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16. Dec 2005

Condoleeza Rice i Europa, og sådan

Apropos tortur kan man nu se den britiske TV-kanal Channel 4's dokumentarudsendelse Kidnap and Torture American Style på nettet - bare klik på linket. Channel 4 beskriver selv udsendelsen således:
Kidnap and Torture American Style follows the stories of terror suspects. Some of them are British residents, who have been snatched from streets and airports throughout the world before being flown to the Middle-East and Africa. In countries such as Syria and Egypt, they undergo agonising ordeals before being incarcerated, without ever facing an open trial.

Testimonies from those suspects allege that Britain has a key role in these shady operations from supplying intelligence information on which interrogations are based, to ordering their arrest and detention.
I anledning af det nys overståede valg, en lille opsummering af situationen i Irak fra Another Irani Online:

1. Mercenaries, usually called "private security contractors", shoot innocent Iraqi civilians, and make "trophy" video of their executions. The story, as reported by the very right wing British paper, the Daily Telegraph, can be found here.

2. Speaking about Moqtada As-Sadr's followers in the New York Times, Hajim al-Hassani, a secular Sunni Turkmen who is speaker of the transitional National Assembly confirms that "They are the largest group in the Shiite community". Sadr has managed to get 30 of his candidates on the elections list, which means he has the same number of candidates as the two main governing Shia groups.

3. In Cairo last week, in the presence of representatives from Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran (but no one from the U.S.), top officials in the Iraqi government, including the President Jalal Talbani, came up with a statement which, among other points, affirmed that "National resistance is a legitimate right of all nations". General statements were made condemning the murder of civilians, but this, they acknowledged, was different than legitimate resistance. The government that came into being because of U.S. tanks, realizes that U.S. tanks mean nothing without the support of the people under their occupation, so they indirectly condone the destruction of those tanks. Ouch!

4. Finally, a very important question: are those who continue to justify and/or support the illegal war against the people of Iraq lying or just stupid?