15 year-old Sayed Hashim shot and killed by a teargas canister by Bahraini police by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
2 January 2012

Bahrain: American and British Police Chiefs Step Up State Repression

Top Western appointments were allegedly aimed at improving human rights, but the real effect is to crush pro-democracy protests

Two former police chiefs from the US and Britain have brought discernible Western “expertise” to the Bahraini force only weeks following their appointments – a surge in repression and state terrorism.

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Colonel Morris Davis: Obama had no balls to close Gitmo


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on Jan 2, 2012

One of the first promises made by President Obama when he first came to power back in 2008 was to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center. Four years later it is still operational. ­The former chief prosecutor of the Gitmo military commissions, Colonel Morris Davis, who was thrilled when Obama took office, told RT of his huge disappointment in the US president.

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