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Posts Tagged ‘bush administration

Spanish judge reopens Guantanamo torture probe

January 17, 2012

A Spanish judge re-launched an investigation into the alleged torture of detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one day after a British authorities launched a probe into CIA renditions to Libya. The twin developments demonstrated that while the Obama administration has stuck to its promise not to investigate whether Bush […]

Increased number of contractors – heirs to the Blackwater mercenaries

December 23, 2010

The Obama administration is hiring military contractors at a rate that would make Bush blush. Both Afghnaistan and Iraq wars have been fought with the help of private military and intelligence contractors. But despite the troubles of Blackwater in particular – charges of corruption and killing of civilians—and continuing controversy over military outsourcing in general, […]

Why George W. Bush and cohorts should worry

November 12, 2010

In his memoir George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and international law. Where is the accountability for these crimes? Bush and other criminals will be brought to justice if the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) […]

Neocon take-over of National Public Radio

November 4, 2010

Once upon a time NPR (National Public Radio) was an alternative voice. That voice was discarded during the Bush administration when Republican fundraiser Gay Hart Gaines was appointed by George W. Bush as vice chair for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Cheryl Feldman Halpern was appointed chair of the Corporation by Dubya, and Elizabeth Sembler […]

Fulfilling Osama Bin Laden’s 9/11 Goals

September 11, 2010

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power. Those outcomes were only the bait; it would remain for the United States […]

Why does the U.S. refuse to probe Bush era torture?

August 20, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Canadian man who contends that U.S. authorities mistook him for an al Qaeda operative and shipped him to a secret prison in Syria, where he was beaten with electrical cables and held in a grave-like cell for 10 months. And this despite the fact […]

U.S. Masters of War No More

August 9, 2010

Once begun, wars devour everything, inflicting staggering material, psychological, and moral damage. Pain vastly exceeds gain. When fighting eventually stops, the victors are left not to celebrate but to mourn. The Western way of war has run its course. After 9/11, Washington’s efforts to transform (or “liberate”) the Greater Middle East kicked into high gear. […]

The U.S. funding enemies to maintain trillion dollar War Racket

June 21, 2010

The reasons behind the seeming addiction to U.S. wars is as easy to 1, 2, 3 … #1) Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: […]

Bush Torture Program included Human Experimentation

June 9, 2010

In a 27-page report, “Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Evidence of Experimentation in the ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation Program” (available here), the organization Physicians for Human Rights has brought into sharp focus the role played by US medical personnel in torture and human experimentation. As the introduction states, this is “the first report to reveal […]

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld knowingly sent innocents to Guantánamo

April 10, 2010

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to Guantánamo because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times. The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, […]