Wednesday, January 31, 2007

These are the soldiers that become cops and prison guards in the US!

[Abu Ghraib video transcript, click here for video]


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Alleged Former Abu Ghraib Guard Discussed Gang Rape in Video
01/22/2007 12:49 PM ET
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Get this on tape man. Say it again. Say again what happened.

Say what?

You know, like what was going on? What was it like being a guard there?

A guard at Abu Ghraib?

Yeah. That place, man, it's fuckin' world famous now.

I don't know what to say. Nothin' special. It's better than being a fucking bullet sponge.

Know any of those guys who got busted, you know, for torturing those inmates?

They got fucked, man. You know, just cuz someone let the pictures get out.

I don't get that.

Yeah, why'd they....

No one expected...

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I mean, compared to what we were doing every day? Teasing a couple of hajjis? Give me a fucking break. You know, what's the big deal about making a haji walk around like a dog and bark?

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....expected anyone to get all upset...

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What else would you guys do?

What would we do?

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Or we would take plastic and wrap it around their heads until they started choking....

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CIA showed us a lot of shit....

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.....crank generator, where we'd hook it up to their nipples or their nuts, fucking crank it and shock the shit out of them.

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What was the most fun things?

The most fun thing, umm....definitely the women.

Yeah? They had chick insurgents, man?

No, they didn't have chick insurgents.

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Something goes down, they just grab everyone around, you know, fuck em. I mean, you gonna have 35 trials? No, you know. People are like, "Oh they're innocent." You know what, I don't give a fuck. As far as I'm concerned, they're all guilty. You know what? They should have kicked Saddam out themselves. Instead, we're there doing the fucking job. We're losing guys.....

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Were those people in the World Trade Center guilty? No. Fuck them. They fucked us, so now we're fucking them. Fuck them, dude, anyone with a fucking rag on their head is fair game.

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....girl, she was probably like 15 years old. Yeah, she was hot dude. The body on that girl, yeah, really tight. You know, hadn't been touched yet. She was fucking prime. So....

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One of the guys started pimping her out for 50 bucks a shot. I think at the end of the day, you know, he'd made like 500 bucks before she hung herself.

Really?

Yeah.

She hung herself? How's come she hung herself?

I don't know. She wasn't happy.

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In their culture, it's really shunned upon if you get raped. I guess she would have been stoned to death anyways by her people, you know. It's fucked up.

She was fucked anyway, I guess. In more ways than one.

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You didn't get shit from the CO, did you?

Uh-uh, not until those fucking pictures came out. After then the biggest rule was no fucking cameras.

Yeah, you hear that?



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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Will this “Anarchist” be arrested for threatening and advocating the overthrow of the Government?


Colin McEnroe, The Hartford Courant

The Unbearable Rightness Of Krayeske
January 21, 2007

I am sick of Ken Krayeske.

As all the world knows, Krayeske was arrested by the Hartford police for doing absolutely nothing during the inaugural parade for Gov. M. Jodi Rell earlier this month. He was held in jail for 12 hours on $75,000 bail.

I would like to point out that I, too, was doing absolutely nothing on that day and have received none of the abuse and subsequent attention lavished on Krayeske.

It was one of those Hartford parades where the marcher-to-watcher ratio was way off. Lots of marchers, not many watchers. There were a few parents of high school marching band members, there to see those private cymbal-smashing lessons put to good use. There were handfuls of bored office workers, grabbing an excuse for some fresh air. This made it easy to spot Krayeske, who was taking pictures, which - you have to admit - was pretty suspicious. Taking pictures of a parade nobody cared about? What's up with that?

Krayeske would have been a lot safer in the parade as the Central Connecticut Harmonica and Expensive Camera Equipment Marching Band, because nobody would have thought to look for him there.

Instead, he stood at the side peacefully, sticking out like a sore thumb, got his stupid behind arrested, and now he's practically an honorary Berrigan brother.

Not fair.

I currently support the 2007 Sparsely Attended Parade Act, legislation that would require public officials to guarantee attendance at triumphal parades held on their behalf. In the event that more people are found to be marching in the parade than are watching it, the person being honored would have to pay every voter in the state 5 bucks. An amendment to the bill would exempt Rebecca Lobo from its provisions because lobbyists representing Ms. Lobo took me on an expensive golfing holiday in Scotland.

My bill is currently not being considered by the state government due to crypto-fascist control of the lawmaking apparatus. On Monday, I plan to stand at the corner of Farmington Avenue and Woodland Street at 11 a.m. jumping up and down and yelling "Death to the crypto-fascist control of the lawmaking apparatus! Death to the crypto-fascist control of the lawmaking apparatus! Viva Lobo! [See above.] Overthrow the government!"

I mean to bring the twin pillars of power and corruption crashing down. Do you hear me? Somebody better stop me because I'm a big threat. OK?

Hello?

Sigh.

What does Krayeske have that I don't have?

Wingnut opinions? Shabby clothes? I feel I can match him in those departments.

In Friday's Courant, I come to find out that the state police printed up a color brochure of Ken Krayeske, a two-page "security flier," with current and former driver's license photos of the extremely dangerous Green Party peace activist. Please. Why stop there? Why not put: "ARREST THIS DISSIDENT & WIN A FOUR-NIGHT STAY IN ACAPULCO!" on the front of the flier?

That flier - a dagger through my heart - was paid for with my tax dollars, even though I do not regard Krayeske as anywhere near as dangerous or irksome to the commonweal as I am. I have a long acquaintance with Krayeske. He weighs about 160 pounds and his weapons training pretty much stops at Super Soakers. I know 70-year-old Quaker ladies who could kick his butt.

It is ridiculous that he gets this kind of special treatment. What am I supposed to do - hire a private firm to make up a brochure about me, citing all my dangerous opinions and encouraging the police to arrest me? Do you have any idea how much that would cost? While Mr. Nonviolent Golden Boy gets his done on the taxpayers' nickel?

And do I have to wait for another gubernatorial inaugural parade? What if the next governor is some nerd like state Rep. Andrew Fleischmann and he says, "Oh, I think the money for the parade would be better used on health care reform"? Where does that leave me? Protesting the lack of a parade?

On Friday night, Krayeske's supporters threw an "Oh My God, They Jailed Kenny!" party to raise money for his legal defense fund. Legal defense fund! Can you stand it? I come from an era when, to have a legal defense fund, you pretty much had to be a governor. Now I guess just about anybody can have one.

What's next? A Springsteen song about him? Willie Nelson hosting "Ken Aid?" I toss and turn each night with visions of Willie and Sheryl Crow singing, to the tune of Patsy Cline's "Crazy":

"Kray-skee

Kray-skee for being arrested ..."

I hate to sound bitter, but I had a lot of crackpot, anti-establishment opinions back when Krayeske was sitting around his parents' house watching "Jem and the Holograms" and playing Hacky Sack. I paid my dues. Why am I not a folk hero?

Everything is going to change on Monday. Except I just realized I have a dental appointment at 10 a.m. So I may not be able to overthrow the government until noon. Let's make it 12:30, in case I run into traffic. Does that work for you, oppressive thought-control police? You don't have to answer. Just send a signal through my new filling.

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HARTFORD POLICE CHIEF DARYL ROBERTS, right, and state Capitol Police Chief Michael Fallon face the legislature’s public safety and security committee at a hearing Tuesday on the arrest of political activist Ken Krayeske on Jan. 3. Krayeske was arrested as he approached Gov. M. Jodi Rell to take a photograph during the inaugural parade. Roberts testified that Krayeske “breached the parade route.”
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Friday, January 26, 2007

The Evil Empire of Assholes

Escalation of US Iran military planning part of six-year Administration push

Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane
Published: Tuesday January 23, 2007

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The escalation of US military planning on Iran is only the latest chess move in a six-year push within the Bush Administration to attack Iran, a RAW STORY investigation has found.

While Iran was named a part of President George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” in 2002, efforts to ignite a confrontation with Iran date back long before the post-9/11 war on terror. Presently, the Administration is trumpeting claims that Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon than the CIA’s own analysis shows and positing Iranian influence in Iraq’s insurgency, but efforts to destabilize Iran have been conducted covertly for years, often using members of Congress or non-government actors in a way reminiscent of the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal.

The motivations for an Iran strike were laid out as far back as 1992. In classified defense planning guidance – written for then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney by then-Pentagon staffers I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, World Bank Chief Paul Wolfowitz, and ambassador-nominee to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad – Cheney’s aides called for the United States to assume the position of lone superpower and act preemptively to prevent the emergence of even regional competitors. The draft document was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post and caused an uproar among Democrats and many in George H. W. Bush’s Administration.

In September 2000, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) issued a report titled “Rebuilding America's Defenses,” which espoused similar positions to the 1992 draft and became the basis for the Bush-Cheney Administration's foreign policy. Libby and Wolfowitz were among the participants in this new report; Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other prominent figures in the Bush administration were PNAC members.

“The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security,” the report read. “While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein. . . . We cannot allow North Korea, Iran, Iraq or similar states to undermine American leadership, intimidate American allies or threaten the American homeland itself.”

This approach became official US military policy during the current Bush Administration. It was starkly on display yesterday when Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns noted a second aircraft carrier strike force headed for the Persian Gulf, saying, "The Middle East isn't a region to be dominated by Iran. The Gulf isn't a body of water to be controlled by Iran. That's why we've seen the United States station two carrier battle groups in the region."

The Structure

Almost immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Iran became a focal point of discussion among senior Administration officials. As early as December 2001, then-Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and the leadership of the Defense Department, including Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, allegedly authorized a series of meetings between Defense Department officials and Iranian agents abroad.

The first of these meetings took place in Rome with Pentagon Iran analyst, Larry Franklin, Middle East expert Harold Rhode, and prominent neoconservative Michael Ledeen. Ledeen, who held no official government position, introduced the US officials to Iran-Contra arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar. According to both Ghorbanifar and Ledeen, the topic on the table was Iran. Ledeen told RAW STORY last year the discussion concerned allegations that Iranian forces were killing US soldiers in Afghanistan, but Ghorbanifar has claimed the conversation focused on regime change.

In January 2002, evidence that Iran was enriching uranium began to appear via credible intelligence and satellite imagery. Despite this revelation – and despite having called Iran part of the Axis of Evil in his State of the Union that year – President Bush continued to focus on Iraq. Perhaps for that reason, throughout 2002 the strongest pressure for regime change flowed through alternative channels.

In early 2002, Ledeen formed the Coalition for Democracy in Iran, along with Morris Amitay, the former executive director of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

In August 2002, Larry Franklin began passing classified information involving United States policy towards Iran to two AIPAC employees and an Israeli diplomat. Franklin pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2005, explaining that he had been hoping to force the US to take a harder line with Iran, but AIPAC and Israel have continued to deny them.

At the same time, another group’s political representatives begin a corollary effort to influence domestic political discourse. In August 2002, the National Council of Resistance of Iran – a front for a militant terrorist organization called Mujahedin-E-Khalq (MEK) – held a press conference in Washington and stated that Iran had a secret nuclear facility at Natanz, due for completion in 2003.

Late that summer , the Pentagon's Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz expanded its Northern Gulf Affairs Office, renamed it the Office of Special Plans (OSP), and placed it under the direction of Abram Shulsky, a contributor to the 2000 PNAC report.

Most know the Office of Special Plans as a rogue Administration faction determined to find intelligence to support the Iraq War. But that wasn’t its only task.

According to an article in The Forward in May 2003, “A budding coalition of conservative hawks, Jewish organizations and Iranian monarchists is pressing the White House to step up American efforts to bring about regime change in Iran. . . . Two sources [say] Iran expert Michael Rubin is now working for the Pentagon's 'special plans' office, a small unit set up to gather intelligence on Iraq, but apparently also working on Iran. Previously a researcher at the Washington Institute for Near East policy, Rubin has vocally advocated regime change in Tehran.”

Dark Actors/Covert Activities

While the Iraq war was publicly founded upon questionable sources, much of the buildup to Iran has been entirely covert, using non-government assets and foreign instruments of influence to conduct disinformation campaigns, plant intelligence and commit acts of violence via proxy groups.

A few weeks prior to the Iraq invasion, in February 2003, Iran acknowledged that it was building a nuclear facility at Natanz, saying that the facility was aimed at providing domestic energy. However, allegations that Iran was developing a nuclear weapons program would become louder in the course of 2003 and continue unabated over the next three years.

That spring, then-Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) opened a channel on Iran with former Iranian Minister Fereidoun Mahdavi, a secretary for Ghorbanifar. Both Weldon and Ledeen were told a strikingly similar story concerning a cross border plot between Iran and Iraq in which uranium had been removed from Iraq and taken into Iran by Iranian agents. The CIA investigated the allegations but found them spurious. Weldon took his complaints about the matter to Rumsfeld, who pressured the CIA to investigate a second time, with the same result.

In May 2003, with pressure for regime change intensifying within the US, Iran made efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution with the United States. According to Lawrence Wilkerson, then-Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, these efforts were sabotaged by Vice President Cheney.

"The secret cabal got what it wanted: no negotiations with Tehran," Wilkerson said.

The US was already looking increasingly to rogue methodology, including support for the Iranian terrorist group MEK. Before the US invasion, MEK forces within Iraq had supported Saddam Hussein in exchange for safe harbor. Despite this, when they were captured by the US military, they were disarmed of only their major weapons and are allowed to keep their smaller arms. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hoped to use them as a special ops team in Iran, while then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and State Department officials argued against it. By 2005, the MEK would begin training with US forces in Iraq and carrying out bombings and assassinations in Iran, although it is unclear if the bombings were in any way approved by the US military.

The Pressure is On: 2004 – 2006

For a variety of reasons – ranging from the explosion of the insurgency in Iraq following the high point of "Mission Accomplished" to Iran's willingness to admit IAEA inspectors – the drumbeat for regime change died down over the summer of 2003. In October 2003, with Iran accepting even tougher inspections, Larry Franklin told his Israeli contact that work on the US policy towards Iran which they had been tracking seemed to have stopped.

Yet by the autumn of 2004, pressure for confrontation with Iran had resumed, with President Bush telling Fox News that the US would never allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. By then, the Pentagon had been directed to have a viable military option for Iran in place by June 2005.

This phase of pressure was marked by increased activity directed at Congress. An "Iran Freedom Support Act" was introduced in the House and Senate in January and February of 2005. Neoconservatives and individuals linked to the defense contracting industry formed an Iran Policy Committee, and in April and May presented briefings in support of MEK before the newly-created Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus of the House of Representatives.

In March 2006, administration action became more overt. The State Department created an Office of Iranian Affairs, while the Pentagon created an Iranian Directorate that had much in common with the earlier Office of Special Plans. According to Seymour Hersh, covert US operations within Iran in preparation for a possible air attack also began at this time and included Kurds and other Iranian minority groups.

By setting up the Iranian Directorate within the Pentagon and running covert operations through the military rather than the CIA, the administration was able to avoid both Congressional oversight and interference from then-Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, who has been vocally skeptical about using force against Iran. The White House also successfully stalled the release of a fresh National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, which could reflect the CIA's conclusion that there is no evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program.

In sum, the Bush Administration seems to have concluded that Iran is guilty until proven innocent and continues to maintain that the Persian Gulf belongs to Americans – not to Persians – setting the stage for a potential military strike.

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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2007
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"Presidential Signing Statements under the Bush Administration: A Threat to Checks and Balances and the Rule of Law?"

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FEINGOLD TO CHAIR JUDICIARY HEARING ON CONGRESS’S POWER TO END A WAR

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 30th, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled, “Exercising Congress’s Constitutional Power to End a War.” Earlier this month, Feingold, Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, became the first Senator to call on Congress to use its power of the purse to redeploy our troops safely from Iraq so that we can refocus on the global terrorist networks that threaten our national security. Feingold proposed this action after President George Bush announced plans to escalate our military involvement in Iraq despite the objections of members of both parties, military and foreign policy experts, and the American people.

“Congress holds the power of the purse and if the President continues to advance his failed Iraq policy, we have the responsibility to use that power to safely redeploy our troops from Iraq,” Feingold said. “This hearing will help inform my colleagues and the public about Congress’s power to end a war and how that power has been used in the past. I will soon be introducing legislation to use the power of the purse to end what is clearly one of the greatest mistakes in the history of our nation’s foreign policy.”

Witnesses at the hearing will include:

  • Louis Fisher, Library of Congress
  • Prof. Walter Dellinger, Duke University School of Law, former Solicitor General of the United States
  • Prof. David Barron, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Robert Turner, University of Virginia Law School

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Hoaxes, Statistics and Anthrax

by Edward McSweegan

You're sitting in the kitchen going through the day's mail. You tear open an unfamiliar envelope and out spills a fine white powder. What do you do? Call the police? Call an ambulance? Run screaming from the house? Maybe call the terrorism hotline that Homeland Security is always flashing on highway traffic signs?

Maybe you should just clean up the spilled powder, wash your hands and finish sorting the mail. Statistically, that is the most sensible thing to do.

According to CNN, there were more than 15,000 anthrax hoaxes between September 2001 and August 2002. Previously, the Center for Nonproliferation Studies counted more than 400 anthrax hoaxes between 1998 and September 2001. In late 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported seven anthrax threats; another thirty-five threats were made during February 1999. A subsequent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (July/ August 1999) suggested anthrax hoaxes were fast replacing telephoned bomb threats as the favorite sport of the disturbed, the disgruntled, and the just plain stupid.

The first widely reported mailing of an anthrax threat occurred in 1997 when the B'nai B'rith office in Washington, D.C. received a package labeled "anthrachs." It was not anthrax. Neither were the thousands of other powders mailed to various people and businesses over the years. Most of the mailed powders turned out to be flour, sugar, sand, baby powder, powdered Tylenol, grated cheese and other innocuous materials.

There has been only one event in which someone mailed spores of pathogenic Bacillus anthracis. In that case, five to seven letters were mailed to a handful of well-known individuals and offices. The opened letters released billions of wispy anthrax spores into enclosed, high-traffic work areas and produced 11 minor cases of cutaneous anthrax, 6 non-fatal cases of inhalational anthrax, and 5 cases of fatal inhalational anthrax among two postal workers and three elderly mail recipients. There have been no further mailings of real anthrax spores.

Each year the U.S. Postal Service delivers about 107 billion pieces of First Class mail to roughly 240 million adults. The odds of receiving a random piece of mail containing a white powder are vanishingly small. The odds of receiving real anthrax are essentially zero. The numbers are on your side. So why worry?

Unless you call 911 about that 'suspicious powder' in your mail. Then you'll have something to worry about. The police will show up with lights flashing. Maybe they'll bring along one of their federally funded robots. Hazmat crews in Tyvek suits will rush into your house. You'll be removed and perhaps made to strip and shower outside as so many others have before. Your house may be quarantined as crews roam around inside sampling the air and the countertops. Maybe your neighbors will be evacuated too. The local news crews will arrive and film you being taken away for a medical exam.

The FBI may show up too. They'll want you to name possible suspects responsible for the 'suspicious powder' in your mail. You may become a suspect yourself because people have been known to make false claims and accusations for 15 minutes of fame. You may become a 'person of interest:' that persistent, mysterious category of person who is neither suspect nor victim but someone to add to the federal watch lists.

Worse still, the police and the FBI, wandering through your house and poking through your possessions, may find things that suggest possible criminal or terrorist activity. That's exactly what happened to an art professor in upstate New York ("Art Becomes the Next Suspect in America's 9/11 Paranoia," The Guardian, June 11, 2004). Now he and a genetics professor in Pittsburgh are facing numerous charges and twenty years in prison ("U.S. Prosecutes Professors for Shipping Microbes," Science, July 9, 2004).

Adding insult to injury, your insurance agent may show up at some point to tell you that your policies don't cover any clean up costs, damages or inconveniences related to infectious diseases.

Last November, the American Association of Insurance Services (aais.org) filed a new virus and bacteria exclusion designed to prevent insurance company losses that may arise from claims related to infectious diseases and bioterrorism. "Coverage is excluded for loss, cost, or expense caused by, resulting from, or relating to any virus, bacterium, or other microorganism that causes or is capable of causing disease, illness, or physical distress. In addition, the exclusion explicitly applies to any loss, cost or expense arising from denial of access to property because of any...microorganisms." The exclusion is designed for commercial and farm insurance policies, but there is no reason to think it will not eventually trickle down to homeowners and small businesses.

Police. Hazmat. News crews. Street-side decontamination. People wandering through your house. Questions from the FBI, and nagging phone calls to your insurance agent. It's a lot of trouble and a huge legal and financial risk because of Sweet'N Low or talcum powder in an envelope. The hoaxers know the havoc they can create with a thirty-nine cent stamp and a cheap envelope. In the end, the best defense may be to defy the hoaxers by showing no reaction to their actions.



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US Military Operating a Secret Chemical Weapons Program
Sunshine Project provides evidence for US violation of international law

(Austin and Hamburg, 24 September 2002) - The Sunshine Project today accuses the US military of conducting a chemical weapons research and development program in violation of international arms control law. The charges follow an 18 month investigation of the Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). The investigation made extensive use of the US Freedom of Information Act to obtain Pentagon records that form the primary basis of the allegations. An array of documents, many of which have been posted on the Sunshine Project website, demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that JNLWD is operating an illegal and classified chemical weapons program.

Specifically, the Sunshine Project accuses the JNLWD of:

1. Conducting a research and development program on toxic chemical agents for use as weapons, including anesthetics and psychoactive substances, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention;

2. Developing long-range military delivery devices for these chemicals, including an 81mm chemical mortar round, that violate the Chemical Weapons Convention.

3. Pursuing a chemical weapons program while fully cognizant that it violates the Chemical Weapons Convention and US Department of Defense regulations;

4. Attempting to cover up the illicit program by classifying as secret even its own legal interpretations of the Chemical Weapons Convention and attempting to block access to documents requested under US information freedom law.


These charges are detailed in the attached Annex to this news release, in the accompanying map and fact sheet, and the Sunshine Project's JNLWD documents web page, which has full text of more than two dozen documents. Specific citations are in footnotes below.


The Weapons:
JNLWD's secret program is not focusing on highly lethal agents such as VX or sarin. Rather, the emphasis is on "non-lethal" chemical weapons that incapacitate. JNLWD's science advisors define "non-lethal" as resulting in death or permanent injury in 1 in 100 victims.(1) JNLWD's Research Director told a US military magazine "We need something besides tear gas, like calmatives, anesthetic agents, that would put people to sleep or in a good mood." (2) These weapons are intended for use against "potentially hostile civilians", in anti-terrorism operations, counterinsurgency, and other military operations.

The major focus of JNLWD's operation is on the use of drugs as weapons, particularly so-called "calmatives", a military term for mind-altering or sleep inducing chemical weapons. Other agents mentioned as militarily useful in the documents are convulsants, which are dangerous cramp-inducing drugs, and pharmaceuticals that failed development trials due to harmful side-effects. (3) This interest in so-called "calmatives" has been discussed in previous Project publications. (4)

New documents prove the existence of an advanced development program for long range delivery devices for the chemicals, in particular a "non-lethal" 81mm mortar round with a range of 2.5 kilometers and which is designed to work in standard issue US military weapons (the M252 mortar) (5). Photos of testing of this round and a gas generating payload canister are posted on the Sunshine Project's website. (6) JNLWD has recently asked the company building the gas canister, General Dynamics, to develop methodologies to characterize the aerosols it generates, and to calculate the ground area coverage of gas clouds created by an airburst at different altitudes. (7) A chemical mortar round with a 2.5 kilometer range has solely military applications, and cannot possibly be justified for a US military domestic riot control purpose.

The Solutions:

1) UN Inspectors into the US: The Sunshine Project, while urging the United States to immediately halt this chemical weapons program, also announces its intention to take its allegations and evidence to the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention, scheduled to start in The Hague on October 7th. There, the Sunshine Project will present its case to governments and request tthe Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons send a UN weapons inspection team to the US to investigate.

2) US Oversight: The Sunshine Project calls upon the US Congress to investigate JNLWD's arms control violations, to conduct public hearings, to hold JNLWD and its superiors responsible for their actions, to freeze all JNLWD funding, and to immediately declassify all JNLWD documents.

Says Edward Hammond, director of the Sunshine Project US, "We can present hard evidence for an illicit and shameful chemical weapons program in the US. If the US invades Iraq and uses these weapons, we may witness the depravity of the US waging chemical warfare against Iraq to prevent it from developing chemical weapons."

Jan van Aken, Director of the Sunshine Project in Germany says "The US administration 'names names' of alleged violators at arms control meetings. We have written documentation that the British government told JNLWD that its program violates the CWC in private talks. (8) However, Europe must publicly denounce American chemical weapons violations in The Hague. Those who remain silent will bear part of the guilt."

Escalation danger: JNLWD's chemical weapons program not only violates international law, it presents an escalation threat. Any use of chemical weapons in a military situation - even if the agents are purported to be "non-lethal" - carries the inherent danger of escalation into an all out chemical war and heightened violence. If attacked with a chemical of unknown nature with a fast incapacitating effect, victims may assume that lethal chemicals have been used, leading to heightened violence or even retaliation in kind. This rapid escalation danger is one of the key reasons why the Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the use of even tear gas or pepper spray as a method of warfare.

The Road to a Chemical Arms Race: In addition, JNLWD's program might easily be used to disguise lethal chemical weapons development. Deadly chemicals are the former specialty of JNLWD's partner in the program, the US Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground. Long range delivery devices may easily be converted to use biological agents or other chemicals, including lethal nerve gas. Design and development of new delivery devices, production facilities or delivery experiments - all key parts of a lethal chemical weapons program - might easily be performed by the US or other countries if the buzz-word "non-lethal" is used as a cover. If non-lethal chemical warfare programs are not banned, the basic principles of the CWC could fall apart, resulting in new full blown chemical arms race even before Cold War stocks are destroyed.


Thumbnail images of the Map and Fact Sheet

ANNEX TO SUNSHINE PROJECT NEWS RELEASE
"US Military Operating a Secret Chemical Weapons Program"
(24 September 2002)

An Outline of the Case Against the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate

The charges made by the Sunshine Project are supported by thousands of pages of US government documents, many obtained under the US Freedom of Information Act, and many of which are available on our website. This news release and annex are accompanied by a map and fact sheet on JNLWD's program. This is available for download from our website. The charges against JNLWD will be further detailed in a briefing for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and diplomats attending the October meeting of the Chemical Weapons Convention. A brief outline is provided here:

1. JNLWD is conducting a research and development program on toxic chemical agents for use as weapons in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

JNLWD's desire for chemical weapons is intense and widely documented. JNLWD has explicitly stated that it is operating a program to develop "calmative" chemical weapons (9). In May 1999, its Research Director told Navy News and Undersea Technology "We need something besides tear gas, like calmatives, anesthetic agents, that would put people to sleep or in a good mood." In 2000, JNLWD's Commanding Officer told New Scientist "I would like a magic dust that would put everyone in a building to sleep, combatants and non-combatants." (10) The Marine Corps Research University (MCRU), a major JNLWD contractor, produced an October 2000 study that concluded "the development and use of calmatives is achievable and desirable" and urged "immediate consideration" of drugs like diazepam (Valium). (11) The unit that produced the study is headed by JNLWD's former commander. JNLWD currently has a secretive technology investment program for incapacitating chemical weapons that is being conducted in cooperation with the US Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground. (12) It is urging academic and private institutions to bring it new proposals for chemical agents (13) and has repeatedly emphasized the need for the US military to develop a calmative capability. In addition, it recently concluded a new request for proposals that includes a call for "advanced riot control agents", (14) a military synonym for drug weapons. In October 2001, it offered to equip US commercial aircraft with calmative-dispensing weapons. (15)

2. JNLWD is developing long-range military delivery devices for these chemicals that violate the Chemical Weapons Convention and have no law enforcement application.

JNLWD has been funding the development of chemical weapons delivery devices since the late 1990s. 1999 and 2000 photos of outdoor tests of chemical aerosol equipment and wind tunnel tests at the US Army Soldier Biological Chemical Command are included on the obverse side of the accompanying map. JNLWD has funded a multi-year program to microencapsulate chemical agents, specifically, anesthetics and anesthetics mixed with corrosive chemicals to penetrate thick clothing. (16) In 2001, JNLWD accelerated this effort, developing a specification for an 81mm "non-lethal" mortar round with a 2.5 kilometer range. (17) The round can use chemical payloads and is required to work in standard issue military M252 mortars. (18) Under this program, in September 2001, JNLWD inked a deal with General Dynamics that calls for building a "dispersion gas generator" for this mortar round and to "identify analytical tools that can be used in follow-on design/performance modeling of droplet formation and dynamics" and to perform "preliminary parametric estimates of ground area coverage versus payload volume and height of burst." (19) The JNLWD team which developed chemical microencapsulation methods and the Aberdeen Proving Ground team which is participating in the chemical agents technology investment program are both collaborating with JNLWD in the mortar round design. (20)

3. JNLWD is pursuing this program despite being fully cognizant that it violates the Chemical Weapons Convention and US Department of Defense regulations.

The JNLWD program runs afoul of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the global ban on the development and use of all chemical weapons. And JNLWD is well aware of this fact. JNLWD presentations in 2001 list the Chemical Weapons Convention as a major "challenge" to its calmatives program. (21) In 2000, JNLWD held a series of war games with British military officials. JNLWD’s report of the war games concludes "In all three game scenarios, players espoused calmatives as potentially the most useful anti-personnel non-lethal weapons” but that “the principle concern was about the legality of the weapon and possible arms control violations..." Despite this, it continues "The end result is that calmatives are considered the single most effective anti-personnel option in the non-lethal toolkit." (22)

At the end of the wargames series, JNLWD held a final, high-level meeting with UK officials. It included the participation of five active duty US Marine Corps and Army generals. British officials objected to the US calmatives program, saying that it is illegal. JNLWD replied by saying but that it would proceed anyway (quoting from the report): "a research and development program with respect to... chemically based calmatives... [will] be continued as long as it is cost-productive to do so." In the same report, JNLWD acknowledges that its research and development program violates Department of Defense regulations, declaring its intent to evade the law: "DOD is prohibited from pursuing [calmative] technology... If there are promising technologies that DOD is prohibited from pursuing, set up MOA with DOJ or DOE." (DOD is the US Department of Defense. DOJ is the US Department of Justice. DOE is the US Department of Energy. MOA is a Memorandum of Agreement.) (23)

4. JNLWD is seeking to cover up this illicit program by cloaking it behind US secrecy law.

JNLWD has made a systematic effort hide its program from public view and to impede the Sunshine Project's investigation. JNLWD asked the US Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) to perform a legal review of its "non-lethal" chemical weapons; but then classified the JAG opinion, preventing its release. (24) JNLWD has placed export control restrictions on its 81mm "non-lethal" mortar specification. (25) In 2002, JNLWD officials trained US Marine Corps officers in its anti-personnel chemical weapons capabilities. It classified the training "secret". (26) Interviewed by news media, JNLWD officials deny developing chemical weapons; but have informed the Sunshine Project in multiple telephone conversations that they will deny release of documents requested under FOIA because of "classified weapons development". With 18 months elapsed since the Sunshine Project's first Freedom of Information Act requests to JNLWD, almost two thirds of the documents requested have not been released. JNLWD has ordered the US National Academies of Science to halt release of documents it deposited in the public record at that institution, (27) despite the fact that the National Academies states that there are no security markings on the documents requested, (28) and in apparent violation of US law.

TO DOWNLOAD THE MAP AND ILLUSTRATIVE TEXT THAT ACCOMPANY THIS RELEASE, VISIT:

http://www.sunshine-project.org/incapacitants/mapfacts.html

NOTES

1) Kenny, J. The Human Effects of Non-Lethal Weapons, presentation of the JNLWD Human Effects Advisory Panel to the US National Academy of Sciences Naval Studies Board, 30 April 2001.

2) Susan LeVine, JNLWD Research Director, quoted in Non-Lethal Programs Will Enhance Navy And Marine Warfighting in Navy News and Undersea Technology, v. 16, n.19, 10 May 1999.

3) Lakoski J, Murray, W.B., Kenny J. The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique, Applied Research Laboratory / College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, 3 October 2000.

4) See the Sunshine Project news release Pentagon Program Promotes Psychopharmacological Warfare (1 July 2002), the information brief The MCRU Calmatives Study and JNLWD: A Summary of (Public) Facts (19 September 2002), and Sunshine Project Backgrounder #8, Non-Lethal Weapons Research in the US: Calmatives & Malodorants (July 2001).

5) See, for example, 81mm Frangible Case Cartridge, Contract DAAE-30-01-C-1077 (June 2001), US Army TACOM and M2 Technologies.

6) See side two of the accompanying map and fact sheet.

7) Liquid Payload Dispensing Concept Studies Techniques for the 81mm Non-Lethal Mortar Cartridge, Contract DAAE-30-01-M-1444 (Sept. 2001), US Army TACOM and General Dynamics.

8) Assessment Report: US/UK Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW)/Urban Operations Executive Seminar, JNLWD, November 2000.

9) ibid (and other documents)

10) Colonel George Fenton, USMC, JNLWD Commanding Officer, quoted in War without tears, New Scientist, 16 December 2000.

11) Lakoski J, Murray, W.B., Kenny J. The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique.

12) The US Department of Defense Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, Program Overview, April 2001.

13) See Fenton, G. To The Future: Non-Lethal Capabilities Technologies in the 21st Century, presentation to the University of New Hampshire's Non-lethal Technology and Academic Research III symposium, November 2001.

14) Nonkinetic/limited effects/non-lethal weapons for crowd control, US Department of the Navy solicitation M67854-02-R-6064, 18 July 2002.

15) See Non-Lethal Weapons Suggested to Incapacitate Terrorists in Airliners, Air Safety Week, v. 15 n. 39, 15 October 2001.

16) Durant Y. White Paper: Delivery of chemicals by microcapsules, Advanced Polymer Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, 1998.

17) 81mm Frangible Case Cartridge, Contract DAAE-30-01-C-1077 (June 2001), US Army TACOM and M2 Technologies.

18) See Liquid Payload Dispensing Concept Studies Techniques for the 81mm Non-Lethal Mortar Cartridge, Contract DAAE-30-01-M-1444 (Sept. 2001), US Army TACOM and General Dynamics,

19) ibid.

20) Aberdeen Proving Ground: see Design and Development of an 81mm Non-Lethal Mortar Cartridge, United Defense LP, US Army Soldier Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM), US Army Research Laboratory, March 2000.

University of New Hampshire: see Durant Y, et al, Composites material selection study for NL Mortar, presentation to the University of New Hampshire's Non-lethal Technology and Academic Research III symposium, November 2001.

21) Fenton, G. To The Future: Non-Lethal Capabilities Technologies in the 21st Century.

22) US/UK Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) / Urban Operations War Game Two Assessment, JNLWD, June 2000. The wargame was held 13-16 June 2000 at the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

23) Assessment Report: US/UK Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW)/Urban Operations Executive Seminar, JNLWD, November 2000.

24) Response letter (3 September 2002) from US Department of the Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, International and Operational Law Division to Sunshine Project Freedom of Information Request of 21 August 2002.

25) Several JNLWD-funded contracts indicate this. See, for example, 81mm Frangible Case Cartridge, Contract DAAE-30-01-C-1077 (June 2001), US Army TACOM and M2 Technologies, URL above.

26) Non-Lethal Weapons: Acquisitions, Capabilities, Doctrine, & Strategy: A Course of Instruction, contract M67004-99-D-0037, purchase order M9545002RCR2BA7, between the US Marine Corps University (Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory) and JNLWD, December 2001.

27) Letter from Col. George Fenton to the National Academies of Science (NAS), 17 May 2002, text provided in an e-mail from Mr. Kevin Hale, Director of the NAS National Security Office to William Colglazier, Executive Officer, 17 May 2002.

28) Letter from Kevin Hale (NAS) to Col. George Fenton (JNLWD), 17 May 2002. This letter and the e-mail of note #27 were provided by the NAS Public Affairs office.



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Published on Sunday, November 3, 2002 by the Observer/UK
Army's Secret 'People Zapper' Plans
by Antony Barnett

Britain has been involved in secret talks with the United States over the development of so-called non-lethal weapons, including lasers that blind the enemy and microwave systems that cook the skin of human targets.

The Observer has established that British and US military leaders met at the Ministry of Defense HQ in London to discuss the operational benefits of such technology when used as a 'persuasive tool' against people from enemy regimes.

Documents obtained under the US Freedom of Information Act detail talks about battlefield uses of the weapons and whether they could be used to back up economic sanctions against target countries. The weapons include lasers that can blind and stun an enemy and cut through metal to disable vehicles.

Another weapon discussed was a system that uses microwave beams to heat the water in human skin in the same way as a microwave oven cooks a meal. The third category of weapons was the use of gases similar to those deployed to end the terrorist siege in a Moscow theatre, which killed more than 100 hostages.

The disclosures prompted demands last night from opposition politicians for a full statement on Britain's involvement in developing such weapons. Opposition MPs and campaigners believe the fact that the military is considering developing and using these weapons in war or as a tool to threaten other states breaches a number of international arms and humanitarian treaties.

Menzies Campbell, foreign affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, called on the Government to 'come clean' on Britain's involvement and will demand Foreign Secretary Jack Straw gives details.

'These reports have serious implications,' Campbell said. 'If Britain and American are together seeking to exploit loopholes in existing international arms convention, our credibility will be severely undermined. Suggestions that we use such weapons as part of any sanctions program is a level of policy which must be discussed on the House of Commons.'

British personnel at the secret meeting with the US military included Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Dr Martin Hubbard, who heads the non-lethal weapons research program at Porton Down, Wiltshire. US officers included Major General Bice, deputy commander of the US Marines in Europe, and Brigadier-General Richard Zilmer, deputy director of US operations at European Command Headquarters.

The documents reveal the full scope of the new weapons programs that the US military is developing. The first was high-power microwave technology that cooks an enemy's skin. Its military name is the Vehicle-Mounted Active Denial System (V-Mads), but it has already been nicknamed the People Zapper. It works by harnessing electromagnetic power to fire an invisible pulse of energy at light speed towards a target. The beam causes the water molecules under the skin to vibrate violently, producing heat and discomfort. Scientists believe the system could heat a person's skin to about 130 degrees in two seconds.

The US delegation admits there might be problems with legal claims by victims.

The documents reveal that both the British and US military believe laser beams have a 'number of potential applications and desirable attributes as a non-lethal weapon'. They are impressed that laser guns can be 'tunable' either to stun or kill. Although laser weapons that permanently blind are banned under international law, the documents show officials are studying low-energy lasers that blind temporarily and others that produce a stunning effect.

The classified document, which is an 'assessment report' of a meeting that took place on 30 November 2000, admits the term 'non-lethal' was inaccurate.'

© Guardian Newspapers Limited 2002

Is the US preparing for massive Civil Unrest?

... or you may ask yourself, "Is it something I said?"

I am not saying that I buy into the premise of the video, or not, but it should make anyone think that the time, may or may not, have past to start watching the watchers. Does George W. Bush and Co. want a "reason" not to have elections in 2008? Well, look around, watch this video, think back, and "just relax", is it time to "eat popcorn"?



Concentration Camps being built for U.S citizens


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Martial Law and Concentration Camps
The following video was recently sent to me, and after the shock wore off I started researching this video and story line behind it. What I have learned and seen has lead me to believe Soon they will convince the American people a state of anarchy exists within the major cities, Due to a wave of alleged crime sweeping the nation and false threats from abroad. They are now building their case almost nightly on TV and daily in newspapers. When public opinion has been won over to this idea they intend to state that a terrorist group armed with a nuclear weapon has entered the United States and that they plan to detonate this device in one of our cities. The government will then suspend the Constitution and declare martial law.
All dissidents, which translated into anyone they choose, will be rounded up and will be placed in concentration camps which already exist throughout the country.
The media, radio, TV, newspapers, and computer networks will be nationalized and seized. Anyone who resists will be taken or killed. This entire operation was rehearsed by the government and military in 1984 under the code name REX-84 and it went off without a hitch. When these events have transpired the secret government takeover will be complete. Your freedom will never be returned and you will live in slavery for the remainder of your life. You had better wake up and you had better do it now.

More coming from the www.savesa.tk blog series: The New World Order
More Documental evidence coming in this shocking expose

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Iraq, the testing ground for Big Brother's Crowd Control Weapons

US military unveils heat-ray gun
The heat-ray gun mounted on a Humvee vehicle
The gun uses a large dish mounted on a Humvee vehicle
The US military has given the first public display of what it says is a revolutionary heat-ray weapon to repel enemies or disperse hostile crowds.

Called the Active Denial System, it projects an invisible high energy beam that produces a sudden burning feeling.

Military officials, who say the gun is harmless, believe it could be used as a non-lethal way of making enemies surrender their weapons.

Officials said there was wide-ranging military interest in the technology.

"This is a breakthrough technology that's going to give our forces a capability they don't now have," defence official Theodore Barna told Reuters news agency.

"We expect the services to add it to their tool kit. And that could happen as early as 2010."

'Blast from an oven'

The prototype weapon was demonstrated at the Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.

A beam was fired from a large rectangular dish mounted on a Humvee vehicle.

The beam has a reach of up to 500 metres (550 yards), much further than existing non-lethal weapons like rubber bullets.

It can penetrate clothes, suddenly heating up the skin of anyone in its path to 50C.

But it penetrates the skin only to a tiny depth - enough to cause discomfort but no lasting harm, according to the military.

A Reuters journalist who volunteered to be shot with the beam described the sensation as similar to a blast from a very hot oven - too painful to bear without diving for cover.

Crowd control

Military officials said the weapon was one of the key technologies of the future.

"Non-lethal weapons are important for the escalation of force, especially in the environments our forces are operating in," said Marine Col Kirk Hymes, director of the development programme.

The weapon could potentially be used for dispersing hostile crowds in conflict zones such as Iraq or Afghanistan.

It would mean that troops could take effective steps to move people along without resorting to measures such as rubber bullets - bridging the gap between "shouting and shooting", Col Hymes said.

A similar non-lethal weapon, Silent Guardian, is being developed by US company Raytheon.



The above from the BBC found here

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Allegedly there are weapons being co-developed by Israel and the US. Palestinians have been fried and killed to get the dose right for crowd control, families of victims have gotten the bodies back minus organs which were needed to adjust dosing.

A helicopter version is reportedly being developed to kill large crowds and to reduce unwanted populations when "genetic selective" bio-weapons do not do the trick. I have long, not listened to conspiracy theorists, but when what they are talking about beforehand comes out in the news, you just have to come to you own opinion.

It would be nice if all this money spent to kill, hurt, and detain people was instead used for medical research and paying for college educations ...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ethics and Separation of Powers

Emailed to governor.rell@po.state.ct.us, Governor M. Jodi Rell, at approximately 8:30 AM EST Jan. 25, 2007.

Governor Rell,

Elected Officials, also paid workers for the Connecticut Judicial Branch, are working and being paid as Elected Officials in the Connecticut Legislative Branch. With a Separation of Powers I am asking that you look into the matter and contact all elected officials in the Legislative Branch on whether or not practicing Attorneys can at the same time hold elected office.

Lawyers are disbarred and worse when they are critical of each other, prosecutors, cops, and mainly, Judges. How then can a legislator on the Judicial Committee be impartial in the Judge nominating and discipline arena?

Lawyers make the most money on discord, immorality, a system working with maximum inefficiency, unfair fining and taxation, maximum bureaucracy, and the policies of Separate and Unequal. How then can lawyers that are elected officials legislate on behalf of the people?

The answer is they can’t. Please act accordingly for the Constitution, for ethical reform, and for those that voted you into office.

Thank you,
Steven G. Erickson
972 Putney Rd. # 156
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

P.S. more info at the starkravingviking.blogspot.com, should Judge Jonathan Kaplan know the difference between a criminal and the victim of a crime? Kaplan knew I was a victim of an attempted strong arm robbery and assault. Kaplan knew I was trying to have him removed for years for his bias in Civil Cases. Kaplan knew I was having a feud with police over lack of protection of service. Kaplan should have recused himself in my case. This is obvious retaliation.

Chris Kennedy alleges that Kaplan took away his kids in retaliation for Kennedy having lodged a complaint.

The legislature is skewed with practicing attorneys and won't discipline and remove bad judges. The Judicial Review Council doesn't investigate complaints and just shreds the complaints sent into them. YOU should do something.

Should I not be able to get a job or most lodging in my name of the rest of my life because I didn't like heroin and crack cocaine being sold off and near my property and because I did not like my property being wrecked? Should I have been retaliated against by police for wanting them to actually do work that they were being paid to do, but are too lazy and arrogant to do? Should a rigged trial with Police Officer Perjury be allowed to stand?

Please review docket # CR01-0074672. If felonies have been committed by a judge, prosecutors, an attorney, and police officers, AND some official or other person knows this and does not report it to the proper authorities, isn't that official or person guilty of a crime?

The ethics outrage that should have been acted on in 1997, Click Here

My FOI request regarding former Connecticut State Police Commissioner Henry C. Lee, Click Here

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Connecticut State Police Get Straight F’s!


Leonard C. Boyle, is he a moral and good human being, disgusted and wanting to get out of a sewer of sleaze? Is he a savior to the oppressed and officially ruined?

Is it any wonder that Leonard C. Boyle wants to step down as the Connecticut State Police Commissioner?

Would you want to be part of an organization that thinks it is ok for other members to rape, rob, and if you are White, execute Blacks while standing on their backs is ok, as Connecticut Officer Scott Smith did?

If someone wants police to actually serve the public in Connecticut and talks to legislators or the newspapers, that person faces arrests. Connecticut State Police Officer bogus reports, malicious investigations, and perjury in the Connecticut Court System is the process to get that “mouthy” citizen to shut up. Other states can be as bad, but others wouldn't be as bad if Connecticut were publicly corrected.

Ruining lives, raping, retaliating, and being a general menace to society should not be what a police organization should be about.

Changes have to be made, and the whole nation needs to see just how bad it can get.

Official Connecticut being used as the most modern, and blatant, example of how out of control everything can get would teach a good lesson. When there is no Civilian Oversight of Police and the Courts. Judges, Police, Prosecutors, their family, and friends should not be immune from prosecution where the average citizen in retaliated against and ruined just for pointing out the truth, there needs to be accountability for all officials, they need to serve the public's best interests, face oversight, and be punished if found to have been doing wrong.

I have been told Boyle has a conscience and has made a difference on the Federal level with ethics and fairness being something that is important to him.

Boyle's Connecticut “experience” as Commissioner probably can’t be cleaned off with just soap and water, as “Connecticut Sleaze” permeates to the bone.

Leonard does not want the express route to hell, so is he is resigning?

Is it a good thing, at the right time, for a good man?

Those that are victims of the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Courts still haven’t seen justice. I hope Commissioner Boyle is stepping down to step up.

We can only hope.

-Steven G. Erickson a.k.a. blogger Vikingas

P.S. Judge Jonathan Kaplan of Rockville Superior Court in Connecticut should know the difference between a crime victim of an attempted mugging, a strong arm robbery, and crimes committed. There has been a blatant abuse of discretion, and worse, retaliation and collusion with corrupt police officers that are too lazy and immoral to do their jobs, actually earning their pay paid in tax dollars, protecting and serving, in the public's best interest, so all suffer and pay the freight for corruption and its aftermath.

My trial transcripts should be reviewed and Judge Jonathan Kaplan, Arthur L. Spada, and others should be hauled off in handcuffs, to be tried in a legitimate, honest court, hopefully found guilty, and hopefully will spend the rest of their lives in prison as an example to what happens to immoral and sleazy officials, police, and judges that act illegally to harm. I can only hope.

A doctor can "accidently" amputate the wrong leg on a patient and be civilly and criminally answerable. Judges can do more financial and social damage in one month than any Middle Ages Despot or Monarch. Yes, they need to be watched and punished for wrongdoing.

If you steal a candy bar from a candy store with the value of less than a dollar, you can go to prison under certain circumstances. Those that steal the value of millions of candy bars and wreak havoc on the populace need to have the same fear of arrests and prison that the rest of us have if we do wrong. THEY will then behave if they feel they will face punishment if they do not. If they behave, We the People don't have to fear becoming political prisoners just for educating others and speaking our minds.

That should be America as our Forefathers intended. Fighting men and women should not suffer and die on battlefields all over the world in the name of freedom if freedom does not truly exist.

Police, prosecutors, judges, and asshole elected officials, such as George W. Bush, need to face the music when they commit crimes. No one should be above the law.


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Click Here for the report that shows the Connecticut State Police, Straight F's

CONNECTICUT NEWS
Commissioner Looking For Another Job
2:58 PM EST, January 23, 2007
The Associated Press, The Hartford Courant

Public Safety Commissioner Leonard Boyle told state lawmakers Tuesday he's looking for a new job.

Boyle, a former federal prosecutor who helped oversee investigations of state government corruption, said he has asked Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell not to reappoint him to oversee the agency, which includes the state police.

"I have asked that she not submit my name for re-nomination," Boyle told members of the legislature's Public Safety Committee. "For personal and professional reasons, I believe it is time for me to move on to other things."

Boyle testified Tuesday about a recent 13-month investigation by Connecticut and New York officials that found incomplete and inadequate internal affairs investigations of complaints against state police troopers.

Boyle has been on the job since July 2004.

State Rep. Christopher Caruso, D-Bridgeport, asked Boyle whether he was planning to leave because Rell had reassigned one of her civilian commissioners to oversee the revamped state police internal affairs division. Boyle had told lawmakers he wasn't consulted about the appointment and didn't learn about it until Rell's chief of staff, M. Lisa Moody, told him that Rell wanted Linda Yelmini to lead the division.

Boyle said a number of factors influenced his decision. He said he decided about six months ago that it was time for a change.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was also testifying with Boyle, joked that the commissioner didn't have to answer the question. He said, "As your lawyer, you have the right to be silent."

Asked again by Caruso whether he was offended professionally by not being personally consulted by Rell about the Yelmini appointment, Boyle quipped, "I am going to rely on Attorney General Blumenthal's advice, thank you."

Lawmakers praised Boyle for his efforts as commissioner, and expressed dismay that he was leaving the job.

"You certainly have raised the bar in terms of the agency, and I thank you for that," said Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, co-chairman of the Public Safety Committee.

A former East Hartford police officer, Boyle worked in the U.S. attorney's office for 17 years. He was most recently an assistant U.S. attorney and counsel to the U.S. attorney for Connecticut.

Boyle investigated and prosecuted public corruption, corporate fraud, civil rights, violent crime and drug trafficking. Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor selected him in 2003 to oversee a new corporate fraud unit.

That same year, he helped successfully prosecute a case against a Boston investment firm, Triumph Capital Group, and its officials. Triumph was fined $4 million after being found guilty of having corrupt dealings with former state treasurer Paul Silvester.

Lawyers’ “Collective” Conspiracy to Absolutely Wreck America for their gain





Excerpt:

Separation of powers serves several goals. Separation prevents concentration of power (seen as the root of tyranny) and provides each branch with weapons to fight off encroachment by the other two branches. As James Madison argued in the Federalist Papers (No. 51), "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition." Clearly, our system of separated powers is not designed to maximize efficiency; it is designed to maximize freedom.



The above excerpt found here

Lawyers that are practicing law are Judicial Branch minded. If they piss off a judge, prosecutor, or cop as a lawyer they can end up disbarred, arrested, discredited, and even in prison. Judicial Branch infiltrators wrecking the separation of powers as American 'Checks and Balances'. Who are they a Cheerleader for? Well, it certainly isn't 'We the People', so we should see it that attorneys don't block Americans from their Representative Democratic Republic.

Attorneys should either practice law OR represent the American populace as an elected official in the Legislative Branch.

Double dipping should not be allowed, PERIOD.

Those that profit from a law practice, are lobbyists for lawyers, or in some way have a business or would profit from the furthering of the Judicial Branch agendas or Lawyer causes should not hold elected office unless they severe those connections while in office.

Lawyers profit from unfairness, red tape, bureaucracy, and the maximum fining, confiscating, taxing, and abusing. So, what do you think they'll as a group legislate for?

Well, save America, don't let practicing lawyers hold elected office, PERIOD.

-Steven G. Erickson a.k.a. blogger Vikingas

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