Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘wikileaks’

With Osama bin Laden’s Death, The Time For US Vengeance Is Over

With Osama bin Laden’s Death, The Time For US Vengeance Is Over

Just four months before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the reported death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan ought to signal an end to the “War on Terror” declared by the Bush administration in the wake of the attacks — the “war” that led to “extraordinary rendition,” the establishment of secret American torture […]

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Fights Back Against US Government’s Lies

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Fights Back Against US Government’s Lies

The new release of Guantánamo documents from Wikileaks is a veritable Sargasso Sea of lies, half-truths, undigested intel, and tortured “evidence.” I do not cheer this particular release, as the energy it will take to set the record straight will be mammoth, and most of the detainees have no one in their corner to rescue […]

The Hidden Horrors of WikiLeaks’ Guantanamo Files

The Hidden Horrors of WikiLeaks’ Guantanamo Files

WikiLeaks’ latest revelations — secret military files on almost all of the 779 prisoners held in the US “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — are already causing a stir, and for good reason, as they resuscitate a story that appears to have been forgotten in the last few years: how, in their […]

Jason Leopold Discusses The WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files

Jason Leopold Discusses The WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files

WikiLeaks released hundreds of Guantanamo Files revealing details about the imprisonment if innocent children or elder people while releasing other detainees that had been designated “high risk.” Jason Leopold, the author and deputy managing editor of Truthout and editor-at-large for “The Public Record” says, the Bush administration operated outside the law. Guantanamo was often referred […]

Isolation: “The Ideal Way Of ‘Breaking Down’ A Prisoner” Like Bradley Manning

Isolation: “The Ideal Way Of ‘Breaking Down’ A Prisoner” Like Bradley Manning

The isolation and degradation of Bradley Manning by the Marine Corps penal authorities at the Quantico brig represents a significant acceleration of government torture policy, as it is meant, among other things, to further desensitize the U.S. population to the use of torture. Torture will be used on political dissidents in this country, that is […]

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 — […]

CIA “Ghost Prisoner” Abu Zubaydah Recognized As “Victim” In Polish Probe Of Secret Prison

CIA “Ghost Prisoner” Abu Zubaydah Recognized As “Victim” In Polish Probe Of Secret Prison

For those seeking accountability for the senior Bush administration officials and lawyers who established a global torture program in the “War on Terror,” involving extraordinary rendition and torture in a variety of secret prisons, the news that the Polish Prosecutor has today accepted the claims of Abu Zubaydah, a former CIA “ghost prisoner,” that he […]

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 […]

What About PFC. Bradley Manning?

What About PFC. Bradley Manning?

While Julian Assange, the head of Wikileaks, conducts international media interviews from a manor house in the English countryside, PFC. Bradley Manning, the soldier the military reportedly believes is responsible for providing Wikileaks’ information, languishes in solitary confinement in a Marine brig. Now, a group of respected professional psychologists has asked Defense Secretary Gates to […]

The Wrong Tree, The Wrong Time, The Wrong Dogs Barking

The Wrong Tree, The Wrong Time, The Wrong Dogs Barking

It is troubling to see that hysteria about WikiLeaks has overtaken both our executive and our legislative branches of  government, plus a portion of the gullible citizenry, sufficient that politicians are now opining at full voice, in paroxysms of ignorance and self-importance, shamelessly indulging in trying to prejudice our view of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Both the […]

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