With each passing year, more details emerge about Washington’s torture programs, writes Karen J. Greenberg. But much remains hidden as Congress and U.S. policymakers refuse to address the wrongdoing.
Tag: Sept. 11
Guantánamo Prisoner’s Graphic Details of US Torture
Previously unreleased drawings by Abu Zubaydah, featured in a new report, add further evidence of what the authors say the federal government, particularly the C.I.A., tried to conceal.
Concealing US Militarism By Making It Sacred
The depth of the militarization of the United States and the harshness of its wars abroad have been concealed by converting death into something sacred, writes Kelly Denton-Borhaug in an address to U.S. veterans on Veterans Day.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Hearts Versus Minds
There is a time-honored and destructive tradition in the U.S. of citizens approaching their political causes with blind faith.
Biden’s Assassination of Al-Qaeda Leader Was Illegal
Since Zawahiri did not pose “an immediate international threat,” Marjorie Cohn says he should have been arrested and brought to justice in accordance with the law.
The War on Terror Is a Success — for Terror
Nick Turse reports on the proliferation of U.S. military targets since U.S. Congress gave successive presidents an essentially free hand to make war around the world.
Media Pushing Hostility to the New Afghan Govt
Gareth Porter reports on the echoing by some corporate press of a counter-terrorism narrative that threatens a goal shared by Washington and Kabul: eradicating the IS-K organization.
9/11: 20 Years Of Phony Tears
Wars were planned, writes Caitlin Johnstone. And the public was psychologically brutalized into accepting them.
20 Deadly Years of Wasted Opportunities Since 9/11
With communities across the country in dire need of investment, Lindsay Koshgarian says the case for avoiding more pointless wars couldn’t be clearer.
US Airstrikes & Civilian Killings Since 9/11
Airwars puts the death toll between 22,000 and 48,000, with that large gap reflecting the difficulty of tracking these fatalities.