REIGN OF TERROR is c

REIGN OF TERROR is c


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No Senate hearing is going to release anyone from Guantanamo. No expert testimony is going to unlock a political problem. There’s no technocratic way out of Guantanamo, only a technocratic way to release a portion of detainees.

The journalistic urge to write two other pieces when you’re stuck on the ambitious piece you’ve already started

CENTCOM confirms to me via email that the US conducted a drone strike today in Idlib, Syria. I’ll have more about this, and its broader implications, in Monday’s edition of FOREVER WARS.

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NEW FOREVER WARS: Biden’s drone strike reductions are — with a big caveat — real. That creates an opportunity for his counterterrorism review, which I understand will be finished in 2022, to confront the structural forces behind the strikes. Or not.

Nunes, who for more than half a decade has tremendous access to the most sensitive national security secrets, opting to become a formal Trump propagandist is going to be some serious shit.

It’s almost like this entire apparatus of secrecy was a Chekhov’s gun or something

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When you want a livable minimum wage

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Wow super strange how they’re not kettling them, dousing them with tear gas, bashing them with batons,

ICE is feeding Muslim detainees pork at its Krome detention center in Miami and its chaplain dismisses this basic, deliberate dignity violation by saying “it is what it is.”

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When asked if she would put herself on the casino floor with the workers she’d be endangering, the mayor dodges before saying, “first of all, I have a family.”

106 Republican congressmembers and 18 Republican attorneys general are insisting that a presidential election ought to be invalidated because their party lost. It’s being treated as no big deal because they won’t win rather than the harbinger of constitutional collapse it is.

As it happens, the US wiped 3 Afghan villages off the face of the earth in 2010. They were called Tarek Kolache, Khosrow Sofia and Lower Babur. These are the details of a 20-year war that don’t get remembered, let alone discussed. This barbarism was not hypothetical. It was fact.

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This is a horror story about a man named Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn. The CIA tortured him to the point he became catatonic, as a test case for its torture program. But he wasn’t who they thought he was. 15 yrs ago they admitted it. He’s still in a cage

Brown University’s Cost of War Project finds that Trump’s “Bomb The Shit Out Of Them” airstrikes in Afghanistan increased civilian casualties by 330 percent from 2016. “In 2019 airstrikes killed 700 civilians - more civilians than in any other year since the beginning of the war”

Aaaaaaand the Pentagon just made Michael Flynn aide Ezra Cohen-Watnick acting undersecretary for intelligence.

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