December 29, 2014
corporatism, corruption, Dr Gary Kohls MD, fascism, Government, Iraq war, militarism, racism, Ronald Reagan, South America, UNITED STATES
By Gary G. Kohls, MD
“We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. – Harold Pinter
British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. His powerful acceptance speech exposed the United States for its fascist, imperialist policies since World War II. His speech (delivered three years before he died in 2008) was an important glimpse into – and a reasonable summary of — the innumerable documentable US imperialistic crimes that have been secretly facilitated by our multinational corporations, our national security apparatus, our military leaders, our wealthy elites and the craven politicians who are beholden to those four realities that have shaped American foreign policy over the past 60 years.
True American patriots, if they really love the United States, must be honest about the dishonorable, dark side of their nation’s history, a history that the rest of the world, especially Pinter, sees so clearly. Understanding that history will clear up any mystery about why the rest of the world fears and hates us. More
December 23, 2014
Bush war crimes, Cheney, Colin Powell, corruption, Government, Inder Comar, Iraq war, Nuremberg Trials, Rice, Rumsfeld, Westfall Act, Wolfowitz
Reprinted with permission
Late Friday, a federal judge dismissed a civil claim filed against George W. Bush and other high-ranking officials regarding their conduct in planning and waging the Iraq War, and immunized them from further proceedings.
“This is an early Christmas present to former Bush Administration officials from the federal court,” Inder Comar of Comar Law said. Comar brought the claim on behalf of an Iraqi refugee and single mother, Sundus Shaker Saleh. “This was a serious attempt to hold US leaders accountable under laws set down at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. I am very disappointed at the outcome.” More
December 22, 2014
Bently Family Ltd. Partnership, BLM, Christopher Bently, grazing allotments, wild horses
Some interesting background before you read the news article below: It seems that if we even just look at one grazing allotment on the Pine Nut HMA, the Buckeye Allotment, BLM allows about 375 cattle (and don’t forget that cow-calf pairs only count as one in BLM fuzzy math, so this number could be doubled) to dine on public lands for about 5 1/2 months out of the year.
The Buckeye Grazing Allotment permittee is Bently Family Ltd. Partnership (with the 7th highest taxpayer assessment in Douglas County in 2013-2014, at $12,385,310). The President & Director of Bently Ranch is businessman Christopher Bently, who’s also the CEO of Bently Holdings, and is on the Board of Directors of The Burning Man Project. He was CEO of Bently Biofuels, but just sold it. He’s also CEO of Bently Enterprises. His father was billionaire Don Bently.
Also, in BLM’s Oct. 2010 Environmental Assessment to roundup wild horses in the Pine Nut HMA in Nevada, the BLM claimed there were 148 horses within the Pine Nut HMA and they were going to treat 45 mares with PZP. So, that would leave about 103 wild horses without fertility control in Oct. 2010. So even if ALL STALLIONS GAVE BIRTH, and using BLM’s questionable estimate of a 25% increase per year for wild horse herds, that would mean in 2011 there could’ve been 129 horses, in 2012 there could’ve been 162 horses, in 2013 there could’ve been 203 horses and in 2014 there could’ve been 254 horses. (But only IF ALL of the stallions also gave birth. And only IF no horses died.) More
December 11, 2014
Bush Crime Cartel, CIA torture, corruption, Dick cheney, Government, Michael Hayden, psychopaths, Senate report on torture, sociopaths
Mr. Hayden: Torture was NOT the will of the people. You didn’t do this for us. You did this because absolute power corrupts, absolutely. And you did think you were all-powerful didn’t you? You do have the advantage here……we all know there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell you will ever be prosecuted, nor will you ever be institutionalized for what is apparently a deep-seated mental deficiency. Like all sociopaths and psychopaths, you have no regrets or remorse for your crimes against humanity….you just lament the idea that you have been caught, exposed, and now everyone knows just how sick you truly are. And lacking any real reason for why you encouraged the torture, you try to blame the American public. We did not make you do this.
I can not help but notice that as the exposure of the sordid details of the CIA’s inhumane activities becomes known, the more hysterical and petulant Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA, becomes. Last evening, I saw a film clip repeatedly shown with him red-faced, looking like a spoiled child used to always getting his way and never being disciplined, raging that he “thought we were doing the will of the people”. He just didn’t mention which people those might have been. More