Thursday, November 08, 2007
Not a Ted Kennedy Speech

.....The United States and France remain true to the memory of their common history, true to the blood spilled by their children in common battles. But they are not true merely to the memory of what they accomplished together in the past. They remain true, first and foremost, to the same ideal, the samprinciples the same values that have always united them.......By Nicolas Sarkozy

If you wish to read the entire speech by the great French leader...


I dare you to try to find words as gracious to America as these, by a foreign leader....from any public speech of Ted Kennedy. The priveledged American shows nothing but comtempt for America, yet a foreign leader tells the truth about Americans who are used to hearing nothing but the bad about America, from the lips of Democrats.....

Friday, November 02, 2007
Waterboarding VS Starvation

I wrote this several years ago when a citizen of the USofA was being tortured until starvation, by the same people who are now saying the USofA should never use waterboarding to extract information from our sworn enemies when captured.

If only Terri had of had a few influential Marxist's on her side, like the terrorists have in

Clinton/Kennedy/Kerry/Rangal and Shumer.

This is my last forum topic about the ordeal in Florida, which has been on a lot of peoples mind for nine days now. I make no apologies for being pro-life, none whatsoever. I am tired, not as tired as John our webmaster, but I haven’t gotten much sleep lately. I know I have been cranky at times, but I am no young kid with unlimited energy. There is also no way I can be confident that I have the whole truth about this saga of tears. One thing though is so troublesome; it makes me want to come to an understanding about it. I will share it then let it run it’s course. Let’s look at it calmly, I promise to behave. Well I will try very very hard.

Why Starvation?

Why didn’t the husband ask for a lethal injection? That would be fast, painless and dignified.

I don’t care how you spin it, starvation is cruel and unusual punishment. We know Terri felt pain. So what are we as a people doing starving people to death? We don’t starve terminally ill animals. No, not even laboratory rats are treated that cruelly. I get passionate about the downtrodden, and abused of this world. I wish this never had happened, but it did. So why starvation?



* To begin with, there is the long-standing and internationally accepted Geneva Convention: "The prohibition to starve civilians as a ‘method of warfare’ is included in Article 54 of Protocol I and Article 14 of Protocol II."

According to the International Criminal Court, starvation as a means of killing is a war crime. The Court noted: "Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including willfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions' is a serious violation of the laws and customs of war [52]."

* The liberal human rights organization Amnesty International has long cited starvation as inhumane. For example, in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the group claimed that "scores of civilian deaths, predominantly among children, from starvation and injuries [were] sustained during the conflict."

Amnesty International stated at the time that it "condemns in the strongest terms the use of starvation as a weapon of war against civilians as a clear and serious violation of Geneva Conventions that Laos has ratified."

* Amnesty International also blasted North Korea after the U.N. reported that some 2 million North Koreans have died from starvation, adding that in total, 50 percent of the population doesn't have enough to eat.

* Work And Progress, a liberal Web site, was critical of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in 2001, and even claimed the U.S. military action there had caused up to 7.5 million Afghans to be threatened with starvation. The site went on to note: "Starvation is, quite literally, torturous. And the equation will seem just about right to many people: the atrocity that the U.S. government is willing to subject a handful of people to on U.S. soil, it is willing to subject millions to in some far off land."

* In 2001, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., a member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, offered up House Resolution 102, backed by three other lawmakers, noting that during World War II, many of the 18,745 American soldiers captured during the war "were subjected to barbaric prison conditions and endured torture, starvation, and disease" by the Axis powers, Germany, Italy and Japan. The treatment of American POWs "violated international human rights principles," said the resolution.

* In a report by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, regarding the "Definition of the Right to Food," the commission recommended "the right to food and nutrition was a human right." The commission also advocated "the right to food in emergency situations" should "be taken into account," to "include the obligation of states to grant access to impartial humanitarian organizations to provide food aid and other humanitarian assistance."

The New York Times may well be remembered as the newspaper that was most outraged over photos of Iraqi terrorist suspects being mistreated by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison – but claimed that starvation was a benevolent way to die.

Of course, if the Times is right – and starvation causes "little discomfort" – the paper may have uncovered a valuable new tool in the war on terror.

One wonders how the Old Gray Lady would react if U.S. interrogators began to starve terrorist suspects in a bid to extract information?

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