Unintended consequences and the warfare state


““The danger is, as ever with these things, unintended consequences.” So wrote Prime Minister Tony Blair to President George W. Bush in 2002, as Bush prepared to invade Iraq. Blair’s unstinting support of US policy, notwithstanding numerous unknowns and acknowledged…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Transcend Media Service, Mel Gurtov Blog, The Hill, Truthout, South Coast Today
Date: July 7,11,13,2016
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Still Torture After All These Years

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“Thomas Buergenthal, 81, was a judge for the International Criminal Court (ICC) for 10 years. Last July he said the architects of systematic torture in the G.W. Bush Administration, Dick Cheney in particular, will eventually be prosecuted. Last year, President Obama also stated, “we tortured some folks,” which is an admission to both a federal crime under the Federal Torture Act and a violation of the UN Convention against Torture.”
Author: John LaForge
Published in: Counter Punch
Grassroots Press
The Reader Weekly
Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press
Date: October 25,26,November 9,2015

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