The “American Dream” built on the murder, rape, exploitation and genocide of innocent men, women & children since 1492

“LOOK ME IN THE EYE” JUSTICE SYSTEM

MNN. Jan. 9, 2018. The corporate justice business based on Admiralty Law of the Seas is designed to protect the stolen property of a few elite and to enslave the rest. When we go to court 99.9% of us have to pay a lawyer to speak for us or we have to go pro se [without a lawyer]. The elite created this money funnel to beat us into the ground by burying us in their ‘legalese’ procedures and papers or put us in their jails. Exxon could send us 250,000 or a million pieces of paper that would take us years to look at and never figure out.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AROUND A FIRE.

The new proposed justice system we propose is based on the world reknown “tekarontake rule” which is based on the great peace, kaia-nere-kowa, to  create balance where everyone is equal and has a voice. No paper or pen in the courtroom, just your mind. The opponents have to look right into each other’s eyes, so to speak.

Lawyers and judges will have no artificial rules to protect their corporate business. Their fraudulent gouging system of ‘clients’ will disappear. The land, trees, river, air, animals, people and all life are created pro se. We are all born to live and die pro se, without lawyers filling out forms and filing them somewhere.

WESTERN STYLE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

This scam is over. Everybody will go in the front door of the court and into their secret chambers. The illusory bar association won’t have us by the throat to threaten, fine and keep us in line to put money in their pockets. If you need paper then you don’t have a good case. The lawyers never get our stories straight.

To resolve a conflict, all parties go to a room together and talk about it until they come to an understanding. No secrets or lies. New York State made the Onondaga 15 wait twenty years [For us all to die of!] Then they put us through sham trials in the district court, then second circuit court and now the Supreme Court of the United States.

The supreme court even has a rule that no one other than a lawyer can argue in  their ‘club’! It’s only for the 1% that can buy a lawyer.

INDIAN RING JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

In criminal cases, the corporate government writes up the rules and regulations to ‘catch’ or trap us. Every one charged should be automatically provided a free lawyer. We are presumed innocent. Let the state pay for its money making business. The court and lawyers drum up the business and split the profit, making money out of other people’s conflicts.

In 1997 the ambulance chasers offered to help us for free. They dumped the Onondaga 15 when we would not settle for money they could get a part of. We wanted to put on record the attack by the’NYS I-81 INDIAN DETAIL’.

SPEAKING OF JUSTICE, THERE IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON THE MURDER OF OVER 100 MILLION NATIVES OF TURTLE ISLAND.

Everybody with legitimate grievances will have their day in the ‘remedy room’ without lawyers, paper work, depositions, and so on.

Referees will hear the merits of the case quickly instead of a judge when it’s fresh in our minds instead waiting for us to forget all the details. Court rule books will become one page pamphlets to deflate the so-called justice business.

The social system has no justice, no true resolve. It’s all based on money. 

The great peace does not seek punishment, but to make things rights, to fix things the way they are supposed to be. Everybody is responsible to correct wrongdoing and compensate those who have been wronged. A few should not decide. Everybody should be aware and involved. Politicians say they will throw it to the people in a referendum but don’t give them all the information. They provide propaganda, rumor and gossip, even in the courtroom, to mislead the judge, jury, people and media.

As Onondaga 15 plaintiff, Budgie, said, “My parents raised me to tell the truth and not to steal or I might end up becoming a politician or a judge. [Parmley v. Jones].

Buffy Sainte Marie and Tanya Tagaq remind us of the duties coming from the original instructions between all life and creation: “Whether your woman or whether your man. Sometimes you gotta take a stand. Just because you think you can. Oh you gotta run you gotta run”.

 

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مواجهة أميركية إيرانية محتملة وواشنطن تطلب مساعدة تل أبيب لتصفية سليماني

يناير 9, 2018 أولى

محمد صادق الحسيني

صحيح أنّ واشنطن والرياض وتل أبيب خسرت في الأيام القليلة الماضية جولة جديدة ضدّ طهران وتجرّعت كأس السمّ على أسوار عاصمة السيادة والريادة لمحور المقاومة، لكنها لم تخسر الحرب بعد…!

فرغم سقوط مؤامرة الصدمة ونظريتي أحجار الدومينو ونقل المعركة ضدّ إدارة الجمهورية الإسلامية إلى الداخل، إلا أنّ المعلومات تفيد بأنّ مثلث العدوان الصهيو أميركي السعودي، ليس فقط لم يرفع أيديه عن طهران وحكم الثورة الإسلامية فيها، بل إنه يتجه لتفعيل سيناريوات جديدة ضدّها سيكون بطلها هذه المرّة ليس دي أندريا او أمير الظلام الشهير، وإنما ضابط الاستخبارات المختبئ في الكواليس، لكنه المجرّب في أكثر من عاصمة وحاضرة آسيوية، إنه ضابط الاستخبارات العسكرية اندرو لويس بيك!

وإليكم القصة كما هي:

لم يكن التأييد الفوري والعلني والقوي والمباشر والمستمرّ رغم انحسار حوادث الشغب، من الرئيس الأميركي ودوائر قوى الضغط اليهودية في الولايات المتحدة ولا ذلك التأييد من قبل رئيس الوزراء «الإسرائيلي» وأذنابهما من آل سعود، لأعمال الفوضى والعنف وقتل الأبرياء الذي مارسته عناصر داعشية وعميلة للقوى الصهيوأميركية لا غريباً ولا مفاجئاً ولا عفوياً على الإطلاق.

وحتى نعرف السبب المباشر علينا العودة قليلاً إلى الوراء لنعرف أن سياق العداء الأميركي له مقدّمات مهمة لا بد من التوقف عندها وتبيانها للرأي العام الإيراني والعربي..!

فقد سبق ذلك، كما يعلم الجميع العديد من الخطوات العدائية التي اتخذتها إدارة ترامب ضد الجمهورية الإسلامية في إيران والتي كان من بينها امتناع الرئيس الأميركي عن المصادقة على الاتفاق النووي مع إيران في شهر تشرين الأول الماضي.

وفِي إطار الاستعدادات لإشاعة الفوضى وخلق الظروف المناسبة لتبرير تدخل عسكري أميركي في إيران لاحقاً قام الرئيس الأميركي بتعيين ضابط الاستخبارات العسكرية السابق، أندرو لويس بيك Andrew Lewis peek نائباً لمساعد وزير الخارجية لشؤون إيران والعراق يوم 6/12/2017.

وقد عمد ترامب تعيينه برتبة نائب مساعد وزير الخارجية، وليس بمرتبة مساعد وزير الخارجية…، لتلافي بعض التعقيدات البيروقراطية. إذ إن مرتبة نائب مساعد الوزير لا تتطلّب إصدار مرسوم رئاسي أو موافقة من مجلس الشيوخ. وعليه فإن تمرير التعيين يصبح مضموناً وبسهولة متناهية.

علما أن ضابط الاستخبارات السابق، أندرو بيك Andrew Peek قد حلّ محلّ كلٍّ من:

كريس باكماير Chris Backmeyer الذي كان يشغل منصب نائب مساعد وزير الخارجية لشؤون إيران كانت دائرة إيران دائرة قائمة بذاتها ومنفصلة عن دائرة العراق حتى تعيين بيك Peek .

جوزيف بينينغتون Joseph Pennington مساعد وزير الخارجية لشؤون العراق.

مما يعني سيطرة أندرو بيك على سياسات وزارة الخارجية المتعلقة بكل من العراق وإيران ووضع هذه الدائرة في خدمة الدوائر الأكثر عدوانية تجاه إيران وحلف المقاومة في إدارة ترامب. وما الدليل على ذلك إلا غياب أي موقف لوزير الخارجية الأميركية بشأن أعمال الشغب التي حدثت في إيران واقتصار مصدر الضجيج الأميركي على الرئيس ترامب، من خلال تأثير صهره جاريد كوشنير عليه، والذي هو أداة كوشنير في أيدي الصهيوني العريق دينيس روس، الذي شغل منصب مبعوث الولايات المتحدة الأميركية للسلام في الشرق الأوسط والمدير الحالي لمركز سابان في واشنطن، وكذلك الأمر بالنسبة لسفيرة واشنطن في الأمم المتحدة والتي وصلت الى هذا المركز بترشيح ودعم من الدوائر نفسها المشار إليها أعلاه.

وقد سبق تعيينه في هذا المنصب قيامه، برفقة جاريد كوشنير صهر ترامب بزيارة غير معلنة الى السعودية يوم 25/10/2017، في رحلة طيران تجارية أميركية، استمرت أربعة أيّام. وقد اجتمع في الرياض مع محمد بن سلمان واتفق معه على العديد من تفاصيل تمويل وتشغيل غرفتي العمليات، في كل من هرات في أفغانستان وأربيل في محافظة أربيل العراقية، التي تسيطر عليها بيشمرغة مسعود البرزاني، في شمال العراق. هاتان الغرفتان المتخصصتان في إدارة عمليات القتل والتخريب في جمهورية إيران الإسلامية. وذلك ما حصل في الأيام الأخيرة من العام الماضي والأيام الأولى من عام 2018.

ومن الجدير بالذكر أن خطوة تعيينه قد أثارت موجة ارتياح في أوساط القوى المتطرفة في الولايات المتحدة والتي هي أكثر عداء لإيران كالشخصية اليهودية ايليوت أبرامز Elliot Abrams . وهو من عتاة المحافظين الجدد، والذي قال معلقاً على تعيين بيك Peek :

«إنني أعرفه أندرو بيك منذ سنوات وأرى فيه أحد قدماء المحاربين في العراق وأفغانستان. وهو الذي يتمتع بتجربة دولية نادرة وبمؤهلات أكاديمية وثقافية. وهو يمثل اختياراً رائعاً ومدهشاً لمثل هذه الوظيفة».

فما هي تلك الخبرة والمؤهلات التي يتحدّث عنها ايليوت أبرامز؟ وما هي إنجازاته على أكثر من صعيد قبل أن يتولى هذا المنصب في وزارة الخارجية؟

حاصل على شهادة البكالوريوس من جامعة برنستون Princeton وشهادة الماجستير من جامعة هارفاد Harvard.

عمل مستشاراً لشؤون الأمن القومي لدى اثنين من أعضاء مجلس الشيوخ الأميركي في الفترة من شهر آب 2007 حتى شهر آب 2011. وقد قام بوضع نصوص قوانين العقوبات ضد كل من: إيران / سورية / لبنان / التبت / والتي ناقشها الكونغرس في دورته العاشرة بعد المئة بين سنوات 2007-2009، وأقرت في الدورة الحادية عشرة بعد المئة بين السنوات 2009-2011.

ترأس لجنة مجلس الشيوخ المختصة بوضع السياسات الأميركية تجاه الصين.

عمل مستشاراً استراتيجياً لقائد القوات الأميركية في أفغانستان في الفترة بين 8/2011 وشهر 8/2012 إلى جانب توليه الوظيفة نفسها لدى قائد قوات الناتو في أفغانستان وفِي الفترة نفسها.

عمل كضابط استخبارات عسكرية في قوات العمليات الخاصة الأميركية بين شهر 11/2008 وحتى شهر 5/2016.

هو واضع «نظرية» محمد بن سلمان حول ضرورة نقل المعركة الى داخل عمق «العدو»، أي إيران. فقد كتب بتاريخ 16/3/2016 مقالاً نشرته مجلة «فورين أفيرز»Foreign Affaires الأميركية يقول فيه إنّ السعودية بحاجة إلى أزمة كبرى مع إيران من أجل ترميم مكانتها التي تزداد تآكلاً بسبب تخاذل الولايات المتحدة عن دعم السعودية في مواجهة إيران التي تواصل توسيع نفوذها في الدول العربية من دون رادع…!

تؤكد المصادر المتابعة لهذا التعيين بأنّ واشنطن وإرضاء لجموح الملك المرتقب للتنصيب تخطط لعمليات اغتيال لشخصيات إيرانية من الوزن الثقيل على رأسهم الحاج قاسم سليماني وعدد من مساعديه العاملين في كلّ من سورية والعراق…

المصادر المذكورة تقول بأنّ واشنطن والرياض طلبتا لهذا الغرض من «الإسرائيليين» أن يمدّوا يد المساعدة لهما بهذا الخصوص باعتبارهم الأقرب الى الساحة السورية والمنخرطين فيها تخصيصاً!

وتضيف المصادر بأنّ ثمة شخصية ميدانية قوية تعتبر من أعمدة قوة القدس في سورية تتمّ حالياً مراقبتها بدقة لإيقاعها في مصيدة «الموساد» و»سي أي آي»، على غرار ما فعلوه بالقائد الكبير الحاج عماد مغنية /الحاج رضوان/!

وانطلاقاً من هذه النقطة قد يتوسّعون بعيداً باتجاه الساحة العراقية، لكن ستظل طهران هي الجائزة الكبرى التي سيضعونها تحت العين الاستخبارية للمثلث المذكور على الدوام!

في المقابل، فإنّ معلومات مصادرنا تؤكد بأنّ العين الإيرانية ومعها عيون حلفائها أكثر من مستيقظة وأكثر من متنبّهة، بل هي محدقة باستمرار باتجاه كافة دوائر العدوان وفي مقدّمها دوائر العدو الأساس والذي لن تغفل عنه لحظة واحدة حتى تحين ساعة المنازلة الكبرى التي قد تتدحرج إليها أميركا وربيبتها «إسرائيل» لمجرد قيامهما بخطوة حمقاء من هذا القبيل وبهذا الوزن…!

وقتها ستظهر قواعد اشتباك جديدة، كما تعتقد مصادرنا، قواعد أبعد من العين بالعين والبادئ أظلم، ما يشي باحتمالية اقتراب لحظة العبور إلى الجليل وما بعد بعد الجليل والجولان وما بعد بعد الجولان…!

فهل سيتحمّل الأميركي «المهاجر» إلى أقصى الشرق مثل هذه القواعد الجديدة..!؟

ننتظر ونرى إذا كانت واشنطن مستعدّة لخسارة أسطولها الأهمّ والأخطر في تاريخها الإمبراطوري أي القاعدة الأميركية على اليابسة الفلسطينية كرمى عيون الدبّ ما تبقى من آل سعود!؟

بعدنا طيبين قولوا الله…

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Palestinian prisoners: In the Dark, without Witnesses and Cameras

In the Dark, without Witnesses and Cameras

Israelis Are Used to Images of Palestinians with Bullet Holes in Them Bleeding

By Miko Peled | American Herald Tribune | December 26, 2017

 

By Miko Peled | American Herald Tribune | December 26, 2017

“In the case of the girls the price must exacted at another time, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras.” Wote Israeli journalist Ben Caspit about Ahed Tamimi who kicked and slapped an IDF officer who invaded her home. In his piece he congratulates the officer who didn’t respond to the slapping and kicking and he continues to say that the Tamimi family must learn the hard way that provoking IDF fighters will cost them dearly. “The IDF has creative abilities” Caspit asserts,  abilities with which to exact a price in ways that will not damage its image.

Reading the Israeli press, one is reminded of the story where an evil Jinn came in to a city one day and poured a drug into all the wells of that city. The drug made all who drank the water from the wells mad and it wasn’t long before all the citizens of the city became mad. But the king who also resided in the city had his own water well on the grounds of his palace and so his water remained pure. One day while walking through the city the citizens looked at the king and exclaimed: “Look the king is mad, we must detain him!” When the king heard this, he realized what the evil Jinn had done, he rushed to nearest well and drank from the city’s water.

Israeli media is a world of fantasy. But it’s not a pretty fantasy it is a freighting one where Israeli treatment of Palestinians is characterized as “restrained.” In the summer of 2015 a video that went viral, we saw how an Israeli soldier armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle and wearing a ski mask was chasing a young Palestinian boy with a broken arm down a rocky hillside. This took place in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank. The soldier managed to catch up with the boy, choked him, lifted him up and then threw him on a rock, then he tried to bend or perhaps break the boy’s other arm. Eventually the boy’s sister, Ahed Tamimi, his mother and other women from the village came to the boy’s aid and after a long struggle managed to save the boy from the soldier’s hold. In the process, they also managed to remove the ski mask and expose the soldier’s face. If there is one thing clear it is that the soldier was anything but restrained. In the end another soldier shows up, hits one of the women and rescues the solider at which point out of pure revenge the soldier takes out a tear gas grenade and throws it at the boy and the group that rescued him. In an interview to the Israeli press the soldier’s father said he was proud of his son’s restraint.

Like everything else in life, it’s all a question of relativity. Israelis are used to seeing their enemies pay a hefty price when they dare to raise their heads. It just so happened that once again in the village of Nabi Saleh, in a case that involved the Tamimi family in a case involving an officer this time, the Israeli army showed “restraint” which was mostly met with disapproval. Israelis are used to images of young Palestinians with bullet holes in them bleeding by a checkpoint as Israeli soldiers and sometimes settlers stand by looking at them die slowly and are unmoved. Executed efficiently because, as MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi said during a speech on the floor of the Knesset, they were suspected of carrying scissors or a small knife, or something that resembles a small knife. The Israeli society is used to this being the standard. But in the case of Ahed Tamimi, the army, the press and the politicians are up in arms – because this was abnormal.

Ben Caspit in his piece repeats one claim that is repeated all over the Israeli media – that every Israeli felt the pain when the officer was slapped by the girl and did nothing. Ben Caspit says this officer did the right thing and that at another place and another time Israel must exact a price from the “Tamimi girls” as he calls them. Another Israeli journalist, Israel Eldad, a veteran journalist touches on another very sensitive point. He says he hopes that the prosecution will act decisively and demand a lengthy prison sentence for Ahed Tamimi, and that she will spend many long years in prison. He explains that this will teach the Arabs that the land belongs to Israel and they cannot just slap us around and get away with it. That this sort of “chivalrous behavior” displayed by the officer, may have been proper a long time ago but not in this case. Here it is about making sure that the Arabs know there is no doubt we have a right to that land, including Ahed Tamimi’s house, out of which she kicked the officers.

There are so many layers to this story that one can write pages upon pages and it will never end. A young girl slapping a man who has invaded her home, her space and even though not in this case, but many, many times her privacy. Night raids by the Israeli military into civilian homes when people are asleep in their beds, are very common and Ahed has experienced this countless times. Then, the image of an Arab girl slapping an Israeli, a woman slapping a man, and while images of dead Palestinians, even children, do not create such a public outcry, the reactions to this one were guttural. By the way, no such reactions were seen when a week before Ahed’s case her 15-year-old cousin Mohammad Tamimi was shot in the head. “We gave up hope” his father Bilal told me, but then, by the grace of God after six hours in surgery doctors were eventually able to take the bullet out of his head and Mohammad is recovering at home.

To add to the claims that Israelis are restrained in their reactions, Knesset Member Oren Hazan, who has been accused of a variety of charges from sexual abuse of women working with him to violent assaults and even reckless driving, had recently boarded a bus with families of Palestinian prisoners. The bus was on its way to a military prison when MK Hazan boarded it and began insulting the families. If anyone was showing restraint here it was the families. And as we look at Palestinian reactions to Israeli oppression, intimidation, and abuse for over seven decades it is clear that the Palestinians are those who are restrained. Israel does not need to exercise restraint because having the support of the US, the European governments and even some Arab and Muslim governments, it is able to get away with murder.

*(16-year-old Ahed Tamimi in Israeli military court. Image credit: Tali Shapiro/ Twitter)

Yes, the FBI is America’s secret police

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By James Bovard – The Hill – 12/11/17

Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America’s secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald Trump’s presidency. This is a stunning reversal that may have J. Edgar Hoover spinning in his grave.

In order to boost the credibility of the FBI’s investigations of the Trump team, much of the media is whitewashing the bureau’s entire history. But the FBI has been out of control almost since its birth.

A 1924 American Civil Liberties Union report warned that the FBI had become “a secret police system of a political character.” In the 1930s, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court feared that the FBI had bugged the conference room where justices privately wrangled over landmark cases, as Tim Weiner noted in his “Enemies: A History of the FBI.” In 1945, President Harry Truman noted that “We want no Gestapo or Secret Police. FBI is tending in that direction.” And FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover compiled a list of 20,000 “potentially or actually dangerous” Americans who could be rounded up and locked away in one of the six detention camps the federal government secretly built in the 1950s.

From 1956 through 1971, the FBI’s COINTELPRO program conducted thousands of covert operations to incite street warfare between violent groups, to get people fired, to smear innocent people by portraying them as government informants, to sic the IRS on people, and to cripple or destroy left-wing, communist, white racist, antiwar, and black organizations (including Martin Luther King Jr.). These operations involved vast numbers of warrantless wiretaps and illicit break-ins and resulted in the murder of some black militants. A Senate Committee chaired by liberal Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho) issued a damning report on FBI abuses of power that should be mandatory reading for anyone who believes the bureau deserves deference today.According to Politifact, the FBI is not a “secret police agency” because “the FBI is run by laws, not by whim.” But we learned five years ago that the FBI explicitly teaches its agents that “the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others.” No FBI official was fired or punished when that factoid leaked out because this has been the Bureau’s tacit code for eons. Similarly, an FBI academy ethics course taught new agents that subjects of FBI investigations have “forfeited their right to the truth.” Are liberals so anxious to get Trump that they have swept under the rug the 2015 Washington Post bombshell about false FBI trial testimony that may have sentenced 32 innocent people to death?

Politifact absolved the bureau because “The FBI doesn’t torture or carry out extrajudicial executions.” Tell that to the Branch Davidians — 80 of whom died after the FBI assaulted their ramshackle home with tanks and pyrotechnic devices and collapsed much of the building on their heads even before fires burst out.

Politifact quotes a professor who asserts that “any use of unnecessary violence (by the FBI) would be met with the full force of the criminal law.” Is that why an internal FBI report claimed that every one of the 150 shootings by FBI agents between 1993 and 2011 was faultless?

FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi gunned down Vicki Weaver in 1992 as she stood in her Idaho cabin doorway holding her baby. After I accused the FBI of a coverup in a Wall Street Journal oped, FBI chief Louis Freeh denounced me for twisting the truth. But after a confidential Justice Department report leaked out revealing the FBI’s deceits and unconstitutional rules of engagement, the feds paid a $3 million wrongful death settlement to the Weaver family. When an Idaho County sought to prosecute the FBI sniper, the Justice Department invoked the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution to torpedo the case.

Politifact asserts that “just because the FBI sometimes operates in secret does not mean that it’s a ‘secret police.’” But the FBI’s secrecy is profoundly skewing American politics. More than a year after the 2016 election, Americans still have no idea the true extent of the FBI’s manipulation of the presidential campaign. Did the FBI wrongfully absolve Hillary Clinton on the email server issue? What role did the FBI have in financing or exploiting the Steele dossier? Will we ever learn the full truth?

The so-called fact checkers insists that any comparison of the FBI and KGB is “ridiculous” because the FBI is “subject to the rule of law and is democratically accountable.” But there is little or no accountability when few members of Congress have the courage to openly criticize or vigorously cross-examine FBI officials. House Majority Leader Hale Boggs admitted in 1971 that Congress was afraid of the FBI: “Our very fear of speaking out (against the FBI) … has watered the roots and hastened the growth of a vine of tyranny … which is ensnaring that Constitution and Bill of Rights which we are each sworn to uphold.” The FBI is currently scorning almost every congressional attempt at oversight. Thus far, members of Congress have responded with nothing except press releases and talk show bluster.

Politifact repeatedly scoffs at the notion that the FBI is “a secret police agency such as the old KGB.” And since the FBI is not as bad as the KGB, let’s mosey along and pretend no good citizen has a right to complain. A similar standard could exonerate any American president who was not as bad as Stalin.

In the 1960s, some conservatives adorned their cars with “Support Your Local Sheriff” bumper stickers. How long until we see Priuses with “Support Your Secretive All-Powerful Federal Agents” bumper stickers? But those who forget or deny past oppression help forge new shackles for the American people.

James Bovard is a USA Today columnist and the author of 10 books, including “Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty” (St. Martin’s Press, 1994).

US continues torture in Guantanamo: UN

US continues torture in Guantanamo: UN

Press TV – December 13, 2017

The photo shows the razor wire-topped fence and the watch tower of "Camp 6" detention facility at the US Naval Station in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 8, 2014. (Photo by AFP)The photo shows the razor wire-topped fence and the watch tower of “Camp 6” detention facility at the US Naval Station in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 8, 2014. (Photo by AFP)

An inmate at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.

Former President Barack Obama ended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” via executive order in January 2009, but Melzer said the historic use of torture in CIA custody had not yet led to prosecutions or compensation for victims.

“By failing to prosecute the crime of torture in CIA custody, the US is in clear violation of the Convention against Torture and is sending a dangerous message of complacency and impunity to officials in the US and around the world,” Melzer said in the statement.

The statement cited the case of Ammar al-Baluchi, an inmate in Guantanamo Bay, “where his torture and ill-treatment are reported to continue”.

Ammar al-Baluchi, an inmate in the Guantanamo Bay prison

It said al-Baluchi was named 153 times in the US Senate’s 2014 “torture report”, the result of a six-year investigation into so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

He was said to have suffered relentless torture for three-and-a-half years in CIA “black sites” before being moved to Guantanamo, the UN statement said.

It did not give details of the source of the information about the continuing torture of al-Baluchi, who had been in isolation at a severely restricted-access facility at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade.

“In addition to the long-term effects of past torture, noise and vibrations are reportedly still being used against him, resulting in constant sleep deprivation and related physical and mental disorders, for which he allegedly does not receive adequate medical attention.”

Melzer said the ban on torture and ill-treatment was one of the most fundamental norms of international law and could not be justified in any circumstances.

He said he had renewed a long-standing request to visit Guantanamo Bay to interview inmates, but he and his predecessors in the role had consistently been denied access.

There was no immediate comment from US officials in Geneva.

230 Recently Abducted Palestinians Subject To Torture, Bad Conditions And Humiliation

230 Recently Abducted Palestinians Subject To Torture, Bad Conditions And Humiliation

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The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has warned of the significantly increasing number of Palestinians, who were abducted by the Israeli army in one week, since Trump’s illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel, adding that the soldiers have abducted more than 230 Palestinians, including dozens of children, who are facing torture, bad conditions and humiliation.

The committee stated that the number of abducted Palestinians is dangerously increasing, especially due to massive invasions of homes and property in several parts of occupied Palestine, including Jerusalem.

It added that all of the abducted Palestinians have been subject to one or more forms of physical and psychological torture, humiliation and degradation, during their arrest and interrogation.

The committee said that its lawyers managed to visit many of the abducted Palestinians, who told them that they were left with food or water, and even blankets for 24 hours, and were frequently assaulted and tortured.

The detainees who are held in Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem, said that the soldiers and interrogators dubbed them as “Trump detainees,” referring to all Palestinians who were taken prisoner since the U.S. President made his illegal announcement, in direct violation of International Law and all related United Nations resolutions.

The detainees said that many of them are sleeping on the ground without mattresses or covers, and scores were later moved to Ofer prison, near Ramallah, where they were subject to strip searches, and additional violations.

The Committee stated that Israel continues to violate International law and all related resolutions and agreements, by its ongoing targeting of civilians, and by violating the basic rights of the political prisoners.

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Oh no, they must be distraught. CIA ‘mistakenly’ destroys copy of 6,700-page US torture report

CIA ‘mistakenly’ destroys copy of 6,700-page US torture report

Source: crunchs mag

The CIA inspector general’s office has said it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a comprehensive Senate torture report, despite lawyers for the Justice Department assuring a federal judge that copies of the documents were being preserved.

The erasure of the document by the spy agency’s internal watchdog was deemed an “inadvertent” foul-up by the inspector general, according to Yahoo News.

One intelligence community source told Yahoo News, which first reported the development, that last summer CIA inspector general officials deleted an uploaded computer file with the report and then accidentally destroyed a disk that also contained the document.

 

Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee. (Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

The 6,700-page report contains thousands of secret files about the CIA’s use of “enhanced” interrogation methods, including waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other aggressive interrogation techniques at “black site” prisons overseas.

The full version of the report remains classified, but a 500-page executive summary was released to the public in 2014.

Christoper R. Sharpley, the CIA’s acting inspector general (CIA IG), alerted the Senate intelligence panel that his office’s copy of the report had vanished in August.

And Senator Dianne Feinstein, the driving force behind the 2014 report, sent letters to the CIA and Justice Department confirming the spy agency’s inspector general “has misplaced and/or accidentally destroyed” its copy of the report.

Douglas Cox, a City University of New York School of Law professor who specialises in tracking the preservation of federal records told Yahoo News: “It’s breathtaking that this could have happened, especially in the inspector general’s office – they’re the ones that are supposed to be providing accountability within the agency itself.”

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (Getty Images)

“It makes you wonder what was going on over there?”

Another copy of the report exists elsewhere within the CIA, which is waiting for the conclusion of a years-long legal battle over the document.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr opposed the publication of the report in 2014. Since taking power he has attempted to recover copies of the report that were distributed throughout the Obama administration.

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