Archive for ‘August, 2013’

Here’s What The White House’s “Secret” Plan To Close Guantanamo Looks Like

Here’s What The White House’s “Secret” Plan To Close Guantanamo Looks Like

Last month, hours before a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on shuttering the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the White House circulated a two-page document to Congress that contained the administration’s plans for closing the prison. One reason the White House drafted the document, sources tell me, was to beat back criticism from some members of […]

Reflections On Pope John Paul II, Thomas More, And Sainthood

Reflections On Pope John Paul II, Thomas More, And Sainthood

On July 5, 2013, newly-elected Pope Francis announced that Pope John Paul II, who became pope in 1978 and died in 2005, will be declared a Catholic saint, only eight years after his death. This prompted me to consider the process of canonization and the concept of sainthood more closely.

Justice Department: FBI Has Started To Process Michael Hastings Documents

Justice Department: FBI Has Started To Process Michael Hastings Documents

Crossposted from Freedom of Press Foundation The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicated that the FBI has likely located responsive records pertaining to investigative journalist Michael Hastings, who died in a tragic car accident in Los Angeles in June, and the agency expects to finish processing the records in about three weeks. DOJ revealed the […]

Japanese WWII Torture Document Eerily Reminiscent Of US Torture Program

Japanese WWII Torture Document Eerily Reminiscent Of US Torture Program

The following is taken from a 63 year old book published in the early days of the Cold War. Titled Materials on the Trial of Former Serviceman of the Japanese Army Charged with Manufacturing and Employing Bacteriological Weapons (Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1950), the book contains trial summaries and testimony from the Khabarovsk war crimes trial […]

Will Guantanamo Warden’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack The Prison?

Will Guantanamo Warden’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack The Prison?

Jason Leopold, who has been filing requests for government documents like there is no tomorrow, apparently caught Department of Defense censors with their pants down. The result is a rare look into the kind of political shenanigans DoD uses to justify its policies at Guantanamo. Leopold had requested a copy of the declaration by JTF-GTMO […]

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