Thursday, June 16, 2005

Republican Fascists Attack International Red Cross

Republican Party Fascists Attack International Red Cross

June 15, 2005 WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are calling on the Bush administration to reassess U.S. financial support for the International Committee of the Red Cross, charging that the group is using American funds to lobby against U.S. interests. The Senate Republican Policy Committee, which advances the views of the GOP Senate majority, said in a report that the international humanitarian organization had "lost its way" and veered from the impartiality on which its reputation was based. The Republican policy group titled its report: "Are American Interests Being Disserved by the International Committee of the Red Cross?" The congressional criticism follows reports by the Swiss-based group that have faulted U.S. treatment of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A spokeswoman at its Geneva headquarters said the organization was reviewing the report and would not comment, in accordance with its policy of keeping its dealings with governments confidential.- LA Times

So its come to this, the fascists in the Republican party are now attempting to limited funding to an international humanitarian organization The International Committee of the Red Cross which is headquartered in Switzerland for doing their job, because they outed the US for its detainee abuses and inhumane treatment of prisoners. That is so like the psychopaths who drape themselves in the tattered and hypocritical fabric of “family values, morality and national interests” to cover their war crimes, rapine and plunder and make excuses for their policies that are ruining this nation. The ICRC was one of the first organizations to report detainee abuses early on in the bogus War on Terrorism that occurred in Afghanistan. Their reports were ignored and later suppressed by the corporate mind control apparatus to keep the AmeriKKKan public ignorant and lobotomized totally unaware of the Nazi like behaviors of US soldiers and mercenaries. It wasn’t until digital photographs and video recorder tapes of the degrading antics of US military and contract personnel in the Iraqi prison Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba were shown around the world that AmeriKKKans got a glimpsed what was going on in their names! True to form despite the irrefutable pictorial evidence and a story on a major US television network, the Bush administration continuously denied any immorality or wrongdoing even when a cacophony of shock, anger and protest was heard around the world. Once the tsunami of indignation engulfed them they did what people like that usually do, they denied culpability and scape-goated a few lower level line soldiers. But the abuses at Gitmo and Abu will not go away and now the fascists within the US Senate are moving to punish the ICRC for doing the right thing. Of course they will deny this is why they are doing it but the real deal is they want to take vengeance on the ICRC for letting the world know US policy is in violation of International Law. A story in the LA Times dated 06-15-05 states, “The Senate aide denied that the report, released Monday, was motivated by a desire to punish the ICRC for embarrassing the United States on its treatment of prisoners. In the aftermath of the prison abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and elsewhere, the role of the ICRC has grown in importance, some experts said.” Statements like this are consistent with the Bizarro World mentality of the Bush administration and its Republican lackeys; lie do your dirt then when you get caught, deny.
The fact the mainstream media even reported this development is a surprise but then again the corporate mind control apparatus has been under pressure lately and has lost credibility, readership and viewers over the last few months. So now many of them are doing a mea culpa or making superficial attempts to broaden their coverage and give the appearance of “objectivity” and balance. Don’t believe the hype! Keep looking to alternative sources for the bulk of your information. At least the bloggers, anti-war , anti fascist Websites and alternative press are driven by idealism and a desire to have an open and free society and not a fascist agenda like the plutocrats and their lap dogs in the Senate.
The attack on the ICRC is consistent with an administration that knowingly and deliberately circumvents the Geneva Accords, international law and treaties and mocks a free press and free flow of information by mouthing hollow verbiage about freedom liberty and democracy. The more we learn about the workings of this administration the more alarmed and up in arms we should become.



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