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The Perpetual Hydra

January 4, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The full-scale privatization of intelligence services became a hydra within the entire U.S. government apparatus.

America’s Stain

December 28, 2014 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The hard-hitting report by the U.S. Senate on the torture practices of the CIA looks like an act of self-purification, but there is no consensus in the U.S. against torture, and the ban imposed by President Obama can be dismantled with the stroke of a pen. Dianne Feinstein is a courageous woman. It is thanks to her, [Read more]

The US Has Fallen into the Perfect Trap

December 23, 2014 // Die Welt - Germany - German

<i>The practice of torture has discredited the U.S. because it allowed the enemy to incite it to throw its own moral standards overboard. But fundamental rights must also apply to the enemy.</i> Terrorism is propaganda — communication with real dead people, preferably in public view. In this sense, Sept. 11, 2001 [Read more]

Why Torture?

December 23, 2014 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The very American tendency to consider the United States as a beacon dedicated to inspire humanity can lead to an unfailing good conscience.

The Restoration of American Values

December 22, 2014 // Berliner Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report reveals a nightmare scenario of human cruelty. It must not stand. Those responsible should be required to face charges in court.</i> The report of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee about the CIA's use of torture reads like a modern horror story of [Read more]

Europa Must Indict

December 21, 2014 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The terrorists of Sept. 11 have not only destroyed the skyscrapers in New York, but they also damaged the ability to know right from wrong for many Americans.
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