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Even Our Allies Are Going to Hate Us Discourse.net Jurist An Italian official speaking anonymously said Friday that a judge in Milan has ordered the

Even Our Allies Are Going to Hate Us Discourse.net

Jurist

An Italian official speaking anonymously said Friday that a judge
in Milan has ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents for their
alleged role in aiding the deportation of an imam to Egypt [Washington Post report].

Italian newspapers claim the Milan seizure and deportation of
an Egyptian known as Abu Omar in 2003 was part of the CIA’s
“extraordinary rendition” program to move terror suspects to a third country without court approval. The reports claim six other agents are under investigation for the deportation of Omar, believed to have fought alongside jihadists in Afghanistan and Bosnia before being taken to a joint US-Italian military base for interrogation. The
US Embassy in Rome [official website] would not comment on the report. AP has more.

Suppose a space alien or demon got elected President and decided to try to ruin the country. Short of starting a nuclear exchange (but see Korea, Pakistan, and weapon sales from former USSR), how substantially would this hypothetical being’s conduct differ from the current administration’s policy of polarizing the people, torturing captives, claiming the right to detain US citizens indefinitely in solitary confinement without trial our counsel, huge trade deficits, bankrupting the public fisc, starting a war based on lies, undermining health, safety and environmental rules, and taxing the poor in order to give tax breaks to the hyper-rich? Discuss...

 

Eminent Domain          alleged role in aiding the deportation of an imam to Egypt [Washington Post report].

Italian newspapers claim the Milan seizure and deportation of
an Egyptian known as Abu Omar in 2003 was part of the CIA’s
“extraordinary rendition” program to move terror suspects to a third country without court approval. The reports claim six other agents are under investigation for the deportation of Omar, believed to have fought alongside jihadists in Afghanistan and Bosnia before being taken to a joint US-Italian military base for interrogation. The
US Embassy in Rome [official website] would not comment on the report. AP has more.

Suppose a space alien or demon got elected President and decided to try to ruin the country. Short of starting a nuclear exchange (but see Korea, Pakistan, and weapon sales from former USSR), how substantially would this hypothetical being’s conduct differ from the current administration’s policy of polarizing the people, torturing captives, claiming the right to detain US citizens indefinitely in solitary confinement without trial our counsel, huge trade deficits, bankrupting the public fisc, starting a war based on lies, undermining health, safety and environmental rules, and taxing the poor in order to give tax breaks to the hyper-rich? Discuss...


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