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Rumsfeld Tortured by French Complaints

Groups Tie Rumsfeld to Torture in Complaint

Published: October 27, 2007

PARIS, Oct. 26 — Several human rights organizations based in the United States and Europe have filed a complaint in a Paris court accusing former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of responsibility for torture.

The group, which includes the International Federation for Human Rights, the French League for Human Rights, and the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, made the complaint late Thursday and unsuccessfully sought to confront Mr. Rumsfeld as he left a breakfast meeting in central Paris on Friday.

Jeanne Sulzer, one of the lawyers working on the issue for the human rights groups, said the complaint had been filed with a state prosecutor, Jean-Claude Marin, saying he would have the power to pursue the case because of Mr. Rumsfeld’s presence in France.

Similar legal complaints against Mr. Rumsfeld have been filed in other countries, including Sweden and Argentina. German prosecutors dismissed a case in April, saying it was up to the United States to investigate the accusations.

The French complaint accuses Mr. Rumsfeld of authorizing torture at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and says it violated the Convention Against Torture, which came into force in 1987.

As part of their complaint, the groups submitted 11 pages of written testimony from Janis Karpinski, the highest-ranking officer to be punished in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. She was demoted to colonel from brigadier general and lost command of her military police unit. She contended that the abuses at the prison had started after the appearance of Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, who was sent by Mr. Rumsfeld to assist military intelligence interrogators.

Michael Ratner, the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said in a statement that the aim of this latest legal complaint was to demonstrate “that we will not rest until those U.S. officials involved in the torture program are brought to justice. Rumsfeld must understand that he has no place to hide.”

While he was secretary of defense, Mr. Rumsfeld denied many times that torture was a policy of the American government. One occasion was in 2005 when an interviewer on Fox News asked about charges of abuse, and Mr. Rumsfeld replied that American policy required that all prisoners be treated humanely. When there was abuse, he said, “people have been punished and convicted in a court-martial. So the idea that there’s any policy of abuse or policy of torture is false. Flat false.”

Red Ridinghood for our times

[ 1 of the top 4 most important books of past year & superb video clips ]

My brothers from Brondby Strand, Outlandish, have put out a new record: Closer Than Veins. For the first single "Look Into My Eyes" they came up with a beautiful video (that apparently can only be shown in Denmark, go figure). You just have to see it. Go to the site and click "media."

Here are the lyrics.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We at El-Moro High are happy to present our interpretation
of the classic folk tale Little Red Ridinghood.

So, please, enjoy.

Look Into My Eyes

Look into my eyes
Tell me what ya see
U don't see a damn thing
Cuz u can't relate to me

U blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to u
I'm the persecuted one
U the red, white and blue

Each day u wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thankin' God He let me rise

Ya worry 'bout your education
And the bills u have to pay
I worry 'bout my vulnerable life
And if I'll survive another day

Ya biggest fear is getting a ticket
As ya cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that's just left
Will turn around and come back

[Bridge and chorus:]

Yet do u know the truth of where ya money goes
Do u let the media deceive your mind
Is this a truth that nobody knows

Someone tell me

Oh let's not cry tonight
I promise you one day it's through
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

Oh shine a light for every soul
That ain't with us no more
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

See I've known terror for quite some time
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It's the check point on my way to school

Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother

The bulldozers and the tanks
The gasses and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds

You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I'm terrorized in my own land
What, and I'm the terrorist

[Bridge and chorus]

America do ya realize
That the taxes that u pay
Feed the forces that traumatize
My every living day

So if I won't be here tomorrow
It's written in my fate
May the future bring a brighter day
The end of our wait


[Lyrics and image © Outlandish, 2006. El Moro!]

also affinity / related --

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    The Shock Doctrine
    By Naomi Klein
    The Guardian UK

    Saturday 08 September 2007


Go to book website

The news racing around the shelter that day was that the Republican Congressman Richard Baker had told a group of lobbyists, "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." Joseph Canizaro, one of New Orleans' wealthiest developers, had just expressed a similar sentiment: "I think we have a clean sheet to start again. And with that clean sheet we have some very big opportunities." All that week Baton Rouge had been crawling with corporate lobbyists helping to lock in those big opportunities: lower taxes, fewer regulations, cheaper workers and a "smaller, safer city" - which in practice meant plans to level the public housing projects. Hearing all the talk of "fresh starts" and "clean sheets", you could almost forget the toxic stew of rubble, chemical outflows and human remains just a few miles down the highway.

    Over at the shelter, Jamar could think of nothing else. "I really don't see it as cleaning up the city. What I see is that a lot of people got killed uptown. People who shouldn't have died."

    He was speaking quietly, but an older man in line in front of us overheard and whipped around. "What is wrong with these people in Baton Rouge? This isn't an opportunity. It's a goddamned tragedy. Are they blind?" A mother with two kids chimed in. "No, they're not blind, they're evil. They see just fine."

    One of those who saw opportunity in the floodwaters of New Orleans was the late Milton Friedman, grand guru of unfettered capitalism and credited with writing the rulebook for the contemporary, hyper-mobile global economy. Ninety-three years old and in failing health, "Uncle Miltie", as he was known to his followers, found the strength to write an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal three months after the levees broke. "Most New Orleans schools are in ruins," Friedman observed, "as are the homes of the children who have attended them. The children are now scattered all over the country. This is a tragedy. It is also an opportunity."

    Friedman's radical idea was that instead of spending a portion of the billions of dollars in reconstruction money on rebuilding and improving New Orleans' existing public school system, the government should provide families with vouchers, which they could spend at private institutions.

    In sharp contrast to the glacial pace with which the levees were repaired and the electricity grid brought back online, the auctioning-off of New Orleans' school system took place with military speed and precision. Within 19 months, with most of the city's poor residents still in exile, New Orleans' public school system had been almost completely replaced by privately run charter schools.

    The Friedmanite American Enterprise Institute enthused that "Katrina accomplished in a day ... what Louisiana school reformers couldn't do after years of trying". Public school teachers, meanwhile, were calling Friedman's plan "an educational land grab". I call these orchestrated raids on the public sphere in the wake of catastrophic events, combined with the treatment of disasters as exciting market opportunities, "disaster capitalism".

.../... By the time Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it was clear that this was now the preferred method of advancing corporate goals: using moments of collective trauma to engage in radical social and economic engineering. Most people who survive a disaster want the opposite of a clean slate: they want to salvage whatever they can and begin repairing what was not destroyed. "When I rebuild the city I feel like I'm rebuilding myself," said Cassandra Andrews, a resident of New Orleans' heavily damaged Lower Ninth Ward, as she cleared away debris after the storm. But disaster capitalists have no interest in repairing what once was. In Iraq, Sri Lanka and New Orleans, the process deceptively called "reconstruction" began with finishing the job of the original disaster by erasing what was left of the public sphere.

    When I began this research into the intersection between super-profits and mega-disasters, I thought I was witnessing a fundamental change in the way the drive to "liberate" markets was advancing around the world. Having been part of the movement against ballooning corporate power that made its global debut in Seattle in 1999, I was accustomed to seeing business-friendly policies imposed through arm-twisting at WTO summits, or as the conditions attached to loans from the IMF.

    As I dug deeper into the history of how this market model had swept the globe, I discovered that the idea of exploiting crisis and disaster has been the modus operandi of Friedman's movement from the very beginning - this fundamentalist form of capitalism has always needed disasters to advance. What was happening in Iraq and New Orleans was not a post-September 11 invention. Rather, these bold experiments in crisis exploitation were the culmination of three decades of strict adherence to the shock doctrine.

    Seen through the lens of this doctrine, the past 35 years look very different. Some of the most infamous human rights violations of this era, which have tended to be viewed as sadistic acts carried out by anti-democratic regimes, were in fact either committed with the intent of terrorising the public or actively harnessed to prepare the ground for radical free-market "reforms". In China in 1989, it was the shock of the Tiananmen Square massacre and the arrests of tens of thousands that freed the Communist party to convert much of the country into a sprawling export zone, staffed with workers too terrified to demand their rights. The Falklands war in 1982 served a similar purpose for Margaret Thatcher: the disorder resulting from the war allowed her to crush the striking miners and to launch the first privatisation frenzy in a western democracy.

    The bottom line is that, for economic shock therapy to be applied without restraint, some sort of additional collective trauma has always been required. Friedman's economic model is capable of being partially imposed under democracy - the US under Reagan being the best example - but for the vision to be implemented in its complete form, authoritarian or quasi-authoritarian conditions are required.

.../...It is eminently possible to have a market-based economy that demands no such brutality or ideological purity. A free market in consumer products can coexist with free public health care, with public schools, with a large segment of the economy - such as a national oil company - held in state hands. It's equally possible to require corporations to pay decent wages, to respect the right of workers to form unions, and for governments to tax and redistribute wealth so that the sharp inequalities that mark the corporatist state are reduced. Markets need not be fundamentalist.

    John Maynard Keynes proposed just that kind of mixed, regulated economy after the Great Depression. It was that system of compromises, checks and balances that Friedman's counter-revolution was launched to dismantle in country after country. Seen in that light, Chicago School capitalism has something in common with other fundamentalist ideologies: the signature desire for unattainable purity.

    This desire for godlike powers of creation is precisely why free-market ideologues are so drawn to crises and disasters. Non-apocalyptic reality is simply not hospitable to their ambitions. For 35 years, what has animated Friedman's counter-revolution is an attraction to a kind of freedom available only in times of cataclysmic change - when people, with their stubborn habits and insistent demands, are blasted out of the way - moments when democracy seems a practical impossibility. Believers in the shock doctrine are convinced that only a great rupture - a flood, a war, a terrorist attack - can generate the kind of vast, clean canvases they crave. It is in these malleable moments, when we are psychologically unmoored and physically uprooted, that these artists of the real plunge in their hands and begin their work of remaking the world.

Declassified CIA manuals explain how to break "resistant sources": create violent ruptures between prisoners and their ability to make sense of the world around them. First, the senses are starved (with hoods, earplugs, shackles), then the body is bombarded with overwhelming stimulation (strobe lights, blaring music, beatings). The goal of this "softening-up" stage is to provoke a kind of hurricane in the mind, and it is in that state of shock that most prisoners give their interrogators whatever they want.

    The shock doctrine mimics this process precisely. The original disaster - the coup, the terrorist attack, the market meltdown - puts the entire population into a state of collective shock. The falling bombs, the bursts of terror, the pounding winds serve to soften up whole societies. Like the terrorised prisoner who gives up the names of comrades and renounces his faith, shocked societies often give up things they would otherwise fiercely protect.

[hahaha due to a new wrinkle with AdBlock it seemed that this video was suppressed on g-video showing just some
'left behind' comments... Well 2+ alternatives exist such as vimeo ... but what is the big deal?
its been around since July and only shows what apes will believe about a hijacked bible.

9 min on Vimeo

About This Video
Max Blumenthal's latest takes us on a shocking and at times bizarre tour of right-wing Pastor John Hagee's annual Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armaggedon.
Added: July 26, 2007
Category: News & Politics
Tags: evangelicals christians republicans rapture hagee lieberman zionism israel armaggedon

08:35 From: videonation

Naomi Klein: Disaster Capitalism
crisp focus on the shock and terror mantra of Govt & media, nice way to want to clear the palate...
Nation columnist Naomi Klein explores a key argument from her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism: After 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new economy, driven by the...
[playlist of the PNAC which mysteriously received the 'New Pearl Harbor' event they knew was needed to get sheep to support endless global wars.../ my comment]

Mindbenders Control vs YAF
and   aka = Jesus' General

A Yellow Elephant's War Against The Jews  [a mocking satire apparently]

Kyle Bristow
MSU Young Americans for Freedom

Dear Chairman Bristow,

I have a lot of respect for Young Americans for Freedom. YAF never backs down from controversy. Whether it's whites only scholarships, defending Coca-Cola from communism, holding "Support the Troops rallies" here so you don't have to fight with them over there, or funding Ann Coulter through speaking engagements so she can continue battling liberals, brown people, and Jews, YAF has always been there, standing up for white Christian conservative principles.

I salute you for continuing this YAF tradition by inviting Nick Griffin to speak. Your bound to get a lot of criticism for it. The politically correct will no doubt rail against Griffin for referring to the Holocaust as the "Holohoax." And there will be others who will condemn him for writing The Mindbenders, his seminal work on Jewish control of the British media.

You know it's going to happen. I think you should prepare for it by attacking them first. Call an emergency meeting of your YAF chapter and put your members to work identifying the Jews at MSU and in the local media. Then you can put out an East Lansing edition of The Mindbenders, so everyone knows who to persecute. It'll be worth the investment, especially as we approach the War on Christmas season.

Heterosexually yours,
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
Crossposted to Operation Yellow Elephant.

posted by Gen. JC Christian, Patriot
Report to the General (29)

below is from:
--[won't waste the space/deleted] pic with
Author of Conservatives Betrayed Richard Viguerie

2008 Presidential Candidate Ron Pau

/from  comments:/
In the early Sixties before Owsley took over the world and melted all the clocks the YAF'ers had a button they would wear that had an altered peace sign with a bomb under each of the downward slanting legs so it took on the appearance of a jet carrying nuk-lar bombs and the logo said " drop it". Good to see they are carrying on their tradition of denying one holocaust while rooting for the next.

Are there no poorhouses (Part II) 

Dan Brown in the Huffington Post:

Using the pathetic trick of releasing the mean-spirited announcement on a Friday evening, the week's lowest-buzzing moment of news coverage, the Bush Administration wants to cut the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a move which will literally leave 30 million low-income households in the cold this winter.

Oil costs are rising, and the Bush administration's response is to pull the plug on homes that can't afford the market-priced heat.

posted by Gen. JC Christian, Patriot

What We Don't Really Stand For Anymore

Five years ago this week, the plane carrying Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila, their daughter Marcia, and campaign workers crashed on the Iron Range. I can’t help but wonder how the past five years might have been different in Washington if Paul were still there representing the principles he so proudly upheld.
You don't find many politicians like Paul Wellstone, in part because he never really started out to be one. His passion was teaching, and his lesson was one of empowerment. He knew that powerful interests would undermine the public good, unless average people knew how to organize to challenge that power— and that's what he worked to teach, both in the classroom and through hands-on training. For him, being senator wasn't about ego or money, it was about continuing his mission of empowering average people. Ultimately, Wellstone's message was an intensely hopeful one.
Read Wellstone’s voice sadly missed in a spineless Congress
by Marshall Helmberger
Timberjay newspapers: Ely, Tower and Cook/Orr MN ~ October 25, 2007
.../... Since Wellstone's death he's been remembered in big and small ways.
Read Five Years After His Death, Wellstone Still Inspires
by Mark Zdechlik
Minnesota Public Radio ~ October 25, 2007

Paul Wellstone quotes:
Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.

A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.

If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them.

The future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. The future will not belong to the cynics. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.


"But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement." Pete Stark (D-CA)

Dear Pete: Why'd you wait 6 years to speak TRUTH TO TYRANTS?
Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) Outrageously HONEST Remarks on House Floorhref="">Video 2007-10-23: Stark Apologizes, Calls On Congress To Provide Health Care To Children And End The War In Iraq

“I apologize for this reason: I think we have serious issues before us, the issue of providing medical care to children, the issue about what we’re going to do about a war that we’re divided about how to end."

2007-10-18: Stark Calls on Boehner, Republicans to Retract Opposition to Children's Health Care, Apologize to American Troops and their Families
"I have nothing but respect for our brave men and women in uniform and wish them the very best," said Stark. "But I respect neither the Commander-in-Chief who keeps them in harms way nor the chickenhawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care."

2007-10-16: FDA: Medicare’s National Coverage Determination On The Use Of Epogen Is Consistent With Approved Labeling And Published Research
“Facts are stubborn things,” said Stark. “The FDA letter confirms what Amgen and Johnson & Johnson are spending millions of dollars to deny."

2007-10-16: Stark Opening Remarks At A Hearing On Medicare Advantage Audits
" [1] The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, [2] CMS’ own Actuary and the [3] Congressional Budget Office each estimate that Medicare Advantage Plans are overpaid. MEDPAC estimates the average overpayment is 112% of Medicare’s costs with plans in some areas exceeding 150% of Medicare’s rates. It’s no secret that many of us find this wrong – as do many of America’s taxpayers."

2007-10-09: Stark Writes To Defense Secretary Gates To Express Alarm At Military “Baiting” Of Iraqis
We are writing to raise serious concerns about a classified program. According to recent court documents and media reports, United States snipers are scattering military equipment including detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition as “bait,” then shooting to kill the Iraqis who pick up these items.

Zion Wins Americans Drown



ANALYSIS 22: McCain's position on Iran
fares better than Giuliani's
ANALYSIS 21: Edwards as the weakest
Democratic candidate on Iran
ANALYSIS 20: The power of Dodd's message
on Arab democracy
ANALYSIS 19: Do you trust Hillary to
tell the truth?
ANALYSIS 18: Ranking Thompson on Iran
and the Palestinians
ANALYSIS 17: Run, Bloomberg, run
ANALYSIS 16: Will the American voter
consider Israel?
ANALYSIS 15: Will Fred Thompson rise to
the top?
ANALYSIS 14: The panel looks more
favorably on Obama
ANALYSIS 13: What makes Giuliani the
best of all the candidates?
ANALYSIS 12: Clinton vs. McCain: Who's
really better for Israel?
ANALYSIS 11: Good on Iran is good for
ANALYSIS 10: Shuttle diplomacy, Iraq and
a flip-flop
ANALYSIS 9: That Baker report
ANALYSIS 8: Raising McCain
ANALYSIS 7: The Clinton-Bush Factor
ANALYSIS 6: The first exit
ANALYSIS 5: Polling the experts
ANALYSIS 4: The Lieberman factor
ANALYSIS 3: Will Romney rise?
ANALYSIS 2: Why Obama came last
ANALYSIS 1: The Giuliani consensus
   A new phase in the race: Clinton is now second
Hillary Clinton's rise in the ranking is primarily down to one Israel Factor panelist, whose new regard for the Democratic senator was triggered by her new Israel agenda and her vote to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terror organization.
Rudy Giuliani

The former New York mayor returned a $10 million donation from a Saudi prince after 9/11 following his comments on Israel. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 8.75
Hillary Clinton

The Senator for New York and former First Lady supports moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 7.375
Michael Bloomberg

Backed Israel in the war; said it 'continues to defend itself from unprovoked attacks on innocent civilians.' LAST MONTH' S SCORE: 7.75

John McCain

The Arizona Senator believes America must give Israel whatever equipment and technology it needs for defense. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 7.5
Bill Richardson

The Governor of New Mexico maintains that U.S. commitment to the security of Israel is not a negotiable issue. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 6.875
Fred Thompson

Condemned Hamas for children's website of 'hateful fanaticism', favors aiding Iranians overthrow their government. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 7.25

Mike Huckabee

The Governor of Arkansas has made nine visits to Israel, including a trip to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 6.125
Mitt Romney

Opposed Khatami's recent U.S. trip, saying taxpayers shouldn't fund a man 'who supports the destruction of Israel.' LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 6.75
Joseph Biden

The Delaware Senator says cannot expect Israel to negotiate with Hamas, which calls for its destruction. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 6

John Edwards

The former senator for North Carolina has said that Iran poses an enormous threat to Israel and to the Israeli people. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 5.875
Christopher Dodd

The Senator for Connecticut addressed AIPAC in March 2006 on a nuclear Iran and the Hamas government. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 5.375
Barack Obama

The Senator for Illinois made his first visit to Israel in January 2006, where he visited the north and toured the fence. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 5.625

Sam Brownback

The Kansas Senator believes Israel has the right to self-defense and to 'aggressively seek' Shalit's release. FINAL SCORE: 6.625
Al Gore

The former vice president and senator attended the celebrations in Jerusalem to mark the State of Israel's 50th anniversary. FINAL SCORE: 6.875
Newt Gingrich

The former Speaker of the House says Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas form an alliance that cannot be dealt with in isolation. FINAL SCORE: 8

Chuck Hagel

The Senator for Nebraska believes that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is central to bringing about Middle East peace. FINAL SCORE: 3.5
Wesley Clark

The retired four-star U.S. army general has called Hezbollah 'the reach of Iran toward a Mediterranean beach head.' FINAL SCORE: 5
George Pataki

The Governor of New York State says there has been a clear pattern of Israeli concession followed by Palestinian terror. LAST MONTH'S SCORE: 6.38

Tom Vilsack

In May 2006, the Governor for Iowa took part in a week-long visit to Israel, organized by AIPAC, to meet with Israeli leaders. FINAL SCORE: 4.86
Condoleezza Rice

The Secretary of State urged Israel to help create conditions for a Palestinian state to emerge and has acted as mediator in talks. FINAL SCORE: 5.38
John Kerry

The Democrat's 2004 presidential candidate has called Hamas a 'brutal organization' that refuses to take part in a peaceful process. FINAL SCORE: 4.88

Evan Bayh

The Senator for Indiana called for economic sanctions to deter Iran from plans to develop its nuclear weapons program. FINAL SCORE: 6.25
Bill Frist

Tennessee's Senator says Israel clearly has the right to defend itself and calls for continued American support for Israel. LAST SCORE: 5.38
Russ Feingold

The Jewish Senator for Wisconsin sponsored an act calling for the American embassy to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. LAST SCORE: 5

George Allen

Senator for Virginia made a bipartisan call with Senator Joseph Lieberman for the EU to add Hezbollah to its terror group list. LAST SCORE: 6.38
Mark Warner

The former Virginia Governor backs unilateral Israeli moves, on the grounds that Hamas is not currently a suitable partner. LAST SCORE:

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