Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Regarding Jamal Palooka

[The following is taken from the responses of Approved Media in the Third Galaxy to the testimony of Jamal Palooka after his release from a Mobile Torture Wagon.]

"The whole point of the Mobile Torture Wagons is to get to you psychologically. The beatings were not as nearly as bad as the psychological torture – bruises heal after a week – but the other stuff stays with you." – Jamal Palooka.

The above "quote" is a typical example of the kind of inflammatory hearsay and uncorroborated statements served up as if it were truth and certainty by irresponsible elements of the press outside the Arrogant State.

First of all, official records show that Mr. Palooka was "detained" for little more than two weeks. This claim of a two-year Detainment is as much a fantasy foster as the rest of the ridiculous allegations he has made to gullible persons associated with foreign "news-agencies" to which the title of "journalist" can hardly be applied in any meaningful way.

Secondly, there is absolutely no record anywhere that a "Mobile Torture Wagon" has ever existed let alone been used by the Armed Forces of the Arrogant State. How could they? Torture is abhorrent to the very ideals of Democracy, Liberty and Freedom upon which the Arrogant State was founded!

It is possible – through some gross and perhaps willful misunderstanding – that this disgusting term refers to something else entirely: the Mobile Interrogation Aggregate On Wheels – also known as a MIAOW.

However, a MIAOW is not a "torture wagon"!

These vehicles were designed and built to facilitate Coercive Interrogation in the difficult environment of a newly declared War Zone.

Coercive Interrogation is not torture, it is the careful, scientific and, most important, humane gathering of important intelligence through a series of controlled conversations with a few selected detainees.

Interrogations are necessary and critical to the gathering of intelligence needed to be able to effectively fight and eventually win the War to Eliminate the Need for War Zones.
Are we supposed to just sit back and wait for terrorists to send us a post card?

It is true that Requested Individuals are usually detained at night. There is nothing strange about this! We are not trying to hide anything which could not stand the light of day!

It is for their own safety that a Requested Individual is usually detained at night before being rendered to a MIAOW. The fact is that everything humanly possible is done to ensure the safety and rights of each and every RI, before, during and after interrogation!

Detaining Requested Individuals during the day or letting them go home while interrogation was in progress, would put them in clear and imminent danger of grave bodily harm or even death from terrorists!

We have mentioned earlier the questions of "innocent" and "guilty" and in this context, therefore we must ask just who is this Jamal Palooka?

"Jamal" is a rather strange fellow, a misfit who, some years ago, while in prison for a minor narcotics crime converted to Masherism and changed his given name from Joe to Jamal. Turning his back on the Great Potato, he embraced the muddled and plagiarist teachings of that false prophet, the so-called, "Mashed Potato".

As freedom of religion is one of the corner stones of democracy in the Arrogant State, no one holds that error against him.

But when we discuss the questions of guilty and innocent, we think it only fair that honest persons know the kind of person Mr. Palooka really is.

True, many Mashers are decent, law-abiding citizens. But "Jamal" is shiftless, often unemployed and has committed his loyalty to the teachings of a strange sect which has produced many terrorists.

One of the guiding principles of our Arrogant Democracy is "innocent until proven guilty". God forbid we should ever relinquish or deny this or any of the other high ideals on which Democracy in based!

That said, these people who shout so loud and seem to be so concerned about the "rights" of Mr. Palooka, have they ever paused to take a moment to consider the nature of the charges and crimes of which Mr. Palooka has never been accused?

True, Mr. Palooka has never been formally accused of any wrong doing other than a minor narcotics crime. On the other hand, just because he has never been charged with or proven to be one, does not mean Jamal Palooka is not, in fact, a hard-core pedophile!

The crimes we cannot mention here are far worse, crimes are so horrible and despicable that "unspeakable" is exactly the word to describe them -- that is, we cannot say what these crimes are without endangering NationalSecurity!

Therefore, although not actually charged with any crime, the crimes of which he could have been charged are so evil that not being charged with them is enough to leave a lasting and disgusting odor clinging to both his name and reputation.

In all honesty, we must conclude that all of his so-called "testimony" is unreliable and suspect as well as irrelevant.


Blogger Ingrid said...

Chuck..I have to admit (and please enlighten me)..I am totally confused! Who's this Jamal in the first place and when was that a big story? ( links please)..I must have totally missed it and been asleep at the wheel. Also, part of your post was kinda allegorical so if the 'Mashers' stand for something else (like the Arrogant State), I really am not getting it. But I would like!! Pls elaborate!!
Thanks Chuck

1:53 PM  
Blogger Chuck Cliff said...

I'm sorry, Ingrid, perhaps it is a bit out of context.

Although it may seem like satire, it is in fact one of a series of posts on my home blog about events on a planet much like own the in Third Galaxy.

Therefore, resemblence to events, people orcountries in our own world is coincidental and maybe even illegal.

Jamal was detained in connection with the establishment of one of the first War Zones in Guanocow.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Chuck Cliff said...

Ingrid, I forgot to mention earlier posts, here, "The Secret Prisons are Empty" and "The Prisoner with No Name".

I feel that satire is a useful adjunct to factual and direct accounts as if gives an entry point into the psychology and the spiritual numbness that allows the nightmare and horror of torture to be sugar-coated.

That said, I will remember a satire alert if there is another post of that sort from me.

7:25 AM  
Blogger rumour95 said...

Chuck, Thanks, I'll have to catch up with the goings on in the Third Galaxy...Gee what was this crazy kid thinking? Changing his name to Jamal and turning his back on the Great Potato...what do you expect?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Thanks Chuck, I will have to check out your site again sorry, it's been a while! That said, perhaps you should also mention that it's cross posted on your own blog, it is totally ok to shamelessly promote your own blog! lol, seriously though, you should..then we can also get the stories in 'feuilleton'!
thx for the explanation..

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