Israel's end is near, Ahmadinejad says

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TEHRAN, Iran- Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday said the world would witness the destruction of Israel soon, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
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America's War on Islam 2.0

By Stephen Lendman

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Murdoch’s New York Post “seemed committed to getting as many stories wrong about the Boston attack as possible.”

Before an arrest was made, CNN’s breaking news headlined “Sources: Arrest made in bombings case.” Reporter John King erroneously called him “dark-skinned.”
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous responded, saying:

“Our concern is that CNN used an overly broad, unhelpful and potentially racially inflammatory categorization to describe the potential suspect. History teaches us that too often people of color are unfairly targeted in the aftermath of acts of terrorism.”

Post-Boston bombings, media misreporting was deplorable. It didn’t surprise.“Rush to misjudgment” is commonplace. Washington Post editors headlined “In pursuit of terrorists.”

Official reports were accepted as fact. The Tsarnaev brothers were blamed. A Chechen “extremist,”“Al Qaeda” or other “foreign group” connection was suggested.

“Much as some in Washington might wish it, the war against terrorism is not over….The Tszrnaevs….may have intended more mayhem: They were reportedly carrying more bombs when they were cornered Thursday.”

Note: Media misreporting said at least older brother Tamerlan wore an explosives vest. Photos of his body showed him riddled with bullets and shrapnel head to toe. All limbs were intact. He wasn’t blown to pieces.

New York Post editors headlined “The unfinished war,” saying:

“….These have been scary days.(It was) chilling to see how successfully the suspects, Chechen Muslim immigrants, were – not just in allegedly killing people, but in instilling widespread fear, especially in the Northeast.”

“The week served as a painful reminder that this nation remains in an ongoing fight against terror – and that the homeland is still vulnerable.”
“The war on terror isn’t over. Alas, far from it.”

Boston Globe editors headlined “Boston after the bombings: a show of character,” saying:

“(L)aw-enforcement officials and political leaders….put aside turf wars and expressions of egotism to focus on the killers….”

“….Boston’s character needs no further validation. The city is strong, and getting stronger.”

Chicago Tribune editors headlined “Accomplishing….nothing,” saying:

“….Boston bombing suspects (may) have had no motivation more complex than joyful cruelty.”

“This level of preparation, though, suggests that they had some motive more sophisticated than merely marauding through the lives of innocents.”

“The Boston massacre no doubt will help authorities worldwide rethink security preparations for mass events.”

Numerous print and broadcast reports highlighted a Chechen Muslim connection. The New York Times was typical headlining “Boston Attacks Turn Spotlight on Troubled Region of Chechnya,” saying:

Possible motivations of both brothers aren’t yet known, said The Times.“Yet, with at least one brother talking of Chechen nationalism on the Internet, their reported involvement in the marathon attack throws a spotlight on one of the darkest corners of nationalist and Islamic militancy….”

“Whether the Boston bombing was tied to it is still unclear, but a generation of young Chechen men have never known a peaceful homeland (and have had) difficulties finding a place abroad.”

America’s war on terror continues. Perhaps last week’s Boston bombings advanced it. Muslims remain America’s enemy of choice. Expect Obama and Congress to take full advantage. Expect the worst of times to follow.

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You like me don't you, admit it go on I dare you.
l just see you for what you are an open book of Jew hatred .
A parasite to the land that protects you and a disapointment to you family. Keep it up sonny the Australian govenment is building imturnment centers all over .
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w wman uk wrote:
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l just see you for what you are an open book of Jew hatred .
A parasite to the land that protects you and a disapointment to you family. Keep it up sonny the Australian govenment is building imturnment centers all over .
Why the "land" demands that you "Must" love Jews? What that has to do with patriotism and nationalism?

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l just see you for what you are an open book of Jew hatred .
A parasite to the land that protects you and a disapointment to you family. Keep it up sonny the Australian govenment is building imturnment centers all over .

No there not there paying us Sunnies's to keep our thoughts to ourselves.
But they don't say how.
Any how bitcheo people say that life is
the same for everyone within it, that's why you think everyone is the same as you.
Wealthy people think all people are wealthy, if you go by what they assume.
Poor people assume all people are poor.

Jews assume all people are willing to die for their privileged life styles..
Most people realize Jews will sabotage the economy if Jews don't get what they want .
Which is true.
But they were relying on a metaphysical sanction to create that fulfillment of expectation.
Torture created the expectation.
Regardless of that.
How about you coming up with the goods .??????
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The Boston Bombs Roused a Monster

An overreaction to the attacks could result in massive, self-important bodies wielding excessive powers and hounding the wrong people

By Patrick Cockburn

April 22, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"The Independent" - The success or failure from the point of view of the perpetrators of an attack like the bombing of the Boston Marathon depends on the over-reaction of those targeted. The 9/11 attacks succeeded as an act of terror because it led to the US fighting disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and sanctioning the use of torture and imprisonment without trial. It turned the US into a more authoritarian state in which civil liberties are curtailed or discounted, and spawned an elephantine and costly security apparatus.

It was depressing to see heavily armed Swat teams with assault rifles and body armour debouching from armoured vehicles in Boston as they used to do in Belfast. Curfews, which people in Baghdad and Fallujah have become inured to, suddenly become acceptable in Massachusetts. In contrast to Northern Ireland and Iraq, this is done to the applause of local inhabitants. The reason for Swat teams and curfews is understandable, but measures like these get people cumulatively accustomed to accepting without protest an authoritarian government.

Much of the initial impact of the Boston bombing and the pursuit of Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, will dissipate. Unfolding stories like this swiftly shift from being over-covered to under-covered. Journalists know the feeling of relief and frustration when editors back home decide that the story to which they have been giving wall-to-wall coverage, is old news.

Unfortunately, this often happens at the very moment when the long-term significance of what has happened is becoming clearer. Pundits who have been making embarrassingly premature comments based on too limited evidence might at last have something revealing to say. Instead, they find that the media caravan has moved on and is no longer interested in their views.

An outcome of the bombings will be an enhanced sense of public insecurity, and support for those who claim to be doing something about it. Before the Boston attack there were signs of restiveness in the US at the excessive size of the post-9/11 security bureaucracy at a time of budget cuts.

The FBI, put in charge of investigating domestic terrorism by President Bush, has 103 joint terrorism task forces, supposedly linking local and state police to federal terrorism investigators. As a result of 9/11, the US has the services of the National Counterterrorism Centre, which analyses and collates intelligence information for the Office of the Director National Intelligence. This, in turn, is supposed to coordinate and oversee the work of America's 17 intelligence agencies. Then there is the sterling work of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which unites the 22 federal departments and agencies that employ 240,000 people.

The creation of a bureaucratic Leviathan like this is more likely to impede than assist the gathering and analysis of intelligence. Too many people do not know what they are doing and there are too many layers of responsibility. Such vast organisations are on an endless quest to justify and expand their own influence and protect themselves
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An overreaction to the attacks could result in massive, self-important bodies wielding excessive powers and hounding the wrong people

By Patrick Cockburn (Contd.)

from rivals. Power delegated to them because of a single crime is seldom reclaimed.

The World Trade Center's destruction on 9/11 is the obvious example of an event used to justify the expansion of security agencies. But for a compendium of these events it is well worth reading the newly published The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein, one of the greatest American investigative journalists, a compelling and informed account of how crime and the needs of power and politics intertwine.

Epstein recalls that the kidnapping of the child of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932 enabled J Edgar Hoover "to expand the FBI, which he had headed since its creation, into a national police agency". Police arrested a carpenter called Bruno Hauptman, who had part of the ransom paid by Lindbergh in his garage. He was found guilty of kidnapping and murder. It is likely he was a member of a gang of swindlers cashing in on a crime they had not committed themselves. No fingerprints, fibres, footprints or witnesses ever showed that Hauptman was in the Lindbergh house. Executed in 1936, he rejected an offer of $50,000 from Hearst newspapers, and another by the governor of New Jersey, to commute his death sentence in return for a confession.

Criminal investigations have become far more sophisticated. But Epstein's account of the FBI's pursuit of the person responsible for the anthrax attacks in 2001 suggests that this investigation was even more perverted by the need to show results. The anthrax, of a particularly virulent strain, was sent by letter and killed five people. Having decided early on that the sender was a "lone wolf" American scientist, the FBI pursued several scientists who seemed to fit this profile. One, Dr Steven Hatfill, was so closely investigated (the press alerted to the FBI's suspicions), that he lost his job, contracts, and many associates. He sued the government, a federal judge expressing outrage that the FBI had pursued him for five years without "a scintilla of evidence". He was awarded $5.8m in compensation.

Undaunted, the FBI went after another scientist, Dr Bruce Ivins, offering $2.5m to his twins to testify against their father. Under pressure, bankrupted by legal fees, drinking heavily and having suffered a mental breakdown, Dr Ivins killed himself in 2008. A week later, the FBI declared Dr Ivins the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks, though its gargantuan investigation had turned up nothing conclusive against him and its presumption of his guilt depended on dubious scientific evidence.

The case remains a telling example of how security agencies adopt faulty preconceptions, which become too embedded within the institution to be abandoned without loss of credibility and prestige. The worst damage stemming from the Boston bombing will be if the security behemoths created or enlarged after 9/11, whose effectiveness is in doubt, were rejuvenated and expanded.
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No there not there paying us Sunnies's to keep our thoughts to ourselves.
But they don't say how.
Any how bitcheo people say that life is
the same for everyone within it, that's why you think everyone is the same as you.
Wealthy people think all people are wealthy, if you go by what they assume.
Poor people assume all people are poor.
Jews assume all people are willing to die for their privileged life styles..
Most people realize Jews will sabotage the economy if Jews don't get what they want .
Which is true.
But they were relying on a metaphysical sanction to create that fulfillment of expectation.
Torture created the expectation.
Regardless of that.
How about you coming up with the goods .??????
Why should l fruitloaf you seem to have it all worked out . What came first the chicken or the egg.

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<quoted text> Why should l fruitloaf you seem to have it all worked out . What came first the chicken or the egg.

I answered that question already you stray from sanity's provisions.
In ionic gases expelled from the shattering of exhausted containment, became from dialogue of the contingent that followed the aspect of possibility handing out the viability to accumulate.
As the validity of the continuance of the past.
Allah was at that junction impartial so the persona is Allah and His person is everything else.
His collection of concepts is in fact the development of complexity.
So the egg was preceded by the validity of past becoming the present.
Your Jew impersonation of God is not valid so it shouldn't be in the present.
Because it is it means the present will end. There will be no more chickens or eggs, until the next Universal Creation.
That's the Jewish contribution.
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I answered that question already you stray from sanity's provisions.
In ionic gases expelled from the shattering of exhausted containment, became from dialogue of the contingent that followed the aspect of possibility handing out the viability to accumulate.
As the validity of the continuance of the past.
Allah was at that junction impartial so the persona is Allah and His person is everything else.
His collection of concepts is in fact the development of complexity.
So the egg was preceded by the validity of past becoming the present.
Your Jew impersonation of God is not valid so it shouldn't be in the present.
Because it is it means the present will end. There will be no more chickens or eggs, until the next Universal Creation.
That's the Jewish contribution.
allah is the false god the moon cult islam which revels in hatred and vengence its all in the book that moohamed dictated.
Did you know that your govement is building contaiment centres for fruitloafs like you?

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<quoted text> allah is the false god the moon cult islam which revels in hatred and vengence its all in the book that moohamed dictated.
Did you know that your govement is building contaiment centres for fruitloafs like you?

My goodness how do you post with yourself retrundling that fear that you feel inside .
I suppose you hope, that I will make a verisimilitude that will free you from your bondage of evil.
Allow me to try Guenevier (that's a caption for onion)(and an onion is slang for gang bang).
I noticed you didn't respond to the references to the Gemara of Talmud.
If I might reiterate just one and as a question at the end.
Sanhedrin 57a.
When a Jew murders a Gentile, there is no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a Gentile he may keep.
Why would the pathetic murdering Jew feel that that information from a piece of s*it be so noteworthy that it would need to be kept in their blasphemous book for centuries ???.
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My goodness how do you post with yourself retrundling that fear that you feel inside .
I suppose you hope, that I will make a verisimilitude that will free you from your bondage of evil.
Allow me to try Guenevier (that's a caption for onion)(and an onion is slang for gang bang).
I noticed you didn't respond to the references to the Gemara of Talmud.
If I might reiterate just one and as a question at the end.
Sanhedrin 57a.
When a Jew murders a Gentile, there is no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a Gentile he may keep.
Why would the pathetic murdering Jew feel that that information from a piece of s*it be so noteworthy that it would need to be kept in their blasphemous book for centuries ???.
Are you teaching reason and logic to someone, who is so filled with hate and bias that he cannot walk even two steps, without that hate and hatred fouling the path?

Is he capable of hearing any thing against Jews and their religion? No chance.

But you can have "endless conversation" with him on faults and wrongs of Islam!!
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Pit Of Hopelessness: Guantanamo Grows Tense, Inmates Suicidal

By RT

April 22, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"RT" - At least two Guantanamo Bay detainees have attempted suicide since the confrontation between guards and prisoners in February that brought about the ongoing hunger strike, AP reports.


A team of journalists, including from AP, have been allowed into the facilities. They testify the atmosphere has grown tense and heavy in the prison where 166 men are indefinitely held with little to no hope of release. Still they were not allowed to gather more information on the two suicide attempts.

At least seven people have managed to kill themselves since Guantanamo was first set up in 2002.

The fact that Gitmo has turned into a pit of hopelessness is confirmed both by the detainee's lawyers and some US officials. While the number of officially-acknowledged hunger strikers is growing, most prisoners are isolated from each other and the world.

"How can the military, even the military, hope to maintain discipline over a prison camp where there is absolutely no hope for those men confined here?" Lieutenant Commander Kevin Bogucki, a US Navy Military Lawyer who was visiting his clients at the base this week, told AP.

"Until such time as our government starts to do the right thing in connection with Guantanamo Bay, the frustration is only going to continue to build and I can't imagine that the outcome will be good," he added.

Out of 86 Guantanamo prisoners cleared for the release, the overwhelming majority - 56 of them - are Yemeni nationals, RT's Gayane Chichakyan points out. However, three years ago the US suspended all transfers of detainees to Yemen. It may well mean dying in Guantanamo, Omar Farah, petitioner for the Center of Constitutional Rights, believes.

"Our clients are coming to grips with the cold fact: they may well die in Guantanamo not because the state is unable to transfer them, but because it's unwilling to do so. The transfer restrictions are difficult, for example, they would require the secretary of defense to personally certify that a receiving state are taking steps to ensure that a prisoner can never threaten the United States in the future, whatever threat it might mean in that context. Obviously no state can guarantee that a future event will or will not occur, but that was the point - to discourage transfers from Guantanamo," Farah said.

US officials say there is no reason to lose hope, as they are working to make transfers happen. However, this pledge lacks action.

"The indefinite detention that they're asking for or are justifying is under the laws of war," Kristina Kuskey, petitioner for Physicians for Human Rights said. "In US minds that war ends at the end of hostilities. Against who? Al-Qaeda and associative forces. What does that mean? That's indefinite! That is the epitome of indefinite."

US military has acknowledged 84 prisoners have currently joined the hunger strike, 16 of them are being force-fed, while five have been hospitalized. The strike started early in February over guards' alleged interference with the inmates' private belongings, raising anger over 'mishandling' of Korans. No efforts on the part of the US military authorities to stop the strike have so far been successful.

Multiple human rights and medical associations have condemned force-feeding, the UN Human Rights commission even labeling the practice of force feeding a form of torture.

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Over Half the Prisoners at Guantanamo Are Now on a Hunger Strike: The latest report from United States officials puts the number of inmates on hunger strike at 84 — there are 166 total inmates at Guantanamo — with at least 17 of them being force fed.

“Turn left at pub Number 42”

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And who told you that I am "blind supporter" of every move of Saudi Govt.
Well Iv never seen any criticism,but thats against the law,criticism of the Saudi Government
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It is western powers who "force" these Muslim rulers to help fight one against the other.
So can you explain why Muslims have been fighting each other long before westerners ever set foot in those lands.

Im sure it started with Ali
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They are trying to Use Saudi Arabia against Iran....then they might use Iran against Saudi Arabia... In the end both would be loser.
Stop the BS right here.

Iran is a Shia strong hold and growing stronger by the day.Of course Saudi Arabia will allow Israel to strike at Iran,it(Iran) is becoming a threat to the ultimate prize,control of the Kabba and therefor, Islam .
Just like it allowed the US to strike Saddam from its own soil.
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This "divide and rule" policy is an old age and trusted weapon of Non Muslims to use against Islam and Muslims.
We in the non-muslim world call it sectarian violence
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And that is the loos, Islamic nation is suffering because their is No Caliphate, so every nation has its own agenda and they try to grab as much as possible.
Shia rule Caliphate? see above
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It is a sad state and we are observing it and praying to |Allah to give understanding to these so called Political leaders of Muslim countries.
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, Omar Farah, petitioner for the Center of Constitutional Rights, believes.
"Our clients are coming to grips with the cold fact: they may well die in Guantanamo not because the state is unable to transfer them, but because it's unwilling to do so. The transfer restrictions are difficult, for example, they would require the secretary of defense to personally certify that a receiving state are taking steps to ensure that a prisoner can never threaten the United States in the future, whatever threat it might mean in that context. Obviously no state can guarantee that a future event will or will not occur, but that was the point - to discourage transfers from Guantanamo," Farah said.
US officials say there is no reason to lose hope, as they are working to make transfers happen. However, this pledge lacks action.
"The indefinite detention that they're asking for or are justifying is under the laws of war," Kristina Kuskey, petitioner for Physicians for Human Rights said. "In US minds that war ends at the end of hostilities. Against who? Al-Qaeda and associative forces. What does that mean? That's indefinite! That is the epitome of indefinite."
US military has acknowledged 84 prisoners have currently joined the hunger strike, 16 of them are being force-fed, while five have been hospitalized. The strike started early in February over guards' alleged interference with the inmates' private belongings, raising anger over 'mishandling' of Korans. No efforts on the part of the US military authorities to stop the strike have so far been successful.
Multiple human rights and medical associations have condemned force-feeding, the UN Human Rights commission even labeling the practice of force feeding a form of torture.
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Over Half the Prisoners at Guantanamo Are Now on a Hunger Strike: The latest report from United States officials puts the number of inmates on hunger strike at 84 — there are 166 total inmates at Guantanamo — with at least 17 of them being force fed.
Dont know why they bother to feed them attention seeking murhunas. If the lawyers want to grandstand about poor muhumnas they should do it unpaid. Its a holiday camp for them and their still complain they get water sports free meals they are allowed to murhum all day long and still there not happy, thats the islamic way, never happy till their killing each other or someone else . What are conditions like for the prisoners of the murhumna much worse and not a sqweek from mug?

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That's disgraceful and you be ashamed of yourself .

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Are you teaching reason and logic to someone, who is so filled with hate and bias that he cannot walk even two steps, without that hate
I certainly am not , I've never been so confronted by inoptic psychophantism in my whole life , as a matter of fact I've found it necessary to start adding word to the English vocabulary to compensate for her mental myopia.
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America Cannot Assert Moral Authority While Guantánamo Remains Open

For those not charged with any offence, their long detention is a most serious stain on the human rights record of the US

Guardian Editorial

April 22, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"The Guardian" - In 2009, defending the promise he made to close Guantánamo Bay, President Barack Obama insisted: "The existence of Guantánamo likely created more terrorists around the world than it ever detained."

This weekend, the case for the closure of Guantánamo Bay, promised by Obama on his second day in office, has never been more compelling. A hunger strike by the camp's inmates, half of whom had been cleared for release, has underlined the growing desperation of those 166 still detained. Of that number, some 86 had been approved for transfer (while the rest had been earmarked for trial) but have become stuck in a political and legal limbo that has seen such transfers almost completely halted in the last two-and-a-half years. A recent report by a bipartisan panel of experts has condemned both the conditions there and the use of abusive interrogation techniques.

One of those trapped in this Kafkaesque nightmare is Briton Shaker Aamer. As the Observer reports today, despite a skeleton deal that could pave the way for his release to Saudi Arabia, Aamer rightly insists he should be allowed to return to the UK to rejoin his family.

After 11 years, it is hard to see the rationale for keeping Guantánamo open. It is a fundamental principle of open and democratic societies that those accused or suspected of serious crimes should be submitted to due legal process within a reasonable time period. Indefinite detention of those cleared of any crime, or if those authorities have insufficient evidence to prosecute, is a gross violation of human rights.

The US government's decision last month that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and an al-Qaida spokesman, should be tried in a federal court rather than before a military commission at Guantánamo has underlined the principle that domestic courts are the best place to try terrorism suspects. Indeed, as Human Rights Watch has pointed out, military commissions in Guantánamo have been proved unreliable, unable to deliver real justice and subject to changes in rules and bogged down in procedure.

For those who have not been charged with any offence, their long detention has come to be one of the most serious stains on the human rights record of the US, amounting to open-ended and indefinite incarceration without charge or due process. As David Ignatius argued compellingly in the Washington Post yesterday, there are strong arguments, too, for releasing and transferring Taliban detainees back to Afghanistan. The CIA's assessment is that even if those individuals returned to the battlefield, it would have no net impact on the military situation, while it might provide impetus in talks with the Taliban.

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The reason that Guantánamo remains operational, and with so many stuck within it, has nothing to do with practical issues concerning release or transfer or how some should be tried. Instead, those trapped in Guantánamo are the victims of a political conflict, specifically between Congress and the White House over plans to house and try alleged terrorists in the US. Congress cut off funds to move accused men to the US for detention and insisted on onerous conditions for the transfer of those remaining out of the US, including elaborate arrangements for monitoring.

Obama too must be held responsible for this continuing disgrace. It was the president, after all, who signed into law the National Defence Authorisation Act, jeopardising his ability to close Guantánamo after threatening to veto it.

As Amnesty International and others have pointed out, despite the ban on US funds for transfers contained in the NDAA, another clause, Section 1028, does give Obama the broad right to resolve some cases – such as Shaker Aamer's – whose return has been requested by the UK government. The resolution of the Shaker Aamer case, as Amnesty argued earlier this year, would be a symbolic step that would demonstrate that Obama has not abandoned his commitment to close Guantánamo.

The well-documented deployment of sustained and abusive interrogation techniques, sexual humiliation and extreme violence in Guantánamo is something that demeans America. That an American president has allowed these depraved practices to continue on his watch is more shocking still. Until America closes Guantánamo Bay, it cannot, as it likes to, assert its moral authority over the rest of the world.

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I certainly am not , I've never been so confronted by inoptic psychophantism in my whole life , as a matter of fact I've found it necessary to start adding word to the English vocabulary to compensate for her mental myopia.
If she is a woman, why she chose "Man" as her Pseudo Name? Another personality disorder here? Hiding behind male sounding name?

You can explain it better.

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