Bush’s Anti-Terror Chief: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Can Be Tried at the Hague for War Crimes They Committed In Iraq

30 May 2014 — WashingtonsBlog

Obama Has Also Committed War Crimes

Bush’s top counter-terrorism official for his first year as president – Richard Clarke – tells Democracy Now that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld committed war crimes in Iraq … and that they can be tried at the Hague: Continue reading

The Bush Family Saga – Airbrushed out of history By William Bowles

24 June 2005

[This essay is an updated version of my original piece, ‘Frauds-R-US‘, written for ‘Devastating Society’, edited by Bernd Hamm, Pluto Press, 2005. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, I had cut down the size of this essay for the print version. WB]

INTRODUCTION

That a family with so many skeletons in its collective closet could have produced two presidents of the world’s most powerful nation should have every last one of us wondering whether the world has gone completely mad. Perhaps it has. This may be the lesson we need to learn from the Bush Family Saga, that far from being an exception to the rule, it is the rule because they and the class and “race” they represent write the rules. Most important of all is the fact that the Bush family is not an aberration, but symbolic of the nature of US imperialism and how it came to be.

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Bandar Bush, 'liberator' of Syria By Pepe Escobar

1 August 2013 — Asia Times

Talk about The Comeback Spy. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, aka Bandar Bush (for Dubya he was like family), spectacularly resurfaced after one year in speculation-drenched limbo (was he or was he not dead, following an assassination attempt in July 2012). And he was back in the limelight no less than in a face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention By Stephen Lendman

012 — Boiling Frogs

Heading America for Full-Blown Tyranny

 Since taking office, Obama authorized numerous police state measures. They follow earlier ones under George Bush. They’re heading America for full-blown tyranny. It’s already a hair’s breadth away. It could arrive any time full force. It’s been wrapped in the American flag all along. Continue reading

FAIR: When Is a Mandate Not a Mandate?

9 November 2012 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Different standards for different elections–and parties

When it comes to explaining election results, there’s no precise way to determine whether voters gave the winner a “mandate”–defined by Oxford as “the authority to carry out a policy, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election.” That makes it interesting to see how media use the expression–and which presidents they think earned one. Continue reading

Obama’s War Record By Jack A. Smith

14 October, 2012 — Global Research

When Sen. Barack Obama ran for the presidency in 2008 many wishful-thinking Democratic voters viewed him as a peace candidate because he opposed the Iraq war (but voted yes on the war budgets while in the Senate). Some others assumed his foreign/military policy would be along the lines of Presidents George H. W. Bush (whom Obama admires) or Bill Clinton. Some who identified as progressives actually thought his foreign/military policy might tilt to the left.

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SHRINKING CAPITAL: THE US IN THE MIDDLE EAST

21 November, 2008

Middle East Report 249 Winter 2008

The Bush administration entered office in 2000 determined to extend the global dominion of the United States into “a new American century.” Yet as President George W. Bush prepared to depart the White House, the National Intelligence Council released a report surmising that Washington “will have less power in a multipolar world than it has enjoyed for many decades.” The winter 2008 issue of Middle East Report, “Shrinking Capital: The US in the Middle East,” examines the Bush-era changes in US regional policy — and the continuities with the past — that have left Washington’s clout diminished.

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HAS THE US ELECTION ALREADY BEEN STOLEN??? JOE THE PLUMBER?

ROLLING STONE: IT’S ALREADY STOLEN

Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado have quietly purged one in six names from their voter rolls.

Investigation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast released today. Will the Dems Pay Attention?

Don’t worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of “GOP vote tampering” on a massive scale.

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‘Ex-Georgian Defense Minister Blames Saakashvili for War With Russia in Russified South Ossetia'

TMPress International Newswire
TMPress ™ – United News & Press Features

(TMPress International – New York – September 14, 2008) – As the picture becomes clearer to the EU/West despite the Russophobic media and the White House chastising of Russian intentions in the North Caucuses and the reality of newly Independent Republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia … it now appears very certain that Georgian President Saakashvili had long planned a military strike against the Russian Autonomous Regions to seize back the breakaway territory starting with South Ossetia, but executed it very poorly. This made it quite easy for Russia to retaliate and claim the ‘moral high ground’ … according to Saakashvili’s former defense minister until 2007.

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Georgia: The West's Phantom Pains By Elena Ponomareva

Source: Strategic Culture Foundation

New talks on the settlement of the conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia opened in Moscow on September 8, exactly one month after the massacre perpetrated by Georgian President M. Saakashvili, whom former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer had described as “the irresponsible fool from the Tbilisi presidential palace”. As decided at the snap EU Summit a week ago, the EU was represented by French President N. Sarkozy, French Foreign Minister B. Kouchner, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana. Russia was represented by Russian President D. Medvedev, Foreign Minister S. Lavrov, First Vice Prime Minister I. Shuvalov, and Aide to the President Sergey Prikhodko.

The agenda, though broadly known, reflected a surprisingly narrow-minded and biased thinking. The EU politicians with their unsophisticated vision seem unable even to identify – least to condemn – the actual aggressor. They cannot admit that the mad Tbilisi ruler who has sent Georgia’s NATO-sponsored army to South Ossetia and thus inflicted unprecedented disgrace on his country is in fact their creature.

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Georgia: The War Which Will Help McCain Win By Yuri Baranchik

Strategic Culture Foundation

Georgia has done a great job as the proving ground during the five-day war. With the help of this war, those who are promoting the Republican nominee in the US presidential race have found out all they needed to know.

It was a part of Washington’s plan that Russia would respond resolutely to the US-prepared Georgian incursion into South Ossetia. As a result of Russia’s repelling the aggression, the US Administration obtained the information it needed to analyze the consequences of future armed conflicts in the post-Soviet space and Sen. J. McCain’s chances to become the next US President got a real boost. Besides, Washington had the opportunity to probe into the positions of Europe (obviously, the EU would not follow the US in the case of serious tensions with Russia) and China (which would rather not intervene).

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