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Posts Tagged ‘Bush Administration’
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Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, airstrikes, Bush Administration, CIA, drones, extrajudicial assassination, Iraq War, ISAF, Jason Ditz, libertarian, NATO, Newspeak, NWFP, Obama Administration, Pakistan, War on Terror, Warfare and Conflict, Zardari
Die in a drone strike.
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F.B.I. raids over the weekend in Minneapolis and Chicago aimed to “quiet activists”.
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Weeks after Obama announced the end of combat operations in the Iraq War, ‘residual troops’ engaged in lethal combat reportedly for the second time over the weekend.
Tags: Af-Pak War, American Empire, Andrew Bacevich, Bush Administration, China, Clinton Administration, imperialism, Iraq War, NATO, Noam Chomsky, South Korea, US, war games, war spending
Noam Chomsky discusses U.S. political class ‘fears’ relating to China as an emerging superpower.
Tags: Barack Obama, Blackwater, Bush Administration, CNN, combat troops, corporatism, Dick Cheney, FAIR, FOX News, Halliburton, Iraq, Iraq War, Iraqi oil, Jeremy Scahill, media, mercenary firms, Michael Corcoran, Middle East, military industrial complex, MSNBC, New York Times, Newspeak, Obama Administration, oil, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, PSCs, Rachel Maddow, residual forces, War, War on Terror, Washington Post, Xe
Michael Corcoran: Just as the media lied to help us get into a war, they are now lying us out of one.
Tags: Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Bush Administration, Dick Cheney, Gulf War, Iran, Iran-Iraq War, Iraq War, Middle East, Newspeak, Operation Desert Storm, Osama bin Laden, Reagan Administration, Saddam Hussein, Shah of Iran
Jack Hunter, a.k.a. “The Southern Avenger”, notes that Dick Cheney was right about Iraq—in 1991 (5:24):
Tags: Afghanistan, AntiWar radio, Bagram Air Base, Bush Administration, Canada, child soldiers, criminal justice, Daphne Eviatar, Guantanamo Bay, human rights, international law, military commissions, Newspeak, Obama Administration, Omar Khadr, rendition, Scott Horton, torture, United States, United States armed forces, war crimes, War on Terror, Warfare and Conflict
Omar Khadr, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen was kidnapped by the military in Afghanistan after being shot to the infirmary at the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base, where he was tortured and threatened with rape before being transferred the prison at Guantánamo Bay—all when he was only 15—where he’s been held captive since. The ‘war crime’ was throwing a hand grenade at U.S. troops and allegedly killing one of them, though the cause of the soldier’s death is in question, the burden of proof cannot be met of who threw any grenades, throwing a grenade at a uniformed enemy is not a war crime and child soldiers are legally distinguished as victims.
At AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton, journalist, legal analyst and Human Right First senior associate in law and security Daphne Eviatar discussed the U.S. military commission to try Mr. Khadr for war crimes (25:55):
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Prof. Noam Chomsky discussed the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and Israel, how the mainstream media manufactures consent for it, how it relates to the manipulation of language regarding factions like Hamas and Hezbollah, the U.S.-Israel ‘preference for expansion over security’, and the history of U.S.-Israel active rejection of establishing the Middle East as a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone with Kathleen Wells at Race-Talk (38:19):
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The first military commission of a detainee renditioned to the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay under the Obama Administration opened Tuesday. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped eight years ago in Afghanistan at the age of 15 by the U.S. military, threatened with rape in detention at the U.S. air base at Bagram, transferred to Guantánamo where he was tortured until he confessed that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. Monday evening, Texas A&M at Qatar associate professor Todd Kent noted that it will likely not be a political issue for the Adminsitration because the mainstream media is downplaying it, though criminal justice is a large part of the president’s avatar, at Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story”—which focused on the coming so-called ‘trial’ (23:41):
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With 70,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, President Obama yesterday dropped his 2009 pledge to remove all combat troops before September, extending the target date 15 months, Gareth Porter reported today at Inter Press Services. The drawdown is intended by the Administration to leave 50,000 ‘residual troops’ indefinitely, but investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill notes the so-called “withdrawal” is a replacement of combat troops with ‘private’ mercenary firms. Earlier today, he spoke with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now! (11:48):
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Investigative journalist Andy Worthington dissects recently released documents shining more light on the Bush Administration’s dark rendition program and the complicity of collaborating governments in the mass-scale extrajudicial kidnapping program.