June 2011 Archives
[This] noted human rights group spokesperson has stated that the mandatory military detention provision that the Senate Armed Services Committee secretly discussed and passed this week, is what martial-law states, not democracies do.
The Senate Armed Services Committee's vote this week redefined rules for detaining terrorism suspects, including giving power to military judges to review cases of prisoners in Afghanistan and mandating military detention for important Qaeda suspects even captured on United States soil according to The New York Times.
The secretly discussed and approved package passed with a 25 to 1 vote as part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Only a brief summary of the act as a whole has been released...
video of recent interview here
Huge bunker-buster bomb creates
devastating damage in downtown Tripoli.
When they bombed Korea,
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, El Salvador and Nicaragua I said nothing because I
wasn't a communist.
When they bombed China,
Guatemala, Indonesia, Cuba, and the Congo I said nothing because I didn't know
When they bombed Lebanon
and Grenada I said nothing because I didn't understand it.
When they bombed Panama
I said nothing because I wasn't a drug dealer.
When they bombed Iraq,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen I said nothing because I wasn't a
When they bombed
Yugoslavia and Libya for "humanitarian" reasons I said nothing
because it sounded so honorable.
Then they bombed my house and there was no one
left to speak out for me. But it didn't really matter. I was dead.
-- c/o The Anti-Empire Report, June 2nd, 2011