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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 9:36am

Misusing a Counterterrorism Tool Again

The lack of any terrorism-related basis for keeping Cuba on the list that long is reflected in how the authors of the annual State Department report on terrorism strained each year to come up with rationales for keeping Cuba in the state sponsor section of the report.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2021 - 11:44pm



 R_P wrote:
 

Yeah, Iran loves Sunni terrorists
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Posted: Jan 12, 2021 - 9:49pm

Quick, we need some foreign terrorism...
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Posted: Dec 7, 2020 - 5:34am

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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 - 2:19pm

The Lapses That Let a Saudi Extremist Shoot Up a U.S. Navy Base
Breakdowns in vetting systems in the United States and Saudi Arabia occurred at virtually every step of the way. The Times examination, including a review of government records and interviews with more than two dozen current and former American officials and friends and relatives of Lieutenant Alshamrani, found that:
  • Saudi security services failed to detect early clues from Lieutenant Alshamrani’s online life that might have disqualified him from joining the military and prevented him from receiving clearance to apply for the American training program.
  • The American vetting system operated by the State Department and the Pentagon, with access to vast U.S. intelligence and law enforcement data, failed to spot a pattern of troubling social media activity that connected him with extremist ideology.
  • An insider threat program developed by the Pentagon after the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009 and the Washington Navy Yard in 2013 did not monitor his movements and actions once the lieutenant arrived in the United States — because officials had not extended it to cover military trainees from foreign countries.
  • Lieutenant Alshamrani was in contact with Al Qaeda beginning two years before coming to the United States for training, and remained so up until the night before the shooting.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 3:54pm

Architect of CIA’s Torture Program Testifies Just Yards From Accused 9/11 Plotter He Waterboarded
A psychologist who helped to design and execute the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” testified in open court for the first time on Tuesday in connection with the trial of five men accused of planning the 9/11 attacks.

“I suspected from the beginning that I would end up here,” James Mitchell told a Guantánamo Bay courtroom. Dressed in a charcoal suit and bright red tie, Mitchell stated that although he could have testified over a video link, he had chosen to come in person. “I did it for the victims and families,” he told James G. Connell III, an attorney for Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the accused plotters. “Not for you.”

He added: “You folks have been saying untrue and malicious things about me and Dr. (Bruce) Jessen for years.

Mitchell and his colleague Jessen were previously questioned in videotaped depositions in a civil case, but the proceedings underway at the military court complex in Guantánamo represent the first courtroom appearances by the two psychologists as witnesses. On Tuesday, the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, sat just yards from the men who waterboarded him 183 times in a CIA black site in Poland in March 2003. (...)

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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 - 6:45pm

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 R_P wrote:
While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group.

They aren’t coming home and the United States isn’t leaving the turbulent Middle East, according to current plans outlined by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper before he arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. The fight in Syria against IS, once spearheaded by American allied Syrian Kurds who have been cast aside by Trump, will be undertaken by U.S. forces, possibly from neighboring Iraq.

Esper did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he told reporters traveling with him that those details will be worked out over time.

Trump nonetheless tweeted: “USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!
 
But he defeated the Islamic State!  destroyed their Caliphate.

 
fyt.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 - 4:14pm



 R_P wrote:
While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group.

They aren’t coming home and the United States isn’t leaving the turbulent Middle East, according to current plans outlined by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper before he arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. The fight in Syria against IS, once spearheaded by American allied Syrian Kurds who have been cast aside by Trump, will be undertaken by U.S. forces, possibly from neighboring Iraq.

Esper did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he told reporters traveling with him that those details will be worked out over time.

Trump nonetheless tweeted: “USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!”

 
But he defeated the Islamic State!

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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 - 2:44pm

While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group.

They aren’t coming home and the United States isn’t leaving the turbulent Middle East, according to current plans outlined by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper before he arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. The fight in Syria against IS, once spearheaded by American allied Syrian Kurds who have been cast aside by Trump, will be undertaken by U.S. forces, possibly from neighboring Iraq.

Esper did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he told reporters traveling with him that those details will be worked out over time.

Trump nonetheless tweeted: “USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!”

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Posted: Oct 4, 2019 - 9:51am

A Picture (of a War Crime) Is Worth a Thousand Words
(...) Far too often, way more routinely than Americans are apt to remember, US aircraft have subsequently slaughtered civilians – thereby bolstering Taliban narratives and recruitment, and sowing distrust of the U.S.-backed Kabul regime. Nevertheless, you’d never know it back here in the safety of the homeland. These war crimes hardly crack mainstream media and the macabre photo evidence barely raises an American eyebrow. That’s apathy manifested as tragedy.

So consider this modest piece of mine, this brief history lesson and connection to contemporary US empire, a plea of sorts to the teachers of America. Want to be a true patriot, a forceful educator, and decent human being? Well, do your students a favor: post the photos of recent US military airstrikes upon civilians in Afghanistan – the war crimes of the 21st century – on your classroom walls. Du Bois, and Twain, would be proud…and that’s hardly bad intellectual company to keep…

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Posted: Oct 4, 2019 - 6:24am

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{#Neutral}   
if only congress knew about this maybe they could investigate...
 
{#Lol}{#Cry}
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Posted: Oct 4, 2019 - 5:53am

 R_P wrote: 

{#Neutral}   
if only congress knew about this maybe they could investigate...
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Posted: Oct 3, 2019 - 7:42pm

Civilian Deaths in U.S. Wars Are Skyrocketing Under Trump. It May Not Be Impeachable, but It’s a Crime

"You have to take out their families"
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Posted: Sep 19, 2019 - 6:59pm



 R_P wrote:
 
30:1

Terrific kill ratio!    Dead civilian to soldier ratio.  

Mission accomplished!  When it comes to slaughtering civilians, nobody does it quite like the USA.  Except, the Nazis would slaughter civilians when resistance forces sabotaged infrastructure or hurt soldiers.    Any similarity is pure coincidence.  

Besides the Americans do not understand mathematics so they always kill civilians by accident.    (I call it LOVE.)  

Now President Trump can stand up and say in a low, steady voice:  "See, the Taliban should not have disrespected us."

"Wait for it.  The Taliban will come crawling on their knees begging for peace now. You'll see."

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Posted: Sep 19, 2019 - 12:13pm

'Total Massacre' as U.S. Drone Strike Kills 30 Farmers in Afghanistan
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Posted: Apr 7, 2019 - 11:15am

I want there to be some accountability. I don’t want people just to look at the soldiers and Marines as hapless victims that were sent out there, and it was just the big politicians that are responsible. No. I think the soldiers are responsible, the politicians are responsible, but also the American people are complicit. Our tax money funded the war. It’s not just the soldiers and the politicians. It’s the everyday citizens. We’re all responsible because we didn’t really give a shit. We didn’t notice it. We didn’t pay attention.

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Posted: Apr 7, 2019 - 10:27am

still relevant?

you decide!


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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 - 3:58pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001, but we can't afford education, health care, etc. etc. etc.
 
Worse yet, once upon a time, spending well over 5% of GDP on military expenditures could be justified by the real existential threat posed by the industrially powerful Soviet Union and some communist ideologies.

Since the Soviet Union imploded, what is the purpose of the US military budget?   Provide support for the Israeli occupation and settlement of the West Bank?  Defend Israel's annexation of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights?  

To the extent Americans believe in a) using force and violence to procure land and resources and b) discriminating against peoples based on ethnicity, race or some other sectarian differences, then the money is well spent.

As long as most Americans support the Israeli nuclear weapons backed, affirmative action ethnic cleansing terrorist nation-building process then those expenditures can be easily justified even if some of us might find the resulting cost-benefit equation to be absolutely insane.  

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 - 3:46pm

We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001, but we can't afford education, health care, etc. etc. etc.
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