Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Afghanistan’

Death Penalty For Bradley Manning, The Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower?

Death Penalty For Bradley Manning, The Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower?

Alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been in US custody since last May, after he reportedly told a former hacker that he had passed thousands of classified US military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, had 22 new charges filed against him on Tuesday by the US Army, including a capital offense — […]

Jason Leopold: My Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

Jason Leopold: My Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

I’ve been struggling these past few weeks. I read a book written by a former Guantanamo detainee named David Hicks titled “Guantanamo: My Journey.” It’s a powerful and heartbreaking memoir and it made a profound impact on me emotionally. I interviewed Hicks after I read his book. We spoke about a half-dozen times over the past two months. This is the first interview he’s granted since he was released from the “least worst place” in 2007.

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Speaks To Jason Leopold About His Brutal Torture

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Speaks To Jason Leopold About His Brutal Torture

Editor’s Note: Click here to read Jason Leopold’s story on David Hicks and click here to read an excerpt from Hicks’ book, “Guantanamo: My Journey.” This report was originally published on Truthout.org David Hicks was one of the first “war on terror” detainees to be sent to Guantanamo the day the prison facility opened on […]

Iran’s Dangerous Role In The Afghan War

Iran’s Dangerous Role In The Afghan War

Just as troubling is the role of Pakistan in supporting extremism and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan by allowing them sanctuaries in its territory, the Islamic Republic of Iran plays a more serious and dangerous role in Afghanistan’s domestic affairs. This could eventually dictate the outcome of US engagement in Afghanistan to an invidious conclusion. Here is […]

People Joe Klein Thinks Are Stupid: Ed Schultz And YOU

People Joe Klein Thinks Are Stupid: Ed Schultz And YOU

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Torture Finally Cited On Last Day Of Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Hearing At Guantanamo

Torture Finally Cited On Last Day Of Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Hearing At Guantanamo

Everything about the last week’s events at Guantánamo has been deeply disturbing. On Monday, in defiance of international obligations requiring the rehabilitation of child prisoners, the US government — under President Obama — fulfilled the deepest wishes of the Bush administration, and persuaded Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was just 15 years old when […]

In Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Phase, US Introduces Islamophobic ‘Expert’ And Irrelevant Testimony

In Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Phase, US Introduces Islamophobic ‘Expert’ And Irrelevant Testimony

This has been a very poor week for American justice. On Monday, the Obama administration secured a plea deal in the trial by Military Commission of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, who was 15 years old when he was seized by US forces in July 2002. As a result, the United States has become the first […]

The Psychiatric Demonization Of Omar Khadr

The Psychiatric Demonization Of Omar Khadr

As the intense negotiations over a possible plea bargain for former child “soldier” Omar Khadr come to a head, “internationally acclaimed” forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner has given an exclusive interview to Steven Edwards of the Canadian National Post. Khadr, captured at age 15, has been imprisoned for eight years in U.S. custody, and tortured […]

What Are They Hiding? Obama Administration Defending Black Site Prison At Bagram Airbase

What Are They Hiding? Obama Administration Defending Black Site Prison At Bagram Airbase

A victory for the government in a federal court in New York City Monday marks another slide deeper into Dick Cheney’s “dark side” for the Obama Administration. In a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has been seeking to force the Pentagon to provide information about all captives it is holding at […]

The Covert Origins Of The Af-Pak War: The Road to World War III

The Covert Origins Of The Af-Pak War: The Road to World War III

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of David DeGraw’s new book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Read the introduction here. Part I can be read here. Part II can be read here. To purchase a copy of the book visit AmpedStatus.com I: The CIA, BCCI & The Origins of Al […]

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