October 18, 2006

Unreliable Evidence

Filed under: War on Terror — ken finn @ 3:00 pm


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This week Mr. Bush got his way and signed the new charter for torture, The Military Commissions Act of 2006. It will allow the CIA to explore new interrogation techniques without the fear of its operatives becoming war criminals.

I wonder as corporate business becomes more and more involved in ‘anti-terror’ activity whether there is not a new opportunity for them here? Every day animals from cats to primates are subjected to painful experiment for cosmetic houses and drug companies. Presumably there’s good money in the unreliable results of testing products for humans on animals. But if you really want to know what happens when you squirt hairspray in the eye repeatedly what better than a dark almond shaped human one? Why waste years on animal drug testing when you can jump straight to human trials?

What’s frightening is that the idea is not new. It’s been tried and tested by despotic regimes over the years. Inflicting pain and misery on human or animal for the purpose of extracting untrustworthy information must be wrong but our governments now count both safe legally.

Gmo Degradation

Though there have undoubtedly been dirty marks on our histories from abuse of military personnel to ethnic groups our legal systems have never sanctioned such activities. The safeguards fought for and defended over generations have eventually prevailed. The decision taken by the US government this week will surely come to bear on the policies and laws of it’s allies until conformity of government is uniform in it’s disregard for it’s subjects – until punishment before trial and conviction is acceptable – until spiteful malice is standard practice in generating unreliable evidence – until we all become ‘tested.’

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October 11, 2006

Unaccountable Lunatic Behaviour

Filed under: Nuclear Weapons — ken finn @ 7:23 pm

 Rumsfeld Response

A spokesperson for the White House commented that “here we have a lunatic with a nuclear bomb.” He was of course refering to Kim Jong-il leader of North Korea, not to the man who helped him get one. See above.

President Bush say’s, “The North Korean regime remains one of the world’s leading proliferator of missile technology, including transfers to Iran and Syria. The transfer of nuclear weapons or material by North Korea to states or non-state entities would be considered a grave threat to the United States, and we would hold North Korea fully accountable of the consequences of such action.”

I wonder if Mr Bush will be holding Mr Rumsfeld accountable for his proliferation of Nuclear Technology? In 2000 he was a director of ABB, a European engineering giant who supplied key components for nuclear reactors to the North Korean regime he now calls part of the Axis of Evil.

It is breathtaking that following Korea’s nuclear test Western governments are now calling for a ban on the sale of materials essential to Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Which does seem to imply that it’s been business as usual up until now. Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. What incredible ineptitude!

I’d like to remind you that these are the boys with their fingers on the buttons.