People need to understand that the law is inherently political - this is expressed in many ways, when we say that congress is corrupt, or that legislation is for the benefit of some and not others. The laws that we live under are the product of political forces, not the embodiment of ideal justice. However, there is this type of double-think that takes place (to use and Orwell phrase), because at the same time people believe that the law is impartial - a set of politically neutral rules, and that they are applied to all citizens who have the moral obligation to obey. So consequently a great number of people are shocked when they find out that a court has allowed political consideration to influence it's decisions(s). This "shock," along with a few choice outcry's of "judicial activism" or "social engineering," shows that the public believes that the law is a set of neutral principles - and that the judge is supposed to apply matters objectively, free of influence from his/her political or moral beliefs and is not supposed to consider who is in the dock.
We are constantly aware of the political nature of the law and yet also believe it is the embodiment of justice - this is why the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ABLE TO EXERT CONTROL OVER A PEOPLE THAT CALL THEMSELVES FREE. THIS IS WHY WE ALLOW THE STEADY EROSION OF OUR FREEDOMS - THE DECEPTION OF THE RULE OF LAW. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SOCIETY THAT HAS NEUTRAL LAWS THAT ARE APPLIED BY JUDGES! THIS IS A DEVIOUS, POWERFUL CONCEPT, AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
The power of this deception comes from it's emotional appeal (the rule of law). It implies the absence of tyranny, that there is nothing arbitrary about it. "AMERICA IS A GOVERNMENT OF LAW AND NOT PEOPLE..." - SAYING THAT IT IS FAIR AND IMPARTIAL, NOT SUBJECT TO HUMAN WHIM.
It is supposed to win the allegiance and affection of the people. Why, anyone would chose the rule of law over arbitrary rule, wouldn't they? This is the danger of the deception, people who believe there are rules in this fashion ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO SUPPORT THE STATE AS IT TAKES AWAY THEIR FREEDOMS.
If there were a rule of law, first and foremost it would be the application of that law to EVERYONE. No one above that law - is that what you see going on? Is the rule of law the fruit of breaking every established law by the executive branch and the complicity of the rest? I mean, are we living on the same planet here or not? Now I am not saying there is no law, there is plenty of law for you and I, just none for a moneyed, propertied, and ruling elite.
Really people, there is NO SUCH THING as a government of law and not people - it is belief in this myth that supports the ruling elite which are the societies power structure, A TRULY FREE PEOPLE REQUIRES THAT WE THROW OUT THE DECEPTION OF THE RULE OF LAW. There is nothing impersonal about the disposition of people making law, it is meant to benefit them and not the people.
The concept of the rule of law operates in the same fashion as the divine right of kings. People used to control themselves when they believed that the decree of the king was ordained by god. In the same way people control themselves because they believe the law is neutral , sort of like a natural law, when it is not (two different and opposing rulings can come from the same case).
Just like the king was supposed to be part of god's plan in the world and not an ordinary human being who used brute force, so the public bowed to his authority. However, when the doctrine of the divine right of kings was thrown out IT NEEDED A REPLACEMENT - TO SHIELD THOSE WHO EXERCISE PUBLIC POWER FROM THE VIEW OF THE PEOPLE - THE RULE OF LAW.
The deception of the rule of law makes people submissive to State authority - it makes people accomplices in the exercise of power. People who would ordinarily think that the actions of this current administration are wrong, depriving people of their rights and oppressing them, respond with patriotic fervor when they think they are upholding the rule of law.
The reason why this deception of the rule of law has stood so long is that it is a valuable tool of the elite. The lie of an impersonal government is the most effective means of social control available to the powers that be.
The reason why some see the so-called rule of law disintegrating before their eyes is because there isn't any. It has always been a tool of the elite, and now that is becoming apparent by this rogue administration, and the rest of the "powers" just meander along with it.
The rule of law is the means whereby a illegitimate and oppressive capitalistic system enslaves it's own people, and spreads death and destruction around the world under the banner of "democracy." The law will ALWAYS reflect the moral and political values of those who render political decision.
ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEIR OWN CADRE OF ELITE, THEREFORE THEY WILL ALWAYS PRESS THE SO-CALLED RULE OF LAW WHICH REFLECTS THEIR HIERARCHICAL AND OPPRESSIVE CAPITALISTIC DESIGNS. THEY EXPECT YOU TO GO ALONG WITH THEM UNDER THE TAINTED BANNER OF THE RULE OF LAW. RECOGNIZING THE USE OF THIS LIE, IS ANOTHER WAY TO DEPROGRAM OURSELVES FROM WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD OUR ENTIRE LIFE, SO WE CAN FREE OURSELVES FROM THESE SELF-IMPOSED PRISONS.
Posted at 07:35 pm by deadringer
I think this is a perfect speech to dovetail with some of the things I have been posting. It was given by Micheal Parenti, even though it was done years ago it resonates with truth. It is only two parts, aproximately a hlf hour in length each. Do yourself a favor and listen carefully to what this man has to say, it can change your life:
Writing history, and reading to discover the TRUTH in history is POLITICAL.
Posted at 07:22 am by deadringer
PAST INTERPRETS THE PRESENT
This is written for those who think they are fighting just new developments, that do not have a grasp of the REAL history of this country. Most people do not want to know true American history today, they would rather believe the myths written in today's school textbooks. The myths that serve the powers that be, but harm those who seek after truth.
From the very beginning America, the myth of America - the land free of want and the disparity of the old feudal world, just DID NOT EXIST. There were landed estates given to the few by the British crown, by 1700 the real estate in all of New York belonged to less than a dozen men - in 1760 fewer than 500 men in five colonial cities controlled most of the commerce, the banking, the mining, the manufacturing and most of the news papers and journals on the eastern seaboard - and THEY owned most of the land.
America from the beginning was not an egalitarian, middle class society. Property qualifications by 1787 left most without land, and the one's who wanted to hold public office had such standards that few could qualify. The men who got together to write the Constitution were successful planters, bankers, slave holders, merchants - who else could afford to give up four months of time in Philadelphia? Many were linked by kinship and marriage, by previous office holding, and by military or diplomatic service. These framers of the Constitution wanted three things - a stronger central government for trade (in order to deal with other countries) and interstate commerce, and the last reason, the one left out by your teachers - A STRONGER GOVERNMENT TO PUT DOWN INSURRECTIONS AND REBELLIONS AMONG THE POPULATION, BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE WERE RESTLESS. In fact, people tried to take over state governments, there was broad agitation. THE WEALTHY WANTED A STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THEIR INTERESTS, NATIONAL CONTROL. Most of the common people were involved in farming (85%), small farmers, tenants, or indentured servants who tried to work their way out of debt to a creditor. These people suffered under heavy rents, ruinous taxes, and low income. Many trying to pay their debt off mortgaged their future crops, which did nothing but put them in further debt. News papers during this period complained about "increasing numbers of young beggars in the streets" !!
Economic prisoners crowded the jails, and MANY believed that the revolution was fought for only one reason - TO FURTHER ENGORGE THE RICH. This resulted in numerous rebellions that caused many deaths and imprisonments.
When the so-called "founding fathers" met in Philadelphia they were determined that people of birth, affluence, and fortune should control the affairs of the nation. James Madison (above) who is ostensibly called the father of the Constitution, because he played a large roll in it's penning said that it was important to have "the spirit and form of a popular government, with a minimum of the substance," Federalist Paper #10. Essentially he was posing "how do you form what would win some popular support but would not tamper with the existing class structure?" Most of the framers agreed with Madison when he said, again in Federalist Paper #10 "the most common and durable source of faction has been the various unequal distribution of property. Those who hold, and those without have ever formed distinct interests in society."
In other words Madison was talking about the reality at the time, he went on to say " the FIRST OBJECT (emphasis mine) of government is the protection of the different and uneven faculties for acquiring property." AND THEY FURTHER AGREED THAT THE MORE YOU KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE GOVERNMENT THE BETTER IT WOULD BE - FOR THEM AND THEIR KIND OF COURSE.
(Painting by Julius Guzy, depicting puppet politicians operated by the super rich and powerful, see more HERE
These framers wanted to protect THEIR PROPERTY in certain ways - so they laid taxes, established a currency, fixed imports and duties, and created uniform laws of bankruptcy. Debts allowed speculators to buy securities that they bought for pennies on the dollar, which were refunded at face value (making a killing).
They protected slavery in the constitution, because it was considered just another form of property. The framers also worried about rebellions, so they brought forth armies to quell insurrections. Later these same armies were used to break workers strikes at factories and the railroads.
The electoral college was supposed to be the bulwark against popular sentiment. Only the monied elite were allowed to debate who would become president. In fact, senators were not directly elected by the people until the 20th century! SO YOU HAVE THIS ENTIRE STRUCTURE WHICH IS INSULATED FROM THE POPULAR WILL. INITIALLY THE ONLY THING THAT BECAME THE PROVINCE OF THE PEOPLE WAS THE ELECTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT GREAT DELIBERATION AND ARGUMENT. We have this whole set of intelligentsia today in education which have taught that the founding fathers were a noble bunch, and that they were motivated by "higher matters." Do you believe that? I believe that they wanted to build a sound national structure but one that would PRESERVE AND NOT HURT THEIR CLASS INTEREST.
THE APPARATUS OF THIS GOVERNMENT WAS BUILT TO THWART THE POPULAR WILL AND TO "CHECK THOSE LEVELING IMPULSES" THAT MADISON FURTHER SPOKE OF. THIS GOVERNMENT WAS BUILT TO PROTECT THE HAVES FROM THE HAVE NOTS. THEY DID NOT WANT A DEMOCRACY, THAT IS, A DEMOS - FOR THE PEOPLE!
The framers of the Constitution loathed democracy, but they needed to show regard for popular sentiment of the people. Without this the Constitution would have never been ratified - to a man they voted down the Bill Of Rights, it was only the state legislatures that later had the Constitution amended.
Throughout the 18th century they had food riots and insurrections. Democratic victory was never given by this moneyed and landed aristocracy, it was won by the agitation of democratic forces in society. These same struggles have reached their climax in our time.
It is vital that you understand that what we as the people struggle against is not some new event, but it is buried deep in the very warp and woof of how America was originally designed. The people have to make a decision of whether they want a democracy or a plutocracy. Those in power want to roll back every gain the people have made in the last two centuries - they must be stopped.
I am warning you, there is NO area of safety with these reprobates, the entire structure of this present government is in agreement with them, they are in bed together - no matter how much they speak to the contrary (because nothing ever gets done, stop being duped). THEY WILL TRY TO PEEL AWAY EVERY RIGHT, THEY WILL TAKE AWAY ALL OF THE PEOPLES GAIN, AND WE WILL BE LEFT WITH NOTHING IF WE DO NOT STOP THEM NOW!! YOU ARE ENGAGED IN A STRUGGLE THAT HAS GONE ON FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT - HOPEFULLY I HAVE HELPED TO REMOVE THE BLINDFOLD, NOW WE MUST ADVANCE.
Posted at 02:45 pm by deadringer
WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW MAKES US INEFFECTIVE
BURNT FLAG by Charles Moffat MORE HERE
As we confront empire, globalism, capitalism, imperialism it is essential for us to know what we are facing, the makeup of the beast. This requires sound definitions that describe conditions as they really exist. If we don't do this all of our dissent devolves into a mass of separated truncated views making us ineffective.
We have to understand that we are dealing with a dual system, there are actually TWO political systems in America. First, you have the visible government, that which consists of elections, public offices, and it's three branches. You could call this the facade, or the face of the State, and this is what we are taught in public school.
Boycot Unocal Oil by Charles Moffat
Than there is the State, which is the financial structure of the political economy, the basic interest of finance capital both domestic and foreign. This is typified by multi-national corporations, what you are not taught in public school.
This dual system which empirically overlaps is what we must recognize, as the two parts of the State. The government deals with interest conflict groups and popular demands, it provides the cloak for the State power and provides some of the substance for democratic rule.
However, the root of the democracy resides in the people who have fought for it - IT HAD TO BE EXTRACTED FROM THE PEOPLE WHO HAD WEALTH, PROPERTY AND HENCE POWER. DEMOCRACY IS A SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE PEOPLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM THE PEOPLE WITH WEALTH AND POWER.
Lion Nightmare #2 by Charles Moffat
The State is the means of class control. Historically the first armed men were hired by those who had large property holdings in ancient horticultural society. It is the State that holds the "legal" monopoly of force and violence.
It is imperative that you understand that the economic system of Capitalism is not here to help humanity or the environment, it's goal is to transform nature and human beings into commodities, and those commodities into capital. It goes into the entire world to change or transform everything into it's own image.
United States Censorship by Charles Moffat
Why do I make this distinction between State and government? We have to understand that taking an office in government does not guarantee access to State power. What is State power? It is the military, police, security forces, intelligence services, the courts, and the whole set of laws that rig the system for the moneyed and propertied class - an elected leader cannot necessarily have access to this.
One can see this in the recent change in elected officials, who quite frankly have no interest in serving the people, but only the elite class which wields this State power. When the people through democracy move against the those with property and privilege, they use this State power to put a stop to the process of democracy.
Protestor by Charles Moffat
Perhaps the clearest example of taking office not meaning State control was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was murdered by the autocratic capitalist State of America! Not that he was perfect, he had his problems just like any other president - but there was this turning point in his presidency.
You could see it by his isolation in the executive office because he almost trusted no one, when he announced through executive order that he wanted to abolish the Federal Reserve, his statement in a speech where he said he would blow the clandestine agencies of this State into a million pieces, and his intention to remove us from Viet Nam. After these incidents he was killed by this barbaric monolith. Along with this the hope of his democratic aim was destroyed with him.
So we must understand that we face a State (not to be confused with the government per se, but definitely in collusion with) which works powerfully against any democratic reform, whether it be domestic or the will of the people to stop this war machine. It (the State, consisting of a moneyed and propertied elite, represented in corporations and institutions, and the power structure it wields) wishes to ROLL BACK any democratic advance.
Without a knowledge of the difference between the government and the State we go nowhere fast, this is because the people apply pressure at the wrong points. THE PEOPLE MUST DO HAND TO HAND COMBAT, AS IT WERE, WITH THE CORPORATIONS WHICH REPRESENT THE MONEYED ELITE - THOSE WHO ARE BENEFITING AT THE DEADLY EXPENSE OF THE THE PEOPLE DOMESTICALLY AND ABROAD. WE MUST, AS IF WE WERE JESUS CHRIST AT THE TEMPLE, MAKE OUR BODIES INTO A SCOURGE OF A CAT OF NINE TAILS AND CAST OUT THE FINANCIAL MONEY CHANGERS! LISTS MUST BE MADE, DATES MUST BE SET, AND THE PEOPLE MUST MOBILIZE AGAINST THE STATE IN ORDER TO SHUT DOWN THIS MONSTER!
Posted at 09:11 am by deadringer
TWO PARTY SYSTEM & THE UNREASONABLE MAN
"CLASS WARFARE IN REVERSE IS WHAT IS GOING ON. THE SUPER RICH AND THEIR CORPORATIONS AGAINST THE WORKERS, REDISTRIBUTING THE WORKERS WEALTH INTO THEIR OWN POCKETS AND COFFERS."
Posted at 05:38 pm by deadringer
No doubt that many have seen the television series "Criminal Minds," if you have not it is a series that goes through the twisted mechanations of how a criminal thinks in order to catch him - some of these criminals are not only deadly and devious, they are simply brilliant. It is amazing how bizarre some of these criminals are and what motivates them, fascinating work. People have been thinking and acting like we are facing a mere political challenge, with a political mind (not that there is much difference presently between a political of a criminal mind in the United States), no, no, no, this is an entirely wrong mindset. A criminal mind publicly exposed is never a real challenge, after all the acts can be seen by everyone - the only thing that allows the criminal acts in public office is that they are hidden in plain sight - believe me, we are just dealing with semantics here, definitions. Could we really expect anything different to happen by a very system which can only survive by the rich feeding on the poor? When you strip away all of the trappings from the capitalist system, this is what you have - a system whose dynamic is theft, and those who hold office are merely servants of an elite which worship at the alter of this system of carnage. When a politician enters office saying he/she represents the people, and enters that office solely upon the money of an interest group, he/she has already committed fraud before he takes official charge.
This is the domestic side of the issue, why would we expect the foreign activity to produce anything else? The gap between the rich and the poor in the states is wider than any other developing country, wherever this country goes it creates the same conditions, even without war (per se).
(Politicians - by Bill Arms)
It has been said that thieves of the common variety may steal some of your possessions, but these "legalized" criminals, politicians will steal your lives. In fact, the underworld cannot even hold a candle to the overworld! It is with this mindset that we have to view the present international carnage. The remedy to the situation we currently face needs to be treated like a crime scene, and those in office found guilty must be put in irons. When I look at what is happening throughout the world, and specifically in the Middle East, I do not see these atrocities as the mere "mistakes" of an incompetent administration. When I look at the chaos, and see this remedy of a "troop surge" I do not see delusion - we all know it is inadequate, even those who propose it know this, it is merely the setting up of plausible denial. They are criminally insane.
THIS ADMINISTRATION, NO, THIS ENTIRE GOVERNMENT WANTS UTTER CHAOS IN THIS REGION. Why? This is their plan, they are literally trying to ensure their future "superiority" in the creation of another enemy, and they try to establish their empire by destruction. Of course, than they intend to fatten their cronies corporations with rebuilding, when they can get around to it - creating their enemy comes first and foremost which is accomplished by mass murder.
They know that this will create enemies a thousand fold, and this is what they want! To destroy and provoke these victims so that when they react, they may place them into their prefabricated mold of "terrorist," so that they may have their war on terror. Isn't it obvious how they despise the American people by what they do?
There is no intention to stop this process, now the empire casts it's eye upon Iran - the budget has increased for defense over 5% and in comparison to the rest of the world we almost have more than all of their military budgets combined. Does this show any intention of stopping? They are building up for their new fabrication, the "war on terror." The express intent is more destruction, the creation of more enemies, hoping that it will be a leaven that will leaven the entire lump. In the meantime the people abroad are slaughtered, and the people at home are equally disenfranchised - while there are more tax cuts for the rich, subsidies for multi-national corporations, and social programs are further gutted. This is not a an alternative political plan, it is a CRIMINAL enterprise. They are actually criminally insane, a conglomeration of religious theocratic fanatics, zionist opportunists, and the common scourge.
It is worse than the gangster insurance racket of yesteryear, because there is no saving your home or business because IT WILL be destroyed, and than your riches will be sacked in both natural and human resources! Those you have elected, and the other branches of government in place are complicit - ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN STOP THIS CRIMINAL REGIME, AND MARK MY WORD, IT WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THEY ARE ALL BEHIND BARS.
Posted at 06:16 pm by deadringer
The American people send a strong message by who they elect, so we are told. What is their reward? NOT A SINGLE ISSUE BY WHICH THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE USHERED INTO POWER CHANGES ANYTHING, HERE IS THE LASTEST WEAK KNEED ATTEMPT, AND EVEN THAT IS SLAPPED DOWN:
Posted at 09:47 pm by deadringer
MADE IN AMERICA - MORE BIRTH PANGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Here we go again, the United States is now supporting , with it's 86 million dollar pledge more war and bloodshed in the Palestinian Territories. So, you thought you made your point about not attacking Iran, just look again, and now you see that rather than a peace plan this US adiministration wants to escalate civil unrest in yet another area.
Do you know why this is happening? Because this administration does not know how to negotiate peace, it only knows continuous war ! It wants to maintain it's most lucrative enterprise, the military machine - but it has no "worthy" enemy, it makes up enimies.
According to a recent report from Reuters, having obtained a sensitive US document, all of the US support goes into bringing Fatah and Badr soldiers into Palestine to crush Hamas - the democratically elected government of the Palestinians HERE
. They keep fanning the flames of this phantom Iran participation in subvertion and proxy activity, which has suddenly become ubiquitous - absolute nonsense! What will happen is more suffering and pain for the Palestinians, and of course, Israel is just jumping for joy over this possible carnage.
What do our newly elected representatives do about this? NOTHING, just like they have done since they have taken office, they are part of the junta!
Essentially, this US money will be used to bring in some 13,000 troops so they can guarantee a good bloodbath.
In the perverted mind of this administration they think people are going to believe that this is all about the war on terrorism, and that the shitty Israeli occupation is just an extension of this same war. Well, neither the war on terrorism, nor the occupation have anything to do with terrorism - that much is crystal clear any thinking party.
In the meantime the US is funding gun running (through proxy sources), and the Israeli border guards who have banned everything from food to medical equipment are allowing these weapons to get through their check points. Part of the money is supposed to go for "civil training" of these mercenaries so that Fatah can further subdue and beat down a wounded people. In fact, the US is lining up donors to help with the expenses - but who is still a secret. Essentially you have another proxy war which the US is supporting inside of the Palestinian territory. Not that this is any different than the past, where money has been lavished on Israel indiscriminately which has given them the power to commit occupational atrocities - it is just that we are becoming more direct in the same process.
If I am not mistaken I believe there is a growing concern, or should I say alarm, about what this country is doing in the name of the war on terrorism. It is nothing but an imperial design, a very dangerous and bad one, that will bring nothing but more bloodshed and horror to that region.
The time for having the "great American enemy" is over, it is past time to cut down the military industrial complex. None of our so-called representatives listen to the people, they fawn over the elite, they follow the design of an elite which is desperate to maintain control over the world and feed their ever famished corporations.
Wispering in their ear, through AIPAC, inside consultants, is this Zionist element which does not want to seem irrelevant to their chief donor, so they encourage unrest in the area so the money will keep flowing into their coffers. They link their situation to ours, and both positions - that of the war on terror, and the illegal Israeli occupation, is UNACCEPTABLE!!
They do not give a shit about the United States, nor the disenfranchisement of the people, all they want to do is maintain their violent welfare state to acheive their own twisted illegal occupational goals. THE PEOPLE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT THIS DIRECTION, CUT OFF THIS DESTRUCTIVE LEACH WHICH INFLAMES THIS DEBACLE FURTHER, AND THAN WE NEED TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!
Posted at 04:07 pm by deadringer
I found a very thought provoking post on Dr. Finkelsteins site (it's not the only one, but because of the urgency it caught my attention). Here is the real Iran, don't let them paint the wrong pictures in corporate media, before the bombs fall:
Posted at 12:04 am by deadringer
I don't know about you, but I am getting sick and tired of hearing this big mouth constantly bloviate like he is king of the universe! This born again Zionist who writes spurious books and tries to challenge anyone who even questions these atrocious acts that come from God's light unto the world. I mean, listen to this bombastic bravado - while he howls at the international community, and specifically at Iran which has not lifted one finger to attack Israel. This paranoid chant coming from this self-appointed bully , who the hell does he think he is? DINGBAT DERSHOWITZ This is nothing but an attempt to expand the already languishing illegal occupation of Iraq. While I am at it, what gives any Western power the right to invade other nations in this region? Who died and left the United States in it's will as the sole beneficiary of who will advance in this world and who will be left to languish under the iron hand of Imperialism? What is now this Zionist abberation called a State, that continues a genocidal course on the Palestinians, which constantly attacks it's neighbors like Lebanon is caliing for Iran to stop nuclear advance? This country which now is reported to have some 400 nuclear weapons? Which has shown unrestrained aggression, defy's any international mandate. Now one of it's prominent spokesmen gets up and declares war on Iran? This bombast, Dershowitz, who claims the "never again" of the holocaust reaches into the bowls of Nazi doctrine to brandish this demonic doctrine of pre-emption? Granted, both Israel and the United States seem to be leap-frogging over each other to see who will commit the next atrocity by this deviant doctrine. Listen to this dellusional man while he is taken apart like a mechanic by Dr. Finkelstein, he can't even defend his own spurious writings - MARTIAL ARTS MONTAGE However, this was not the beginning, nor does it seem to be the end of this man's insane litany, I can remember when Dershowitz stumped for torture. Of course he would, because Israel is the only other country before the United States that codified torture into law. All the "ticking timebomb" scenarios regarding the use of torture are complete bullshit.
Anyone who knows anything about the employment of torture knows it is not a reliable source for information - you can get someone to confess anything under torture, including that they are a little teapot! Torture and tyranny are ALWAYS bedfellows, and the main use of torture is for the perpetrator to get the confession that THEY want, to support whatever their purpose might be. Plus, all it does is terrorize the community that it is practiced on to make them subserviant.
(Note the date of this interview, in the year 2003...)
Back to this current diatribe about attacking Iran, a country that does not hold even a single nuclear bomb. Iran never called for Israel to be wiped off the map ("map" was not even in the original said statement), what was called for was the dismantling of the Zionist government, that's it - period.
It is high time, if this man represents the views of Israel for us to re-access this indiscriminate support of Israel. If the leadership consists of madmen who wish to employ the nuclear option against Iran.
In fact, it is time to re-access the influence of the AIPAC lobby in the halls of power, and it is high time that those who are in positions of inflence close to the executive branch of the government be expunged from the rolls of influence. THE PEOPLE DO NOT CARE WHAT DIRECTION THIS ESCALATION OF THE CURRENT DEBACLE IN IRAQ COMES FROM, THIS ATTEMPT TO BROADEN THE WAR TO ENGULF IRAN - IT'S TIME TO BRING THIS MADNESS TO A COMPLETE HALT, AND IT IS APPARENT THAT ONLY THE PEOPLE EN MASS CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS.
Posted at 08:25 pm by deadringer