Posts Tagged ‘Rumsfeld’

U.S. spent over 1.4 Trillion in the aftermath of 9/11; U.S. Soldiers Pay the Price; Food Stamps Cut out of Budget by House Republicans

July 24, 2013

Feeding the poor in America through “Food Stamps” has been cut out of the Agricultural bill just passed by Congress. We’ve spent 90 Billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan since 2002. Over 40 Million Americans receive food stamps.They rely on this program for a little food to feed themselves and their family members. And a total war cost in Afghanistan at 644,347,384,000 since the beginning. The war with Iraq and Afghanistan has cost over 1.4 Trillion Dollars.
Over 6,717 U.S.soldiers have lost their lives, and over 50,000 were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 25,000 soldiers suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries. More than 624,000 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have filed disability claims, Military Times reported in January. More than two-thirds of all applications for benefits take the VA more than 125 days to process.These costs can not be measured. Their families have and are suffering now and long into the future. There has never been a “Declaration of War” on either Iraq or Afghanistan by Congress. How many Iraqi citizens and Afghani citizens have been killed or wounded, no one knows. They suffer because of where they live. For no other reason.

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American cities are going bankrupt. One in four bridges in America need repair, total cost estimated to be over 140 Billion. 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States shut down since 2001.Read more:

U.S. rankings:

1. Health Care: Number 38 in the World. Iraq is Number 104, Afghanistan is Number 173 out of a total of 190 countries.
2. Mother’s Index: U.S. ranks 30th. Iraq is Number 113, and Afghanistan is Number 145.
3. Elder Care: The U.S. is not even ranked in the top 20 nations of the world.

The U.S. response to 9/11 by bombing Afghanistan, then invading Iraq (a preemptive strike due to the U.S. faking that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction) has led to the financial collapse of the U.S. economy (but not the “War Economy”, that is going strong with profits for corporations that build war weapons). The U.S. has lost its “Moral Compass”. A land built on “Laws” now determines what laws it follows, and declares that their actions abide by the laws when in fact they are breaking the laws.
Torturing people that were kidnapped from their homeland and take to Guantanamo prison; killing innocent civilians through the use of Drone missiles; and Edward Snowden brings out the World gathering of all communication through NSA’s Metadata collections. War crimes for sure. But who’s to bring charges? Dr. Francis Boyle did and Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and others were found GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES (posted on this site).

How do we save America? That is the question.

The Perp Walk: They can’t leave the United States.

June 27, 2013

GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES: Professor Francis Boyle prosecutes and wins verdict: GUILTY

Former US Vice President Richard Cheney; former US Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld; former Counsel to Bush, Alberto Gonzales; former General Counsel to the Vice President, David Addington; former General Counsel to the Defense Secretary, William Haynes II; former Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo have been found GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES.

Scroll down to the ABC interview that put John Kiriakou in jail. You be the Judge. He exposed Waterboarding as torture in 2007. He is now in Federal prison. John accepted a Plea Bargain and pled guilty to releasing a CIA agent’s name to a journalist and that journalist did not use the name in any article. The Question is why has no one actually doing the Waterboarding, or authorizing the use of Waterboarding not been charged? We have, as a Nation, lost our moral compass. Those authorizing and the lawyers that tried to justify Waterboarding as Not Torture should be put in jail, not the man who exposed it as Torture.
Now the people that initiated the Torture have been found GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES.

Inside the NeoCon takeover of the Pentagon, Lt. Col. Karen Kwaitkowski (Ret) laid it all out, Reasons for a Premptive War were fabricated; No More War Funding, take action here

May 25, 2010

In Rumsfeld’s Shop A senior Air Force officer watches as the neocons consolidate their Pentagon coup. By Karen Kwaitkowski Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski recently retired from the U.S. Air Force. Her final posting was as an analyst at the Pentagon. Below is the first of three installments describing her experience there. They provide a unique view of the Department of Defense during a period of intense ideological upheaval, as the United States prepared to launch—for the first time in its history—a “preventive” war.

Part of this Post was taken from the December 01, 2003 Issue of The American Conservative. Karen Kwaitkowski had a “front row seat” to the Neo-con takeover of the Defense Department of the United States Government. Their “wars” are continuing. It’s time to End the War’s.

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Here is Karen in 2007 at the Future of Freedom Foundation’s gathering. It is a timely as if it were presented today.

Part One

Part Two
Part Three

Part Four

Karen Kwiatkowski retired from the USAF in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel. She currently teaches college courses in American Government, and is currently employed as a high school biology and Earth Science teacher in western Virginia. She has an MA in Government from Harvard University, MS in Science Management from the University of Alaska, and has completed both Air Command and Staff College and the Naval War College seminar programs.

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The US Government was taken over by the Neo-con’s. Let’s End their War NOW.

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