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The Empire 29

Het is bekend dat in de praktijk van alledag vrijheid in een parlementaire democratie het recht betekent van enkele grote concerns om het leven te beheersen van miljarden mensen. De macht ligt niet in handen van volksvertegenwoordigers, maar in de handen van degenen die nationaal en internationaal het kapitaal bezitten om een beleid te bepalen, waarbij de meerderheid de belangen van een schatrijke minderheid dienen. Dit systeem leidt, zo bewijst de geschiedenis, altijd tot oorlog.

The Guardian bericht:

'Iraq for Sale: As Not Seen on TV.

Not coming soon to a TV near you, especially if you live in the US ... Iraq for Sale.
Iraq for Sale, the latest documentary from Robert Greenwald, tells a depressingly familiar tale of corporate corruption and war-profiteering in Iraq. Focusing on companies like Halliburton, CACI International and Blackwater Security Consulting, it recites a litany of rapacity and exploitation that ought to have American citizens swarming Congress, demanding …

Dieren

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The Empire 28

Leverett Saltonstall, van 1945-1967 Republikeins senator zei na 21 jaar in het Congress te hebben gezeten: 'It is not a question of reluctance on the part of CIA officials to speak to us. Instead it is a question of our reluctance, if you will, to seek information and knowledge on subjects which I personally, as a Member of Cingress and as a citizen, would rather not have.'
Welke informatie hij liever niet had als senator en burger van de VS weten de slachtoffers van de Amerikaanse buitenlandse terreur maar al te goed. Dat is ook de reden dat Saltonstall er niet naar vroeg. Daarom de vraag: Is de VS een democratie als de volksvertegenwoordigers van het imperium bepaalde vitale informatie niet willen hebben?

The Empire 27

'Michael T. Klare is a professor of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College, a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist, and the author of Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependence on Imported Petroleum (Metropolitan Books, 2004).

Beware Empires in Decline
Michael T. Klare October 13, 2006
The common wisdom circulating in Washington these days is that the United States is too bogged down in Iraq to consider risky military action against Iran or—God forbid—North Korea. Policy analysts describe the U.S. military as “over-burdened” or “stretched to the limit.” The presumption is that the Pentagon is telling President Bush that it can't really undertake another major military contingency.
Added to these pessimistic assessments of U.S. military capacity is the widespread claim that a “new realism” has taken over in the administration's upper reaches, that cautious “realists” like Condoleezza Rice have gained the upper hand over fire-brea…

Jack Straw

In Nederland waar maar al te vaak op een botte en hysterische toon over andere culturen wordt ge sproken is de volgende reactie van de Britse oud-minister van Buitenlandse Zaken nauwelijks denkbaar:

'I felt uneasy talking to someone I couldn't see.'
This is Jack Straw's column in the Blackburn-based Lancashire Telegraph, which prompted the debate.

"It's really nice to meet you face-to-face, Mr Straw," said this pleasant lady, in a broad Lancashire accent. She had come to my constituency advice bureau with a problem. I smiled back. "The chance would be a fine thing," I thought to myself but did not say out loud. The lady was wearing the full veil. Her eyes were uncovered but the rest of her face was in cloth.
Her husband, a professional man whom I vaguely knew, was with her. She did most of the talking. I got down the detail of the problem, told the lady and her husband that I thought I could sort it out, and we parted amicably.
All this was about a …

De Israelische Terreur 91

Hier is een samenvatting van de Israelische terreur van de afgelopen maanden:

'Statement by Prof. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on the
situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Second Session of the Human Rights Council.


1. Political militants have rights, under both human rights law and international humanitarian law. Today this obvious truth is rejected by Israel and some Western States that should know better. Such States, and their leaders, take the view that all acts, however brutal, are permissible in the so-called war against terror. Consequently they have little sympathy for appeals for respect for the rights of political militants. These convictions are so entrenched that little purpose is served by trying to persuade such persons that they fail to understand both human rights law and international humanitarian law. This explains why today I am not going to speak about Israeli actions against Palestinian militants and politicians. Instead I…

Toof Brader

Afgelopen donderdagavond zat ik in een Ikon-radiouitzending van Mieke Spaans op radio 747 (http://www.747live.nl/) waar wekelijks de perlementaire journalist Toof Brader te horen is. Zie ook: http://www.nos.nl/nosjournaal/columns/denhaag/weblog_den_haag_overzicht.html Dit keer meldde Toof Brader dat er deze week niets in politiek Den Haag was gebeurd. Desondanks was hij helemaal vanuit Den Haag naar Amsterdam gereisd om dit te komen vertellen. Na het einde van de uitzending vroeg ik hem waarom hij en zijn collega's rond dat pleintje in de Hofstad zich laten leiden door dat wat de politici op de agenda zetten. Waarom niet zelf als onafhankelijke journalist een agenda opstellen. Immers, die week was niet alleen de film van Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth in roulatie gebracht, maar ook zijn in Nederlands vertaalde gelijknamige boek. Daarin wordt gedocumenteerd aangetoond dat onder andere Nederland gigantisch te leiden zal hebben onder de zich voltrekkende klimaatverandering. Niet de ee…

Amerikaanse Oorlogsmisdaden 33

We kunnen later niet zeggen 'wir haben es nicht gewusst.' We zijn er getuige van, we worden gewaarschuwd door de militairen die erbij zijn. En toch steunt Nederland de Amerikaanse politiek van oorlogsmisdaden. We zullen hier ooit een hoge prijs voor betalen.

De New York Times bericht:

'A Soldier Hoped to Do Good, But Was Changed by War
Fort Bragg, N.C., - Sgt. Ricky Clousing went to war in Iraq because, he said, he believed he would simultaneously be serving his nation and serving God.
Sgt. Ricky Clousing after his court-martial Thursday at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sergeant Clousing, 24, was sentenced to 11 months in confinement for going AWOL after becoming disilllusioned with the war in Iraq.
But after more than four months on the streets of Baghdad and Mosul interrogating Iraqis rounded up by American troops, Sergeant Clousing said, he began to believe that he was serving neither.
He said he saw American soldiers shoot and kill an unarmed Iraqi teenager, and rod…

De Nuance van de NRC 5

De NRC van vanavond vraagt zich op de voorpagina af: 'De Nobelprijs voor Orhan Pamuk: terecht of niet? Boeken: pagina 29.' En op pagina 29 lezen we:
'Literatuur of politiek? Wat vindt u van de Nobelprijs voor literatuur voor Orhan Pamuk? De terechte bekroning voor een insdukwekkend literair oeuvre? Of toch eerder ingegeven door de "correcte" politieke standpunten van de schrijver - zoals zijn kritiek op het Turkse taboe op het erkennen van de genocide op de Armeniers? Discussieer mee op de nieuwe website van de bijlage Boeken: http://www.nrc.nl/boekenblog.

Et voila: de kwaliteit van een schrijver moet democratisch worden vastgesteld door de lezers van de NRC, die al dan niet zijn boeken hebben gelezen. Inzicht en kennis en eruditie zijn niet meer nodig. Vergelijkbaar is het streven de politiek te laten bepalen of de bewezen genocide op de Armenen ook daadwerkelijk is gebeurd. Om de kwaliteitslezers al vast een handje op weg te helpen staat op al pagina 9 de kop: &#…

Alex Burghoorn van de Volkskrant

Vanochtend berichtte de Volkskrant onder de kop 'Ik was een monster' het volgende: 'In Israel praat niemand over de dagelijkse legerpraktijken op de bezette Palestijnse Westoever en in de Gazastrook. Een aantal voormalige militairen verbrak het stilzwijgen. Nodeloze vernederingen van Palestijnen zijn eerder regel dan uitzondering.'In deze paar zinnen staat een leugen. Uit eigen ervaring weet ik dat in Israel wel degelijk door reservisten over de Israelische terreur in de Palestijnse gebieden wordt gesproken. Sterker nog, tenminste vijf jaar geleden lieten Israelische militairen van de organisatie 'Courage to Refuse' publiekelijk weten dat ze weigerden mee te doen aan de bezetting van de Palestijnse Gebieden. Zie: http://www.seruv.org.il/defaulteng.asp Niet de Israelis zwegen daarover, maar de Nederlandse commerciele media, die nauwelijks of nooit spraken over de Israelische terreur en zeker niet in deze bewoordingen. Zo zweeg de Volkskrant over de soldaten die …

De Armeense Genocide

De hele discussie rond de Armeense genocide door de Turkse staat krijgt steeds wonderlijkere trekjes. Stel dat een Nederlandse politicus in een uitzending van NOVA impliceert dat de joodse holocaust niet gebeurd is zolang niet bewezen is dat de Duitse staat hiervoor verantwoordelijk was, dan zou hij onmiddellijk door de presentator worden geinterrumpeerd en zou er onmiddellijk een golf van weerzin door ons land gaan. En terecht. Maar als daarentegen drs. Joost Lagendijk, europarlementarier van Groen Links, in NOVA stelt dat iedereen, zowel in Turkije als in Frankrijk de Armeense holocaust publiekelijk moet kunnen ontkennen, dan vindt de NOVA-presentator dit doodnormaal, zelfs redelijk. Dat de Armeense holocaust een discussiepunt is (een als het ware arbitraire kwestie van enerzijds/anderzijds) is in strijd met de gedocumenteerde werkelijkheid. Al enige jaren heb ik me verdiept in deze genocide en ben onder andere twee keer in Armenie geweest, en in het Oosten van Turkije, wat millenni…

De Nuance van de NRC 4

Een paar jaar geleden liep ik met een Syrische student archeologie door zijn schitterende stad Aleppo. Onderweg liet hij me in de oude binnenstad de Bimaristan Argun zien, een veertiende eeuwse psychiatrische inrichting waar in de middeleeuwen patienten zo humaan mogelijk werden opgevangen en behandeld. Ze werden ondergebracht in schone kamers, waar altijd lucht en licht binnenkwam. Onder andere met muziektherapie en vallend water werden ze op hun gemak gesteld. Zie foto. In diezelfde tijd was de grootste medicus op aarde de Pers Avicenna, wiens door humanisme doortrokken boeken later de Westerse geneeskunde hebben beinvloed. Dit allemaal in een tijd dat in Europa geestelijk gestoorden barbaars behandeld werden omdat de Europeanen niet beter wisten.

Ik vertel dit allemaal omdat ik getroffen werd door een artikel over Orhan Pamuk in de NRC van vandaag, geschreven door Michel Krielaars. De kop is opmerkelijk: 'Een westerse Sheherazade uit Turkije.' Sheherazade? Een week geleden s…

De Israelische Terreur 90

Over Israelische oorlogsmisdaden kan door Westerse politici niet gesproken worden. Hoe machtig de pro Israel lobby is blijkt onder andere uit het volgende: 'Voicing criticism of Israeli government policy is generally regarded as a career-ending move for anyone aspiring to high political office here in the US. Which is why it doesn't often happen. But maybe things are different in Canada. Canadian Press
Weds, October 11, 2006
Campaign organizer abandons Ignatieff over war crimes comment
Joan Bryden, Canadian Press
OTTAWA, Oct 11 (CP) -- Another controversial comment by Liberal leadership front-runner Michael Ignatieff has cost him the support of his Toronto campaign co-chair.
Thornhill MP Susan Kadis withdrew her support for Ignatieff on Wednesday, after he accused Israel of committing a "war crime" during its bombardment of Lebanon last summer.
"Michael is an intelligent person and I would think that he would have a better handle on the Middle East given his years of …

De Israelische Terreur 89

Dit is het resultaat van Israelische oorlogsmisdaden in Libanon.


National Post(Canada) October 11, 2006
News

Israel's attack on Qana a 'war crime': Ignatieff: Remarks made
on Quebec television
By: Graeme Hamilton, National Post

MONTREAL - Michael Ignatieff, the front-runner in the race for the federal Liberal leadership, has accused Israel of committing "a war crime" during its conflict with Hezbollah last summer.
In an interview on a widely watched Quebec talk show, Mr. Ignatieff apologized for comments in August when he told a newspaper he was "not losing sleep" over an Israeli bombing that killed dozens of civilians in the Lebanese village of Qana.
"It was a mistake. I showed a lack of compassion. It was a mistake and when you make a mistake like that, you have to admit it," he told the French-language Radio-Canada program Tout le monde en parle. "I was a professor of human rights, and I am also a professor of the laws of war, and what happen…

Irak 103

Een van de talloze slachtoffers van de door de Nederlandse regering gesteunde Amerikaanse oorlogsmisdaden in Irak.

'Zahraa-Ali, age 4, after family hit by US aerial bomb while driving home with parents, brother and sister, age 9. She died. David Leeson Dallas Morning News

655,000: The toll of war in Iraq
Survey suggests violent death rate in Iraq is now running at one every three minutes
The human cost of the war in Iraq could be far higher than previously thought. A new survey says more than 650,000 Iraqis have lost their lives as a consequence of the invasion by the United States and Britain, with an estimated 200,000 violent deaths directly attributable to Allied forces.
The new figure is much larger than all previous estimates - more than 20 times higher than President George Bush claimed 11 months ago - and will add considerable weight to the calls of those seeking a withdrawal of troops.
The 654,965 deaths estimated to have resulted from the invasion represent about 2.5 per cent o…

Bob Woodward

'Truthdig tips its hat this week to Bob Woodward, whose book “State of Denial” plowed over much-trod territory and still managed to surface plenty of fresh headlines.

Woodward’s book, the third in a trilogy about President Bush’s response to the 9/11 attacks, takes a much more critical stance and probing look into Bush administration lies and malfeasance than did the first two books of the cycle, “Plan of Attack” and “Bush at War.”
Indeed, if Woodward’s last two books earned him justifiable criticism as being the Bush administration’s chief stenographer, “State of Denial” has gone a long way toward restoring the reputation of the man who, along with Carl Bernstein, broke the Watergate stories that ultimately brought down the Nixon administration.
This time ’round, of course, Woodward is far from the only reporter on the beat of chronicling Bush administration lies in the run-up and prosecution of the Iraq war. Indeed, his return to grace (if that’s what has indeed happened) comes on …

De Gokkers

Terwijl de Nederlandse politici en massamedia de andere opkijken schrijft Le Monde Diplomatique:

'An economy of buccaneers and fantasists Weapons of mass financial destruction.

Financial deregulation has produced a monster, and resolving the many
problems that have emerged is scarcely possible for those who deplore controls on making money. The Bank for International Settlement’s (BIS) annual report, released in June, discusses these problems and the triumph of predatory economic behaviour and trends “difficult to rationalise”. The sharks have outflanked more conservative bankers. “Given the complexity of the situation and the limits of our knowledge, it is extremely difficult to predict how all this might unfold” (22). The BIS does not want its fears to cause panic, and circumstances compel it to remain on the side of those who are not alarmist. But it now concedes that a big crash in the markets is a possibility, and sees “several market-specific reasons for a concern about a degre…

De Nucleaire Machten

Tussen alle opgewonden berichten en commentaren in onze commerciele massamedia zult u deze beschouwing niet vinden:

'All Nine Nuclear Powers Are Violating Non-Proliferation Treaty.

As North Korea becomes the eighth confirmed nuclear power (Israel is not confirmed but considered the ninth) some of the blame has to go to the original five nuclear powers. When the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect in 1970, the five countries who had nuclear bombs - the US, France, China, Great Britain, and the USSR - agreed to work to reduce and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
Now, 36 years later, no disarmament talks are taking place between those countries. North Korea has been a "threshold" country since the late 80s. The fall of the Soviet Union eliminated shared security arrangements and prompted North Korea to aggressively pursue a nuclear weapon.
The Clinton administration, recognizing the threat, entered into an agreement with North Korea to prov…

Robert Fisk 14

'Robert Fisk: The Age of Terror - a landmark report

With chaos stretching from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean, we have never lived in a more dangerous time. Over the next 15 pages and 7,000 words, our man in the Middle East looks back over a lifetime of covering war and death, and lays out a bleak future for all of us - one that even those living in the comfort of the Home Counties cannot escape.

A few days after Lebanon's latest war came to an end, I went through many of the reporter's notebooks I have used in my last 30 years in the Middle East. Some contained the names of dead colleagues, others the individual stories of the suffering of Arabs and Kurds and Christians and Jews. One, dated 1991, is even splashed with a dark and viscous substance, the oil that came raining down on us from the skies over the Kuwaiti desert after Saddam blew up the wells of the Emirate. It was only after a few minutes that I realised what I was looking for: some hint, back in the days of da…

Nederland en Afghanistan 96

Asia Times bericht: 'Taliban Put Pakistan on Notice
Karachi - With trouble on the battlefield, US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has recommended, for the first time since September 11, 2001, the need to bring the Taliban into the Afghan government. At the same time, Pakistan is secretly playing its own game of carrot and stick in Afghanistan to influence events to its liking.
However, two quick warning signals to Islamabad this week convey the unmistakable message that regardless of what Washington or Islamabad might desire, the Taliban are the ones who will decide which carrots and which sticks to play.
Last month could prove to be pivotal in determining the ultimate fate of the Taliban and Afghanistan, and even the United States' "war on terror".
The Taliban, after the success of this year's spring offensive, have drawn up a blueprint for an Islamic intifada in Afghanistan next year in the form of a national uprising and an internationalization o…

Joachim Fest 17

Joachim Fest in Tegenlicht. Een Italiaanse reis: 'De waarneming is altijd minder dan de werkelijkheid.'

11 September 2001 (13)

The Empire 26

Vrijdag 4 augusutus 2006. Black Mesa. Arizona

Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers lived from 1887-1962.

'Shine, Perishing Republic

While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity,
heavily thickening to empire
And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops
and sighs out, and the mass hardens,

I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make
fruit, the fruit rots to make earth.
Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances,
ripeness and decadence; and home to the mother.

You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life
is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than
mountains: shine, perishing republic.

But for my children, I would have them keep their dis-
tance from the thickening center; corruption
Never has been compulsory, when the cities lie
at the monster's feet there are left the mountains.

And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man,
a clever servant, insufferable master.
There is the trap that…

Iran 63

'Editor’s Note: The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” reports on Bush’s plan for Iran, and how a callous war, conceived by zealots, will lead to a disaster of biblical proportions.
Chris Hedges: Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse. By Chris Hedges 10/09/06 "TruthDig" -- -- 'The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it. War with Iran—a war that would unleash an apocalyptic scenario in the Middle East—is probable by the end of the Bush administration. It could begin in as little as three weeks. This administra…

The Empire 25

Truthdig: 'Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America.
A Dig led by Stan Goff

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today.
When I was 18, before student tracking in the public schools had been formalized, an informal tracking system was nevertheless in place: the university track, the craft track, the poultry worker track, and the prison track. I was somewhere between the last two. Both my parents were working in a defense contractor factory, and I was left adrift in the factory-worker ’burbs to be trained by television and alcohol. Raised on a curriculum of McCarthyism, I did the most logical thing I could think of to avoid both the factory and eventual incarceration with the ne’er-do-wells with whom I was keeping company. I j…

Klimaatverandering 46

Als u tijd heeft lees dan het bij Meulenhoff uitgegeven boek van Al Gore 'Een Ongemakkelijke Waarheid' of bekijk zijn gelijknamige filmdocumentaire.

'Lange tijd was Al Gore een roepende in de woestijn. Hij was een van de weinige prominente politici die het broeikaseffect consequent aan de orde stelden. Nu delen bijna alle wetenschappers zijn zorg. Maar dat is dan ook na recordhittegolven, smeltende ijskappen in Groenland en Antarctica, steeds kleiner wordende gletsjers, droogten, overstromingen, bosbranden en verwoestende tornado’s. De afgelopen jaren heeft Gore over de hele wereld lezingen gehouden over de klimaatverandering, die hij illustreerde met een uitgebreide diashow. Deze diashow vormt de basis voor zijn film-documentaire en boek Een ongemakkelijke waarheid. Gores onconventionele boek bevat de laatste wetenschappelijke inzichten, onthutsende foto’s, satellietbeelden, kaarten en grafieken, dit alles om te laten zien dat het broeikaseffect bestáát.

Foto’s van gletsjer…

Klimaatverandering 45

De klimaatverandering is voor de Nederlandse politici niet het allerbelangrijkste probleem dat de mensheid bedreigt, zeker niet nu de economie schijnt aan te trekken en de 'allochtonen' als een grotere bedreiging voor de mensheid kunnen worden gebruikt. Dus besteden de Nederlandse commerciele massamedia er maar mondjesmaat aandacht aan. Daarentegen is de klimaatverandering voor de angelsaksische pers een hot issue. Ik kreeg van mijn levenspartner het volgende email:

'-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----Van: The Economist [mailto:publisher-admin@news.economist.com] Verzonden: maandag 9 oktober 2006 16:00. Onderwerp: A survey on climate change compliments of Dow

Dear Economist reader,
The Economist has just published a 16-page special report entitled "The heat is on: a survey on climate change" that is being made available to you with the compliments of The Dow Chemical Company. Written by the Deputy Editor, Emma Duncan, the report argues that although the science remains…

De Israelische Terreur 88

De Israelische journaliste Amira Hass bericht: 'IDF aims to keep out 'escorts' of Palestinian farmers during harvest.

The Israel Defense Forces is demanding that Palestinian farmers not allow Israeli and foreign sympathizers to escort them during the olive harvest to places wheremilitary protection is needed against abusive settlers, Palestinian sources in the Nablus region told Haaretz.

An Israeli security source confirmed the report, saying
that IDF officers have been influenced by statements of settlers, who say they are enraged during the harvest by the presence of Israeli leftists who act as provocateurs. A 2005 memo to soldiers from the Civil Administration regarding the olive-picking season states: "Involvement of various entities, Israeli and foreign, is expected, as an 'aid' to the Palestinians in the harvest and as a motive for creating provocations."

On the other hand, the 2006 Olive Harvest Order issued by
the Samaria Regional Brigade stated, under…

Israelisch Racisme

Het racisme en de Apartheid in Israel voltrekt zich op elk niveau. Ook in de sport.Skynews bericht: 'Racial Discrimination In Israeli Football.
The former Spurs player and manager Ossie Ardiles is now in charge of an Israeli team. But he is powerless to change a club tradition. They are the only Israeli team which practices racial discrimination, by refusing to pick Arab players.'Zie: http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,30200-israel_081006_1200,00.html

Iran 62

Arlen Parsa in Truthout: 'Undeclared Intentions, Military Interventions: A Family Story.
It has been reported that the recent 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah militants was not what it appeared to be. The official reason for the war, which killed more than 800 civilians, was that two Israeli soldiers had been kidnapped by Hezbollah militants, after the soldiers illegally passed into Lebanese territory. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, of The New Yorker (best known for revealing the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib torture scandal), has written that the war was planned months in advance, and that the kidnapping was merely used as a last-minute pretext. Hersh says that it was used as a tactical trial-run for a possible US war with Iran: used to test the technique of destroying targets embedded deeply within civilian populations and large cities. In this case those targets were the supposed Hezbollah strongholds in Beirut and other locations in Le…

Joachim Fest 16

Joachim Fest in Tegenlicht. Een Italiaanse reis: 'Elk landschap is tegelijkertijd ook het spiegelbeeld van de vooroordelen, de kennis en de denkbeelden die degene die het ziet erin legt.'

The Empire 24

'Gulags For American Citizens In Final Planning Stages. Halliburton sex slave trade criminals prepare camps for political dissidents.Bush administration and US army preparations to target American citizens and intern them in forced labor camps has vastly accelerated in the past month and commentators from all over the political spectrum are sounding the alarm bells that the round-ups may begin soon.
Once the bane of the media's stereotypical 'tin foil hat wearing' caricatures, concentration camps in America are now serious news and no one is laughing.
Following the news first given wide attention by this website, that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root had been awarded a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security to construct detention and processing facilities in the event of a national emergency, the Alternet website put together an alarming report that collated all the latest information on plans to initiate internment of political subversives and M…