War Crimes Far Beyond A Reasonable Doubt.

Posted on August 9, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“There is one thing and one thing only, which defies all mutation: that which existed before the world, and will survive the fabric of the world itself – I mean justice.”

– EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797) British statesman

medicine1Israel’s ongoing, over 30-days long “Operation Protective Edge”  has led to millions around the Earth calling for a war crimes trial. As astonishing as it is, there have been men and women in public discussions asserting that Hamas is responsible for the obscene destruction and death toll in Gaza. The Palestinian political group uses civilians as “human shields” so that, according to U.S. Senator Ayotte of New Hampshire, they can use photos and grim statistics to “get what they want”. The Senator’s logic, similar to her colleagues in the U.S. Senate, could be used to assert that Palestinians in Gaza over the last 30-days have been intentionally killing themselves to “get what they want” – in the world’s first ever “self-genocide”.

In a recent Press TV edition of “The Debate” a woman guest blamed Hamas for the 1,900 deaths in Gaza because Hamas “should have built bomb shelters for their people”. According to this irrational, twisted logic, which rhymes with Senator Ayotte’s, one could blame the Vietnamese people for the immeasurable harm they experienced from massive bombing by the United States during the Vietnam War – five times the explosive power of bombs dropped during the entirety of World War II – because the Vietnamese didn’t build a bomb proof dome over the nation of Vietnam.

Americans weren’t responsible for millions of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian deaths – they should have known to protect themselves from massive bombing campaigns. Israel isn’t responsible for close to 2,000 Palestinians dying, because the Palestinians should have known that when you “snooze instead of building bomb shelters, you lose.”

To be honest, it is remarkable that any man or woman would knowingly use language on air or in their writings, seen and heard by the public, which is the opposite of reality to paint false impressions in the minds of whoever were hearing their words. This kind of deceptive practice would be more easily tolerated if the subject wasn’t literally the life and death of many thousands of innocent human beings. If men or women go on the air or write in a deceptive way about another’s stealing a bag of candy when they were 11 years old or having an extra-marital affair that’s one thing.

Covering for people who have committed the worst crimes possible in this world is truly heartless, vile and – philosophically – as heinous as the war crimes committed.

Law Professor Marjorie Cohn’s article – “Tallying Israeli War Crimes” – organizes in legal form evidence men, women, and children around the world are witness to. Evidence that is overwhelming:

http://consortiumnews.com/2014/08/08/tallying-israeli-war-crimes/

To those who hold on to their false belief that there is any legal argument to overcome evidence of Israeli war crimes: realize your efforts are futile. The evidence is overpowering, crushing, beyond obvious, and indisputable. Give up because there is no chance of “winning” this time; spend a long time searching your hearts, and see if there’s a need to change your perception about the infinite value of every single sacred human being.

Take the time to search your soul, then see if your soul is one with every other soul in this world. If at first the feeling of oneness with all people does not enter, search again.  If you so choose.

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(Thank you to breakingtheset at YouTube)

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Time For Absolute Truth. For The World’s People.

Posted on June 28, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Humanly speaking, let us define truth, while waiting for a better definition, as a statement of facts as they are.”

– VOLTAIRE (1694-1778) French philosopher

aaa-10Every Friday Thom Hartmann hosts “Brunch With Bernie” where Bernie Sanders talks about the current issues in Washington, D.C. then answers viewers’ phone calls. In this show from June 27, he addresses the problems at the Veterans Administration (VA), gas prices, climate change, Republicans’ mystery agenda, media disregard of issues important for average Americans, privatization, and the need for an American political revolution.

Typically in these weekly talks on Thom Hartmann’s show, the discussion focuses mainly on domestic American political issues, as opposed to foreign policy. Bernie notes that the problems widely publicized at the VA have their genesis in the increase of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans entering the system, and that there are not enough physicians, psychologists, nurses, etc. to deal with the rising numbers of soldier/patients.

In a previous post, the point became made that problems at the VA associated with long waiting periods for treatment would not have come about if the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were never fought. Those who are responsible, those who voted for those wars, have no right to point fingers of blame for problems at the VA. They must look in the mirror if they are looking for someone to pin the blame on.

Whether Bernie Sanders runs for president in 2016 or not, his is a voice that unfortunately is almost alone in Washington, D.C., and Americans would be well-advised to figure out why. Because, according to the first words in the Constitution, elected representatives serving in the U.S. Congress work for “We the People.”

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has received mention, and he has considered running, as a candidate for President of the United States in 2016. When one thinks about Hillary Clinton, the woman who most feel is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, her response to the killing of Gaddafi of Libya: “we came, we saw, he died!”, and especially the unbelievably glee-filled emotion she said it with, it becomes difficult to figure out how she has become seen as a “front-runner” for what is correctly perceived by a wide majority of people as the most powerful position on Earth.

Libyans, under Gaddafi, enjoyed the highest standard of living on the African continent. His vision of a new monetary union of the African continent, out of the orbit of private central banking dynasties, sealed his fate. Libyans now live in a failed state where none of the positive economic circumstances they had before the 2011 destruction of the country, that high standard of living, have remained in place. Apparently those who’ve attended any of her book signings recently, or the running series of TV interviewers, don’t find the Libyan people’s transformation to hard, hard life important enough to bring up in the question and answer periods.

And what about Vice-President Joe Biden? He’s the fellow who, while he was still a senator, proposed that Iraq be divided into three smaller independent nations: one each for Shia, Sunni, and Kurds. With the tragic situation in Iraq, with the mercenary killers Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) causing massive destruction in that war-torn, oil-rich nation, the vice-president has escaped any questions about the army of jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Middle East monarchies, aided by the United States, Turkey and Israel among others, and the real purpose for ISIL’s murderous actions: the overthrow of recently elected Nouri al-Maliki, and perhaps an implementation of Mr. Biden’s “three-state solution.”

Joe Biden has also escaped any major, hard-hitting investigative journalists’ questions about the February 2014 “Kiev Massacre” which was reported by mainstream German media, and widely on the alternative media, as a violent coup ousting Viktor Yanukovich. Nor has he agreed to an interview to discuss the controversy surrounding his son’s landing on the Board of Directors, and becoming head of the legal department, at Ukraine’s largest private energy corporation. The chemical attacks in Syria in August 2013, which almost resulted in the United States attack of that nation if it weren’t for worldwide reporting by internet/alternative media the attack was a “false-flag” event to provide a pretext for war, has never been straightened out by Mr. Biden.

It’s not enjoyable to discuss these kinds of facts about the leaders of one’s own country of residence. Far, far from it.

On the other side of America’s 2016 presidential “uniparty” race thinking, Jeb Bush is viewed by many as a possible Republican contender. He’s the brother of George W. Bush, the president who literally lied the American people into believing that Saddam Hussein pressed the button which destroyed the Twin Towers with “weapons of mass destruction” on September 11, 2001, that Hussein hung out with al-Qaeda terrorists at nightclubs for wild partying/”New Pearl Harbor” planning, and that Hussein was the mastermind behind the Twin Towers’ destruction.

Because of Jeb Bush’ brother’s Machiavellian lies, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and near 5,000 American soldiers died.

Jeb Bush is the son of George H. W. Bush, the man who while president expressed his “outrage” at Saddam Hussein’s soldiers’ “tearing babies out of incubators” in Kuwait, a completely bogus story that was concocted by a Washington public relations company to convince Americans to approve Iraq War I. This cooked up PR campaign featured a young Kuwaiti “nurse” testifying before Congress about the “babies torn out of their incubators” and “thrown on the cold floor to die.” She, along with other counterfeit “witnesses” who testified before the Congressional committee, was able to bring a realistic acting performance complete with tears, sniffles, and devastating sadness over what she “observed.” Her face was on the front page of every American newspaper, on the 6-o’clock news at every corporate media company, and she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. A total lie.

So, of course, Americans see these people as presidential material, and would vote for one of them if the election were held today. Bernie Sanders sees this scenario. He has to run.

Would Bernie Sanders find perverse, sick enjoyment upon seeing a world leader killed? Would he be OK with his son’s placement in a major corporation intimately involved in natural-resource business in a country that was just transformed by the violent overthrow of a democratically elected, albeit corrupt, president? Would Bernie Sanders be OK if his brother lied the American people into what many consider the most tragic foreign policy blunder in the history of America?

Would Bernie Sanders approve of today’s billions trillions in the case of George W. Bush/Tony Blair/Dick Cheney’s Iraq War II – in taxpayer dollars going to foreign countries to create catastrophic war and inhumane harming of innocent men, women, and children, especially while Detroit residents are having their life-sustaining drinking water shut off? He has to run.

Until Bernie decides, there are world events occurring which need some very high levels of intellectual, spiritual, and reality-based effort to deal with. The world’s people must now join together in great numbers. Those efforts, to become effective and prevent violence in wide-scale, horrific, potentially unthinkable destructive acts of war, will require humanity’s full agreement to face truth in an unprecedented measure. In other words, on matters of war and peace on this Earth now in 2014, there is no – there can absolutely be no – place in the discussions for liars.

The human race is now face-to-face with a moment requiring truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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(Thanks to thomhartmann @ YouTube)

War Is The Naked, Criminal Business Of Murder.

Posted February 7, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“We must say what everybody knows but does not venture to say. We must say that by whatever name men may call murder – murder always remains murder… They will cease to see the service of their country, the heroism of war, military glory, and patriotism, and will see what exists: the naked, criminal business of murder!”

– Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

368Syria is a crime scene. If you or I made the unfortunate decision now to go and kill one or more of our neighbors we would face life in prison, or the death penalty in some states (in America), for committing the crime(s) of murder. The simplest logical abilities of human beings allow men and women to see that those who are behind and responsible for the deaths of Syrian men, women, and children are no different from you or I when it comes to paying for the crime of murder.

Put aside all the media reports which never make the point that Syria is a crime scene, and that persons, whether on one “side” or the other, or both, are guilty of mass murder.

This writing intends to issue a challenge to the most powerful leaders in the world. It is to challenge those world leaders, whether they be political, religious, academic, civil society, business, or law, to make strong demands for a trial to find out who the mass murderers are, and exposing evidence and testimony from witnesses served subpoenas – at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In essence, this is a challenge to prosecute war criminals for their crimes against humanity.

This is a challenge to end the historical consequences of failing to hold accountable those who are, in every logical way – as related to Leo Tolstoy’s words – murderers on a mass scale. International laws have been broken in Syria and those who broke/are breaking them must become identified and charged, in a legal process conducted by the best attorneys and judges on Earth. The United Nations has issued reports pointing out that war crimes were committed by both the Syrian government and the so-called rebel groups.

These crimes need to first become investigated, witnesses to those crimes are issued subpoenas, and the trial begins as soon as possible. It is time to settle the conflict in a court of law, in the same way as crime is handled on an individual level. After more than three years of tragedies beyond human comprehension the time has arrived where tinkering around the edges is over. When a single person has committed murder there is no action such as illustrated by the recent Geneva II talks, where the murderer and his family sit at a table with the victim’s family to talk about possible resolutions.

When a crime has been committed, the crime is handled legally within a court of law: crimes of the most barbaric nature have occurred in Syria, so deal with those crimes in the proper court of law. That court of jurisdiction is the International Criminal Court (ICC). Call in the witnesses from every nation involved in the conflict: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Turkey, the United States, and Russia. Schedule the trial, call the witnesses to the stand to raise their hands and swear to tell the truth, and allow the finest legal minds on Earth to get to the bottom of the crimes – to the bottom of the conflict.

If during testimonies one person becomes identified as responsible for mass murder, so be it. If ten persons, or more, become identified as mass murderers, so be it.

The person who murders one human being goes to jail for life; the persons who murdered one million human beings walk free on this Earth

How is this possible in the year 2014? How is it possible that men and women are serving long prison sentences for victimless crimes, while those who are responsible for actions leading to tens of thousands –  millions – of men, women, and children becoming victims, either killed or forced to leave their homes, continue to walk freely and unmolested – exempt from punishment?

If there is no deterrent that will make wealthy and powerful people to think twice before unleashing military forces in wars of aggression, then unwarranted, unnecessary, and illegal killing will continue to occur again, and again… and again. The question which is very important to consider side-by-side with this challenge is this: Are those who pay lip service to the concept of peace advocating/calling for deterrent measures which will help bring war to a halt?

Men and women around the world understand this idea without having earned law degrees from the most prestigious universities. The time has arrived where there are no longer separate forms of justice for the so-called “haves” and “have-nots”. Frankly, that time arrived at the beginning of mankind, but humanity is finally becoming aware and demanding peace and justice; humanity has experienced enough of the pain and misery caused by the few who have allowed themselves to become possessed by greed and lust for power.

On the issue of war and peace this is the heart of the matter

“The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience… In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Farewell address / January 17, 1961

(The Milwaukee Journal, February 27, 1970, accused the Pentagon of suppressing the famous paragraph in its display of an Eisenhower memorial)

There will be debate as to whether the most powerful and wealthy individuals on Earth will face punishment for their actions of mass murder and immense harming of innocent men, women, and children. Many will have doubts about the “big boys” ever having to face the consequences for their actions – some don’t believe that the big boys will be dealt with just like the average person after committing criminal acts. However, there is a great need to think deeply about continuing to allow the wealthy and powerful – of any nation or region on Earth – to commit crimes with impunity.

In Syria, because previous generations haven’t acted to deter mass murder and crimes against humanity, more than 130,000 Syrians have lost their lives. Millions have had to flee their homes in Syria – the lands of their ancestors.

War criminals have to be investigated, apprehended, prosecuted, and punished commensurate to how severe are their crimes – wherever they reside on this Earth.

The urgent aspect of this collective human effort to finally deter crime of the most destructive nature – war – is not difficult to understand or act upon. To overcome inertia which has delayed the taking of concrete steps that will decrease war crimes in the world necessitates the actions which have resulted in the major societal changes through history. These actions are directly related to the next major societal change – the greatest societal change ever created/accomplished in world history – the end of war.

Consider what the human race can accomplish with the $2 trillion spent every 12 months on preparations for war. Approximately $170 billion per month… $5,600,000,000 (5.6 billion) per day… It is within the realm of possibility to reduce by 50% the amount spent on “defense” by the world’s nations. This means that $2,800,000,000 (2.8 billion) per day… approximately $85 billion per month… or $1 trillion every 12 months will become available to eliminate starvation, eliminate hunger and homelessness, build schools, build and repair infrastructure, send students to college, allow tax cuts for ordinary citizens, build massive solar, wind, and other renewable energy architecture, allow billions of people to grow food, etc…. 

“People want peace so much that governments better get out-of-the-way and let them have it.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

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(Thanks to StopTheWarCoalition @ YouTube)

Please visit World Beyond War.org for more information.

The Brutal Truth Of Genocide In Africa.

Keith Harmon Snow
Keith Harmon Snow (Photo credit: TEDxShelburneFalls)

Posted November 10, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The truth about genocide in Africa is very difficult to understand and share with others. In a sense, the propaganda of historical events on that continent has resulted in a type of mass ignorance and denial. The reason I share the following YouTube video is that the information presented describes a reality which needs worldwide exposure and because it contains the truth that is not being told.

After being made aware of unreported events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the past weeks, I decided to see if I could come across more information in hope of discovering the truth. Unfortunately the truth is much, much more harsh than people have become propagandized to believe. The address given by independent journalist and researcher Keith Harmon Snow unveils a history of Africa that very few are aware of.

Keith Harmon Snow is a former aerospace and defense professional and has worked for the United Nations as a genocide investigator. Mr. Snow has been banished from the countries of Uganda and Ethiopia, while no longer welcome at Hampshire, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges in Massachusetts. He has worked in 44 countries and now runs a small farm in Massachusetts. He is currently involved in producing a documentary film about genocide in Africa, while continuing to speak truth to power and informing people about events and conditions totally absent from mainstream media reports.

His description of “unconscionable journalism” from organizations such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others is mind-bending and leaves one shattered in a sense, when one comes to understand that people’s perceptions have been manipulated to a very great extent. Mr. Snow’s address here from 2011 only confirms the censorship of truth about the Central African nations of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and others on the continent of Africa.

One can only wonder to what extent other nations and regions of the Earth have had their true stories censored in the same way that African truth has become censored. One can only come to a point where there is an awareness that no mainstream media reports are reliable – only partially truthful, while out-of-context and conveying messages which have been engineered to confuse people through complete obfuscation of reality.

What Mr. Snow is describing is the re-colonizing of Africa, with that continent’s tremendous natural resource wealth, through non-traditional warfare where nations outside the continent arm, supply, and train the mercenary soldiers of certain nations to carry out wars and killings, in order to enable corporate control of those natural resources and obtaining the wealth and power that goes along with such control. If necessary, the murders of hundreds of thousands – millions –  of innocent men, women, and children will be, and indeed have been, carried out.

The implications of Mr. Snow’s information are extremely profound and disturbing. What he says means that there are powerful people, mostly white elites, who have directed the mass murders of multiple millions of innocent people, who have responsibility for genocide and have escaped accountability. It is not easy, in fact it is extremely saddening, to make such a huge assertion. However, one finds it very close to impossible – it is impossible –  to not come to this type of conclusion. When one comes across information such as that conveyed by Keith Harmon Snow there is no other choice but to share these brutal truth(s) with others.

Facing harsh realities such as described by Mr. Snow is perhaps about as difficult an action for men and women to carry out as is possible. One’s whole set of perceptions and beliefs about world events, and the true extent of the most barbaric actions taken by members of the human race against other human beings, is completely shattered, as well as psychically shattering.

In essence, Mr. Snow is giving evidence of what can only be termed evil actions on this Earth. It will require some very deep thinking by those who become aware to decide how to handle this most disturbing information. Speaking for myself, I decided in a very rapid manner to share this highly explosive information. While a large percentage of people hold the perception that wars and killing on a massive scale is the result of “tribalism and historical fighting between regional, national, religious, cultural sects” whose fighting has “gone on forever”, the greatest responsibility and accountability, of those powerful corporate and political leaders outside the lands of warring and killing, has not been widely recognized.

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For more information please visit consciousbeingalliance.com.

Humanity must demand that those responsible for genocide – the supreme crime on this Earth – face accountability and justice. It is the only way to end genocide in this generation of humanity, while making certain that  future generations will never experience such evil.

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