Tag Archives: torture

‘Terrorist Threats’ Covered by CA Penal Code Sec. 422 by Erik Larson [updated 1/1/2011]

I’m retracting the article originally posted here as it has been brought to my attention that threats prosecuted under Section 422 of the California Penal Code are sometimes referred to as “terrorist threats.”

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Raw Story Investigation: Pentagon Domestic Propaganda

April 20, 2008 The New York Times broke the news that the Pentagon (and members of the Bush Administration) had been coordinating with retired military analysts on talking points to cover in their media appearances, as part of a ‘psyop’ on the American public to sell the ‘post-9/11 world’, the ‘War on Terror’, Guantanamo, torture, and the continued occupation of Iraq. These ‘analysts’, many of whom had undisclosed conflicts of interest such as financial ties to defense contractors, appeared over 4500 times in the media, as part of this campaign. The media outlets responsible for participating in the program- which includes the NY Times- have generally not acknowledged any fault on their own part, and some commentators attempted to spin the psyop as simply the Pentagon telling their side of things. A DOD Inspector General investigation found no wrong doing on the part of the Pentagon, but that report was later found to be so flawed, it was retracted and removed from the DOD’s website. More recently, RawStory.com has published the results of its own investigation into the program, which has uncovered further evidence, as well as indications that the Pentagon’s efforts to manipulate public opinion are continuing under the Obama Administration.

Dick Cheney Only Had to Delay Things a COUPLE OF MINUTES to Reach his Long-Sought Goals – George Washington

George Washington summarizes Cheney’s criminal and treasonous history; his means, motive and opportunity for aiding and abetting the 9/11 attacks; and his relation to numerous convenient ‘coincidences’ that set the stage for the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath of imperialist wars and draconian domestic security measures

Executive Summary: What do the Experts Say About Torture? by George Washington

Here is a very brief summary of what the experts say about torture:

Witness Who Fingered 9/11 ‘Mastermind’ Was Himself Crazy by George Washington

George Washington looks at 2 witnesses claimed to have fingered KSM as 9/11 mastermind; KSM himself, who was waterboarded 183 times and falsely confessed to other crimes; and Abu Zubaida, who FBI agents believed was mentally ill.

Torture, Iraq and 9/11 – George Washington

George Washington on torture, and its use in producing the basis of the 9/11 Commission Report.

9/11 Truth, Part 8 of 11: 9/11 Aftermath and Anthrax; Subverted Rights, Endless War, People’s Victories

This article is an overview of some of the ways in which 9/11 has been used; manipulating public fears and understanding, increasing military budgets and private contracts, reducing oversight and accountability, launching imperialist wars, and implementing repressive police state measures- as well as victories for the People and the Constitution.