The Justice Department is playing hardball against the ACLU’s efforts to block an executive order to assassinate an American citizen charged with no crime.
Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’
Tags: ACL, al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Charlie Savage, civil liberties, constitutional rights, counterterrorism, CT, Eric Holder, extrajudicial assassination, Glenn Greenwald, Jason Ditz, libertarian, Obama, Obama Administration, Obamaphilia, terrorism
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Tags: al-Quds, Arab nationalism, Black September, Bush Administration, Christian Zionism, Cuba, democracy, Democrats, Diego Garcia, East Jerusalem, electoral politics, Gaza, GOP, Guatemala, Hamas, Hezbollah, India, international law, Iran, Iran-Iraq War, Iraq, Israel, Israel lobby, Jordan, journalism, Kathleen Wells, Latin America, Lebanon, media, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, neoconservatism, Newspeak, Nixon Doctrine, NPT, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, NWFZs, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Palestine-Israel, Palestinians, Reagan Administration, Republicans, Saddam Hussein, Saudi Arabia, settlement expansion, Shah of Iran, Syria, terrorism, UK, US, Wall Street Journal, War on Terror, West Bank, Zionism
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):
Tags: Abdu Ali Sharqawi, Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi, Abu Dhabi, Abu Zubaydah, Ahmed Khalfan, al-Qaeda, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Andy Worthington, Bagram Air Base, black sites, Bush Administration, CIA, Council of Europe, Dick Marty, Diego Garcia, Dubai, Egypt, Guantanamo Bay, Hassan Ghul Ghailani, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, high value detainees, Human Rights Watch, HVDs, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, Indonesia, Jay Bybee, John Yoo, Jordan, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Leszek Miller, lithuania, Mauritania, Mohamed Omar Abdel-Rahman, Morocco, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Pakistan, Poland, rendition, Romania, Salah Nasser Salim Ali, Sharqwi Abdu Ali al-Hajj, Stare Kiejkuty, Stephen Grey, Syria, terrorism, torture, UAE, UN, Waleed bin Attash, War on Terror
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.
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Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan Taliban, Afghanistan, Afghanistan motherlode, Afghanistan War Logs, Ahmed Shah Massoud, airstrikes, al-Qaeda, Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Asif Ali Zardari, Babrak Kamul, China, CIA, COIN, Cold War, counterinsurgency, democracy, drones, Durand Line, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Hafizullah Amin, Hamid Gul, Hamid Karzani, Haqqani Network, history, Husain Haqqani, India, ISI, Islamic terrorism, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Kashmir, Leonid Brezhnev, Mullah Omar, North Waziristan, NY Times, Obama Administration, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Pashtuns, Predator drones, Quetta Shura, realpolitik, Robert Gates, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Sistan-Baluchistan, Soviets, Taliban, terrorism, TTP, Wikileaks, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Zbigniew Brzezinski
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, the husband-wife couple behind Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story (2009) and Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (2010), recently discussed the C.I.A connections with Afghan militant networks through Pakistani intelligence agencies with Paul Jay at The Real News Network.
Part One – WikiLeaks—The Pakistan Connection (13:15):
Tags: American exceptionalism, blowback, Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, Dana Priest, Deborah Solomon, Democrats, Geneva Conventions, George Schultz, Glenn Greenwald, human rights, Iraq War, Manicheanism, MI5, Michael Mukasey, realpolitik, Stephen Walt, terrorism, think tanks, Top Secret America, US, War on Terror, Washington Post, William Arkin
Stephen Walt dissects a Manichean War Party meme used to brainwash and pacify the population of the West, to which Glenn Greenwald recently pointed elsewhere to show the propagandists’ play on words.
Tags: AFRICOM, Ahmed Hassan, Al Shabaab, AMISOM, anarchism, anarchy, AQN ExOrd, Awil Salah Osman, Bush Administration, CENTCOM, child soldiers, CIA, civilian casualties, Clinton Administration, covert operations, Defense Department, Donald Rumsfeld, Ethiopia, failed state, failed states index, Fareed Zakaria, fascism, Greg Jaffe, Horn of Africa, human rights, humanitarian aid, humanitarian crisis, Jeffrey Gettleman, Jeremy Scahill, Kampala, Karen DeYoung, Lord’s Resistance Army, Mark Fineman, military welfare, Mogadishu, Mohamed Abdi Godane, Mohamed Siad Barre, Newspeak, oil, Paul Wolfowitz, Pentagon, SOF, Somalia, Special Ops, Stefan Molyneux, Stephen Cambone, Suzanne Goldberg, terrorism, Uganda, UN, UN Security Council, UNSC, USAID, War, War on Terror, Xan Rice
Highlighting U.S. intervention in the further destruction of Somalia and as Ugandans mourn a terrorist attack from Somali militants and Fareed Zakaria noting the non-threat of ‘failed states’ and the imminent blowback induced by the failed missions of nation building.
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Tags: 9/11, Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, COIN, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, David Petraeus, Gary Faulkner, George Will, Jack Hunter, libertarian, Newspeak, Obama Administration, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Stanley McChrystal, terrorism, The Southern Avenger, US, War, War on Terror
Jack Hunter’s recent article at The American Conservative compares Gary “The Bin Laden Hunter” Faulkner’s loony mission with much loonier one of the Obama Administration (5:24):
Tags: Afghanistan, Alexander Cockburn, ANA, Andy Worthington, Anthony Fenton, ASF, Behzad Yaghmaian, Blackwater, BP, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Chicago Police, China, CIA, David Petraeus, Dennis Kucinich, espionage, France, G20, Germany, Glenn Greenwald, Guantanamo Bay, Gulf oil spill, Hezbollah, Hizbollah, IMF, India, Iran, Israel, Jon Burge, journalism, Lara Logan, Leon Panetta, Manuel Noriega, media, Michael Hastings, Middle East, military industrial complex, Mississippi, Noah Shachtman, NYPD, Palestinians, Panama, Pierre Nkurunziza, police brutality, propaganda, renminbi, Right to Information Act, Russia, SCOTUS, Spencer Ackerman, Stanley McChrystal, Syria, Taiwan, terrorism, torture, Turkey, USS Harry Truman, Xe
Tags: ACLU, Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, Africa, airstrikes, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Anwar al-Awlaki, Bush Administration, Central Asia, CIA, civil liberties, Colombia, counterterrorism, Democrats, DHS, drones, due process, Eli Lake, extrajudicial assassinations, fascism, Glenn Greenwald, Homeland Security, human rights, international law, Jason Ditz, John Brennan, JSOC, law, liberals, libertarian, liberty, Middle East, Newspeak, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Philippines, progressives, Somalia, terrorism, US, War, War on Terror, Yemen