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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:36 am 
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Canada, supposedly a US ally, makes reference to American war tactics that put the US on par with a terrorist state.

America is a terrorist state -- An ally dares say what must be said
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January 18, 2008 - 8:04am | By DOUG THOMPSON

Canada has dared admit what other U.S. allies will not: America is a terrorist state that tortures prisoners and violates international law.

A Canadian Foreign Affairs Department training manual, Torture Awareness Workshop Reference Materials, defines torture and lists Guantanamo Bay and the United States, along with Afghanistan, China, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Syria as nations which torture prisoners and abuse human rights.

This is not an enemy of the United States making wild claims about “the Great Satan” of America. It’s not even our sometimes ally France. This is Canada, one of this county’s strongest allies.

While Canada didn't come out and say flatly that America is a "terrorist state," the manual clearly identifies this nation as one that uses terror techniques in direct violation of international law. In our book, that makes us the United Terrorist States of America.
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On one Foreign Affairs Department web site link, you can find this thought on Guantanamo:
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The Guantanamo base is, for Cuba, one of the most humiliating and even dangerous elements of the residue of the incomplete sovereignty the country knew before the 1959 Revolution. The base arrangement was imposed on Cuba as part of the deal whereby US occupation forces finally left the bulk of the island and independence was formally achieved in 1902. The agreement establishing its presence can, of course, only be ended with the agreement of both parties and, despite repeated Cuban attempts to convince the United States to abandon the base, Washington has been unwilling to do so. It is generally agreed that this stance is related much more to overall political questions than to any present particular strategic need for the installation.

The United States pays a miniscule rent each year for the base to the Cuban government but as a matter of pride, all these cheques have been retained and not cashed since the Revolution. Despite the impact of the base on other traffic in Guantanamo Bay, the United States is not obliged in the 1903 accord to provide details of ship movements into or out of their territory. Until recently, it has also been US practice not to provide such information. Indeed, it is Cuban shipping which is obliged to move through special channels in order to enter and exit the bay and to advise US authorities of their intentions. And it is only through Cuban military intelligence that national authorities have in the past had some idea of likely movements. There are some reports that this has changed somewhat over recent months and that the United States is now more cooperative, but it has been impossible to confirm this. If this were proven to be true it would be important for the argument of bilateral confidence building being made here.

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[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/02/usa.humanrights?gusrc=rss&feed=worldnews]US accused of holding terror suspects on prison ships· Report says 17 boats used
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The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.

Details of ships where detainees have been held and sites allegedly being used in countries across the world have been compiled as the debate over detention without trial intensifies on both sides of the Atlantic. The US government was yesterday urged to list the names and whereabouts of all those detained.

Information about the operation of prison ships has emerged through a number of sources, including statements from the US military, the Council of Europe and related parliamentary bodies, and the testimonies of prisoners.

The analysis, due to be published this year by the human rights organisation Reprieve, also claims there have been more than 200 new cases of rendition since 2006, when President George Bush declared that the practice had stopped.

It is the use of ships to detain prisoners, however, that is raising fresh concern and demands for inquiries in Britain and the US.


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Report: U.S. 'preparing the battlefield' in Iran

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Bush administration has launched a "significant escalation" of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country's nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic's government, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.

White House, CIA and State Department officials declined comment on Hersh's report, which appears in this week's issue of The New Yorker.

Hersh told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" that Congress has authorized up to $400 million to fund the secret campaign, which involves U.S. special operations troops and Iranian dissidents.

President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have rejected findings from U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran has halted a clandestine effort to build a nuclear bomb and "do not want to leave Iran in place with a nuclear program," Hersh said.

"They believe that their mission is to make sure that before they get out of office next year, either Iran is attacked or it stops its weapons program," Hersh said.

The new article, "Preparing the Battlefield," is the latest in a series of articles accusing the Bush administration of preparing for war with Iran. He based the report on accounts from current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.

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They will likely strike at the moment that their behaviour analysts say is the opportune time to have the decisive impact on the election.

This administration is beyond redemption.

I am trying to refrain from using certain descriptive words because it seems to make me a worse person. More like them.

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Inquiry Finds U.S. Strike Killed Wedding Party

Imagine this happening in the U.S.: A 47-person party including a bride-to-be is killed on its way to her wedding after an aircraft attack on ‘militants’ goes off course. Of course this happened not in the U.S. but in Afghanistan, and of course the attack’s civilian toll was initially denied by the U.S. military.



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Unfortunately America has become a genocidal terrorist state under the leadership of George Walker Bush the Hitler of Today!!!!!

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