"The West won the
world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by
its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this
fact; non-Westerners never do." - Samuel Phillips Huntington,
The Clash of Civilizations, Remaking of World Order
"Violence is a drug, indeed it is the most potent
narcotic known to humankind. Those most addicted to violence are those who have
access to weapons and a penchant for force." - Christopher Lynn Hedges
"The tentacles of this high-intensity violence, now
normalized, reach into every aspect of society - a spectacle that does not
unsettle but thrives on more shocks, more bloodshed and more
suffering." - Henry A.
"Violence is a symptom of
a wounded spirit." - Charles
Humans were hunters and
gatherers long before they became
Ancient Cro-Magnon began
eating flesh 2.5 million years
Caleb E. Finch identified eight genes that evolved in
Cro-Magnon to manage saturated fat,
cholesterol, infectious agents and against overdose of iron and other metals
that are relatively abundant in flesh compared with plants.
a common heritage due simply to the fact Cro-Magnon have genes to digest
Empathetic human beings,
granted life by the Creator and
Sustainer, understand the taking
of flesh to be a necessary evil done only for sustenance.
Social Darwinism suggests predation of the
weak to be quite profitable.
harvest for profit is unsustainable.
human predators entranced by the
Wetiko revolution respond to
the false need to "contain" or "pacify" those
branded as "
Robert Meyrowitz* brings extreme fighting to America with the Ultimate
Robert Meyrowitz first sells extreme
fighting to pay-per-view providers through his incorporation Semaphore
Robert Meyrowitz also brings Ozzy Osbourne
into America's living room.
1996 "The cumulative
impact of violence-laden imagery can lead to a "mean-world" perspective, in
which viewers have an unrealistically
dark view of life." - The Christian Science Monitor, November 18,
1997 "People are concerned about this race
to the bottom. They wonder if there even is a bottom. I do, too." -
FCC, Michael J. Copps 01/07
"American kids want to relate to
want something edgy.
kids are looking for identity, something that makes them feel tough." -
Jeff Clark, president North County Fight Club 01/07
"Violence is like
the nicotine in cigarettes.
The reason why the media
has to pump ever more violence into us is because we've built up a
In order to
get the same high, we need ever-higher levels.
The television industry has gained its
market share through an addictive and toxic ingredient." - Lt. Col. David
"For the last three decades, the one
predominant finding in research on the corporate media is that exposure to
media portrayals of violence
behavior in children." - American
Americans generally do not regard themselves as arrogant, abusive,
violent, mean, petty and ignoble.
Empirical verifiable social
scientific evidence suggests otherwise.
Yale psychology professor
Stanley Milgram had individuals apply electric shocks in a training experiment
for incorrect answers.
Participants were asked to turn the voltage up,
even to where the dial read "danger," a point at which the victim could be
Although often reluctant, two-thirds of the subjects
continued to follow orders to administer shocks.
psychology professor Philip
G. Zimbardo initiated an experiment in which participating Stanford students
were designated either as prisoners or guards, with guards told to maintain
The project had to be prematurely terminated as the guards for
no apparent motivation other than fulfilling
their roles becoming uncomfortably abusive toward the
Violence on broadcast television began approaching "epidemic
proportions," surging 75% between 1998 and 2005.
"Media violence causes
aggressive and antisocial behavior, desensitize viewers to future violence
and increase perceptions that they are
living in a mean and dangerous world. Children younger than 8 cannot
uniformly discriminate between real life and fantasy.
They quickly learn that violence
is an acceptable solution to resolving even complex problems, particularly if
the aggressor is the hero." - American Academy of
Violence is a built-in feature of humanities
implicit in our conception of ourselves as
separate beings in a universe of discrete others competing for survival.
The objectification of life
and the earth itself enables and legitimizes violence.
Lost in the manmade realm of
abstractions - statistics, names of
countries, figures in accounting
ledgers - we end up perpetrating violence.
Depictions of graphic violence and
diabolical cruelty in the entertainment media have
inures us to violent images even when
they are not fictitious.
The endemic exposure to
violence in our culture desensitizes us.
Suffering is perpetuated
unseen deep within the
Americans have been fed a
ponerologic vision of reality.
spoke of the America as the "last best
urged us to "pay any price,
bear any burden, meet any hardship"
out of these troubled times - a "new world order" - can emerge
is a turning away from the sanctity and
preservation of life !
War fosters alienation
which inevitably leads to nihilism.
The essence of war is
pure blood lust.
War hogs hide their
myth of war, the myth of glory,
the myth of honor sells
newspapers and boosts
television ratings, real war
reporting creates peace marches.
"In wartime truth is the first
casualty." - Senator Hiram Johnson
One day an Iraqi will tell the story
of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
escalates into violence if demands remain unmet.
incendiary messages at Dresden,
911 facilitated incendiary messages in
wrote of Athens' expanding empire and how this empire led it to become a tyrant
abroad and then a tyrant at home.
The tyranny Athens imposed on others,
Athens finally imposed on itself and then Athens died." - Chris
the truth of
"One of the most noble things you can do is kill
the enemy." - Major Douglas Zembiec, killed May 10, 2007 while conducting
a raid in Baghdad
taking steroids, Valium, hooked on painkillers,
drinking and popping multiple Benzhexol pills
(a strong hallucinogenic when
abused). They'd go on raids and patrols totally stoned. We're killing the
wrong people all the time, and mostly by
accident. One guy in my squadron ran over a family with his tank. There's a lot
of guys who steal from the Iraqis.
Money, heirlooms, and then they brag
about it. Guys would crap into MRE bags and throw them to old men begging for
food." - Cliff Hicks, American soldier recently stationed in Iraq
Six days after the
911 attacks George Walker
Bush authorized an unprecedented range of covert action, including renditions,
disinformation campaigns and
cyber attacks against those identified as
CIA's Counter Terrorist Center, relies on its Rendition Group to kidnap
people: dressed head to toe in black, including
masks, they blindfold and
cut the clothes off captives, administer an enema and sleeping drugs; they
transport their victims to a detention facility operated by cooperative
"allies", including Afghanistan, or one of the CIA's own covert prisons, a
911 attacks, the staff of the
Counter Terrorist Center, directed by J. Cofer Black, went from 300 to 1,200
nearly overnight. J. Cofer Black embraced a "Talmudwood model" of operations
which played well with George Walker
Bush, where the president was keeping a scorecard of captured or killed
Mamdouh Habib, an Egyptian-born Australian
citizen kidnapped in
October 2001 was sent to Egypt for interrogation where he was burned by
cigarettes, given electric shocks and beaten.
Mohamedou Oulad Slahi, a
Mauritanian and former Canada resident, turned himself in to the Mauritanian
police 18 days after the 911
attacks because Mohamedou Oulad Slahi heard the Americans were looking for him.
Mohamedou Oulad Slahi was spirited to Jordan, where he spent eight months
Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni, an Egyptian
imprisoned by Indonesia
authorities in January 2002, was flown to Egypt for
interrogation. Muhammad Saad Iqbal
Madni was then tortured for 13 months in Afghanistan.
Khaled el-Masri, a German
citizen, stated, "I saw
seven or eight men with black clothing and wearing
masks. They beat me from
all sides, from everywhere, with hands and feet. With knives or scissors they
took away my clothes. In silence.
The beating was just to humiliate me,
to hurt me, to make me afraid, to make me silent. They stripped me naked. I was
terrified. They tried to take off my pants. I tried to stop them so they beat
me again. I was humiliated. And when
I was naked I heard a camera."
The first night Khaled el-Masri was
kicked and beaten and warned by an interrogator: "You are here in a country
where no one knows about you, in a country where there is no law. If you die,
we will bury you, and no one will know."
Khaled el-Masri's passport
analysis by Office of Technical Services concluded the passport was
The CIA had
imprisoned the wrong man. A reverse rendition was suggested. Return Khaled
el-Masri to Macedonia and release him. There would be no trace. No airplane
tickets. Nothing. No one would believe him.
On the day of his release,
the prison's director, who Khaled el-Masri believed was an American, told him
that he had been held because he "had a suspicious name."
bus driver has confirmed that Khaled el-Masri was taken away by border guards
on the date he gave investigators. A
forensic analysis of
Khaled el-Masri's hair showed he was malnourished during the period he says he
was in the prison. Flight logs show a plane registered to a CIA front
incorporation flew out of Macedonia on the day Khaled el-Masri says he was
flown to Afghanistan. A Boeing
subsidiary, Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., provided flight planning and logistical
support with the full knowledge it was profiting from what one senior
incorporation official openly described as "torture flights."
el-Masri's lawsuit against the federal government was first thrown out of court
in May 2006 and finally by the Supreme
Court in October 2007. The first judge and the
Supreme Court justices honored the
request of the George Walker Bush
administration to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that trying the case would
reveal secret classified
information about American actions in the 'war on terror' and thus provide
material support to the terrorists.
"The more I heard about the
imprisonment of Khaled el-Masri, abducted, tortured and imprisoned for over
five months by the CIA, the more sick to my stomach I became. What ever
happened to justice, honor and decency?
If you wonder why people
hate us, this is it. The
George Walker Bush administration is
refusing to allow justice to take place by hiding behind "state secrets."
It makes me embarrassed to
call myself an American." - Cpl. Robert A. Pratt, Marine Corp
"It is incredible that Khaled el-Masri was
kidnaped by US government agents, abused and transported to Afghanistan for
torture in a secret prison, then dumped on an Albanian hillside five months
later when agents realized he was not the right person. This sounds more like
the behavior of Nazi
Germany or Chile under Augusto Pinochet. The US has
become a rogue nation, one that believes it alone has the right to disregard
legal norms and the rights of other nations. The
state secrets defense, born
solely out of the military's desire to cover up its lies and ineptitude in the
US vs. Reynolds case, has been allowed by courts to become an easy way for the
government to avoid accountability." - Alex Murray
received front-page media coverage throughout the world and has been the
subject of criminal and intergovernmental investigations in Europe. His
allegations are supported by eyewitness testimony and physical evidence.
Nonetheless, when we brought suit against former
CIA Director George Tenet
and others seeking compensation for the brutal treatment of El-Masri,
the Bush administration
insisted the case be dismissed because any litigation of the claims would
reveal state secrets. The government's argument prevailed, and the
Supreme Court declined to intervene. As
the law stands, the US can engage in torture, declare it a state secret and, by
virtue of that designation alone, avoid any accountability for conduct that
violates the Constitution and universal human rights
guarantees. A broad range of executive misconduct has been
shielded from judicial review under this doctrine." - Ben Wizner
"Extraordinary renditions are utterly inconsistent with our broader
foreign policy goals of promoting
democracy and the rule of law, the
very foundations of civil society. These practices have brought America
universal condemnation and have
frustrated our efforts to work in a concerted way with our allies in fighting
terrorism. They also yield no good intelligence.
Up until November
2007 over a hundred people had experienced "extraordinary" renditions and not a
single one has been convicted of a crime. These renditions have undermined our
very commitment to fundamental American values. These fundamental American
values are what define us a people, as a nation. When we allow our government
to undermine them, we undermine everything we stand for, everything we are.
Look at the case of Khaled El-Masri, an innocent man kidnapped and
brought to Afghanistan by the CIA where he was brutally interrogated and then
dumped off in the Albanian countryside. Nations across the globe envy our
commitment to freedom and the rule of
law. But they are appalled at our hypocrisy when we betray those values." -
Congressman William Delahunt
"No good intelligence is going to come from
abusive practices."- Lt. Gen. John F. Kimmons, the Army Deputy Chief of Staff
George Tenet, told the
911 Commission that even
before 911 the US had
abducted more than 70 foreigners it considered
terrorists - a process George Walker
Bush administration has declared legal under the
"I helped run the CIA's rendition
program. Simply and callously put, covert forces cannot kill the number of
enemies that require killing. Although the covert services can successfully
eliminate the enemy leaders, its foot soldiers and civilian supporters are not
being wiped out." - Michael F. Scheuer
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