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If half the people are this fucking immoral: Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, polling data released Monday showed. About 30% said they believed the tactics were unjustified, and the remaining 20% said […]

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Hostage taking in Sydney

Not a whole lot you can do to prevent individual acts like this: SYDNEY — A gunmen took dozens of patrons hostage at a busy Sydney café on Monday morning, using some of the captives as human shields and forcing others to hold a black flag with white Arabic writing against the window. The drama […]

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So you have to figure we have a one out of four chance at guessing, right? WASHINGTON — For several months before the Senate Intelligence Committeereleased a summary of its controversial report on the CIA’s torture program on Tuesday, Senate Democrats were locked in a well-publicized battle with the executive branch over whether to redact […]

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What do you expect her to say? She was Bush’s press secretary, she’s a true believer. She LOVES torture! Bookmark It

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Oh sure, we all remember this. I think that’s why I got wiretapped by the Bushies — I was interviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer right before the war started, and I called Bush et al “war criminals”. I know that doesn’t sound so unusual now, but most people were cowed into silence and saying things […]

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As is often the case with these stories, we don’t really know what happened. At the moment, it sounds like there were three separate shootings that appear to be coordinated, according to Twitter accounts. I’m sure we’ll figure out a way to amp up those terror alerts! Via CNN: There were two soldiers standing guard […]

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Gary Webb was right. In an interview with The Huffington Post, former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Juarez, who served with the department from 1976 to 1991 and was later convicted along with several other deputies in 1992 during a federal investigation of sheriff officers stealing seized drug money, described a drug war culture that […]

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Coleen Rowley: Why do Americans hate beheadings but love drone killings? What accounts for our irrational response to these two very different forms of illegal execution, one very profitable and high-tech, usually resulting in many collateral deaths and injuries, and the other very low-tech, but provoking fear and righteous condemnation from the citizens whose country […]

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