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Bowe Dad on Gitmo

Last year’s revolution in Tunisia fuelled hopes that the five Tunisians held at Guantánamo can return home. The legal action charity Reprieve represents two of them, and is lobbying the US for their release. One ex-detainee who has returned home and the families of other prisoners discuss their experiences

Watch the video via Guardian

Ten years in Guantánamo: Tunisian families hope for loved ones’ release

 

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WMD, Lying Politicians, Imbedded Journo’s, Skewed reporting. Truth is left to the seeker

Faith is belief without evidence  R. Dawkins

We are fed information drip by drop that pre-conditions us to accept the conviction displayed by, say for example, Tony Blair and we too imbibe and absorb, till gradually, slowly our  irascible ire transforms into willing acceptance.  Images of 9/11 cloud our brain and we are in unison (figuratively speaking) against the cave dwelling, bearded men that are flashed on our screen and told this is the work of Al Qai’da, even disregarding the grating american-ism of George Bush.

Evangelist of terror

Tony Blair sold a solution; Invade.

The fear he preached with such zeal was no different from any hell fire preacher  of yester-year  who offered you  Jn 3:16 and salvation.

No different to the seller of indulgences that led Martin Luther to pin his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, of the Holy Roman Empire, that famously held one of Europe‘s largest collections of holy relics.

As with any cult, you have to admire his personal conviction, but politely disagree.  We are never going to change his mind.  Tony Blair is still just as deluded as he was then, believing that his legacy will respect him. Somehow I doubt it.

Hope and fear and the flip sides of the same coin.

Bush and Blair offered us the Precautionary Principle [The precautionary principle states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment,…en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precautionary_principle]

Truth and reconciliation of South Africa has taught us that people do begin to glimpse that they were wrong.

A video:  

C.I.A. no al-qaeda ever existed – BBC documentary the power of nightmares

We used to believe that the victor in any major famous conflict of past humanity had the freedom to write his-story.  While this maybe true, nowadays however the narrative of events is rehearsed, choreographed and steered towards the sanitized bite-size version that we regurgitate.

Appeasement. Bush-Obama-McCain Clash.

The word appeasement has taken on that negative pong, unlike the positive phrase it should be and all because of the policy then to be labelled forever as the policy of Appeasement towards Hitler, by the UK, Chamberlains governement.

© of Winslie Gomez

I very much doubt that Obama has the same set of cicumstances to deal with. It would more appropriate if we have an image of Obama with a microphone in one hand and a club (metphorically speaking) in the other.

The context of the appeasement policy is important or we will believe that appeasement is the cowardly act, of giving in to a bully.

Europe feared the growing powers of Soviet russia and communism, hence Hitler seemed to be the simple, easy solution. After all, he only seeemed to be interested in Eastern Europe.

President Bush while speaking to the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament for their 60th anniversary, conveniently forgot that Henry Ford and Irenee du Pont financed Hitler during this time and even when war did break out, the Americans were not too keen to get invoved in European affairs.

Souce:WARNING. Accuracy cannot be verified.

“Some people suggest that if the United States would just break ties with Israel, all our problems in the Middle East would go away.” He (Bush) did not say who those people were. Source

Timesonline says

Barack Obama today accused President Bush of launching a “false political attack” after he appeared to compare the Democratic presidential hopeful’s foreign policy to appeasement of the Nazis.

Mr Bush triggered a row when he implied during a speech in the Israeli Parliament that Mr Obama’s willingness to talk to radical regimes was a dangerous “delusion”.

Although he did not refer to Mr Obama by name, the Illinois senator condemned the President for using Israel’s 60th birthday to attack Democratic contenders for the White House.

“Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” Mr Bush said.

A succinct explanantion of appeasement can be found here

The five most important reasons, however, were:

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Some British people approved of Hitler’s policies.

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The British people hoped that a strong Germany would stop the growth of Communist Russia.

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Many people felt that events in Europe were not Britain’s business.

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Many British people wanted peace.

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Many British people agreed with Hitler that the Treaty of Versailles was unfair.

The Aged, The Impoverished Poor and Women have

© of Winslie Gomez

one thing in common.

They are the power base of Hilary Clinton and Clintonland voters. And, how could I forget, one other extremely crucial unifying factor; they are all white!

Yes, WHITE! as though it should matter, but it does.

Sad, that in this day and age, the demarcations still fall along the lines of skin-tone.

They are also the ones’ who will end up bringing another Republican nutter into the White House.  IF, and a bloody big if, they carry on as though they are blinkered lemmings.

Maybe, it would do them well to heed the advice on this cartoon image!

Cartoon by

As an aside; like, the conversation with a drunk at the bar.

Q: Why do lemmings jump off cliffs. Myth or fact?

A: Here

You are probably wondering why should it matter for someone in the UK.  Well, because it matters to the whole world. 

Who is going to undo the damage of the Blair-Bush madness, it’s not Gordon Brown is it?

Timesonline has an interesting article

Hillary Clinton risks rift in Democrats by ‘cheating’ black voters

Hillary Clinton is pinning her hopes on the party’s superdelegates to gift her the nomination. But America’s most senior black congressman warns she is playing with fire and could force a split in the Democrats.

…But Clyburn, who has yet to endorse either candidate, believes this path would be suicidal for the Democrats. African-Americans were not the only ones who would feel betrayed, he said. “Barack Obama has brought in a lot of young voters for the first time, and they’ll feel cheated too.” Many Clinton supporters are equally adamant that their candidate must win because white Americans are not going to elect a black president. Either way, Democrats are on a collision course.

“When it comes down to it, they are not going to vote for a black man,” said Jim Whitworth, 43, who wore a Harley-Davidson motorcycle T-shirt and a chestful of Hillary for President buttons to a Clinton rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He said the more he learnt about Obama, the more he found him “scary”.

“I don’t feel like I’m a racist, but this country is. People say they will vote for a black person, but when they get to the polls they won’t.”

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