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Bush and Cheney Illegal Actions Lies to US

Bush and Cheney Illegal Actions Lies to US

In June of 2008, Dennis Kucinich the former Democratic presidential candidate and representative from Ohio introduced into the House of Representatives a resolution to impeach George Bush, the current US President. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not support the resolution, saying the resolution was unlikely to succeed and would be divisive.

 Only two presidents have ever been impeached; Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999 but both were acquitted by the Senate. No Vice President has ever been impeached although during the Bush administration two resolutions to impeach Dick Cheney were introduced. Neither made it out of committee.

You can read the entire text of congressman Kucinich’s resolution to impeach George Bush here.

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America is being Destroyed III

America is being Destroyed III

Part III. Creating a Gulag

The second item in Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, is “Create a gulag”. Thanks to step one, “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” creating a gulag is all but accomplished. The Bush administration created a worldwide network of ‘detainee’ camps. The most public Gulag is Guantanamo but it is not the only one.

One of the worst is Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan. Unlike Guantanamo prisoners at Bagram do not have the right of Habeas Corpus. Bagram is just the tip of the iceberg. Also used to ‘detain’ enemy combatants are navy ships4, jails in third world countries (where torture is legal) and military bases around the globe. From Gwynne Dyer ‘s article  Obama and the Gulag Archipelago

“Only 242 prisoners are still held at Guantanamo, but that is just the tip of an iceberg. There are thousands more held in legal black holes at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, in Iraq, Djibouti and the prison ships, at the US base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and in the countries where the Central Intelligence Agency has been out-sourcing the more severe forms of torture (notably Egypt, Morocco and Jordan).

An exact count of the detainees is impossible, because in many cases even their names are not known, but estimates run as high as 18,000 people. Some of them have been held for as much as seven years.”

America is being Destroyed

America is being Destroyed

Part I, Laying the groundwork for the Fascist takeover of America

Many heaved a sigh of relief when George Bush left office, thinking the threat of a fascist regime was over. Not so. The destruction of our country is in the middle stages. It took Hitler almost ten years to seize total power in Germany. In America, a much larger and culturally diverse country, the process, while still the same, is taking longer to complete.

In Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, she outlines ten steps that are used to seize and maintain power. The first is, “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy”. From the nineteen fifties to the seventies the external enemy was clear – commies. The problem with Communism being a viable sustaining threat is the inherent weakness of the system, weaknesses that are too easily recognized and defeated.

It is interesting to note even after reports have shown many of the Russian nuclear missiles were inoperable and the Russian bureaucracy incapable of even launching an attack many still believe Communism to be threat. Perhaps they weren’t paying attention when the Soviet Union attempted to invade Afghanistan. A futile effort that ended with their defeat at the mountain pass of Jaji when 200 Soviet troops, supported by bombers and helicopters, were beaten back by fifty Islamic fighters. The leader of the Islamic force was Osama Bin Laden, more on that later.

Just so you know.

Just so you know.

In Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, she outlines ten steps that are used to seize and maintain power. They are:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
2. Create a gulag
3. Develop a thug caste
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens’ groups
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7. Target key individuals
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason
10. Suspend the rule of law
The concept is based on the September 2006 military coup in Thailand but have been happening here. For more information read her blog at the Huffington Post:

Dr. Lawrence Britt after examing fascist regimes from the last 75 years has found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
5. Rampant Sexism
6. Controlled Mass Media
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fraudulent Elections
Read Dr. Britt’s essay here If you are following along you will notice both lists have several items in common. For instance number one on Ms. Wolf’s list is “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” while it is expressed on Dr. Britt’s list as “Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause” (number 3). Which leads to Dissent equals treason