Saturday, April 18, 2009 13:29
Obama’s CIA ‘amnesty’ condemned by human rights groups
Barack Obama’s decision to grant an amnesty to CIA operatives
who used controversial interrogation techniques on terror suspects has
been criticised by human rights groups as a failure to uphold US laws.
intelligence prosecution fear over US torture memos
Fresh revelations about the CIA’s torture techniques have thrown
the spotlight on British Intelligence, which gained valuable insight
into terror networks from confessions extracted by American officers.
They have raised further fears that British agents could be prosecuted
for their indirect role in the abuse of detainees.
Bloggers Fear "You" Being Phased Out Of YouTube
A new You Tube video getting a lot of attention highlights concerns
that the "You" is being phased out of YouTube, as individual
users are sidelined by regulation and censorship in favor of corporate
domination of the popular video website, an eventuality that we first
warned about years ago.
Obama smiling about?
The Obama presidency is becoming a reverse fairy tale: The prince
is turning into a frog. HopeOver,
HopeLash, HopeBreak: A Lexicon of Disappointment
All is not well in Obamafanland. It’s not clear exactly what
accounts for the change of mood. Maybe it was the rancid smell emanating
from Treasury’s latest bank bailout. Or the news that the
president’s chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, earned
millions from the very Wall Street banks and hedge funds he is protecting
from reregulation now. Or perhaps it began earlier, with Obama’s
silence during Israel’s Gaza attack. Israel
stands ready to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites
The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial
assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities within days of being
given the go-ahead by its new government.