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Tag Archive: Terror attacks


Americans Find Some Tortures More Acceptable Than Others

 

 

 

” Most Americans think torture can be justified, but hardly anyone thinks “rectal feeding” is acceptable

  This week saw the release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the post-9/11 CIA detention and interrogation program with a focus on the agency’s the use of torture. According to the report, interrogation procedures used on some detainees that were much harsher and less effective than previously acknowledged. Critics, including former CIA interrogators and Bush administration officials, have called the report politically motivated and inaccurate.

  When Americans are asked about suspected terrorists “who may know details about future attacks against the U.S.”, only 24% are prepared to say the use of torture is “never” justified. Nearly as many, 20%, say the use of torture is “always” justified, while the remainder say it’s either “sometimes” (28%) or only “rarely” (18%) justified – a total of 66% who are unwilling to rule out torture completely. There has been little change in views from April, before the release of the report, when 22% said torture was never justified. “

 

 

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Israel To Ease Gun Controls After Attack

 

 

 

 

 

” Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence after a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday.

” In the coming hours, I will ease restrictions on carrying weapons,” he said in remarks broadcast on public radio, indicating it would apply to anyone with a license to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers.

  Aharonovitch did not elaborate, but it is believed that under the planned changes security personnel would be allowed to carry their arms even when off duty.

  There would also be a “tightening of controls on people coming and going” from areas of annexed Arab east Jerusalem where there have been almost daily clashes between police and stonethrowers for nearly five months.

  Tuesday’s attack saw two Palestinians from the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabal Mukaber bursting into a synagogue during morning prayer and attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun.

  They killed four people and wounded another eight before being shot dead by police.”

 

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(Benghazi Witness) NORDSTROM: Labors to Uncover What Happened Matters

Learn more at http://Oversight.House.Gov

” Today, the Oversight Committee holds its next hearing on the Benghazi attacks, exposing denials of security requests while forcing the Administration to acknowledge that the attacks were not sparked by the protest of a YouTube video, contrary to claims made by Obama Administration officials.”

(Benghazi Witness) HICKS: Until Benghazi I Loved Everyday of My Job

(Benghazi Witness) THOMPSON: “We needed to act now and not wait”

 

Obama Accepts Rice’s ‘Decision To Remove Her Name From Consideration For Secretary of State’

 

 

 

“Obama laments “the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks.”

President Barack Obama just released a statement praising Susan Rice’s service and saying he accepts “her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State.” Obama also lamented “the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks.”

Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State. For two decades, Susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant. ”

 

 

Take Note : You’ve just witnessed the first honorable action by any member of this administration in it’s entire existence . While we here view the woman with extreme distaste and consider her nothing short of incompetent we will at least be willing to acknowledge an historic ” first ” for an Obama appointee .