The emperor in denial

Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory

09/25/13

President Obama tries to have it both ways when talking of American foreign policy. He sold himself to the public in 2008 as a more prudential steward of U.S. power. He would avoid 'dumb wars,' as he had called the Iraq fiasco in a speech years before. He would save money by bringing the troops home from that place, and direct the resources toward the domestic fiscal mess. He would abolish torture and end the Bush-era programs of indefinite detention and Patriot Act?style surveillance. We all know that he?s disappointed many of his supporters in the realm of national security. The letters, 'N S A,' tell us all we need to know. The truth, however, is that Obama has always embraced a very active role for U.S. militarism abroad, which puts serious limits on his ability to serve as a peace president, even if he wanted to...

http://blog.independent.org/2013/09/25/the-emperor-in-denial/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama s 'Neo Con' Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech

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'[Obama] basically came out and said the U.S. is an imperialist nation and we are going to do whatever we need to do to conquer areas [and] take resources from people around the world,' says independent journalist Jeremy Scahill.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36374.htm



Email surveillance could reveal journalists' sources, expert claims

Phil Zimmermann, inventor of PGP encryption, urges shift away from consumer email.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/30/email-surveillance-could-reveal-journalists-sources-expert-claims



UN rights expert deplores US torture of prisoner s

A U.N. human rights expert on torture urged U.S. authorities Monday to end four decades of solitary confinement for a former Black Panther convicted of murdering a Louisiana prison guard. U.N. special rapporteur Juan Mendez said the indefinite solitary confinement imposed on Albert Woodfox 'clearly amounts to torture.'

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2013/Oct-07/233848-un-rights-expert-deplores-us-prisoners-torture.ashx



US Torture On A Daily Basis

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Do you have the stomach to watch?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36609.htm



Teen spends 3 years in infamous New York jail without ever being convicted

A young Bronx teenager spent three years in the infamously violent Rikers Island prison complex without ever being convicted of a crime.

http://rt.com/usa/teen-jailed-without-conviction-101/


From Information Clearing House

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Imperial Rage and Madness
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/10/jack-d-douglas/imperial-rage-and-madness/



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