Defense lawyers for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee have won a partial victory in opening up the torture at secret CIA prisons around the world during the Bush administration.
A major battle over censorship is igniting. Since October 2007, United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been trying to kill a book that paints him in an unfavorable light. A new edition of TRIPLE CROSS: How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI by Peter Lance is due to be released on June 16, at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“George R. Tiller, the nation's most prominent provider of controversial late-term abortions, was shot and killed yesterday in the lobby of his Lutheran church in Wichita, where he was serving as an usher,” the Washington Post reported on June 1. Tiller specialized in performing abortions during the final stages of pregnancy, when the baby is far along in development and, in most cases, could survive outside the womb with proper medical treatment.
The New York Times published an article on May 20 that divulged that “an unreleased Pentagon report concludes that about one in seven of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from the detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are engaged in terrorism or militant activity, according to administration officials.”
Conservative Fox News Commentator and former district judge Andrew Napolitano said President George W. Bush is likely a felon in a May 8 broadcast over the Fox News Network. The criticism comes as the first nationally televised criminal accusation from both a prominent conservative as well as from a veteran judge.
The horrific sex crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants is just one reason so many Americans are riled up about the border with Mexico. Of course, the left has officially pronounced these sensible Americans as racist, one reason why President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama didn’t and won’t do anything about it. No matter. The crimes of illegals are reported every day. Americans know the truth. They understand, if only intuitively, what the late conservative columnist Sam Francis called the “anarcho-tyranny.”
Six days before Richard Poplawski, 22, was arrested on April 4 after a shootout in Pittsburgh that left three police officers dead, he posted this message on the Infowars website: “For being such huge players in the endgame, too many ‘infowarriors’ are surprisingly unfamiliar with the Zionists.” Among others, Poplawski blamed Jews and government for America's travails, and he took it upon himself to try to destroy those he vilified. But as Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.” Poplawski tread the dark path by narrow-mindedly despising, hating, and accusing those different from himself, nurturing a poisonous ill will until it led to irrationality.
The Department of Justice withheld the psychiatric records of a detainee who's been used by the government as a witness in a number of Guantanamo cases. The anonymous witness, according to recently released court records, had an antisocial personality disorder, which could mean that he is prone to lying and could lack regard for the difference between right and wrong, which in turn would seriously handicap his credibility. He was being treated weekly for a serious psychological problem.
Thanks to President Barack Obama, the family of Sgt. Brian McDonnell of the San Francisco Police Department may finally get justice. The Weather Underground, led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, police believe, murdered McDonnell when they detonated a bomb at the city's Park Police station on February 16, 1970.
Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have long claimed that "a great many" terrorist plots had been foiled by Bush administration's torture policies (they called them “aggressive interrogation" techniques). But a March 29 Washington Post story reveals that the torture of Abu Zubaida, touted by the ex-president as an intelligence treasure-trove, failed to foil a single terror plot and turned up scores of false leads.