Friday, April 9, 2010

U.S. Mythology Trance - Military Justice

MOMCOM's little helper, the Bush II regime knew that innocent people were imprisoned at GITMO.

They were afraid it would be bad for catapulting the propaganda if they failed to cover up the fact they were torturing innocent people.

Dredd Blog posts going back a while have wondered at the barbarianism of the Bush II regime, and of the seeming inability of the Obama administration to do anything differently, even though Obama has expressed a willingness to do so.

Accusations are being revealed in Britain, by former Bush II regime members, that the barbarian injustices were widely known during the Bush II regime:
The allegations were made in a document by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, once chief of staff to Bush's first secretary of state, Colin Powell, in a lawsuit filed by a former Guantanamo inmate and published by The Times in London.

Colonel Wilkerson alleged Bush's vice-president, Dick Cheney, and defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld knew most detainees held at the US detention camp in 2002 were innocent but believed it was "politically impossible to release them".

They were also keen to avoid revealing the "incredibly confused" detention operation, Colonel Wilkerson said, claiming prisoners were often rounded up by Afghan and Pakistani forces in return for cash, with little or no evidence as to why.

He alleged then-vice-president Cheney "had absolutely no concern that the vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were innocent ... If hundreds of innocent individuals had to suffer in order to detain a handful of hardcore terrorists, so be it."
(Herald Sun, emphasis added). Now we know why they do not want to try them in federal court where this will all be revealed, or at least much more difficult for MOMCOM to cover up any longer.

The MOMCOM "courts" will do a better job of covering up the torture of innocent victims tortured by the Bush II evil masters, but at what cost to the reputation of the American people?

This is another one of the costs of war that should pop the mythology that wars are free.

One's reputation is one's most valuable asset in has been said, but the U.S. reputation has been ruined by "the pew, the loud, the latrines".

5 comments:

  1. I can't for the life of me figure out why Cuba has allowed any of this to take place on their soil. I realize they're probably somewhat helpless to prevent it, but I haven't even heard of any sort of diplomatic protest to call attention to the fact that the US is basically acting as a rogue and belligerent nation. There's certainly a lot of nations in the international community who are sympathetic to that view. We're not so strong militarily that we could withstand a concerted effort by the world at large to put us back in our place. I think such a realization and effort is inevitable, and when it happens, it will be the major game changing event of this century.

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  2. disaffected,

    In a sense it is not their soil, even according to the Supreme Court cases where it was argued that it was a U.S. jurisdiction and that it was not.

    The Supremes held that GITMO is U.S. territory for all practical purposes.

    Cuba is like one of the U.S. states in the sense it cannot tell the feds what to do.

    There is an El Cid v Joe Six Pack scenario rising and getting stronger.

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  3. I don't see how the Supremes even have jurisdiction in an international affair. No other part of that island belongs to us, why would that god-forsaken little corner?

    Regardless of any legal technicalities involved, I would think Cuba has a fantastic propaganda club to beat us with in this matter. If nothing else, it's just unconscionable that we're so scared of the terrorist "boogeyman" that we're even afraid to hold these people on our own soil.

    Of course we know the REAL reason is that protests would form outside US prisons where they would be held, and the government can't stand the light of day being shone on this whole affair here at home without losing all credibility. I'll tell you, inch by inch, totalitarianism is already creeping up on us.

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  4. disaffected,

    "I don't see how the Supremes even have jurisdiction in an international affair."

    If you mean GITMO, that is easy, See Rasul v. Bush, 542 U. S. 466 (2004).

    "If nothing else, it's just unconscionable that we're so scared of the terrorist "boogeyman" that we're even afraid to hold these people on our own soil."

    Talk to the scared people and their spokesman John "Orange Crybaby" Boehner.

    "I'll tell you, inch by inch, totalitarianism is already creeping up on us."

    Totalitarianism is of the "government", which does not include the military (when conceived by neoCons).

    That "totalitarian government" will be wiped out by the "good military" drowning it in the bathtub as Reagan wanted, leaving us only to military rule (if the neoCons get their way).

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  5. The appointment of Ramsey Clark to head a movement to indict Bush II happened recently.

    Link here.

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