By Ralph Lopez
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been stripped of legal immunity for acts of torture against US citizens authorized while he was in office. The 7th Circuit made the ruling in the case of two American contractors who were tortured by the US military in Iraq after uncovering a smuggling ring within an Iraqi security company. The company was under contract to the Department of Defense. The company was assisting Iraqi insurgent groups in the “mass acquisition” of American weapons. The ruling comes as Rumsfeld begins his book tour with a visit to Boston on Monday, September 26, and as new, uncensored photos of Abu Ghraib spark fresh outrage across Internet. Awareness is growing that Bush-era crimes went far beyond mere waterboarding.
Torture Room, Abu Ghraib
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Torture
Tagged abu ghraib, Alberto Gonzalez, Bagram, crimes against humanity, dick cheney, donald rumsfeld, George W Bush, Guantanamo, John Yoo, Judge Jay Bybee, obama, Torture, War Crimes
Mohawk Peace activist and author John Boncore (aka Splitting The Sky), the man who attempted a citizen’s arrest of former U.S. President George W. Bush (a self-admitted war criminal) in Calgary, Alberta in March of 2009 but was instead arrested himself, is leading a campaign vowing to perform a citizen’s arrest of Bush when he and former U.S. President and war criminal Bill Clinton visit Surrey, British Columbia on October 20, 2011.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, NWO, Torture
Tagged citizens arrest, George W Bush, john boncore, splitting the sky, surrey regional economic summit, Torture, war crime, war criminal
Faces of the Enemy
copyright © 2011 Betsy L. Angert. Empathy And Education; BeThink or BeThink.org
Today, Americans walk it back, belatedly, and too late to bring home American and allied troops who died in battle, government officials released recordings. The media distributes and discusses these en masse. Those prominent in the press and public office say “the people have the right to know,” exactly what the tale that could have been told decades ago. Osama Bin Laden was never more than human, a tragic hero, a comical character, just as you or me.. Continue reading
Posted in Human Relationships, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, War and Peace
Tagged afghanistan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Faces of the Enemy, George W Bush, iraq, osama bin laden, Sam Keen