So here’s today’s puzzler: when is it cool to take over a ship in international waters and when is it piracy? Captain Phillips Goes to Libya A major American movie this year was Captain Phillips. It told the story of a brave ship captain (played by American Hero Tom Hanks) and the brave Navy SEALS [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday March 18, 2014 11:29 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 14, 2013 6:30 pm|
A Libyan terror suspect kidnapped from Libya in a raid by US special forces on October 5 was transferred from the naval ship, where he was being detained and interrogated, into “law enforcement custody” over the weekend.
The Justice Department indicated in a press release that he was “brought directly to the Southern District of New York, where he has been under indictment for more than a decade.” He was expected to be brought before a judge on October 15.
Al-Liby is suspected of being involved in the bombings of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday August 26, 2013 9:40 am|
An alleged chemical attack in a Damascus suburb occurred on Wednesday. Despite the fact that there is no real confirmation that the chemical attack came from the Syrian government and not some “rebel force,” the US and other countries have appeared as if they are moving closer to escalating intervention to a point where air strikes are being launched against Syria.
|By: CTuttle Tuesday June 25, 2013 7:25 pm|
Now, is it truly Buyer’s Remorse, from the Grand Chess Master of a ‘few stirred-up moslems’?
|By: CTuttle Saturday June 1, 2013 8:00 pm|
The US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism released it’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2012
|By: David Swanson Saturday April 27, 2013 12:45 pm|
“Our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin.”
I do assess with varying degrees of horror (some of the varying degrees rather high even) that a lot of people are going to die. And how dare they die from chemical weapons when they should be dying from hellfire missiles and cluster bombs and napalm and depleted uranium and white phosphorous. We have a responsibility to protect these people from dying of the wrong type of weapon and in too small numbers.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 12, 2013 9:41 am|
Amnesty International released its annual review of death sentences and executions around the world. The review found the five biggest executors in 2012 were China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the USA. It also found that the number of countries that abolished the death penalty rose to 97 and progress toward abolition of the death penalty was made in “all regions of the world.”
|By: Niloufar Saturday April 6, 2013 4:30 pm|
There are signs of significant rifts among Syrian militias trying to overthrow Assad.
|By: CTuttle Saturday March 2, 2013 8:00 pm|
On the eve of AIPAC’s annual Confab in DC, ex-AIPAC’er, MJ Rosenberg goes off