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Archive for the Month of March, 2005.
Viewing War on Terrorism NEWS articles 1 through 11 of 11.
- Human rights lawyers will file a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday against Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on behalf of eight men who say they were tortured by US forces in custody in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- The Bush administration policy toward the Middle East is being run by men - yes, only men - who were routinely referred to in high circles in Washington during the 1980s as the "crazies".
- The Bush administration is considering a more aggressive effort to foster opposition inside Iran and seeking ways to use a new $3-million fund to support "activists". Seems the US is trying to sponsor a coup.
- Terrorist suspects in the United States are buying firearms with the knowledge and approval of the security forces, a congressional report revealed yesterday.
- Bernie Sanders (I-VT), members of the American Library Association and Representatives from the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression introduces the "Freedom to Read Protection Act." The legislation would exempt libraries and booksellers from provisions of the USA Patriot Act that allow the federal government to access library or bookstore records without having to get a traditional search warrant.
- US soldier, who acknowledged striking a detainee named Dilawar 37 times, was accused of killing him after maiming him over a five-day period by "destroying his leg muscle tissue with repeated unlawful knee strikes," according to the Times.
- An ex-Army interrogator punished for sexually humiliating detainees at the Guantanamo prison is now teaching soldiers interrogation techniques, the Daily News has learned.
- A wave of crime in in Afghanistan has evoked a growing local nostalgia for the Taliban era of 1996 to 2001, when the extremist Islamic militia imposed law and order by draconian means.
- A jet landed in Stockholm carrying eight hooded Americans in business suits. They took custody of two terrorist suspects, who had been arrested that day by Swedish police. They cut off their clothes, handcuffed them, inserted sedative suppositories, put nappies and dark overalls, blindfolds and hoods on them and bundled them on to the jet.
- A man accused of pointing a laser at an airplane, temporarily blinding the pilot and co-pilot, was indicted Wednesday under an anti-terror law. They told us the anti-terrorism laws would never be abused.
- The March issue of the Washington Monthly, a magazine with a liberal Democratic audience, makes a case for the draft as the only way "America can remain the world's superpower."
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