germany 1940 vs israel today.
* Nazi Germans de-humanizing Jewish people back in WW2. Now the Israelis are de-humanizing the Palestinians in West Bank & the Gaza Strips.
What a disgusting repeat of history. When the victims turned into culprits. *DOUBLE FACE PALMS*
May 4, 1970: The Kent State shootings take place.
The shooting of unarmed students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University, was one of the most notorious domestic events of the Vietnam War Era. It took place in the midst of a protest which itself was a reaction against government policy; antiwar sentiment was widespread throughout the nation, particularly among young people, so when President Nixon announced in late April that the U.S. military was to conduct military operations in Cambodia in pursuit of the PAVN and Viet Cong forces (which seemed to contradict his policy of Vietnamization and détente), student-organized protests on university campuses across the country erupted. These student strikes eventually involved at least 400 campuses, although the National Guard was deployed to only twenty-one of them, one of which was Kent State University in Ohio.
The Kent State demonstration began on May 1; the National Guard was called to the campus on May 2 by Governor James Rhodes, who denounced the student protesters and claimed that they were ”the worst type of people that we harbor in America”, comparing them to Nazi brownshirts and the Ku Klux Klan. Many in Kent and across the nation agreed with the governor’s condemnation of student protests, but just as many disagreed, to varying degrees. When the shooting and killing of Kent State students made national headlines, the issue remained just as divisive, with many believing that the students had brought the violence upon themselves. On May 4, the tensions between the guardsmen and students heightened. Tear gas was used in the guardsmens’ attempts to disperse the crowd, and at some point in the confusion, for some still unknown reason, a little under half of the 77 guardsmen present began to fire into the crowd of students. The guardsmen later claimed that they had been shot by a sniper and were firing in self-defense; this claim was denied vehemently by the students, who admitted to throwing rocks, and also by the New York Times reporter who had been on the scene. The reporter also wrote:
As the guardsmen, moving up the hill in single file, reached the crest, they suddenly turned, forming a skirmish line and opening fire.
The crackle of the rifle volley cut the suddenly still air. It appeared to go on, as a solid volley, for perhaps a full minute or a little longer.
Some of the students dived to the ground, crawling on the grass in terror. Others stood shocked or half crouched, apparently believing the troops were firing into the air. Some of the rifle barrels were pointed upward.
Near the top of the hill at the corner of Taylor Hall, a student crumpled over, spun sideways and fell to the ground, shot in the head.
When the firing stopped, a slim girl, wearing a cowboy shirt and faded jeans, was lying face down on the road at the edge of the parking lot, blood pouring out onto the macadam, about 10 feet from this reporter.
Four students were killed, and nine were wounded (one was permanently paralyzed from chest down). Of the four killed by rifle fire, two had not been participants in the protest. According to eyewitness accounts, the students were shocked at the fact that the guardsmen had fired upon them and even more shocked that they had fired live ammunition instead of blanks. John Filo, the photographer who captured the Pulitzer Prize-winning image of Mary Ann Vecchio and Jeffrey Miller (pictured above), also believed at first that the guardsmen were firing blanks. President Nixon expressed regret for the killings, although he suggested that the students’ disruptive activities had “[invited] tragedy”, and, according to a Gallup poll, the public agreed - according to the survey, only 11 percent placed blame on the National Guard, while 58 percent blamed the students. Eleven days later, two black students were killed at Jackson State University during an antiwar protest, though these events failed to capture national attention as the Kent State shootings did.
Seriously how the hell did this guy win the Noble Peace Prize in 2009??
He’s just as much war mongering as Bush Jr.
For all I know Syria and Iran could be the next targets (from his perspective) or victims of utter cruelty and destruction ( from my perspective)
*breaks down in tears*
My thoughts go out to Palestinians in Gaza strips and West Bank who are struggling everyday just to survive against the tyranny.
Capitalism treats deaths in the line of business as an unfortunate consequence.
* also the same Texas fertilizer was looking forward to their court hearing against Monsanto that they sued months ago… hmm
* WTF all can be done simply by planting a virus onto their computers to hack then plant the child pornography onto their computers…. wow
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) investigative arm, also known as the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that conducted ”Operation Flicker” that was mainly for undercover child porn investigations, caught over 5,000 employees working for the Pentagon and Department of Defense (DOD) purchasing and downloading child pornography but were never fully investigated and were never prosecuted,
^That happened for a fact.
is in the process of investigating and prosecuting a 17-year-old autistic youth for downloading child pornography when the only things he was downloading was music files from the Limewire P2P file sharing network.
^ That might happen using the CISPA
Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
The ugly part of the human history. Enslavement of fellow human beings.
The Aboriginal genocide in Australia.
Guantanamo Bay detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif’s uncle and son are overcome with emotion as they stand above his remains in the Shawlak Mosque in Yemen prior to his burial.
Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, a 36 year old man from Yemen who had spent the last eleven years of his life imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay without any charges held against him, was “found dead” in his cell on the 8th of September, 2012, in what was ruled a suicide by the United States without any sound evidence presented to support the claim.
For Abdul Latif’s son Ezzudin Adnan Latif, who had never met his father as he was born after Abdul Latif travelled to Pakistan seeking medical attention, the first and last sight of the father he spent almost eleven years dreaming of and yearning for was of a body-bag. Ezzudin had gotten to know his father through the rare, heavily censored letters he received from him.
“You told me in your last letter, you’re coming to me, and you will never leave me again, Father,” said Ezzuddin while looking at the box of his father’s remains and crying loudly.”
Due to the mysterious nature of Abdul Latif’s death, his family intended to perform an independent autopsy in Yemen to determine the cause of his death. However, the United States kept Abdul Latif’s body for over three months after his death, causing his body to decompose to the extent that an autopsy would not be possible and Abdul Latif’s body had become an “unbearable sight,” as described by his brother.
Lawyer Mark Falkoff described in an Amnesty International Report some of the conditions faced by Latif and other inmates inside Guantanamo Bay:
“… They had been held in total isolation, they had been subjected repeatedly to stress positions, sleep deprivation, blaring music, and extremes of heat and cold during endless interrogations. Female interrogators smeared simulated menstrual blood onto the chests of some detainees and sexually taunted them, fully aware of the insult they were meting out to devout Muslims. They were denied basic medical care. They were broken down and psychologically tyrannized, kept in extreme isolation, threatened with rendition, interrogated at gunpoint and told that their families would be harmed if they refused to talk. They were also frequently prevented from engaging in their daily prayers—one of the five pillars of Islam—and forced to witness US soldiers intentionally mishandling the holy Koran.”
While imprisoned, Abdul Latif participated in hunger strikes to protest his treatment, during which he wrote the “Hunger Strike Poem”:
They are criminals, increasing their crimes.
They are criminals, claiming to be peace-loving.
They are criminals, torturing the hunger strikers.
They are artists of torture,
They are artists of pain and fatigue,
They are artists of insults and humiliation.
They are faithless — traitors and cowards –
They have surpassed devils with their criminal acts.
They do not respect the law,
They do not respect men,
They do not spare the elderly
They do not spare the baby-toothed child.
They leave us in prison for years, uncharged,
Because we are Muslims.
Where is the world to save us from torture?
Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness?
Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?
But we are content, on the side of justice and right,
Worshipping the Almighty.
And our motto on this island is, salaam.
* There’s a hunger strike going on in Guantanamo Bay by the prisoners who never had a chance to go through a fair trial nor humane treatment.
Pre. Obama won the “Nobel Peace Prize” back in 2009 for shutting down the Guantanamo Bay.
But nothing has really changed. The US foreign Policy is creating more terrorists…