This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
(courtesy Empire Burlesque)
A Tiny Revolution
William Blum/Killing Hope
The Distant Ocean
Welcome to the Sideshow
Mark Crispin Miller
Crooks and Liars
Black Agenda Report
The Raw Story
Iraq Vets Against the War
Blues and Dreams
Bright Terrible Spirit
"Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime," he said, "or indeed by the fighting men of World War II and Koreaâ€¦ We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportionsâ€¦ We must not fail to comprehend its grave implicationsâ€¦ We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
Justice Rutherford allowed instead the testimony of Mohammed Junaid Babar, convicted in Britain as an operative of al-Qaida, (the shadowy organization long claimed to have masterminded the 9/11 and other terrorist attacks), and current agent for various government legal proceedings against Muslims held in Britain and elsewhere alleged to have ties to Osama bin Laden's reputed network. Rutherford ruled Babar's testimony would remain "in play" for the time being.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
The decision of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) prosecutor-general, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, to file an arrest warrant for Sudan's current President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, and the international responses to his decision, demonstrate both the politicising of the crisis and the selectiveness of international law.
Like most Americans, Rev. Are had been seduced by Israeli propaganda and helped to spread the propaganda among his congregation. Around 1990 Rev. Are had an awakening for which he credits the Christian Canon of St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem and author Marc Ellis, co-editor of the book, Beyond Occupation.
In Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt wrote, â€œThe trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal.â€
â€œAbsence of empathyâ€ is likewise, I submit, â€œthe one characteristic that connectsâ€ most of the immoral and misbegotten tenets of Bushism: that dogmatic mix of market absolutism, libertarianism, corporatism and simple greed that falsely describes itself as â€œconservatism,â€ and which I choose to call â€œregressivism.â€ â€œAbsence of empathyâ€ is the essence of evil which, if unchecked and unreversed, is certain to bring about the demise of the American republic as we know it, just as it led to the fall of the Third Reich.