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- Perhaps this is the result of ‘educating’ Americans at one level by people like Thomas Friedman, Charles Krauthammer and Daniel Pipes. At a more basic level, it is the result of getting informed by Hollywood movies, Jerry Springer, Fox-TV and the likes. Fox-TV is where you get to see analytical ‘debates’ between an extreme neo-con and a moderate neo-con!
- Guantanamo detainees don't have POW rights, judges rule
- An FBI official stated in an e-mail, a day before Brandon Mayfield was wrongly arrested for allegedly having links to March 2004 train bombings in Madrid, that the agency did not have enough evidence to arrest the Portland attorney.
- This War on Terror is easy to figure, if you understand that there are only two types of people in the world.
- In response to a senseless question about the idiotic assumption al-Qaeda has fantastical suitcase nukes (no such beast exists) and hired evil Chechens to smuggle them across our porous border, House Representative from Colorado, Tom Tancredo, says the United States should nuke Mecca and Medina, the holiest of holy Muslim cities.
- The investigation also supports the idea that soldiers believed that placing hoods on detainees, forcing them to appear nude in front of women and sexually humiliating them were approved interrogation techniques for use on detainees.
- Unable to soldier on alone, at America's massive Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia, the U.S. military is preparing its partners in the Atlantic Alliance for the battles to come in Washington's 'interminable war on terror.'
- The corporate terrorist of the Multinationals have invisibly joined hands with the religious zealots who have a mission to transform the Muslim world in their own image.
- A quick check with MapQuest reveals this to be a densely populated area on a main thoroughfare surrounded by residential neighborhoods (and even a park). No problem. As the bombing of Baghdad demonstrates, the United States has plenty of experience attacking urban areas.
- Think about the evidence that the events of 9/11/2001 were not only known in advance by the highest levels of U.S. government and military, but were actually committed by trained operatives of the government, the evidence hauled away without careful examination of forensics by the same government, and a cover-up commission organized by former members and intense collaborators of the government.
- Al Qaeda is not and never has been a "terrorist organization."
- Everything about ‘al-Qu’eda’ stinks of set up, from its origins in Saudi Arabia to its alleged role in 9/11. Then there are the bizarre actions of the US government preceding and following 9/11 that even has millions of Americans wondering what the hell their government is up to.
- The Strange Detention of a 71 year old Afghan Hindu Man and His 69 Year Old Wife
- The Spanish interior ministry says it is investigating reports that two suspects in the 11 March Madrid train bombings were police informants.
- The name is merely a mantra, like ‘Red’ or ‘Commie’, a convenient button to be pushed as and when needed.
- According to an article in the New Yorker (one of the only major publications still gutsy enough to publish critical, investigative journalism), the ghosts of Gottlieb, Cameron, and the other architects of MKULTRA and BLUEBIRD are alive and well and continuing their devastating psychological abuse and experimentation. A new generation of psychologists and physicians are turning the Hippocratic Oath on its head in their attempts to shape and modify behavior -- much of it under the guise of "extracting information" from "terrorists" (some of whom are innocents caught up in the post-9/11 dragnet).
- My name is on a list of real and suspected enemies of the state and I can't find out what I'm accused of or why, let alone defend myself. And I'm guilty, says my government, not just until proven innocent or a victim of mistaken identity--but forever.
- The "war on terror" is turning out to be nothing more than a recycled formulation of the dangerously dumb "domino theory." Listen to the way President Bush justifies the deepening quagmire of Iraq: "Defeat them abroad before they attack us at home." If we didn't defeat communism in Vietnam, or even tiny Grenada, went the hoary defense of bloody proxy wars and covert brutality in the latter stages of the Cold War, San Diego might be the next to go Red.
- Seventeen villagers were killed in a “precision” US bombing raid on Friday of last week. Not in Iraq, but in Afghanistan — a country that was “liberated” over three and half years ago.
- Is it possible a new (or extended) version of Operation Gladio is currently at work in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, endeavoring to convince us that Islam is “violent and dangerous—by helping make it so”?
- Though in the past the U.S. authorities did admit to their being defiance from the prisoners and that they were disciplined, the released documents show the full extent of what exactly occurred.
- Last month, Italian authorities charged 13 CIA operatives with kidnapping an Islamic cleric known as Abu Omar. Now former Albanian intelligence officials reveal that the imam was once an informant valued by the CIA.
- They claim it is one in a network of secret detention centres being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency to interrogate high-value terrorist suspects beyond the reach of American or international law.
- A Chicago-area man whose name in Arabic is as common as "John Smith" is suing the United States for detaining him at the border five times while returning home.
- The USA Patriot Act, in the name of fighting terrorism, allows the government to find out which books and Internet sites a person has seen. It lets investigators secretly search homes and monitor phone calls and e-mail. Now, officials in the wealthy New York City suburb of Summit are using the law to justify forcing homeless people to leave a train station...
- Attorneys for Maher Arar said Thursday that Canadian criminal charges should be brought against U.S. agents responsible for spiriting the Canadian man in 2002 to Syria, where he was imprisoned and allegedly tortured for almost a year.
- The money was spent in the name of improving security at the nation's airports: $1,180 for 20 gallons of Starbucks Coffee -- $3.69 a cup -- at the Santa Clara Marriott in California: $1,540 to rent 14 extension cords at $5 each per day for three weeks at the Wyndham Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colo.
- "In any criminal act one needs to look at who benefited. Surely it wasn’t we the people. We have pretty much lost our entire Bill of Rights, and The Constitution under a regime of fear and the catch all phrase “terrorism."
- The United Nations says it has learned of serious allegations that the US is secretly detaining terrorism suspects, notably on American military ships.
- A US terror alert in late 2003 that interrupted about 30 overseas flights was triggered by a CIA analysis of what were thought to be hidden messages broadcast on Aljazeera TV, NBC Nightly News has said.
- The US government thrust scores of US-based Muslim men in jail without charge after the September 11, 2001 attacks, US rights groups said in a report.
- Although much of the inquiry has been conducted behind closed doors, a recent series of public hearings has embarrassed the Canadian government by exposing details of Arar's "extraordinary rendition" -- the phrase used by the CIA to describe the U.S. practice of secretly sending terror suspects to countries where torture is routine. The hearings have also revealed a greater Canadian role in the practice than previously acknowledged.
- A senior Taliban commander on Sunday dismissed as false Afghan government reports that 178 guerrillas were killed in a U.S.-backed offensive in southwestern Afghanistan last week.
- The Americans stayed at some of the finest hotels in Milan, sometimes for as long as six weeks, ringing up tabs of as much as $500 a day on Diners Club accounts created to match their recently forged identities, according to Italian court documents and other records. Then, after abducting their target and flying him to Cairo under the noses of Italian police, some of them rounded out their European trip with long weekends in Venice and Florence before leaving the country, the records show.
- Could the President of the United States ever argue that he has the power and the right – and even the duty – to take any American citizens into custody he chooses, throw them into prison forever, torture them at will, and never even charge them with a crime? The question has long been moot. It has already happened. Meet Jose Padilla.
- Military doctors at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have aided interrogators in conducting and refining coercive interrogations of detainees, including providing advice on how to increase stress levels and exploit fears, according to new, detailed accounts given by former interrogators.
- Washington has for the first time acknowledged to the United Nations that prisoners have been tortured at US detention centres in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Iraq, a UN source says.
- An Italian judge ordered the arrests of 13 people in the purported CIA abduction of an imam, who then was sent to Egypt, the Milan prosecutor's office said Friday.
- Falsehood #1: Abuse at Guantánamo is "minor," allegations are based on "rumor"
- "He is completely innocent. He is about as much of a terrorist as my granddad. The only reason he has been treated like he has is because he is an Aljazeera journalist. The Americans have tried to make him an informant with the goal of getting him to say that Aljazeera is linked to al-Qaida."
- Would the prescence of bin Laden and al-Zarqawi in Iran be enough to support an attack? We think not. We believe that there will be one more step before the Bush administration feel that they have "sold" the idea sufficiently, another 9/11.
- U.S. allies have begun to resist Washington's secretive role in spiriting away terror suspects: Italy is investigating the disappearance of one accused militant as a kidnapping, Sweden wrote rules to assert its authority over outside agents and Canada is holding hearings after one of its citizens was sent to Syria.
- Spec. Sean Baker, 38, was assaulted in January 2003 after he volunteered to wear an orange jumpsuit and portray an uncooperative detainee. Baker said the MPs, who were told that he was an unruly detainee who had assaulted an American sergeant, inflicted a beating that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
- The story of how it happened - how Tashnuba, the pious, headstrong daughter of Muslim immigrants living in a neighborhood of tidy lawns and American flags, was labeled an imminent threat to national security - is still shrouded in government secrecy.
- $350,000,000,000.00 spent on the wars since Sept. 11th, 2001.
- The interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in 2002 triggered concerns among senior Pentagon officials that they could face criminal prosecution under U.S. anti-torture laws, ABC News has learned.
- Fewer than 10% of the people prosecuted for terrorism in the United States since the September 11 attacks were convicted of crimes related to that or national security, according to a study conducted by the Washington Post.
- YOU can easily be made to confess to being a terrorist. You may rue the day when you realize that you should have stood up with your fellow Americans and put an end to the War on Terror while it was still possible.
- Located in southeastern Uzbekistan near the border with Afghanistan, the Khanabad base is seen as key to the U.S. war on terror. Information about current day-to-day activities of U.S. forces remains shrouded in secrecy.
- While madrassas are an important issue in education and development in the Muslim world, they are not and should not be considered a threat to the United States.
- How feds avoid hearings for terror suspects — despite Supreme Court ruling
- Lawyers representing terror suspects at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba claim there may be six minors being held there.
- The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is sounding a warning about Washington's demand for passenger lists for domestic Canadian flights. The Americans want to check for names against its secret no-fly list.
- The document titled "Secret ORCON: Interrogation Log Detainee 063" included the following entries
- More than a year before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the FBI nabbed two Arab grocers loading boxes onto a tractor-trailer outside a drab gray apartment building here. The cargo: stolen Kellogg's cereal. To this day, the grocers remain on the federal government's list of terrorism cases, although they never were charged with a terrorism-related crime. Often cited to emphasize the government's success fighting terrorism, the list is made up in large part of men caught up in the post-Sept. 11 dragnet that targeted Middle Easterners.
- Ephraim Halevy, the former chief of Israel's Mossad intelligence service and the current national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, says plans have been made for a substantial U.S. military presence in the Middle East lasting decades.
- Hundreds of soldiers have deserted the Afghan National Army complaining of poor conditions and fierce resistance from the Taleban, US officials say.
- Some members of the Bush administration have taken a cue from a classic John Wayne Western and are advising their boss to take the film's advice – "Never apologize" – when dealing with Muslims."
- For American neo-conservatives, rendition stories are fun. Don't be surprised if at dinner tables, they drink and laugh and talk about Muslims degrading Muslims.
- The ”war on terror”, identified in Amnesty International's annual report as a new source of human rights abuses, is threatening to expand to Latin America, targeting indigenous movements that are demanding autonomy and protesting free-market policies and ”neo-liberal” globalization.
- This latest news about abuse at Guantanamo Bay is just another example in the never ending saga of mistreatment of prisoners that has been reported by human rights groups such as Amnesty International and the Red Cross. Which begs another question: when is someone going to toss Rumsfeld into a cage?
- The US government is operating an "archipelago" of prisons around the world, many of them secret camps into which people are being "literally disappeared," a top Amnesty International official said.
- Bush claims his policies are promoting democracy, but the administration’s record of human rights abuses at home and abroad suggest that freedom and the rule of law are not what he has in mind. The permanent bases the military is building in Iraq, and the influence on U.S. policy of pro-Israel fantasists such as Bolton and Wurmser, suggest that the Bush administration’s ultimate goal is U.S. domination over the oil-rich Gulf region, and an Israel free to maintain its occupation of other people’s land. A truly democratic Middle East would make it impossible to achieve these goals.
- "Islamic fundamentalism is not the primary driver of suicide terrorism. Nearly all suicide terrorist attacks are committed for a secular strategic goal -- to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from territory the terrorists view as their homeland."
- Donald Rumsfeld and the Bush Administration ignored or dismissed Amnesty International's reports on the abuse of detainees for years, and senior officials continue to ignore the very real plight of men detained without charge or trial.
- The U.S. government gave the slave trade a boost by offering money for al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters. Afghan and Pakistani warlords simply rounded up people who looked Arab or foreign and sold them to the Americans as captured fighters. The "fighters" apparently included relief workers, refugees, and Arab businessmen. The Bush administration, of course, denies that it bought its detainees, as it denies everything.
- Hidden Agenda behind the "War on Terrorism":
US Bombing of Afghanistan Restores Trade in Narcotics
- When the Central Intelligence Agency wants to grab a suspected member of Al Qaeda overseas and deliver him to interrogators in another country, an Aero Contractors plane often does the job. If agency experts need to fly overseas in a hurry after the capture of a prized prisoner, a plane will depart Johnston County and stop at Dulles Airport outside Washington to pick up the C.I.A. team on the way.
- Documents released by the FBI state that Defense Department personnel impersonated State Department officials in interrogations at Guantánamo Bay, the American Civil Liberties Union said today.
- Amnesty International called on foreign governments to uphold their obligations under international law by investigating U.S. officials implicated in the development or implementation of interrogation techniques that constitute torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. The individuals, who, to date, have either dodged investigation or escaped sanction, include those at the highest levels of government, such as President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, as well as Attorney General Gonzales and former CIA Director George Tenet. Amnesty International establishes that more than 125 countries have legislation permitting investigation of serious crimes committed outside their borders.
- After years of depending on the international community for help, Afghans are frustrated that they are not more involved in the rebuilding of their own country.
- In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths. Even as the young Afghan man was dying before them, his American jailers continued to torment him.
- Although the United States still classifies Libya as a terrorism sponsor, the U.S. lobbyist for Muammar Gaddafi has for the past year quietly held a seat on the Energy Department's top advisory board, and the former energy secretary who appointed her now serves on the board of a major U.S. oil company seeking contracts in Libya.
- The Homeland Security Department is considering whether it should seek authority for its pilots to shoot down errant planes around the nation's capital like the one that came within three miles of the White House this month.
- Probe Finds 'Rendition' Of Terror Suspects Illegal.