Revolution is in the Air: 6/29/11: Justice for Bush and His Torturers

Justice for Bush and His Torturers

from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall

Justice for Bush and His Torturers

Will there ever be justice for Bush and his torturers? Not unless you believe in a God-vengeance fantasy.

INDEX (stories follow)

 

EVENTS

Fierce Street Battles In Egypt As Families Demand Justice for Loved Ones Killed During the Uprising

Uneasy lies his brain

Shi`ite clerical authorities in Lebanon joins Sunni clerical authorities in opposing a ban on violence against women

Hillary praises Saudi reforms

Sons of…Zayid

What if the Syrian regime asks for “help” from the Iranian regime?

Inquiry Into the Murder of Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad May Implicate Pakistan Intelligence Agency

IMPERIALISM IN WORD & DEED
HISTORY & ANALYSIS

Headlines for June 29, 2011

EVENTS

Fierce Street Battles In Egypt As Families Demand Justice for Loved Ones Killed During the Uprising

SharifIn Egypt, nearly 600 people have been reported injured in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after security forces attacked a large group of protesters overnight with tear gas and rubber bullets. Tensions erupted over the lack of accountability and justice for the nearly 1,000 people people killed during the 18-day popular uprising that led to the fall of former president, Hosni Mubarak. Many of those attacked on in the ongoing clashes are family members of protesters killed during the uprising. We speak with Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous who reports from Cairo.

Uneasy lies his brain

“”Jordan’s top national interests will be in danger if the Palestinian Authority declares statehood unilaterally – especially in everything related to the issue of refugees, water, Jerusalem, and the borders,” the UAE-based al-Bayan quoted a Jordanian state official as saying.”

Shi`ite clerical authorities in Lebanon joins Sunni clerical authorities in opposing a ban on violence against women

Not to be outdone, the Shi`ite head of the clerical authority in Lebanon joins the Sunni clerical establishment inopposing a ban on violence again women in marriage.  How disgusting.

Hillary praises Saudi reforms

“At least five Saudi women have been arrested after defying the kingdom’s ban on women drivers, an activist hassaid.

Sons of…Zayid

“But foreign workers now have cause to be nervous for their futures as the oil-rich emirate cuts costs and responds to the youth-driven protests of the Arab spring by tackling unemployment among nationals.
Government bodies and state-linked enterprises in Abu Dhabi are cutting expatriate staff on orders from the “highest levels” of government, employees have been told.  Expatriates have lost jobs at departments such as local government, urban planning and the executive council secretariat, people aware of the matter say. The redundancies aim to consolidate public finances and boost the number of working nationals.  Hiring more nationals may not, some say, necessarily cut costs greatly but this year’s uprisings across the Arab world have created a sense of urgency behind “emiratisation”, the policy of promoting national employment in Gulf Arab states.  “Security is paramount for this country,” says Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, a politics lecturer at UAE University. “Unemployment has been a big part of the Arab uprisings and the government doesn’t want to take anychances.””  Yes, `Abdul-Khaliq.  It is about security.  But not security of the people.  It is about the security of the regime that serves US/Israeli interests.

What if the Syrian regime asks for “help” from the Iranian regime?

“King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain asked for help from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in mid-March to end demonstrations against the governing Sunni elite. Most Bahrainis are Shiite.”

Inquiry Into the Murder of Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad May Implicate Pakistan Intelligence Agency

HasanA rare inquiry to investigate the murder of Asia Times reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad has begun in Pakistan. Shahzad was kidnapped in May near his residence in Islamabad and found dead two days later. His body showed signs of torture. He had complained of being threatened by Pakistani intelligence and had just published an exposé of a militant attack on a Karachi navy base — alleging links between Pakistani navy officials and al-Qaeda. Shahzad is also the author of “Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond bin Laden and 9/11.” His murder immediately fueled speculation about involvement by state security forces, and raised questions about press freedom in Pakistan. Immediately after Shahzad’s murder, Human Rights Watch said the Pakistani government should establish an independent investigation into his killing and look into other allegations of serious human rights abuse by the Pakistani military’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. We speak with Ali Dayan Hasan, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch about Shahzad’s work, and how the allegations linking the ISI to his murder are the most direct connections yet linking the agency to threats to Pakistani journalists.

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