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?


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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