The Pentagon is requesting more than $450 from lawmakers for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay camp. The request comes as an intensifying hunger strike is ratcheting up pressure on President Barack Obama to push for the prison’s closure.
It’s been exactly one hundred days since detainees at Guantanamo Bay camp started their hunger strike. The official number of inmates refusing food has been increasing on an almost daily basis – and has reached at least one hundred. Around thirty hunger-strikers are being subjected to force-feeding – a controversial tactic condemned by the UN and the international medical community as inhumane. And all those numbers are only likely to grow.
The F.B.I. did not tell the Boston police about the 2011 Russian warning about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, the city’s police chief told the first public Congressional hearing on the terrorist attack on Thursday.
There is zero legal or ethical justification for denying a suspect in custody this fundamental right
Abby Martin takes a look back at the anniversary of Bush’s ‘mission accomplished’ debacle and the fall of Saigon, drawing parallels between the Vietnam and Iraq wars, and the government manipulation of facts that led the US into these deadly conflicts.
The violent Boston rampage triggered a local and federal response that, according to journalist Glenn Greenwald, adds a new dimension to troubling questions about government secrecy, overreach, and what we sacrifice in the name of national security. Greenwald joins Bill to peel back layers that reveal what the Boston bombings and drone attacks have in common, and how secrecy leads to abuse of government power.
MUST SEE VIDEO: It has often been observed that the war on terror is unwinnable. The truth is that the war on terror is over. And America has lost.After all, how could a war on an abstract noun ever have its “Mission Accomplished” moment? It is, according to this wisdom, meant to drag on forever. Just because a war can’t be won, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be lost.
Can an act of violence be called ‘terrorism’ if the motive is unknown?
Please help us ID them. Oops, we already knew exactly who they were.
When the law gets bent out of shape for him, it’s easier to bend out of shape for the rest of us.
Franklin pointed out in his letter that “in the Midst of [the frontier colonists'] Distresses they themselves do not wish us to go farther…” and that “it is next to impossible to guard effectually an extended Frontier…”
The number of Americans thinking the Iraq invasion was a good thing dwindled from 75% in 2003 to 42% in a recent Gallup poll. RT asked some of the politicians behind the decision to intervene if ten years on they still think it was right thing to do…
Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq, the humanitarian situation in the country is bleak. Critics say the hugely unpopular occupation of Iraq, and the lack of accountability for the officials responsible, has irreparably damaged America’s image.
The FBI goes to disturbing lengths to set up potential terrorists, foils the plots they helped design, then takes the credit for the stopping them.
“In fact those bombs, set off yesterday in the name of the Taliban, were in the service of Americans to keep foreigners longer in Afghanistan.”