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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2 June - MSM

Image taken at the July 26, 2008 demonstration...Image taken at the July 26, 2008 demonstration in support of Omar Khadr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fair hosted for special needs military childre...Fair hosted for special needs military children - FMWRC - US Army - 100813 (Photo credit: familymwr)
Anti-Torture Vigil - Week 56: "That's Pre...Anti-Torture Vigil - Week 56: "That's Pretty Much What America Stands For" (Photo credit: Shrieking Tree)
Uncropped photo in Ab Kheyl following July 200...Uncropped photo in Ab Kheyl following July 2002 firefight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One dead man in background, wounded youth in f...One dead man in background, wounded youth in foreground. Omar Khadr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Omar Khadr getting battlefield first aid.Omar Khadr getting battlefield first aid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Scene of the Firefight in which Omar Khadr was...Scene of the Firefight in which Omar Khadr was captured (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Omar Khadr is interrogated by two Can...English: Omar Khadr is interrogated by two Canadians (faces obscured) while a female CIA agent oversees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Actors Akiva ...LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors Akiva Schaffer, Maya Rudolph, and Andy Samberg perform onstage during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

UN torture report condemns Canada for being ‘complicit’ in rights violations

Canadian officials also played a role in the ill-treatment of Omar Khadr at Guantanamo Bay, the report contends, criticizing government delays in approving the child soldier’s request to serve out his sentence in Canada.
( Child soldiers are not to be assessed the same as older persons. His accusers recanted and the story makes no sense when you realize he was blinded at the time he was alleged to have been a combatant - in a home subjected to night assault. For that he was denied trial, held indefinitely and tortured. Just Us indeed. Harper ? Totally unconcerned.
There are words for people like that - all seriously denigrating.  )
“The committee is seriously concerned at the apparent reluctance on (the) part of the (government) to protect rights of all Canadians detained in other countries
An inquiry headed by former Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci found Canadian officials had a hand in the men’s torture through the sharing of information with foreign intelligence and police agencies.
The report also raises the alarm about the fate of prisoners that the Canadian military transferred into Afghan custody during the recently concluded combat mission.
That's an activity supposedly* punishable by death when it leads to torture - even by US agents. Just sayin'.
* See the Law file. Farce R Us.  )

(500) The Atlantic Wire




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