Archive for September 14th, 2007

Marine takes a stand against the Iraq war

by Geezer Power …6:17 PM PDT

Taking a stand

I informed my chain of command of my beliefs. I could tell from that first conversation that things were not going to go well. I told them that I believed our presence in Iraq was unlawful. I explained that I no longer believed in a policy of war and that I would file as a conscientious objector. Simply put, I could no longer in good conscience participate in a combat role against the Iraqi people.

Seconds after the words left my mouth, my life changed. Inside I had more peace than I had felt in over a year. I knew immediately that I had done the right thing. However, I was aggressively disarmed, confined, and shut off from contacting anyone, including family or an attorney.

I was illegally confined to a cot in an operations room, placed under 24 hour guard, and escorted to the bathroom before I was formally charged with refusal to follow an order two weeks later. I remained confined until I pled guilty (with little choice) less than a week after that. I was immediately sent to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait to serve 30 days in a military prison. I was just released from the brig the other day and I’m now in the process of being “kicked out” with an “Other Than Honorable” discharge. I regret nothing.

After I told my command my beliefs, and once they realized they couldn’t intimidate me and that I was serious, they decided that it was going to become an “information war”.

~The rest of the story~

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By GEF @ 5:42 PM EDT

From Article: “Look at you, look at your life,” Keller says. “You live like a hunted goat in caves, totally dependent on a small group of people for your survival. At any moment, one of those you trust could betray you like Judas betrayed Jesus and your life would be over. The false prophet you follow, Mohammad, was poisoned to death by one of his wives.”

Switcheroo: American minister sends video to Osama
Says he’s damned to hell if he doesn’t repent, convert

Posted: September 14, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Bill Keller

WASHINGTON – An American television evangelist has turned the tables on al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden – sending him a video message warning him to repent of his sins and convert to Christianity.

“Osama, since you seem to be a fan of video messages, I thought this would be the best way to communicate with you,” says Bill Keller, host of the Florida-based “Live Prayer” TV program as well as LivePrayer.com in a message being posted to YouTube and 20 other major video sites in the U.S. as well as some 50 in the Middle East.

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Papers Pan Bush Iraq Speech

anthony @ 17:38 BST

NYT: ” Bush Has No Strategy To End His Disastrous War”…WaPo ‘Fact Check’: Bush “At Times Contradicted…His Own Words”…LA Times: “Word ‘Victory’ [Has] Quietly Disappeared” From Bush’s Vocabulary…SF Chronicle: “No One Should Be Fooled” By Attempt To Repackage Policy…NY Post: Bush “Consigning The Future Of Iraq” To The ’08 Elections

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by GEF @ 12:22 PM EDT

“The Man who basically told everyone to use their House as an ATM Machine now wants you to believe it’s not his fault we’re in Deep and Dire Debt! …Ok that’s a knee jerker! LMAO*) – GEF 😉

Greenspan: Market Turmoil Is Not My Fault

New York Post | Janet Whitman | September 14, 2007 08:02 AM

Alan Greenspan says don’t blame him for the latest market turmoil.The former Federal Reserve chairman said critics who have argued recently that he helped bring on the crisis in the market for risky home loans by cutting interest rates for three straight years “are mistaken.

“It was our job to unfreeze the American banking system if we wanted the economy to function,” Greenspan told CBS’ “60 Minutes” during an interview to be broadcast on Sunday.

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Alex Jones’ New Film “End Game” Changes Minds

anthony @ 17:35 BST

Erin Alfaro | National Expositor | Friday September 14, 2007

The National Expositor wanted to see what would happen if we sent someone with no prior exposure to the truth movement to review an Alex Jones film. We contacted a pro-Bush, mainstream couple and sent them to the premier of Alex Jones’ new film “End Game.” Could “End Game” be the film that finally wakes people up? Erin Alfaro, patriotic American housewife and mother, let’s us know if her paradigm has changed with her review of the film below. (more…)

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Success in Iraq? Heck of a job Bushie…

by Geezer Power …6:51 AM PDT

Iraq’s Death Squads: On the Brink of Civil War

Most of the corpses in Baghdad’s mortuary show signs of torture and execution. And the Interior Ministry is being blamed.

Published on Sunday, February 26, 2006 by the lndependent/UK

by Andrew Buncombe and Patrick Cockburn

Hundreds of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every month in Baghdad alone by death squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations’ outgoing human rights chief in Iraq has revealed.

John Pace, who left Baghdad two weeks ago, told The Independent on Sunday that up to three-quarters of the corpses stacked in the city’s mortuary show evidence of gunshot wounds to the head or injuries caused by drill-bits or burning cigarettes. Much of the killing, he said, was carried out by Shia Muslim groups under the control of the Ministry of the Interior.

Much of the statistical information provided to Mr Pace and his team comes from the Baghdad Medico-Legal Institute, which is located next to the city’s mortuary. He said figures show that last July the morgue alone received 1,100 bodies, about 900 of which bore evidence of torture or summary execution. The pattern prevailed throughout the year until December, when the number dropped to 780 bodies, about 400 of which had gunshot or torture wounds.

UN: Iraqi refugees top 4 million

08/29/2007 09:57

Geneva (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The number of Iraqis fleeing the incessant violent in their country has topped 4 million. According to data published by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of internally displaced peoples and refugees will continue to rise. “An estimated 4.2 million Iraqis have been uprooted from their homes”, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis told journalists “with the monthly rate of displacement climbing to over 60,000”. According to Iraqi Red Crescent sources the number of internally displaced persons (Idp) are more than 80 to 100 thousand a month

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