War Crimes Suit Filed in Germany Charges Rumsfeld and Tenet

It’s a war crimes trifecta today – here’s part 2: In a historic effort to hold high-ranking U.S. officials accountable for brutal acts of torture including the widely publicized abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib, on Tuesday November 30, 2004, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and four Iraqi citizens filed a criminal complaint with […]

Red Cross Reports Detainee Abuse in Guantanamo

Never underestimate the complicity of academics and physicians in state-sponsored pain: The team of humanitarian workers, which included experienced medical personnel, also asserted that some doctors and other medical workers at Guantánamo were participating in planning for interrogations, in what the report called “a flagrant violation of medical ethics.”

Xy McX

Your assignment for this week is to use an expression of the structure: (x + “y”) + (“Mc” + x). as in: Trolly McTroll (just used on The Daily Show) Snarky McSnark (seen on Metafilter) Shiney McShine (Simpsons) You can also add an ‘-a-lot’ suffix to the first word as in: Snarky McSnark-a-lot A third […]

Why the Ukraine Election Was Stolen

From Post Modern Clog: You have to understand the situation in Ukraine. The country is run by a series of oligarchic clans that actually found their beginnings in the Soviet Union, and then grew fabulously rich during the early days of “privatization”. Do you start to see how life works here? This isn’t about a […]

Congress May Cut Aid Over International Criminal Court Jursidiction

The US Congress has launched a fresh attack on the international criminal court at The Hague, threatening to cut off development aid to countries who refuse to guarantee immunity from prosecution for Americans at the tribunal. Washington claims that 96 countries have signed immunity pacts, although some have been kept secret at the request of […]