Category Archives: Guantanamo Bay

Hersh’s Bin Laden Story Revisited

Veteran journalist and historian Gareth Porter recently published an article at Truth-Out.org disputing one key element in Seymour Hersh’s recent bombshell story on the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. According to Porter, bin Laden … Continue reading

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US to its Humans Rights Violations Victims: “Shut up and take what you’re given!”

by Joe Scarry Cliff Sloan I just got done watching the News Hour segment on the December releases of 9 detainees from Guantanamo, and I came away with the nagging feeling that I’ve heard this before. The very presentable, placid, diplomatic, earnest … Continue reading

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Too Much State Power? (Asymmetric Warfare and Asymmetric Policing)

by Joe Scarry It may seem strange to suggest, on the day that our dysfunctional government has been put back to work after weeks of deadlock by our dysfunctional Congress, that what we’re confronting is too much state power. But … Continue reading

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A Billion Here, A Billion There …

… and, as Everett Dirksen would say, “pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” At a certain point, more money also just tends to perpetuate the habits (good or bad) and the consequences (intended or not) associated with the previous expenditures. … Continue reading

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“Never Forget” Means Endless War

Allow me to ask a question: “How long will the attacks on September 11, 2001 be used as an excuse for murder and the repression of rights?” Many people will think such a question is rhetorical and will answer with … Continue reading

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