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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cheney Death Squads

Unless Seymour Hersh has suddenly lost his senses, the question of White House lawlessness has just taken a turn that even the most paranoid Bush haters may have trouble imagining.

In an appearance at the University of Minnesota last night, the New Yorker reporter talked about "an executive assassination ring" that has "been going into countries... and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us."

Hersh's revelation was prompted by a New York Times story yesterday about a stand-down "ordered by Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, the head of the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the secret commando units."

The JOSC, Hersh said, is "a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. They did not report to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or to Mr. [Robert] Gates, the secretary of defense...

"Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths.

"Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us."

Until now, President Obama has been discouraging retrospective investigations of Bush lawbreaking by Sen. Patrick Leahy, but Hersh has opened an ugly can of worms that can't be resealed.

Stopping the operation of American death squads, as the Commander-in-Chief has just apparently done, is one thing. But now that news about them has been made public by the most respected investigative reporter of our time, it's unthinkable that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney will not be called to answer for possible war crimes.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seymour Hersh is a liar. This is utter nonsense and this isn't the first time he's made up stories. The media should be questioning him, not our soldiers.

Anonymous said...

Any sensible, meaningful grasp of Dick Cheney demonstrates that this kind of thing is his specialty. Imagine the most extreme perversions of democratic processes and the results, and you have a glimpse into the psychosis of Cheney. Cheney exemplifies the elite, self-appointed overlords of the commoners that believe that we goyim are too stupid to grasp the ways in which they should be ruled - much less, be involved in the process. The bewildered herd, wandering aimlessly about.
With a complete absence of hyperbole, I believe that Cheney is the genuine personification of unadulterated evil that surpasses that of Adolf Hitler and likely rivals that of Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot.
I have no doubt, that if it meant furthering his agenda, Richard Bruce Cheney would sneer at you while eating your children and pick his teeth afterward with their bones.

Max said...

Again, if there is "nothing there," then a full investigation should simply exonerate the former Veep and show how noble our country is. NOT looking into the matter suggests self-righteous nationalism with no concern for law.

. said...

Doesn't it occur that the entire neo-con cabal is a death squad? No one there is insane nor are they psychotic: no more so than the likes of Theodore Roosevelt or Harry Truman, or B Mussolini, or Castro, Pinochet, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Bush senior, Bush junior. These people are merely well regulated and tightly controlled operatives of a very secretive and well run state - a Fascist state, and this is the 'inheritance' that B Obama speaks to. It is a legacy that he relishes and thoroughly enjoys.........We have only just begun. Obama's administration represents the perfecting of the apparatus of a police state - a Fascist dictatorship - begun in earnest at the conclusion of the second war, in whom the reign of terror shall meet its goal once and for all.

. said...

I meant to say Franklin........not Theodore

scott ridgway said...

Thia came as no surprise to me. The 50 thousand deaths in Nicaragua is on the hands of this same cabal of neo-cons. Keep up the wonderful work.

Anonymous said...

Secret service retirees, mercenaries and sick minded people are continuously operating to make you believe there´s an enemy.
Damn you if you believe there are terrorist in this world. IRA, ETA are long gone,Al Qaeda is an invented list by this same guys that "fight it" anything that came as new attacks are manipulations created by the very top guys and women that we pay to or pray with. Enough said, am going to keep illuminating you with the truth as long as I can keep my head on my shoulders.

Anonymous said...

Max said..."Again, if there is "nothing there," then a full investigation should simply exonerate the former Veep and show how noble our country is. NOT looking into the matter suggests self-righteous nationalism with no concern for law."

I say that "self-righteous nationalism " is nothing more or less than Nazism/Fascism aka 'National Socialism' into which this nation has devolved - voluntarily.

Anonymous said...

If dick cheney et al were afforded the false designation "psychotic" they wouldn't be held legally responsible for theri actions in a world court nor in any other court of law. The diagnosis actually is 'psychopathic'............as is the entire Zionist neocon cabal.......

Anonymous said...

A long, but partial list of Obama's Zionist Jews who comprise the majority of his inner circle.
This is a long post but its an important one for all concerned - especially those of you who call yourselves 'Jews" in America. I AM NOT ANTI -SEMITIC so don't you dare accuse me of such a thing. I am 'ANTI - ZIONIST' AND 'ANTI - ZIONISM' as it relates to not only the so-called 'state of Israel', but also as it relates to its implementation in the destruction of the American economy and American political institutions, most notably the active and direct participation of Zionist forces in American and abroad (Israel) in their attempt to dismantle the US Constitution!

Obama's Jews - Zion Rules in America
The United States has fallen under the direct control of dual citizen American/Israeli Jews and Zionist's. Below is a partial list of Jew Zionist’s recruited by Obama, many of whom are dual Israeli citizens and Masonic Zionist’s. Many are holdovers of the Neo-Con Cabal of Jews in the former Cheney/Bush dynasty, many of whom were in the Clinton administration and are presently members of the Obama team.
It’s a fact that Obama has surrounded himself primarily with oleaginous Zionist Jews who occupy significant positions of power with and without government.
This imbalanced appointing of nothing but Zionist Jews does not represent the American society. Jews comprise less than 2 percent of the U.S. population. Be attentive as well to the list of non-elected appointments of Obama Czars, most of whom are Zionist Jews as well. The so-called ‘Czar’ tactics are an affront to democracy and to the US Constitution.

ZIONIST LIST
Paul Krugman position and title unknown – secret advisor Ken Feinberg - Corporate Compensation ‘Czar’
Cass R. Sunstein - Regulatory Affairs ‘Czar’
Alan Bersin - Border ‘Czar'
Daniel Fried - Guantanamo/Military Jails ‘Czar’
Steven Rattner - Task Force on the Auto Industry ‘Czar’
Todd Stern - Climate ‘Czar’ -
Carol Browner - Global Warming ‘Czar’ - socialist
Julius Genachowski - Head of the FCC – pro censorship – along with Mark Lloyd he will shut down talk radio + free speech in America.
Larry Summers - Economic ‘Czar’
Jeffrey Zients - Chief Performance Officer
Timothy Geithner: Treasury Secretary
Robert Rubin: Economic Advisor to the President
Alan Blinder: Economic Advisor to the President
Jason Furman: Director Of Economic Policy
John Podesta - Transition team
Warren Christopher - Transition team
Peter Orszag: Head of Budget
Jon Leibowitz: Chairman Of FTC
Rahm Emanuel: Chief of Staff
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) health policy adviser to Office of Management and Budget – pro euthanasia, etc. He schemes to deny health care and essentially euthanize millions of Americans - in particular, vulnerable senior citizens. Norman Eisen - Special Counsel Ethics and Government Reform, and Deputy General Counsel to the Transition
David Axelrod: Senior Advisor to the President
Ronald Klain: Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Richard Holbrooke - Obama advisor
Dennis Ross - Obama advisor
Madeline Albright - Obama advisor
Paul Volcker - Eco Adv to President, Former Head of Fed Reserve
Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security
Jared Bernstein - Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President
Lee Feinstein - Foreign Policy Advisor
Gary Gensler - Chair of the Comm. Futures Trading Commission
Elena Kagan - Solicitor General of the United States
Dennis Ross - Adv. Gulf and S. Asia to Secretary of State
Mara Rudman - Foreign Policy Advisor
Mary Schapiro - Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Dan Shapiro - Middle East desk at National Security Council
James B. Steinberg - Deputy Secretary of State
Mona Sutphen - Deputy White House Chief of Staff
Eric Lynn - Middle East Policy Advisor
Jack Lew - Deputy Secretary of State
David S. Cohen - Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing
Alan B. Krueger - Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy

Ugo said...

THESE POSTS ARE MINE - >
. said...
Doesn’t it occur that the entire neo-con cabal is a death squad? No one there is insane nor are they psychotic: no more so than the likes of FD Roosevelt or Harry Truman, or B Mussolini, or R Castro, A Pinochet, A Hitler, J Stalin, Pol Pot, GHW Bush senior, GW Bush junior. These people are merely well regulated and tightly controlled operatives of a very secretive and well run state - a Fascist state, and this is the ‘inheritance’ that B Obama speaks to. It is a legacy that he relishes and thoroughly enjoys.........We have only just begun. Obama’s administration represents the perfecting of the apparatus of a police state - a Fascist dictatorship - begun in earnest at the conclusion of the second war, in whom the reign of terror shall meet its goal once and for all.

Anonymous said...
If dick cheney et al were afforded the false designation “psychotic” they wouldn’t be held legally responsible for theri actions in a world court nor in any other court of law. The diagnosis actually is ‘psychopathic’............as is the entire Zionist neocon cabal.......

But when I submitted a relatively long list of extremely shadowy and oleaginous characters running the BHO administration - most of whom are dual citizen Israeli's and committed Zionist Jews - I am apparantly CENSORED - WHAT GIVES HERE ???

. said...

sorry I spoke too soon..........ne censorship my error........Ugo

Nancy Harris said...

With various health care reform bills floating around both the House and the Senate, President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops to get the votes that the bill needs, which is good news for the public option. President Obama continues to rally behind health care reform. I am really concerned that the fiasco of this reform may make Obama a one-term president.

. said...

Ugo says..if anyone ever deserved to be a one term president its certainly BHO......to my thinking he didn't deserve to be president in the first place - consummate liar - lazy AND shiftless as well.