• Ironcomments commented on the blog post Torture and the Company Which Americans Keep

    2014-12-18 11:50:51View | Delete

    The American empire was created on genocide and chattel slavery and the brutality this government has unleashed against humanity domestically and globally is unprecedented and has continued in a straight line since the oligarchs of this empire deemed(they wrote it in their constitution) those of certain features and ethnicity of being less than human. Brutality was enshrined in its founding document. The founding mythologies of the empire are designed to hide this very fact. The Statue of Liberty was originally intended to be a symbol of ending slavery, but the white racist oligarchs could not bare to have a black women be a symbol of liberty.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrASFDnHrFE
    http://www.nps.gov/stli/historyculture/abolition.htm

    Torture and the zeal for torture, evidenced by the movie watching public, is part and parcel of the American psyche. Imperial and cultural elitism is pervasive through American culture. Hollywood has been programming the population of this country and the world to accept brutal violence against other humans as normal and that American violence is exceptional in that it is always for good. This starts at an early age, by pledging allegiance to a blood soaked flag is hypocritical to the very idea of freedom.

    The propaganda concerning 9/11 has been so powerful that supposed great logicians are too afraid to go agains the official narrative.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post A decent nation would have impeached Bush and Obama by joe shikspack.

    2014-12-17 20:19:04View | Delete

    “Torture is simply a symptom of the depravity that has infected our government at all levels.” There was no infection, the empire was created on genocide and chattel slavery and the brutality this government has unleashed against humanity domestically and globally is unprecedented and has continued in a straight line since the oligarchs of this [...]

  • Thanks Mason for putting this up hopefully this will get some momentum.

    I remember when the many who frequented this site could careless about this epidemic.
    http://my.firedoglake.com/ironcomments/2013/07/16/why-should-the-trayvon-martin-case-matter-to-you/

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post Why the U.S. Plan for Iraq is Doomed to Fail

    2014-12-15 17:14:51View | Delete

    “Colonialism. The enforced spread of the rule of reason. But who is going to spread it among the colonizers?” -Anthony Burgess

    All Van Buren is saying that ‘we must save Iraq from the Iraqis’, colonial thinking at best, cultural elitism at its worst.

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post Why the U.S. Plan for Iraq is Doomed to Fail

    2014-12-15 16:39:23View | Delete

    “A divided Iraq, maintained by an American presence, is the only hope for long-term stability…”

    Only a fucking imperial cultural elitist would say something like this. Are one of those Van Buren?

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 18:09:22View | Delete

    “Prominently displayed in predictive programming on TV, like L&O episode.”

    The funniest thing about L&O is that there tag line is “ripped from the headlines”.

    Brings up that old question does art imitate life or vice versa?

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 17:49:58View | Delete

    “domestic infiltrators, provocateurs like FBI sting operations, sharpshooters on roofs, organizations like anarchists that have been originated by USG. ”

    Ah now I think I know what you mean? Assata Shakur knows about this personally.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuAQTSZANZM

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 16:55:01View | Delete

    “Many of the demos in the U.S. today are outsider provoked.”

    Which demos and what evidence?

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 16:52:44View | Delete

    I know you can’t speak for Chomsky, but has he ever conveyed to you why he is so ambivalent about whether 9/11 was a False Flag operation or truly an event that was out of the scope and control of the imperial security forces? How does he reconcile the holes in the official narrative, if [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 13:16:07View | Delete

    A revolution is literally people en masse breaking the law.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-12 13:04:10View | Delete

    It is has been the same system with different names throughout the ages of human history and as the author of this post puts it, it is all about dominion of others. From the Justinian Code, to the Magna Carta, to the Constitution, it has been proven time and again that these law are meant [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-11 19:52:27View | Delete

    It is not clear that he is joking, you are assuming that he is, you said so yourself. Whether he(Chomsky) is or isn’t, he is sill a too much of a coward to take a real stance about 9/11. A defining moment in the empire’s history.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: Fact or Fiction? by jane24.

    2014-12-11 17:26:06View | Delete

    “…although unarmed, allegedly posed such a danger to the personal safety of a trained FBI agent that the agent’s only option was to kill Todashev. How credible is this?” This is the same question the protestors on the street are asking concerning the death of all the unarmed African-Americans(some being children) being killed by the [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post On domination by cassiodorus.

    2014-12-11 16:47:43View | Delete

    “Well, this is a good illustration of how remote our system is from capitalism. It’s hard to think of any greater violation of capitalist and market principles than slavery.” Chomsky is an idiot and an intellectual coward. How can he not know that slavery is unfettered capitalism to the extreme. Or that the reason why [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Intimidation and Control by cmaukonen.

    2014-12-11 15:05:17View | Delete
  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Intimidation and Control by cmaukonen.

    2014-12-11 14:59:33View | Delete

    Agreed, these are nothing more than puppets and place holders lost in their own selfish desires. Racial inequality and divisiveness is the central pillar that maintains the capitalistic system. Global north has been exploiting the global south since the Atlantic slave trade got started. American chattel slavery created a whole new dimension to slavery that [...]

  • Yeah I wouldn’t be surprised that is where the idea comes from, probably dates backs even further. I guess these boxes are still being used.http://www.wired.com/2012/09/helping-gadhafi-torture/all/

  • “To really understand the propagation of the policy, the use of rendition, and also how DoD’s own version of the EITs unfolded is important. ”

    It is called torture, by you using that Orwellian acronym you negate the horrific nature of this crime against humanity.

  • I never participated, but did hear some stories from the guys in my unit who did. One story was that they would put the trainees in a box and then continually fill the box with water until it was slightly above their heads,where they would have to keep on their toes or jumping to be able to breathe for an unknown amount of time. Another was the playing of loud music shining intense lights into the trainees cells.

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