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A king sits upon a throne;  behind stands a figure veiled in black
It signifies that which will suffer misfortune at the height of greed and whose fall will be dangerous in proportion to the height attained.   Apt to depend on false powers, attempts will be made to essay feats beyond nature.   Ambition will lead into dangerous positions, and at a weak moment all will fall.   Let this be taken as equally affecting physical, moral, and social welfare.
Translation of La Volasfera, Taurus 23
 

“BAGHDAD, The U.S. military has used poison gas and other non-conventional weapons against civilians in Fallujah, eyewitnesses report.
”Poisonous gases have been used in Fallujah,” 35-year-old trader from Fallujah Abu Hammad told IPS.  ”They used everything — tanks, artillery, infantry, poison gas. Fallujah has been bombed to the ground.”
Hammad is from the Julan district of Fallujah where some of the heaviest fighting occurred.  Other residents of that area report the use of illegal weapons.
”They used these weird bombs that put up smoke like a mushroom cloud,” Abu Sabah, another Fallujah refugee from the Julan area told IPS.  ”Then small pieces fall from the air with long tails of smoke behind them.”
He said pieces of these bombs exploded into large fires that burnt the skin even when water was thrown on the burns.  Phosphorous weapons as well as napalm are known to cause such effects.  ”People suffered so much from these,” he said.”
Dahr Jamail    Baghdad     http://dahrjamailiraq.com/
 
            

But dark days are ahead my friends, and perhaps the best we can hope for as this maelstrom of evil engulfs us is that we do not succumb to its allure, lest we become, like those who murdered America, people without souls.
Pravda November 8, 2004 By David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor PRAVDA.RU
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Born July 4, 1776 — Died November 2, 2004
Ladies and gentlemen, we gather here today to mourn the passing of the United States of America, a nation that once stood as a beacon light of hope for the world.
America was betrayed and murdered on November 2, 2004.
Also killed during this time of madness were the following virtues: truth, justice, integrity, freedom, compassion, brotherhood, tolerance, faith, hope, charity, peace, and respect for other cultures and nations.
These virtues are survived by their antitheses--deceit, injustice, hypocrisy, fascism, selfishness, hatred, fear, hopelessness, greed, perpetual warfare and arrogant hegemony.
Also murdered were seven platitudes, which parents once used to convince their children that America was a rational and honorable nation:
One Arab ruler to another: Even our camels are hiding their heads in the sand
One Arab ruler to another: Even our camels are hiding their heads in the sand
Elections stolen
1. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY died during the coup of 2000, when Americans nonchalantly stood by while an election was stolen.
This death provided the Bush dictatorship with the incentive to test the accuracy of Alexander Hamilton"s belief that, "Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything."
That accuracy was authenticated when both the American media and the American public unquestioningly embraced the lies that led the nation into the war against Iraq.
2. VERACITY IS THE HEART OF MORALITY (by Thomas Huxley) has been replaced by these words from Robert Burns: "Morality, thou deadly bane, thy tens o" thousands thou has slain."
Ironically this platitude was zealously enforced when Bill Clinton was President, after he was caught lying about his affair with a White House intern.
During the debate leading up to his impeachment trial, right-wing pundits incessantly chanted, "It"s not about the sexual activity. It"s about the immorality of lying."
Charles Manson now has the credentials to become president
Yet commensurate concerns over the immorality of lying about the existence of "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq have been conspicuously absent.
And while Clinton"s lies wrought neither death nor destruction, the lies of George W. Bush have, to date, resulted in the deaths of over one thousand Americans, and the slaughter of over one hundred thousand Iraqis, many of them innocent men, women and children.
Yet, under the bizarre morality that recently caused the death of America, Clinton"s dishonesty is viewed with more disdain than Bush"s.
Ironically, if this "new morality" does not prevent a lying mass murderer from holding political office, then convicted killer Charles Manson has the credentials to become president.
It was allegedly this "new morality," that swayed the recent election.
But what does it truly entail?
Besides the egregious belief that lying about a sexual relationship is more immoral than lying about the motives for war, this "new morality" also claims to defend the rights of the unborn, yet is blissfully unconcerned about those already here.
Millions of children throughout the nation suffer needless pain because their parents lack health insurance and cannot afford to take them to the doctor.
Millions of the elderly suffer similar pain because they cannot afford the prescription medication they rely upon to survive.
Yet while universal health care is derided as a "socialist" concept by politicians bought and paid for by the insurance and health care industries, all Iraqi citizens are being provided with universal health coverage.
Democracy sprouting in Iraq

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Jihad Awartani, Ad Dustour, 11/11/04
Democracy sprouting in Iraq
Pravda November 8, 2004 By David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor PRAVDA.RU
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Born July 4, 1776 — Died November 2, 2004
This "new morality" vociferously rebels if taxes are raised even a single dollar to supply impoverished school systems with computers or up-to-date textbooks, or to feed and clothe the homeless and destitute.
Yet the expenditure of billions of dollars on a war based on nothing but lies does not even create a whimper.
Doing exactly that which Jesus himself condemned
Under this "new morality" a block of granite is more important than a human life.
The indiscriminate bombing of civilians and the torture and "disappearances" that occurred (and are still occurring) in United States controlled detention camps throughout the world did not inspire outrage, but the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from government property does, even though this monument can be openly displayed on private property.
While so-called "Christians" exploit this "new morality" to pontificate about "family values," and to condemn the "intolerance" shown by other faiths, they furtively seek, in the wake of America"s death, to establish a dogmatic Social Darwinistic theocracy themselves, building their so-called "faith" on the pillars of hatred, egomania, greed, lust for mortal power, and the selfish desire to force their beliefs upon others, many of the very evils that Jesus, the founder of Christianity, condemned.
Blood and War Crimes in Fallujah 

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Rabea, Al-Riyadh, Arab News, 11/18/04
Rania Iyad Aram
8 year old girl killed in Gaza, Palestine
Paid for by The Empire
Palestinian hospital workers prepare the body of Rania Iyad Aram for burial at Nasser hospital at Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Oct. 28 2004. 

Israeli troops shot and killed the 8-year-old girl who was on her way to school in a Gaza Strip refugee camp.

Limbless children, babies blasted into pieces, the wounded dying on hospital floors.
 
'We are wading in death, blood and amputees,' says Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert.

Frantic families across Gaza sought any shelter they could find as the US Israel army attacked.

The US paid US Israel army fires towards populations to cause death and injury.

The US Israel tank, troop and air strike assault on a defenseless people in the Gaza Strip has unleashed worldwide condemnation as moves for a ceasefire was vetoed by the US at the United Nations.

US and Israel attacked indiscriminately Palestine high density population areas of Gaza from the air, sea and ground, often using white phosphorus, the use is a specific war crime.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for the military use of Israel, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan — Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian.

Palestinians were forced from their homes 60 years ago from what is now called Israel into refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon.

While attempts have been made by the Palestinians to create a better life for themselves, these refugee camps have been forced upon them to this day by American Taxpayer funding, and Anglo American, Europe backing and banking for Israel that has propped up the forced 'state' of Israel for more than fifty years.

Illuminati, New World Order elite have been at the forefront in protecting European and American settler people who stole the land and continue to steal the remaining few segments of land from the Palestinians, in essence taking away from the Palestinians piece by piece this land over these many years.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: AFP/Nadav Neuhaus
Bashar Zabara
12 year old boy killed in Gaza, Palestine
Paid for by The Empire
Palestinian policemen carry the body of Palestinian boy Bashar Zabara,12, in the West Bank city of Nablus Nov. 1 2004. 

Soon after Monday's attack in the US Israel city of Tel Aviv, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Zabara in the Askar refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, after he was throwing stones at a US Israel patrol. 

The US Israel army, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, had no immediate comment.

Limbless children, babies blasted into pieces, the wounded dying on hospital floors.
 
'We are wading in death, blood and amputees,' says Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert.

Frantic families across Gaza sought any shelter they could find as the US Israel army attacked.

The US paid US Israel army fires towards populations to cause death and injury.

The US Israel tank, troop and air strike assault on a defenseless people in the Gaza Strip has unleashed worldwide condemnation as moves for a ceasefire was vetoed by the US at the United Nations.

US and Israel attacked indiscriminately Palestine high density population areas of Gaza from the air, sea and ground, often using white phosphorus, the use is a specific war crime.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for the military use of Israel, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan — Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian.

Palestinians were forced from their homes 60 years ago from what is now called Israel into refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon.

While attempts have been made by the Palestinians to create a better life for themselves, these refugee camps have been forced upon them to this day by American Taxpayer funding, and Anglo American, Europe backing and banking for Israel that has propped up the forced 'state' of Israel for more than fifty years.

Illuminati, New World Order elite have been at the forefront in protecting European and American settler people who stole the land and continue to steal the remaining few segments of land from the Palestinians, in essence taking away from the Palestinians piece by piece this land over these many years.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: AP/Nasser Ishtayeh
 

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Palestinian hospital workers prepare the body of Rania Iyad Aram for burial at Nasser hospital at Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Oct. 28 2004.
US Israel troops, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, shot and killed the 8-year-old girl who was on her way to school in a Gaza Strip refugee camp.
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Palestinian policemen carry the body of Palestinian boy Bashar Zabara,12, in the West Bank city of Nablus Nov. 1 2004.
Soon after Monday's attack in the US Israel city of Tel Aviv, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Zabara in the Askar refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, after he was throwing stones at a US Israel patrol, local doctors said.
The US Israel army, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, had no immediate comment.
Limbless children, babies blasted into pieces, the wounded dying on hospital floors.
'We are wading in death, blood and amputees,' says Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert.
The US paid US Israel army fires towards populations to cause death and injury.
More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for the military use of Israel, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan — Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian.
Palestinians were forced from their homes 60 years ago from what is now called Israel into refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon.
While attempts have been made by the Palestinians to create a better life for themselves, these refugee camps have been forced upon them to this day by American Taxpayer funding, and Anglo American, Europe backing and banking for Israel that has propped up the forced 'state' of Israel for more than fifty years.
Illuminati, New World Order elite have been at the forefront in protecting European and American settler people who stole the land and continue to steal the remaining few segments of land from the Palestinians, in essence taking away from the Palestinians piece by piece this land over these many years.
Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.
Photos: AFP/Nadav Neuhaus, AP/Nasser Ishtayeh
Pravda November 8, 2004 By David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor PRAVDA.RU
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Born July 4, 1776 — Died November 2, 2004
3. CRIME DOESN'T PAY holds true only when the crime opposes or offends the power structure.
It does not apply when stealing elections or waging illegal wars.
In fact, as the Bush precedent has demonstrated, all an incumbent president has to do to maintain office is dupe the people and the Congress into supporting an illegal war, mismanage this war until election time, then tell the people they should not change the "commander-in-chief" during wartime.
4. ALWAYS LEAD BY EXAMPLE has been replaced by, "Always be willing to shed anyone"s blood, except your own."
When the opportunity arose for Bush, and his partner-in-crime Dick Cheney, to personally participate in combat during the Vietnamese war, Bush instead used his family influence to perform some still nebulous National Guard Service, while Cheney obtained five deferments to avoid being drafted.
Yet today they stand on the decks of aircraft carriers and behind podiums in some of the most fortified buildings in the world, telling Iraqi insurgents to "bring it on."
5. PATRIOTISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF A SCOUNDREL (by Samuel Johnson) has been replaced by the verity that patriotism is the FIRST refuge of a scoundrel.
The build-up to the Iraqi war illustrated how easily the Bush regime, through the repetition of words like "freedom and democracy," could distract people from the reality that the greatest loss of freedom Americans suffered in recent years was not because of some overseas enemy, but through the passage by lawmakers of the deceptively named "Patriot Act."
Now that America is dead, the "new morality" is determined to destroy what little remains of the Bill of Rights.
The irony is that patriotism is only expected of the poor and middle-classes, who make up the bulk of America"s military personnel.
Multi-national corporations, who outsourced jobs and threw employees out of work, and who retained ornate office buildings in the late United States while profiting from virtual slave labor in other nations, were never asked to be "patriotic," nor were they chastised for disloyalty when their practices harmed the national economy.
Instead they were rewarded with tax breaks and the financial windfalls that Bush's warmongering spawned.
6. WORK HARD AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED must now read, "It is not what you know, but who you know that matters."
Part of The Empire
Taken over in the 1980's
Although Bush and his supporters have stridently condemned as "preferential treatment" affirmative action policies designed to help minorities who have been historically victimized by discrimination, no one condemns the fact that Bush has profited from preferential treatment his entire life, as have countless other politicians, pundits and celebrities.
Affirmative action is not being attacked because it provides "preferential treatment."
It is being attacked because it intrudes upon the nepotism, cronyism and sense of entitlement exploited by those born into wealth and power.
7. ALL LIFE IS SACRED was a common platitude in the late United States.
But the massacre of November 2, 2004 has replaced this myth with a paraphrase from George Orwell"s classic book ANIMAL FARM: "All lives are sacred, but some are more sacred than others."
In truth the lives of the expendable and exploited were never as valued as the lives of the expenders and exploiters.
And while the Iraqi war is a constant reminder of the absurdity of this platitude, the ordeals of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Maurice Carter have graphically underscored its hypocrisy.
Dr. Kevorkian is currently imprisoned in the State of Michigan for helping the terminally ill end their lives, allegedly because his actions violated "the sanctity of life."
Yet, just over three months ago, an African-American man named Maurice Carter was also in a Michigan prison, serving a sentence for a crime that many believe he did not commit.
At some point during his twenty-eight years of incarceration, Carter contracted a liver disease that became progressively worse because of the inadequate medical treatment he received in prison.
When Carter supporters filed a petition to gain him a new trial, the judge hearing the case condescendingly joked about the severity of Carter"s illness.
Will and machinations of madmen
Your dream of "checking and balancing" the corrupting influence of power to prevent the rise of evil was a noble endeavor.
Although Maurice Carter was ultimately released after being granted a medical commutation by Michigan"s governor, it was too late.
He enjoyed only three months of freedom before he died.
Yet few have condemned the hypocrisy of a government that makes it a crime to end the suffering of the terminally ill, yet causes terminal illnesses itself through inadequate medical care.
So rest in peace America.
As St. Paul said, "You fought the good fight."
But the majority of your people did not keep the faith.
Your dream of "checking and balancing" the corrupting influence of power to prevent the rise of evil was a noble endeavor.
But history has shown that evil can never be checked, that tolerance often sows the seeds of intolerance, and that the majority of people will always be susceptible to the machinations of madmen.
Pravda November 8, 2004 By David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor PRAVDA.RU
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Born July 4, 1776 — Died November 2, 2004
Rest in Peace, America
You have been ravaged by hatred disguised as "morality."
You have endured those who argued that the enslavement of Africans was "moral," who agreed that counting these slaves as three/fifths of a human being for census purposes was "moral," that stealing the lands of Native-Americans, either through bloodshed or fraudulent treaties, was "moral," that destroying Native-American traditions and cultures was "moral," and that placing women into insane asylums for demanding the right to vote was "moral."
Now the hatred of the "new morality" is directed towards gays and lesbians, towards those who work for peace, and towards those who don"t simply blather about freedom, but exercise it through dissent.
I know there will be some, perhaps many, basking in the afterglow of their pyrrhic victory, who will dismiss this eulogy as "sour grapes," or the sentiments of a sore loser.
But let it be said America that we who truly loved you did not strip away one freedom; we did not endorse one modicum of religious bigotry or intolerance; we did not place your fate into the hands of liars, thieves and war criminals; we did not brazenly abuse the resources of the American military to "play cowboy" or to appease our father; we do not have the blood of one American soldier or one Iraqi civilian on our hands.
Because of this we did not gain the world, but we also did not lose our souls.
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       Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy       
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO     
U.S. Bombing of Fallujah
— the Third World War continued: Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia
More atrocities - Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
al-Sadr City
Iraq's real WMD crime - the effects of depleted uranium
World War Two soldiers did not kill Kill ratio Korea, Vietnam. Iraq.
Afghanistan - Terror?
Photos over past three months.
Aid agencies compromised by US actions
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq — Most Recent
Psychologist Pete Linnerooth was one of three who were part of a mental health crew in charge of the US 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in the Baghdad area of Iraq.   Pete Linnerooth committed suicide by turning a gun upon himself in January of 2013
Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.   More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.
Mary Coghill Kirkland said she asked her son, 21-year-old Army Spc. Derrick Kirkland, what was wrong as soon as he came back from his first deployment to Iraq in 2008.   He had a ready answer: "Mom, I'm a murderer."
A military base on the brink
As police agents watched he shot himself in the head
Murders, fights, robberies, domestic violence, drunk driving, drug overdoses
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq II
U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
Private Gary Boswell, 20, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, was found hanging in a playground in July
She is Jeanne "Linda" Michel, a Navy medic.   She came home last month to her husband and three kids ages 11, 5, and 4, delighted to be back in her suburban home of Clifton Park in upstate New York.   Two weeks after she got home, she shot and killed herself.
Peterson refused to participate in the torture after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage
     United States Numb to Iraq Troop Deaths       
     All papers relating to the interrogations have been destroyed     
      We stripped them and were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood     
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The Iraq War - complete listing of articles, includes images
The House of Saud and Bush
       All with U.S. Money:       
       US and Israel War Crimes       
All with U.S. Money:
Israel agents stole identity of New Zealand cerebral palsy victim.
(IsraelNN.com July 15, 2004) The Foreign Ministry will take steps towards restoring relations with New Zealand. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced she was implementing diplomatic sanctions after two Israelis were sentenced on charges of attempting to obtain illegal passports. Despite Israeli refusal to respond to the accusations, the two are labeled in the New Zealand media as Mossad agents acting on behalf of the Israeli intelligence community.

Foreign Ministry officials stated they will do everything possible to renew diplomatic ties, expressing sorrow over the "unfortunate incident".
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Suicide now top killer of Israeli soldiers
Atrocities files - graphic images
'Suicide bombings,' the angel said, 'and beheadings.'
'And the others that have all the power - they fly missiles in the sky.
They don't even look at the people they kill.'
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       Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy       
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO     
        When you talk with God        
         were you also spending your time, money and energy, killing people?         
       Are they now alive or dead?       
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American military: Abu Gharib (Ghraib) prison photos, humiliation and torture
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