torture

Torture – a shared value?

  “British soldiers committed “gross violations of the Geneva conventions“, including mock executions, during a fierce battle in which 20 Iraqis were killed and nine others seriously mistreated after they were captured, a public inquiry into the incident has been told. The allegations were made by lawyers representing the Iraqis and their families.” Richard Norton-Taylor in the Guardian,…

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.…