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This is a kangaroo court at its finest

A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. We have not seen any reporting on

A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. We have not seen any reporting on

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A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. We have not seen any reporting on the Military Intelligence - the 205 Military Intelligence Brigade and its commander Col. Thomas Pappas. Reporting is very one dimensional.

What is needed is simple. A full, prompt investigation of the entire matter. That is not happening. None have started. Only secret Army-controlled internal investigations are being done. The Army has a long, proud history of whitewashing scandals in its own ranks.

We have a rush to scapegoat - a rush to court martial one of the MPs - starting next week. Does anyone think he will be found innocent? This is a kangaroo court at it finest. We Americans are sticking our collective heads in the sand. We will reap the whirlwind.

This is a kangaroo court at its finest

By John ServaisOn May 10, 2004

A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. We have not seen any reporting on

Why is the press not interviewing participants?

By John ServaisOn May 06, 2004

Questions not being asked by the press about the abuses. At least I’ve not run across them in news reports. The reports have not gone into any more detail in three days. We see a few more photos but n

The military police are not the culprits

By John ServaisOn May 05, 2004

Colonel Thomas Pappas continues in command of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade - according to today’s Baltimore Sun. He is the bastard who has the most to answer for in this whole abuse mess. A

Let the reporting be comprehensive

By John ServaisOn May 04, 2004

Colonel Thomas Pappas. Why have the news media not told you about this guy? They have told us a lot about General Janis Karpinski, the commander of the military police who operated the Abu Ghraib pris

The abuse of Iraqi prisoners

By John ServaisOn May 03, 2004

is a sad development for our country. I don’t want to pile on and kick our military as we need a strong armed services to survive in this world. We can only hope that full investigations are carried o

We are on a blind rampage

By John ServaisOn Apr 27, 2004

C-130 gunships are massacring innocent people in Fallujah and Najaf. No question - we Americans have constructed horrible killing machines. The military likes to say they save “friendly” personnel. We

These are our youngsters

By John ServaisOn Apr 22, 2004

They wanted to help defend democracy and our country. Instead they were used as cannon fodder in a foreign war of conquest - ordered by men who avoided their own military service when they were youngs

NwCitizen applauds Spanish pullout from Iraq

By John ServaisOn Apr 18, 2004

They have chosen to stop being dupes of the US. The Spanish people overwhelmingly told their government to stop the invasion and occupation of a country that was no threat to any other country - and c

Watching George Bush self destruct

By John ServaisOn Apr 13, 2004

This will go down as the worst presidential press conference in the history of the American Presidency.

The fellow spoke today to mute the headlines that would result from his intelligence chie

Watchers watching the watchers

By John ServaisOn Apr 12, 2004

The following is from an email I received from Takhoman, the Internet news in Tacoma who first broke the story of their police chief Brame when the regular media would not touch it. Takhoman is reliab

Read non-mainstream press and websites

By John ServaisOn Apr 10, 2004

If you want to know what is happening in Iraq then you have to read the foreign press and independent websites. The major American news media are not present where the action is and are simply sanitiz

Tragedy and war crimes in Iraq

By John ServaisOn Apr 10, 2004

You will not learn the full truth about this week in Iraq for many years - if the US military has its way. Our troops are causing unspeakable horrors to the Iraqi people. You must read the foreign pre

A missile into a mosque

By John ServaisOn Apr 07, 2004

To watch CNN today is to ask “what mass killing of Iraqis in a mosque”. Same on FoxNews. Not mentioned directly and you have to look elsewhere for details. Much talk about ‘test of wills’ and US milit

10 killed is only the tip of the iceberg

By John ServaisOn Apr 05, 2004

When some of the 24 US soldiers wounded in Iraq over the weekend die from their wounds - they will not be counted as deaths in Iraq. Only those who actually die on the battlefield are counted.<

Citizens need initiative

By John ServaisOn Apr 02, 2004

Initiative 872 will allow us citizens to vote to have a ‘Top 2’ primary election process. The ‘Peoples Choice’ initiative is now launched by the Washington State Grange. You can order petitions at the

Fooling with elections

By John ServaisOn Apr 01, 2004

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As scripted, a partial veto. Gov. Locke vetoed the ‘Top 2’ section of the primary election bill, SB6453. This gets the Republican and Democrat party bosses off the hook - a huge favor to t

No Locke on SB6453

By John ServaisOn Mar 31, 2004

Gov. Locke is not scheduled to act on the primary election bill today. This the 20th day since the legislature adjourned and supposedly the last day he can act on a bill. SB6453 is missing from his fu

For those who are in awe of the ‘experts’ in Olympia

By John ServaisOn Mar 30, 2004

For your morning entertainment. And for those who are in awe of the ‘experts’ in Olympia. Gov Locke vetoes three sections of a bill meant to streamline our bankruptcy laws. To wit:

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They all know they violated the public trust

By John ServaisOn Mar 28, 2004

Before Wednesday, Gov. Locke will act on SB6453, the primary election bill. There has been no news on his deliberations these past two weeks. All legislators are very quiet. No press releases by the p

Let the parties use the caucuses

By John ServaisOn Mar 19, 2004

Gov. Locke has not acted on the primary election bill. No doubt he is wondering how his reputation will be hurt if he vetoes the ‘Top 2’ process. He will be known in the future as the guy who tried to