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Somalia: How Colonial Powers drove a Country into Chaos

Somalia: How Colonial Powers drove a Country into Chaos: "Somalia had every reason to succeed: an advantageous geographical situation, oil, ores and only one religion and one language for the whole territory; a rare phenomenon in Africa. Somalia could have been a great power in the region. But the reality is completely different: famine, wars, lootings, piracy, bomb attacks. How did this country sink? Why has there been no Somali government for approximately twenty years? Which scandals stand behind those pirates who hijack our ships? In this new chapter of our series “Understanding the Muslim World”, Mohamed Hassan explains for us why and how imperialist forces have applied in Somalia a chaos theory."

  Binyam Mohamed Torture Evidence Must be Revealed, Judges Rule  : Information Clearing House -  ICH

Binyam Mohamed Torture Evidence Must be Revealed, Judges Rule : Information Clearing House - ICH: "February 10, 2010 'The Guardian' -- Three of Britain's most senior judges have ordered the government to reveal evidence of MI5 complicity in the torture of British resident Binyam Mohamed – unanimously dismissing objections by David Miliband, the foreign secretary.

In a ruling that will cause deep anxiety among the security and intelligence agencies, they rejected Miliband's claims, backed by the US government, that disclosure of a seven-paragraph summary of classified CIA information showing what British agents knew of Mohamed's torture would threaten intelligence sharing between London and Washington, and therefore endanger Britain's national security."

FBI Wants To Follow You Around The Internet - The Consumerist

FBI Wants To Follow You Around The Internet - The Consumerist: "FBI chief Robert Mueller wants ISPs to track everything their customers do on the Internet, and keep those records for two years. The government plan would give the FBI access to 'origin and destination information' for all users. Hey, at least they're not doing it in secret and lying about it.

The FBI says it's not interested in actual content; they just want to know who you are, where you've been and what you did while you were there. Oh, goody."