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Series - We The People - London News Blasts Bush #20

by Rose Mountain (writer), , October 16, 2007

During these years of darkness it's such a joyous feeling to hear the simple truths, like in the Editorial below from London's Financial Times that exposes to the world the simple truths of the Bush Admin, and dares to challenge the United States to act like a democracy. Intellectually I tell myself that We The People will survive, but like millions of others I know We don't control the media or the vote machines. So I remind myself there are International Laws and Standards for democracies. I remind myself of the whistleblowers, the massive evidence to impeach, and the Congressmembers who know the truth behind the deceptions. I remind myself that more people than ever before are fighting to save our democracy. I even remind myself of the comfort I felt when a local TV news man and the aides of Congresspeople each responded "I know, I know" to the statement 'We're living in a dictatorship'. As I remain hopeful, I pray that more and more others speak the truth.

"IT IS TIME TO SPEAK TRUTH TO US POWER", The Financial Times, Editorial, Monday 08 October 2007. Article below via Truth Out.org, FT.com link at end. http://www.truthout.org/docs2006/101007F.shtml "Since the attacks of September 11 2001, the administration of President George W. Bush has sought to cast a cloak of legality over the wrongs that it has committed in the name of fighting terrorism. Mr Bush seems to think that legal sleight of hand can be used to justify almost any tactic to battle terrorists including, it emerged last week, simulated drowning and other cruel interrogation techniques that Alberto Gonzales, his former attorney-general, appears to have authorised by secret legal memorandum. Time and again, Mr Bush has twisted the law to serve his own national security goals. He has given the rule of law a bad name, and devalued the US constitution all in the name of protecting the American people. But now the US Supreme Court has a chance to pierce this veil of spurious legality, and reveal the constitutional and legal abuses inherent in the anti-terrorism crusade from the treatment of detainees at Guantnamo Bay in Cuba, to the torture of terrorism suspects in secret prisons overseas, to the unwarranted surveillance of the phone calls and e-mails of US citizens. Court cases challenging the legality of these policies have finally made their way to the top court, and civil liberties groups are pleading with the justices to take them up. The court has already agreed to hear a case testing the constitutionality of a 2006 law stripping Guantnamo detainees of the right to challenge their detention in federal court. As soon as Tuesday, the court could announce whether it will also hear a case involving the "renditions" of terrorism suspects in secret prisons overseas. The justices are also being urged to hear a case testing the right of Americans to challenge the government's secret surveillance programme in court. In both the renditions and the surveillance case, the administration is refusing to answer the charges against it, claiming the mantle of state secrecy to stay out of court. These cases give the justices the chance to undertake a comprehensive review of Mr Bush's post-September 11 national security policies. They should not pass up this opportunity. The genius of American democracy is that it gives each branch of government the executive, the legislature and the judiciary the power to check abuses by every other branch. Mr Bush has abused his power, and Congress has failed to hold him to account; it is time the Supreme Court did so. " http://www.ft.com/cms/s/27acf35c-75d3-11dc-b7cb-0000779fd2ac,Authorised=false.html?ilocation=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F27acf35c-75d3-11dc-b7cb-0000779fd2ac.html%3Fnclickcheck%3D1&ireferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.truthout.org%2Fdocs2006%2F101007F.shtml&nclickcheck=1



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17 comments on Series - We The People - London News Blasts Bush #20

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By Mitch on October 16, 2007 at 07:14 pm
Amazing truthtelling editorial by London Financial Times, and please keep sharing your research at Broowaha!
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By Joannie on October 16, 2007 at 08:28 pm
This is great news to hear from London, and thanks for all your articles and speaking out.
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By Kay C on October 16, 2007 at 11:07 pm
Brilliant article - thanks. The neo-cons, as ruthless as they are, aren't as scary as the people who sit around and do nothing - ie. the useless Dems. This exposes the mass corruption of the State of Power itself.
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By Ash Brittany on October 27, 2007 at 04:16 pm
Thanks for spreading the truth. Keep it coming. El G is just being sarcastic 'cause that's all he/she has.
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By Kent J. on October 30, 2007 at 03:45 pm
Keep putting out the great articles. Just ignore El G, he only has sarcasm to offer. Better yet, just laugh at him.
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By Parker on November 02, 2007 at 06:26 pm
How come I don't see or hear about this stuff in mainstream media? I'm getting the suspicion mainstram media is telling me only what the Repugnats want me to see and hear. El G is probably just jealous, thats why his sarcasm
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By Mistress Doctor on November 05, 2007 at 10:15 pm
Impeach Bush and Cheney for treason now! Elect any Democrat to any office! El G is just exercising his right to do what he does well with his one-trick pony show - write sarcasm. Thanks for the smile.
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By Carol on November 05, 2007 at 11:11 pm
Goooood Rose. Silly El G. Yes, impeach The Big Dick and King George now. Anyone but a Republican.
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By Charles on November 06, 2007 at 03:28 pm
Hey Pal (El G), you are way over the line into abuse and your comments of irrational gibberish and random rants are smelly flatulence. How about backing off a couple of lightyears? Rose, write the hell whatever you damn well please. BrooWaha IS Citizen's Journalism. I like to read your articles.
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By Kris on November 06, 2007 at 05:36 pm
El G dude, back waaaay down mf as you are out of line. The lady has a right to write these articles. We find them useful for some of our college research as she has already researched a lot of it and put it into a format all ready for us.
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By Mark J on November 06, 2007 at 06:30 pm
To the Stealth Anons and El G who may very well be one and the same due to syntax similarity: You both suck and blow way over the line. You're abusive rather than constructive. You don't like it, don't read it. Others of us do like it and do read it. 90% of us are now Progressives. WE are the New Moral Majority. Get over it.
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By Charles, Jr on November 14, 2007 at 11:11 pm
It's a curious thing I've noticed. Others have also commented on it. El G seems to be the Queen of The Multiple Broo Accounts. Works well for boosting his rating and dissing authors and comments he doesn't like. What did happen to Tumerica? Is this crap EL G in drag? Will Rose Mountain survive his dissing? It's curious because a lot of the tits and ass stories El G writes is good.
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By Jaime on November 19, 2007 at 11:16 pm
Who is El G?
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By Jaime on November 26, 2007 at 03:15 pm
Thank you anonymous reader. I get it now. El G. (and you) is the crazy person. My mother had better taste than to sleep with El G. Does Rose Mountain know El G's her "mami?"
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By Annonymous on December 05, 2007 at 05:15 pm
I lifted this wonderful comment from Venditto (NY BrooWaha) “people who wish to remain anonymous yet voice opinions are universally accepted as cowards. Just so you're aware.”
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By Credo on February 22, 2008 at 03:17 am

Excellent patience and great work keep them comin......


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By Rose Mountain on August 12, 2008 at 02:31 am

US GLOBAL DOMINATION PLANS by Bush Admin leaked to journalist Neil Mackay September 15, 2002 in UK independent award-winning news Sunday Herald

BUSH PLANS FOR MULTIPLE WARS Before Year 2000, link and text below.


http://sundayherald.com/search/display.var.1032487.0.bush_planned_iraq_regime_change_before__becoming_president.php

By Neil Mackay

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.' The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.

This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'.

The report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the cavalry on the new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'.

The PNAC report also: l refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership'; l describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American political leadership rather than that of the United Nations'; l reveals worries in the administration that Europe could rival the USA; l says 'even should Saddam pass from the scene' bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain permanently -- despite domestic opposition in the Gulf regimes to the stationing of US troops -- as 'Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has'; l spotlights China for 'regime change' saying 'it is time to increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia'. This, it says, may lead to 'American and allied power providing the spur to the process of democratisation in China'; l calls for the creation of 'US Space Forces', to dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent 'enemies' using the internet against the US; l hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq for developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- in decades to come. It says: 'New methods of attack -- electronic, 'non-lethal', biological -- will be more widely available ... combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool'; l and pinpoints North Korea, Libya, Syria and Iran as dangerous regimes and says their existence justifies the creation of a 'world-wide command-and-control system'.

Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said: 'This is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.

'This is a blueprint for US world domination -- a new world order of their making. These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world. I am appalled that a British Labour Prime Minister should have got into bed with a crew which has this moral standing.'

10:10am Sunday 15th September 2002

By Neil Mackay

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