To Someone Defending Waterboarding

I do not believe that 19 Arabs with boxcutters managed to bypass the biggest military-intelligence machine in the history of the world and knock down 4 buildings–at least not without inside help. But even if you believe the official story, most of these Arabs were Saudis, not Iraqis, not Afghanis. So why has the US invaded Iraq and Afghanistan? Why didn’t the US invade Saudi Arabia? Remember that the FBI said it lacked evidence to charge Osama bin Laden with the attack.

What evidence do you have that a foreign government initiated the alleged 9/11/01 attacks on America? I have not seen any such evidence. If 19 people from Connecticut decided to blow up a plane from India, would that justify the Indians waterboarding every American in the world?

The 9/11 “terror attack” has been used as a pretext for perpetual war, it has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, it has cost billions of dollars, and it still has no stated goal by which we the American public can say, “We won.” It is a pretext to fund the defense industry and take resources from other countries.

The 9/11 “attack” has also been used to justify shredding the Constitution by, for example, allowing mass surveillance of citizens with warrants.  The U.S. has committed war crimes by waterboarding and other cruel practices that go against international conventions and our own history and practice of humane practices. If the “terrorists” (and I believe the “terrorists” are in the federal government) have persuaded us to shred our Constitution, then they have won.
~Day Williams

The last 65 years of US foreign policy has been based purely on bullying

  “Your job is to govern, not to kill.”

~Confucius, Analects XII:19

 

They bully east,

They bully west,

They have such might,

They’re self-impressed.

~Day Williams

 

The last 65 years of US foreign policy has been based purely on bullying

The last 65 years of US foreign policy has been based purely on bullying: “You either do what we say, or we’ll use proxy forces to invade or occupy your country.” They invaded Panama, they invaded Vietnam, Korea, Somalia on a humanitarian basis. They bombed Yugoslavia. They went to war against –they meaning the US government – went to war again in Iraq, they invaded Afghanistan.

It is just a record of one war after another and the use of economic sanctions to bully more vulnerable and weaker economies.

21 Top Honesty Quotes

21 Top Honesty Quotes

These are 21 of the top honesty quotes I have found in my research.

As a leader, you constantly need to speak and remind your team about principles of success and quotes add credibility to your speeches. By using sayings that great leaders and wise men of old have used before, you add the extra impact to the point you’re trying to make.

Honesty and openness are key ingredients in leadership and team building. Honesty quotes inspire and talk about what it is so important for you to be honest with yourself and with people around you. Use these quotes to remind everyone the enduring quality of honesty.

21 Best Honesty Quotes

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. 
Noel Coward

No legacy is so rich as honesty. 
William Shakespeare

The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded. 
Scott Hamilton

Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
Hugh Prather

Honesty prospers in every condition of life. 
Friedrich Schiller

Honesty will never break you. 
Kate Hudson

Confidence in others’ honesty is no light testimony of one’s own integrity. 
Michel de Montaigne

Confidence . . . thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it. 
Ray Blanton

Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration. 
Andrew Carnegie

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. 
Richard Bach

He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
John Lyly

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. 
Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product. 
Ed McMahon

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. 
Mary Kay Ash

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business. 
Harvey S. Firestone

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. 
John Ruskin

Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true. 
Richard Snelling

Honesty is something you can’t wear out. 
Waylon Jennings

Honesty is the best policy. 
Benjamin Franklin