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TRUMP AND HIS OBSCENE WAR MACHINE

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/news-comment/2458-trump-and-his-obsc...

"The ‘military industrial complex’ has metastasized into each section of the US government, into each Congressional district. It is like Stage 4 cancer – rigid to the bones of American institutions. The obscenity of it cannot be questioned because of the fog of patriotism."

OBAMA'S COVERT WAR IN NUMBERS - 10 times more strikes than Bush

OBAMA'S COVERT WAR IN NUMBERS - 10 times more strikes than Bush

ED HORGAN'S LETTER IN IRISH TIMES RE PEACE AWARD FOR US SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY

WikiLeaks Cables Shed Light On US Foreign Policy

WikiLeaks Cables Shed Light On US Foreign Policy

Documents show Washington backing of regime change is a major problem. The cables also show how Honduras, under the government of President Manuel Zelaya, became an enemy state for becoming too friendly with other left governments.

By Mark Weisbrot

Welcomed release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo

 

Reprieve welcomes release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo 

Commenting, Clive Stafford Smith, Shaker Aamer's lawyer, said:

"This is great news, albeit about 13 years too late. But they only just gave notice to congress, so that means that without robust intervention Shaker and his family have to wait until October 25th at the earliest for their reunion. The UK must demand of President Obama that he should be on a plane tomorrow, so that Shaker’s family do not have to endure more of the agony of waiting, uncertain every time a phone rings.

British politicians may bombasticate about our 'robust and effective systems to deal with suspected terrorists’ but Shaker is not and never has been a terrorist, and has been cleared by the Americans themselves for 8 years. I hope the authorities will understand that he has been tortured and abused for more than a decade, and what he wants most is to be left alone with his family to start rebuilding his life."
 
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