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Gilani: U.S. Drones Attacks “Counter-Productive”

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23 May 09 | PTV

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says attacks by U.S. drones on Pakistani territory were “counter-productive” because they undermined Islamabad.

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24 May 2009 at 12:09 pm

Did White House OK Earliest Detainee Abuse?

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by Ari Shapiro

20 May 09 | NPR

It is clear that increasingly abusive interrogation techniques were used on Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee, in the months between his capture and the first Justice Department memo authorizing harsh interrogations. But the legal guidance that authorized those early interrogations remains shrouded in secrecy. Read the rest of this entry »

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21 May 2009 at 8:57 pm

Unexceptional Americans: Why We Can’t See the Trees or the Forest

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by Noam Chomsky

20 May 09 | LAW

The Torture Memos and Historical Amnesia

The torture memos released by the White House elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable. The surprise, less so. Read the rest of this entry »

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20 May 2009 at 6:51 pm

CIA Chief: Torture Debate in a ‘Nation at War’ a Distraction

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19 May 09 | LAT

Speaking at the Pacific Council on International Policy, Panetta calls on lawmakers not to be distracted by the debate over Nancy Pelosi and waterboarding. ‘We are a nation at war,’ he says. Read the rest of this entry »

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19 May 2009 at 6:42 pm

Death From Above, Outrage Down Below

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by David Kilcullen and Andrew McDonald Exum

17 May 09 | NYT

It would be in our best interests, and those of the Pakistani people, to declare a moratorium on drone strikes into Pakistan.

Imagine, for example, that burglars move into a neighborhood. If the police were to start blowing up people’s houses from the air, would this convince homeowners to rise up against the burglars? Wouldn’t it be more likely to turn the whole population against the police? And if their neighbors wanted to turn the burglars in, how would they do that, exactly? Yet this is the same basic logic underlying the drone war.

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17 May 2009 at 5:49 pm

Israel Vows Not to Surprise U.S. With Strike on Iran

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14 May 09 | Ha’ aretz and PTV

Israel has acceded to American demands by pledging to coordinate its moves on Iran with Washington and not surprise the United States with military action. Read the rest of this entry »

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14 May 2009 at 8:28 pm

Rights Groups Slam President ‘Torturer Supporter’; U.N. Tells Obama to Stop Abuse

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13-14 May 09 | PTV, RT and LAT

Human rights groups have slammed President Barack Obama for opposing the release of photos showing the abuse of detainees by U.S. troops.

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