Posted on March 17, 2013 by dandelionsalad
These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
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TheRealNews·Mar 15, 2013
Maggie O’Kane, Executive Producer, tells the story revealed by the Guardian documentary about the role of Col. James Steele in supporting torture, death squads and brutal sectarian conflict during the height of the Iraq war. Steel’s reports went directly to Rumsfeld and Cheney.
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Posted on May 8, 2012 by dandelionsalad
Bush and Blair Wanted for War Crimes, Iraq Inquiry, London (Photo credit: chrisjohnbeckett on Flickr)
May 8, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews
For the second time, the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalize War is putting a former head of state and their administration before a peoples court to face charges of Torture and War Crimes.
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Posted on November 6, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Nov. 3, 2011
I have just finished a book by John Grisham entitled The Broker, published in 2005. ”The Broker” in question is not a real estate or stock-broker, but rather one of an ilk that when I was a boy many years ago was called an “influence peddler.” They now go by the more polite name of “lobbyist.” Anyway, this larger-than-life Jack Abramoff-type had been caught dabbling in some very highly sensitive security-stuff (which Abramoff himself was apparently smart enough never to have done). (more…)
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Posted on September 18, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Sibel Edmonds
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
September 13, 2011
Last Tuesday, following his visit to ground zero, Obama’s New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned the public of upcoming 9/11-like terrorist attacks. After a decade of war with Al Qaeda, the potential for another devastating terrorist assault “remains very real,” Panetta said, and added that the nature of the terrorist threat has evolved to the point that Al Qaeda “nodes” outside Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the most dangerous, before delivering the most significant part of his fear mongering propaganda-speech: “Yemen has risen to the top of the list.”
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Posted on September 4, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Ed Ciaccio
August 31, 2011
Dick Cheney, now touting his very warped version of reality in his book, is nothing less than a war criminal and a torturer, of course, and, as Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin suggests, his book should rightly be placed in the crime section of bookstores. In a world which actually lived according to its professed principles of justice, Cheney would now be locked up and awaiting trial at the Hague as one of the many war criminals from both the Bush and Obama administrations, instead of making the rounds of talk shows and spending his blood-stained book advance money. (more…)
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Posted on April 26, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Ellen Brown
April 26, 2011
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“Deficit terrorists” are gutting governments and forcing the privatization of public assets, all in the name of “deficit reduction.” But deficits aren’t actually a bad thing. In today’s monetary scheme, in which most money comes from debt, debt and deficits are actually necessary to have a stable money supply. The public debt is the people’s money.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney famously said, “Deficits don’t matter.” A staunch Republican, he was arguing against raising taxes on the rich; but today Republicans seem to have forgotten this maxim. They are bent on stripping social programs, privatizing public assets, and gutting unions, all in the name of “deficit reduction.”
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Posted on January 9, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
January 9, 2011
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.
Taken from the White House Website – A message from President Obama to his staff.
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Posted on October 29, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by Fidel Castro Ruz
Global Research, October 28, 2010
In his latest reflections Fidel Castro refers to fragments of the text “The War Crimes of Stanley McChrystal, U.S. General” which, among other things, “reveals examples of how the Obama Administration continues walking in Bush`s footsteps”.
That’s terrific! So I exclaimed when I read down to the last line about the revelations of the famous journalist Seymour Hersh, printed in Democracy Now! and collected as one of the 25 most censored news items in the United States.
The material is entitled “The War Crimes of Stanley McChrystal, U.S. General” and it was included in Project Censored, put together by a university in California, including the essential paragraphs from those revelations.
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Posted on September 10, 2010 by dandelionsalad
Posted on September 8, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by Andy Worthington
8 September, 2010
Under President George W. Bush, a small group of advisors tied closely to Vice President Dick Cheney argued that neither Congress nor the judiciary should attempt to prevent the President from doing whatever he felt was appropriate as the Commander-in-Chief of a “War on Terror” that was declared after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As Sidney Blumenthal explained in an article for Salon in January 2006, the President and his advisors believed in the “unitary executive” theory — “the idea that the President as Commander-in-Chief is the sole judge of the law, unbound by hindrances such as the Geneva Conventions, and possesses inherent authority to subordinate independent government agencies to his fiat.” Blumenthal added, accurately, that this concept was “the cornerstone of the Bush legal doctrine.”
The extreme position taken by John Yoo regarding Presidential power
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Posted on July 12, 2010 by dandelionsalad
with Lawrence Wilkerson
July 04, 2010
Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, discusses why Bush and Cheney must have known most Guantanamo prisoners were innocent, the US military’s inability to do battlefield vetting of Afghan war prisoners, Cheney’s reversal of the Blackstone formulation on the wrongful imprisonment of innocents, how Colin Powell and others were kept out of the loop about intelligence based on tortured confessions, how the intelligence failures on Iraq WMD were in part due to compensating for missing Saddam’s real program in 1990-91 and why Douglas Feith and Richard Perle are essentially representatives of Israel’s Likud party.
Filed under: Afghanistan, Afghanistan on Dandelion Salad, Cheney-Dick, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Gitmo, Iraq, Iraq on Dandelion Salad, Israel, Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation, Military, Politics, Prisons, Torture, Torture on Dandelion Salad, War, War Crimes | Tagged: Bush-George W., Horton-Scott, Lawrence Wilkerson, Wilkerson-Lawrence | 4 Comments »
Posted on July 3, 2010 by dandelionsalad
Updated: Jan. 23, 2012; added a PBS video on Gasland
[Support Josh Fox at http://gaslandthemovie.com/.]
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.
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Posted on June 19, 2010 by dandelionsalad
by Rodrigue Tremblay
19 June, 2010
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will be in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” — Samuel Adams (1722-1803), statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, 1776
“America is addicted to oil.” — President George W. Bush, State of the Union address, 2006
“Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak; BP will be paying the bill.” — President Barack Obama, May 2, 2010
More often than not, the consequences of public policies, good or bad, are felt many years after they have been taken. The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a good example. This disaster is, to a large extent, a consequence of the Bush-Cheney energy policy of 2001 and later.
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