Exo-Politics / Why Are You Laughing?

Washington Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld cannot be tried on allegations of torture in overseas military prisons, a federal judge said Tuesday in a case he described as "lamentable." U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan threw out a lawsuit brought on behalf of nine former prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said Rumsfeld cannot be held personally responsible for actions taken in connection with his government job. The lawsuit contends the prisoners were beaten, suspended upside down from the ceiling by chains, urinated on, shocked, sexually humiliated, burned, locked inside boxes and subjected to mock executions. Read more. Texas A teenager has been jailed for more than a year for shoving a teacher's aide at her high school, a case that has sparked anger and heightened racial tensions in rural East Texas. Shaquandra Cotton, who is black, claims the teacher's aide pushed her first and would not let her enter school before the morning bell in 2005. A jury convicted the 15-year-old girl in March 2006 on a felony count of shoving a public servant, who was not seriously injured. The girl is in the Ron Jackson Correctional Complex in Brownwood, about 300 miles from her home in Paris. The facility is part of an embattled juvenile system that is the subject of state and federal investigations into allegations that staff members physically and sexually abused inmates. Read more. Des Moines Noreen Gosch continues to be bombarded with footage of her son, and other children, being molested by swine. She writes: The physical, sexual, emotional abuse to children is continuing at an alarming rate in our country and world. One aspect is .... Child/Human Trafficking. Some are making a profit off from showing this material.... using other peoples children. Everyone who reads this should be angry and concerned. If they did this to my son, Johnny age 12 when he was kidnapped ... they can do it to your child next. There is nothing preventing it.. This type of criminal knows the laws are weak and most likely they would not be caught. I take particular exception to this because one of the kids they kidnapped and used was my son ...... Johnny Gosch. Read more. Iran “Perhaps we should get some perspective by imagining how we might react if the Iranians had occupied France and were patrolling the English channel,” runs a post on the UK Telegraph , responding to the capture of 15 British sailors by Iran. Indeed. But I can think of one better. Perhaps we'd get some perspective if we realized MI6 and the CIA plotted against the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. “If there had not been a military coup, there would not have been 25 years of the Shah's brutal regime, there would not have been a revolution in 1979 and a government of clerics,” Ibrahim Yazdi , a former foreign minister and leading member of a political party that traces its origins to Mossadegh's National Front, told the Christian Science Monitor on the 50th anniversary of the coup and installation of the Shah. “Now it seems that the Americans are pushing towards the same direction again. That shows they have not learned anything from history.” Read more. I returned to the Muse and My Chemical Romance albums of last year this afternoon. I am kind of blown away by them, still.