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30 Republican Senators Vote to Defend Gang Rape
Pentagon opposed measure to help rape victims

By John Byrne
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 -- 8:20 am

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A message sent to senators Oct. 6, discovered by reporter Ryan Grimm, shows that Obama's Pentagon opposed the measure.

"The DoD opposes the proposed amendment," a message from the administration said.

A White House spokesman told Grimm they supported the amendment's "intent."

"We support the intent of the amendment, and we're working with the conferees to make sure that it is enforceable," spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

"The Department of Defense, the prime contractor, and higher tier subcontractors may not be in a position to know about such things. Enforcement would be problematic, especially in cases where privity of contract does not exist between parties within the supply chain that supports a contract," the Pentagon's remarks added. "It may be more effective to seek a statutory prohibition of all such arrangements in any business transaction entered into within the jurisdiction of the United States, if these arrangements are deemed to pose an unacceptable method of recourse."

Speaking in opposition to the amendment, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said, "Congress should not be involved in writing or rewriting private contracts," saying the measure was a "political amendment at bottom, representing a political attack on Halliburton."

In a statement Monday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said descriptions of the amendment as purely "anti-rape" were overstated.

"This vote has been grossly misunderstood, oversimplified, and misreported," Corker spokeswoman Laura Lefler Herzog said in a statement. "Senator Corker, the father of two daughters, believes what happened to Jamie Leigh Jones is abhorrent and that the culprits should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law; further, he agrees that rape, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress should not be arbitrated, but the Franken amendment went far beyond the ill it was trying to remedy to encompass most possible employment claims."

Republicans argue that the amendment abrogates the ability of companies to draft private contracts.
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
Ed - thanks for that.

The agenda these bought and paid for senators serve is clear. It is to establish global immunity from legal proceedings, in a court of law, for multinationals.

It is chilling. And the key building blocks of this agenda are already in place without so much as a murmur from MSM.

It is supranationalism, with no legal accoutability for the supranational entities.
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

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