Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from January 12, 2012

Gitmo Prison Camp Enters Its Second Decade -- News from Antiwar.com

Gitmo Prison Camp Enters Its Second Decade -- News from Antiwar.comIt was ten years ago today that President Bush converted the Naval base at Guantanamo Bay from a facility aimed primarily at spiting the Cuban government to the most notorious detention center on the planet, using the facility’s unique location as legal cover for open-ended detention of captives without charges or access to any civilian courts.

US military to probe 'marine abuse video' - Americas - Al Jazeera English

US military to probe 'marine abuse video' - Americas - Al Jazeera EnglishThe US Marine Corps has said it will investigate a video posted on the internet which appears to show US soldiers in Afghanistan urinating on corpses.

In a statement issued on Wednesday after the footage came to light, the corps said the matter would be fully investigated.

"While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the marines in our corps," the statement said.

The video, which was first posted on the Live Leak website, shows four men in military uniforms urinating on three bloodied bodies on the ground, apparently aware that they were being filmed.

One of them jokes: "Have a nice day, buddy."  The other makes a lewd joke about a shower.

"Regardless of the circumstances or who is in the video, this is... egregious, disgusting behavior, unacceptable for…

Report: Saudi King Abdullah ordered to assassinate Iraqi VP 'Tariq al-Hashemi'

Report: Saudi King Abdullah ordered to assassinate Iraqi VP 'Tariq al-Hashemi'(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Saudi regime is reportedly planning to assassinate fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi over fears that he might disclose Saudi Arabia's role in the bloody events in Iraq.

According to reports coming from Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, where Hashemi has taken refuge, head of Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency Prince Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz is tasked with killing Hashemi to prevent the disclosure of his cooperation with Riyadh in assassinating Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.