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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

Heroes and villains

All I know is, we send people to war and they come back broken. Bookmark It

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Auschwitz

I don’t even know what to say about these anniversary observances. I mean, the people who were the victims are now the perpetrators. Hooray? Bookmark It

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The kill team

Since so many people are successfully selling us on the hagiography that is “American Sniper,” I thought I’d remind you of this film that came out last July: “Kill Team”. It was on PBS’ Independent Lens last night: Kill Team is not just a video game anymore, not just the inevitable pairing of two of […]

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Oh look

Mass graves of Palestinians discovered in Jaffa from the 1947 Israeli-Arab war. We now have proof that their promise to destroy Palestinians wasn’t just rhetorical. Bookmark It

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Why not Bush?

Seems to me they’re missing a rather prominent player: In a Monday editorial titled “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses,” The New York Times called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush administration officials for actions they took to counter terrorism and root […]

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Holy torture

Conservative Christians are invoking their God-given right to support torture. Somehow, this does not surprise me. After all, conservatives are people who like to ignore the transcendental and instead refer to the Bible as a cosmic penal code. The Catholic Church has an unfortunate history in these matters (as do the Protestants) but I don’t […]

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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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Jake Tapper shows occasional signs of actually doing his job: Former CIA director Michael Hayden on Thursday defended the agency’s use of rectal rehydration, calling it a “medical procedure.” The back and forth with CNN’s Jake Tapper was in reference to the Senate’s report released this week that describes interrogation techniques the CIA employed in […]

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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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They need to go to jail

I don’t quote him often, but when I do, it’s a doozy. Andrew Sullivan: This is evidence that Obama’s weakness and vacillation on the question of torture has done great damage. Hayden is using the Obama DOJ’s own white-washing report to minimize the war crimes in the Senate report. One of the ironies in this, […]

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