9 February 2010

US soldier “waterboarded” 4-year-old-daugher

…for not reciting the alphabet.

[via:Jason Calacanis]

30 October 2009

NY Times: Drug Trading Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.

“Ahmed Wali Karzai […] a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years […] The C.I.A.’s practices also suggest that the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban.”

[via:No Agenda]

5 September 2009

Using religion as a justification for torture?

[via:Charris]

18 August 2008

Britain’s spy service seeking to hire gays

“After shunning them for decades over worries of blackmail, MI5 is now asking gay and lesbian people to consider a career as a spy, promising the chance to fight terrorists, protect their country — and earn a decent salary, plus benefits.”

Sexual acts between two adult males, with no other people present, were made legal in England and Wales in 1967.

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