Monday, September 18, 2006

Amnesty International Finally Consistent For Once?

It seems that Amnesty International has surprised me for the first time. It actually released an opinion that Hezbollah is guilty of war crimes. It certainly took guts and honesty and I applaud it. I still have my doubts about Amnesty International but I can no longer claim that they are totally biased.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Abu Gharib Torture Resumes

Gee, when the Americans torture or mistreat prisoners, it makes all the headlines and tv airwaves nonstop for days or weeks and Rumsfeld and Rice and the President all get no breaks. Sure, rules were broken and torture probably happened and inmates did die - and those responsible must answer for it.

My issue here is not the torturers, it is the mass media that seem to be out on a hunting expedition.

Why? That's because most of the mass media has ignored this article.

An independent witness who went into Abu Ghraib this week told The Sunday Telegraph that screams were coming from the cell blocks housing the terrorist suspects. Prisoners released from the jail this week spoke of routine torture of terrorism suspects and on Wednesday, 27 prisoners were hanged in the first mass execution since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Conditions in the rest of the jail were grim, with an overwhelming stench of excrement, prisoners crammed into cells for all but 20 minutes a day, food rations cut to just rice and water and no air conditioning.

So when are they going to go after those responsible for the above?

I guess the media doesn't have to be objective does it? It just have to have an agenda.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

George Bush vs Al Gore Presidential Election Lawsuit

Remember when the Supreme Court had to decide effectively who was the President of the United States back in 2000? It was said that the United States was the laughingstock of the world by not being able to decide who was President of the most powerful nation in the world. Well...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Ruling party conservative Felipe Calderon was finally declared Mexico's president-elect on Tuesday, ending a two-month legal battle over election fraud claims that has plunged the nation into crisis.

Seven judges at Mexico's top electoral court unanimously ruled that the July 2 vote was not rigged and that pro-business candidate Calderon won by a razor-thin margin of about 234,000 votes out of some 41 million cast.

But left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vows not to recognize Calderon, 44, as president and protests by leftists are expected to continue, putting Mexico's stability at risk for months to come

I wonder how many of those lauging at the United States back in 2000 were from Mexico. Gee, why is the rest of the world so silent in this case? Shrugging their shoulders and moving on? No big deal? Perhaps some of them might be saying something else about Mexico? Maybe they aren't even surprised. What does that tell you about what the other countries really think about Mexico - even if we already know what they think of the United States.