Category Archives: It’s War! It’s Legal! It’s Lovely!

Please remember to support the troops by blaming soldiers

BBC – Report probes US custody deaths: Almost 100 prisoners have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, according to US group Human Rights First… The report defines the 34 cases classified as homicides as “caused … Continue reading

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New torture photos from Abu Ghraib are ‘old news’

BBC – In pictures: New Abu Ghraib images Boing Boing – New Abu Ghraib torture photos from Aus. TV report: torrents: (NSFW: contains taxpayer-funded nudity, sexual acts, and explicit violence) CNN – U.S. slams ‘prisoner abuse’ leak: The United States … Continue reading

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FCO still trying to gag Murray

Craig Murray – Murder in Samarkand: The FCO prepares for legal action Craig Murray – Declaration and Publication: The Stagg Letter and The Final Rejoinder

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Support the troops! Again!

When reading this editorial, keep in mind that Sun editor Rebekah Wade (remarkably) holds the same line as Downing Street on the July 7 bombings – i.e. that our misadventure in Iraq did nothing to bring this tragedy to our … Continue reading

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Bad apples

Discuss.

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David Cameron: the money or the foot

Michael Gove is either a complete moron or the worst kind of political weasel… and David Cameron is fast running out of time. Our story today begins with the ongoing campaign by the Tories to weaken the Liberal Democrats by … Continue reading

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Nothing new here (i.e. we always knew that Blair was a lying scoundrel)

BBC – Iraq pact ‘was made before war’: Tony Blair and George W Bush had already decided to invade Iraq in January 2003, a new book by a human rights lawyer has claimed. The book – an updated edition of … Continue reading

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Eclectic link dump #20

Two risks to your data to start with… BBC – Countdown for nasty Windows virus: PC users have been urged to scan their computers before 3 February to avoid falling victim to a destructive virus. On that date the Nyxem … Continue reading

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More lies about torture

The Herald – Minister admits misleading peers over rendition: A Foreign Office minister last night expressed regret at misinforming parliament over meetings with the United Nations on extraordinary rendition. In a written reply to a question from to Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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Attention to detail

Independent – Westminster ‘misled’ over CIA torture flights: Pressure over the use of British airports for secret CIA torture flights increased dramatically yesterday after it emerged that a Foreign Office minister misled Parliament over a meeting between the UN and … Continue reading

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