Émission de L'Autre Monde du 14 février 2008: Kosovo. torture, mercenaires privés, Moyen-Orient
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L'Autre Monde 14 février 2008
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- Tour du monde avec Les Nouvelles Internationales.
- On fait le point sur la situation au Kosovo.
- Aussi au menu: dossier torture, mercenaires privés, Moyen-Orient
George Bush's grandfather, the late
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Washington, DC –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 – and rightly so – for blocking the release her official White House records.
2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID)
4. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY)
6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR):
8. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL): A “Dishonorable Mention” last year, Senator Obama moves onto the “ten most wanted” list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections .
9. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):
10. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
Judicial Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Judicial Watch neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office. For more information, visit www.judicialwatch.org.
While President Bush's approval rating falls to record lows, the torch is being prepared to pass on to Hillary Clinton, with full endorsement from the global elite. With support from European nobility,
... the same globalist policies that require Americans to lower their standard of living to match the rest of the world. You know, like
Four more American-registered drug planes have been seized from the 50-plane fleet of drug running aircraft amassed by
To protect and to serve.
John McDonnell MP, Chris Coverdale: International War Law Expert and Annie Machon of the Campaign to Make War History brief MPs and the media on allegations of war crimes committed against the people of
It's not unusual for a judge to clear a courtroom when there is a disruption by the public. Nor is it rare for judges to try to prevent activists from turning the tables and attempting to put the government -- or in this case a mercenary company -- on trial. But witnesses that day report that there was no disruption -- and the defendants say they were immediately cut off when they strayed from the narrow scope of the trespass charge to discuss Blackwater's actions or the war. So why clear the courtroom? That may be a question for Judge Barnes in the end, but it's hard not to view his conduct through the same veil of secrecy that shrouds all of Blackwater's actions -- and the seemingly endless lengths to which the Bush administration will go to protect Blackwater.
It appears that Blackwater has some very good friends in very high places to engineer such an outcome of this trial.
Adame's recent public criticism of the private security industry's role in
Adame is very fortunate that all he has received so far is hate mail for daring to question the use of contract mercenaries to augment US forces.
Waterboarding should be prosecuted as torture: U.N.
The White House on Wednesday defended the use of the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, saying it is legal — not torture as critics argue — and has saved American lives.
President Bush could authorize waterboarding for future terrorism suspects if certain criteria are met, a spokesman said.
So, there you have it: we torture, consider it legal, and the president believes he has the right to order it be done again.
And for all those who steadfastly claim that this practice is not torture, why don't you give it a try at one the
Everything Hitler did was legal, too.
Did that make it right?
Does the fact that Hitler declared everything he did to be legal grant absolution to the Germans of Nazi
So, when George Bush says that torture is now legal in the
Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey said Justice Department lawyers concluded that the CIA's use of waterboarding in 2002 and 2003 was legal, and therefore the department cannot investigate whether a crime had occurred.
Everything Hitler did was legal too.
The White House publicly acknowledged on Wednesday that President Bush has authorized the use of waterboarding, and that he may do so again in the future.
"If it's good enough for the Nazis and the Inquisition, it's good enough for us! Also, it's very effective at washing away the blood from those, umm, other things." -- Official White Horse Souse
Cheney said that he supported President Bush's national security decisions, which included the approval of waterboarding along with other harsh interrogation tactics. "I've been proud to stand by [Bush], by the decisions he's made," said Cheney, who then asked aloud, "Would I support those decisions today?"
"You're damn right I would," he answered himself, to loud cheers.
OK, it's out in the open: we torture.
The US has just joined the despicable ranks of such "human rights' espousing states" as Egypt, Syria, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia.
So Vice President, let's take this all the way to its logical conclusion.
The executive branch of the government should now, immediately, withdraw from any human rights treaty we have ever signed.
Just get them out of the way, pronto, so the entire world can know just where we stand.
And by the way; by doing this, it means that any military of any country on the planet absolutely doesn't have to play by any humanitarian rules of engagement if they capture any of our military.
They now have an absolutely free pass to torture any captured member of our armed forces, because you have stated, very clearly, that this country tortures, and you endorse that.
After years of refusing public comment on a particularly harsh CIA interrogation method, top Bush administration officials have suddenly begun pressing a controversial argument that it was legal for the CIA to strap prisoners to a board and pour water over their face to make them believe they were being drowned.
Waterboarding, as we have known from the time of the Inquisition, doesn't really produce the truth: it produces whatever confession the torturer wants to hear.
After World War II, the practice was considered so heinous a violation of human rights that Japanese soldiers who waterboarded American soldiers were executed.
There is nothing which does not make this a heinous violation of human rights today. Not only has this practice tarred us morally; it has also destroyed the reputation of this country around the world.
It will be decades before this damage can be undone.
In testimony before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Director of Central Intelligence Mike Hayden admitted to using contractors for "enhanced interrogation" at the CIA's secret prisons, the so-called black sites.
"Hell, we outsource darn near everything else these days: why not torture, using the services of folks who REALLY know how to make it work?" - Official White Horse Souse.
The CIA's secret interrogation program has made extensive use of outside contractors, whose role likely included the waterboarding of terrorist suspects, according to testimony yesterday from the CIA director and two other people familiar with the program.
Well, I wonder how THAT looks on a resume!
Somewhere amid the cactus-studded hills on this sprawling Navy base, separate from the cells where hundreds of men suspected of links to al-Qaida and the Taliban have been locked up for years, is a place even more closely guarded — a jailhouse so protected that its very location is top secret.
You have to wonder just what is being done to these men, (and what the true circumstances of their incarceration are) that the military doesn't want anyone to know.
The Department of Homeland Security has embarked on its latest bold move to eliminate terrorists from our midst and keep
This, obviously from the Department of......"You Can't This Stuff Up!"
But I can bet that it will make air travel for truly pregnant women that much more unpleasant than it already is, courtesy of the goons at TSA.
With food prices rising,
The Grand Mufti of
Under this pretext,
By the way, can I see the Building Permit for the Wailing Wall?
Put the two statements below together, and you understand the degree to which the
Tel Aviv must be quite pleased with itself right now.
The all-too-brief moment of liberation for
Warning: VERY graphic slide show at the top of this article, depicting death, wounding, and devastation what little is left of shelter in Palestinian
But please don't turn away: this is daily life for these people.
And the country that's doing this to the tune of 30 billion (that's billion with a b, folks) dollars' worth of American taxpayer aid?
You have to wonder how just much of your tax dollars is going to support these kind of actions, if you are a thinking and moral person.
Translation: expect a whole lot of "collateral damage" in the not too distant future in
Why would Israeli Lobby-controlled Congress cut aid to
Israeli fighter jets and scouting planes violated Lebanese airspace on Thursday and flew over a number of areas, according to the Lebanese Army.
“Pakistan rejected on Saturday a U.S. official’s assertion that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar are operating from Pakistani territory.“A senior
Man, that dead guy (bin Laden) sure gets around!
This accusation may be infinitely more for American domestic consumption (as if we have not been fed enough lies already) to prepare them for some kind of a military attack inside
Right now, the question appears to be more "when" than "if" such a attack will take place.
Normally, I would not waste precious WRH space on
On that score, both Paris and the mainstream media have utterly failed. Nobody is buying what the media is selling. $25,000 for an opening weekend, even for February (when the worst movies are released) is a disaster no matter how you look at it. Despite the opening paragraph of this article, the fact is that
In the age of the internet, people have realized that they decide for themselves what concerns them, and Paris and Brittney and Lindsey are nowhere near as important as a President who lied us all into a war and along the way trashed the economy. The girls cannot jiggle us out of that mess, therefore they are in the greater scheme of things, irrelevant.
The IAEA chief urged "confidence-building" talks between the West and
He stressed confidence could only be restored through "direct talks."
Notice the timing: this gentleman's testimony comes just a couple of weeks before ElBaradei's IAEA report.
This means that no matter how thorough, thoughtful, and correct ElBaradei's report will be, the
One has to wonder if this is the justification Bush will use to order a pre-emptive attack on
Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse-gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these "green" fuels are taken into account, two studies published Thursday have concluded.
n a few weeks time, the Icelandic whale watching ship Elding will become the world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial ship, transporting
Hydrogen will initially only be used to power the vessel’s lighting system, but it marks an important first step in Iceland’s goal of converting their entire transportation system to hydrogen by the year 2050.
It's nice to know that there are some countries out there with a "can-do" attitude about getting away from fossil fuels.
And notice that it was a public/private venture which made this happen.
The rather loathed RIAA, most recently infamous for pressuring Congress to pass the PRO-IP Act, has now turned its unwanted attention upon the very people the group ostensibly exists to protect. According to The