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Delusions and Genocide: A Reply to Diana Johnstone  22.5.2018
Consortium News published an article on May 4 by Diana Johnstone, in which she critiqued an article by Tony McKenna, who has asked for the right to reply. Editor’s Note: Consortium News published an article on May 4 by Diana…Read more →
Trump isn’t the first president to follow his gut into Mideast trouble 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Elevating ideology above messy political reality usually leads to disaster — it’s a lesson that countries like Iraq should have taught us.
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Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Sudan has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to complain about a TV series that portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.
Gina Haspel Confirmed As C.I.A Director 18.5.2018 Outside the Beltway
As expected, Gina Haspel was confirmed as C.I.A. Director yesterday despite her controversial record when it comes to torture.
Waterboard Weasel Hannity: Haspel ‘Did America A Great Service’ Torturing People 16.5.2018 Crooks Liars
Although Sean Hannity still hasn’t lived up to his 2009 promise to undergo waterboarding for charity, the coward thinks that doing so to others is part of what makes America great. Hannity endorsed the practice in two different segments on his May 10, 2018 show. First, in his opening monologue, he put forth the false claim that torture led to the capture of Osama bin Laden. Chickenhawk Hannity also praised chickenhawk Dick Cheney’s false suggestion that the alternative to torture is to beg for information. But someone who has actually served in the military, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, has said that beer and cigarettes are more effective than torture. That’s all bad enough. But the most reprehensible things about Hannity’s comments were the repeated suggestions that torture is patriotic and that those who oppose it are ...
Syrian forces battling Assad seek unity through the National Army 14.5.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the seven years he has fought to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, opposition forces Col. Haitham Afisi’s beard has turned white and his voice has become a deep rumble.

The tall, muscular colonel, however, remains familiar to many Syrians, and someone to admire for those who oppose the Assad...

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Family of suicide bombers kills at least 7 in Indonesia church attacks 13.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Four children, one as young as 9, were among the family of six suicide bombers targeting churches in Indonesia's second-largest city.
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13 killed as Islamic State-inspired family of six attacks three Indonesian churches 13.5.2018 Hindu: International
Parents and four children as young as nine were involved the attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city; Islamic State claims responsibility.
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Trump’s Iran Debacle: What Will Germany and Russia Do? 11.5.2018
It falls to Germany to save the Iran nuclear deal and try to prevent a devastating new Middle East War, argues Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare  Special to Consortium News In the wake of Donald Trump’s thoroughly unsurprising decision to…Read more →
No, the war in Afghanistan isn’t a hopeless stalemate 11.5.2018 The Moderate Voice

Afghan Northern Alliance fighters in 2001. Almost two decades later, the war continues. AP Photo/David Guttenfelder Robert M. Cassidy, Wesleyan University The war in Afghanistan has become so protracted that it warrants the epithet the “Groundhog Day War.” Fighting has gone on for nearly 17 years, with U.S. troops in Afghanistan seven years longer than […]

The post No, the war in Afghanistan isn’t a hopeless stalemate appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Haspel Faces Questions About Torture, But Her Confirmation Seems Assured 10.5.2018 Outside the Beltway
Gina Haspel faced some tough questions from Democrats regarding her role in the C.I.A.'s post-9/11 torture programs, but she's likely to be confirmed anyway.
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Italy police break up suspected terrorism financing ring 10.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Italian anti-terrorism police said on Thursday that they had dismantled a network of Syrians and Moroccans suspected of funnelling money to support
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Indonesia police say hostage crisis at high-security jail over 10.5.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Gina Haspel will face a tough Senate confirmation hearing to run the CIA 9.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

After a life in the shadows, Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to run the CIA, will face the bright lights of a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that is expected to hinge on questions about her role in post-Sept. 11 interrogations with waterboarding and other abuses.

Haspel, who spent...

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Torture is Not Only Immoral, but a Tool for War 9.5.2018
When the Senate Intelligence Committee begins questioning CIA director-nominee Gina Haspel on Wednesday they should ask these questions, especially whether torture was used to build a rationale for war, argues Sam Husseini. By Sam Husseini Gina Haspel’s nomination to be…Read more →
‘When personal data is used for political messaging, are we happy with the rules?’ 8.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The European Union Security Commissioner on the threats from extremist forces and cyber-enabled activity
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On Gina Haspel and Trump's apparent ambitions to become torturer-in-chief 8.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to direct the Central Intelligence Agency, ran one of the agency’s infamous “black sites” in Thailand, where at least one suspected terrorist was waterboarded during her watch. She also drafted the order to destroy more than 90 video recordings of interrogation...

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Islamist terrorism wanes in Pakistan, but religious fervor threatens national unity 8.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A cabinet minister was shot and wounded Sunday by a member of a fast-rising Muslim group.
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On Eve Of Confirmation Hearing, Haspel Suggested Withdrawing CIA Nomination 7.5.2018 Outside the Beltway
With the start of her confirmation hearings just days away, Gina Haspel's nomination to be C.I.A. Director is by no means secure.
Pakistani militants have created their own political party. Can it actually win votes? 7.5.2018 Washington Post
Pakistani militants have created their own political party. Can it actually win votes?
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