Death Squads and US Democracy

By Bill Van Auken

The revelation that the CIA initiated a covert program, apparently involving assassinations, and kept it secret from the US Congress on the orders of Vice President Dick Cheney marks a deepening of the crisis in the American state apparatus and an indication of the degeneration of democratic processes within the US.

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Revealed: How CIA set up secret hit squad

The CIA spent at least $1 million on a secret intelligence programme that aimed to develop hit squads to kill Al Qaeda leaders, it has emerged.

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Cheney Sweats Out the Summer

By Ray McGovern

So far the summer has been mild in the Washington, D.C., area. But for former Vice President Dick Cheney the temperature is well over 100 degrees. He is sweating profusely, and it is becoming increasingly clear why.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article23066.htm



The US Assassinates People All The Time

Rachel Maddow interviews Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

"We're killing the wrong people and we're killing the wrong people in the wrong countries".

//informationclearinghouse.info/article23073.htm



Bush's Hit Teams

By Robert Parry

The facts are already clear that his "global war on terror" had morphed into an international "dirty war" with Bush now having passed off command to President Obama.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article23075.htm



Video Shows British Army Officer Screaming at Hooded Iraqi Civilians

By Daily Mail Reporter

The men were scalded with boiling water, urinated on, kicked, punched and hooded while in British military custody, the hearing chaired by retired Court of Appeal judge Sir William Gage was told.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article23072.htm



Our Wartime Propaganda

By Seumas Milne

From the way official Britain pontificates about the war in Afghanistan, you'd never know that most British people want troops withdrawn by the end of the year and only a minority have supported the US-led campaign for years.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article23074.htm


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The most important questions to ask about the CIA’s targeted killing program

Slate
by Shane Harris

07/15/09

What have we learned this week about the once-secret CIA plan to target and kill members of al-Qaida? It stemmed from George Bush’s secret order in 2001 that allowed the CIA to capture and, if necessary, take out members of the terrorist network. The plan reportedly focused on killing terrorists at close range rather than blowing them up with remote-guided bombs. And former Vice President Dick Cheney told the CIA not to inform Congress about the program. What don’t we know? Much more. As the probing continues into what, precisely, this program was all about, here’s a list of the most important outstanding questions. The answers will determine whether this episode fades or turns into the first full-blown intelligence fiasco of the young Obama administration...

//www.slate.com/id/2222934/



The back door way to ignore the Bill of Rights

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

07/15/09

Among the most shocking aspects of Barack Obama’s presidency so far has been his embrace of the power that George W. Bush assumed to incarcerate people suspected of terrorism for the rest of their lives, without a jury trial to determine whether they are in fact guilty of the offense. There is absolutely no reason why Obama and any future president cannot expand that power to other federal criminal offenses, including drug crimes and gun crimes...

//www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2009-07-15.asp


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