Nyt fra Metallica

Nå, ja, nyt og nyt – jeg vidste det i hvert tilfælde ikke:

JAMES HETFIELD IS PROUD METALLICA’S MUSIC WAS USED TO TORTURE GUANTANAMO PRISONERS

Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently told German-language TV network 3sat that part of him was proud the U.S. military chose the band’s music to torture prisoners at U.S. detention centers in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay. “It’s strong; it’s music that’s powerful,” Hetfield says. “It represents something that they don’t like—maybe freedom, aggression… I don’t know… Freedom of speech. And then part of me is kind of bummed about it that people worry about us being attached to some political statement because of that. We’ve got nothing to do with this and we’re trying to be as apolitical as possible, ’cause I think politics and music, at least for us, don’t mix.” Watch the interview below. And for more Hetfield, read “the Best of the Rest” of Revolver’s recent Metallica interviews, right here.

Hehe…

Reklamer

EU’s suicidalpolitik

Jamen, lad os få hele slænget til Europa. Her vil de jo også forsvinde i mængden af islamiske terrorister, som Barosso og hans ligesindede i EU allerede har foranlediget.

Lad hele skidtet flytte ind hos Barosso privat – med den fede gage han får, burde han være i stand til at tage hånd om dem allesammen personligt – eventuelt kan han jo købe nabogrunden til formålet. (Man har vel lov til at drømme…)

Og selvfølgelig er det ikke nødvendigt at spørge befolkningerne, om de ønsker at importere noge af verdens koldeste og mest kyniske terrorister. Det er der jo ingen præcedens for at man gør fra EU, og hvis man endelig gør, accepterer man alligevel ikke befolkningernes svar.

Man kunne selvfølgelig slå to fluer med et smæk, hvis man installerede “staklerne” i EU-parlamentet i Strassbourg og gav dem en masse legetøj til at få tiden til at gå med.

EB skriver af fra Ritzau:

José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Barroso

EU-Kommissionens formand, José Manuel Barroso, opfordrer EU’s 27 medlemslande til at hjælpe USA’s nye præsident Barack Obama så godt som muligt med lukningen af Guantanamofængslet. Også når det gælder de løsladte Guantánamofanger, som ikke kan sendes tilbage til deres hjemland på grund af frygt for politisk forfølgelse, tortur eller dødsstraf.

– Man må hjælpe vores amerikanske venner med at løse problemet, siger Barroso til en gruppe EU-journalister i Bruxelles.

Barrosos eget hjemland, Portugal, har sammen med Spanien erklæret sig parat til at imødekomme det amerikanske ønske, men derudover mener de fleste EU-lande, at det er amerikanernes eget problem.

EU’s udenrigsministre skal diskutere emnet på mandag på et møde i Bruxelles, men der ventes ingen egentlige beslutninger.

Man løslader dem, og hvad sker der? LÆS HER 😦

Khalid Sheik Mohammad

I det følgende kaldet KSM, hjernen bag 11. september-angrebene i USA.

Smagsprøve fra artikel af Andrew McCarthy på Defenddemocracy.org:

In the mid-Nineties, he was just an up-and-comer: anteing up a paltry $660 for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, then co-designing the off-off-Broadway run of Bojinka: an ambitious 1994 production designed to slaughter hundreds of Americans by exploding their cross-Pacific flights in midair – a production that collapsed when a preview detonation failed to bring down the plane, though it did manage to kill a Japanese tourist.

KSM was green with envy when those pilots became star turns for other terrorists: his mad-scientist nephew, Ramzi Yousef, and Omar Abdel Rahman, the capo di tutti jihadi known in America’s living rooms as “the Blind Sheikh.”

Back in those days, KSM couldn’t get himself arrested. Or at least the FBI couldn’t get him arrested. That was thanks to Qatar, another of our ambivalent Arab “allies” in the war on terror. The emirate is an authoritarian sharia-state and jihadist financial hub – though you may know it better as the home of al-Jezeera, the Muslim world’s virulently anti-American media giant to which KSM once served as al-Qaeda’s official liaison.

A U.S.-educated engineer, KSM had a government job in Qatar’s ministry of electricity and water when he was tipped off in 1996 that the Americans were closing in. In the nick of time, he fled to Afghanistan. That’s where Osama bin Laden, having recently worn out his welcome in Sudan, was just setting up shop.

The rest, as they say, is history. Years later, while confirming his status as an enemy combatant, KSM recounted how he’d become al-Qaeda’s “military operational commander” for all foreign operations, running the 9/11 attacks “from A to Z.”

And that was just the warm-up. Mohammed took charge of the cell that managed production of biological weapons and radiological “dirty bombs.” He planned an unconsummated “second-wave” of suicide-hijacking attacks on the Israeli city of Elat, iconic sites in Great Britain, and the U.S. – where the Empire State Building and other skyscrapers in Chicago, San Francisco and the state of Washington were targeted. KSM directed the bombing of a hotel frequented by Israelis in Mombassa, Kenya – and, for good measure, shot a surface-to-air missile near Mombassa’s airport, barely missing a departing El-Al flight. He plotted bomb strikes against America’s domestic financial centers; American naval ships and oil tankers in Singapore and the Straits of Hormuz and Gibraltar; and American embassies in Japan, Australia, and Indonesia. The list (which you can find at pages 17-18 of the combatant hearing transcript, here) goes on and on.

KSM is going to be put to death. He knows it and we know it. The same is true of his four underlings. The question is not if but when.

These legal proceedings, then, are simply theater. For the Left, that means projecting shopworn themes under the guise of thoughtfully pondering the purpose of the jihadists’ procedural maneuvering. Is KSM scheming to challenge our new president’s redoubling of Islamic outreach? Is he daring Obama to kick off the promised era of good feeling by executing Muslims, even as the new administration backpedals from campaign commitments to shut down Gitmo and withdraw from Iraq forthwith? Or is he, as the ACLU speculated for the New York Times, trying to draw attention to the asserted folly of abandoning the 1990’s model of civilian terrorist trials in favor of “a failed commission process”?

Yes, it’s the silly season.

Godt der er nogle til at forsvare staklerne

Lægeundersøgelser af 11 tidligere terrormistænkte, som har været tilbageholdt af USA, viser, at de har været udsat for fysisk og psykisk tortur, som har givet langvarige skader.

Det siger den amerikanske organisation Læger for menneskerettigheder, som har stået bag undersøgelsen.

– Undersøgelsen beviser, at der er sket brud på de love, der forbyder tortur, og at amerikanske ansatte begår krigsforbrydelser, lyder det i rapporten, som Læger for Menneskerettigheder offentliggjorde i dag.

Organisationen siger, at rapporten giver flere beviser på, at læger har spillet en rolle ved at være til stede mens tortur og mishandling har fundet sted og ved at undlade at stoppe det.

Ifølge rapporten har syv af de 11 tidligere terrormistænkte overvejet at begå selvmord.

De begår nok ikke selvmord – så går de glip af deres 70 rosiner hos måneguden.

Og hvis 11 tidligere fængslede terrorister kan se deres snit til at kaste snavs på USA, er det jo gefundenes fressen – vi ved jo allesammen, hvilket forhold de typer har til sandheden.

Og helt ærligt – “Doctors for Human Rights” burde snarere bekymre sig om disse bastarders ofres “human rights”, men det er selvfølgelig lidt vanskeligt, da mange af dem er blevet fejet op i indtil flere plasticspande.

Desuden tvivler jeg på disse gode menneskerettighedsforkæmperes definition på tortur – jfr Hommel-sagen. Det er almindelig kendt, at de fleste Guantanamo-fanger har taget på under opholdet og får lægehjælp. Desuden har flere løsladte desperat ønsket sig at komme tilbage, da de var havnet i islamiske fængsler.

Men godhedsindustrien ved nok, hvem de onde er – og det er ikke de fanatiske mordere og terrorister, men dig og mig. Og USA og jøderne.