Thursday, August 29, 2019

More on the firing of Rear Adm. Ring

Rear Admiral Ring was fired earlier this year after he made public statements about the need to upgrade the medical facility at the base to comply with Geneva conventions and to accomodate the aging population at Gitmo.

Now the military is claiming that he was not fired because of those statements but because he mishandled classified information.

Since anything embarassing at the base is classified it is not hard to see how they could trump that one up...

Read more here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Appeals court clears way for trial in Abu Ghraib suit...

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a trial in a decade-old lawsuit accusing a military contractor of responsibility for torture of prisoners at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, but one judge assigned to the case warned the ruling could have "dangerous" results.  That one judge was a Trump appointee....

Read more here.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Living in the Shadow of Guantanamo...

A podcase with Mohamedou Salahi that again underscores why leaving Guantanamo does not set you free.
Listen here.