World’s Top Legal Expert on Torture Identifies U.S., UK, & Canadian, Govs., as the World’s Top Torturers

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26-05-20 06:51:00,

Eric Zuesse

The U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, has declared that Julian Assange is being tortured in Britain’s super-max Belmarsh Prison, by applying “torture that will not leave physical traces, that will erase the personality of the victim,” and that these methods of torture were first applied by the Nazis at the Dachau concentration camp and subsequently refined through experiments on untold numbers of victims so as to establish mind-control over them. (The Nazis used this in order to convert anti-Nazis into their own agents.) The chief person who oversaw these experiments for the U.S., Canadian, and UK Governments, was Dr. Ewen Cameron, President of the American Psychiatric Association (1952–1953), Canadian Psychiatric Association (1958–1959),[2] American Psychopathological Association (1963),[3] Society of Biological Psychiatry (1965) and World Psychiatric Association (1961–1966). (The 114 page “1973 Amnesty International Report on Torture” didn’t mention Dr. Cameron even once. Neither did their 50-page “Torture in 2014: 30 Years of Broken Promises”. Neither did anything else from Amnesty InternationaI. Nor from Human Rights Watch. Both organizations are allied with — funded by billionaires of — the U.S. regime. It’s down the memory-hole, for Cameron.)

Melzer tweeted on May 8th:

Today one year ago we visited #Assange in prison.

He showed clear signs of prolonged psychological #Torture.

First I was shocked that mature democracies could produce such an accident.

Then I found out it was no accident.

Now, I am scared to find out about our democracies.

In a panel discussion of Stephen Bennett’s documentary, “Eminent Monsters” (see the film’s trailer here), Melzer says (4:40-) “you see states [governments] investing actually billions into developing methods of torture that will not leave physical traces and will actually erase the personality of the victim and working on this for decades, and it’s enormous to see the scale of these programs, and also to know where these actually come from, because the first ones to actually systematically experiment with this were the Nazis in the Dachau concentration camp.” Wikipedia has a comprehensive article on Cameron which even includes description of some of his “MKULTRA Subproject 68” experiments on victims who came into his ‘care’ for “anxiety disorders,” “sexually abused,” etc.,

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“What’s Moral Is What’s Legal… And What’s Legal Is For Sale”

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14-11-19 10:41:00,

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

The anti-social carnage unleashed by Corporate America’s “lock-in” / negative network effects has no real limits.

Here’s the U.S.economy in a nutshell: Corporate America is an anti-social Black Plague, gorging on cartel-monopoly profits reaped from negative network effects running amok, enriching the few at the expense of the many and concentrating political power in the hands of the most rapacious, anti-democratic corporate sociopaths.

Let’s start with network effects: the conventional definition is “When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service increases according to the number of others using it.”

So for example, when telephone service was only available to a few users, its value was limited. As more people obtained telephone service, the value of the network increased to both its owners and to users, who could reach more people and conduct commerce more easily as a result of having telephone service.

In the conventional analysis, negative network effects occur from “congestion,” i.e. the network is adding new users so quickly that “more users make a product less valuable.”

But this superficial analysis misses the fatally anti-social consequences of corporate negative network effects, a dynamic described by analyst Simons Chase in this essay. Here is an excerpt:

Even the most imaginative and far-reaching narratives about non-obvious economic fragility and off balance sheet risks are mere rants without constructive ideas about causes and solutions.

Consider network effects, the popular economic construct applied to market concentration and increasing returns for strategies pursued by some leading tech companies. This dynamic economic agent is also known as demand side economies of scale.

W. Brian Arthur, the economist credited with first developing the theory, described the condition of increasing returns as a game of strategic positioning and building up a user base to the point where ‘lock in’ of dominant players occurs. Companies able to tap network effects have been rewarded with huge valuations and highly defensible businesses.

But what about negative network effects? 

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The Legal Narrative Funnel That’s Being Used To Extradite Assange

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13-04-19 06:02:00,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“In the United Kingdom, no-one is above the law” – UK PM Theresa May on arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange at Ecuadorian embassy in Londonhttps://t.co/zZWNjp4ps8 #Assange pic.twitter.com/ObXhpseJJj

— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) April 11, 2019

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. 

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™,

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Tagesdosis 15.3.2019 – Legal, illegal, scheißegal | KenFM.de

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15-03-19 12:47:00,

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Ein Kommentar von Rainer Rupp.

Dies ist der Modus Operandi des angeblichen „Leuchtturms der Freiheit und der Demokratie“ jenseits des Atlantiks. In früheren Jahren haben die Oligarchen in Washington allerdings noch versucht, ihre verbrecherischen Interventionen, ihre einseitigen Sanktionen und Wirtschaftskriege und gewaltsame Regierungsumstürze auf internationaler Ebene als gute Taten zu verkaufen. Mit Hilfe von Medienoffensiven konnten sie ihre „guten Kriege“ gegen die „neuen Hitlers“ von Jugoslawien über Afghanistan und Irak, über Libyen, Syrien und Jemen in der Regel mit Unterstützung ihrer europäischen NATO-Vasallen führen. Schließlich wurden die Kriege und Umstürze ja zum Schutz der Menschenrechte, der Demokratie und vor allem der freien Märkte und damit zum Wohl der westlichen „Un-Wertegemeinschaft“ geführt.

In den letzten Jahren, Monaten und vor allem in den letzten Wochen hat in Washington eine Entwicklung an Fahrt gewonnen, bei der alle früheren Vorbehalte und diplomatische Rücksichtnahmen über Bord geworfen wurden. Die Schutzgeld-Mafia in Washington bemüht sich nicht einmal mehr darum, ihre Verbrechen mit einem möglichst moralischem Mäntelchen zu kaschieren. Ihr ist es zunehmend egal, ob sie Feinde oder befreundete Vasallen erpresst und dabei sogar riskiert, alte Freunde zu neuen Feinden zu machen, wie das z.B. im Fall der Türkei geschehen ist.

Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, der sich nicht einmal von Washington vorschreiben lässt, wie er zu denken oder zu handeln hat, erklärte am 24. Januar dieses Jahres dem venezolanischen Präsidenten Nicolas Maduro seine ausdrückliche Solidarität. „Maduro, Bruder, steh aufrecht! Die Türkei steht bei dir“. Das habe Erdoğan seinem rechtmäßigen venezolanischen Amtskollegen telefonisch versichert, so İbrahim Kalın, seines Zeichens Sprecher des türkischen Präsidenten auf Twitter. Damit war Erdogan auf Konfrontationskurs mit den US-Kriegstreibern und ihren willigen Helfern in der EU gegangen, die alle den von Washington ausgesuchten, selbst ernannten Präsidenten Guaido völkerrechtswidrig zwecks Regime Change unterstützen.

Unbekümmert machen die Polit-Gangster im Weißen Haus und im US-Außenministerium weiter und machen einen blindwütigen Rundumschlag nach dem anderen, egal wen es trifft. Das Verhalten erinnert an das Deutsche Kaiserreich unmittelbar vor der Katastrophe des Ersten Weltkriegs. Damals galt auch die großmäulige Devise: „Viel Feind, viel Ehr“. Und auch damals war das nichts anderes als ein armseliger Versuch,

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Legal Action Update: Government Controlling Weather Forecasts To Cover Climate Engineering Crimes

Legal Action Update: Government Controlling Weather Forecasts To Cover Climate Engineering Crimes

07-05-18 07:07:00,

Legal Action Update: Government Controlling Weather Forecasts To Cover Climate Engineering Crimes

Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

How much longer can our government continue to hide the global climate engineering assault in plain sight? How much longer will populations continue to blindly accept the official government narrative of lies and denial in regard to the clearly visible and rationally undeniable ongoing geoengineering operations? How is it possible for the power structure to create and maintain the official denial of fully deployed climate intervention programs? By completely controlling the flow of information, including the weather forecasts themselves. 

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Geoengineered skies, Phoenix, Arizona (3/21/18). Photo credit: Joe Cornwall

GeoengineeringWatch.org and Stop Geoengineering Minnesota are relentlessly continuing with our legal efforts to force disclosure of the ongoing illegal climate engineering operations. The statement below was made by the lead attorney for our Legal Alliance to Stop Geoengineering, Julio Gomez, Esq. The statement is a response to a handful of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) documents that have finally been released to us as a direct result of the lawsuit that we filed to force NOAA to release the information. Though thousands of documents have been promised to be reviewed for release, to date only a few have actually been disclosed and received. The documents we have been able to acquire make it clear that the US government is doing all they can to completely control weather forecasts all the way down to the local level. Why? So that forecasts are based on the scheduled weather produced by the climate engineering operations, not by nature. In order to help hide the ongoing climate engineering crimes, the government is desperate to enforce consistent and completely controlled weather “forecasts”.

PROPOSED ANNOUNCEMENT

Last week the NOAA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a series of documents concerning the restructuring of the National Weather Service under a program entitled Operations and Workforce Analysis.  The documents were released pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act Request made by Stop Geoengineering Minnesota in collaboration with 

GeoengineeringWatch.org

 and was filed last year.  The documents are being released because Stop Geoengineering Minnesota filed a

legal suit against the US Department of Commerce

for failing to respond adequately to the FOIA request.

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