Friday, October 13, 2006

The Jailers of the World, The US



This is my vision of Bush Co. feeding crooked Corporate America and Iraq contractors where half of the tax dollars spent can't be accounted for.

Are US jails in and out of America, mostly for those that complain about George W. Bush and Company screwing all peoples of the world, including average Americans, to enrich themselves?

Are those that complain about Bush Co. screwing them, automatically considered terrorists?

The above picture was stolen from here


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From 1980 to 1999, prison beds in the US increased tenfold, there are ever so many more prisons and prison beds now. The rich get more profits, those left out, are more and more being thrown in prison. Some are thrown in prison just for being vocal about being abused by US authority.

What is stopping US authorities from arresting all of one race or group? Those that just disagree with Bush policies just might be putting themselves at risk testing Free Speech that is no longer protected in the US. Was Free Speech ever realy free?

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US rejects UK Guantanamo comments
Guantanamo Bay
Human rights groups have criticised the camp since it opened in 2002
The US government has rebuffed UK calls to close its controversial detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The UK foreign minister said it was unacceptable on human rights grounds and ineffective in fighting terrorism.

But a US spokesman said the camp was needed to house "some very dangerous people", including those who were behind the 9/11 attacks.

Meanwhile fresh allegations of abuse of inmates by US prison guards at the camp have emerged.

Marine Sgt Heather Cerveny, who went to the base three weeks ago as a legal aide to a military lawyer, said five navy guards described in detail how they beat up detainees.

"The one sailor specifically said 'I took the detainee by the head and smashed his head into the cell door'," she said in an affidavit.

The BBC's James Westhead, in Washington, says the allegations are significant because they come from a serving member of the US military.

Sgt Cerveny has reported the matter to the military's inspector general, who is looking in to setting up a formal inquiry.

'Not forever'

US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack brushed off calls for Guantanamo to close, saying it would remain open as long as required.

"Look, we don't want Guantanamo open forever. We don't want to be the world's jailers. We certainly would look forward to the day when Guantanamo is closed," he said.

Last month, US Congress passed a bill to allow special military tribunals to prosecute Guantanamo detainees after the Supreme Court blocked the administration's proposals to deal with the inmates.

The continuing detention without fair trial of prisoners is unacceptable in terms of human rights, but it is also ineffective in terms of counter-terrorism
Margaret Beckett
UK Foreign Minister

The UK's Foreign Minister, Margaret Beckett, is the highest ranking British official to publicly criticise the US for its detention of suspects without trial at the camp.

Mrs Beckett said the US detention camp did as much to radicalise extremists as it did to promote security.

"The continuing detention without fair trial of prisoners is unacceptable in terms of human rights, but it is also ineffective in terms of counter-terrorism."

The Red Cross said on Friday it had met with the alleged mastermind of the 11 September 2001 attacks, currently held at the centre.

It was the first time that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and 13 other high-risk detainees, had met with anyone from outside the Cuba-based camp since they were arrested.

Some 450 terror suspects are thought to be detained at the camp.

The above from the BBC, found here on the net

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Liberty Taken, Free Speech Tested

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With Bush having had Habeas Corpus (click here for post) revoked, anyone and everyone is at risk of arrests, no trials, no hearing, no release date. God help us all.

6 Comments:

Blogger Reflex said...

Hey, that's my pic! You should have asked me.... and the credit, etc...

Fri Oct 13, 08:27:00 AM 2006  
Blogger The_SRV said...

I did,before I even read this comment.

You do great work, it shows in your photos. I hope people do click on your "reflex" profile or the link above to check out your work.

Again, absolutely great photos!

Fri Oct 13, 08:41:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Reflex said...

No, you did not ask before posting it!

Fri Oct 13, 08:44:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Reflex said...

I am not pro bush, I am not for those policies, lies, etc, but I don't like my work just stolen, please remove it.

Fri Oct 13, 10:18:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Reflex said...

This theft just shows you are acting like Bush.

Fri Oct 13, 01:17:00 PM 2006  
Blogger The_SRV said...

It would have been polite of me to have asked you to use your picture.

I am sorry that I did not.

I went to your site and let you know I had stopped by and linked to your photos.

That is a compliment.

As far as the picture with the post, it fits, and I am not making a profit from it. Your objections are duly noted.

Sat Oct 14, 10:51:00 AM 2006  

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