Violent world

Andrew Sullivan quotes Vladimir Bukovsky on the consequences of the toleration of torture by Russian leaders: … in its heyday, Joseph Stalin’s notorious NKVD (the Soviet secret police) became nothing more than an army of butchers terrorizing the whole country but incapable of solving the simplest of crimes. And once the NKVD went into high…

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An e-friend from the Al Stewart mailing list, Terry Karney, has posted a couple of detailed articles on technical/legal issues arising from interrogations in the prison in Baghdad. He knows what he is talking about: he was over there, in military intelligence, until he was evacuated for medical reasons. As he writes elsewhere: …right now…

Read More This whole sickening Iraqi prison situation, from someone who knows about such things