Yoo claimed the report failed to maintain “bipartisanship” that “will undermine its conclusions.” This is a preemptive attack by Yoo as the release of the Senate torture report will probably place Yoo on the hot-seat again.
Evidence of alleged sarin gas use has supposedly come from human tissue samples. A few dozen Syrians are said to have been killed. If true, did Assad forces or the opposition forces use these chemical weapons and why was only a small amount of sarin used?
Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film shows graphic scenes of US torture including waterboarding, beating, sleep deprivation, humiliation, and psychological torture.
Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi were the only elected officials to honor US veterans Sunday during San Francisco’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade.
At the ending of his important new book, “The Social Conquest of Earth,” evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson writes: “Earth, by the twenty-second century, can be turned, if we so wish, into a permanent paradise for human beings, or at least the strong beginnings of one.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been severely criticized for the diagnoses of wounded veterans with a personality disorder, instead of PTSD, thus denying them disability pay and medical benefits. More than 22,500 soldiers have been suspiciously dismissed with personality disorders, rather than PTSD.
US budgeting expert Linda Bilmes and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz spoke at UCSF School of Medicine earlier this week about the “true cost” of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Photos by John Han…