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You know, Tubularsock thought he’d never see the day when Dick Cheney and George Bush would support ISIS and their “enhanced interrogation” methods. That is impressive!

Cutting off people’s heads isn’t barbaric it is standard policy for Cheney and Bush.

Ask Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.

So Tubularsock just can’t wait for some U.S. military special op soldiers to get themselves captured by ISIS. And Tubularsock can’t wait for the ISIS videos of the different techniques that Dick and George enthusiastically support be shown on YouTube.

No really, Tubularsock is really excited. As you know the CIA destroyed the torture videos they took of the CIA doing it ….. sure it was against the law to destroy those videos …….. but shit, we are all looking forward not back!

What? Did you miss that memo?

No ……. it’s all good. Put anything up Dick’s and George’s ass and they just love it. Might even remind them of the Bohemian Grove.

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But what is really great is that the U.S. Government has come out of the closet on the entire torture thing. Now what a freeing experience.

You see at one time in our history and you do realize the American military has ALWAYS tortured (look into our fine attitude in the Philippines) but it was hidden and condemned as not a noble thing to do.

Don’t you remember? It was something those Japs did, and later the Gooks did. Hey, they were yellow people what else would you expect? Oh hell, yes even some white people did it both the Ruskyies and the Krauts tortured too but hey they were Communists and Nazis so what do you expect?

  

But Americans NEVER would do torture …….. really go back and watch the old World War II movies!

America had a better trained citizens army that had standards of conduct above all the rest.

Don’t you remember? Oh how could you …….. how silly of Tubularsock to forget  ……. we are all looking forward now!

Tubularsock will have to reread that memo.

The odd thing was that the United States, the country that stood above the rest as a beacon of decency had a SCHOOL FOR TORTURE. Talk about confusing the image.

That school was the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas. But like any good torture school it was rebranded in 2001 as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Oh yes, rebranding it. What is surprising is that they didn’t call it “Happiness Farms”!  Hey, TORTURE as a product. How convenient, Tubularsock can see the ads now.

And yep, they still teach their students how to torture ……. that’s their purpose!

But of course they say it differently: “. . . cooperation among the participating nations and promote democratic values, respect for human rights, and knowledge and

understanding of U.S. customs and traditions.”

Now here’s a hint ……. see the loophole?

“ . . . understanding of U.S. customs and traditions”

And because Dick and George has brought torture out of the closet it is now part of America’s Customs and Traditions!

See, it’s all good now.

Just a side note: Brazil has just released a torture report this week and it detailed a pattern of killings and torture during a period of military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985.

And guess who happens to be mentioned as a major contributor to this pattern of killings and torture ……… THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Proving once again that it really is a Custom and Tradition of our country and Dick and George proudly stand behind this killing and torture because IT’S AMERICAN!

An interesting point that’s fun is the report by Brazil’s National Truth Commission is only 2000 pages long as opposed to the U.S. Senate’s report which was 6700 pages long. Which only goes to show you that we just have more Customs and Traditions to deal with in our country.

And the VERY BEST part …….. Brazil released all 2000 pages to the public! But our grand “democracy” released kicking and screaming only 524 redacted pages to the public. With even the likes of John Kerry calling Diane Feinstein before the release to warn her that the release may cause safety concerns to Americans.

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The amazing thing to Tubularsock is just how high the stack of bull shit goes.

The only people in the ENTIRE WORLD that don’t know the amount and level of torture and murder this country does is the American public. The ones that when the planes hit the world trade towers just couldn’t fucking figure out ….. “WHY DO THEY HATE US?”

That same public are the ones that can’t figure out why so many black citizens are upset about being murder in the streets in this country like every fucking murder was the first time it happened!

The same racist pattern that Dick and George support and promote in dealing with all those little brown “terrorists” is the same racist pattern that is supported and promoted by the police in dealing with minority citizens within the United States.

The “general public” doesn’t see the treatment being dished out every day so when it comes bubbling up to the surface they see it as an isolated incident whether it’s in the streets of Ferguson or in the streets of Baghdad.

What they don’t understand is that it is a systemic problem of our Customs and Traditions!

When Insane Obama came to office with all that HOPE & CHANGE shit, people really did fall for the bull shit hook line and sinker. And the reason Tubularsock used a fishing reference here is because if you were awake you could tell it was FISHY from the get-go. In truth, if you weren’t brain dead even before the get-go!

Lets look at the big step in stopping torture that Mr. Step-an-Fetch-It Obama put in place.

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“Interrogation Techniques and Interrogation-Related Treatment.  Effective immediately, an individual in the custody or under the effective control of an officer, employee, or other agent of the United States Government, or detained within a facility owned, operated, or controlled by a department or agency of the United States, in any armed conflict, shall not be subjected to any interrogation technique or approach, or any treatment related to interrogation, that is not authorized by and listed in Army Field Manual 2 22.3 (Manual).” 

Wow, impressed? Sounds good doesn’t ………..

Want to know the loophole? Want to know why Obummer DIDN’T stop torture even NOW ……… and now means now, today. And we don’t need to look backward because we are in NOW! Nothing has changed ……..

  1. an individual in the custody or under the effective control of an officer, employee, or other agent of the United States Government . . .
  2. detained within a facility owned, operated, or controlled by a department or agency of the United States
  3. in any armed conflict

Get it yet?

1. Obummer’s executive order still permits “rendition”—the transfer of a terror suspect to another country for interrogation.

Boy, that was simple ………….

  1. No orders to stop were given, to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a clandestine force composed of elite fighters from several branches of the US armed forces. JSOC had run its own secret detention centers in Iraq.

You remember, right? ……. clandestine, that means “secret” so don’t tell anyone.

  1. And torture is still conducted at Guantanamo but they call it by different names so all’s good.

 

When the United States ratified the Convention Against Torture, it required that the United States would extradite or prosecute those who commit, or are complicit in, the commission of torture.

You know that was one of those international treaties to make the world a better place and we signed it. Or rather it was that old mentality fucked up Ronald Reagan that signed that treaty. The guy who condoned the murder and torture programs in Latin America that Brazil is still dealing with to this day. Not to mention Chile, Nicaragua, Argentina, Honduras ………………….

The Convention Against Torture that Ron signed for the U.S. states in Article 2 that:

1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.

2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.

  1. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture. . . .

But hey, don’t you worry bout a thing!

Because the notorious March 2003 memo written by John Yoo, who was then deputy assistant attorney general for the office of legal counsel, said Bush’s wartime authority had priority over any international ban on torture.

So there you have it ……….. isn’t law fun ………. just takes one guy with a law degree to negate the law. And not only laws of the U.S. but laws of the WORLD! How convenient, don’t you think?

But the Convention Against Torture also had Article 4 which states that,

1. Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. The same shall apply to an attempt to commit torture and to an act by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in torture.

But of course John Yoo said that that can’t apply because a President’s WAR POWERS negates ALL laws on torture ……. and he did that with only ONE memo.

Shows you how far we have come in America. At the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to create the LAWS OF THE LAND it took Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin several drafts before they created the LAWS OF THE LAND ……… John Yoo, one fucking memo!

Next time just a tweet will do …… that’s progress!

But yet the Convention Against Torture also had Article 15 which states that,

Each State Party shall ensure that any statement which is established to have been made as a result of torture shall not be invoked as evidence in any proceedings . . .

Oh wow ……. there goes all those Guantanamo kangaroo trials now doesn’t it?

Not according to John Yoo’s memo.

In fact,  on January 8th 2006, John Yoo publicly argued that “. . . there is no law that could prevent the President from ordering the torture of a child of a suspect in custody – including by crushing that child’s testicles”. Sweet.

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The Constitution of the United States is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND!

And United States Constitution in Article 6 states rather clearly that:

“This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”

And Tubularsock agrees with none other than Condoleezza Rice – Bush’s National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State when in 2005 she stated,

“Torture, and conspiracy to commit torture, are crimes under U.S. law, wherever they may occur in the world.”

Even though to date she hasn’t turned herself in to the authorities.

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Yes,  “there is no one above the law.”

And Tubularsock is in 100% agreement with our Fuhrer . Oh my, Tubularsock meant to say our ahh, well Fuhrer!

But there is a loophole ……… can you see it?

Ok, let Tubularsock explain:

You see “there is no one above the law” but you have to understand the system.

There are some citizens that can’t get into the building ……. they are barred! Mostly the very poor and the mentally ill.

There are some citizens that have the stairs and can fill out the forms and march them up to the top floor courtroom.

There are some citizens that have the escalator and they fill out the forms and glide up to the top floor courtroom.

There are some citizens that have others fill out the forms and ride the elevator to the top floor courtroom.

And then ……. there are just a limited number of citizens that have others fill out and deliver the forms and ride the express elevator to the top floor courtroom. They don’t have the time for the law.

And then there is an extremely limited number that have others fill out and deliver the forms and their representatives arrive by helicopter above the top floor. THEY are above the law ……and so are their friends! They don’t have time for government interference.

That is the legal structure in reality in the United States so now being clear about how the system works how many convictions for torture and supporting torture do you think will be executed?

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Well save your energy. You don’t  have to hold up even one finger.

But with all the laws that are and all the laws that aren’t. With all the justifications for it and all the arguments against it,

it all boils down to this …………..

IT IS JUST WRONG ……. THERE IS NO CORRECT WRONG ……. IT IS JUST PLAIN WRONG TO TREAT ANYONE THIS WAY! PERIOD.

AND IF YOU CAN’T FEEL THAT, THEN YOU ARE ONE FUCKED UP MOTHERFUCKER, YOU REALLY DO NEED HELP.

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Comments
  1. Jeff Nguyen says:

    Beautifully argued, Tubular. From Dick Bush to “Happiness Farms” to Reagan to Yoo to Rice. Wow, just wow. It’s like a walk down memory lane in the twilight zone. Happiness is a perp walk for all of the shot callers…or more like a perp parade.

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  2. Now, come on Tube, you know that war is peace, wrong is right and torture is necessary, according to Prick Cheney, who claims that “I’d do it again in a minute!” And what’s more he said, “Torture worked, it absolutely worked!”

    There are no other people in this world quite as delusional, psychotic and devoid of all human traits as Americans because we know that at this very moment, people are getting tortured and drone struck and we continue on as if nothing untoward is even happening because quite frankly, as far as many of us are concerned, nothing is happening. Torture was condoned by the very ‘founders’ of this country, so what’s new? Not a damn thing. It’s just business. It ain’t personal. It’s how we roll. Get used to it ’cause it ain’t going nowhere.

    What’s going down with cops killing Black people all over the place is not going to cease. The torture that Americans inflict on people regardless of whether or not it occurs in the U.S. or in overseas secret prisons is not going to stop. Those torturing bastards are quite proud of what they’ve done, are doing and will continue to do because according to Prick Cheney, “It’s working!” I, of course, beg to differ, but hey! What do I know?

    Thanks Tube! You really put a great effort into getting this one together and believe me, it is much appreciated. It’s just that I’m so fed up with shit happening that’s always out of my control and yet, I am complicit by the fact that I feel as though I am just an impotent bystander watching people get fucked up for no reason and all I can do is wring my hands, gnash my teeth and scream.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Shelby Tubularsock feels the same way …….. often Tubularsock feels like he’s shouting out to no one but then he hears himself and is gratified. Nothing like ego to keep one going! Thanks for your thoughts.

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  3. Tubularsock, I had no idea you were such an expert on torture. Perhaps you could answer a question I have had great difficulty getting answered:

    When the CIA sodomized Arab teenagers at Abu Ghraib I assume they used broom handles or some comparable implement. Is this correct?

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  4. donzo442 says:

    Torture is as AmeriKKKan as would be apple cornhole pie. Bravo Tube. Walk off homer no doubt.

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  5. wolfess says:

    What one calls “Happiness Farms” another calls “Delusion Docks” … and the US is #1 at delusion, just look at the last few laws that have come out of Congress — rife with propaganda and misinformation!

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    • tubularsock says:

      “rife with propaganda and misinformation!” Yep ……… sounds Hard-Core-American to Tubularsock.

      Tubularsock does like “Delusion Docks” better than “Happiness Farms” come to think about it!

      Thanks wolfess.

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      • Denise says:

        I have it from a very reliable source that plants die when Cheney walks past.

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      • tubularsock says:

        Thank you so much for this vital information ….. Tubularsock had, of course, heard rumors but to get the information confirmed by a reliable source is most rewarding. Thanks Denise.

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      • wolfess says:

        Well you know, my latest furbaby — the magnificent Chaco Wolfess of the Beltane, came from a ‘farm’ [Shaggy Haven Farms] and she truly does make me happy, and I couldn’t quite reconcile Darth Cheney the antichrist, the CIA torturers, and presidents like the shrub and obadrone with such a happy occurrence as Chaco so I had to come up with a different name for “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation” — now if that doesn’t shout delusion I am quite sure I don’t know what does! 😀

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      • tubularsock says:

        Delusion? DELUSION-R-US!

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      • wolfess says:

        Outstanding! If we’re having trouble believing all the lies and propaganda coming out of our ‘seat’ of power all we have to do is go shopping at the local Delusion[s]-R-Us store to get our propaganda ‘fix’ … and at the same time we’re helping the economy by shopping — the shrub would be so proud of us!!!!!

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      • wolfess says:

        “I have it from a very reliable source that plants die when Cheney walks past.” Yes, and rattlesnakes scurry away when HE hisses at them!

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      • tubularsock says:

        another great truth ……..

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