iraqi and Afghan and Pakistani "insurgents" who don't Joyously Embrace the Imperial Rule of the modern-day Roman General Petraeus. I was flipping through the pages of a book the other day, on "Freedom in the Ancient World". The author said much the same thing that CHARLES CAPS-LOCK BOY said. How those bad, naughty backward uncivilized Jews rejected Trajan's majestic gift of rebuilding Jerusalem with a temple to Jupiter in the midst, to grant them the honor of Roman slav... errr... Civilized Benevolent Rule. Just by a

mixed signals on gluttony

This morning on childrens programming time (Used to be Roadrunner, Bugs Bunny, Bullwinkle etc) there was a PSA spot about eating, the big part of it being Portion Control. And the AFA sports teams "I Am Team" against hunger, nobody should go hungry on Thanksgiving etc... And earlier, a commercial for pans for baking Giant Cupcakes. Excusez-vous, but a giant cupcake used to be simply called a "cake". Teach the kiddoes that small portions are somehow not cool. Why not? McDonalds and KFC and Carl's Jr and all of them say the same thing, go ahead, kids, pig out. Stuff yourselves silly. Earlier this year, the UN and others announced a disturbing milestone. 1,000,000,000 people, a BILLION...don't get enough calories to sustain their health. They're slowly starving. Many ok I'll say it straight MOST in nations that provide the US us with luxury farm products. It's more than just the rain forests of central and south America being subjugated and stripped to provide banana-republic staples like, say, bananas... coffee. Beef for the low-paid slave laborers at Micky Dee's and the rest to burn most of the bacteria off of, coffee and tea, of course... chocolate. Stuff that doesn't quite grow as well in the middle of North America. Gum Arabic in the Sudan, coffee from Ethiopia gracing our Gourmet Coffee Mills... Ethiopia has requested emergency food aid just this week. Meanwhile one of the more popular TV shows now playing is "The Biggest Loser". See, it's not merely that the people in the poorest countries are starving to feed us. There's also the constant warfare mostly being fought for the benefit of the very richest people in the world. Incidentally, the vast majority of Americans make less than the "Average" income. It's a mathematical inevitability when a tiny percentage, estimated at 5% of the population (by Left Wing Radicals of course) to a whopping great 9% estimated by the Right Wing Radicals of the population control over 90% of the wealth. That's by the "conservative" numbers. That would automatically work out to 90% of the population below the average. And that's just in America. Places like Ethiopia and Guatemala it's worse. Guatemala where they pay kids $4 a day to break rocks into gravel. That's a 12 hour a day job. (in the tropics there's very little seasonal variance in the length of day/night) so the kids don't go to school. Not the poor kids anyway. Cuba and Venezuela provide their health care, because the sorry-ass Corporate Governments owned entirely by American companies ain't gonna do no damn "entitlement" programs. Them poor folks have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, just the same way the Corporate BiggPiggs pulled themselves up by the poor folks' bootstraps. Public Education? Why, so they could gain enough knowledge to realize they're being exploited, and maybe that they can throw off the chains their Overlords placed upon them? They don't need to know how to read and write in order to pick bananas and coffee and bust rocks into gravel at

Top 10 secret armies of the CIA

Found this on the web, will try to retrace provenance, worth a read: The United States have a well known history of providing military support to countries in need. But from time to time, the US Government has provided secret forces. While many are successful, there have also been a number of failures. This is a list of the ten top secret armies of the CIA. 1. Ukrainian Partisans From 1945 to 1952 the CIA trained and aerially supplied Ukranian partisan units which had originally been organised by he Germans to fight the Soviets during WWII. For seven years, the partisans, operating in the Carpathian Mountains, made sporadic attacks. Finally in 1952, a massive Soviet military force wiped them out. 2. Chinese Brigade in Burma After the Communist victory in China, Nationalist Chinese soldiers fled into northern Burma. During the early 1950s, the CIA used these soldiers to create a 12,000 man brigade which made raids into Red China. However, the Nationalist soldiers found it more profitable to monopolise the local opium trade. 3. Guatemalan Rebel Army After Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz legalised that country’s communist party and expropriated 400,000 acres of United Fruit banana plantations, the CIA decided to overthrow his government. Guatemalan rebels were trained in Honduras and backed up with a CIA air contingent of bombers and fighter planes. This army invaded Guatemala in 1954, promptly toppling Arbenz’s regine. 4. Sumatran Rebels In an attempt to overthrow Indonesian president Sukarno in 1958, the CIA sent paramilitary experts and radio operators to the island of Sumatra to organise a revolt. With CIA air support, the rebel army attacked but was quickly defeated. The American government denied involvement even after a CIA b-26 was shot down and its CIA pilot, Allen Pope, was captured. 5. Khamba Horsemen After the 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet, the CIA began recruiting Khamba horsemen - fierce warriors who supported Tibet’s religious leader, the Dalai Lama - as they escaped into India in 1959. These Khambas were trained in modern warfare at Camp Hale, high in the rocky mountains near Leadville, Colorado. Transported back to Tibet by the CIA operated Air American, the Khambas organised an army number at its peak some 14,000. By the mid-1960s the Khambas had been abandoned by the CIA but they fought on alone until 1970. 6. Bay of Pigs Invasion Force In 1960, CIA operatives recruited 1,500 Cuban refugees living in Miami and staged a surprise attack on Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Trained at a base in Guatemala, this small army - complete with an air force consisting of B-26 bombers - landed at the Bay of Pigs on April 19, 1961. The ill-conceived, poorly planned operation ended in disaster, since all but 150 men of the force were either killed or captured within three days. 7. L’armee Clandestine In 1962, CIA agents recruited Meo tribesmen living in the mountains of Laos to fight as guerrillas against Communist Pathet Lao forces. Called l’armee Clandestine, this unit - paid, trained, and supplied by the CIA - grew into a 30,000 man force. By 1975

US starves children of Central America

  Tourists hop about and take photos of volcanoes and colorful dresses, yet the children go starving. Having visited Guatemala I know who runs that country, and it is the American Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala and the American Embassy. Meanwhile The United Nations' World Food Programme says Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean and that chronic undernutrition affects about half of the nation's children under the age of 5. Surprised? Don't be. Guatemala declares calamity as food crisis grows.

Sept 11 – America Reaps What It Sows!

A post-911 perspective by Black Liberation Army prisoner of war Jalil Muntaqim. U.S. International Warfare Initiates World War III Human Rights During Wartime By Jalil A. Muntaqim In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Americans have displayed their true colors of jingoism, a militaristic spirit of nationalism. Similarly, it was witnessed how the people of Iraq rallied in support of their President, Saddam Hussein, after the U.S. bombed to death 250,000 Iraqis, and continued devastation of that country with collateral damage of 1 million dead women and children. Hence, people rallying in support of their government and representatives is a common phenomenon when a country is attacked by an outsider. The U.S. has been foremost in the world extending foreign policy of free-market economy, to the extent of undermining other countries cultures and ideologies expressed as their way of life. Such conflicts inevitably positions the U.S. as the centerpiece, the bulls-eye for international political dissent, as indicated by demonstrations against the U.S. controlled IMF, WTO and World Bank conferences. The attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon did not occur in a vacuum. The people that carried out the attacks were not blind followers or robots with an irrational hatred of the U.S. peoples. Rather, this attack was part of an overall blowback to U.S. imperialist policy in support of zionist Israel and opposition to fundamentalist Islam. There are essentially three primary world ideologies or world views: the capitalist free-market economy/democracy; the socialist production economy; and Islamic theocratic government, of which has been in competition for many decades. However, in the last 20 years the socialist economies has been severely subverted and co-opted by free-market economies, the ideals of American style democracy. This isolated, for the most part, Islamic theocratic ideology and system of government as the principle target of the U.S. in its quest for world hegemony. This reality of competing world views and economies is further complicated due to religious underpinning of beliefs that motivates actions, especially as they are expressed by U.S. and Western European christianity and Israel zionist judaism in opposition to Islam. From the struggles of the Crusades to the present confrontation, the struggle for ideological supremacy reigns, as the faithful continue to proselytize in the name of the Supreme Being. When geopolitics are combined with religious fervor in the character of nationalist identity and patriotism, rational and logical thinking is shoved aside as matters of the moment takes historical precedents. It has often been said that "Truth Crush to the Earth Will Rise Again". Since truth is relative to ones belief, can it be safely said that America has reaped what it has sowed? The American truth of capitalist christian democracy and its imperialist hegemonic aspirations has crushed both socialist and Islamic world views. It has extended its avaricious tentacles as the world police and economic harbinger of all that is beneficent, in stark denial of its history as a purveyor of genocides, slavery and colonial violence.

Rock Creek Free Press available in COS

The Rock Creek Free Press is available online, but if you want it in print, the DC monthly is available in Colorado Springs at the Bookman, 3163 W. Colorado. The September issue features a speech given by legendary Australian journalist John Pilger on July 4th in San Francisco. Here's the RCFP transcript: Two years ago I spoke at “Socialism in Chicago” about an invisible government which is a term used by Edward Bernays, one the founders of modern propaganda. It was Bernays, who in the 1920s invented public relations as a euphemism for propaganda. And it was Bernays, deploying the ideas of his uncle Sigmund Freud, who campaigned on behalf of the tobacco industry for women to take up smoking as an act of feminist liberation calling cigarettes “tortures of freedom”. At the same time he was involved in the disinformation which was critical in overthrowing the Arbenz government in Guatemala. So you have the association of cigarettes and regime change. The invisible government that Bernays had in mind brought together all media: PR, the press, broadcasting, advertising and their power of branding and image making. In other words, disinformation. And I suppose I would like to talk today about this invisible government’s most recent achievement, the rise of Barrack Obama and the silencing of much of the left. But all of this has a history, of course and I’d like to go back, take you back some forty years to a sultry and, for me, very memorable day in Viet Nam. I was a young war correspondent who had just arrived in a village in the Central Highlands called Tuylon. My assignment was to write about a unit of US Marines who had been sent to the village to win hearts and minds. “My orders,” said the Marine Sergeant, “are to sell the American way of liberty, as stated in the Pacification Handbook, this is designed to win the hearts and minds of folks as stated on page 86.” Now, page 86 was headed in capital letters: WHAM (winning hearts and minds). The Marine Unit was a combined action company which explained the Sergeant, meant, “We attack these folks on Mondays and we win their hearts and minds on Tuesdays.” He was joking, of course, but not quite. The Sergeant, who didn’t speak Vietnamese, had arrived in the village, stood up on a Jeep and said through a bullhorn: “Come on out everybody we’ve got rice and candies and toothbrushes to give you.” This was greeted by silence. “Now listen, either you gooks come on out or we’re going to come right in there and get you!” Now the people of Tuylon finally came out and they stood in line to receive packets of Uncle Ben’s Miracle Rice, Hershey Bars, party balloons, and several thousand toothbrushes. Three portable, battery operated, yellow, flush lavatories were held back for the arrival of the colonel. And when the colonel arrived that evening, the district chief was summoned and the yellow, flush lavatories unveiled. The colonel

US gov finally murders ‘ghost detainee’ (POW) tortured by CIA for 7 1/2 years

Libya reports prison suicide of top Qaeda man this week. Translated form CIA Arabic speak, that means he was murdered. Sure... so much has changed with Obama in office! I'm being facetious here. This man was murdered simply because he knew too much about how the Bush Administration tortured POWs in order to try to get them to fabricate 'evidence' about a Saddam Hussein-al Qaeda connection to justify their illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. A hit by the Libyans for Barack to help put a lid on this scandal? Well you speculate some... (Oh, Tony! Barack is not like that at all!) Sure he is. Certainly the government he heads is! I don't doubt it for a second. This reminds me of the President of Guatemala who has been just accused by an assassinated dead man of having murdered him. Luckily, unlike this victim of the CIA and Obama, he taped his accusation on youtube and it begins... 'if you are hearing this, then I am already dead.' And he is! See the video The Unspeakable Murder of Rodrigo Rosenberg (English subtitles) and the second part The Unspeakable Murder of Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano (English sub.) part 2/2 A side note to this report about the CIA murder of this tortured American-held POW, is the last words this man made to Human Rights Watch which were... "Where were you when I was being tortured in American prisons?" Good question, Fakhiri. I went to the Human Rights Watch website again and it is amazing how this group never sees wars of aggression as being human rights violations. There's nothing about US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan there! Seems to simply have escaped their interest or concern! They, at best, have been like a gnat to the US government at times, but in the meantime, they usually are absolutely MIA. Fakhiri's murder case is case in point.

The supposedly civilized world’s ‘Sewer rat children’

Roman police find sewer children but the USA leads the way in having 'sewer rat children' in its fields, jails, and other nooks and crannies. Thousands of Deported Children Abandoned at Mexican Border, and that's just the Mexican-US Border, but the US also has Mexico doing its dirty work for them at the Mexican-Guatemalan Border, too. The following is a youtube video of al jazeera's coverage of the problem ...Mexico's deported children

Harold Pinter on drama and US banditry

"What has happened to our moral sensibility? Did we ever have any? What do these words mean? Do they refer to a term very rarely employed these days - conscience? A conscience to do not only with our own acts but to do with our shared responsibility in the acts of others? Is all this dead?" -Harold Pinter (1930-2008) I'm reminded of a friend of mine who asked "You know what PTSD is? It's a bad conscience." An outspoken critic of the Iraq War, Harold Pinter died Christmas Eve. Here is the address he prerecorded for his acceptance of the Nobel Prize in 2005, when he had become too infirm to attend in person. Nobel Lecture: Art, Truth & Politics In 1958 I wrote the following: 'There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.' I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to the exploration of reality through art. So as a writer I stand by them but as a citizen I cannot. As a citizen I must ask: What is true? What is false? Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavour. The search is your task. More often than not you stumble upon the truth in the dark, colliding with it or just glimpsing an image or a shape which seems to correspond to the truth, often without realising that you have done so. But the real truth is that there never is any such thing as one truth to be found in dramatic art. There are many. These truths challenge each other, recoil from each other, reflect each other, ignore each other, tease each other, are blind to each other. Sometimes you feel you have the truth of a moment in your hand, then it slips through your fingers and is lost. I have often been asked how my plays come about. I cannot say. Nor can I ever sum up my plays, except to say that this is what happened. That is what they said. That is what they did. Most of the plays are engendered by a line, a word or an image. The given word is often shortly followed by the image. I shall give two examples of two lines which came right out of the blue into my head, followed by an image, followed by me. The plays are The Homecoming and Old Times. The first line of The Homecoming is 'What have you done with the scissors?' The first line of Old Times is 'Dark.' In each case I had no further information. In the first case someone was obviously looking for a pair of scissors and was demanding their whereabouts of someone else he suspected had probably stolen them. But I somehow knew that the person addressed didn't give a damn

Military fiction, publishing as product takes us further downhill to total cultural illiteracy

When Americans step inside the big chain publishers' bookstores, Barnes and Noble and Borders, they are almost always under the delusion that they are inside real bookstores containing real books. Nothing could be farther from the truth though. We instead have merely entered into the realm of publishing as product. What do I mean by 'publishing as product'? The answer simply put is that publishing historically was an act of putting an art form in front of the art appreciating public. That art form was called literature and you had to read to get it. Publishing was never a pure process without politics, but far from it as politics was essential to what often got published, and what did not. But todays publishing world is far different than that of the past. What does the American literature reading public run into today? Today's publishing world has as much to do with art (literature) as McDonald's has to do with cooking (culinary arts). Content inside the big publishing firms today is handled like a product, not an art that has high impact on politics and national culture. Conservative businessmen still limit what gets published and what does not, but the censorship involves not censuring and disallowing individual radical authors, but censoring and disallowing entire product lines. To cover up this censorship, a whole new group of alternative products have been developed to better hide the fact that real literature is no longer a product to be carried on the shelves. As an avid book reader since I was a kid, I have been going into America's bookstores for 1/2 a century which has allowed me to see this devolution in process on a continual basis. So let me name a few of the new publishing product lines that have displaced the old book shelves that once were partially inhabited, at least some, by novels in translation from other parts of the world. Americans have always been an ethnocentric society and that has been always encouraged by conservative publishers who published mainly American authors. But where once stood Steinbeck and Zola, now stands shelves after shelves of books under other categories of products instead of just Fiction , all now directed to a population segmented by market research science laboratories. We now have Gay Literature, Christian Literature, and the latest grouping something called Military Literature. Further, one finds literature now very much separated into gender categories (Thanks, Oprah! See what you helped do?). Of course, as a remnant of the '60s we have tiny sections of Black Fiction, Chicano Fiction, Native American Fiction, though not Black Fiction from elsewhere than the US, Latin American fiction from elsewhere than the US, or Native American fiction from say Guatemala or Peru. We also have oodles of shelves with product lines directed to

Americans are stealing babies from Guatemala after all

DNA tests have proven for the first time that a baby adopted in the US, was in fact stolen from a mother in Guatemala. Adopted Guatemala baby 'stolen' How many others have been stolen previously, but never were tracked down? Indigenous women in rural areas were always at risk in Guatemala of having their babies stolen, simply because it was so profitable for the criminals involved and because the mothers were so powerless. This is reminiscent of another recent case of imperialist kidnapping, where a French agency was trying to steal children out of Chad, saying that they were 'Lost Children' from the war in Darfur. Chad Charges French Charity With Kidnapping When there is such a power imbalance like these between the US and Guatemala, between France and Chad, and between the US and Iraq and Afghanistan, abuses like this will be rampant. Children should be treasured and not destroyed by war, poverty, disease, and other forms of criminality that help make the rich richer, and make the poor suffer in silence. What type of world is this where atrocities like kidnapping babies from their mothers goes virtually unnoticed? I have seen it for myself, and it was happening directly inside the US.

Unearthing the 70,000 Peruvians killed by the US counterinsurgency

Americans don't like to look at their bloody history, their bloody leaders, their bloody genocides. In fact, many liberals think it their calling to ask for even more bloody military interventions, all in the name of our supposed national goodness. Instead of building a real Movement to end US militarism, they tell us the problem is that we merely need to make our interventionism 'humanitarian' oriented, as if that would be a solution to the world poverty, misery, and chaos our corporate, government, and military leaders preside over! They forget about places like Peru, Chile, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Vietnam, to name just a few locales that we as a people have helped our elites torture and occupy. Over at the local idiotic Justice and Peace Commission's HQ, the paid staff and preacher jefe on top are all busy with building something they call a summer 'Peace Camp' for children (Vacation Bible School). There, they plan to preach the mantra they call 'nonviolence' to a very select few kids. This is inactivity they substitute for real activism, where they would have to talk to the general public about places like Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Haiti. There at 'Bible School', the kids will never hear of places like Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Peru, sites of bloody US atrocity and torture. The liberal 'peace' salaried workers will help blab on to the kids about turning the other cheek, etc. Why won't the Peace and Justice group tell the kids the real story? Why won't they tell the kids about the unearthing of thousands of graves of other children, all murdered by a US campaign to terrorize an entire country... Peru? What a moral failure these 'peace' people are! They not only do not speak truth to power, they do not even speak truth to their own kids! Yes, the US government-Peruvian government killed tens of thousands in the '80s. Yes, Kids, your moms and dads paid the taxes for these massacres to happen, and voted for the Democrats and Republicans that authorized it. The blood of these dead kids, just like the dead kids of Gaza, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq are your responsibility, and the responsibility of your sheep-like parents. Are you going to let these atrocities continue without trying to do something to stop them? Peruvians seek relatives in mass grave Our tax dollars should go to help these people find their relatives killed by the Pentagon. Shame on us as a society for playing dumb all the time. And shame on the liberal Democratic Party voters for being some of the worst offenders in that regard. You know that your party is a war party alongside the Republicans, yet all the time you mouth to us the necessity of voting for them. Shame on you.

Growing babies for the US market

How sick! Guatemala is the leading grower of babies for the US baby market. So many are taken from Guatemala that many poorer indigenous people in that country think that the US is stealing these kids to take their vital organs for use in transplants. It's time to stop this trade in flesh. The better off in the US should not be able to buy babies taken from the poor like this.

Dead Archbishop Juan Gerardi- Catholic saint from Guatemala

Archbishop Juan Gerardi is a real Catholic saint. ...unlike the Spanish fascist clergy that Pope Ratzinger has recently been beatifying. See Democracy Now's report about who killed this archbishop? Was it really the US government behind this killing, too? Gomez Molina, who is a School of Americas' graduate COL Otto Perez Molina 1985, Command and General Staff College (Commandant's List) Assassination, 1994: Chief of the G-2 (military intelligence) and on the payroll of the CIA, Perez Molina was in charge in 1994, when the General Staff was implicated in the assassination of Judge Edgar Ramiro Elías Ogaldez. (Allan Nairn, The Nation, 4/17/95) He also had assassinated, Archibishop Juan Gerardi. Of course it was the US government who assassinated this decent Catholic, Archbishop Gerardi. Guatemalan General Perez Molina was a SOA graduate who assasinated the Guatemalan Catholic saint, Archibishop Juan Gerardi . Molina was a US employee. Now he runs for the presidency of Guatemala, and is a made in the US of America thug. Archbishop Juan Gerardi will get no beatification from the current Pope, Ratzinger, who is a Nazi sympathizer of long standing. ' Pope Rat' is now a cheerleader for the US government as once he was a cheerleader for Adolph Hitler. Here, this made in US thug, Guatemalan General Molina,, talks about how he will kill the people who opppose him. Guatemalan General Molina, made in the USA. The US runs Guatemala with a 'duro mano' or 'a hard hand' who kills all opposition. He will rule with US government approval and support. He is the US man in control.

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