Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Thursday, 4 January 2007
Rat Hole
Mood:  mischievious
Now Playing: NY Times article explains recent shift in Padilla Wiretap Case
Topic: TORTURE
In 1997, as the government listened in on their phone call, Adham Hassoun, a computer programmer in Broward County, Fla., proposed a road trip to Jose Padilla, a low-wage worker there. The excursion to Tampa would be his treat, Mr. Hassoun said, and a chance to meet “some nice, uh, brothers.”

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But this is not the version of Mr. Padilla — Al Qaeda associate and would-be bomber — that John Ashcroft, then the attorney general, unveiled in 2002 when he interrupted a trip to Moscow to trumpet Mr. Padilla’s capture. In the four and a half years since then, as the government tested the limits of its power to deal with terrorism outside the traditional law enforcement system, Mr. Padilla is the only accused terrorist to have gone from enemy combatant to criminal defendant.

His criminal trial, scheduled to begin late this month, will feature none of the initial claims about violent plotting with Al Qaeda that the government cited as justification for detaining Mr. Padilla without formal charges for three and a half years. Those claims came from the government’s overseas interrogations of terrorism suspects, like Abu Zubaydah, which, the government said, Mr. Padilla corroborated, in part, during his own questioning in a military brig in South Carolina.

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READ THE FULL NYTimes ARTICLE HERE

My Fellow Readers .....you need to update this into your ongoing tracking of the White House and how they are manipulating this TORTURE topic. In this NY Times article that just came out today I find a few interesting "moves" .

One "move" is dropping the charges and then pinning them on his associate who is at GITMO. Thus avoiding a Supreme Court trial

An Oddity also is, the reason he was first suspected/ wanted/ and then arrested is NOW totally removed and not an issue for those original charges...so what is with that?  I thought he was a main player at first. (They <neocon leadership> are covering their tracks on serious civil rights issues...errrrrr I mean .....abuses!)

The article also discuss the forced confessions, and my fellow readers I must say I have read documentaries on where the GITMO interrogators are putting the words and names into their prisoners mouths. The Interrogates by using stress/fear and torturous positions keep insisting they <prisoner> are involved or know about one... or will "cop" to a crime or charge just to make the interrogations stop. This my good readers is appalling. For our Honor Bound GITMO guys and ABU and other prisons in Iraq for the matter of the record is anything but and a whole lot less about "HONOR".

Notice also in the article the fricken "Cheesy" way that the US is implying that "CODES" were being used or their ridiculous cross revelations encrypting is as bad as some of those old Nostradamus sayings I grew up on as a kid.

Look at this story in the Times, for the Integrity that the US should be using and abiding by. How innocent are these two men....... well give them an honest trial and we will see. I wonder if it will be like the Mayfield trial in a allot of ways? who knows it already is getting "stinky" like we are unearthing a smelly Rat Hole"..... This whole Torture / GITMO issue is gonna bite them freaks in the ass sooner than they expected.

But .....untill then my friendly z3 readers keep your eye on their lips, listen with your heart and soul, and reconize the smell from these sneaking rats! Who have been feeding on Torture and Human Rights Violations, for I think this rat-pack is trying to cover their stinking - rat hole!


Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:34 AM PST
Updated: Thursday, 4 January 2007 8:35 AM PST
Tuesday, 2 January 2007
Saddam is hung ...Read Robert Lindsay's blog on what happened
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: The more I see how this was handled - The more I am more appalled
Topic: HUMANITY

Now Z3 Readers it was just the other day (12-31-06) when the hanging of Saddam happened. I make a reference to that event and the strange fact that there were so many cell phone cameras allowed to film this ugly event (here is the link to that post that I found on TPM Cafe)

Well a few days have gone by and I find this excellent report, as usual, over at the blog site of Robert Lindsay. This guy can dig up information and it amazes me that he can lay out such in-depth reports. He is an excellent journalist living in the USA.

Now I seen the short camera video clip and I heard all the talking/yelling going on at the hanging but I didn't know what all was being said or who was yelling what. Well Zebra 3 Readers, we now have some more information on this sick hanging of justice(sic). As Robert explains the ... who was saying what....

A person/country with any morals or any human ethics would not even be involved in this type of killing. I encourage all you to read this report. You need to click this link --> Robert Lindsay Blog On Saddam's Hanging

The following is a copy/sample from Roberts blog

In the video, Saddam was taunting and being taunted by some of those who were getting ready to hang him. As he was getting ready to be hung, he recited the Muslim prayer a couple of times.

Just before Saddam was killed, a Shia militiaman in attendance shouted, "Praise to Mohammad Baqir Al-Sadr!" He is the uncle of Moqtada Sadr, the venerale Shia cleric in Iraq, Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir Al-Sadr, who was tortured to death by Saddam in 1980

.......

Then Sadr's supporters chanted, "And may the Mahdi return soon! And the Hell with his enemies! And his son will win! Muqtada! Muqtada! Muqtada!" Saddam smiled and said something sarcastic about Muqtada Sadr, "Muqtada! It is this...", but he was drowned out by voices yelling, "Go to Hell!"

Saddam looked dimly at the hecklers and asked, "Is that how you show you are a man?" As the rope was put around Saddam's neck somebody shouted, "Long live Muhamad Baqir al Sadr!" Onlookers yelled insults at Saddam. An onlooker shouted, "I beg you, I beg you - the man is being executed!"


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:08 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2007 4:39 PM PST
Monday, 1 January 2007
TOP 10 CIVIL RIGHTS SCREW UPS
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: Slate Magazine gives us a look back at a civil rights outrage
Topic: CIVIL RIGHTS

TOP 10 CIVIL RIGHTS SCREW UPS FOR

2006

The Bill of Wrongs

The 10 most outrageous civil liberties violations of 2006.


 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 7:42 PM PST
Updated: Monday, 1 January 2007 8:00 PM PST
Sunday, 31 December 2006
Why All The Cam Videos Of Saddams Death?
Mood:  loud
Now Playing: something seems weird about this ...
Topic: POLITICS

The following article about Saddam's hanging and the question why were so many cell phone videos allowed to be recording this? I think this was extremely uncalled for and was deliberately set up to further the Bush Agenda and crusade.

I found this all here on the TPM CAFE .COM website --> http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/michaelroston/2006/dec/30/saddam_and_the_cellphones 

michaelroston's Blog

Saddam and the cellphones

By now, millions of people have viewed the hanging of Saddam Hussein. Not just Al Iraqiya's pornographic tease of America's old pit bull just prior to his necktie party. No, I mean millions have watched Saddam actually hang. Take a look at the video up at this website Live Leak, a YouTube clone (Hat tip to No Quarter; you probably don't *really* want to follow this link). How many views? When I clicked it was 134,205 times it had been watched. Meanwhile, the people at Boing Boing found 4 more of these clips at Google Video, guaranteeing that millions more casual internet users will watch Iraq's dead president swing. And I'm sure it will be no time at all before these videos are pressed to a million VCD's sitting on the floor of marketplaces across the Middle East to be viewed as short films prior to one's at home screening of a pirated copy of Dreamgirls.

Clearly, the location of Saddam Hussein's execution was one of the most secure settings for an execution ever constructed. So, why are we finding on the move about this planet a bunch of viral, unrestricted and uncensored videos of what is probably the most controversial execution ever carried out?

Newsweek provided an interesting interview with Ali Al Massedy, the "official videographer" tasked with producing the official record of the execution. He usually does this job for Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Presumably, they brought him in to shoot the film so that there would only be one version of the execution, and the government would then be able to tightly control its distribution. Ali says as much:

Ali said the videotape lasts about 15 minutes. When NEWSWEEK asked to see a copy, Ali said he had already handed the tape over to Maliki's chief of staff. "It is top secret," he said. He would not give the names of officials in attendance, though he estimates there were around 20 observers....He also said that government officials had not decided whether or not to release the videotape.

Well, I guess they decided. It was so top secret that they let multiple men out of that limited group of 20 bring in cellphones with video functions, and then allowed them to record the execution. I bet you couldn't smuggle a gun into that execution chamber. But apparently you could smuggle a cell phone with a video camera into those gallows, and stand out in plain sight 15 feet from the platform and shoot that video of this "top secret event" to your heart's desire.

And just as our fair president raced to wake up Saturday morning and issue a statement about what had been done in Iraq, several of those 20 attendees raced home or to their offices to upload videos of a hanged Saddam Hussein so everyone in the world could see this secretive execution carried out.

What a sham it has been. Pretending at the time of Saddam's capture that now was the time for a trial, and pretending at the time of his sentence that now was the time to order his execution, and pretending at the time of his execution that now was the moment he had to hang, and then pretending that it was a secret act carried out with discretion to avoid antagonizing any of Iraq's population.

Here we are seeing 21st century psychological operations. It's hard to know who is directing this internet traffic, but it can be concluded there were elements within America's government and/or military, working in concert with Iraq's current scarecrow power-holders, who wanted as many people as possible in the world to see Saddam hang. And from that rope hanged not just that bearded old man, but whatever was left of our culture that hasn't been degraded by the 7 years of 'leadership" we've been dragging around with us.

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Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:16 AM PST
Updated: Friday, 5 January 2007 6:29 PM PST
Friday, 29 December 2006
Paranoid or is it Conspiracy?
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: A Discussion Sitting By The Pool
Topic: CONSPIRACY

http://home.comcast.net/~sittingbythepool/paranoid.html

Z3 Readers this is a very interesting article, I urge you to spend a few well invested minutes reading this full article.

On the other hand, since my paranoid shift, whenever I hear the words "conspiracy theory" (which seems more often, lately) it usually means someone is getting too close to the truth.

Take September 11 -- which I identify as the date my paranoia actually shifted, though I didn’t know it at the time.

Unless I’m paranoid, it doesn’t make any sense at all that George W. Bush, commander-in-chief, sat in a second-grade classroom for 20 minutes after he was informed that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center, listening to children read a story about a goat. Nor does it make sense that the Number 2 man, Dick Cheney -- even knowing that "the commander" was on a mission in Florida -- nevertheless sat at his desk in the White House, watching TV, until the Secret Service dragged him out by the armpits.

Unless I’m paranoid, it makes no sense that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sat at his desk until Flight 77 hit the Pentagon -- well over an hour after the military had learned about the multiple hijacking in progress. It also makes no sense that the brand-new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sat in a Senate office for two hours while the 9/11 attacks took place, after leaving explicit instructions that he not be disturbed -- which he wasn‘t.

In other words, while the 9/11 attacks were occurring, the entire top of the chain of command of the most powerful military in the world sat at various desks, inert. Why weren’t they in the "Situation Room?" Don’t any of them ever watch "West Wing?"

In a sane world, this would be an object of major scandal. But here on this side of the paranoid shift, it’s business as usual.

Read the Full Article Here By The Poolside: http://home.comcast.net/~sittingbythepool/paranoid.html

Or at it Original Location: http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_203.shtml

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 8:43 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2006 3:39 PM PST
Music n Politics
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: It's The Holidays
Topic: ANYBODY * ANYDAY

Listen To Some

 

Good Ole Political Music

http://www.soundclick.com/pro/view/01/default.cfm?bandID=111310&content=music

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:57 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 31 December 2006 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 27 December 2006
Joe Anybody & The ACLU New Years Resolutions
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: The USA SHOULD HAVE 4-GOALS FOR 2007
Topic: HUMANITY


http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/27727prs20061218.html

Lets get the New Year started right with this report I read on the ACLU's website here near the end of this sickening year for Human rights abuses ....2006

This link above will inform you of another our Governments continuing lies which are stating that issues are National Secrets .....

When in fact they are cover ups for their own behavior and lying about it as a National Security Issue. This case, in its self is a definitive case in point. Not to mention deplorable conditions this all occurs in while men wearing the uniform of the USA are not only ordered and allowed to participate they scam there way out if the light shines on their atrocities

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 5:08 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 27 December 2006 5:26 PM PST
Zebra 3 Reports Exposes What Are Iraq Vetrans Saying About This Illegal War
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: Abuse - Ethics - Killing - Insanity - Listen to our Iraq Vets - PLEASE
Topic: WAR

The following article in {green font} I found here: http://www.ivaw.org/warresisters

This website is put out by Iraq Veterans. we all know how Joe Anybody feels .....but these guys have been to and seen the very atrocities and the illegal war first hand. They speak out on this web site very elegantly I urge all Z3 Readers to look into what the troops and what these veterans are telling us.

  Sergeant Ricky Clousing

“In Iraq I operated as an interrogator and was attached to tactical infantry units during daily patrol operations. As an interrogator I spoke to Iraqis each day. This gave me an idea of what local civilians thought of coalition forces. Throughout my training very appropriate guidelines for the treatment of prisoners were set. However, I witnessed our baseless incarceration of civilians. I saw civilians physically harassed. I saw an innocent Iraqi killed before me by US troops. I saw the abuse of power that goes without accountability.

Being attached to a tactical infantry unit and being exposed to the brutalities of war, I began to doubt and reconsider my beliefs. I thought about these experiences and what they meant each day I was deployed and until I was back in garrison at Fort Bragg in April of 2005. My convictions, spiritually and politically, began to make me call into question my ability to perform day to day functions as a soldier. I finally concluded after much consideration that I could not train or be trained under a false pretense of fighting for freedom.”

After 14 months being AWOL, Sgt. Clousing turned himself in to authorities at Ft. Lewis, WA and is currently facing charges for desertion. Find out more about IVAW member Sgt. Clousing at: www.couragetoresist.org

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WATCH THESE 2 YouTube

 VIDEOS BY IRAQ VETERANS

 

 

Now my fellow Z3 Readers ......I listened to these two videos quite a few times ....I was in awe as I listening to these first hand reports from these brave outspoken men. The love and the compassion coming from these young men was manipulated and destroyed....  BY--> our US policies and desire to wage illegal wars on innocent people, using these young men to do the dirty work, it is at their expense. I heard first hand what I have been reading on the Internet for 3 years. If you can watch this and not react somehow to this I say to you - "you are heartless and 'I charge you' with having no respect for humans.. or life ....and you are guilty for allowing murder!"

These young boys and girls are being trained to KILL and do the ugly bidding for the Neocons and This Imperialist Country Leaders. When you start to see the lies they are told and the ways to get them to continue on killing ....in Freedoms name, and that my friends, is disgraceful. To interrogate and torture and having to shoot young kids, or elderly people or for that matter any woman or man  ......all done for the Lying War Mongers Agenda and Illegal Invasion.

And then latter when these veterans are back in the States, a total disregard for their minds, their health and poisoning of their broken bodies, with PTSD, and other various war aliments. I can assure you that using young people to kill for you is all in the devils handiwork.

The Killing Madness all stops when we as a civilized society demand our troops home and the war to be ended now!

The short You Tube videos tell you what you can do ...... its real easy....... Please watch these videos and think about what these kids are saying

Also read more from this Iraq Veterans Group Here:

http://www.ivaw.org/ 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:53 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 27 December 2006 9:59 PM PST
Friday, 22 December 2006
Get Alberto Gonzales To Explain This (Torturing Of Innocents)
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Sen Patrick Leahy ..... wants answers of why rendition and tortured victim is still banned from the USA
Topic: TORTURE

US Senator Leahy, seeks answers in botched Canadian terror case: report 12-20-06 http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061220/pl_afp/canadaussyriaattacks 


The incoming chair of the powerful US senate judiciary committee has vowed to get to the bottom of an alleged rendition of a Canadian man wrongly accused of terrorist ties, a Canadian newspaper said.Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy told the Toronto Star in an interview published Wednesday that he would summon (sic) US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales before the committee to explain why Maher Arar is still barred from the United States, after he was cleared of terrorist links by a Canadian judicial inquiry.

"The Canadian government has now documented that the wrong thing was done to the wrong man," Leahy told the newspaper. "It is time for the (Bush) administration to do what it can to redress this wrong, instead of perpetuating it."

Arar was stopped in New York, on his way to Canada from a trip to Tunisia in September 2002, and was deported to Syria where he was jailed and tortured for more than a year.Ottawa asked Washington to remove the 36-year-old software engineer from their surveillance list after he was exonerated in September. But the US ambassador to Ottawa said last week that Arar remains on the watch list.

The botched terrorism case has gripped Canada

and led to the resignation earlier this month of the

nation's top cop, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 (RCMP) Commissioner Guiliano Zaccardelli.

A Canadian government report found that faulty intelligence (again!!) provided to US authorities by the RCMP had likely led to Arar's detention and deportation to Syria.Ottawa protested to Washington and Damascus over Arar's treatment, but Syria denies the torture claims and the United states has refused to accept blame for any wrongdoing in the case.

Senator Leahy said he would also question Gonzales about the US government's alleged widespread use of "extraordinary rendition" -- the clandestine seizing and transfer of terror suspects to allied nations that condone torture."It's not just this individual case," he said. "But what does this say when someone's plane stops here, they have citizenship in a neighboring country and we ship them back to Syria.""This is beneath our country. And, it does absolutely nothing to make us more secure and it is a gross human rights violation."

Now Z3 Readers this is exactly the frickin question I have been asking for over a year here in the Zebra 3 Report. What in the hell is this Bush Administration doing to people...and in many many case they are doing this to INNOCENT people. WE are the ASHOLES of the WORLD, thanks to this demented screwed up policies by our devil leading Military and Executive branch

---GOOD OLD USA HAVE BECOME THE ASSHOLES OF THE WORLD THANKS TO BUSH- CHENEY- CONZALES, -ASSCROFT, -RUMSFELD, -RICE, AND A slew OF OTHER SICK-O-s

I have posted at least three reports here in the Zebra 3 report on this topic of the illegal and fucked up case of Maher Arar ......

** You can check out these previous post I put up right here: **

1. index.blog?entry_id=1588960

 

 

2. index.blog?entry_id=1561962

 

3. index.blog?entry_id=1559684

 

More Info On Joe Anybody Torture Page Here

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:14 AM PST
Updated: Friday, 22 December 2006 1:58 PM PST
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
Sworn To Uphold The Constitution - Well I Say Impeachment
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Look!--- He lied ----- Now He Should Be Impeached
Topic: FAILURE by the GOVERNMENT

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/350959.shtml

In a piece today, Editor & Publisher reports

that Sean Penn

"hit the media"

and called for

"impeachment of the president"

in receiving the 2006


Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award

In his speech, Penn said: "Now, there's been a lot of talk lately on Capitol Hill about how impeachment should be 'off the table.' We're told that it's time to look ahead -- not back.

... Can you imagine how far that argument would go for the defense at an arraignment on charges of grand larceny, or large-scale distribution of methamphetamines? How about the arranging of a contract killing on a pregnant mother?


'Indictment should be off the table.' Or 'Let's look forward, not backward.' Or 'We can't afford another failed defendant.'

"Our country has a legal system, not of men and women, but of laws. Why then are we so willing to put inconvenient provisions of the U.S.
constitution and federal law 'off the table?' ... Unless we're going to
have one set of laws for the powerful and another set for those who
can't afford fancy lawyers, then truth matters to everyone. And
accountability is a matter of human and legal principle."

Penn's remarks were first published at:

 link to www.huffingtonpost.com


My My my ..........I really enjoyed this speech by Mr Penn. What I admire is the strength to go against the media and the neocons that have manipulated "Law & Accountability" to the point of ruination. And its people like Mr. Penn who rise up, and say "excuse me!" and exposing the need for respect of the law. And demanding accountability backed by the enforcement of this countries just and respected law.

This is a great speech in these wicked times at hand. Please give it the few minutes it takes to absorb a very passionate and need to be addressed topic. It has to be discussed.

Get with the program and read what is needed ......now

- to fix this mess

.....are ya with me ?

......did ya read the speech?

....................................................................From Joe


Posted by Joe Anybody at 4:21 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 23 December 2006 11:01 PM PST

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