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Terrorists in Prison: is there anything the Right doesn't fear? - Glenn Greenwald -
FTA:'The "debate" over all the bad and scary things that will happen if Obama closes Guantanamo and we then incarcerate those detainees in American prisons is so painfully stupid even by the standards of our political discourse that it's hard to put into words'
politics  guantanamo  gwot  terrorism 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Obama's civil liberties speech - Glenn Greenwald -
"...while his well-crafted speech can have a positive impact on our debate and contained some welcome and rare arguments from a high-level political leader -- changes in the terms of the debate are prerequisites to changes in policy and the value of rhetoric shouldn't be understated -- they're still just words until his actions become consistent with them."
politics  legal  gwot  terrorism  barackobama  salon 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Obama After Bush - Leading by Second Thought
FTA: 'President Obama’s decisions this week to retain important elements of the Bush-era system for trying terrorism suspects and to block the release of pictures showing abuse of American-held prisoners abroad are the most graphic examples yet of how he has backtracked, in substantial if often nuanced ways, from the approach to national security that he preached as a candidate, and even from his first days in the Oval Office.'
gwot  terrorism  barackobama  nyt 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Explorer-Scouts Train in Post-9/11 Law Enforcement Methods
FTA: 'The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers and firefighters.' -- To clarify, it's not the Boy Scouts directly, it's the Explorer program...but nevertheless, when this goes awry, it's going to Go Really Awry. Yikes. (and note, the actual news article headine is 'Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More'.)
gwot  terrorism  nyt 
may 2009 by kkennedy
Google Earth accused of aiding terrorists - Times Online
FTA: "An Indian Court has been called to ban Google Earth amid suggestions the online satellite imaging was used to help plan the terror attacks that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai last month. " -- A petition doth not a government mandate make...but still. *sigh*
google  politics  terrorism  bombay 
december 2008 by kkennedy
The Things He Carried - The Atlantic (November 2008)
FTA: "Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists."
schneier  gwot  security  terrorism  tsa 
october 2008 by kkennedy
What Terrorists Really Want: Terrorist Motives and Counterterrorism Strategy
The paper that Schneier's "Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Terrorists" references
politics  terrorism  policy 
october 2008 by kkennedy

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