NANCY PELOSI's WAR - under direction of Dick Cheney White House, 2,000 Georgians, South Ossetians, and Russians are now dead, after Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili unleashed his US & Israel armed, trained, and financed army on an INVASION of South Ossetia, triggering a massive Russian army counter-attack in to Georgia in response.
TERRORISM CHARGES filed against anti-war protesters at Republican convention, Minneapolis Sept. 3 2008...
"PRE-EMPTIVE arrests" by Minneapolis police against "suspected protesters" - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/us/politics/30arrests.html
America is now FOLLOWING the example of Georgia's America-Israel supplied army, special forces, and police under President Mikhail Saakashvili:
#1. ARREST opposition leaders in advance of protests;
#2. clear the streets by massive, violent police force of any semblence of protest;
#3. charge protesters with TREASON and/or TERRORISM.
#4. start wars
#5. repeat process
That was then, this is now: In GIVING Vice President Dick Cheney a FREE PASS to FOMENT WARS in nations that were Republics of the former Soviet Union, nominal "leader" of Congress Nancy Pelosi IS FAR MORE OF A WAR-HAWK than President Reagan was, who, upon signing the INF treaty with Gorbachev in 1989, actually DESTROYED entire catagories of US offensive nuclear weapons.
By comparison, Vice President Cheney seeks to ring the Soviet Union with US military bases armed with (potenially) nuclear armed cruise-missiles and even hair-trigger ABM's (anti-ballistic-missile missiles, i.e. interceptor missiles), which can presumably be given ballistic warhead tragectories themselves, and could certainly be armed with nuclear warheads to create electro-magnetic "pulse" disruption detonations, which detonations could wipe out a nation's entire communications systems in a matter of a few short minutes.
The Republicans death-grip on America's media continues unabated, at the Republican convention NO MENTION IS MADE of the Iraq war... WHILE Dick Cheney goes on a tour of the nations around Russia, Cheney trying to foment pro-war dictatorships in those countries in order to encircle Russia with a ring of American steel, weapons, and militarized governments, and to try to gain US hegemony on Central Asia and East European oil supplies and oil routes.
They ought to just call the Georgia-South Ossetia invasion (and subsequent Russian counter-invasion of Georgia) THE NANCY PELOSI WAR, because since the "Democratic" "leader" of Congress REFUSES TO HOLD Karl Rove in CRIMINAL CONTEMPT of duly legal congressional subpoenas, or hold hearings on the Vice President's role in war-profiteering, torture, surveillance, and other "war on terror" issues, BOTH Rove and Cheney (and Condi Rice and McCain advisor/Georgia lobbyist Randy Scheuneman) were able to go to Georgia (before and after the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia), to PROP UP the pro-American dictator there, Mikhail Saakashvili, with ONE BILLION DOLLARS of NO OVERSIGHT US taxpayer funding of Georgia's hyper-nationalistic, militant regime which has used "TREASON" prosecutions to quash anti-government protests.
(note: Use of hyper-nationalism, militarism, and fomenting hatred of foreign and internal enemies, was the core of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party rise to power in Germany in the early 1930s.)
Here in America, "TERRORISM!" charges are also being filed against AMERICAN protesters in Minneapolis who are trying to protest the CENSORSHIP of even mention of the Iraq war at the Republican convention.
NANCY PELOSI is presiding over the DEMISE of American democracy, because she has put donations from the AIPAC lobby and War lobby, and fear of (right-wing) media moguls, OVER her Constitutional oath and duties to defend the US Constitution, which among other "quaint" notions, holds that Congress, not the executive office, holds the sole power to declare war and, presumably, to start wars and fund war alliances.
Some of the thousands of wounded from NANCY PELOSI's WAR - the war she ALLOWED Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, McCain advisor/Georgia lobbyist Randy Scheuneman, and the AIPAC lobby to foment...
TERRORISM CHARGES filed against AMERICAN Anti-War protesters, in alleged plot to disrupt GOP convention
By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 4, 2008
Eight suspects are accused of planning violent acts to block Republican delegates.
ST. PAUL, MINN. -- As clashes between police and protesters subsided outside the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, county prosecutors charged eight people with conspiring to cause a riot as part of a terrorist act.
The eight suspects were arrested in connection with raids of homes in the Twin Cities that were conducted by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department before the convention began.
The charges are highly unusual because of the terrorism aspect. Ramsey County Atty. Susan Gaertner said she could recall no such case in her 24 years with the prosecutor's office.
"This was the most serious charge that we found that was supported by the evidence," she said. "The terrorism aspect is appropriate. This is not your average criminal charge, but this was not your average crime."
If convicted, the suspects could each face up to five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both.
Bruce Nestor, president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, which is representing several of the suspects, called the charges ridiculous.
The accusations are "an effort to equate publicly stated plans to blockade traffic and disrupt the RNC as being the same as acts of terrorism," Nestor said in a statement.
Seven of the eight arrested are being held at Ramsey County Jail on $75,000 bond: Max Jacob Specktor, 19; Erik Charles Oseland, 21; Eryn Chase Trimmer, 23; Luce Guillen-Givins, 24; Nathanael David Secor, 26; Robert Joseph Czernik, 32; and Garrett Scott Fitzgerald, 25. Fitzgerald is from Kasota, Minn.; the others are from Minneapolis.
Monica Rachel Bicking, 23, also of Minneapolis, was released earlier in the week, pending further investigation. A warrant was issued Wednesday for her arrest.
According to the complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court, the eight suspects are leading members of the RNC Welcoming Committee, a self-described anarchist coalition. For at least two years, the group mapped out violent methods to disrupt the convention and prevent delegates from entering the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul, according to the filing. The group allegedly had considered barricading bridges, spraying delegates with urine and possibly kidnapping delegates.
The arrests follow a nearly yearlong investigation by the sheriff's office and federal law enforcement agencies. An undercover investigator and informants were used to monitor the group, according to court documents. The inquiry found that the group had connected with sympathetic factions in dozens of cities to recruit volunteers and raise funds, according to the documents.