READER COMMENTS ON
"VIDEO - Bush Successful at Permanent Legalization of Torture"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
HOW did WE get HERE?
said on 3/6/2006 @ 1:03 pm PT...
Saw that one coming...'signing statement' / 'not US soil'...Neo-Convict sick bastards. CLEAN HOUSE 2006
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 3/6/2006 @ 1:06 pm PT...
Very chilling video. Thanks for posting it.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 3/6/2006 @ 1:08 pm PT...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 3/6/2006 @ 2:28 pm PT...
Democracy NOW!: "THE REAL NEWS"
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 3/6/2006 @ 2:30 pm PT...
If you think this is important news that you're not seeing on ANBCBSNNX, well Demoracy NOW! news is like this every night. It's on DISH 9410 & 9415, & DirecTV 375.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 3/6/2006 @ 3:32 pm PT...
Hate to racialize this, but if not me,then who!
Visualise this: the 9-11 hijackers were blue-eyed, Serbian muslims, and the Bush Administration starts filling up Guantanomo with blue-eyed, mostly innocent, ethnic Serbians and violently torturing them. News footage is broadcast around the world. What would happen? Please share.
Speaking of sharing, I wanted to share my true account of human right's violation at the hands of the FBI in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The URL for my story is embedded in my name. If there are any human right's attorneys out there, please help!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 3:13 am PT...
Deborah, have you tried to use a habeas corpus petition?
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 3:55 am PT...
I read your terrifying tale. My hat's off to you for your courage and perseverance. I hope many people read your link, and that it helps wake this struthious country up. God bless.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 4:35 am PT...
Last May Cheney appeared on Larry King. He stepped in it big time, but few people caught it. I alerted Rude Pundit and he wrote about it.
Then Cheney made this statement: "In a sense, when you're at war, you keep prisoners of war until the war is over with." So, like, if, in a sense, the Gitmo campers are "prisoners of war," then, in a sense, don't they get Geneva Conventions protections?
Cheney and Gonzales have been playing a semantics game to justify torture, since "war" was never formally declared. It's pretty obvious why they chose to embark upon the path of war without ever formally declaring it - so they could not be held accountable for the War Crimes they knew they'd be committing.
Bush tells us every day that we're at war. Cheney and Gonzales tell us that we're not REALLY at war.
Problem is, Cheney is on tape stating not only that we are at war, but that we are holding "prisoners of war."
The Geneva Conventions DO APPLY, and Cheney is guilty of war Crimes.
KING: They specifically said, though, it was Guantanamo. They compared it to a gulag.
D. CHENEY: Not true. Guantanamo's been operated, I think, in a very sane and sound fashion by the U.S. military. Remember who's down there. These are people that were picked up off the battlefield in Afghanistan and other places in the global war on terror. These are individuals who have been actively involved as the enemy, if you will, trying to kill Americans. That we need to have a place where we can keep them. In a sense, when you're at war, you keep prisoners of war until the war is over with."
So this is the war without end, and these prisoners will be held forever?
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 5:40 am PT...
Appointees Guarding The Henhouse
Treasury Secretary John Snow, whose department headed the panel that approved the Dubai Ports deal, came to the Bush administration from the chairmanship of CSX, a rail firm that sold its own international port operations to DP World the year after Snow joined the administration. The new head of the Maritime Administration, David Sanborn, worked for both CSX and Dubai Ports.
The incestuousness boggles the mind. In February, 2003, the same month Bush appointed Snow, Snow’s company sold its container shipping division, CSX Lines, to the Carlyle Group. CSX Lines does substantial business with the U.S. military; Carlyle’s big shareholders include Bush’s father and family consigliere James Baker III, former British PM John Major and members of the bin Laden family.
Like Snow, Sanborn was a CSX executive—until he left to take a directorship with Dubai Ports World, where he brokered a deal in which Dubai PW bought CSX’s Asian and South American port operations.
It would be helpful to understand what Snow knew about the likelihood that he could be in a decision-making position related to DP and CSX when he agreed to join the administration. One would also wish to learn more about the specifics of the underlying relationship between DP World, CSX, the United Arab Emirates government and the Bush White House and family fortunes.
"IT'S THE PORTS SCANDAL, STUPID!"
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 6:45 am PT...
Meanwhile, the chief propaganda master is in London telling them how much we hate torture (link here).
They believe him about the same as we Americans believe him.
Even Blair doesn't believe him:
"British Prime Minister Tony Blair last week said Guantanamo was an anomaly that he hoped would be closed." (same link, bold added)
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 7:06 am PT...
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 3/7/2006 @ 7:56 am PT...
Deborah, I'm sure there's better experts than me on what to do. But I'd contact independent media sources to publicize this, like American Free Press, Democracy NOW! news. How about the ACLU? Anyone else have some advice?
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 5/2/2006 @ 5:31 am PT...
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