Why do I get the odd feeling that the constant recitation of “war,” “battle,” “the enemy,” etc are psychological conditioning for something, like maybe the next phase?
Local Iraqis show their full appreciation for the nearly 30-year assault on and occupation of their nation by the very, very good, decent, and exceptional US Empire.
Donald Trump vows to hold Iran ‘fully responsible’ for attack on US embassy in Baghdad: Under-siege American soldiers wound 20 of pro-Tehran mob that stormed complex in retaliation for US airstrikes on Hezbollah
- American soldiers inside the embassy have fired tear gas, stun grenades and warning shots at hundreds of fighters who broke down the compound gate and set fires within the complex on Tuesday
- The ambassador was on leave at the time of the attack and embassy staff had already been evacuated before the US Marine guard became besieged at the compound
Iraq. Iran. I-sore. It’s working. Vote harder!
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This post rambles from subject to subject. Be forewarned.
Just last night I thrilled you, my dear readers, with a few news stories concerning the law. While Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder refuses to prosecute super-rich banksters for criminal wrong-doing, he has no problem using drones to murder “ordinary” Americans for any reason or no reason. Well, in his defense, He said the drones would only be used to thwart catastrophic events like the 9/11/2001 or Pearl Harbor attacks. I don’t believe him. It doesn’t matter since he’s not in charge of when the triggers are squeezed.
This morning I was listening to the radio and had the privilege of hearing my friend Austin Rhodes (WGAC, 580 AM, Augusta) give his morning commentary. He initially praised Senator Rand Paul (Ron’s son) for his filibuster yesterday which targeted the administration’s dystopian law enforcement policies. Then he surprised me. He, playing devil’s advocate, asked if a drone strike on David Koresh (remember him?) in 1993 would have prevented the later bloodshed at Koresh’s Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waco, Texas. At first I was indignant but then I realized the value of his question. The ultimate answer is “who knows?” No-one does for certain.
It is my opinion that the government was out to get Koresh and his senior worshippers and would have slaughtered them all anyway. Austin and I disagree on the nature of the events that unfolded in Waco twenty years ago. That’s the beauty of America, we can agree to disagree.
There was much disagreement in early 1993, regarding the pre-assualt on the church. For instance, the warrant obtained by the Imperial stormtroopers was defective. Perhaps they could not decide on what, if anything, was wrong with Koresh and Co. That might explain the defects in the law sited to obtain the warrant. The local Sheriff and the State of Texas disagreed with the feds that crimes were being committed in the church. A JAG officer (military attorney), when asked about the legality of deploying military assets for this domestic law enforcement “operation,” disagreed with his inquirers. He reported the scheme was illegal, a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, etc. The first Stormtroopers on the scene must have disagreed about the wisdom of carrying communication devices in case something went wrong, whether to open fire immediately upon exiting their horse trailer (official police version), and whether the church members would return fire.
In the end, the dissenters were silenced. The rest is history. As I recall the Empire had several grounds for the War in Waco: 1) income tax evasion; 2) illegal drugs; 3) illegal firearms; and 4) the abuse of children. I think they eventually proved the tax count as they can prove that against almost anyone due to the psychotic nature of our tax laws and regulations. I think there was no evidence of the guns or drugs – any existing specimens would have been destroyed in the government’s fire. As for the children, while I recall some survivors insisted there had been some sort of impropriety, most (all?) of the children were killed in the fire or crushed to death beneath the Army’s 70-ton tank. Some may have been shot by snipers. Anyway, there wasn’t a lot of evidence after the fact.
Still, none of this answers Austin’s question. I’ll pose a question which is easy to answer definitively: Would a drone strike on Rev. Koresh been legal? Two questions, really – Would the drone strike have been ethical? The answer to both questions is a certain “NO!”
The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution is clear – “No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” (Emphasis added). The Fourteenth Amendment backs up the Fifth’s Due Process provision. These concepts date back the Magna Carta in 1215. The truth is eternal, it remains the same in 1215, 1791, 1993, or 2013. The theory is that if the government wants to kill someone, they must adhere to a certain process. We generally refer to the key part of the process as a trial (Jury, evidence, and stuff). The theory jives with what that crazy carpenter, Jesus Christ, talked about twelve centuries before King John admitted his authority was not arbitrary.
For those of you who might have heard Austin and taken his question as a simple endorsement by mistake, how about this: Would Sheriff Whittle’s use of a drone against Scott Dean saved us the trouble and expense of a trial? He was convicted, after all, by twelve wise citizens. The fact of his innocence and his accuser’s later recantation are irrelevant for this discussion. For those of you fortunate enough not to live in Cornfield County, Scott Dean was a County Commissioner. He adopted some girls. One of the girls, a teenager with a history of lying in court, accused him of a heinous crime. He denied any guilt but was convicted none the less. He went to prison. Then, his lying adopted daughter, safely out of the country, admitted she made the story up and Dean was in fact innocent.
Since the recent revelation of Dean’s innocence I’m sure the twelve men and women who sent him to prison have the utmost difficulty sleeping at night. Can you imagine the Sheriff’s guilt and shame had he used a drone instead of the law? Natural Law and its proper extensions in the corporeal world are important. “I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!” Saint Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons, 1966.
Due Process of law is a Natural Right to which every person is entitled when human laws exist. This was obvious to earlier generations of Americans.
In my recent second installment of Slavery In America, https://perrinlovett.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/slavery-in-america-part-ii-of-iii/, I mentioned the Big Club members who are invested in our modern plantation. The giant banks are charter members of the club. I mentioned their immunity from criminal prosecution last night. It seems they are too big to fail, too big to jail, and they are rapidly sucking up all the wealth in this country. See this story: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/corporatism-a-system-of-control-designed-by-the-monopoly-men-of-the-global-elite. It’s about “corporatism,” the fascists’ bastardization of capitalism. It’s an excellent article from an eye-opening site.
It Could Be Worse…
We could all be stuck in a cage and abandoned at the car wash…
(This poor guy was! He was happily adopted though!)
Yeah, ramblin more than normal… 🙂
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The title of this story comes from another stupid and annoying government scheme to beat the daylights out of what little freedom is left in Amerika. Actually, it’s from a private organization, http://www.dontlie.org/. They appear to have the support of some gun manufactures and more than a few retail outlets, like Academy (Blowing In The Wind) Sports. I still suspect government involvement. This slogan sounds like it should have been rapped (poorly) as part of some hysterical campaign aimed at Saturday morning, cartoon-watching children in the mid-1980’s.
(This clever poster shows what can happen if you lie. Source: Google Images, atf.gov? Suspicion justified?)
The stated goal of “Don’t Lie” is to stop “straw purchases” of firearms. To a degree this is a good idea – thus, it should probably be left to common sense. Jesus reminded us not to lie, as lies are evil, and to simply tell the truth. Mathew 5:33-37 (see also Commandment No. 9).
A straw purchase is where a convicted felon or some other person prohibited by law from buying a gun (an ever-expanding group) pays a “normal” person to buy a gun and then give it to the prohibited person. The website above has all the horrible statistics about this practice. For the average person such a crime can carry severe penalties.
You’ve probably heard about the biggest case of straw purchasing in recent history, the BATFE’s Operation Fast and Furious. The AFT had various agents and other individuals buy guns and then gave those guns to Mexican drug cartels. When not enough purchases were made the ATF started directly shipping out guns, some fully automatic, along with grenades and other weapons of war. The stated reason for this criminal activity was to “see what happens.” A lot happened, including many deaths. U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed by one or more of the subject guns. I suspect the real reason behind this nonsense was to create a scary sounding situation which could only be remedied by more gun control. See: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/7-31-12-FF-Part-I-FINAL-REPORT.pdf (Part I of III).
Fast and Furious was a failure (officially and morally) and has faded away to the dark place where projects like Operation Northwoods and MK Ultra go to die. Those who should have been hanged for treason have been promoted. All is well, except for the friends and families of the deceased and the Amerikan public.
Considering the most corrupt entity in the USSA and the biggest liar in all of history is government, I wish to pass along a warning in the spirit of “Don’t Lie.” Guns are the weapons of choice for some murders, although hammers are used to kill more people ever year than rifles. See: http://nation.foxnews.com/gun-rights/2013/01/03/fbi-more-people-killed-hammers-clubs-each-year-rifles. Despite the fact that guns save over 2 Million lives every year (see John Lott’s excellent research: http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/), the media and its masters in government tend to focus on highly isolated and infrequent mass murders involving guns.
Recently the politicians have been in a tizzy over a few shootings – one at a school, one at a theater. I, by no means, trivialize the death of innocents in these and other cases but, statistically speaking, they are distant outliers. There are also eerie connections here and there that may suggest some of these incidents were false flag operations, as Fast was intended. The Empire has held hearings in the matter and elected dictators from coast to coast are calling for more civilian disarmament. Having vanquished the super-sized soda pop from New York City, Mayor Michael Gloomberg has shifted his focus back to eliminating your ability to defend yourself.
Something unusual is happening though. As the governments of the land call for and implement more freedom control, some gun manufacturers are fighting back. They are increasingly refusing to sell their wares to the police forces of governments evil enough to ban or control private gun ownership. See: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/15/group-of-second-amendment-supporting-gun-makers-now-refusing-to-sell-arms-to-law-enforcement-in-new-york-and-other-gun-restricting-states/. Where am I going with all of this, you ask? It’s about to make sense.
Without access to weapons to arm their mercenary forces, the politicians may become desperate. Sure, they could give their officers the money for the guns and send them out looking like average, ordinary civilians to make the purchases. But they can’t! They’ve banned average, ordinary people from buying guns. As a result the freedom haters may become extremely desperate. Here follows a possible scenario which might affect you:
Imagine you’re one of the lucky Americans who still lives in a free state or city (I pray you are). One evening after work you are walking home enjoying the night air. You duck down a dark alley to take a shortcut. Suddenly a scruffy, greasy, shiftless-looking bum of a politician in a trenchcoat comes slithering out of the shadows towards you. He’s of the desperate variety from New York or D.C. or somewhere. Instinctively, you assume a fighting stance and drop the safety on your pistol. But, for once, you are baffled to discover this is a politician who wants to give you money rather than steal it from you. He offers forth from beneath his smelly, stained coat a paper sack stuffed full of $100 bills. With all the charm of a diseased wharf rat he tries to entice you to purchase some AR-15s on behalf of his storm-trooper corps.
Once the shock of the situation wears off you may, for a moment, be sorely tempted to take his money, shoot him, and say he was trying to mug you. Don’t do it! For one thing, leave evil to the evil. And, for God’s sake, do not lie for this slimy degenerate! Have nothing else to do with him! Rodent-like beings such as our hypothetical politician are often under investigation for corruption by some larger criminal organization. Loudly and clearly tell the creep you are not interested in breaking the law on his behalf. Say it several times in different directions so the FBI’s cameras and microphones record definitively that you are not a participant in his conspiracy. Then tell the rat where to go and continue on your way. You may have to take a long shower and burn your clothes as a result of the encounter, but at least you won’t end up in prison like the dude in the above picture.
Don’t Lie For The Political Guy!