Posts Tagged ‘war crimes’

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Report: The Kochs, A Nazi Past, Oil & The Foundation of The Right

 

Ilse Koch is the most famous of all Germans accused of having committed atrocities during the war.   She was the wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald camp.   She was twice convicted in post-war trials,  once by an international court and once by her own country.   The chief charges against her were cruelty to inmates,  including murder,  but what she is best-known for is the making of human-skin ornaments,   including the lampshades of which we’ve all heard.

 

The John Birch Society

The foundation is financed via the oil and gas fortunes of Fred G. Koch,  a founding member of the John Birch Society.  Koch  “wrote admiringly of Benito Mussolini’s suppression of Communists in Italy, and disparagingly of the American civil-rights movement.

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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…

 

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Turkey YouTube Ban: Full Transcript of Leaked Syria ‘War’ Conversation Between Erdogan Officials

The leaked call details Erdogan’s thoughts that an attack on Syria “must be seen as an opportunity for us [Turkey]“.

In the conversation, intelligence chief Fidan says that he will send four men from Syria to attack Turkey to “make up a cause of war”.

Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Yaşar Güler replies that Fidan’s projected actions are “a direct cause of war…what you’re going to do is a direct cause of war”.

 

 

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The US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison.

Seymour Hersh, one of America’s all-time most respected investigative journalists, addressed the ACLU in 2004:

“Some of the worst things that happened that you don’t know about. OK? Videos. There are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at [Abu Ghraib], which is about 30 miles from Baghdad — 30 kilometers, maybe, just 20 miles, I’m not sure whether it’s — anyway. The women were passing messages out saying please come and kill me because of what’s happened. And basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children, in cases that have been recorded, the boys were sodomized, with the cameras rolling, and the worst above all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking. That your government has, and they’re in total terror it’s going to come out. It’s impossible to say to yourself, how did we get there, who are we, who are these people that sent us there.”

Now you can understand why the CIA spies on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Now you can understand why their year long comprehensive torture investigation and report remains top secret.  Now you can understand the motivations and the utter depravity of these Caligulas operating in the shadows with impunity.

More:

The “Big Secret” Behind the CIA Spying on the Congress: America’s “Rogue Government” Controlled by US Intelligence
Senator: Government Used Communist Torture Techniques Aimed at Extracting FALSE Confessions

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Imperial hypocrisy enters the Bush League:

“Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty… would be deeply destabilizing.”
-Barack Obama (2014)

“Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destabilize their country. And we will help them rid Iraq of these killers.”
-George W. Bush (2004)

“We’ve invested $5 billion… as we take Ukraine into the future it deserves.”
-Obama’s State Dept. Thug Victoria Nuland

 

 

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Nick Fraser writes in The Guardian:

So let me be as upfront as I can. I dislike the aesthetic or moral premise of The Act of Killing.

…I’d feel the same if film-makers had gone to rural Argentina in the 1950s, rounding up a bunch of ageing Nazis and getting them to make a film entitled “We Love Killing Jews”.

What’s not in the film:

The American Embassy in Jakarta supplied the Indonesian military with lists of up to 5,000 suspected Communists.[24] Although some PKI branches organised resistance and reprisal killings, most went passively to their deaths.[25] Not all victims were PKI members. Often the label “PKI” was used to include anyone to the left of the Indonesian National Party (PNI).[26] In other cases victims were suspected or simply alleged Communists.[10]

… Bradley Simpson, Director of the Indonesia/East Timor Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, claims that “the United States was directly involved to the extent that they provided the Indonesian Armed Forces with assistance that they introduced to help facilitate the mass killings,” which included the CIA providing small arms from Thailand, and the US government providing monetary assistance and limited amounts of communications equipment, medicine and a range of other items, including shoes and uniforms, to the Indonesian military.

-Wikipedia

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The lies of Obama’s war planning department continue to unravel, and this impeachable deception should be investigated and prosecuted.  Of course in the face of direct evidence that they are lying bastards, the administration sticks to its fraud.

New analysis of rocket used in Syria chemical attack undercuts U.S. claims

The rocket described sounds a lot like this one:

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You know, the psychotic Jihadi rebels’ one.  The one the US doesn’t admit exists.  The one you can watch in a Facebook video since August, and that US intelligence knows full well.

 

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If any other nation in the world behaved as the US does, Americans would be condemning it as the second coming of the Nazis…

America’s Rogue Government

 

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That bastion of truth, the flagship of the Western empire, the New York Fucking Times, has had to admit that it defrauded the public again trying to drum up a war in Syria this past fall.

NYT Backs Off Its Syria-Sarin Analysis

But the Times’ analysis ultimately fell apart amid a consensus among missile experts that the rockets would have had a maximum range of only around three kilometers when the supposed launch site is about 9.5 kilometers from the impact zones in Moadamiya and Zamalka/Ein Tarma, east of Damascus.

Other co-conspirators to mislead the public and initiate an illegal war of aggression include Human Rights Watch, the Obama Administration and other hawkish pseudo-analysts such as “Brown Moses,” whose similar findings were elevated across the presstitute media.

 

 

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Pepe Escobar continues to monitor the war crimes and international terrorism taking place in Syria today.

It’s Putin vs Bandar Bush on the Syrian chessboard

“Although Washington (laughably) swears it doesn’t know what was stolen from its “non-lethal aid”  package, the content of the warehouses couldn’t be juicier; a weaponizing orgy — M79 Osa rocket launchers, rocket-propelled grenades, 14.5mm heavy machine guns, and even Stinger missiles — generously supplied by Saudis, Qataris, and Emiratis, obviously after a green light from Washington.

And by the way — US lethal, semi-lethal, or non-lethal “aid” continues and will continue to flow via Jordan, while Turkey “discreetly” does nothing to prevent ISIL deployments in both Syria and Iraq.

…No matter who will remain in control of those weapons — Bandar Bush’s brigades, the al-Qaeda-style International Jihad, or both — what’s certain is that these lethal facts on the ground will make a mockery of anything transpiring out of Geneva-2 next month.”

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Pusned into exile at the London Review of Books (rather than the front page of the NY Times or Washington Post).

‘The [US intelligence] guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying, “How can we help this guy” – Obama – “when he and his cronies in the White House make up the intelligence as they go along?”’

Hersch dissects the evolving farce that is Obama’s “intelligence” on sarin in Syria.

“Already by late May, the senior intelligence consultant told me, the CIA had briefed the Obama administration on al-Nusra and its work with sarin, and had sent alarming reports that another Sunni fundamentalist group active in Syria, al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), also understood the science of producing sarin. At the time, al-Nusra was operating in areas close to Damascus, including Eastern Ghouta. An intelligence document issued in mid-summer dealt extensively with Ziyaad Tariq Ahmed, a chemical weapons expert formerly of the Iraqi military, who was said to have moved into Syria and to be operating in Eastern Ghouta. The consultant told me that Tariq had been identified ‘as an al-Nusra guy with a track record of making mustard gas in Iraq and someone who is implicated in making and using sarin’. He is regarded as a high-profile target by the American military.”

“…it did confirm previous reports that al-Nusra had the ability to acquire and use sarin. A sample of the sarin that had been used was also recovered – with the help of an Israeli agent – but, according to the consultant, no further reporting about the sample showed up in cable traffic.”

“…They concluded that the [Syrian Jihadi] rebel forces were capable of attacking an American force with sarin because they were able to produce the lethal gas. The examination relied on signals and human intelligence, as well as the expressed intention and technical capability of the rebels.’

“…The CIA declined to comment for this article.”

Seymour Hersch relies almost exclusively on American sources to battle it out over this Syrian conflict.  Still, he is persona non grata today in American corporate/imperial media circles.  The story is disappeared and sent over to London.  Hersch makes the case that Obama is a liar, that the intelligence is being cooked.  The obvious implication is that we probably should impeach the bastards post haste, and you can’t say stuff like that on American airwaves.

I have also written on the Syrian rebels’ possession and use of nerve gas and the glaring falsehoods put out by the US regime…

Doubts About Who Is Using Chemical Weapons in Syria
Is America Helping Al Qaeda Take Over Syria?
The Grim, Relentless March to War with Syria