Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘War Crimes’

Omar Khadr Trial Begins This Week

Omar Khadr Trial Begins This Week

McClatchy’s Carol Rosenberg: Khadr claims confession result of gang rape threat as trial begins in Guantanamo. Tweet

Defiance In Isolation: The Last Stand Of Omar Khadr

Defiance In Isolation: The Last Stand Of Omar Khadr

In the last week, Omar Khadr, the only Western citizen still held in Guantánamo, has sacked his US lawyers and stated that he will boycott his forthcoming trial by Military Commission, scheduled to begin on August 10. He has also refused to have anything to do with a plea deal that was being negotiated between […]

Global War Racket Exposed: Trillions in Resources & Funding Our Enemies

Global War Racket Exposed: Trillions in Resources & Funding Our Enemies

Building on my Af-Pak War Racket report, a few recent news items help expose the true drivers of current wars around the world. #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: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.

Redundant UK Inquiry Re-Exposes Iraq War Lies Again

Redundant UK Inquiry Re-Exposes Iraq War Lies Again

Peter Dyer sums up well the sort of conclusions we can draw from the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s role as sidekick launcher of aggressive war on Iraq: “On March 18, 2003, on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, Elizabeth Wilmshurst resigned as Deputy Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the British equivalent of the U.S. State Department.

British Inquiry: Blair Conspired with Bush as Early as 2002 to Plot Iraq Invasion

British Inquiry: Blair Conspired with Bush as Early as 2002 to Plot Iraq Invasion

Most Americans are blissfully in the dark about it, but across the Atlantic in the UK, a commission reluctantly established by Prime Minister Gordon Brown under pressure from anti-war activists in Britain is beginning hearings into the actions and statements of British leaders that led to the country’s joining the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Republican Appointed Judges Cover-Up War Crimes

Republican Appointed Judges Cover-Up War Crimes

The federal Appeals Court decision to toss a lawsuit claiming contractors tortured detainees in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison is what you’d expect from a tyranny. The new ruling brushes off the charges by 212 Iraqis who said they or their late husbands were abused by U.S. personnel at Abu Ghraib. The suit charged private security […]

A Tale of Two Davids: The WPost’s Ignatius, Broder Compete For Biggest CIA Apologist

A Tale of Two Davids: The WPost’s Ignatius, Broder Compete For Biggest CIA Apologist

David Broder, the senior op-ed writer at the Washington Post, has joined his colleagues (Fred Hiatt, David Ignatius, and Richard Cohen) in condemning Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to name a special counsel to examine possible law-breaking by CIA interrogators. And like his colleagues, Broder has put forth a list of irrelevant reasons for turning […]

Top CIA Officials Ordered Detainee Tortured Even Though He Cooperated

Top CIA Officials Ordered Detainee Tortured Even Though He Cooperated

The CIA released a declassified version of a 2004 inspector general’s report that was sharply critical of the agency’s detention and torture program. The long-awaited report contains shocking details about the treatment of detainees and states in no uncertain terms that high-level CIA officials in Langley micromanaged the torture of detainees. The inspector general’s probe […]

CIA Director Panetta: CIA Report On Torture ‘Old Story,’ 9/11 Excuses Abuses

CIA Director Panetta: CIA Report On Torture ‘Old Story,’ 9/11 Excuses Abuses

CIA Director Leon Panetta has just shown himself to be an apologist of the highest order when it comes to torture-related crimes carried out by agency interrogators and contractors. Panetta issued a statement in advance of the release later Monday of a critical 2004 inspector general’s report on the agency’s torture program. Panetta says the […]

The Fifty Top U.S. War Criminals Who Need To Be Prosecuted

The Fifty Top U.S. War Criminals Who Need To Be Prosecuted

In hopes that it may be of some assistance to Eric Holder, John Conyers, Patrick Leahy, active citizens, foreign courts, the International Criminal Court, law firms preparing civil suits, and local or state prosecutors with decency and nerve is a list of 50 top living U.S. war criminals. These are men and women who helped to launch wars of aggression or who have been complicit in lesser war crimes. These are not the lowest-ranking employees or troops who managed to stray from official criminal policies. These are the makers of those policies.

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