Tag Archives: Cuba

Why sanctions are stupid, Vol. MMMMDLXVIII

Here’s an article describing how Iran has been evading economic sanctions put in place because of their nuclear program. Let’s also remember that decades of sanctions against Cuba has yet to lead to regime change there but has likely set back their economy  great deal (and kept me from getting top-notch cigars). Likewise, decades of […]

Guantanamo ‘Suicides’

In 2006 the U.S. government announced that three prisoners at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay had committed suicide. The government rejected calls for an outside probe into the causes of death. Now, nearly four years later, evidence is mounting that the three prisoners did not commit suicide, but were murdered during torture sessions. Four […]

Our rogue nation

A new book by Jane Mayer makes it abundantly clear the US government has been engaged in torture. The book, “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals,” cites International Red Cross reports on the America’s treatment of prisoners. Here are some excerpts from […]

The Kosovo Freedom Midweek Roundup

  Very funny, if relevant, spin on what Russia could do to piss off the US. US warns Russia not to encourage Georgian separatists — Oh wait, the real shit. Double standard? Why not. UN Police Quit Destroyed Kosovo Border Post. It’s begun. Enjoy the fires in the night. UN Peacekeepers Pinned Down in Eritrea. […]

Canada weary of torture-happy U.S.

Canada’s government recently put the U.S. on a watch list of countries where prisoners risk being subject to torture. (h/t Andrew Sullivan) This sort of international reputation can seriously damage our country’s ability to stop the bad guys. What’s the likelihood Canada will let us near one of their prisoners now? The same is true […]