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UN Panel Finds Julian Assange’s Detention Illegal And Recommends Compensation

 

 

A UN legal panel has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be allowed go free and be compensated for his “deprivation of liberty”. The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said that Assange’s detention “should be brought to an end, that his physical integrity and freedom of movement be respected”. “Assange should be afforded the right to compensation,” it added.

The Wikileaks founder had been subjected to “different forms of deprivation of liberty” it said, initially while he was held in isolation at London’s Wandsworth Prison for 10 days in 2010. The deprivation had been “continuous” since he was initially arrested in the UK on 7 December 2010.

It also found a “lack of diligence” by the Swedish Prosecutor’s Office in its investigations, which resulted in his lengthy loss of liberty. Three members of the five-person panel found in Mr Assange’s favour, while one rejected his claim and another did not take part in the investigation.

Assange, 44, – who faces extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies – claimed asylum in London’s Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.
He has been arbitrarily detained since his arrest in 2010, the panel said.

Speaking at a news conference via a video link from the embassy, he said the opinion of the panel was “vindication”, adding: “The lawfulness of my detention is now a matter of settled law.”

Mr Assange said it was a “really significant victory that has brought a smile to my face”.

However, the UK Foreign Office said the report “changes nothing” and it will “formally contest the working group’s opinion”.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Assange was a “fugitive from justice”, adding that he can come out “any time he chooses” but will still have to face justice in Sweden.

The Police said it will make “every effort” to arrest Assange should he leave the embassy.

The government says the panel’s ruling is not legally binding in the UK and a European Arrest Warrant remains in place – meaning the UK continues to have a legal obligation to extradite Mr Assange.

 

 

Freeing Julian Assange: The Final Chapter

 

One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unravelling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention — — the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides whether governments comply with their human rights obligations — has ruled that Julian Assange has been detained unlawfully by Britain and Sweden.

After five years of fighting to clear his name — having been smeared relentlessly yet charged with no crime — Assange is closer to justice and vindication, and perhaps freedom, than at any time since he was arrested and held in London under a European Extradition Warrant, itself now discredited by Parliament.

The UN Working Group bases its judgements on the European Convention on Human Rights and three other treaties that are binding on all its signatories. Both Britain and Sweden participated in the 16-month long UN investigation and submitted evidence and defended their position before the tribunal. It would fly contemptuously in the face of international law if they did not comply with the judgment and allow Assange to leave the refuge granted him by the Ecuadorean government in its London embassy.

In previous, celebrated cases ruled upon by the Working Group — Aung Sang Suu Kyi in Burma, imprisoned opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia, detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian in Iran, both Britain and Sweden have given support to the tribunal. The difference now is that Assange’s persecution and confinement endures in the heart of London.

The Assange case has never been primarily about allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden — where the Stockholm Chief Prosecutor, Eva Finne, dismissed the case, saying, “I don’t believe there is any reason to suspect that he has committed rape”, and one of the women involved accused the police of fabricating evidence and “railroading” her, protesting she “did not want to accuse JA of anything” — and a second prosecutor mysteriously re-opened the case after political intervention, then stalled it.

The Assange case is rooted across the Atlantic in Pentagon-dominated Washington, obsessed with pursuing and prosecuting whistleblowers, especially Assange for having exposed, in WikiLeaks, US capital crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale killing of civilians and a contempt for sovereignty and international law. None of this truth-telling is illegal under the US Constitution. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama, a professor of constitutional law, lauded whistleblowers as “part of a healthy democracy [and they] must be protected from reprisal”.

Obama, the betrayer, has since prosecuted more whistleblowers than all the US presidents combined. The courageous Chelsea Manning is serving 35 years in prison, having been tortured during her long pre-trial detention.

The prospect of a similar fate has hung over Assange like a Damocles sword. According to documents released by Edward Snowden, Assange is on a “Manhunt target list”. Vice-President Joe Bidon has called him a “cyber terrorist”. In Alexandra, Virginia, a secret grand jury has attempted to concoct a crime for which Assange can be prosecuted in a court. Even though he is not an American, he is currently being fitted up with an espionage law dredged up from a century ago when it was used to silence conscientious objectors during the First World War; the Espionage Act has provisions of both life imprisonment and the death penalty.

Assange’s ability to defend himself in this Kafkaesque world has been handicapped by the US declaring his case a state secret. A federal court has blocked the release of all information about what is known as the “national security” investigation of WikiLeaks.

The supporting act in this charade has been played by the second Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny. Until recently, Ny had refused to comply with a routine European procedure that required her to travel to London to question Assange and so advance the case that James Catlin, one of Assange’s barristers, called “a laughing stock … it’s as if they make it up as they go along”. Indeed, even before Assange had left Sweden for London in 2010, Marianne Ny made no attempt to question him. In the years since, she has never properly explained, even to her own judicial authorities, why she has not completed the case she so enthusiastically re-ignited — just as the she has never explained why she has refused to give Assange a guarantee that he will not be extradited on to the US under a secret arrangement agreed between Stockholm and Washington. In 2010, the Independent in London revealed that the two governments had discussed Assange’s onward extradition.

Then there is tiny, brave Ecuador. One of the reasons Ecuador granted Julian Assange political asylum was that his own government, in Australia, had offered him none of the help to which he had a legal right and so abandoned him. Australia’s collusion with the United States against its own citizen is evident in leaked documents; no more faithful vassals has America than the obeisant politicians of the Antipodes.

Four years ago, in Sydney, I spent several hours with the Liberal Member of the Federal Parliament, Malcolm Turnbull. We discussed the threats to Assange and their wider implications for freedom of speech and justice, and why Australia was obliged to stand by him. Turnbull is now the Prime Minister of Australia and, as I write, is attending an international conference on Syria hosted the Cameron government — about 15 minutes’ cab ride from the room that Julian Assange has occupied for three and a half years in the small Ecuadorean embassy just along from Harrod’s. The Syria connection is relevant if unreported; it was WikiLeaks that revealed that the United States had long planned to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. Today, as he meets and greets, Prime Minister Turnbull has an opportunity to contribute a modicum of purpose and truth to the conference by speaking up for his unjustly imprisoned compatriot, for whom he showed such concern when we met. All he need do is quote the judgement of the UN Working Party on Arbitrary Detention. Will he reclaim this shred of Australia’s reputation in the decent world?

What is certain is that the decent world owes much to Julian Assange. He told us how indecent power behaves in secret, how it lies and manipulates and engages in great acts of violence, sustaining wars that kill and maim and turn millions into the refugees now in the news. Telling us this truth alone earns Assange his freedom, whereas justice is his right.

 

“THE GREATEST PURVEYOR OF VIOLENCE IN THE WORLD TODAY IS MY GOVERNMENT”

Rev. Dr. Marin Luther King jr.

“The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.”

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark

“America must prosecute its own war criminals”

Noam Chomsky

Deadly Terrorists of USA

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/deadly-terrorists-of

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF USA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2016

IN THE MATTER OF

NAGARAJA . M.R ,

editor , SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice ,

# LIG 2 , No 761 , HUDCO First Stage , Laxmikantanagar ,

Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State , India and Global American Citizens

…..Petitioners

Versus

H.E.Honourable President of USA & Others

….Respondents

Petition under BILL OF RIGHTS and Human Rights Charter

To ,

Hon’ble The Chief Justice of USA and His Lordship’s Companion Justices of the United States of America

The Humble petition of the Petitioner above named.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :

1. Facts of the case:

a. Inequality in society , unjust laws , unjust enforcement of law is a breeding ground for frustrated youths , criminal elements , naxalites , terrorists. Vested foreign & domestic interests manipulate these inequalities in society to advance their vested selfish interests using these frustrated , disillusioned youths as pawns in their power game.

b. Police & other law enforcement agencies use 3rd degree torture against people suspected of petty crimes , whereas they don’t use 3rd degree torture against their own corrupt colleagues , Judges who aid underworld dons , big criminals earning bribe money to the tune of Millions of dollars. In many cases of Police corruption , judicial corruption even legal prosecution is not at all done.

c. Whole MUSLIM community is painted as a terror & suspected world over. They don’t easily get jobs , rented houses , loans , etc everybody suspects them. If you go by numbers there are many Christian terrorists in spain , Nicaragua , cuba , Ireland , etc and most importantly masterminds of terrorism , people who sowed the seeds of terrorism in Middle East , Asia , else where are all CHRISTIANS. Does that mean all Christians are terrorists. True most of the terrorists come from muslim community , however there are also common folk like us in the muslim community who yearn for a honest , simple living. There are good people in all communities as there are bad people.

d. Crime is a crime , whether big or small. There is discrimination in cell allotment , labour hours , provision of food , visitors facility between ordinary accused & rich accused persons , ordinary criminals and rich criminals within jail.

e. The police & Presiding Judge in the case are responsible for health , safety of persons both in their custody as well as safety of witnesses outside. Many persons are subjected to 3rd degree torture while in custody , some people have died in lock up and witnesses were threatened , murdered outside , but the respective police , judges are not legally prosecuted for murder charges.

f. The suspects who were acquitted of charges under anti terror laws & other criminal charges , who went through hell , whose family suffered , are not paid any compensation for wrongful detention by courts of law nor the police who were responsible for wrong detention are legally prosecuted for leveling false charges.

g. US Presidents and US government in league with US based MNCs successively poked it’s nose in the affairs of other sovereign nations , created rift in the peaceful countries , sowed the seeds of terrorism , aided & supported terrorists in all respects. US is a heartless butcher , but now preaching non violence , peace to the world.

h. US government always practices double standards take for instance industrial accident done by BP oil off US coast , US Government extracted compensation to the maximum extent. Where as US based MNC Union carbide (now DOW Chemicals) did man slaughter in india at Bhopal , still US government is not ordering the guilty company to pay compensation.

i. USA which is a hugely industrialized nation with population enjoying opulent life style has caused more damage to the environment resulting in climate change. As the worst destroyer of ecology , US government is bound is bound to pay more for the repair of environment. However US government is forcing other backward countries to share it’s own burden.

2. Question(s) of Law:

Are Presidents of United States of America above Law ? Are US police , judges , other public servants above law ?

What Legal Rights Presiden of USA , US Military , US Police & US Judges have to successively violate the human rights of citizens of other countries both within USA & outside.

how much US resources were spent from US TREASURY , to finance terrorist outfits , military juntas in other sovereign nations ?

is not Al-queda , Taliban creations of USA ?

did September 9 / 11 WTC attack truly happened by hijacked airplane or was it planned by US authorities ? see
http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

is racial profiling , profiling a particular community & suspecting all the muslims as terror suspects , right?

if it is right , the creators of such terrorist outfits – past presidents of USA – who were Christians makes it logical to assume whole of our Christian community as terror suspect ?

is not use of 3rd degree torture on all type of suspects in US prisons & in the prisons of US allied countries at the behest of US authorities , right ? is it not violation of human rights & US laws ?

did US find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , which was the main reason for US attacking Iraq ?

why not US authorities use scientific interrogation techniques like polygraph , lie detector tests instead of inhuman 3rd degree torture on terror suspects & suspects in other criminal cases ?

what legal right our President of USA have , to illegally spend billions of our dollars on inhuman , illegal acts of terrorism , military coup , creation , aiding & abetting of terrorists , etc , in other sovereign nations ? while we are suffering from loss of jobs ,loss of home due to natural calamities , etc ?

Inspite of repeated appeals for justice JUDGES of SUPREME COURT of USA are mum and not taking action against terror presidents. Is it because they owe their elevation to the highest judicial post to the US president or is it a survival act ?

Crux , Foundation of all religions is humanity , kindness & universal brotherhood. It is the preachers who misrepresent it. Terrorism created , aided , abetted by anybody is inhuman & wrong . Terrorism is creation of power hungry , selfish people & they must be legally punished .

Hereby , we appeal to the honorable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute Previous PRESIDENTS OF USA in the last 4 decades , for crimes of terror , as per the present US anti-terror laws.

3. Grounds:

Requests for equitable justice , free expression & protection to life & liberty of all American citizens as per BILL of RIGHTS. Transparency , accountability in functioning of US President , US police & US Judiciary .

4. Averment:

GIVE WHAT ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST THE GUILTY US Presidents US JUDGES , US POLICE , US PUBLIC SERVANTS responsible for TERROR Crimes committed in USA & Outside USA with support from US government.

PRAYER:

In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of USA to consider this as a PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to uphold the constitution of USA and to protect the constitutional rights of all American citizens.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute pas presidents of USA and Incumbent President of Government of United States of America for Terror Crimes , torture of innocents in Guantanamo , renditions , etc.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to initiate legal prosecution of police , law enforcement officials , judges responsible for 3rd degree torture of innocents , lock-up deaths , fake encounters and to pay compensation to victims and to recover money from personal properties of those guilty police , judges.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to order the jail authorities to stop classification of prisoners and to stop discrimination of prisoners.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to order police & presiding judge of a case to ensure protection of life of accused , witnesses in the case , complainant of the case.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to order DOW Chemicals to pay full compensation to victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy in India and initiate criminal prosecution of responsible company executives.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to order government of USA to pay towards the damages it has done to the environment.

Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of USA to order government of USA to spend tax payer’s money on food safety , health care , joblessness of American citizens than on sponsoring terrorism in other countries.

to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

Date : 31st January 2016………………………………Filed By : Nagaraja.M.R.

Place : Mysuru India…………………………………… Petitioner in person

US President Obama – A Deadly Criminal

AN APPEAL TO THE HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT OF USA , CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA & CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN

– By American Citizens

Our country was known as ” Heaven On Earth” , “Land of Equality & Equal Oppurtunity” & the “Statue of Liberty” rightly symbolized the spirit of our country. Now USA is known as a “Terror State”.

In the last 3 – 4 decades , the persons who occupied the office of President USA ,in their individual capacity took wrong , inhuman decisions , meddled in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations , spent our resources to create terrorist outfits like al-queda , Taliban in those countries.

In turn these terrorist outfits terrorized , murdered millions of innocents & this Frankenstein monster came home to roost on September 9 / 11 . After September 9 / 11 , each terror suspect is severely tortured in hell like Abu Garibh prison , elsewhere by our authorities. For argument sake let us accept
that these terrorists who murder innocents don’t deserve kid glove treatment & rightly deserve 3rd degree torture. When a single terrorist deserve such inhuman 3rd degree torture , what quantum of punishment , torture – previous presidents of USA deserve – who created , aided & abetted thousands of such terrorists , terrorist outfits ?

Herby, we appeal to the honourable Supreme Court of USA to order the federal government to to make public :

1. how much US resources were spent from US TREASURY , to finance terrorist outfits , military juntas in other sovereign nations ?

2. is not Al-queda , Taliban creations of USA ?

3. did September 9 / 11 WTC attack truly happened by hijacked airplane or was it planned by US authorities ? see
http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

4 . is racial profiling , profiling a particular community & suspecting all the muslims as terror suspects , right?

5. if it is right , the creators of such terrorist outfits – past presidents of USA – who were Christians makes it logical to assume whole of our Christian community as terror suspect ?

6. is not use of 3rd degree torture on all type of suspects in US prisons & in the prisons of US allied countries at the behest of US authorities , right ? is it not violation of human rights & US laws ?

7. did US find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , which was the main reason for US attacking Iraq ?

8. why not US authorities use scientific interrogation techniques like polygraph , lie detector tests instead of inhuman 3rd degree torture on terror suspects & suspects in other criminal cases ?

9 . what legal right our President of USA have , to illegally spend billions of our dollars on inhuman , illegal acts of terrorism , military coup , creation , aiding & abetting of terrorists , etc , in other sovereign nations ? while we are suffering from loss of jobs ,loss of home due to natural calamities , etc ?

10. Inspite of repeated appeals for justice JUDGES of SUPREME COURT of USA are mum and not taking action against terror presidents. Is it because they owe their elevation to the highest judicial post to the US president or is it a survival act ?

Crux , Foundation of all religions is humanity , kindness & universal brotherhood. It is the preachers who misrepresent it. Terrorism created , aided , abetted by anybody is inhuman & wrong . Terrorism is creation of power hungry , selfish people & they must be legally punished .

Hereby , we appeal to the honorable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute Previous PRESIDENTS OF USA in the last 4 decades , for crimes of terror , as per the present US anti-terror laws.

Recently , in the issue of weekly publication “The Week” , cabinet minister of government of srilanka (previously a deadly terrorist & right hand man of LTTE chief Prabhakaran ) Mr. Karuna , Himself has stated in an interview that LTTE received arms training in Tamilnadu State of India , to wage war against Government of Srilanka. The Justice Jain Commission Of Enquiry , which probed late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case , also stated that Tamil Terrorist outfits in Srilanka Received monetary , financial , arms training support from government of India. GOI has even setup a radio station for tamil terrorists of srilanka , within Indian territory. GOI spent billions of dollars of Indian taxpayer’s money for aiding & abetting terrorism , while billions of Indians were half starving & going without a single meal , without proper health care.

Recently , in a media interview the president of Government of Pakistan Mr. Jardari himself has confessed that in the previous years the government of Pakistan has aided & abetted Terrorism for tactical gains of Pakistan , spending billions of dollars of Pakistani taxpayer’s money. While ordinary Pakistanis were suffering from starvation , lack of health care , etc.

All the above proves that Previous Presidents of Government of USA , previous Presidents of Government of Pakistan & Previous Prime Ministers of Government of India were the real master minds of TERRORISM , founded , aided , abetted TERRORISM FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAINS. In turn Murdering lakhs of innocent human beings. These guilty previous presidents & prime ministers are deadly than OSAMA BIN LADEN.

Hereby , we appeal to the Honorable Chief Justices of supreme courts of USA , INDIA , PAKISTAN , BANGLADESH , SRILANKA & INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL , to legally prosecute the previous Prime Ministers of INDIA , the previous presidents of USA & PAKISTAN , on charges of master minding TERRORISM & murdering innocent people in their respective countries .

Your’s Truly ,

Affected Citizens of USA

PIL – India , Pakistan , USA sponsoring TERRORISM

Double speak of Government 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2016

IN THE MATTER OF

NAGARAJA . M.R ,

editor , SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice ,

# LIG 2 , No 761 , HUDCO First Stage , Laxmikantanagar ,

Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State

…..Petitioner

Versus

H.E.Honourable President of India & Others

….Respondents

PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF

MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.

To ,

Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion

Justices of the Supreme Court of India. The Humble petition of the Petitioner above named.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :

1. Facts of the case:

Our whole hearted respects to honest few in judiciary , parliament & public service. Our salutes to them , due to honest efforts of those few noble persons only , at least democracy is surviving in India.

A . “Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the forewarning of Late Winston Churchill has been proved right by some of our criminal , corrupt people’s representatives , police , public servants & Judges. Some of the below mentioned police , judges fall among the category of churchill’s men – Rogues , Rascals & Freebooters.

B . As per the preamble of the constitution of India all the people , all Indian citizens are equal in every respect , equally entitled to justice , equally responsible to uphold constitution . Only People , Citizens of India are supreme No Judges , No Ministers , No Police , No Military , etc are supreme. Judges , ministers , president , Police , Military etc are all public servants constitutionally mandated to SERVE the public , NOT to master over them. Even after 69 years of independence these police , judges , ministers have not come out of colonial hangover instead become worse treating general public as their servants.

C. Inequality in society , unjust laws , unjust enforcement of law is a breeding ground for frustrated youths , criminal elements , naxalites , terrorists. Vested foreign & domestic interests manipulate these inequalities in society to advance their vested selfish interests using these frustrated , disillusioned youths as pawns in their power game.

D. I will list below various types of inequities existing in present day india even after nearly 69 years of independence.

E. People of Jammu & Kashmir , North Eastern states of India are governed by different set of laws than the rest of india.

F. There are different set of property laws , succession laws , marriage laws , etc for people of different religions.

G. Judges committing crimes against women , indulging in corruption, etc can not be legally prosecuted & punished.

H. Even after 69 years of independence , still dalits , tribal people are suffering & backward.

I. Police & other law enforcement agencies use 3rd degree torture against people suspected of petty crimes , whereas they don’t use 3rd degree torture against their own corrupt colleagues , Judges who aid underworld dons , big criminals earning bribe money to the tune of lakhs , crores of rupees. In many cases of Police corruption , judicial corruption even legal prosecution is not at all done.

J. Whole MUSLIM community is painted as a terror & suspected world over. They don’t easily get jobs , rented houses , loans , etc everybody suspects them. True most of the terrorists come from muslim community , however there are also common folk like us in the muslim community who yearn for a honest , simple living. There are good people in all communities as there are bad people.

K. Anti Terror Laws like TADA , AFSPA , etc are used with impunity without reasoning even on old people , children and whoever questions the police , military for their actions. Ideally these laws should cover those aiding terrorists , anti nationals. However certain celebrities , police officials themselves who hobnob with terrorists , underworld and aid their terror activities are not covered by these terror laws.

L. Constitution of India has not authorized , given powers to anybody to use 3rd degree torture against suspects , it is illegal & inhuman. Police selectively use 3rd degree torture against suspects , innocents from poor , ordinary back grounds to extract false confessions. Whereas they don’t use 3rd degree torture against real time , big time rich & influential criminals instead they get many facilities in the jail.

M. Crime is a crime , whether big or small. There is discrimination in cell allotment , labour hours , provision of food , visitors facility between ordinary accused & rich accused persons , ordinary criminals and rich criminals within jail.

N. The police & Presiding Judge in the case are responsible for health , safety of persons both in their custody as well as safety of witnesses outside. Many persons are subjected to 3rd degree torture while in custody , some people have died in lock up and witnesses were threatened , murdered outside , but the respective police , judges are not legally prosecuted for murder charges.

O. The suspects who were acquitted of charges under anti terror laws & other criminal charges , who went through hell , whose family suffered , are not paid any compensation for wrongful detention by courts of law nor the police who were responsible for wrong detention are legally prosecuted for leveling false charges.

P. Tribal people who are inhabitants of forest , who are living in harmony with ecology , protecting forests since centuries are evicted by authorities in the name of protecting forests. Same authorities give vast tracts of forest land on platter to big multinational corporations , who in turn destroy ecology , environment.

Q. Dalits , backward class people when construct small temporary hutments on government land , those hutments are immediately razed down , dalits evicted by police , authorities. When rich crooks illegally encroach vast tracts of government lands , lakes , canals , build huge townships , business complexes earning crores of rupees , no action to raze down illegal buildings , evict encroachers is taken by police , authorities. Sadly , government is in process of enacting laws to legalize those illegal structures belonging to rich crooks.

R. Government of india to fight the proxy war of cunning , coward external enemies is indulging in the same cowardly tactics of aiding & abetting terrorism , by the way killing many innocent civilians. Instead GOI must give a befitting military reply to enemy.

S. GOI is responsible for creation , funding , training of SALWA JUDUM , to counter naxalism in india. GOI is responsible for creation , funding , training of counter terrorist out fits in north east india , jammu Kashmir , Pakistan and responsible for creation , funding , training of LTTE , Tamil terrorist outfits in srilanka. GOI poked it’s nose in the internal affairs of east Pakistan which led to creation of separate nation Bangladesh. All these led to loss of thousands of innocent lives , GOI didn’t bother to compensate them.

T. In india , we have many unattended domestic problems , half of our population is barely sustaining on a single piece meal a day. GOI instead of properly using the precious tax payer’s money to solve domestic problems , squandering them on funding terror outfits. No legal prosecution of GOI Ministers responsible for these terror acts taken till date.

U. Actions were taken with impunity against sikh terrorists but in the same way actions were not taken against those responsible for sikh massacre in delhi , else where.

V. Actions were taken with impunity against terrorists responsible for burning of Sabarmati express train were taken , but in the same way actions were not taken against those responsible for Godhra riots in Gujarath.

W. Actions were taken with impunity against terrorists responsible for Bombay bomb blasts were taken , but in the same way actions were not taken against those responsible for Bombay riots afterwards.

X. Many industrialists are contributing money to criminals , but no action by GOI to stop it taken till date.

Y. Government of Pakistan , china are aiding terrorists , separatists , Maoists in india. Government of USA is also indirectly aiding terrorists , separatists , Maoists in india through Pakistan.

Z. Whoever raises his voice against the illegalities of authorities are silenced in many ways by authorities. He will be fitted in fake cases , his livelihood snatched away , courts with weird interpretations of law will punish him , slap contempt charges on him sending him to jail. If he is spilling out more TRUTH he will be neutralized , murdered by intelligence agencies with the aid of criminals. Many whistle blowers , RTI Activists , Journalists , Human Rights Activists , Crusaders have died mysteriously this way. No compensation to victims , no legal prosecution of authorities responsible for it till date.

2. Question(s) of Law:

Are all Indian citizens really equal ? Are police , judges , ministers above law ?

3. Grounds:

Requests for equitable justice , free expression & protection to life & liberty. Transparency , accountability in functioning of police & Judiciary .

4. Averment:

GIVE WHAT ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST THE GUILTY JUDGES , POLICE , PUBLIC SERVANTS responsible for above mentioned injustices.

PRAYER:

In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

(i) Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.

(ii) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to enforce uniform civil code for all Indian citizens.

(iii) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to uphold the constitution of india and to protect the constitutional rights of all Indian citizens including mine.

(iv) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to uphold the constitution of india , to protect the constitutional rights , human rights of all Indian citizens including mine and to enable , facilitate all Indian citizens to perform their Fundamental Duties as per constitution.

(v) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to annul legal immunity privileges given to judges of india and make the judges accountable for all their actions.

(vi) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to annul Article 370 of our constitution giving special status to jammu Kashmir state and also annul laws giving special status to north eastern states of india.

(vii) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to initiate legal prosecution of police , law enforcement officials , judges responsible for 3rd degree torture of innocents , lock-up deaths , fake encounters and to pay compensation to victims and to recover money from personal properties of those guilty police , judges.

(viii) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to order the jail authorities to stop classification of prisoners and to stop discrimination of prisoners.

(ix) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to order police & presiding judge of a case to ensure protection of life of accused , witnesses in the case , complainant of the case.

(x) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to order GOI & state governments to give reservation , other facilities to dalits , backward class people in turn. Then facilities will be available to wide section of dalits instead of a creamy , affluent dalit family repeatedly getting benefits for generations , while hundreds of dalit families don’t get benefit even once in their life time.

(xi) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to order GOI & state governments to protect the forest rights of tribals over the forest they dwell in. To legally prosecute illegal encroachers of forest , rich crooks.

(xii) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to annul the land acts enacted by various state governments which goes on to legalize illegal encroachment of government lands , lakes , canals , etc by rich crooks. To legally prosecute the illegal encroachers , rich crooks.

(x) Hereby , I do request the honourable supreme court of india to legally prosecute ministers , public servants of GOI & state governments who aided, abetted terrorism , who created SALWA JUDUM , who aided tamil terror outfits in srilanka , who created counter terror outfits in NEFA , J&K , Pakistan , who aided Bangladeshi separatists. To pay compensation to victims of those terrorism and to recover money from properties of guilty ministers , guilty public servants.

(xi) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to order GOI & state governments to take impartial action against all the criminals responsible for terror acts , riots , bomb blasts irrespective of which party they belong to or which community they belong to or if he is a celebrity or ordinary person.

(xii) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to order GOI to give a befitting military reply to enemies , crush the intruders , terrosists , naxalites but not to indulge in cowardly proxy war which kills innocent civilians.

(xiii) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to order GOI & state governments to pay compensation to victims who were wrongly detained , jailed by police , authorities under anti terror laws , criminal laws. To recover money from properties , salary , pension of guilty police & judges.

(xiv) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to order RBI , GOI & state governments to rigorously monitor transactions of commercial firms , industries for black money transactions and to keep a tab on auditors , company secretaries who aid those criminals. To make public details of guilty industrialists , to legally prosecute them and to recover money siphoned off from them.

(xv) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case to remove inequalities prevailing in our law , in law enforcement & in our society as mentioned above. By which, causes of origin for naxalism , terrorism can be erased.

(xvi) Hereby , I do request the honourble supreme court of india to declare Pakistan , china & USA as terror states and order GOI to deal accordingly with those nations and to make an appeal to UNITED NATIONS , INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE to take action against Pakistan , china & USA for their terror crimes in india.

(xvii) to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

Date : 23rd January 2016………………………………Filed By : Nagaraja.M.R.

Place : Mysuru India…………………………………… Petitioner in person

O’ JIHADIS , FREEDOM FIGHTERS , TERRORISTS & NAXALITES

– Introspect yourself

Kashmiri militants claim they are fighting for kashmiris, when the very same kashmiris were suffering from loses due to earthquake why didn’t the so-called jihadis didn’t make any relief efforts? Why didn’t their foreign master – Pakistan didn’t make any relief efforts? Within the pak occupied Kashmir ( pok) itself, Pakistan didn’t make appropriate
relief efforts. It is government of India & international community who provided proper & timely relief.

The foreign powers are not at all interested in your well being. They are ready to spend millions of dollars for aiding terrorism, but not ready to spend a few hundreds for your education , health care or self employment schemes through NGOs. The fact is they don’t want your well being, they don’t want you to prosper, live peacefully. The ultimate objective of these foreign powers is to take you on the path of self destruction, destruction of your motherland & to finally usurp the power, to subjugate you into slavery in turn looting the resources of your country.

Ofcourse, in India there is rampant corruption. Still democracy is live & kicking in India, it is the best form of governance. You have got real examples of countries in Africa, latin America, wherein the countries have secured independence through separatist / terrorist movements. The terrorist leaders themselves have become prime minister / president of newly independent countries. Now, they are more corrupt & barbaric than their predecessors . even after getting independence, the lives of commonfolk has become bad to worse. By independence , only leaders have benefited. Will you lead another struggle ? this is endless, as the selfishness , greed of leaders knows no bounds.

In the past, government of India aided tamil separatists, Pakistan terrorists, etc, butchering innocents. The government of U.S.A aided terrorists in Africa, afghanisthan, latin America , murdering innocents. Various countries have aided terrorism while preaching peace. These barbaric acts were motivated by selfish, corrupt, ego-centric leaders. Now, in the bomeerang effects of their actions, innocents are dying in bomb blasts, etc.

Violence breds violence. Peace & compassion results in all round harmony, prosperity. Every human being must struggle against injustices in a peaceful & legal manner. The struggle must be against the corrupt system, for that peaceful struggle democracy is the best forum. Don’t be pawns in the hands of foreign powers, politicians. They are not at all interested in your welfare, well being. At the end, it is the leaders who become ministers & amass wealth through corruption. The common folk like you will remain as fiddlings, minions forever.

Just imagine yourselves in the place of victims of delhi serial bomb blasts (29/10/2005) or Mumbai blasts of 26/11/08 . just imagine the plight of little child MOSHE who has lost both his parents , imagine Your mother & wife are crying, your children are dead , your father’s hands & limbs are ripped apart in the blast. How does it feel to be one ? no religion, no god asks it’s followers to cause destruction. All religions, gods are full of eternal love & compassion. Let that god shine his light, upon you all on the violent path.

Whether it is in india or else where , democratic system is best form of governance. The people in those countries suffer due to corrupt public servants . in all such cases , the legal , non violent fight must be against the corrupt people , corrupt police , corrupt judges , CORRUPT public servants but not against the system itself.

Let us build ram rajya of mahatma’s dream through non violent means within the existing democratic framework . Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraj.M.R.

America Must Prosecute it’s own War Criminals

“US Wars Meant to Maintain Unjust Predatory Overseas Investments! Look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the country. This is a role our nation has taken, … refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that comes from the immense profits of overseas investments. This is not just. ” Martin Luther King Jr.
SOONER or LATER, HUMANITY WILL REASSERT ITSELF and punish the PATHETIC MASS- MURDERING THIEVES, WHO NOW PARADE and POSE AS RIGHTFUL RULERS of the EARTH.

The General Treaty for the Renunciation of War, The World Peace Act, previously The Kellogg-Briand Pact, became part of the US Constitution (as did Article 6 and 7 of the Nuremberg Principles twenty-two years later), upon being approved by the US Senate 85-1 and reads:

“The High Contracting Parties solemnly declare in the names of their respective peoples that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it, as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.

The High Contracting Parties agree that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means.”
After negotiations, the pact was signed in Paris at the French Foreign Ministry by the representatives from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, the Irish Free State, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. It was proclaimed to go into effect on July 24, 1929. By that date, the following nations had deposited instruments of definitive adherence to the pact: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, the Soviet Union, the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, Siam, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. Eight further states joined after that date: Persia, Greece, Honduras, Chile, Luxembourg, Danzig, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

The 1928 World Peace Act was concluded outside the League of Nations, and remains a binding treaty under international law. In the United States, it remains in force as federal law(see U.S. Const. art. VI). One month following its conclusion, a similar agreement, General Act for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, was concluded in Geneva, whichobliged its signatory parties to establish conciliation commissions and an arbitration tribunal in any case of dispute, and the opportunity to take failed disputes to the Permanent Court of International Justice.
Article VI Clause 2 of the US Constitution states that “[A]ll Treaties made, under the Authority of the United State, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”

A recent week-end national conference of antiwar organizations saw the introduction of the following prescient resolution by a Korean war veteran, long a member of Veterans For Peace:
“whereas Martin Luther King Jr. finding no court willing to prosecute racist crimes, successfully led their prosecution in the court of public opinion;

– whereas Mahatma Gandhi finding no court would prosecute the crimes of the British Empire, successfully led their prosecution in the court of public opinion;

– and whereas the people of Iran finding their courts unwilling to prosecute the crimes of the Shah, successfully led their peoples prosecution in the court of public opinion;

– be it resolved that law-abiding Americans, finding that US courts will not bring the force of common law, statutory law, Constitutional law and Nuremberg Principles law down upon perpetrators of illegal wars on poor people in colonially impoverished nations, that we citizens of all walks of life will seek to lead prosecution of these illegal and homicidal wars in the court of public opinion to punish these crimes against humanity and prevent them from further happening until our courts can do so.”

Principles of International LawRecognized in the Charter of the
Nürnberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal
1950 -Copyright © United Nations 2005

Principle VI states,
“The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:
(a) Crimes against peace:
(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).
(b) War crimes:
Violations of the laws or customs of war which include, but are not limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation of slave labor or for any other purpose of the civilian population of or in occupied territory; murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the Seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity.
(c) Crimes against humanity:
Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.”

Principle VII
Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against
humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.
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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhoood.
Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

A BRIEF COUNTRY BY COUNTRY HISTORY OF US CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

US CRIMES FROM 1945 THROUGH 2012

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1. AFGHANISTAN


PRES. JIMMY CARTER HAD CIA ARMED FUNDAMENTALIST TERRORISTS WAR AGAINST AFGHAN WOMEN’S LIBERATION & EDUCATION

A CIA COVERT CRUEL ATTACK ON THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN AS A PAWN IN THE COLD WAR GAVE BIRTH TO US BACKED CIVIL WAR, 8 YRS OF SOVIET MILITARY INTERVENTION,11 YRS OF TERRORIST WAR LORD DEVASTATION; 5 OF TALIBAN RESTORATION OF PEACE, 10 YRS OF US INVASION/OCCUPATION WAR. WHO CAN STOP THE GUNNING DOWN OF TALIBAN AS IF THEY, AND NOT DAVID ROCKEFELLER’S WEALTHY AMERICA, HAD 9/11 GUILT FOR CREATING AL-QAIDA? JIMMY CARTER COULD!(CLICK ON THE ABOVE TITLE NEXT TO CARTER’S PHOTO FOR INITIAL US CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER CARTER & REAGAN)

UNDER REAGAN, BRZEZINSKI ARRANGED THE CALL, ARMING, TRAINING, PAYING OF MUSLIMS, ESPECIALLY SAUDI WAHABI ARABS INVITED INTO CIA CONTROLLED PERSIAN SPEAKING AFGHANISTAN. BUSH SR. CONTINUED FUNDING THE FEUDING WARLORDS, MOSTLY NON-PASHTUN, WHILE A DECADE OF BLASTING CITIES AND TOWNS WITH ROCKET-FIRE, AS LAW AND ORDER DISINTEGRATED, WOMEN RAPED, HOME VANDALIZED.

UNDER CLINTON

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2. KOREA

THE CRIMES AMERICA HAS PERPETRATED ON KOREA STARTED WHEN WALL STREET INTERESTS CONVINCED PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT TO CLOSE OFF ALL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH KOREA AND DEAL WITH THE JAPANESES OCCUPYING MILITARY. WOODROW WILSON SIGNED THE DOCUMENT THAT RECOGNIZED KOREA AS JAPANESE TERRITORY MAKING THE US COMPLICIT IN A BRUTAL 40 YEAR JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF KOREA.

DURING WW II, US ARMED FORCES DID NOT LIBERATE KOREA, HAVING DEFEATED THE JAPANESE ELSEWHERE. BY AN ARRANGEMENT IN WHICH KOREAN HAD NO SAY, AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN ARMIES ENTERED A KOREA, WHICH HAD ALREADY HAD A NASCENT POLITICAL SYSTEM IN PLACE. KOREA WAS DIVIDED IN TWO NEW OCCUPYING ARMIES.

SINGMAN RHEE WAS BROUGHT IN FROM WASHINGTON AND BY AMERICAN OVERSEEN INSTIGATED FOUL PLAY BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ZONE GOVERNMENT. IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS HIS POLICE AND SPECIAL SERVICES MASSACRED AROUND 200,000 UNIONIST, SOCIALISTS AND COMMUNISTS ALONG WITH MANY OF THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN. NOW FULLY DOCUMENTED BY A SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT CREATED RECONCILIATION COMMISSION. UN LOW ESTIMATE OF THE 1948 MASSACRES ON CHEJU ISLAND OFF THE SOUTHERNMOST COAST AT MINIMUM 30,000.

THE BODO LEAGUE MASSACRE (HANGUL: 보도연맹 사건; HANJA: 保導聯盟事件) WAS A MASSACRE AND WAR CRIME AGAINST COMMUNISTS AND SUSPECTED SYMPATHIZERS THAT OCCURRED IN THE SUMMER OF 1950 DURING THE KOREAN WAR. ESTIMATES OF THE DEATH TOLL VARY. ACCORDING TO PROF. KIM DONG-CHOON, COMMISSIONER OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION, AT LEAST 100,000 PEOPLE WERE EXECUTED ON SUSPICION OF SUPPORTING COMMUNISM;[2][DEAD LINK] OTHERS ESTIMATE 200,000 KILLINGS.[1] THE MASSACRE WAS WRONGLY BLAMED ON THE COMMUNISTS FOR DECADES.[3]
http://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/BODO_LEAGUE_MASSACRE

IN 1950, THE ARMY OF THE NORTHERN GOVERNMENT INVADED AND SWEPT OVER ALL OF SOUTH KOREA EXCEPT FOR PUSAN, WHERE AMERICANS WERE IN FORCE AND ESTABLISHED A PERIMETER. THE ARMY OF THE SOUTHERN GOVERNMENT MOSTLY DEFECTED OR JUST WENT HOME. KOREA WAS AGAIN UNITED. THE US AND ITS ALLIES EVEN UNDER UN APPROBATION AND FLAG DURING THE NEXT FEW YEARS BOMBED EVERY CITY AND TOWN IN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA AND 3 MILLION KOREANS PERISHED, ALONG WITH A HALF MILLION CHINESE WHO IN THE END CAME TO THE NORTH KOREAN AID AND PUSHED THE US FORCES BACK OUT OF THE NORTH.

KOREA WAS AGAIN DIVIDED. SINGMAN RHEE WAS SO DESPISED, AFTER THE AMERICAN WAR WAS OVER, HE HAD TO FLEE FOR HIS LIFE. AFTER THREE DECADES OF MILITARY DICTATORSHIPS A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT WAS ELECTED.

ANY KOREAN WILL TELL YOU THERE IS ONLY ONE KOREAN NATION.THE US DIVIDED IT AFTER SUPPORTING JAPANESE CONQUERORS FOR 40 YEARS. WHEN KOREAN UNITED THEIR NATION AGAIN WHAT WAS CALLED THE ‘FREE WORLD,’ PREVIOUSLY THE COLONIAL POWERS, AND NOW ‘THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF NATION LED BY US-NATO, SAW FIT TO BRING DEATH DESTRUCTION TO THE WHOLE PENINSULA IN A ‘GOOD WAR’ AGAINST COMMUNISM WITH HAILS OF FLYING METAL FLATTENING ALMOST EVERY CITY AND TOWN NORTH AND SOUTH CAUSING THE VIOLENT DEATH OF THREE MILLION SOULS.

AFTER HAVING BEEN THREATENED WITH THE ATOM BOMB, THE CONTINUING SIXTY YEARS OF STRANGLING TIGHT INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND ANTI-COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA BY THE FREE WORLD’S MEDIA, NORTH KOREA HAS BECOME THE MOST MILITARILY PREPARED POPULATION ON EARTH, WHILE THE SUPERPOWER REGULARLY PRACTICES WAR EXERCISES IN THE OCEAN WITHIN EAR SHOT OF ITS INLAND CAPITAL.

PRESIDENT TRUMAN, US OFFICIALS THAT PROSECUTED THE WAR ON KOREA, THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, AND HEADS OF STATES COLLABORATING IN THE KILLINGS AND DESTRUCTION LED BY THE AMERICAN ARMED FORCES SHALL BE TRIED POSTHUMOUSLY FOR THE GOOD OF ALL CONCERNED.
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NY PHIL PLAYS IN A KOREA ONCE DESTROYED BY U.S. INVASION, FLATTENED BY U.S. BOMBERS, OPEDNEWS, FEB. 27, 2008

[CORRECTION: PICASSO’S FAMOUS PAINTING “KOREAN MASSACRE” DEPICTING US TROOPS FIRING POINT BLANK AT KOREAN CIVILIANS DURING THE SINCHON MASSACRE, AN ALLEGED MASS MURDER OF CIVILIANS, COMMUNIST SYMPATHIZERS AND NORTH KOREAN LOYALISTS IN THE AUTUMN OF 1950, IN OR NEAR THE TOWN OF SINCHON, IN WHICH THERE IS A MASSACRE MUSEUM. A FEW YEARS AGO, THE US OFFICIAL APOLOGIZED FOR A FEW STRAFING MASSACRES OF CIVILIANS, THE MOST FAMOUS OF WHICH WAS AT NO GUN RI, SOUTH KOREA.

MEDIA PSYOP HAS THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WHO KNOWS NOTHING OF KOREA HAVING GO ON THINKING OF THEMSELVES AS THE GOOD GUYS DONE GOOD BRING TOTAL DESTRUCTION AND DEATH TO 3 MILLION KOREANS, MOST IN THEIR OWN HOME TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
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CLICK ON -ARTICLE: ON THE NEED FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSIONS IN AMERICA BY JAY JANSON, OPEDNEWS 4, 17, 2009
IN 2005, IN KEEPING WITH ITS MATURATION AS A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY, THE SOUTH KOREAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ESTABLISHED A TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION TO SEEK TO “REVEAL THE TRUTH BEHIND CIVILIAN MASSACRES DURING THE KOREAN WAR AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES DURING THE [SOUTH KOREAN] AUTHORITARIAN PERIOD AND RECENT EVIDENCE OF U.S. AND SOUTH KOREAN RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS

CLICK ON ARTICLE: U.S. THREAT TO ATOM BOMB NORTH KOREA NEVER FORGOTTEN BY JAY JANSON, OPEDNEWS, 5/27/2009
ON NOV. 30, 1950, PRESIDENT TRUMAN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, REMARKED THAT THE USE OF THE ATOMIC BOMB WAS UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION. KOREANS HEARD THIS AS MENACINGLY FOREBODING APOCALYPSE, FOR U.S. FORCES WERE IN RETREAT, AND HAD SUFFERED LOSSES WHEN CHINA SEND ‘VOLUNTEER’ FORCES TO N. KOREA 45 DAYS EARLIER. NORTH KOREA GOING TO GREAT EXPENSE TO ACQUIRE NUCLEAR CAPABILITY. IS MEMORY OF THAT U.S. THREAT TO NUKE FUELING PARANOIA?

CLICK ON ARTICLE:OBAMA CALLS ON U.N. TO PUNISH NORTH KOREA OVER ROCKET, BUT WHO PUNISHES THE U.S.? BY JAY JANSON, 4/7/2009
COMMERCIAL MEDIA FEEDING FRENZY ON THE SPACE MISSILE LAUNCH BY NORTH KOREA AT THE SAME TIME WHIPPING UP FEAR OF IRAN. OBAMA HAS HARSH WORDS FOR NORTH KOREA, AS EARLIER FOR AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, VENEZUELA AND IRAN, WHICH RECEIVED A KIND INVITE TO TALK MIXED IN WITH SUCH SEVERE PUBLIC CRITICISM AS TO MAKE THE INVITATION UNACCEPTABLE. SO FAR, OBAMA, BOTH AS PRESIDENT AND AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF BELIES CHANGE TO SERIOUS DIPLOMACY.

CLICK ON ARTICLE:N. KOREAN TORPEDO ACCUSATION FIZZLES – STRONG PROBABILITY OF US MINE STRIKE INVESTIGATED BY JAY JANSON 6/9/2010 OEN
THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS SCOWLING COUNTENANCE OF MRS. CLINTON REMINDED US OF A SERIOUS COLIN POWELL POINTING TO PHOTOS OF IRAQ’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TRUCKS, OF ADELAI STEVENSON’S PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT PLANES THAT BOMBED CUBA WERE NOT U.S. PLANES, OF ROBERT MCNAMARA ON THE GULF OF TONKIN ATTACK ON INNOCENT U.S. WARSHIPS, OF THE JOHN FOSTER DULLES PROVING THAT COMMUNISTS, NOT CAPITALISTS, WERE OUT TO CONQUER THE WORLD.

NY TIMES, AP CONSISTENTLY LEAVING OUT DEBUNKING INFO ON “N. KOREAN TORPEDO’ CLAIMBY JAY JANSON, 6/16/2010
EVEN CAPITALIST SOUTH KOREA’S MAJOR NEWSPAPERS HAVE CARRIED THE FRIENDLY-US-FIRE SUPPOSITIONS RE ITS BLOWN UP WARSHIP BY BOTH A RUSSIAN NAVY INVESTIGATION AND JAPANESE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO EVEN FIND HAVING BEEN REPORTED IN U.S. MEDIA THE SIMPLE AND DIPLOMATIC CHINESE ANSWER TO THE U.S. ASKING HELP TO PUNISH NORTH KOREA ON THE BASIS OF A U.S. ‘INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION’ FINDING. “NOT CREDITABLE.”
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
US LIVE FIRE OFF N. KOREAN COAST CELEBRATES US WAR 10 FACTS OF HISTORY CONDEMN US
(1 COMMENTS) “U.S. TROOPS PARTICIPATED IN THE LIVE-FIRE TRAINING EXERCISE, JUNE 22, THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE 62ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF KOREAN WAR.” THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE OCCASION TO REVIEW THE HORRIBLE TRUTH ABOUT WALL STREET’S KEY INVESTMENT PROGRAM FOR KOREA REACHING BACK TO 1905 AT A TIME WHEN THE YANKEE TRADER WAS BREACHING THE MONOPOLY OF EUROPEAN COLONIAL POWERS IN ASIA, BUTCHERING IN THE PHILIPPINES AND LOOTING BEIJING.

3. VIETNAM

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, “THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE PROCLAIMED THEIR OWN INDEPENDENCE IN 1945 AFTER A COMBINED FRENCH AND JAPANESE OCCUPATION WHICH THEY FOUGHT AS AMERICAN ALLIES. THIS PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE CAME BEFORE THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION IN CHINA. THEY WERE LED BY HO CHI MIN [WHO HAD BEEN DECORATED BY THE US]. EVEN THOUGH THEY QUOTED THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN THEIR OWN DOCUMENT OF FREEDOM, WE REFUSED TO RECOGNIZE THEM. INSTEAD, WE DECIDED TO SUPPORT FRANCE IN ITS RECONQUEST OF HER FORMER COLONY. OUR GOVERNMENT FELT THEN THAT THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE WERE NOT READY FOR INDEPENDENCE, AND WE AGAIN FELL VICTIM TO THE DEADLY WESTERN ARROGANCE THAT HAS POISONED THE INTERNATIONAL ATMOSPHERE FOR SO LONG. WITH THAT TRAGIC DECISION WE REJECTED A REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT SEEKING SELF-DETERMINATION AND A GOVERNMENT THAT HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED NOT BY CHINA — FOR WHOM THE VIETNAMESE HAVE NO GREAT LOVE — BUT BY CLEARLY INDIGENOUS FORCES THAT INCLUDED SOME COMMUNISTS. FOR THE PEASANTS THIS NEW GOVERNMENT MEANT REAL LAND REFORM, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEEDS IN THEIR LIVES.

FOR NINE YEARS FOLLOWING 1945 WE DENIED THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM THE RIGHT OF INDEPENDENCE. FOR NINE YEARS WE VIGOROUSLY SUPPORTED THE FRENCH IN THEIR ABORTIVE EFFORT TO RECOLONIZE VIETNAM. BEFORE THE END OF THE WAR WE WERE MEETING EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE FRENCH WAR COSTS. EVEN BEFORE THE FRENCH WERE DEFEATED AT DIEN BIEN PHU, THEY BEGAN TO DESPAIR OF THEIR RECKLESS ACTION, BUT WE DID NOT. WE ENCOURAGED THEM WITH OUR HUGE FINANCIAL AND MILITARY SUPPLIES TO CONTINUE THE WAR EVEN AFTER THEY HAD LOST THE WILL. SOON WE WOULD BE PAYING ALMOST THE FULL COSTS OF THIS TRAGIC ATTEMPT AT RECOLONIZATION.

AFTER THE FRENCH WERE DEFEATED, IT LOOKED AS IF INDEPENDENCE AND LAND REFORM WOULD COME AGAIN THROUGH THE GENEVA AGREEMENT. BUT INSTEAD THERE CAME THE UNITED STATES, DETERMINED THAT HO SHOULD NOT UNIFY THE TEMPORARILY DIVIDED NATION, AND THE PEASANTS WATCHED AGAIN AS WE SUPPORTED ONE OF THE MOST VICIOUS MODERN DICTATORS, OUR CHOSEN MAN, PREMIER DIEM. THE PEASANTS WATCHED AND CRINGED AS DIEM RUTHLESSLY ROOTED OUT ALL OPPOSITION, SUPPORTED THEIR EXTORTIONIST LANDLORDS, AND REFUSED EVEN TO DISCUSS REUNIFICATION WITH THE NORTH. THE PEASANTS WATCHED AS ALL THIS WAS PRESIDED OVER BY UNITED STATES’ INFLUENCE AND THEN BY INCREASING NUMBERS OF UNITED STATES TROOPS WHO CAME TO HELP QUELL THE INSURGENCY THAT DIEM’S METHODS HAD AROUSED. WHEN DIEM WAS OVERTHROWN THEY MAY HAVE BEEN HAPPY, BUT THE LONG LINE OF MILITARY DICTATORS SEEMED TO OFFER NO REAL CHANGE, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF THEIR NEED FOR LAND AND PEACE.

THE ONLY CHANGE CAME FROM AMERICA, AS WE INCREASED OUR TROOP COMMITMENTS IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENTS WHICH WERE SINGULARLY CORRUPT, INEPT, AND WITHOUT POPULAR SUPPORT. ALL THE WHILE THE PEOPLE READ OUR LEAFLETS AND RECEIVED THE REGULAR PROMISES OF PEACE AND DEMOCRACY AND LAND REFORM. NOW THEY LANGUISH UNDER OUR BOMBS AND CONSIDER US, NOT THEIR FELLOW VIETNAMESE, THE REAL ENEMY. THEY MOVE SADLY AND APATHETICALLY AS WE HERD THEM OFF THE LAND OF THEIR FATHERS INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS WHERE MINIMAL SOCIAL NEEDS ARE RARELY MET. THEY KNOW THEY MUST MOVE ON OR BE DESTROYED BY OUR BOMBS.

SO THEY GO, PRIMARILY WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND THE AGED. THEY WATCH AS WE POISON THEIR WATER, AS WE KILL A MILLION ACRES OF THEIR CROPS. THEY MUST WEEP AS THE BULLDOZERS ROAR THROUGH THEIR AREAS PREPARING TO DESTROY THE PRECIOUS TREES. THEY WANDER INTO THE HOSPITALS WITH AT LEAST TWENTY CASUALTIES FROM AMERICAN FIREPOWER FOR ONE VIETCONG-INFLICTED INJURY. SO FAR WE MAY HAVE KILLED A MILLION OF THEM, MOSTLY CHILDREN. THEY WANDER INTO THE TOWNS AND SEE THOUSANDS OF THE CHILDREN, HOMELESS, WITHOUT CLOTHES, RUNNING IN PACKS ON THE STREETS LIKE ANIMALS. THEY SEE THE CHILDREN DEGRADED BY OUR SOLDIERS AS THEY BEG FOR FOOD. THEY SEE THE CHILDREN SELLING THEIR SISTERS TO OUR SOLDIERS, SOLICITING FOR THEIR MOTHERS.

WHAT DO THE PEASANTS THINK AS WE ALLY OURSELVES WITH THE LANDLORDS AND AS WE REFUSE TO PUT ANY ACTION INTO OUR MANY WORDS CONCERNING LAND REFORM? WHAT DO THEY THINK AS WE TEST OUT OUR LATEST WEAPONS ON THEM, JUST AS THE GERMANS TESTED OUT NEW MEDICINE AND NEW TORTURES IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS OF EUROPE? WHERE ARE THE ROOTS OF THE INDEPENDENT VIETNAM WE CLAIM TO BE BUILDING? IS IT AMONG THESE VOICELESS ONES?

WE HAVE DESTROYED THEIR TWO MOST CHERISHED INSTITUTIONS: THE FAMILY AND THE VILLAGE. WE HAVE DESTROYED THEIR LAND AND THEIR CROPS. WE HAVE COOPERATED IN THE CRUSHING — IN THE CRUSHING OF THE NATION’S ONLY NON-COMMUNIST REVOLUTIONARY POLITICAL FORCE, THE UNIFIED BUDDHIST CHURCH. WE HAVE SUPPORTED THE ENEMIES OF THE PEASANTS OF SAIGON. WE HAVE CORRUPTED THEIR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND KILLED THEIR MEN.

WHO ARE WE SUPPORTING IN VIETNAM? IT’S A MAN BY THE NAME OF GENERAL KY WHO FOUGHT WITH THE FRENCH AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE, WHO SAID THE GREATEST HERO OF HIS LIFE IS HITLER. OH, OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS GENERALLY WON’T TELL US THESE THINGS, BUT GOD TOLD ME TO TELL YOU ”

[YEARS LATER, YOUR AUTHOR (UNKNOWINGLY, BEING INTRODUCED AFTERWARD), PLAYED TENNIS DOUBLES AGAINST AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, DEAD THIS WEEK AT 81. PEACE LEADER KING WAS SILENCED AT AGE 39 IN 1968. THE LAST QUISLING PREMIRE OF AMERICAN CREATED ‘SOUTH VIETNAM’ WAS LIVING WELL IN HONG KONG IN 1984, I CAN REPORT, AND IS STILL ALIVE TODAY AT 81.]
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[REV. KING WAS ASSASSINATED IN SPRING OF 1968. THEREFORE THIS SITE’S COORDINATOR, ARCHIVAL RESEARCH PEOPLES HISTORIAN JAY JANSON, PICKS UP THE STORY OF US CRIMES IN VIETNAM HERE:]

AFTER A FAKED STORY OF N. VIETNAMESE LITTLE TORPEDO BOATS THREATENING US DESTROYERS OFF THE COAST, CONGRESS HAD PASSED THE GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOMBING OF NORTH VIETNAM. THIS BRUTAL BOMBING TOOK THOUSANDS OF LIVES OF ORDINARY VILLAGERS AND CIVILIANS IN CITIES AND WENT ON WITH OFF AND ON FEROCITY UNTIL THE US WITHDRAWAL. BETWEEN MARCH 1965 AND NOVEMBER 1968, “ROLLING THUNDER” DELUGED THE NORTH WITH A MILLION TONS OF MISSILES, ROCKETS AND BOMBS. AT ONE POINT FORMER CHIEF PROSECUTOR OF THE NUREMBERG TRIALS IN NAZI GERMANY STATED HE WOULD HAVE BEEN GLAD TO PROSECUTE THE CAPTURED SHOT DOWN AMERICAN FLYER AS WAR CRIMINALS, BUT THE INTERVIEW WAS HUSHED UP BY CBS. THE US CALLING FOR THE FREE WORLD TO PROTECT ITSELF FROM COMMUNISM DROPPED IN ALL MORE TWICE AS MUCH TONNAGE OF BOMBS ON THIS TINY RICE-GROWING INDEPENDENCE SEEKING FRENCH COLONY AS WAS DROPPED DURING ALL OF WW II IN EUROPE AND ASIA.

MEANWHILE THE SOUTHERN FREEDOM FIGHTERS ATTACKING THE OCCUPYING AMERICAN ARMED FORCES AS GUERRILLAS SECRETLY SUPPORTED BY THE POPULATION HAD GROWN FROM 5,000 IN THE 1959 REBELLION AGAINST THE AMERICAN DICTATOR DIEM TO WELL OVER AROUND 150,000 AT THE TIME KING WAS MURDERED. PRESSURED BY WASHINGTON, ITS SEATO ALLIES AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, THAILAND, AND THE PHILIPPINES CONTRIBUTED TROOPS. A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE KING WAS SHOT CAME A HUGE SURPRISE OFFENSIVE IN 100 CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS SOUTH VIETNAM, THE CAPTURE FOR A TIME OF THE IMPERIAL CITY OF HUẾ, COMMAND HEADQUARTERS AND THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN SAIGON. PRES. JOHNSON HALTED THE BOMBING OF THE NORTH AND AFTER THE LARGEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN D.C. ANNOUNCED HE WOULD NOT RUN FOR REELECTION.

NIXON ALTERNATELY PURSUED NEGOTIATIONS AND HEAVIER BOMBINGS THAN BEFORE. NIXON BEGAN TO PURSUE DÉTENTE WITH THE SOVIET UNION AND RAPPROCHEMENT WITH THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. BUT NIXON WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT THE PRC AND THE SOVIET UNION CONTINUED TO SUPPLY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE WITH AID. IN SEPTEMBER 1969, HO CHI MINH DIED AT AGE SEVENTY-NINE.

THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT WAS GAINING STRENGTH IN THE UNITED STATES. NIXON APPEALED TO THE “SILENT MAJORITY” OF AMERICANS TO SUPPORT THE WAR. BUT REVELATIONS OF THE MY LAI MASSACRE, IN WHICH A U.S. ARMY PLATOON RAPED AND KILLED CIVILIANS, AND THE 1969 “GREEN BERET AFFAIR” WHERE EIGHT SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIERS, INCLUDING THE 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP COMMANDER WERE ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER[189] OF A SUSPECTED DOUBLE AGENT[190] PROVOKED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE.
THE CIVILIAN COST OF THE WAR WAS AGAIN QUESTIONED WHEN U.S. FORCES CONCLUDED OPERATION SPEEDY EXPRESS WITH A CLAIMED BODYCOUNT OF 10,889 COMMUNIST GUERRILLAS WITH ONLY 40 U.S. LOSSES; KEVIN BUCKLEY WRITING IN NEWSWEEK ESTIMATED THAT PERHAPS 5,000 OF THE VIETNAMESE DEAD WERE CIVILIANS.

[WHEN THE US WAR CRIMINALS INVOLVED ARE POSTHUMOUSLY PROSECUTED THE LIST WILL BE ENORMOUS AND INCLUDE HUNDREDS OF MEDIA CELEBRITIES, EVEN THOUSANDS OF OTHERS, SOME HIGH CLERGY LIKE CARDINAL SPELLMAN OF NEW YORK AND OFFICIALS OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF US SATELLITE GOVERNMENTS WHO ORDER THEIR NATIONALS INTO VIETNAM TO KILL AND DESTROY.]
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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TAUGHT THE PEOPLES HISTORY OF VIETNAM FROM 1945 THROUGH 1967 IN HIS SERMON BEYOND VIETNAM – A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE THAT SHOOK UP THE WORLD FOR HIS HAVING CALLED HIS GOVERNMENT “THE GREATEST PURVEYOR OF VIOLENCE IN THE WORLD TODAY.”HTTP://WWW.AMERICANRHETORIC.COM/SPEECHES/MLKATIMETOBREAKSILENCE.HTM CLICK ON KINGS SERMON ABOVE. YOU MAY BEGIN READING AT THE 16TH PARAGRAPH: “AND AS I PONDER THE MADNESS OF VIETNAM AND SEARCH WITHIN MYSELF FOR WAYS TO UNDERSTAND AND RESPOND IN COMPASSION, MY MIND GOES CONSTANTLY TO THE PEOPLE OF THAT PENINSULA….”AND CONTINUE THROUGH:”

“AND SO, SUCH THOUGHTS TAKE US BEYOND VIETNAM, BUT NOT BEYOND OUR CALLING AS SONS OF THE LIVING GOD.

DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS, WE HAVE SEEN EMERGE A PATTERN OF SUPPRESSION WHICH HAS NOW JUSTIFIED THE PRESENCE OF U.S. MILITARY ADVISORS IN VENEZUELA. THIS NEED TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL STABILITY FOR OUR INVESTMENTS ACCOUNTS FOR THE COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY ACTION OF AMERICAN FORCES IN GUATEMALA. IT TELLS WHY AMERICAN HELICOPTERS ARE BEING USED AGAINST GUERRILLAS IN CAMBODIA AND WHY AMERICAN NAPALM AND GREEN BERET FORCES HAVE ALREADY BEEN ACTIVE AGAINST REBELS IN PERU.”

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4. LAOS

THE GUARDIAN, UK REPORTED THAT LAOS WAS HIT BY AN AVERAGE OF ONE B-52 BOMBLOAD EVERY EIGHT MINUTES, 24 HOURS A DAY, BETWEEN 1964 AND 1973. US BOMBERS DROPPED MORE ORDNANCE ON LAOS IN THIS PERIOD THAN WAS DROPPED DURING THE WHOLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. OF THE 260 MILLION BOMBS THAT RAINED DOWN, PARTICULARLY ON XIANGKHOUANG PROVINCE ON THE PLAIN OF JARS, SOME 80 MILLION FAILED TO EXPLODE, LEAVING A DEADLY LEGACY.[16] LAOS IS THE MOST HEAVILY-BOMBED COUNTRY, PER CAPITA, IN THE WORLD. BECAUSE IT WAS PARTICULARLY HEAVILY AFFECTED BY CLUSTER BOMBS DURING THIS WAR, LAOS WAS A STRONG ADVOCATE OF THECONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS TO BAN THE WEAPONS AND ASSIST VICTIMS, AND HOSTED THE FIRST MEETING OF STATES PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION IN NOVEMBER 2010.(THE US HAS CONSISTENTLY OPPOSED THE BAN.)

IN 1975, WITH THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE MASSIVE US ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE FORM VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA AND LAOS AS WELL, THE PATHET LAO, A INTELLECTUAL MARXIST NATIONALIST INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT BORN TO FIGHT AGAINST THE US BACKED FRENCH RESTORATION OF BRUTAL COLONIALISM IN 1949 THAT HAD BRAVELY WITHSTOOD ALL THE INEXPRESSIVELY HORRIFIC US BOMBINGS, BECAME THE GOVERNMENT OF ALL LAOS.

FOLLOWING A BRIEF JAPANESE OCCUPATION DURING WORLD WAR II, THE COUNTRY HAD DECLARED ITS INDEPENDENCE IN 1945, BUT THE FRENCH UNDER CHARLES DE GAULLE HAD RE-ASSERTED CONTROL. IN 1950 LAOS WAS GRANTED SEMI-AUTONOMY AS AN “ASSOCIATED STATE” WITHIN THE FRENCH UNION. FRANCE REMAINED IN DE FACTO CONTROL UNTIL 22 OCTOBER 1953, WHEN LAOS GAINED FULL INDEPENDENCE AS A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY.]

UNDER A SPECIAL EXEMPTION TO THE GENEVA CONVENTION, A FRENCH MILITARY TRAINING MISSION CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE FRENCH ORGANIZEDROYAL LAO ARMY. IN 1955, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CREATED A SPECIAL PROGRAMS EVALUATION OFFICE TO REPLACE FRENCH SUPPORT OF THE ROYAL LAO ARMY AGAINST THE COMMUNISTPATHET LAO AS PART OF THE U.S. CONTAINMENT POLICY. AMERICA’S MILITARY LEADER DURING THE WW II, LOOKED UPON AS FAIR-MINDED ORDERED THE BEGINNING OF THIS HISTORIC CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY OF BOMBING A TINY AGRICULTURAL COLONIAL POPULATION MERCILESSLY, COMMENTING THAT RETAINING CONTROL OF LAOS WAS THE KEY TO RETAINING CONTROL OF ALL SOUTH-EAST ASIA. ONCE PRESIDENTS KENNEDY AND JOHNSON BEGAN INTRODUCING MASSIVE AMOUNT OF US ARMED FORCES INTO VIETNAM, LAOS HAD ALREADY BEEN EXPERIENCING HOLOCAUST AMERICA PUT ON THE BASICALLY RURAL POPULATION OF FRENCH INDOCHINA PENINSULA.

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5. CAMBODIA

CARPET BOMBING IS A LARGE AERIAL BOMBING DONE IN A PROGRESSIVE MANNER TO INFLICT DAMAGE IN EVERY PART OF A SELECTED AREA OF LAND.[1][2][3] THE PHRASE EVOKES THE IMAGE OF EXPLOSIONS COMPLETELY COVERING AN AREA, IN THE SAME WAY THAT A CARPET COVERS A FLOOR. CARPET BOMBING IS USUALLY ACHIEVED BY DROPPING MANYUNGUIDED BOMBS.

[FRONTLINE, PBS] HENRY KISSINGER PEACE MAKER OR WAR CRIMINAL

ON MARCH 18, 1969, AMERICAN B-52S BEGAN CARPET-BOMBING EASTERN CAMBODIA. “OPERATION BREAKFAST” WAS THE FIRST COURSE IN A FOUR-YEAR BOMBING CAMPAIGN THAT DREW CAMBODIA HEADLONG INTO THE VIETNAM WAR. THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION KEPT THE BOMBINGS SECRET FROM CONGRESS FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, INSISTING THEY WERE DIRECTED AGAINST LEGITIMATE VIETNAMESE AND KHMER ROUGE TARGETS. HOWEVER, THE RAIDS EXACTED AN ENORMOUS COST FROM THE CAMBODIAN PEOPLE: THE US DROPPED 540,000 TONS OF BOMBS , KILLING ANYWHERE FROM 150,000 TO 500,000 CIVILIANS.

“EXTENSIVE AIR FORCE DATA ON ALL AMERICAN BOMBINGS OF INDOCHINA BETWEEN 1964 AND 1975 REGARDING CAMBODIA IN PARTICULAR A FOLLOWS:

FROM OCTOBER 4, 1965, TO AUGUST 15, 1973, THE UNITED STATES DROPPED FAR MORE ORDNANCE ON CAMBODIA THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED: 2,756,941 TONS’ WORTH, DROPPED IN 230,516 SORTIES ON 113,716 SITES. OVER 10 PERCENT OF THIS BOMBING WAS INDISCRIMINATE, WITH 3,580 OF THE SITES LISTED AS HAVING “UNKNOWN” TARGETS AND ANOTHER 8,238 SITES HAVING NO TARGET LISTED AT ALL THE TOTAL PAYLOAD DROPPED DURING THESE YEARS TO BE NEARLY FIVE TIMES GREATER THAN THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED FIGURE. TO PUT THE REVISED TOTAL OF 2,756,941 TONS INTO PERSPECTIVE, THE ALLIES DROPPED JUST OVER 2 MILLION TONS OF BOMBS DURING ALL OF WORLD WAR II,[CAMBODIA VIES WITH LAOS AS THE MOST HEAVILY BOMBED COUNTRY IN HISTORY.] THE BOMBING DROVE ORDINARY CAMBODIANS INTO THE ARMS OF THE KHMER ROUGE, A GROUP THAT SEEMED INITIALLY TO HAVE SLIM PROSPECTS OF REVOLUTIONARY SUCCESS.[*]

NIXON HAD COMMANDED THAT, “THEY [THE USAF] HAVE GOT TO GO IN THERE AND I MEAN REALLY GO IN . . . I WANT EVERYTHING THAT CAN FLY TO GO IN THERE AND CRACK THE HELL OUT OF THEM. THERE IS NO LIMITATION ON MILEAGE AND THERE IS NO LIMITATION ON BUDGET. IS THAT CLEAR?”[*] TAYLOR OWEN AND YALE’S BEN KIERNAN CLAIM THAT, “PREVIOUSLY, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT BETWEEN 50,000 AND 150,000 CAMBODIAN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED BY THE BOMBING, BUR THE DATABASE REVEALED FIVEFOLD INCREASE IN TONNAGE,” WHICH WOULD BRING THE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES TO HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 250,000 AND 750,000. [*]

AS THE VIETNAM WAR ENDED, A DRAFT USAID REPORT OBSERVED THAT THE COUNTRY FACED FAMINE IN 1975, WITH 75% OF ITS DRAFT ANIMALS DESTROYED, AND THAT RICE PLANTING FOR THE NEXT HARVEST WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE “BY THE HARD LABOUR OF SERIOUSLY MALNOURISHED PEOPLE”. THE REPORT PREDICTED THAT

“WITHOUT LARGE-SCALE EXTERNAL FOOD AND EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE THERE WILL BE WIDESPREAD STARVATION BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT FEBRUARY … SLAVE LABOUR AND STARVATION RATIONS FOR HALF THE NATION’S PEOPLE (PROBABLY HEAVIEST AMONG THOSE WHO SUPPORTED THE REPUBLIC) WILL BE A CRUEL NECESSITY FOR THIS YEAR, AND GENERAL DEPRIVATION AND SUFFERING WILL STRETCH OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE YEARS BEFORE CAMBODIA CAN GET BACK TO RICE SELF-SUFFICIENCY” [ SHAWCROSS, WILLIAM (1987).SIDESHOW: KISSINGER, NIXON AND THE DESTRUCTION OF CAMBODIA,: TOUCHSTONE. OVERVIEW:

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY BOOKS AND FILMS DEALING WITH THE VIETNAM WAR, SIDESHOW TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA’S SECRET AND ILLEGAL WAR WITH CAMBODIA FROM 1969 TO 1973. WILLIAM SHAWCROSS INTERVIEWED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONALITIES, INCLUDING CABINET MINISTERS, MILITARY MEN, AND CIVIL SERVANTS, AND EXTENSIVELY RESEARCHED U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. THIS FULL-SCALE INVESTIGATION—WITH MATERIAL NEW TO THIS EDITION—EXPOSES HOW KISSINGER AND NIXON TREATED CAMBODIA AS A SIDESHOW. ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ASSISTANT CLAIMED THAT A SECRET BOMBING CAMPAIGN IN CAMBODIA WAS NECESSARY TO ELIMINATE NORTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS WHO WERE ATTACKING AMERICAN TROOPS ACROSS THE BORDER, SHAWCROSS MAINTAINS THAT THE BOMBINGS ONLY SPREAD THE CONFLICT ]

[*] BOMBS OVER CAMBODIA BY TAYLOR OWEN AND BEN KIERNAN BY TAYLOR OWEN ANDBEN KIERNAN,YALE UNIVERSITY, WWW.YALE.EDU/CGP/WALRUSYALE UNIVERSITY WWW.YALE.EDU/CGP/WALRUS

WWW.YALE.EDU/CGP/WALRUS – NEW INFORMATION REVEALS THAT THE BOMBING BEGAN

NOT UNDER RICHARD NIXON, BUT UNDER LYNDON JOHNSON.

[LOOKING BACK], AS THE VIETNAM WAR HAD PROGRESSED, SIHANOUK HAD ADOPTED AN OFFICIAL POLICY OF NEUTRALITY IN THE COLD WAR, ALTHOUGH HE WAS WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE SYMPATHETIC TO THE CAUSE OF THE HO CHI MINH LED VIETNAMESE FIGHTING US AND FRENCH IMPERIALISM. SIHANOUK ALLOWED THE WESTERN LABELED

VIETCONG TO USE CAMBODIA AS A SANCTUARY AND A SUPPLY ROUTE FOR THEIR ARMS AND OTHER AID TO THEIR ARMED FORCES FIGHTING IN SOUTH VIETNAM. POSSIBLE FOR THIS POLICY BEING PERCEIVED A HUMILIATING BY MANY CAMBODIANS REMEMBERING EARLIER VIET/THAI DOMINATION OF CAMBODIA, IN DECEMBER 1967 WASHINGTON POST JOURNALIST STANLEY KARNOW HAD BEEN TOLD BY SIHANOUK THAT IF THE US WANTED TO BOMB THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST SANCTUARIES, HE WOULD NOT OBJECT, UNLESS CAMBODIANS WERE KILLED.[30] THE SAME MESSAGE WAS CONVEYED TO US PRESIDENT JOHNSON’S EMISSARY CHESTER BOWLES IN JANUARY 1968.[31] SO HIS BALANCING ACT, THE US HAD HAD NO REAL MOTIVATION TO OVERTHROW SIHANOUK YET. HOWEVER MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND ARMY, WHO RESENTED SIHANOUK’S RULING STYLE AS WELL AS HIS TILT AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES, DID HAVE SUCH A MOTIVATION. BUT WHEN IT BECAME CONVENIENT FOR THE CIA, WHILE VISITING BEIJING IN 1970 SIHANOUK WAS OUSTED BY A MILITARY COUP LED BY PRIME MINISTER GENERAL LON NOL AND PRINCE SISOWATHSIRIK MATAK. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY US ROLE IN THE COUP. HOWEVER ONCE THE COUP WAS COMPLETED THE NEW REGIME, WHICH IMMEDIATELY DEMANDED THAT THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS LEAVE CAMBODIA, GAINED THE POLITICAL SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG FORCES, DESPERATE TO RETAIN THEIR SANCTUARIES AND SUPPLY LINES FROM NORTH VIETNAM, IMMEDIATELY CAME UNDER ARMED ATTACKS ON THE NEW GOVERNMENT. THE KING URGED HIS FOLLOWERS TO HELP IN OVERTHROWING THIS GOVERNMENT, HASTENING THE ONSET OF CIVIL WAR, THAT LASTED FROM 1970 UNTIL EARLY 1972, WITH THE KHMER ROUGEREBELS HAVING THE OUSTED KING’S SUPPORT. HOWEVER FROM 1970 UNTIL EARLY 1972 THE CAMBODIAN CONFLICT WAS LARGELY ONE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND ARMY OF CAMBODIA, AND THE ARMED FORCES OF NORTH VIETNAM. AS THEY GAINED CONTROL OF CAMBODIAN TERRITORY THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS IMPOSED A NEW POLITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, WHICH WAS EVENTUALLY DOMINATED BY THE CAMBODIAN COMMUNISTS WE NOW REFER TO AS THE KHMER ROUGE.[33] SO THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN THE RISE OF THE KHMER ROUGE.

NORODOM SIHANOUK AND MAO TSE-TUNG IN 1956

BETWEEN 1969 AND 1973, THE ARMED FORCES OF THE US INSTALLED, PROTECTED AND FUNDED DICTATORIAL REGIME OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH VIETNAM AND U.S. FORCESBOMBED AND BRIEFLY INVADEDCAMBODIA IN AN EFFORT TO DISRUPT THE VIET CONG AND KHMER ROUGE.[34] SOME TWO MILLION CAMBODIANS WERE MADE REFUGEES

[WIKIPEDIA]
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6. IRAQ

[US SPECIAL ENVOY DONALD RUMSFELD MEETING SADDAM HUSSEIN 1981 DURING IRAQI US BACKED AND AIDED 8 YR. INVASION OF IRAN, SHORTLY AFTER TIME OF GAS ATTACK USING US CHEMICAL SALES. CIA HAD PROMOTED HUSSEIN INTO MURDEROUS DICTATORIAL POWER A FEW YEARS EARLIER.]

(CLICK HERE FOR THE BEGINNING US CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AS THEY FLOWED SEAMLESSLY OUT OF THOSE OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL EMPIRE


[“‘FRANKLY, THAT’S A NUMBER THAT DOESN’T INTEREST ME VERY MUCH,” GEN. COLIN POWELL, CHIEF OF DESERT STORM US MILITARY ATTACK UPON BEING ASKED HOW MANY IRAQI SOLDIERS PERISHED (ESTIMATED 100,000) SHOT IN THE BACK FROM THE AIR AS THEY RETREATED FROM KUWAIT ACROSS THE DESERT.]


[SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT’S QUOTE, CALMLY ASSERTING THAT U.S. POLICY OBJECTIVES WERE WORTH THE SACRIFICE OF HALF A MILLION ARAB CHILDREN, HAS BEEN MUCH QUOTED IN THE ARABIC PRESS. IT’S ALSO BEEN CITED IN THE UNITED STATES IN ALTERNATIVE COMMENTARY ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS (E.G., ALEXANDER COCKBURN, NEW YORK PRESS, 9/26/01)]

7. LIBYA

THERE WAS NO LIBYAN PEACEFUL PROTEST,
JUST MURDEROUS GANGS AND NIC ROBERTSON

BY JAY JANSON

16 JUNE, 2011
COUNTERCURRENTS.ORG

NIC ROBERTSON AND ANDERSON COOPER ARE SURELY AWARE OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENT IN PROMOTING THE HUMAN CARNAGE OF CIVIL WAR AND THE DESTRUCTION OF A BEAUTIFULLY WELL-KEPT AND PROSPEROUS NATION, THE 53RD HIGHEST DEVELOPED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH FREE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. A STANDARD OF LIVING THAT WAS HIGHER THAN NINE EUROPEAN NATIONS, INCLUDING RUSSIA, IS NO MORE, THANKS TO THEIR HAVING DAILY LED OUR ENTERTAINMENT WITH THEIR WAR MONGERING OF PURPOSELY DISTORTED REPORTING, MISREPORTING, DISINFORMATION, AND BLACKING OUT OF INFORMATION THAT WOULD HAVE MADE THIS MASSIVE LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE IMPOSSIBLE. THEY’LL NOT BE ABLE TO WASH THIS OFF THEIR CONSCIENCE.

1. THERE WERE NO PEACEFUL PROTESTS!

2. CNN, COVERING THE DANISH CARTOONS ANNIVERSARY DEMONSTRATION THAT WAS COOPED WITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LONDON TO MAKE IT INTO A “DAY OF RAGE AGAINST LIBYAN LEADER GADDAFI,’ SHOWED US CAMERA PANNING OF A MODEST SIZE CROWD (MOSTLY MEN) JUMPING UP AND DOWN SHOUTING AGAINST GADDAFI (NOT AGAINST LIBYA’S HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING).

3. THERE WERE ARMED ATTACKS ON POLICE STATIONS (EVEN TRAFFIC POLICE) AND VICIOUS ATTACKS ON CHINESE AND KOREA CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ALREADY TWO DAYS BEFORE, AND DURING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DANISH CARTOONS OR “DAY OF RAGE,’ EXECUTIONS OF 50 CAPTURED LIBYAN SOLDIERS, ONE BEHEADED, SOME HUNG ALONG WITH POLICE OFFICERS. AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY ORDINARY LIBYAN CIVILIANS HARMED BY TOUGH GUYS BROUGHT IN TO BENGHAZI AND OTHER CYRENAICAN TOWNS. THIS WAS REPORTED BY REUTERS AND BBC, BUT NOT CNN.

4. CNN SHOWED A VIDEO OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF PEOPLE SCATTERING, RUNNING AT TWILIGHT, CELL PHONE CAMERA JERKING AROUND IN CONFUSION WITH THE SOUND OF SHOOTING FROM COMPLETELY UNIDENTIFIED SOURCES. THERE WAS ANDERSON COOPER AND NIC ROBERTSON CRYING OUT THAT “GADDAFI’, WAS “TARGETING, SHOOTING, BOMBING HIS OWN PEOPLE WHO ONLY WANT DEMOCRACY. AT THE SAME TIME A FLOOD OF ANTI GADDAFI REPORTS WERE COMING IN FROM WELL FUNDED LIBYAN EXILE BACKERS IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES.

5. IMAGINE! ON FEB. 21 A BARE FOUR DAYS AFTER THE OVERSEAS CALLS FOR “DAY OF RAGE’ U.S. MEDIA’S UK COUNTERPART, THE TELEGRAPH REPORTED THAT ” THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SAID LIBYA’S SECOND CITY ALONG WITH SIRTE, TOBRUK, MISRATA, KHOMS, TARHOUNAH, ZENTEN, AL-ZAWIYA AND ZOUARA HAD ALL BEEN TAKEN BY PROTESTERS. “PROTESTERS?” WE WERE GIVEN TO SEE THESE TOUGH HOMBRE HEAVILY ARMED “FREEDOM FIGHTERS’ IN THEIR FLEETS OF PICKUP TRUCKS LOOKING NOTHING AT ALL LIKE PROTESTERS.

6. WHILE, VERY QUICKLY, HEAVILY ARMED INSURGENT GANGS, ALWAYS DESCRIBED AS “ORDINARY CITIZENS WHO HAD DROPPED THEIR OFFICE JOBS A FEW DAYS BEFORE TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,’ WERE EFFICIENTLY OVERRUNNING TOWNS AND AIRPORTS, COOPER AND ROBERTSON KEPT EXCITEDLY EXCLAIMING CITIES WERE BEING BOMBED FROM THE AIR – CIVILIANS TARGETED – SHOWING VIEWERS THE SAME SINGLE BOMB CRATER IN A FIELD OUTSIDE OF A TOWN FOR FIVE DAYS RUNNING AS PROOF, THOUGH ODDLY ADMITTING NO ONE HAD BEEN INJURED.

7. CNN AND NY TIMES HAVE NEVER REPORTED THAT LIBYA, AS OPPOSED TO DESPERATELY POOR EGYPT AND YEMEN ENJOYS A HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING THAN NINE EUROPEAN NATIONS INCLUDING RUSSIA. RATHER, THEY CONTINUE EMPHASIZING WESTERN MEDIA CONDEMNATION OF GADDAFI OVER HIS ENTIRE FOUR DECADES OF LEADERSHIP OF LIBYA AND THE MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN UNION.

8. IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS CAME OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS FREEZING LIBYAN ACCOUNTS OR CONFISCATING LIBYAN ACCOUNTS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR EVENTUAL USE BY INSURGENTS. EVEN EARLIER BEGAN THE THREATS FROM INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS BEHOLDEN TO U.S. AND NATO, AND OPEN SPECULATION BY THE SAME COALITION OF FORMER COLONIAL POWERS THAT HAD ONCE CONQUERED AND RULED THE ENTIRE NON-WHITE WORLD FOR CENTURIES, OF MILITARY ACTION AGAINST “GADDAFI’ (THAT WOULD ADD A SIXTH MUSLIM NATION TO ITS BOMBING LIST OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, SOMALIA, YEMEN AND PAKISTAN.

9. THEN CAME THE SUCCESSFUL PRESSURING OF CHINA AND RUSSIA NOT TO VETO A U.S. NATO ATTACK ON LIBYA IN FAVOR OF THE INSURGENT ARMY (ALMOST OPENLY LED AND FUNDED BY CIA, M16, MOSSAD AND THE FRENCH SECRET SERVICE) UNDER THE PRETEXT OF PROTECTING THE LIBYAN POPULATION FROM ITS OWN GOVERNMENT (NEVER REFERRED TO A AN INDEPENDENT NATION, BUT AS “GADDAFI” OR “THE GADDAFI REGIME). A UN “SECURITY COUNCIL’ RESOLUTION WAS PASSED, BUT NEVER MEANT TO PROTECT LIBYANS FROM A BRUTAL FOREIGN FUNDED INSURGENT ARMY CALLING FOR WARPLANES OF THE FORMER EUROPEAN OCCUPIERS OF NORTH AFRICA TO BOMB THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN AND NATION. DURING ALL THE MONTHS FOLLOWING, CNN WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE THE ATTACKING INSURGENTS NEVER KILLED ANYONE, WHILE HAMMERING IN THE GADDAFI MONSTER THEME.

10. ALL THIS DECEPTION WAS PREPARED OVER DECADES OF RABID MEDIA ATTACKS ON GADDAFI, THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST, THE “MAD DOG’ OF REAGAN AND SECRETARY CLINTON, AND THEN WITH CLAIMS THAT LIBYA WAS HAVING JUST ANOTHER REVOLUTION LIKE THOSE AGAINST THE MANY U.S. SUPPORTED DICTATORS OF ARAB NATIONS. WAR ON LIBYAN WAS ACCEPTED BY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IN THE SAME WAY THE PUBLIC HAD ACCEPTED COVERT VIOLENCE AND WAR TO PROTECT GUATEMALANS, CONGOLESE, DOMINICANS, CUBANS, PANAMANIANS, NICARAGUANS, CHILEANS AND HONDURANS FROM THEIR PRESIDENTS, WARS TO PROTECT KOREANS FROM OTHER KOREANS, VIETNAMESE FROM VIETNAMESE, LAOTIANS FROM LAOTIANS, CAMBODIANS FROM CAMBODIANS, LEBANESE FROM LEBANESE, AFGHANS FROM AFGHANS, IRAQIS FROM IRAQIS, SOMALIS FROM SOMALIS, YEMENI FROM YEMENI, GRENADIANS FROM GRENADIANS, SALVADORIANS FROM SALVADORIANS, YUGOSLAVS FROM YUGOSLAVS, IRANIANS FROM IRANIANS, HAITIANS FROM HAITIANS, AND PAKISTANIS FROM PAKISTANIS. BY THIS TIME EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE U.S. PROTECTION RACKET, BUT COUNT ON INNOVATION BY CIA, CNN AND THE NY TIMES TO MAKE A SEEMINGLY IRONCLAD CASE IN FAVOR OF EACH NEW U.S. EU CANADIAN AUSTRALIAN WAR COALITION.

OBAMA, WHOSE WORDS, ACCEPTED AS THE ALMIGHTY HIMSELF SPEAKING WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING THE U.S. FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD, KEEPS ANNOUNCING GADDAFI MUST GO UNCONDITIONALLY. OBAMA’S REASON FOR BOMBING A SIXTH MUSLIM NATION? NOT TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM TERRORISM, BUT TO PREVENT GADDAFI FROM MASSACRING HIS OWN PEOPLE. SO SUSPICIOUSLY CARING OF A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE PRESIDENT NONCHALANTLY ORDERING THE TAKING OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES IN A HALF DOZEN OTHER MUSLIM NATIONS IN ORDER TO PROTECT INVADING AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND AMERICANS AT HOME.

THIS LATEST WAR WOULD SEEM FAR FETCHED, BUT FOR CNN BOLDLY LEADING ENOUGH OF THE REST OF CORPORATE OWNED WESTERN MEDIA IN PUBLIC DECEPTION WITH REPEATING WAR-JUSTIFYING SOUND-BITES COLORED BY ALMOST OBVIOUS PSYOPS OF “NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T’ FILM SHOTS.

NO ONE, IN REACTION, IS ALLOWED TO FLINCH, AS THE AUGUSTLY AT HOME WITH HIMSELF SELF-RIGHTEOUS PRESIDENT FEELS SOMEHOW NECESSARY TO TOP OFF HIS CHARGE OF GADDAFI THE MAD MASSACRER OF HIS OWN PEOPLE, BY DRAMATICALLY THROWING IN MENTION OF A WOMAN CLAIMING TO WESTERN REPORTERS IN TRIPOLI THAT SHE WAS RAPED BY LIBYAN SOLDIERS. (THE BLACK WORKER WHO TOLD REUTERS OF HIS WIFE BEING RAPED BEFORE HIM BY REBELS IS A NON-HAPPENING FOR COOPER AND ROBERTSON WHO WITH GREAT SHOW OF COMPASSION PROMOTED THE TRIPOLI WOMAN’S FASCINATING CHARGE FOR A WHOLE WEEK OF PRIME TIME SEX ENTERTAINMENT WHILE THOSE BRITISH AND FRENCH PARAGONS OF VIRTUE WERE BOMBING TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR AN INSURGENT ARMY ADVANCE.

WHEN IT CAME THE TURN OF THE U.S. NATO CONTROLLED INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT TO CONDEMN GADDAFI FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (SOMETHING NO EX-COLONIAL POWER HAS EVER BEEN INDICTED FOR), “PROSECUTOR MORENO-OCAMPO SAID THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE LIBYAN AUTHORITIES BOUGHT “VIAGRA-TYPE’ MEDICINES AND GAVE THEM TO TROOPS AS PART OF THE OFFICIAL RAPE POLICY. “THEY WERE BUYING CONTAINERS TO ENHANCE THE POSSIBILITY TO RAPE WOMEN’, HE SAID. ‘WE HAD DOUBTS AT THE BEGINNING BUT NOW WE ARE MORE CONVINCED THAT HE DECIDED TO PUNISH USING RAPES’, THE PROSECUTOR SAID. HE TOLD REPORTERS AT THE UN IN NEW YORK THAT HE HAD COLLECTED EVIDENCE SUGGESTING THE LIBYAN LEADER HAD DECIDED TO PUNISH WOMEN BY USING RAPE AS A WEAPON IN THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD INSTILL FEAR AND CURB DISSENT. IN MARCH, A LIBYAN WOMAN, EMAN AL-OBEIDI, MADE HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD AFTER SHE BURST INTO A TRIPOLI HOTEL AND SAID SHE HAD BEEN RAPED BY GADDAFI’S TROOPS.

IMAGINE! OBAMA AND THE ICC, TO JUSTIFY TAKING LIBYAN LIVES TO PROTECT OTHER LIBYANS FROM A MASS MURDERER, SEE THE NECESSITY TO INCLUDE FREAKY UNSUBSTANTIATED SEX ACCUSATIONS. DO THEY TAKE US ALL FOR ABSOLUTE FOOLS? – WHILE THEY PLAY CIVIL WAR ON A WHOLE NATION OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF THEIR HEARTS? IS IT THAT RICH AND POWERFUL WHITE FOLKS PLAN TO RULE THE THE REST OF THE WORLD FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF CENTURIES? THIS ICC HAS ONLY OPENED SIX INVESTIGATIONS, ALL SIX ON AFRICAN NATIONS. THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT DISMISSED THE COMPLAINT OF THE ICC, “A BABY OF THE EU DESIGNED FOR PROSECUTING AFRICAN LEADERS.”

11. U.S. TREASURY ESTIMATED THERE ARE 44 TONES OF GOLD IN THE 100% STATE OWNED BANK OF LIBYA CURRENTLY MINTING GOLD DINARS TO REPLACE TRADING IN DOLLARS AND EUROS. THIS MUST HAVE BEEN THE REASON TO HURRY AN INVASION OF LIBYA (APART FROM ITS LARGEST OIL RESERVES IN AFRICA THAT WERE THEN EXPORTING MOSTLY TO CHINA). WE MIGHT ASK OURSELVES: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A “ROGUE” COUNTRY THREATENS TO BRING THE BANKING SYSTEM THAT BENEFITS THE CORPORATOCRACY TO ITS KNEES? (SEE ARTICLE BY REAGAN ECONOMIST PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS QUOTED FURTHER ON).

13. DOCUMENTED HERE BELOW ARE REPORTS OF INSURGENT ACTS OF HORROR – MOSTLY BY NON-U.S MEDIA. THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK FOR HIMSELF OR HERSELF WHAT EXACTLY WAS REPORTED BY ALL THE WORLD’S MAJOR PRINT NEWS OUTLETS FROM FEB. 15TH ONWARD IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF CASUALTIES FOR BOTH SIDES, AND TO VIEW WHATEVER VIDEOS ARE OFFERED AS PROOF THAT LIBYAN POLICE, SECURITY, SOLDIERS TARGETED CIVILIANS PEACEFULLY PROTESTING. THE INTERNET, GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE HAVE OF COURSE A GREAT DEAL OF MATERIAL EMPHASIZING MAINSTREAM ANTI-GADDAFI ACCUSATIONS AND PRAISE FOR THE REBEL ATTACKS ON THE GOVERNMENT, BUT MUCH CAN BE LEARNED FROM ONE’S FAILING TO FIND VERIFIED THAT WHICH CNN, THE OTHER FIVE U.S. NETWORKS, AND U.S. PRINT MEDIA HAVE PUT OUT, ESPECIALLY TO JUSTIFY BIG POWER MILITARY INTERVENTION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA, ALWAYS REFERRED TO AS “GADDAFI” OR “THE GADDAFI REGIME”

ON TV, WE DIDN’T SEE PLANES AND TANKS “UNLEASHED” UNTIL TRUCK LOADS OF HEAVILY ARMED REBELS WERE WELL ON THE ROAD TOWARD TRIPOLI. ONE DOES REMEMBER TWO PLANES DEFECTING TO MALTA, TWO OTHERS FALLING OUT OF THE SKY, ONE SHOT DOWN OVER THE OCEAN. BUT NO PICTURES OF PLANES BOMBING PROTESTERS; NO PROOF THAT ORDERS WERE GIVEN TO DO SO. GADDAFI, HAS THROUGHOUT BEEN CALLING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION OF HAPPENINGS EVERYWHERE IN LIBYA, BY THE UN OR ANY OTHER WESTERN POWER TO ASCERTAIN EXACTLY WHO HAS BEEN SHOOTING WHO WHILE WESTERN MEDIA ACCUSES ONLY HIM AND HIS GOVERNMENT? THOUGH OBVIOUSLY, CAUGHT UNAWARES DURING THE FIRST DAYS OF THE POWER GRAB, HE HAS REPEATEDLY OFFERED TO MEET WITH THE REBEL LEADERSHIP, AND DID NOT TRY TO RETAKE THE REBEL CAPTURED CITIES UNTIL REBEL ARMIES WERE WELL DOWN THE ROAD TOWARD TRIPOLI.

ON THE FIRST DAY, FEB. 15, REUTERS REPORTED GROUPS OF PROTESTERS ATTACKING POLICE STATIONS, NO DEATHS, 60 INJURED.

THE NEXT DAY, FEB. 16, REUTERS REPORTED, ALONG WITH IMMEDIATELY CREATED REBEL MEDIA, 6 DEAD WHEN MOBS OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED EACH ATTACKED MORE POLICE STATIONS IN VARIOUS TOWNS.

FEB. 17TH, DURING WHAT WAS TO BE AN ANNIVERSARY DEMONSTRATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BLOODY PROTESTS AGAINST THE DANISH CARTOONS THAT INSULTED THE PROPHET, WHICH UPON DECLARATIONS FROM LONDON EXILES PEOPLE WERE TO MAKE IT INTO “A DAY OF RAGE’ AGAINST LIBYAN LEADER GADDAFI, THE EVENING STANDARD AND AL JAZEERA ENGLISH ESTIMATED THAT FOURTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED. REUTERS, BBC AND OPPOSITION MEDIA REPORTED 14 OR 15 DEAD.

BUT AFTER OVERNIGHT PROTESTS, THE FOLLOWING DAY,

18 FEBRUARY 2011, GUARDIAN.CO.UK , IAN BLACK AND OWEN BOWCOTT REPORTED: “AMER SAAD, A POLITICAL ACTIVIST FROM DERNA, TOLD AL-JAZEERA: “THE PROTESTERS IN AL-BAYDA HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THE MILITARY AIRBASE IN THE CITY AND HAVE EXECUTED 50 AFRICAN “MERCENARIES’ AND TWO LIBYAN CONSPIRATORS. EVEN IN DERNA TODAY, A NUMBER OF CONSPIRATORS [LOYAL CITIZENS] WERE EXECUTED. THEY WERE LOCKED UP IN THE HOLDING CELLS OF A POLICE STATION BECAUSE THEY RESISTED, AND SOME DIED BURNING INSIDE THE BUILDING.”

REUTERS 7:03 PM REPORTED THAT ” HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH [BASED ON FIFTH AVENUE< NEW YORK] SAID THAT ACCORDING TO ITS SOURCES INSIDE LIBYA, SECURITY FORCES KILLED AT LEAST 24 PEOPLE IN CRACKDOWNS ON PROTESTS”. IOL NEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA , REPORTED DOZENS KILLED BY SECURITY FORCES. [SO AT THIS POINT IN OUR RESEARCH LOYALISTS DEATHS OUTNUMBER ALL CIVILIAN DEATH ON BOTH SIDES BY 2 TO 1.]

“HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SHORTLY AFTER SENT SOMEONE TO THE EAST OF LIBYA, AND THERE HE FOUND OUT THAT ALL THE 156 CAPTURED PEOPLE, WHICH THE REBELS DESCRIBED AS “AFRICAN MERCENARIES”, WERE IN FACT NOT FOREIGN MERCENARIES, BUT LIBYANS WITH BLACK SKIN COLOR, AND THAT THEY SERVED AS REGULAR SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY OF LIBYA. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FOUND NO INDICATION THAT THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT, AS CLAIMED BY THE REBELS, USED MERCENARIES AT ALL TO QUELL THE UPRISING IN EASTERN LIBYA.

THE ACTUALLY EXISTING STRONG SUPPORT FOR MUAMMAR GADDAFI BY BLACK-SKINNED LIBYANS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH EXPLAINED WITH THE FACT THAT MUAMMAR GADDAFI DID A LOT IN THE PAST TO END THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN LIBYA. SO IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THE REBELS HUNTED BLACK-SKINNED PEOPLE AND, REGARDLESS WHETHER THEY WERE LIBYAN SOLDIERS OR FOREIGN REFUGEES OF POVERTY, EXECUTED THEM AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE IF POSSIBLE.” THE BRITISH GUARDIAN REPORTED FROM BENGHAZI

ON FEBRUARY 24TH, SHORTLY AFTER THE BEGINNING BRITISH TELEGRAPH ALREADY REPORTED SOME MORE DETAILS REGARDING THE OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE NATO-BACKED GOVERNMENT OPPONENTS IN THE EAST OF LIBYA:
“AHMED AHMED IBRAHIM SHOWED VIDEO FOOTAGE HE HAD CAPTURED ON HIS MOBILE TELEPHONE OF AN AFRICAN MERCENARY HANGING FROM A MEAT-HOOK IN AN AL BAYDA DOORWAY. ” MASQUERADING AS PRO-GADDAFI PARTISANS, THEY DUPED THE MERCENARIES, WHO WERE DESCRIBED AS FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICANS, CAPTURED THEM AND THEN DRAGGED THEM INTO THE STREETS OF AL BAYDA ” MR. IBRAHIM, WHO WORKS IN A CAFE, SAID HE BELIEVES MOST WERE EXECUTED ALTHOUGH HE ONLY WITNESSED TWO SLAIN FOREIGNERS.”

THE CRITERION “AFRICAN” HERE DOES NOT REFER — OF COURSE, BECAUSE ALL LIBYANS ARE AFRICANS — TO AN AFRICAN ORIGIN, BUT TO THE COLOR OF THE SKIN: “AFRICAN” HERE MEANS PEOPLE WITH BLACK SKIN. WHAT THE TELEGRAPH DESCRIBED IS APPLIED TO PEOPLE WITH BLACK SKIN, WHICH THE CIA-BACKED “REBELS” HAD IDENTIFIED AS “FOREIGN MERCENARIES.

THE WAR IN LIBYA: RACE, “HUMANITARIANISM,” AND THE MEDIA LOS ANGELES TIMES 4/23/11 BY LUIS SINCO, “REBEL HELD PRISONERS ARE ASKED TO SPEAK UP. “A MIDDLE-AGED AFRICAN WAITED FOR A MOMENT BEFORE LOUDLY PROCLAIMING HIS INNOCENCE TO NO ONE IN PARTICULAR. “I AM A WORKER, NOT A FIGHTER. THEY TOOK ME FROM MY HOUSE AND [RAPED] MY WIFE,” HE SAID, GESTURING WITH HIS HANDS.
BEFORE HE COULD SAY MUCH MORE, A PAIR OF GUARDS TOLD HIM TO SHUT UP AND HUSTLED HIM THROUGH THE STEEL DOORS OF A CELL BLOCK, WHICH QUICKLY SLAMMED BEHIND THEM.”

LIBYA: SECONDS FROM A BULLET IN THE HEAD , “THIS ALLEGED AFRICAN MERCENARY WAS CAPTURED BY FURIOUS LIBYAN OPPOSITION FIGHTERS YESTERDAY AND WAS ABOUT TO BE SHOT BEFORE A FOREIGN REPORTER PERSUADED THEM NOT TO EXECUTE HIM” , BY MOHAMMED ABBAS, 3/4/11, SCOTSMAN

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICANS ARE EMPLOYED IN LIBYA’S OIL INDUSTRY AND IN OTHER SECTORS.

I N LIBYA, AFRICAN MIGRANTS SAY THEY FACE HOSTILITY NPR, 2/25/11

QUIST-ARCTON: THIS TURKISH OIL WORKER, WHO’S MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM LIBYA, TOLD THE BBC HE’D WITNESSED VIOLENCE AGAINST HIS AFRICAN COLLEAGUES.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (THROUGH TRANSLATOR) WE LEFT BEHIND OUR FRIENDS FROM CHAD. WE LEFT BEHIND THEIR BODIES. WE HAD 70 OR 80 PEOPLE FROM CHAD WORKING FOR OUR COMPANY. THEY CUT THEM DEAD WITH PRUNING SHEARS AND AXES, ATTACKING THEM, SAYING YOU’RE PROVIDING TROOPS FOR GADHAFI. THE SUDANESE, THE CHADIANS WERE MASSACRED. WE SAW IT OURSELVES”

AMONG THE MANY CELL PHONE VIDEOS ON THE FIGHTING IN LIBYA ARE THESE THREE. YOUTUBE REQUIRED THE AUTHOR TO UNDERSTAND IT IS UPSETTING TO WATCH AND CLICK IF AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.

http://LUNATICOUTPOST.COM/TOPIC-LIBYA-REBELS-PT4-EXECUTE-BEHEAD-MUTILATE-GADDAFI-ARMY-WHO-SURRENDER-WHERE-IS-CNN
“PT 4 OF 4 – LIBYAN SOLDIER HANGED AND BEHEADED IN THE CITY OF BENGHAZI”

http://WWW.URUKNET.INFO/?P=M76906&HD=&SIZE=1&L=E
LIBYA REBELS (PT4) EXECUTE, BEHEAD, MUTILATE GADDAFI ARMY WHO SURRENDER! WHERE IS CN?

“APPARENTLY, PRO GADDAFI SOLDIERS WHO SURRENDER HAVE BEEN EXECUTED BY REBELS IN COLD BLOOD ! BLINDFOLDED, HOG-TIED, BEAT, EXECUTED, HUNG, BEHEADED, PUT ON FIRE, HAD THEIR BODIES MUTILATED. ANDERSON COOPER AND PBS AND RACHEL MADDOW HAVE DESCRIBED OPPOSITION FORCES OF BEING MADE UP OF ORDINARY CITIZENS WHO JUST A SHORT TIME AGO WERE IN THEIR JOBS AS LAWYERS, OFFICE WORKERS.”

MEIN PARTEIBUCH ZWEITBLOG , GERMANY
“APPENDIX: HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SHOWING HOW THE LIBYAN “REBELS” TREAT BLACK PEOPLE: YES, WE CAN. THAT’S HOW OBAMA’S NEW LIBYAN FRIENDS TREAT BLACK PEOPLE.”
http://WP.ME/PR71Q-9A

LIBYA: REBELS EXECUTE BLACK IMMIGRANTS WHILE FORCES KIDNAP OTHERS
SOMALILANDPRESS , SOMALIA
ADDIS ABABA — “HUMAN RIGHT GROUPS SAY REBELS ARE COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.”

IN EAST LIBYA, AFRICAN HUNT BEGAN AS TOWNS AND CITIES BEGAN FALL UNDER THE CONTROL OF LIBYAN REBELS, MOBS AND GANGS. THEY STARTED TO DETAIN, INSULT, RAPE AND EVEN EXECUTE BLACK IMMIGRANTS, STUDENTS AND REFUGEES.

ACCORDING TO SOMALI REFUGEES IN LIBYA, AT LEAST FIVE SOMALIS FROM SOMALILAND AND SOMALIA WERE EXECUTED IN TRIPOLI AND BENGHAZI BY ANTI-GADDAFI MOBS. DOZENS OF REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS WORKERS FROM ETHIOPIA, ERITREA, GHANA, NIGERIA, CHAD, MALI AND NIGER HAVE BEEN KILLED, SOME OF THEM WERE LED INTO THE DESERT AND STABBED TO DEATH. BLACK LIBYAN MEN RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE IN HOSPITALS IN BENGHAZI WERE REPORTEDLY ABDUCTED BY ARMED REBELS. THEY ARE PART OF MORE THAN 200 AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS HELD IN SECRET LOCATIONS BY THE REBELS.

IN MANY DISPUTES INVOLVING LIBYAN RESIDENTS AND BLACK AFRICANS, THE LIBYANS ARE TURNING IN THE AFRICANS AS MERCENARIES.

THOUSANDS MORE AFRICANS CAUGHT UP IN THIS MERCENARY HYSTERIA ARE TERRIFIED. SOME BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN THEIR HOMES, WHILE OTHERS HID IN THE DESERT. INSULTED, THREATENED, BEATEN, CHASED AND ROBBED. THEIR ONLY CRIME WAS BEING BLACK AND THEREFORE TREATED AS “MERCENARIES” OF GADDAFI.

WHILE THE AIRING OF GADDAFI’S SO CALLED “BLACK MERCENARIES” BY WESTERN MEDIA HAS IGNITED THE ISSUE, SOME SAY AN XENOPHOBIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS THESE REFUGEES AND LABOURERS HAS EXISTED FOR YEARS…. IN MANY SITUATIONS, GADDAFI AND HIS INNER CIRCLE PREFERRED BLACK AFRICANS AND LIBYANS FROM THE SOUTH OVER LIBYANS FROM THE EAST. NOW THE ANGRY MOBS USING THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT ACROSS ARABIA AND NORTH AFRICA ARE HUNTING DOWN BLACK PEOPLE.”

REUTERS UK EDITION 4/3/11
CHAD SAYS CITIZENS ABUSED IN REBEL-HELD LIBYA

“SEVERAL CHADIAN NATIONALS HAD BEEN ARRESTED, SOME WERE “PARADED ON TELEVISION AS MERCENARIES AND SOMETIMES EXECUTED” DESPITE DENIALS THAT LIBYA HAD RECRUITED ANY MERCENARIES FROM ITS SOUTHERN NEIGHBOUR.
THE GOVERNMENT OF CHAD HAD SAID ABOUT 300,000 OF ITS CITIZENS RESIDED IN LIBYA BEFORE THE CRISIS. ”

LIBYAN PROTESTERS ATTACK S. KOREAN & CHINESE COMPANIES , FEB 22, 2011 REUTERS SRI LANKA

“ON FEBRUARY 17/18,ABOUT 200 LIBYANS IN THE EASTERN COASTAL TOWN OF DARNAH INVADED A SOUTH KOREAN-RUN CONSTRUCTION SITE AND SET FIRE TO A DORMITORY FOR KOREAN WORKERS.

CHINESE WORKERS HERE SAID NEARLY ALL CHINESE COMPANIES IN THE COUNTRY WERE “ATTACKED OR LOOTED.”

” OUR MAN IN TRIPOLI”: US-NATO SPONSORED ISLAMIC TERRORISTS INTEGRATE LIBYA’S PRO-DEMOCRACY OPPOSITION BY MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY, GLOBALRESEARCH, 4/3/11

RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE WESTERN MEDIA, THE LIBYA ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP (LIFG — AL-JAMAA AL-ISLAMIYYAH AL-MUQATILAH BI LIBYA), IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE LIBYAN OPPOSITION. THE LIGF, WHICH IS ALIGNED WITH AL-QAEDA, IS IN THE FRONTLINE OF THE ARMED INSURRECTION.”

DURING ITS LIFETIME, “THE LIFG WAS SUPPORTED NOT ONLY BY THE CIA AND THE BRITISH SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE BUT ALSO BY FACTIONS WITHIN LIBYA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, LED BY FORMER INTELLIGENCE HEAD AND FOREIGN MINISTER MOUSSA KOUSSA, WHO DEFECTED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IN LATE MARCH 2011.”

LIBYA REBELS: GADDAFI COULD BE RIGHT ABOUT AL-QAEDA – THE FIRST POST
MAR 24, 2011 … GADDAFI MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT WHEN HE IDENTIFIED HIS OPPONENTS AS AL-QAEDA, SAYS ALEXANDER COCKBURN.

THE WEST POINT ANALYSTS’ STATISTICAL STUDY OF THE AL-QAEDA PERSONNEL RECORDS CONCLUDES THAT ONE COUNTRY PROVIDED “FAR MORE” FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN PER CAPITA TERMS THAN ANY OTHER: NAMELY, LIBYA.
THE RECORDS SHOW THAT THE “VAST MAJORITY OF LIBYAN FIGHTERS THAT INCLUDED THEIR HOME TOWN IN THE SINJAR RECORDS RESIDED IN THE COUNTRY’S NORTHEAST”. BENGHAZI PROVIDED MANY VOLUNTEERS. SO DID DERNAH, A TOWN ABOUT 200 KMS EAST OF BENGHAZI, IN WHICH AN ISLAMIC EMIRATE WAS DECLARED WHEN THE REBELLION AGAINST GADDAFI STARTED.

THE CIA’S LIBYA REBELS: 2007 WEST POINT STUDY SHOWS BENGHAZI – DARNAH-TOBRUK AREA WAS A WORLD LEADER IN AL QAEDA SUICIDE BOMBER RECRUITMENT, BY WEBSTER G. TARPLEY, PH.D., TARPLEY, WASHINGTON D.C., 3/24/11
” THE REBELS ARE CLEARLY NOT CIVILIANS, BUT AN ARMED FORCE. WHAT KIND OF AN ARMED FORCE?”

LIBYAN REBEL COMMANDER ADMITS HIS FIGHTERS HAVE AL-QAEDA LINKS – ABDEL-HAKIM AL-HASIDI, THE LIBYAN REBEL LEADER, HAS SAID JIHADISTS WHO FOUGHT AGAINST ALLIED TROOPS IN IRAQ ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE BATTLE AGAINST MUAMMAR GADDAFI’S REGIME. BY PRAVEEN SWAMI, NICK SQUIRES AND DUNCAN GARDHAM, THE TELEGRAPH 3/26/11

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ITALIAN NEWSPAPER IL SOLE 24 ORE, MR AL-HASIDI ADMITTED THAT HE HAD RECRUITED “AROUND 25” MEN FROM THE DERNA AREA IN EASTERN LIBYA TO FIGHT AGAINST COALITION TROOPS IN IRAQ. SOME OF THEM, HE SAID, ARE “TODAY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES IN ADJABIYA”.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ITALIAN NEWSPAPER IL SOLE 24 ORE, MR AL-HASIDI ADMITTED THAT HE HAD RECRUITED “AROUND 25” MEN FROM THE DERNA AREA IN EASTERN LIBYA TO FIGHT AGAINST COALITION TROOPS IN IRAQ. SOME OF THEM, HE SAID, ARE “TODAY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES IN ADJABIYA”.

THE GUANTÁNAMO FILES
LIBYAN, ONCE A DETAINEE, IS NOW A U.S. ALLY OF SORTS
BY ROD NORDLAND AND SCOTT SHANE NY TIMES, 4/24/11

DARNAH, LIBYA — “FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, ABU SUFIAN IBRAHIM AHMED HAMUDA BIN QUMU WAS A PRISONER AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY PRISON, JUDGED “A PROBABLE MEMBER OF AL QAEDA” BY THE ANALYSTS THERE.

TODAY, MR. QUMU, 51, IS A NOTABLE FIGURE IN THE LIBYAN REBELS
” “HE WAS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE EXTREMIST COMMANDERS OF THE AFGHAN ARABS,’ ”

WHEN THAT GUANTÁNAMO ASSESSMENT WAS WRITTEN, THE UNITED STATES WAS WORKING CLOSELY WITH COLONEL QADDAFI’S INTELLIGENCE SERVICE AGAINST TERRORISM. NOW, THE UNITED STATES … IS BACKING WITH AIR POWER THE REBELS, INCLUDING MR. QUMU.
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LIBYA: WIKILEAKS CABLES WARN OF EXTREMIST BELIEFS BY HEIDI BLAKE

“LEAKED DIPLOMATIC CABLES OBTAINED BY THE WIKILEAKS DISCLOSE FEARS THAT EASTERN LIBYA IS BEING OVERRUN BY EXTREMISTS INTENT ON OVERTHROWING COLONEL GADDAFI’S REGIME.
(FOR BENGHAZI BEING THE CLOSES AFRICAN PORT TO ITALY, IT HAS APPARENTLY BECOME A CRIME CENTER FOR THE LUCRATIVE HUMAN TRAFFIC TRADE WITH A LOT OF THUGS IN TOWN.)

THE REVOLT STARTED IN BENGHAZI IN EASTERN LIBYA. A VERY IMPORTANT POINT NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IS THE FACT THAT DUE TO GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, BEING ONE OF THE CLOSEST POINT TO EUROPE FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, BENGHAZI HAS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS OR SO BECOME THE EPICENTER OF AFRICAN MIGRATION TO EUROPE. THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDUSTRY, GREW INTO A BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR INDUSTRY IN BENGHAZI. WHEN THE FIRST DEMONSTRATIONS TOOK PLACE IN BENGHAZI THE LOOSE COALITION OF TERRORIST CELLS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS IMMEDIATELY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE TURMOIL TO ATTACK THE HIGH SECURITY PRISONS OUTSIDE OF BENGHAZI WHERE THEIR COMRADES WERE LOCKED UP.”

FROM PAST HISTORY OF WESTERN IMPERIALISM, ONE MIGHT ASSUME THAT EVER SINCE A CHARISMATIC LOWEST RANK OFFICER GADHAFI LED THE OVERTHROW OF BRITISH INSTALLED KING IDRIS (1969) AND HAD LIBYA NATIONALIZE THE “FREE WORLD’S’ OIL, M16, CIA, AND FRENCH SECRET SERVICE SHOULD HAVE HAD A RELATIVELY EASY TIME HATCHING PLOTS FOR GADDAFI’S ASSASSINATION WITHIN THE CONTENTIOUS TRIBAL SOCIETY OF THAT HALF-BERBER NATION.

THIS JUST MIGHT PERHAPS EXPLAIN THE YEARS OF BACK AND FORTH COUNTER ASSASSINATION EPISODES CULMINATING, AFTER DECADES, WITH PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BOMBING ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE GADDAFI BY MISSILES FIRED ON HIS COMPOUND FROM PLANES OFF AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER THAT KILLED A HUNDRED LIBYANS, GADHAFI’S DAUGHTER AMONG THEM. THE “COMMUNITY OF NATIONS’ NEVER HAS MUCH OF A PROBLEM WITH U.S. BOMBINGS – THE MEDIA CONGLOMERATES OF A SAVAGE INVESTMENT COMMUNITY WENT ON CONDEMNING GADHAFI AS THEY DID FIDEL CASTRO.

THEN CAME A BIZARRE ARRANGEMENT UNDER WHICH YEARS OF WESTERN NATION EMBARGOES AND SANCTIONS ON LIBYA WOULD BE LIFTED UPON LIBYA ALLOWING TWO LIBYANS TO STAND TRIAL IN SCOTLAND ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE AND LIBYA PAYING A INDEMNITY TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF A PAMAM FLIGHT BOMBED OVER SCOTLAND BY PERSONS UNKNOWN. STRANGELY, AFTER A TRIAL ENDING IN CONVICTION THAT UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR MICHAEL NOWAK AMONG OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE CALLED A “ABOMINABLE MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE,” IN WHICH NO HARD EVIDENCE, WAS PRESENTED, LIBYA WAS ADMITTED TO THE “COMMUNITY OF NATIONS’ AND ABLE TO TRADE ONCE MORE.

WHEN ONE WHO WAS CONVICTED WAS RECENTLY RELEASED FOR BEING TERMINALLY ILL (OR BY PREVIOUS COVERT AGREEMENT), WAS WELCOMED HOME AS A HERO FOR HIS WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF FOR THE NATIONS RESTITUTION, MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAD ITS CAPTIVE AUDIENCE HIT THE CEILING. ALL VERY CONFUSING, EXCEPT TO KNOW THAT SOMEHOW LIBYA’S OIL WAS SOMEHOW PLAYING A PART FROM THE TIME GADHAFI HAD LIBYA NATIONALIZE IT.

GADDAFI, AS MOST ARABS, HAS BEEN OUTSPOKEN IN SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE OVER THEIR LAND BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM BY THE COLONIAL-POWERS-FOUNDED-AND-CONTROLLED UNITED NATIONS, WHICH AWARDED MORE THAT 55% OF THE BRITISH MANDATE (COLONY) OF PALESTINE TO THE MAINLY EUROPEAN COLONIZING IMMIGRANT JEWISH THIRD OF THE THEN TOTAL POPULATION OF THE MANDATE. GADDAFI HOLDS THE BELIEF THAT THIS UN DECISION WAS MEANT TO BOTH ASSUAGE WEALTHY WHITE CAPITALISTS’ CONSCIENCES FOR HAVING INVESTED IN LOW WAGE GERMAN LABOR AND BUILT UP POOR NAZI GERMANY TO WORLD #1 MILITARY POWER IN FULL AWARENESS OF HITTER’S WELL ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PERSECUTE JEWS, AND, TO ESTABLISH A COLONY OF EUROPEANS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OIL RICH ARAB WORLD.

PITILESSLY HATEFUL REMARKS ATTRIBUTED TO GADDAFI AFTER THE HORRIBLY INDISCRIMINATE MASSACRE AT ISRAEL’S LOD AIRPORT BY A JAPANESE TERRORIST GROUP, CAN BE UNDERSTOOD, IF NOT FORGIVEN, AS HAVING BEEN MADE BY SOMEONE SUFFERING THE AWARENESS THAT NONE OF THE MASSIVE NUMBER OF ISRAELI MASSACRES OF PALESTINIANS AND LEBANESE HAS EVER BEEN CONDEMNED BY EUROPEAN OR AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS OR BY THE ISRAELIS.

THE SAME MIGHT BE SAID FOR THE DOUBLE STANDARD THAT RIGHTFULLY CONDEMNS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ARAB TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS BUT NOT AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN COVERT FUNDING OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN DOZENS OF THIRD WORLD NATIONS, E.G., CARTER/CIA FUNDING, ARMING AND TRAINING OF THE VERY FIRST FUNDAMENTALIST TERROR TO OVERTHROW A WOMEN LIBERATING SOCIALIST KABUL GOVERNMENT AND DRAW THE SOVIETS INTO A TRAP IN COMING TO ITS DEFENSE.

WITH AFRICA EVER DOMINATED BY COMPETING EUROPEAN INVESTMENTS AND COMPETING NATIONS FOR HEGEMONY AND PROFITS FUNDING TERROR AND CIVIL WAR TO THEIR INVESTMENTS ADVANTAGE, GADDAFI INEVITABLY HAS BEEN DRAWN IN TO SUPPORT WHICH EVER GROUP JUDGED TO BE FOR LIBERATION FROM CRUEL EUROPEAN EXPLOITATION. EUROPEANS IN THEIR CORPORATE CONTROLLED MEDIA ARE ABLE TO ACCUSE GADDAFI OF SUPPORTING TERROR. BUT IN THE CRUEL REALPOLITIK OF A NEO-COLONIZED AFRICA OF SHIFTING COVERT MACHINATIONS, NO ONE IS ABLE TO STAY CLEAN.

ON GADDAFI’S WATCH THERE WAS PROTECTION FROM EUROPEAN EXPLOITATION. LIBYA HAD RISEN ABOVE THE DIRT POOR POVERTY OF THE REST OF AN AFRICA STILL CRUELLY ENSLAVED ECONOMICALLY BY EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE. GOOD HOSPITALS, HIGHEST LONGEVITY, LOWEST INFANT MORTALITY – MOST EVERY FAMILY WITH A CAR. SEE LIBYA IN ITS UN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX 2010 AS THE 53RD MOST DEVELOPED NATION.

GADHAFI LIKE NKRUMA BEFORE HIM, LEADS A MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN UNITY AGAINST EUROPEAN ECONOMIC EXPLOITATION.
BEFORE THAT, GADDAFI WORKED FOR YEARS TO UNIFY THE ARAB NATION INTO ONE UNIFIED PAN-ARAB MOVEMENT FOLLOWING THE EFFORTS OF ANOTHER YOUNG REVOLUTIONARY OFFICER, GAMAL ABDEL NASSER OF EGYPT, WHO WAS ALSO REVILED IN THE ARAB WORLD DOMINATING INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS.

GADDAFI IS NO “RAMBLING SPEAKING,” INAPPROPRIATELY DRESSED “MAD DOG” FOR THE UNDESERVING POOR, IMPERIALISM OPPRESSED, MAJORITY OF THE NEARLY SEVEN BILLION HUMAN BEINGS THAT MAKE UP HUMANITY, STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE ON A PLANET HALF OWNED AND MOSTLY CONTROLLED BY PRIVATE FINANCE INVESTMENT CAPITAL. FOR MAJORITY MANKIND GADDAFI IS IN A CATEGORY WITH FIDEL CASTRO, CHE GUEVARA, HUGO CHAVEZ, EVO MORALES, RAFAEL CORREA, PATRICE LUMUMBA, NKRUMA, NASSER, AND OTHERS WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO LIBERATE THE DISENFRANCHISED AND EXPLOITED FROM LACK OF FOOD, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION OF DECENT INCOME FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

THE SCHLOCK OF LIES AND ABSURD INNUENDO GOES ON WITH ALL KINDS OF OBVIOUSLY PLANTED STORIES ABOUT AMERICAN INVESTORS’ DESIGNATED ENEMIES. LIES, WHICH EVENTUALLY WILL BE FOUND OUT AND PROVEN FALSE WHEN THE ISSUE IS NO LONGER TOPICAL AND OF INTEREST. WHO CARES ABOUT THE GULF OF TONKIN LIES, THE MANY IRAQ WMD LIES, THAT IRAQI SOLDIERS DIDN’T PULL OUT THE LIFE SUSTAINING TUBES OF BABIES IN KUWAIT HOSPITALS, THAT THE PLANES THAT BOMBED CUBA WERE INDEED AMERICAN, THAT THE DUG UP NORTH KOREAN TORPEDO COULD NOT HAVE BLOWN A SOUTH KOREAN WARSHIP IN TWO? BOOKS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN EXPOSING SUCH INTENTIONAL FALSEHOODS, BUT EMINENT AND ESTEEMED LIARS PAY THEM ABSOLUTELY NO ATTENTION. IT IS THEIR WORLD, NOT OURS.

LIES HAVE A LONG LIFE IN MILITARIZED, JINGOISTIC, AMERICAN BIG BROTHER COMMERCIAL NETWORK NEWS. AMERICANS ARE STILL THE HEROES OF AMERICA’S WAR IN VIETNAM.

IN LINE WITH OUR SYNOPSIS THAT POINTS TO UNDERSTANDING PRIVATE INVESTMENT FINANCE CAPITAL DRIVING BEFORE IT EVERYTHING ELSE IS AN ARTICLE OF ECONOMIC INTEREST OUT OF RUSSIA:
http://KIR-T34.LIVEJOURNAL.COM/14869.HTML
BORTOVOI JOURNAL, RUSSIA, 3/26/11
“BOMBING OF LIBYA — PUNISHMENT FOR GADDAFI FOR HIS ATTEMPT TO REFUSE US DOLLAR’ , “CHINA HAD ANNOUNCED MINTING OF GOLDEN YUAN AND THE EASTERN COUNTRIES ALSO DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF GOLDEN STANDARD. MUMMAR GHADDAFI BECAME THE MAIN INITIATOR OF IDEA OF REFUSING FROM DOLLAR AND EURO AND CALLED ON ARAB AND AFRICAN NATIONS TO USE A NEW CURRENCY INSTEAD, THE PERSIAN GOLD DINAR. IN 2002 MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER MUHAMMAD TOGETHER WITH MUMMAR GHADDAFI PROPOSED INITIATIVE TO LAUNCH GOLDEN DINAR. AT THE BEGINNING THIS IDEA WAS APPROVED BY IRAQ, SUDAN AND BRUNEY, NEXT, INDONESIA
, UNITED ARABIAN EMIRATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES JOINED TO IT. THEY BEGAN WORK ON THIS IDEA. THERE WERE SOME SESSIONS OF MINISTERS OF FINANCE OF THESE COUNTRIES AND THE PROJECT ABOUT REFUSING FROM DOLLAR AND EURO AND USING GOLDEN DINAR BEGAN TO BE TRANSFERRED TO LIFE. THERE WAS A PILOT PROJECT WHERE GOLDEN COINS WERE ALREADY MINTED AND IT BEGAN TO BE USED IN MALAYSIA, INDONESIA AND IRAN. THEY WERE EVEN USED IN COMMON SHOPS AND THEY ARE STILL CAN BE USED THERE AS WELL AS COMMON BANKNOTE MONEY. IT MEANS THAT IF MUAMMAR GHADDAFI WILL DROP BANK SYSTEM AND WILL START TRADE ONLY IN GOLD, HE WILL TRADE ONLY WITH COUNTRIES THAT HAVE GOLD. (CHINA HAS ALMOST CORNERED THE GOLD MARKET?) … THERE MUST BE CHAIN REACTION, BECAUSE EVERYONE IS TIRED TO BE A SLAVE FOR USA FEDERAL RESERVE FOND AND ITS HEAD MR. BERNANKE. BECAUSE BERNANKE GIVES MONEY IN DEBT FOR USA (FEDERAL RESERVE FOND OF USA GIVES MONEY TO CENTRAL BANK OF USA). IF MUAMMAN GHADDAFI FOUND TIME TO LAUNCH GOLDEN COINS BEFORE THE WAR STARTED, NOT ONLY MUSLIM COUNTRIES WOULD FOLLOW HIM. THERE WOULD BE MANY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING MAYBE EVEN GERMANY. EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BE A SLAVE OF BERNANKE WANTS TO TRADE FOR GOLD.

GADDAFI SUGGESTED ESTABLISHING A UNITED AFRICAN CONTINENT, WITH ITS 200 MILLION PEOPLE USING THIS SINGLE CURRENCY. DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE IDEA WAS APPROVED BY MANY ARAB COUNTRIES AND MOST AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

IF THE GADDAFI GOVERNMENT GOES DOWN, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO WATCH WHETHER THE NEW CENTRAL BANK [CREATED BY THE REBELS IN MARCH] JOINS THE BIS, WHETHER THE NATIONALIZED OIL INDUSTRY GETS SOLD OFF TO INVESTORS, AND WHETHER EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE CONTINUE TO BE FREE.”

MEANWHILE, AS THE DYING PROCEEDS ACCORDING TO INVESTMENT NECESSITIES
THE GREAT SHARKS ARE CIRCLING IN. WE GET IT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH:

http://WWW.TRADESIGNALONLINE.COM/CHARTS/NEWS.ASPX?ID=784078
WORLD BANK’S ZOELLICK: HOPES BANK WILL HAVE ROLE IN LIBYA BY JEFFREY SPARSHOTT DOW JONES NEWSWIRES , 4/14/11

WASHINGTON -(DOW JONES)- WORLD BANK PRESIDENT ROBERT ZOELLICK THURSDAY SAID HE HOPES THE INSTITUTION WILL HAVE A ROLE REBUILDING LIBYA AS IT EMERGES FROM CURRENT UNREST.

US TO RECOUP LIBYAN OIL FROM CHINA INTERVIEW WITH DR. PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF US TREASURY BY PRESS TV / 4/20/11
“LIBYAN RULER MUAMMAR QADDAFI HAS MADE TWO MISTAKES: IT BLOCKED THE US AFRICA COMMAND BY NOT JOINING IT AND LET CHINA INTO LIBYA WITH MAJOR ENERGY INVESTMENTS INSTEAD, SAYS A FORMER US OFFICIAL.

IN MY OPINION, WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS TO ELIMINATE CHINA FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN. CHINA HAS EXTENSIVE ENERGY INVESTMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENTS IN LIBYA. THEY ARE LOOKING TO AFRICA AS A FUTURE ENERGY SOURCE.

CHINA … HAS 50 MAJOR INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN EASTERN LIBYA. SO THE QUESTION IS WHY DID RUSSIA AND CHINA ABSTAIN RATHER THAN VETO AND BLOCK? WE DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER.

POSSIBLY CHINA AND RUSSIA ARE THINKING LET THE AMERICANS GET FURTHER OVER EXTENDED OR THEY MAY NOT HAVE WANTED TO CONFRONT THEM WITH A MILITARY OR DIPLOMATIC POSITION AND HAVE AN ONSLAUGHT OF WESTERN PROPAGANDA AGAINST THEM. WE DON’T KNOW THE REASONS, BUT WE KNOW THEY DID ABSTAIN BECAUSE THEY DID NOT AGREE WITH THE POLICY AND THEY CONTINUE TO CRITICIZE IT.

THE CIA IS THE ORIGINATOR OF THIS SO-CALLED REVOLT AND PROTEST AND IS FOMENTING IT AND CONTROLLING IT IN A WAY THAT EXCLUDES CHINA FROM ITS OWN LIBYAN OIL INVESTMENTS.

IT’S A CIA OPERATION, NOT A LEGITIMATE PROTEST OF THE LIBYAN PEOPLE. IT’S AN ARMED REBELLION THAT HAS NO SUPPORT IN THE CAPITAL CITY. IT’S TAKING PLACE IN THE EAST WHERE THE OIL IS AND IS DIRECTED AT CHINA.

WE (THE US) ARE TRYING TO CRIPPLE OUR MAIN RIVAL, CHINA BY DENYING IT ENERGY. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT; A REACTION BY THE US.”

FOR 7,540 YEARS CYRENAICA (BENGHAZI) AND TRIPOLI HAVE BEEN GOVERNED INDEPENDENT FROM EACH OTHER DURING OCCUPATION BY ROME, VANDALS, BYZANTIUM, THE UMMAYAD OF DAMASCUS, AGHLABIDS, EGYPTIAN SHIITES, SPAIN, THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA, TURKS AND ITALIANS. IN 1934 ITALY TRIED TO UNITE THE TWO INTO ONE NATION NAMED LIBYA (ANCIENT GREEK WORD FOR N. AFRICA). THEN CAME THE BRITISH AND FRENCH OCCUPATION UNTIL 1954.

WHERE THERE IS RIVALRY, THERE IS OPPORTUNITY FOR COVERT FUNDING OF DISORDER AND MAYHEM TO WHIP UP INSURRECTION. WITH FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS, A LOT CAN BE DONE. WITH AL QAEDA ELEMENTS AND OTHER FUNDAMENTALISTS POPULATING A LARGE AREA TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF BENGHAZI, THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF FANATICAL MANPOWER FOR A WELL PLANNED ARMED REBELLION TO BE PORTRAYED AS PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS FOR DEMOCRACY.

LEAVE THE REST TO CNN AND THE OTHER FIVE NETWORKS, WHO FOR DECADES HAVE BEEN LECTURING ITS CARTEL CAPTIVE AUDIENCE ABOUT “MAD DOG’ GADHAFI TO IMMEDIATELY HAVE VIEWERS AGREEING THAT GADDAFI, MOST CERTAINLY, FOR SURE, ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT A DOUBT, WAS GOING TO MASSACRE HIS OWN PEOPLE, AS OBAMA AFFIRMED IN HIS SPEECH TO JUSTIFY AIR STRIKES ON LIBYA.

HOW WILL NIC AND AMDERSON DEAL WITH THEIR CONSCIENCE? PROBABLY AS DID THE MEDIA PERSONNEL WHO PROPAGATED ALL THE OTHER U.S. WARS ON LITTLE COUNTRIES. “IT’S A JOB.’ “IT THEY HADN’T DONE IT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD HAVE.’

FORMER REAGAN ECONOMIST PAUL CRAIG RORBERTS SAYS “AMERICA WANTS TO RULE RUSSIA, CHINA, IRAN, AND AFRICA, ALL OF SOUTH AMERICA. THEY WANT HEGEMONY OVER THE WORLD.”

GENERAL WESLEY CLARK SAYS HE WAS TOLD YEARS YEARS AGO IN A BRIEFING THAT THE PLAN WAS TO TAKE OUT SEVEN COUNTRIES IN FIVE YEARS. AFTER AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WOULD COME SYRIA, LIBYA, LEBANON, SUDAN, SOMALIA AND THEN IRAN.

CNN’S JOB, AS A PATRIOTIC CORPORATION, IS TO SEE THAT AMERICA GETS ON WELL WITH ITS AGENDA. IT JUST BUSINESS.

JAY JANSON IS AN ARCHIVAL RESEARCH PEOPLES HISTORIAN ACTIVIST, MUSICIAN AND WRITER, WHO HAS LIVED AND WORKED ON ALL THE CONTINENTS AND WHOSE ARTICLES ON MEDIA HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN CHINA, ITALY, ENGLAND, INDIA AND THE US, AND NOW RESIDES IN NEW YORK CITY. HOWARD ZINN LENT HIS NAME TO VARIOUS PROJECTS OF HIS. GLOBALRESERCH, INFORMATIONCLEARINGHOUSE, COUNTERCURRENTS, DISSIDENTVOICE, HISTORYNEWSNETWORK, ARE AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE REPUBLISHED HIS ARTICLES.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
CAPITALISM’S WARPLANES: CIA & AL QAEDA DESTROY SOCIALIST LIBYA’S 53RD HIGHEST LIVING STANDARD
AN IMPERATIVE MORE BASIC THAN KEEPING US BACKED DICTATORS IN POWER AND ELIMINATING NON-CAPITALIST REGIMES IS AT WORK IN LIBYA AND THE MIDDLE EAST. AN IMPERATIVE THAT HAS CREATED ALL WARS. IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR PRIVATE INVESTMENT FINANCIAL CAPITAL TO ACCUMULATE, AND TO ACCUMULATE AT AN EVER INCREASING RATE, PUSHING THE WEALTHY OWNERS OF CAPITAL INTO EVER NEW VARIATIONS OF SAME ANCIENT CONSPIRACY OF THE RICH AGAINST THE POOR

IT’S LIKE WHEN YOU WATCH A MAGICIAN PERFORM. YOU MIGHT HAVE AN IDEA HOW THE SLIGHT OF HAND WAS DONE. BUT YOU DON’T REALLY KNOW FOR SURE. YOU JUST KNOW WHAT YOU SAW WAS A TRICK.

YOU HAVE SEEN REVOLUTIONARIES BEFORE, REAL AND PHONY. THESE HEAVILY ARMED EXCITED HOMBRES DON’T LOOK AND ACT THE PART OF THE AGGRIEVED, AND FOR THE MOST PART DON’T LOOK LIKE THE NOBLE PEOPLE RISKING THEIR LIVES IN THE STREETS OF CAIRO, TUNIS, SANA’A AND MANAMA.

THIRDLY, THE REALLY BAD GUYS, THE BIG BAD GUYS – THE VERY POWERFUL IMPERIALIST CAPITALISTS WHO REVOLUTIONARIES MUST ALWAYS FIGHT, ARE INCONGRUOUSLY ON THE SIDE OF “LIBYAN “REVOLUTIONARIES.’

FOURTHLY, IF THEY HAVE IT BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE IN AFRICA AND THE ARAB WORLD, WHY ARE THEY WILLING TO KILL AND BE KILLED TO CHANGE THE LEADER WHO HAS LED THEM IN PRODUCING AN ENVIABLE LEVEL OF SOCIAL SERVICES DEMOCRATICALLY AVAILABLE TO ALL CITIZENS*(1 ), AND SIDE WITH LIBYA’S FORMER BRUTAL EXPLOITING EUROPEAN MASTERS WHO NOW GENEROUSLY BOMB LIBYA AGAIN?

POLICE AND SECURITY PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN KILLING PROTESTORS THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN DOMINATED ARAB WORLD. ONE MIGHT BE SURPRIZED THAT IT HAPPENED IN SOCIALIST LIBYA (1), BUT POLICE EVERYWHERE ARE KNOWN TO GET CARRIED AWAY, AND IN LIBYA FROM THE VERY FIRST DAYS, THERE WERE ATTACKS ON POLICE AND FOREIGNERS.

IN EGYPT, YEMEN, BAHRAIN AND TUNISIA THE CONTIUNING LOSS OF LIFE DURING MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS, THAT WERE, AND ARE, STILL BEING SHOWN TO BE BASICALLY PEACEFUL BY PLENTY OF ONSITE MEDIA CROWD-COVERAGE, WAS HEARTBREAKING. WE SAW FOR WEEKS, BEAUTIFUL SIMPATICO AND CHARMING FACES OF PEOPLE HEROICALLY RISKING THEIR LIVES, GENEROUS COMMON PEOPLE, DRIVEN TO PROTEST BY BAD LIVING CONDITIONS, LACK OF JOBS, HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION.*(2) THE HUGE AMOUNT OF DESPERATE POOR, IN DIRE STRAITS, ESPECIALLY IN EGYPT AND YEMEN HAD, AND CONTINUE TO HAVE, PRESSING REASONS TO GET RID HEARTLESS U.S. BACKED DICTATORS FAVORING THE RICH. THEY WANT TO INSTALL ECONOMIC FAIRNESS AND WELL BEING FOR THEIR CHILDREN, NOT THAT KIND OF CORRUPT AND PHONY WESTERN PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY THAT SUPPORTS FOREIGN INVESTMENT CAPITAL AND THE MUBARAKS, BEN ALIS, SALEHS, SUHARTOS, DUVALIERS AND OTHER LOCAL RULERS OF THE WORLD’S POOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF INVESTORS IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED FIRST WORLD.

COMPARE THE ABOVE PEACEFULLY MASSED HUMANITY WITH THE CNN VIDEOS OF WILD-EYED YOUNG MEN JUMPING UP AND DOWN DENOUNCING GADDAFI, THE LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDING THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING IN AFRICA – FREE HIGHER EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE IN GOOD HOSPITALS, HIGHEST LONGEVITY, LOWEST INFANT MORTALITY – MOST EVERY FAMILY WITH A CAR*(1).

GIVEN THE NINE MILLENNIUMS LONG HISTORY OF RIVALRY BETWEEN GREEK FOUNDED BENGHAZI (CYRENAICA) AND PHOENICIAN FOUNDED TRIPOLI, THE PRESENT CLIMATE OF ARAB ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS AND DECADES OF VIRULENT HATE GADDAFI STORIES IN THE MEDIA*( 9) HOW EASY IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR THE BIG POWERS AND THEIR PRO-DEMOCRACY ORGANIZATIONS. HOW EASY FOR CIA, M16 AND FRENCH SECRET SERVICES AND THE OVERSEAS BASED U.S. AND BRITISH FUNDED NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE LIBYAN OPPOSITION TO COORDINATE AND PLAN THE ARMED UPRISING THAT BEGAN WITH A CALL FOR A DAY OF RAGE ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE HUGE RIOT OVER THE DANISH CARTOONS INSULTING THE PROPHET AND A DEADLY ATTACK ON THE ITALIAN CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI IN 2006.

FOR 7,540 YEARS CYRENAICA (BENGHAZI) AND TRIPOLI HAVE BEEN GOVERNED INDEPENDENT FROM EACH OTHER DURING ROMAN, VANDAL, BYZANTIUM, UMMAYAD OF DAMASCUS, AGHLABIDS, EGYPTIAN SHIITES, SPAIN, THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA, TURKS AND ITALIANS. IN 1934 ITALY TRIED TO UNITE THE TWO INTO ONE NATION NAMED LIBYA (ANCIENT GREEK WORD FOR N. AFRICA). THEN CAME THE BRITISH AND FRENCH OCCUPATION UNTIL 1954.

WITH BRITISH BACKING, IDRIS AS-SENUSSI PROCLAIMED AN INDEPENDENT EMIRATE OF CYRENAICA IN 1949. HE WAS ALSO INVITED TO BECOME EMIR OF TRIPOLITANIA, AND ULTIMATELY BECAME KING IDRIS OF LIBYA IN 1951. IDRIS HAD CLOSE TIES WITH THE BRITISH AND THE UNITED STATES (ERGO THE LARGE U.S. WHEELUS AIR BASE). OIL WAS DISCOVERED IN LIBYA IN 1959, BUT KING LDRIS ALLOWED MOST OF THE OIL PROFITS TO BE SIPHONED INTO THE COFFERS OF THE OIL COMPANIES.

IN 1969, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER MUAMMAR GADDAFI LED COUP BY A GROUP WITHIN THE LIBYAN ARMY. A REPUBLIC WAS PROCLAIMED, THE MONARCHY ABOLISHED. WHAT WAS A PREDOMINANTLY RURAL AND BACKWARD COUNTRY WHEN THE KING WAS DEPOSED 42 YEARS AGO IS TODAY A COUNTRY WITH A MODERN ECONOMY AND HIGH LITERACY. BUT IDRIS’ HOME WAS IN BENGHAZI, AND GADDAFI RESIDES IN TRIPOLI. DECENTRALIZED GREEN BOOK ARAB SOCIALISM ALSO FAVORED THE TRIPOLI – CYRENAICA RIVALRY TO CONTINUE. PERHAPS A BIT OF “”EAST IS EAST, WEST IS WEST, AND NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET.”

WHERE THERE IS RIVALRY, THERE IS OPPORTUNITY FOR COVERT FUNDING OF DISORDER AND MAYHEM TO WHIP UP INSURRECTION. WITH FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS A LOT CAN BE DONE. WITH AL QAEDA ELEMENTS AND OTHER FUNDAMENTALISTS POPULATING A LARGE AREA TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF BENGHAZI, (7) THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF FANATICAL MANPOWER FOR A WELL PLANNED ARMED REBELLION TO BE PORTRAYED AS PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS FOR DEMOCRACY.

LEAVE THE REST TO CNN AND THE OTHER FIVE NETWORKS, WHO FOR DECADES HAVE BEEN LECTURING ITS CARTEL CAPTIVE AUDIENCE ABOUT “MAD DOG’ GADHAFI*(9), TO IMMEDIATELY HAVE VIEWERS AGREEING THAT GADDAFI, MOST CERTAINLY, FOR SURE ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT A DOUBT, WAS GOING TO MASSACRE HIS OWN PEOPLE, AS OBAMA AFFIRMED IN HIS SPEECH TO JUSTIFY AIR STRIKES ON LIBYA.(9)

CNN, THE UNABASHED VOICE OF THE PENTAGON WITH A HISTORY OF SLANDERING ENEMIES OF IMPERIALISM, INITIALLY RAN CELL PHONE VIDEOS OF PEOPLE RUNNING WITH THE SOUND OF GUN SHOTS – SHOTS FROM WHERE AND WHOM UNKNOWN EXCEPT FOR THE CNN NEWSCASTERS EXCITED VOICES PASSIONATELY SHOUTING, “GADDAFI!! GADDAFI IS SHOOTING, BOMBING, PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ASKING FOR DEMOCRACY.”*(3)(4)

NOT ONCE, DURING THESE TWO MONTHS OF HIGH VIOLENCE IN LIBYA, HAS THIS WRITER HEARD CNN TV NEWSCASTERS REPORT ANY CIVILIAN DEATH CAUSED BY REBELS FIRING THEIR HEAVY WEAPONS. BUT FROM SOME EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN NEWS REPORTS WE KNOW OF A LOT, INCLUDING BRUTAL EXECUTIONS.*(4 )(6) GADDAFI CHARGED EARLY ON THAT THERE WAS A MASSACRE BY REBELS IN GREEN SQUARE, AND CALLED FOR A UN INVESTIGATION TEAM ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA, WHILE CONTINUALLY PLEADING FOR MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH THE REBELS. “GADDAFI, MUST GO!” HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE REJECTION FROM THE REBEL LEADERSHIP.

CONGLOMERATE OWNED MEDIA, SUBSERVIENT TO OVERSEAS INVESTMENT NEEDS, MOLDS IT’S COVERAGE ACCORDING TO DEVELOPMENTS. WHEN U.S. PLANES BOMB, LIBYAN GOVERNMENT REPORTS OF THE RESULTING CIVILIAN DEATH ARE DISPARAGED AS AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE AMERICA LOOK BAD. WHEN LIBYAN LOYALIST FORCES SHOW SUCCESS, NEWS ANCHORS SHOW DISTRESS AND REPORT THAT GADDAFI IS TARGETING AND MURDERING CIVILIANS, NOT DEFENDING THE LIBYAN POPULATION AND THEIR GOVERNMENT FROM INSURGENT ATTACK.*(5)

AT NO TIME HAS IT BEEN INDICATED IN COMMERCIAL TELECASTS THAT A MAJORITY OF LIBYANS SUPPORT OVERTHROWING THEIR GOVERNMENT, MUCH LESS BACK A USNATO WAR TO INSTALL A WESTERN-ALIGNED GOVERNMENT IN TRIPOLI WITH THE LIBYA ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP (LIFG — AL-JAMAA AL-ISLAMIYYAH AL-MUQATILAH BI LIBYA), FORMERLY, IF NOT STILL TODAY, ALIGNED WITH AL-QAEDA, IN THE FRONT-LINE OF THE ARMED INSURRECTION.*(7) THE PROGRAMERS OF CNN WAR PROMOTION HIGH UPSTAIRS IN THE CORPORATE HIERARCHY MUST BE WELL AWARE THAT LIBYA IS STILL TRIBAL, AND MANY OF THE LARGER TRIBES WOULD BE TRADITIONALLY STAUNCH SUPPORTERS OF GADDAFI. DER SPIEGEL MAGAZINE , GERMANY, 3/30/11, HAS A FEATURE ARTICLE ON WHAT ONE WOULD LOGICALLY EXPECT, NAMELY, “BENGHAZI ISN’T A PURE REBEL STRONGHOLD, THERE ARE GADHAFI SUPPORTERS HERE.”HTTP://WWW.SPIEGEL.DE/INTERNATIONAL/WORLD/0,1518,752580,00.HTML
HTTP://WWW.GUARDIAN.CO.UK/WORLD/2011…MARCH-BENGHAZI
LIBYA’S BIGGEST TRIBE JOINS MARCH OF RECONCILIATION TO BENGHAZI 
GUARDIAN UK 3/23/11
“WITH MORE THAN A MILLION MEMBERS, WARFALLA LIVE ALL OVER LIBYA, INCLUDING IN THE REBEL STRONGHOLD OF BENGHAZI. THE TRIBE’S GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION MEANS IT IS WELL-PLACED TO HELP HEAL BITTER DIVISIONS BY JOINING A PEACEFUL “GREEN MARCH” TO THE EASTERN CITY TO PROMOTE RECONCILIATION AND AVOID THE KOREA-STYLE PARTITION OF THE COUNTRY MANY FEAR”

“WE WILL TALK TO THEM, NOT USE GUNS, TO DISCUSS THEIR DEMANDS,” SAID BANI WALID DOCTOR, SALMAN AL-DAGIL. …

“ALL LIBYANS ARE RELATED, ESPECIALLY THE WARFALLA,” SAID MBRAK IBRAHIM, A BRITISH-EDUCATED TELECOMS ENGINEER. “IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE FAMILY EVERYWHERE. WE WILL BE HAPPY IF WE CAN OPEN OUR HEARTS AND STOP THIS BLOODSHED.”

ONE NOTICES THAT THOUGH CNN ANCHORS ARE OFTEN REPORTING FROM TRIPOLI AND OTHER TOWNS NOT TAKEN OR UNDER ATTACK BY REBELS, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTING FROM INSIDE THE REBEL CONTROLLED CITIES LIKE BENGHAZI, RATHER CONSTANTLY SHOWING THEMSELVES ALONG SIDE THE PICK-UP TRUCKS MOUNTED WITH HEAVY WEAPONS. THE GUN MOUNTED PICK-UP TRUCK HAS BECOME THE U.S. TV. LOGO OF THE CRUSADE FOR DEMOCRACY.

WHILE U.S. DRONES BLOW AWAY SUSPECTED AL QAEDA IN PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, IN LIBYA VETERANS OF AL QAEDA’S WAR AGAINST U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ ALONG WITH OTHER FUNDAMENTALISTS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH CIA WITH AMERICA GIVING THEM AIR COVER AND FRONT LINE SUPPORT AGAINST THE ARMED FORCES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA.*(7). NOT THE FIRST TIME CIA HAS USED AL QAEDA AND OTHER ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS TO ITS PURPOSES.*(8)

WITHIN A MATTER OF DAYS THE WHOLE IMPERIAL WEST SWUNG INTO ACTION – WARNINGS FROM INTERNATIONAL COURTS, SEIZURE OF LIBYA’S $BILLIONS OF ASSETS ABROAD, EMBARGOES, SANCTIONS, THREATS OF MILITARY ACTION THEN FINALLY A UN SECURITY COUNCIL GO AHEAD. (PROPHETICALLY, JUST A YEAR AGO, GADHAFI, SPEAKING BEFORE THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HAD CALLED THE SECURITY COUNCIL “THE COUNCIL OF TERROR,” FOR ALL THE POST-COLONIAL WARS ON SMALL NATIONS IT HAS APPROVED AND PARTICIPATED IN.)

IN TUNISIA, EGYPT, YEMEN AND BAHRAIN HUNDREDS DIED, AND ARE STILL DYING IN NONVIOLENT PROTESTS. IN EACH COUNTY ALL THE DEATHS WERE ATTRIBUTED TO POLICE, SECURITY OR GOVERNMENT ARMED FORCES IN DAILY ACCOUNTS FROM THE VERY FIRST DAYS OF PROTESTS. YET NO ARMED REBELLION TOOK PLACE. WE HAVE SEEN VIDEO SHOTS OF CADRE OF THE PROTESTORS IN ACTION MAINTAINING CALM AND KEEPING THEIR PEOPLE NONVIOLENT. EVEN AFTER TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE THE CONTINUED TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

TWO INFAMOUS U.S. BACKED DICTATORS HAD ALREADY BEEN OUSTED PEACEFULLY THOUGH MANY PROTESTORS WERE MURDERED. IN YEMEN SNIPERS CONTINUED TO KILL PROTESTERS, THE HUGE DEMONSTRATIONS CAUSING WORRY IN WASHINGTON. MASS PROTESTS IN BAHRAIN WERE THREATENING THE HOME OF THE U.S. SIXTH FLEET.

THEN IN MID FEBRUARY, THE EMPIRE STRUCK BACK WITH CLEVER VENGENCE: ARMED INSURGENTS IN PROSPEROUS SOCIALIST LIBYA, A MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF DISINFORMATION. COORDINATED GANGS WITH HEAVY WEAPONS OCCUPIED THE CENTERS OF WHOLE CITIES AND US NATO BEGAN BOMBING TO PROTECT THEM FROM DEFEAT. BAHRAIN, AT THE SAME TIME, WAS INVADED BY U.S. ALLY SAUDI ARABIA, ITS ARMED FORCES REPRESSING THE DEMONSTRATORS AND ASSISTING IN THEIR PERSECUTION. WASHINGTON IMPORTED A LEADER FOR THE REBELLION IN LIBYA WHO HAS SPENT THE PAST 20 YEARS LIVING WITH NO KNOWN SOURCE OF INCOME A COUPLE OF MILES FROM THE CIA’S HEADQUARTERS IN VIRGINIA; GEN. KHALIFA HIFTER WAS ONCE A TOP MILITARY OFFICER FOR LIBYAN LEADER MOAMMAR GADHAFI. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS , 3/26/11

U.S. EMPIRE WATCHERS NEED NOT BE SO DEEPLY VERSED IN HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS (MADE ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT WITH TV WATCHING AND NEWSPAPER AND TABLOID READING) TO KNOW THAT THE CIVIL WAR CONJURED UP IN LIBYA IS JUST ONE OF MORE THAN SIXTY ARRANGED SINCE 1945, TO DIVIDE, DESTROY AND CONQUER FOR IMPERIAL NEOCOLONIALIST CONTROL OVER VULNERABLE SMALL NATIONS. THE UNDERCLASSES OF THE U.S. POPULATION AND THE POOR IN THE THIRD WORLD USE THEIR SENSE OF SMELL TO KNOW THAT THE SAME GAME IS GOING ON IN LIBYA. INVASION EXPERIENCED FIDEL CASTRO, AFTER THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF DISTURBANCE EXPECTED THAT NATO WOULD USE IT AS A PRETEXT TO INVADE.

WILL HISTORY BOOKS CREDIT ALL THIS BLOODSHED TO GADHAFI HAVING “TARGETED CIVILIANS PEACEFULLY DEMONSTRATING FOR DEMOCRACY?” OR WILL A PLOT BE UNCOVERED TO STAGE A PRETEXT FOR CIVIL WAR WITH A LOT OF ORCHESTRATED SHOOTING, KILLING AND FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS LED BY A CIA FAMOUS FOR A COVERT PROVOKING OF CONFUSION AND VIOLENCE WHILE HEAVILY ARMED ELEMENTS STOOD READY TO BE ACTIVATED (AS IN PAST CIA OVERTHOWS)?

THE VERY FIRST DAY, 2/15 SAW POLICE STATIONS ATTACKED -NO DEATHS. THE SECOND DAY MORE STATIONS ATTACKED AND 6 DEATHS. ON THE FOURTH DAY, VARIOUS TRUSTWORTHY SOURCES REPORT THE REBELS EXECUTED AT LEAST FIFTY-TWO – TWICE THE TOTAL DEATHS AGREED UPON FOR THE THIRD DAY. THERE ARE SOME HORRIFICALLY GRUESOME CELL PHONE VIDEOS ON THE INTERNET OF GRISLY HANGINGS, BEHEADINGS, BLOODY BEATINGS OF BLACKS AND OTHERS LOYAL TO THEIR GOVERNMENT. (LIBYA HAS A BLACK POPULATION, MOSTLY IN SOUTH LIBYA, OF HALF A MILLION. LIBYA UNDER GADDAFI HAS ELIMINATED A GOOD DEAL OF RACE DISCRIMINATION, SO BLACK LIBYANS ARE ESPECIALLY LOYAL TO THE GOVERNMENT.) SOUTH KOREANS AND MOST ALL CHINESE CONSTRUCTION SITES HAVE REPORTED ATTACKS BY ARMED ANTI-GOVERNMENT GANGS.*( 6)

OBAMA, WITH HELP FROM EUROPEAN EMPIRES OF YESTERYEAR, PROCLAIMS HE IS PROTECTING [ERSTWHILE COLONIALLY OCCUPIED] LIBYANS. PROTECTING THEM FROM A SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENT LED BY THEIR REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALIST LEADER COLONEL GADDAFI AT THE SAME TIME HE PROTECTS, FOR A SECOND TIME, AFGHANIS FROM HAVING AN AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, AND IS PROTECTING IRAQIS, SOMALIS, YEMENI AND PAKISTANIS FROM THEIR OWN CHOSEN GOVERNMENT, JUST AS THE U.S. ONCE PROTECTED LEBANESE FROM THEIR GOVERNMENT, AND PROTECTED IRANIANS FROM THEIR DEMOCRACY.

IN THE SAME WAY, AMERICA HAS PROTECTED HAITIANS , CONGOLESE, CHILEANS, DOMINICANS AND GUATEMALANS FROM THEIR ELECTED PRESIDENTS, THE VIETNAMESE FROM THEIR POPULAR HERO HO CHI MINH, PROTECTED THE GOVERNMENT OF EL SALVADOR FROM SALVADORIANS, PROTECTED GRENADIANS, LAOTIANS, GREEKS AND KOREANS FROM THEIR OWN PEOPLE, PROTECTED INDONESIANS FROM OVERPOPULATION, AND TRIED TO PROTECT CUBANS FROM THEIR REVOLUTION AND FIDEL CASTRO, ALL WITH EITHER U.S. NAVY SHELLING FROM THE SEA, BOMBS, MISSILES AND NAPALM FROM THE AIR, WMD IN THEIR COUNTRY, U.S. TROOPS IN THEIR CITIES, A DEADLY CIA, PREDATORY INVESTMENT BANKS, OR ALL OF THE ABOVE AT THE SAME TIME, WITH COMMERCIAL MASS MEDIA TV PROMOTING WAR AND A PUPPET UN SECRETARY GENERAL COLLUDING.

THERE IS AN IMPERATIVE INVOLVED TODAY IN LIBYA AND THE REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST THAT IS MORE BASIC THAN KEEPING U.S. BACKED DICTATORS IN POWER OR ELIMINATING NON-CAPITALIST REGIMES.THE SAME IMPERATIVE HAS DRIVEN WAR UPON PLANET EARTH FOR CENTURIES. IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR PRIVATE INVESTMENT FINANCIAL CAPITAL TO ACCUMULATE, AND ACCUMULATE AT AN EVER INCREASING RATE. THIS IS A COMPLEX MODERN AUTO-FUNCTIONING FINANCIAL INVESTMENT IMPERATIVE PUSHING THE WEALTHIEST OWNERS OF CAPITAL INTO EVER NEW VARIATIONS OF THE SAME ANCIENT CONSPIRACY OF THE RICH AGAINST THE REST OF US.

WHILE A LOVELY AND WELL KEPT LIBYA IS BEING DESTROYED BEFORE OUR VERY EYES AND READIED FOR HIGHLY PROFITABLE INVESTMENTS, UP AND COMING WARS ARE BEING PLANNED VERY SERIOUSLY.

EVEN CHINA AND RUSSIA CAN NOT IMPEDE THE IMPERATIVE OF THE ACCUMULATING PRIVATE CAPITAL AGGREGATE. THOUGH GADDHAFI HAD FAVORED RUSSIA AND CHINA IN THE EXPORT OF LIBYAN OIL AND RAW MATERIALS, THE LEADERS OF BOTH OF THESE EMERGING CAPITALIST GIANTS FELT CONSTRAINED TO ABSTAIN ON THE UN ATTACK RESOLUTION RATHER THAN USE THEIR VETO IN THE NAME OF SANITY.*(10)

TOO BAD. THE WORLD’S ECOLOGY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE ADJUNCT IMPERATIVE OF CONTINUOUS WAR FOR MAXIMUM ACCUMULATION OF PRIVATE CAPITAL.*(11)

STEPHEN LENDMAN ALERTS US:
IN APRIL 3, AFP HEADLINED, “LIBYA WARNS OF DISASTER IF ‘GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER’ HIT,”SAYING:

IF GMMR IS BOMBED, IT COULD CAUSE A “HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER.” LIBYA HAS THREE UNDERGROUND PIPELINE SYSTEMS, FOR OIL, GAS, AND WATER. IF ONE IS HIT, THE OTHERS ARE AFFECTED, POTENTIALLY DISASTROUSLY.

IF PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS DAMAGED, THE WHOLE THING IS AFFECTED AND THE MASSIVE ESCAPE OF WATER COULD CAUSE A CATASTROPHE, DEPRIVING MILLIONS OF LIBYANS OF FRESH WATER, 70% OF 6.5 PEOPLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, IRRIGATION, AND OTHER PURPOSES, NOT TO MENTION GADDAFI’S DREAM TO CONTINUE TURNING THE DESERT GREEN.*(12)

WITH ALL THE STRONGEST CAPITALIST NATIONS’ FIREPOWER AGAINST WHAT NOW REMAINS OF AN ARAB SOCIALIST SOCIETY, OF ITS BLASTED ARMY AND ITS HEROIC LOYAL CITIZEN MILITIAS, IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE THAT GADDAFI AND HIS LIBYA WILL SURVIVE, LET ALONE BE ABLE TURN THIS BLITZKRIEG INTO A SECOND BAY OF PIGS DEFEAT FOR WEAPONIZED PRIVATE CAPITAL.

POSTSCRIPT:
SEEMS THE BOSTON GLOBE MIGHT HAVE DEFECTED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES LED U.S. CORPORATE MEDIA CARTEL BACKING THE OVERTHROW OF THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH IS ALSO DISTANCING ITSELF FROM OUTRIGHT PRO-INSURGENCY LIES. CLICK HERE
FALSE PRETENSE FOR WAR IN LIBYA? 
EVIDENCE IS NOW IN THAT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA GROSSLY EXAGGERATED THE HUMANITARIAN THREAT TO JUSTIFY MILITARY ACTION IN LIBYA. THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED THAT INTERVENTION WAS NECESSARY TO PREVENT A “BLOODBATH” IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA’S SECOND-LARGEST CITY AND LAST REBEL STRONGHOLD.

BUT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH HAS RELEASED DATA ON MISURATA, THE NEXT-BIGGEST CITY IN LIBYA AND SCENE OF PROTRACTED FIGHTING, REVEALING THATMOAMMAR KHADAFY IS NOT DELIBERATELY MASSACRING CIVILIANS BUT RATHER NARROWLY TARGETING THE ARMED REBELS WHO FIGHT AGAINST HIS GOVERNMENT.

“MISURATA’S POPULATION IS ROUGHLY 400,000. IN NEARLY TWO MONTHS OF WAR, ONLY 257 PEOPLE — INCLUDING COMBATANTS — HAVE DIED THERE. OF THE 949 WOUNDED, ONLY 22 — LESS THAN 3 PERCENT — ARE WOMEN. IF KHADAFY WERE INDISCRIMINATELY TARGETING CIVILIANS, WOMEN WOULD COMPRISE ABOUT HALF THE CASUALTIES. ”

[YOUR AUTHOR WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT ON THE EVENING OF THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ARTICLE, DIANE SAWYER, ON ABC’S WORLD REPORT, WITH A PAINED EXPRESSION ON HER FACE SHOWED A VIDEO OF A YOUNG GIRL ON CAMERA IN MISURATA ASKING PATHETICALLY “WHY IS GADDAFI KILLING US?”

A TRUTHFUL REPORT FROM HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH HERE QUOTED IN THIS BOSTON GLOBE OPED DOES LITTLE TO ADDRESS THE COMPLICITY OF NEW YORK BASED HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH IN HAVING STOKED THE CREATION OF THE NOW FIRMLY HELD WIDESPREAD BELIEF THAT IN THE THIRD WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE SHOT TO PIECES ON GADDAFI’S ORDERS. THE MYTH CREATED NOW ALLOWS EVERYONE ONE IN BUSINESS TO RUN WITH IT.]

“OBAMA INSISTED THAT PROSPECTS WERE GRIM WITHOUT INTERVENTION. “IF WE WAITED ONE MORE DAY, BENGHAZI ” COULD SUFFER A MASSACRE THAT WOULD HAVE REVERBERATED ACROSS THE REGION AND STAINED THE CONSCIENCE OF THE WORLD.” THUS, THE PRESIDENT CONCLUDED, “PREVENTING GENOCIDE” JUSTIFIED US MILITARY ACTION.

BUT INTERVENTION DID NOT PREVENT GENOCIDE, BECAUSE NO SUCH BLOODBATH WAS IN THE OFFING. TO THE CONTRARY, BY EMBOLDENING REBELLION, US INTERFERENCE HAS PROLONGED LIBYA’S CIVIL WAR AND THE RESULTANT SUFFERING OF INNOCENTS.

THE BEST EVIDENCE THAT KHADAFY DID NOT PLAN GENOCIDE IN BENGHAZI IS THAT HE DID NOT PERPETRATE IT IN THE OTHER CITIES HE HAD RECAPTURED EITHER FULLY OR PARTIALLY — INCLUDING ZAWIYA, MISURATA, AND AJDABIYA, WHICH TOGETHER HAVE A POPULATION GREATER THAN BENGHAZI.

LIBYAN FORCES DID KILL HUNDREDS AS THEY REGAINED CONTROL OF CITIES. COLLATERAL DAMAGE IS INEVITABLE IN COUNTER-INSURGENCY. …

DESPITE UBIQUITOUS CELLPHONES EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS AND VIDEO, THERE IS NO GRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF DELIBERATE MASSACRE. IMAGES ABOUND OF VICTIMS KILLED OR WOUNDED IN CROSSFIRE — EACH ONE A TRAGEDY — BUT THAT IS URBAN WARFARE, NOT GENOCIDE.

NOR DID KHADAFY EVER THREATEN CIVILIAN MASSACRE IN BENGHAZI, AS OBAMA ALLEGED . THE “NO MERCY” WARNING, OF MARCH 17, TARGETED REBELS ONLY, AS REPORTED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, WHICH NOTED THAT LIBYA’S LEADER PROMISED AMNESTY FOR THOSE “WHO THROW THEIR WEAPONS AWAY.” KHADAFY EVEN OFFERED THE REBELS AN ESCAPE ROUTE AND OPEN BORDER TO EGYPT”
OP-ED APRIL 14, 2011 BY ALAN J. KUPERMAN

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FOOTNOTES

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HTTP://HDR.UNDP.ORG/EN/STATISTICS/
IN LAST YEAR’S 2010 UNITED NATION HUMAN DEVELOPMENT YEARLY INDEX OF ALL NATIONS,
LIBYA IS RANKED 53RD IN THE WORLD, WELL ABOVE NINE EUROPEAN NATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, RUSSIA, WHICH IS RANKED 65TH.

HIGH HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: LIBYA 53RD IN WORLD (#1 IN AFRICA) NEIGHBORS TUNISIA 81ST, ALGERIA 84TH

MEDIUM HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (DEVELOPING COUNTRIES) EGYPT 101, MOROCCO 114 , GABON 93,

LOW HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (DEVELOPING COUNTRIES)
YEMEN 133, SUDAN 154

(THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX (HDI) IS A COMPARATIVE MEASURE OF LIFE EXPECTANCY, LITERACY, EDUCATION AND STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

LIFE EXPECTANCY INDEX
EDUCATION INDEX
MEAN YEARS OF SCHOOLING INDEX ] EXPECTED YEARS OF SCHOOLING
INCOME INDEX

VERY HIGH HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (DEVELOPED COUNTRIES)
BAHRAIN 39 HAVING BRACED BY QATAR 38 AND PORTUGAL 40
(BAHRAIN HAS A VERY UNEQUAL INCOME AND SERVICES RANGE)
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THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FEDERAL RESEARCH DIVISION LIBYA COUNTRY PROFILE OF LIBYA, APRIL 2005 READS, ” BASIC HEALTH CARE IS PROVIDED TO ALL CITIZENS. HEALTH, TRAINING, REHABILITATION, EDUCATION, HOUSING, FAMILY ISSUES, AND DISABILITY AND OLD-AGE BENEFITS ARE ALL REGULATED BY … THE SOCIAL CARE FUND .THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS NOT PURELY STATE-RUN BUT RATHER A MIXED SYSTEM OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CARE. IN COMPARISON TO OTHER STATES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THE HEALTH STATUS OF THE POPULATION IS RELATIVELY GOOD. CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION IS ALMOST UNIVERSAL. THE CLEAN WATER SUPPLY HAS INCREASED, AND SANITATION HAS BEEN IMPROVED. THE COUNTRY’S MAJOR HOSPITALS ARE IN TRIPOLI AND BENGHAZI, AND PRIVATE HEALTH CLINICS AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTERS, OFFERING NEWER EQUIPMENT AND BETTER SERVICE, COMPETE WITH THE PUBLIC SECTOR. THE NUMBER OF MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DENTISTS REPORTEDLY INCREASED SEVENFOLD BETWEEN 1970 AND 1985, PRODUCING A RATIO OF ONE DOCTOR PER 673 CITIZENS. IN 1985 ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE DOCTORS IN THE LIBYA WERE NATIVE-BORN, WITH THE REMAINDER BEING PRIMARILY EXPATRIATE FOREIGNERS. THE NUMBER OF HOSPITAL BEDS TRIPLED IN THIS SAME TIME PERIOD. MALARIA HAS BEEN ERADICATED, AND SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE AGAINST TRACHOMA AND LEPROSY. IN 1985 THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE WAS 84 PER 1,000; BY 2004, THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ESTIMATED THAT THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE HAD DROPPED TO 25.7 PER 1,000. … ESTIMATES REPORT AN INFANT MORTALITY RATE OF LESS THAN 20 PER 1,000.

HAVING CONTROL OF THEIR OWN OIL WEALTH HAS ENABLED LIBYANS, ALONG WITH NEIGHBORING ALGERIANS TO PROVIDE THEIR CITIZENS WITH A RELATIVELY HIGH INCOME. SOUTH AFRICA IS HIGHER BUT UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN WHITE AND NON-WHITE.

* (2 ) AL JAZEERA 12/28/11, “YOUNG BOU’AZIZI DOUSED HIMSELF IN PETROL AND SET HIMSELF AFLAME ON DECEMBER 17, … LAHSEEN NAJI, A PROTESTER, RESPONDED TO “HUNGER AND JOBLESSNESS” BY ELECTROCUTING HIMSELF AFTER CLIMBING AN ELECTRICITY POLE.” A THIRD, RAMZI AL-ABBOUDI, UNDER THE BURDEN OF BUSINESS DEBT, IRONICALLY MADE POSSIBLE BY THE COUNTRY’S MICRO-CREDIT SOLIDARITY PROGRAMME, KILLED HIMSELF. ON 24 DECEMBER, MOHAMED AMMARI WAS FATALLY SHOT IN THE CHEST BY POLICE IN BOUZIANE. … 1/14/2011, TUNISIAN PRESIDENT BEN ALI FLEES TO SAUDI ARABIA FOLLOWING A MONTH OF DEMONSTRATIONS PRECIPITATED BY HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, FOOD INFLATION, CORRUPTION THAT RESULTED IN SCORES OF DEATHS AND INJURIES, MOST OF WHICH THE RESULT OF ACTION BY POLICE AND SECURITY FORCES. THE UN TEAM LEADER, BACRE WALY NDIAYE, WHO INVESTIGATED THE HUMAN RIGHTS IN TUNISIA, STATED THAT 219 PEOPLE DIED AS 30 JANUARY.

“PROTESTS IN YEMEN FOLLOWED THE INITIAL DEMONSTRATIONS TUNISIA HEIGHTENING DURING THOSE IN EGYPT. THE PROTESTS, INITIALLY AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND CORRUPTION ESCALATED TO CALLS FOR PRESIDENT ALI ABDULLAH SALEH TO RESIGN” (ONLY 45 COUNTRIES HAVE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE LIVING ON LESS THAN $2 A DAY, WORLD BANK)

FIFTEEN SHOT DEAD AND HUNDREDS WOUNDED AFTER PRO-GOVERNMENT FORCES OF INTERIM GOVERNMENT OPEN FIRE ON DEMONSTRATORS IN YEMEN DAILY MAIL, 4/4/11. 52 DEAD IN YEMEN PROTEST BLOODBATH, AAP 3/19/11, “MEDICS IN YEMEN RAISED THE DEATH TOLL FROM A SNIPER ATTACK ON PROTESTERS FROM TO 52 AS THOUSANDS RALLIED DESPITE A STATE OF EMERGENCY IMPOSED BY THE AUTOCRATIC REGIME. WITNESSES SAID PRO-REGIME “THUGS” RAINED BULLETS FROM ROOFTOPS AROUND A SQUARE AT SANAA UNIVERSITY… THE DEATH TOLL MOUNTS DAILY.”

“IN EGYPT, GRIEVANCES OF THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS PROTESTERS IN ALL MAJOR CITIES AGAINST U.S. SUPPORTED DICTATOR MUBARAK[ INCLUDED HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, FOOD PRICE INFLATION, AND LOW MINIMUM WAGES.” AFP 1/27/11. AFTER EIGHTEEN DAYS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TO MILLIONS PROTESTING, AND 840 DEATHS, MUBARAK RESIGNED, EVEN THOUGH ADVISED BY U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY WEISNER TO HANG IN. THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE AS THE ARMY UNDER THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ATTACKS DEMONSTRATORS STILL PROTESTING INJUSTICE AND INACTION. ALMASRYALYOUN, APRIL, 2011.

HOW DID EGYPT BECOME SO CORRUPT UNDER A U.S. AND INVESTMENT BANKS SUPPORTED DICTATOR? A PICTURE IS EMERGING OF A STATE WHERE WEALTH FUELS POLITICAL POWER AND POLITICAL POWER BUYS WEALTH.INSIDE STORY , 08 FEB 2011

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THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WHAT EXACTLY WAS REPORTED BY ALL THE MAJOR PRINT NEWS OUTLETS FROM FEB. 15TH ONWARD IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF CASUALTIES FOR BOTH SIDES, VIEW WHATEVER VIDEOS ARE OFFERED AS PROOF THAT LIBYAN POLICE, SECURITY, SOLDIERS TARGETED CIVILIANS PEACEFULLY PROTESTING. THE INTERNET, GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE HAVE OF COURSE A GREAT DEAL OF MATERIAL EMPHASIZING MAINSTREAM ANTI-GADDAFI ACCUSATIONS AND PRAISE FOR THE REBEL ATTACKS ON THE GOVERNMENT, BUT MUCH CAN BE LEARNED WITH ONE’S FAILING TO FIND VERIFIED THAT WHICH CNN, THE OTHER FIVE U.S. NETWORKS, AND PRINTED MEDIA HAVE PUT OUT, ESPECIALLY IN JUSTIFYING BIG POWER MILITARY INTERVENTION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA, ALMOST ALWAYS REFERRED TO AS “GADDAFI” OR “THE GADDAFI REGIME.”

WE REALLY DIDN’T SEE MUCH OF PLANES AND TANKS “UNLEASHED” UNTIL TRUCK LOADS OF HEAVILY ARMED REBELS WERE WELL ON THE ROAD TOWARD TRIPOLI. ONE DOES REMEMBER TWO PLANES DEFECTING TO MALTA, TWO OTHERS FALLING OUT OF THE SKY, ONE SHOT DOWN OVER THE OCEAN. NO PICTURES OF PLANES BOMBING CITIES. NO PROOF THAT ORDERS WERE GIVEN TO DO SO.

CNN REPEATED THAT GADHAFI PLANES WERE BOMBING CITES, BUT SHOWING FOR MANY DAYS THE SAME BOMB CRATER OUTSIDE OF TOWN AND REPORTING NO ONE KILLED.

FOOTNOTES (4) (5) (6) (7) CONTAIN DOCUMENTED RESULTS OF THIS PEOPLES HISTORIAN’S WEB SEARCH.

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ON THE FIRST DAY, FEB. 15, REUTERS REPORTED HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS ATTACKING POLICE STATIONS, NO DEATHS, 60 INJURED.

THE NEXT DAY, FEB. 16, REUTERS REPORTED, ALONG WITH OPPOSITION MEDIA, 6 DEAD WHEN MORE THAN A THOUSAND PROTESTERS ATTACKED MORE POLICE STATIONS.

FEB. 17TH, INTERNATIONALLY PLANNED DAY OF RAGE,THE EVENING STANDARD AND AL JAZEERA ENGLISH ESTIMATED THAT FOURTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED.REUTERS, BBC AND OPPOSITION MEDIA REPORTED 14 OR 15 DEAD. AFTER OVERNIGHT PROTESTS, THE FOLLOWING DAY,

18 FEBRUARY 2011, GUARDIAN.CO.UK , IAN BLACK AND OWEN BOWCOTT, ARTICLE HISTORY:
“AMER SAAD, A POLITICAL ACTIVIST FROM DERNA, TOLD AL-JAZEERA: “THE PROTESTERS IN AL-BAYDA HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THE MILITARY AIRBASE IN THE CITY AND HAVE EXECUTED 50 AFRICAN[“]MERCENARIES[‘] AND TWO LIBYAN CONSPIRATORS. EVEN IN DERNA TODAY, A NUMBER OF CONSPIRATORS WERE EXECUTED. THEY WERE LOCKED UP IN THE HOLDING CELLS OF A POLICE STATION BECAUSE THEY RESISTED, AND SOME DIED BURNING INSIDE THE BUILDING.”
REUTERS 7:03 PM REPORTED THAT ” HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH [BASED ON FIFTH AVENUE< NEW YORK] SAID THAT ACCORDING TO ITS SOURCES INSIDE LIBYA, SECURITY FORCES KILLED AT LEAST 24 PEOPLE IN CRACKDOWNS ON PROTESTS”. IOL NEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA , REPORTED DOZENS KILLED BY SECURITY FORCES

“HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SHORTLY AFTER SENT SOMEONE TO THE EAST OF LIBYA, AND THERE HE FOUND OUT THAT ALL THE 156 CAPTURED PEOPLE, WHICH THE REBELS DESCRIBED AS “AFRICAN MERCENARIES”, WERE IN FACT NOT FOREIGN MERCENARIES, BUT LIBYANS WITH BLACK SKIN COLOR, AND THAT THEY SERVED AS REGULAR SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY OF LIBYA. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FOUND NO INDICATION THAT THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT, AS CLAIMED BY THE REBELS, USED MERCENARIES AT ALL TO QUELL THE UPRISING IN EASTERN LIBYA.
THE ACTUALLY EXISTING STRONG SUPPORT FOR MUAMMAR GADDAFI BY BLACK-SKINNED LIBYANS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH EXPLAINED WITH THE FACT THAT MUAMMAR GADDAFI DID A LOT IN THE PAST TO END THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN LIBYA. SO IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THE REBELS HUNTED BLACK-SKINNED PEOPLE AND, REGARDLESS WHETHER THEY WERE LIBYAN SOLDIERS OR FOREIGN REFUGEES OF POVERTY, EXECUTED THEM AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE IF POSSIBLE.” THE BRITISH GUARDIAN REPORTED FROM BENGHAZI

ON FEBRUARY 24TH, SHORTLY AFTER THE BEGINNINGBRITISH TELEGRAPH ALREADY REPORTED SOME MORE DETAILS REGARDING THE OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE NATO-BACKED GOVERNMENT OPPONENTS IN THE EAST OF LIBYA:
“AHMED AHMED IBRAHIM SHOWED VIDEO FOOTAGE HE HAD CAPTURED ON HIS MOBILE TELEPHONE OF AN AFRICAN MERCENARY HANGING FROM A MEAT-HOOK IN AN AL BAYDA DOORWAY. ” MASQUERARDING AS PRO-GADDAFI PARTISANS, THEY DUPED THE MERCENARIES, WHO WERE DESCRIBED AS FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICANS,CAPTURED THEM AND THEN DRAGGED THEM INTO THE STREETS OF AL BAYDA ” MR. IBRAHIM, WHO WORKS IN A CAFE, SAID HE BELIEVES MOST WERE EXECUTED ALTHOUGH HE ONLY WITNESSED TWO SLAIN FOREIGNERS.”

THE CRITERION “AFRICAN” HERE DOES NOT REFER — OF COURSE, BECAUSE ALL LIBYANS ARE AFRICANS — TO AN AFRICAN ORIGIN, BUT TO THE COLOR OF THE SKIN: “AFRICAN” HERE MEANS PEOPLE WITH BLACK SKIN. WHAT THE TELEGRAP H DESCRIBED IS APPLIED TO PEOPLE WITH BLACK SKIN, WHICH THE CIA-BACKED “REBELS” HAD IDENTIFIED AS “FOREIGN MERCENARIES.

THE WAR IN LIBYA: RACE, “HUMANITARIANISM,” AND THE MEDIA LOS ANGELES TIMES 4/23/11 BY LUIS SINCO, “REBEL HELD PRISONERS ARE ASKED TO SPEAK UP. “A MIDDLE-AGED AFRICAN WAITED FOR A MOMENT BEFORE LOUDLY PROCLAIMING HIS INNOCENCE TO NO ONE IN PARTICULAR. “I AM A WORKER, NOT A FIGHTER. THEY TOOK ME FROM MY HOUSE AND [RAPED] MY WIFE,” HE SAID, GESTURING WITH HIS HANDS.
BEFORE HE COULD SAY MUCH MORE, A PAIR OF GUARDS TOLD HIM TO SHUT UP AND HUSTLED HIM THROUGH THE STEEL DOORS OF A CELL BLOCK, WHICH QUICKLY SLAMMED BEHIND THEM.”

LIBYA: SECONDS FROM A BULLET IN THE HEAD ,”THIS ALLEGED AFRICAN MERCENARY WAS CAPTURED BY FURIOUS LIBYAN OPPOSITION FIGHTERS YESTERDAY AND WAS ABOUT TO BE SHOT BEFORE A FOREIGN REPORTER PERSUADED THEM NOT TO EXECUTE HIM” , BY MOHAMMED ABBAS, 3/4/11,SCOTSMAN

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICANS ARE EMPLOYED IN LIBYA’S OIL INDUSTRY AND IN OTHER SECTORS.

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N LIBYA, AFRICAN MIGRANTS SAY THEY FACE HOSTILITYNPR, 2/25/11

OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, NPR NEWS, ACCRA.

QUIST-ARCTON: THIS TURKISH OIL WORKER, WHO’S MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM LIBYA, TOLD THE BBC HE’D WITNESSED VIOLENCE AGAINST HIS AFRICAN COLLEAGUES.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (THROUGH TRANSLATOR) WE LEFT BEHIND OUR FRIENDS FROM CHAD. WE LEFT BEHIND THEIR BODIES. WE HAD 70 OR 80 PEOPLE FROM CHAD WORKING FOR OUR COMPANY. THEY CUT THEM DEAD WITH PRUNING SHEARS AND AXES, ATTACKING THEM, SAYING YOU’RE PROVIDING TROOPS FOR GADHAFI. THE SUDANESE, THE CHADIANS WERE MASSACRED. WE SAW IT OURSELVES

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THE DISINFORMATION IS LED BY THE NY TIMES
NY TIMES WORKS HARD TO PROVE US BOMBS ONLY KILL BAD LIBYANS , 4/12/11 OEN
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LIBYA AS A NEW WAR, NEEDS TO BE SANITIZED AND JUSTIFIED AS ANOTHER ‘CLEAN’ ‘U.S. GOOD GUYS CONFLICT.

THOUGH THE NEW YORK TIMES, FAMOUS FOR BACKING EVERY US WAR IN HISTORY, HAS APPARENTLY LONG GIVEN UP PRETENDING THAT U.S. AIR STRIKES IN THE REST OF THE MUSLIM WORLD DO NOT INTENTIONALLY INCLUDE PERMISSIBLE COLLATERAL DEATH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN (BY SIMPLY NOT PUBLISHING MOST OF AP WIRE SERVICE REPORTS OF U.S./NATO MASSACRES), LIBYA AS A NEW WAR, NEEDS TO BE SANITIZED AND JUSTIFIED AS ANOTHER ‘CLEAN’ AND ‘U.S. GOOD GUYS CONFLICT. THE TIMES HAS ITS REPORTER ON LIBYA, KIRKPATRICK MAKE THE #1 U.S. NEWSPAPER LOOK RIDICULOUS PROMOTING THE ABSURD IDEA THAT NO ONE HAS
MET DEATH FROM AMERICAN MISSILES AND BOMBS.

CNN ANCHORS, IMBEDDED WITHIN THE ARMED REBELS AND CHEERING THEM ON EXPLAIN TO VIEWERS, WITH IRONY IN THEIR VOICES, THAT THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT IN REPORTING DEATHS FROM AMERICAN MISSILE STRIKES MIGHT BE DOING SO AS PROPAGANDA AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT DON’T BELIEVE CNN AND COMPANY, BECAUSE THEY REMEMBER THE NETWORKS HAVE PROMOTED WARS, EVERY WAR, WITH TRICKY REPORTING, HALF TRUTHS OUT OF CONTEXT,
NEWS SELECTION WITH FILTERS TO MASK WHAT WAS REALLY TAKING PLACE IN THE DOZENS OF COUNTRIES THE U.S. WOULD BOMB OR INVADE.

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AMONG THE MANY CELL PHONE VIDEOS ON THE FIGHTING IN LIBYA ARE THESE THREE. YOUTUBE REQUIRED THE AUTHOR TO UNDERSTAND IT IS UPSETTING TO WATCH AND CLICK IF AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.

HTTP://LUNATICOUTPOST.COM/TOPIC-LIBYA-REBELS-PT4-EXECUTE-BEHEAD-MUTILATE-GADDAFI-ARMY-WHO-SURRENDER-WHERE-IS-CNN
“PT 4 OF 4 – LIBYAN SOLDIER HANGED AND BEHEADED IN THE CITY OF BENGHAZI” 

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LIBYA REBELS (PT4) EXECUTE, BEHEAD, MUTILATE GADDAFI ARMY WHO SURRENDER! WHERE IS CN

“APPARENTLY, PRO GADDAFI SOLDIERS WHO SURRENDER HAVE BEEN EXECUTED BY REBELS IN COLD BLOOD ! BLINDFOLDED, HOG-TIED, BEAT, EXECUTED, HUNG, BEHEADED, PUT ON FIRE, HAD THEIR BODIES MUTILATED. ANDERSON COOPER AND PBS AND RACHEL MADDOW HAVE DESCRIBED OPPOSITION FORCES OF BEING MADE UP OF ORDINARY CITIZENS WHO JUST A SHORT TIME AGO WERE IN THEIR JOBS AS LAWYERS, OFFICE WORKERS.”

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“APPENDIX: HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SHOWING HOW THE LIBYAN “REBELS” TREAT BLACK PEOPLE: YES, WE CAN. THAT’S HOW OBAMA’S NEW LIBYAN FRIENDS TREAT BLACK PEOPLE.”
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LIBYA: REBELS EXECUTE BLACK IMMIGRANTS WHILE FORCES KIDNAP OTHERS 
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ADDIS ABABA — WHILE MUCH OF THE WORLD’S ATTENTION IS FOCUSING ON CRUDE OIL PRICES AND THE LIBYAN PIPELINES IN THE EAST OF THE COUNTRY,HUMAN RIGHT GROUPS SAY REBELS ARE COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

IN EAST LIBYA, AFRICAN HUNT BEGAN AS TOWNS AND CITIES BEGAN FALL UNDER THE CONTROL OF LIBYAN REBELS, MOBS AND GANGS. THEY STARTED TO DETAIN, INSULT, RAPE AND EVEN EXECUTING BLACK IMMIGRANTS, STUDENTS AND REFUGEES.

ACCORDING TO SOMALI REFUGEES IN LIBYA, AT LEASTFIVE SOMALIS FROM SOMALILAND AND SOMALIA WERE EXECUTED IN TRIPOLI AND BENGHAZI BY ANTI-GADDAFI MOBS. DOZENS OF REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS WORKERS FROM ETHIOPIA, ERITREA, GHANA, NIGERIA, CHAD, MALI AND NIGER HAVE BEEN KILLED, SOME OF THEM WERE LED INTO THE DESERT AND STABBED TO DEATH. BLACK LIBYAN MEN RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE IN HOSPITALS IN BENGHAZI WERE REPORTEDLY ABDUCTED BY ARMED REBELS. THEY ARE PART OF MORE THAN 200 AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS HELD IN SECRET LOCATIONS BY THE REBELS.

IN MANY DISPUTES INVOLVING LIBYAN RESIDENTS AND BLACK AFRICANS, THE LIBYANS ARE TURNING IN THE AFRICANS AS MERCENARIES.

THOUSANDS MORE AFRICANS CAUGHT UP IN THIS MERCENARY HYSTERIA ARE TERRIFIED. SOME BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN THEIR HOMES, WHILE OTHERS HID IN THE DESERT. INSULTED, THREATENED, BEATEN, CHASED AND ROBBED. THEIR ONLY CRIME WAS BEING BLACK AND THEREFORE TREATED AS “MERCENARIES” OF GADDAFI.

WHILE THE AIRING OF GADDAFI’S SO CALLED “BLACK MERCENARIES” BY WESTERN MEDIA HAS IGNITED THE ISSUE, SOME SAY AN XENOPHOBIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS THESE REFUGEES AND LABOURERS HAS EXISTED FOR YEARS…. IN MANY SITUATIONS, GADDAFI AND HIS INNER CIRCLE PREFERRED BLACK AFRICANS AND LIBYANS FROM THE SOUTH OVER LIBYANS FROM THE EAST. NOW THE ANGRY MOBS USING THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT ACROSS ARABIA AND NORTH AFRICA ARE HUNTING DOWN BLACK PEOPLE.”

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REUTERS UK EDITION 4/3/11
CHAD SAYS CITIZENS ABUSED IN REBEL-HELD LIBYA
“SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE LIBYAN CRISIS, CHADIANS IN LIBYA, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN AREAS CONTROLLED BY THE TRANSITIONAL NATIONAL COUNCIL, HAVE BEEN SINGLED OUT,” A STATEMENT FROM CHAD’S GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN KALZEUBET PAHIMI DEUBET SAID.
“DOZENS OF CHADIANS HAVE KNOWN THIS SAD FATE,” HE SAID.
THE STATEMENT SAID SEVERAL CHADIAN NATIONALS HAD BEEN ARRESTED, SOME WERE “PARADED ON TELEVISION AS MERCENARIES AND SOMETIMES EXECUTED” DESPITE DENIALS THAT LIBYA HAD RECRUITED ANY MERCENARIES FROM ITS SOUTHERN NEIGHBOUR.
THE GOVERNMENT OF CHAD HAD SAID ABOUT 300,000 OF ITS CITIZENS RESIDED IN LIBYA BEFORE THE CRISIS.
“THE CHADIAN GOVERNMENT IS CALLING ON INTERNATIONAL COALITION FORCES INVOLVED IN LIBYA AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION TO STOP THESE ABUSES AGAINST CHADIANS AND OTHER MIGRANT AFRICA WORKERS,” THE STATEMENT SAID.

LIBYAN PROTESTERS ATTACK S. KOREAN & CHINESE COMPANIES , FEB 22, 2011 REUTERS SRI LANKA
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“ON FEBRUARY 17/18,ABOUT 200 LIBYANS IN THE EASTERN COASTAL TOWN OF DARNAH INVADED A SOUTH KOREAN-RUN CONSTRUCTION SITE AND SET FIRE TO A DORMITORY FOR KOREAN WORKERS. ACCORDING TO THE SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY, THE OFFICES OF SOME SOUTH KOREAN COMPANIES WERE LOOTED ON FEBRUARY 19. THE MINISTRY SAID THERE ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT 1,400 SOUTH KOREANS IN THE COUNTRY.

A CONSTRUCTION SITE RUN BY HUAFENG CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD. FROM CHINA’S ZHEJIANG PROVINCE WAS LOOTED BY A GROUP OF ARMED GANGSTERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE EASTERN CITY OF AGEDABIA, AND NEARLY 1,000 CHINESE WORKERS THERE WERE FORCED OUT OF THE SITE AND BECAME HOMELESS. “SOME CHINESE WORKERS HERE SAID NEARLY ALL CHINESE COMPANIES IN THE COUNTRY WERE “ATTACKED OR LOOTED.”

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” OUR MAN IN TRIPOLI”: US-NATO SPONSORED ISLAMIC TERRORISTS INTEGRATE LIBYA’S PRO-DEMOCRACY OPPOSITION BY MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY,GLOBALRESEARCH, 4/3/11

“THERE ARE VARIOUS FACTIONS WITHIN THE LIBYAN OPPOSITION: ROYALISTS, DEFECTORS FROM THE GADDAFI REGIME INCLUDING THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND MORE RECENTLY THE FOREIGN MINISTER, MOUSSA MOUSSA, MEMBERS OF THE LIBYAN ARMED FORCES, THE NATIONAL FRONT FOR THE SALVATION OF LIBYA (NFSL) AND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE LIBYAN OPPOSITION (NCLO) WHICH ACTS AS AN UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION.

RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE WESTERN MEDIA, THE LIBYA ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP (LIFG — AL-JAMAA AL-ISLAMIYYAH AL-MUQATILAH BI LIBYA), IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE LIBYAN OPPOSITION. THE LIGF, WHICH IS ALIGNED WITH AL-QAEDA, IS IN THE FRONTLINE OF THE ARMED INSURRECTION.”

CHOSSUDOVSKY, AN EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AT OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, AND DIRECTOR OF MONTREAL’S CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION, NOTES THAT THE PARAMILITARY LIFG WAS FOUNDED IN AFGHANISTAN BY VETERAN LIBYAN MUJAHEDEENS OF THE SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR”. THERE ARE CONTRADICTORY REPORTS AS TO WHETHER THE LIFG IS PART OF AL QAEDA OR IS ACTING AS AN INDEPENDENT JIHADIST ENTITY. ONE REPORT SUGGESTS THAT IN 2007 THE LIFG BECAME “A SUBSIDIARY OF AL QAEDA, LATER ASSUMING THE NAME OF AL QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB (AQIM).'”

DURING ITS LIFETIME, “THE LIFG WAS SUPPORTED NOT ONLY BY THE CIA AND THE BRITISH SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE BUT ALSO BY FACTIONS WITHIN LIBYA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, LED BY FORMER INTELLIGENCE HEAD AND FOREIGN MINISTER MOUSSA KOUSSA, WHO DEFECTED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IN LATE MARCH 2011.” …
MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY, GLOBALRESEARCH , 4/3/11

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LIBYA REBELS: GADDAFI COULD BE RIGHT ABOUT AL-QAEDA 
TWO DOCUMENTS SUGGEST NORTHEAST LIBYA, CENTRE OF REBELLION, IS AN AL-QAEDA HOTSPOT. BY ALEXANDER COCKBURN, FIRST POST , 3/24/11
” A SECRET CABLE TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT FROM THE US EMBASSY IN TRIPOLI IN 2008, PART OF THE WIKILEAKS TROVE, ENTITLED “EXTREMISM IN EASTERN LIBYA”, WHICH REVEALED THAT THIS AREA IS RIFE WITH ANTI-AMERICAN, PRO-JIHAD SENTIMENT.

ACCORDING TO THE 2008 CABLE, THE MOST TROUBLING ASPECT “… IS THE PRIDE THAT MANY EASTERN LIBYANS, PARTICULARLY THOSE IN AND AROUND DERNAH, APPEAR TO TAKE IN THE ROLE THEIR NATIVE SONS HAVE PLAYED IN THE INSURGENCY IN IRAQ ” [AND THE] ABILITY OF RADICAL IMAMS TO PROPAGATE MESSAGES URGING SUPPORT FOR AND PARTICIPATION IN JIHAD.”

THE SECOND DOCUMENT, OR RATHER SET OF DOCUMENTS, ARE THE SO-CALLED SINJAR RECORDS, CAPTURED AL-QAEDA DOCUMENTS THAT FELL INTO AMERICAN HANDS IN 2007. THEY WERE DULY ANALYZED BY THE COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER AT THE US MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT. AL-QAEDA IS A BUREAUCRATIC OUTFIT AND THE RECORDS CONTAIN PRECISE DETAILS ON PERSONNEL, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CAME TO IRAQ TO FIGHT

AMERICAN AND COALITION FORCES AND, WHEN NECESSARY, COMMIT SUICIDE.

THE WEST POINT ANALYSTS’ STATISTICAL STUDY OF THE AL-QAEDA PERSONNEL RECORDS CONCLUDES THAT ONE COUNTRY PROVIDED “FAR MORE” FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN PER CAPITA TERMS THAN ANY OTHER: NAMELY, LIBYA.
THE RECORDS SHOW THAT THE “VAST MAJORITY OF LIBYAN FIGHTERS THAT INCLUDED THEIR HOME TOWN IN THE SINJAR RECORDS RESIDED IN THE COUNTRY’S NORTHEAST”. BENGHAZI PROVIDED MANY VOLUNTEERS. SO DID DERNAH, A TOWN ABOUT 200 KMS EAST OF BENGHAZI, IN WHICH AN ISLAMIC EMIRATE WAS DECLARED WHEN THE REBELLION AGAINST GADDAFI STARTED.
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THE CIA’S LIBYA REBELS: 2007 WEST POINT STUDY SHOWS BENGHAZI – DARNAH-TOBRUK AREA WAS A WORLD LEADER IN AL QAEDA SUICIDE BOMBER RECRUITMENT, BY WEBSTER G. TARPLEY, PH.D., TARPLEY, WASHINGTON D.C., 3/24/11
” THE REBELS ARE CLEARLY NOT CIVILIANS, BUT AN ARMED FORCE. WHAT KIND OF AN ARMED FORCE?”
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LIBYAN REBEL COMMANDER ADMITS HIS FIGHTERS HAVE AL-QAEDA LINKS – ABDEL-HAKIM AL-HASIDI, THE LIBYAN REBEL LEADER, HAS SAID JIHADISTS WHO FOUGHT AGAINST ALLIED TROOPS IN IRAQ ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE BATTLE AGAINST MUAMMAR GADDAFI’S REGIME. BY PRAVEEN SWAMI, NICK SQUIRES AND DUNCAN GARDHAM, THE TELEGRAPH 3/26/11
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ITALIAN NEWSPAPER IL SOLE 24 ORE, MR AL-HASIDI ADMITTED THAT HE HAD RECRUITED “AROUND 25” MEN FROM THE DERNA AREA IN EASTERN LIBYA TO FIGHT AGAINST COALITION TROOPS IN IRAQ. SOME OF THEM, HE SAID, ARE “TODAY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES IN ADJABIYA”.
BY PRAVEEN SWAMI, NICK SQUIRES AND DUNCAN GARDHAM, THE TELEGRAPH 3/26/11
N AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ITALIAN NEWSPAPER IL SOLE 24 ORE, MR AL-HASIDI ADMITTED THAT HE HAD RECRUITED “AROUND 25” MEN FROM THE DERNA AREA IN EASTERN LIBYA TO FIGHT AGAINST COALITION TROOPS IN IRAQ. SOME OF THEM, HE SAID, ARE “TODAY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES IN ADJABIYA”.

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THE GUANTÁNAMO FILES
LIBYAN, ONCE A DETAINEE, IS NOW A U.S. ALLY OF SORTS
BY ROD NORDLAND AND SCOTT SHANE NY TIMES, 4/24/11

DARNAH, LIBYA — “FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, ABU SUFIAN IBRAHIM AHMED HAMUDA BIN QUMU WAS A PRISONER AT THE GUANTáNAMO BAY PRISON, JUDGED “A PROBABLE MEMBER OF AL QAEDA” BY THE ANALYSTS THERE.

BASED ON A HUGE TROVE OF SECRET DOCUMENTS LEAKED LAST YEAR TO THE ANTI-SECRECY ORGANIZATION WIKILEAKS AND MADE AVAILABLE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

TODAY, MR. QUMU, 51, IS A NOTABLE FIGURE IN THE LIBYAN REBELS’ FIGHT TO OUST COL. MUAMMAR EL-QADDAFI, REPORTEDLY A LEADER OF A RAGTAG BAND OF FIGHTERS KNOWN AS THE DARNAH BRIGADE. THE FORMER ENEMY AND PRISONER OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOW AN ALLY OF SORTS, A REMARKABLE TURNABOUT RESULTING FROM SHIFTING AMERICAN POLICIES RATHER THAN ANY OBVIOUS CHANGE IN MR. QUMU.

HE WAS A TANK DRIVER IN THE LIBYAN ARMY IN THE 1980S, WHEN THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WAS SPENDING BILLIONS TO SUPPORT RELIGIOUS MILITANTS TRYING TO DRIVE SOVIET TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN. MR. QUMU MOVED TO AFGHANISTAN IN THE EARLY 1990S, JUST AS OSAMA BIN LADEN AND OTHER FORMER MUJAHEDEEN WERE VIOLENTLY TURNING AGAINST THEIR FORMER BENEFACTOR, THE UNITED STATES.

HE WAS CAPTURED IN PAKISTAN AFTER THE SEPT. 11, 2001, TERRORIST ATTACKS, ACCUSED OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE MILITANT LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP, AND SENT TO GUANTáNAMO — IN PART BECAUSE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY COLONEL QADDAFI’S GOVERNMENT.

” “HE WAS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE EXTREMIST COMMANDERS OF THE AFGHAN ARABS,’ ”

WHEN THAT GUANTáNAMO ASSESSMENT WAS WRITTEN, THE UNITED STATES WAS WORKING CLOSELY WITH COLONEL QADDAFI’S INTELLIGENCE SERVICE AGAINST TERRORISM. NOW, THE UNITED STATES … IS BACKING WITH AIR POWER THE REBELS, INCLUDING MR. QUMU.

LIBYA: WIKILEAKS CABLES WARN OF EXTREMIST BELIEFS BY HEIDI BLAKE

LEAKED DIPLOMATIC CABLES OBTAINED BY THE WIKILEAKS DISCLOSE FEARS THAT EASTERN LIBYA IS BEING OVERRUN BY EXTREMISTS INTENT ON OVERTHROWING COLONEL GADDAFI’S REGIME.
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THE REVOLT STARTED IN BENGHAZI IN EASTERN LIBYA. A VERY IMPORTANT POINT NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IS THE FACT THAT DUE TO GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, BEING ONE OF THE CLOSEST POINT TO EUROPE FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, BENGHAZI HAS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS OR SO BECOME THE EPICENTER OF AFRICAN MIGRATION TO EUROPE. THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDUSTRY, GREW INTO A BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR INDUSTRY IN BENGHAZI. WHEN THE FIRST DEMONSTRATIONS TOOK PLACE IN BENGHAZI THE LOOSE COALITION OF TERRORIST CELLS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS IMMEDIATELY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE TURMOIL TO ATTACK THE HIGH SECURITY PRISONS OUTSIDE OF BENGHAZI WHERE THEIR COMRADES WERE LOCKED UP.

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EX-NATIONAL SECURITY CHIEF BRZEZINSKI ADMITS:
AFGHAN ISLAMISM WAS MADE IN WASHINGTON
LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR’ (FRANCE), JAN 15-21, 1998, P. 76
“FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE CIA, ROBERT GATES, STATED IN HIS MEMOIRS [” FROM THE SHADOWS” ], THAT AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES BEGAN TO AID THE MUJAHADEEN IN AFGHANISTAN 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE SOVIET INTERVENTION.”
PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI CONVINCED CARTER TO ORDER THE CIA TO SECRETLY FUND, ARM AND TRAIN THE FUNDAMENTALIST HILL TRIBES TO OVERTHROW THE NEW (VERY POPULAR ACCORDING TO ROBERT FISK) SOCIALIST, WOMEN LIBERATING GOVERNMENT IN KABUL. THEY WERE AT THE TIME ALREADY MURDERING GOVERNMENT TEACHERS WHO TAUGHT SCHOOL TO GIRLS.

DURING THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION SOME U.S. FUNDS WENT TO BIN LADIN’S AL QAEDA
AND EARLIER TO WARLORD GULBUDDIN HEKMATYAR , WHO HAD A REPUTATION OF ASSASSINATING LOCAL TRIBAL LEADERS THAT MIGHT RIVAL HIS POWER AND IS CREDITED TO HAVE AS THE FIRST TO UNLEASH THE TECHNIQUE OF THROWING ACID IN THE FACES OF UNVEILED WOMEN. WARLORDS OF AFGHANISTAN CLICK HERE
TERRORISM MONITOR VOLUME: 4 ISSUE: 18
SEPTEMBER 21, 2006, BY OMID MARZBAN
“WHILE AT KABUL UNIVERSITY, HEKMATYAR’S RADICALISM BEGAN TO SHOW ITS FACE: HE WAS NOTORIOUS FOR SPRAYING ACID ON THE UNIVERSITY’S FEMALE STUDENTS”

IN IRAQ, DURING PRESIDENT BUSH JR., A POLICY THAT WAS CALLED SUCCESSFUL IN DEFEATING AL QAEDA WAS TO HIRE AL QAEDA LINKED ELEMENTS TO DISAFFECT AWAY AND HELP DEFEAT SHIITE MILITIAS. SEYMOUR HERSH WROTE OF THIS IN THE NEW YORKER, AND INTIMATED THAT THE CIA WAS BEHIND HEATING UP THE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN IRAQ. HERSH EXPLAINED THERE WAS SUCH INTENTIONAL CONFUSION AND FACTIONS WITHIN FACTIONS, THAT NO ONE COULD POSSIBLE TELL WHERE U.S. COVERT FUNDS WERE WINDING UP.

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SAN DIEGO EXAMINER APRIL 14TH, 2011
US PAYMENTS TO … AFGHAN WARLORDS THREATEN AMERICAN/NATO TROOP S
ACCORDING TO SEPARATE CONGRESSIONAL AND SENATE REPORTS, THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT PAYS MORE THAN $2 BILLION FOR HOST NATION TRUCKING (HNT) OR IN LAYMAN’S TERMS, PRIVATE SECURITY FIRMS THAT PROTECT U.S. MILITARY CONVOYS AND MATERIALS IN DANGEROUS TRIBAL AREAS.

A REPORT TITLED “WARLORD, INC., EXTORTION AND CORRUPTION ALONG THE U.S. SUPPLY CHAIN IN AFGHANISTAN” WAS PUBLISHED BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN TIERNEY (D-MA) IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR. THE REPORT DETAILED THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT TO PROTECT U.S. MILITARY SUPPLY CONVOYS IN AFGHANISTAN- THE MAJORITY OF THE MONEY IS PAID BY THE DOD THROUGH DEFENSE CONTRACTORS AND FINDS ITS WAY INTO THE HANDS OF TALIBAN LEADERS AND WARLORDS.
ACCORDING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, THE PRINCIPAL PRIVATE SECURITY SUBCONTRACTORS ON THE HNT CONTRACT ARE WARLORDS, STRONGMEN, COMMANDERS, AND MILITIA LEADERS WHO COMPETE WITH THE AFGHAN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FOR POWER AND AUTHORITY IN THE REGION.”
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THE CIA AGENT WHO SHOT TWO MEN IN PAKISTAN CITY WAS DISCOVERED BY PAKISTANI INVESTIGATORS TO HAVE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF KNOWN AL QAEDA LINKED INSURGENTS.

“THE EXPECTED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ANTECEDENTS OF CIA AGENT RAYMOND DAVIS, CARRYING A US DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT, HAS COMPLICATED THE CASE OF MURDER AGAINST HIM AT A LAHORE SESSIONS COURT. HIS CELL PHONE HAS REVEALED CONTACTS WITH TWO ANCILLARIES OF AL QAEDA IN PAKISTAN, TEHREEK-E-TALIBAN PAKISTAN (TTP) AND SECTARIAN LASHKAR-E-JHANGVI (LEJ), WHICH HAS LED TO THE PUBLIC CONCLUSION THAT HE WAS BEHIND TERRORISM COMMITTED AGAINST PAKISTAN’S SECURITY PERSONNEL AND ITS PEOPLE.
THIS REVELATION IS STRENGTHENED BY THE ADMISSION APPEARING IN THE HITHERTO SELF-GAGGED AMERICAN PRESS THAT HE WAS A CIA “CONTRACTOR’ WORKING “UNDER COVER’. THE COMPLICATION INTRODUCED INTO THE RAYMOND DAVIS AFFAIR IS THAT HIGH FUNCTIONARIES IN PUNJAB ARE NOW SUGGESTING THAT HE BE TRIED IN A MILITARY COURT. THIS WILL STRIKE PEOPLE AS AMERICA IN CAHOOTS WITH THE TALIBAN AND AL QAEDA AGAINST THE STATE OF PAKISTAN TARGETING, AS ONE OFFICIAL OPINED, PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS.
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RAYMOND DAVIS: THE PLOT THICKENS
EDITORIAL, TRIBUNE WITH INTERNATIONAL HEARLD TRIBUNE, 2/22/11

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ONE PRESUMABLY CANNOT CORRECTLY UNDERSTAND THE EVENTS AND CHARACTER OF SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE EXCEPT IN THE CONTEXT OF EVENTS, CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE WORLD AROUND HIM OR HER.

FROM PAST HISTORY OF WESTERN IMPERIALISM, ONE MIGHT ASSUME THAT EVER SINCE A HANDSOME LOWEST RANK OFFICER GADHAFI OVERTHREW THE BRITISH INSTALLED KING IDRIS (1969) AND HAD LIBYA NATIONALIZE THE “FREE WORLD’S” OIL, M16, CIA, AND FRENCH SECRET SERVICE SHOULD HAVE HAD A RELATIVELY EASY TIME HATCHING PLOTS FOR GADDAFI’S ASSASSINATION WITHIN THE CONTENTIOUS TRIBAL SOCIETY OF THAT HALF-BERBER NATION.

THIS JUST MIGHT PERHAPS EXPLAIN THE YEARS OF BACK AND FORTH COUNTER ASSASSINATION EPISODES CULMINATING, AFTER DECADES, WITH PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BOMBING ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE GADDAFI BY MISSILES FIRED ON HIS COMPOUND FROM PLANES OFF AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER THAT KILLED A HUNDRED LIBYANS, GADHAFI’S DAUGHTER AMONG THEM. THE “COMMUNITY OF NATIONS’ NEVER HAS MUCH OF A PROBLEM WITH U.S. BOMBINGS. CONGLOMERATE MEDIA OF WESTERN SAVAGE CAPITALIST CIVILIZATION WENT ON BLAMING GADHAFI, AND NEVER PRESIDENT REAGAN.

THEN CAME A BIZARRE ARRANGEMENT UNDER WHICH YEARS OF WESTERN NATION EMBARGOES AND SANCTIONS ON LIBYA WOULD BE LIFTED UPON LIBYA ALLOWING TWO LIBYANS TO STAND TRIAL IN SCOTLAND ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE AND LIBYA PAYING A INDEMNITY TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF A PAMAM FLIGHT BOMBED OVER SCOTLAND BY PERSONS UNKNOWN. STRANGELY, AFTER A TRIAL ENDING IN CONVICTION THAT UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR MICHAEL NOWAK AMONG OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE CALLED A “ABOMINABLE MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE,” IN WHICH NO HARD EVIDENCE, WAS PRESENTED, LIBYA WAS ADMITTED TO THE “COMMUNITY OF NATIONS’ AND ABLE TO TRADE ONCE MORE.

WHEN ONE WHO WAS CONVICTED WAS RECENTLY RELEASED FOR BEING TERMINALLY ILL, OR BY COVERT AGREEMENT, WAS WELCOMED HOME AS A HERO FOR HIS WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF FOR THE NATIONS RESTITUTION, MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAD ITS CAPTIVE AUDIENCE HIT THE CEILING. ALL VERY CONFUSING, EXCEPT TO KNOW THAT SOMEHOW LIBYA’S OIL WAS SOMEHOW PLAYING A PART FROM THE TIME GADHAFI HAD LIBYA NATIONALIZE IT. SELF-RIGHTEOUS EMINENT WESTERN HERO POLITICIANS LIKE JOHN MCCAIN, THE TWENTY-FOUR TIME BOMBER OF HANOI, (BODY COUNT NOT AVAILABLE) FIGURES ON NO ONE READING UP ON THE TRIAL IN FOREIGN AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA, AS HE PROCLAIMS WITH TAKEN FOR GRANTED CERTAINTY THAT GADDAFI ORDERED THE BOMBING OF SAID PAN AM FLIGHT.

GADDAFI’S, AS AN ARAB HAS BEEN OUTSPOKEN IN SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE OVER THEIR LAND BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM FIRSTLY BY THE COLONIAL-POWERS-FOUNDED-AND-CONTROLLED UNITED NATIONS, WHICH AWARDED MORE THAT 55% OF THE BRITISH MANDATE (COLONY) OF PALESTINE TO THE MAINLY EUROPEAN COLONIZING IMMIGRANT JEWISH THIRD OF THE THEN TOTAL POPULATION OF THE MANDATE. GADDAFI HOLDS THE BELIEF THAT THIS UN DECISION WAS MEANT TO BOTH ASSUAGE WEALTHY WHITE CAPITALISTS’ CONSCIENCE FOR HAVING BUILT UP A POOR NAZI GERMANY TO WORLD #1 MILITARY POWER, KNOWINGLY INVESTING IN HITTERS WELL ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PERSECUTE JEWS, AND SECONDLY, TO ESTABLISH A COLONY OF EUROPEANS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OIL RICH ARAB WORLD.

PITILESSLY HATEFUL REMARKS ATTRIBUTED TO GADDAFI AFTER THE HORRIBLY INDISCRIMINATE MASSACRE AT ISRAEL’S LOD AIRPORT BY A JAPANESE TERRORIST GROUP, CAN BE UNDERSTOOD, IF NOT FORGIVEN, AS HAVING BEEN MADE BY SOMEONE SUFFERING THE AWARENESS THAT NONE OF THE MASSIVE NUMBER OF ISRAELI MASSACRES OF PALESTINIANS AND LEBANESE HAS EVER BEEN CONDEMNED BY EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS OR IN THEIR NEWS MEDIA NOR BY THE ISRAELIS, ARABS ARE SUPPOSED TO CONDEMN THEIR RECIPROCATING ATROCITIES, BUT EXCEPT SOME EARNEST CRITICISM FROM SCANDINAVIA, ISRAELI MASSACRES ARE OF NO INTEREST IN WASHINGTON, LONDON AND PARIS.

THE SAME MIGHT BE SAID FOR THE DOUBLE STANDARD THAT RIGHTFULLY CONDEMNS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ARAB TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS BUT IS NOT EVEN INTERESTED IN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN COVERT FUNDING OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN DOZENS OF THIRD WORLD NATIONS SINCE THE END WORLD WAR TWO AND BEFORE, INCLUDING THE CARTER/CIA FUNDING, ARMING AND TRAINING OF THE VERY FIRST FUNDAMENTALIST TERROR TO OVERTHROWN A WOMEN LIBERATING SOCIALIST KABUL GOVERNMENT AND DRAW THE SOVIETS INTO A TRAP.

THIS IS THE “HOLIER THAN THOU’ RACIST ATTITUDE IN A WORLD STILL BASICALLY OWNED AND MANIPULATED BY WEALTHY WHITE CAPITALISTS WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS.

WITH AFRICA EVER DOMINATED BY COMPETING EUROPEN INVESTMENTS AND COMPETING NATIONS FOR HEGEMONY AND PROFITS FUNDING TERROR AND CIVIL WAR TO THEIR INVESTMENTS ADVANTAGE, GADDAFI INEVITABLY HAS BEEN DRAWN IN TO SUPPORT WHICH EVER GROUP JUDGED TO BE FOR LIBERATION FROM CRUEL EUROPEAN EXPLOITATION, EUROPEANS IN THEIR CORPORATE CONTROLLED MEDIA ARE ABLE TO ACCUSE GADDAFI OF SUPPORTING TERROR. BUT IN THE CRUEL REALPOLITIK OF A NEO-COLONIZED AFRICA OF SHIFTING COVERT MACHINATIONS, NO ONE IS ABLE TO STAY CLEAN.

A MIXED BAG OF HORROR GROUPS FIGHTING IN CONSTANTLY PAID OFF ALLIANCES HAVE BEEN FUNDED AND SUPPORTED BY QUITE A LIST OF GOVERNMENTS, CORPORATIONS AND SECRET SERVICES OF EUOPEAN AND INTERWOVEN COMPRADOR AFRICA GOVERNMENTS

BUT HERE WE COME TO THE END OF THE ABOVE LISTED ATTEMPTS TO DISMISS MUAMMAR GADDAFI AS A “MAD DOG’

ON GADDAFI’S WATCH AND PROTECTION FROM EUROPEAN EXPLOITATION, LIBYA AS RISEN (ALONG WITH ALGERIA AND TUNISIA), FROM FROM THE DIRT POOR POVERTY OF THE REST OF AN AFRICA STILL CRUELLY ENSLAVED ECONOMICALLY, AFTER TWO CENTURIES OF MILITARY OCCUPATION AND THE EARLIER FORCED EXPORT OF MILLIONS TO SLAVE FOR FLEDGLING CAPITALISM IN THE WHITE MAN’S WORLD AT GUNPOINT. BUT ALGERIA HAS SUFFERED HORRIFIC VIOLENCE SINCE FREE OF FRENCH OCCUPATION, AND TUNISIA, THREE DECADES UNDER WESTERN INVESTMENT CAPITAL SUPPORTED DICTATOR BIN AIL, IS RANKED BY THE UN FAR BELOW (GADDAFI’S) LIBYA IN ITS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX 2010. LIBYA 53RD HIGHEST / TUNISIA 81ST (ALGERIA 84TH).

GADHAFI LIKE NKRUMA BEFORE HIM, LEADS A MOVEMENT FOR AFRICAN UNITY AGAINST EUROPEAN ECONOMIC EXPLOITATION.
BEFORE THAT, GADDAFI WORKED FOR YEARS TO UNIFY THE ARAB NATION INTO ONE UNIFIED PAN-ARAB MOVEMENT FOLLOWING THE EFFORTS OF ANOTHER YOUNG REVOLUTIONARY OFFICER, GAMAL ABDEL NASSER OF EGYPT, WHO WAS ALSO REVILED IN THE ARAB WORLD DOMINATING INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS.

GADDAFI IS NO “RAMBLING SPEAKING,” INAPPROPRIATELY DRESSED “MAD DOG” FOR THE UNDESERVING POOR, AND BY IMPERIALISM OPPRESSED, MAJORITY OF THE NEARLY SEVEN BILLION HUMAN BEINGS THAT MAKE UP HUMANITY, STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE ON A PLANET HALF OWNED MOSTLY CONTROLLED BY PRIVATE FINANCE INVESTMENT CAPITAL. FOR MAJORITY MANKIND GADDAFI IS IN A CATEGORY WITH FIDEL CASTRO, CHE GUEVARA, HUGO CHAVEZ, EVO MORALES, RAFAEL CORREA, PATRICE LUMUMBA AND OTHERS WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO LIBERATE THE DISENFRANCHISED AND EXPLOITED FROM LACK OF FOOD, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION OF DECENT INCOME FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

INTERESTINGLY A MAN WHO HAS LED LIBYA THROUGH AN ARAB SOCIALISM OF HAVING BY UN RANKING THE HIGHEST LIVING STANDARD FAR ABOVE OTHERS IN AFRICA IN LONGEVITY, INFANT MORTALITY, ACCESS TO FREE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE TO A DEGREE MUCH HIGHER THAN NINE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES INCLUDING RUSSIA, AND HAS BEEN CLEVER ENOUGH TO SURVIVE SO MANY ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS, INCLUDING THE REAGAN ORDERED AIR STRIKE ON HIS HOME THAT KILLED HIS DAUGHTER AMONG A HUNDRED OTHERS, BE ABOUT MASSACRING HIS OWN PEOPLE ACCORDING TO CNN AND OTHER CORPORATE OWNED DISREPUTABLE NEWS GATHERING MEDIA WITH A HISTORY OF MANUFACTURING CONSENT FOR DOZENS OF BLOODY U.S. WARS IN THE THIRD WORLD?

AND THE SCHLOCK OF LIES AND ABSURD INNUENDOE GOES ON WITH ALL KINDS OF OBVIOUSLY PLANTED STORIES ABOUT AMERICA’S ENEMIES. LIES WHICH THOUGH EVENTUALLY WILL BE FOUND OUT AND PROVEN FALSE WHEN THE ISSUE IS NO LONGER TOPICAL AND OF INTEREST. WHO CARES ABOUT THE GULF OF TONKIN LIES, THE IRAQ WMD LIES, THAT IRAQI SOLDIERS DIDN’T PULL OUT THE LIFE SUSTAINING TUBES OF BABIES IN KUWAIT HOSPITALS, THAT THE PLANES THAT BOMBED CUBA WERE INDEED AMERICAN, THAT THE DUG UP NORTH KOREAN TORPEDO COULD NOT HAVE BLOWN A SOUTH KOREAN WARSHIP IN TWO? BOOKS HAVE BEEN FILLED UP WITH SUCH LIES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO ATTENTION RECEIVED FROM EMINENT AND ESTEEMED LIARS.

LIES HAVE LONG BECOME A WAY OF LIFE IN MILITARY, JINGOISTIC, BIG BROTHER MEDIA APPROACHING THE LEVEL OF DESCRIBED IN GEORGE ORWELL’S NOVEL,”1984.” ONLY GADDAFI AND WE OURSELVES ARE LIVING IN 2011, A DATE TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS ON, IN A CLIMATE OF CORPORATE MIND CONTROL THROUGH PROGRAMED FEAR, DISINFORMATION AND SELF-SERVING BUT DANGEROUS RIGHTEOUS PRIDE IN IGNORANCE MORE ADVANCED THAN WE THINK.

AUTHOR FINDS GADDAFI’S SHORT SELF-DEFENSE WORTH THE READ FOR HIS DESCRIPTION OF THE INHUMANITY OF CAPITALIST GOVERNANCE.
RECOLLECTIONS OF MY LIFE: COL. MU’UMMAR QADDAFI, THE LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION,”OPEDNEWS.COM , APRIL 8, 2011]
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IN LINE WITH OUR SYNOPSIS THAT POINTS TO UNDERSTANDING PRIVATE INVESTMENT FINANCE CAPITAL DRIVING BEFORE IT EVERYTHING ELSE IS AN ARTICLE OF ECONOMIC INTEREST OUT OF RUSSIA:
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BORTOVOI JOURNAL, RUSSIA, 3/26/11
“BOMBING OF LIBYA — PUNISHMENT FOR GADDAFI FOR HIS ATTEMPT TO REFUSE US DOLLAR’ , “CHINA HAD ANNOUNCED MINTING OF GOLDEN YUAN AND THE EASTERN COUNTRIES ALSO DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF GOLDEN STANDARD. MUMMAR GHADDAFI BECAME THE MAIN INITIATOR OF IDEA OF REFUSING FROM DOLLAR AND EURO AND CALLED ON ARAB AND AFRICAN NATIONS TO USE A NEW CURRENCY INSTEAD, THE PERSIAN GOLD DINAR. IN 2002 MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER MUHAMMAD TOGETHER WITH MUMMAR GHADDAFI PROPOSED INITIATIVE TO LAUNCH GOLDEN DINAR. AT THE BEGINNING THIS IDEA WAS APPROVED BY IRAQ, SUDAN AND BRUNEY, NEXT YEAR INDONESIA, UNITED ARABIAN EMIRATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES JOINED TO IT. THEY BEGAN WORK ON THIS IDEA. THERE WERE SOME SESSIONS OF MINISTERS OF FINANCE OF THESE COUNTRIES AND THE PROJECT ABOUT REFUSING FROM DOLLAR AND EURO AND USING GOLDEN DINAR BEGAN TO BE TRANSFERED TO LIFE. THERE WAS A PILOT PROJECT WHERE GOLDEN COINS WERE ALREADY MINTED AND IT BEGAN TO BE USED IN MALAYSIA, INDONESIA AND IRAN. THEY WERE EVEN USED IN COMMON SHOPS AND THEY ARE STILL CAN BE USED THERE AS WELL AS COMMON BANKNOTE MONEY.IT MEANS THAT IF MUAMMAR GHADDAFI WILL DROP BANK SYSTEM AND WILL START TRADE ONLY IN GOLD, HE WILL TRADE ONLY WITH COUNTRIES THAT HAVE GOLD. (CHINA HAS ALMOST CORNERED THE GOLD MARKET?) … THERE MUST BE CHAIN REACTION, BECAUSE EVERYONE IS TIRED TO BE A SLAVE FOR USA FEDERAL RESERVE FOND AND ITS HEAD MR. BERNANKE. BECAUSE BERNANKE GIVES MONEY IN DEBT FOR USA (FEDERAL RESERVE FOND OF USA GIVES MONEY TO CENTRAL BANK OF USA). IF MUAMMAN GHADDAFI FOUND TIME TO LAUNCH GOLDEN COINS BEFORE THE WAR STARTED, NOT ONLY MUSLIM COUNTRIES WOULD FOLLOW HIM. THERE WOULD BE MANY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING MAYBE EVEN GERMANY. EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BE A SLAVE OF BERNANKE WANTS TO TRADE FOR GOLD.

GADDAFI SUGGESTED ESTABLISHING A UNITED AFRICAN CONTINENT, WITH ITS 200 MILLION PEOPLE USING THIS SINGLE CURRENCY. DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE IDEA WAS APPROVED BY MANY ARAB COUNTRIES AND MOST AFRICAN COUNTRIES. THE ONLY OPPONENTS WERE THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE HEAD OF THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES. THE INITIATIVE WAS VIEWED NEGATIVELY BY THE US AND THE EUROPEAN UNION, WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY CALLING LIBYA A THREAT TO THE FINANCIAL SECURITY OF MANKIND; BUT GADDAFI WAS NOT SWAYED AND CONTINUED HIS PUSH FOR THE CREATION OF A UNITED AFRICA.

IF THE GADDAFI GOVERNMENT GOES DOWN, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO WATCH WHETHER THE NEW CENTRAL BANK [CREATED BY THE REBELS IN MARCH] JOINS THE BIS, WHETHER THE NATIONALISED OIL INDUSTRY GETS SOLD OFF TO INVESTORS, AND WHETHER EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE CONTINUE TO BE FREE.”

MEANWHILE, AS THE DYING PROCEEDS ACCORDING TO INVESTMENT NECESSITIES
THE GREAT SHARKS ARE CIRCLING IN. WE GET IT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH:

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WORLD BANK’S ZOELLICK: HOPES BANK WILL HAVE ROLE IN LIBYA BY JEFFREY SPARSHOTT DOW JONES NEWSWIRES , 4/14/11

WASHINGTON -(DOW JONES)- WORLD BANK PRESIDENT ROBERT ZOELLICK THURSDAY SAID HE HOPES THE INSTITUTION WILL HAVE A ROLE REBUILDING LIBYA AS IT EMERGES FROM CURRENT UNREST. ZOELLICK AT A PANEL DISCUSSION NOTED THE BANK’S EARLY ROLE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF FRANCE, JAPAN AND OTHER NATIONS AFTER WORLD WAR II.
“RECONSTRUCTION NOW MEANS IVORY COAST, IT MEANS SOUTHERN SUDAN, IT MEANS LIBERIA, IT MEANS SRI LANKA, I HOPE IT WILL MEAN LIBYA,” ZOELLICK SAID.

JOHN PERKINS EXPLAIN HOW LIBYA CHALLENGED WORLD BANKING SYSTEM THAT FAVORS THE CORPORATOCRACY I N IT’S NOT ABOUT OIL, IT’S ABOUT CURRENCY AND LOANS

“ACCORDING TO THE IMF, LIBYA’S CENTRAL BANK IS 100% STATE OWNED. THE IMF ESTIMATES THAT THE BANK HAS NEARLY 144 TONS OF GOLD IN ITS VAULTS. IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT IN THE MONTHS RUNNING UP TO THE UN RESOLUTION THAT ALLOWED THE US AND ITS ALLIES TO SEND TROOPS INTO LIBYA, MUAMMAR AL-QADDAFI WAS OPENLY ADVOCATING THE CREATION OF A NEW CURRENCY THAT WOULD RIVAL THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO. IN FACT, HE CALLED UPON AFRICAN AND MUSLIM NATIONS TO JOIN AN ALLIANCE THAT WOULD MAKE THIS NEW CURRENCY, THE GOLD DINAR, THEIR PRIMARY FORM OF MONEY AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE. THEY WOULD SELL OIL AND OTHER RESOURCES TO THE US AND THE REST OF THE WORLD ONLY FOR GOLD DINARS.

THE US, THE OTHER G-8 COUNTRIES, THE WORLD BANK, IMF, BIS, AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DO NOT LOOK KINDLY ON LEADERS WHO THREATEN THEIR DOMINANCE OVER WORLD CURRENCY MARKETS OR WHO APPEAR TO BE MOVING AWAY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING SYSTEM THAT FAVORS THE CORPORATOCRACY. SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD ADVOCATED POLICIES SIMILAR TO THOSE EXPRESSED BY QADDAFI SHORTLY BEFORE THE US SENT TROOPS INTO IRAQ.

IN MY TALKS, I OFTEN FIND IT NECESSARY TO REMIND AUDIENCES OF A POINT THAT SEEMS OBVIOUS TO ME BUT IS MISUNDERSTOOD BY SO MANY: THAT THE WORLD BANK IS NOT REALLY A WORLD BANK AT ALL; IT IS, RATHER A U. S. BANK. DITTO, ITS CLOSEST SIBLING, THE IMF. IN FACT, IF ONE LOOKS AT THE WORLD BANK AND IMF EXECUTIVE BOARDS AND THE VOTES EACH MEMBER OF THE BOARD HAS, ONE SEES THAT THE UNITED STATES CONTROLS ABOUT 16 PERCENT OF THE VOTES IN THE WORLD BANK – (COMPARED WITH JAPAN AT ABOUT 7%, THE SECOND LARGEST MEMBER, CHINA AT 4.5%, GERMANY WITH 4.00%, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FRANCE WITH ABOUT 3.8% EACH), NEARLY 17% OF THE IMF VOTES (COMPARED WITH JAPAN AND GERMANY AT ABOUT 6% AND UK AND FRANCE AT NEARLY 5%), AND THE US HOLDS VETO POWER OVER ALL MAJOR DECISIONS. FURTHERMORE, THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT APPOINTS THE WORLD BANK PRESIDENT.

SO, WE MIGHT ASK OURSELVES: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A “ROGUE” COUNTRY THREATENS TO BRING THE BANKING SYSTEM THAT BENEFITS THE CORPORATOCRACY TO ITS KNEES? ”
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US TO RECOUP LIBYAN OIL FROM CHINA 

INTERVIEW WITH DR. PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF US TREASURY.

BY PRESS TV / APRIL 20TH, 2011

“LIBYAN RULER MUAMMAR QADDAFI HAS MADE TWO MISTAKES: IT BLOCKED THE US AFRICA COMMAND BY NOT JOINING IT AND LET CHINA INTO LIBYA WITH MAJOR ENERGY INVESTMENTS INSTEAD, SAYS A FORMER US OFFICIAL.

PRESS TV HAS INTERVIEWED DR. PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF US TREASURY FROM PANAMA CITY, WHO GIVES HIS INSIGHT ON THE REVOLUTION IN LIBYA AND WHY US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA NEEDS TO OVERTHROW QADDAFI WHEN NO OTHER US PRESIDENTS DID.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: YES THEY DO. FIRST OF ALL, NOTICE THAT THE PROTESTS IN LIBYA ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE ONES IN EGYPT OR YEMEN OR BAHRAIN OR TUNISIA AND THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THIS IS AN ARMED REBELLION.

THERE ARE MORE DIFFERENCES: ANOTHER IS THAT THESE PROTESTS ORIGINATED IN THE EASTERN PART OF LIBYA WHERE THE OIL IS — THEY DID NOT ORIGINATE IN THE CAPITAL CITIES. AND WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE BEGINNING, CREDIBLE REPORTS THAT THE CIA IS INVOLVED IN THE PROTESTS AND THERE HAVE BEEN A LARGE NUMBER OF PRESS REPORTS THAT THE CIA HAS SENT BACK TO LIBYA ITS LIBYAN ASSET TO HEAD UP THE LIBYAN REBELLION.

IN MY OPINION, WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS TO ELIMINATE CHINA FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN. CHINA HAS EXTENSIVE ENERGY INVESTMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENTS IN LIBYA. THEY ARE LOOKING TO AFRICA AS A FUTURE ENERGY SOURCE.

THE US IS COUNTERING THIS BY ORGANIZING THE UNITED STATES AFRICAN COMMAND (USAC), WHICH QADDAFI REFUSED TO JOIN. SO THAT’S THE SECOND REASON FOR THE AMERICANS TO WANT QADDAFI OUT.

AND THE THIRD REASON IS THAT LIBYA CONTROLS PART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST AND IT’S NOT IN AMERICAN HANDS.

THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN THERE FIGHTING TOGETHER WITH THE REBELS.

BUT OF COURSE THE CIA IS. I THE NEXT TARGET WILL BE SYRIA BECAUSE SYRIA HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONIZED.

WHY ARE THEY TARGETING SYRIA? — BECAUSE THE RUSSIANS HAVE A VERY LARGE NAVAL BASE IN SYRIA. AND IT GIVES THE RUSSIAN NAVY A PRESENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN; THE US AND NATO DO NOT WANT THAT. IF THERE IS SUCCESS IN OVERTHROWING QADDAFI, SYRIA IS NEXT.

ALREADY, THEY ARE BLAMING IRAN FOR SYRIA AND LIBYA. IRAN IS A MAJOR TARGET BECAUSE IT IS AN INDEPENDENT STATE THAT IS NOT A PUPPET OF THE WESTERN COLONIALISTS.

PRESS TV: WITH REGARDS TO THE EXPANSIONIST AGENDA OF THE WEST, WHEN THE UN MANDATE ON LIBYA WAS DEBATED IN THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, RUSSIA DID NOT VETO IT. SURELY RUSSIA MUST SEE THIS EXPANSIONIST POLICY OF THE US, FRANCE AND BRITAIN.

PCR: YES THEY MUST SEE THAT; AND THE SAME FOR CHINA. IT’S A MUCH GREATER THREAT TO CHINA BECAUSE IT HAS 50 MAJOR INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN EASTERN LIBYA. SO THE QUESTION IS WHY DID RUSSIA AND CHINA ABSTAIN RATHER THAN VETO AND BLOCK? WE DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER.

POSSIBLY THE COUNTRIES ARE THINKING LET THE AMERICANS GET FURTHER OVER EXTENDED OR THEY MAY NOT HAVE WANTED TO CONFRONT THEM WITH A MILITARY OR DIPLOMATIC POSITION AND HAVE AN ONSLAUGHT OF WESTERN PROPAGANDA AGAINST THEM. WE DON’T KNOW THE REASONS, BUT WE KNOW THEY DID ABSTAIN BECAUSE THEY DID NOT AGREE WITH THE POLICY AND THEY CONTINUE TO CRITICIZE IT.

THE CIA IS THE ORIGINATOR OF THIS SO-CALLED REVOLT AND PROTEST AND IS FOMENTING IT AND CONTROLLING IT IN A WAY THAT EXCLUDES CHINA FROM ITS OWN LIBYAN OIL INVESTMENTS.

IN MY OPINION, WHAT IS GOING ON IS COMPARABLE TO WHAT THE US AND BRITAIN DID TO JAPAN IN THE 1930S. WHEN THEY CUT JAPAN OFF FROM OIL, FROM RUBBER, FROM MINERALS LIKE ORE; THAT WAS THE ORIGIN OF WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC. AND NOW THE AMERICANS AND THE BRITISH ARE DOING THE SAME THING TO CHINA.

THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT CHINA HAS NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND IT ALSO HAS A STRONGER ECONOMY THAN DO THE AMERICANS. AND SO THE AMERICANS ARE TAKING A VERY HIGH RISK NOT ONLY WITH THEMSELVES, BUT WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE ENTIRE WORLD IS NOW AT STAKE ON AMERICAN OVER-REACH; AMERICAN HUBERUS — THE DRIVE FOR AMERICAN HEGEMONY OVER THE WORLD IS DRIVING THE REST OF THE WORLD INTO A WORLD WAR.”

PRESS TV: SO THESE OTHER COUNTRIES WOULD WELCOME HAVING NATO TROOPS ON THE GROUND?

PCR: OF COURSE. THEY ARE IN THE CIAS POCKET. IT’S A CIA OPERATION, NOT A LEGITIMATE PROTEST OF THE LIBYAN PEOPLE. IT’S AN ARMED REBELLION THAT HAS NO SUPPORT IN THE CAPITAL CITY. IT’S TAKING PLACE IN THE EAST WHERE THE OIL IS AND IS DIRECTED AT CHINA.

QADDAFI HAS BEEN RULING FOR 40 YEARS — HE GOES BACK TO GAMAL ABDEL NASSER (BEFORE ANWAR SADAT) WHO WANTED TO GIVE INDEPENDENCE TO EGYPT.

HE (QADDAFI) WAS NEVER BEFORE CALLED A BRUTAL DICTATOR THAT HAS TO BE REMOVED. NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAS EVER SAID QADDAFI HAS TO GO. NOT EVEN RONALD REAGAN WHO ACTUALLY BOMBED QADDAFI’S COMPOUND AND TRIED TO KILL HIM. BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN HE HAS TO GO. WHY?

BECAUSE HE’S BLOCKING THE US AFRICAN COMMAND, HE CONTROLS PART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AND HE HAS LET CHINA IN TO FIND ITS ENERGY NEEDS FOR THE FUTURE. WE (THE US) ARE TRYING TO CRIPPLE OUR MAIN RIVAL, CHINA BY DENYING IT ENERGY. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT; A REACTION BY THE US.

IF THE US WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HUMANITARIANISM, IT WOULDN’T BE KILLING ALL THESE PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN WITH THEIR DRONES AND MILITARY STRIKES. ALMOST ALWAYS IT’S CIVILIANS THAT ARE KILLED. AND THE US IS RELUCTANT TO ISSUE APOLOGIES ABOUT ANY OF IT. THEY SAY WE THOUGHT WE WERE KILLING TALIBAN OR SOME OTHER MADE-UP ENEMY.

PRESS TV: WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM ALL OF THIS OTHER THAN THE US? THE OTHER COUNTRIES THAT COMPLY WITH US WISHES- WHAT DO THEY STAND TO GAIN FROM THIS?

PCR: WE ARE ONLY TALKING ABOUT NATO COUNTRIES, THE AMERICAN PUPPET STATES. BRITAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY, ALL BELONG TO THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. WE’VE HAD TROOPS STATIONED IN GERMANY SINCE 1945. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT 66 YEARS OF AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF GERMANY. THE AMERICANS HAVE MILITARY BASES IN ITALY — HOW IS THAT AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY? FRANCE WAS SOMEWHAT INDEPENDENT UNTIL WE PUT SARKOZY IN POWER. SO THEY ALL DO WHAT THEY’RE TOLD.

AMERICA WANTS TO RULE RUSSIA, CHINA, IRAN, AND AFRICA, ALL OF SOUTH AMERICA. THEY WANT HEGEMONY OVER THE WORLD. THAT’S WHAT THE WORD HEGEMONY MEANS. AND THEY WILL PURSUE IT AT ALL COSTS.

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WAR IN LIBYA COULD DRAG ON, MILITARY ANALYSTS SAY , NEW YORK TIMES 4/20/11 BY STEVEN ANGER
PARIS — “FRANCE AND ITALY SAID WEDNESDAY THAT THEY WOULD JOIN BRITAIN IN SENDING LIAISON OFFICERS TO SUPPORT THE REBEL ARMY IN LIBYA, IN WHAT MILITARY ANALYSTS SAID WAS A SIGN THAT THERE WOULD BE NO QUICK AND EASY END TO THE WAR IN LIBYA.”

WHEW! MEGA COLONIAL CONQUERERS AND EXPLOITERS OF AFRICA, BRITAIN AND FRANCE BAD ENOUGH, BUT TO THINK THAT THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH ONCE BROUGHT DEATH TO MILLIONS OF LIBYANS, NOW SENDS MILITARY ADVISERS TO HELP OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT IT APOLOGIZED TO (UNDER GADDAFI)??

“THE DISPATCHING OF THE LIAISON OFFICERS — PROBABLY FEWER THAN 40 OF THEM, AND CAREFULLY NOT DESIGNATED AS MILITARY TRAINERS — IS A SIGN ALSO, THEY SAID, THAT ONLY A COMBINATION OF MILITARY PRESSURE FROM THE SKY, ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNMENT AND A BETTER-ORGANIZED AND COORDINATED REBEL FORCE WILL FINALLY CONVINCE COL. MUAMMAR EL-QADDAFI THAT HE HAS NO OPTION BUT TO QUIT.”

“SOME COUNTRIES THOUGHT THE LIBYA OPERATION COULD BE OVER QUICKLY,” SAID A SENIOR NATO AMBASSADOR. “BUT NO MILITARY COMMANDER THINKS SO.”

AND NOW, ONE SUPPOSES THE INVESTORS IN WAR CAN SIT BACK AND RELAX KNOWING THAT A LONG DRAWN OUT BLOODIEST OF WARS IS GOING ALONG AS HOPED FOR, BECAUSE OBAMA HAS ORDERED PERSONNEL SITING IN FRONT OF A SCREEN OF COORDINATES SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDWEST TO BEGIN FIRING THOSE PIN POINT ACCURATE MISSILES FROM DRONES ALREADY IN THE AIR IN RECONNAISSANCE OVER MISURATE, LIBYA. THIS IN TURN HAS PRECIPITATED A WIDENING OF THE FIGHTING ACCORDING TO BBC APRIL 22.

LIBYA CRISIS: MISRATA TRIBES ‘MAY FIGHT REBELS’
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TRIBES LOYAL TO LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMAR GADDAFI HAVE GIVEN THE ARMY AN ULTIMATUM TO DRIVE REBELS OUT OF THE BESIEGED CITY OF MISRATA OR LET THEM DO THE JOB, A SENIOR OFFICIAL SAYS.
DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER KHALED KAIM SAID THE ARMY HAD TRIED TO KEEP CIVILIAN CASUALTIES LOW BUT HE TRIBES WOULD NOT SHOW THE SAME RESTRAINT. THE TRIBES WERE ANGRY THAT PEOPLE’S LIVES HAD BEEN DISRUPTED BY WEEKS OF FIGHTING THAT HAD CUT THE MAIN COASTAL ROAD AND STOPPED TRADE IN THE CITY.
TRIBAL LEADERS SAY THE SEAPORT IS FOR ALL LIBYANS NOT JUST THE REBELS, MR KAIM SAID.

“THE TACTIC OF THE ARMY IS TO HAVE A SURGICAL SOLUTION BUT WITH THE (NATO) AIR STRIKES IT DOESN’T WORK.” THE US HAS AUTHORISED THE USE OF ARMED, UNMANNED PREDATOR DRONES OVER LIBYA TO GIVE “PRECISION CAPABILITIES”.

US ADM MIKE MULLEN, SAID THE WAR IN LIBYA WAS “MOVING TOWARDS STALEMATE” , EVEN THOUGH US AND NATO AIR STRIKES HAVE DESTROYED 30-40% OF LIBYA’S GROUND FORCES.

GUARDIAN, UK , 4/21/11, DAVID SWANSON LIBYA: ANOTHER NEOCON WAR 
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FORMER SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE OF NATO, FROM 1997 TO 2000, WESLEY CLARK CLAIMS THAT IN 2001, A GENERAL IN THE PENTAGON SHOWED HIM A PIECE OF PAPER AND SAID:

“I JUST GOT THIS MEMO TODAY OR YESTERDAY FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE UPSTAIRS. IT’S A, IT’S A FIVE-YEAR PLAN. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE DOWN SEVEN COUNTRIES IN FIVE YEARS. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH IRAQ, THEN SYRIA, LEBANON, THEN LIBYA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, WE’RE GOING TO COME BACK AND GET IRAN IN FIVE YEARS.”

THAT AGENDA FIT PERFECTLY WITH THE PLANS OF WASHINGTON INSIDERS, SUCH AS THOSE WHO FAMOUSLY SPELLED OUT THEIR INTENTIONS IN THE REPORTS OF THE THINKTANK CALLED THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY. THE FIERCE IRAQI AND AFGHAN RESISTANCE DIDN’T FIT AT ALL. NEITHER DID THE NONVIOLENT REVOLUTIONS IN TUNISIA AND EGYPT. BUT TAKING OVER LIBYA STILL MAKES PERFECT SENSE IN THE NEOCONSERVATIVE WORLDVIEW.

THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT CONTROLS MORE OF ITS OIL THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH, AND IT IS THE TYPE OF OIL THAT EUROPE FINDS EASIEST TO REFINE. LIBYA ALSO CONTROLS ITS OWN FINANCES, LEADING AMERICAN AUTHOR ELLEN BROWN TO POINT OUT AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT THOSE SEVEN COUNTRIES NAMED BY CLARK:

“WHAT DO THESE SEVEN COUNTRIES HAVE IN COMMON? IN THE CONTEXT OF BANKING, ONE THAT STICKS OUT IS THAT NONE OF THEM IS LISTED AMONG THE 56 MEMBER BANKS OF THE BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS (BIS). THAT EVIDENTLY PUTS THEM OUTSIDE THE LONG REGULATORY ARM OF THE CENTRAL BANKERS’ CENTRAL BANK IN SWITZERLAND.”

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– LIBYA’S GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER (GMMR).

THE NUBIAN SANDSTONE AQUIFER SYSTEM (NSAS) LIES BENEATH FOUR NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES – CHAD, EGYPT, SUDAN AND LIBYA, CALLED THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOSSIL WATER SYSTEM BECAUSE IT’S ANCIENT AND NON-RENEWABLE. IN FACT, THE QUR’AN’S (KORAN) SURAH 2, VERSE 74 SAYS:

“FOR AMONG ROCKS THERE ARE SOME FROM WHICH RIVERS GUSH FORTH; OTHERS THERE ARE WHICH WHEN SPLIT ASUNDER SEND FORTH WATER.”

IN FACT, THREE MAJOR AQUIFERS LIE BENEATH THE SAHARA, NSAS THE LARGEST, CONTAINING AN ESTIMATED 375,000 CUBIC KM OF WATER.

COVERING TWO MILLION SQUARE KM, IT’S AN OCEAN OF WATER BENEATH THE DESERT FOR IRRIGATION, HUMAN CONSUMPTION, DEVELOPMENT, AND OTHER USES. AT 2007 CONSUMPTION RATES, IT COULD LAST 1,000 YEARS. GADDAFI CALLS NSAS THE “EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD.” ITS WEB SITE SAYS IT’S THE LARGEST GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NETWORK OF PIPES AND AQUEDUCTS, CONSISTING OF:

— OVER 1,300 WELLS;

— 7 MILLION MILES OF PRE-STRESSED STEEL WIRE TO STRENGTHEN 12-FOOT DIAMETER PIPES;

— 3,500 KM OF PIPELINE COVERING AN AREA EQUAL TO WESTERN EUROPE;

— FOUR PIPELINES – TWO EAST AND TWO WEST, CONNECTING WITH LINKS NORTH; AND

— THOUSANDS OF MILES OF ROADS BETWEEN AND CONNECTING ITS VARIOUS LINES AND INFRASTRUCTURE, SUPPLYING 6.5 MILLION CUBIC METERS OF FRESH WATER DAILY TO LIBYANS AND OTHERS IN THE REGION. EXTRACTING WATER AT A DEPTH OF FROM 1,600 – 2,500 FEET, THE SYSTEM PURIFIES AND SUPPLIES IT MAINLY TO POPULATED COASTAL CITIES.

CONCEIVED IN THE LATE 1960S, FEASIBILITY STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED IN 1974. CONSTRUCTION THEN BEGAN IN 1984, DIVIDED IN FIVE PHASES, EACH LARGELY SEPARATE, THEN COMBINED INTO AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM. FUNDED BY GADDAFI WITHOUT LOANS FROM OTHER NATIONS OR WESTERN BANKS, THE PROJECT COST $25 BILLION SO FAR.

INAUGURATED IN AUGUST 1991, PHASE I PROVIDES TWO MILLION DAILY CUBIC METERS OF WATER ALONG A 1,200 KM PIPELINE FROM AS-SARIR AND TAZERBO TO BENGHAZI AND SIRT, VIA THE AJDABIYA RESERVOIR. PHASE II DELIVERS ONE MILLION DAILY CUBIC METERS FROM THE FEZZAN REGION TO THE FERTILE JEFFARA PLAIN IN THE WESTERN COASTAL BELT, ALSO SUPPLYING TRIPOLI.

PHASE III IS IN TWO PARTS. ITS FIRST ADDS AN ADDITIONAL 1.68 MILLION CUBIC METERS DAILY THROUGH ANOTHER 700 KM OF PIPELINE AND PUMPING STATIONS. IT ALSO SUPPLIES 138,000 MORE CUBIC METERS DAILY TO TOBRUK AND THE COAST FROM A NEW AL-JAGHBOUB WELLFIELD THROUGH ANOTHER 500 KM OF PIPELINE.

THE FINAL PHASES INVOLVE EXTENDING THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK BY PIPELINES LINKING THE AJJABIYA RESERVOIR TO TOBRUK, THEN CONNECTING EASTERN AND WESTERN SYSTEMS AT SIRT INTO A SINGLE INTEGRATED NETWORK. WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL, GADDAFI HOPES TO MAKE THE DESERT AS GREEN AS LIBYA’S FLAG.

THE PROJECT IS OWNED BY THE GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER (GMMR) AUTHORITY, FUNDED BY GADDAFI’S GOVERNMENT AS EXPLAINED ABOVE. HOWEVER, WITH WAR RAGING, THE SYSTEM IS JEOPARDIZED AS WELL AS GADDAFI’S DREAM TO TURN THE DESERT GREEN.

ON APRIL 3, AFP HEADLINED, “LIBYA WARNS OF DISASTER IF ‘GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER’ HIT,” SAYING:
LIBYA’S GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER 15 APRIL, 2011COUNTERCURRENTS.ORG BY SEPHAN LENDMEN.
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[ARTICLES ON SPECIFIC ISSUES OF US CRIMES IN LIBYA]

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
CHINA GAVE GO-AHEAD FOR NEOCOLONIAL CAPITALIST DESTRUCTION OF SOCIALIST LIBYA WHY? PART I
(9 COMMENTS) CHINA, AFTER INDICATING IT WAS AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION, ABSTAINED INSTEAD OF VOTING NO ON A UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION CALLING FOR WAR ON THE LIBYAN GOVERNMENT WITH THE FIG LIEF OF ENFORCING A NO-FLY ZONE TO PROTECT CIVILIANS – A WAR BY WHITE NEOCOLONIALIST POWERS ON THEIR FORMER AFRICAN COLONY THAT HAD RAISED ITS LIVING STANDARD TO BE HIGHER THAN NINE EUROPEAN NATIONS INCLUDING RUSSIA. THE DISAPPOINTED ASK WHY

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
NY TIMES WORKS HARD TO PROVE US BOMBS ONLY KILL BAD LIBYANS
(1 COMMENTS) THOUGH THE NY TIMES, FAMOUS FOR BACKING EVERY US WAR IN HISTORY, HAS APPARENTLY LONG GIVEN UP PRETENDING THAT U.S. AIR STRIKES IN THE REST OF THE MUSLIM WORLD DO NOT INTENTIONALLY INCLUDE PERMISSIBLE COLLATERAL DEATH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN (BY SIMPLY NOT PUBLISHING MOST OF AP WIRE SERVICE REPORTS OF U.S./NATO MASSACRES), LIBYA AS A NEW WAR, NEEDS TO BE SANITIZED AND JUSTIFIED AS ANOTHER ‘CLEAN’ AND ‘U.S. GOOD GUYS CONFLICT

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
US DEPLETED URANIUM ON LIBYA 10TH MUSLIM POPULATION GENERATIONS OF CANCERS & MALFORMED BABIES
(10 COMMENTS) NEVER MUCH FROM THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, CNN OR THE NY TIMES ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE WARS FOR THE LOCALS, SO DON’T EXPECT TO HEAR MUCH ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF DEPLETED URANIUM ON THE LIBYANS NOW AND IN THE YEARS TO COME. NO PUBLIC INTEREST IN GROTESQUELY MALFORMED BABIES HORRIBLY DEFORMED AND VAST INCREASE OF CANCERS WHERE US HAS MASSIVELY USED RADIOACTIVE DEPLETED URANIUM-TIPPED BOMBS, BULLETS, SHELLS AND MISSILE

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
BIZARRE ADULATION? GADDAFI’S SON GRANDCHILDREN MURDERED BY QUEEN’S ROYAL AIR FORCE AFTER ROYAL WEDDING?
(2 COMMENTS) NATO HAS MURDERED THE SON AND GRANDCHILDREN OF THE LEADER OF SOCIALIST LIBYA, A FORMER COLONY OF IMPERIALIST NATIONS NOW BOMBING A LIBYA THAT HAD RISEN TO GIVING ITS CITIZENS A HIGHER STANDARD THAN NINE EUROPEAN NATIONS INCLUDING RUSSIA – FAR AND AWAY #1 IN AFRICA WITH FREE HEALTH CARE AND FREE HIGHER EDUCATION. REAL REASONS FOR TARGETING GADDAFI AND AN ORCHESTRATED CIVIL WAR ARE NOTED.

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
USNATO PILOTS HAVING FUN BOMBING LIBYA? NO USSR MIGS LIKE VIETNAM KOREA
(2 COMMENTS) FLY RELAXED OVER MEDITERRANEAN SEA, COUNTRYSIDE AND TOWNS WITHOUT FEAR OF MEETING DEFENDING WARPLANES, WATCH YOUR MISSILES EXPLODE BELOW ON TARGET, JUST AS CALMLY AS TURNING IRAQI SOLDIERS RETREATING FROM KUWAIT INTO A LINE OF BURNING VEHICLES AND 100,000 CORPSES. BOMBING KOREA AND VIETNAM NOT A SPORT. MCCAIN’S EXAMPLE. NUREMBERG PROSECUTOR TELFORD TAYLOR WOULD HAVE PROSECUTED PILOTS. BY CONTRAST BOMBARDIER ZINN IN 1945.


THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
WAR CRIMINAL OBAMA KILLING CIVILIANS IN 6 COUNTIES ACCUSES GADHAFI OF SAME IF GADHAFI IS KILLER OF CIVILIANS, “IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE.’ GADHAFI ? OBAMA? WHO IS KILLING? “IT’S ALL IN THE EYE OF THE [CNN] BEHOLDER.’ KARZAI, ALL AFGHANIS, PLEAD OBAMA TO STOP KILLING THEM. PAKISTANI SENATORS TAKE OBAMA TO COURT, PAKISTANIS MARCH AGAINST OBAMA KILLING THEIR CHILDREN WITH PREDATOR AND (GRIM) REAPER DRONES. LIBYA CIVIL WAR ANOTHER CIA- AL QAEDA ORCHESTRATION? UN RATES LIBYA LIVING STANDARD #1 IN AFRICA.

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8. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

WILSON ORDERED THE U.S. OCCUPATION OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. U.S. MARINES LANDED ON MAY 16, 1916. AND HAD CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY TWO MONTHS LATER. THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED BY THE U.S., LED BY REAR ADMIRAL HARRY SHEPARD KNAPP, WAS WIDELY REPUDIATED BY DOMINICANS. U.S. NAVAL OFFICERS HAD TO FILL SOME CABINET POSTS, AS DOMINICANS REFUSED TO SERVE IN THE ADMINISTRATION. CENSORSHIP AND LIMITS ON PUBLIC SPEECH WERE IMPOSED. THE GUERRILLA WAR AGAINST THE U.S. FORCES WAS MET WITH A VIGOROUS, OFTEN BRUTAL RESPONSE.[48] [WIKIPEDIA]

OPPOSITION TO THE OCCUPATION CONTINUED, HOWEVER, AND AFTER WORLD WAR I IT INCREASED IN THE U.S. AS WELL. THERE, PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING (1921–23), WILSON’S SUCCESSOR, WORKED TO END THE OCCUPATION, AS HE HAD PROMISED TO DO DURING HIS CAMPAIGN. U.S. GOVERNMENT ENDED IN OCTOBER 1922,

IN FEBRUARY 1963, A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT UNDER LEFTIST JUAN BOSCH TOOK OFFICE BUT WAS OVERTHROWN IN SEPTEMBER. IN APRIL 1965, AFTER 19 MONTHS OF MILITARY RULE, A PRO-BOSCH REVOLT BROKE OUT. DAYS LATER, U.S. PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON, CONCERNED THAT COMMUNISTS MIGHT TAKE OVER THE REVOLT AND CREATE A “SECOND CUBA”, SENT THE MARINES, FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY THE ARMY’S 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE XVIIITH AIRBORNE CORPS IN OPERATION POWERPACK. “WE DON’T PROPOSE TO SIT HERE IN A ROCKING CHAIR WITH OUR HANDS FOLDED AND LET THE COMMUNIST SET UP ANY GOVERNMENT IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE”, JOHNSON SAID.[55] THE FORCES WERE SOON JOINED BY COMPARATIVELY SMALL CONTINGENTS FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES. ALL THESE REMAINED IN THE COUNTRY FOR OVER A YEAR AND LEFT AFTER SUPERVISING ELECTIONS IN 1966 WON BY JOAQUÍN BALAGUER, WHO HAD BEEN TRUJILLO’S LAST PUPPET-PRESIDENT.

THAT BOMBARDMENT, INVASION AND MONTHS LONG US SNIPER SLAYINGS OF DOMINICAN PATRIOTS WAS TO PREVENT THEIR BELOVED ELECTED PRESIDENT, UNACCEPTABLE TO WALL STREET INTERESTS AND THEREFORE ALSO THE US STATE DEPARTMENT, FROM BEING ALLOWED TO GOVERN.

9. IRAN

KERMIT “KIM” ROOSEVELT, JR., GRANDSON OF US PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WAS A POLITICAL ACTION OFFICER OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY’S (CIA) DIRECTORATE OF PLANS WHO COORDINATED THE OPERATION AJAX, WHICH SUCCESSFULLY ORCHESTRATED A COUP D’ÉTAT AGAINST IRAN’S PRIME MINISTER, MOHAMMED MOSADDEQ, AND RETURN MOHAMMAD REZA PAHLAVI, THE SHAH OF IRAN, TO IRAN’S PEACOCK THRONE IN AUGUST 1953. HE DECRIBED HIS SUCCESS WITH ZEAL HIS COUNTERCOUP – THE STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF IRAN, WHICH HE PUBLISHED IN 1979. [WIKIPEDIA]

THE 1953 IRANIAN COUP D’ÉTAT (KNOWN IN IRAN AS THE 28 MORDAD COUP[3]) WAS THE OVERTHROW OF THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF IRANIAN PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMAD MOSADDEGH ON 19 AUGUST 1953, ORCHESTRATED BY THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE NAME TPAJAX PROJECT. THE COUP SAW THE TRANSITION OF MOHAMMAD-REZ? SH?H PAHLAVI FROM A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCH TO AN AUTHORITARIAN ONE WHO RELIED HEAVILY ON UNITED STATES SUPPORT TO HOLD ON TO POWER UNTIL HIS OWN OVERTHROW IN FEBRUARY 1979

IN 1951, IRAN’S OIL INDUSTRY HAD BEEN NATIONALIZED WITH NEAR-UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF IRAN’S PARLIAMENT. IRAN’S OIL HAD BEEN CONTROLLED BY THE BRITISH-OWNED ANGLO-IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (AIOC).POPULAR DISCONTENT WITH THE AIOC BEGAN IN THE LATE 1940S, A LARGE SEGMENT OF IRAN’S PUBLIC AND A NUMBER OF POLITICIANS SAW THE COMPANY AS EXPLOITATIVE AND A VESTIGE OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM DESPITE MOSADDEGH’S POPULAR SUPPORT, BRITAIN WAS UNWILLING TO NEGOTIATE ITS SINGLE MOST VALUABLE FOREIGN ASSET, AND INSTIGATED A WORLDWIDE BOYCOTT OF IRANIAN OIL TO PRESSURE IRAN ECONOMICALLY.[8] INITIALLY, BRITAIN MOBILIZED ITS MILITARY TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THE ABADAN OIL REFINERY, THE WORLD’S LARGEST, BUT PRIME MINISTER CLEMENT ATTLEE OPTED INSTEAD TO TIGHTEN THE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT[9] WHILE USING IRANIAN AGENTS TO UNDERMINE MOSADDEGH’S GOVERNMENT.[10] WITH A CHANGE TO MORE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENTS IN BOTH BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES, CHURCHILL AND THE U.S. EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION DECIDED TO OVERTHROW IRAN’S GOVERNMENT
ACCORDING TO THE CIA’S DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS, SOME OF THE MOST FEARED MOBSTERS IN TEHRAN WERE HIRED BY THE CIA TO STAGE PRO-SHAH RIOTS ON 19 AUGUST. OTHER CIA-PAID MEN WERE BROUGHT INTO TEHRAN IN BUSES AND TRUCKS, AND TOOK OVER THE STREETS OF THE CITY.[14] 800 PEOPLE WERE KILLED DURING AND AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE CONFLICT.[2] MOSADDEGH WAS ARRESTED, TRIED AND CONVICTED OF TREASON BY THE SHAH’S MILITARY COURT. ON 21 DECEMBER 1953, HE WAS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL, THEN PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE.MOSADDEGH’S SUPPORTERS WERE ROUNDED UP, IMPRISONED, TORTURED OR EXECUTED.
AFTER THE COUP, PAHLAVI RULED AS AN AUTHORITARIAN MONARCH FOR THE NEXT 26 YEARS, UNTIL HE WAS OVERTHROWN IN A POPULAR REVOLT IN 1979. THE TANGIBLE BENEFITS THE UNITED STATES REAPED FROM OVERTHROWING IRAN’S ELECTED GOVERNMENT INCLUDED A SHARE OF IRAN’S OIL WEALTH[19] AS WELL AS RESOLUTE PREVENTION OF THE SLIM POSSIBILITY THAT THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT MIGHT ALIGN ITSELF WITH THE SOVIET UNION, ALTHOUGH THE LATTER MOTIVATION PRODUCES CONTROVERSY AMONG HISTORIANS. WASHINGTON CONTINUALLY SUPPLIED ARMS TO THE UNPOPULAR SHAH, AND THE CIA-TRAINED SAVAK, HIS REPRESSIVE SECRET POLICE FORCE. THE COUP IS WIDELY BELIEVED TO HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT IN IRAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST. THE 1979 IRANIAN REVOLUTION DEPOSED THE SHAH AND REPLACED THE PRO-WESTERN ROYAL DICTATORSHIP WITH THE LARGELY ANTI-WESTERN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.

[U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN PERSPECTIVE: CLIENTS, ENEMIES AND EMPIRE. DAVID SYLVAN, STEPHEN MAJESKI] ON 4 NOVEMBER 1979, A GROUP OF IRANIAN STUDENTS SEIZED US EMBASSY PERSONNEL, LABELING THE EMBASSY A “DEN OF SPIES”. THEY ACCUSED ITS PERSONNEL OF BEING CIA AGENTS PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT, AS THE CIA HAD DONE TO MOSADDEGH IN 1953. WHILE THE STUDENT RINGLEADERS HAD NOT ASKED FOR PERMISSION FROM KHOMEINI TO SEIZE THE EMBASSY, KHOMEINI NONETHELESS SUPPORTED THE EMBASSY TAKEOVER AFTER HEARING OF ITS SUCCESS. WHILE MOST OF THE FEMALE AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HOSTAGES WERE RELEASED WITHIN THE FIRST MONTHS, THE REMAINING 52 HOSTAGES WERE HELD FOR 444 DAYS. JIMMY CARTER ORDERED MILITARY ATTEMPTED A RESCUE OPERATION, OPERATION EAGLE CLAW, ON APRIL 24, 1980, WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF ONE IRANIAN CIVILIAN IN A FAILED MISSION, AN THE DEATHS OF EIGHT AMERICAN INVADERS,, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF TWO AIRCRAFT. IT ENDED WITH THE SIGNING OF THE ALGIERS ACCORDS IN ALGERIA ON JANUARY 19, 1981.

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PRESIDENT REAGAN BACKED AND FINANCIALLY AIDED HIS FRIEND SADDAM HUSSEIN’S EIGHT YEAR LONG INVASION OF IRAN AND HAD US SPY SATELLITES REPORT THE POSITION OF DEFENDING IRANIAN TROOPS.
UNITED STATES SUPPORT FOR IRAQ DURING THE IRAN–IRAQ WAR, AS A COUNTERBALANCE TO POST-REVOLUTIONARY IRAN, INCLUDED SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ECONOMIC AID, THE SALE OF DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGY, NON-U.S. ORIGIN WEAPONRY, CHEMICALS NECESSARY FOR GAS MANUFACTURE, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, SPECIAL OPERATIONS TRAINING, AND DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN WARFARE AGAINST IRAN. [FRIEDMAN, ALAN. SPIDER’S WEB: THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOW THE WHITE HOUSE ILLEGALLY ARMED IRAQ, BANTAM BOOKS, 1993]

SUPPORT FROM THE U.S. FOR IRAQ WAS NOT A SECRET AND WAS FREQUENTLY DISCUSSED IN OPEN SESSION OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ON JUNE 9, 1992, TED KOPPEL REPORTED ON ABC’S NIGHTLINE, “IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT GEORGE BUSH, OPERATING LARGELY BEHIND THE SCENES THROUGHOUT THE 1980S, INITIATED AND SUPPORTED MUCH OF THE FINANCING, INTELLIGENCE, AND MILITARY HELP THAT BUILT SADDAM’S IRAQ INTO” THE POWER IT BECAME”, AND “REAGAN/BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS PERMITTED—AND FREQUENTLY ENCOURAGED—THE FLOW OF MONEY, AGRICULTURAL CREDITS, DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGY, CHEMICALS, AND WEAPONS TO IRAQ.” [FRIEDMAN, ALAN. SPIDER’S WEB: THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOW THE WHITE HOUSE ILLEGALLY ARMED IRAQ, BANTAM BOOKS, 1993] IRAN AIR CIVILIAN JET AIRLINER FLIGHT 655 WAS SHOT DOWN BY U.S. MISSILES ON JULY 3, 1988, OVER THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ, TOWARD THE END OF THE IRAN–IRAQ WAR. THE AIRCRAFT, AN AIRBUS A300 WAS FLYING FROM BANDAR ABBAS, IRAN, TO DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, OVER IRAN’S TERRITORIAL WATERS IN THE PERSIAN GULF ON ITS USUAL FLIGHT PATH WHEN IT WAS DESTROYED BY THE UNITED STATES NAVY GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER USS VINCENNES (CG-49), KILLING ALL 290 PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD. AT THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE. AS PART OF THE SETTLEMENT, THE US AGREED TO PAY US$61.8 MILLION, AN AVERAGE OF $213,103.45 PER PASSENGER, IN COMPENSATION TO THE FAMILIES OF THE IRANIAN VICTIMS. HOWEVER, THE UNITED STATES HAS NEVER ADMITTED RESPONSIBILITY, NOR APOLOGIZED TO IRAN. AT THE UN THE SOVIET UNION ASKED THE U.S. TO WITHDRAW FROM THE AREA. THE TOTAL IRANIAN CASUALTIES OF THE WAR WERE ESTIMATED TO BE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 500,000 AND 1,000,000; WITH MORE THAN 100,000 IRANIANS BEING VICTIMS OF IRAQ’S CHEMICAL

ON MAY 6, 1995, CLINTON SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER 12957 WHICH IMPLEMENTED TIGHT OIL AND TRADE SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR AMERICAN CORPORATIONS OR THEIR FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTRACT “FOR THE FINANCING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES LOCATED IN IRAN.” ON MAY 6, 1995, PRESIDENT CLINTON ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER 12959 WHICH BANNED ALMOST ALL TRADE BETWEEN U.S. BUSINESSES AND THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS. BEGINNING IN 1997, THE ADMINISTRATION BEGAN TO TAKE A SOFTER APPROACH TOWARDS IRAN, PARTICULARLY AFTER THE ELECTION OF REFORMIST MOHAMMAD KHATAMI AS THE PRESIDENT OF IRAN. THAT YEAR, SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT AND PRESIDENT CLINTON MANDATED WHAT COULD BE CONSIDERED AN APOLOGY TO THE IRANIAN PEOPLE FOR THE 1953 CIA-ASSISTED COUP THAT OVERTHREW THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRIME MINISTER, MOHAMMED MOSSADEGH, AND REPLACED HIM WITH THE SHAH. LATER. ALBRIGHT AND CLINTON ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE U.S.-BACKED GOVERNMENT OF THE SHAH “OPPRESSED POLITICAL OPPONENTS.”

IN JANUARY OF 2002, PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH CALLED IRAN PART OF AN “AXIS OF EVIL” DURING HIS FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.
HE SAID, “IRAN AGGRESSIVELY PURSUES THESE WEAPONS AND EXPORTS TERROR, WHILE AN UNELECTED FEW REPRESS THE IRANIAN PEOPLE’S HOPE FOR FREEDOM. STATES LIKE THESE, AND THEIR TERRORIST ALLIES, CONSTITUTE AN AXIS OF EVIL, ARMING TO THREATEN THE PEACE OF THE WORLD. BY SEEKING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, THESE REGIMES POSE A GRAVE AND GROWING DANGER.”

OBAMA THREATENED TO BOMB IRAN ON MANY MANY OCCASIONS, EVEN THREATENED TO IRAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS ATTACK WHEN SPEAKING BEFORE THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO MUCH SO NY TIMES OP-ED, 1//22/2012 BOMB-BOMB-BOMB, BOMB-BOMB-IRAN?
JULY 04, 2010 “INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE” — WHEN THE UN REFUSED TO AGREE TO THE SEVERE SANCTIONS THAT THE U.S. WANTED, OBAMA RESPONDED AS HIS PREDECESSOR DID WENT SOLO. THE NEW U.S. SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN — SIGNED INTO LAW BY OBAMA ON JULY 1ST — ARE AN UNMISTAKABLE ACT OF WAR.THE PRETEXT IS IRAN CONTINUES ITS NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IT HAS ASSURED THE WORLD CONTINUALLY IS WITHOUT INTENTION TO PRODUCE A NUCLEAR WEAPON.
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REPORT: OBAMA SECRETLY ORDERED CYBER ATTACKS ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

BY HAARETZ, ISRAEL, JUNE 01, 2012

SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFFICE IN 2009, U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SECRETLY ORDERED SOPHISTICATED ATTACKS ON THE COMPUTER SYSTEMS THAT CONTROL IRAN’S NUCLEAR ENRICHMENT FACILITIES, THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTED.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, OBAMA DECIDED TO EXPAND ATTACKS THAT HAD BEGUN DURING THE GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATION.

THE REPORT SAID THAT THE STUXNET WORM, THE EXISTENCE OF WHICH BECAME PUBLIC IN 2010, WAS DEVELOPED BY THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL AS PART OF A JOINT EFFORT TO SABOTAGE THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

OBAMA REPORTEDLY DECIDED THAT CYBER ATTACKS SHOULD CONTINUE, EVEN AFTER STUXNET WAS PUBLICIZED. …

THE REPORT COMES ALMOST A WEEK AFTER THE INTERNET SECURITY COMPANY KASPERSKY LAB ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD UNCOVERED A ‘CYBER-ESPIONAGE WORM’ DESIGNED TO COLLECT AND DELETE SENSITIVE INFORMATION, PRIMARILY IN MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES.

KASPERSKY CALLED THE MALWARE, NAMED “FLAME,” THE “MOST SOPHISTICATED CYBER-WEAPON YET UNLEASHED.” IT SAID THE BUG HAD INFECTED COMPUTERS IN IRAN, THE WEST BANK, SUDAN, SYRIA, LEBANON, SAUDI ARABIA AND EGYPT.

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10. SYRIA

SYRIA: CIA, M16, FRENCH, MOSSAD, SAUDI INVOLVEMENT UNREPORTED IN CORPORATIST MEDIA. 6/27,2012, BY JAY JANSON
WHAT IS UNFOLDING IN SYRIA IS AN ARMED INSURRECTION SUPPORTED INSTIGATED COVERTLY BY FOREIGN POWERS FRANCE, BRITAIN, ISRAEL, TURKEY, AND SAUDI ARABIA LED BY THE US CIA. ARMED INSURGENTS BELONGING TO ISLAMIST ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER FROM TURKEY, LEBANON AND JORDAN. THE US STATE DEPARTMENT HAS CONFIRMED THAT IT IS SUPPORTING THE INSURGENCY. A MONOLITHIC UNIFIED-SLANT MEDIA CARTEL RESTRICTS REPORTS TO INDISCRIMINATE KILLING OF CIVILIAN PROTESTERS BY SYRIAN GOVERNMENT AS IF NOTHING ELSE IS HAPPENING.

WHEN THE WEST’S WAR ON GADDAFI IS GOING WELL, AMERICAN NEWS COMMENTATORS CAN IN RARE MOMENTS PROUDLY ADMIT THAT THE CIA IS HEAVILY INVOLVED. NO SO, WHEN IF COMES TO SYRIA. IT’S TOO EARLY. THE PUBLIC HAS NOT BEEN YET BEEN PROPERLY TAUGHT TO HATE SYRIA’S PRESIDENT ASSAD SUFFICIENTLY.

THE CORPORATIST MEDIA CARTEL THAT CONTROLS WHAT NEWS IS SELECTED AND HOW AND WITH WHAT INTENTION IT SHALL BE BROADCASTED HAS DONE ITS BEST TO DEMONIZE ASSAD. NEWS NETWORKS AND NEWSPAPERS REPEAT DAY IN DAY OUT THAT SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES ARE SHOOTING AND MASSACRING PROTESTERS, PERIOD. THEY DON’T REPORT ANYTHING ELSE, MAKING IT APPEAR NOTHING ELSE IS HAPPENING. WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO ADMIT THAT POLICE AND SOLDIERS ARE BEING AMBUSHED AND KILLED, A COVER STORY COMES WITH IT, LIKE, ‘IT IS SUSPECTED THAT THEY WERE KILLED BY DEFECTING POLICE AND MILITARY.’

THE WESTERN CONTROLLED MEDIA RESORTS, AS IN LIBYA REPORTING TO FLIMFLAM. THE SAME VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF ARMED GROUPS PERCHED ON THE ROOFTOPS AND FIRING AT RANDOM INTO THE CROWD OR ON POLICE FORCES BROADCAST ON SYRIA’S NATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORKS ARE USED BY WESTERN AND SAUDI TELEVISION CHANNELS TO ATTRIBUTE THESE CRIMES TO THE GOVERNMENT OF DAMASCUS.

THIS AMAZING GREAT CARTEL OF PENTAGON/CIA FED MEDIA CONGLOMERATES, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE BASICALLY INDIFFERENT POPULATION OF THE WEST IN TOW, IS EFFORTLESSLY RUNNING ITS USUAL CASCADE OF DISINFORMATION, HALF-TRUTHS AND PROPAGANDA PREPARING JUSTIFICATION FOR MILITARY INTERVENTION AS PREVIOUSLY IN THE CASES OF LIBYA, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, SOMALIA, YEMEN, PAKISTAN AND IRAN.

HOWEVER, “THE PLAN TO DESTABILIZE SYRIA IS NOT WORKING ALL THAT WELL. IT SUCCEEDED IN PERSUADING PUBLIC OPINION THAT THE COUNTRY IS IN THE GRIPS OF A BRUTAL DICTATORSHIP, BUT IT ALSO WELDED THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE SYRIAN POPULATION FIRMLY BEHIND ITS GOVERNMENT. ULTIMATELY, THE PLAN COULD BACKFIRE ON THOSE WHO MASTERMINDED IT, NOTABLY TEL AVIV” SURMISES THIERRY MEYSSAN IN THE PLAN TO DESTABILIZE SYRIA,VOLTAIRE NETWORK, LEBANON, 6/13/11.
http://WWW.INFORMATIONCLEARINGHOUSE.INFO/ARTICLE28384.HTM

A FEW SCHOLARLY SITES ON THE INTERNET ALWAYS MANAGE TO FILL IN WHAT IS INTENTIONALLY BLACKED OUT IN PENTAGON COUNSELED AND FED COMMERCIAL MASS MEDIA OF THE WESTERN PSEUDO-DEMOCRACIES. MICHAEL CHOSSUDOVSKY, CONSULTANT WITH A HALF-DOZEN UN AGENCIES AND PUBLISHER OF GLOBAL RESEARCH OUT OF CANADA TELLS US:

“WHAT IS UNFOLDING IN SYRIA IS AN ARMED INSURRECTION SUPPORTED COVERTLY BY FOREIGN POWERS INCLUDING THE US, TURKEY AND ISRAEL. ARMED INSURGENTS BELONGING TO ISLAMIST ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER FROM TURKEY, LEBANON AND JORDAN. THE US STATE DEPARTMENT HAS CONFIRMED THAT IT IS SUPPORTING THE INSURGENCY. U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL VICTORIA NULAND, ‘WE STARTED TO EXPAND CONTACTS WITH THE SYRIANS, THOSE WHO ARE CALLING FOR CHANGE, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY.'”

ACTION AGAINST SYRIA IS PART OF A “MILITARY ROADMAP”, A SEQUENCING OF MILITARY OPERATIONS. ACCORDING TO FORMER NATO COMMANDER GENERAL WESLEY CLARK–THE PENTAGON HAD CLEARLY IDENTIFIED IRAQ, LIBYA, SYRIA AND LEBANON AS TARGET COUNTRIES OF A US-NATO INTERVENTION:
“[THE] FIVE-YEAR CAMPAIGN PLAN [INCLUDED]… A TOTAL OF SEVEN COUNTRIES, BEGINNING WITH IRAQ, THEN SYRIA, LEBANON, LIBYA, IRAN, SOMALIA AND SUDAN” (PENTAGON OFFICIAL QUOTED BY GENERAL WESLEY CLARK) IN WINNING MODERN WARS(PAGE 130) GENERAL WESLEY CLARK.

THE OBJECTIVE IS TO DESTABILIZE THE SYRIAN STATE AND IMPLEMENT REGIME CHANGE THROUGH THE COVERT SUPPORT OF AN ARMED INSURGENCY, INTEGRATED BY ISLAMIST MILITIA. THE REPORTS ON CIVILIAN DEATHS ARE USED TO PROVIDE A PRETEXT AND A JUSTIFICATION FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION UNDER THE PRINCIPLE “RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT”.’

MEDIA DISINFORMATION

WHAT IS MENTIONED PROFUSELY IS THAT THE ARMED FORCES AND THE POLICE ARE INVOLVED IN THE INDISCRIMINATE KILLING OF CIVILIAN PROTESTERS. PRESS REPORTS CONFIRM, HOWEVER, FROM THE OUTSET OF THE PROTEST MOVEMENT AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE BETWEEN ARMED INSURGENTS AND THE POLICE, WITH CASUALTIES REPORTED ON BOTH SIDES.

THE INSURRECTION STARTED IN MID MARCH IN THE BORDER CITY OF DARAA, WHICH IS 10 KM FROM THE JORDANIAN BORDER. THE DARAA “PROTEST MOVEMENT” ON MARCH 18 HAD ALL THE APPEARANCES OF A STAGED EVENT INVOLVING, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, COVERT SUPPORT TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS BY MOSSAD AND/OR WESTERN INTELLIGENCE. GOVERNMENT SOURCES POINT TO THE ROLE OF RADICAL SALAFIST GROUPS (SUPPORTED BY ISRAEL)
OTHER REPORTS HAVE POINTED TO THE ROLE OF SAUDI ARABIA IN FINANCING THE PROTEST MOVEMENT.

WHAT HAS UNFOLDED IN DARAA IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING THE INITIAL VIOLENT CLASHES ON 17-18 MARCH, IS THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE ARMED FORCES ON THE ONE HAND AND ARMED UNITS OF TERRORISTS AND SNIPERS ON THE OTHER WHICH HAVE INFILTRATED THE PROTEST MOVEMENT” THE DESTABILIZATION OF SYRIA AND THE BROADER MIDDLE EAST WAR, BY MICHAEL CHOSSUDOVSKY
http://WWW.INFORMATIONCLEARINGHOUSE.INFO/ARTICLE28368.HTM

ONE WOULD BE NAIVE TO BELIEVE THAT THE CENTURY OF BRUTAL OCCUPATION OF THE ARAB LANDS OF SYRIA, LEBANON, ALGERIA, TUNISIA AND MOROCCO BY FRANCE AND THOSE OF IRAQ, JORDAN, PALESTINE, EGYPT, SUDAN, SOMALILAND, ADEN, AND YEMEN BY THE BRITISH, WITH BOTH OCCUPYING LIBYA AFTER W.W.II, THAT BRITISH M16 AND AND THE FRENCH SECRET SERVICE WOULD NOT BE INDISPENSABLE FOR THE JOHNNY-COME-LATELY AMERICA EMPIRE AND ITS CIA. BUT ONE WOULD HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE NAIVE TO BELIEVE THE EXCELLENT SECRET SERVICE OF ISRAEL, MOSSAD, AT WAR WITH THE ARAB WORLD SINCE 1948 WAS NOT PLAYING A KEY ROLE IN SYRIA AND LIBYA, TWO ADAMANT ADVERSARIES OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. HERE BELOW IS SOME BACKGROUND.

EXPERTS FEAR ISRAELI DESIGN TO BALKANIZE ARAB STATES BY ADAM MORROW AND KHALED MOUSSA AL-OMRANI, 6/19/11
http://WWW.VOLTAIRENET.ORG/THE-PLAN-TO-DESTABILIZE-SYRIA

IN A STRATEGY FOR ISRAEL IN THE 1980S, IN 1982, WRITTEN BY ODED YINON, THEN A SENIOR ADVISOR FOR ISRAEL’S FOREIGN MINISTRY, THE ESSAY EXPLICITLY CALLS FOR BREAKING UP THE ARAB STATES OF THE REGION ALONG ETHNIC AND SECTARIAN LINES. THE DISSOLUTION OF SYRIA AND IRAQ LATER ON INTO ETHNICALLY OR RELIGIOUSLY UNIQUE AREAS… IS ISRAEL’S PRIMARY TARGET ON THE EASTERN FRONT IN THE LONG RUN.”

“IN IRAQ, A DIVISION INTO PROVINCES ALONG ETHNIC/RELIGIOUS LINES… IS POSSIBLE,” HE WRITES. “SO, THREE STATES WILL EXIST AROUND THE THREE MAJOR CITIES: BASRA, BAGHDAD AND MOSUL, AND SHIITE AREAS IN THE SOUTH WILL SEPARATE FROM THE SUNNI AND KURDISH NORTH.”

AS FOR EGYPT, YINON CALLS FOR BREAKING THE COUNTRY UP INTO “DISTINCT GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS.” THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT COPTIC-CHRISTIAN STATE IN UPPER EGYPT, HE WRITES, “ALONGSIDE A NUMBER OF WEAK STATES WITH VERY LOCALIZED POWER AND WITHOUT A CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT…SEEMS INEVITABLE IN THE LONG RUN.”

POLITICAL MANEUVERING IN RECENT YEARS BY ISRAEL AND THE WESTERN POWERS – BOTH OVERT AND COVERT – APPEARS TO CONFORM TO THIS STRATEGY OF BALKANIZATION.

“ISRAEL AND THE U.S. HAVE BOTH HELPED BREAK UP IRAQ BY ENCOURAGING THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT KURDISH STATE AND FOSTERING SUNNI-SHIITE DIVISION,” HE SAID. “AND IN SUDAN, EARLIER THIS MONTH, MOHAMED ABBAS, A LEADING MEMBER OF EGYPT’S REVOLUTIONARY COALITION COUNCIL (RCC), LIKEWISE WARNED OF AN ONGOING “CONSPIRACY” AIMED AT BREAKING EGYPT INTO THREE PETTY STATES.

“THE ZIONIST PLAN TO POLITICALLY FRAGMENT THE ARAB MIDDLE EAST SO AS TO KEEP ARAB STATES IN A PERPETUAL STATE OF INSTABILITY AND WEAKNESS HAS BEEN WELL KNOWN FOR THE LAST THREE DECADES,” GAMAL MAZLOUM, RETIRED EGYPTIAN MAJOR-GENERAL AND EXPERT ON DEFENSE ISSUES TOLD IPS.

“THE WESTERN CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIBYA … WAS LAUNCHED WITH THE AIM OF BREAKING LIBYA; LIBYA COULD BE SPLIT IN TWO, WITH GADDAFI STAYING ON IN THE WEST OF THE COUNTRY AND AN EXILED CONTROLLED ‘REVOLUTIONARY’ GOVERNMENT LOYAL TO THE WESTERN POWERS IN CONTROL OF THE EAST, MOHAMED AL-SAKHAWI, LEADING MEMBER OF EGYPT’S AS-YET-UNLICENSED ARABIC UNITY PARTY, TOLD IPS.”

THE SATELLITE-GENERATED MEDIA CONGLOMERATE CARTEL’S UNIFIED SINGLE-ANGLE-PRESENTATION OF WORLD EVENTS IS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR PROGRESSIVE ALTERNATE MEDIA TO DARE CHALLENGE AS SLANTED. ITS DECEPTIONS BECOME TRUTHS FOR THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY. WHEN IT IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED IN THE MINDS OF MOST THAT SYRIAN AND LIBYAN LEADERS ARE VILLAINS WHAT TO DO? MOST PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINES AND INTERNET SITES AND NEWSLETTERS DEPEND ON KEEPING THEIR LESS POLITICALLY EDUCATED LIBERAL SUBSCRIBERS.

MOST OF US NEVER HEAR OF THE MASS HOMICIDAL CRIMES OF THE CIA IN COUNTRIES LIKE SYRIA UNTIL FILES ARE FORCED OPEN BY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW DECISIONS DECADES TOO LATE? SOCIALIST ANTI-WAR AND ANTI-CAPITALISM JOURNALISM IN THE U.S. IS NOW NEGLIGIBLE.

BY JAY JANSON, 80 YEAR OLD ARCHIVAL RESEARCH PEOPLES HISTORIAN ACTIVIST, MUSICIAN AND WRITER, WHO HAS LIVED AND WORKED ON ALL THE CONTINENTS AND WHOSE ARTICLES ON MEDIA HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN CHINA, ITALY, ENGLAND, INDIA AND THE US, AND NOW RESIDES IN NEW YORK CITY. HOWARD ZINN LENT HIS NAME TO VARIOUS PROJECTS OF HIS. GLOBALRESERCH, INFORMATIONCLEARINGHOUSE, COUNTERCURRENTSKERALAINDIAN, DISSIDENTVOICE, MINORITYPERSPECTIVEUK, HISTORYNEWSNETWORK, ARE AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE REPUBLISHED HIS ARTICLES.
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FEB.8, 2012
TODAY A DAY AFTER THE RUSSIAN AND CHINESE SECURITY COUNCIL VETOING OF THE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA THE US ANNOUNCED THE STUDY OF PLANES FOR US MILITARY INTERVENTION AT MINIMUM PROVIDING THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT FORCES WITH WEAPONS.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012       
SYRIA SAVAGED BY US UK FRANCE ISRAEL TURKEY ARABIA QATAR AL QAEDA & MEDIA FOR WHOM?
DEATH, DESTRUCTION IN SYRIA, ARRANGED BY ARMED INSURRECTION SUSTAINED COVERTLY BY FOREIGN POWERS INCLUDING THE US, NATO NATIONS, ISRAEL, ARABIA, QATAR, AL QAEDA, AND MADE INTO AN “ARAB SPRING’ BY IMPERIALIST MEDIA MANAGED “REPORTING.’ ARMED INSURGENTS BELONGING TO ISLAMIST ORGANIZATIONS CROSS THE BORDER FROM TURKEY, LEBANON AND JORDAN. US STATE DEPT. PROUDLY ADMITS INVOLVEMENT. WHY? FOR WHOM? BROUGHT INTO HISTORICAL CONTEXT

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11. SOMALIA
AFTER INVASION BY ITALY DURING WW II AND SUBSEQUENT BRITISH REOCCUPATION SOMALIA HAD BEEN PERMITTED INDEPENDENCE IN 1960.
THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER NATION, FORMERLY MILITARY OCCUPIED BY COLONIAL EMPIRES SEEKING BEYOND FORMAL INDEPENDENCE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FREEDOM, SOMALIA BECAME A PAWN IN THE COLD WAR FOR TRADING PRIVILEGES AND MILITARY ALLIANCES BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION, BACKING INDIGENOUS NATIONALISM AND SOCIALISM, AND THE US AND EUROPEAN POWERS BACKING THE INTERESTS OF FOREIGN INVESTORS AND INDIGENOUS COLLABORATION.

VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWED US ATTACK HELICOPTER FIRING DOWN THROUGH THE ROOF OF A LARGE ENCLOSED MARKET JUST MINUTES BEFORE TWO HELICOPTERS WERE SHOT DOWN BY GROUND FIRE FROM THE SURROUNDING STREETS.

CLICK ON AN EXCELLENT SHORT HISTORY OF PERIOD 1970-1994 THAT DESCRIBES THE US INTRODUCING ITS MILITARY CRIMINALLY BEFORE AND AFTER THE ‘BLACKHAWK DOWN’ WAR CRIME.

CLICK ON FOR BACKGROUND US CRIMES 2000-2012 JAN.
FOR THE NEXT DECADE, THE WESTERN WORLD MOSTLY STAYED AWAY. BUT ARAB ORGANIZATIONS, MANY FROM SAUDI ARABIA AND FOLLOWERS OF THE STRICT WAHHABI BRANCH OF SUNNI ISLAM, QUIETLY STEPPED IN. THEY BUILT MOSQUES, KORANIC SCHOOLS, AND SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, ENCOURAGING AN ISLAMIC REVIVAL.

BY THE EARLY 2000S, MOGADISHU’S CLAN ELDERS SET UP A LOOSE NETWORK OF NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED COURTS TO DELIVER A MODICUM OF ORDER IN A CITY DESPERATE FOR IT.

THEY ROUNDED UP THIEVES AND KILLERS, PUT THEM IN IRON CAGES, AND HELD TRIALS. ISLAMIC LAW, OR SHARIA, WAS THE ONE SET OF PRINCIPLES THAT DIFFERENT CLANS COULD AGREE ON; THE SOMALI ELDERS CALLED THEIR NETWORK THE ISLAMIC COURTS UNION.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 ARTICLE
US WAR CRIMES COLLABORATOR ASSESSORY BAN KI-MOON KOREAN TRAITOR US STOOGE UN ‘TERROR COUNCIL’ SEC. GEN. IN SOMALIA
“DRESSED IN A BLACK FLAK JACKET WITH “UNITED NATIONS” STAMPED ACROSS HIS CHEST, MR. BAN MET WITH LEADERS FROM SOMALIA’S TRANSITIONAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, A WEAK, DIVIDED AND THOROUGHLY UNPOPULAR ENTITY THAT THE UN HAS BEEN TRYING TO PROP UP.” BAN KI-MOON IS HAPPY TO DESCRIBE THE CASE OF UN WAR IN HIS HOMELAND IN THE SAME GLOWING TERMS HE DESCRIBES UN ARMED INTERVENTION IN SOMALIA TO PREVENT AN UNACCEPTABLE SOMALI GOVERNMENT.=====================================

12. YEMEN

MORE THAN A CENTURY OF BRITISH CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN YEMEN PRECEDED THOSE OF THE US. BRITISH WITHDREW THEIR TROOPS, UNDER FIRE FROM YEMEN INDEPENDENCE FIGHTERS, IN 1967. OF COURSE DURING THE CENTRURIES OF SAVAGE WHITE RACIST COLONIAL IMPERIALISM AND MILITRARY OCCUPATION OF THE MORE SOPHISTICAED ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE NON-WHITE 84% OF MANKIND, THERE WAS EVEN LESS TALK OF IMPERIALIST CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY THAT NOW.

A RADICAL (MARXIST) WING OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT GAINED POWER IN SOUTH YEMEN IN JUNE, 1969.

THE NLF CHANGED THE NAME OF SOUTH YEMEN ON 1 DECEMBER 1970 TO THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF YEMEN WITH ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AMALGAMATED INTO THE YEMENI SOCIALIST PART, WHICH BECAME THE ONLY LEGAL PARTY. THE PDRY ESTABLISHED CLOSE TIES WITH THE SOVIET UNION, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, CUBA, AND RADICAL PALESTINIANS.

DURING A 1979 BORDER CONFLICT BETWEEN THE YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC AND THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF YEMEN, THE UNITED STATES COOPERATED WITH SAUDI ARABIA TO GREATLY EXPAND THE SECURITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO THE YAR BY PROVIDING F-5AIRCRAFT, TANKS, VEHICLES AND TRAINING. GEORGE H.W. BUSH, WHILE VICE PRESIDENT, VISITED IN APRIL 1986, AND PRESIDENT ALI ABDULLAH SALEH VISITED THE UNITED STATES IN JANUARY 1990. [CIA WITH BRITISH M-16 WORKED COVERTLY TO FOSTER A WIN FOR SALEH.]

A SHIA TRIBAL INSURGENCY IN YEMEN, ALSO KNOWN AS THE HOUTHI REBELLION, SA’DAH WAR FOUGHT MOSTLY BY SHABAB AL MUOMINEEN (BELIEVING YOUTH)IS A CIVIL WAR IN NORTHERN YEMEN. IT BEGAN IN JUNE 2004 WHEN DISSIDENT CLERIC HUSSEIN BADREDDIN AL-HOUTHI, HEAD OF THE SHIA ZAIDIYYAH SECT, LAUNCHED AN UPRISING AGAINST THE US BACKED YEMENI GOVERNMENT. MOST OF THE FIGHTING HAS TAKEN PLACE IN SA’DAH GOVERNORATE IN NORTHWESTERN YEMEN ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE FIGHTING SPREAD TO NEIGHBOURING GOVERNORATES AND THE SAUDI PROVINCE OF JIZAN.

BELLIGERENTS [NOTICE US AND AL QAIDA FIGHTING ON THE SAME SIDE]
 YEMEN GOVERNMENT SIDE

SECURITY FORCES
PRO-GOVERNMENT TRIBES[6]

 SAUDI ARABIA (2009-2010)
ALLEGED:
 JORDAN
 MOROCCO
 PAKISTAN
 UNITED STATES
 AL-QAEDAREBELLING HOUTHIS (AL-SHABAB AL-MUMININ) SIDE

ALLEGED:
 IRAN (QUDS FORCE)[CITATION NEEDED]
 HEZBOLLAH[14]
 LIBYA [WIKIPEDIA]

CLICK ON: OBAMA ORDERED US AIR STRIKES ON YEMEN ON 12/21/2009

CLICK ON: US PREDATOR DRONE HELLFIRE MISSILES 10 YEARS TARGETING SUSPECTED AL QAEDA

13. PAKISTAN

DRONE ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN
FROM WIKIPEDIA, THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA

DRONE ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN
PART OF THE WAR ON TERRORISM,WAR IN NORTH-WEST PAKISTAN,WAR IN AFGHANISTAN (2001–PRESENT)

DATE 18 JUNE 2004 – PRESENT
LOCATION FATA, PAKISTAN
STATUS ONGOING

BELLIGERENTS
 U.S. AIR FORCE
 CIA  TALIBAN
 TEHRIK-I-TALIBAN PAKISTAN
 TNSM
 HAQQANI NETWORK
 AL-QAEDA
 LASHKAR-E-ISLAM
 FOREIGN MUJAHIDEEN
 ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF UZBEKISTAN

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CASUALTIES AND LOSSES
9 (CIA & OTHER INTEL AGENTS) TOTAL KILLED: ESTIMATED AS BETWEEN 1,745 AND 2,711 (AS OF 8 FEBRUARY 2012)[2]

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THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS MADE A SERIES OF ATTACKS ON TARGETS IN NORTHWESTPAKISTAN SINCE 2004 USING DRONES (UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES) CONTROLLED BY THECENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY‘SSPECIAL ACTIVITIES DIVISION.[3] THE STRIKES WERE INCREASED FIVE FOLD UNDER OBAMA.

PRESSTV, JUN 23, 2009

AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND SCORES OTHERS INJURED AFTER US DRONES FIRED SEVERAL MISSILES ON WHAT WASHINGTON CALLS INSURGENTS’ TARGETS IN THE TROUBLED NORTH-WEST PAKISTAN.

THE CAUSALITIES OCCURRED WHEN THREE DRONES FIRED COUNTLESS MISSILES ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE FUNERAL PROCESSION IN THE SOUTH WAZIRISTAN BORDERING AFGHANISTAN.

THE MISSILES HIT THE FUNERAL OF PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED EARLIER IN THE DAY DURING A SIMILAR STRIKE IN THE VOLATILE REGION.

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US DRONE STRIKE STATISTIC BASED ON EXTENSIVE RESEARCH BY THE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM:[21][16]
TOTAL REPORTED KILLED: 2,383 – 3,019
CIVILIANS REPORTED KILLED: 464 – 815
CHILDREN REPORTED KILLED: 175
TOTAL REPORTED INJURED: 1,149-1,241
TOTAL STRIKES: 312
OBAMA STRIKES: 260

IN 2010 A GROUP OF SENATORS MADE INTERNATIONAL NEWS FILING A CRIMINAL LAW SUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR ILLEGALLY BOMBING PAKISTAN. NOT MUCH FURTHER REPORTING ON ITS PROGRESS HAS REPORTED. ON DEC. 9, 2011
US AMBASSADOR TO PAKISTAN THREATENED WITH LAWSUIT OVER DRONE DEATHS

A LETTER HAS BEEN SENT TO THE US AMBASSADOR ABOUT THE KILLING OF A 12 AND 16-YEAR-OLD, WHO HAD BEGUN A PHOTO DOCUMENTATION OF PREVIOUS DRONE STRIKE.

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14. LEBANON

LEBANON WAS TWICE INVADED AND OCCUPIED BY THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (IDF) IN 1978 AND 1982,[49] WITH THE PLO EXPELLED IN THE SECOND INVASION. ISRAEL REMAINED IN CONTROL OF SOUTHERN LEBANON UNTIL 2000

ON SEPT. 13, PRESIDENT REAGAN AUTHORIZED WHAT WAS CALLED AGGRESSIVE SELF-DEFENSE FOR THE MARINES, INCLUDING AIR AND NAVAL STRIKES.27 FIVE DAYS LATER THE UNITED STATES ESSENTIALLY JOINED THE WAR AGAINST THE MUSLIMS WHEN FOUR U.S. WARSHIPS UNLEASHED THE HEAVIEST NAVAL BOMBARDMENT SINCE VIETNAM INTO SYRIAN AND DRUZE POSITIONS IN EASTERN LEBANON IN SUPPORT OF THE LEBANESE CHRISTIANS.28 [WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN LARRY SPEAKES SAID THE LOCAL MARINE COMMANDER IN LEBANON CAN ORDER AIR STRIKES OF FIREPOWER “OF ANY KIND” FROM U.S. NAVAL VESSELS OFF BEIRUT., DAILY RECORD, WASHINGTON, 9/13/1983 THE BOMBARDMENT LASTED FOR THREE DAYS AND WAS PERSONALLY ORDERED BY NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL DIRECTOR ROBERT MCFARLANE, A MARINE CORPS OFFICER DETAILED TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHO WAS IN LEBANON AT THE TIME AND WAS ALSO A STRONG SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL AND ITS LEBANESE MARONITE CHRISTIAN ALLIES. MCFARLANE ISSUED THE ORDER DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE MARINE COMMANDER AT THE AIRPORT, COLONEL TIMOTHY GERAGHTY, STRENUOUSLY ARGUED AGAINST IT BECAUSE, IN THE WORDS OF CORRESPONDENT THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, “HE KNEW THAT IT WOULD MAKE HIS SOLDIERS PARTY TO WHAT WAS NOW CLEARLY AN INTRA-LEBANESE FIGHT, AND THAT THE LEBANESE MUSLIMS WOULD NOT RETALIATE AGAINST THE NAVY’S SHIPS AT SEA BUT AGAINST THE MARINES ON SHORE.”29

BY THEN, THE MARINES WERE UNDER DAILY ATTACK AND MUSLIMS WERE CHARGING THEY WERE NO LONGER NEUTRAL.30 AT THE SAME TIME THE BATTLESHIP USS NEW JERSEY, WITH 16-INCH GUNS, ARRIVED OFF LEBANON, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF U.S. WARSHIPS OFFSHORE TO 14. SIMILARLY, THE MARINE CONTINGENT AT BEIRUT AIRPORT WAS INCREASED FROM 1,200 TO 1,600.31

THE FIGHT NOW WAS TRULY JOINED BETWEEN THE SHI’I MUSLIMS AND THE MARINES, WHO WERE ESSENTIALLY PINNED DOWN IN THEIR AIRPORT BUNKERS AND UNDER ORDERS NOT TO TAKE OFFENSIVE ACTIONS. ON OCT. 23, A MUSLIM GUERRILLA DROVE A TRUCK PAST GUARDS AT THE MARINE AIRPORT COMPOUND AND DETONATED AN EXPLOSIVE WITH THE FORCE OF 12,000 POUNDS OF DYNAMITE UNDER A BUILDING HOUSING MARINES AND OTHER U.S. PERSONNEL. ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY, A CAR-BOMB EXPLODED AT THE FRENCH COMPOUND IN BEIRUT. 241 AMERICANS AND 58 FRENCH TROOPS WERE KILLED. ON DEC. 3, TWO CARRIER PLANES WERE DOWNED BY SYRIAN MISSILES DURING HEAVY U.S. AIR RAIDS ON EASTERN LEBANON.;33 ON THE SAME DAY, EIGHT MARINES WERE KILLED IN FIGHTING WITH MUSLIM MILITIAMEN AROUND THE BEIRUT AIRPORT.;34

BY THE START OF 1984, AN ALL-OUT SHI’I MUSLIM CAMPAIGN TO RID LEBANON OF ALL AMERICANS WAS UNDERWAY. THE HIGHLY RESPECTED PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT, DR. MALCOLM KERR, A DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR OF THE ARAB WORLD, WAS GUNNED DOWN ON JAN. 18 OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS

ALIGNED WITH IRAN. THE NEXT DAY PROFESSOR FRANK REGIER, A U.S. CITIZEN TEACHING AT AUB, WAS KIDNAPPED BY MUSLIM RADICALS, BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF KIDNAPPINGS OF AMERICANS IN BEIRUT. THAT WOULD LEAD TO THE EVENTUAL EXPULSION OF NEARLY ALL AMERICANS FROM LEBANON WHERE THEY HAD PROSPERED FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. EVEN TODAY AMERICANS STILL ARE PROHIBITED FROM TRAVELING TO LEBANON.

THE DAY AFTER REGIER’S KIDNAPPING, ON FEB. 7, 1984, REAGAN SUDDENLY REVERSED HIMSELF AND ANNOUNCED THAT ALL U.S. MARINES WOULD SHORTLY BE “REDEPLOYED.” THE NEXT DAY THE BATTLESHIP USS NEW JERSEY FIRED 290 ROUNDS OF ONE-TON SHELLS FROM ITS 16-INCH GUNS INTO LEBANON AS A FINAL ACT OF U.S. FRUSTRATION.

[IN HIS 800 PAGE VOLUME “PITY THE NATION” EMINENT MIDDLE EASTERN CORRESPONDENT ROBERT FISH, AT HOME IN LEBANON, WROTE, “THEY BROUGHT THE OLD BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY TOWARDS THE SHORE FOR ONE LONG BROADSIDE, TO THE ASTONISHMENT OF THE LEBANESE AND ALL THE REST OF US. WHAT WAS THE SHIP FIRING AT? IT HAD NO EFFECT ON THE SHIA MUSLIM MILITIAMEN WHO CALMLY DROVE INTO THE LAST AMER BASTION ON THE TIDELINE AT GREEN BEACH AND HOISTED A GREEN ISLAMIC FLAG WHERE THE STARES AND STRIPES HAS BEEN LOWER A FEW HOURS BEFORE. THUS THE AMER LEFT LEBANON, THEIR LAST BOATS TRAILING A WAKE THROUGH THE POLLUTED WATER TO THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE.

SIX DAS LATER, THE COMMANDER OF THE NEW JERSEY, CAPTAIN RL D. MILLIGAN, WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AT THE EL PAHA NIGHTCLUB IN THE ISRAELI PORT OF HAIFA. “I THINK THE BATTLESHIP IS A DEFINATE WEAPON OF PEACE,”HE SAID. ‘

AND HOPE WE HAVE MADE SOME IMPACT ON BRINGING PEACE TO LEBANON.’]

REAGAN’S “REDEPLOYMENT” WAS COMPLETED BY FEB. 26, WHEN THE LAST OF THE MARINES RETREATED FROM LEBANON.

THE MISSION OF THE MARINES HAD BEEN A HUMILIATING FAILURE. [FROM ISRAEL CHARGED WITH SYSTEMATIC HARASSMENT OF U.S. MARINES, BY DONALD NEFF

FORMER TIME MAGAZINE BUREAU CHIEF, ISRAEL

FISK CONCLUDES, “THE MOMENT THE SIXTH FLEET OPENED FIRE TO HELP GEMAYEL’S FORCES, THE MARINES IN BEIRUT BECAME PARTICIPANTS IN THE CIVIL WAR. THE VERY SECOND THAT THE FIRST US NAVY SHELL LANDED AMONG THE DRUZE AT SOQ AL-GHARB, THE AMERICANS ALIGNED THEMSELVES WITH THE [FASCIST CHRISTIAN] PHALANGE IN OPEN WAR AGAINST THE MUSLIMS OF LEBANON. EVERY SELF-IMPOSED RULE OF THE ‘PEACE-KEEPING’ FORCE WOULD BE BROKEN.

AMER PRODUCED ANOTHER EVER MORE FANCIFUL CHIMERA -. IRANIAN SUICIDE PILOTS WERE INSTALLED IN BALLBEK, WE WERE INFORMED.”

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15. RWANDA

IN APRIL 1994, A GENOCIDE ERUPTED IN RWANDA DUE TO A CONFLICT BETWEENHUTU AND TUTSI ETHNIC GROUPS. OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, AN ESTIMATED 500,000 TO 1 MILLION RWANDANS, MAINLY TUTSI, WERE KILLED. BY JULY, THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT TOOK OVER THE COUNTRY. ALTHOUGH THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WAS AWARE OF THE GENOCIDE TAKING PLACE IN RWANDA, NO ACTION WAS UNDERTAKEN.[4] BY THE END OF JULY, NEARLY TWO MILLION OF HUTUS FLED THE COUNTRY FOR SAFETY, SPAWNING THE GROWTH OF REFUGEE CAMPS IN NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.[5] AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIED OF DISEASE AND STARVATION IN THESE REFUGEE CAMPS, CLINTON ORDERED AIRDROPS OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR THE HUTU REFUGEES, INCLUDING KNOWNGENOCIDAIRES. IN JULY, HE SENT 200 NON-COMBATANT TROOPS TO THE RWANDA CAPITAL OF KIGALI TO MANAGE THE AIRPORT AND DISTRIBUTE RELIEF SUPPLIES. THESE TROOPS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY WITHDRAWN BY OCTOBER 1994. CLINTON AND THE UNITED NATIONS FACED CRITICISM FOR THEIR NON-RESPONSE TO THE GENOCIDE. WHEN CLINTON TRAVELED TO AFRICA IN 1998, HE SAID THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, PRESUMABLY INCLUDING THE US, MUST ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THE MASSACRES.[6] WHEN SPEAKING ABOUT THE RWANDA CRISIS, CLINTON CALLED IT HIS WORST FAILURE, ADMITTING “I BLEW IT.”[7]

[WIKIPEDIA]

4/9/12, PENTAGON PRODUCES SATELLITE PHOTOS OF 1994 RWANDA GENOCIDE, KEITH HARMON SNOW, CONSCIOUS BEING

EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER THE HISTORIC ‘100 DAYS OF GENOCIDE’ IN RWANDA THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS SUDDENLY PRODUCED NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN SATELLITE IMAGES TO SUPPORT THE GENOCIDE EXTRADITION TRIAL OF A FORMER RWANDAN NOW U.S. CITIZEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA). THE EXISTENCE OF SATELLITE IMAGERY FROM 1994 WOULD ENABLE THE ‘INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY’ TO FURTHER EXPLORE HERETOFORE HIDDEN FACTS ABOUT THE DOUBLE PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATIONS OF APRIL 6 OR MASSACRES COMMITTED BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER 1994.

IN A REMARKABLE DEVELOPMENT, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE ‘RWANDA GENOCIDE’ TRIALS OR RELATED RWANDA ASYLUM HEARINGS WHERE PENTAGON SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AS EVIDENCE, AND THE FIRST TIME THAT THE EXISTENCE OF SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN OVER RWANDA DURING THE SO-CALLED ‘100 DAYS OF GENOCIDE’ HAS EVER BEEN VERIFIED.

LATER IN THE MUNYENYEZI TRIAL THE U.S. PROSECUTORS PRODUCED A ‘PENTAGON ANALYST’ WHO TESTIFIED ABOUT THE SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS. THE PENTAGON ANALYST WAS MR. ERIC R. BENN, TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE, ANALYSIS AND PRODUCTION DIRECTORATE, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (NGA). THE PHOTOGRAPHS INTRODUCED INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD INCLUDE VERY HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES SHOT OVER RWANDA IN MAY, JUNE AND JULY OF 1994. THE NGA IS ONE OF THE MOST SECRETIVE ORGANIZATIONS ON EARTH AND ITS CUSTOMERS INCLUDE THE PENTAGON AND ALL 16 SHADOWY AGENCIES OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC).

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16. SUDAN

THE AL-SHIFA, ARABIC FOR “HEALING”) PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY IN KHARTOUM NORTH, SUDAN, WAS CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1992 AND 1996 WITH COMPONENTS IMPORTED FROM THE UNITED STATES, SWEDEN, ITALY,SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, INDIA, AND THAILAND.THE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WAS COMPOSED OF AROUND FOUR BUILDINGS. IT WAS THE LARGEST PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY IN KHARTOUM AND EMPLOYED OVER 300 WORKERS, PRODUCING MEDICINE BOTH FOR HUMAN AND VETERINARY USE. THE FACTORY WAS USED PRIMARILY FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF ANTI-MALARIA MEDICINES AND VETERINARY PRODUCTS.

THE FACTORY WAS DESTROYED IN 1998 BY A MISSILE ATTACK LAUNCHED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, KILLING ONE EMPLOYEE AND WOUNDING ELEVEN. CRITICS OF THE ATTACK HAVE ESTIMATED THAT UP TO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SUDANESE CIVILIANS DIED THROUGHOUT SUDAN AS THE SUPPLY OF NECESSARY DRUGS WAS CUT OFF.[1][2] THE US GOVERNMENT STATED SEVERAL REASONS FOR ITS ATTACK:
RETALIATION FOR THE 1998 UNITED STATES EMBASSY BOMBINGS AGAINST THE US EMBASSIES IN DAR ES SALAAMTANZANIA AND NAIROBIKENYA.
THE ALLEGED USE OF THE FACTORY FOR THE PROCESSING OF VX NERVE AGENT.
FOR ALLEGED TIES BETWEEN THE OWNERS OF THE PLANT AND AL QUAEDA.

THESE JUSTIFICATIONS FOR THE BOMBING WERE DISPUTED BY THE OWNERS OF THE PLANT, THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT, AND OTHER GOVERNMENTS.

SUDAN HAS SINCE INVITED THE U.S. TO CONDUCT CHEMICAL TESTS AT THE SITE FOR EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT ITS CLAIM THAT THE PLANT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACTORY; SO FAR, THE U.S. HAS REFUSED THE INVITATION TO INVESTIGATE. NEVERTHELESS, THE U.S. HAS REFUSED TO OFFICIALLY APOLOGIZE FOR THE ATTACKS, SUGGESTING THAT SOME PRIVATELY STILL SUSPECT THAT CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACTIVITY EXISTED THERE.[6]

THE KHARTOUM ATTACK WAS NOTED FOR ITS OUTSTANDING PRECISION, AS SUCCESSIVE MISSILES ALL BUT LEVELED THE AL-SHIFA WORKS WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING AREAS, ALTHOUGH ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND TEN WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK.

DIRECTLY AFTER THE STRIKE THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT DEMANDED THAT THE SECURITY COUNCILCONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SITE TO DETERMINE IF IT HAD BEEN USED TO PRODUCE CHEMICAL WEAPONS OR PRECURSORS. SUCH AN INVESTIGATION WAS FROM THE START OPPOSED BY THE US. NOR HAS USA EVER LET AN INDEPENDENT LABORATORY ANALYZE THE SAMPLE ALLEGEDLY CONTAINING EMPTA. MICHAEL BARLETTA, BULLETIN ATOMIC SCIENTISTS, CONCLUDES THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE AL-SHIFA FACTORY WAS EVER INVOLVED IN PRODUCTION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, AND IT IS KNOWN THAT MANY OF THE INITIAL US ALLEGATIONS WERE WRONG.[4]

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17. PANAMA

IN THE FIRST EIGHTY YEARS FOLLOWING INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN, PANAMA WAS A DEPARTMENT OF COLOMBIA, SINCE VOLUNTARILY BECOMING PART OF IT AT THE END OF 1821.

IN NOVEMBER 1903, PANAMA PROCLAIMED ITS INDEPENDENCE AND CONCLUDED THE HAY/BUNAU-VARILLA TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES. THE TREATY GRANTED RIGHTS TO THE UNITED STATES “AS IF IT WERE SOVEREIGN” IN A ZONE ROUGHLY 10 MILES (16 KM) WIDE AND 50 MILES (80 KM) LONG. IN THAT ZONE, THE U.S. WOULD BUILD A CANAL, THEN ADMINISTER, FORTIFY, AND DEFEND IT “IN PERPETUITY.”

IN 1914, THE UNITED STATES COMPLETED THE EXISTING 83 KM (52 MI) CANAL.

FROM 1903 UNTIL 1968, PANAMA WAS A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY DOMINATED BY A COMMERCIALLY ORIENTED OLIGARCHY. DURING THE 1950S, THE PANAMANIAN MILITARY BEGAN TO CHALLENGE THE OLIGARCHY’S POLITICAL HEGEMONY.

IN 1968 LIEUTENANT COLONEL OMAR TORRIJOS HERRERA AND MAJOR BORIS MARTÍNEZ COMMANDED A COUP.

THE MILITARY JUSTIFIED ITSELF BY DECLARING THAT ARIAS MADRID WAS TRYING TO INSTALL A DICTATORSHIP, AND PROMISED A RETURN TO CONSTITUTIONAL RULE.

THE GUARD BEGAN A SERIES OF POPULIST MEASURES THAT WOULD GAIN SUPPORT FOR THE COUP. AMONGST THEM WERE THE FREEZING OF PRICES ON FOOD, MEDICINE[17] AND OTHER GOODS UNTIL JANUARY 31, 1969, THE FREEZING OF RENTING PRICES, AND THE LEGALIZATION OF THE PERMANENCE OF SQUATTING FAMILIES IN BOROUGHS SURROUNDING THE HISTORIC SITE OF PANAMA VIEJO.[16] THE MILITARY SOON BEGAN CALLING ITSELF EL GOBIERNO REVOLUCIONARIO (“THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT”).

DURING OMAR TORRIJOS’S CONTROL, THE MILITARY REGIME TRANSFORMED THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF THE COUNTRY BY INITIATING MASSIVE COVERAGE OF SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES AND EXPANDING PUBLIC EDUCATION.

THE CONSTITUTION WAS CHANGED IN 1972. FOR THE REFORM TO THE CONSTITUTION, THE MILITARY CREATED A NEW ORGANIZATION, THE ASSEMBLY OF CORREGIMIENTO REPRESENTATIVES, WHICH REPLACED THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. THE NEW ASSEMBLY, ALSO KNOWN AS THE PODER POPULAR (“POWER OF THE PEOPLE”), WAS COMPOSED OF 505 MEMBERS SELECTED BY THE MILITARY WITHOUT THE PARTICIPATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES, WHICH HAD BEEN ELIMINATED BY THE MILITARY. THE NEW CONSTITUTION PROCLAIMED OMAR TORRIJOS THE “MAXIMUM LEADER OF THE PANAMANIAN REVOLUTION”, AND CONCEDED HIM UNLIMITED POWER FOR SIX YEARS, IN 1981,

TORRIJOS DIED IN A PLANECRASH. IT HAS BEEN WIDELY SPECULATED THAT HIS DEATH WAS A CIA ASSASSINATION DUE TO HIS RESISTANCE TO RENEGOTIATE THE PANAMA CANAL TREATY,(NEGOTIATED UNDER THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION), WITH PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN.[18] TORRIJOS’ DEATH ALTERED THE TONE OF PANAMA’S POLITICAL EVOLUTION. GENERAL MANUEL NORIEGA WAS FIRMLY IN CONTROL OF BOTH THE PDF AND THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

THE MILITARY DICTATORSHIP, AT THAT TIME SUPPORTED BY THE UNITED STATES, PERPETRATED THE ASSASSINATION AND TORTURE OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PANAMANIANS AND FORCED INTO EXILE AT LEAST ANOTHER HUNDRED DISSIDENTS (SEE ZÁRATE 15).[20] NORIEGA ALSO BEGAN PLAYING A DOUBLE ROLE IN CENTRAL AMERICA UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE CIA. WHILE THE CONTADORA GROUP CONDUCTED DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE PEACE IN THE REGION, NORIEGA SUPPLIED THE NICARAGUAN CONTRAS AND OTHER GUERRILLAS IN THE REGION WITH WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION (PIZZURNO GELÓS AND ARAÚZ, ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL PANAMÁ REPUBLICANO 602).[16]

ON JUNE 6, 1987, THE RECENTLY RETIRED COLONEL ROBERTO DÍAZ HERRERA, RESENTFUL FOR NORIEGA’S VIOLATION OF THE “TORRIJOS PLAN” OF SUCCESSION THAT WOULD TURN HIM INTO THE CHIEF OF THE MILITARY AFTER NORIEGA, DECIDED TO DENOUNCE THE REGIME. HE REVEALED DETAILS OF THE ELECTORAL FRAUD, ACCUSED NORIEGA OF PLANNING TORRIJOS’S DEATH, DECLARED THAT TORRIJOS HAD RECEIVED 12 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE SHAH OF IRAN SO THAT PANAMA WOULD GIVE THE EXILED IRANIAN LEADER ASYLUM, AND BLAMED NORIEGA FOR THE ASSASSINATION BY DECAPITATION OF OPPOSITION LEADER DR. HUGO SPADAFORA .[16]

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN BEGAN A SERIES OF SANCTIONS AGAINST THE MILITARY REGIME. THE UNITED STATES FROZE ECONOMIC AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO PANAMA IN THE SUMMER OF 1987 IN RESPONSE TO THE DOMESTIC POLITICAL CRISIS IN PANAMA AND AN ATTACK ON THE U.S. EMBASSY. YET THESE SANCTIONS DID LITTLE TO OVERTHROW NORIEGA BUT INSTEAD SEVERELY DAMAGED PANAMA’S ECONOMY. THE SANCTIONS HIT THE PANAMANIAN POPULATION HARD AND CAUSED THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) TO DECLINE ALMOST 25 PERCENT BETWEEN 1987–1989 (SEE ACOSTA N.P.).[21]

ON FEBRUARY 5, 1988, GENERAL MANUEL ANTONIO NORIEGA WAS ACCUSED OF DRUG TRAFFICKING BY FEDERAL JURIES IN TAMPA AND MIAMI.

IN APRIL 1988, THE U.S. PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN INVOKED THE INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY ECONOMIC POWERS ACT, FREEZING PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENT ASSETS IN ALL U.S. ORGANIZATIONS.

ON DECEMBER 19, 1989, PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH DECIDED TO USE FORCE AGAINST PANAMA, DECLARING THAT THE OPERATION WAS NECESSARY TO SAFEGUARD THE LIVES OF U.S. CITIZENS IN PANAMA, DEFEND DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, COMBAT DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND SECURE THE FUNCTIONING OF THE CANAL AS REQUIRED BY THE TORRIJOS-CARTER TREATIES (NEW YORK TIMES, A TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT BUSH’S ADDRESS N.P.).[22]

OPERATION JUST CAUSE WAS JUSTIFIED BY THE UNITED STATES AS NECESSARY TO SECURE THE FUNCTIONING OF THE CANAL AND RE-ESTABLISH DEMOCRACY IN THE COUNTRY. ALTHOUGH DESCRIBED AS A SURGICAL MANEUVER, THE ACTION LED TO CIVILIAN DEATHS WHOSE ESTIMATED NUMBERS RANGE FROM 400 TO 4,000 DURING THE TWO WEEKS OF ARMED ACTIVITIES IN THE LARGEST UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATION SINCE THE END OF THE VIETNAM WAR. FOR SOME COMMENTATORS, THE ACTION WAS NOT INTENDED ONLY TO RID PANAMA OF THE DICTATORSHIP BUT SERVED ALSO TO REINFORCE UNITED STATES AUTHORITY OVER THE REGION RIGHT AT THE END OF THE COLD WAR, AS WELL AS USE PANAMA AS PRACTICE FIELD FOR WEAPONS AND STRATEGIES THAT WOULD SHORTLY AFTER BE USED IN THE GULF WAR (CAJAR PÁEZ 22).[23]

THE URBAN POPULATION, LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL, WAS GREATLY AFFECTED BY THE 1989 INVASION, BECOMING THE ‘COLLATERAL COST’ OF THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE COUNTRY. AS POINTED OUT IN 1995 BY A UN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MISSION TO PANAMA, THE BOMBARDMENTS DURING THE INVASION CAUSED THE DISPLACEMENT OF 20,000 PERSONS. THE MOST STRICKEN DISTRICT WAS EL CHORRILLO WHERE SEVERAL BLOCKS OF APARTMENTS WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. EL CHORRILLO HAD BEEN SINCE CANAL CONSTRUCTION DAYS A SERIES OF WOODEN BARRACKS; THESE EASILY CAUGHT FIRE UNDER THE UNITED STATES ATTACK. ACCORDING TO THE TECHNICAL MISSION, THE DISPLACED WERE SEGREGATED TO UNFINISHED USAID DWELLINGS, FAR FROM COMMUNICATIONS AND BASIC SERVICES, OR WERE SENT BACK TO LIVE IN EL CHORRILLO’S NEW LOW-STANDARD MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED HASTILY BY THE PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENT IN REPLACEMENT OF THEIR LOST HOMES (SEE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, N.P.). AS STATED BY RESPONDENTS IN A 2005 SURVEY CONDUCTED IN EL CHORRILLO, AFTER THE INVASION, CRIME AND DRUG TRAFFICKING INCREASED, AND LIVING CONDITIONS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WORSENED. COLEEN ACOSTA POINTS OUT THAT “THE INTERVENTION ADDED FURTHER TO (PANAMA’S) ECONOMIC DECLINE. SOME SECTIONS OF PANAMA CITY WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED, LEAVING THOUSANDS HOMELESS, AND SUBSEQUENT LOOTING LEFT BUSINESSES WITH DAMAGES IN THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS. THE ECONOMIC DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE INVASION AND SUBSEQUENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE HAS BEEN ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 1.5 AND 2 BILLION DOLLARS … UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE TO RECORD HIGHS AS THE GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE WAS LEFT IN CHAOS. ACCORDING TO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 10,000 EMPLOYEES LOST THEIR JOBS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE WAR (N.P.).[21]

THE U.S. TROOPS INVOLVED IN OPERATION JUST CAUSE ACHIEVED THEIR PRIMARY OBJECTIVES, AND NORIEGA EVENTUALLY SURRENDERED TO U.S. AUTHORITIES. HE COMPLETED HIS SENTENCE FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES IN SEPTEMBER 2007. IN AUGUST 2007, A U.S. FEDERAL COURT IN MIAMI FOUND NORIEGA EXTRADITABLE TO FRANCE, WHERE HE WAS CONVICTED IN ABSENTIA FOR MONEY LAUNDERING. NORIEGA WAS EXTRADITED TO FRANCE ON APRIL 26, 2010 AND HIS TRIAL STARTED ON JUNE 28, 2010 IN PARIS, FRANCE. ON JULY 7, 2010, NORIEGA WAS CONVICTED BY THE 11TH CHAMBER OF THE TRIBUNAL CORRECTIONNEL DE PARIS, AND SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL. THE PROSECUTOR IN THE CASE HAD SOUGHT A TEN-YEAR PRISON TERM. IN ADDITION, €2.3 MILLION (APPROXIMATELY US$3.6 MILLION) THAT HAS LONG BEEN FROZEN IN NORIEGA’S FRENCH BANK ACCOUNTS WAS ORDERED TO BE SEIZED.

[PANAMA, WIKIPEDIA]

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18. GRENADA

WHAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT AN INVASION LAUNCHED BY A NATION OF 240 MILLION PEOPLE AGAINST ONE OF 110 THOUSAND? AND WHEN THE INVADER IS, MILITARILY AND ECONOMICALLY, THE MOST POWERFUL IN THE WORLD, AND THE TARGET OF ITS ATTACK IS AN ISLAND OF SMALL VILLAGES 1,500 MILES AWAY, 133 SQUARE MILES IN SIZE, WHOSE MAIN EXPORTS ARE COCOA, NUTMEG AND BANANAS … THE FIGHTING WAS OVER IN A WEEK, 135 AMERICANS KILLED OR WOUNDED, 84 CUBANS, 400 GRENADIANS, MORE OR LESS … [BILL BLUM]
PRE-HISTORY AND EARLY EUROPEAN CONTACTS

GRENADA WAS FIRST SIGHTED BY EUROPEANS IN 1498 DURING THE 3RD VOYAGE OF COLUMBUS TO THE NEW WORLD. AT THE TIME THE INDIGENOUSISLAND CARIBS (KALINAGO)WHO LIVED THERE CALLED IT CAMAHOGNE. THESPANIARDS DID NOT PERMANENTLY SETTLE ON CAMAHOGNE. THE ENGLISHFAILED IN THEIR ATTEMPT AT SETTLEMENT IN 1609.
FRENCH COLONY (1649–1763)

ON MARCH 17, 1649 A FRENCH EXPEDITION OF 203 MEN FROM MARTINIQUE, LED BY JACQUES DU PARQUET FOUNDED A PERMANENT SETTLEMENT ON GRENADA. WITHIN MONTHS THIS LED TO CONFLICT WITH THE LOCAL ISLANDERS WHICH LASTED UNTIL 1654 WHEN THE ISLAND WAS COMPLETELY SUBJUGATED BY THE FRENCH.[4] THOSE INDIGINEOUS ISLANDERS WHO SURVIVED EITHER LEFT FOR NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS OR RETREATED TO REMOTER PARTS OF GRENADA WHERE THEY WERE MARGINALISED – THE LAST DISTINCT COMMUNITIES DISAPPEARED DURING THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. WARFARE DID CONTINUE DURING THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BETWEEN THE FRENCH ON GRENADA AND THE CARIBS OF PRESENT DAY DOMINICA AND ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.THE FRENCH NAMED THE NEW FRENCH COLONY LA GRENADE AND THE ECONOMY WAS INITIALLY BASED ON SUGAR AND INDIGO. THE FRENCH ESTABLISHED A CAPITAL KNOWN AS FORT ROYAL (LATER ST. GEORGE). TO SHELTER FROM HURRICANES THE FRENCH NAVY WOULD OFTEN TAKE REFUGE IN THE CAPITAL’S NATURAL HARBOUR, AS NO NEARBY FRENCH ISLANDS HAD A NATURAL HARBOUR TO COMPARE WITH THAT OF FORT ROYAL. THE BRITISH CAPTURED GRENADA DURING THE SEVEN YEARS’ WAR IN 1762.
BRITISH COLONY (1763–1950)

GRENADA WAS FORMALLY CEDED TO BRITAIN BY THE TREATY OF PARIS IN 1763. THE FRENCH RE-CAPTURED THE ISLAND DURING THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, AFTERCOMTE D’ESTAING WON THE BLOODY LAND AND NAVALBATTLE OF GRENADA IN JULY 1779. HOWEVER THE ISLAND WAS RESTORED TO BRITAIN WITH THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1783. BRITAIN WAS HARD PRESSED TO OVERCOME A PRO-FRENCH REVOLT IN 1795–1796 LED BYJULIEN FEDON. NUTMEG WAS INTRODUCED TO GRENADA IN 1843 WHEN A MERCHANT SHIP CALLED IN ON ITS WAY TO ENGLAND FROM THE EAST INDIES. THE SHIP HAD A SMALL QUANTITY OF NUTMEG TREES ON BOARD WHICH THEY LEFT IN GRENADA AND THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF GRENADA’S NUTMEG INDUSTRY THAT NOW SUPPLIES NEARLY FORTY PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S ANNUAL CROP.[5] IN 1877 GRENADA WAS MADE A CROWN COLONY.THEOPHILUS A. MARRYSHOW FOUNDED THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (RGA) IN 1917 TO AGITATE FOR A NEW AND PARTICIPATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL DISPENSATION FOR THE GRENADIAN PEOPLE. PARTLY AS A RESULT OF MARRYSHOW`S LOBBYING THE WOOD COMMISSION OF 1921–1922 CONCLUDED THAT GRENADA WAS READY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN THE FO OF A ‘MODIFIED’ CROWN COLONY GOVERNMENT. THIS MODIFICATION GRANTED GRENADIANS FROM 1925 THE RIGHT TO ELECT 5 OF THE 15 MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, ON A RESTRICTED PROPERTY FRANCHISE ENABLING THE WEALTHIEST 4% OF ADULT GRENADIANS TO VOTE.[6]

THE CAPITAL ST. GEORGE’S.
TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE (1950–1974)

IN 1950 ERIC GAIRY FOUNDED THE GRENADA UNITED LABOUR PARTY, INITIALLY AS A TRADES UNION, WHICH LED THE 1951 GENERAL STRIKEFOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS, THIS SPARKED GREAT UNREST – SO MANY BUILDINGS WERE SET ABLAZE THAT THE DISTURBANCES BECAME KNOWN AS THE ‘RED SKY’ DAYS – AND THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES HAD TO CALL IN MILITARY REINFORCEMENTS TO HELP REGAIN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION. ON OCTOBER 10, 1951 GRENADA HELD ITS FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS ON THE BASIS OF UNIVERSAL ADULT SUFFRAGE [7]– ERIC GAIRY’S GRENADA UNITED LABOUR PARTY WON 6 OF THE 8 SEATS CONTESTED.[7] FROM 1958 TO 1962 GRENADA WAS PART OF THEFEDERATION OF THE WEST INDIES.

ON MARCH 3, 1967 GRENADA WAS GRANTED FULL AUTONOMY OVER ITS INTERNAL AFFAIRS AS AN ASSOCIATED STATE. HERBERT BLAIZE WAS THE FIRST PREMIER OF THE ASSOCIATED STATE OF GRENADA FOM MARCH TO AUGUST 1967. ERIC GAIRY SERVED AS PREMIER FROM AUGUST 1967 UNTIL FEBRUARY 1974.
INDEPENDENCE AND REVOLUTION (1974–1983)

INDEPENDENCE WAS GRANTED IN 1974 UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE THENPREMIER, SIR ERIC MATTHEW GAIRY, WHO BECAME THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF GRENADA.

CIVIL CONFLICT GRADUALLY BROKE OUT BETWEEN ERIC GAIRY’S GOVERNMENT AND SOME OPPOSITION PARTIES INCLUDING THE NEW JEWEL MOVEMENT (NJM). GAIRY’S PARTY WON ELECTIONS IN 1976 BUT THE OPPOSITION DID NOT ACCEPT THE RESULT, ACCUSING IT OF FRAUD. IN 1979, THE NEW JEWEL MOVEMENT UNDER MAURICE BISHOP LAUNCHED A PARAMILITARY ATTACK ON THE GOVERNMENT RESULTING IN ITS OVERTHROW.ON OCTOBER 19, 1983, BERNARD COARD AND HIS WIFE PHYLLIS, BACKED BY THE GRENADIAN ARMY, LED A COUP AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF MAURICE BISHOP AND PLACED BISHOP UNDER HOUSE ARREST. THESE ACTIONS LED TO STREET DEMONSTRATIONS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE ISLAND. BISHOP HAD ENOUGH SUPPORT FROM THE POPULATION THAT HE WAS EVENTUALLY FREED AFTER A DEMONSTRATION IN THE CAPITAL. WHEN BISHOP ATTEMPTED TO RESUME POWER, HE WAS CAPTURED AND EXECUTED BY SOLDIERS ALONG WITH SEVEN OTHERS, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT CABINET MINISTERS. THE COARD REGIME THEN PUT THE ISLAND UNDER MARTIAL LAW.[CITATION NEEDED]

THE CONSTITUTION WAS SUSPENDED AND BISHOP’S “PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT” RULED SUBSEQUENTLY BY DECREE. CUBANDOCTORS, TEACHERS, AND TECHNICIANS WERE INVITED IN TO HELP DEVELOP HEALTH, LITERACY, AND AGRICULTURE OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. AGRARIAN REFORMS STARTED BY THE GAIRY GOVERNMENT WERE CONTINUED AND GREATLY EXPANDED UNDER THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF MAURICE BISHOP.

SOME YEARS LATER A DISPUTE DEVELOPED BETWEEN BISHOP AND CERTAIN HIGH-RANKING MEMBERS OF THE NJM. THOUGH BISHOP COOPERATED WITHCUBA AND THE USSR ON VARIOUS TRADE AND FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES, HE SOUGHT TO MAINTAIN A “NON-ALIGNED” STATUS. BISHOP HAD BEEN TAKING HIS TIME MAKING GRENADA WHOLLY SOCIALIST, ENCOURAGING PRIVATE-SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE ISLAND A POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION. HARDLINE MARXIST PARTY MEMBERS, INCLUDINGCOMMUNISTDEPUTY PRIME MINISTER BERNARD COARD, DEEMED BISHOP INSUFFICIENTLY REVOLUTIONARY AND DEMANDED THAT HE EITHER STEP DOWN OR ENTER INTO A POWER-SHARING ARRANGEMENT.[CITATION NEEDED]

AFTER A 1983 INTERNAL POWER STRUGGLE ENDED WITH THE DEPOSITION AND MURDER OF REVOLUTIONARY PRIME MINISTER MAURICE BISHOP, THE INVASION BEGAN ON 25 OCTOBER 1983, LESS THAN 48 HOURS AFTER THE BOMBING OF THE MARINE BARRACKS IN BEIRUT.

THE US ARMY’S RAPID DEPLOYMENT FORCE (1ST, 2ND RANGER BATTALIONS AND 82D AIRBORNE DIVISION PARATROOPERS), MARINES, ARMY DELTA FORCE AND NAVY SEALS AND OTHER COMBINED FORCES CONSISTED OF THE 7,600 TROOPS FROM THE UNITED STATES, JAMAICA, AND MEMBERS OF THEREGIONAL SECURITY SYSTEM (RSS)[3] DEFEATED GRENADIAN RESISTANCE AFTER A LOW-ALTITUDE AIRBORNE ASSAULT BY THE 75TH RANGERS ON POINT SALINAS AIRPORT ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THE ISLAND WHILE A MARINE HELICOPTER AND AMPHIBIOUS LANDING OCCURRED ON THE NORTHERN END AT PEARL’S AIRFIELD SHORTLY AFTERWARD.

WHILE THE INVASION ENJOYED BROAD PUBLIC SUPPORT IN THE UNITED STATES,[4] AND RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM SOME SECTORS IN GRENADA FROM LOCAL GROUPS WHO VIEWED THE POST-COUP REGIME AS ILLEGITIMATE,[5] IT WAS CRITICIZED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA AND THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHICH CONDEMNED IT AS “A FLAGRANT VIOLATION OFINTERNATIONAL LAW“.[6] BY A VOTE OF 108 IN FAVOR TO 9, WITH 27 ABSTENTIONS. THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL CONSIDERED A SIMILAR RESOLUTION, WHICH FAILED TO PASS WHEN VETOED BY THE US.

[EXCERPTED FROM GRENADA, AND THE INVASION OF GRENADA BY WIKIPEDIA]

BILL BLUM ADDS, UNFORTUNATELY WITHOUT DOCUMENTED FOOTNOTES,
BEFORE LONG THE PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION OF THE US ARMY WAS CRUISING OVER THE ISLAND IN A HELICOPTER OFFERING THE GRENADIANS, VIA A LOUDSPEAKER, A LARGE SERVING OF ANTI-CUBAN FARE: THE CUBANS HAD SUPPORTED THOSE WHO HAD KILLED BISHOP, GRENADA HAD BEEN A PAWN OF CUBA, CASTRO/COMMUNISM WERE STILL A THREAT, AND SO FORTH. POSTERS WERE PUT UP SHOWING ALLEGED CAPTURED CUBAN WEAPONS WITH THE SLOGAN, “ARE THESE THE TOOLS THAT BUILD AIRPORTS?” OTHER POSTERS LINKED THE MRC LEADERS TO MOSCOW.
IN MARCH 1984, A VISITING LONDON JOURNALIST COULD REPORT:
‘THE ISLAND REMAINS VISIBLY UNDER AMERICAN OCCUPATION. JEEPS PATROL CONSTANTLY. HELICOPTERS FLY OVER THE BEACHES. ARMED MILITARY POLICE WATCH THE VILLAGERS AND FREQUENT THE CAFES. CIA MEN SUPERVISE THE SECURITY AT THE COURTHOUSE. THE ISLAND’S ONLY NEWSPAPER POURS OUT WEEKLY VITRIOL ABOUT THE YEARS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT, THIS GRUESOME PERIOD IN OUR HISTORY”. THE PRESSURES, IN A SMALL A SMALL COMMUNITY, ARE HEAVY.
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19 YUGOSLAVIA
THIS SITES ARCHIVAL RESEARCH PEOPLES HISTORIAN SPENT THE 1970-71 CONCERT SEASON PERFORMING IN ALL THE SIX REPUBLICS OF WHAT WAS YUGOSLAVIA, AND IT WAS THE HAPPIEST YEAR OF HIS LIFE UP TO THEN. IT WAS THEN AT THE HIGHT OF THE COLD WAR. YUGOSLAVIA HAD ENVIABLE THRIVING ECONOMY AND CULTURE AMAZINGLY INDEPENDENT OF IMPERIALIST DOMINATION AND INDEPENDENT OF DOMINATION BY THE SOVIET UNION LED EAST BLOC. AT THAT TIME THE ONLY INSIGNIFICANT OCCASIONAL IRRITATION WAS THE OCCASIONAL BOMBINGS OF A YUGOSLAV EMBASSY OR CONSULATE ABROAD BY CROATIAN FASCISTS, ASSUMED TO BE NOT ALL THAT SECRETLY FUNDED BY CIA AND RELATED US COVERT ORGANIZATIONS. WHAT DEVELOPED IN THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED UNDER A WILLFUL PROGRAM OF US ENGINEERED DESTABILIZATION THROUGH FINANCIAL MANIPULATION, CIA COVERTLY FUNDED VIOLENCE, MILITARY THREATS AND FINALLY 78 DAYS OF STEADY BOMBING OF SOFT CITY TARGETS IN SERBIA AND KOSOVO WILL TAKE SOME GOOD AMOUNT OF DOCUMENTED EXPLAINING…[TO BE CONTINUED]
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20 CUBA

THE RACIST INVESTOR RULING ELITE OF THE NEW UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH A PREPONDERANCE OF SLAVE HOLDERS IN THE SOUTH AND SLAVE TRADERS IN THE NORTH, AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL SLAVE REVOLT IN HAITI WERE NATURALLY FEARFUL OF ANOTHER RULE OF FREED SLAVES IN CUBA, DURING ITS FIRST WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, THE US SOLD THE LATEST WEAPONS TO SPAIN, BUT NOT TO THE CUBAN REBELS.[10], AND ALTHOUGH VARIOUS EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS RECOGNIZED THE REBEL GOVERNMENT, THE US DID NOT.

DURING THE SLAVE STATE – FREE STATE POLITICAL CONFLICT IN CONGRESS, WHICH HAD STALLED THE PROCESS OF OPENING THE WESTERN TERRITORIES TO SETTLEMENT, EFFORTS WERE MADE TO ACQUIRE CUBA AND TO ANNEX NICARAGUA, BOTH TO BE SLAVE STATES.

TOWARDS THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY POWERFUL INVESTORS HAD BEEN CASTING A EYE ON CUBA WITH ITS LUCRATIVE SUGAR INDUSTRY AS A POSSIBLE FUTURE US POSSESSION. THE WIDE NEWSPAPER CHAIN OF RANDOLPH HEARST IS CREDITED WITH WHIPPING UP THE NECESSARY WAR FEVER THAT WOULD FREE CUBA FROM SPANISH CONTROL WITH THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, JUST AS CUBAN REVOLUTIONARIES WERE ABOUT TO WIN TRUE INDEPENDENCE.

CUBA WAS GRANTED FORMAL INDEPENDENCE FROM THE US IN 1902, THE US RETAINED THE RIGHT TO INTERVENE IN CUBAN AFFAIRS AND TO SUPERVISE ITS FINANCES AND FOREIGN RELATIONS AND FORCE THE US LEASEING THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE FROM CUBA. IN 1906, UPON A SUCCESSFUL ARMED REVOLT BY INDEPENDENCE WAR VETERANS, THE US INTERVENED REOCCUPYING CUBA FOR THREE YEARS, AND ACCORDING TO CUBAN HISTORIANS INTRODUCED POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CORRUPTION

 

SHAME  SHAME  Mr. Obama  President   Government of USA

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

US  President   Obama  –   A  Deadly  Criminal

 

AN APPEAL TO THE HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME  COURT OF USA  , CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA  &  CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN

– By American Citizens

Our country was known as ” Heaven On Earth” , “Land of Equality & Equal Oppurtunity” & the “Statue of Liberty” rightly symbolized the spirit of our country. Now USA is known as a “Terror State”.

In the last 3 – 4 decades , the persons who occupied the office of President USA ,in their individual capacity took wrong , inhuman decisions , meddled in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations , spent our resources to create terrorist outfits like al-queda , Taliban in those countries.

In turn these terrorist outfits terrorized , murdered millions of innocents & this Frankenstein monster came home to roost on September 9 / 11 . After September 9 / 11 , each terror suspect is severely tortured in hell like Abu Garibh prison , elsewhere by our authorities. For argument sake let us accept
that these terrorists who murder innocents don’t deserve kid glove treatment & rightly deserve 3rd degree torture. When a single terrorist deserve such inhuman 3rd degree torture , what quantum of punishment , torture – previous presidents of USA deserve – who created , aided & abetted thousands of such terrorists , terrorist outfits ?

Herby, we appeal to the honourable Supreme Court of USA to order the federal government to to make public :

1. how much US resources were spent from US TREASURY , to finance terrorist outfits , military juntas in other sovereign nations ?

2. is not Al-queda , Taliban creations of USA ?

3. did September 9 / 11 WTC attack truly happened by hijacked airplane or was it planned by US authorities ? see
http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

4 . is racial profiling , profiling a particular community & suspecting all the muslims as terror suspects , right?

5. if it is right , the creators of such terrorist outfits – past presidents of USA – who were Christians makes it logical to assume whole of our Christian community as terror suspect ?

6. is not use of 3rd degree torture on all type of suspects in US prisons & in the prisons of US allied countries at the behest of US authorities , right ? is it not violation of human rights & US laws ?

7. did US find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , which was the main reason for US attacking Iraq ?

8. why not US authorities use scientific interrogation techniques like polygraph , lie detector tests instead of inhuman 3rd degree torture on terror suspects & suspects in other criminal cases ?

9 . what legal right our President of USA have , to illegally spend billions of our dollars on inhuman , illegal acts of terrorism , military coup , creation , aiding & abetting of terrorists , etc , in other sovereign nations ? while we are suffering from loss of jobs ,loss of home due to natural calamities , etc ?

10. Inspite of repeated appeals for justice JUDGES  of  SUPREME COURT of  USA are mum and not taking action against terror presidents. Is it because  they owe their elevation to the highest judicial post  to the  US president or is it a survival act ?


Crux , Foundation of all religions is humanity , kindness & universal brotherhood. It is the preachers who misrepresent it. Terrorism created , aided , abetted by anybody is inhuman & wrong . Terrorism is creation of power hungry , selfish people & they must be legally punished .

Hereby , we appeal to the honorable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute Previous PRESIDENTS OF USA in the last 4 decades , for crimes of terror , as per the present US anti-terror laws.

Recently , in the issue of weekly publication  “The Week” , cabinet minister of government of srilanka (previously a deadly terrorist & right hand man of LTTE chief Prabhakaran ) Mr. Karuna , Himself has stated in an interview that LTTE received arms training in Tamilnadu State of India , to wage war against Government of Srilanka. The Justice Jain Commission Of Enquiry , which probed late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case , also stated that Tamil Terrorist outfits in Srilanka Received monetary , financial , arms training support from government of India. GOI has even setup a radio station for tamil terrorists of srilanka , within Indian territory. GOI spent billions of dollars of Indian taxpayer’s money for aiding & abetting terrorism , while billions of Indians were half starving & going without a single meal , without proper health care.

Recently  , in a media interview the president of Government of Pakistan Mr. Jardari himself has confessed that in the previous years the government of Pakistan has aided & abetted Terrorism for tactical gains of Pakistan , spending billions of dollars of Pakistani taxpayer’s money. While ordinary  Pakistanis were suffering from starvation , lack of health care , etc.

All the above proves that Previous Presidents of Government of USA , previous Presidents of Government of Pakistan & Previous Prime Ministers of Government of India were the real master minds of TERRORISM , founded , aided , abetted TERRORISM FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAINS. In turn  Murdering  lakhs of innocent human beings. These guilty previous presidents & prime ministers are deadly than OSAMA BIN LADEN.

Hereby , we appeal to the Honorable Chief Justices of supreme courts of USA , INDIA , PAKISTAN  , BANGLADESH , SRILANKA & INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL , to legally prosecute the previous Prime Ministers of INDIA , the previous presidents of USA & PAKISTAN , on charges of master minding TERRORISM & murdering innocent people in their respective countries .

 

 

Your’s Truly ,

Affected Citizens of USA

 

 

 

 

Presidents Day! USA Honors 12 Commanders-in Chief Prosecutable For Wrongful Deaths In 26 Nations

By Jay Janson

 

Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky, has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.” U S Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg trials of Germans in 1945, felt obliged to point out that “these laws are not meant only for Germans, but for the citizens of all nations.” Why do Americans not get it?

Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky of M.I.T.,  various times voted world’s most famous intellectual in international polls,  has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.”

Principle I of Nuremberg Principles under which Nazi leaders were tried and executed, to which all nations are signatories and, by article six of US Constitution became part of the US Constitution and law of the United States of America reads as follows:  “Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law  is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.”

Principle III states:  “The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State  or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.” US Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg trials of Germans in 1945, felt obliged to point out that “these laws are not meant only for Germans, but for the citizens of all nations.” The following lists only the greatest and fully documented crimes of each US president Americans are called to honor on Presidents Day.

TRUMAN: –

Harry Truman,  even though the Japanese were already defeated,  criminally ordered atom bombs dropped on civilians in two Japanese cities, after the US Air Force had criminally fire bombed sixty other  Japanese cities   The atom bombing was afterward condemned by Generals Eisenhower and MacArthur. – Truman criminally had the US Army invade Korea, well after the Japanese surrender had ended the war, overthrowing the democratically elected Korean government the departing Japanese military governor had permitted to be formed (ending forty years of a US non-recognition of Korea but as territory of Imperial Japan).[1] – Truman criminally cut Korea in two parts and installed in the South a brutal and murderous dictatorship that would massacre nearly 200,000 communists, socialists, unionists, farmers and citizens against the partition of their nation, in the years BEFORE armed forces of the North reunified Korea in five short weeks. – Truman again ordered a second invasion of Korea that with bombing flat the whole peninsula north and south took the lives of nearly three million Korea men, women and children. – Truman after witnessing the founding of an independent Vietnam, betrayed US highly decorated ally Ho Chi Minh, and brought back in the French Colonial Army in US ships and financed what would be an eight year French attempt to reconquer their colony which during the war fascist France had administered under the Japanese. – In Greece Truman betrayed those who fought against the Nazis and aided funded a right wing military takeover that brought subsequent years of deadly dictatorship.

EISENHOWER:

– Dwight Eisenhower had CIA, with bombing, overthrow the first democratically elected and popular president of Guatemala for the benefit of the United Fruit Company which owned or controlled most of the country. (Secretary of State Dulles and his CIA Head brother were both investors in United Fruit.) Massacres went on for decades afterward. – Eisenhower allowed or ordered the CIA to assassinate the popular Patrice Lumumba first president of an independent Congo, used US planes to help Belgium and other European interests initiate a reign of terror and genocidal confusion has taken more than six million lives and still goes on today. [see relevant CIA opened files]  – Eisenhower ordered a CIA operation led by agent Kermit Roosevelt that with British M16 overthrew Iran’s popular democratic government and installed a dictator Shah, who as a lucrative US ally had CIA trained secret police torture and murder until the Iranian people rose up to face death by the thousands to force him to flee the country. – ‘Ike’ initiated the bombing of tiny Laos, that would eventually make it the most heavily bombed nation in history. – Eisenhower had CIA plan an invasion of Cuba. – In accusing Dwight Eisenhower of criminally forcing the permanent division of Vietnam, with all the subsequent injury and sorrow it brought, by blocking the all Vietnam elections promised the Vietnamese who had defeated the US backed and funded French Colonial Forces, a court would probably quiet naturally have asked why he did this in spite of his knowing (as he publicly admitted in his memoirs that “had the election taken place Ho Chi Minh would have received more than 80 percent of the vote.” (Only on his last day in office did Eisenhower reveal the pressure upon him from the military industrial complex that must have brought him to commit these crimes against humanity and advised Americans to beware of the Military Industrial Complex.

KENNEDY: –

John Kennedy facilitated the ascension to power in Congo of the murderous tyrant Mobutu, whose bloody reign lasted for decades. – Kennedy sent armed advisors into Vietnam and ordered the first bombings of South Vietnam and sent in combat troops. His cabinet and generals okayed the assassination of the no longer useful dictator Diem and replacement by a general. – Kennedy gave the go ahead for the Eisenhower planed invasion of Cuba that include US bombing with unmarked warplanes, killing more than 900 Cuban men and women defenders. – Even after bringing the world to the brink of annihilation to remove Soviet missiles in Cuba, afterward he had brother an Attorney General Robert run a program of sabotage and attempted assassination of Cuba’s hero Fidel Castro. [see pertinent opened CIA files]

JOHNSON: –

Lyndon Johnson ordered what can only be seen as a genocide in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, second only in magnitude to the Nazi WW II Holocaust. By the time he left office more than three million innocent men, women and children had been killed by as much as a half-million US soldiers (at highest troop level) with air and naval support. (US Chief Council for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi criminals, General Telford Taylor, told a CBS interviewer in  19  that he would have be glad to prosecute US fliers shot down while bombing Vietnam.)[2]

– Johnson ordered the invasion and subsequent two year occupation of the Dominican Republic to prevent reinstallation of its overthrown and popular President. Thousands of Dominicans died.

– Johnson sent an aircraft carrier and large naval presence to Brazil to back the overthrow of a popular democratic government by Brazilian military and fascists that held repressive power through 1985, a crime against peace by Nuremberg Principles law. – Under Johnson the CIA has been documented to have been deeply criminally involved in Suharto’s massacre of at least a half million Indonesians in the name of anti-communism.

NIXON: –

Richard Nixon continued the genocide in what was French Indochina, heightening the bombing of North Vietnam and secret and horrific high altitude carpet bombing of Cambodia. At a trial of US genocide in Indochina, Nixon would have been charged with overseeing the murder of more than a million innocent citizens in their very own beloved country, as often as not in their own villages and homes. – A jury of judges could have listened to a self-incriminating tape of  Nixon explaining his strategy to his White House Chief of Staff:  “I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I’ve reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We’ll just slip the word to them that, “for God’s sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about communism. We can’t restrain him when he’s angry—and he has his hand on the nuclear button ” and Ho Chi Minh  himself will be in Paris  in two days begging for peace.”  – Another taped Nixon instructions to his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger incriminated him in a crime against humanity in Chile: “I want you to make the economy of Chile scream.” Nixon would easily have been incriminated in an investigation of CIA homicidal crimes in Chile during his presidency. [see CIA opened files on Nixon] – In October 1969, the Nixon administration indicated to the Soviet Union that “the madman was loose” when the United States military was ordered to full global war readiness alert (unbeknownst to the majority of the American population), and bombers armed with thermonuclear weapons flew patterns near the Soviet border for three consecutive days.[3]

FORD: –

Gerald Ford, was guilty of giving deadly criminal orders to American officials in Vietnam advising if not also fighting against so called Viet Cong, even though the US Armed Forces had officially been withdrawn. South Vietnam was a criminally created puppet state dictatorship of Washington kept in power by killing enough of its own people as the French had done.

Ford, ordered a belated show-the-flag,  after-the-fact,  retaliatory  air strike that took many Cambodian lives, though the crew of the captured American merchant ship  Mayaquez  had already been released after having been well fed by Cambodians, who had terribly little food themselves. He is guilty of causing the death of many of the attacking US Marines and airmen as well.

CARTER:  –

Jimmy Carter ordered a secret CIA attack on the US friendly government of Afghanistan, initiating what would be thirty-five years of death and destruction that has not yet ended. He instructed the CIA to train, arm and fund fighters of various war lords who were against their girls and women being educated in schools built by the new women-liberating government in Kabul. Carter had the CIA use fundamentalists in a campaign of terror, often executing teachers. These war lords included one famous for throwing acid in the faces of young women ‘improperly’ attired. Under Carter the CIA involved the secret services of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in this criminally created from outside beginning of civil war. Carter was insidiously convinced by his advisor, David Rockefeller confident, Zbigniew Brzezinski that this CIA effort and involvement would sucker the Soviets into making the mistake of intervening to aid the attacked Kabul government.[4] – Carter provide large amounts of weapons and ammunition to US backed dictatorship in Nicaragua and El Salvador, knowing it was being used against a persecuted population. Send dictator General Suharto the military equipment including attack bombers that were need for Suharto genocidal invasion of East Timor.  – Carter would have been charged a responsible massacres in  General Chun’s military dictatorship in South Korea crushing the democracy movement in Kwangju. Paratroopers carried out three days of barbarity killing up to  thousand people. The US received two requests for assistance: the citizens committee that had called for democracy requested help in negotiations; General Chun requested the release of 20,000 troops under US command to join the storm troopers. Carter honored the latter request and US naval and air units were deployed in a further show of US support for the military dictatorship of a man who South Korea would years later sentence to death.  – Carter’s heartless statement explaining that there was no need to dispense [Nixon promised] monies to Vietnam to repair damage caused by the U.S. nor to apologize to the Vietnamese people, as “the destruction was mutual,”  would have been seen as self-incrimination for the suffering his nation was obliged to relieve. –  National Security Advisor to President Carter  Zbigniew Brzezinski ,  “began to look more favorably toward Saddam Hussein as a potential counterweight to the Ayatollah Khomeini and as a force to contain Soviet expansionism in the region.” A search for documentation might show Carter giving the green light for an invasion of Iran by Saddam Hussain that took place while Carter was still in office.

REAGAN: –

Ronald Reagan ordered the paratrooper and naval invasion of the tiny island state of Grenada that took the lives 94 people,  18 of whom were killed in the accidental bombing of a Grenadian mental hospital. Nearly eight thousand soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines had participated in Operation Urgent Fury, which even US European Allies denounced. The entire population of Grenada was less than 100,000. – Reagan ordered the bombing of Libya,  murdering a hundred Libyans including a daughter of  its revolutionary leader Gaddafi, in an attempt to assassinate her father. – The United States under the Reagan administration was found guilty of war crimes against Nicaragua by the International Court of Justice and ordered to pay reparations. Reagan is also liable for not recognizing the conviction. – Reagan had US warships bombard villages on the hills around Beiruit, Lebanon at an unknown cost of life. – Reagan authorized the creation of a so-called Contra army of guerrillas to attack Nicaragua from neighboring bases in Honduras committing atrocity after atrocity against civilians in rural areas. –   Presiding Judge reading the conviction of Guatemalan dictator General Rios Montt, [a favorite of Reagan] “he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out.” US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Rios Montt, instead, m idway through the eighteen months of horrific massacres, Reagan  visited  Rios Montt  in Guatemala City and praised him as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty? There are all kind of documents that implicate Reagan in the genocide Mont was found guilty. –  In El Salvador, despite evidence that by 1984, 65,000 civilians had been murdered by the National Guard and right-wing paramilitary forces, President Reagan’s national Bipartisan Commission on Central America justified massive military support.  – Ronald Reagan in his second year in office removed Iraq from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism to ease the transfer of dual-use technology to that country in support of Saddam Hussein’s horrific war on Iran. Central Intelligence Agency secretly directed armaments and hi-tech components to Iraq through false fronts and friendly third parties such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, and they quietly encouraged rogue arms dealers and other private military companies to do the same. The United States actively supported the Iraqi war effort by supplying the Iraqis with billions of dollars of credits, by providing U.S. military intelligence and advice to the Iraqis, and by closely monitoring third country arms sales to Iraq to make sure that Iraq had the military weaponry required. The United States also provided strategic operational advice to the Iraqis to better use their assets in combat… The CIA, including both CIA Director Casey and Deputy Director Gates, knew of, approved of, and assisted in the sale of non-U.S. origin military weapons, ammunition and vehicles to Iraq. Reagan allow the sale of the components to make the gas Saddam used on Iranian troops and civilians.[5]

BUSH I: –

George H. W.  Bush I was responsible for  100,000 Iraqis retreating from Kuwait, being shot in the back from the air. Among them were may refugees. – Bush I ordered an invasion of Panama, US forces killing up to a thousand Panamanians . – Bush I  ordered the bombing of beautiful and wealthy Baghdad back a century incomprehensively targeting the understructure of the cities utilities. – As previously Vice-President under Reagan, Bush was involved in tightened relations with Saddam Hussain.  Did Bush, subsequently deliberately lead Iraq into actions that led to war in the Gulf, with the aim of achieving military pre-eminence in the region, and a New World Order founded on the threat and use of American military force? Former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark, who made a 2,000 mile journey through the war-torn Gulf, provides the most convincing evidence yet that this is the case, in his book  The Fire This Time: U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf,  a scathing indictment of America’s foreign policy leading up to the war, of the war’s devastating human and environmental consequences, and of the Allied war crimes committed during the attack on Iraq.  – Already as Vice-President then as president, Bush I worked toward a corporate  U.S. goal to transform Yugoslavia into a Third World  region, a cluster of weak right-wing principalities with the following  characteristics beginning in ernest after the death of Tito, to make that republic of six nationalities   incapable of charting an independent course of self-development; make its  natural resources completely accessible to transnational corporate  exploitation, including the enormous mineral wealth in Kosovo; to create a n impoverished but literate and skilled pop working at subsistence  wages, a cheap  labor pool that would help depress wages in Western  Europe and elsewhere; to d ismantle petroleum, engineering, mining, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, construction, automotive, and agricultural industries so they no  longer offer competition against Western producers;  to abolish Yugoslavia’s public sector  services and social programs, using the same ‘shock therapy” imposed  on the former Communist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet  Union; to replace the social wage with a neoliberal global free  market;  eliminating local banks access to Central Banks  and IMF sabotaging local production a process that would deliver still greater wealth and power  into the hands the speculative investment banking industry led from Wall Street.[6] – Bush I would have to answer for the crimes committed by CIA while he was Head of the CIA.

CLINTON: –

Bill Clinton can be  indicted for firing a missile into the metropolitan home of a one-and-half year-old child as part of his  sudden killer air strikes on Baghdad’s center killing a total of six, including a well known poet immediately after  individuals were arrested and only accused of attempting to assassinate former US President George Walker Bush in Kuwait. Further self-indicting himself, President  Clinton announced that he ordered precautions to “minimize loss of innocent lives.” Twenty-four missiles were fired into a large crowded city and only eight people were reported killed, so apparently the US military succeeded in following his directive. – Clinton ordered an air strike that destroyed  only pharmaceutical factory in all of the Sudan on a CIA report that it also made explosives.  – B  Bill Clinton ordered  Serbia bombed for 78 days, from 8,000 to 9,0000 or more sorties. More than 500 civilians were killed.  Nearly everything was struck, causing massive destruction and disruption; besides  known or suspected military sites,  power plants,  factories,  transportation,  telecommunications facilities,  vital infrastructure, including roads, bridges and rail lines,  fuel depots,  schools,  a TV station,  China’s Belgrade embassy,  hospitals,  government offices,  churches,  historic landmarks, and  other targets in cities and villages throughout the country.

– Under “acts injurious to citizens of another country” as crimes against humanity would fall  the entrapment of Latin Americans and American workers in further impoverishment with NAFTA, subjugating Haitians to famine producing American ‘investments’  overseeing the economic and CIA pressure to breakup what had been for nearly a half century a pleasant, easy going, non-alined and only lightly and peacefully communist Yugoslavia.[6]

BUSH II:

– George Walker Bush ordered what would be a genocidal crime against humanity in bombing, invading, occupying, and destroying whole cities in this oldest of civilizations. He did not even bother to get the okay from the colonial powers subservient UN Security Council, not that that would have affected it being a Nuremberg Principles punishable crime. – Bush II ordered or okayed a CIA sponsored invasion of Haiti and the kidnapping of its popular priest president, cause many deaths and a chaos that would cost thousands of lives continuing on even today. –  When, within few weeks after the 9/11 attack, the leaders of the two Pakistani Islamist parties negotiated with Mullah Omar and bin Laden for the latter’s extradition to Pakistan to stand trial for the 11 September attacks, Bush let it be known that he refuse the offer himself, on his own, and proceeded to bomb, invade and attempt to occupy and govern the whole nation of Afghanistan under the lie that Afghanis had some thing to do with the Saudi Arabians who  had trained in American and suicide themselves flying US captured airliners into the Trade Towers in New York. Saudi Arabians in Afghanistan, including the accused Osama bin Laden, had been brought in, armed and funded by the US. All this is beside the point of any possible justification for an attack on any nation. Bush is guilty of the death of tens thousands of entirely innocent Afghanis. – Bush II is prosecutable for the great theft of natural resources by US corporations, the imposing phony elections under occupation and protecting a drug lord invested administration by murdering the fighters of the formally de facto recognized Taliban government that defeated the US funded war lords engaged in a cataclysmic civil war after the final defeat of the Kabul government two years after withdrawal of its Soviet ally.

OBAMA:

– Barack Obama ordered the destruction of the government of Libya’s defense forces as he continued to fund a CIA program, which in coordination with its several branches in European and Middle Eastern nations, was running a phony show of rebellion in the prospering citizenry of the 53rd highest quality of life of all nations on Earth using hired known and experienced terrorists. Obama sought to justify his crimes with the most easily disproven statements and absurd lies, e.g. “Libya has been suffering under Gaddafi for forty years,” continuing absurd lies right up to the British and French warplane assisted primitive assassination of the Libya’s revolutionary hero and Chairman of the African Union. [7] [8] (Obama being so young, it does not seem possible that Obama will escape prosecution and conviction under Nuremberg Principles law.)
– For two bloody years, Obama has mercilessly been having CIA do, with allied secret services in a dozen countries of the Colonial-Neo-colonial powers, the same as it in Syria as it did in Libya, namely funding massacres and even more devastation in Syria. He will soon be unmasked

– If Obama should try to defend record in his Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libyan drone murders of his chosen suspected terrorist besides common law, US laws, the US Constitution and Nuremberg Principle international law the video recording of a presidential candidates debate in which he eagerly was the first to quickly raise his hand in assenting that as President he would not be dismayed from ordering a assassination strike on an important enemy leader even if he knew innocent bystanders would be killed as well. Needless to point out that no one is entitled to murder other, let alone on the pretext that that person might be intending harm to Americans. Obama has fingered for death, even an American religious  minister and his son, not even accused of committing a crime.

– Obama’s egotistical use of the first person pronoun in crediting himself with ordering crimes will facilitate his being tried for multiple mass murders and murdering collaterally with undeniable foreknowledge.

– It seems redundant to list the crimes against peace each of his treats to nuclear bomb Iran, or bomb Korea or Syria.
In addition, most of these presidents have maintained a criminal and life endangering embargoes and crippling sanctions on North Korea, Cuba and Iran. Principle Six of the Nuremberg Principles in describing crimes against humanity includes: ” inhumane acts done against any civilian population.” And all it would seem for one directive or another must have been involved in the genocide US foreign policy has brought to Somalia, first during the Cold War and thereafter supporting with constant military intervention various war lord governments.

Lastly, it best be noted that there are no war crimes involved, since there has not been a war declared since the Second World War. By definition, you can’t have a war crime without a war. As Ron Paul has told the nation over and over again on network news programs, all the illegal use of US military in police actions or humanitarian intervention since and including Korea have been unconstitutional and therefor criminal. Martin Luther King said US atrocity wars and covert genocide on three continents since 1945 were meant to maintain unjust predatory investments. Former US Attorney General under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson calls US foreign policy the greatest crime against humanity since those of the Nazis, Japanese and other fascists during World War II, and that justice must eventually be served, punishments allotted, compensation and reparations paid for massive wrongful death, injury, destruction of property and theft of natural resources. And this will make further investment in wars unprofitable and wars inoperable. [9][10]

So much for honoring war criminals instead of restricting a celebration of Presidents Washington and Lincoln until 1971. As for Americans who carried out the criminal orders of US presidents since 1945,  Principle IV states: “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him”. This principle could be paraphrased as follows: “It is not an acceptable excuse to say ‘I was just following my superior’s orders'”.  After the prominent, high profile event of the Nuremberg Trials, that excuse is now referred to by many as “Nuremberg Defense”

As to Americans who did not follow any of these presidents orders,

Principle VII states, “Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.”

Yours truly leaves it un to the reader to decide if he has complicity, he,   being an American citizen  has no doubt of his. End Notes:
1 1945, September 8  — US State Department officials, arrive in Korea with the US Army, disband the government of the Korean People’s Republic created September 6, in Seoul, by delegates from local peoples’ offices from all provinces throughout the peninsula formed when Japan announced intention to surrender (August 10), proceed without any Korean authorization whatsoever, to immediately cut Korea into two parts to be occupied by US and Soviet troops and establishing a military government, flying in from Washington DC (in General MacArthur’s private plane), Singman Rhee, to head it; eventually installing him as president of a separate South Korea Government that will include collaborators, and will outlaw all strikes, declare the KPR and all its activities illegal and begin a deadly terror of persecution  of members of the disallowed Korean Peoples Republic, communists, socialists, unionists and anyone against the the partition and demanding an independent Korea. 1946-1949  — The US in effect declares war on the popular movement of Korea south of the 38th Parallel and sets in motion a repressive campaign dismantling the Peoples’ Committees and their supporters throughout the south, becoming massively homicidal as Rhee’s special forces and secret police take the lives of some 200,000 men, women and children as documented recently by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up by the National Assembly of the Republic of (South) Korea; on the Island of Cheju alone, within a year, as many as 60,000 of its 300,000 residents are murdered, while another 40,000 fled by sea to nearby Japan some two years before the Koreans from the north invade the South. [Wikipedia] 1950, June 28 — The US attacks by, air, sea and land, aiming at the southward invading army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), which nevertheless unifies the peninsula in five short weeks (except for the US defended port city of Pusan); with little resistance from South Korea’s ROK military as most of its soldiers either defect or go home; over the next three years US will commit dozens of high death toll documented atrocities (some recently apologized for) as American planes level to the ground almost every city and town of any appreciable size in the entire peninsula, north and south, in the end threatening to drop the atomic bomb, and be charged with germ warfare by some not easily dismissed sources.

Prosecutable US Crimes against Humanity in Korea | Dissident Voice

dissidentvoice.org/…/prosecutable-us- crimes – against – humanity-in-k orea/ ? Mar 30, 2013 –
2 U.S. Nuremberg Trials Prosecutor Would Have Proudly Prosecuted McCain as a War Criminal

Gen. Telford Taylor, a chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials is reported as having said that he would be proud to lead the prosecution of U.S. pilots captured in Vietnam. Robert Richter, an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, and political director for CBS News from 1965 to 1968 recently wrote in Bomber Pilot McCain: War Heroism or War Crimes? published by Institute for Public Accuracy, October 15, 2008, writes, I will never forget how stunned I was when Gen. Telford Taylor, a chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials after World War Two, told me that he strongly supported the idea of trying the U.S. pilots captured in North Vietnam as war criminals — and that he would be proud to lead in their prosecution. Richter noted that McCain has repeatedly invoked his record in the Vietnam War during the campaign, but that the effect of bomber pilots like McCain and of the Rolling Thunder bombing campaign has not been sufficiently scrutinized. An ardent opponent of the Vietnam conflict, Taylor spoke with me in the fall of 1966 when I was looking into producing a documentary on this controversy for CBS News, where I was their National Political Editor. While he did not mention any pilot’s name, then U.S. Navy Lieut. Commander John McCain, who was captured a year later, would have been among the group Taylor wanted to prosecute. … Taylor’s argument was that their actions were in violation of the Geneva conventions that specifically forbid indiscriminate bombing that could cause incidental loss of civilian life or damage to civilian objects. Adding to the Geneva code, he noted, was the decision at the Nuremberg trials after World War Two: military personnel cannot defend themselves against such a charge with a claim that they were simply following orders. The charge that U.S. pilots also had bombed hospitals and other civilian targets, turned out to be correct and was confirmed by the New York Times ‘ chief foreign correspondent, Harrison Salisbury. In late 1966 Salisbury described the widespread devastation of civilian neighborhoods around Hanoi by American bombs: ‘Bomb damage … extends over an area of probably a mile or so on both sides of the highway … small villages and hamlets along the route [were] almost obliterated’. … In one of his autobiographies McCain wrote that he was going to bomb a power station in ‘a heavily populated part of Hanoi’ when he was shot down. … http://dissidentvoice.org/2008/10/us-nuremberg-trials-prosecutor-would-have-proudly-prosecuted-mccain-as-a-war-criminal/ 

See also: War Hero or War Criminal? 

By Robert Richter 

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21028.htm #

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The Nukes of October: Richard Nixon’s Secret Plan to Bring Peace to Vietnam Jeremi Suri,Wired Magazine,2/23/2008 
http://www.wired.com/politics/security/magazine/16-03/ff_nuclearwar?currentPage=all

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The outrageous strategy to destroy Russia | Zbigniew  Brzezinski : the  …

http://www.voltairenet.org/article30038.html ? Oct 22, 2004 –  When the  French magazine  Le Nouvel Observateur interviewed  Brzezinski  in 1998, he admitted that the equipping of Bin Laden’

Howard Teicher  served on the  National Security Council  as director of Political-Military Affairs. He accompanied Rumsfeld to Baghdad in 1983. [15] According to his 1995 affidavit and separate interviews with former Reagan and Bush administration officials all the above is true.
See also:  Lando, Barry  Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush , Other Press, 2007.
The Dismantling of Yugoslavia  A Study in In humanitarian Intervention (and a Western Liberal-Left Intellectual and Moral Collapse) Edward S. Herman and David Peterson http://monthlyreview.org/2007/10/01/the-dismantling-of-yugoslavia

see also: To Kill A Nation – the Attack on Yugoslavia, Michael Parenti, 2000
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There Was No Libyan Peaceful Protest – Information Clearing House

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28376.htm ? Jun 20, 2011 – Just Murderous Gangs and Nic Robertson … There were no peaceful protests ! 2. … This was reported by Reuters and BBC, but not CNN.  
for more complete documented chronology see  Capitalism’s Warplanes : CIA AndAl Qaeda Destroy Socialist Libya’s … www.countercurrents.org/janson240411.htm ?
Capitalism’s Warplanes : CIA AndAl Qaeda Destroy Socialist Libya’s 53rd Highest Living Standard. By Jay Janson. 24 April, 2011. Countercurrents.org
Syria : CIA, M16, French, Mossad, Saudi Involvement Unreported In … www.countercurrents.org/ janson 270611.htm ?
By Jay Janson . 27 June, 2011. Countercurrents.org. What is unfolding in Syria is an armed insurrection supported covertly by foreign powers including the US,  … 
Syria! NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time  A veil of disinformation by Western business controlled media never possible by any outright State-controlled media has descended on the world. But with technology is racing toward easy electronic access to documented history, those employed in the war-is-profitable business will soon be indicted. There is a rising call for America to prosecute its own war criminals. See: Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now. 
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KING CONDEMNED OUR ATROCITY WARS

kingcondemneduswars .blogspot.com/ ? Jul 13, 2011 – International Campaign for Awareness of King’s Condemnation of U.S. Wars and the “unjust overseas predatory investments they are meant to  … 
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Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign

prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanity now.blogspot.com/ ? Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign. First goal is to frighten with prosecution anyone calling for or fomenting war or military attack on an  

Principle V of the Nuremberg Principles states, “Any person charged with a crime under international law has the right to a fair trial on the facts and law.”

Principle VI states, “The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law: (a) Crimes against peace:  (i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a  war of aggression  or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i). ((b) War crimes: [NOT APPLICABLE SINCE NO WAR WAS DECLARED IN ALL THE ABOVE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY]) © Crimes against humanity: Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.”

Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents in 67 countries; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong’s Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents, Kerala, India; Minority Perspective, UK; Dissident Voice, Uruknet; Voice of Detroit; Ethiopian Review; Palestine Chronicle; India Times; Ta Kung Bao; China Daily; South China Morning Post; Come Home America; OpEdNews; HistoryNews Network; Vermont Citizen News have  published his articles; 300  of which are available at: click http://www.opednews.com/author/author1723.html ; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989.  Is coordinator of the  King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign : (King Condemned US Wars) http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/ and website historian of  Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign  http://prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanitynow.blogspot.com/ featuring a country by country history of US crimes and laws pertaining.

 

VICTIMS  OF  US  TERRORISM

Income Inequality In The US And Its Shameful Impact

By Fazal M. Kamal

 

For a country that’s now producing the almost inconceivable quantum computer—the so-called Infinity Machine—and which has the world’s largest economy, and in brief is the richest nation in the known universe, it isn’t merely a crying shame but downright unjust that hundreds of thousands of its citizens should be in such an economic state that they simply cannot afford to have health insurance.

According to findings of a survey, for instance, in which nearly 10,000 people age 20 and up participated and reported having one or more chronic illnesses like cancer, asthma, emphysema or a psychiatric illness “23 percent took their medication less often than prescribed because of the cost, 19 percent reported difficulty affording food and 11 percent said they were having trouble paying for both food and medications. In the end, about one in three had trouble affording food, medication or both.”

Additionally, conflicting local, state and national laws have created fissures in the system which have left many outside medical coverage even if one set of rules permits one person to receive government assistance, in a large number of cases, because of the contradictions, s/he would be denied coverage and hence would be in a vulnerable situation.

This, however, is only one small part of the problem. The major issue is income inequality which has assumed such potentials that even President Obama has had to address it on a national scale. Mainly due to demographic changes over the decades, with farming losing its earlier importance in economic indexes, and with rapid burgeoning urbanization, the luster of rugged individualism and the lack of awareness of inequities have been vanishing fast.

Consequently, in recent years there has been a flood of commentaries, articles, reports and surveys (not overlooking Wall Street Occupiers who helped to bring attention to the problem) highlighting income inequality in terms that have rarely been used in earlier decades. Given that fact, it’s quite understandable why Barack Obama has been talking of tackling this problem with some urgency. Obviously, the sentiment now is that this has to be addressed, not only for ethical reasons (which may or may not be a factor for many) but also for the sake of sheer practical reasons, like the health of the economy.

In a recent article June Carbone wrote in the New Economic Perspectives, “The winner-take-all system turns the rest of us into losers…It is no longer whether greater inequality exists (it indisputably does) or whether it is a good thing….Instead the big issue is whether the rise of top one-tenth of one percent with their extraordinary concentration of wealth has anything to do with the rise of inequality between the middle and the bottom. The answer is, of course it does, in ways that are both simple and complex.”

To put in some perspective, inequality on a global scale has also been growing though in many countries the gap isn’t as yawning as in a few countries including specifically the United States . As Paul Buchheit noted, “ America ‘s middle class is further from the top than in all other developed countries.” And he also proves, as many others, that it is not difficult to rectify at least some of the more egregious issues. In a commentary in AlterNet he notes, “Extreme inequality means people without homes are freezing to death in America .”

“On a winter day,” elaborates Buchheit, “in 2012 over 633,000 were homeless in the United States . Based on an annual single room occupancy cost of $558 per month, a little over $4 billion would provide shelter for every homeless person for the entire year. The stock market grew by $4.7 trillion in 2013. A wealth tax of just a one-tenth of 1 percent (one dollar out of every thousand) would have provided the $4 billion needed to shelter every homeless American for 365 days.” He concludes by lamenting, “But we have no wealth tax. And the wealth just keeps growing for the wealthiest Americans.”

Naturally, as in other cases too, there are many who are unable to see their feet because of their noses, even though income inequality is obvious, is hurting the economy and for many different reasons ought to be reduced. And they aren’t only people in small towns or in the Republican Party; they are also present in the Democratic Party as well as in some of the so-called progressive segments of the media. One of the ruses they’re utilizing to deflect from the core issues is that equal opportunity should be the goal rather than attacking income inequality.

Former Clinton administration secretary and political economist Robert Reich has been consistently attempting to spotlight the consequences of income inequality and the impediments that have been holding back measures to diminish the varied impacts. Very recently he underscored the unpleasant fact that “ America ‘s savage inequality is the main reason equal opportunity is fading and poverty is growing.”

In this context he noted, “… America ‘s rich are accumulating not just more of the country’s total income and wealth,” (and this following fact is of enormous significance) “but also the political power that accompanies money. And they’re using that power to reduce their own taxes, and get corporate welfare (subsidies, bailouts, tax cuts) for their businesses…All this means less equality of opportunity in America.”

In spite of the clear imperative of initiating steps to address the issue of income inequality, it has become evident by now that the Republicans in the US Congress as well as outside of it aren’t going to be willing partners with the administration’s proposals in this regard. Which—if one takes into account practical politics—is somewhat mystifying since opinion surveys have demonstrated that a majority of citizens is not satisfied with the existing level of wealth distribution.

For instance a Gallup poll has revealed that 67 percent of those asked about wealth and income distribution in the US replied that they were dissatisfied and 39 percent said they were very dissatisfied. Equally significantly, 45 percent of those polled by Gallup in its annual Mood of the Nation survey expressed pessimism about their ability to get ahead by working hard. This belief, in earlier times, was a universally accepted bedrock of being an American.

Against this backdrop the US government has been announcing its determination to confront this debilitating problem head on. How far the administration’s plans will progress has yet to be seen, but in recent declarations President Obama has said he will launch programs to attack this issue “with or without Congress.” Recently in a radio address he observed that “those at the top are doing better than ever” while “too many Americans are working harder than ever just to get by.”

 

 

Know And Punish US War Crimes

By Robert Barsocchini

 

After Iran overthrew the US-installed terrorist king in 1979, the USA quickly formed an Axis of Evil with some European allies and Saddam Hussein, and waged a war of aggression against Iran, which murdered 1 million Iranian citizens, mainly young people, and 150 thousand Kurds of all ages (tens of thousands of both Iranians and Kurds with horrific chemical weapons), and killed 500 thousand, mainly young, Iraqis, many simply conscripted by Hussein and used as meat targets for the war of aggression.

For this war, the  USA and Europe supplied  the proxy force, led by Hussein, with chemical weapons including mustard and sarin gas.  The USA also supplied Hussein with blueprints for chemical weapons-making plants, and technology for building missiles, warheads and detonators for the chemical weapons.  Once Hussein had made them, the USA used its satellite and spying capabilities to provide Hussein with locations of Iranians so Hussein could gas them, as well as Kurds.  During this, the USA also provided diplomatic cover for the Axis of Evil (itself, Europe, and Hussein) at the United Nations, shifting the focus away from the perpetrators of the crimes.

In 2007, one Dutch businessman,  Frans Van Anraat, was sentenced to 17 year in prison for providing some of the chemicals to Hussein.  He was charged only with complicity in war crimes, not with genocide, because it could not be shown that he knew exactly what Hussein would do with the chemicals.

This illustrates:

  1. All the US business pe ople (including from Kennametal, Latrobe, PA; Scientific Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Tektronix, Wilsonville, OR) wh o provided Hussein with chemicals, technology, equipment, etc., are guilty of war crimes, and also genocide if it can be shown that they knew what the materials would be used for.
  2. All the US government officials involved, which included the Reagan administration, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and members of congress and the CIA, etc., are guilty of both war crimes and genocide, since they approved all 771 shipments to Hussein, and helped him to use the weapons, as the widely publicized  declassified documents show , with wide governmental knowledge and complicity.

Zero US officials and business-people have been charged.  This is due to the US’s power, physical and economic.

Since crimes like these – war crimes and genocide – go unpunished for the USA, they have continued (see below, and ” Rogue State “, by William Blum, for details).

Immediately after complicity in war crimes and genocide against Iran and the Kurds, the USA used chemical weaponry against Iraq in the Gulf War – bombs and bullets made with radioactive nuclear waste, or “depleted uranium”.  This resulted in spikes in cancer rates for Iraqis and US soldiers.  This became known as Gulf War Syndrome, and the US government has done everything it can to deny the effects and accept responsibility for them.

Soon after that, Bill Clinton used radioactive nuclear waste munitions against Yugoslavia, also devastating the people and environment there.

Soon after that, George W. Bush used  radioactive nuclear waste  munitions against Afghanistan, devastating people and the environment.

Soon after that, George W. Bush used  radioactive nuclear waste , white phosphorus, and sarin gas against Iraq again (see “Rogue State”), devastating the people and environment, and bringing rates of cancer and birth defects up to levels higher than those of Hiroshima after the USA nuclear bombed it.

Soon after that, Obama expanded the war of aggression against Afghanistan from 40,000 US troops to over 100,000, and said nothing of the use of  radioactive nuclear waste weapons .

At the same time, in 2009,  Israel used US-provided white phosphorus  chemical-weapon bombs against civilians in Gaza (see “Rain of Fire”, by Human Rights Watch), after which Obama and Congress increased US tax money flowing to Israel by almost three quarters of a billion dollars per year.  Israel had already been the biggest recipient of US tax money (as well as weapons, etc.).  The current level of aid going to Israel is over 3 billion dollars a year, or about 10 million dollars per day.  All aid to Israel is illegal under US and international law.

The pattern is clear.  When there is no punishment for crimes, when people know they can do pretty much anything and get away with it, they will do just that.

We need a mass movement in the USA to arrest and prosecute war criminals, so that US politicians and officials have something to be afraid of (namely jail) when they make their decisions.  War crimes, genocide, and the like, would then have definite consequences and be sharply reduced.

We know theft and murder rates would be much higher if we had no punishments for those crimes.  Crimes committed by the most ambitious/evil people (corporate-backed politicians, government officials) are the same – with no punishment, they continue, often committed repeatedly by the same people, as in the cases of Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others.  If Ted Bundy hadn’t been apprehended, he would have kept going, too, albeit on a scale minuscule by comparison to these and other US terrorists and mass murderers.

For the USA to stop killing and mutating people around the world, there must be consequences for crimes.  Otherwise they go on, as seen.

The above list of crimes is incomplete, even for the time period it covers.  Before the US/Euro/Iraqi Axis of Evil war of aggression against Iran, the USA used and experimented with chemical weapons and other agents hundreds of times on its own citizens and around the world, without consent.

The US government will not submit to such measures willingly.  The USA has been found guilty of state terrorism before, for example against Nicaragua, and ordered to pay massive reparations.  The USA simply said no.  For another example, the USA has legislation known as “The Hague Invasion Act”, which says that the US must use force to invade the Netherlands and retrieve any US official, and possibly official from an allied foreign government such as Israel, who is brought to the International Criminal Court for trial.

But a mass, non-violent movement could accomplish the goal of charging war criminals.  Everyone knows war crimes and genocide are wrong.  That’s not the issue.  The issue is that many people are unaware that these events, such as the US/Euro/Iraqi war of aggression against Iran, even took place.  If they are aware of them, they are likely unaware of US involvement, and if they are aware of that, they are unaware that such acts are serious crimes against humanity.  This is due to the US corporate media’s central role in the profitable US agenda of expanding the empire through force.

It may well be true what US war criminals such as  Obama , John Kerry,  Hillary Clinton , and Zbigniew Brzezinski have expressed: that the internet is dealing a fatal blow to the empire, because now people can quickly spread information and easily learn that crimes are crimes.  Many are unhappy that the USA is committing heinous acts repeatedly, without consequences, and destroying millions upon millions of lives.

Let us awaken and go back to our previous war-criminals such as Henry Kissinger, the Bushes, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney, arrest them, and arrest our current war criminals, some of whom are listed here, and give them fair trials and prison sentences if they are found guilty by an impartial jury of their peers.

“All options”, as these people say, are not “on the table”: the death penalty – premeditated pack murder – is an abomination, which is why virtually every country in the world (about 90%), aside from the US, several of its allies, and a few others, do not use it.

SHAME  SHAME  Mr.   President   Government of USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

  We  admire  ordinary American  citizens . However we despise American  officials for their  inhuman attiudes , double standards & false ego of  superiority. They  don’t respect  the laws of  other  sovereign nations  , but  expect other countrymen  to  respect  US  laws. Whenever  US  officials serving  in other countries as  US  diplomats  were caught red handed  for crimes  ranging  from drunken driving , vandalism , terrorism , etc  , the  US  government  didn’t  let  the host  countries  to legally prosecute them instead  airlifted  them  back  to  US. Now deceased Mr.Warren  Anderson  former head of  Union Carbide  responsible  for  Bhopal  Gas   Tragedy  was  not  sent  back  to  India  for  legal  prosecution. Mr. David  Headley  master  mind  of  26 / 11  Mumbai  Terrorist  attack  is not  yet  handed over  to  India  for  legal  prosecution ,  why ?

  If  US  thinks  it  can  prosecute  it’s  own  citizens , India  too  can  legally  prosecute  it’s  own  citizen  Ms. Devyani  Khobragade. Immediately  drop charges against her. That  too  charges  against  her  are  not  as  grave  as  against warren  Anderson  &  david headley remember that. How much money , salary   US Embassy officials are paying to their maid servants ? Are they paying as per US Labor laws ?

  You  have  strip  searched  H.E.Honourable  President  of  India Mr.Abdul  Kalam  & Honourable  Defense  Minister  of  India Mr.George  Fernandez  when  on  official  US  visit. You  don’t  practice  diplomacy .  If US  officials , dignitaries  are  strip  searched  when  on  visit  to  India , how  it  will be ? Sad  part  is  our  Indian  Leaders  &  officials  have  selfish  motives , lack  self  esteem & respect  for  motherland  and  have  not  addressed  these  shameful  acts  of  US when  It happened.

   US  government  has  a  guilty  feeling and  suffers  from a  syndrome  of  terrorist  attack  always  because  , it  is  the  father , mother , origin  of  terrorism world over  since  decades. It’s  own  actions will boomerang , it’s  own  illegitimate  terrorist  babies  like  osama bin  laden  will take  care  of  USA. In  time , USA will pay  for  it’s  own  crimes.

   Mr.President  of  USA  We  admire  you  as  an  individual ,  but  as  head  of  US  government  you  must  mend  your  ways. We  hope  saner  sense  will prevail.

 

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LEGAL PROSECUTION OF SPONSORERS OF TERRORISM
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/911-2611—prosecute-the-sponsorers-of-terrorism ,

 

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/sponsor ,

 

Visit , read the petition & support by signing the petition demanding
ACCOUNTABILITY OF INDIAN JUDGES & POLICE.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/accountability-of-indian-judges#signatures ,
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/judge ,



India, U.S.A , U.K , Pakistan and various other countries
have given birth to & supported various terror outfits, all with the
objective of widening their area of influence, to get hold of
governance of other countries, to loot resources of other countries.
At no time they were bothered about the welfare of innocent people
in those victim countries.


Now, when the Frankenstein monster they fathered TERRORISM
is haunting them , came home to roost in their own backyards , all
these countries are crying foul.

Take for instance Pakistan , it has got enough problems on hand , poverty , unemployment , malnutrition , hunger , illiteracy is rampant in Pakistan. Ordinary Pakistanis are suffering, ordinary Pakistanis does not need neither war nor jihad , what they need is food , healthcare , education for their children.


Take for instance india, it has lot of problems on hand
like starvation, lack of education , health care, etc. The GOI says
it doesn’t have enough funds to solve these problems. These problems
are of pre-independece vintage, increasing multifold after
independence of india. Still the government of india spent crores of
rupees on training , arming of tamil terrorists in srilanka ,
unnecessarily poked it’s nose in east pakistan creating bangladesh,
created terrorist outfits in punjab & northeast to counter the
influence of other terrorist outfits. ALL THE WHILE PREACHING
PANCHASHEEL PRINCIPLES – peaceful co-existance , respect for
neighbour’s boundaries, etc, in the same breath. What ordinary Indians , commonfolk need is food , shelter , healthcare & education.

 

Take the case of USA , from the beginning since decades , it is the habit of US administrators, britishers   to sow the seeds of discontent between two countries , make them to go to war with each other ( simultaneously selling military hardware worth  billions of dollars to those same countries  by the way making profit in billions ) & to finally play the role of a truce maker thereby  getting a foothold in the newly formed government plus getting reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars leading to profit of billions. Just remember the USinvasion of iraq , citing presence of WMDs, finally nothing was found. However USA  made billions of profit by business.

 

The common folk  of whichever country , whichever  religion you take , does not want war , everybody wants peace. The common folk need food , shelter , healthcare & education. It is the scheming politicians who go on the path of violence.  POOJYA BAPUJI’s  , MAHATMA GANDHIJI’s  principles of non violence , non interference in the affairs of other individuals / other countries , love / compassion for fellow human beings is much relevant today.


Hereby, e-Voice  urges the international war crimes tribunal , to
order the respective governments who aided terrorism ,to pay damages
to victim countries. Jai hind. Vande mataram


Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraj.m.r.

 

CRIMES OF U.S PRESIDENT

From the day one the government of  USA  is selfish & violating the rights of other countrymen. During cold war days , to expand it’s influence & to give more business for u.s arms manufacturers , the u.s.a sowed the seeds of terrorism in various countries & nurtured them through arms & finance supply , training. The AL-QUEDA & TALIBAN are it’s own babies.
The president bush of U.S.A was sufferring from low image ratings , the domestic economy was facing a slump , so to improve his own rating & bring more business to u.s industries , he schemed an inhuman ruthless plan. He wanted to take control of afghanisthan & iraq. He needed a ruse to invade them & concocted one murdering his very own countrymen.
human rights watch has doubted the authenticity of  9/11 in it’s articles months ago. it is just a ploy of the bush to  divert attention of public from his dipping ratings , domestic problems  like unemployment , economic lows and more importantly to find rather  fabricate a reason for attacking the arab world , iraq. finally , to  help it’s MNCs mint millions in reconstuction , oil contracts, etc. it  is a savage act of bush for green bucks.
SEPTEMBER 9/11 WAS PLANNED !!!! VISIT  :  http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main
The government of U.S.A thrown all international conventions into wind , lied about weapons of destruction in iraq & invaded a sovereign countryiraq. Still , it was unabale to find any weapons of mass destruction in iraq. In it’s greed for power , green bucks , it inhumanly tortured prisoners , took them to 3rd countries for torture , bugged phones of u.s citizens & violated human rights of u.s citizens. In his ego , greed mr.bush has violated all human rights of not only u.s citizens but also human rights of innocent iraqis , afghans , etc & thrown all international laws into winds.
Now, the president himself has acknowledged the intelligence failure in iraq but defended his iraqi invasion. Mr. Bush will be remebered in the history books as a GREATEST LIAR , INHUMAN SCHEMING  MEGALAMONIAC & GREEDY  OLDMAN.

 

AN APPEAL TO THE HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME  COURT OF USA  , CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA  &  CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN
– By American Citizens

Our country was known as ” Heaven On Earth” , “Land of Equality & Equal Oppurtunity” & the “Statue of Liberty” rightly symbolized the spirit of our country. Now USA is known as a “Terror State”.

In the last 3 – 4 decades , the persons who occupied the office of President USA ,in their individual capacity took wrong , inhuman decisions , meddled in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations , spent our resources to create terrorist outfits like al-queda , Taliban in those countries.

In turn these terrorist outfits terrorized , murdered millions of innocents & this Frankenstein monster came home to roost on September 9 / 11 . After September 9 / 11 , each terror suspect is severely tortured in hell like Abu Garibh prison , elsewhere by our authorities. For argument sake let us accept
that these terrorists who murder innocents don’t deserve kid glove treatment & rightly deserve 3rd degree torture. When a single terrorist deserve such inhuman 3rd degree torture , what quantum of punishment , torture – previous presidents of USA deserve – who created , aided & abetted thousands of such terrorists , terrorist outfits ?

Herby, we appeal to the honourable Supreme Court of USA to order the federal government to to make public :

1. how much US resources were spent from US TREASURY , to finance terrorist outfits , military juntas in other sovereign nations ?

2. is not Al-queda , Taliban creations of USA ?

3. did September 9 / 11 WTC attack truly happened by hijacked airplane or was it planned by US authorities ? see
http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

4 . is racial profiling , profiling a particular community & suspecting all the muslims as terror suspects , right?

5. if it is right , the cretors of such terrorist outfits – past presidents of USA – who were Christians makes it logical to assume whole of our Christian community as terror suspect ?

6. is not use of 3rd degree torture on all type of suspects in US prisons & in the prisons of US allied countries at the behest of US authorities , right ? is it not violation of human rights & US laws ?

7. did US find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , which was the main reason for US attacking Iraq ?

8. why not US authorities use scientific interrogation techniques like polygraph , lie detector tests instead of inhuman 3rd degree torture on terror suspects & suspects in other criminal cases ?

9 . what legal right our President of USA have , to illegally spend billions of our dollars on inhuman , llegal acts of terrorism , military coup , creation , aiding & abetting of terrorists , etc , in other sovereign nations ? while we are suffering from loss of jobs ,loss of home due to natural calamities , etc ?

Crux , Foundation of all religions is humanity , kindness & universal brotherhood. It is the preachers who misrepresent it. Terrorism created , aided , abetted by anybody is inhuman & wrong . Terrorism is creation of power hungry , selfish people & they must be legally punished .

Hereby , we appeal to the honorable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute Previous PRESIDENTS OF USA in the last 4 decades , for crimes of terror , as per the present US anti-terror laws.

Recently , in the issue of weekly publication  “The Week” , cabinet minister of government of srilanka (previously a deadly terrorist & right hand man of LTTE chief Prabhakaran ) Mr. Karuna , Himself has stated in an interview that LTTE received arms training in Tamilnadu State of India , to wage war against Government of Srilanka. The Justice Jain Commission Of Enquiry , which probed late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case , also stated that Tamil Terrorist outfits in Srilanka Received monetary , financial , arms training support from government of India. GOI has even setup a radio station for tamil terrorists of srilanka , within Indian territory. GOI spent billions of dollars of Indian taxpayer’s money for aiding & abetting terrorism , while billions of Indians were half starving & going without a single meal , without proper health care.

Recently  , in a media interview the president of Government of Pakistan Mr. Jardari himself has confessed that in the previous years the government of Pakistan has aided & abetted Terrorism for tactical gains of Pakistan , spending billions of dollars of Pakistani taxpayer’s money. While ordinary  Pakistanis were suffering from starvation , lack of health care , etc.

All the above proves that Previous Presidents of Government of USA , previous Presidents of Government of Pakistan & Previous Prime Ministers of Government of India were the real master minds of TERRORISM , founded , aided , abetted TERRORISM FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAINS. In turn  Murdering  lakhs of innocent human beings. These guilty previous presidents & prime ministers are deadly than OSAMA BIN LADEN.

Hereby , we appeal to the Honorable Chief Justices of supreme courts of USA , INDIA , PAKISTAN  , BANGLADESH , SRILANKA & INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL , to legally prosecute the previous Prime Ministers of INDIA , the previous presidents of USA & PAKISTAN , on charges of master minding TERRORISM & murdering innocent people in their respective countries .

 

 

 

 

Crimes of President of USA

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/crimes-of-president-of-usa  ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/double-standards-of-governments-of-usa-india  ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/9-11-wtc-lies-osama-obama

 

The  Bhopal Gas Tragedy Continues

An American court absolving UCC of its liabilities for environmental contamination in Bhopal is a travesty of justice

 

IN YET another blow to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy survivors, an American court has ruled that it was Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) and not its parent company, Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), which was responsible for the generation and disposal of the hazardous waste that has contaminated the city’s soil and groundwater.

While delivering his judgment on 26 June, Judge John F Keenan found “no evidence indicating that UCIL manufactured pesticides on UCC’s behalf, entered into contracts or other business dealings on UCC’s behalf, or otherwise acted in UCC’s name”. According to him, UCC and UCIL were separate entities at “arm’s length” from each other and UCC exerted no control over UCIL.

Significantly, it was the same court that in May 1986 sent the case for compensation to the Indian courts. At that time, the Indian government, on behalf of the victims, had filed a suit for $3.3 billion as compensation arguing that since the disaster was a consequence of decisions taken by the parent corporation, an American court was the appropriate forum.

Aware of the massive compensation awarded in cases of corporate malfeasance by US courts, UCC argued that the case be sent to India. The US court presided over by Judge Keenan ruled in favour of UCC and sent the case to India. “The court is firmly convinced that the Indian legal system is in a far better position than the American courts to determine the cause of the tragic event and thereby fix liability,” he had said.

In the context of the judgment delivered on 26 June, it would be interesting to see how it matches up with the pronouncements of the “far better” placed Indian judiciary on the specific issue of liability of UCC vis-à-vis that of its Indian subsidiary.

It was the same US court that in May 1986 sent the case for compensation to the Indian courts

Following Judge Keenan’s 1986 order, the case for compensation was presented before the Bhopal District Court where Chief Judicial Magistrate MW Deo directed that “UCC will deposit in this court Rs 350 crore for payment of substantial interim compensation and welfare measures for the gas victims”. Significantly, he did not make any pronouncement against UCIL.

UCC appealed against this order before the Madhya Pradesh High Court where Justice SK Seth upheld Judge Deo’s directions to UCC but brought down the compensation amount to Rs 250 crore. Judge Seth justified his direction on the grounds that, “UCC owned more than half the stock of UCIL as well as controlled its board of directors and as such was a parent and holding company of UCIL under Indian law. Thus, it was in fact the defendant UCC that designed, constructed, owned, operated, managed and controlled the Bhopal plant through its Indian subsidiary.”

In response to UCC’s contention that it had no control over the running of the Bhopal plant, Judge Seth observed, “During 1978-84, certain vital decisions regarding the fate of the Bhopal plant, including those relating to its sale, lease or dismantling and shipment to a foreign country, were taken at different stages by the UCC management, sometimes even without reference to the Indian company, indicating complete control of the defendant UCC over the affairs of the Indian company.”

UCC appealed against Justice Seth’s order in the Supreme Court and it eventually led to a collusive settlement in February 1989 for $470 million. The court directed that the bulk of the amount — $425 million — was to come from UCC and the rest from its Indian subsidiary. In October 1991, the order was modified and criminal charges against UCC and its officials and subsidiaries were reinstated. When UCC continued to abscond from Indian courts, in April 1992, Chief Judicial Magistrate Gulab Sharma directed that “movable and immovable properties of UCC located in India be attached”.

In June 2010, Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari, in his judgment in the criminal case against UCIL and its officials, remarked, “The tragedy was caused by the synergy of the very worst of American and Indian cultures. An American corporation cynically used a third world country to escape from the increasingly strict safety standards imposed at home.”

Reportedly, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has refused to comment on Judge Keenan’s verdict absolving UCC of its liabilities. The least he could do is point out that between the 1986 and 2012 judgments, only one could be right.

 

 

 

Judgement Fixing in  Courts of USA

 

Corruption is the abuse of power by a public official for private gain or any organized, interdependent system in which part of the system is either not performing duties it was originally intended to, or performing them in an improper way, to the detriment of the system’s original purpose. The abuse of public offices for private gain is paradigmatic of corruption.

A common belief is that corruption is a judge taking bribes. The definition exceeds this theory. Corruption describes any organized, interdependent system in which part of the system is either not performing duties it was originally intended to, or performing them in an improper way, to the detriment of the system’s original purpose.

Corrupt judicial systems not only violate the basic right to equality before the law but deny procedural rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

 

While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug traffickingmoney laundering, and mail fraud.; it is not restricted to these activities. In this country, corruption is so common that it is expected when ordinary businesses or citizens interact with government officials. The end-point of political corruption is a kleptocracy, literally “rule by thieves”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shame Shame to Supreme Court of India & Supreme Court of USA

–          Match Fixing in the Supreme  Courts of USA & India

 

The Final Verdict is out in Bhopal Gas Tragedy . This kind of Injustice can only happen in banana republics , where rich crooks are protected by authorities & courts. SHAME SHAME to supreme court of India , supreme court of USA & Government of USA , for practicing double standards in enforcement of law & justice.

 

Double standards of supreme court of India

http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/is-the-supreme-court-of-india-deaf-dumb-blind

 

PIL Appeal & Show Cause Notice to Supreme Court of India

http://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/pil-appeal-show-cause-notice-to-supreme-court-of-india 

 

Double Standard : BP And Bhopal
By Bill Quigley & Alex Tuscano

When President Barak Obama went after BP and demanded a $20 billion dollar fund be set up for victims of the Gulf oil spill, the people of India were furious. They saw a US double standard. The US demonstrated it values human life within the US more than the lives of the people of India.
BP should pay $20 billion in compensation, probably even more. The people of India agree with that.
But people are angry because the US is treating the oil spill, called the worst environmental disaster in US history, in a radically different way than the US treated the explosion of a US-owned pesticide plant in Bhopal India, which some call the worst industrial disaster in history.
The 1984 Bhopal explosion released tons of toxic chemicals into the air, claimed the lives of between 15,000 and 20,000 people within two weeks, and disabled hundreds of thousands of others – many still suffering from physical damage and genetic defects.
The plant that exploded was operated by Union Carbide India Limited, a corporation owned by Union Carbide of the United States.
The disaster occurred in a thickly populated area close to the central railway station in Bhopal, an urban area of 1.5 million in the heart of India. Most people in the area lived in shanty huts.
Thousands of dead humans and animals filled the streets of Bhopal. Survivors complain of genetic damage which has caused widespread birth defects in children and even grandchildren of those exposed.
The soil and water of Bhopal remain toxic with heavy pesticide residue and toxic metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and chromium.
While President Obama displayed outrage at BP officials over the 11 deaths from the US oil spill, the US has refused to extradite Warren Anderson, the chair of Union Carbide, to face charges for his role in the Bhopal disaster.
Recall too that Obama advisor Larry Summers, then chief economist at the World Bank, stated in an infamous 1971 memo. “Just between you and me, shouldn’t the world Bank be encouraging MORE migration of the dirty industries to the Less Developed Countries?… I’ve always thought that under-populated countries in Africa are vastly UNDER-polluted…”
Obsolete and hazardous industries have been systematically transferred to the third world countries to not only exploit the cheap labor but also to avoid disastrous impact of these industries on the advanced countries.
Union Carbide put profit for the corporation above the lives and health of millions of people. Dow Chemical, which took over Union Carbide, is attempting to distance itself from all responsibility.
In India there were two Bhopal developments this month. The Indian government announced a compensation package of $280 million for Bhopal victims, about $22,000 for each of the families of the deceased according to the BBC, and seven former Indian managers of the Bhopal plant were given two year jail sentences for their part in the explosion. These legal developments are a mockery of justice for one of the world’s greatest disasters.
We call on the people of the US and the people of India to join together to demand our governments respect the human rights of all people, no matter where they live.
Together we must bring about change in corporate development. We have to emphasize social production for the needs of people and improved social relations.
If we continue to value some lives more than others, and to allow corporations to spoil some areas with impunity, our world will not last.
Unless we respect the human rights of all people and demand corporations do that as well, we will be damned to live out the Cree Indian prophecy “Only when the last tree from this earth has been cut down, only when the last river has been poisoned, only when the last fish has been caught, only then will humankind learn that money cannot be eaten.”

 

 

 

Bhopal gas tragedy: US court absolves Union Carbide of liability

 

In a setback to 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims, a US court has held that neither Union Carbide nor its former chairman Warren Anderson were liable for environmental remediation or pollution-related claims at the firm’s former chemical plant in Bhopal.

US district judge John Keena in Manhattan dismissed a lawsuit accusing the company of causing soil and water pollution around the Bhopal plant due to the disaster, and ruled that Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) and Anderson were not liable for remediation or pollution-related claims.

The court ruled that it was Union Carbide India Ltd, and not its parent company UCC that was responsible for the generation and disposal of the waste that polluted drinking water, and the liability rests with the state government.

Plaintiffs Janki Bai Sahu and others had alleged that “toxic substances seeped into a ground aquifer, polluting the soil and drinking water supply in residential communities surrounding the former Bhopal Plant site”.

They alleged that exposure to soil and drinking water polluted by hazardous waste produced Union Carbine India Ltd caused injuries.

“The summary judgement record certainly indicates that UCIL consulted with UCC about its waste disposal plans and on non-environmental business matter like its strategic plan. However, nothing in the evidence suggests the necessity of UCC’s approval for the actions about which plaintiffs complain,” the court said in its order.

“Moreover, there is no evidence in this extensive record indicating that UCIL manufactured pesticides on UCC’s behalf, entered into contracts or other business dealings on UCC’s behalf, or otherwise acted in UCC’s name,” it said.

The industrial accident, the worst in Indian history, led to the leak of poisonous methyl isocyanate, claiming thousands of lives in the Madhya Pradesh capital.

 

Editorial : BHOPAL GAS  VERDICT FIXED –  Shame Shame to Supreme Court of India & Supreme Court of USA

Now it is a known fact that Bhopal  Gas Leak Case Verdict was FIXED years before ,  MATCH FIXED  by then MP Government Chief Minister , Indian Prime Minister and most shame fully Chief Justice of India.
Now The Final Verdict is out in Bhopal Gas Tragedy . This kind of Injustice can only happen in banana republics , where rich crooks are protected by authorities & courts. SHAME SHAME to supreme court of India , supreme court of USA & Government of USA , for practicing double standards in enforcement of law & justice.

Double standards of supreme court of India
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/is-the-supreme-court-of-india-deaf-dumb-blind

PIL Appeal & Show Cause Notice to Supreme Court of India
http://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/pil-appeal-show-cause-notice-to-supreme-court-of-india

In India, Favorable treatment is given by police & courts of law for rich crooks where as poor innocents are harassed , tortured by the very same police & judges . In india Some MP , MLAs even take money for asking questions in parliament / legislature , Favourable laws are enacted to legalize crimes of rich crooks  for example : Illegal land encroachments by rich crooks. The same MPs , MLAs are not aware about problems of poor public , they don’t even open their mouth for asking questions on welfare of poor , let alone enact laws for welfare of poor. No government law , no decisions of judges , no orders of public servants are sacrosanct . Hereby , e-voice urges the supreme court of india ,

1.       To legally prosecute the jurisdictional  police who changed the charge sheet , who let out  Main criminal Anderson illegally without orders from the  court.

2.       To legally prosecute the SSP , DC of the district , Then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh & Then Prime Minister of GOI , who fully aided the main accussed , criminal Anderson to escape , to jump law.

3.       To legally prosecute Indian Public Servants , who were responsible for withdrawing the case from US Courts of Justice.

4.       To legally prosecute Then Chief Justice of India Justice Ahmadi & His bench colleagues , who diluted the case by changing the clause under which  Anderson & others were charged.
The Public servants – Mps , MLAs , Judges , IAS / IPS officers  , Police  take thousands of rupees monthly salary , cars , bungalows , 5-star hotel stay together with 5-star meal complete with alchoholic drinks , 5-star health care at premium hospitals , business class air travel , foreign tours , etc all at tax payer’s expense. After enjoying to the hilt at taxpayer’s expense  , these same public servants don’t serve the public , they serve the rich crooks , anti nationals in their greed for more money.

All the while the same poor tax payer suffers without justice . In India more than 50 Crore people are barely surviving on a single piece meal .Let the corrupt public servants eat their 5-star meals by the side of the graves of Bhopal Gas Victims. Atleast this will open the eyes of honest few in public service – police , judiciary & parliament , it is a fond hope. Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

Your’s sincerely,
Nagaraj.M.R.

An appeal to honourable supreme court of USA & HE Honourable president
of USA  Mr.Obama

Your government protects all Americans, all American companies both
inside America & abroad. If an American tourist is murdered in a third
country , American investigators fly over to that country  to conduct
investigation in total disregard to local laws. In the same way , if
the interests of an American company is threatened in a third country
American government goes to it’s rescue.

However , when an American company butchers , causes mass man
slaughter in a third country , as an American company did in Bhopal
India , no action by American government. Still the said American
company has not removed , cleared the accident site of poisonous
debris at Bhopal India since decades and still causing mass man
slaughter  , no action by American government  why ?

Some US based companies are selling soft drinks , food products ,
medicines , drugs in third world countries , which are causing grave
health damages to the public. The quality standards of these products
are fit cases of rejections by US FDA. Some US companies are selling
drugs ( which are banned in the USA ) to third world countries , still
us companies are exporting such dangerous medicines , foods to third
countries . no action by US government , why ? is it because you think
that the lives of  non Americans are cheaper than Americans ?

Hereby, I do request your kindself ,

1 . to initiate criminal prosecution against US based key management
personnel responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy .

2 . to make either the respective company management or US government
to pay compensation to victims of Bhopal gas tragedy  on par with
American lives , as if the same tragedy happened in the USA itself.

3 . to order the management of the said company to clean up Bhopal off
poisonous debris , from the accident site at their own expense.

4 . To legally prosecute US exporters &  US based companies selling
products  ( which violates US FDA regulations or banned in the USA for
domestic consumption ) to third countries.

 

Shame! India sold its dead cheap
Shobhan Saxena,

Around 22,000 dead. More than 1,20,000 injured.  Rs 1 lakh for each body. Rs 25,000 for every poisoned lung and damaged heart and blinded eyes. 26 years of long wait. And just 2 years in jail for the men who committed the worst crime against the people of this country. And this mockery of justice after such a long wait. Twenty six years after 40 tonnes of lethal gas seeped into the lungs of Bhopal, families of some 17,000 men, women and children are still waiting for the so-called compensation. Thousands more are still waiting to be accepted as victims. People of Bhopal are still drinking toxic water poisoned by Union Carbide in December 1984. And the main culprit is living life kingsize in a mansion in New York.

No country sells its people so cheap.
No country sells its poor so cheap.
No country sells its dead so cheap.

Today – on the day of Bhopal disaster judgment — if there is a failed state in the world, it’s India. It’s not Iraq. It’s not Somalia. It’s not Sudan. It’s India.

India – its government, judiciary and corporates – accepted the ridiculous amount of $450 million dollars for the people killed and maimed by methyl isocyanate leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the heart of Bhopal three decades ago. In all these years, the poor victims have done everything they could to get justice and compensation. They have cried and died on streets, sat hungry and faced police lathis on roads and filed court cases in the hope that one day they will get justice.

Today, they were denied justice. Today, they were told that they should be happy with the peanuts thrown at them by Union Carbide.  Today, India proved once again that it doesn’t care for its poor. Today, it was proved all over again that those who do politics in the name of poor in this country, always rule for the rich.

What justification does CBI have for not being able to produce Warren Anderson in court. The chairman of UC at the time of the gas attack (it was not an accident, the gas leak was caused because of cost-cutting steps taken by him) on the people of Bhopal, Anderson was arrested and later released on bail. He ran off to US in 1986 and we have not been able to find him or ask the US to extradite Anderson to India. Why? The government says it doesn’t know where Anderson is. What a lie. What a shame.

Last year, on a balmy July day, a bunch of victims danced on the streets after hearing news that the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal had ordered the CBI to arrest Anderson and produce him before the court without delay. The court also asked the CBI to explain what steps it had taken since 2002 to enforce the warrant and extradition of Anderson, who was declared an absconder in 1992. Though the CBI and US government failed to track Anderson, supporters of Bhopal victims traced him to the elite New York neighbourhood of the Hamptons. In 2003, Greenpeace activists paid Anderson a visit at his home and handed him an arrest warrant.

Today’s ridiculous judgment in Bhopal didn’t say anything on Anderson as he is a “proclaimed offender”. This status suits him fine because he doesn’t have to bother about coming to India and answer some very crucial questions:

*Why did Union Carbide not apply the same safety standards at its plant in India as it operated at a sister plant in West Virginia, US?

*On the night of the disaster, why did the six safety measures designed to prevent a gas leak fail to function?

*Why was the safety siren, intended to alert the people living close to the factory, turned off?

The victims have always alleged that Bhopal happened because of negligence by the Union Carbide and that was caused by cost-cutting measures taken by Anderson. Is it because of this reason that Anderson has been ‘hiding’ in the US?

A criminal has a reason to hide, but what reason does our government have to let a mass murderer like Anderson go scot-free. Is it because he is an American? Can an American come to India kill people in this country and run away with no consequences? That seems to be the case. We are still struggling to get a chance to question David Headley Coleman, an American citizen responsible for the worst terror attack on an Indian city in 2008. Will we succeed in getting Headley extradited to India? No way. Never.

Today, India proved that it doesn’t really care for its people, particularly if they have been slaughtered by powerful people from the most powerful nation in the world. Instead of taking on America and fighting for justice for its poor, India is more than happy to sell its dead cheap.

Rs 1 lakh for every body. Rs 25,000 for every blinded eye. This is the cost of poor life in a failed state.

 

Bhopal gas tragedy: 8 found guilty, get bail

BHOPAL: The seven Indian Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) officials convicted in the 26-year-old Bhopal gas tragedy case have been granted bail and released on submission of a surety of Rs 25,000 by a trial court in Bhopal, according to a Times Now report.

Earlier on Monday, eight accused, one of whom is deceased, were sentenced to two years in prison for causing death due to negligence.

Reacting to the development, representatives of the tragedy’s victims and their families who have been protesting outside the court, said they would approach the Madhya Pradesh High Court to allow the slapping of more stringent charges against all those accused in the case.

The Magistrate court in Bhopal on Monday convicted all eight Indians accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy case. A Rs 500,000 fine has been imposed on UCIL.

Toxic gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide factory in 1984 killed thousands and left an unspecified number battered with diseases and deformity – the toll of victims is still rising.

Despite Monday’s conviction, there is little closure for victims. Legal experts have alleged that there was an attempt to cover up the case. It took the CBI three long years to file a chargesheet that many believed was weak. Then in 1996 the charges were watered down making all sections carry the maximum punishment of 2 years.

The charges were also all bailable and with the prime accused in the case – former Union Carbide (USA) chairman Warren Anderson still on the run and unlikely to present himself in Indian court, there is little hope that justice will be served.

Anderson: The man who got away in Bhopal gas case
Chidanand Rajgahtta,

Long before British Petroleum, there was Union Carbide; long before David Headley aka Daood Gilani, there was Warren Anderson.

As legal proceedings in the Bhopal gas tragedy meanders on, its torturous path over 26 years a travesty of justice to many, two principals associated with the disaster have faded from sight even as newer culprits in most recent outrages (BP oil spill and Mumbai’s 26/11 massacre) are in the spotlight.

Union Carbide, the American chemical company that became notorious for the world’s worst industrial disaster, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. And Warren Anderson, Union Carbide CEO, at the time of the disaster and until his retirement in 1986, declared an absconder and a fugitive from justice by an Indian court, lives in relative anonymity and seclusion in Long Island, New York.

Both have washed their hands off the Bhopal disaster. Union Carbide says its officials were not part of this case since the charges were divided long ago into a separate case. “Furthermore, Union Carbide and its officials are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Indian court since they did not have any involvement in the operation of the plant, which was owned and operated by Union Carbide India Ltd, (UCIL)” a spokesman for the company told Wall Street Journal.

The company maintains that the Bhopal plant was designed, owned, operated and managed on a day-to-day basis by UCIL and its employees and all those convicted are the “appropriate people from UCIL — officers and those who actually ran the plant on a daily basis have appeared to face charges.”

“I want you to know that Union Carbide continues to have the utmost respect and sympathy for the victims of the tragedy and their families. Union Carbide did all it could to help the victims and their families from Day 1 right up through the settlement with the Indian government,” the spokesman added.

Anderson isn’t talking. He hasn’t spoken on record on the subject for nearly two decades. Now nearing 90, he lives with his wife Lillian in a million-dollar home in the swish Long Island neighbourhood of Bridgehampton, avoiding social contact and hiding from the media and activists who have struggled long to bring him to justice.

When Casey Harrell, a Greenpeace activist, visited his home in 2002 to serve him a warrant, he refused to identify himself and pretended to be someone else.

A neighbour also tried to throw Harrell off-track saying he was someone else and blurting out that he had nothing to do with the Bhopal disaster (even though Harrell hadn’t mentioned anything about the disaster).

Bhopal gas case: SC shot down move to slap tough charges
Dhananjay Mahapatra ,

NEW DELHI: It will be unkind to blame the trial court for handing out mild punishments to the Bhopal gas leak accused whose collective negligence caused an industrial catastrophe. For, the court’s decision to frame charges against them under Section 304-II of IPC — that attracts a maximum jail term of 10 years — was set aside by the Supreme Court itself on September 13, 1996.

Appearing for CBI, then additional solicitor general Altaf Ahmed had argued before the SC that the accused knew about the potential danger of the lethal gas escaping and hence should be tried under the stringent provision.

“There was ample material produced by the prosecution in support of the chargesheet which indicated that all the accused shared common criminal knowledge about potential danger of escape of the lethal gas — MIC — both on account of the defective plant which was operated under their control and supervision at Bhopal and also on account of the operational shortcomings detected by the Varadarajan expert committee,” Ahmed had said in court.

However, a bench comprising then Chief Justice A M Ahmedi and Justice S B Majmudar disagreed. “On our finding that the material pressed in service by the prosecution does not indicate even prima facie that the accused were guilty of an offence of culpable homicide and, therefore, Section 304-II was out of the picture, Section 304-A on this very finding can straightaway get attracted at least prima facie,” the bench said. It then quashed the charge framed against the accused under Section 304-II.

As legal experts decried Monday’s verdict and activists involved in rehabilitation of the victims termed it a mockery of justice, TOI tracked down Altaf Ahmed in Dubai. Ahmed expressed disappointment, not with the trial court verdict but with the SC’s 1996 judgment.

“The dilution of the charges against the accused persons in 1996 by the Supreme Court was very sad and in my perception not justified,” he said.

And why did he feel so, when the SC had gone through the evidence and CBI’s chargesheet in detail while giving its 40-page judgment? Ahmed felt the apex court had erred by converting the charges from Section 304-II to Section 304A (death caused by a rash and negligent act, under which the BMW hit-and-run accused was tried). “The management of Union Carbide knew that necessary safety measures were not in place and a leak of the kind that resulted in the tragedy was a distinct possibility,” he said.

END 25 YEARS OF INJUSTICE TO PEOPLE OF BHOPAL

Shortly before midnight on 2 December 1984, thousands of tonnes of
deadly chemicals leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant in
Bhopal, central India. Around half a million people were exposed.
Between 7,000 and 10,000 people died in the immediate aftermath and a
further 15,000 over the next 20 years.
Nearly 25 years later, the factory site has not been cleaned up. More
than 100,000 people continue to suffer from ongoing health problems.
Efforts to provide rehabilitation – both medical care and measures to
address the socio-economic effects of the leak – have fallen way short
of what is needed.
Many of those affected are still waiting for adequate compensation and
the full facts of the leak and its impact have never been properly
investigated. No one has ever been held to account for what happened
at Bhopal and efforts by survivors’ organizations to use the Indian
and US court systems to see justice done and gain adequate redress
have so far been unsuccessful.
Bhopal is not just a human rights tragedy from the last century – it
is a human rights travesty today. The legacy of Bhopal persists
because the people of Bhopal have never been able to claim their
rights. Moreover, the negative impacts of the leak are affecting new
generations. Studies have shown how the exposure to the toxic gas
causes long-term effects, which can continue in children born in gas-
exposed families.
For 25 years the Indian government has failed the people of Bhopal.
Promises have been repeatedly broken and no adequate action has ever
been taken to address the impacts of the gas leak.
No company can be allowed to evade responsibility for the impacts of
its operations. Union Carbide must be held to account for what
happened at Bhopal. Dow Chemicals, which now owns Union Carbide, must
cooperate fully with the Indian government and the courts in India to
ensure justice is done and the site is fully cleaned up.
BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY 1984 -Bhopal, India

At the first instance the Government of India failed to ensure that
Union carbide India Limited (U.C.I.L) has installed proper safety
measures and fully implemented it in practice, at it’s plant in
Bhopal. The Government of Madhyapradesh through it’s labour
department, factory inspectorate & pollution control board failed to
enforce safety practices & environmental protection. In turn, the
U.C.I.L didn’t install in full, the safety measures being followed by
it’s parent company union carbide corporation (U.C.C) at it’s
Various plants in the U.S.A. The U.C.I.L. didn’t give community
training to residents of nearby localities, to cope up with
emergencies ie. Industrial accidents. U.C.I.L gave a go – by to safety
practices, as it treated Indian lives as cheap. The government of
Madhya pradesh instead of shifting slum dwellers around U.C.I.L, to
other safe place, gave them legal title deeds just months before the
tragedy in 1984.
Now, refer the following:-
1. After the accident at it’s U.C.I.L. plant at Bhopal, India in 1984,
when the U.C.C.  Chairman/C.E.O. came over to Bhopal from U.S.A to
visit the accident site, local police arrested him on the charges of
manslaughter. However, the Government of India got him released.
2. In 1985, Government of India enacted “Bhopal claims Act” took- away
the right of appeal of all the Gas tragedy victims & declared itself
as the sole representative of all victims. This said act itself is
violative of victim’s fundamental & human rights. The
victims didn’t choose Government of India as it’s representative under
will, agreement, trust or pleasure.
3. The paradox of this “Bhopal claims Act” is that, Government of
India which is also a party to the crime, tragedy, itself is the
appellant. The appellant (Petitioner),defendant are Government of
India, Prosecution by Government of India & Judged by Government of
India.
4. In 1989, when an appeal about interim compensation to be paid by
the U.C.I.L to all the victims was being heard in the apex court, the
supreme court of India without giving a chance to the victims to make
their point, without consulting them, without making a proper
assessment of damages/losses, gave an arbitrary figure as verdict &
dropped all civil, criminal proceedings against U.C.C.&U.C.I.L
5. In the same year 1989, the Government of India without consulting
the victims of disaster, without making proper assessment of damages/
losses, negotiated a settlement with the U.C.C. and in turn gave full
legal immunity to U.C.C.& U.C.I.L from civil &
Criminal proceedings
6. Even the Government of India didn’t present the case of victim’s-
gas tragedy victims, properly before the U.S.courts, where the U.C.C
is based. All these premeditated acts only benefited the criminals-
U.C.C&UCIL. Are not the supreme court of India & Government of India,
here to safeguard Indians and to safeguard Justice?
After all these crimes, the Government of India failed to distribute
compensation in time to victims. It has failed even to provide safe
drinking water to the residents near the accident site, It has failed
to provide comprehensive medical care to the victims, till
date . It has even failed to get the accident site cleared off toxic
wastes either by the culprit management or by it self, that too after
20 years. The very presence of these toxic wastes since 20 years is
further contaminating, polluting the environment and taking toll of
more victims.
Particularly in the case of “Bhopal Gas Tragedy” the supreme court of
India & Government of India are deadlier criminals than U.C.I.L&U.C.C.
Just consider a case here, Just a few years back an U.S.based M.N.C
ENRON set-up a power project in Maharashtra, India through it’s
subsidiary. When Maharashtra state Electricity Board failed to lift
power from Enron& pay them monthly guaranteed revenue, Enron
threatened to invoke, open the “Eschrew Clause” with the Government
of India & to approach international arbiter U.K. Government of India
has stood as conter-guarantee in this case. Finally the Government
paid, of course subsequently the parent ENRON collapsed due to other
reasons. If in this case if Government of India failed to pay-up as a
counter guarantee & refused to comply with the award of International
arbiter, definitely Government of U.S.A. would have stepped into the
scene to protect it’s MNC. Hypothetically, In the same vein if Enron
has caused damages to Indians either through negligence of safe
practices or industrial accidents or bank frauds
amounting over and above it’s Capital base & insurance cover, then it
would have been the duty of parent Enron & Government of U.S.A. to
step in & pay-up.
In the same way, the U.C.I.L has caused massive damages to Indians &
refusing to pay commensurate to damages. Dow chemicals which took-
over U.C.C. is also refusing to pay. DOW chemicals which is the new
owner of U.C.C. naturally inherits both profits, credits lent &
liabilities to pay of U.C.C. Still it is refusing to pay. Now it is
the turn of Government of U.S.A. to cough-up the sum.
Nowadays, it has become routine for central & State ministers to go-
on foreign jaunts, to globe -trott inviting F.D.I/ M.N.Cs to India.
They do sign numerous agreements, only favouring MNC. When tragedies
occur or when they cheat Indian banks/ investors, it is Indians who
suffer. The ministers & bureaucrats thinks themselves as wizards and
enters into agreements with MNCs, industrialists in a hush-hush
manner, with vast scope for possible corruption. Is it not the duty of
government to be transparent ?
 

Bhopal gas case: ex-CBI men, Moily fight verbal war as Warren Anderson goes scot-free

 

New Delhi: Bhopal gas tragedy prime accused Warren Anderson’s failed extradition has kicked off a war of words between former CBI investigators and the law minister.

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Officers who probed the case but have now retired claim their hands were tied by government missives directing CBI not to pursue Anderson’s extradition.

In fact, the government had committed to the US that Anderson would not be arrested during his visit to Bhopal in the aftermath of the tragedy. Accordingly, he was allowed to return.

Former CBI joint director BR Lall, who briefly investigated the case, recalls receiving a letter from the ministry of external affairs to not pursue Anderson’s extradition.

“I distinctly remember receiving a routine letter which said Warren Anderson’s extradition may not be pursued. Normally, directions are not received through letters. It was a rare case,” he told DNA, making a case for greater autonomy to CBI.

“We [CBI] had responded to the letter that investigations required [Anderson’s] extradition,” Lall said.
His boss, former CBI jointdirector Joginder Singh, said there was little the agency could have done.

“CBI did its best to investigate the case fairly and push for Anderson’s extradition. But our hands were tied. In 1996, we got a major blow when the Supreme Court deleted criminal sections from the case.”

The CBI charge sheet mentioned section 304 IPC (culpable homicide with a maximum punishment of 10 years). However, the charges were watered down to 304 (a) (death due to negligence), usually used in cases of road accidents.

“With such a mild section, it is impossible to get an extradition anywhere. The moment 304 was quashed, half the case was lost,” Singh said.

Law minister Veerappa Moily refuted the allegations. Reacting sharply to Lall’s claims, he said, “After retirement people can give many statements. It is an irresponsible statement. This is not done at all. I think we need to do something to deal with such people who fail to discharge their duty and after retirement, try to become heroes or martyrs of the situation.”

 

New Delhi: A former senior CBI official, involved in the Bhopal gas leak case investigations, today claimed that the probe was “influenced”, generating a strong reaction from law minister M Veerappa Moily who termed the remarks as “irresponsible.”

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The officer, BR Lall, former joint director of the agency and in-charge of the probe also said he was forced by the ministry of external affairs officials not to follow extradition of Warren Anderson, the CEO of Union Carbide Corporation when the gas leak took place 26 years ago.

“CBI investigation was influenced and commanded by some officials, as a result the justice in the Bhopal Gas leakage case got delayed, hence, denied,” said Lall, the CBI officer in charge of the investigation from April 1994 to July 1995.

However, Moily, while reacting to Lall’s claim said, “After retirement, people can give many statement. It is an irresponsible statement. This is not done at all. After retirement, people become martyrs by making such statements.”

Claiming that CBI was an “under command” organisation, Lall said, “We need to make it free from government control to
ensure transparency and fair probe. In other countries, all chief investigating agencies have been given autonomy by keeping it out of the control of the judiciary, bureaucracy and executive powers.”

The charges by Lall came hours after a local court in Bhopal yesterday convicted former Union Carbide, India, chairman Keshub Mahindra and seven others for the world’s worst industrial disaster, that left more than 15,000 dead on the intervening night of December 2-3 in 1984.

“I was told by the ministry of external affairs officials not to follow the extradition of Warren Anderson, which affected the CBI probe,” Lall, who is now retired, further claimed.

After registering a case, CBI had filed its chargesheet under Section 304 IPC, which amounts to culpable homicide with maximum punishment of 10 years. However, the charges were later watered down to 304 (a), usually used in road accidents.

“I do not know what circumstances and evidences forced CBI or others involved in the proceedings to lower the section,” he said.

However, MEA sources maintained that “in 2003, a request for extradition of Anderson was made to the US side under India-US bilateral extradition treaty. This request has already been reiterated on more than one occasion.”

Anderson, 89, the then chairman of Union Carbide Corporation of USA, who lives in the United States, appeared to have gone scot-free for the present as he is still an absconder and did not subject himself to trial. There was no word about him in the judgement of the Bhopal court.

 

Anderson flew in, out of Bhopal in state govt’s plane: Capt SH Ali

 

New Delhi: Claims that Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson had flown in and out of Bhopal in a state government plane was today strengthened by the aircraft’s pilot.

”We got flight information from the then Director of Aviation R S Sodhi for a flight from Bhopal to Delhi and were told to keep the aircraft, a state government plane, ready,” Captain Syed Hasan Ali claimed in an interview to a news channel.

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He added that Anderson’s identity was kept a secret from him. ”We did not know who he was,” he said.

Capt Ali further claimed that Anderson was alone in the aircraft and looked upset and tired. ”As we waited for him, he came with the then SP and the District Magistrate of Bhopal. When we landed in Delhi, an ambassador picked him up from next to the plane and I left him with the airport manager,” he claimed.

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Capt Sodhi, seconding the pilot’s claims, said it was on orders of Arjun Singh government that Anderson was allowed to fly.

”I had received a call from the office of the then Chief Minister, Arjun Singh, ordering to arrange Anderson’s departure on December 7, 1984,” Captain R S Sodhi claimed in an interview to a news channel today.

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He alleged Anderson, a few hours after he came to know about his charges with culpable homicide, reached the airport where the Chief Minister’s official plane stood waiting for him, along with senior bureaucrats and police officers.

The city’s Superintendent of Police and the district magistrate, Moti Singh, waved to Anderson as he boarded Singh’s plane, he said. Earlier, Moti Singh had also alleged that the then Chief Secretary of the state had called him to his room and told him to arrange for the flight of Anderson out of Bhopal.

”The then chairman Keshub Mahindra and UCIL’s then managing director Vijay Gokhale after landing in Bhopal were taken into custody at the airport itself but soon after that, he and the district police chief were told by the Chief Secretary to get the US citizen released on bail and send him to Delhi by plane,” he said.

 

Bhopal gas tragedy : ‘Rajiv Gandhi’ helped Warren Anderson escape?

 

Courtesy : CNN-IBN. Warren Anderson, former chairman of the American parent company Union Carbide Corp responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, got out of India on the government’s order.

Moti Singh, who was the District Collector of Bhopal at the time of gas leak from the Union Carbide plant, said this to CNN-IBN on Wednesday.

He alleged Brahm Swaroop, Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh at the time, called him and the Superintendent of Police (SP) personally and asked him to release Anderson.

Anderson was arrested on December 7 but he was released the same day and flew out of Bhopal in a state government plane to New Delhi, said Singh. SeveralUnion Carbide officials were arrested on December 7 and kept at the company guesthouse after the gas leak on December 1, which was declared a temporary police station.

“At around 2 pm in the afternoon the Chief Secretary summoned me to his chamber in the Secretariat. We went there — he (Chief Secretary) said Mr Anderson was to be released and sent to Delhi by plane which was awaiting him at the airport. We did legal formalities and Anderson was released on bail. He was put on the plane and he went to Delhi,” said Singh.

The former official said he was never given reasons why Anderson was being released. Singh claimed Anderson wanted to visited areas affected by the gas leak but he was told there was a threat to his life.

“He was reluctant to leave immediately. He said he wanted to see the affected areas and meet the people. I told him he was not welcome in Bhopal and that there was risk to his life and in no case he could be allowed to go to the affected areas.”

The former district collector claimed Anderson seemed casual and showed “symptoms of arrogance” but toned down when he was told that he was being released.

Singh recalls Anderson briefed him on how the deadly methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas “leaks, how it works” and what wind direction it will take. Singh says Anderson’s information tallied with what was happening in the city.

Anderson was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, grievous assault and killing and poisoning human beings and animals due to leakage of the MIC gas from theUnion Carbide’s pesticide plant in Bhopal.

A Bhopal trial court on Monday convicted eight Indian officials of Union Carbide for their criminal negligence that triggered the world’s worst industrial disaster, but Anderson was not mentioned in the judgment.

Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday told CNN-IBN the “case” against Anderson was not closed and blamed a former Central Bureau of Investigation officer, who had investigated the gas leak, of not pressing for the American’s extradition.

 

 

Bhopal gas tragedy : Warren Anderson released after deleting a ‘charge’

 

Three days after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the police here had released the then Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson and two others on bail by “deleting” in the complaint a stringent charge under the IPC against them, trial court sources said today.

A perusal of court documents shows that the in-charge of the Hanuman Ganj Police Station, Surender Singh, had initially arrested Anderson, then UCIL chairman Keshub Mahindra and senior company official Vijay Prakash Gokhale at 10.10 AM on December 7,1984 in the presence of one Rakesh Kumar under various sections of IPC including 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

They were also charged with sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health), 284 (negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance), 426 (mischief) and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, other animals).

Later, the police released the three, “deleting” the charge against them under Section 304, they said.

The sources said that police had no right to delete such a charge and in doing so they had exceeded their brief.

“If the charge had not been deleted, Anderson may not have been able to leave India,” they said.

The CBI had later booked Mahindra and Gokhale under Section 304 which provides for prison term of 10 years. However, the Supreme Court had dropped the stringent section in the case.

Over 15,000 people were killed and thousands of others maimed when the deadly methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984.

Date : June 11th, 2010. News by Newsofap.com

 

Bhopal gas tragedy: Justice Ahmadi offers resignation

 

Bhopal: Former Supreme Court Chief Justice AH Ahmadi, facing flak for the 1996 verdict in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, has offered to resign from the post of Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust chairman.

Speaking to a daily, the former CJI said, “I will send a fresh application to the new Chief Justice of India asking to be relieved of the responsibility, though my previous application was pending with former CJI KG Balakrishnan.”

Justifying his stand, Ahmadi said that he had not committed any impropriety by agreeing to head a multi-million dollar trust set up by the Union Carbide after the gas leak.

Justice Ahmadi, who headed the bench in 1996 that converted the CBI charge under the stringent provisions of 304-II that provided for maximum of 10-year imprisonment to Section with two-year maximum imprisonment, said it was easy for people to talk and make allegations but judges have to work as per the system.

A two-judge bench headed by then CJI Ahmadi reduced the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder to causing death by negligence.

Giving his clarifications on the judgment, Justice Ahmadi rejected criticism of dilution of charge against Union Carbide executives in Bhopal gas tragedy case, saying in criminal law there was no concept of vicarious liability.

He also lamented the lack of a law to deal with disasters of Bhopal kind and said law can be amended to provide for adequate punishment.

Few days back, an organisation of Bhopal gas victims disputed Justice Ahmadi’s claim that no one had filed a review petition after the Supreme Court dropped charges of culpable homicide against the accused in the case.

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“Our organisation had filed a review petition but that was dismissed in 1996 by the Supreme Court, which was then headed by Ahmadi himself,” the convenor of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangthan, Abdul Jabbar had said.

As the guilty had not been charged under Section 304 of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), they were let off with imprisonment of only two years each, Jabbar claimed.

Justice Ahmadi, who had delivered the Bhopal gas tragedy case verdict in on June 09 1996, said he could not recollect whether a review petition was filed. However, he had earlier stated in a television interview that no review petition was filed.

Since retirement, Ahmadi has been presiding over Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust that runs a 350-bed superspeciality hospital. The trust was set up by Union Carbide.

A total of Rs 600 crore has gone into the trust, but its accounts are not in the public domain. The trust deed mandates that an SC judge should be its chairman and Ahmadi has been at its helm since retirement.

 

Man Who Warned of Bhopal Gas Leak

 

Congress spokesman Satyvrat Chaturvedi has defended former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi [Images ] whose role in letting the guilty in the Bhopal gas tragedy get off lightly is under the scanner due to the public outcry over the recent judgment in the case — 26 years after the event. On the night of 2/3 December, 1984, when deadly gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, Arjun Singh [ Images ] was chief minister of Madhya Pradesh [ Images ] and Gandhi was the prime minister of India [ Images ].

In the first few years after the tragedy, tremendous pressure was put up by the American corporate lobby and the government on India to save the US-based Union Carbide, the parent company, from civil and criminal liability.

As a result, at every little step, the law could not provide justice to the over 15,000 who died due to the gas leak. More than five lakh victims who suffered chronic diseases are struggling and pleading for help, even now.

The June 7 judgment of a local court in Bhopal, sentencing the convicted officials of the Indian arm of Union Carbide to a mere two-year sentence, has made the entire nation feel small and impotent before the might of the multinational corporations, the sluggish Indian justice system and its spineless political establishment.

The entire Bhopal saga was witnessed from close quarters by Rajkumar Keswani, an outstanding journalist, who had in fact foreseen this catastrophe. His work proves that the tragedy of Bhopal started much before December 3, 1984.

Two years before the Union Carbide factory leaked killer gas, he wrote in a weekly magazine called Rapat (news): ‘Bhopal jwalamukhi ki kagaar par (Bhopal on the edge of a volcano)’.

Keswani has witnessed the entire saga of deception of the victims of Bhopal by the Indian and American governments and multinational corporations. He shares his agony in a telephonic interview with rediff.com‘s Sheela Bhatt.

You have been following the Bhopal gas leak case for 25 years. What was your first reaction on hearing the verdict on June 7?

I had no expectations on that day. The seed of this judgment was sown when a Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice of India, A H Ahmadi, passed a judgment in 1996 that converted section 304 (II) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian penal code to 304-A (causing death by negligence) to try the case. In 1996 we knew the fate of the Bhopal gas case. He diluted the charges filed against Union Carbide. What happened was the culmination of injustice that started with that judgment.

Was there a design behind this?

I can’t say how it was done. But surely there was some design. Eventually, after retirement, Justice Ahmadi became the lifetime chairman of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust and Research Centre which has funds worth millions of rupees. Those millions, paid by Union Carbide for the poor victims, are under his control even now.

The dilution of charges helped (UCC chairman) Warren Anderson and Union Carbide in a big way, right?

When we talk about Union Carbide and Anderson, we must remember that they have never ever been subject to Indian laws. They have never appeared before an Indian court, nor have they lost anything due to Bhopal or benefited by the June 7 judgment. Our country’s system gave them eternal protection from any legal proceedings. There was no serious attempt at all to bring Anderson to this country in the last 25 years.

Can you tell us what kind of evidence you had against the US-based Union Carbide Corporation, parent company of Union Carbide India?

I started working on this story in 1981. That was the time when my friend Mohammad Asharaf was working in Union Carbide India Limited. He died due to exposure to phosgene gas. I had an idea that some hazardous chemicals are being used in the Bhopal factory. I reported on his death and then worked for nine months on knowing about the factory. I reported my first story in September 1982. In October that year I ran a series and wrote weekly reports against Union Carbide and the possibility of risk to human lives due to the chemicals in the plant. People treated me like a crazy man. They used to tell me, ‘Arre aisa kabhi hota hai kya? Aisa kabhi hua hai kya is duniya mein?’ (Do things like this happen? Have such things happened anywhere in the world?)

People in government, who were in the know of things, were hand in glove with the management of Union Carbide. They would trust Union Carbide more than anything else. Union Carbide was the only multinational at that time in a small city like Bhopal. Their reputation was such that it was difficult for anyone to believe that they could be negligent. It was very disappointing for me.

But what kind of evidence did you have against UCC of the US?

In 1982, an audit team had visited Union Carbide in Bhopal. They had inspected the plant and said that certain safety measures must be taken, otherwise there could be a gas leak. I printed the report of the visit of the audit team and their observations in Jansatta before the 1984 gas leak.

At 15 places in that report, they had written that safety measures are not proper and it could have a ‘runaway’ reaction. So the plant had problems before the leak in 1984. There is enough proof. Second, UCC, USA said they were not involved in the day to day running of the plant so they could not be made responsible. There are telex messages as proof which shows that the company in USA was totally involved in all the decisions of the company in Bhopal. They were sending instructions to Bhopal.

UCC India had a works manager named J Mukund (one of the accused who was convicted on June 7). He had sent a message asking for advice about coating the pipes. The US-based parent company sent him a message saying that the best material for piping would be too expensive and too difficult to acquire. How can UCC, USA escape their responsibility when they were advising Bhopal to economise on safety measures? They were telling Bhopal to use cheaper material. They were advising it to compromise on safety. Mukund’s message was sent on August 27, 1984. Just a few weeks before the fateful leak.

Do you have the copies of those telex exchanges?

Yes.

Justice Ahmadi, when he diluted the charges against the company, didn’t see these telex messages?

He saw what he wanted to see. Actually, there was a review petition of his order but he rejected it. We had sent messages to all the members of Parliament at that time to press for a review of the dilution of charges against the company. There are hundreds of documents that suggest that the parent company was involved in the running of the Bhopal company and they were aware of the problems in the plant. I submitted all of it in a US court too.

In 1982, I had documents to prove that safety measures in the plant were faulty. I managed to raise the Union Carbide plant issue in the MP assembly. The government denied any such threat, it is on record. The government denied my report and said there is a fool-proof system in the factory and there is nothing to worry about. The government said all these things in defence of Union Carbide in December 1982! I wrote to the Chief Justice of India in 1982 to intervene in the Bhopal factory. Nobody cared. I got no response.

Who played the bigger game in the Bhopal ‘cover-up’?

Union Carbide Corporation, USA, played the game with the help of the Government of India and the government of Madhya Pradesh. If you find out how the settlement of 1989 was reached, you will know what I am saying is correct. The settlement was done with the Supreme Court’s sanction. Carbide agreed to pay Rs 705 crore and the Government of India agreed to drop all civil and criminal cases against Union Carbide, which was later challenged in the court. Who did this? It was Rajiv Gandhi who made this settlement possible. It was the ultimate shame that the Government of India accepted money for the victims to quash criminal proceedings against UCC.

I challenged it in the court with the help of Indira Jaising, my lawyer. Only after that petition was the criminal case revived in June 1989. Anyone can understand what the role of the Government of India has been in helping victims.

It’s very intriguing to see that after the Bhopal tragedy innumerable NGOs, from stalwarts like Indira Jaising to hundreds of local community leaders, fought for the victims but nothing came out of it. Why such a total failure?

This is a very serious question. I am also worried about it. I don’t know if I should say anything on it.

But so much has been done by the foot soldiers of civil society. All over the world the victims have sympathisers. Still justice was not done. Why?

These are voices only. In society today only a loud bang is heard. That can be done by the television media. If the people would have reacted in a similar manner in 1996 to Justice Ahmadi’s decision, the Bhopal verdict would have been different.

How do you look at the Bhopal judgment?

I think the judge in his wisdom has not spoken much on (UC India chairman) Keshub Mahindra’s role. We have a grouse against it. It should be challenged. The Indian managers were equally responsible.

In Bhopal, during these 26 years, has Keshub Mahindra ever said sorry?

No. Rather, they have been manipulating the case. I have evidence to say so.

Who are the guilty men of Bhopal?

There is Union Carbide Company who compromised safety for profit. There was the Indian government who could not withstand the might of the multinationals. The cause of the tragedy was Union Carbide, but the injustice was due to the slow process of the judiciary and the Central Bureau of Investigation. The investigating agency became a partner in crime.

Who helped Anderson? Who executed the operation to get him out of India on December 7, 1984?

The American government and the US embassy put pressure on the Indian government. They put pressure on the Prime Minister’s Office. Rajiv Gandhi, reportedly, asked Arun Singh to ensure Anderson’s release. Chief Minister Arjun Singh didn’t convey to New Delhi [ Images ] the popular sentiments on the ground in Bhopal.

We reported these things then. We have no recordings of it now but we reported though our sources.

You are fighting since 26 years but now you see all around that people are reacting sensitively. There is a feeling of anguish and frustration. How do you see the new-found interest in the Bhopal case?

This is due to the new media and the images on television. Yeh TV ka kamal hai. These days, we are dictated by images on TV. They make us cry and they make us laugh. It is good, and even bad sometimes. In the case of Bhopal tragedy it is good that TV is shaking our memories.

 

Police released Anderson after ‘deleting’ stringent charge

 

Three days after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the police here had released the then Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson and two others on bail by “deleting” in the complaint a stringent charge under the IPC against them, trial court sources said today.

A perusal of court documents shows that the in-charge of the Hanuman Ganj Police Station, Surender Singh, had initially arrested Anderson, then UCIL chairman Keshub Mahindra and senior company official Vijay Prakash Gokhale at 10.10 AM on December 7,1984 in the presence of one Rakesh Kumar under various sections of IPC including 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

They were also charged with sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health), 284 (negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance), 426 (mischief) and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, other animals).

Later, the police released the three, “deleting” the charge against them under Section 304, they said.

The sources said that police had no right to delete such a charge and in doing so they had exceeded their brief.

“If the charge had not been deleted, Anderson may not have been able to leave India,” they said.

The CBI had later booked Mahindra and Gokhale under Section 304 which provides for prison term of 10 years. However, the Supreme Court had dropped the stringent section in the case.

Over 15,000 people were killed and thousands of others maimed when the deadly methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984.

MP CM seeks explanation from Arjun Singh on how Anderson fled

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that his government will go to any extent to get justice for Bhopal gas victims and demanded an explanation from then Chief Minister Arjun Singh on how former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson fled the country.

“We will go to any extent to get justice for the victims…This is not an issue of Bhopal or the state. It should act as an example of how to give punishment in such cases,” he told reporters here.

Noting that the people of the state felt “let down” following the gas tragedy verdict, Chouhan said he has written to Arjun Singh and asked for a reply on the circumstances that led to Anderson’s escape.

“Let Arjun Singh explain it. Whether he did it (gave permission for providing state aircraft) himself or anybody told him to do so. We want a reply from him if a wrong direction was given. And after all, why such a direction was given.

“There are lot many questions like why the CBI filed no appeal when the charges in the case were diluted in 1997. If he gives a statement, things would be clear. The state and the country want to know these circumstances,” he said.

Chouhan said a five-member team of legal experts has been set up by the state government to look into the issue and examine what could be done legally to get Bhopal gas victims justice. The interim report of the team would be out in the next ten days, he said.

Asked about the conflicting statements of Congress leaders like Digvijay Singh and Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Anderson fleeing the country, Chouhan said he did not want to politicise the issue but added that this was only leading to confusion.

“Somebody is saying the Centre is responsible while somebody else says the issues comes under the state. Different people are speaking in different voices…One wants to protect somebody while the other wants to trap someone else.

“This is leading to confusion… Arjun Singh should speak the truth. What other Congress leaders are speaking is only bringing out the contradictions within the Congress party,” he said.

He said that his government is open to all options and will decide after the committee report on whether to constitute a probe commission go into the lapses or take up the issue with US courts.

CBI failed to act on warrant against Anderson last year

Bhopal: The trial court in the Bhopal gas tragedy case had issued an arrest warrant against former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson last year but the CBI had failed to give any written response to it, according to court sources.

They said the warrant, the second against Anderson, was issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari on July 2, 2009 but the CBI did not give any written response to it.

Anderson was the chairman of the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) at the time of the disaster in December 1984 which left over 15,000 people dead.

Instead, they said, a CBI official met Tiwari and orally conveyed to him that for the agency, Anderson’s case had been closed.

The first court warrant against Anderson was issued in 1992.

Direction to release Anderson must have come from CM: Ex HS

New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh Home Secretary K S Sharma on Friday said that the then Chief Minister Arjun Singh may have given directions to officials to release former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson.

Sharma, who was the Home Secretary when the Bhopal gas tragedy took place, said the pressure to release Anderson must have come from the Chief Minister as “no officer would take such a step without direct instructions from the government”.

“Right from the beginning there had been some soft approach towards the whole thing otherwise he (Anderson) would have not been kept in a guest house when he was in custody. Releasing an accused of such a heinous crime on the same day means there was a tremendous pressure,” he said.

“…It is difficult to say from where this pressure came but certainly the pressure from Chief Minister on officials must have been there because no officer would take such a step without direct instructions from government.”

Sharma claimed despite being the Home Secretary he was not kept in the loop and “not informed about Anderson’s release.”

To a question whether there was pressure on Arjun Singh, he said: “This is not known to me whether there was some pressure on Arjun Singh or not…I did not discuss with Chief Minister Arjun Singh. I really do not know.

“But he certainly gave (some) instructions because the Collector had said the Chief Secretary told him. The Chief Secretary should not have told him. The Chief Secretary should not have passed on these instructions without very strong instructions from the Chief Minister,” he said.

He also questioned the Government’s decision to keep Anderson in a guest house after his arrest and termed the grant of bail to him as illegal.

“It is certainly unusual. Although in a few cases it does happen but it is when the offence is not heinous and the person is respectable. But so far as this case is concerned, 15,000 persons have died and keeping accused in rest house was certainly, I would say, very unfortunate and shouldn’t have been done,” Sharma said.

“When the case, which was registered under Section 304 which is a non-bailable cognisable offence in which the bail can only be granted by Sessions court after the discussions and arguments by both sides. Therefore the grant of bail in my view was illegal,” the former bureaucrat said.

“In a high profile case, in which so many persons died and somebody who had come from the US has been arrested and if he has been released same day on bail, not informing me or not keeping me in the loop, not consulting me was certainly not normal. In such cases the Home Secretary is always consulted.”

Sharma said the then Bhopal Superintendent of Police had informed him about Anderson’s arrest and he was not aware that he was released on bail.

“Whether there was pressure or not, I am not aware because till his release I was not in the loop. I was not consulted at all. So I have absolutely no information whether there was pressure to release,” Sharma said.

Congress denies Rajiv had a role in Anderson escape

New Delhi: The Congress party on Friday strongly rejected a former prime ministerial aide P.C. Alexander’s indication that the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had helped Warren Anderson, the CEO of Union Carbide Corp in 1984, escape from the country within days of Bhopal gas tragedy.

Alexander reportedly stated that Gandhi and then Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh were directly in touch with each other over the escape of Anderson from the country barely days after the world’s biggest industrial disaster in Bhopal Dec 2-3, 1984.

Congress spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan said there “is nothing unusual” in a prime minister and a chief minister being in constant touch with each other.

She said the Group of Ministers for Bhopal gas tragedy would “gather all information and put it before the people”.

 

Saving Democracy From The Corporate Veil

By Gopal Krishna

Five things the US should do to quell the global outrage after the recent verdict in the Bhopal gas leak case and provide some justice to the victims

The labour pains for giving birth to an understanding of a trans-national corporation, the scope of its civil and criminal liability, its corporate veil and the chemical disaster of Bhopal is still far from over. By now it is clear that unless US government decides to act no one else can get to the bottom of the most complex industrial catastrophe known to mankind in the 20th century. Without the helpful intervention by the US President Barack Obama, the litigation process will never be able to provide justice to the victims and penalise the natural and artificial culprits.

As democracies, like Indian government, is it time for US government too to act as parens patriae (guardian) for the past, present and future victims of Bhopal in particular and for justice seeking people of the world. The parens patriae doctrine which was deemed as a pioneering innovation in jurisprudence was invoked for the protection of all victims of disaster but was sabotaged.

While government of India enacted itself as parens patriae, Dow Chemicals Company (after Union Carbide’s merger in 2001) and its agent in the government have enacted for themselves a similar role for the global community of the trans-national corporations against justice seeking victims.

The global outrage against such sabotage stage-managed under the guidance of US government that has become evident in the aftermath of the June 7 verdict merits President Obama’s intervention to set matters right. Taking recourse to judicial escapism instead of acting to evolve a jurisprudence of liability for corporations gravely endangers people’s trust in democracy everywhere.

The deafening silence of the US president and legislature to ensure justice to the victims of corporation engineered mass disaster if not broken would constitute “yet another instance of American imperialism” in the words of US Judge Keenan who heard the Bhopal case in New York district court.

Unaccountable and ungovernable corporations are a threat to all the democracies. If democracy in US and India is indeed non-negotiable, it merits global efforts to Dow Chemicals and Warren Anderson accountable. This is required to fix the liability of a trans-national corporation. In a historic and touching “extraordinary act a foreign sovereign government seeking justice in an American court”, India had appealed to the democratic judicial system of US for relief in the matter of industrial disaster of Bhopal caused by a US multinational corporation. How democratic governments of US and India respond to provide legal remedy sets a precedent that either legitimises or delegitamises its very existence.

The government of India filed a suit on September 5, 1986 for damages in the court of district judge, Bhopal (Regular Civil Suit N. 113/86) against the US company, Union Carbide Corporation, Connecticut, USA on behalf of all the persons, who have suffered damages due to Bhopal gas leak disaster praying for “a decree for punitive damages in an amount sufficient to deter the defendant Union Carbide and other multinational corporations involved in similar business activities from willful, malicious and wanton disregard of the rights and safety of citizens of India.” The Indian government noted in its reply in the court that Union Carbide’s management policies, states that “it is the general policy of the corporation to secure and maintain effective management control of an affiliate.”

If the US is indeed a democratic state, its constitution is still alive then it must make corporations like Dow Chemicals and British Petroleum liable and accountable for their acts of omission and commission. The following steps are required in US towards that end:

1. The US government should accept the above submission of the government of India that “the corporation and its subsidiaries are treated as a unit, without regard to the location of responsibility within that unit”. Consequently, an illegal act by it be deemed as the act of the corporation, without consideration to its location of responsibility. The customary alibi of corporations like Dow Chemicals is an act in sophistry designed to conceal fact of crime and criminals of the upper-world. The US government should disclose all the trade secrets of the Union Carbide Corporation and its research and development centre that Union Carbide operated in Bhopal since 1976 that was suspected to be experimenting with wartime use of chemicals. This suspicion regarding the disaster being a consequence of experimenting with war time chemicals is yet to be probed. US government should undertake and facilitate such probe.

2. The US government must take note of the verdict by the chief judicial magistrate, Bhopal, wherein it is stated, “Warren Anderson, UCC USA and UCC Kowlnn Hong Kong are still absconding and therefore, every part of this case (criminal file) is kept intact along with the exhibited and un-exhibited documents and the property related to this case, in safe custody, till their appearance”. In the interest of justice for the Bhopal victims, the US government should expedite the process of extraditing Anderson at the earliest.

3. Dow Chemicals Company has set aside $2.2 billion to address future asbestos-related liabilities arising out of the Union Carbide acquisition. How is that Dow Chemicals can take the asbestos liability of Union Carbide and not the liability for the industrial catastrophe in Bhopal? The US government should volunteer its assistance in ascertaining the Bhopal disaster’s inherited liability of Dow Chemicals Company.

4. The US government should promote acceptance of the resolution of UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights that approved the ‘UN norms on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regard to human rights’ as a step towards ensuring corporate accountability. Article 18 of the norms called on trans-national corporations and other business enterprises to make reparations for damage done through their failure to meet the standards spelled out: “Transnational corporations and other business enterprises shall provide prompt, effective and adequate reparation to those persons, entities and communities that have been adversely affected by failures to comply with these norms through, inter alia, reparations, restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for any damage done or property taken. In connection with determining damages, in regard to criminal sanctions, and in all other respects, these norms shall be applied by national courts and/or international tribunals, pursuant to national and international law.”

5. In memory of victims of Bhopal, the US and Indian governments should call for a mandatory regime for regulating trans-national corporations unlike UN’s voluntary global compact and reject the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights wherein it underlined the need for voluntary regulation and self compliance by the companies saying, “While corporations may be considered organs of society, they are specialised economic organs, not democratic public interest institutions.

If there is one lesson that democracies across the world have clearly not learnt from industrial disasters, it is to ascertain the nature of all the genocidal acts of corporations and the very legal design of the corporation so as to make it genuinely governable by democratic legislatures. A befitting tribute to victims of Bhopal lies in learning this lesson in order to prevent future industrial warfare that irreparably undermines intergenerational equity.

 

INDIA: Obama administration official supports corporate interests over victims of world’s worst industrial disaster

Deputy National Security Advisor Froman reveals administration’s double standards on corporate accountability for victims of Bhopal Gas Disaster

At a time when the world is focused on corporate accountability in the wake of the BP’s Gulf Oil Spill, a leaked email from the Obama administration shows that it values profit over people, when the profit benefits American corporations. The victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster were disappointed to see today that the White House is not pursuing the same levels of accountability from American Dow Chemical as it has from BP. When Dow purchased Union Carbide in 2001, the corporation acquired outstanding liability for the ongoing disaster in Bhopal, which has led to the deaths of an estimated 25,000 people in Bhopal, India following the 1984 Gas Disaster.

Today, Mumbai-based Times Now published an email chain between White House Deputy National Security Advisor Michael Froman, and Indian Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia. In response to an Ahluwalia’s email requesting assistance as India faces a sharp restriction in the World Bank’s lending, Froman replied:

“We are aware of this issue and we will look into it. We are hearing a lot of noise about the Dow Chemical issue. I trust that you are monitoring it carefully. I am not familiar with all the details, but I think we want to avoid developments which put a chilling effect on our investment relationship.”

Here Obama’s Deputy NSA apparently tied potential development aid to India with Dow Chemical’s liability in Bhopal. The White House denies any linkage between the IBRD lending and Dow’s ongoing lack of responsibility. Forman’s statement shows callous disregard for ongoing injustice and lack of accountability 26 years after the disaster. The survivor organizations in India, 5 of which have been protesting in Delhi this past month, have faced infringements on their basic rights, especially through discriminatory police abuse. A threatening statement from the Obama office could further repressive action from Indian Central Government of India.

Following months of safety cuts, on Dec 3, 1984 the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal leaked deadly gas containing Methyl isocyanate (MIC) over the city ofBhopal. In the immediate aftermath 8-12,000 people died. Currently the death toll has risen to approximately 25,000 people. Over 100,000 people are still too sick to work because of long-term health disability.

The Indian Government has been forced to address the Bhopal issue in the recent months following a June 7 verdict convicting the officials of Union Carbide’s former Indian subsidiary on charges of criminal negligence. The charges and sentence, equivalent to a traffic violation, enraged the Indian public, as did the fact the Union Carbide and its former CEO Warren Anderson have refused to appear in court to face charges of culpable homicide. Bhopal survivors say that Dow Chemical should not be allowed to continue doing business in India until its subsidiary appears in court and cleans up the site of the disaster.

The International Campaign for Justice for Bhopal (ICJB) is a coalition led by four survivor organizations along with environmental, social justice, progressive Indian, and human rights groups around the world. ICJB works to hold the Indian Government and Dow Chemical Corporation (the current owner of Union Carbide) accountable for the ongoing chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. It was set up to address the grave injustices suffered by the half million Bhopal Gas Disaster survivors.

Bhopal and the BP Oil Spill: A Tale of Two Disasters

By Madhur Singh

As BP struggles to contain the damage the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has caused to the Gulf of Mexico and to the people whose livelihoods depend on its waters, a legal judgment in the worst industrial catastrophe in history highlights how wrong the aftermath of such disasters can go — not just in terms of a cleanup but in the matter of justice. It is a terrifying lesson in how a corporation can evade full responsibility for one of the most heinous accidents in human history.
On Monday, more than 25 years after 40 tons of highly toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) was released from a Union Carbide plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal — killing thousands in a matter of hours and over years, rendering hundreds of thousands seriously ill and causing genetic defects in yet-to-be-born generations — a local court announced its verdict. It held eight former employees of Union Carbide India Ltd guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced seven of them to two years in prison and a fine of $2,100. (The eighth defendant died during the course of the 23-year trial.) The convicted former employees were out on bail — of just $500 each — in less than two hours. Union Carbide India, which no longer exists, was fined less than $11,000. (See the legacy of the Bhopal disaster.)
The judgments are likely to be appealed. Given the speed of the wheels of justice in India, the case is likely to outlast most of the Bhopal survivors and the accused. The most prominent name in the latter category is Warren Anderson, the American CEO of Union Carbide, the U.S. parent company. He is now 89 years old. Arrested by Indian police when he visited the disaster site, he was released on bail and flew out of the country. He continues to be a fugitive from Indian law and hence has not been tried. (He is believed to be living somewhere in New York state.) At the same time, no one has been assigned responsibility for cleaning upBhopal’s ground zero, which researchers and activists say continues to leach toxic chemicals into the groundwater, used by thousands of families. (See TIME’s 1984 cover story on the Bhopal disaster.)
The outcome of the case has ignited outrage and disbelief across India. No less than the Law Minister and a former Chief Justice have said justice has been delayed and denied. The Economic Times newspaper led its front page with the headline “After 25 Years, Another Tragedy Strikes Bhopal.” “We are used to being let down,” says Rachna Dhingra of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action, her voice catching as she spoke to TIME by phone, “by our government … now even the judiciary.”
The letdowns have been serious and repeated — and apparently preordained because of decisions that facilitated the disaster itself. Investigations over the years have shown that the Bhopal plant design was faulty and that there was next to no emergency preparedness — issues that the parent company in the U.S.apparently knew about, according to the groups that conducted the studies. The company was operating in India with standards unacceptable in the U.S. (See pictures of the Gulf oil spill.)
The Indian government seemed to go out of its way to cushion the experience for Union Carbide. After first suing the company for $3.3 billion in 1985, New Delhiannounced an out-of-court settlement of $470 million in February 1989. Then a 1996 ruling by another Supreme Court judge watered down the charges against the accused from culpable homicide (with maximum punishment of 10 years’ jail term) to criminal negligence (maximum sentence two years).
The various governments that have ruled India in the meantime have not taken on Union Carbide, which is now owned by Dow Chemical. Meanwhile, Keshub Mahindra, chairman of Union Carbide India Ltd at the time of the Bhopal disaster and now chairman of India’s automobile giant Mahindra & Mahindra, was nominated for a civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan, in 2002. He had to decline in the face of widespread protests.
Although environmental legislation was ramped up in the wake of the Bhopal disaster, companies continue to operate in India in ways that severely — if not as dramatically — pollute the environment and impact people’s health and livelihoods. Britain-based mining major Vedanta, for instance, has faced censure from Amnesty International for violating the human rights of communities in Orissa, where it operates bauxite mines. India continues to be the world’s e-waste dump. Of late, the government, keen to attract foreign investment to its nascent nuclear energy market, has been pushing a bill to limit the liability of a nuclear-plant operator to $111 million. “We’ve learned nothing from Bhopal,” says Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. “There is a drive to attract foreign investment overwhelming all other considerations.” Opposition parties have already demanded a rethink of the proposed legislation in the face of the Bhopal outcome. (See pictures of people protesting BP.)
There is still outrage that the U.S. refuses to extradite Warren Anderson to face criminal charges in India. New Delhi made the request in 2003, and it was refused the year after. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Robert Blake, reacting to Monday’s Bhopal verdict, said, “I don’t expect this verdict to reopen any new inquiries or anything like that. On the contrary, we hope that this is going to help to bring closure.” The Bhopal activists now plan to file a writ petition in the higher court to admit more charges against Union Carbide and Anderson, seeking an as-yet-unspecified figure for personal and property damages, health monitoring and cleanup of the site, which is likely to run into billions of dollars.
Indians point at the way the U.S. government is now confronting BP — holding it squarely responsible for the oil spill and accountable for all cleanup costs — as a stark contrast to the way their own government has dealt with Union Carbide. The hope in India is that U.S. courts will be more amenable to the requests of Bhopal’s victims now that America has a huge environmental disaster in its own backyard. The Bhopal activists say the Indian government must join the case in the U.S. as a plaintiff (indeed, it owns the land on which the Union Carbide factory was located). “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should be inspired by President Obama’s recent commitment toward making BP pay every cent for its oil spill,” says Satinath Sarangi of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action. “And the U.S. government must follow the same standards on corporate liability for U.S. corporations operating in India as it expects for corporations operating in the U.S.”
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BP and Union Carbide:
Corporate Responsibility or Corporate Liability

by Mukesh Williams

Two momentous events separate in time and location have seared our consciousness—the British (Beyond) Petroleum Gulf Coast oil spill on April 20, 2010 and the American Union Carbide Bhopal Gas Tragedy in December 3, 1984. Twenty five years separate these two environmental and human disasters but the greed of big multinational corporations in connivance with state and central agencies still remains insatiable. With a keen eye on profit, big companies compromise safety standards, falsify data, overstate their strength, underestimate their drawbacks, bribe officials, lobby for protection and misinform the public. It is rather difficult to fuse ethical economic standards with ravenous profit-making schemes. Though oil and gas stink most multinational corporations love it.

The neo-classical model of economics has reduced our land and environment to a mere abstraction that can be exploited in terms of supply and demand without compunction. Big companies continue to wreck havoc on our human and natural systems devastating our lives in the name of human progress and development. At such moments we often wonder where is the fashionable concept called social corporate responsibility that is often taught as a philanthropic and ethical tool in business management departments to unsuspecting students. Corporate greed like all other forms of human greed need to be kept under strict check by international pay czars or up-to-date legislation based on global standards with teeth for swift punishment. Also the rhetoric of corporate companies must be separated from what they actually do, how long they do what they do, and what they hide. A constant monitoring system both on the part of governments and private groups must be effectively installed in collaboration with the media to thwart their nefarious activities and ulterior motives.

Union Carbide Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984

Early this month the Indian Supreme Court passed a verdict indicting the American CEO of Union Carbide Warren Anderson who was allowed to escape to the United States twenty five years ago possibly with the connivance of either the state or central agencies in India. Now both the Congress government and state ministries are trying to escape their involvement in the murky plot. Who wanted the truth then? And who wants the truth now? The declassified CIA report of December 8, 1984 and recent revelations by the principal secretary of Rajiv Gandhi, P. C. Alexander, point to political intrigue involving both state and center in releasing Anderson. Now some leaders claim that the worsening law and order situation in Bhopal in the wake of the accident forced Chief Minister Arjun Singh to provide a safe corridor to Anderson out of the country. Some like Rajinder Puri even see the direct hand of Rajeev Gandhi himself. It seems that US President Ronald Reagan phoned Rajeev Gandhi to release Anderson. The media would like us to believe that even P. Chidambaram and Kamal Nath were campaigning for Dow Chemical to get special concessions so it could invest in India. The chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi criticized Sonia Gandhi for the complicity of the Congress Party in the murky affair but it has come to light that he had signed an MOU between state public sector company Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd and Dow Chemicals in April 2008. This is the case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Seemingly neither the American nor the Indian establishments saw the industrial disaster as the responsibility of the MNC Union Carbide. The company was bought by Dow Chemical Company in 1999 further camouflaging accountability. Dow Chemical was the second biggest Texas polluting company in 2009 and paid 1.14 million USD on eight counts of pollution. Now it is investing again in India with the syrupy connivance of people in power.

Even after 25 years the public would like to know if it was Arjun Singh the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh or influential persons in Rajiv Gandhi’s government at the center or the prime minister himself responsible for giving a free passage to Anderson to fly back to the U.S. India has an extradition treaty with the United States and under changed circumstances today when America itself is suffering from another MNC BP, there might be possibility of bringing the fugitive CEO back to justice if India can put together enough evidence. Greenpeace believes that in the 1982 safety audit of the Bhopal factory in the US addressed thirty safety hazards. Anderson knew about them and compromised safety standards causing the death of 20,000 people and affecting 578,000 to date. To make the tragedy reprehensible the out of court settlement made Union Carbide pay a sum of 470 million USD instead of 3.5 billion initially demanded, with each victim getting a measly sum of 550 USD in 1989. In the same year Exxon oil spill in Prince William Sound Alaska forced the company to pay 5 billion USD of which it paid half. Even today there is 425 tons of hazardous waste in Bhopal left by Union Carbide that needs to be cleaned. Who will do it—Dow Chemical or the Indian state government?

Anderson now 90 years lives in a luxury home worth 900,000 USD at 929 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. He is now less of a fugitive and more of a monarch (Sonnenfeld, 1991). It is obvious that in many cases justice delayed is justice denied. Should we stop big companies from doing business? Should we impose heavy penalty on erring foreign companies? Or should we reform the slow and cumbrous judicial system? Jeremy Kahn writing in The Faster Times calls for judicial reform rather than protectionism (Kahn, 2010). The Indian Parliament is debating a law capping liability for foreign nuclear power companies involved in disasters to pay 100 million USD a pittance when compared to the US demand of 100 billion USD from BP. Then Indian law capping liability lacks teeth and may not cover non-nuclear companies. So they can pollute as of before.

British or Beyond Petroleum 

The British are desperate to save BP from going down by bringing silly arguments like BP has been a part of America since it merged with American energy Amoco in 1998 and acquired the Gulf of Mexico drilling rights (The Independent, “Cameron Warns Obama over Criticizing BP” 13 June 2010). The new British Prime Minister David Cameron has also chipped in underscoring the sustained “economic importance” of BP to both Britain and America. American President Barrack Obama however is needled by US senators, whose states have been ravaged by oil spills, to push for 100 billion USD compensation, which if realized would force BP to go bankrupt. The British media believes that Obama’s anti-British rhetoric is testing Anglo-American relations. Obama claims that American relation with Britain has not been affected. The environmental disaster caused by a British multinational company should have nothing to do with national identity but corporate liability. Obama has called BP the Swedish Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, who earns a fat cat salary of 3.8 million USD, to the White House for consultations.

The British are cut up with Obama’s off the cuff remark that he would have fired BP’s chief executive Tony Hayward if the latter had worked for him. With US pressure rising BP may not pay its quarterly dividends which are essential to maintain equilibrium for UK pension funds. The 6.7% shares lunge in the FTSE has adversely affected pension funds in the UK. If the status quo is not altered by American pressure groups BP might only have to pay 20 to 37 billion USD provided it can be proved that BP failed to meet safety regulations in the deep sea oil drilling.

Now BP is using two kinds of dispersants manufactured by Nalco—Corexit 9500 and Corexit EC 9527A. Corexit (deodorized kerosene) is banned in the United Kingdom as even 2.61 ppm can kill 50% of fish in 96 hours. The dispersants turn the oil slick into small particulates which settle on the sea bed and make things look clean on the surface, but they destroy marine life below. Corexit however is on the approved list of dispersants by the US Environmental Protection Agency though the EPA has advised BP to use less toxic dispersants. BP however refused citing lack of availability. The toxicity of the present dispersants increase when they get mixed with oil. BP has links with Nalco. BPs has poured 1,621,000 gallons of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico to contain the oil spill and has ordered for an additional 805,000 gallons. The ill effects of the dispersant on humans can result in various diseases, reduced growth, kidney failure and death.

The British rely on BP as the national icon and savior of British deficit. Last year BP paid 1.4 billion dollars in taxes on its profits. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is too far away for the ordinary Britons but the pension funds and BP dividends are closer home.

It stands to logic that a “large, wealthy company” which is eager to pay 1.8 billion quarterly dividends to its shareholders and whose last year’s sales and operating revenues were 239 billion USD, should pay 100 billion USD in damages. Since the oil spill began on April 22, 2010 till June 15, 2010, 55 days have gone by. And if we estimate the oil spill at 50,000 barrels a day it comes to 27500000 gallons. If each gallon spill is fined 4300 USD as the US is suggesting the actual fine would come to 118,250,000,000 that is about 118 billion USD. These figures may not be exact and are vigorously contested by BP which would like to work with half the numbers. However the end is not in sight. According to BP officials it would not be before August that the spill can be contained. If this is true then the figure could be doubled and BP would have to pay damages amounting to all the revenue it earned through sales last year.

Both the American government and public are hopeful that since earlier erring companies like Texaco was forced into bankruptcy in 1987 after paying 10.53 billion USD claim, BP too would have to cough up huge sums. And BP’s reputation does not help a wee bit whatever they claim to the contrary in those daily briefings on the Internet. BP is known as one of the “ten worst corporations” in the world when evaluated on their environmental pollution and infringement of their human rights record. It also has the dubious distinction of being the most polluting company in the United States vis-à-vis EPA toxic release data of 1991. It has been fined 1.7 million USD for burning polluted gases at its Ohio refinery. It also paid 10 million USD fine to the EPA in July 2000 for mismanaging the US oil refineries. The US Public Interest Research Group or PIRG claims that between Jan 1997 and March 1998, BP was involved in 104 oil spills. Obviously a lot of wealthy shareholders, 37% on the British and 31 % on the American side do not want this to happen.

BP’s propaganda regarding its CSR is highly effective as it tries to highlight only the positive aspects of what it has done. In the past BP has invested some money in alternate fuel and green technologies but it has been criticized for proving private funds to public universities of the California Bay Area and closing down its green technology office in London. Its critics call its green technology projects as green washing projects. BP is also a leading producer of solar panels and holds 20% of the global market in this area and it uses this fact to great advantage for image building. It operates the ampm convenience store chain in the US and other countries and is the leading producer of wind power. It is also involved in funding local and international politics. It gave 5 million USD to democrats and republicans in 1990 and spent 16 million USD in lobbing at the US Congress. The moral of the story is that it is not as clean as it claims, nor concerned with the lives of common people unless it serves its purpose or national interest.

BP in its regional spill plan for the Gulf of Mexico and site plan for the Deepwater Horizon rig understated the dangers and overstated its preparedness in the eventuality of a leak. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal criticized BP for being ‘reactive’ and not ‘proactive’ from the very beginning. Now BP’s report is examined quite critically and it has been discovered that an expert professor listed in its 2009 response plan died in 2005. It lists walruses, sea otters, sea lions and seals as “sensitive biological resources” when none inhabit the Gulf of Mexico. Also names and phone numbers of marine specialists and marine network officers in Louisiana and Florida are not correct. The Justice Department has to find evidence that BP destroyed key documents or lied to the government (The Daily Yomiuri, June 11, 2010).

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is one of the modern movements like environmental or tribal movements that have become the buzz word in both business and academic circles. Both businessmen and academics are cashing upon the divine benefits of CSR making more money for their companies and jobs for their departments. Middle level managers and professors have extolled about the virtues of CSR with other buzz words such as people friendly, eco friendly and sustainable. We have come to hear about the unselfishly egalitarian aspects of CSR. It is really a wondrous transformation of the greed-driven capitalist economy of which the corporate system is a byproduct.

Most critics of CSR are not against it per se but against the recent hype associated with it as a panacea of all corporate evils. It is hard to believe that companies are out there not to make profit. We are not talking of basket cases but any company worth its salt aggressively markets itself to make real profit. And what’s wrong in it. Companies are floated for this very purpose both by the shareholders and managers. But in a changed climate of political advocacy of human rights against corporate greed, CSR seems to a new combative tool for companies to be both politically correct and make money as usual. The problem however is that if business corporations give an inch they take a mile.

Definitions and Objections to CSR

In the United States CSR is seen as philanthropy while others see it as improving society, workforce and government. There are arguments in favor of CSR where it is believed that it can support the social fabric of society and promote responsible business practices. But CSR is usually presented as a marketing strategy that articulates business performance rather than encompass social and ethical standards. The recent collapse of American business and manufacturing sectors has revealed the gap between CSR and actual self-regulation. Some CSR models take the company beyond the law into providing public benefits, increase sales, market shares, brand position, retain employees, reduce operating costs and increase investments (Baron, 2001 7-45). There are models of CSR that take into account competitive advantage, positioning, commitment, organizational integration, shareholder’s cooperation and self-correction. CSR helps to create a positive image of a company and brings it rich dividends. Though there are many definitions of CSR we must see CSR as the way business companies conduct their core business not the sops they give to society.

A common objection leveled against CSR comes from the advocates of the laissez faire system who complain that CSR infringes upon the human rights of company shareholders as company managers unilaterally divert company resources to society in the name of better management (Sternberg, 1999). Detractors of CSR complain that there should be a stakeholder claim in CSR as to how it is done. A business corporation should be fair and honest to both the shareholders and customers. CSR therefore depends on the model a company chooses and the reasons for its choice. If a company uses CSR for image building through philanthropy it leads to both ethical and human rights problems. You cannot give away money which ultimately belongs to someone else. On the flipside it also follows that if stakeholders possess sole rights they also should bear full responsibility when there are environmental or social disasters. However if a CSR model seeks a consensus of both stakeholders and company managers then it must become more open to the public. CSR must concentrate upon building customer relationships, attracting talented people, conducting risk management and building the company’s reputation.

Corporate Reputation and CSR

Corporate business companies such as BP or Coca Cola cannot ignore their reputation as about 90 to 95 percent of their assets are intangibles and the remainder immovable property. Big companies such as General Electric, IBM or Motorola use the rhetoric of CSR to show public responsibility and environmental concerns but while conducting hard-nosed bullying business practices are not so transparent in their dealings. A few years ago Sir John Browne of BP was praised for his aggressive promotion of BP while providing environmental leadership but now we come to know that all along BP compromised on safety costs in oil drilling. This is happening in a powerful country like the United States where both politics and laws are strong. Had it happened in a developing or a poor country, things would have been quite different. BP would have gotten away cheaply and Union Carbide once did.

CSR invariably works for companies and countries with resources and political clout. It is not for companies which are small and weak. Small companies fight for survival, cut costs to make ends meet and do not possess precious resources to waste on CSR. Nor can they follow up on legal battles if they come under the scanner. They function in a world of poverty, deprivation and loss.

Conclusion

It is no longer tenable to follow neo-classical economics of Smith, Mill and Bacon that the world is made for us and for us alone. We must eschew the economic theories of Pareto and Hayek as we can no longer treat nature as a mere variable and commodity. Depreciation of ecological assets has taken place at an increasing fast rate. Economics should no longer be about inflation, economic value of goods or maximization of income. It should take into account our natural world as property that belongs to every one of us (McNeill, Padua, Rangarajan, 2010 1-3). We must learn new lessons from ecological economics and environmental history and change the way we do business. We must rein in corporate greed by modifying corporate social responsibility (CSR) to corporate legal liability (CLL) and connect it to governmental deterrence, legal action and international treaties to scare the hell out of the merchants of greed and death who have many supporters in different parts of the world.

 

America’s Corrupt Legal System – A Danger to All

by Dr Les Sachs

The tragic reality of the world’s biggest corrupt legal system -America’s rigged courts, bribed judges, fake and phony trials, extortion by lawyers, and over 2 million prisoners in the USA gulag. Why USA “justice” is not like in Hollywood movies, and why YOU could be the next victim on USA territory – innocent and sent to prison, or strapped to a table and put to death; or robbed of your life savings by American lawyers. Why YOU can be tortured, have your freedom and rights taken away, and why people in America are afraid to help you, or even tell what happened to you. The recent pattern of American violations of international law are ultimately based in the corruption of the USA domestic legal system. Phony USA courts are very dangerous even for travellers and visitors to America, who can easily wind up among the USA’s more than 2 million prisoners, or lose all their family’s possessions to corrupt American lawyers. All world citizens should know how the corrupt USA legal system, is a danger to every traveller, visitor, and guest worker from overseas, and to every individual who takes the risky step of entering upon American territory. Just ask the overseas families of prisoners who were put to death inside the USA, with their embassies never even being informed that they were arrested – or the many foreign people serving hugely long prison terms in America, after they were jailed on flimsy tainted “evidence” from criminal snitches. The reality is that the United States of America, which proclaims itself the “land of freedom”, has the most dishonest, dangerous and crooked legal system of any developed nation. Legal corruption is covering America like a blanket. The corruption of the USA legal system is well-known, but also well-hidden, by the news services of America’s corporate-owned media. The US media companies are afraid both of reprisal, and of the social revolution that would come from exposing the truth. Here is what the US media companies know, but are afraid to tell you about American “justice”.

Concentration camps with concrete walls

America has the largest prison gulag in the entire world – yes, right there in the USA, the self-proclaimed “land of freedom”. The starting point for understanding anything about the USA, is to digest the fact that just this one country, the United States of America, has twenty-five percent of ALL of the prisoners in the entire world.

More than 2 million prisoners – more than 1 out of every 150 people in America – are behind bars in the American gulag. This is now the world’s biggest system of what are effectively concentration camps, though most of these prisoners are behind masonry walls and inside prison buildings.

For minorities, the statistics are even more brutal. For example, the USA is now imprisoning about 1 out of every 36 people in its black population. American “justice” is especially focused on jailing young black males.

Quite amazingly, Americans and the American government, continually criticize the legal systems and so-called “political” legal proceedings in other countries such as China, Russia, and even Belgium among many other places. Yet, for example, the proportion of prisoners is 30 times higher in the USA than in China, even though China is a country regularly criticized and denounced by the USA government.

No one imprisons people as readily, or casually, as does America. As you learn more about America’s horrifying legal system, you find out how easily and carelessly America arrests people, and tosses innocent people into prison. It is estimated that America has at least 100,000 completely innocent people in jail, but the statistics of innocence may well run far higher. The number of people known to be innocent, and yet who were actually sentenced to death in recent years in America, is already running into the hundreds.

The USA jailing of more than 2 million people is also, quite literally, a revival of slavery and slave labor, on a scale not seen since the days of the Nazis. USA business corporations are using these prisoners as a giant slave labor pool. Prisoners are forced to produce goods and products while earning mere pennies per hour, which they sometimes have to pay back to the prison for their own upkeep. The expanding system of USA prison slave labor is not only a major source of business profit, but also a wedge to drive down the wages of workers outside the prison walls.

This USA policy, of using mass casual imprisonment as a way to revive slavery, is targeted particularly at minorities, but ends up affecting all working people. Supervised by malicious judges and corrupt lawyers, this culture of mass prisons and slave labor is sold to the citizens by creating a psychology of fear among USA residents. This climate of fear is nourished in the USA by both the media and the government, who work together with the judges and lawyers to maintain the whole crooked game.

Of America’s more than 2 million prisoners, about 50,000 are known to be foreign citizens. This proportion might seem small, but remember that 50,000 prisoners is more than the entire prison population of many other countries. It only appears as a small percentage, because of America’s obsession with jailing its own people, who have had more time to get caught in America’s web of legal horror.

The USA is extremely casual about the jailing of foreigners, and not honouring their rights under international law or treaties and agreements. Often, foreign citizens have been sentenced to death, while the USA didn’t even bother to notify the foreign government that their citizens were arrested.  Several other governments are working hard just to try and obtain even the most primitive judicial rights for their own nationals, who have been seized and held in abusive conditions by the USA empire. And yet, the United States of America somehow still brags about its own legal system, while criticizing other countries. Understanding that America has such a huge percentage of even its own people in prison, is to start to understand the subconscious fear behind much of American life. Before you set foot in America, you should have a clear picture of the terror of America’s legal system – the judges and lawyers and money and bribery, that have made this system of fear so pervasive. There is not yet enough public media information about America’s domestic legal horrors, horrors which have been rapidly increasing. And the American public, even the victims of its legal system, have a hard time realizing why it is so hard to fight legal corruption there. The situation is so bad, that a social explosion is beginning inside America. You can read some news stories – about people murdering judges, or attacking the families of judges, or people setting fire to courthouses in the USA – and see the pattern that is emerging, even though the news media are afraid to connect the dots and suggest what might be behind all these events. America is trying to maintain its myths about its legal system, even while the desperate reality of life inside the USA is starting to blow back into escalating social upheaval.

USA torture and illegal jailing overseas, starts with USA domestic torture and illegal jailing at home

The world press has documented clear violations of human and legal rights by America in its overseas jails, such as the infamous situations in Guantanamo and occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, and the even more secret network of prisons in places like Diego Garcia or on board American ships.

But the problem is much bigger, than America’s legal abuses under its military invasions and “war on terrorism”. These USA violations of international law, are consistent with the corruption in America’s home legal system within its own borders, and have partly evolved from America’s legal abuses against its own citizens and residents.

American prisons are often horrible, with lots of torment of prisoners, like you would expect in some petty dictatorship. Conditions are brutal in USA jails; rape and beatings are common, and there is little help for abused inmates. In addition to the many official USA executions, numerous people are also illegally killed in jail cells, “mysteriously” said to have hanged themselves or “found stabbed to death”.

Scandals of overseas prison abuse, as in the USA-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, have arisen from sources much deeper than America’s foreign policy. These scandals are in part replications of inmate abuse inside of America’s domestic prison gulag. Without diminishing the brutality of the crimes committed by Americans in Iraqi prisons, it is also true that such crimes are consistent with the brutality of prisons inside America.

In the regular functioning of the USA courts, America’s domestic lawyers and judges, threaten people with illegal jailing, and rape, torture and murder in jail, just like the threats used by Americans against Iraqi subjects of the American occupation. America will play the song about “just a few bad apples in the barrel” whenever an abuse scandal gets exposed, either domestically or abroad, but the cover-up of such abuse is more the routine response.

Theoretically, torture and abuse is totally outlawed by America’s Constitution, but some of the nice words in America’s Constitution hold little power anymore, despite how often people quote them. The Americans who still believe the Constitution protects them, are mostly those people who haven’t yet dealt with the judges and lawyers of America’s corrupt legal system.

America’s Constitution and Bill of Rights are nearly dead, not just because the judges will no longer enforce them, but even more because America’s lawyers will not even fight for them. The two American “political parties” are not fighting for them, either, and America’s news media are also very passive. If you look at America in depth, you can see there has been a widespread moral collapse in America’s legal and political structures. This means that America’s legal system has become largely a tool of government terror, and of bribery for the rich and the powerful. The average person is just fodder for the meat-grinder of America’s courts.

America’s lies and sleazy arguments to make excuses for torture, or to deny people the rights of the Geneva convention, or holding people for many years without charges, are also just an extension of the deviousness in America’s domestic legal system. Inside America, neither its laws nor its Constitution nor the facts nor evidence nor anything else, no longer have real authority inside the American courts.
All that’s left is what American lawyers and judges call “the game”. As part of playing this game, USA lawyers and judges just twist words around, in order to produce any excuse, however flimsy, to achieve their objective, whether that be to jail an innocent person, or give the verdict that was sought by the big company that paid the big bribe through its law firm.

It is an endlessly devious manipulation of words and phrases to get the desired result, just devious falsehood and lies backed by the naked power of the judges. The only “real” part is the power that the judges and lawyers hold in America, to jail you and take away your property. The words of the law don’t protect you in the USA, because American judges and lawyers have no scruples about bending them to mean the opposite of what they say.

America’s lawyers are controlled by the judges, and don’t really work for you – that’s why they sell you out to the government, or to the big companies that pay bribes

There’s some very special aspects about the way American lawyers are controlled by American judges, which is central to why America’s legal corruption is so much worse than any other advanced nation. Even if you are paying an American lawyer huge amounts of money, he or she doesn’t really work for you, and in fact may sell you down the river to the jailhouse.

American lawyers are directly under the thumb of the judges and the government, and must submit to the culture of bribery and perversion of justice, or else face terrifying revenge. Lawyers, just like you, can be instantly jailed by an American judge on flimsy pretexts, and American lawyers can be quickly stripped of their right to practice law, and personally and financially destroyed, if they dare to criticize legal corruption. Lawyers who try to fight the system can find themselves not only dis-barred, but also criminally charged and jailed, and no other lawyer will help them. It is a horribly crooked system in America.

This is different from other advanced countries, where lawyers are usually a professional guild, whose status and right to practice law, is under the control of only their fellow lawyers. This means that, in other countries, the judges and the government cannot easily ruin or attack the lawyers for purely political reasons. This is also part of why, in other developed countries, outside of America, you really do see brave lawyers fighting for un-popular clients, or challenging the government, and asking for justice.

But in America, it’s different. Over the past century, the American lawyers lost the right to regulate themselves, and instead fell under the power of the judges. So American lawyers are afraid to do things in court, that the judges don’t want them to do. America’s army of nearly 1 million lawyers, is almost totally under the control of a few thousand judges, with their entrenched culture of bribery and fraud and miscarriage of justice.

Some USA lawyers don’t like this, but they are helpless and can’t fight it. Most lawyers in America have, to one degree or another, signed up with the devil, to do things the way the devil wants them done.

That means that any time you hire an American lawyer, he already is in a conflict of interest. He has to make the judge happy first. And if the judge wants to make the government happy, or make somebody else happy who is paying a big bribe, then guess what? You are destroyed. It doesn’t matter what you paid the lawyer. He works for the judge, first and foremost. So a totally unique factor in USA legal corruption is the amazingly dishonest profession of American lawyers, these lawyers who “play the game” with America’s judges and politicians and police. It is a savage culture of legal fraud, where lawyers work with judges to rob and terrify people, especially minorities, but also foreigners, and above all those who dare to question the system. People accused of serious crimes have the “right” to a lawyer, but this may mean only a crooked lawyer who is stage-managing the victim to help the government and prosecutors. If the lawyer does not help the government, he can be put out of work and not “assigned” to any more cases, or treated badly the next time he is in a courtroom. This legal fraud is the core of the danger to those who visit America. A lawyer who is “representing” you in the USA, whether the government is paying him, or even if you are paying him yourself, may just be a stooge who is helping the prosecutors to put you in jail, even though you are innocent. The judges of America gave every accused criminal the “right” to a lawyer, not because they cared about the rights of the accused, but because it helps stage-manage the victim, with a lawyer who has to do things the judge’s way. In America, such government-appointed lawyers are the means by which hundreds of thousands of poor people are railroaded into prison. Some of these people were just foreign tourists, in the wrong place at the wrong time, and wound up rotting in an American prison. Some lawyers are fairly subtle about it, and their victims never realize the lawyer has sold them out to the judge and the government. Most American court cases never go to trial, never see a jury; it is the job of the victim’s lawyer to “sell the deal” that the judge has decided will happen, or else. This is how people accept a “plea bargain” so they accept going to jail for 3 years even though they are innocent, instead of going to trial before a jury. Because of the corruption of lawyers under the thumb of the judges, there’s a very fake and phony aspect of court proceedings in America. They are really fake “show trials” in many cases, sometimes very obviously so, where both purported “sides” of lawyers are actually working together for the government, or for the big corporation or rich person that is bribing the judge.

You will also find, in the American legal system, that you essentially have no recourse whatsoever against wrongdoing by your own lawyer. A lawyer can sell you out, betray you, steal your money, engage in malpractice, help out the other side, hide the evidence that proved you were right, or commit felony crime against you, and there is nothing you can do about it, so long as the lawyer made the judge happy, and the judge got his cut of any money the lawyer stole from you.

Innocent and being arrested – they don’t like to admit a mistake in America

Yes, lots of people live their whole lives in America and never get arrested. And yet, some poor foreign visitor comes to America for a short holiday, gets arrested by mistake, and gets sentenced to death by lethal injection even though he is totally innocent. Well, that’s the lottery of life for those who visit or live in America. The police and prosecutors in America have no concern at all whether they have arrested someone who is innocent. They just don’t care. When a crime is committed, they try to arrest somebody, anybody, just to say they got the bad guy. And they never like to admit they made a mistake. Once they arrest you, they will try to make up and plant false evidence, to help try and convict you. A common trick is to take other criminals they know, who are facing jail on other charges, and get those criminals to be false witnesses against you. The cops justify this kind of thing by saying to themselves, “Well, if you didn’t commit this crime, you probably committed some other crime we don’t know about.” If they do arrest you in America, they like to pile on all sorts of criminal charges. The idea is to charge you with 10 crimes, because it makes you sound bad, and maybe convict you on 3 of them or you will accept a plea bargain on 1 or 2 of them. Any kind of guilty plea, and they call it a success, even though you were totally innocent.

For the police and prosecutors, it’s all a kind of sporting game, so they can bring about their “high conviction rate”. Perhaps part of the reason America has so much crime, even with more than 2 million people in prison, is because the people who actually committed the crimes were never arrested. Also, some poor people may feel that the odds are high they will be arrested someday anyway, so they may as well be criminals and enjoy life in the meantime.

The system is extremely racist, of course, and white people are arrested less than many minorities. But no one is safe. Any innocent person can get railroaded to death in America.

Multi-millionaires and big corporations, vs. everybody else

The only people who really can get expect some fairness in American courts are multi-millionaires and big corporations. Nobody else really matters to American judges and lawyers.

There is a huge amount of bribery in America, perhaps even more than in the courts of any other country in the world. Even some American ex-judges have admitted the near-universality of bribery there. Nearly all bribes are given to the judges by lawyers; this is considered the safe way to bribe a judge. Bribery is rarely spoken about, just understood. Rich people pay huge amounts of money to law firms with connections, the lawyers walk around with a certain amount of cash in their jacket, and they pass it to the judges in their quiet moments together. It is mostly all cash of course. Sometimes the bribery is blatantly obvious, because of the other crimes that lawyers and judges commit in broad daylight together. In the courtrooms you can see the judges being extremely friendly to their rich lawyer friends who pay big bribes.

As an average person, there’s no real way to out-bribe a big corporation, regardless of what your lawyer promised you. That’s why the big companies win so often.

American judges are very devious, and use all sorts of techniques to prevent a victim from getting justice. Lots of judges issue gag orders, and bans on freedom of speech, to help prevent other people from finding out what is going on. Judges set up a trial in all sorts of ways, giving orders that all sorts of evidence be hidden from a jury, for example. The judge may declare, for example, that the evidence that proves you are innocent or right, will not be allowed at the trial.

Jury trials are actually very rare in America, unlike what you see in the movies. Most cases are settled through some deal or extortion or intimidation, before there is an actual trial. If there is a jury trial, they tend to stack the jury with un-educated idiots who will tend to believe whatever lies they are told by the judge and the government. If you are trying to fight a rich person in court, the judge might let the fancy lawyers for the rich person say anything they want, while he tells you to shut up as soon as you start talking. The judges have a thousand ways to rig a legal proceeding, to benefit rich people or the government.
It’s no wonder so many innocent people go to prison. With the fundamental brutality and harshness of life in America, American citizens are confused and fearful, and gullible to propaganda. So, a jury in a courtroom, these people who tend to be poorly educated, will tend to go along with any lies presented by government prosecutors. In this environment of fear, the feeling of safety for the jury, comes from following the “strong” government in sending various “suspected criminals” to jail.

Yes, there are appeals courts, but these are just more judges, who are often friends with the lower court judge who originally sold you out. The appeals judges tend to go along with the lower court judge, unless you have suddenly acquired some politically powerful backing on your side.

Americans love to talk about “taking it all the way to the Supreme Court!”, but this is a nearly empty hope. The U.S. Supreme Court simply refuses to consider most cases that are presented to it.
If you are a little helpless nobody, the appeals judges often barely reply to you, and sometimes don’t reply at all. Sometimes people have been strapped to a table and given the lethal poison and put to death in America, with the victim’s appeal never even answered by the judges.

What about when people win millions of dollars in a lawsuit against the big company?

Every now and then, there is worldwide news of how some average person in America has won a lawsuit for $25 million or some other huge sum of money, from some company or other. What’s going on here – if the American legal system is so crooked, how can people be winning such big money?

Such cases are indeed real, but they are actually somewhat rare, numerically – rather like winning the lottery – and it’s important to see why they take place, and how they fit into the big pattern. Such cases are typically after someone has been seriously injured or died due to some defective product or prescription drug or hospital treatment or accident.

These cases have a certain “place” in the American legal framework, accepted by the judges. They are also very important for maintaining the bribery culture. A lot of the money won in such cases goes into the lawyer’s pockets, and is a major source of bribery money for the judges. As regards big companies and the judges, such cases are viewed as a kind of “tax” on the big corporations, part of the cost of doing business in America, part of the price of being able to otherwise make huge profits.

Such cases, as well, have the same function as in a gambling casino, when the casino proudly announces that one customer has just won a huge jackpot. The hype about the one jackpot winner, hides the fact that most everyone else is losing money. The person whose husband died from the defective prescription drug, and won millions of dollars (one-third of that to the lawyer, of course), is the person who is shoved forward to prove that “the legal system works – it’s the greatest legal system in the world!”

The small handful of such personal-injury cases, are intended to distract the public from all the innocent people sentenced to prison, from all the families destroyed by bribed judges in divorce cases, and from all the people whose lives are destroyed by big companies, companies who cheerfully pay bribes to win their routine cases in court.
Big companies know that some big “injury” cases will be lost, in order to supply money for the lawyers and judges who otherwise take good care of the big company’s interests. When you are making hundreds of millions of dollars, the loss of a few million here and there is just another expense of business. In the end, the companies just raise their prices to cover the costs of lawyers and lawsuits. The whole world pays for the millions earned by American lawyers, they are the ultimate parasites.

There are other casualties here, too. America’s health care system has been destroyed from the inside by the legal culture of constant lawsuits against doctors and hospitals, with huge amounts of money being given to the lawyers in these cases, driving up the cost of medical care and putting it out of reach of many people. America is the only economically advanced nation without a national health plan, with tens of millions of Americans having no health coverage. USA lawyers joke openly about how, when the courts make big money awards to pay a lawyer, the lawyer often gives the judge a bribe by way of gratitude. Some lawyers grow rich, and doctors are afraid to continue  practicing medicine in the US, and many Americans die from lack of health care.
But while America’s lawyers will very casually file legal charges against doctors, hospitals, or ordinary people, for any flimsy reason, to try and squeeze some money from the situation, they are extremely afraid to take any legal action against another lawyer or judge engaged in misconduct. That’s where fear takes over, and lawyers are suddenly too timid to file any lawsuits.

The Hollywood image, versus the grim reality

Once you have digested the fact that America has the world’s largest prison gulag, another major thing to digest is the USA government, and much of America, is primarily a sales organization, whose chief tool is hype and propaganda and outright lies. America is a culture built on sales and advertising; it focuses on portraying an image, not the reality beneath it.

This is why America was so casual about inventing and selling the lies about “weapons of mass destruction” to help start the Iraq invasion. It was just a question of whatever lies needed to be told, in order to sell the product; there was no concern about afterwards, when the lies were exposed. America just figures it can later send out more salespeople with more lies, in an endless cycle. Tomorrow is just another day, when America will try to sell another product, the “war on terror”, the “spread of freedom”, or whatever.
The selling never stops, in Washington or Hollywood. America sells political lies like Hollywood sells movies. When the USA President talks about “advancing the cause of freedom”, he basically means freedom for big corporations to do business. He’s not really talking about actual personal freedom for real people. But he grins when he talks about “freedom” because it’s a good word of salesmanship, people hear him and some of them can be duped into believing that America cares about personal or political freedom. Hollywood movies and American television are a major element of political myth-making. Around the world, people derive an image of America, and its legal system, from these fictional creations on film. America’s propaganda about having “the greatest legal system in the world” is one of those phony stories that Hollywood is helping to sell.
It is also a myth sustained by the few trials about which there is a lot of publicity, like with the celebrity trials of Martha Stewart or Michael Jackson. Judges behave very differently when the cameras are rolling, or the media is reporting everything that goes on, and millions of dollars are being spent on lawyers. But in the 98 percent of court activity that does not have big media coverage, the judges of America provide a bizarre sideshow of horror.

In the Hollywood version, the judges in American courts are like kind uncles, smiling and being wise and calmly dispensing justice. But in reality, American judges sometimes scream at people like disturbed perverts, and show off their bribed corruption right there in the courtroom. Sometimes judges engage in flagrant extortion, where you have to agree to pay money to the judge’s lawyer friends as the price to stay out of jail. It is really that bad. You can find no end of documented horror about American judges behaving like criminal lunatics, and it is getting worse all the time.

In the Hollywood version, there are brave lawyers who will fight for your rights, to win justice for you in the American courts. In reality, you can’t find an American lawyer brave enough to fight judicial corruption, even if you are innocent and the judge’s friends have threatened to murder you, or to send you to jail for the rest of your life. The lawyers who used to be brave, were destroyed or intimidated, and nearly all American lawyers now submit themselves to the culture of corruption and bribery, and betraying and abandoning the people who need legal help.

In the sad reality, American lawyers line up by the dozen to help the government or the big corporations, and regularly betray the average person, even if they are supposedly representing you. Even the lawyers who don’t want to be wicked themselves, are too timid to really fight the system. At a certain point, nearly all American lawyers will hold back and abandon their clients, because they are trying to survive themselves and avoid revenge by the judges. In the Hollywood version, the average person is also helped by the “brave investigative reporter” at some newspaper or television station, who shows great courage in exposing the truth, and bringing powerful wrongdoing to face justice. However, the brave “investigative reporter” in America is now as fictional and non-existent as the “brave lawyer” who will fight for your rights. This is especially true on any topic pertaining to corruption by judges and lawyers.

In America today, reporters are little timid people who are afraid of getting fired, and who almost never write a story on government corruption, unless some other part of the government is officially investigating or prosecuting. That goes triple when judges or lawyers are involved. The owners of the newspapers and television stations are afraid of revenge by the judges if they have to go to court, and the nervous little reporters who work for them understand the rules of the game. If you look closely at a modern newspaper or news magazine in the USA, you will see how almost all stories originate with the government itself. When the media “investigates”, they are usually just adding more details on a situation already being targeted by the government. Every news media and television station in America is swamped with people begging them to report on stories, that they totally refuse to cover. The reporters are too scared, and they know the stories wouldn’t get printed or broadcast even if they were written. America is the land of fear, as regards the legal system and the culture of corruption. Everyone involved with the USA legal system is afraid, very afraid, of stepping on the wrong toes. Even American judges themselves get driven out of office, if they don’t participate in the bribery culture.

No recourse against crime and fraud by judges and lawyers in America

In reality, there is almost nothing you can do against misconduct, and even open felony crime, committed against you by American judges and lawyers. All of the official complaint procedures you find on the internet, or at the courthouse or in the law books, turn out to be a joke, a farce and a fraud.
Complaints about lawyers in America, usually go to the “Bar”, which is itself run by the judges who are involved in bribery with the lawyers. And complaints about judges go to other judges, their friends. Nearly all the complaints about lawyers and judges – tens of thousands of them – are kept secret. Nearly all are dismissed or ignored. They are generally only used if the judges or politicians want to specially destroy someone – some radical minority lawyer, someone who is not playing the bribery game, somebody who has dared to expose wrongdoing. Otherwise, even criminal acts by lawyers and judges get a smiling cover-up.

You will almost certainly not find any lawyers to help you sue another lawyer for wrongdoing. They are too scared of revenge by the judges. Even the lawyers who are broke and unemployed and desperate for work, are too scared to sue another lawyer. (Special caution: Lawyers may make false promises to you about suing another lawyer, cash your checks and steal your money, and then refuse to help you. And then you will have another lawyer who wronged you.) The police and FBI almost certainly will not help you, either. They all know the bribery game, and they rely on the same crooked judges to help send innocent people to prison after they have been arrested. The more crooked the judge, the more eager the judge will be, to help the police or FBI do a dirty deal and convict an innocent person. And, of course, the newspapers and television and media won’t help you. They hear stories like yours all the time. If they publish or broadcast your story, then they will have problems the next time they get sued in court. Or they might find themselves arrested on false charges, and end up in an even worse situation than you.

The newspapers are so tied into the establishment of judges and lawyers, that the newspapers sometimes help the judges and lawyers to commit their crimes, and to unfairly smear and attack their victims. The big media newspapers have even helped to plant false “evidence” in court cases, and help the legal establishment to destroy innocent people. But even if not harming you, the USA media is afraid to help you, afraid of revenge if they expose judicial corruption. These fears are just as big, if not bigger, with America’s radical and alternative media, and bloggers and internet sites. Such people will criticize American foreign policy and so on, but everybody is scared of talking about specific cases of corruption by lawyers and judges. The independent media has even more reason to be afraid, because they are even more vulnerable if the lawyers start to file false charges against them in the courts.

Of course, America’s politicians will not help you, either. Many politicians are themselves lawyers, very used to the whole game of bribery with judges and other lawyers. The politicians accept the crooked courts as the way that America is run, and as helping the two big parties to monopolize the political scene and prevent alternative political movements. America’s two big political parties, the Democrats and Republicans, can be seen as another phony game like America’s courts. The two parties actually get their hundreds of millions of dollars in money from the same people at the same big corporations who own the rest of America. These two American parties pretend to argue with each other over emotional issues like gun control and abortion rights, but in the end both of these parties serve the big corporations. Half of Americans are still fooled into thinking that these parties represent them, the other half sense it is phony but feel helpless and don’t know what to do. This is why people don’t vote very much in America; they feel it is hopeless and useless.

You can also forget about America’s human rights and civil liberties groups, even though it looks, at first, like there are many such groups on the internet. Many such groups are just money-raising groups which don’t help victims, or are tied to the two main political parties or some narrow agenda. They are all scared of the legal system, too, and there is no one with any significant funding or money, who is out there helping the victims of legal corruption. They can’t find lawyers to help them, either. There are some overwhelmed and struggling projects here and there, doing worthy work for a few of the innocent people in prison, but they function in an environment of timidity and fear, and without the resources or clout or media access to expose or change what is happening. It’s getting worse and worse in America all the time. As the judges and lawyers can get away with committing crimes, they are getting more open and blatant, committing felony crimes in broad daylight, because they know no one will stop them or bring them to account. It is also important to know, that once you have started complaining about, or exposing, judicial and legal corruption in America, you become a kind of outlaw there. You are in a very dangerous situation, and you are considered fair game to be either arrested and jailed on false charges, or to be totally robbed and betrayed by America’s lawyers. Once you have spoken out about legal corruption, you may find that no other lawyer will then help you for any reason, even if it is un-related to your complaint about judicial wrongdoing. You may be trapped in a nightmare from which there is no escape unless you can leave America altogether.

Dealing with American lawyers, if you have no other choice

Perhaps the statistical chance of getting arrested in America as an innocent person, and then being sent to prison or put to death, is relatively small. But think of how you will feel if you end up as one of those 2 million American prisoners, including 50,000 foreign citizens. Or perhaps even one of those several thousand people on Death Row, waiting for the lethal poison to be injected into your arm.

Visiting America now, is probably similar to visiting or doing business in 1936 with Hitler’s Reich, or Mussolini’s fascist empire. If you did such a thing in 1936, you might have visited and had a wonderful time, maybe even have done some business with companies in those countries. You might have seen some beautiful sights, and met some very friendly individual people, perhaps drunk a beer or two, or a nice glass of wine, maybe attended the 1936 Olympics. Very likely, you wouldn’t have seen any concentration camps, in the places where you travelled. You might have had a very pleasant trip.
But nonetheless, you were in a dangerous place, where horrible things were going on. That’s true of the United States of America today, the land of 2 million prisoners in a giant gulag. With America’s corrupt legal system, it’s certainly not the wisest place to keep money or assets, which can be easily grabbed by American lawyers in legal proceedings. Many smart Americans have opened overseas bank accounts, and it is wise to not keep too much money where American lawyers can seize it. There is no bigger group of thieves in the world, than American lawyers.

If you are in a lawsuit situation in America, get all your money out of the country, fast, before the USA lawyers can put any kind of hold or freeze on it. But you shouldn’t keep substantial assets in the USA in the first place. Sell any USA real estate and rent instead, get that money out where it is safe.  Certainly, don’t ever expect any justice from American courts. Expect the judges and both sides of lawyers to tilt toward the government, or toward the big company that can pay bribes on a regular basis. All that most people get out of American courts, is grief, and lawyers stealing their money. Best not to approach American courts unless absolutely necessary. Despite the commonplace fraud and dishonesty of American lawyers, it’s still important to have one if you must be in an American court. The reason is that American judges absolutely hate people who come to court without lawyers, especially if they have any money at all. The judge takes it as a personal insult if you are not giving some money to one of his lawyer friends, and will tend to take revenge on you unless you hire a lawyer, even a very stupid one, to stand by your side.

What American lawyers love to do, is to steal all your money, tell you a bunch of false promises and lies, and then do nothing for you, while they sell you out to the other side. That is a perfect scenario for an American lawyer. A lawyer’s goal is to squeeze as much money from you, while at the same time doing as little as possible to rock the judge’s political boat. Some lawyers even make money by the “research and review” scam, where they don’t even agree to represent you, but just steal your money to “research” your case.

Accept in advance that an American lawyer will rob you and betray you, and everything will go more smoothly if you quietly understand this. Never actually trust an American lawyer, but don’t let on that you know he’s a crook. Don’t tell the lawyer how much money you really have, he will try to get all of it. Try to pay a lawyer very slowly, in small chunks, that will keep him more interested, and prevent some of the bigger robberies and betrayals, and will leave you some money to try another lawyer if things get too awful. Remember, once you give a USA lawyer any money, it’s almost impossible to get it back. Lawyers will almost never sue another lawyer, and if you go to court, the judge will almost certainly protect the lawyer who defrauded you (and get a share of the money, of course). Lawyers and judges in America like people to appear to be submissive and stupid and easily manipulated. They like to feel superior to you. By letting them think that you are weak and falling for their lies, you may give yourself some breathing room. This tactic has even enabled some people to stay alive and not get murdered, and to escape from America back to safety.

The growing American nightmare

It is just getting worse and worse in America’s legal system. For some years now, the USA judges and lawyers have gotten used to denying people justice, to the great flow of bribery money, and even to committing felony crimes in broad daylight and getting away with it. It just keeps on escalating. Though a social explosion is lurking beneath the surface – with judges starting to get murdered, and people lighting courthouses ablaze – the people who run America are letting the current system chug along as it is, justice be damned, and to hell with the people who seem to have no way to fight back.
It can’t go on like this forever, but it may get a lot worse first, despite the fair internet visibility on documented American legal corruption. One should note a brave and promising grass-roots attempt at judicial reform in the USA called (Jail 4 Judges – www.jail4judges.org), which attempts to place onto American ballots, a referendum for a new procedure to give citizens a real right of redress against corrupt judges. It is a wonderful and beautiful idea that deserves success, and will help transform America if it moves forward. Regrettably, though, for all the usual reasons of fear, there is no one with any big money or media clout, yet making a foray against the real-life nightmare of America’s courts and prisons. It remains a taboo subject for the American media, and the media silence feeds and encourages the whole machine of bribery and repression.

Perhaps, though, it will not be until after America has had a major economic or social cataclysm, that the big American machine of legal corruption finally comes to be reformed. Sociologically speaking, it’s astonishing how disgraceful American lawyers have become – they are now both the mafia and the gestapo of American life. America’s lawyers, as a whole, have had little to say about America’s recent international crimes of prisoner abuse, and violation of international human rights agreements. American lawyers, as always nowadays, are “playing the game” with America’s government and its judges. America, indeed, does not have the rule of law at all. Instead, it is just the rule of lawyers, lawyers who crave money and power. And, in America, it can be jail or worse for anyone who tries to fight these lawyers. The reality of the United States of America is that Americans, despite their overall wealth as a nation, are now a people living in a society of great fear. Their fears are complicated, and many Americans cannot even put their fears into words. They are afraid of lawyers and the prison system, afraid of losing their jobs in a brutal society with no social safety net, afraid of needing health care in a disastrous system with no health plan. And Americans are afraid of what will happen if they try to question the system and the way things work. They often feel helpless and powerless against the great forces dominating their country. American citizens are confused and fearful, and gullible to propaganda. Because Americans have difficulty in sorting out their many fears, they have become ripe candidates for racial and religious hatreds, and for following their government into war. The issues of “terrorism” and war distract the emotions of Americans from the terrible problems in their own society at home. The foreign “enemy” gives Americans a face on which to project their fear and their anger. The result is the horrifying misconduct of some Americans in these wars; while back inside the USA, there is increasing corruption and repression in the legal system. Americans desperately would like to believe that they still live in a “free” country, as it is so horrifying to them to face the ugly truth, that their freedom is already largely lost. Americans can imagine they are “free” because they can still choose among different products to buy, or quit their job, or buy a gun at the store. And the Americans most likely to imagine they are still “free” are the ones who have not yet been trapped in the halls of America’s legal system. They have not yet seen the lawyers and judges who smirk and laugh as they deny victims the most basic human rights. The truth is that, inside America, a nightmare has begun. The lawyers and judges and courts, “playing the game”, regularly trample upon the freedoms that Americans thought they had. It is people like myself, escaped from the USA, living in kinder and gentler places, who are now the lucky ones. No one should ever again be fooled by USA propaganda about being the “land of freedom”. Those who are thinking of travelling to, visiting, or working in America, should think again. It might not be worth the risk of being in a country that has one of the most crooked legal systems in the world.

 

 

Prosecute The Tortureres!

By Chandra Muzaffar

 

Two top United Nations human rights officials have demanded that the United States government prosecute all high-level government officials involved in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) torture programmes.

The UN’s special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson stated on December 10 2014 that the systematic torture revealed in the US Senate Report released on December 9th, was a massive violation of the 1994 UN Convention Against Torture. He called upon the US Attorney-General to “bring criminal charges against those responsible.” He further emphasized that the US is legally obliged to do so under international law. Another UN official, the UN high commissioner for human rights, ZeidRaad al-Hussein, made a similar call.

An American law professor from the University of California’s Irvine School of Law has pointed out that torture is also a violation of domestic law since it is afederal crime and those “who authorized it and engaged in it must be criminally prosecuted.” Civil society groups from all over the world should endorse these calls wholeheartedly. They should ask that not only those officials directly responsible for the tortures but also those at the very apex who authorized it should be put on trial. Since the CIA’ S “Rendition, Detention and Interrogation”programme was authorized by President George Bush in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, he should be prosecuted, together with his Vice-President, Dick Chenney, his Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfield, and the Deputy Secretary of Defence, Paul Wolfowitz, all of whom may have had a bigger role in the planning and execution of this vile plan.

It follows from this that President Obama’s decision not to prosecute officials from the Bush Administration is wrong and unjust. It is unjust not only because it undermines both US and international law; it is unjust because the forms of torture employed were callous and cruel. Detainees at various centres were subjected to waterboarding, deprivation of sleep for long hours, sexual threats and death threats. It is significant that the Report admits that in spite of all the coercion used, the interrogators did not obtain critical information about imminent terrorist attacks.

Though the Senate Report was focused upon the US, there is some evidence from other sources that seem to suggest that certain other countries were also involved in the CIA’s programme. In July 2014, the European court of human rights for instance ruled that the government of Poland had facilitated the CIA’s secret prison programme in Europe. Other inquiries have revealed that Sweden, Italy, Macedonia and Rumania have also participated in the CIA’s programme for interrogating and detaining terror suspects. Human rights groups in Britain allege that Britain’s MI 5 and MI 6 have colluded with the CIA in torturing British residents detained in Guantanamo Bay. Civil society groups should campaign for full accountability and transparency on the question of torture from these and other governments.

Returning to the situation in the US, there is an even more powerful reason why top US leaders should be put in the dock. US leaders have always projected themselves as the greatest champions of democracy and human rights on earth. How can champions of democracy torture — torture in such a debased and depraved manner?

Of course, even without the recent revelations, or the revelations in the last few years from Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and Bagram, many of us have never seen US elites as genuine defenders of human rights. How can you be a defender of human rights when you conquer foreign lands and kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people, from Vietnam to Afghanistan to Iraq, in pursuit of your own hegemonic economic and political agenda? What rights are you protecting when you overthrow democratically elected governments in Iran and Chile? How can you claim to be a paragon of democratic values when you have helped to keep in power some of the most autocratic regimes in Latin America, Africa and Asia?

Indeed, the US government should desist from playing the role of an upholder of democracy and human rights, given the history of the US as a nation. The barbaric annihilation of the indigenous people of America renders the white settler community in that land a violent suppressor of human rights and human dignity. Similarly, the enslavement of the African population of the US for many decades by a white elite means that it did not have an iota of respect for the honour and integrity of its victims. Perhaps what happened in Ferguson and New York in recent months serve as grim reminders of a racist past that continues to haunt 21st century peddlers of human rights.

There are apologists for the US who argue that whatever its shortcomings, the US leadership was willing to admit through the Senate Report that it had tortured people, that it had done wrong. After all, many other countries also torture detainees and prisoners.

True, the US elite did the right thing by revealing the dark side of its torture programme, unlike most other governments. But we must remember that the US is different from others in two respects. It commands enormous global power, especially global military power. With massive power comes huge responsibilities. It is in the realm of the responsibilities that it shoulders that it has failed miserably. And its torture program is just one of the many examples of its failure to act responsibly. Besides, the US, as we have seen, often claims the high moral ground when it comes to democracy and human rights. Most other states do not make such claims. Judged by its own moral barometer, the US should hang down its head in shame.

It is a pity that many so-called liberal human rights groups in the Global South who are quick to condemn their own governments for their human rights transgressions are deafeningly silent in the face of the US leadership’s gross violations of human dignity.

 

 

STOP TORTURE: ACCOUNTABILITY: YES – IMPUNITY: NO

TO: US GOVERNMENT – INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT – PRESIDENT OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY – PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE

 

Petition initiated by two former UN Assistant Secretaries-General, UN Humanitarian Coordinators for Iraq: Hans von Sponeck and Denis Halliday.
 
On 9 December 2014, the US Senate released its CIA torture report. The investigation confirmed what globally has been known for many years: the US Central Intelligence Agency and US-outsourced national authorities in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere have been involved in an extensive range of torture applications. 
 
Compelling evidence has become available, especially since 2001, the beginning of the Afghanistan war, through investigations by the European Parliament and national judicial authorities, as well as two major reports presented by Swiss Senator Dick Marty in 2006 and 2007 to the Council of Europe, on secret CIA detention centres in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.  
 
The US Senate report makes it clear that cruel, degrading and inhumane treatment of captives by the CIA and its collaborators have been carried out on a continuous basis. Such treatment can not be justified in any manner, even if the US Government reservations with which it signed the UN torture convention in 1994 were to be taken into account.
 
CIA personnel and others wilfully participated in following executive orders and directives thereby violating the UN torture convention and the Geneva Convention III. In this way they have committed serious crimes for which they must be held accountable. 
 
The UN Special Representative on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, Ben Emmerson QC has reminded us that “torture is a crime of universal jurisdiction”. 
 
The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, said it is "crystal clear" under international law that the United States, which ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture in 1994, now has an obligation to ensure accountability. He further added: “If they order, enable or commit torture, recognized as a serious international crime, they cannot simply be granted impunity because of political expediency”. 
 
US President Obama must be aware that not holding the perpetrators accountable is a victory for impunity and will have far-reaching implications for global security.
 
We, signatories from all parts of the world, therefore urge the US Government and its Attorney General, to start a judicial process with a sense of urgency in compliance with principles of equality before the law. If they fail to do so, other international bodies, such as the International Criminal Court, will have the obligation under international law to assure that justice is done.

Why is this important?

It is now time to take action. The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy revealed in the torture report must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes.

It is critical that we hold accountable those who authorized, those who legally sanctioned and those who implemented the torture policies.

 

American Torture — Past, Present, And… Future? Beyond The Senate Torture Report 


By Rebecca Gordon

 

It’s the political story of the week in Washington. At long last, after the endless stalling and foot-shuffling, the arguments about redaction and CIA computer hacking, the claims that its release might stoke others out there in the Muslim world to violence and “throw the C.I.A. to the wolves,” the report — you know which one — is out.  Or at least, the redacted executive summary of it is available to be read and, as Senator Mark Udall said before its release, “When this report is declassified, people will abhor what they read. They’re gonna be disgusted. They’re gonna be appalled. They’re gonna be shocked at what we did.”

So now we can finally consider the partial release of the long-awaited report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the gruesome CIA interrogation methods used during the Bush administration’s “Global War on Terror.” But here’s one important thing to keep in mind: this report addresses only the past practices of a single agency. Its narrow focus encourages us to believe that, whatever the CIA may have once done, that whole sorry torture chapter is now behind us.

In other words, the moment we get to read it, it’s already time to turn the page. So be shocked, be disgusted, be appalled, but don’t be fooled. The Senate torture report, so many years and obstacles in the making, should only be the starting point for a discussion, not the final word on U.S. torture. Here’s why.

Mainstream coverage of U.S. torture in general, and of this new report in particular, rests on three false assumptions:

1. The most important question is whether torture “worked.”

2. U.S. torture ended when George W. Bush left office.

3. The only kind of torture that really “counts” happens in foreign war zones.

Let’s look at each of these in order.

False Assumption #1: The only question is “Did it work?”

Maybe torture “worked” on occasion. Probably it didn’t. But it doesn’t matter because torture is illegal under U.S. and international law, and it’s a moral abomination.

The Senate report’s first finding — and the one that much of a highly predictable debate will focus on — is that the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” were “ineffective” in identifying the perpetrators of 9/11, producing actionable intelligence, or preventing terrorist attacks. In response, the rhetoric is already flying. The Republicans (except for Senator John McCain) are jumping up and downshouting “It did work! It did!” The president’s own CIA director, John Brennan, has issued his denunciation of the report. Whileacknowledging that “the Agency made mistakes,” he, too, insisted that torture “worked.” (A couple of days later, he backtracked, suggesting instead that the answer to this question was actually “unknowable.”) Other former officials of the Agency are chiming in big time.

In the end, it doesn’t matter whether the CIA’s methods — including waterboarding (which McCain calls “mock execution” and “an exquisite form of torture”); inflicting week-long sleep deprivation; repeated beatings; hanging people by their wrists for days, bombarding them with unbearable sound and light or keeping them in total darkness; threatening to sexually abuse their mothers or harm their children; or, in possibly five cases, shoving a tube up someone’s rectum and filling it with water (supposedly for “rectal rehydration”) — were effective. It doesn’t matter whether these methods led the Navy Seals to Osama bin Laden. It doesn’t matter whether these methodsprevented an al-Qaeda attack on the Library Tower in Los Angeles. It doesn’t matter whether they saved American (and only American!) lives. In fact, for those who read the report, the Senate committee is remarkably convincing on a subject about which we already have much information: torture notoriously does not produce useful information. It produces a tangled mess of truths, half-truths, lies, wild invention and confabulation, psychotic ravings, and desperate attempts to say whatever the victim thinks the torturers want to hear.

But none of this matters. Nor does it matter how frightened we are. The situation isn’t complicated. We are not allowed to torture people, because we have passed laws against it and signed treaties saying we won’t do it. The U.N. Convention Against Torture, which the U.S. signed in 1994, makes it very clear that being afraid of an attack is no excuse for torture. In Article 2, the Convention states, “No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.” People will always make excuses, but there is no legitimate excuse for torture.

What’s at stake here is the kind of country we want to be: Are we a courageous nation ruled by laws or a nation of cowards?

False Assumption #2: Torture ended when George W. Bush left office.

In his statement on the day the report was released, President Obama tried once again to shove U.S. torture into a box labeled Bad Things We Used to Do. “Rather than another reason to refight old arguments,” he said, “I hope that today’s report can help us leave these techniques where they belong: in the past.”

In fact, institutionalized state torture is not a thing of the past. It has continued under President Obama. Here are some examples:

*Twice a day in the U.S. prison at Guantánamo, guards forcibly remove hunger strikers from their cells, strap them to a chair, and “feed” them through a tube jammed up the nose and down into the stomach. Here’s how one victim remembered that experience:

“I will never forget the first time they passed the feeding tube up my nose. I can’t describe how painful it is to be force-fed this way. As it was thrust in, it made me feel like throwing up. I wanted to vomit, but I couldn’t. There was agony in my chest, throat, and stomach. I had never experienced such pain before. I would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone.”

Force-feeding is no humanitarian act; it is a punishment for nonviolent resistance. It often begins with what officials call “cell extraction” — as if prisoners were teeth to be pulled out of a jaw. Here’s what happens,according to Yemini prisoner Moath al-Alwi, who has been at Guantánamo since 2002:

“When I choose to remain in my cell in an act of peaceful protest against the force-feeding, the prison authorities send in a Forced Cell Extraction team: six guards in full riot gear. Those guards are deliberately brutal to punish me for my protest. They pile up on top of me to the point that I feel like my back is about to break. They then carry me out and strap me into the restraint chair, which we hunger strikers call the torture chair.”

Guards use the “torture chair” to restrain the prisoner, says al-Alwi, but also to make the procedure even more painful:

“A new twist to this routine involves the guards restraining me to the chair with my arms cuffed behind my back. The chest strap is then tightened, trapping my arms between my torso and the chair’s backrest. This is done despite the fact that the torture chair features built-in arm restraints. It is extremely painful to remain in this position.”

At present, a Navy nurse faces possible dishonorable discharge for refusing to participate in these force feedings, because he believes they are a form of torture.

Why are detainees on hunger strike in the first place? They are using the only nonviolent means available to them to protest their indefinite and illegal detention, which the U.N. Committee Against Torture says is in itself a violation of U.S. duties under the U.N. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment.

* It wasn’t until this December 10th that the U.S. military finally released its last detainees from the notorious Detention Facility in Parwan on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. In September 2014, the United States “quietly released” 14 Pakistanis it had held there for some years — none of whom was ever accused of any crime. We know nothing about the treatment of those who remained at Bagram, but we do know that, like the detainees at Guantánamo, the men being held there used hunger strikes as their only nonviolent means of resisting their indefinite detention and solitary confinement.

* In what appears to be a direct contravention of a 2009 presidential executive order to the CIA to shut down all its “black sites,” or secret interrogation centers around the world, the Agency seems still to be operating at least one of them. Or at least it was two years later when journalist Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, run by the CIA, ostensibly in cooperation with the Somali government’s National Security Agency. There, according to Scahill, “U.S. intelligence personnel pay the salaries of intelligence agents and also directly interrogate prisoners.”

Have these intelligence agents used “enhanced interrogation techniques”? We don’t know. What we do know, however, was that the place was dark, filthy, and infested with bedbugs and mosquitoes. We know that prisoners held there had been kidnapped, hooded, and transported by plane in a style familiar to anyone who has followed the CIA’s methods over the last dozen years.

If that site is still open, either the CIA is operating it with the Obama administration’s knowledge and consent or it is defying the president of the United States. In either case, there was and possibly still is a serious breach of executive power going on.

* During his confirmation hearings, Obama’s first CIA director, Leon Panetta, told members of Congress that “if the approved techniques were ‘not sufficient’ to get a detainee to divulge details he was suspected of knowing about an imminent attack, he would ask for ‘additional authority’ to use other methods.”

* President Obama’s 2009 executive order ending CIA torture still left open a little-discussed torture window.  It continued to allow for “extraordinary rendition,” the capture of terror suspects abroad and their shipping to other countries for detention and interrogation. The U.S. record on this practicesince 9/11 has been a grim history of torture at one remove. True, the order says that no one should be sent to a country in which he or she is likely to be tortured, but the U.S. definition of “likely” differs significantly from that of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.  Article 3 of the Convention says no one may be sent to another country if there are “substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.” The United States insists on a more lenient standard: prohibiting rendition if it is “more likely than not” that torture will take place. In practice, this means relying on the word of the receiving country that no harm will be done (wink, wink).

* The U.S. Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operationsprohibits many forms of torture. However, a classified “annex” still permits sleep deprivation and sensory deprivation. The U.N. Committee Against Torture flagged this — among many other concerns — in its recent report on U.S. compliance with the Convention Against Torture.

* No high civilian officials or military commanders and other personnel were ever prosecuted for the torture they ordered or oversaw, nor of course were the actual CIA torturers. Instead they’re writing their memoirs and painting pictures of themselves bathing. If their political power makes it impossible to try them here, perhaps the outrage of the international community can at least make Dick Cheney and George W. Bush outcasts like other discredited former rulers along the lines of Serbia’s Slobodan Milosovic or Tunisia’sZein el-Abidine Ben Ali.

Or maybe the United States could actually follow the U.N. Committee Against Torture’s recommendation and finally sign up for the International Criminal Court.

False Assumption #3: Torture only counts when it happens in foreign wars.

This is not true either. Sometimes, torture happens right here in the United States in police stations, immigrant detention centers, and the American jails and prisons that hold 2.3 million people.

When the United Nations Committee Against Torture released its report in November on U.S. compliance with the U.N. Convention against Torture,among the failures the Committee noted were torture and abuse practices in U.S. prisons and immigrant detention facilities. The frequent brutality of U.S. police forces and their rapid militarization also alarmed the Committee.

Specifically, the Committee pointed to the extensive use of solitary confinement for periods of time longer than two weeks — the point at which many people start exhibiting signs of psychosis, including having hallucinations, hearing voices, and experiencing paranoia. In my state, California, there are people who have been kept from all human contact formore than 15 years. We are beginning to recognize that the 50,000 to 80,000 people being held in solitary confinement in this country are actually being tortured every day. Furthermore, as the U.N. report emphasizes, some of these people haven’t even been convicted of a crime; they’re either being held in pre-trial detention or in immigrant detention centers.

U.S. prisoners also experience high levels of institutionally sanctioned rape and sexual violence. In fact, prison rape is so common, it’s a regular plot device on television police procedurals. Want to keep a “perp” from asking for a lawyer? Threaten to send him to Rikers Island, where who knows what can happen to a pretty guy like him.

The Report Is Out. Now What?

Make no mistake. Getting even this partial and redacted report into public view is a real victory for everyone who hopes to end state torture. But it’s just the beginning, not the end of the fight. There’s still much work to do.

As a start, someone needs to rein in a CIA whose leadership, past and present,seems remarkably committed to the effectiveness of torture practices. We need reports like the one the Senate produced about the whole alphabet soup of agencies involved in the “war on terror.” We need a full accounting, and full accountability, including prosecutions of those responsible, or perhaps even official pardons that would at least establish that crimes were committed. We need to end torture in our own jails and prisons.

The Senate torture report could be the opening we need to really make U.S. torture a thing of the past. Let’s not waste it!

Rebecca Gordon is the author of Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States. She teaches in the philosophy department at the University of San Francisco. She is a member of the War Times/Tiempo de Guerras collective. You can contact her through the Mainstreaming Torture website.

Copyright 2014 Rebecca Gordon

 

SEPTEMBER 9/11 WAS PLANNED !!!! VISIT  :  http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

 

9/11 , 26/11 – SIGN  TO  LEGALLY  PROSECUTE  SPONSORERS OF  TERRORISM  USA , PAKISTAN & INDIA

 

Visit , read the petition & support by signing the petition demanding
LEGAL PROSECUTION OF SPONSORERS OF TERRORISM
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/911-2611—prosecute-the-sponsorers-of-terrorism ,

 

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/sponsor ,

 

Visit , read the petition & support by signing the petition demanding
ACCOUNTABILITY OF INDIAN JUDGES & POLICE.

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http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/judge ,



India, U.S.A , U.K , Pakistan and various other countries
have given birth to & supported various terror outfits, all with the
objective of widening their area of influence, to get hold of
governance of other countries, to loot resources of other countries.
At no time they were bothered about the welfare of innocent people
in those victim countries.


Now, when the Frankenstein monster they fathered TERRORISM
is haunting them , came home to roost in their own backyards , all
these countries are crying foul.

Take for instance Pakistan , it has got enough problems on hand , poverty , unemployment , malnutrition , hunger , illiteracy is rampant in Pakistan. Ordinary Pakistanis are suffering, ordinary Pakistanis does not need neither war nor jihad , what they need is food , healthcare , education for their children.


Take for instance india, it has lot of problems on hand
like starvation, lack of education , health care, etc. The GOI says
it doesn’t have enough funds to solve these problems. These problems
are of pre-independece vintage, increasing multifold after
independence of india. Still the government of india spent crores of
rupees on training , arming of tamil terrorists in srilanka ,
unnecessarily poked it’s nose in east pakistan creating bangladesh,
created terrorist outfits in punjab & northeast to counter the
influence of other terrorist outfits. ALL THE WHILE PREACHING
PANCHASHEEL PRINCIPLES – peaceful co-existance , respect for
neighbour’s boundaries, etc, in the same breath. What ordinary Indians , commonfolk need is food , shelter , healthcare & education.

 

Take the case of USA , from the beginning since decades , it is the habit of US administrators, britishers   to sow the seeds of discontent between two countries , make them to go to war with each other ( simultaneously selling military hardware worth  billions of dollars to those same countries  by the way making profit in billions ) & to finally play the role of a truce maker thereby  getting a foothold in the newly formed government plus getting reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars leading to profit of billions. Just remember the US invasion of iraq , citing presence of WMDs, finally nothing was found. However USA  made billions of profit by business.

 

The common folk  of whichever country , whichever  religion you take , does not want war , everybody wants peace. The common folk need food , shelter , healthcare & education. It is the scheming politicians who go on the path of violence.  POOJYA BAPUJI’s  , MAHATMA GANDHIJI’s  principles of non violence , non interference in the affairs of other individuals / other countries , love / compassion for fellow human beings is much relevant today.


Hereby, e-Voice  urges the international war crimes tribunal , to
order the respective governments who aided terrorism ,to pay damages
to victim countries. Jai hind. Vande mataram


Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraj.m.r.

 

CRIMES OF U.S PRESIDENT

From the day one the government of  USA  is selfish & violating the rights of other countrymen. During cold war days , to expand it’s influence & to give more business for u.s arms manufacturers , the u.s.a sowed the seeds of terrorism in various countries & nurtured them through arms & finance supply , training. The AL-QUEDA & TALIBAN are it’s own babies.
The president bush of U.S.A was sufferring from low image ratings , the domestic economy was facing a slump , so to improve his own rating & bring more business to u.s industries , he schemed an inhuman ruthless plan. He wanted to take control of afghanisthan & iraq. He needed a ruse to invade them & concocted one murdering his very own countrymen.
human rights watch has doubted the authenticity of  9/11 in it’s articles months ago. it is just a ploy of the bush to  divert attention of public from his dipping ratings , domestic problems  like unemployment , economic lows and more importantly to find rather  fabricate a reason for attacking the arab world , iraq. finally , to  help it’s MNCs mint millions in reconstuction , oil contracts, etc. it  is a savage act of bush for green bucks.
SEPTEMBER 9/11 WAS PLANNED !!!! VISIT  :  http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main
The government of U.S.A thrown all international conventions into wind , lied about weapons of destruction in iraq & invaded a sovereign country iraq. Still , it was unabale to find any weapons of mass destruction in iraq. In it’s greed for power , green bucks , it inhumanly tortured prisoners , took them to 3rd countries for torture , bugged phones of u.s citizens & violated human rights of u.s citizens. In his ego , greed mr.bush has violated all human rights of not only u.s citizens but also human rights of innocent iraqis , afghans , etc & thrown all international laws into winds.
Now, the president himself has acknowledged the intelligence failure in iraq but defended his iraqi invasion. Mr. Bush will be remebered in the history books as a GREATEST LIAR , INHUMAN SCHEMING  MEGALAMONIAC & GREEDY  OLDMAN.

 

AN APPEAL TO THE HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME  COURT OF USA  ,                                              CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA  &  CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN
– By American Citizens

Our country was known as ” Heaven On Earth” , “Land of Equality & Equal Oppurtunity” & the “Statue of Liberty” rightly symbolized the spirit of our country. Now USA is known as a “Terror State”.

In the last 3 – 4 decades , the persons who occupied the office of President USA ,in their individual capacity took wrong , inhuman decisions , meddled in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations , spent our resources to create terrorist outfits like al-queda , Taliban in those countries.

In turn these terrorist outfits terrorized , murdered millions of innocents & this Frankenstein monster came home to roost on September 9 / 11 . After September 9 / 11 , each terror suspect is severely tortured in hell like Abu Garibh prison , elsewhere by our authorities. For argument sake let us accept
that these terrorists who murder innocents don’t deserve kid glove treatment & rightly deserve 3rd degree torture. When a single terrorist deserve such inhuman 3rd degree torture , what quantum of punishment , torture – previous presidents of USA deserve – who created , aided & abetted thousands of such terrorists , terrorist outfits ?

Herby, we appeal to the honourable Supreme Court of USA to order the federal government to to make public :

1. how much US resources were spent from US TREASURY , to finance terrorist outfits , military juntas in other sovereign nations ?

2. is not Al-queda , Taliban creations of USA ?

3. did September 9 / 11 WTC attack truly happened by hijacked airplane or was it planned by US authorities ? see
http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

4 . is racial profiling , profiling a particular community & suspecting all the muslims as terror suspects , right?

5. if it is right , the cretors of such terrorist outfits – past presidents of USA – who were Christians makes it logical to assume whole of our Christian community as terror suspect ?

6. is not use of 3rd degree torture on all type of suspects in US prisons & in the prisons of US allied countries at the behest of US authorities , right ? is it not violation of human rights & US laws ?

7. did US find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , which was the main reason for US attacking Iraq ?

8. why not US authorities use scientific interrogation techniques like polygraph , lie detector tests instead of inhuman 3rd degree torture on terror suspects & suspects in other criminal cases ?

9 . what legal right our President of USA have , to illegally spend billions of our dollars on inhuman , llegal acts of terrorism , military coup , creation , aiding & abetting of terrorists , etc , in other sovereign nations ? while we are suffering from loss of jobs ,loss of home due to natural calamities , etc ?

Crux , Foundation of all religions is humanity , kindness & universal brotherhood. It is the preachers who misrepresent it. Terrorism created , aided , abetted by anybody is inhuman & wrong . Terrorism is creation of power hungry , selfish people & they must be legally punished .

Hereby , we appeal to the honorable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute Previous PRESIDENTS OF USA in the last 4 decades , for crimes of terror , as per the present US anti-terror laws.

Recently , in the issue of weekly publication  “The Week” , cabinet minister of government of srilanka (previously a deadly terrorist & right hand man of LTTE chief Prabhakaran ) Mr. Karuna , Himself has stated in an interview that LTTE received arms training in Tamilnadu State of India , to wage war against Government of Srilanka. The Justice Jain Commission Of Enquiry , which probed late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case , also stated that Tamil Terrorist outfits in Srilanka Received monetary , financial , arms training support from government of India. GOI has even setup a radio station for tamil terrorists of srilanka , within Indian territory. GOI spent billions of dollars of Indian taxpayer’s money for aiding & abetting terrorism , while billions of Indians were half starving & going without a single meal , without proper health care.

Recently  , in a media interview the president of Government of Pakistan Mr. Jardari himself has confessed that in the previous years the government of Pakistan has aided & abetted Terrorism for tactical gains of Pakistan , spending billions of dollars of Pakistani taxpayer’s money. While ordinary  Pakistanis were suffering from starvation , lack of health care , etc.

All the above proves that Previous Presidents of Government of USA , previous Presidents of Government of Pakistan & Previous Prime Ministers of Government of India were the real master minds of TERRORISM , founded , aided , abetted TERRORISM FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAINS. In turn  Murdering  lakhs of innocent human beings. These guilty previous presidents & prime ministers are deadly than OSAMA BIN LADEN.

Hereby , we appeal to the Honorable Chief Justices of supreme courts of USA , INDIA , PAKISTAN  , BANGLADESH , SRILANKA & INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL , to legally prosecute the previous Prime Ministers of INDIA , the previous presidents of USA & PAKISTAN , on charges of master minding TERRORISM & murdering innocent people in their respective countries .

 

 

 

An appeal to honourable supreme court of USA & HE Honourable president of USA  Mr.Obama

 

Your government protects all Americans, all American companies both inside America & abroad. If an American tourist is murdered in a third country , American investigators fly over to that country  to conduct investigation in total disregard to local laws. In the same way , if the interests of an American company is threatened in a third country American government goes to it’s rescue.

 

However , when an American company butchers , causes mass man slaughter in a third country , as an American company did in Bhopal India , no action by American government. Still the said American company has not removed , cleared the accident site of poisonous debris at Bhopal India since decades and still causing mass man slaughter  , no action by American government  why ?

 

Some US based companies are selling soft drinks , food products , medicines , drugs in third world countries , which are causing grave health damages to the public. The quality standards of these products are fit cases of rejections by US FDA. Some US companies are selling drugs ( which are banned in the USA ) to third world countries , still us companies are exporting such dangerous medicines , foods to third countries . no action by US government , why ? is it because you think that the lives of  non Americans are cheaper than Americans ?

 

Hereby, I do request your kindself ,

 

1 . to initiate criminal prosecution against US based key management personnel responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy .

 

2 . to make either the respective company management or US government to pay compensation to victims of Bhopal gas tragedy  on par with American lives , as if the same tragedy happened in the USA itself.

 

3 . to order the management of the said company to clean up Bhopal off poisonous debris , from the accident site at their own expense.

 

4 . To legally prosecute US exporters &  US based companies selling products  ( which violates US FDA regulations or banned in the USA for domestic consumption ) to third countries.

 

SEPTEMBER 9/11 WAS PLANNED !!!! VISIT  :  http://www.neiu.edu/~ayjamess/hmmm.htm#Main

 

http://countercurrents.org/griffin080710.htm ,

 

http://www.911truth.org/ ,

 

CIA torture report: rights groups call for criminal investigation – as it happened

·         Senator Mark Udall blasts CIA on Senate floor (video)

·         ‘The CIA is lying

·         Rights watchdog calls for criminal investigation

·         ACLU calls for special prosecutor

·         Read the latest blog summary

 

We’re going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here’s a summary of where things stand:

  • Calls strengthened for the architects of the CIA torture program to be brought to justice. The ACLU called on the justice department to appoint a special prosecutor and Human Rights Watch called for a criminal investigation. UN officials issued a similar call.
  • Outgoing senator Mark Udall said people responsible for illegal torture still work at high levels of the CIA and Obama administration and that the president must “purge” them.
  • In an extraordinary speech on the Senate floor, Udall, an intelligence committee member, said “the CIA is lying” about key details of its torture program.
  • Udall said he had read an internal CIA review of the torture program, called the Panetta report, and he said it is a “smoking gun”that directly contradicts public statements by CIA officials about the efficacy of torture, disclosures to Congress and more.
  • Udall called for the resignation of CIA director John Brennan, who he said had obstructed the Senate and made a mockery of congressional oversight.
  • Former CIA director Michael Hayden scrambled to defend the agency and himself. The last 30 pages of the Senate report are devoted to misleading statements made by Hayden. He said the report was misleading.
  • Governments around the world decried the torture program, evengovernments that participated. Isis members and other militant Islamic groups seized on the torture revelations as more proof of “Crusader” cruelty.

 

Ex-Senate staffer to ex-CIA director: ‘Go the fuck ahead’

The Huffington Post contributes zesty added detail to the developing Michael Hayden story, in which the former CIA director is talking as fast as he can to make the Senate look bad and make the agency look better.

“As Hayden sees it, he’s being held to a much higher standard than his peers,” writes Sam Stein:

“I mean what are they doing—trying to score my public speeches? What’s that about?”he said in an interview with Politico magazine. “You want me to go out and score Ron Wyden’s speeches?

Naturally, Wyden’s close associates weren’t pleased to see Hayden try and drag him down as he grappled for a lifeline in the aftermath of the torture report’s release. Wyden’s former top spokeswoman, Jennifer Hoelzer, emailed over the following:

1. That’s really fucking offensive given that all of Ron’s statements are directed towards informing the American people and exposing the [intelligence community’s] attempts to mislead, while Hayden’s all about the lying/misleading.

2 – While I’m no longer Ron’s official spokesperson, I think I speak for everyone on team Wyden, when I say “Go the fuck ahead.”

 

 

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