Wednesday 27th of October 2021

saved from private england .....

Thank God for ‘truth, justice & the American way’.

It is now clear that the diminutive US Private, Lynndie England, aided & abetted by half a dozen of her erstwhile comrades, cunningly perpetrated an obscene reign of terror, torture & murder on unsuspecting US detainees across the globe: all without the knowledge of her chain of command superiors.

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Sanchez & Gonzalez, the golden dawn global warriors in the endless war against the “evil-doers

It seems the judge also doesn't buy it

the US military judge presiding over Lynndie England's trial has declared a 'mistrial' after hearing evidence that she was 'following orders' & therefore can't plead guilty. It would now seem that no-one is accountable for US barbarism, war crimes & crimes against humanity.

It seems to me that wasn't what he was suggesting at all - rather he was suggesting that the blame lies higher up the chain of command.

TORTURE OR TORTURE?

Hey... Reading the memo from the assistant (Bybee) Attorney General in the US who cleared the pathway for George W to say that "the US does not do torture" makes a huge difference between torture and torture... (The distinction was borrowed from a case in which English spies were cleared off torture by a Geneva court.) Say US citizens are forbidden by law from inflicting on foreigners and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment... BUT: "physical pain amounting to torture must be equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function or even death..." Thus... "The infliction of pain or suffering per se, whether it is physical or mental is insufficient to amount to torture" Hello.... Welcome to the world of the modern "Thugs with Morals"...

Chain of command

George W Bush is the end of the line... Rumsfeld is not far in front.... Sanchez was also involved... But who's going to point the finger LEGALLY at them...?...

Killing a few catuses in the Mojave desert

Short extract from the NYTimes
Mock Iraqi Villages in Mojave Prepare Troops for Battle
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At a recent classroom seminar on counterinsurgency at Fort Leavenworth, about 25 Army majors discussed the conduct of the French in the Algerian War of 1954 to 1962. The French, who were trying to hold their colony, lost to the Algerian resistance, even after some French officers endorsed the use of torture to extract intelligence from the insurgents.

In a vigorous classroom debate, the Army majors discussed how and why the French lost. Iraq came up often; four of the majors had already served there and a half-dozen others were scheduled to be deployed there at the end of the academic year. One of the lessons, for instance, is that torture does not work, because of the resentment it generates among the civilian population. The widespread abuse of Iraqi and Afghan prisoners, some of it apparently with official approval, did not come up in class.
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read more at the NYTimes