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Dirty Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:38 AM
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Watching America - Discover What the World Thinks About U.S.
I want to share this very interesting resource of translated foreign news.

Quite an eye-opener.

Current headlines include:

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Advice for Condoleezza: 'At Least Feign Even-Handedness'

Argenpress, Argentina
'Contemporary Fascism in the United States'

Pak Tribune, Pakistan
'Time to 'Drive the Nails' Into 'Dream of Empire's Coffin'

Zaman, Turkey
After a Punishing Week at U.N., Bush Doesn't Get It


http://watchingamerica.com/index.shtml


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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:46 AM
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1. I Truly Wish We, In The World, Still Can Make The Difference
Between Americans Who R For This Fascist junta, And Americans Who Despise it (And Work To Defeat it Peacefully).

The Age, Australia
'America's Great Shame':
The Legalization of Torture
What the United States is
doing is repugnant to the law
... and our entire civilization.
Malcolm Fraser, Australian Prime Minister <'75-'83>

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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:51 AM
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2. thanks so much/great read
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:56 AM
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3. Bush would probably say who the fuck cares what they think?
Joe Democrat may care, but America has always been an inwardly looking country. It has always been isolationist in culture if not in political culture. I dare say if corporate interests didn't dominate Congress and the US, we would never be as entangled in foreign affairs as we are today. We would not be helping corporate interests in the raping of over half a dozen different countries across the planet from El Salvador to Iran.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:08 AM
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6. All "capitalist" countries do 'business' throughout the world.
The point is, I think, there is a 'guideline' that, IMHO, defines the limits none of them should overpass and it's called "International Law" in the book.

Whatever the reasons criminals might invoke to 'try' to 'justify' their obvious crimes, The Law Is The Law, and despicable war criminals should not get a free pass nor should they ever manage to get away with breaking it (and/or with trying to alter it just to cover for their own arses).

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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:27 PM
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8. I agree, but the law is pointless if you don't enforce it
For the last 50 years and even longer, the US has toppled democratically elected governments, sold arms to thugs and criminals, supported some of the worst dictators, and waged aggressive wars in the name of the corporate bottom line. Back then, war profiteering and assaults on liberties were justified under the guise of anti-communism. Today, it's the guise of anti-terrorism.

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 19021912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.

-- Gen. Smedley Butler, War Is A Racket
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:34 PM
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9. Point taken. Thanks.
Then I can only suggest (or dream?) about the U.N. giving (together) the following guys the proper 'means' (budgets?) to 'enforce' the law (of a majority) of the world:

Interpol
http://www.interpol.int /

Of course, the U.N. Peacekeeppers can still do "good things" under the rule of that law.

Mon $0.02
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bermudat Donating Member (985 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:58 AM
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4. Great Website
I forwarded the site to many of my political junkie friends. Thanks.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:01 AM
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5. you know it`s bad when argentina chimes in with---
"Contemporary Fascism in the United States" because they certainly know all about fascism
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Dirty Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:16 AM
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7. shameless kick n/t
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