Update on the terror ‘Debate’ – the BBC version By William Bowles

11 March 2005

BlairDid Blair blink first on terror? Analysis By Nick Assinder
Political correspondent, BBC News website

This is how the BBC Web site titled its alleged analysis of the alleged debate on the alleged ‘anti-terror’ law but how much analysis does it actually contain? Precious little basically, but lots of assumptions. For example Assinder tells us without a shred of evidence to back up his assertion that: Continue reading

Information Clearing House Archive Part 2 March 8-11 2005

11 March 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest March 8-11 2005
Date:Fri, 12 Mar 2005

The Rendering

U.S. knowingly sending prisoners to be tortured in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan

By Chris Floyd

In the heady months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the chickenhawks of the Bush Regime were eager to flash their tough-guy cojones to the world. Led by the former prep-school cheerleader in the Oval Office, swaggering Bushists openly bragged of “kicking ass” with macho tactics like torture and “extraordinary rendition.”


Global sheriff is slowly gaining on the US and its cavalier way with the law

Simon Tisdall

In the opinion of many legal experts, the US government broke international law when it waged war on Iraq without explicit UN backing. Unrepentant, it has reserved the right to take similar action again, unilaterally if need be. But another key pillar of global jurisprudence – laws concerning individual liberty, dignity and human rights – is proving harder for Washington to ignore: like a sheriff with a posse of deputies, international law is slowly catching up with the Bush administration.

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