How to Leave Guantánamo: By Means of a Plea Deal or In A Coffin by Andy Worthington, March 2, 2012 Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, February 29, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three [...]
Taliban peace talks ‘at risk’ as Obama stalls on Guantánamo Europeans fear US failing to appreciate ‘game-changing’ offer could prompt Afghan ceasefire ‘as early as 2012′
Ex-Taliban militants surrender under a US-backed Afghan amnesty in Herat. Peace moves with the Taliban appear to have stalled over the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA You may wonder just how obvious it has become that Guantanamo is set to be the place where those against the idea of endless war to support [...]
Photo: Joint Task Force Guantanamo Unexpected Road Block to Afghanistan Peace: Gitmo By Spencer Ackerman Email Author Photo: Joint Task Force Guantanamo Negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban after 10 years of war in Afghanistan is hard enough. But the stalemated politics of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility risk effectively killing the negotiations before they [...]
The shame of Guantanamo Bay All branches of the US government must act to end one of the most shameful episodes in American history.
Only 6 Guantanamo prisoners have been tried before a military commission [ACLU] New York, New York - This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the first prisoner arriving at Guantanamo Bay, making it the longest-standing war prison in US history. Guantanamo has been a catastrophic failure on every front. It has long been past the time [...]
Kuwaiti families in legal limbo at Guantanamo Fatimah Al Kandari wants to know what her son has been charged with and why has he not had a trial.
Of the 171 detainees remaining in the controversial prison, 89 are said to have been cleared for release [GALLO/GETTY] Fatimah Al Kandari has not seen her son Fayiz Al Kandari in more than 10 years, but her thoughts are possessed by him. She sees Fayiz in every face. She thinks she hears him at times speaking [...]
Justice at Guantanamo? Trials for Guantanamo detainees will be meaningless if the accused can be jailed regardless of the verdict.
More than 170 prisoners remain at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, opened shortly after 9/11 [GALLO/GETTY] With their client facing trial in a military commission for his role in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri have demanded the government answer this basic question: If al-Nashiri is acquitted, will he be released? Although [...]
“This is the war that has marked our generation,” the commander of the Guantanamo Base said as he spoke to dozens of soldiers ahead of a commemorative run to honour military members killed in the past 10 years since 9/11. Some soldiers had pictures of the victims taped to their running shirts. The [...]
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Ceci n’est pas une guerre Chase Madar 24 June 2011 Tags: law | libya If anyone should have been able to put human rights at the centre of US foreign policy, it was Harold Hongju Koh. The dean of Yale Law School and a prominent critic of Bush-Cheney lawlessness, his reputation was clinched by a chorus of [...]
What a surprise . Obama says he would repeat the assassination that he hopes will get him re-elected.
Barack Obama says he would repeat Pakistan raid Barack Obama says he respects Pakistani sovereignty but would go after another ‘very high-value target’ if found to be there Share98 Press Association guardian.co.uk, Sunday 22 May 2011 10.03 BST Article history Andrew Marr interviewed Barack Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Photograph: [...]
60 More Days in Libya: Obama Does Bush Lawyers Proud By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/node/57853 Now we know why Obama has gone to such outrageous lengths to keep Bush’s lawyers out of prison, claiming powers of secrecy and immunity beyond Cheney’s wildest dreams and pressuring foreign nations to clamp down on any outbreaks of law [...]
This is an article from Der Spiegel about the Bin Laden assassination. After all the rumour and innuendo dies down what we can expect is that the US will continue to lie about what really happened for what can only be reasons of world domination. However, by simply going into a foreign country and assassinating someone like Israel their close cohorts [...]
This is part one of a story about the US and war. It forms part of Volume 1 of the autobiography of Mark Twain It makes interesting reading, George Ikners ikners.com Click to Print This Page [page 403]Monday, March 12, 1906 Mr. Clemens comments on the killing of six hundred Moros—Men, women and children—In a [...]
Have knees will crawl the US and Mining magnates a specialty If you believe the official line the US did not see 911 coming and somehow have managed to blunder their way along playing the good guys against the forces of darkness. Yet they would have everyone believe their CIA possesses intelligence beyond the [...]
A dubious immortality. People will never forget you when they hate you so much. The Tony Blair crimes we will always remember. Here in Australia we fell for the lot and became partners in the criminal enterprise
Defense Intelligence Staff chief blows British cover for Iraq War Submitted by NicolasDavies on Fri, 2011-05-13 01:13 Iraq Paul Pillar, a senior CIA analyst who worked on the 25-page “summary of intelligence” presented to Congress in 2002, later told PBS, “The purpose was to strengthen the case for going to war…I regret having had a [...]
Kill the Men, Take the Thumb Drives Was the Bin Laden raid a manhunt or an intelligence grab? By William SaletanPosted Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 8:46 AM ET How important was intelligence-gathering to the Bin Laden raid?One after another, elements of the U.S. account of Osama Bin Laden‘s death have unraveled. First it was [...]
Afghanistan: war without end? The Guardian Obama promised no open-ended occupation – and to draw down forces from July. A 2.5% cut is hardly an encouraging start David Swanson guardian.co.uk, Thursday 12 May 2011 19.31 BST General David Petraeus, commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, greets US defence secretary Robert Gates upon his [...]
THE NEW YORKER ONLINE ONLY NEWS DESK Notes on Washington and the world by the staff of The New Yorker. « The Sounds of 9/11 Main What a Week: Mostly Osama, and Some Other Stuff » MAY 5, 2011 PRAGMATIC TORTURE Posted by David K. Shipler Advocates of torture who enjoy tormenting the rest of us with [...]
After bin Laden Hit, U.S. Aides Raise Dubious Hopes for Peace by Gareth Porter, May 09, 2011 Email This | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Barack Obama and top administration officials have taken advantage of the killing of Osama bin Laden to establish a new narrative suggesting the event will pave the way for negotiations [...]
Tomgram: Andy Kroll, Welcome to the McJobs Recovery Posted by Andy Kroll at 5:50pm, May 8, 2011. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: For those of you who created a wavelet of contributions in response to our offer on Tuesday of a personalized, signed copy of Adam Hochschild’s remarkable new history of World War I, To End All Wars: [...]
This not a cheap ticket. It costs an enormous amount. Death and destruction on a wide scale mixed with a specific target does not come cheap. Particularly if you are in the rifle sights or too close to the bomb crater. George Ikners ikners.com a WordPress site Opening photo is of Paul Pillar Bin Ladin‘s [...]
US General: Slow Transition Out of Afghanistan Insists Forces Already ‘Significantly’ Thinned Out by Jason Ditz, April 28, 2011 Email This | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Major General Richard Mills cautioned against expecting any major withdrawals from Afghanistan, insisting that any moves would be a “slow transition” and that [...]
Guantanamo also used for minors. The war on terror knows no bounds when it is the real terrorist conducting the war
Leaked Files Detail Gitmo’s History of Child Prisoners Over 60 Detainees Were Under 18 When Captured by Jason Ditz, April 28, 2011 Email This | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Guantanamo Bay’s detention center hasn’t just been home to aging militants, like 89 year old Mohammed Sadiq, who was described in his 2002 assessment as suffering [...]