general told Iraq WMD search team to torture
It’s one thing if, as former Vice President Dick Cheney keeps
saying, the United States brutally interrogated people to keep our kids
safe from another strike by Osama bin Laden. If folks got tortured to
provide a rationale for going to war with Iraq, though, that’s
a whole different story.
swine flu report is ‘gross underestimate’
The Center for Disease Control’s official report of 4,714 cases
of confirmed or probable swine flu could be underestimating the impact
of the disease by around 45,000 cases, according to the deputy director
of the CDC’s influenza division.
drone attack kills more Pakistanis
At least 15 Pakistani people have been killed as a US drone fired missiles
into alleged al-Qaeda and Taliban targets in near Pakistan-Afghanistan
renegade unit blamed for Afghan deaths
Special Forces group implicated in three incidents that claimed the
lives of hundreds of innocent civilians / MarSOC was set up by former
defence secretary despite opposition from within the Marine Corps.
contractors investigated for shooting
Four U.S. contractors affiliated with the company formerly known as
Blackwater Worldwide fired on an approaching civilian vehicle in Kabul
earlier this month, wounding at least two Afghan civilians, according
to the company and the U.S. military.
meetings remain a mystery The Bilderberg group is currently holding its 57th annual
conference at a hotel outside Athens, Greece. And while the list
of the some 120 influential people is highly protected, Internet
bloggers contend this year’s attendees include Treasury Secretary
Timothy Geithner, who supposedly will be “taking orders from
the Global Elite,” according to one Web site.
says Iran war not off the table
President Barack Obama says the US has not taken military action
against Iran over its nuclear program off the table ahead of the
Israeli premier’s trip to Washington.
Picks Up Where Bush Left Off: From My Lai to Bala Baluk
Barack Obama is aggressively stepping up the war in Afghanistan.
He’s intensified the cross-border bombing of Pakistan and
he is doubling the number of U.S. troops to 68,000 by 2010. He’s
also a strong proponent of pilotless drones even though hundreds
of civilians have been killed in bombing raid blunders.
Chief Rebuts Pelosi’s Charges
CIA Director Leon Panetta yesterday rejected House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi’s charge that the agency misled her about its use of
coercive interrogation methods, escalating a controversy that has
dogged the speaker for weeks and intensifying a debate over Bush
administration policies that the Obama administration has tried