When does an alleged military hero turned Senator become a serious threat to the country he served? When he introduces a bill (PDF) titled “Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010” that if passed, would change this country from a “Democracy” to a military dictatorship.
I’ve been putting this off, thinking that because of its insanity, there was no way this could possibly happen, but as the past decade has shown, anything illegal can become de facto when a blatantly corrupt Congress screws the country it allegedly serves.
It seems Senator John McCain has gone off the deep end. On March 4, McCain and Senator Joe Lieberman introduced the 12-page bill that leaves plenty of room to give the President the power to order the arrest, interrogation, and imprisonment of anyone, including U.S. citizens, indefinitely — simply because they suspect that he or she is affiliated with terrorism. It’s long past time for Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman to be removed from politics once and for all.
Would that apply to the members of Congress that have allowed criminal Presidential administrations to destroy America’s civil rights and liberties? After all, Congress has been responsible for enabling — not to mention aiding and abetting — the terrorist actions of the past two Presidential administrations.
Since Vice President Biden’s visit to Israel last week, over comments on Israel’s expansion and lack of peace plans, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. reportedly told Israeli media that ties between Israel and the U.S. are the “worst they’ve been in 35 years.” Maybe, but as the U.S. government’s deceptive Israeli relationship has repeatedly shown, probably not.
Both the U.S. and Israeli governments have deceived their citizens for decades so it’s probably just more smoke. The relationship between the Israeli and the U.S. government — most of which reportedly have to pass a ‘pro-Israel’ litmus test — probably hasn’t been affected much since Israel is the most visited foreign country by U.S. politicians. In fact, most members of the U.S. Congress are constantly protecting the Israeli government and the crimes they commit, especially when it comes to war crimes committed in Gaza.
Much of the ‘News’ fed to American by the corporate media is designed to be intentionally deceptive and one sided, often leaning towards information Israel wants Americans to believe, because many of the ‘News’ reporters and writers either have dual Isreali-American citizenship or have extremely close ties to Israel. Having Israeli citizens writing the ‘News’ for Americans has proved extremely relevant in keeping treason and a host of other crimes committed by the U.S. and Israeli governments covered up.
Americans give Israel billions of dollars of our tax money each year. The vast majority of what our military does, especially when it comes to the never-ending ‘wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq are done because that’s what Israel wants. Neocons in the Bush administration bent over backwards for 8 years to please Israel while destroying this country. If more Americans knew the truth about the relationship between America and Israel, things would probably change.
Recently released CIA documents show that their use of waterboarding was more than “a dunk in the water” as claimed by Dick Cheney — the controversial “enhanced interrogation” used by the CIA was reportedly far more brutal on detainees and was concocted and administered with meticulous cruelty.
Waterboarding would have been a luxury compared to the brutality the CIA documents reveal; interrogators used so much water on the detainees that the CIA tried using a special saline solution to minimize the risk of death.
A “specially designed” gurney that tilted backwards at a perfect angle in order to maximize the water entering a prisoner’s nose and mouth to intensify the sense of choking — and to be lifted upright quickly should the detainee stop breathing — was used by the CIA.
The documents spell out exactly what should occur during each two-hour waterboarding “session.” The documents instructed the interrogator to start pouring water right after a detainee exhaled to ensure that water, not air, was inhaled in his next breath. Interrogators could use their hands to “dam the runoff” and prevent water from spilling out of a detainee’s mouth.
A soon-to-be-released book by Karl Rove is the latest attempt from disgraced former Bush administration officials to rewrite history and George W. Bush’s legacy. According to the Associated Press, which has a copy of the book that will be released Tuesday, Rove blames himself for not pushing back against claims that President George W. Bush took the country to war with Iraq under false pretenses, referring to it as one of the worst mistakes he made during the Bush presidency.
Despite evidence documenting, among other things, at least 935 lies used by the Bush administration to get public support for invading Iraq, Rove claims Bush did not knowlingly mislead the American public about alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). It’s also well known that the U.S. intended to invade Iraq two years before Bush was appointed to the Presidency by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Setting aside the fact that the vast majority of the Bush presidency was nothing but false premises and lies designed to subvert the Constitution and American rights and freedoms while enriching a select, corrupt few, there are many other factors that Rove has selectively forgotten or intentionally lied about in his attempt to save Bush’s legacy.
Rove is the latest in the long line of Bush administration officials who, in addition to trying to save face and Bush’s legacy, are desperate to make sure they’re not held accountable for their crimes against humanity and acts of treason against the U.S.
When all other methods of imposing illegal legislation on its citizens to egregiously control them fail, the U.S. government repeatedly turns to fear-mongering and false flag activities committed by employees of the U.S. Government against its citizens to push their illegal agenda through and get it implemented.
In trying to get ‘legislation’ pushed through that would give the President power to shut down the Internet, the government has relied on former Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell to spread his lies and misinformation about impending doom and how America is losing the cyberwar.
Contrary to McConnell’s lies, the Chinese government, hackers, and greedy anti-net neutrality ISPs aren’t our biggest enemy. McConnell and the U.S. government are.
While directing national intelligence, McConnell pushed his tales of cyber doom on President Bush. Consequently, Bush signed yet another comprehensive — and most likely illegal — secret order wasting billions of dollars on the Military’s black budget to start creating firewalls and building malware into military equipment. Now McConnell is out of the government and back at his V.P. job with Booz Allen Hamilton, a large, secretive defense contractor.