New Republic Calls for Death and Torture of Arundhati Roy
and Stan GoffAuthor:
Tom Frank -- clearly from the Glass School of Journalism the New Republic has
made famous -- described sitting in on an anti-war panel sponsored by the
International Socialist Organization, the Washington Peace Center, the DC
Anti-War Network and other groups.
After having heard the 100 plus attendees cheer sentiments like "Money for
and Education Not For War and Occupation," Frank became so riled up, he
a deranged harangue about the suffering he would like to rain upon people daring
to organize against this war. After Stan Goff, a former Delta Forces soldier and
current organizer for Military Families Speak Out, expressed sentiments like
ain't never resolved nothing through an election," Frank's jag began.
too doughy to do it himself, Frank started to fantasize about a Teutonic
strongman who could shut Goff up. http://www.counterpunch.org
Hey Tom Frank,
Before you open that dirty little word hole of yours: Open your eyes and ears to
the truth of the lies.
Every single "justifiable cause" for this "war on terror"
has been proven to be
nothing but lies, lies, and more lies.
Get a grip and read below, if you can. If you don't know how: get your sitter to
read it to you!
The folly, truth and tradegy of George w. Bush's
"Long War" ie; "The War On
Terror": to bring "Democracy" via Military adventureisim and
corporate greed to the Islamic World. And: his intended division of a once great
and Benevolent Nation.
BY Kim Smith [email protected]
George W. Bush Bin-Laden's vision for Amerika’s future is coming into clearer
focus following "Election 2004": For the next generation or more,the
people will be told to sacrifice their children, their tax dollars and the
remnants of their democracy to what a top U.S. commander now candidly calls the
While Central Command’s Gen. John Abizaid defines the “Long War” as an
indefinite conflict against "Islamic extremism" around the world, Bush
and his fascist supporters have already opened a second front at home, to
silence domestic dissent that they see as "Sapping Amerikan Will.”
Not only has Bush Bin-Laden continued to purge his second-term administration of
even the most soft-spoken skeptics, his disdain for criticism has emboldened his
supporters to routinely refer to public dissenters as “traitors".
Take, for instance: this letter from a Bush supporter who was infuriated when
USA Today’s founder Al Neuharth suggested in an opinion column that U.S.
should be brought home from Iraq “sooner rather than later.”
“This is war and you should be put in prison NOW for talking like this,”
wrote. “You give aid and comfort to our enemies and aid them in murdering our
proud soldiers. You people are a disgrace to Amerika. Your families should be
put in prison with you.”
If you think the extreme contents of this letter is just some rabid rheotoric,
you should persue other comments that Neuharth’s modest suggestion elicited.
Many of Bush Bin-Laden's first cabinet are abandoning ship or being thrown
overboard because of "collisions of conscience" and the
his fascist warmongering charade. The few decent people Bush Bin-Laden
mistakenly hired have been "fired" in an even more obnoxious and
manner than Donald Trump "fires" his apprentices.
Retired Gen. Brent Scowcroft, George H.W. Bush Bin-Laden's former national
security adviser who warned about the risks of getting bogged down in Iraq, is
being dumped as chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory
The transition to President Bush Bin-Laden's second term, which: we can now
refer to as: "the 4th Reich", is filled with backstage betrayals,
pathologies, it would make for an excellent chapter to be added to "I,
Claudius". The elder Bush Bin-Laden's national security adviser was the
remnant of traditional Republican realism and conscience permitted to exist
within the administration.”
The Kerik Fiasco (every Bush Bin-Laden "appointment" is a
While banishing doubters, Bush Bin-Laden has been recruiting sycophants,
sociopaths and other forms of tragically inbred miscreants to re-create a
hierarchy which would be the envy of Lucifer, himself.
Bush Bin-Laden's stupid and cunning choice of Bernard Kerik to run the
Department of "Homeland Security" collapsed after disclosures of
questionable judgment and lack of character in other jobs and his hiring of an
illegal alien as a nanny. But the more troubling fact is that Bush
Bin-Laden wanted a "yes man" like Kerik to oversee a department with
powers over the civil liberties of Amerikan citizens.
Though Bush Bin-Laden judged the former New York police commissioner to be a
“good man,” others who knew Kerik had different opinions. For instance:
working for a Saudi hospital 20 years ago, Kerik ran the investigative arm of a
security force that harassed and spied on Amerikan employees because they
weren’t complying with strict Saudi rules governing "Proper
to former hospital employees interviewed by the Washington Post.“Kerik was a
GOON,” said John Jones, a former hospital manager who also called Kerik and
security team “The Gestapo.”
“Kerik used heavy-handed tactics in following single men around and keeping
away from Saudi women,” said Ted Bailey, a doctor at the King Faisal
Hospital in Riyadh. A paramedic named Michael Queen said, “Men and women had
be careful with security, but Kerik was the one we watched out for the most.”
In his 2001 autobiography, "The Lost Son", Kerik said the Saudi moral
him in an awkward position of having to investigate the private lives of Western
employees. “It was challenging, negotiating such a closed, rigid system and
trying to find justice in laws that, to an Amerikan, were unjust”.
Yet: while expressing discomfort over the demands from his Saudi boss, Kerik
followed orders and kept tabs on fellow AmeriKans.
Eventually: even Saudi authorities concluded that the hospital security team
went too far. Kerik and five other members of the security staff were FIRED AND
DEPORTED, the former hospital employees told the Washington post Dec. 8, 2004.
Bush Bin-Laden’s choice for Attorney General is White House counsel Alberto
Gonzales, who participated in legal opinions asserting Bush Bin-Laden’s right
Kommander-in-chief to ignore international law and also the constitutional
protections of U.S. citizens by labeling them “enemy combatants", when
comes to "justify" a crack down on all free speech, so they can
be "dissapperaed" into U.S. run concentration camps around the world.
In summing up the White House position on Bush Bin-Laden’s "right"
and order torture, one military lawyer called the scope of authority being
asserted “presidential power at its absolute apex.” [Wall Street Journal,
To replace Secretary of State Powell, Bush Bin-Laden has picked his close
confidant and national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, who helped whip up
Amerikan fears of Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction by alluding to
possible “mushroom clouds.” Rice is so close to Bush Bin-Laden that she once
slipped up at a dinner party and referred to Bush Bin-Laden as “my husb…”
catching herself and replacing that with “President Bush.” (What a Freudian
for Condi to make at a dinner party! This should be an indicator that he has
"fly trouble" as well as his other disorders)
Possibly more than any other administration in memory, Bush Bin-Laden has prized
blind loyalty over all other "virtues". In reinforcing this notion,
Bin-Laden has bestowed "high honors" on subordinates who complied with
wishes no matter how wrongheaded, indecent, illegal and immoral.
On Dec. 14, Bush Bin-Laden debased the "medal of Freedom" by giving
fascists like; former CIA Director George Tenet, who gave Bush Bin-Laden the
false intelligence on Iraq’s WMD's to justify the war; to retired Gen. Tommy
Franks, who agreed to divert troops from chasing al-Qaeda leader Osama
Bin-Forgotten to Bush Bin-Laden’s other priority of invading and raping Iraq;
and to former Iraq administrator Paul Bremer, who purposely ensured the chaotic
U.S. occupation would be made worse by the administration’s decision to
the Iraqi army and target Iraqi women and children for death.
Now: as Bush Bin-Laden looks forward to his second Inaugural, the disturbing
view of the future is of the "Long War", fought across the Islamic
no end in sight. In an interview with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius,
Abizaid acknowledged that the "Long War" is still in its early stages
consume decades and tens of thousands more deaths. "Victory also will be
measure", Abizaid said.
Despite the gravity of this moment, there has been no debate in the United
States about whether the “Long War” strategy to subjugate the Middle East
first: morally right and, second: achievable to any measurable degree.
For its supporters: the war’s "necessity" is "beyond
debate", given that
"Islamic extremists" from "al-Qaeda" attacked U.S. targets
on Sept. 11, 2001.
Bush Bin-Laden himself was one of the main planners in a military-oriented
solution to the "threat" in the days after the attacks as well as on
stupitity of making the invasion of Iraq a centerpiece of the tragedy, even
though they KNEW Saddam Hussein’s secular dictatorship had nothing to do with
The fascist thinking went that U.S. military force in Iraq would give rise to a
pro-Amerikan government in Baghdad, followed by similar changes in other Middle
Eastern capitals as more puppet regeimes were installed. The only worthwhile
discussion, for them, was over tactics for “winning,” not the wisdom of
the moral high ground by making a national act of contrition, completly
withdrawing the brutal occupying forces, and making restitution to the innocent
people of Iraq.
If one concludes that the Sept. 11 attacks were a lucky punch, that would
suggest that a more targeted reaction to "Islamic terrorism" might be
Such as: a mix of defensive measures at home, and seriously addressing the root
causes of Islamic animosity: like the ongoing U.S. Financed Israeli vs
Palestinian genocide. Something which should be addresed by pulling the Amerikan
purse strings tightly closed and ratifying all 24 UN resolutions against Israel
we previously vetoed. Also: an end to the Amerikan racially motivated genocide
against the Islamic world.
Under this analysis: waging a "Long War" and occupying a major Islamic
such as Iraq has put the Unit States in greater danger, not less. The goal of
killing “a lot of "rag-heads”" as Abizaid’s advisers describe
while it may be an emotionally satisfying event for the fascists,it will never
work because current U.S. policy is generating more hatred around the world and
thus: is inciting more “Islamic extremests”.
When U.S. troops engage in torture, sexual humiliation of captives, executions
of battlefield wounded, using women and children as human shields, and the
deliberate killing of women and children, which are unfortunately the
predictable results of the U.S. invasion of Iraq when knowing the track record
of the U.S. for racist abuses, it is quite apparent that antipathy toward the
United States is deepening. [For example: see the Los Angeles Times’ Dec. 29,
2004, article “Getting an Education in Jihad” about a Lebanese teacher who
so furious over U.S. mistreatment of Iraqis he traveled to Iraq to join the
The hard truth is that Abizaid’s "Long War" will not only be long,
costly, it is counterproductive, increasing danger to the American homeland,
reducing it. Meanwhile; the war exacerbates political animosities at home, while
inviting the Bush Bin-Laden junta and its successors to step up suppression of
Just as the long "Cold War" gave rise to the "military-industrial
President Dwight David Eisenhower warned against and General Smedley Butler's
warnings of the coming abuses that absolute power incubates, the "Long
against "Islamic extremism" has put the United States on a course
toward a more
militarized society, a form of government more like a Fascist Empire than a
To further shore up Bush Bin-Laden's grip on absolute power: he has threatend
all members of congress who do not vote to confirm those 20 disputed federal
court nominees: they would be "Targeted For Defeat".
This is basically a war where "Victory": as defined by this
who has the highest "body count".
Whoever the "Victor" is: We have all lost if we continue to allow them
us down this path.