Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Moral Low Ground – Bill O’Reilly - Four American Nuns Murdered in El Salvador 1980

Murdered martyrs: (L to R- Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan)

Nuns that Bill O'Reilly of Fox News says that he saw murdered in El Salvador.

The dead cannot defend themselves from news hacks/ghouls.


Sister Maura Clarke

Lay Person Jean Donovan

Sister Ita Ford

Sister Dorothy Kazel

“Those who work on the side of the poor suffer the same fate as the poor.” So said Archbishop Oscar Romero, the heroic Salvadoran priest who championed the cause of his country’s oppressed masses before being assassinated in March 1980 by a death squad armed, trained and funded by United States.

Archbishop Romero’s spirit lived on in Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Ita Ford and Dorothy Kazel, four American churchwomen who journeyed to war-torn El Salvador to help the poor.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Daesh” Favored by France as Descriptive Name - French Find “ISIS” Offensive as a Name

What does Daesh stand for, the preferred name for this evil gangster war lord association in the Middle East?

What's in a name? When it comes to how to refer to the extremist group that has terrorized Syria and northern Iraq and violently imposed a caliphate, a lot.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a bit of a misnomer, says France, as it lends the imprimatur of Islam to a group that the vast majority of Muslims finds despicable. "This is a terrorist group and not a state. I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims, and Islamists," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement. "The Arabs call it 'Daesh' and I will be calling them the 'Daesh cutthroats.'"

The name Daesh, according to France24, is a "loose acronym" for "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham). The name is commonly used by enemies of ISIS, and it also has many negative undertones, as Daesh sounds similar to the Arabic words Daes ("one who crushes something underfoot") and Dahes ("one who sows discord"). Samantha Rollins


Chicago’s Gitmo North Torture Site – Homan Square Black Site Prison

Little wonder “Crime” is down to near zero in America’s major cities. It is off the books like reporting on Police shooting civilians as in Ferguson and Abu Ghraib.

Welcome to the post 911 Bush/Cheney Dynasty world. Prison Paradise (on the taxpayer's dime - the 99% that is).

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.

Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.

Shackling for prolonged periods.

Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.

Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

Brian Jacob Church was taken to Homan Square after police picked him up in 2012 on terrorism charges he beat at trial. He said police first photographed him for a biometrics database, took him down a long cinderblock hallway on a second floor, and handcuffed him to a bench bolted to the floor. He spent the next 17 hours there – approximately, as it was a windowless room and the lights were kept on overhead – while police attempted an interrogation he described as a fishing expedition.

Homan Square struck Church as the police equivalent of a CIA black site. Inside, he saw “big, big vehicles” that looked to him like the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected used by US soldiers and marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. When his lawyers were finally permitted access, Church spoke with them through a 12ft x 12ft metal cage.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Bill O’Reilly War Correspondent Won the Falklands War Drinking Daiquiris in a Hotel Bar In Buenos Aires

The Brian Williams 2015 Award for Journalistic Accuracy goes to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.

In April 2013, while discussing the Boston Marathon bombing, O'Reilly shared a heroic tale of his exploits in the Falklands war:
I was in a situation one time, in a war zone in Argentina, in the Falklands, where my photographer got run down and then hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete. And the army was chasing us. I had to make a decision. And I dragged him off, you know, but at the same time, I'm looking around and trying to do my job, but I figure I had to get this guy out of there because that was more important.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How Poor are the Poor in Rome? – Pope Francis

This is about a news story ten days old that I just ran into. The pope is on his way to some parish in Rome. He sees a shanty town and tells his driver to pull over and visits.

A good story for a pope dedicated to the poor like Francis of Assisi, his namesake.

While it is a good old fashioned human interest news story - The pope’s camera is rolling for Vatican propaganda. And the poor living in this shanty town all seem to have cell/mobile phones to snap photos of the visiting pope, no doubt e-mailing back to South America in the Andes where most of these shanty town crowd seem to hail from.

It is cynical of me to question – how poor are the poor if the poor can afford cell phones?

Or are we, am I just not being 21st century and should accept cell phones as now part of the human species package?


Monday, February 16, 2015

Daesh /Isis to Offer IPO soon to Help Continue Kill the Poor And Helpless Worldwide

– Not a very Merciful Startup Corporate Mission Statement by its Deeds. 

All this barbarism or is it merely unacted out video game violence? From all its new geek recruits worldwide? Fresh out of Mom's basements everywhere?

Their main product worldwide besides being the smallest "biggest" Dicks on the planet let alone Islam – is Propaganda – making a proper ghost target for the American and British/European Military Industrial Complex to fire up their smoke stacks and profit engines for a start.

No Compassion. The enemy of humanity and the poor, the helpless, women, the elderly (we aren’t talking about the Birther Koch GOP here – are we – a foreign branch?) etc.

Birth pains of a new global corporation?

What next? Killing pedigree dogs and ponies? Don’t do it? The Animal Rights people will get rid of you fast. LOL

Once the IPO goes forth. With a little BIG push from Saudi cash?

What next with the Wall Street Billions? Philanthropy? 

Daesh / Isis Political Science Hall at Harvard?

Egyptian warplanes struck ISIS targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.

At the same time, Egypt called for international intervention in Libya against the ISIS. Loyalists of the Syria and Iraq-based group have risen to dominate several cities in the chaos-riven North African nation, just across the Mediterranean Sea from Italy.

After the release of the beheading video Sunday night, the tiny Christian-majority home village of more than half of the 21 Egyptians believed killed by the extremists was gutted by grief. Inside the village church, relatives wept and shouted the names of the dead in shock.

"What will be a relief to me is to take a hold of his murderer, tear him apart, eat up his flesh and liver," said Bushra Fawzi in el-Aour village, as he wept over the loss of his 22-year-old son Shenouda. "I want his body back. If they dumped it in the sea, I want it back. If they set fire to it, I want its dust."

The 21 — mainly young men from impoverished families — had travelled to Libya for work and were kidnapped in two groups in December and January from the coastal city of Sirte. In the video, the group is marched onto what is purported to be a Libyan beach before masked militants with knives carve off the head of each. The killing of at least a dozen of them is clearly visible, though it was not clear from the video whether all 21 hostages were killed.