#Gitmo via @bobbergdahl

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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If Osama is a part of Z=((ZxZ)+C)

All civilizations make the mistake of looking at other people from their own perspective and value judgement.

English: Osama bin Laden interviewed for Daily...

English: Osama bin Laden interviewed for Daily Pakistan in 1997; behind him on the wall is an AK-47 carbine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Removing a tiny fragment of a fractal cannot destroy it.

 

You have to be completely naive to believe that a person who lives by his conscience can be eradicated. I’m no great lover of a fanatic nor do I condone the devastation, pain and suffering this one man caused.

In fact, I find his idealism frightening. But please understand your opponent before you step into that ring.

Article in AJE I Knew Bin Laden

Seen recently in a blog I follow

Commentary: Al Qaeda’s Resurgence | The National Interest

[Link here]

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.

Bush, Blair found guilty. But not enforceable

Bush, Blair found guilty of war crimes in Malaysian tribunal. (Trial in Absentia = Assange Sweden Red Notice)

Also watch video of Sex, Lies and Julian Assange by Journeyman [Link]

Thanks to @sensimeliajah [Twitter link] https://twitter.com/sensimeliajah

In Kuala Lumpur, after two years of investigation by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC), a tribunal (the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, or KLWCT) consisting of five judges with judicial and academic backgrounds reached a unanimous verdict that found George W Bush and Tony Blair guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and genocide as a result of their roles in the Iraq War…..

The tribunal acknowledged that its verdict was not enforceable in a normal manner associated with a criminal court operating within a sovereign state or as constituted by international agreement, as is the case with the International Criminal Court. But the KLWCT followed a juridical procedure purported to operate in a legally responsible manner. This would endow its findings and recommendations with a legal weight expected to extend beyond a moral condemnation of the defendants, but in a manner that is not entirely evident…….

This recent session of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal offers a devastating critique of the persisting failures of international criminal law mechanisms of accountability to administer justice justly, that is, without the filters of impunity provided by existing hierarchies of hard power.

Source:Al Jazeera [http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/20111128105712109215.html” target=”_blank”>Link to article]

Related

Interview with Barrie Sander “On the Run”

http://www.bushtothehague.org/

Tony Blair should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu

[Link to article here]

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