Demonizing Gadhafi’? International Criminal Court: Gadhafi planned civilian killings: The international court’s prosecutor said there is evidence that Gadhafi’s government planned to put down anti-government protests by killing civilians before the uprising in Libya broke out.

What’s wrong with allowing people like Curt Weldon to negotiate deals with thugs like Gaddafi? First of all, Mr. Weldon is in business for himself–not the American people. We did not elect him. We can’t recall him with our vote.  What he is doing is the same thing that Wall Street and their CEO’s have been doing for the past 30 years–seizing power that rightfully belongs to officials who have been elected by the American people.  We saw the same antics pulled by Jim DeMint and his cronies who during the crisis in Honduras used taxpayer money to fly down to Honduras and endorse the illegal pro-business and racist coup.  Since that time human rights groups have issued many reported over the past two years about violations against the people by the leaders of this illegal coup. Ongoing violence in Honduras – Dec 2010.

Where does it end?  If you want to know where it end, you can look to the anarchy that exists in Russia today.  That is the perfect example of capitalism without law–a place where “businessmen” make all the decisions.  The truth is that it looks a lot like the Mafia rule.  In today’s Russia, the people no longer elect the governors of their various states.  They are appointed by Vladimir Putin–”to prevent corruption” he says.  If that is what you want, then go ahead and support tyrannical buffoons like DeMint and Weldon and that is what you will get.


Think of Russia as one “family” and its Don is Vladimir Putin.  Think of the USA as one family, but since we are a “democracy” we have numerous Dons–people like the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Carl Linder, etc.


The leader of each family is known as the boss, or don. All major decisions are made by the boss, and money made by the family ultimately flows to him. The boss’s authority is needed to resolve disputes and keep everyone in line.

Using the Koch brothers as one example of this type of “mafia government”, their “family” is Americans for Prosperity.  The underboss of that organization is Timothy R. (Tim) Phillips who is the president of Americans for Prosperity and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.   American for Prosperity is totally funded by the Koch brothers. Prior to coming to work for the Koch brothers In 1998, now disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff hired Phillips’ firm to pressure members of Congress to vote against legislation that would have made the U.S. commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands subject to federal wage and worker safety laws.

A federal report “found that Chinese women were subject to forced abortions and that women and children were subject to forced prostitution in the local sex-tourism industry.” Nonetheless, Phillips sent out mailers claiming Chinese workers “are exposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ” while on the islands, and many “are converted to the Christian faith and return to China with Bibles in hand.” The mailers then encouraged the recipients to contact lawmakers and ask them to oppose the Marianas labor reform legislation.

The Marianas stealth lobbying effort was not the only time Phillips worked with Abramoff. Reed and Phillips conspired to generate conservative Christian outrage towards gambling at Indian casinos in a cynical plot to encourage those same tribes to hire Abramoff to lobby on their behalf. While Phillips and Reed postured to be motivated by anti-gambling Christian values, the pair are alleged to  have helped launder lobbying money from an Abramoff Internet gambling client called eLottery.

Who is Curt Weldon?

Politico [a right-wing blog] reports that A former Republican congressman is in Libya to persuade Col. Muammar Qadhafi to step down. [Politico is financed by Robert Allbritton, chairman and chief executive of Allbritton Communications, which owns television stations in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, all affiliated with the Disney-owned ABC network.  Albritton also owns The National Enquirer.]

Curt Weldon and a small private delegation are due to sit down with Qadhafi on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Republican writes in a New York Times op-ed. Their goal, he says, is to urge Qadhafi to “step aside.”