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US legalizes torture of Americans and collaborators
by Henk Ruyssenaars + Washington Post
Email: fpf (nospam) chello.nl
22 Sep 2006
US 'president' Bush on the Dark Age cruelty to use torture and extract 'confessions': "I'm pleased to say that this agreement preserves the single most potent tool we have in protecting America and foiling terrorist attacks." - Bush confirms the total moral decay of the US' managers.
US LEGALIZES TORTURE OF AMERICANS AND COLLABORATORS
by Henk Ruyssenaars
FPF - Sept. 22 - The year may be 2006, but the Inquisition with it's torture is back again: "I'm pleased to say that this agreement preserves the single most potent tool we have in protecting America and foiling terrorist attacks," - 'front man' of the United States George Bush said yesterday, after the torture bill was announced. In the 190 countries around the US it is understood that they will be tortured by the Americans when their henchmen want 'to extract confessions'.
By doing this, Bush and the criminal constructors of the 'Project for a New American Century' now legalized also to torture Americans - and it's so called 'allies' in the 'Coalition of the Killing' - because the US will go on using torture as "the single most potent tool". It's 2006 and the madmen running the US openly defend and justify torture...? Before only Israel had the right to torture as a law, which they said was abandoned, only to proceed under the pretext of the 'War on Terror', the US/Israeli-made hoax.
To international observers and other human beings it is absolutely flabbergasting to openly announce an inhumane, cruel decision like that, splashing it on the front pages of the PNAC's propaganda outlets. The majority of the not yet brainwashed people all over the world - this excludes the malignant US/Israeli war machine collaborators - now is fully convinced that the US administration and it's managers have totally lost track of all forms of human decency. But since they own the major war propaganda outlets too, the global dissent is hardly ever heard or seen in their mainstream media: you're reading this on Internet.
TOTAL MORAL BANKRUPTCY
This unbelievable announcement by Bush and members of the compliant US House/Congress is a declaration of total moral bankruptcy of all those who - with their Lobby, bribes, threats and armed forces - claim to be in charge of the United States. This has nothing in common anymore with any form of humanity: all ethical norms, values and human rights, to this PNAC group and it's fiendish fellow travelers seem to be as dead as the victims of their US/Israeli war machine and it's ongoing global aggression. No laws - national or international - conventions or other human agreements are valid anymore: for the PNAC it is armed might that makes right.
TORTURE: THE US 'CONFESSION MACHINE'
And via their mainstream propaganda sewers, like FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, The New York Times, Washington Post etc. the US/PNAC creatures will 'proof' that torture to get 'confessions' work. Because it's quite easy to make people 'confess' anything: put on a stun belt and shock them a few times. They'll never forget the immense pain of this terror torture. When they return to life, and to avoid more torture, they'll say and do anything. Even incriminating oneself, and putting themselves in one of those infamous but 'christian' electric chairs, gas or deadly poison chambers American Christians in the United States of America use to kill fellow human beings. Which by the way George Bush II showed to be very good at. - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/zylt7
WHEN THEY DROWNED, THEY WERE INNOCENT...
During witch hunts in the Dark Ages a similar 'fool proof' system was used: somebody who was accused of witchcraft was thrown in the water, mostly shackled. Could they swim and survived, that was the 'proof' that they were guilty. When they drowned, they were innocent... - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/p86qb
But using torture as a potent tool is absolutely forbidden and inhuman: the Torture Convention of 1984, ratified by 124 governments - including the United States - requires states either to prosecute any suspected torturer found on their territory, regardless of where the torture took place, or to extradite the suspect to a country that will do so. Similarly, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 on the conduct of war, ratified by 189 countries including the United States, require each participating state to "search for" persons who have committed grave breaches of the conventions and to "bring such persons, regardless of nationality, before its own courts.
What is new is not the US concept of unlawful extraterritorial jurisdiction including the use of torture, but the cowardly willingness of some collaborating governments to fulfill this despicable duty for the PNAC group, Bush and the US/Israeli war machine. They are all guilty by association of war crimes too, and a shame for humanity. They all have blood on their hands.
BUSH DECIDES HOW GENEVA CONVENTIONS SHOULD BE INTERPRETED
According to the former so called US 'news agency AP - which now is short for 'Assorted Propaganda' George Bush on his own now decides how the Geneva Convention should be interpreted: ''The accord, however, explicitly states the president has the authority to enforce Geneva Convention standards and enumerates acts that constitute a war crime, including torture, rape, biological experiments and cruel and inhuman treatment. White House officials said these provisions would provide the CIA the clarity it needs to continue with the interrogation of its most valued suspects.''
The US' House and Senate are expected to next week fully endorse the torture legislation, making them a historical shame of humanity.
The mentally estranged Sen. John McCain of Arizona - one of three GOP lawmakers - showed the abominable grimacing Janus-face of the US lawmakers, and said the deal "gives the president the tools he needs to continue to fight the war on terror and bring these evil people to justice." They can start with the 'inside job' of the 9/11 WTC massacre* of 3000 people, and bring the perpetrators on US/PNAC level to court, because the torture agreement ''would grant Congress' permission for Bush to convene military tribunals to prosecute terrorism suspects, a process the Supreme Court had blocked in June because it had not been authorized by lawmakers.
US 'JUSTICE': COERCED TESTIMONY ADMISSIBLE - TORTURE IS ALLOWED...
CIA Director Michael Hayden praised the deal a week after saying his agency needed to be confident that its interrogation program for high-value terror suspects is legal. - end quotes AP - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/rvg67
SOME LAME OBJECTIONS PRINTED IN THE WAR MACHINE'S PROPAGANDA SHEET 'THE WASHINGTON POST':
Quote: "The bad news is that Mr. Bush, as he made clear yesterday, intends to continue using the CIA to secretly detain and abuse certain terrorist suspects. He will do so by issuing his own interpretation of the Geneva Conventions in an executive order and by relying on questionable Justice Department opinions that authorize such practices as exposing prisoners to hypothermia and prolonged sleep deprivation. Under the compromise agreed to yesterday, Congress would recognize his authority to take these steps and prevent prisoners from appealing them to U.S. courts. The bill would also immunize CIA personnel from prosecution for all but the most serious abuses and protect those who in the past violated U.S. law against war crimes.
IN SHORT, IT'S HARD TO CREDIT THE STATEMENT BY SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-Ariz.) yesterday that "there's no doubt that the integrity and letter and spirit of the Geneva Conventions have been preserved." In effect, the agreement means that U.S. violations of international human rights law can continue as long as Mr. Bush is president, with Congress's tacit assent. If they do, America's standing in the world will continue to suffer, as will the fight against terrorism. FOR NOW, THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT IS NOT HOLDING ANYONE IN SECRET CIA FACILITIES." [end quotes] - Washington Post - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/m9b76
Any administration anywhere mostly only can be believed when it starts denying matters: it is a worldwide known and very shameful fact that the US and it's murderous mercenaries have a US/CIA Gulag of secret jails, and tortures anyone, anywhere. which even the UN last May asked them to stop. - Url.: http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=749632006
THE PNAC PACK: A GLOBAL PLAGUE OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
It's one minute to twelve for the millions of victims of the US/Israeli war crimes, to understand and do as the 'Philosopher of Freedom' John Locke said: "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.'
NOBODY NEEDS TO OBEY 'THEM'
On the contrary: they use any weapon available - including torture - against us, who nota bene were and still are forced to pay for the weaponry with which we are killed. It is absolutely crazy, but they make us pay for the rope with which they hang us. And when soldiers are killed for 'their empire' the dead bodies arrive deep in the night, with no pictures allowed to be taken nor published. So the other 'lambs to the slaughter' don't start thinking nor objecting to the genocides.
THE DEVIL AND THE GLOBAL INFERNO
But there still is the fact that we people all over the world - and that includes the US - according to all international law have the absolute and fully legal right to defend ourselves when we are attacked by US evil. We must resist and in any way support the resistance everywhere against the US/Israeli war machine which threatens us all, not only with torture.
No wonder Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez keeps saying that Bush is quite 'loco' and his administration represents the Devil. As he said in his much appraised speech to the General Assembly of the malfunctioning United Nations, and yesterday again in a church in Harlem... The man is right!
The conclusion is logical: first of all the United States' citizens have the immediate and overwhelming responsibility - definitely also concerning us in the rest of the massacred world - to STOP the global spree of this deadly US/Israeli madness, before Bush changes the Super Bowl stadium into an al Qaida stadion, a Homeland Security sponsored gladiators and fighting arena. With the usual Spielberg and other Rumsfeld- and CIA paid war propaganda actors impersonating 'who is for us, and who is against us'... Interchanging the bread & plays spectacle with real people being killed, which by Chertoff's Gestapo have been accused of being 'terrorists'. And who - thanks to lawful US torture - have confessed to all and everything they were blamed for. The fact that they are innocent doesn't matter: the all American mammon-moloch's terror show must go on! Hallelujah!
Everyone ought to recognize fascism when it stares you in the face, and definitely now - with global torture offically legalized by the US.
It is five two twelve, with precious little time left to react.
If you're fast, you may even save yourself.
* THE AMERICAN CONFESSION MACHINE: a 50.000 Volt 'stun belt' will make anybody 'confess' anything - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/lznn2
* Amnesty International - The United States and it's Gulag's secret jails - Url.: http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGPOL100142005
* Amnesty International condemns US for violations of UN Convention Against Torture - Url.:
* The ICC - the 'International Criminal Court' in The Hague, The Netherlands, is absolutely in it's present form NO valid alternative for Justice, respecting human rights. The ICC never protests any of the horrible gigantic war crimes against humanity by the US/Israeli war machine. - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/p4lxz
* NBC news reporter Pete Williams lets slip that Moussaoui is wearing a "Stun belt" - Text and Video MSNBC - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/z9f2x
* GOOGLE SEARCH - WEB RESULTS 1-10 OF ABOUT 19,900 FOR FPF + TORTURE - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/r22pv
* THE US DEPT. OF 'JUSTICE' AND IT'S USE OF STUN BELTS - Google search - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/j9obd
* CNN - ALREADY IN JULY 1998: 'Judge's order to shock defendant stuns witnesses' - Url.: http://www.cnn.com/US/9807/10/stun.belts/
* 'SLAUGHTERHOUSE US': Google - GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/4d77w
* UNITED NATIONS - CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - Url.: http://www.hrweb.org/legal/cat.html
* Geneva Convention Violation - War crimes - Url.: http://www.investigate911.com/texecutioner.htm
* IT MUST BE DONE! - Former PM 'Wim Kok' and other Dutch Govt.'s War criminals in Court - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/662pp
* CHANGE THE US WAR REGIME? - "Brothers and sisters, if you and I would just realize, that once we learn to talk the language that they understand, they will then get the point. You can't ever reach a man if you don't speak his language. If a man speaks the language of brute force, you can't come to him with peace. Why goodnight! He'll break you in two, as he has been doing all along. If a man speaks French, you can't speak to him in German. If he speaks Swahili, you can't communicate with him in Chinese. You have to find out, what does this man speak? Once you know his language, learn how to speak his language. He'll get the point." - Malcom X - on defending human rights. - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/zoora
* GEORGE BUSH II CONFIRMED WHY WE ALL MUST BE AFRAID OF THE US/ISRAELI WAR MACHINE: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, AND NEITHER DO WE..." - August 5, 2004 - At the signing of the defense act for the fiscal year 2005 (H.R. 4613) - Url.: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/08/20040805-4.html
* DEFINITION OF SEMITES from the Collins English Dictionary - [http://tinyurl.com/zj9y4] - "Semitic: a member of the group of Caucasoid people who speak a Semitic language, including the Jews and Arabs as well as the Ancient Babylonians (Iraqis), the Assyrians (Syria), and the Phoenicians (the Lebanese of today). Semitic: a branch or sub-family of languages that includes Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew.” - Palestinians and Lebanese for instance are semites. The JDL cliché: "anti semitism' has always been a fake accusation, abused to kill debates too in the past. Not anymore. What the US/Israeli war machine is doing is anti semitism on a global scale.
* FPF-HR articles about the US/Israeli war machine, also published in Lebanon - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/fnvyh
* British MP George Galloway stated totally correct: ''Blair, Olmert and Bush are murderers'' - Url.: http://beirut.indymedia.org/en/2006/08/5072.shtml
* Throw out war propagandists like the BBC, FOX, CNN etc.! - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/j933l
* HR: "The huge omnivorous herd consumes everywhere on our earth as much as it can grab, and tramples millions of human beings to death. That doesn't seem to matter. The 'elephant boys' don't speak about the bloody pulp underneath the feet of the big animals: instead they give them a bath in the mainstream." - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/np823
* RELATED: BACKGROUND LINKS TO SOME OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE - If after checking a factual error is found, pls. send an email so it can be corrected. - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/fhln9
* The Dutch author this far has worked abroad for more than 4 decades for international media as an independent foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb - including cluster bombs - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/gzsz7 - breeds more terrorism!
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