• How Many More Will We Kill Mr. President?

    September 18, 2012

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    Posted in: Iraq

    Adnan Latif, a Yemeni, spent more than a decade at Guantanamo, where he repeatedly went on hunger strikes and once slashed his wrist and hurled the blood at his visiting lawyer.


    The Pakistanis captured him near the border in late 2001 and he was among the first prisoners sold to the US and sent to Guantanamo. He was accused of training with the Taliban in Afghanistan but he was never charged and the military said there were no plans to ever prosecute him. At one point, military records show, Latif was cleared for release. But the U.S. has ceased returning any prisoners to Yemen because its government is considered ill-equipped to prevent former militants from resuming previous activities. Of course, it is unclear that Latif was a militant, or that after being driven insane in Guantanamo he posed any threat to anyone but himself.


    Adnan Latif died of Guantanamo, the ninth prisoner to die in U.S. custody there. There are about 167 men left in Gitmo.


    On August 1, 2007, Obama said that “As president I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act, and adhere to the Geneva Conventions.”


    So, he lied.


    The fact that Latif was a Yemeni of course had nothing to do with the anti-American fervor in his home country. Those folks were upset over a bad movie.

    Obama, who was elected in 2008 in part based on a campaign promise to close Guantanamo, lied. There is no plan to close the prison down, because the US has no plan for the 167 walking dead there. The plan seems to be to allow time and depression and deprivation and despair to kill them off one by one because while the President has signed their death sentences as clearly as he did bin Laden’s, he lacks the balls to carry it out. Better to let them whither away, “natural causes.” I guess he felt there was no political bragging rights in killing off Gitmo prisoners the way Obama made an orgy scene out of bin Laden’s death at the DNC.


    So Mr. President, time to man up. Take five minutes out of your politicized mourning and make this decision.



    Kill them all, but do it quickly. Send a SEAL team down there for target practice, or set dogs loose on them, or torture them to death on Pay-Per-View. Kill them all, but do it with our eyes open so the world can see clearly who we now are.



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  • Recent Comments

    • pitchfork said...

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      If this doesn’t qualify for “war” crimes I don’t know what the fuck does. Although, I’d submit, Obombardiar would no doubt claim..no “real”
      war, therefore no war crime. Well, in that case President Obysmal…I accuse you of murder. PERIOD. Yes, you are simply a murderer.

      Unfortunately, what is worse about this 12yr decent into this pit of depravity, is our nations abysmal leaders, past and present, and a good majority of US citizens who not only agree with these nauseating “policy’s” but cheer them on, have sunk our collective moral “high ground” to the bottom of the moral cesspool like so much sub human fece’s.

      And now,..as an American citizen, I feel dirty, like a pig wallowing in the filth of it’s own bodily effluents. And I am fucking outraged that the people of this nation haven’t descended on the center of this depraved orgy of evil like a hoard of locusts, to remove, with force if necessary, each and every one of these War criminals, and hang them from the closest tree, due process free just as they have done throughout the world. MURDERER by any other name is STILL a MURDERER..and lest not you be fooled..our collective turning our face away, condemns this nation to eternal hell should we ignore our responsibility to face our collective crimes and right them. Shame on us. Shame on this nation. And shame on Obama..first for not holding the previous Administration accountable, but for carrying on the same perverse course of actions as his predecessor..and even worse.

      Till this nation’s citizens face the criminal actions of it’s leaders, and face’s the world to admit them, we remain a criminal at large, with time running out till some world action will either stop us in our tracks, our eliminate us from the face of this planet. Should we be so arrogant as to ignore the reality of our collective criminality..the choice may not be ours for long.

      09/18/12 2:52 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “As president I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act, and adhere to the Geneva Conventions.”

      PVB,

      Silly rabbit, tricks are for people who want to be fooled.

      09/18/12 2:55 PM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

      3

      1. Idol of the late-Roman (third century AD) Imperial god Sol Invictus:

      http://shaunphilly.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/solinvictus.jpg

      Compare:

      2. http://www.portervillepost.com/img/Obama-Sun-Rays.jpg

      09/18/12 7:09 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

      4

      Here is what is important to this administration:

      http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-lohier-ndaa-stay-414/

      Fastest legal action since Saddam’s “trial”. (Not going to mention Ghaddafi, since no-one even pretended anything about that was legal.) Makes you wonder what the DoJ could have done, had they decided to go after the bank grifters instead of giving them more money. Or go after torturers instead of pondering it for four years and then deciding “Nah, we like torture.”

      They really, really want to be able to lock people up forever. And notice, the government lawyers’ arguments were not that the NDAA doesn’t say what the judge or the plaintiffs thought it said, the argument was that the judge’s ruling (that the NDAA was unconstitutional) interfered with the President’s unfettered “war authority”. I.e., it does say what they thought it said, you can be held forever, and it is unconstitutional, but Obama should just be allowed to do that.

      (Hey, Mr. Van Buren, wasn’t that another promise? To uphold the Constitution?)

      09/18/12 8:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Arash Darya-Bandari said...

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      Eloquent and heartfelt post. I’m glad I discovered your blog (from a link provided by a commenter over at Moon of Alabama)

      09/19/12 2:39 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote: “Silly rabbit, tricks are for people who want to be fooled.”..unquote

      I wish I could laugh. Till I see every single War criminal prosecuted by every sovereign rule of law of this planet…I can’t laugh. The victims deserve it and so do the future citizens of this planet. That is the true nature of this perverse evil that has perpetrated it’s will upon the world and if I never see the trials, so be it.

      We watch, as two Political party’s in this nation, wrestle for control of the POWER, to manipulate the world as they want to. Woe unto them that thinks they can control a planet..let alone a garden.

      09/19/12 4:28 AM | Comment Link

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