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The Tyee – A former counter-terrorism marine reflects on America’s troubling catharsis.

May 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Crowd at Ground Zero on 5/1/11-5/2/11 followin...

Crowd at Ground Zero on 5/1/11-5/2/11 following the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reacting to Osama bin Laden’s Death: A former counter-terrorism marine reflects on America’s troubling catharsis. 9 May 2011, TheTyee.ca
 

Bin Laden death festival “celebratory blood lust.” Photo via Creative Commons

Journalist Chris Cannon writesabout the celebration of bin Laden’s death outside the White House, “…Let’s by all means grieve together. But let’s not be stupid together... Osama bin Laden’s death is an opportunity for the West. Is America mature enough to take advantage?…[Among] Bin Laden’s greatest allies [was] a hawkish Republican administration that capitalized on the opportunity to terrorize its own citizens, and a cowering American media that let them get away with it…”

via The Tyee – Reacting to Osama bin Laden’s Death.

this blogger writesI’ve been believing all along that America really is going down that long dark road to Gehenna, and likely taking the rest of the us with her…that something dark has been happening down Dixie way, some beast ever slouching toward D.C.

I had totally GIVEN UP on all Americans.

No longer.

Chris Cannon’s Op-Ed piece on the Tyee changes things incrementally for me.

Let’s bring on more like you!
  Good on you, man!❜

Conspiracy Theories Abound – bin Laden Really Dead?

May 8, 2011 Leave a comment

English: George Bush message after the death o...

English: George Bush message after the death of Osama bin Laden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hoax! Gruesome image constructed of two different photos, sleuths believe: an unidentified man and the other a 1998 photo of Bin Laden

This blogger writes:Conspiracy Theories already abound about the supposed death of Osama bin Laden.❜ Here are a few:

  1. Larry Chin of Global Research writes:Obama’s “Big Lie“: White House Propaganda and the “Death” of Osama bin Laden Is bin Laden really dead? The official Osama bin Laden narrative, along with “Islamic terrorism” and Al-Qaeda, is a  CIA military-intelligence fabrication designed to provide a pretext for an eternal global war agenda, and to provide an ongoing propaganda pretext for the “war on terrorism”.
  2. Lee Rogers of The Intelhub:  RogueGovernment.com writes:

    The Intel Hub – No Proof Has Been Offered

    No Proof Has Been Offered Suggesting That The Official Osama Bin Laden Death Narrative Is EvenRemotely True. There has been an endless amount of propaganda coming out dealing with the official Osama Bin Laden death narrative but there hasn’t been one shred of evidenceproving that these events actually transpired as we are being told they did.

  3. blogger ‘KING-slave of ALLAHwrites: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEATH : A HOAX ?via OSAMA BIN LADEN DEATH : A HOAX ? « ISLAM—World’s Greatest Religion!.
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Shame on America:Bin Laden’s Illegal Killing Underscores long tradition of Extra-Legal Assassinations

May 8, 2011 1 comment

Bin Laden is dead

Bin Laden is dead (Photo credit: Roger Smith)

Yankee Lynch Mob admires its dirty work on TV

This blogger writes:the bin Laden shoot-down is a continuation of America’s long tradition of extra-legal assassination.

Fidel Castro target for CIA assassination squads

Let’s remember that  in the 1960s the CIA tried countless covert antics in attempting to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Why? Castro had posed no threat to America. He merely made the annoying mistake of being a communist in the hemisphere “owned by America.” How dare he! He must DIE!

Mosaddegh died CIA prisoner

The CIA in 1953, too, captured and imprisoned the democratically-elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh,  keeping the ailing man – who  suffered from tuberculosis, anemia, bleeding ulcers, anxiety, exhaustion, and lack of proper nutrition – imprisoned until he died in 1967. As with Castro, Mosaddegh was incriminated for communist leanings, utterly contrary to the evidence of his long career as a parliamentarian.

HAPPILY, there is much clement commentary appearing on the Web now, condemning the USA for its illegal  assassination of bin Laden. The act was clearly in contravention of the Geneva Conventions (bin Laden apparently did not resist, so his death was murder, not a legitimate act of war).

See multiple editorials on the Huffington Post on this topic [below].

America is only a pretender to the aims of Peace and Justice.❜

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Cheney’s Gang

Larry Elder of Creators Syndicate writes: Osama bin Laden was a) killed by a unit overseen by what New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh denounced as Vice President Dick Cheney’sexecutive assassination ring,” which was b) sent into action based on intel derived from the now-outlawed “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which were c) used on detainees captured during the George W. Bush administration, who were d) being held in now-outlawed “secret prisons” or in the intended-to-be-closed Gitmo.

via Bush Led, Bin Laden Dead — Where’s the Credit? – Yahoo! News.

 

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Greg Barns of The Drum Option writes: The killing of Osama Bin Laden provides a disturbing reminder that the West’s rhetoric on the universality of human rights and the rule of law is easily sacrificed at the altar of expediency.

via “Bin Laden’s killing without process undermines rule of law – The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).”

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Huffington Post: James Love writes : Justice and Assassination

With Jon Stewart, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and UN head Ban Ki-moon endorsing the “operation,” it appears to have support in many quarters. But if this was an operation to kill, rather than capture bin Laden, and if his death was not necessary, but actually ordered, then Limbaugh is correct in calling this an assassination, and it is not a credit to the United States to have carried out an assassination, even of bin Laden.

The killing may have political benefits for President Obama. But the longer term legitimation of assassination is risky, and undermines longer term goals of making society more just and more peaceful. I am disappointed other political leaders cannot say this.

via James Love: Justice and Assassination.

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Huggington Post: Bill Quigley writes: Assassination of US Muslim Cleric Illegal Immoral and Unwise

Agents of the United States are openly trying to assassinate Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen, while he is in hiding in Yemen. Despite what the apologists for assassination argue this is illegal, immoral and unwise.

via Bill Quigley: Assassination of US Muslim Cleric Illegal Immoral and Unwise.

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