Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vincent Price : "Poison doesn't always come in bottles"




From 1947 - 1951, Vicent Price portrayed the radio incarnation of Leslie Charteris' character Simon Templar. At the conclusion of a radio broadcast of 'The Saint', episode "Author Of Murder", Price delivered the following message:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

WIKILEAKS 400,000 Iraq War documents C-SPAN coverage of press conference in London , UK, Oct 24, 2010

C-SPAN coverage of WIKILEAKS press conference (London, on October 23, 2010) , can still be watched in its entirely at:

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/10/22/HP/R/39833/WikiLeaks+releases+nearly+400000+Iraq+War+documents.aspx


Monday, October 25, 2010

"Sucked into a process of complicity in torture" - The War Logs

After the release of the War Logs, by Wikileaks, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg shows the country's concerns and says on TV shows that this was such an issue of such serious concern that there should be an inquiry into it.
On October 24, 2010, Nick Clegg called for an inquiry into allegations that Allied troops in Iraq turned a blind eye to torture and murder

No “informed consent” necessary in any human experimentation by US Defense Department - Deputy Def Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's Dec 2001 memos show

October 25, 2010
After over a year of research, Jason Leopold, Truthout’s Deputy Managing Editor, and psychologist Jeffrey Kaye, compiled a track record of the development of human experimentation in the Bush administration’s Torture Program.

The compiled documents point to the fact that the Bush-era torture program gave continuation to work in the field of human experimentation that the US took over from the Nazis, and also involved the complicity of senior officials, who pretended that the program was designed to prevent future terrorist attacks.

In interview with a former Pentagon official, who worked closely with the USA Department of Defence’s ex-general counsel William Haynes, the official said that in 2002, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz loosened rules against human experimentation, apparently in recognition of legal problems regarding strategies to be used for extracting and evaluating information in the "War on Terror".

Wolfowitz issued directives to provided legal cover for a top-secret Special Access Program which experimented on ways to glean information from unwilling subjects and to achieve “deception detection.”

The full article and documents can be read at:
October 14, 2010 by Truthout

"Wolfowitz Directive Gave Legal Cover to Detainee Experimentation Program"
By Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout, October 14, 2010


http://www.truth-out.org/wolfowitz-directive-legal-cover-human-experimentation-detainees64184

MORE AT:

"How Paul Wolfowitz Authorized Human Experimentation at Guantánamo"
24.10.10 - Andy Worthington
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2010/10/24/how-paul-wolfowitz-authorized-human-experimentation-at-guantanamo/

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Security Certificates: Past, Present and Future - PRISM TV

Wikileaks Iraq War Diary Press Conference - October 23, 2010 - London





Wikileaks Iraq Files List Torture Electrocution and Executions of Detainees and children

On Friday, 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. Iraq War Documents reveal Torture, Civilian Deaths

WikiLeaks’ War Logs page includes a search engine that makes it easy to browse and search through the documents.

To search the documents visit:
http://warlogs.wikileaks.org/





More at:
The Guardian UK - Sunday 24 October 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/24/iraq-war-logs-us-iraqi-torture


WIRED - October 22, 2010
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/wikileaks-press/#ixzz13LKfVLnZ

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Confession of a rapist/torturer/ murderer and non ordinary man - Russell Williams

Watch full episode - Aired October22, 2010 - CBC the fifth state


VIDEO
The Confession - the fifth estate

See also:

Above Suspicion - the fifth estate

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2010-2011/abovesuspicion/

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Russell Williams confession: no "enhanced interrogation" (torture)

Real Interrogators , not Torturers, extracted rapist/murderer Colonel Russel Williams' confession:

Watch extracts of the confession:
CBC News - October 20, 2010
http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?category=News&clipid=1620134323


http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/20/russell-williams-day-3.html

It took professional interviewers with clean hands. There was no place for "enhanced interrogation" techniques, death threats, rape or whatsoever. Not even for the bit of "some torture" some still defend as "useful".

This is real life involving smart people in both sides. The results are shown in Court:

From The National Post Youtube channel, part of the video that was played during Williams' sentencing hearing in Belleville Oct. 20, 2010:
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzh3adTWZOg

The confession at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah51vPzcVEM




Russell Willliams Interview Part 3


From the court room - October 20, 2010
Live: Col. Russell Williams in court, Day 3 - thestar.com
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/876913?sms_ss=blogger&at_xt=4cbf332d73fbead6,0

More on the confession interview:
CBC - Oct 20, 2010
CBC News - Canada - Williams admitted to killing Comeau, Lloyd

The Star - October 20, 2010 - as Colonel Russel Williams's confession video is being shown at Court House in Belleville:

11:19 am - "Det. Sgt. Jim Smyth simply owns him..."

11:27 am - ""I raped her in her house and then I put her in my car and took her to Tweed," #ColRW says. Spent day there. [via Twitter]"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spreading falsehoods - "The terrorists came from Canada", "They got a birth certificate in Montreal"...etc...

“"What we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through. That's the most porous border that we have. We cannot allow terrorists, we cannot allow anyone to come across our border if we don't know why they're coming. So, we have to secure all of our borders and that's what that was about, is border security."

Comments by Sharron Angle , 2010 Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat in Nevada, on October 16, 2010

More at:
CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20019924-503544.html
WinnipegFreePress: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/ottawa-tells-tea-party-backed-candidate-911-hijackers-did-not-come-from-canada--105238458.html


Monday, October 18, 2010

Integrity of the judicial process - "Secrecy and Deception in a Detainee Ruling"

Secrecy and Deception in a Detainee Ruling -October 11th, 2010
http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/category/secrecy

Published
October 11th, 2010 - "Secrecy News" -
http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/category/secrecy


"Secrecy News, a publication of the Federation of American Scientists, reports on new developments in government secrecy and provides public access to documentary resources on secrecy, intelligence and national security policy. It is written by Steven Aftergood."


See also:
In Gitmo Opinion, Two Versions of Reality - by Dafna Linzer

ProPublica, Oct. 8, 2010,

http://www.propublica.org/article/in-gitmo-opinion-two-versions-of-reality

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"ANYTHING GOES"

The Ottawa Citizen - October 18, 2010 - By David Pugliese

Mental review was sought for ex-soldier after he criticized Veterans Affairs: Officials pre-determined likely outcome of psychiatric assessment, documents reveal

Read more:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Mental+review+sought+soldier+after+criticized+Veterans+Affairs+note/3685794/story.html


Friday, October 15, 2010

Human Experimentation in USA - Rules loosened


originally posted at Truthout, 10/14/2010:

"Wolfowitz Directive Gave Legal Cover to Detainee Experimentation Program" -
by: Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, t r u t h o u t | Investigative Report

http://www.truth-out.org/wolfowitz-directive-legal-cover-human-experimentation-detainees64184

Special Report at:
http://www.truth-out.org/wolfowitz-directive-legal-cover-human-experimentation-detainees64184

Yale University students: The "rape" pledge

On Wednesday, March 13, 2010, Yale's fraternity men marched through Yale's Old Campus, where most first-year female students are housed, chanting:
"No means yes, yes means anal!"

The video is on Youtube:


More at:
Salon.com - "Yale fraternity pledges chant about rape" - October 15, 2010 - By Tracy Clark-Flory
http://www.salon.com/life/violence_against_women/index.html?story=/mwt/broadsheet/2010/10/15/yale_fraternity_pledges_chant_about_rape

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

BAD CELEBRITY

Charlie the Famous Smoking Chimp Dies

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/8046262/Charlie-the-Smoking-Chimp-dies-from-old-age.html

Canadian Gulf War vet personal information accessed 4,131 times over 10 years by more than 600 department officials

And two months after he first testified against a controversial change to veterans’ disability payments, Veterans Affairs Canada attempted to discredit him by hospitalizing him and making his advocacy a psychological issue.
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard ordered a full audit as reported on October 7, 2010.

WATCH:
CTV's Question Period interview with Veteran Sean Bruyea and his wife:
Two months after he first testified against a controversial change to veterans’ disability payments, Veterans Affairs Canada attempted to discredit him by hospitalizing him and making his advocacy a psychological issue.

"As an intelligence officer who studied Soviet Russia, I mean I knew about the Gulags in Stalinist Russia, and I thought: 'This isn’t much different. They are trying to make my advocacy a psychological issue'.”

The interview can be watched at:
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/ctvs-question-period/oct-10/

MORE:
- "Vet alleges government tried to hospitalize him" - By Althia Raj, Parliamentary Bureau-Toronto Sun - October 10, 2010
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/10/10/15646606.html


- "Privacy breach at Veterans Affairs ‘struck terror in our hearts’"
by Bill Curry - Globe and Mail - Sep. 22, 2010

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/privacy-breach-at-veterans-affairs-struck-terror-in-our-hearts/article1718767/


- Privacy Commissioner finds evidence of systemic abuse at Veterans Affairs
by Murray Brewster - Ottawa— The Canadian Press - Sep. 28, 2010
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/privacy-commissioner-finds-evidence-of-systemic-abuse-at-veterans-affairs/article1731233/

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Wonder of a real human being

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Deadly and Continous Deceptions: No borders, no Accountability - From the Nazi doctors to hypocrisy

Some of the American secret human experiments, the recent alleged CIA Experimentation on humans, impunity and the physicians who cooperated to cover-up atrocities

A few of the experiments:

Recent revelations - Guatemala - Interview on October 5, 2010
"The Dark History of Medical Experimentation from the NAZIs to Tuskegee to Puerto Rico


Full Interview:
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/5/exposed_us_doctors_secretly_infected_hundreds

More at:
"PHR on Guatemala and CIA research" -
October 4, 2010
Published at Psyche, Science, and Society

http://psychoanalystsopposewar.org/blog/2010/10/04/phr-on-guatemala-and-cia-research/

The Plutonium Files

Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen Welsome, author of "The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments", which reveals some of the information about secret human experiments conducted by American military and spy agencies. She talks about the the experiment including the story of Elmer Allen, a victim of U.S. Government human experimentation who was injected with Plutonium and ended up at the hands of a psychiatrist was working with the US government, telling the family that was crazy.


More at:
The Plutonium Files - 34 min interview
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2468682221252589852#



Monday, October 4, 2010

PSYOPS Soldiers Embed in CBS Affiliate TV Stations to get expertise in influencing the emotions, motives and behavior of foreign audiences

PSYOPS Soldiers Embed in CBS Affiliate TV Stations:

PSYOPS Soldiers embed in CBS affiliate TV Stations to learn broadcasting and communications expertise that they could apply in their mission to influence the emotions, motives and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences.

October 4, 2010 - DemocracyNow! - HERE

"The news blog, The Upshot, has revealed the US Army has used local CBS television affiliates in Georgia and North Carolina as training posts for some of its psychological-operations personnel. Active-duty soldiers worked at the stations WRAL and WTOC as part of the Army’s Training with Industry Program. The PSYOPS soldiers learned broadcasting and communications expertise that they could apply in their mission to influence the emotions, motives and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences."

THE UPSHOT BLOG:

"Army embeds active-duty PSYOPS soldiers at local TV stations"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101001/us_yblog_upshot/army-embeds-active-duty-psyops-soldiers-at-local-tv-stations


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Unethical, illegal, without knowledge or informed consent Human Experiments by American doctors:" shocking, it's tragic" ...

Wellesley College historian Susan Reverby, while going through the the archived records of a government researcher involved in the infamous Tuskegee study, discovered recently, that American doctor Dr. John Cutler led a project in Guatemala in which American doctors deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital with syphilis and in some cases gonorrhea. A total of 696 men and women were exposed to syphilis.

In the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, researchers recruited more than 350 impoverished African-Americans with syphilis for research related to the natural progression of the untreated disease.

The human experiments in Alabama, conducted between 1932 and 1972, were revealed only after Peter Buxtun, a PHS venereal-disease investigator finally went to the press in the early 1970's, after having expressed concerns about the ethics and morality of the extended Tuskegee Study as early as 1966.

The story broke first in the Washington Star on July, 2972.

In the case of the experiments in Guatemala, it took 60 years and a historian for the facts to come to light.

This is one more of the numerous human experiments the United States performed that have been considered unethical, often performed illegally, without knowledge let alone consent of the victims.

But they are sorry...

More at:

US says sorry for 'outrageous and abhorrent' Guatemalan syphilis tests- Guardian UK - October 1, 2010 - by Chris McGreal
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/01/us-apology-guatemala-syphilis-tests



US apologizes for '40s syphilis study in Guatemala - Associated Press - October 1, 2010 - By Lauran Neergaard
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/10/02/general-us-syphilis-experiment_7979764.html?boxes=Homepagebusinessnews

SPEECH BY Harriet Washington M.D. author of "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present."