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Smedley Butler and the Racket That is War

aa-war - good illustration From 1898 to 1931, Smedley Darlington Butler was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. By the time he retired he had achieved what was then the corps’s highest rank, major general, and by the time he died in 1940, at 58, he had more decorations, including two medals of honor, than any other Marine. During his years in the corps he was sent to the Philippines (at the time of the uprising against the American occupation), China, France (during World War I), Mexico, Central America, and Haiti. In light of this record Butler presumably shocked a good many people when in 1935 — as a second world war was looming — he wrote in the magazine Common Sense: http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/tgif-smedley-butler-and-the-racket-that-is-war/


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Neo-Con Cowards and Russian Ingrates

aa-war crimes What bothers me is that no one, ever, learns from the past. Our politicians are now by far the worst we’ve ever had, certainly in America, totally controlled by special interests and the Israeli lobby. And the news media are just as bad. Bill Kristol is a small fat ugly man who wants Uncle Sam to bomb and invade countries he and Israel don’t like. Dick Cheney is a cowardly person who avoided the draft during Vietnam (five deferments) but is now asking for more blood to be shed. The neocons and the George W. gang lied us into war 11 years ago but none of them have lost their places on think tanks or in the media. Today, if they could, they’d fight on three fronts, Syria, Iran, and Ukraine. When I say they would fight I mean that others would do the dying. http://takimag.com/article/neocon_cowards_and_russian_ingrates_taki/print#axzz3FrHFpuSt


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Pity the Children

aa-George Bush mission accomplished For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood. Americans who did not suffer will forget. People maimed physically or psychologically by the violence, especially the Iraqi and Afghan children, will never escape. Time and memory will play their usual tricks. Those who endured war will begin to wonder, years from now, what was real and what was not. And those who did not taste of war’s noxious poison will stop wondering at all. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38964.htm#.U7QRZATL0T8.email


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Rand Paul vs. Dick Cheney

aa-Dick Cheney The conventional wisdom about Senator Paul is that “he’s not his father,” i.e. he’s not as radically critical of U.S. foreign policy as former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. This observation is usually made with the smug self-assurance of those who assume that anyone who wants to succeed in American politics must curtail his or her more “radical” views and especially keep a low profile when it comes to critiquing the Empire. That isn’t true anymore, although the DC-centric pundits act as if nothing’s changed. For the first time in memory the majority of Americans believe the best foreign policy is the one that minds our own business. Nearly fifteen years of constant foreign adventurism has taught ordinary people a few basic lessons, although these seem to have eluded the Deep Thinkers of DC. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/06/22/rand-paul-vs-dick-cheney/#.U6gtUfouA9E.email


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Who Won Iraq?

aa-war crimes As Iraq was unraveling last week and the possible outlines of the first jihadist state in modern history were coming into view, I remembered this nugget from the summer of 2002. At the time, journalist Ron Suskind had a meeting with “a senior advisor” to President George W. Bush (later identified as Karl Rove). Here’s how he described part of their conversation: “The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’” As events unfold increasingly chaotically across the region that officials of the Bush years liked to call the Greater Middle East, consider the eerie accuracy of that statement. The president, his vice president Dick Cheney, his defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and his national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, among others, were indeed “history’s actors.” They did create “new realities” and, just as Rove suggested, the rest of us are now left to “study” what they did. And oh, what they did! Their geopolitical dreams couldn’t have been grander or more global. (Let’s avoid the word “megalomaniacal.”) They expected to pacify the Greater Middle East, garrison Iraq for generations, make Syria and Iran bow down before American power, “drain” the global “swamp” of terrorists, and create a global Pax Americana based on a military so dominant that no other country or bloc of countries would ever challenge it. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2014/06/19/who-won-iraq/


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Iraq War III?

aa-George Bush mission accomplished The regional war many of us predicted would be the inevitable result of the Iraq invasion is now upon us. A group expelled from Al Qaeda known as the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” or ISIS, has mysteriously arisen, fully armed, like a Muslim Minerva from the head of Allah. Now in possession of Iraq’s second largest city – Mosul, population 2 million – ISIS controls roughly the western third of the country. And they’re marching eastward, taking Tikrit and converging on Karbala and Najaf – the sites of Shi’ite shrines, which the Sunni militants of ISIS are intent on destroying. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is asking the White House for air strikes: Obama is saying “all options are on the table” – including, one presumes, troops on the ground. John McCain is already demanding it, and the outcry from the War Party is getting louder by the moment: Obama, they aver, must “do something.” The Iraqi “army” we spent billions training and arming is useless: discarding their uniforms in the street, they can’t run away fast enough. Who will stop ISIS as they converge on the ultimate prize, Baghdad? http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/06/12/iraq-war-iii/


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UN Could Prosecute Bush for War Crimes, Says Ex-U.S. ‘Terror Czar’

aa-George W Bush Former U.S. terror czar Richard Clarke, who resigned in 2003, dropped two bombshell statements about the Bush administration he served during a recent TV interview. First, he said, former President George W. Bush and then-Vice President Dick Cheney probably perpetrated what amounts to “war crimes” surrounding the unconstitutional attack on Iraq. While plenty of Americans on all sides of the political spectrum might be inclined to agree, Clarke went even further. He suggested the duo could be prosecuted by the dictator-dominated United Nations at the global body’s self-styled “International Criminal Court” (ICC) in The Hague. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/18441-un-could-prosecute-bush-for-war-crimes-says-ex-u-s-terror-czar


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Lusitania: The Pearl Harbor of WWI

aa-Lusitania This year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. America’s entanglement in that war, like so many others, was engineered through a false flag.In 1915, Britain was at war with Germany, but the U.S. was still neutral. On May 7, the Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from America to England, was sunk by a U-boat. 128 Americans were among the dead. The 32,000-ton ship went down in just 18 minutes after a single torpedo hit. Survivors reported two explosions – a smaller one followed by an enormous one. The tragedy was publicly portrayed as wanton slaughter, and was the most important in a series of pretexts used to generate the eventual U.S. declaration of war. http://henrymakow.com/2014/05/lusitania-the-pearl-harbor-of-ww1.html


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Mad Men: The Lunatic Fringe That Leads the West

aa-Tony Blair - war criminal I had in mind to write about Tony Blair’s remarkable regurgitation of bloodlust and bile last week. The former British PM managed to tear himself away from his consulting work for dictatorships and other lucrative sidelines long enough to make a “major speech” calling for — guess what? — even more military intervention in the endless, global “War on Terror.” The fact that this war on terror — which he did so much to exacerbate during his time in power, not least in his mass-murder partnership with George W. Bush in Iraq — has actually spawned more terror, and left the primary ‘enemy,’ al Qaeda and its related groups, more powerful than ever, has obviously escaped the great global visionary. No doubt his mad, messianic glare — coupled with the dazzling glow of self-love — makes it hard for the poor wretch to see reality. http://chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2388-mad-men-the-lunatic-fringe-that-leads-the-west.html


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Bring the War on Terror to an End

aa-war - good for few bad for most Immediately after the attacks of September 11, Congress passed the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or the “AUMF.” It was an incredibly short resolution – just one sentence. But the power it handed to the president was nearly limitless. And rather than fading out of use, its power seems to grow with time.
How can the National Security Agency maintain its sweeping, invasive spying program? The only justification is the AUMF. Where did the president get the authority to indefinitely detain people for over a decade without charge or explanation? The AUMF provides that power, of course. Can U.S. citizens be targeted by drones for assassination without due process? Sure, says the AUMF. It is doubtful that members of Congress envisioned the future they were creating when they voted “yes” for the AUMF in 2001. But now that future is the present world we live in, and it is time to re-examine it. Is it safer? Is it more secure? As Americans, do we have more liberty? As global citizens, are we leading by example to bring about justice and the rule of law? There is a strong case to be made that the answer to each of those questions is a resounding no, and it is directly because of the AUMF. It is impossible to discuss the issues of warrantless wiretapping, the war in Afghanistan, the detention facility at Guantanamo or targeted drone strikes without discussing the AUMF. These troubling practices are only possible because they are considered “incidents of war” that are covered by the sweep of the AUMF’s authority. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2014/01/10/repeal-the-aumf-and-end-the-war-on-terror


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War Criminal Tony Blair Enjoys ‘Best Year Yet’ With Over 13 Million Pounds in Bank

aa-Tony Blair - war criminal Tony Blair has banked over 13 million pounds to mark his most financially successful year since stepping down as prime minister. Blair’s wealth, including a London home, a country estate and numerous other properties, is estimated to come to 70 million pounds. The former PM has built up his fortune over the years as an official adviser to investment bank JP Morgan and Swiss-based global insurance giant Zurich International.Blair also advises governments such as the Kazakhstan regime and earns as much as 250,000 pounds at a time for private speeches and appearances. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37310.htm#.Usw8OyriKz8.email


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Iraq: The ‘Liberation’ Neo-Cons Would Rather Forget

aa-Iraq - Fallujah by Ron Paul. Remember Fallujah? Shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US military fired on unarmed protestors, killing as many as 20 and wounding dozens. In retaliation, local Iraqis attacked a convoy of U.S. military contractors, killing four. The U.S. then launched a full attack on Fallujah to regain control, which left perhaps 700 Iraqis dead and the city virtually destroyed. According to press reports last weekend, Fallujah is now under the control of al-Qaeda affiliates. The Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, is under siege by al-Qaeda. During the 2007 “surge,” more than 1,000 US troops were killed “pacifying” the Anbar province. Although al-Qaeda was not in Iraq before the US invasion, it is now conducting its own surge in Anbar. For Iraq, the U.S. “liberation” is proving far worse than the authoritarianism of Saddam Hussein, and it keeps getting worse. Last year was Iraq’s deadliest in five years. In 2013, fighting and bomb blasts claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces. In December alone nearly a thousand people were killed. http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2014/01/05/iraq-the-liberation-neocons-would-rather-forget/#.Usqwcoikku8.email


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J.R. Taylor

David Duke was opposed to these wars in the Middle East. Liberals scowl when I remind them about it.

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Same Old Neo-Cons

aa-neo-cons - war crimes trial During these holidays we should take a second and send our best wishes to the neocons, poor dears, who are having a bad time during this holy season because their plans have gone awry—for at least the next six months. Ten years ago they were sitting pretty. Saddam had fallen, his chemical and nuclear weapons were about to be discovered, and a new, improved Middle East loomed on the horizon. Well, we all know what a con that was—one that not only cost thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi ones, and millions of refugees, but also one that turned Uncle Sam from a rich “have” into a heavily indebted “have-not” looking at a Chinese laundryman friend for a loan. The neocons got away with it. They kept their jobs and the roles they play in the media as American patriots, and now they want to repeat the exercise. http://takimag.com/article/same_old_neocons_taki/print#axzz2obbyUzE0


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Reinhardt

America has, at times, been compared with the Roman Empire. Perhaps that is accurate, but I compare America to Russia in 1917. The Republicans are the Czarists and followers of Kerensky, while the Democrats are a mixed bag of Bolsheviks, and followers of Kerensky. Neither side listened to the peassants/citizens. Nor did they act for the citizenry. As in America 2013/2014, they followed personal ambitions. Look where it got them. The Czar is dead and gone, as are the Bolsheviks! Perhaps there is hope for America. We need to rid ourselves of the Bolshevik/zionist/Czarist cancer that is destroying our nation and way of life! SEMPER FI

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For America, Life Was Cheap in Vietnam

To fight its war of attrition, the United States declared wide swaths of the South Vietnamese countryside to be free-fire zones where even innocent civilians could be treated as enemy forces. Artillery shelling, intended to keep the enemy in a state of constant unease, and near unrestrained bombing slaughtered noncombatants and drove hundreds of thousands of civilians into slums and refugee camps. Soldiers and officers explained how rules of engagement permitted civilians to be shot for running away, which could be considered suspicious behavior, or for standing still when challenged, which could also be considered suspicious. Veterans I’ve interviewed, and soldiers who spoke to investigators, said they had received orders from commanders to “kill anything that moves.” “The Oriental doesn’t put the same high price on life as does the Westerner,” Westmoreland famously said. “Life is plentiful, life is cheap in the Orient.” Having spoken to survivors of massacres by United States forces at Phi Phu, Trieu Ai, My Luoc and so many other hamlets, I can say with certainty that Westmoreland’s assessment was false. Decades after the conflict ended, villagers still mourn loved ones — spouses, parents, children — slain in horrific spasms of violence. They told me, too, about what it was like to live for years under American bombs, artillery shells and helicopter gunships; about what it was like to negotiate every aspect of their lives around the “American war,” as they call it; how the war transformed the most mundane tasks — getting water from a well or relieving oneself or working in the fields or gathering vegetables for a hungry family — into life-or-death decisions; about what it was like to live under United States policies that couldn’t have been more callous or contemptuous toward human life. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/opinion/for-america-life-was-cheap-in-vietnam.html?_r=0


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putnamvt

Marxism was spawned by jews; what is so hard about understanding that because of that fact, America is still digging the bullets out of its back ?

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American Hero Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Bradley Manning was sentenced to thirty-five years for the “crime” of revealing the seamy underside of US diplomacy and war-making. The sentence is substantially less than sixty years the prosecution asked for, but greater than what the defense requested. It was predicated on alleged damage done to the US, though it remains unclear what actual damage, aside from embarrassment, occurred. Indeed, the idea that transparency is damaging is one that should shock the conscience of any patriot, if one defines patriotism as something other than blind obeisance to whatever one’s government says. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35926.htm#.UhYG12vYKGY.email


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Soft Machine: A Bright Ray of Hope for Bradley Manning

Many people have worried about the fate of Bradley Manning, a lone soldier who informed the world of war crimes being committed by the War Machine that has devoured the American republic and turned its ravaging, profit-reaping fury on the world. As we all know, Manning is now in the iron grip of that Machine, facing the prospect of life in prison for his truth-telling, having already endured a long incarceration marked by episodes of relentless psychological torture. Many people quite reasonably dread what awaits Manning when the Military Court hands down its inevitable verdict against him. But wait — perhaps all is not lost after all. In the long dark night of our military imperium, a shaft of light, of hope, has suddenly appeared. And it comes from — of all places — the very pinnacle of the military justice system that is bearing down on Manning: the Court of Appeal of the Armed Forces of the United States. http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2337-soft-machine-a-bright-ray-of-hope-for-bradley-manning.html


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Obama’s Former Mentor Says He is a War Criminal

Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground domestic terrorist who was involved in the 1970 bombing of the New York City Police Department headquarters, the 1971 bombing of the United States Capitol building, and the 1972 bombing of the Pentagon, has declared Obama to be a war criminal. Ayers collaborated with Obama when he was a foundation-based community organizer in Chicago. He was allegedly the ghost writer of his book, Dreams from My Father. http://www.infowars.com/bill-ayers-says-obama-is-a-terrorist/


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Monday Mayhem: 133 Killed, 283 Wounded in Iraq

Coordinated bombing attacks resumed today. At least ten blasts were seen in the capital alone, and a pair of rare explosions occurred far south in Basra. Both Sunni and Shi’ites targeted in them. Overall, at least 133 people were killed and 283 more were wounded, but the figures are likely to rise. Some of the dead and wounded were Iranian pilgrims. Twelve policemen were killed and four were wounded during a raid in Anbar province. Security forces were trying to liberate policemen who had been kidnapped two days ago. It is unclear how many of the casualties were victims or security forces. Five of the kidnapping victims had been discovered dead yesterday. A political candidate was kidnapped in Rawa today. In better news, three abductees from Karbala were released. In Baghdad, a bomb at a Shabb marketplace left 14 dead and 24 wounded. A blast in Jisr Diyala killed two people and wounded 34. In Shoala, two people were killed and 16 more were wounded in an explosion at a market. A bomb in Ilam killed two people and wounded 15 more. Two people were killed and 11 more were wounded in Kamaliya. In Zaafaraniya, a blast wounded seven people. Five people were wounded in Kadhimiya when a bomb exploded in a garage near Aden Square. A blast in al-Shurta al-Rabeaa wounded 10 people. Three people were wounded in an explosion in Saba Bour. At least 26 more were killed in the attacks and another 29 were wounded. http://original.antiwar.com/updates/2013/05/20/monday-mayhem-116-killed-240-wounded-in-iraq/#.UZtzr5-ELjI.email


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Bush’s Legacy Ought to be on Trial

George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. However, instead of the bloody details of his time in office being recounted at a war crimes tribunal, the former president has been able to bank on his imperial privilege – and a network of rich corporate donors that he made richer while in office – to tell his version of history at a library in Texas being opened in his name. Kill a few, they call you a murderer. Kill tens of thousands, they give you $500 million for a granite vanity project and a glossy 30-page supplement in the local paper. http://original.antiwar.com/jodie-evans/2013/04/24/bushs-legacy-ought-to-be-on-trial/


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The High Crime of Torture

Confirmation by the Constitution Project nearly a decade late that the George W. Bush administration and the U.S. military and ‘intelligence’ services committed acts of torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere appears a Rorschach test for the ‘sentiments’ of the American people. However, sentiments aside, formal indictments of culpable officials on war crimes charges and the start of impeachment proceedings against current President Barack Obama are the only relevant responses to the report. Torture is a crime under laws to which the U.S. is signatory. And with his war on Iraq George W. Bush and his administration murdered, or caused the premature deaths of, more than a million people and substantially destroyed a modern nation state. http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/19/the-crime-of-torture/


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A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care. I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34353.htm#.UUm9_YC4QM0.email


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putnamvt

Slick Willie lied about his personal life, he gets impeached by the neocohens while the media flogs the kwans into hysterics. Bush The Dumberer and Chairman Cheney's fib causes untold death and grief, nothing happens.

LabMan

and yes,this poor man still believes that the 911 attacks were carried out by factions in Afghanistan,the knee jerk reactions of enlistments by American soldiers were just what the neo-cons had in mind,so many heads on this snake,the enrichment of arms manufacturers,Israeli territorial expansion,the theft of oil,and there are many more examples but right up there close to the top,in my mind,would be the destruction of so many mostly White males,another way to stop pro-creation of our race,and move the program of White genocide forward.

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Iraq After Ten Years

by Paul Craig Roberts. It is a sick joke that the United States government brought freedom and democracy to Iraq. What the Washington war criminals brought was death and the destruction of a country. The U.S. population, for the most part, seems quite at ease with the gratuitous destruction of Iraq and all that it entails: children without parents, wives without husbands, birth defects from “depleted” uranium, unsafe water, a country without hope mired in sectarian violence. Washington’s puppet state governments in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Japan seem equally pleased with the victory–over what? What threat did the victory defeat? There was no threat. Weapons of mass destruction was a propaganda hoax. Mushroom clouds over American cities was fantasy propaganda. How ignorant do populations have to be to fall for such totally transparent propaganda? Is there no intelligence anywhere in the Western world? http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/03/18/iraq-after-ten-years-paul-craig-roberts/


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putnamvt

"... the blue horizontal bars at the top and bottom represent the Nile and Euphrates rivers wich presumably one day will encompass Greater Israel...." The yids deny this of course, which is how we know it is true.

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The Neo-Conservative War Criminals in Our Midst

At the Nuremberg Trials of the defeated Germans after World War II, the U.S. government established the principle that naked aggression–the American way in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen–is a war crime. Therefore, there is a very strong precedent for the State Department to round up those neoconservatives who are fomenting more war crimes. But don’t expect it to happen. Today, war criminals run the State Department and the entire U.S. Government. They are elected to the presidency, the House, and the Senate, and appointed to the federal courts as judges. American soldiers, such as Bradley Manning, who behave as the State Department expects German soldiers to have behaved, are not honored, but are thrown into dungeons and tortured while a court marshall case is concocted against them. Hypocrisy is Washington’s hallmark, and all but the most delusional are now accustomed to their rulers speaking one way and behaving in the opposite. It is now part of the American character to regard ourselves as members of the “virtuous nation,” “the indispensable people,” while our rulers commit war crimes around the globe. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/08/01/the-neoconservative-war-criminals-in-our-midst-2/


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Blair, War, Olympic Deals, and a Glimpse of Another Britain

For this reason, Coe’s mention of “reconciliation” is profane, as if there were an equivalence between an invading superpower and its victims. His letter exemplifies the London Olympics’ razor-wired, PR-and-money-fueled totalitarian state within a state, which you enter, appropriately, through a Westfield mega shopping mall. How dare you complain about the missiles on the roof of your flats, hectored a magistrate to 86 residents of London’s East End. How dare any of you protest at the “ZIL car lanes,” reminiscent of Moscow in the Soviet era, for Olympic apparatchiks and the boys from Dow and Coke. With the media in charge of Olympics excitement, as it was for Shock and Awe in Iraq in 2003, now enter the man who played a starring role in making both spectacles possible. http://original.antiwar.com/pilger/2012/07/22/blair-war-olympic-deals-and-a-glimpse-of-another-britain/


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LabMan

The Westfield mega shopping mall,and The World Trade Center Complex,seems to be a connection here!

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Tony Blair is a Pariah in His Own Land

He was arsenic in the party’s bloodstream for a reason so self-evident that it doesn’t much matter what Chilcot concludes. Everyone, or almost everyone, knows it all anyway: that he struck the deal with Bush long before he admits; that it was mendacious drivel to claim Jacques Chirac refused to countenance a second UN resolution “under any circumstances”; that the intelligence was cynically stripped of all caveats for political purposes; and that, in terms of foreign policy catastrophe, Iraq makes Suez seem a trifling diplomatic gaffe on a par with mis-seating the Panamanian ambassador at a banquet. Call it an atrocious strategic misjudgment, a dementedly misguided Neocon experiment, a war crime or whatever, it is perfectly well understood in these child-like terms: Mr Blair did a truly terrible thing, with unspeakably terrible consequences for the people of Iraq, the troops killed and maimed in prosecuting his folly. http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/matthew-norman/matthew-norman-dont-forget-why-tony-blair-is-a-pariah-in-his-own-land-7953427.html


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Former Head Of Star Wars Program Says Cheney Main 9/11 Suspect

The former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter has gone public to say that the official version of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory and his main suspect for the architect of the attack is Vice President Dick Cheney. http://shiftfrequency.com/laura-tyco-former-head-of-star-wars-program-says-cheney-main-911-suspect/


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putnamvt

Over the years ,it's been difficult for the hasbarats and run-of-the mill- mockers of 'truthers' to label this Bowman dude as a 'kook'.

LabMan

It's official:Bush and associates are war criminals,in what is the first ever conviction of it's kind anywhere in the world,on May 11,2012,the former U.S.President and seven members of his administration,"Richard Cheny",Donald Rumsfeld,Alberto Gonzales,David Addington,William Haynes,Jay Bybee,John Choo Woo,were found guilty as charged and convicted as war criminals for Torture and Cruel,Inhumane and Degrading Treatment of the Complainant War Crime Victims,who found these men guilty?,The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal,lest anyone thinks this tribunal holds no weight,I found significant the phrase,"The tribunal recommends that the War Crimes Commiission should give the widest international publicity to this conviction",if admin.at this site has already made us aware of this event kudos to them,I found it is a nice tie in to above story.

Raymond

@Bobzilla--actually I got the idea from an episode of "The Simpsons" where Mr. Burns was living in 1,000,000 A.D. in a robot body. He was probably the leader of the Morlocks rounding up the Eloi for slaughter, i.e.,"The Time Machine". Unable to find the video, perhaps JewTube took it down. Germany conquering the universe is a better future than Cheney and his ilk, for certain.

Bobzilla

@Raymond... Why funny you should mention that. You can see where these guys eventually end up by watching this clip made sometime several centuries in the future but broadcast back to us in the year 2012 via the time channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8XYSa2hH0s beginning at 0:28 in the stream. Apparently, at sometime in the future, Germany conquers the Universe as every is speaking German. Happy time travel.

Raymond

Didn't this evil old bastard get a heart transplant recently(incredible he actually had a heart to begin with)? A million years from now he will probably still be alive in a robot body along with Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller plotting the domination of the universe. I sincerely hope not!

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The European Atrocity You Never Heard About

Between 1945 and 1950, Europe witnessed the largest episode of forced migration, and perhaps the single greatest movement of population, in human history. Between 12 million and 14 million German-speaking civilians—the overwhelming majority of whom were women, old people, and children under 16—were forcibly ejected from their places of birth in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and what are today the western districts of Poland. As The New York Times noted in December 1945, the number of people the Allies proposed to transfer in just a few months was about the same as the total number of all the immigrants admitted to the United States since the beginning of the 20th century. They were deposited among the ruins of Allied-occupied Germany to fend for themselves as best they could. The number who died as a result of starvation, disease, beatings, or outright execution is unknown, but conservative estimates suggest that at least 500,000 people lost their lives in the course of the operation. http://chronicle.com/article/The-European-Atrocity-You/132123/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en


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Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In

One could be forgiven for thinking there’s anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former Secretary of State as something of a real life action hero, a reluctant warrior whose greatest fault – should they deign to mention any – was just being too darn loyal to a guy named George and his buddy Dick. What you might have missed is that Powell is a war criminal in his own right, one who in more than four decades of “public service” helped kill people from Vietnam to Panama to Iraq who never posed a threat to America. But don’t just take some anti-war activists’ word for it: Powell will proudly tell you as much, so long as he can make a buck from doing it in a book. http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/9698-colin-powell-another-war-criminal-cashes-in


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Tony Blair Heckled During College Speech in Maine

A handful of protesters briefly interrupted a Maine college graduation speech by British Prime Minister Tony Blair calling for world unity. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MAINE_COMMENCEMENT_TONY_BLAIR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-20-15-05-24


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War Tribunal Finds Bush, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes

Former US President George W Bush, his Vice-President Dick Cheney and six other members of his administration have been found guilty of war crimes by a tribunal in Malaysia. Bush, Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and five of their legal advisers were tried in their absence and convicted on Saturday. Victims of torture told a panel of five judges in Kuala Lumpur of their suffering at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/13


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When Bush lied, people died.

Brockhurst

This is a legitimate conviction, as crimes against humanity allow universal jurisdiction. Ratko Mladic is under trial at The Hague in Holland, but could in fact be tried by any nation, even in absentia. The conviction means an Interpol warrant will be issued, and Shrubya and his cronies will never be able to travel outside the US again without being arrested and extradited to Malaysia.

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How America Went Rogue: What We Need to Know About the Government’s Shadow Wars

Covert operations are nothing new in American history, but it could be argued that during the past decade they have moved from being a relatively minor arrow in the national security quiver to being the cutting edge of American power. Drone strikes, electronic surveillance and stealth engagements by military units such as the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), as well as dependence on private corporations, mercenary armies and terrorist groups, are now arguably more common as tools of US foreign policy than conventional warfare or diplomacy. But these tools lend themselves to rogue operations that create peril for the United States when they blow back on us. And they often make the United States deeply unpopular. http://www.alternet.org/world/155000


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War Porn: The New Safe Sex

Like porn, war porn cannot exist without being based on a lie – a crude representation. But unlike porn, war porn is the real thing; unlike crude, cheap snuff movies, people in war porn actually die – in droves. http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/NC30Ak02.html


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Selling War From 1917 to 2012

The Espionage Act suppressed dissent so that the one per cent of 1917 could continue making a killing on the war in Europe. Today, a militarised police force that has authorised spying on Americans is doing the same thing: containing unrest at home while the 1 per cent continues to make a killing. And they are making a killing without much regard for the laws that the police enforce. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/2012325104534414953.html


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From Indochina to Afghanistan, Why America’s Crimes Continue

There will be total legal and moral immunity granted to the people in Washington who have crafted and perpetuated the bloody war policies in Afghanistan. Like Henry Kissinger, who drew up plans for the terrorist bombing in Cambodia, these people will live long lives of fame and fortune and esteem without fear of being held accountable for killing innumerable innocents. Second, we can expect the legacy of the war in Afghanistan to be that it was largely a mistake, despite the best intentions of Washington. The “mistake” part, though, will be framed in terms of the costs borne by America, not by our victims. Robert Bales will not be remembered, nor will the names of those he slaughtered in cold blood. The number of U.S. casualties will be known, but certainly not those of Afghans. http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2012/03/22/from-indochina-to-afghanistan-why-americas-crimes-continue/


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Leaving aside the wrongheadedness of this article's analogy between the two conflicts, the basic and glaring difference is that back then, jew pro-communists were practicing outright sedition in America, (Leninist defeatism), organizing ,burning, and marching for 'Peace Now', with the media calling the tune, and today the situation is almost a polar opposite. Wonder why that is?

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To Avoid Being Locked Up in Canada Cheney Stays Locked Up at Home

Earlier this week former US Vice-President Dick Cheney, the dominant, hands-on operative in the two-term presidency of George W. Bush, cancelled a speaking engagement in Toronto on April 24. Through a spokesperson Cheney indicated he was frightened to return to Canada after his experience last September 26 at the Vancouver Club. After promoting his book to a small local audience Cheney spent several hours hiding out in the posh venue trying to outwait several hundred citizen jurists, some of whom were planning to attempt a citizens’ arrest of the credibly-accused war criminal right on the spot. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/03/15/to-avoid-being-locked-up-in-canada-cheney-stays-locked-up-at-home/


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President Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals

In international relations and international law, the same applies. Under the Nuremberg Principles, later incorporated into the United Nations Charter, to which the United States is a signatory, the planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, which is defined as a war started against another nation that does not pose an imminent threat of attack on the aggressor nation or nations, is the highest of war crimes, for which the perpetrators are liable for the death penalty. Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of those above acts is an equally serious capital crime. How then to explain the casual way that civilian and military leaders of the U.S. and Israel are talking openly about plans and threats to attack Iran? The simple fact is that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, and his top generals and cabinet officers, are committing a war crime every time they threaten Iran with attack. The president is also committing a crime of conspiracy when he sends his generals to Israel, which is also committing the crime of threatening to attack Iran and planning to attack Iran. This is because by discussing options for an attack, or by providing Israel with the weapons and delivery systems it would need for such an attack, as the U.S. is doing by sending Israel super large bunker-buster bombs and bomb-capable aircraft, they are furthering that conspiracy. What is absolutely stunning is that this massive criminality at the highest levels of the U.S. government is going on totally unchallenged by the U.S. mainstream media. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30676.htm


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Jack Murtha and the Ghosts of Haditha

It is not the aim of this writer to defend the late congressman’s record in Pennsylvania, nor try to minimize his flaws and transgressions in other areas — he loved shoveling the pork into his district, especially into defense contracting businesses that directly benefited himself and his family, for example. By any other measure, he was one of hundreds of politicians on Capitol Hill today who have contributed to an overall atmosphere of institutionalized cronyism and hubris, the massive “feeding at the trough” that has eroded public confidence and paralyzed the federal budget process. That said, Murtha was a tough advocate for veterans and had come out early and strong against the war in Iraq, a war that the majority of veterans today say was a mistake. He maintained from the beginning that he raised the specter of Haditha because he felt Washington had unnecessarily created the conditions that led to the killings in the first place, and that a cover-up was engaged in order to hide the devastating truth. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2012/01/23/jack-murtha-and-the-ghosts-of-haditha/


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The Real Legacy of the War in Iraq: Impunity

The fact that innocent men, women, and children were murdered is not special and in fact has become too dampened an event for it to really be the legacy of the war. The legacy of the war is that the crimes of America – and Americans – are excused. The criminals who prosecuted the war, from George W. Bush to Staff Sgt. Wuterich, remain unscathed despite the carnage they wrought. http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2012/01/05/the-real-legacy-of-the-war-in-iraq-impunity/


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LabMan

Until a president is elected that can influence a tribunal to bring these war criminals to justice,nothing will change,Viet Nam string pullers knew that they could not be reached even after many admitted 30 years after the fact,and 58,000 dead Americans that they were wrong!,information is starting to come out that as many as 12,000 people may have been murdered at the "3" tower site in New York on 9/11/2001,as opposed to the 3,000 originally stated,and from NORAD on down,no one has been reprimanded or fired,no one is accountable!The NFL playoffs start this weekend,fighter jets will be available for flyovers,I wonder if those who lost loved ones on 9/11 think about that?

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The Wormwood Express: American War Crime Rolls On

I had much to say about the recent terror bombings in Baghdad, which were framed almost universally in the American media as the result of the withdrawal of the steadying, beneficent hand of the U.S. military. For example, the New York Times spoke of “a country reeling from political and sectarian turmoil that erupted after the departure of the American military.” It is hard to fathom the level of moral blindness — not to mention the wilful ignorance — required to write such a statement. To pretend to oneself, much less the rest of the world, that political and sectarian strife has only now “erupted” in Iraq, out of the blue, or more likely, due to the inherent savagery of those poor primitives we liberated — think what a pathetic, self-deluded wretch you would have to be to hold such an belief. Think what it must be like to lose so much of your humanity and to have your intellect so stunted and diminished. Yet this is the viewpoint of the overwhelming majority of the American political and media elite. No causal connection is made between the unprovoked invasion by U.S. forces and the “eruption” of violence and political chaos in the conquered, broken, blood-soaked land. http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2203-the-wormwood-express-american-war-crime-rolls-on.html


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LabMan

The latest violence seems to be of a false flag nature,"see what happens when the U.S. pulls out?,want us to come back"?

TheSouthernNationalist

I find it laughable that most amerikans for some reason think these Countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, ect., were just created the other day and can't survive without us. These places have been around for thousands of years and got along fine without our help and intervention. Let's leave them and everybody else alone to conduct their own business and govern their own people the way it should be. That's what I like about Ron Paul, he wants to take care of us first.

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Bush, Blair Found Guilty of War Crimes

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal found the former heads of state guilty after a four-day hearing. A seven-member panel chaired by former Malaysian Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman presided over the trial. The five panel tribunal unanimously decided that the former U.S. and British leaders had committed crimes against peace and humanity, and also violated international law when they ordered the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The prosecutors at the hearing ruled that the invasion of Iraq was a flagrant abuse of law, and act of aggression which amounted to a mass murder of the Iraqi people. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/211548.html


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War Criminal: Attack Imminent if Congress Cuts Defense

The Empire’s war budget will continue to grow under either wing of the two-party perpetual monopoly. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46077


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JamesinUSA

Oh well Rumsfeld! I guess we'll just have to have a military that will protect the interest of the United States instead of Israel too! Israel will have to fight their own battles instead of the U.S. fighting proxy wars to benefit the Jews/ Neo-Cons. We'll have to allow South Korea, Japan, and Germany to shoulder much, if not all of their own defence. In coming years, the biggest threat will come from two places. The Liberal/Marxist and Radical Minorities dstroying our nation from within, and on the outside, an emerging China. We need to get our own house in order first, and then we need to secure the Western Hemisphere against any foriegn influence. We need to reinstitute a new Monroe Doctrine, to secure our future enery supplies in this part of the world and allow the Middle-East to just emplode, to allow Europe a free hand in dealing with their own problems, and to ensure our living space right here in the United States. We can't expect to police or control the entire world, put we can secure, THIS half of it, and we can find just about everything we need to maintain our standard of living without being economic slaves to Oil in the Middle-East, or relying on, or in being indebted to China.

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Obama Bans War Criminals, Except Our Own

By executive order on Aug. 4, President Barack Obama refused entry to the United States of war criminals and human-rights violators. He ignored, as he often does, the deeply documented factual evidence of war crimes committed by the Bush-Cheney administration along with grim proof that the Obama administration also violates our anti-torture laws and the U.N. Convention Against Torture we signed. Take, for example, right now under Obama, “The CIA Secret Sites in Somalia.” In what will be an historic 108-page report, “Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees,” Human Rights Watch is further accelerating the rising insistence here on accountability from George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and former CIA director George Tenet for having not only authorized these war crimes, but also failing “to act to stop mistreatment, or punish those responsible after they became aware of serious abuses. http://www.stardem.com/opinion/article_57630da5-5773-5965-84b6-b457903837a7.html


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NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found in Libya by Scientists

War crimes and crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by NATO. Amongst these crimes, the Atlantic Alliance has been using depleted uranium against Libya, specifically civilians and civilian infrastructure. http://www.infowars.com/nato-war-crimes-depleted-uranium-found-in-libya-by-scientists/


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The Falling Bottom Line

Children are taught it and adults repeat it. In the Western world, “religion” is the knee-jerk response as to why wars in the distant past were fought. It’s any easy way to explain away complex issues. By drawing God into conflicts that are entirely man made, initiators of the violence absolve themselves of all responsibility. http://www.lewrockwell.com/celente/celente68.1.html


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Rumsfeldia

Rumsfeld these days – a man who very likely met the criteria of both criminal and war criminal long before his second stint at the Pentagon – brings to mind nothing more than a brutal and blood-thirsty version of Portlandia. The world in which Rumsfeld operates is one of his own creating, a fantastical place where he poses, ever so sincerely, and weaves tales that defy the widely recorded facts. Ironically, Rumsfeldia also defies the down-home, common-sense wisdom with which Rumsfeld self-associates at every turn. There is a way that empires make their wars against weak yet desirable states, and the way always includes egotistical can-do’ers and yes-men, carefully framed and made-up “intelligence” and a story about “why the [easy, quick, short-term and safe] war is necessary for the continuation of life as we know it” for the bread-eating and circus-attending public. http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski263.html


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This is a very intelligent writer,who I am happy to say appears at this site quite often,I have to agree with her when shs writes,"the quick short-term and safe war is necessary for the continuation of life as we know it for the bread-eating and circus-attending public".

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The Shame Of Being An American

The United States government has overestimated the amount of shame that it and American citizens can live down. On February 15 “the indispensable people” had to suffer the hypocrisy of the U.S. Secretary of State delivering a speech about America’s commitment to Internet freedom while the U.S. Department of Justice (sic) brought unconstitutional action against Twitter to reveal any connection between WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning, the American hero who, in keeping with the U.S. Military Code, exposed U.S. government war crimes and who is being held in punishing conditions not permitted by the U.S. Constitution. The corrupt U.S. government is trying to create a “conspiracy” case against Julian Assange in order to punish him for revealing U.S. government documents that prove beyond every doubt the mendacity of the U.S. government. This is pretty bad, but it pales in comparison to the implications revealed on February 15 in the British newspaper, The Guardian. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27492.htm


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WeAreChange Confronts Dick Cheney

The testimony of Norman Mineta before the 9/11 Commission leaves compelling questions about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s actions on the day of 9/11. Then Transportation Secretary Mineta witnessed Cheney refuse to contradict an apparent stand down order as an aide warned of something incoming at the Pentagon. Cheney has given conflicting reports about what time he entered the PEOC bunker. Mineta later confirmed his suppressed 9/11 Commission testimony and refuted Cheney’s account of arriving later. Yesterday, WeAreChange.org confronted Cheney about these questions, which he refused to address. http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2011/02/wearechange-confronts-dick-cheney-on.html


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George Bush Issued Travel Warning by Human Rights Organizations

Former president vulnerable to ‘torture’ prosecution, says U.S. group after Swiss trip cancelled amid protest and arrest threats. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/07/george-bush-issued-travel-warning


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Luke

Hugh Jardohn? Obama can't call off those drone strikes because those military guys are being trained for what ZOG is planning to do, here, in America - using drones to seek out and kill 'suspects', no trial, no probable cause needed, just on a jewish whim. And those 'suspects' are going to be white nationalists and anunews readers and posters.

Hugh Jardohn

I just wish 0bama would stop killing the civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan with his drone strikes. He had a chance to be better than Bush...lead the way, but it turns out he's just the same. Lied about closing Gitmo and is still torturing. We had such hope...for nothing.

Reinhardt

Why are people like this protected? He is no longer in office, so why is he called Mr. President? Why does he continue to have Secret Service protection? He, along with Clinton, and the illegal alien currently ocuppying the White House, should be full time residents of Gitmo! They need to be given the same treatment as any other criminal, as was given to Saddam Hussein!

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Zionist Sock Puppet Tony Blair Praises Mubarak as ‘Immensely Courageous and a Force for Good’

The former prime minister, now an envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, praised Mubarak over his role in the negotiations and said the West was right to back him despite his authoritarian regime because he had maintained peace with Israel. But that view is likely to anger many Egyptians who believe they have had to endure decades of dictatorship because the U.S. put Israel’s interests ahead of their freedom. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/02/tony-blair-mubarak-courageous-force-for-good-egypt/print


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After Half-Hearted Apology on Iraq, Blair Urges Attack on Iran

Blair insisted the Iranians “disagree fundamentally with our way of life” and that they had to be answered with military force of arms. He added that it was time for America and Britain to “get our heads out of the sand” and attack Iran. It suggests then that Blair’s “regrets” don’t imply a lesson learned, as his case for war with Iran, which he seems just as eager to start as the war with Iraq, is based on many of the same false allegations and mindless jingoism. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/01/21/after-half-hearted-apology-on-iraq-blair-urges-attack-on-iran/


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Now that's funny!!

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From War Profiteer to For-Profit War

If one giant outfit gives for-profit war-making (rather than war profiteering) its full modern meaning, it’s Lockheed Martin. If you don’t believe me, just check out William Hartung’s latest piece “Is Lockheed Martin Shadowing You?” The giant for-profit war-making corporations are to this century what the robber barons were to the nineteenth century. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/12


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The Shaming of America

As usual, the Arabs knew. They knew all about the mass torture, the promiscuous shooting of civilians, the outrageous use of air power against family homes, the vicious American and British mercenaries, the cemeteries of the innocent dead. All of Iraq knew. Because they were the victims. Only we could pretend we did not know. Only we in the West could counter every claim, every allegation against the Americans or British with some worthy general – the ghastly US military spokesman Mark Kimmitt and the awful chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Peter Pace, come to mind – to ring-fence us with lies. Find a man who’d been tortured and you’d be told it was terrorist propaganda; discover a house full of children killed by an American air strike and that, too, would be terrorist propaganda, or “collateral damage”, or a simple phrase: “We have nothing on that.” http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-the-shaming-of-america-2115111.html


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One of History’s Greatest Crimes

On impact, DU munitions penetrate deeply and aerosolize into a fine spray, polluting surrounding air, water and soil. It’s microscopic, sub-microscopic, and permanent. Spread over vast areas as radioactive atmospheric dust, its contamination causes virtually all known illnesses and diseases from severe headaches, muscle pain and general fatigue, to major birth defects, infections, depression, cardiovascular disease, and many types of cancers. It also causes permanent disability and death. Over the past two decades in Iraq alone, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of tons have been used, irradiating the entire country, some areas more than others. In his October 2009 presentation to the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia International Conference to Criminalize War, Azzawi accused America and Britain of: “subject(ing) the whole nation of Iraq for two decades to torture and slow death through the intentional use of radioactive weapons and the sanctions. The continuous and intentional use of (these) weapons is a crime against humanity due to its undifferentiating harmful health effects on civilians in contaminated areas tens of years to come after the military engagements.” Radiation, in fact, is permanent, affecting unborn generations like living ones. http://www.lewrockwell.com/rep/one-of-historys-greatest-crime.html


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Michael C. Scott

The radiation hazard of depleted uranium is minimal, but the substance is a toxic heavy metal. Radiation, to contradic Rockwell's fevered imagination, is not "permanent", as any physics or chemistry student with an understanding of elemental half-lives will attest. That said, toxic effects are permanent, unless and until some natural process sequesters or dilutes the uranium. Unfortunately, the stuff is probably going to end up in groundwater.

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On Gaza and Chutzpah

The UN probe into the Israeli massacre in high seas concluded yesterday that Israeli forces violated international law and showed ‘incredible violence’ when they raided a flotilla attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. The UN fact finding mission also argues that Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as ‘brutal and disproportionate.’ According to the UN probe, there is “clear evidence to support prosecutions” against Israel for “willfull killing” and “torture”. http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/gilad-atzmon-on-gaza-and-chutzpah.html


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I have a propensity for nausea, so never watch the mainstream news. I hope someone made of stronger stuff will watch and see if any report this.

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Obama at the UN: The Arrogant Voice of Imperialism

President Barack Obama used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday to defend U.S. wars and state terror abroad and to proclaim that the economic crisis has been resolved thanks to his Wall Street bailout. The U.S. president received a noticeably tepid response from the assembled UN delegates. While in his first address to the body last year, he was able to pose as a fresh alternative to the crimes carried out by the Bush administration, by now it has become clear to most on the international stage that his administration’s policies are largely in continuity with those of its predecessor. In its tone and its content, the Obama speech was the authentic and arrogant voice of U.S. imperialism. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/unob-s24.shtml


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Note that this is precisely the same President Oogabooga who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just after his election, for having done... nothing in particular.

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A Modest Proposal

Clearly the United States Constitution was not tough enough to stop a corrupt and pliable Congress from enabling executive creep so I would like to submit a modest proposal for a new Constitutional Amendment. As there are already 27 amendments it would be number 28. Amendment 28 will require that the decision for going to war be restored to the people of the United States and will also provide a breathing period before enacting such a declaration, making more difficult possible government manipulation of a Gulf of Tonkin “they attacked us” type situation. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2010/09/08/a-modest-proposal/


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JamesinUSA

How can we allow debate on war and have the input of the American people when Iran for instance has 10,000 nuclear warheads aimed at us, with missiles that can travel the speed of light? We will have to obliterate them so that the defenceless State of Israel doesn't go up in some sort flaming mushroom cloud having Zionist Christians thinking it's the second coming of Christ!

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Israel’s Shameless Mouthpiece

In yet another revealing speech, this time delivered at a symposium at IDC University in Herzliya, Tony Blair has exposed himself for what he truly is; not a “peace envoy” by any stretch of the imagination but a shameless mouthpiece for the State of Israel. Just days before direct negotiations are due to take place in the Middle East, in which he is supposed to be taking a neutral stance representing the Quartet (UN, EU, Russia and the USA), Blair has taken it upon himself to set aside any pretence of impartiality and reaffirm his “passion” for Israel. He has taken on the role of Israel’s defence attorney to plead with the world to try to empathise with Israel and to understand Israel’s point of view when it commits atrocities, human rights abuses and breaches of international law. http://uruknet.com/?p=m69284&hd=&size=1&l=e


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I ask this one simple question. Which has been proven to be more destructive? Arab/Persian weapons of mass destruction, or Blair/Bush/Obama/netanyahu weapons of mass deception? Oh yeah, they did not find any weapons of mass destruction!!

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WikiLeaks and War Crimes

Four months before WikiLeaks rocketed to international notoriety, the Robin Hoods of the Internet quietly published a confidential CIA document labeled “NOFORN” (for “no foreign nationals”)—meaning that it should not be shared even with US allies. That’s because the March “Red Cell Special Memorandum” was a call to arms for a propaganda war to influence public opinion in allied nations. The CIA report describes a crisis in European support for the Afghanistan war, noting that 80 percent of German and French citizens are against increasing their countries’ military involvement. The report suggests that “Afghan women could serve as ideal messengers in humanizing the [International Security Assistance Force] role in combating the Taliban because of women’s ability to speak personally and credibly about their experiences under the Taliban, their aspirations for the future, and their fears of a Taliban victory.” http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/123-123/2774-wikileaks-and-war-crimes


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Blood Money

Sometimes a topic simply will not go away. These weeks, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Q.C., former Prime Minister, alleged potential war criminal, surreal Middle East Peace Envoy – who led an administration who shared responsibility for, if not quite rivers of blood, bloodied market places, mosques, squares, homes, humans, hospitals, beyond counting – just keeps coming back and back. http://uruknet.com/?p=m69058&hd=&size=1&l=e


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Who Benefits From the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Conspiracy theories, often ascribed to proverbial right-wingers, are not only the hallmark of right-wingers. The ruling class in the West does not shun using different types of conspiratorial vocabulary whose prime purpose is to demonize and criminalize the political foe. In addition, the liberal system resorts frequently to conspiracy theories in order to justify its military interventions. Months before the invasion of Iraq, many American politicians, including the media had in all seriousness ranted about the “Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.” It soon turned out that the Iraqis had no such weapons, which was later conceded by the very same politicians. http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/authors/Sunic-Afghanistan.html


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Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted

Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like his mentor Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes. Blair’s will appear next month and earn him £4.6 million. Now consider Britain’s Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in and executed an unprovoked war of aggression against a defenseless country, which the Nuremberg judges in 1946 described as the “paramount war crime.” This has caused, according to scholarly studies, the deaths of more than a million people, a figure that exceeds the Fordham University estimate of deaths in the Rwandan genocide. http://original.antiwar.com/pilger/2010/08/04/tony-blair-must-be-prosecuted/


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U.S. Treasury Running on Fumes

The White House is screaming like a stuck pig. WikiLeaks’ release of the Afghan War Documents “puts the lives of our soldiers and our coalition partners at risk.” What nonsense. Obama’s war puts the lives of American soldiers at risk, and the craven puppet state behavior of “our partners” in serving as U.S. mercenaries is what puts their troops at risk. Keep in mind that it was someone in the U.S. military that leaked the documents to WikiLeaks. This means that there is a spark of rebellion within the Empire itself. And rightly so. The leaked documents show that the U.S. has committed numerous war crimes and that the U.S. government and military have lied through their teeth in order to cover up the failure of their policies. These are the revelations that Washington wants to keep secret. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26032.htm


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A Record of War Crimes

The tens of thousands of documents posted online by WikiLeaks Sunday have provided a detailed and searing indictment of a criminal colonial war that the Obama administration has made its own. In its sheer volume—92,000 documents, 200,000 pages—the so-called Afghan War Diary makes an incontrovertible case that for nearly nine years the US military has conducted a campaign of terror and deadly violence against the Afghan people. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/jul2010/pers-j27.shtml


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Even The Troops Are Waking Up

Excellent video. http://www.davidicke.com/articles/media-and-appearances/36265-even-the-troops-are-waking-up-a-fantastic-video


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Walter Duranty

The sooner, the better.

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How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War

The President spoke of the Nazi “book of world conquest” and declared there was a Nazi plan to treat the Latin American countries as they had treated the Balkans. Then Canada and the United States would be strangled. Not a single serious bit of evidence in proof of these sensational allegations has ever been found, not even when the archives of the Nazi government were at the disposal of the victorious powers. One is left, therefore, with the inescapable conclusion that the promises to “keep America out of foreign wars” were a deliberate hoax on the American people, perpetrated for the purpose of insuring Roosevelt’s re-election and thereby enabling him to proceed with his plan of gradually edging the United States into war. http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v14/v14n6p19_Chamberlin.html


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It's one thing to have a plan it's another to have the ability to carry it out. Germany couldn't get across the English Channel how in the heck where they expected to get across the Atlantic and then be able to resupply. This nonsense about Hitler taking over the world and being a threat to the U.S. is nothing but Jewish propaganda.

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Yes there is a German plan to invade America in Hitler's 2nd book.

Michael C. Scott

No evidence of these plans has been found precisely because there were no such plans. Occupation of Latin America would have required a surface fleet the Germans simply did not possess. Even completion of the "Z Plan" by 1944 would have left Germany with eight battleships and five battlecruisers, while the US would have had 17 new battleships, 15 old battleships and six battlecruisers. In addition, Germany's small numbers of cruisers did not have the steaming endurance for operations in the South Atlantic; the Hipper class cruisers had a range of only 6800 nautical miles and had unreliable propulsion machinery; only the three pocket battleships (really just diesel-powered heavy cruisers) had the range for this. For its success, the Z-Plan additionally required the British to do absolutely nothing to match the new German construction. Finally, since the war broke out in 1939, the Z-Plan had to be abandoned, and during the Norwegian campaign,the Kriegsmarine suffered shattering losses: one heavy cruiser, two light cruisers and ten destroyers sunk, with two battlecruisers, one heavy cruiser, one pocket battleship and two light cruisers damaged. The Italians would never have been able to get past Gibraltar, and their ships - designed for Meditteranean operations - also did not have long cruising endurance. South America was never in any danger at all.

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Liz Cheney Wants to Keep America Safe

Dickie and Liz

Witch hunts and fishing expeditions were supposed to go out of fashion when young America passed a Constitution and incorporated a Bill of Rights. But that hasn’t stopped our more morally endowed elected (and self-appointed) leaders from pursuing them – for power, political retribution, or to win elections, all under the guise of making this country safe and “free,” blessed by God, and of course, indivisible. The latest Real American to take up this higher mission is Elizabeth Cheney, the self-possessed terror gumshoe and daughter of the man who says we don’t torture enough, bomb enough, or humiliate enough “bad guys” to meet the high tough-guy standards of this free and democratic nation. Liz ‘n’ Dick make a great team: their views and even affectations are virtually interchangeable. A doppelganger is quite useful on the demagogue circuit, especially when one’s heart (yes, he has one) needs a rest from God’s work from time to time. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2010/03/08/liz-cheney-wants-to-keep-america-safe/


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Symphony of Lies

An administration filled with war criminals

Nothing the Bush regime ever uttered was the truth… here’s a sample. http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=10099


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The Carp of Truth: Jack Straw, Colin Powell and the Smoking Guns of War Crime

Britain’s “Chilcot Inquiry” into the origins of the invasion of Iraq has largely faded from the headlines, following Tony Blair’s bravura display of pious bluster before the panel of Establishment worthies last month. And in truth, it has been a rather toothless affair, with the already deferential worthies further constrained by the narrow confines placed upon their investigation by the government: chiefly, the cloak of secrecy wrapped around the many documents that detail the deceptions and manipulations of the Bush and Blair regimes as they schemed their way to war. http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1922-the-carp-of-truth-jack-straw-colin-powell-and-the-smoking-guns-of-war-crime.html


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Blair Slithers Off the Hook Again

During his interview — which was less of an interrogation and more like a cozy chat in an establishment gentlemen’s club — Blair used the opportunity to rail against Iran, giving the impression that were he still prime minister that’s where he would be heading next. Iran, he said, was a country linked up with terrorist groups. He also blamed Iranian interference for the coalition’s post-invasion failures. It must be said that all of the above is cosmetic to the nitty-gritty of the inquiry’s raison d’etre: to discover whether or not Britain was dragged into a war of aggression, which the prime minister knew was illegal under international law. http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5537.shtml


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Tony Blair Faces Iraq Inquiry

His face was stretched taut with nerves. His top lip appeared to be locked solid. As the Iraq inquiry’s chairman, Sir John Chilcot, told the world that this was not a trial, the witness’s hands opened a bottle of water, his hands visibly shaking. His face was stretched taut with nerves. His top lip appeared to be locked solid. As the Iraq inquiry’s chairman, Sir John Chilcot, told the world that this was not a trial, the witness’s hands opened a bottle of water, his hands visibly shaking. Tony Blair clasped both hands together in front of him to steady himself as Sir John expressed the hope that the inquiry could go about its business in an orderly way without disruption. A burly security guard sat in the room just in case. The former prime minister stared straight ahead, barely blinking. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24530.htm


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Luke

"Tony Blair: "I think that Saddam Hussein was a monster...it was better to deal with this threat" That's real chutzpah, Tony Bright Eyes. A monster, you say? I'll tell you what a real monster is. A real monster is, or collection of conspiring monsters in this case, who together plot the false flag terrorism event that murdered over 3,000 American citizens on 9-11-01, who joined forces with elements of the Israeli Mossad in order to engineer that murderous event - and who did so, for the purposes of providing a pretext which was then used to scare the American public into thinking we needed to shred our United States Constitution and Bill of Rights and start a 100 year long unprovoked, illegal, and criminal war of aggression against all of the enemies of the State of Israel and which would provide lots of juicy and lucrative war profiteering opportunities for the world's #1 terrorist nation of Israel, along with the world's #1 family of war profiteering snakes, who all carry a picture of their hero and relative named Prescott around in their wallets, right alongside big wads of that dirty money that they scored by war profiteering. A real monster, as opposed to a tin-horn caliber monster, kills their own citizens and then goes into Iraq and slaughters somewhere in the vicinity of 1.6 million innocent Iraqi people - not to mention 5,000 or more of our troops, and 40k or so who're wounded and then apparently feels zero remorse for doing any of this vile and despicable evil. A real monster puts on Navy flight jumpsuit, sticks a fat, rolled up sock down the front of his underwear, and then struts around on the deck of an aircraft carrier, smirking, and primping and gleefully spewing 'Mission Accomplished' macho garbage for the TV Cameras. A real monster sits behind a radio talk show bullhorn and spews the neocon manure that arrives on his fax machine, that helped to con the not very bright average American sheeple into believing the lies that we had to start all these illegal wars, and continue them for the next 100 years. So, now, Tony Bright Eyes needs to hit the rewind button on his manure spewing mouth and start over on trying to define what and who the real Monsters are, because his first crack at it felt as flat as buttermilk pancake. I hope see you at the Gallows, Tony. Along with your co-conspirators. Soon.

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Remember the Illegal Destruction of Iraq?

Still, one can barely even imagine George Bush and Dick Cheney being hauled before an investigative body and forced, under oath, to testify publicly about what they did as a means of determining the legality or illegality of that war. Doing that would fundamentally conflict with two leading principles in American political life: (1) our highest political leaders must never be accountable for actions they take while in power; and (2) whether something they do is “illegal” — especially the starting of wars — is utterly irrelevant. http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/index.html


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Tony Blair Faces the Hot Seat

The world and its wife broadly agree that the Iraq war turned out to be a disaster on multiple fronts. Not only was it cooked up on false pretexts, it robbed the lives of over a million civilians, insurgents and military personnel. It has cost coalition countries up to one trillion dollars. It has also been judged illegal by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan while a recent Dutch probe found that it had “no basis in international law.” This was a war of aggression equating to mass murder yet, until now, nobody has been made to pay. Indeed, the invasion’s main instigators US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have simply been allowed to stroll away from the carnage untarnished — Bush to semiretirement in Texas while Blair was rewarded with the post of the Middle East Quartet’s envoy. http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5509.shtml


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War Criminals: Arrest Warrants Requested

International arrest warrants have been requested for George W. Bush, Richard (Dick) Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleeza Rice and Alberto Gonzales at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands. Professor of Law Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champain, United States of America, has issued a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court against the above-mentioned for their practice of “extraordinary rendition” (forced disappearance of persons and subsequent torture) in Iraq and for criminal policy which constitutes Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute which set up the ICC. http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/25-01-2010/111844-war_criminals_bush-0


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