Posts Tagged ‘accountability’

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“War in Afghanistan is based on the aims of foreigners. The war in Afghanistan is to the benefit of foreigners. But Afghans on both sides are the sacrificial lambs and victims of this war.”

… The US military justice system almost always fails to hold its soldiers accountable for unlawful killings and other abuses,”said Richard Bennett, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Director.

Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan

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We have an epidemic of police murder and police brutality across this country.  Stop tolerating it.

 

 

Family press conference.

 

DeepwaterHorizonFireMolochGulf of Mexico, Deepwater Horizon

If fascism is the merger of corporations and state, then this is iron clad, unholy fascism, and nothing beside–

“There was CIA involvement through a company called Mega Oil. They were shipping in arms under the cover of oil tools.”

…CIA, MI6 and British Petroleum engineered a coup d’état, overthrowing a nation’s elected president who was “not favorable to BP.” The corporation’s former vice president, Leslie Abrahams … was working for BP, he was also an operative for MI6, British intelligence.

Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

Question: Why in the world was BP allowed to use this insanely dangerous “quick-dry” cement just after a failure in the Caspian? Answer: A cover-up—via threats, beatings, arrests, bribery, perjury and the complicity of the U.S. State Department.

I learned of the prior blowout only because of a coded message from the Caspian Sea received from one very nervous eyewitness.

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McClatchy includes lots of almost humorous language to the effect ‘mistakes were made.’  This ridiculous excuse accompanies every instance of US government conspiracy and malfeasance.  For some reason the terms “error” and “mistake” serve to distract the public sufficiently such that “felony” and “war crime” never make it to print.  US personnel are only capable of making errors, never willfully committing crimes.  It’s through the looking glass imperial dogma.

Senate panel finds CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects after 9-11

 — CIA officers subjected some terrorism suspects the agency held after the Sept. 11 attacks to interrogation methods that were not approved by either the Justice Department or their own headquarters and illegally detained 26 of the 119 in CIA custody, the Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded in its still-secret report,McClatchy has learned…

 

House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on "Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)"

NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans’ calls and emails – Clapper

So yes, Virginia, you do live in an unaccountable police state that can listen to all your private communications without adhering to the law.  And there’s not a God damned thing you can do about it.

  • NSA used ‘back door’ to search Americans’ communications
  • Director of national intelligence confirms use of new legal rule
  • Data collected under ‘Prism’ and ‘Upstream’ programs

 

“These queries were performed pursuant to minimization procedures approved by the Fisa court and consistent with the statute and the fourth amendment.

BULLSHIT.

 

Anyone who can actually read English can deduce that this was illegal:

4th Amendment to the Constitution

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Lock up Clapper, Alexander… Obama.