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Notice how the Prince of Blackwater talks like a defrocked Catholic priest?

When he talks about his Death Squad Goons being "The New Knights Templars" for instance, he throws in a lot of Ecclesiastic terms. Which throws open the door for some heavy duty speculative thought. Why would he be defrocked? According to the latest "news" hooplah, the Church not only doesn't casually toss aside priests, they don't defrock them even for really serious crimes. He also doesn't talk like somebody who left the Church voluntarily. Then there's the revival of the Inquisition methods of torture, against some of the Inquisitions favorite targets, by his associates/accomplices (Murdering cowards like them don't have "friends") at the CIA... There are a few organizations in the world where one can acquire a New Identity, because they have control of documentation that's almost bulletproof. Most of them connected to National Governments. The governments with whom Blackwater works closely are the ones which provide the most unquestioned documents. Israel, Britain, Spain, the U.S. There's one more which provides really good cover, really airtight documentation. The Roman Catholic Church. Baptismal and Confirmation records are accepted by Social Security and ICE readily. Is Prince really an American? His Military records could be just as easily fabricated, George W Bush showed that in the '04 election, where having exactly NO real documentation of actual service isn't any problem. Of course it helps if when you're evading the draft your daddy is a high-ranking government official, like George Senior was.

Reagan breaks PATCO… America WINS! Or did we?

Yep, bust the Union, bring in workers whose only qualification was that they were dumb enough to work as Scabs, shank their Fellow Workers and their families and then expect to get decent treatment from the Big Boss Man. Trickle down effect of decades of infrastructure neglect and what happens. Arguably, 9/11, but that wasn't entirely the fault of the Controllers or equally arguable that it even happened as narrated by Bush and his fellow liars for the next hundred months or so. Then there were two Air Controller Scabs making jokes about how to barbecue a cat while a horrific accident was taking place. And today, somebody thought it meet to Bring The Kid To Work. I'm not a pilot, but I play one on my flight simulator program. I can't think of anything more horrifying than to realize that the lives of yourself, your crew, your passengers and anybody your plane is likely to hit are suddenly being controlled by a CHILD. Add in that it's JFK airport in Nueva Jork. Gee, how symbolic can you get? We, the People, get the opportunity to be probed, Xrayed, scanned, probed again, disrobed, and possibly waterboarded right there in the boarding area and denied access to transportation because our Third Grade Teacher's Maiden Aunt once wrote a strongly worded letter to the editor condemning Harry Truman. Yeah, THAT JFK. So, this is not only embarrassing for the FAA, but also NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS and all those other groovy initials who have been doing some hi-tech Panty Peekin' at least since Christmas. "Don't worry about our Draconian security measures, just take the thorazine, your flight attendant will assist you out of your clothes and into the strait jacket, and remember that Not A Sparrow Shall Fall on our watch without us knowing about it, it's all for the Greater Good". I shudder to think which article of clothing or body orifice they used to smuggle in the kid.

More Torture victims in progress

"Saving his life" Yeah Right. They're taking him to to a Torture Center, keep him alive long enough to waterboard him and send the videos to Torture Freak Propagandists, like our Local "Gunny" Bob Newman and Michelle Malkin so they can use them as Pig Porn. How 'bout it, "Gunny"? Like seeing a REAL man in pain? Semper Fi, punk. And it makes the Murderers look like Compassionate Heroes instead of the Violent Perverts they really are.

The “difference” between an IED and a land-mine

Is the difference between a Militia Group (like those commanded by Washington) and the VietMinh or the Taliban "Insurgents" A matter of Semantic Perspective that's vital to propagandists, espicially if the Propagandists don't have anything better. It's the so-called "difference" between "conqueror" and "liberator" , USAF Bomber v Suicide Bomber Decapitation with a sword and decapitation with a .50 caliber round fired frim a Vulcan electric motorized Gatling gun. Waterboarding as War Crime when practiced by the Imperial Japanese Army and waterboarding as "enhanced interrogation" when done by the Imperial American USMC, CIA and DHS. Tianmen Square and the Boston "massacre" or the Honduran "counterinsurgency". The Anschluss and "Regime Change". Genocide against European minority groups and Genocide against American Indians. The list goes on, but the main difference is that Land Mines are forbidden for deployment and the Terrorist States who deployed them mandated to clean them out, destroy them and compensate the Mostly Civilian Child victims of their monstrous use (or their families). In a treaty that the former ChickenHawk President refused to sign on the ridiculous notion that it violated U.S. Sovereignty.... even though the United States doesn't actually deploy land mines or, (as in the case of the terroristic bombing and mining of The DR VietNam, which one of the Major Party presidential candidates from the last election was doing when he was captured) on territory that's recognized as United States Territory. Other than in the Insane Delusional definitions of the U.S. "nationalists" like Bush and his demented disciples. (Special "shout out" to our Homeboys Bob Newman, Dobson and Haggard on that) There are two major parties in our Corporate Dictatorship, one votes as a bloc, no exceptions, and anybody who breaks ranks is called a traitor and shown the door. The "Other Party" currently in the majority in the House, Senate and Executive branch has enough Right Wing extremists, only the Republican Press calls them "moderate democrats" to sway any ratification of the treaty to either vote it down, or have it watered down to a Null Argument, or worse, charge the Children of Afghanistan and VietNam with crimes for destroying United States Government Property by exploding "our" Land Mines. I bet Dobson and Haggard and "Gunny" Bob would love that option. They probably have pictures of little kids with various parts blown off that they use for Porn. "Gunny" Bob is allegedly a Vet, I don't know if he has a collection of human hands harvested from the kids he killed during his "service" but he strikes me as That Type. Yeah, that's confrontational. So is calling the Quakers "Terrorists" because they dared to ask His Royal Lowness to stop lying, and published detailed lists of "Gunny" Bobs lies. A paid Right Wing Propagandist like him would appreciate the "Difference" between a Land Mine and an IED.

US soldiers in Cuba before Guantanamo

Would you believe this is an issue of Life Magazine dated May 22, 1902? That's water boarding! How is it that US military spokesmen now pretend our forces learned waterboarding from Korean prisons?   The cartoon on its cover depicts US marines waterboarding a captive in their effort to pacify the Cubans they'd just "liberated" from the Spanish. Watching in the background are the traditional western colonizers, often criticized by us for the brutality with which they repressed their foreign territories. Between them, the Prussian tells the Brit: "THOSE PIOUS YANKEES CAN’T THROW STONES AT US ANY MORE." There it is in closeup. The arms bound at the elbows, the hands pinned, pressure applied to the stomach, a gun held to the poor Cuban's head, a funnel put into his mouth, and water poured from a bucket marked "U.S. ARMY."

Sean Hannity & the Global War OF Terror

The quicker we get Sean Hannity waterboarded the better. But we can hope for better than merely shutting him up about whether or not waterboarding is torture. Let's figure out WHAT we can waterboard him for! Is there a secret we want to extract from Sean Hannity? Or is there just something he's done for which America could feel comfort in exacting redress? Wouldn't that be the real point of torture? And actually, not to draw Hannity's blood, but to extrude the shit from his colleagues looking on, who might fancy themselves next, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, et al. I understand Hannity already has a volunteer to administer the procedure, what we really need is the person to direct it. To issue the thumbs up or thumbs down, irrationally, to heighten the torment. Hannity has volunteered to subject himself to what he considers no more than fraternity hazing. Olberman has offered $1,000 for ever second Hannity lasts. Which I predict will be calculated in fragments of the first second. A subject of waterboarding can hold his breath, but the torturers will start the clock by forcefully expelling that reserve. Waterboarding begins when the victim gasps for air, and inhales water instead. The media debate around waterboarding asks two questions. Is waterboarding torture? And does torture work? Both questions are flawed. The first is simply an insult, the second is misdirected. Perhaps the average American is disconnect enough from reality to question whether the unimaginable can be. If you've never stepped into the sea, you can speculate that water is not really wet. Fast-food eating television viewers can wonder, does the stove burn? Does torture work? Of course it does. To wonder if torture is an effective method of interrogation is to get the question entirely wrong. In one debate about the efficacy of torture, the FBI claims the with one terror suspect they were making gains with psychological methods until the CIA seized custody in order to give the waterboard a try. Apparently with no success, after which the FBI had another promising run interrupted by another CIA inter-department rendition. Sound like the ol' good agency, bad agency interrogation ploy to you? Ignored in the torture efficacy assessment is the absence of a control sample. Did the subject have anything to reveal? How unfair to judge an interrogator if his subject doen't have a secret to crack. And even that misses the point. What is the purpose of torture? Is it to extract information, such as learning of ticking time-bombs to save innocent lives, or is it about preemptive subjugation of people? To torture someone is to terrorize them with their own helplessness under the thumb of brutal inhumanity. Torture is directed less against the terrorized subject themselves, than the public looking on. Torture is terror. It get the predicate reversed in the phrase "Global War On Terror." Terror is the subject not the object; actually the objective. It's the Global War OF Terror. In our GWOT, torture is an important weapon in the US arsonal, and of course it

The truth comes out about how actually the US government tortured its POWs

Sept. 11 planner waterboarded 183 times: report, but this is a little bit different than the US government officials' lies about how they used torture on Pentagon held POWs, is it not? We ask, because the apologists for US government torture use have always tried to paint a picture of themselves using only supposedly limited and necessary tortures, needed and used only to protect the larger US common society from baddies. In such, they have mimicked the Israeli government's murderous actions against Palestinians, too, where all the Israeli government abuse is qualified as being merely a restrained and rational program of protection for endangered Jewish people. But the truth actually in both cases is that both the Israeli and US governments are engaging in their own form of terrorism against people they have tried to deligitimize as supposedly not being subject to international laws of humanity and human decency.

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