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Obama condones CIA torture techniques

Blog, Politics, USA

April 17, 2009

US President Barack Obama has said that CIA agents who used harsh interrogation techniques on terror suspects will not be prosecuted:   “The four secret memos detail the legal justification for the Bush-era CIA interrogation programme, whose methods critics say amounted to torture.   Mr Obama gave an...

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Pakistani base used for US drone attacks

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 15, 2009

The following article, by Anwar Iqbal, was published in the Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English Newspaper:   “WASHINGTON: Drones that attack suspected terrorist targets inside Pakistan actually take off from the Pakistani soil, a senior US lawmaker said at a congressional hearing which also heard...

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Myth: Obama’s “radical changes”

Blog, Politics, USA

February 7, 2009

John Pilger’s latest article in the New Statesman takes a look at the myths surrounding the new Obama administration. How “shutting down the CIA’s secret prison network” really just means outsourcing torture.  Change? What change. “…What the childish fawning over Obama...

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