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Entries by Jeremy Scahill from 04/2009

Obama Went to Iraq and Visited... the Airport. Was it the Sandstorms or the Rising Shitstorm?

| Posted 04.07.2009 | World

it is hard not to wonder about the "coincidence" of Obama's visit being confined to the airport and coming in the midst of a rising tide in violence in Iraq over the past several days.

Putting Today's 'Pirate' Attack in Context

| Posted 04.08.2009 | World

Take this fact: Over $300 million worth of tuna, shrimp, and lobster are "being stolen every year by illegal trawlers" off Somalia's coast, forcing the fishing industry there into a state of virtual non-existence.

Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'

| Posted 04.09.2009 | Politics

Independent journalists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn are now supporting the continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.

Gen. Petraeus Implements Military Surge Against Four Somali Pirates in a Lifeboat

| Posted 04.10.2009 | World

The most powerful Navy in the world remains in a standoff with four pirates in a small boat. So threatening to US national security are these pirates, Gen. Petraeus is now running the operation.

Will Obama Prosecute the Captured Somali 'Pirate' in a US Court?

| Posted 04.13.2009 | World

What would a "pirate" defense actually look like? Remember, some Somalis -- and other international observers -- do not exactly see the "pirates" as being 100% unjustified in their actions.

Will Obama Block Release of Key Bush-era Torture Memos?

| Posted 04.15.2009 | Politics

As has been pointed out by journalists, human rights lawyers and critics, President Obama has continued -- and continues to defend -- some of the Bush administration's most repressive "War on Terror" policies.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

| Posted 04.20.2009 | Politics

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.

Jay Bybee's Rules at Home: "Be Nice. Don't Hit." Bybee's Rules for the CIA: Torture Prisoners

| Posted 04.23.2009 | Politics

Bybee seems to be against corporal punishment at home, but has no problem with slamming prisoners against walls, locking people in boxes and simulating drowning.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

| Posted 04.28.2009 | Politics

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

New UN Report Shows the US Combo of Torture and Impunity Thrives in Iraqi Prisons

| Posted 04.30.2009 | World

Iraqi authorities widely use torture to interrogate prisoners and extract confessions without fear of consequence. Sadly, the US doesn't have the credibility to confront these crimes.