Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Sociopath Next Door

Imagine--if you can--not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken. And pretend that the concept of responsibility is unknown to you, except as a burden others seem to accept without question, like gullible fools. Now add to this strange fantasy the ability to conceal from other people that your psychological makeup is radically different from theirs. Since everyone simply assumes that conscience is universal among human beings, hiding the fact that you are conscience-free is nearly effortless. You are not held back from any of your desires by guilt or shame, and you are never confronted by others for your cold-bloodedness. The ice water in your veins is so bizarre, so completely outside of their personal experience, that they seldom even guess at your condition.
In other words, you are completely free of internal restraints, and your unhampered liberty to do just as you please, with no pangs of conscience, is conveniently invisible to the world. You can do anything at all, and still your strange advantage over the majority of people, who are kept in line by their consciences, will most likely remain undiscovered.How will you live your life?

What will you do with your huge and secret advantage, and with the corresponding handicap of other people (conscience)? The answer will depend largely on just what your desires happen to be, because people are not all the same. Even the profoundly unscrupulous are not all the same. Some people-- whether they have a conscience or not-- favor the ease of inertia, while others are filled with dreams and wild ambitions. Some human beings are brilliant and talented, some are dull-witted, and most, conscience or not, are somewhere in between. There are violent people and nonviolent ones, individuals who are motivated by bloodlust and those who have no such appetites.
...In addition, sociopaths have a greater than normal need for stimulation, which results in their taking frequent social, physical, financial, or legal risks. Characteristically, they can charm others into attempting dangerous ventures with them, and as a group they are known for their pathological lying and conning, and their parasitic relationships with “friends.” Regardless of how educated or highly placed as adults, they may have a history of early behavior problems, sometimes including drug use or recorded juvenile delinquency, and always including a failure to acknowledge responsibility for any problems that occurred. And sociopaths are noted especially for their shallowness of emotion, the hollow and transient nature of any affectionate feelings they may claim to have, a certain breathtaking callousness. They have no trace of empathy and no genuine interest in bonding emotionally with a mate. Once the surface charm is scraped off, their marriages are loveless, one-sided, and almost always short-term. If a marriage partner has any value to the sociopath, it is because the partner is viewed as a possession, one that the sociopath may feel angry to lose, but never sad or accountable.

All of these characteristics, along with the “symptoms” listed by the American Psychiatric Association, are the behavioral manifestations of what is for most of us an unfathomable psychological condition, the absence of our essential seventh sense-- conscience. Crazy, and frightening-- and real, in about four percent of the population.

Excerpted from The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. Copyright © 2005 by Martha Stout, Ph.D.. Excerpted by permission of Broadway, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Observing the current Bush administration and congress, one would have to say that the percentage of 4% must all be in one big cluster called Washington, with country managers placed all over the world doing their bidding like mafia capos.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Treasongate - The Criminal Corporate Media

It Really Gets Worse - alt.conspiracy - 29-Sep-06

ICH: In the US Empire "Truth is Treason" - misc.activism.progressive - 2-Nov-06
Result Page:
...From Brad's Blog:

And they say there's not a vast rightwing conspiracy?

Glen Greenwald at Salon details dozens of no-uncertain-terms statements from Fox "News" and the near entirety of the wingnut blogosphere asserting that Valerie Plame was "not covert" in her role as a CIA agent. Despite myriad evidence for years, Plame's own sworn testimony to Congress, the admission by CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, and a court-filing last Friday which included an employment record from the CIA stating that she was, in fact, covert at the time she was outed by members of the Bush Administration, the sorry bunch of operatives who control the mainstream media, and a huge chunk of the blogosphere, refuse to admit they were simply wrong from the get-go. Period.
Says Greenwald today:

Many people who listen to right-wing commentators such as these get their "news" about the world primarily, even exclusively, from these sources. And these sources, knowing that, routinely create their own self-affirming though wildly warped realities, in the process denying the most established facts or asserting propositions for which there is no factual basis....They had no basis at the time for making such statements. But, as they so often do, they made them anyway, because those statements helped to defend the Leader and bolster their political agenda. Most of all, they know that their readers will trust what they say even when those statements are demonstrably false....These falsehoods are never acknowledged, let alone retracted, because they are a critical part of the role they play.

High Treason in the U.S. Government

By Doreen Miller YellowTimes.org

July 04, 2002

(YellowTimes.org) -

Q: Just who is a terrorist?

A: Anyone (non-U.S. citizen or U.S. citizen alike) Attorney General Ashcroft designates as one.

Q: On what evidence can Ashcroft designate someone as a terrorist?

A: Mere suspicion and hearsay.

Q: What legal rights and Constitutional protections does someone detained on the grounds of being a suspected terrorist have?

A: Next to none. It may be difficult for some hard-core, patriotic Americans to believe the veracity of the preceding question and answer series, but the answers to the questions are based upon the implications and dangerous ramifications of the USA PATRIOT Act (USAPA) that was passed last October by so-called congressional representatives who never bothered to read or debate it.
It slipped through at the midnight hour under the cover of darkness, voted on by men and women engulfed in a terrifying atmosphere of shock, fear, mass media hysteria, and suspiciously targeted anthrax mailings.

Just a few of the dozens of examples (most linked to the original sourcing over there) supplied by Greenwald...

Fred Barnes, Fox News Special Report: "She wasn't even a covert agent or anything."

Mark Levin, National Review: "Despite all the hype, it appears that Plame works a desk job at the CIA...it didn't make her a covert operative when Bob Novak mentioned her in his July 14, 2003, column."

Washington Times Editorial:
"[W]hen columnist Robert Novak first mentioned in passing that Mrs. Plame worked for the CIA, she was not functioning as a covert agent."

Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds: "[I]t seems as clear as anything in this affair that Valerie Plame was not a covert agent the day before Novak's column."

Rich Galen, Republican strategist, CNN's Situation Room: "She was not a covert --- and we call them officers, not agents. . . We're arguing whether or not she was a covert agent at the time and I'm saying she was not."

Alexander Haig, CNN: "[Plame] was really a bureaucrat and not a covert operator."

John Hinderaker, Powerline Blog: "Scooter Libby mentioned the name of a non-covert CIA employee, Valerie Plame."

Barbara Lerner, National Review: "[S]he was not a classified agent because she was not covert."

Robert Novak, CNN's Crossfire: "Mrs. Wilson was an analyst, not a spy, not a covert operative"

Fox "moderate" Mort Kondracke, Special Report with Brit Hume: "[S]he was not a covert officer, she was not a covert agent"

Laura Ingraham, Hannity & Colmes: "[T]hey knew that this was not a situation where Valerie Plame, at this point in time, at least, was a covert agent."

William Bennett, The O'Reilly Factor: "When this information was supposedly leaked about Valerie Plame, everybody went nuts. Turns out she wasn't covert."

It goes on and on, but you get the idea. Do the retractions and corrections similarly go on and on? Hardly. We've yet to see a single one. It's appalling. Imagine the circumstances had John Edwards or John Kerry or Hillary Clinton exposed the name of a covert CIA operative to the media. Would there be calls for treason trials from the same wingnut apologist-sphere? You bet.
Hardly "news" the Tokyo Rose of the Bush crime family drone on, distracting,
lying, cheating and generally abusing the airwaves of America. When we take back our democracies lets make sure we take back the airwaves and demand facts and truth in future.

Currently the best we can hope for is the news on the web and that from friends, because for all intents and purposes we are under BUSH OCCUPATION with Bush broadcasting (American corporate mainstream media) their choir boy.

When we finally arrest and try the GOP and their thug president for treason - let us not forget the toadies of treason they rode in on.

Monday, July 02, 2007

America Under Bush Occupation

America Under Bush Occupation

Whitewashing 911

by Mike Hersh and E. O'Connell, April 30, 2004

If we still had a free mainstream press in this country, someone would have had the balls to ask:

"Um, Mr. President, remember that vacation? We know, you take a lot of them, but this was sort of...special? Condi briefed you that Al Qaeda was determined to strike in the US? After getting this briefing… you went fishing, remember?"

"Do you still think fishing was the appropriate response to this information?"

But there is no longer a free press—only a half dozen global corporations spewing infoganda, occasionally balancing one press release against another, but more often simply parroting the party line. The commercials never end.

...The truth is out there, laid bare in a bunch of widely read, thoroughly documented books by former counter-terrorist czar Richard Clarke, Bob Woodward, and Greg Palast whose new expanded edition of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy could be called "The REAL 911 Commission Report".

Operation: Vacation couldn't be interrupted for anything mundane as the looming terrorist threat. Let's face it, if our president has to actually show up at work more than two or three months out of the year haven’t the terrorists already won?
No one knows this as well as the families of the victims, the people who forced the administration to investigate 911. Many think the attacks could have been prevented—and unlike our President, they’ve done their homework. Many of them, life-long Republicans, have said that while the Clinton administration may not have done enough, the Bush Administration did absolutely nothing to prevent the attacks.

Absolutely nothing.

Those not blinded by lifelong loyalty to the GOP know the administration is guilty of far more than doing nothing. Knowingly or unknowingly, they directly aided and abetted the terrorists.


The Bush Administration went to appeasement 'battlestations'. Bush ordered FBI, CIA and other national security and intelligence agencies to "back off" investigation of Saudi nationals—including known terror suspects. Assured by Saudi officials that al Qaeda wouldn't strike, the Administration relaxed Clinton-era protections against terrorism and eased pressures on the Taliban.

The Bush Administration delivered a letter promising the Palestinians a "viable" homeland. The crisis averted, the Bush family's precious relationship with the house of Saud secure, Bush took time for another well-earned vacation. Weeks later, Saudi terrorists led by Saudi expatriates—supported by prominent wealthy Saudis and funded by Saudi money, educated in Saudi funded fundamentalist Madras schools—killed 3000 innocent Americans. And the administration started blaming Clinton, whose advice vis-à-vis Osama they had ignored. This fact is documented in John Ashcroft’s memo detailing the justice department’s priorities under the new administration. Terrorism was dropped from the list entirely. Under Ashcroft, the FBI and the Department of Justice were more interested in prosecuting pornographers, draping the naughty bits of the statues in his office building, and holding daily prayer sessions than fighting terror. When personally requested to authorize wiretaps in on-going domestic surveillance operations, Ashcroft declined, claiming not to understand the process. After downgrading terror as a justice department priority, he stopped flying commercial aircraft, commandeering the Justice department’s private jet, and monopolizing it. He justified this behavior on the basis of a ‘threat assessment.’ When it came to saving his own skin, Ashcroft could somehow process the information. When it came to protecting his fellow Americans, well, let’s just say that John had other priorities.

The People for the American Century, (PNAC) in documents freely distributed on the internet, wished for another Pearl Harbor type attack on the United States, to allow them to realize their Pax Americana in a single generation. When powerful people wish for hideous crimes, they have a tendency to occur. When a mob boss does this, it's called racketeering. When the People for the New American Century, also known as the Bush Administration, wished for another Pearl Harbor, it was called patriotism. And their wish came true.

9/11 - Commission or Coverup?

by Mike Hersh and E. O'Connell, April 30, 2004

As the 9/11 Commission winds down into the final phases of an apparent cover-up, lingering questions remain unanswered - even unasked. Aside from several oddities and unanswered questions - conflicts between the official "coincidence theory" and inexplicable facts including:

1. Absence of fighter jets which should have scrambled to interdict the hijacked airliners,

2. Incongruities between photographic evidence of damage to the Pentagon grounds building and an airliner impact,

3. The sequence of events at the World Trade Center which defy physics.The 9/11 Commission should have investigated the possibility that some elements in the US military and / or intelligence services may have condoned if not orchestrated the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Inconceivable? Hysterical conspiracy theory? Unfortunately not.

November 7, 2001 ABC News reported that during the early 1960s, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff - the interface between the military and civilian leadership - entertained a strategy to manipulate the nation into war against Cuba. David Ruppe's story, Headlined "Friendly Fire" and sub-headed "Book: U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War With Cuba" detailed:"Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

"These US Government plans included "hijacking planes" and "orchestrating terrorism in U.S. cities." The motivation, confirmed by ABC, was "to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new leader, communist Fidel Castro." ABC based its report on a book called "Body of Secrets," by reporter James Bamford. ABC News explained, "America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing:

'We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,' and, 'casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.'"We have conclusive evidence highly placed officials formulated plans to "Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War." This is according to ABC News, not some internet conspiracy theory. The concept of killing innocent Americans with the avowed intention of driving us into war against a despot targeted as a threat to national security dates back to the John F. Kennedy years. In 1962, government officials targeted Fidel Castro's Cuba. Was it Saddam Hussein's Iraq in 2001? So we know government officials not only foresaw, but considered using terrorism as a tool to trick the public into supporting war in 1962, but is there any proof current administration officials would consider this? Yes. PNAC - the Project for the New American Century - published a blueprint for remaking US Defense and Middle East polices. They advocated invasion of Iraq to establish a beacon of Democracy. In their January 26, 1998 letter to then-President Clinton, PNAC advocated "military action as diplomacy is clearly failing" and "removing Saddam Hussein and his regime from power." Among the signatories were Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as well as other high-ranking Bush Administration officials Elliott Abrams, Richard L. Armitage, and Paul Wolfowitz. See:

www.newamericancentury.org PNAC called for an aggressive military-based approach to American foreign policy in their document entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses, Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century A Report of The Project for the New American Century," dated September 2000.

Presaging Bush "Axis of Evil" rhetoric and policy, PNAC claimed "adversaries like Iran, Iraq and North Korea are rushing to develop ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons." They considered Iraq an attractive pretext to establish US military control of the oil-rich Persian Gulf region: "Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein." These statements and others calling for an "increase in strength, more permanent basing arrangements" in the Gulf place the Bush Administration rush to war in Iraq in clearer context. According to these documents, top-level Bush policy-makers hoped to establish a large permanent military presence in the region, and they considered Iraq the ideal location.Lamenting restraints "Domestic politics and industrial policy" placed on their ambitions, the PNAC members observed, "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor." See: Rebuilding America's Defenses, pp. 16, 26, 29, 51.How much different is Northwoods from PNAC and 9/11? Flash forward forty years. Taken together with the obstruction, secrecy and bald-faced lies from Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell and others, reports about plans to engineer support for war through a "new Pearl Harbor" (PNAC) or "hijacking planes" and "orchestrating terrorism in U.S. cities" (Northwoods).

... other lingering questions remain unanswered - even unasked - in the carefully orchestrated, constrained and obstructed investigation into the most deadly attack on US soil in US history. In the wake of the Team Bush's catastrophic failure to keep us safe, we may not be able to force the Bush/Cheney PNAC Administration to come clean, but we can - and must - force them out of office.

All materials © Copyright 2003-2004 by E. O'Connell

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Today Bush pardoned Libby, ...can Abramoff be far behind in this country devoid of law?

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Trading With the Enemy (in every war)

The Bush Crime Family:Four Generations of Wall Street War-Making and War-Profiteering August, 2004

By Dr. Eric Karlstrom

I. Introduction
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, once stated there are two classes of financiers:

1) Those who profit from war and use their influence to bring about war for profit, and

2) “constructive” financiers. Ford Motor Co., along with about 100 other major U.S. banks and corporations, belongs to the first group (see C. Higham’s Trading with the Enemy). Indeed, Ford himself was actually decorated by the Nazis for his service to Nazism.

Other prominent international banking families that simultaneously bankrolled Hitler, Stalin, and Roosevelt during the first half of the 20th century include the Rockefellers (Standard Oil Company, Chase Bank), the Rothschilds, the Schiffs, the Warburgs, and the Bushes, among others.
Why would the world’s richest individuals simultaneously fund communism in Russia, fascism in Germany, and socialist democracy in the United States? Georgetown historian Carrol Quigley put it this way: “The powers of financial capitalism had a far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”
These financial powers had learned that war is the most profitable of all businesses and also the most effective means of changing the global political landscape. Thus, over the past 2 centuries at least, they have covertly manipulated politicians and nations into wars. Their ultimate goal was and is to establish a “New World Order”, a totalitarian one-world government ruled by the very few and very rich, i.e., them. Des Griffin has termed this a “Fourth Reich of the Rich” (Griffin, 1976). George Orwell and Aldous Huxley described what such a world might look like in their classic novels, 1984 and Brave New World.
President George Herbert Walker Bush was not the first or only prominent man to proclaim this “New World Order”. Hitler, President Woodrow Wilson, author H.G. Wells and innumerable other politicians, writers and businessmen have also heralded its immanent arrival. David Rockefeller, Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank and arguably the most powerful American of the last half-century, proclaimed: “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

Among the most pro-active implementers of this centuries-old project to establish a one-world government are the Bush family, two of which have risen to become U.S. presidents. A brief summary of their major accomplishments should be sufficient to indicate that their activities constitute the highest crimes against the people of the United States and humanity.

II. Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948: George W. Bush’s great grandfather). Founder of the Buckeye Steel Castings Company in 1894, Remington Arms Company, and Chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms and Ammunition Section of the War Industries Board for World War I.

In 1918, just after the US entered World War I, Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms and Ammunition Section of the War Industries Board. In this capacity, he sold weapons made by manufacturers such as his own Remington Arms Company to 75% of the WWI combatants on both sides. Congressional committee hearings in 1934 by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye attacked Bush and other weapons salesmen as war profiteers and “Merchants of Death.” Salesmen from these companies had helped to manipulate the nations into World War I and then made astronomical profits from the sales of the weapons, at the taxpayer’s expense of course. In 1914, the German army under the Kaiser, armed mainly by Samuel Bush, was the largest and best armed in the world. After WWI, the German army was forced to disarm, but Bush was allowed to keep his many millions, and his arms business thrived. In 1944, Bush was awarded a huge government contract to make armor casings for WWII. Most of the records and correspondence of Samuel Bush’s arms deals have been burned “to save space” in the National Archives. This pattern of the systematic deletion of large portions of the public records is typical of all the Bushes.

III. George Herbert Walker (George W. Bush’s other great grandfather): Wall Street banker and director or president of G.H. Walker and Co., J.P. Morgan and Co., Guaranty Trust Co., W.A. Harriman and Co., and Union Banking Corporation.
Walker made his fortune building up the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, financing their oil, coal, steel, and manganese industries, among others. As President of Union Banking Corp. (UBC), he laundered money for Hitler and supplied raw materials essential for Germany’s waging World War II. His most prominent partners in financing Hitler’s war machine were Averell Harriman and Prescott Bush. Together, they ran Harriman-Walker, the Hamburg-Amerika Line (a cover for I.G. Farben’s Nazi espionage unit in the U.S.), the American Ship and Commerce Co. (which smuggled German agents, propaganda, and money into America to bribe American politicians to support the Nazi cause), the Harriman Fifteen Corporation, and the Silesian Holding Company. In addition, their Consolidated Silesian Steel Corporation owned 1/3 of a complex of steel-making, coal-mining, and zinc-mining activities in Germany. (Friederich Flick owned two-thirds and was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by the Nuremburg Tribunal, but the American partners were never tried). The Nazi army was equipped by Flick, Harriman, Walker, and Bush with materials stolen from Poland. Meanwhile, Soviet army vehicles were fueled by oil pumped from Baku wells revived by the Harriman/Walker/Bush enterprise.
When the U.S. government seized the Silesian-American Corp. in 1942 under the “Trading with the Enemy Act,” George Herbert Walker was still the senior director of the company. ...
Although Union Banking Corporation (UBC) was exposed as a de facto Nazi front organization by the U.S. government in Congressional hearings, Prescott Bush, Harriman, and George Herbert Walker continued doing business with the Nazis for 8 months after the U.S. entered World War II. When the US government seized control of UBC under the “Trading with the Enemy Act,” all the shares were owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other Bush associates (Four of the eight directors were members of Skull and Bones, class of 1917). The US government also seized several subsidiaries run by the Bush-Harriman bank (UBC), including The Holland-American Trading Corp., the Seamless Steel Equipment Corp, the Silesian-American Corp., and the Harriman Fifteen Holding Company and determined that huge sections of Prescott Bush’s empire were operated on behalf of Nazi Germany and had greatly assisted the Nazi war effort.
Bush and his partners profited greatly from the slave labor at Auschwitz via a partnership with I.G. Farben, the third largest business in Germany under Hitler. U.S. government reports also indicate that UBC was an interlocking concern with the German Steel Trust and Congressional reports show that German Steel Trust furnished the Nazi government with 51% of its pig iron,
41.4% of its universal plat,
36% of heavy plate,
38.5% of galvanized plate,
42.5% of pipes and tubes,
22.1% of wire,
and 35% of explosives.
Bush and Harriman each received $1.5 million in compensation for their seized assets.
Four generations of Bushes have been instrumental, along with other Wall Street and international bankers, in creating and financing a series of great enemies (including the Soviets, the Nazis, Ho Chi Minh, Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Laden). They and their international business partners, which typically include enemy leaders, have reaped tremendous profits from the wars they have orchestrated. The Bushes have been intimately involved in all the most profitable businesses, including banking (usury), energy (oil), sales of illicit drugs, and weapons/intelligence. Three generations of Bushes have been involved in America’s most elite secret society, Yale’s Skull and Bones, which many believe to be Satanic. The “Great Plan” which they have been working so hard to usher in calls for the destruction of the United States of America as a sovereign nation and the establishment of a “New World Order”, effectively a “Fourth Reich of the Rich.” Thus, they are all guilty of the highest crimes against humanity and the American people.

Rough tally of humans killed by the New World Order so far:

World War I - 21 million

World War II - 25 million

Korean War - 1 million

Southeast Asian Wars (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) 6 million

Iraq War (1991-2004) nearly 2 million

Afghanistan Wars of 1980s and 2001 over 1 million

Other miscellaneous Third World Warsvover 5 million

Russians killed in one decade in WWI And under Lenin and Stalinv75 million
Chinese killed by Mao Tse Tung 100 milllion

Rough total over 236 million

It seems obvious that unless and until the Bush dynasty and their associates (international bankers, corporate and military leaders, secret societies, etc.) are exposed and brought to justice, they will continue to orchestrate and profit from future wars to the detriment of all humanity.
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World to Congress - ENFORCE THE LAW

How does Cheney manage to stay in power when he is so obviously deranged?
He doesn't even like his own country having registered more Halliburton subsidiaries offshore than any executive in Halliburton's history, where they patriotically pay NO TAX to support the American military. What a deal, he can insult the entire populace and bilk you at the same time. No one holds him to account - no one. There is no law in America that applies to a Bushite.

Published on Monday, December 5, 2005
by the Guardian/UK

Propaganda and Bribery - The Bush Administration Will Pay Both at Home and in Iraq for Buying Puff Pieces in the Media
by Peter Preston

It seems such a tiny, insignificant thing. Why worry about planting a little propaganda and bribing a few journalists when your men in the field are dying day after day? "This is war," says the Pentagon. Yes indeed, adds the sonorous senator who chairs the armed services committee, "this is war". And in war, of course, anything goes (even including bombing al-Jazeera) because ... well, it's war, isn't it?

So two linked stories rise, then fade away. Maybe there was outrage last week when the LA Times reported that the department of defence had hired a Washington company called Lincoln Green to harvest phoney tales of triumph written by US army personnel in Iraq - then, duly translated, feed them back to the "free" Baghdad press Donald Rumsfeld loves so much. Maybe eyebrows flickered when it emerged that some Iraqi reporters and editors are on America's payroll. Maybe the Arab world was still fuming over alleged threats to its favourite 24-hour news channel.
But, war changes - and excuses - everything. Events move on. We slide swiftly back to a status quo where politicians seek to make the media the villains of every piece. Re-enter Alastair Campbell, singing his greatest hits (against the BBC). The director of al-Jazeera arrives in Whitehall demanding to see Tony Blair, who turns out to be somewhere else. Dirty, dud yarns don't seem to matter a jot.
Nevertheless: some lines can't be crossed, some boundaries of conduct have to be defended. And pushing bundles of dollars under the counter towards journalists of any persuasion in order to buy complaisant coverage direct is one stark frontier too far.
Didn't the Bush team see that when the Armstrong Williams scam was exposed? Didn't it realise that grime sticks to the giver as well as the receiver? Apparently not. Apparently, its moral compass has gone on permanent blink.
Voters, in Iraq as well as Iowa, are grown-up, sentient human beings. You can tell them the truth - that democracy is a rough-and-tumble way of governance - but you cannot foist lies on them in the name of freedom.
Suppose, for the sake of hope and argument, that one fine day the insurgency does begin to fade, that Iraq's economy revives and the first fruits of transition begin to appear. Who'll bring that news and that understanding to the people but the journalists of Iraq, professionals enduring constant peril day by day? But no one, surely, will pay them heed when they begin to bring good news. They will be dismissed, with a shrug, as paid lackeys from an occupying power, hacks who would say that, wouldn't they?
And exactly the same problem infects the al-Jazeera debacle, this time for Blair as well as Bush. The BBC World Service is closing down in much of eastern Europe in order to spend £19m of Foreign Office cash a year on an Arab TV news channel to rival al-Jazeera and bring the western message to the streets of the Middle East. But what are those streets now asked to think? If you can't beat them, bomb them? If you can't woo them, sue them? This isn't just wrong, whether war or not. It is imbecility.
Guardian Newspapers Limited 2005

There is no free press in America, if we glimpse the truth - a terrorist attack on either side of the Atlantic is almost certain, or one narrowly averted, then there is the Ann Coulter noise, the Paris Hilton pawn and if that fails just fixate, repeat and repeat ad nauseum the same information...ANYTHING to divert from the most criminal administration in the history of the United States of America.

Let us stand worldwide and demand that the US congress ENFORCE THE LAW - arrest Bush and Cheney for treason and free the nation, then arrest the US media for criminal complicity in war crimes, and hiding the truth about the criminals in office.

The Foreign Policy of Narcissistic Psychopaths

American corporate owned governmnent has behaved for the past sixty years as an entitled, genocidal monster. Devoid of conscience, accountability or law the following should be in International Court tried for WAR CRIMES:

George H. W. Bush, president, for the death of more than a million innocent Iraqi citizens, the result of his 40 days of bombing in 1991, the deliberate ruination of the public water supply, the widespread use of depleted uranium weapons which has brought continuing suffering to many thousands of American servicemen and to many more Iraqis, and for the institution of draconian sanctions against Iraq, which lasted 12 years. For his unconscionable bombing of Panama in 1989, producing widespread death, destruction and homelessness, for no discernible reason that would stand up in a court of law or a court of public opinion.

William Clinton, president, for his merciless bombing of the people of Yugoslavia for 78 days and nights in 1999, taking the lives of many hundreds of civilians, and producing one of the greatest ecological catastrophes in history; for his relentless continuation of the sanctions and rocket attacks upon the people of Iraq; and for his illegal and lethal bombings of Somalia, Bosnia, Sudan, and Afghanistan.

General Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, for his direction of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with an almost sadistic fanaticism ... "He would rise out of his seat and slap the table. ‘I've got to get the maximum violence out of this campaign -- now!'"[4]

General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for his prominent role in the attacks on Panama and Iraq, the latter including destruction of nuclear reactors as well as plants making biological and chemical agents. Hardly more than a month had passed since the United Nations, under whose mandate the United States was supposedly operating in Iraq, had passed a resolution reaffirming its "prohibition of military attacks on nuclear facilities" in the Middle East. In the wake of the destruction, Powell gloated: "The two operating reactors they had are both gone, they're down, they're finished." He was just as cavalier about the lives of the people of Iraq. In response to a question concerning the number of Iraqis killed in the war, the good general replied: "It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in." For his part in the cover up of war crimes in Vietnam by troops of the same brigade that carried out the My Lai massacre.

General Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command, for his military leadership of the Iraqi carnage in 1991; for continuing the carnage two days after the cease-fire; for continuing it against Iraqis trying to surrender.

Elliott Abrams, assistant secretary of state under Reagan; a tireless campaigner and propagandist for the vilest of dictatorships, death squads, and torturers in Central America and Pinochet's Chile; a spinmeister for the ages, who wrestled facts into ideological submission. "When history is written," he declared, "the Contras will be folk heroes," he wrote of the terrorists who carried out multiple atrocities against the people of Nicaragua.

Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of Defense for seven years under Reagan, for his official and actual responsibility for the numerous crimes against humanity perpetrated by the United States in Central America and the Caribbean, and for the bombing of Libya in 1986.
Lt. Col. Oliver North, assigned to Reagan's National Security Council, for being a prime mover behind the Contras of Nicaragua, and for his involvement in the planning of the completely illegal invasion of Grenada, which took the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians.
Henry Kissinger (who has successfully combined three careers: scholar, Nobel peace laureate, and war criminal), National Security Adviser under Nixon and Secretary of State under Nixon and Ford, for his Machiavellian, amoral, immoral roles in the US interventions into Angola, Chile, East Timor, Vietnam, and Cambodia, which brought unspeakable horror and misery to the peoples of those lands.

Gerald Ford, president, for giving his approval to Indonesia to use American arms to brutally suppress the people of East Timor, thus setting in motion a quarter-century-long genocide.

Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense under presidents Kennedy and Johnson, a prime architect of, and major bearer of responsibility for, the slaughter in Indochina, from its early days to its extraordinary escalations; and for the violent suppression of popular movements in Peru.

General William Westmoreland, Army Chief of Staff, for the numerous war crimes under his command in Vietnam. In 1971, Telford Taylor, the chief US prosecutor at the post-World War II Nuremberg Tribunal, cited the "Yamashita" case as grounds for indicting Westmoreland. Following the war, a US Army Commission had sentenced Japanese General Tomayuki Yamashita to be hanged for atrocities committed by his troops in the Philippines. The Commission held that as the senior commander, Yamashita was responsible for not stopping the atrocities. The same ruling could of course apply to General Powell and General Schwarzkopf. Yamashita, in his defense, presented considerable evidence that he had lacked the communications to adequately control his troops; yet he was still hanged. Taylor pointed out that with helicopters and modern communications, Westmoreland and his commanders didn't have this problem.

And the Bush administration, some of them are still at it, even as you read this: George W. Bush, president, Richard Cheney, vice president, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Colin Powell, Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor, for the awful horrors and grave suffering they deliberately brought down upon the heads of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, who had done them no harm; for the unending lying they engaged in, in an attempt to enlist American and world support for these atrocities.

The crime of bombing

As mentioned in the "Bombings" chapter, the bombing of cities from airplanes goes not only unpunished but virtually unaccused. This is a legacy of World War II. The Nuremberg and Tokyo judgments are silent on the subject of aerial bombardment. Since both sides had played a terrible game of urban destruction -- the Allies far more successfully -- there was no basis for criminal charges against the Germans or Japanese, and in fact no such charges were brought. But as Telford Taylor has asked: "Is there any significant difference between killing a babe-in-arms by a bomb dropped from a high-flying aircraft, or by an infantryman's point-blank gunfire? ... The aviator's act [is described] as more ‘impersonal' than the ground soldier's. This may be psychologically valid, but surely is not morally satisfactory."

No one ever thinks they're guilty of anything ... they're all just good ol' patriots"Asked whether he wants to apologize for the suffering he caused, he looks genuinely confused, has the interpreter repeat the question, and answers ‘No'. ... ‘I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.'" Journalist Nate Thayer interviewing a dying Pol Pot, 1997 [12]

This material is an excerpt from a chapter in the book Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, by William Blum

While American mainstream media plays silly bugger with the news distracting with Paris Hilton and Ann Coulter - the killing goes on - unreported, unchallenged and obvious to the world.