Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

Asylum seeker sues Federal Govt for injuries sustained during Manus riots

[Translate] Asylum seeker sues Federal Govt for injuries sustained during Manus riots Australian Broadcasting Corporation Transcripts By Alison Caldwell 1 July 2014 An asylum seeker who lost his eye in the Manus Island detention centre during the riots in February … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER IS NOT EQUAL TO MERCENARY

[Translate] VOLUNTEER IS NOT EQUAL TO MERCENARY WPS: Defense & Security By Dmitry Runkevich, Elena Malay Izvestia (Moscow issue), June 30, 2014, p. 1 DUMA MEMBERS WILL CORRECT LEGISLATIVE NOTION OF “MERCENARY ACTIVITY” Duma members Yaroslav Nilov and Andrei Sintsov … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater Guard Says He Didn’t See Threat Before Iraqis Were Shot

[Translate] Ex-Blackwater Guard Says He Didn’t See Threat Before Iraqis Were Shot Four Former Security Guards Charged in 2007 Killings of 14 in Baghdad By FELICIA SCHWARTZ July 1, 2014 5:35 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The four former private security guards charged … Continue reading

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U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden; Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud

[Translate] US U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden; Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud The Wall Street Journal Online By Dion Nissenbaum 2 July 2014 15:43 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland … Continue reading

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KBR, Halliburton Get Court Review in Iraq Billing Case

[Translate] KBR, Halliburton Get Court Review in Iraq Billing Case By Greg Stohr Jul 1, 2014 10:50 AM ET The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a lawsuit accusing KBR Inc. (KBR) and Halliburton Co. (HAL) of overbilling the federal … Continue reading

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US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries

[Translate] July 02, 2014 A Silence on Atrocities US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries by NORMAN POLLACK Even the mightiest have their come-uppance when their internal logic spews out destructiveness returning on the self—“blowback” in a way perhaps not seen … Continue reading

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Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan

[Translate] Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan By Lindsay Wise McClatchy Washington BureauJuly 1, 2014 August 5, 2009: President Hamid Karzai opened the first 35MW block of a 100 MW diesel power plant in Kabul, significantly expanding power … Continue reading

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American Unexceptionalism: Blackwater

[Translate] American Unexceptionalism: Blackwater July 1, 2014 The Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others. By William Saletan  Slate.com  June 30, 2014 Blackwater was founded 17 years ago by Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL. … Continue reading

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Blackwater Murders Its Stellar Reputation

[Translate] Blackwater Murders Its Stellar Reputation   Photo Credit: MaxMercy/Wikimedia Commons Paul July 1, 2014 News 5 Comments   1.1k 2 MOYOCK, N.C. — Blackwater U.S.A., a private contracting firm which protected State Department officials when it wasn’t threatening to kill … Continue reading

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Abu Ghraib Victims Get a Chance to Bring Their Tormentors To Justice

[Translate] Abu Ghraib Victims Get a Chance to Bring Their Tormentors To Justice Photo credit: © Wikipedia Commons Lawyers representing some of the victims of U.S. torture told VR their clients are thrilled. Former Abu Ghraib prisoners Suhail al Shimari, … Continue reading

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