Shake Me Loose…but let me sleep

from The Mind of RD REVILO

THE MIND OF RD REVILO

  • Funny, Some People Think
  • War will be different for them
  • They see the deadly destruction
  • But theirs won’t make them a victim
  • They’ll start the fight on Friday
  • Night
  • Then fight
  • Until Sunday
  • Back to work on Monday
  • And if they get injured or hurt
  • The enemy will nurture
  • Them back to work
  • So they can fight some more
  • And even up the score
  • No loss of electricity
  • Water will flow
  • No pain toward victory
  • No disappearance of people they know
  • It’ll be like a picnic
  • Only ants are pests
  • We’ll be in and out quick
  • Unlike the rest
  • Once they knowwe are serious
  • Fear will make the enemy delirious
  • And sue for peace
  • Just beating our chests will scare the beast
  • Our thunderous protests
  • Will make them confess
  • We’ll sing, we’ll cheer
  • The brave will bring up the rear
  • We’ll snarl, our fists we’ll ball
  • We’ll persist, insist…

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Heads Up GOP: Chilcot Report Delivers Damning Verdict on British Role in Iraq War

On This Day
March 20, 2003

The UK investigates a possible international war crime while our GOP Congress conducts politically motivated investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of her email.

And if Hillary becomes President expect more smear campaign from the GOP  because subverting the rule of law and the will of the people is all part of the ‘game’ for them.

Remember that if the GOP gave a damn about ethics it would have looked into  The U.S. lead Invasion of Iraq, a decision that still compromises National Security.

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Here are a few key findings of the UK’s Iraq War report:

“In November 2001, the JIC assessed that Iraq had played no role in the 9/11 attacks on the US and that practical co‑operation between Iraq and Al Qaida was “unlikely”. There was no “credible evidence of covert transfers of WMD‑related technology and expertise to terrorist groups”. It was possible that Iraq might use WMD in terrorist attacks, but only if the regime was under serious and imminent threat of collapse.”

– Page 10, Pt. 51

“… After the invasion, the UK Government, including the intelligence community, was reluctant to admit, and to recognise publicly, the mounting evidence that there had been failings in the UK’s pre‑conflict collection, validation, analysis and presentation of intelligence on Iraq’s WMD.”

– Page 77, Pt. 574

“In the Inquiry’s view, the diplomatic options had not at that stage [March 2003] been exhausted. Military action was therefore not a last resort.”

– Page 6, Pt. 20

 

“The lack of evidence to support pre‑conflict claims about Iraq’s WMD challenged the credibility of the Government and the intelligence community, and the legitimacy of the war.”

– Page 77, Pt. 577

 

“Mr Blair had been advised that an invasion of Iraq was expected to increase the threat to the UK and UK interests from Al Qaida and its affiliates.”

– Page 47, Pt. 340

Read more here: Saddam Hussein posed “no imminent threat” when the U.S-led invasion was launched in March 2003

And here: Chilcot: Key findings of the UK’s Iraq War report

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Three Decades of Smear

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Torture’s Lubricant

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Torture’s Lubricant

 

 “…music torture operates by stripping a prisoner of a safe, “interior space.” It invades with the sounds and cultural expressions of one’s captor and leaves prisoners with nowhere to hide to “escape the pain.”

Pakistani-Englishman Moazzam Begg, arrested by the CIA in Pakistan in 2002, wrote one of the most comprehensive memoirs describing the tortures he witnessed in the U.S. military prison system. During his stay at Bagram, Afghanistan, he suffered the Bee Gees.

“It was terrible, there was no light at all, it was so tight, so hot, sitting in there. You can’t see or do anything, nothing to see, nobody to talk to, nothing to do but bang the walls. And then to have the music blasting … I met several people who’d been in there … [who were] ready to tell the Americans anything they wanted, whether it was true or not.” 11 Popular Songs the CIA Used to Torture Prisoners in the War on Terror

“Saturday Night Fever” by the Bee Gees
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Weird, isn’t it…?

 

 

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“Congress should stop treating veterans like they’re asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.” —Nick Lampson

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