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Old 2013-10-05, 20:41   #100
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Cheers. Quite appropriate that this is posted in the torture thread as solitary confinement for extended periods is nothing but torture.

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Old 2013-12-20, 19:54   #101
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A tortured Libyan man's bid to sue the UK government for allegedly colluding in his rendition cannot be settled in a UK court, the High Court rules. The judge said Abdul-Hakim Belhaj had a "well-founded claim" but pursuing it would jeopardise national security.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25464362
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Old 2013-12-20, 20:04   #102
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A tortured Libyan man's bid to sue the UK government for allegedly colluding in his rendition cannot be settled in a UK court, the High Court rules. The judge said Abdul-Hakim Belhaj had a "well-founded claim" but pursuing it would jeopardise national security.
There's a bug in the code....
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Old 2013-12-21, 22:08   #103
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http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-eng...lbum-from-hell

I wasn't able to view the link - saw it along with excerpts on another site - but websearch indicates it's the right one. Is anyone else here (un)able to view the page?
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Old 2013-12-21, 22:50   #104
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http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-eng...lbum-from-hell

I wasn't able to view the link - saw it along with excerpts on another site - but websearch indicates it's the right one. Is anyone else here (un)able to view the page?
Went to a "page not found" almost instantly, but then responded to links to different versions of the site. Unfortunately, it then put up an inarguable "Register" dialog, so I left.
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Old 2013-12-21, 23:33   #105
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http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-eng...lbum-from-hell

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Are you talking about this article? I'm not sure what you are asking.
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Washington's Wedding Album From Hell
Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 8:24am, December 20, 2013.

Last fiddled with by ewmayer on 2013-12-22 at 00:05 Reason: Yep, that's the one - opendemocracy.net appears to have fubared their linkage. Thanks,
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Old 2013-12-22, 01:18   #106
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Are you talking about this article? I'm not sure what you are asking.
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Washington's Wedding Album From Hell
Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 8:24am, December 20, 2013.
Thanks for pointing out the source. Tomgrams are often very insightful and informative articles.
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Old 2013-12-22, 02:05   #107
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http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-eng...lbum-from-hell

I wasn't able to view the link - saw it along with excerpts on another site - but websearch indicates it's the right one. Is anyone else here (un)able to view the page?
Seems the apostrophe lost its original encoding somewhere along the way - this works:
[link]http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-engelhardt/washington%E2%80%99s-wedding-album-from-hell[/link]
Still, may as well go to the source on tomdispatch.com.
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Old 2014-02-15, 22:30   #108
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How Obama Officials Cried ‘Terrorism’ to Cover Up a Paperwork Error | Wired.com
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After seven years of litigation, two trips to a federal appeals court and $3.8 million worth of lawyer time, the public has finally learned why a wheelchair-bound Stanford University scholar was cuffed, detained and denied a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii: FBI human error.

FBI agent Kevin Kelley was investigating Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 when he checked the wrong box on a terrorism form, erroneously placing Rahinah Ibrahim on the no-fly list.
Note the initial mistake and early coverup occurred under Bush Jr., but Obama et al really doubled down on it. This is again symptomatic of the imperial presidency and post-9/11 natsec statism rather than party affiliation - the latter only matters, if at all, in the spin used to justify the state's crimes.
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Old 2014-04-01, 21:18   #109
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CIA misled public on interrogation program, newspaper reports

Re. the final para.: Methinks Miz Feinstein, who is perfectly OK with government mass-warrantless surveillance of the ordinary citizenry, doth protest overmuch.
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Old 2014-04-01, 23:32   #110
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CIA misled public on interrogation program, newspaper reports

Re. the final para.: Methinks Miz Feinstein, who is perfectly OK with government mass-warrantless surveillance of the ordinary citizenry, doth protest overmuch.
DiFi has only become more disgusting over her career. She certainly sneered mightily and condescendingly at those who took issue with mass surveillance.
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