United States interrogators killed nearly four dozen detainees during or after their interrogations, according a report published by a human rights researcher based on a Human Rights First report and followup investigations.
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.
"With the end of the Cold War, almost twenty years ago, any spot on the earth that had escaped 500 years of European colonialism and its European and American neocolonialist successor is now fair game for the West's avarice and aggression. The bottom of the world is no exception."
Obama says he did not take any options off the table about Iran. Ahead of the Israeli premier's trip to Washington President Barack Obama says the US has not taken military action against Iran over its nuclear program off the table.
Lost in all the blather about Nancy Pelosi, the CIA, and torture is a stark fact generally ignored by the corporate media and the Sunday news show talking heads — not only did the United States torture, it murdered the tortured.
Pensioners, students and children are grabbed in streets and shopping malls. A wave of kidnappings across Venezuela is spreading fear and anger among communities who say that criminal gangs are out of control. Hundreds of men, women and children have been swept off the streets in broad daylight and held for ransom, forcing their families to sell homes and other assets to buy their freedom.
President Obama on Saturday reached into the Republican ranks for a key foreign policy position in his administration, tapping Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to be ambassador to China.
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