Naomi Wolf: We Have Been Overthrown
Posted by willyloman on October 6, 2008
by Scott Creighton
“Oct. 1st 2008 a coup took place” Naomi Wolf. Wrong.Sept. 11th 2001. Everything that they have done has been based on this event. The Official Story doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. The coincidences are too many to be ignored. The pre-event intel tells us they at least allowed it to happen. And on Sept. 9th 2001, George Bush had delivered to his office the complete invasion plans for Afghanistan and they already had the troops stationed in staging areas around Afghanistan, ready for the “surprise attack”. We have to start dealing with the whole truth here; not just parts of it.
by Karen Kwiatkowski
by Karen Kwiatkowski
At the first presidential debate, the candidates of the Left-Right Party Ra’ed the bailout, Ra’ed the war, and Boom-di-A’ed the Warfare-Welfare State of America.
But that boat’s sinking fast. The fundamental effectiveness of our military prowess has long been in doubt, and its displays are way past dismaying. We spend and spend, bomb and bomb some more, kill, maim and murder our “enemies,” research and deploy all kinds of defensive and offensive technologies. Yet Americans feel less safe and more hated than ever. It turns out people fight best and longest for reasons of the heart, and the heart cannot be broken. This is why we will ultimately leave Afghanistan, we will leave Iraq, and we will abandon the rest of our imperial outposts, with nothing to show for it but some formerly enriched American companies and some formerly enriched people, their parasitic success diminished by constant fear of prosecution and the realities of contract cancellation.
Ultimately, Americans resent money spent abroad, and the people who spend it. McCain with his strange “Country First” slogan and Obama with his domestic-welfare-through-more-state-spending message are both trying to appeal to this sentiment – even as they remain wholly accountable to pro-war commentators and donors.
The state will attempt to solve the current dilemma by bringing its military-security-prison spending home. It’s already happening, with Blackwater in Juneau, and on the continental US, and in a hundred other ways, only some of them involving tasers and concertina wire.
October 6, 2008
How People Tell Cops They’re Guilty Even When They Aren’t
By EMILY HOROWITZ
Khemwatie Bedessie, a 39-year-old immigrant woman in New York City, was convicted last year of raping a 4-year-old at a daycare center in Queens, though the facts of the case strongly suggest she is innocent. Her conviction resulted solely from a confession, which she says is false and was coerced from her by a detective.
In the 1930s, the Supreme Court outlawed “the third degree” during police questioning. Interrogators can no longer beat people, keep them awake for days, or threaten them with death to get a confession. Rogue behavior still surfaces. Chicago is still investigating a police district that routinely applied electric shocks to suspects less than a generation ago. But this isn’t the Depression Era, and coercive interrogations are no longer supposed to be allowed.
It’s not the 1980s, either. That decade marked the eruption of the McMartin Preschool case, in which several California childcare workers, among them elderly women, were accused of most bizarre and extreme sex abuse against children. McMartin, with its claims of mutilated rabbits and sodomy in underground tunnels, turned into the longest and most expensive criminal case in U.S. history, before it collapsed in 1990, with acquittals and hung juries. Dozens of copycat cases from the same period have since been debunked, and today child protection authorities tell us they know child sex abuse investigations can go haywire, but they have ways to keep them on track so people aren’t treated unjustly.