Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama.

I find it funny how Obama is praised for working towards closing down Guantánamo. Like he actually had a choice. Then again, I guess people got used to not being able to expect much from an American president, I mean, the old one decided he had the right to break every national and international law based on them being "impractical". I love how what he did was way worse than anything the nazis ever came up with, and how he gets away with it. The injustices are really fucking unbelieavable. Chenega Federal System, a private company that sent sixteen "interrogation strategists" to Guantánamo, made 152 million dollars on torturing people. It put them among the top 500 stock companies. They were delighted and proud.

In medieval times, they had rules for how long you were allowed to torture someone, how often, and how old the subject would be. For humanitarian reasons. America had no such scruples. The youngest person tortured in Guantánamo was 13. They also didn't need anything that resembles a reason or evidence. This of course being America, not medieval torturers. See, they were atleast remotely civilized. Donald Rumsfeld didn't think this was too bad. He compared torture to initiation rites in universities.

Of course not all Americans are bad. There were actually american legal experts who volunteered to try torture, to see how bad it really was. They discovered it was pretty shit. So they decided to work against it, and got fired in the process. I can see why, I mean, torturing taxi drivers from Yemen who did nothing wrong except run away from bombs is so important that it justifies the president making torture and terror Americans main export. The vast majority of the people in Guantánamo had absolutely nothing to do with any terrorism. In fact, only 8 % of the prisoners were even under suspicion of being linked to Al Quaeda. They were simply people who had been sold to America for money. Orphans and others who had noone to protect them from being kidnapped and sold, shoplifters, prostitutes, poor and sick, and various other people who noone would miss. Win-win situation, the villages in Pakistan got rid of unwanted elements, they got paid for the trouble, and America had lots and lots of people noone cared about, to maim. This according to a CIA rapport from 2002. If fuckin' CIA admits it, it's bad. 55 % of the prisoners, according to Pentagon, were actually proven not fucking related to any terrorism whatsoever, but were still kept at Guantánamo for years.

So Obama's closing Guantánamo. What about the other concentration camps and prisons? Like Abu Gharaib? Bagram? Kandahar? The ones in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbajdzjan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakstan, Latvia, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Thailand, Czech Republic and Hungaria? And the ones on countless other secret locations and on American warships in international waters, like USS Bataan? According to Amnesty International, 70 000 people had been held, illegally, in american prisons outside the US borders, in 2005. That was four years ago. I imagine they added a few since then.
What Bush did, making himself emperor of the fucking world, has absolutely nothing to do with justice, or even counter terrorism. It's all about showing who's the boss. Now, America prodly states Martin Luther Kings dream came true. They have a black president. I'd like them to know that nigga please, nothing has fucking changed. You just switched the blacks for the arabs and expanded. Global arena to play on instead of southern US, bitches, yeah!

If Obama is serious about fixing the shit his predecessor did, which I hope and would like to believe he is, there are two things he needs to do ASAP. He HAS to send George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, Alberto Gonzales, William J Haynes II, John Yoo, Jay S Bybee and the rest of the people responsible, to Haag to be put on trial for their crimes against humanity. And he has to revise the "laws" that protect Americans from being responsible for their war crimes, that legalize insane practices that totally go against international law, that allow people to be tried without defense, without even knowing what they're accused for. He needs to reinstate true democracy, meaning move power back to the Senate, away from the courts. Sounds hard? What's the alternative?

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