Wednesday, February 15, 2006

More Torture Photos


This photo shows an American soldier torturing an Iraqi prisoner at Abu Ghraib. The guard sits while the Iraqi must lean on the bars.


The Australian SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) television network broadcast photos and videos on the Dateline program Wednesday night. The images purportedly show further abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison by American military personnel. The Pentagon has determined that the images are authentic and are part of those previously found in 2003, but not released at that time. However, executive producer of Dateline, Mike Carey, said that program researchers had uncovered new cases of abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison run by the US since the invasion.

At a Senate Armed Services Committee inquiry in May 2004, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testified that not all known photographs of the abuses at Abu Ghraib had been released publicly.

"Beyond abuse of prisoners, there are other photos that depict incidents of physical violence toward prisoners, acts that can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhuman," Rumsfeld said at the time."

This (left) is clearly abuse and torture. It is likely it was done under US jurisdiction as it is reminiscent of photos seen in 2003 of other prisoners with underpants placed on their heads.



At right, the man has what may be shrapnel or shotgun wounds. The Australian SBS claims these are torture wounds. It is not known whether the wounds were received before or after incarceration. This photo may, in fact, be part of a medical file.



The left arm of this prisoner has obviously been injured. The skin appears to be burned and swelling is noticeable in the hand. Again the wounds are plain, but not the cause or time of injury. He has a bandaged wound on the right arm and the white area may be a burn salve. But, this too is only a guess as is SBS's conjecture of torture.



Torture or restraint? Although nudity is considered humiliating to Muslims, without context it is not possible to know whether torture, humiliation, restraint, or some other activity is taking place.




The hooded man carrying a box is most likely the same guy in the fake electrocution crucifixion. Notice the hanging wires on the wall in the rear.



Standing in this position must be painful after a period of time. But, is it torture? Was he actually forced to maintain this position or was this a snapshot of a moment when the man leaned forward? This is the problem with photographs which record only a single moment in time, but not what came before or after. Again there is the partial nudity that Muslims deem more serious the decapitation.


The photo at right shows a uniformed individual handcuffing the man on the floor. Clearly there is blood from the prisoners thigh area, but how the injury was incurred is not explained. The photo does not show torture, there is that accursed nudity, however.


A naked man is being guarded in the background. In the foreground, SBS suggests this is a pile of dead prisoners. The fact that it is a still photo and the bodies are not moving does not justify a conclusion of death and murder.



The man at right may be smeared with excrement. Or it may be some other substance. Without context, it is hard to tell, but excrement is probably correct. If so, then this was totally out of line. Humiliation and entertainment would be the only reasons for such an act.

Reportedly, some 87 photos have been received by Australian news services, but only a few have been broadcast. The SBS says too many are so vile as to be inappropriate for airing. The US government contended the photos would add nothing to the debate and probably only throw oil on the flames.

The photos that are available have been published here because we all should know what is being debated. The photos will no doubt fan the flames of Muslim anger, but, alas, so would pictures of Bugs Bunny.

(Not Mohammad.)





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Monday, February 13, 2006

Islam's 20 Year Plan to Conquer America

Thanks to Always on Watch and Mike's America for bringing this piece to our attention again. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the seeming importance of being shot by the Vice-President of the United States, we tend to forget the truly important.

There is a plan in Islam to take control of America by 2020 AD. That's only 14 years in the very near future and the bad guys have a headstart. To counter the plan, we must know the plan absolutely and without blindness. The plan of the Third Reich was spelled out for us and the plan was ignored. Communists spelled out their plan for us and the plan was ignored. Islam is spelling out their plan and we cannot ignore any part of it.

In December 2002, Dr. Anis Shorrosh, wrote the following article. "Please feel free to share the material with everybody and anybody you wish in the hopes that it will open the eyes of Christians and Muslims alike."



TWENTY-YEAR PLAN FOR USA
ISLAM TARGETS AMERICA

1. Terminate America’s freedom of speech by replacing it with hate crime bills state-wide and nation-wide.

2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities to promote Islam as the original African-American’s religion while Christianity is for the whites! Strange enough, no one tells the African-Americans that it was the Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves, neither the fact that in Arabic the word for black and slave is the same, “Abed.”

3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office for favorable legislation to Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the internet by buying the corporations or a controlling stock.

6. Yield to the fear of imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – the black gold. America’s economy depends on oil, (1000 products are derived from oil), so does its personal and industrial transportation and manufacturing -41% comes from the Middle East.

7. Yell, “foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un-American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran” anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions, get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way. Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?

9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:
a. Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961)
b. No birth control whatsoever – every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.
c. Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually). Then divorce them and remarry every five years – since one cannot have the Muslim legal permission to marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America.
d. Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2000 released inmates have joined Al Qaida world-wide). Only a few have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil. So far – sleeping cells!

10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are 300 exclusively Muslim schools with loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution.

11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish “Centers for Islamic studies” with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher education institutions.

12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have high-jacked Islam, not the truth, which is Islam high-jacked the terrorists. Furthermore in January of 2002, Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington mailed 4500 packets of the Quran, videos, promoting Islam to America’s high schools--free. They would never allow us to reciprocate.

13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards the Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.

14. Nullify America’s sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls. (We have experienced this too often since 9-11.)

15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not American’s justice system.

16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S. but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.

17. Raise interest in Islam on America’s campuses by insisting that freshman take at least one course on Islam. Be sure that the writer is a bonafide American, Christian, scholarly and able to cover up the violence in the Quran and express the peaceful, spiritual and religious aspect only.

18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media of their visibility.

19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.

20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the US by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.



Remember the foregoing was witten in 2002. After four years, ask yourself how much has come to pass and how much is nearing completion. Hate-crime laws are now common place across the country; Muslims are crying "foul" over cartoons of Muhammad printed in the West though not a peep when printed in Muslim lands; rioting in a major Los Angeles jail; Islam is being taught in our schools while Christianity and Judaism are excluded; from kindergarten to university, our schools are being peppered with monetary gifts from Muslim sheiks and charities; Mosque schools are being set up with educational materials coming directly from Saudi Arabia without review by local authorities; the American conservative news outlet FOX NEWS is part owned by a Saudi prince; and periodic bogus threats to our security are made and nothing happens causing citizens to doubt our leaders and lull us into complacency.




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Sunday, February 12, 2006

POWs Return Home

"Congratulations. We made it," Everett Alvarez said to Bob Schumacher 33 years ago today after they had boarded the plane that would bring them home to the families who loved them and a nation that wanted to forget them.

The Vietnamese government in Hanoi began releasing American Prisoners of War on February 12, 1973. Alvarez was the longest held POW since his capture August 5, 1964. Bob Schumaker was the second longest held American in the North Vietnamese prison camps. They were among the first released.

Of the 725 Americans held as POWs in Vietnam, 660 survived. The best known today is Sen. John McCain who was released March 14, 1973. The last man freed was Robert White on April 1, 1973. Having been held in solitary confinement for more than three years, the truth of his freedom must have seemed very doubtful that Aprils Fool's Day.

Major Chin of the Army of Vietnam (ARVN) served with John McCain as a POW in the prison camp known as The Hanoi Hilton. I work with Mr. Chin today. He is soft spoken, kind, hardworking, and at his advanced age is the father of a small child.

I didn't appreciate what you had done back then, but I'm older and, I hope, wiser. To all the men who were held as POWs in the prisons of Vietnam:


Thank you, welcome home.



Source:
Parade Magazine


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