Western institutions have
become caricatures of hypocrisy.
The International Monetary
Fund and the European Central Bank are violating their charters in order to bail
out French, German, and Dutch private banks. The IMF is only empowered to make
balance of payments loans, but is lending to the Greek government for prohibited budgetary reasons in order that the Greek government can pay the banks. The ECB is prohibited from bailing out member country overnments, but is doing so anyway in order that the banks can be paid. The German parliament approved the
bailout, which violates provisions of the European Treaty and Germany's own
Basic Law. The case is in the German Constitutional Court, a fact unreported in
the US media.
US President George W.
Bush appointed an immigrant, who is not impressed with the US Constitution and
the separation of powers, to the Justice (sic) Department in order to get a
ruling that the president has "unitary powers" that elevate him above statutory
US law, treaties, and international law. According to this immigrant's legal
decisions, the "unitary executive" can violate with impunity the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act, which prevents spying on Americans without
warrants obtained from the FISA Court. The immigrant also ruled that Bush could
violate with impunity the statutory US laws against torture as well as the
Geneva Conventions. In other words, the fictional "unitary powers" make the
president into a Caesar.
protections, such as habeas corpus, which prohibit government from holding
people indefinitely without presenting charges and evidence to a court, and
which prohibit government from denying detained people due process of law and
access to an attorney, were thrown out the window by the US Department of
Justice (sic), and the federal courts went along with most of
As did Congress, "the
people's representatives." Congress even enacted the Military Tribunals
Commissions Act of 2006, signed by the White House Brownshirt on October
This act allows anyone
alleged to be an "unlawful enemy combatant" to be sentenced to death on the
basis of secret and hearsay evidence not presented in the kangaroo military
court placed out of reach of US federal courts. The crazed Nazis in Congress who
supported this total destruction of Anglo-American law masqueraded as "patriots
in the war against terrorism."
The act designates anyone
accused by the US, without evidence being presented, as being part of the
Taliban, al-Qaeda, or "associated forces" to be an "unlawful enemy combatant,"
which strips the person of the protection of law. Not even George Orwell could
have conceived of such a formulation.
The Taliban consists of
indigenous Afghan peoples who, prior to the US military intervention, were
fighting to unify the country. The Taliban are Islamist, and the US government
fears another Islamist government, like the one in Iran that was blowback from
US intervention in Iran's internal affairs. The "freedom and democracy"
Americans overthrew an elected Iranian leader and imposed a tyrant.
American-Iranian relations have never recovered from the tyranny that Washington
imposed on Iranians.
Washington is opposed to
any government whose leaders cannot be purchased to perform as Washington's
puppets. This is why George W. Bush's regime invaded Afghanistan, why Washington
overthrew Saddam Hussein, and why Washington wants to overthrow Libya, Syria,
America's First Black (or
half white) President inherited the Afghan war, which has lasted longer than
World War II with no victory in sight. Instead of keeping with his election
promises and ending the fruitless war, Obama intensified it with a
The war is now 10 years
old, and the Taliban control more of the country than does the US and its NATO
puppets. Frustrated by their failure, the Americans and their NATO puppets
increasingly murder women, children, village elders, Afghan police, and aid
A video taken by a US
helicopter gunship, leaked to Wikileaks and released, shows American forces, as
if they were playing video games, slaughtering civilians, including camera men
for a prominent news service, as they are walking down a peaceful street. A
father with small children, who stopped to help the dying victims of American
soldiers' fun and games, was also blown away, as were his children. The American
voices on the video blame the children's demise on the father for bringing kids
into a "war zone." It was no war zone, just a quiet city street with civilians
The video documents
American crimes against humanity as powerfully as any evidence used against the
Nazis in the aftermath of World War II at the Nuremberg
Perhaps the height of
lawlessness was attained when the Obama regime announced that it had a list of
American citizens who would be assassinated without due process of law.
One would think that if
law any longer had any meaning in Western civilization, George W. Bush, Dick
Cheney, indeed, the entire Bush/Cheney regime, as well as Tony Blair and Bush's
other co-conspirators, would be standing before the International Criminal
Yet it is Muammar Gadaffi
for whom the International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants. Western
powers are using the International Criminal Court, which is supposed to serve
justice, for self-interest reasons that are unjust.
What is Gadaffi's crime? His crime is that he is attempting to prevent Libya from being overthrown by a US-supported, and perhaps organized, armed uprising in Eastern Libya that is being used to evict China from its oil investments in Eastern Libya.
Libya is the first
revolt in the so-called "Arab Spring." Reports have made it clear that there is nothing "democratic"
about the revolt. The West managed to push a "no-fly" resolution through its puppet organization, the United Nations. The
resolution was limited to neutralizing Gadaffi's air force. However, Washington, and its French puppet, Nicolas Sarkozy, quickly made an "expansive interpretation" of the UN resolution and turned it into authorization to become
directly involved in the war.
Gadaffi has resisted the
armed rebellion against the state of Libya, which is the normal response of a
government to rebellion. The US would respond the same as would the UK and
France. But by trying to prevent the overthrow of his country and his country
from becoming another American puppet state, Gadaffi has been indicted. The
International Criminal Court knows that it cannot indict the real perpetrators
of crimes against humanity -- Bush, Blair, Obama, and Sarkozy -- but the court
needs cases and accepts the victims that the West succeeds in
In our post-Orwellian
times, everyone who resists or even criticizes the US is a criminal. For
example, Washington considers Julian Assange and Bradley Manning to be
criminals because they made information available that exposed crimes committed
by the US government. Anyone who even disagrees with Washington is considered to
be a "threat," and Obama can have such "threats" assassinated or arrested as a
"terrorist suspect" or as someone "providing aid and comfort to
terrorists." American conservatives and liberals, who once supported the US
Constitution, are all in favor of shredding the Constitution in the interest of
being "safe from terrorists." They even accept such intrusions as porno-scans
and sexual groping in order to be "safe" on air flights.
The collapse of law is
across the board. The Supreme Court decided that it is "free speech" for America
to be ruled by corporations, not by law and certainly not by the people. On June
27, the US Supreme Court advanced the fascist state that the "conservative"
court is creating with the ruling that Arizona cannot publicly fund election
candidates in order to level the playing field currently unbalanced by corporate
money. The "conservative" US Supreme Court considers public funding of
candidates to be unconstitutional, but not the "free speech" funding by business
interests who purchase the government in order to rule the country. The US
Supreme Court has become a corporate functionary and legitimizes rule by
corporations. Mussolini called this rule, imposed on Americans by the US
Supreme Court, fascism.
The Supreme Court also
ruled on June 27 that California violated the US Constitution by banning the
sale of violent video games to kids, despite evidence that the violent games
trained the young to violent behavior. It is fine with the Supreme Court for
soldiers, whose lives are on the line, to be prohibited under penalty of law
from drinking beer before they are 21, but the idiot Court supports inculcating
kids to be murderers, as long as it is in the interest of corporate profits, in
the name of "free speech."
Amazing, isn't it, that a
court so concerned with "free speech" has not protected American war protesters
from unconstitutional searches and arrests, or protected protesters from being
attacked by police or herded into fenced-in areas distant from the object of
As the second decade of
the 21st century opens, those who oppose US hegemony and the evil that emanates
from Washington risk being declared as "terrorists." If they are American
citizens, they can be assassinated. If they are foreign leaders, their countries
can be invaded. When captured, they can be executed, like Saddam Hussein, or
sent off to the ICC, like the hapless Serbs, who tried to defend their country
from being dismantled by the Americans.
And the American sheeple
think that they have "freedom and democracy."
Washington relies on fear
to coverup its crimes. A majority of Americans now fear and hate Muslims,
peoples about whom Americans know nothing but the racist propaganda which
encourages Americans to believe that Muslims are hiding under their beds in
order to murder them in their sleep.
The neoconservatives, of
course, are the purveyors of fear. The more fearful the sheeple, the more they
seek safety in the neocon police state and the more they overlook Washington's
crimes of aggression against Muslims.
Safety uber alles. That
has become the motto of a once free and independent American people, who once
were admired but today are despised.
In America lawlessness is now complete. Women can have abortions, but if they have stillbirths, they are
arrested for murder
Americans are such a
terrified and abused people that a 95-year-old woman dying from leukemia
traveling to a last reunion with family members was forced to remove her adult diaper
in order to clear airport security. Only a population totally cowed would permit such abuses
of human dignity.
In a June 27 interview on
National Public Radio, Ban Ki-moon, Washington's South Korean puppet installed
as the Secretary General of the United Nations, was unable to answer why the UN
and the US tolerate the slaughter of unarmed civilians in Bahrain, but support
the International Criminal Court's indictment of Gadaffi for defending Libya
against armed rebellion. Gadaffi has killed far fewer people than the US, UK, or
the Saudis in Bahrain. Indeed, NATO and the Americans have killed more Libyans
than has Gadaffi. The difference is that the US has a naval base in Bahrain, but
not in Libya.
There is nothing left of
the American character. Only a people who have lost their soul could tolerate
the evil that emanates from Washington.