Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Mass Culpability: Bloody Hands Make Easy Work... "Hear boiling water whistle while you work! Phoo-phoo-phoo! Phoo-phoo! Phoo-phoo!"

"Guess who's back?

G-G-Guess who's back?

G-G-Guess who's back?

G-G-Guess who's back?

Everywhere I see, a soldier, a soldier,
Everywhere I see, a soldier like me,

Everywhere I see, a soldier, a soldier,
Everywhere I see, a soldier like me,

Everywhere I see, a soldier, a soldier,
Everywhere I see, a soldier like me,

Everywhere I see, a soldier, a soldier,
Everywhere I see, a soldier like me..."

- 2Pac, "Soldier Like Me" (produced by Eminem)

I was trying to figure out why they get soldiers to keep torturing people.

No seriously.

I mean, with over 14,000 people being held without trial, no Al-Qaeda leaders have been found at any of the prison camps, and almost no members either.

We certainly haven't seen or heard of any, and no convictions are moving forward with any sincerity or publicity. That seems odd, for if they did they would provide a phenomenal propaganda tool for an administration that's extremely fond of using them, especially the silent 10 second clips of Osama bin Laden that pop-up every few months apparently saying something threatening.

No information is being found that is helping the "War on Terror", or the "Global War on Terror" (GWOT), or the "Long War" (100 years as estimated), or the "War in Iraq", or the "War in Afghanistan", or the "War on Iran" (Coming Soon!), or the "War in Syria" (Coming Soon!), or the "War in Venezuela" (Coming Soon Once They Start The New Wars In This Hemisphere!), or the "War on Rights" (Now Playing Near You!)...

...after all, it never seems to be going any better, nor even remotely close to any sort of resolution in any part of the world.


It seems that they (the bad guys) are trying to get all of us on board, just riding out repeated and pointed criticism by respected bodies such as Amnesty International, the United Nations, the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, the European Union, hundreds of others and over 90% of the World, all backed up by photos, videos, testimonials, official documents, and tonnes of other evidence.

Wow. Now that's guts.

It takes a phenomenal force of will to go against the tide of criticism, not to mention the actual process of creating mechanisms to not just continue but also expand the network and scope of torture. Beyond the ones most people know about, these include the so-called "black sites" overseas, where innocent victims are being taken after being scooped-up in democratic countries by agents of the U.S. military. An Italian judge has even ordered the arrest and extradition of between 13 and 22 CIA agents, with pressure being applied both for and against the measure by those for and against torture.

In many cases the victims are tortured to death.

And in some cases, like in Uzbekistan, they are being boiled alive.


Here, I just Googled "boiled alive" and this was the third hit, an article courtesy of the good folks at Human Rights Watch and Information Clearing House:

SEE - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3943.htm


The soldiers role in this is clear: follow orders, and consider every "gook" er--, I mean, "raghead", a terrorist until it's proven otherwise.

Oh wait, it's never proven otherwise.

Scratch that.

In fact, the soldiers have absolutely no idea what's going on.

In a world with the facts eventually admitted by even the Commander-In-Chief, that's absolutely incredible, and absolute proof they are being forcefully lied to so they can continue to blindly hate, torture and/or kill every Muslim or Arab they see.


The occasion was a press conference with UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, which took place in the White House on 31 January 2003. Here's the key portion:

[Adam Boulton, Sky News (London):]
One question for you both. Do you believe that there is a link between Saddam Hussein, a direct link, and the men who attacked on September the 11th?

THE PRESIDENT: I can't make that claim.

THE PRIME MINISTER: That answers your question.

SOURCE - http://www.thememoryhole.org/war/no-saddam-qaeda.htm

*** VS ***

Poll: 72% of US Soldiers in Iraq Want Exit Within Year

A new poll from Zogby International shows nearly three-quarters of US troops in Iraq believe the US should pull out within one year. One-quarter of those surveyed believe the US should leave now. And only one in five US troops want to heed President Bush’s pledge that US forces stay “as long as they are needed.”
The poll also found an overwhelming majority of US troops believe the widely discredited theory that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. 90% said the Iraq war was a retaliation for Saddam Hussein’s supposed role in 9/11. (1/Mar/06)

SOURCE - http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/01/1446248


So, if we really "Support The Troops", then we should really let them know they're being lied to.

We should also let them know they're being turned into mindless killers who will suffer horrendous psychological damage that they will then inflict on the people and country they love if they manage to survive and return home.

Perhaps we should send them an email...


Google search: "email the troops"

SOURCE - http://www.google.ca/search?q=email+the+troops&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official


Either way, the longer this drags on the deeper we'll all be soaked in blood, and the more our own mass culpability will numb us to the actions of our inaction.


Once a soldier has committed war crimes, they can easily be blackmailed into continuing to commit them or maintain their silence.

After all, after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke and the photos of torture were released, the focus was on the prosecution of the lowest-level soldiers barely out of their teens to the exclusion of their superiors - with widespread media complicity.

The military has abandoned it's responsibilities of "loco parentis", or assuming the role of parents in ensuring their charges adhere to the strictest moral values of the military.

That is, assuming those values exist.

Even a cursory view of history suggests that the military is far better at propaganda than they are at performance, and that we've learned to give them far more credit than they deserve.

After all, we've also given them budgets that have allowed them enough money to purchase enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world 10,000 times.

Umm... why?

Even in the movie "The Matrix", when Neo said:

"We need guns. Lots of guns."

He and Trinity only took a couple of dozen with 'em to Save The World...

I mean seriously, since the inception of armies they have always committed at least as much harm as they have good, if not far, far, far more...

Either way, despite over 8000 deserters so far - a conservative estimate, the kids know they'll be hung out to dry or even killed if they fight back or expose the truth, so it's best that they get along to get along...


How about a criminal Investigation into the exploitation of Tillman's death?

Steve Watson / Prisonplanet | March 6 2006

Related: Pat Tilman hoax data page

The Army said Saturday that it would launch a criminal probe into the death of Pat Tillman, the onetime National Football League star who was killed by gunfire from fellow soldiers in the mountains of Afghanistan in April 2004.

The decision has been reached further to a review of the case by the Pentagon's inspector general,Gen. Gary M. Jones, recommended further investigation into whether soldiers in Tillman's unit should be charged with negligent homicide.


SOURCE - http://www.infowars.com/articles/military/tilman_how_about_a_criminal_investigation.htm

*** PLUS ***

"You know what I told him? I said, fella, I said: you've complained to the captain. He knows you think they committed murder. Your troops know their fellow soldiers committed murder. Shut up. Just shut up. Get through your tour and just shut up. You're going to get a bullet in the back. You don't need that. And that's where we are with this war."

- Journalist Seymour Hersh speaking at UC Berkeley

SOURCE - http://www.tinyrevolution.com/mt/archives/000172.html


As citizens operating domestically and independently, we can feel versions of the above policies slowly constraining our own actions.

The Department of Homeland Security, or "Gestapo" if you want to be (Nazi) old-school about it, has already begun investigating random citizens for random violations of non-existent laws.

In many cases these are "thought crimes", as they monitor communications and search library records courtesy of The Patriot Act, or "Enabling Act" if you want to be (Nazi) old-school about it.

They are also compiling watch-lists of terror suspects, or "dissidents" if you want to be (Nazi) old-school about it, many of whom are valiantly battling for collective freedoms that were once thought guaranteed and unassailable.

And who knows?

Maybe they were...

As we continue to justify the possibilities of why the government has to act this way, we engage in tying together the frayed argument-threads of our own collective noose.


Fear has worked on those that many of us mock and scorn for their unfailing support of the Bush Administration. We laugh pretentiously at their whitewashing of 5 years of abject failure, idiocy, racism, sexism, war-mongering, and murder. We cringe at their insipidly stupid loyalty to Fox News, right-wing talk radio, and the rest of the mainstream media brainwashing that successfully conflated the imagined threats of both Al-Qaeda and Iraq...

...and that continues to lie to us today.

And yet, if we believe any of it, any of it at all from any of these same people, or from our preferred less extreme version soft-selling the same...

...then fear has also worked on us.


Perhaps there is a "real" terror threat.

Perhaps there are "real" terror suspects.

Perhaps there needs to be a "real" response to ensure security.


But perhaps not.

After all, only 5% of cargo at U.S. ports is inspected, the borders are wide open, and all of this has been known for years while ordinary Americans are increasingly being profiled, tracked, spied on, arrested, detained, and stripped of their Bill of Rights and Constitution.

So, is it easier to question the "War on Terror", and trust those who are brave enough to do so in order to finally get some "real" answers?

Or, is it easier to throw up our own bloody hands and accept that we can trust the same people, both in the government and the media, who've proven they lie to us every chance they get to be currently telling us the truth?

I guess we'll see.

Though so far, it appears bloody hands make easy work...

Jon Stewart on Larry King Live (27/Feb/06)...

KING: What do you make of this Arab Emirate story and guarding the ports?

STEWART: I'm trying to figure out how whoever is running the ports could inspect actually less than the five percent that are inspected now. I mean apparently they only inspect five percent of what comes in there, so you don't know if, you know, when a ship comes in you don't know if it's unloading rattan chairs for Pier 1 Imports or Chinese sex slaves, like nobody has any idea.

So, I'm not exactly sure what that -- I know that it sounds bad. I know that if, you know, in America today it's as though somebody has stoked fear in this country. I don't know who that might have been but it appears that the country is poised to react, let's say reflexively with a certain xenophobic zeal.

KING: But when you stoke fear why then would you have the people you are saying to be fearful of run your ports?

STEWART: Because you forgot you had stoked the fear. I'm not so sure they're paying much attention to the speeches they gave three weeks ago. "We're at war." Then three weeks later. "I don't understand. What's wrong with the port deal?" You know it's as though when you're at war, you know, he put us on war footing. You remember that. And then he seemed absolutely shocked that anyone would complain that perhaps our ports might be run from foreign nationals, although apparently most of them are.

The more you look into it the more it seems like not a very big story but I think like everything, people are reacting to the way that this administration does their business, which is I really feel like Bush just is like Santa. I know who's naughty. I know who's nice. You have no reason to pay attention. No, the Dubai guys are OK. These guys over here they're evildoers. These guys are OK. Don't look into it.


KING: So, you don't want it to be bad?

STEWART: Did you really just ask me if I want it to be bad?

KING: Yes because you...

STEWART: What are you -- I have kids what do you think? Yes, I don't want them to have any kind of a -- I want things to corrode to the point where we're all living in huts.

KING: Not all living in huts but generally comics political comics like things to go a little wrong, don't have to be the end of the world.

STEWART: Like things to go a little wrong like birdshot to the face of a guy that will survive.

KING: That's right.

STEWART: Not like things to go wrong until it's like Mad Max, every man for himself, let's all ride around with machineguns on, which seems to be the way that it's...

KING: You don't want Medicare to fail?

STEWART: Are you insane?


STEWART: You're literally asking me if I would prefer -- yes, Larry, what I'm saying to you as a comedian I want old people to suffer, old and poor people to suffer. That is -- that is -- what we want is -- what seems absurd to me is the length that Washington just seems out of touch with the desires of Americans to be spoken to as though they are adults.

SOURCE - http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0602/27/lkl.01.html

ENJOY... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCelxz0uf6o

Peace by piecing it together...



Black Krishna Brand

Philosophy - http://blackkrishna.blogspot.com/

Music - http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/blackkrishna.htm


"What you want in a media system is ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity."

- Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda

MUST WATCH ONLINE - http://www.freespeech.org/fscm2/contentviewer.php?content_id=1166

Three more free documentaries that could actually help Save The World.

They're awesome, the concerned and courageous filmmakers encourage us all to make copies and distribute them to everyone we can for free, and I double-dawg-dare you to actually "disprove" them instead of just "dismiss" them.

When you can't, just believe them.

*** 9/11: THE ROAD TO TYRANNY (2002) ***

(Shows the history of government sponsored terrorism still used right now to scare, control, and pacify populations, rally them behind government police-state initiatives, and facilitate "war" as the most profitable enterprise in history justifying any price paid. It has incredible footage culled from mainstream news sources from around the world, plus interviews, analysis, and context. Stirring stuff.)


...the sequel...



Information Resource Companion Web Site


...the kids are alright...



Original DVD site:


Dylan Avery, 22
Founder, Owner, Director

In less than a year, Avery has gone from waiting tables to directing one of the hottest 9-11 documentaries out there.

Born in Leesburg, VA, and living for a year in Washington, DC, from homeless to a couch to an apartment, all the while completing "Loose Change," he has returned to his old stomping grounds in Upstate New York to direct a full length motion picture.

Korey Rowe, 22
Owner, Producer

"Born and raised for the first 18 years of my life, in Oneonta NY. During that time I attended Greater Plains Elementary, Oneonta Middle School, and Oneonta High School. I was a normal kid, played sports, took vacations, worked for my father on the weekends.

At 18 for no apparent reason I joined the Army. I guess for a way out of my home town. Joined and not even six months later I found my self in a fox hole in Kandahar, Afghanistan (January 14th, 2002 - July 15th, 2002). Served six months there before returning stateside for a hellish 7 month full out training cycle before being shipped back across the Atlantic to Kuwait were we staged for a nice long year in Iraq (February 28th, 2003 - January 16th, 2004).

I am out of the Army now, and have dove straight into the production of Dylan's documentary Loose Change. Due to government obligations that I did not support in the first place, I was unable to dedicate as much of my time as I would have liked to.

As for the future, only life can tell. My life to date has been very interesting, despite the very short life summary. I could only guess where I will be down the road."

Jason Bermas, 26
Webmaster, Graphic Designer

A Graphic Designer located in Upstate New York , I have been independently researching 9/11 for over three and a half years. After realizing that something was very wrong I began showing people the video and photographic evidence that contradicted the official version of events.

Through a mutual friend I was introduced to Dylan and Korey, and the rest will be history. I was lucky enough to help out on the second edition of the most well produced and concise 9/11 documentary out there, and for that I am eternally grateful.

My goals in this situation are simple, FIGHT this WAR through PEACEFUL INFORMATION until those truly responsible are tried for their CRIMES, and the RESTORATION of the CONSTITUTION and BILL of RIGHTS is complete!


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