torture

Torture – a shared value?

                  More on Shaker Amer: The last ‘Briton’ in Guantanamo Bay has given the first detailed account of how he was tortured in the presence of British agents. Shaker Aamer says his head was repeatedly slammed against a wall while a British officer was in the room. On another occasion,…

wot

WoT and the deeper malaise

                    John Naughton in the Observer, 29 December 2013:”…The ‘war’ on terror is …a rhetorical device aimed at engineering consent for a particular political strategy. But it was enough to provide legislative cover for the acquisition by the US intelligence-gathering agencies of warlike powers, which included…

Afghanistan Museum Artifacts

Fancy that! Who is civilised?

Shock and horror on acts in Afghanistan, yet this is what every American needs to know… March 2001 1. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell describing the damage to ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan as a crime and a tragedy: “It’s horrible. It’s a tragedy. It’s a crime against humankind, and I deplore it”. 2.…