Fascism is the union of government with private business against the People.
"To The States, or any one of them, or to any city of The States: Resist much, Obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, at once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, ever afterward resumes its liberty." from "Caution" by Walt Whitman

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Why do we use the word Fascism?

The word Fascism is used because it is the only historically accurate word in the English language for identifying the process of the consolidation of control over resources for the purpose of creating wealth and profit at the expense of Human Rights, the ecology, "liberal values" and sovereignty of the people living in submission to Fascism. (See Anti-Fascist solutions [link])
Plutocrats and their Trans-National Corporations have no national loyalties or primary citizenship. They are multinational by their own definition. Fascism as an ideology is not monolithic. It is nationalistic or theocratic when it serves to promote popular agendas, but all fascist movements are united to serve the various cliques of plutocracy. Fascism can be against one set of plutocrats, while working to protect the property of another set.

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power."
- 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt, "Message to Congress on Curbing Monopolies" [link].

"They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective ... using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously (is to) keep the common man in eternal subjugation.- 1944, Vice-President Henry Wallace interview with the New York Times, (and what happened afterwards [link]).

Economic Dictatorship
* "5 Facts About America's Pathological Wealth Distribution" [link]
* "Wealthy Thrive and Poorest Dive as Surge in US Inequality Continues" [link]
Fascism mirrors the psychology of it's patron plutocrats.
It can be paranoid, selfish, exclusive, vain and against reason.

It serves only the interest of the plutocracy, to stabilize their economic power.
Meet the monopolists... [link]

400 individual USA citizens have more money than the entire economy of Russia!
* "US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study" [link].
The "Forbes 400" list of wealthiest Americans [forbes.com/forbes-400/list], [forbes.com/sites/luisakroll/2013/09/16/inside-the-2013-forbes-400-facts-and-figures-on-americas-richest]: "The 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02 trillion, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Russia. That is a gain of $300 billion from a year ago, and more than double a decade ago. The average net worth of list members is a staggering $5 billion, $800 million more than a year ago and also a record. The minimum net worth needed to make the 400 list was $1.3 billion. The last time it was that high was in 2007 and 2008, before property and stock market values began sliding. Because the bar is so high, 61 American billionaires didn’t make the cut."   

Monopolist Dictatorship over the resources of the USA [link]
* 95% of new wealth created 2009 to 2012 in USA went to top 1% [link]
* Richest 10% of USA Citizens own 80% of the stock market [inequality.org/wealth-inequality]
* Private Monopolies increase Taxation of the Public for the enrichment of their investors [link]
* Private CEOs’ exorbitant salaries paid for by the Taxpayers [link]
* Plutocratic Philanthropy only benefits their own vision of culture and education [link]
* "The Other America": 2800 corporations have liquid cash equal to ALL USA Federal Spending for 2013 [link]
* "Billionaires' influence felt in state's water policy" (California) [link]
* "America’s Top 10 Corporate Tax Avoiders" [link], showing how many of the Federal military contractors are allowed to not pay taxes on profits made using tax-payer funding.
* 32 Companies dodged USD $72 billion in taxes during 2012, enough to fund the entire Federal education budget [link]
* "Debtor nation: Americans pay interest on $163 billion held by top tech firms overseas" (2014) [link]

Ideology of the monopolists (and their happy little helpers) [link].
* An ideology mixing libertarianism with dictatorship [link]
* Unlimited Pollution and Profit [link]
* "Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)" determined using artificial indicators of economic growth and is used by the monopolized media to reassure the investors and the public [link].
* How traders manipulate stocks using computers [link]
The stock market cannot uplift the quality of life of all the people...

How Monopolists use government to rule the people [link]
* Canada, and economic domination by USA petroleum cartels [link]
* Private Bureaucracies use Federal Government to protect holdings, enact profitable policies, despite economic crisis [link]
* Corruption in the USA: When individual monopolists can buy an entire congress... [link]
* Federal Congress legislates for profit [link]
* Monopolists using State Legislative entities to attack Wages and Labor Standards [link]
* State Policy Network (SPN) [link]
Democrat Party [link]
* The "Tea Party", an electoral vanguard aided by monopolists [link]
* Libertarianism is an ideology for unrestricted fascism [link]
* Fascism in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emmanual and his ideological inheritors [link]
Monetization of Political Freedom in the USA [link]
North Carolina Republican Party work to prevent the rise of sovereign energy sources (2014) [link]
* "SEC Goldman Lawyer Says Agency Too Timid on Wall Street Misdeeds" [link]
Private investor partisans control national security of the USA [link]
Indiana: "The Ultra-Right-Wing State Nobody Mentions" (2014) [link]
The fascist's solution to the Liberal Agenda: President Barack Obama [link]
FreedomWorks, a private-sector political entity, influences the Federal Congress [link]
The Royal Dutch Shell company says energy is best exported, and doing so makes for better national security (2014-09) [link]

Prevention of political alternatives to the two-party establishment on the ballot:
* Florida: Legislation considered to stifle the participation of political alternatives to the official two state parties (2011) [link]

Poverty is a Crime [link]
* America’s Disappeared [link]
* Homelessness is a Human Rights Abuse
The Minimum-Wage Economy: An Apartheid of Dollars [link]
* "Six Ways America is Like a Third-World Country" [link]
Philadelphia PD seize homes of people who can't pay legal fees [link]

Monopolists create artificial 'Economic Crisis' to expand their dominion...  [link]

Corporatised social-spending:
** Government social-programs designed to alleviate famine are organized in collaboration with private food production companies. These social-programs provide the companies with a steady source of income and guaranteed purchase rates.
Also see:
** "How advocates against government social-programs "prove" their point" [link]

Monopolized Media Censorship [link]
* Wealthy exhibit willful ignorance of the conditions of life for the poor [link]
* The so-called "Liberal Press" [link]
* The so-called "Conservative Press" [link]

Being under Permanent Suspicion by State and Private clandestine agencies [link]
* Targeting of Black / New African National Leadership [link]
* War against Dissent by private clandestine services [link]
Reform addressing human and civil-rights abuses by Clandestine Agencies is a facade [link]

Electronic Surveillance & Harassment
* Google is an extension of Military and Clandestine agencies [link]
* Indications that Facebook monitors and interferes with dissidents [link]
* "Meet the Data Brokers Who Help Corporations Sell Your Digital Life" [link]
* Pattern of cyber-attacks against "leftist" populist news journals [link]
* US Military study social media trends for use against democracy campaigns [link]

Unlimited War for Unlimited Profits [link]
* Dept. of Defense fraudulently gives away money with no oversight [link]
* Navy's Culture of Corruption [link]
* Promoting American Exceptionalism, an ideology for mega-death [link]
USA Citizens not allowed to know Overseas Drone Death Toll (2014-04) [link]
* USA gives $2.7 Billion to DynCorp for work in Afghanistan and Iraq, despite knowing it engages in sex slavery and death-squad operations [link]
* $1.45 Trillion of tax money to Private Armament Companies for F-35 attack jet [link]

"There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself." - Daniel Ken Inouye, during the Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (Iran-Contra hearings) (1987) [en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Daniel_Inouye] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbFphX5zb8w]

'Christian' Monopolists and fascism [link]
"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy." - Book of Ezekiel, chapter 16, verses 49-50.
* Political Agendas, Profit Motives, Religious Truth, and Cognitive Dissonance [link]
* Ronald Reagan: Capitalists and Fascists in need of "their" President [link]
* "46 Percent of Mississippi Republicans Want Interracial Marriage Banned" (2011) [link]
* Private Religious Law displacing Public Secular Law [link]

"This Racist Drug War..." [link], is an Unconstitutional War, a War against the People [link], for profit [link].

Prison archipelago: Slave Labor; Systematic Torture; Human Experimentation
* Political & Conscious Prisoners in the U$A [link]
* Slave Labor in USA prisons [link]
* Torture in Prisons [link]
* "School to Prison" pipeline [link]
* Prisons, not medical asylums, house many of the mentally ill [link]
Youth Prisoner Uprising at Woodland Hills detention center in Tennessee [link]

Destruction of quality and inexpensive public education
Goldman Sachs controls Education Management Corp., which is the 2nd largest for-profit education entity, charges $15000 for comparable Community College public education worth $520!
Private companies are using Public Schools to, literally, "dumb down" the workforce [link]...
Under-education of the People is the reason why the process of fascism goes uninterrupted, and nobody reads books anymore [link]!
* Fascism at Florida State University [link]
* Destruction of Libraries at Los Angeles Unified School District [link]
* “Who Is Behind the Privatization of Public Education?” [link]
* Missouri State Politicians are destroying all public schools [link] (2014)
* "New Orleans Nearly Finished Killing Off Its Public Schools" [link] (2014)

Healthcare in the USA controlled by profit-driven private companies [link]
* This was private healthcare’s plans, no matter who's President after 2012, instead of single-payer or socialized medicine [link]

49.1 million residents in USA are food-insecure [link]

Fascism and Labor Unions [link]
* "Right To Work" law is an abolishment of Human Rights [link]

"Economic Sacrifice Zones", the so-called "Ghetto".
* "Capitalism’s Sacrifice Zones" [link], 2012-07-20 from "Public Affairs Television, Inc."

Censoring USA history [link]

Captive Nations: 
* The BIA's "Indian Country"
* Puerto Rico [link]
* New Africa [link]

"American Fascism: How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government", 2013-06-04 interview with Ralph Nader by Democracy Now! [link]:
Watch Part 1 of this interview: [link]
Watch Part 2 of this interview: [link]
Describing the United States as an "advanced Third World country," longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for a new mass movement to challenge the power corporations have in Washington. "It is not too extreme to call our system of government now 'American Fascism.' It's the control of government by big business, which Franklin Delano Roosevelt defined in 1938 as fascism," Nader says. "We have the lowest minimum wage in the Western world. We have the greatest amount of consumer debt. We have the highest child poverty, the highest adult poverty, huge underemployment, a crumbling public works -- but huge multi-billionaires and hugely profitable corporations. I say to the American people: what's your breaking point? When are you going to stop making excuses for yourself? When are you going to stop exaggerating these powers when you know you have the power in this country if you organize it?"

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fascists to cleanse USA history of "anything divisive", including the mention of slavery or illegality of wars

This page documents how fascists are attempting to cleanse history from schools and in the monopolist media. To cleanse history is to omit any knowledge of historical fascism in the USA. To censor knowledge of the old Jim Crow regime is to allow for it to return. To make it as though the USA was always the "best Democracy" and a "shining light on the world" without acknowledging the world empire of economic dictatorships benefiting the investment-class of the USA.

"Ben Carson: New AP U.S. history course will make kids want to ‘sign up for ISIS’ "2014-09-29 by Valerie Strauss for "The Washington Post"
(Ben Carson Photo by Scott Morgan for The Washington Post)
Here’s the video of Carson on Monday at the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Action Summit:
(download only) [https://web.archive.org/web/20141004003957/http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/clips/2014/09/29/36951/natsecsummit-20140929-carson-1.mp4]
The new Advanced Placement U.S. history framework has become the target of intense criticism from conservatives who charge that it is anti-American, the latest attack coming on Monday from potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, a famed pediatric neurosurgeon who said that “most people” who complete the course would then be “ready to sign up for ISIS.”
Conservatives have said that the new history framework –  being used this fall in classrooms around the country — does not highlight American achievements or mention key American historical figures but spends a lot of time talking about America’s worst period.  Top officials at the College Board, which owns the Advanced Placement program, have said there is nothing anti-American about the document.  College Board President David Coleman and AP program head Trevor Packer have both rejected the criticism, noting that the controversial framework is not a full curriculum but an outline for teachers to design their own lesson plans according to individual state requirements.
AP courses do not come prepackaged, giving teachers freedom to develop their own curriculum and lesson plans. The previous framework, which was updated after teachers complained that it had too much in it and did not allow students time to delve deeply into any particular subject, did not include specific names or dates either. The authors of the new framework issued a public letter recently that said in part:
[begin quote]
The AP U.S. History course is an advanced, college-level course – not an introductory U.S. history course — and is not meant to be students’ first exposure to the fundamental narrative of U.S. history. Because countless states, districts, and schools have their own standards for U.S. history teaching, we did not want to usurp local control by prescribing a detailed national curriculum of people, places, and events. As a result, we created a framework , not a full curriculum, so that local decision makers and teachers could populate the course with content that is meaningful to them and that satisfies their state mandates (such as teachers choosing to discuss the heroic World War II experiences of Bob Dole, Daniel Inouye, or Dorie Miller).
[end quote]
The new framework — known as APUSH — has been under attack for weeks. The Republican National Committee last month passed a resolution bashing it as reflecting “a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.” The RNC urged the College Board, which owns the Advanced Placement program, to delay implementation for a year until it can be reviewed.
After the RNC resolution was passed, Coleman issued a letter saying that the criticism was confusing the framework with a curriculum, but said that to help ease the minds of people concerned that the course did not pay enough attention to the nation’s founders, he would release a full practice exam for the AP course (see below).
That didn’t stem the criticism, and Carson joined the conservative attack on Monday. My Post colleague Nia-Malika Henderson reported on Monday [https://archive.today/1vtcN] that Carson, a contributor to FOX News, said the “likelihood is strong” that he will run for president in 2016 and a fundraising front, the National Draft Ben Carson Committee, is already raising millions of dollars.
Media Matters reported on Monday [http://mediamatters.org/video/2014/09/29/foxs-ben-carson-ap-history-curriculum-would-mak/200933] that Carson appeared at the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Action Summit and said the history course being taught in schools is so distorted that he thinks that “most people when they finish that course they’d be ready to sign up for ISIS.” (See video below.) ISIS is the terrorist organization that the United States has targeted with air strikes in Syria and Iraq. He said:
“I am a little shocked quite frankly looking at the AP course in American history that’s being taught in high schools across our country right now. There’s only two paragraphs in there about George Washington. George Washington, believe it or not. Little or nothing about Martin Luther King. A whole section of slavery and how evil we are. A whole section about Japanese internment camps. A whole section about how we wiped out American Indians with no mercy. I mean I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to sign up for ISIS. This is what we are doing to the young people in our nation. We have got to stop this silliness. We have to stop crucifying ourselves. Have we made mistakes as a nation? Of course we have. Why? Because we are people and all people make mistakes.”
Carson has previously made headlines for comments against gay marriage as well and against evolution [https://archive.today/lTI5A].
Meanwhile, in Jefferson County, Colorado, about 1,000 students have been protesting a call by a member of the Board of Education there for a review of the AP history course to see if it, among other things, promotes civil disobedience. The College Board issued an unprecedented statement late last week saying it was supporting the students. The statement said in part:
“The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program supports the actions taken by students in Jefferson County, Colorado to protest a school board member’s request to censor aspects of the AP U.S. History course. These students recognize that the social order can — and sometimes must — be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice. Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history — from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement. And these events and ideas are essential within the study of a college-level, AP U.S. History course.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The "Conservative" Stab-in-the-back

Everyone knows what "stab in the back" means, when referring to wars for energy wealth. Capitalists, Dictators and brutal mercenaries all agree, ending the mass killings of civilians is a bad thing, especially when civilians form a militia and fight back, in which case, the war must go on!

Often, the term "stab in the back" is used by "conservatives" to describe any political action against the use of weapons of mass destruction, such as seen in the USA war against the People of Iraq. It is known for certain that the mass killings of hundreds of thousands of civilians within the jurisdiction of Iraq has influenced a militant ideology among them, which is hostile to not only the USA but also its allies. Although the allies do subsidize their own non-state militias across the Arabia Peninsula, the action of ending the Iraq war is being shown as a "stab in the back" being done by "liberals" like Pres. Obama and the Democrat Party.

What follows shows how the global fascist alliance secures the image of the "stab in the back" to influence popular opinon in the USA for support of expanding military operations.
** "Saudis lament, 'we have been stabbed in the back by Obama' " (2013-12-27) [http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/27/saudis-lament-have-been-stabbed-in-back-by-obama/] [archive.today/MgR0p]

Recently (2014-07) I heard my man Toby Keith call out Obama for his stab in the back against the war! Why does his opinion matter? Because his views become the views of his millions of devoted listeners of his popular music, and he is an investor in weapons industries and energy extraction companies.
** "Toby Keith, Cowboy Capitalist: Country's $500 Million Man"[http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2013/06/26/toby-keith-cowboy-capitalist-countrys-500-million-man/] [archive.today/CwETC]

And mercenary army owner is also calling out Obama for the stab in the back concerning the war in Iraq!
"Blackwater founder: We could have fought ISIS if Obama hadn't 'crushed my old business' " (2014-09-22) [http://rt.com/usa/189684-blackwater-private-army-isis/] [archive.today/KCKQ0]

Thursday, September 18, 2014

How advocates against government social-programs "prove" their point

"War on Poverty, fail", 2014-09-18 [https://archive.today/dIJyX]:
From the Rush Limbaugh show....
Our old buddy at the Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector, is back with yet another great paper on what a total, total abomination the War on Poverty has been. I mean, the numbers he cites in his piece are just mind boggling.
For example, the U.S. has spent $22 trillion in its War on Poverty, three times the amount we have spent on all wars combined, and still the percentage of people in poverty is the same as it was before the War on Poverty began. And Rector said, "How is this possible? How in the world can we spend $22 trillion and not even change the circumstances of people?" And he gets into the original purposes of LBJ, and of course, just like FDR, it was to create a permanent Democrat majority with all these things.
When the War on Poverty began, 7% of children in America were born outside marriage. Today, 42% of all kids born in this country are born out of wedlock. And in the African-American community, it's 73%. War on Poverty. That's the beginning point for these numbers. Seven percent birthrate outside marriage in 1965, now 42% nationwide, 73% in the black community.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Private Religious Law, Public Secular Law

A teen-age man's life is made useless by the marking of his name with incarceration, which prevents access to grants for higher-learning, and higher-economic class.
Secular law does not enforce the dictates of a religion on non-believers. It will enforce laws against trespassing, stealing, and destruction against a public monument, as an act of protecting property...
When a religion governs a state, it is a political ideology which is defended against all non-violent "outrages".
The offender is charged with the following: “Desecration of a Venerated Object.”, which is defined as “Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action.”

"It's a simple case of statutory rape"

"Teen Faces 2 Years in Prison for Taking a Lewd Photo…..With a Statue"2014-09-11 by Cassandra Rules [http://thefreethoughtproject.com/teenager-facing-years-offensive-facebook-photos]:
An Everett, Pennsylvania, teenager is facing two years locked away over some offensive photos posted to his facebook account.
The photos depict him in mock sexual positions with a Jesus Statue.  The statue does not appear to have been harmed during the incident.
KRON4 reports that the photos were taken and uploaded in July in front of the “Love in the Name of Christ” Christian organization in his hometown of Everett.
The young man is charged with “Desecration of a Venerated Object.”, which is defined as “Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action.”
This is a charge that was often used against people who burnt American flags in protest.
In Texas v. Johnson, Johnson was charged with Desecration of a Venerated Object for burning an American Flag during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas.
The case brought to light questions about whether or not expressive acts were protected under the amendment. The supreme court ultimately decided that the burning of the flag in protest was in fact, protected speech, since it was done in an expressive manner with obvious political intentions.
It is important to note that any act may be protected or not depending upon context and intention. For example, if a flag was burned in protest it is protected speech, if it was burned as an act of vandalism, it is not.
If the young man was expressing his distaste for the church, then legally, per our constitution, these charges must be dropped.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"CIA Press Handlers" act as official censors and propaganda agents

The so-called "Liberal Press" [link]

"FOIA Requests Expose Corporate Media Working Directly with the CIA"
2014-09-10 by Cassius Methyl for "TheAntiMedia" [http://theantimedia.org/foia-requests-expose-corporate-media-working-directly-with-the-cia/] (archive.today):
View the complete set of emails (hundreds of pages) at
** [https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1283562-cia-public-affairs-emails.html]
** [https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1283562/cia-public-affairs-emails.pdf].

Ken Dilanian, an AP ‘journalist’ and former LA Times writer, was exposed recently for coordinating with none other than the Central Intelligence Agency.
He submitted his articles in progress and pieces of information he was to use in articles to ‘CIA Press Handlers’ via email, and documents obtained by ‘The Intercept‘ illustrate the entire process of oversight and heavy influence exerted by the CIA over the LA Times, as well as several other corporate media outlets [https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/04/former-l-times-reporter-cleared-stories-cia-publication/] (archive.today).
Dilanian promised in emails that he would paint the agency in a positive light. He used his writing abilities for darkness, doing such things as making it seem as if drone strikes were morally justified, painting his stories as if innocent people were not savagely shredded to pieces in drone strikes.
This is just one glimpse into  a large connection to be further uncovered with irrefutable pieces of evidence such as these leaked emails.
(Click to enlarge. Credit: The Intercept) View original page at [https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1283562-cia-public-affairs-emails.html#document/p346]

To cite some of these emails between Ken Dilanian and CIA press handlers, here is a quote; “I’m working on a story about congressional oversight of drone strikes that can present a good opportunity for you guys,” Ken said in an email to a CIA press handler. He continued to say that his ‘journalism’ about drone strikes would be “reassuring to the public”.
These are some of the most concrete facts out there that show precisely how the corporate media is bought and paid for, controlled by powers that annihilate the objectivity of the reporting. That objectivity obviously never existed; for those who just can’t seem to believe that mainstream media intentionally, calculatedly manipulates people into holding opinions that don’t align with reality, here is your irrefutable proof, and much more is coming.
(Click to enlarge. Credit: The Intercept)

All of these revealing emails are the result of FOIA requests by people fighting the good fight; hundreds of pages were released revealing connections between the CIA and The Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more .
If you thought that was bad, the documents proceeded to reveal that people from those ‘news agencies’ routinely went to meetings with CIA press handlers in McLean, Virginia.
Now prepare to recognize some names of corporate media correspondents who went to these CIA briefings; David Ignatius,  Fox News’ Brett Baier, Juan Williams, and Catherine Herridge [https://web.archive.org/web/20140914105149/https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/04/former-l-times-reporter-cleared-stories-cia-publication/].
FOIA requests for connections between government agencies and the corporate media are on the rise, and more will surely be revealed. Really though, do you feel like you need more evidence suggesting the mainstream media coordinates with the CIA and associates?
These mainstream media outlets have not only lies and manipulation to be guilty of, but they have blood on their hands.
The mainstream media’s manipulation of the American people’s perception of war leads to mass apathy, which plays a large role in the US Government and associated powers having the ability to get away with murder, war crimes, and numerous other atrocities with impunity .
The documents referred to in this article can be viewed here, thanks to The Intercept [https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1283562-cia-public-affairs-emails.html].
Some people don’t understand this and just need the straightest, most irrefutable facts to be fully convinced of the reality of this situation. On that note, please share this with absolutely as many people as possible, and if you can get a person who didn’t get it before to understand it now, you have put in work to accelerate the paradigm shift towards massive awareness and peace.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

USA torture techniques include near drowning, beyond "waterboarding" with a cloth

Reporter Christopher Hitchens of Vanity Fair Magazine undergoes waterboarding
[www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1q-IqLLMZ4], of what the public was shown in the monopolist media about waterboarding. News media consumers are told throughout the world that the USA's torture techniques do not exceed "waterboarding" with a cloth, alongside rare mentions of "Black Sites" where mercenaries are paid by USA agencies to conduct physical torture (especially in Libya).

"CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths' "
2014-09-07 by Peter Foster for the "Telegraph" daily newspaper
Washington -
The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions in the years that followed the September 11 attacks, a security source has told The Telegraph.
The description of the torture meted out to at least two leading al-Qaeda suspects, including the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, far exceeds the conventional understanding of waterboarding, or “simulated drowning” so far admitted by the CIA.
“They weren’t just pouring water over their heads or over a cloth,” said the source who has first-hand knowledge of the period. “They were holding them under water until the point of death, with a doctor present to make sure they did not go too far. This was real torture.”
The account of extreme CIA interrogation comes as the US Senate prepares to publish a declassified version of its so-called Torture Report – a 3,600-page report document based on a review of several million classified CIA documents.
Publication of the report is currently being held up by a dispute over how much of the 480-page public summary should remain classified, but it is expected to be published within weeks.
A second source who is familiar with the Senate report told The Telegraph that it contained several unflinching accounts of some CIA interrogations which – the source predicted – would “deeply shock” the general public.
Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee that authored the report has promised that it will expose “brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation”. The Senate report is understood to accuse the CIA of lying and of grossly exaggerating the usefulness of torture.
It is being angrily opposed by many senior Republicans, former CIA operatives and Bush-era officials, including the former US vice president Dick Cheney, who argue that is it poorly researched and politically motivated.
The CIA has previously admitted that it used black sites to subject at least three high-value al-Qaeda detainees to “enhanced interrogation” – namely Mohammed, the alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri and alleged senior Bin Laden aide Abu Zubaydah.
An internal report in 2004 by the CIA’s own Office of Inspector General admitted that Mohammed had been “waterboarded” 183 times and Abu Zubaydah 83 times – but actual details of how the interrogations were administered have never been provided.
When the 109-page CIA report was made public in 2009 following a freedom of information lawsuit, large portions of it remained redacted – or blacked out – including all 23 pages that followed the factual admission that interrogators “applied the waterboard technique” to Mohammed.
An official CIA description of waterboarding in the 2004 report says that a cloth is used to cover a subject’s nose and mouth and is saturated with water for “no more than 20 seconds” before being removed. A stream of water is then “directed at the upper lip” in order to prolong “the sense of suffocation”.
However the report also admits that waterboarding was being carried in a “manner different” from that prescribed in the US military’s standard SERE training manual, but details were not revealed, beyond the frequency of the treatment, which was admitted to have broken guidelines.
Among the additional difficulties for investigators seeking the truth about what happened is the fact that in November 2005 the CIA destroyed some 92 video tapes of its waterboarding and interrogation of Mohammed and the others.
The officer responsible, Jose Rodriquez, was reprimanded but justified his actions by arguing that he feared the tapes would eventually leak to the media, provoking a backlash that would endanger officers’ lives.
The White House and the State Department fear that the Senate report could still cause a backlash and have made preparations for increased security at sensitive sites when it is eventually published.
Despite the destruction of video evidence, however, a third source familiar with the still-classified accounts of the most severe of the CIA interrogations, said that the practices were much more brutal than is widely understood.
“They got medieval on his ass, and far more so than people realise,” the source told The Telegraph referring to the treatment of Mohammed and Nashiri, but declined to provide further details because of the still-classified nature of the material.
Amrit Singh, a lawyer with the New York-based Open Society Justice Initiative and the author of Administration of Torture, a book detailing the Bush administration’s torture policy, said the new details of the CIA excesses should not come as a surprise.
“Given the lengths that Bush-era CIA officials went to cover up the truth, including destroying videotapes depicting waterboarding of prisoners, it comes as no surprise that the torture was more brutal than previously revealed.
“It is, however, something that the American public has a right to know about, and an obligation to reckon with, and these revelations only underscore the urgent need for release of the Senate intelligence committee report,” she said.