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Sex Crimes in the White House: Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf?

Unlike anonymous scribes like me, Ms. Wolf is a very brave person who puts her name on what she writes:

Sex Crimes in the White House

By Naomi Wolf, Huffington Post
Posted on July 7, 2008

Sex crime has a telltale signature, even when those directing the outrages are some of the most powerful men and women in the United States. How extraordinary, then, to learn that one of the perpetrators of these crimes, Condoleezza Rice, has just led the debate in a special session of the United Nations Security Council on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

I had a sense of deja vu when I saw the photos that emerged in 2004 from Abu Ghraib prison. Even as the Bush administration was spinning the notion that the torture of prisoners was the work of "a few bad apples" low in the military hierarchy, I knew that we were seeing evidence of a systemic policy set at the top. It's not that I am a genius. It's simply that, having worked at a rape crisis center and been trained in the basics of sex crime, I have learned that all sex predators go about things in certain recognizable ways.

We now know that the torture of prisoners was the result of a policy set in the White House by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Rice -- who actually chaired the torture meetings. The Pentagon has also acknowledged that it had authorized sexualized abuse of detainees as part of interrogation practices to be performed by female operatives. And documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union have Rumsfeld, in his own words, checking in on the sexualized humiliation of prisoners.

The sexualization of torture from the top basically turned Abu Ghraib and Guantnamo Bay into an organized sex-crime ring in which the trafficked sex slaves were US-held prisoners. Looking at the classic S and M nature of some of this torture, it is hard not to speculate that someone setting policy was aroused by all of this. And Phillipe Sands' impeccably documented Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values, now proves that sex crime was authorized and, at least one source reports, eroticized: Diane Beaver, the Staff Judge Advocate at Guantanamo who signed off on many torture techniques, told Sands about brainstorming sessions that included the use of sexual tension, which was "culturally taboo, disrespectful, humiliating and potentially unexpected."

"These brainstorming meetings at Guantanamo produced animated discussion," writes Sands. "Who has the glassy eyes?" Beaver asked herself as she surveyed the men around the room, thirty or more of them. She was invariably the only woman in the room, keeping control of the boys. The younger men would get excited, agitated, even: "You could almost see their dicks getting hard as they got new ideas" (reported Beaver). A wan smile crossed Beaver's face: "And I said to myself, you know what, I don't have a dick to get hard, I can stay detached." (Sands, p 63)



There are many more examples of bravery from Ms. Wolf.

First they came for Glenn Greenwald...

Last weekend they came for Matt Taibbi.

Now it's time for Naomi Wolf.

Just because she was interviewed by Alex Jones?

Gee. Maybe she decided to grant an interview with weird Al because the corporate stooges at ABCNNBCBSFauxNoiseNutoworks have no room on the schedule for someone who tells the truth?

FWIW: The Feds and Big Banks worked together to spy and disrupt OWS.

Good for business. Worked in Iraq...

How the US Armed Iraq - In the Loop: Poppy's Secret Mission

Taibbi is doing the analysis that once was the purview of the News Media.

Since Corporate McPravda failed to lift a finger to root out the crooks in banking and finance, they now own the banks.

Apart Obama from Taibbi, right?

Something else to chew on, ProSense: I've been on the GOP re TARP since Day One. From Sept. 21, 2008:

Know your BFEE: Phil Gramm, the Meyer Lansky of the War Party, Set-Up the Biggest Bank Heist Ever.

You'll no doubt notice how I even asked:

[font color="red"]The people who should pay for the bailout arenít the American people. That distinction should go to the crooks who stole it -- friends of Gramm like John McCain and George Bush and the rest of the Raygunomix crowd of snake-oil salesmen. For them, the Bush administration -- and a good chunk of time since Ronald Reagan -- has not been a disaster. Itís been a cash cow.[/font color]

Braver than Brave. Here's the Big Picture from that day...

More guts than a full clip kind of guy.

Exactly, Sabrina1. The people who tried to overthrow FDR in 1933 had kids.


Thank you for putting the truth into words.

Went back to Wall Street and the Military-Industrial Complex.

There, they helped fuel the Cold and various hout wars for power and profit.

Know your BFEE: Spawn of Wall Street and the Third Reich


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