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Condi Rice Caught on Tape on Stanford Campus Lying About Torture
by R.G. Dechane
Sunday May 3rd, 2009 11:05 PM
Can Stanford in good conscience have former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice lecture on campus without acknowledging crimes against humanity under the Bush administration? While university officials are silent on the topic, students are speaking out. One student assailed Rice at a small campus event for "select" students on Monday, April 27th. A videotape of their conversation caught Rice in a big lie.

Photo: R. Robertson. Demonstrations against torture are seen more frequently now at Stanford, since Condoleezza Rice is back on campus.

While Condoleezza Rice attended a dinner with 20 select students on campus, others held a human rights dinner on the lawn outside to demonstrate that the Stanford community will not ignore evidence that she violated international and domestic laws against aggressive war and torture. The students outside said they feel strongly about confronting Stanford’s institutional role in enabling
and even honoring this behavior.

Meanwhile inside the hall, one student managed to corner the former secretary of state and pressed her about the torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Someone standing nearby caught the conversation on video and posted it on YouTube.


"If you were there in a position of authority and watched Americans jump out of 80 story buildings because these murderous tyrants went after innocent people, then you were determined to do anything that you could, that was legal, to prevent that from happening," Rice says on the tape.

At about 3:30 in the video, Rice's people try to have her end the conversation, but she appears to lose her cool and starts wagging her finger at the student as she keeps talking. At one point she addresses the student as "dear" in a condescending manner.

The big lie? When the student asks if waterboarding is torture, Rice answers, "If it was authorized by the president it did not violate our obligation under the conventions against torture." And then the real whopper: "I did not authorize anything."

Senate documents recently revealed show that Rice DID authorize the CIA to use waterboarding.

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by thank you
Sunday May 3rd, 2009 11:16 PM
I just can't bring myself to follow another utube link
by author
Sunday May 3rd, 2009 11:24 PM
As it is, my own access to the tape was only provided through corporate media and the youtube posting.
by DLi
Monday May 4th, 2009 4:30 AM
Condoleeza Rice is no 'sweet' princess. Indeed, she's an oil-soaked(as in Chevron's oil tanker named after her)lobbyist, as well as a war criminal in her official role to defend the 2 illegal wars of aggression by the USA on defenseless civilians. She--along with Cheney, W, Rumps-felt, Woeful-wits & other NeoCONs--should be 'persuaded' by 'enhanced interrogation techniques' to reveal their complicity in genocide & torture.

Stop the WARS, Jail the LIARS!
Condolezza Rice stated on CNN that she told Willie Brown, then mayor of San Francisco, to stay off airplanes on 9/11/01, a few hours before he was to board a plane. She was definitely a perpeptrator of the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, which she is now using to justify torture, including waterboarding. It is she and her fellow perpetrators, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Giuliani, who told the US military to carry out the 9/11 Inside Job so as to promote war and fascism in order to maximize the profits of the capitalist class, of which they are all representatives and with the exception of Rice, members. Since we are all abolitionists, supporting the abolition of jails and the death penalty, we do not want to put these thugs in jail; we want to strip them of what they cherish the most: their money. They should all be forced to live on the same Social Security check that the average worker receives and all of their wealth should be confiscated and distributed to the needy. In fact, that is the solution: a labor movement capable of taking state power to take the wealth from the greedy and distribute it to the needy and abolishing the profit motive completely by nationalizing everything, abolishing the stock market, abolishing private ownership of the means of production. When you picket Condi Rice, be sure to have signs that read: Rice is a Perpetrator of the 9/11 Inside Job!
by cp
Monday May 4th, 2009 8:53 AM
so, there is some material on the 9-11 sites about Brown being told not to fly. Let's not delve too deeply into that. I believe that there is abundant nonconspiracy evidence that intelligence agencies knew that the hijackers were in the country and were discussing something, but I don't necessarily believe they knew the specific plan.

Anyhow, here's my question - what is the connection between Rice and Willie Brown, such that she would actually think of calling him that morning? Was she calling up everyone in her Rolodex? Do Brown and Rice have any connection? They're sort of in different parties. Some of these leaders we have in California such as Arnold or Jerry Brown can make it seem ridiculous to believe in the issues the parties claim to stand for.
by oh come on
Monday May 4th, 2009 9:22 PM
$ could you please provide some credible source to back up that Brown/Rice claim?

And no, a 9-11 conspiracy website is not a source, unless it's quoting either of them directly.
In May 2002, CNN broadcast an interview with Condi Rice in which she stated she told Willie Brown to stay off airplanes a few hours before he was to board one on 9/11/01. This interview was then described on the KPFA evening news. No one thought anything of it at the time, but of course, as we all thought about it, the implications became clear: She was part of the team that perpetrated the 9/11 Inside Job. The rest of that team is of course Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Giuliani, all telling the military what to do, in particular: Provide no air defense to their own operation but instead have "war games" going on to confuse air traffic controllers, have the planes on remote control guided by the military, use thermate, a military substance, to carry out the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Building 7, use construction explosives and possibly a missile from a US military plane to damage the side of the Pentagon already under construction where bookkeepers were working who could expose the enormous till tapping taking place. The rest is in your homework below.

Democrat Willie Brown and Republican Condolezza Rice, members of the twin parties of the capitalist class, are both very wealthy, reactionary, African-Americans based in California and therefore it is no surprise they should know each other and have some communication taking place with each other.

Willie Brown is notorious on many levels. His friendship with Republicans is well known. His latest is being a pal of Nazi Gov of California, Schwarzenegger. He is a lifelong reactionary anti-rent control, pro real estate, pro-gambling politician who used the gay rights issue to keep getting re-elected so that he could make himself richer by promoting the anti-rent control real estate industry and the gambling interests, which take the form of promoting stadium swindles for the gambling rackets known as professional football and baseball. Peace & Freedom Party ran Black Panther leader Kathleen Cleaver against him for assembly in 1968 as Willie Brown was reactionary then, at the beginning of his career, and remains so today. He represented civil rights protesters as a lawyer in the 1960s because he needed a paycheck; he was never a leader of any civil rights movement. The passage of the repeal of the sodomy law in California in 1975 was the result of a mass gay liberation movement, not any magic wand of Willie Brown. He is best known for his election fraud, as a member of the Democratic Party, in support of the CIA's People's Temple in the 1970s. For more on that, see:
Then in 1997, his promotion of the 49er Stadium Swindle ended with not only election fraud but with the murder on December 13, 1997, 10 days after an election fraud lawsuit was filed, of a pollworker, Dolores Evans, and 5 children, in their Housing Authority home in a mysterious fire which the fire inspector stated they could have escaped but someone stopped them. Evans was about to testify as to the election fraud she has witnessed in the June 3, 1997 49er Stadium Swindle election, where Willie Brown's (the Democrat-Republicans Parties') election fraud team changed our vote from 70% NO to 50.2% "yes" on the 49er Stadium Swindle propositions, D&F. For more on this murder, see the dedication on page 1 of the Election Fraud website at:

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? Why is anyone surprised that Rice, along with the rest of the Bush Administration, perpetrated the 9/11 Inside Job? Why is anyone surprised that reactionary Condi Rice would have any communication with one of the most reactionary mayors in San Francisco's history, Willie Brown? Why is anyone confused about or surprised at the 9/11 Inside Job? AS YOU SAW IT ON TV, YOU SAW NO AIR DEFENSE. THAT CAN ONLY MEAN IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB. THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES. AS YOU SAW IT ON TV, YOU SAW CONTROLLED DEMOLITION OF THE TWIN TOWERS AND BUILDING 7, falling in their own footprint in a few seconds, no resistance, in small enough pieces to be carted away immediately, thus illegally removing the evidence. PRETEXTS FOR WAR ARE COMMON. There were no hijackers on those planes; 9 of the so-called hijackers were alive on 9/12/01. All of the names are those of fall guys, patsies. Osama bin Laden was and if still alive, is, a lifelong CIA agent, and was obviously the pre-arranged fall guy. THE UNITED STATES IS A CAPITALIST COUNTRY BUILT ON THE GENOCIDE OF NATIVE AMERICANS, THE ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICANS, AND THE VICIOUS EXPLOITATION OF THE LABOR OF ALL NATIONALITIES WHERE THE PRIMARY GOAL AND LAW IS MAXIMIZATION OF PROFIT. This is not a government of the workingclass; this is a government of the capitalist class who become richer by exploiting the workingclass.

Anyone who still does not understand that 9/11 was an Inside Job perpetrated by the entire Bush Administration as an agent for the US capitalist class is either very stupid or a mouthpiece for the government. It is 8 years now since the 9/11 Inside Job with lots of research being done; you cannot claim to be ignorant. If you are just waking up to the fact that the capitalist class will do anything to maximize its profits, GOOD MORNING!

Your homework on the 9/11 Inside Job is below:
Watch 9/11 Cover-Up on San Francisco Cable Channel 29 every Friday night, 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Listen to Guns & Butter on KPFA at 94.1 FM at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and online at:
DVD that is a Must See at
1.Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert
2.New Pearl Harbor Revisited by David Griffin (2008)
3.The Hidden History of 9/11, ed by Paul Zarembka (2008), articles by David Griffin, Jay Kolar, Zarembka, Don Trent Jacobs, Nafez Ahmed, David MacGregor, Bryan Sacks, Diana Ralph, with Appendix by Bertrand Russell: 16 Questions on the JFK Assassination (teaches how to investigate a crime)
4.The 9/11 Conspiracy, edited James Fetzer (2007), articles by John Austin, David Griffin, James Fetzer, Jack White, Judy Wood, Joseph Firmage, Morgan Reynolds, Rick Rajter, Elias Davidsson, Peter Dale Scott, John McMurty plus excellent photos
5. 9/11 Contradictions by David Griffin (2008)
6. The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions by David Griffin
7. The New Pearl Harbor by David Griffin
8.Debunking 9/11 Debunking by David Griffin
9. Painful Questions by Eric Hufschmid
10. The Iron Triangle (on the Carlyle Group) by Dan Briody
11.9/11 Revealed: The Unanswered Questions by Rowland Morgan & Ian Henshall
12. Waking Up From Our Nightmare by Don Paul and Jim Hoffman
13. 9/11 Facing Our Fascist State by Don Paul
14. 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA by Webster Tarpley
15. Body of Secrets by James Bamford
16. The War on Truth by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed
17. The Terror Conspiracy by Jim Marrs
18. Towers of Deception by Barrie Zwicker (with DVD enclosed)
19. 9/11 and American Empire edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott
20. Flight 93 Revealed by Rowland Morgan
21.The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whitleblowers and The Coverup by Sander Hicks

by oh come on
Tuesday May 5th, 2009 4:25 PM
$, that's hardly a credible citation. How about the date/time of the interview on CNN, a transcript of the interview, a youtube link to the CNN clip that you claim aired? Even the date of the kpfa report would be helpful.

btw, I'm no apologist for either Rice or Brown. I just can't stand to see folks on the left manufacturing info in an attempt to help our cause. we've got plenty of truth on our side, and we ought to be responsible in how we spread info, not spread lies or half truths, it just hurts us in the end.
Thursday Sep 24th, 2009 11:01 AM