News from Poland
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected a request from prosecutors in Warsaw for assistance in the investigation into the alleged CIA prisons in Poland, where captives claim they were tortured. [Image: A giant billboard has appeared on Ulica Żydowska in Poznan, designed by the Abnormals.org artistic group.]
A response to Cheney’s pro-torture media blitz.
By Jeremy Scahill
First of all, Dick Cheney has all sorts of nerve purporting to speak in defense of the CIA. His administration outed a senior CIA operative, Valerie Plame, in retaliation for her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, exercising his freedom of speech (because he exercised it to criticize the Bush administration’s lie-filled, one-way propaganda train to the Iraq war).
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Prisons, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged cheney, cheney crime family, cia, convention against torture, geneva conventions, human rights, psychopathic government, rendition, Torture
Bring it on!
By Jason Leopold
Last Thursday, at a panel discussion, Ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden said an investigation, “no matter how narrowly defined,” would undermine counterterrorism efforts. But two professional interrogators refute this, saying Hayden and lawmakers are sounding “false alarms” to keep serious crimes from being exposed. “What this is really about is cover your ass,” Jack Cloonan said.
Steve Kleinman agreed. “I’m a professional interrogator, I have 25 years of experience in this and I don’t have any concern whatsoever that an investigation into how we conducted ourselves since 9/11 would in any way undermine our ability to continue gathering intelligence.”
By Mustafa Qadri
The United States is fuelling the rivalry between India and Pakistan with increased military funding.
Posted in Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged corporatism, exploitation, india, military industrial complex, nuclear arms, pakistan, poverty, psychopathic government, us middle east wars
By Allan Uthman, Buffalo Beast
Just once, I’d like to hear one of these American Enterprise Institute psychos, the ones that always trot out to defend the neocons’ freakish obsessions, have to defend shoving a flashlight up a guy’s ass. I want to hear Frank Gaffney or Jonah Goldberg tell me why I shouldn’t be fucking mortified that raping prisoners was considered within tolerable interrogation practices by my country. I want Glenn Beck to justify butt-raping a suspect.